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 <<<<<< 

Evi ortes

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


  1. Love your awesome layouts. Nice tribute to Kyle!!

  2. fabulous layouts, karrie! that first one is really fun with all the circles...and it's so great that you made a layout to honor your brother. thinking of you and your family during this time...

  3. Great Layouts Karrie!!! I love all the patterns behind that circle cut file!! And how amazing that you got a photo bomb by a lizard!! That had to have been such a pleasant surprise. I have tried getting pics of lizards and it is Hard!!!

  4. Wow fantastic layouts!! Especially loved the one with the circle cut file!!

  5. These are fantastic. I especially love the last one!!

  6. The Maui layouts are so fun and summery-perfect for this kit. I agree with Hannah that lizards are quite fast and hard to capture. I love that scrapbooking provides a way to remember your brother.

  7. I love all of your layouts and the way you used the papers!

  8. Amazing layouts! I am so glad you are able to celebrate your brothers life-and have this hobby as part of your healing journey! Much love to you!

  9. This kit looks like the perfect one to compliment your Maui photos! Your layouts are amazing...I love all the colors! So much fun! Thank you for sharing! ~CoraLee :)

  10. circles, stripes and grids! Love it!!! Fab layouts!!!

  11. Wow! What gorgeous pages you have created! Love them!

  12. great layouts! the weaving is fantastic

  13. awesome layouts! esp. love the 1st one. tfs!