Well today was Paolina's first day of preschool. She has been talking nonstop about going for over a week now, since that's how long Santiago has been back to school. Yesterday she woke up at 4am and woke us up to ask if she was going to school. This morning she was "thoughtful" enough to "sleep in" until 5am. I thought I was going to be a little sad to drop her off, since she's my younger child...but I wasn't. Both my kids are very social, so honestly I'm thrilled that they aren't stuck at home all day with me and get to spend time with other kids their ages. And selfishly I'm thrilled to now have six hours a day, three days a week all to myself. The first thing I did when I got home was do some cleaning & dinner prep, now I've moved on to design team/blog responsibilites, and my final order of business will be to scrap until I have to leave to pick them up. I promised the hubby that every day the kids are at school would NOT be devoted to scrapbooking, but after a long summer of no time to myself, I WILL be having a few days of celebrating.

Speaking of which I have two pages to post, both of which are inspired by sketches from that new sketch blog I found called Scrap Much? I really love their sketches...and I promise I'm not just saying that because I'm on a design team with their creator lol.

Both of these pages are from our album of the trip we took to Des Moines/St. Louis in the summer of 2009. I'm really excited because I only have a couple more pages to go to complete the album. So satisfying! I'm also excited because for the last four layouts in this album I used a ton of Echo Park's Eclectic line. I bought the collection pack last year but then for some reason I struggled finding the right photos to use with it. Maybe I was just unconsciously hoarding it lol.

Thanks so much for looking. Be prepared for an abundance of posts now that I have time to actually create and blog!!


  1. wow both are incredible! I love that painted photo technique, you will have to share that with me! I also love the background work on the second layout. And you are so right the papers are perfect, you were definitely hoarding them for a reason! Thanks for linking up with ScrapMuch?!

  2. Great choice of paper for your colourful photos! Beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?