Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cocoa Daisy July

I survived J's first day of school. I wish I could adopt the motto that new/different/change isn't bad, and that every new situation has just as much potential for good as it does for bad. But I guess I'm of a fixed quality, change is hard for me. I have to prove to myself that if I put a foot off the ledge I will indeed feel the ground before I'll believe that I won't be a splat on the pavement. He did great, had the best time. Can't wait to do it again. Today was definitely harder on Mom. :)

Nothing has gone according to plan these last few days. This is a good and a bad thing. It's good because it's opened my eyes to so many things, and yet it's bad because I feel like I'm rushing around instead of relaxing and enjoying. I'll get there again. Got some great recipes to try on the grill this weekend. Can't wait for the 4th!
Here are some pages I made with the Cocoa Daisy July kit. Let me first say that I was kind of worried when I saw the colors, I'm not the biggest "orange" person out there. But I learned something with this kit, I really love color, in any form. I gravitate toward neutrals because I feel like they are safe, but then I like to get all anti-establishment with color.
One I made with the main kit and Tunnel of love add-on:

This one uses only the main kit, I love that exclusive Cocoa Daisy stamp! This one also uses American crafts pigment ink in Clay and I love, love the chestnut brown cardstock AC puts out, it's the most perfect shade of brown.
I thought these colors reminded me of Fall, after I had done my Summer layout. Is that weird to have made a summer and a fall layout with this kit?
And lastly, this is my attempt at whimsy. I think I failed miserably, but I tried. I wanted it to be light and airy, dream-like, which is sooo not my scrapbooking style. But I tried. :) Lil dude is way too happy in mornings. Must get that from my dh. Hmpf, not me. :)
Happy Tuesday to you! Until tomorrow.

11 comments:

janel said...

Yea, the first step and all was well! Lots to celebrate..and so happy that J is happy too. Just give it time and the adjustments will come. Happy 4th. Lots to celebrate! Hugs!

BabyBokChoy said...

I particularly love the way you used that oval tag!! I have it, don't know what to do with it, thanks for the idea :) And since you said you love color, join us?
http://thecolorroom.ning.com/
:)

Michelle said...

Aaw, cute pages! :)

Amy Coose said...

I love your pages, and you did a great job with the orange.

Mel said...

Fantastic LO's! Hang in there. The first few weeks of school are ALWAYS harder on Mom than anyone else.

Sarah W. said...

Wonderful LOs! I have always enjoyed your style! You did a great job with the orange BTW! Cheers!

Lisa Dorsey said...

The first day is always the hardest. Congrats on making it through. :) Wonderful layouts as usual girl!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

your talent blow me away every single time. :) what orange? you rocked the kit!

Penny B. said...

These are fantastic! I don't know how you do it - inspiring me with each and every layout!

Keshka said...

I love these! The colors are so fun!

angela ploegman said...

Purty layouts...love the summer and fall with the same kit...it works!