Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MIA.... but I'm back!

It's been a crazy couple of months as you can tell. My last post was over the boys' Spring Break back in March!!! I've been busy with the end of school in May, Scouting activities...always, and our vacation right after school ended. We went to Pennsylvania to Sesame Place. saw the Liberty Bell in Philly, saw the Crayola Factory and Museum, and did Hershey Park for 3 days. We were gone for a week and had a wonderful time. I'm trying to get back on a schedule around the house. The boys are doing school work each morning over summer break so they don't lose any skills. And I'm using that time to sit with them and design on my Gypsy. I designed this LO this morning and got it cut and pieced this afternoon while the boys cleaned up about a million Legos in their toyroom!

I had printed pics to make the boys' Christmas Eve LOs but ran across this year's Tootsie Roll pic and decided to do a LO of all 4 pics of Evan. My dad always gives Evan something Tootsie Roll for Christmas whether it be a giant Tootsie Roll in the top left-hand pic, a Tootsie Roll bank in the top right-hand pic or bottom left-hand pic, or a gigantic Tootsie Roll pillow in the bottom right-hand pic. Evan LOVES Tootsie Rolls and always asks for my dad for one when he comes over to visit and he always has a pocket full for both boys. It's their little thing. My favorite pic is of Evan in the top left-hand pic. This pic was taken in 2006 and he was not quite 3 years old. The look on his face was precious. DH always laughs when he looks at it because Evan was just so excited to get that super big Tootsie Roll. These pics are from Christmas 2006-2009.

I used Christmas Cheer for the holly and the Tootsie Roll base itself. It was a piece of candy and I used the hide contour feature and hid the little circles that were supposed to cut out of it. I cut it three times in each white, brown, and red and then cut the stripes and pieced it together. I used Base Camp for the letters. I decided to make my background paper look like a Tootsie Roll wrapper too since I couldn't think of a good background paper. TFL


The Cropping Canuck said...

These are great photos and a super layout!

I'm glad you're back! Keep'em coming.

AuBien said...

Super cute as always Jennifer! Miss chatting with you. Have a great summer.

Jeanette said...

yay, you're back. love the lo...looks great!

CraftyGirl said...

Jennifer... welcome back!! LOVE your tootsie roll LO!! That giant Tootsie roll is sooooo cool!!
Barb :)

Laurie said...

Adorable. So glad your back. I enjoy looking at you pages. It keeps me inspired. Hope your doing well.

Tammy said...

That is one super layout Jennifer, glad to see you back.

Leah said...

well all missed you b/c you are just soooo creative! who would of thought of this extra big candy! yum! LOL!
glad you got some time to scrap and time to share!!!!

Michelle said...

So glad you're back with your pages! Hope you enjoyed your travels - you were out in my neck of the woods by Crayola, etc.

Michelle aka babyfishmouth