X marks the spot.

As I said last post, I got to visit RVA on the way home from the lake.

I was so surprised to see that Elsie was actually working! I was feeling super shy, but she was so sweet! Jake made fun of me because I didn’t talk very much, but what do you say when you read a person’s blog everyday? Makes me feel like a stalker…

Even though I’m a huge dork (and look horrible after a week on the lake), I’m so glad we went. The shop is adorable, and I am now 100% in love with Jeremy Larson’s music. We bought his album Salvation Club and played it the whole way back to KC. The next day, I had to buy his self-titled album on-line as well. You can find them here. Check him out. He’s magical. You’ll be seeing my other RVA goodies I picked up in posts soon to come.

Now, because I haven’t been posting very much this summer due to the most horrible combination of difficult summer courses ever invented, here are all of the July pages I’ve been holding onto without sharing. Sorry, but they’re pretty blurry.

First up, I finally finished our Table Rock Lake album from 2006. This means you should probably be expecting the 2009 album in about 2012. Here are some of my favorite pages.

My favorite part is the hand-drawn woodgrain. I love Crayons.

I am a huge bookworm and am one of the few people alive that actually enjoys Shakespeare. Yes, I am aware that there should be an “e” at the end. Bad spelling is part of who I am, and this trait will make it onto my pages from time to time.
We love to go watch the free Shakespeare in the Park every summer. Nothing like a picnic and a play! Hopefully, this is a good example of how to work with not-so-great photos.

My grandma, Grammy, was a huge part of my life. She is my role model and inspiration. It is hard for me to scrap about her, but it is also therapeutic. It’s important to me to make sure that I scrap about my memories of her, so Eliza can know how great she was.

My sister, Taylor, is also one of my best friends. She started playing softball as a Freshman last Spring and spent a great deal of it benched. She rocked that bench though. Nothing like some Lady Gaga shades to jazz up a uniform.

Our friends Steven and Michelle. These photos were taken at a Thai restaurant, so I wanted the page to feel Asian-y. You should definitely try Lulu’s in the Crossroads district if you live in KC. This is also my first attempt at wet-embossing, which is my new favorite thing.

Last but not least,I said goodbye to The Scrapbook Page in July. Though I’ll no longer be working there or teaching classes with them, it’s still my #1 LSS. I’m embarking on new journeys in life, and am making room for some wonderful things.
I’ll be sharing them soon, but for now, I’ll be keeping secrets.