Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August Clique Kits Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping along with the gals from Clique Kits showcasing the Ambrosia kit. Here's the line up for this month:
Look at this kit? This was right up my alley!

August 2015 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Sandy G.*
Emma Pescott
Karrie <<<<<< 

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Can you believe summer is almost over? Although here in Texas summer stretches on for
S-E-V-E-R-A-L more months. The August Ambrosia kit was the perfect for our Maui vacation pictures. The Pink Paislee papers are screaming for fruity cocktails and summer pool parties. I'm still hoarding a few pieces. I just can't bring myself to use up a kit all at once; I like to save & enjoy on another scrappy day. (Did you say hoard?)

Speaking of fruity cocktails, my first layout is just that... My hubby and I took in a quick, blissful 3 days to Maui at the end of June.

While we're in Maui, how about 1 more layout from my trip? I was photographing this beautiful plant - no idea what it's called, Bottle Brush??, when I developed the photos I realized I was photo-bombed by a lizard right about at the end of the wood veneer arrow. Cute and unexpected!

August is a bittersweet month for our family. It's summer and who doesn't love summer? It also marks the 5th anniversary of the day I lost my brother, Kyle, to suicide  and 2 weeks later marks his birthday. This year my brother would've been 40 years old. My parents, sister, and some of our dear friends still mark his birthday with a cyber-pizza party. We all make, order or go out for pizza and then send updates to each other on our phones or Facebook. It's our way of remembering Kyle while we're so many miles apart. Here's a throwback photo of my brother with my Mom on a previous birthday.

 Thanks for stopping by! Be sure you check out September's Clique Kit, Capture.

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Bon Appetit, Karrie