quick hello


i feel like i am on the outs right now creatively speaking.
although my studio has been void of me for over a week...
i have nonetheless been creative.
mostly in our academic world.
our schooling will begin again the fifteenth of the month.
so i have been sorting through materials past and present.
completely re-labeled our entire curriculum library. that was no easy task with nine years+ of references and what not.
wrote almost a month of lessons for the girls.
inventoried supplies.
even sold a few items so that i could buy more!
have almost re-finished the 'bed' project.
mr. pate and i finally updated to a king...after all these years...
which then of course required new bedding...
and so i finally found happiness with this.
check! that's done. {will have to post a pic later if anyone is interested.}

but what a really came here to share is the august wip that came out last monday...and here are my contributions::

 i am absolutely in love with this color pallete. soft blue and grey. as i was playing with color ideas and these two patterns fell together it was love at first sight. i still find energy when i see this layout. i am so happy with the results. + it is such a great way to get a summer's worth of my daughters story layed out for her book. always happy with that accomplishment.

the stickers were green...i had to change that. so silver metallic it was.

 i went a bit thematic with the august work in progress kit. each of my projects has my new fav: seam binding. love it! i love  most to alter and make it the color i need. for this card i washed it quickly in a cup of black coffee. perfect soft hue for this summer card.

o.k...that has got to be it for now. more tomorrow.
thanks so much for visiting even in my inconsistency of posting!


  1. Greta post my Friend and YES YES YES I want to see, I am interested ;o)
    Love these projects!! Everything is absolutely PERFECT and full of inspiration...have you noticed how L.Os made of squares are everywhere?! Love it!

    Hugs ~

  2. What a gorgeous page! I love seeing how people add lots of photos to scrap pages! That card is lovely too!

  3. totally totally totally love all those photos on the layout what a rocking design!

  4. I too adore this palette and these details are absolutely fantastic!