Sunday, June 30, 2013

Julep July 2103 Box Review

I was so excited to get home late last night and have not one but two boxes from Julep waiting for me.

For those that don't know Julep is a monthly subscription box that specializes in nail polishes. It is $19.99 a month and they send you an email with your selection choices on the 20th of the month. You then have until the 24th of the month to choose a selection or decide to skip for the month. So yes you get to see and select what or if you want the box each month. I have not been getting every months box but I average about every other month.

This month the selections where based on the California Coast and I really thought hard about getting them all but I refrained and now just have more polishes to hope for when I buy one of their mystery boxes. :) You know how I told you I got two boxes this month?  I had ordered the regular box and then they had a sale where you could get a free 4th of July polish Fireworks with any patriotic purchase so you know I had to take them up on that.

My profile selection is Classic With a Twist but this month I switched it up to It Girl so that I could get the three polishes instead of the dry oil. I also did one of the other add-ons since I had enough points to get it for free. :) Yes free you get points when you purchase the monthly boxes or have someone join through you link ;)

  • Blakely - This is a purple and green molten and the polish that I got as my add-on. 
  • Tracy - a sparkly ocean blue sea salt. I got the sea salt mystery box a couple months ago and liked it so I was excited to get another one to try out.
  • Angela - a deep sea blue molten. Can you tell I was excited with the moltens this month?
  • Nadia - a sun kissed golden frost - I never thought I would be into yellow polishes but I'm really loving them and this is a very rich looking yellow.
  • Fireworks - a red, white and blue multi-dimensional glitter top coat. This is the one I got free with my patriotic purchase (see Paris below) and I will be putting this on tonight. Trying to decide now what base coat to put under it.  Hmm so many decisions.
  • Paris - a multi-dimensional holographic glitter. This was in the patriotic selections so I grabbed it up. I love different glitter top coats to put on top of my regular polishes. I will do it from the get go or when my original color starts to look a little tired and I'm trying to get another couple of days out of it.  Truly try it just add some glitter and a tired mani looks fantastic again.
Oh and I totally forgot to take a picture of this but each month they send a little goodie along with your box. Some months its candy or lip gloss or something like that. This month it is a package of Green Tea Facial Blotting Papers. I've never really used blotting papers but these smell awesome so I'm tossing them in my bag for a hot and muggy NC day.

Can you see why I was so excited to get my boxes this month and was hoping and hoping they came fast.  Are you ready to try out Julep now? If you are then click through and fill out the survey to get you Maven profile and if you use the code FREEBOX you can get your first box for just shipping about $4.00.

Did you get a Julep box this month? Which box did you get? Any add-ons?


disclaimer: My link is above so if you join through me I get points towards free products and I will be eternally grateful.  You can never have too many polishes. :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Photo Dump

It's Friday and you know what that means. Time to link up with Jennifer over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for our weekly pictures.  Since I was at the beach last Friday I missed the link up but you get a couple of those pictures today.

Last week started with a trip to Charlotte for the NKOTB concert. I had a great time with my girls and the concert was AWESOME!!!!

We had a blast at the beach with my dad and stepmom. Even C who isn't all that fond of the water got in and had fun.

Speaking of water it was raining the other day when we got home and the boys went right out to try and play in it.  When Nana got home she ran out there too since she was already wet.  N loved it but C was not too happy.

N had my camera in the car when we were waiting for M the other night and took some pics.  He had a selfie and then C and I both gave out best cheese faces.

So those are my photos of the week. What have you been up to?


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

It's Thursday again so time for some Thoughts. I'm linking up with Jenn over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom again this week.

  • I think I've got a serious nail polish addiction starting.  I used to never paint my nails and now I can't stand when they don't have polish on them.  I also can't wait for my Julep to get here this month. The colors were awesome. Speaking of Julep I ordered the Fireworks glitter polish this week since it was free with purchase. Of course I needed the Paris glitter polish too so I could get the Fireworks one. ;)
  • I cancelled my Goodies subscription. I know its only $7 a month but we just aren't eating the snacks. I need to look around and decide on a new foodie one.  I do like getting my snacks in the mail.
  • Oh my goodness.  Who watched Big Brother last night?  Wowsers this cast is Wow just Wow I think that might be all I can say.  I will have to see how this new twist plays out over the first couple of weeks.
  • So I'm still thinking of cancelling my birchbox and switching to maybe glossybox or wantable. Anyone have opinions on those?  Having a hard time deciding.
  • Big Bang Theory is the Friends of this decade. I'm pretty sure I will be able to turn it on at anytime and love the episode on.

So I'm a little rambley in my thoughts today but that's ok its my kindof random blog. What kindof thoughts are you having today?


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

So What Wednesday!!!!

It's So What Wednesday over at Life After I Dew and I'm linking up.:)

This week I'm saying So What If:

  • I'm planning my whole night around the premiere of Big Brother.  What can I say I love it.
  • I keep letting C watch tv up in his room so I get a few minutes of quiet each morning while N is at school.
  • Came home from the beach to a broken oven and I can't decide if that's a good or bad thing.
  • I'm going to rush through the book I'm currently reading so that I'm ready for the new Kresley Cole next week.
  • Shameless plug: If you know anyone interested in Disney travel, please send them my way Jenny @ Love the Mouse Travel! My agency is offering a great training opportunity, but I really need a boost in clients.  I would also appreciate referrals for any of the major cruise lines or Universal!  There just may be something in it for you too!!
So that's my Wednesday. What are you saying So What to this week?


Monday, June 24, 2013

Citrus Lane June 2013 Review

While I was at the beach my Citrus Lane came. I was very excited to get it since we had taken a couple months break from these boxes and due to some trading we are getting it again. For those that need a refresher Citrus Lane is a box that sends a curated box for your kids each month for $25 a month. If you use my link then we will both get $10 off our first box. :)  This box is for a 32month old boy. I have C aged up so that we have things he can grow into.

 First look. This box was a little light but that doesn't always mean anything.
 Oh fun from the first look.
A spread out of the items in the box. Only 4 items this month but they are all pretty good.

Take a look below for the items.

 Sun Protection Hat from iPlay - this isn't the most exciting thing in my box and as much as I wish C would wear this he just won't. I will probably be trading this or passing it on to someone who would like it more. Not Citrus Lane fault just my picky son.  I should mention that other people got some cool patterns on theirs and while mine is white it would go with more things.
 Alex Dot to Dot Chalks - We love some sidewalk chalk at our house. Both N and C will be using this. I'm afraid now that I will need to buy another one so that both of them can have a holder ;)
 Episencial Sunscreen SPF35 - I'll admit I've never used this brand but everyone is very excited about it. I can't wait to try it out.
Haba Sand Toy - This has me the most excited. C loves to play in the sand. I wish that this box had come before we went to the beach but he will use this in our sandbox soon.

So overall this month wasn't exciting but it wasn't bad by any means. I can't wait to get a couple more months and see what fun items we get.


disclaimer: As I stated above this is a referral link and if you use my link then we both get $10 off our first box.

Monday Morning Catch Up

Wow I have no idea how I missed a whole week of blogging.  Well that isn't true I know how I missed it and that's because I left last Wednesday to head to Charlotte and go to the NKOTB concert and then Thursday we got up and headed to the beach.  Be on the look out Friday for a photo dump of both of those. :)  While I was gone I got my Citrus Lane box and that review will be coming up soon hopefully today.  I also got My Paper Pumpkin for June right before I left so that post will be coming this week too.  N has camp at his preschool this week so its just C and I but we are playing catch up from being gone. I'm not sure where the morning went to today.  Wow it went so fast.

So be on the look out for more posts this week and I can't wait to get caught up with everyone and back to my normal blogging schedule.

Have a great week,

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Photo Dump

It's Friday and you know what that means. Time to link up with Jennifer over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for our weekly pictures.  Since I was at Great Wolf Lodge last Friday I missed the link up but you get a couple of those pictures today

Great Wolf Lodge was so much fun. N had a blast and was tall enough for all the rides except the Tornado so of course we had to ride them all. I decided this before and remember this trip that the problem with a water park when it isn't busy is that you have to walk up all the flights of steps and then ride down and what do you know you have to walk up the flights again. To say my legs were jelly when we were done is an understatement.  

My little C is a cheese-ball. We were outside playing and he said take pic so I grabbed my phone and he started his Cheese face.  He's so stinking cute.l

I realized most of my layouts are themed of some kind so I decided that I needed to share some of the other random pictures that I've taken. Most of my pictures are of my boys but I also had a picture of my nails in my new Reign in Spain color for BirchBox and a picture of my dinner one night. We eat a lot of stir fry in the summer since we get fresh produce each week,

 I also decided that I have some favorite digital downloads for My Digital Studio that I end up using alot. I downloaded a new one last night and I need to get in there and find a couple more to start working in.  So in the upcoming weeks you may see some different colors and layouts as I experiment more.

So that is the last couple of weeks of random photos that I have. What did your week look like?

Friday Letters

Time for Friday Letters and I'm joining the link up this week.

Dear N -  No I will not turn the air down anymore. I'm sorry you feel like you need to strip down to your underwear since you are so hot in the house but if you didn't curl up under the blanket everytime you stepped into the family room maybe you wouldn't be so hot.

Dear C - You have two choices either the potty or a diaper. You can not keep taking your diapers off but not use the potty. I'm getting tired of changing your sheets when they are wet.

Dear SYTYCD - thank you for finally getting to the actual competition. I don't mind the audition rounds but they could be even faster since the good stuff is yet to come.

Dear GH - I think you are doing a good job incorporating the OLTL characters into their new roles except John McBain. His new Silas character is horrible and if they want him with Sam its not working. I do however love ex-Todd playing the new Franco. He seems to be having a blast with the role.  I'm not wondering if they will let him and ex-Starr new Kiki natural hair color slowly grow back out. They both died their hair for their new roles I'm guessing to make them even more different then before but once we are used to the new role will the old hair come back?

Dear WDW- please release your 2014 package rates soon. I have some clients that are waiting patiently for them so we can book their trips.

Dear SU - I wasn't sure you could out due last years holiday mini but I'm telling you this years is pretty darn close. I'm loving everything and there is so much I want to buy.

and finally

Dear Weather - I know that we need rain but I'm kindof over it for now. It has rained so much lately I can't get a good routine going for the summer. 


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

It's Thursday again so time for some Thoughts. I'm linking up with Jenn over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom again this week.

  • Who all watches Duck Dynasty? We don't record it but if its on the M will choose it.  This show is crazy and not in the Jersey Shore crazy but in the holy moly crazy and I live in the south.
  • I miss counted the other week and I'm getting 8 boxes this month. :)  This week is turning into a box a day and I could so get used to this. Loving my mailman.
  • On my thoughts today will be planning some meals with my new produce. Every Thursday this is what comes up. I do have one idea for one thing but I need some more. Anyone have any good and easy veggie dishes?
  • I'm looking at the Stampin' Up Holiday mini and I really think I could buy it all. Last years was Awesome and I wasn't sure how they could top it but I think they might have. I could be in so much trouble with this one.
  • We only have one gift for M for Father's Day and I asked N what else he wanted to get him and he said a tie. LOL Not sure where he got that but maybe that is why so many dad's get ties for for Father's Day they listen to their kids. M does wear ties a couple times a week most of the year so not unheard of just need to figure out when to get to the mall to get one before Sunday.
  • Scrapping on Saturday and my friend over at 3 Monkeys Throwing Around Some Paper was going to try and come but she won't be able to make it and she will be missed. We need to try and plan another weekend soon.
So that's my Thoughts for today. What are you thinking?


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ipsy June 2013 Review

Well my Ipsy took a little vacation again this month. AS I've said before I live about 2hrs from the shipping location and some months I get it the next day and other months like this one it goes south before going north to me. This month it went south to GA before heading back north to me in NC.  GA is pretty right now so maybe it just need a vacay. Either way I had looked at the spoilers and I was very excited to get my bag.

As I've said before I love the hot pink bag in my  mailbox each month and I keep them so if you get anything from me in the mail be on the lookout. ;)

The theme this month was On the Wild Side and I can't tell you how much I love this bag. Its a great size and I know it will get used here.

The rest of the goodies:
  • NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Bronze Goddess - I'll admit I was kindof hoping for the mosaic which was the other one they are sending out and this looks really dark to me but I'm thinking maybe I can use it more as a bronzer then just a blush. I normally wear more pinkish blushes so that could be why I'm still wondering about this one.
  • J. Cats Sparkling Cream Palette in Volta - I'm actually digging these. Not sure when I will wear them but they sure are fun looking. Hmm I'm going to the NKOTB concert next week and I might just have to break these out.
  • Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil - This says that it will highlight you eyes and can be used on the brow bone, dark circles, blemishes and red spots. I use a concealer under my eyes everyday so I'll give this a try and see how it compares.
  • Starlooks Lip Pencil in Bare - Funny I was just mentioning awhile ago that I'm surprised we don't get more lip pencils in our boxes. I don't wear one all the time and I don't normally line my lips but I love to put one all over my lips and then cover with a gloss or even a lipstick. I really think it helps seal the color in and keep it from fading.
  • J. Cats Eyelashes - I have never ever worn false lashes. As I've said before I have dark eyes and lashes so I probably won't use these but I can see a need and I do have friends that wear falsies all the time so I'll see if they want them. I just don't have a need for them.
So overall I think this was a great month and gives me lots of new things to try out.  Ipsy is my favorite make-up type subscription service. I think for the $10 a month plus tax if you live in NC like me you get some great items and they are all a decent size so you can really try them out.

So tell me did you get Ipsy this month? What was in your bag? They did have some either/ors this month and some 2 of 5 choices so there are some differences out there.


disclaimer:  That is my affiliate link up there. If you sign up through me I will get an extra item tossed in my bag for every two people and you know I love free stuff so I will be ever so grateful.

So What Wednesday

It's that time again So What Wednesday over at Life after I Dew and I'm linking up. 

This Week I'm saying So What if...

  • I keep seeing the commercials for Before Midnight with Ethan Hawke and even though I didn't see the first two films in the trilogy I want to see it. Has anyone seen the other two movies? Should l see them? I feel like I'm missing out on something.

  • I Tivod the Tony Awards while watching the NCState Baseball game and watched it the last couple of days. My boys and I were dancing all around to the productions. BTW loved it and I love NPH.
  • Stalking the mailman this week. If tracking hold I could possible have a package each day. :) and this makes me very happy.
  • We haven't been back to our pool since our marathon week a couple weeks ago. Oh well bad weather and being out of town has gotten in the way.

  • I have so much squash and zucchini we will be eating it again tonight. Stir Fry is our friend this summer.
  • I keep thinking of updating the look of my blog and I haven't made any moves to do it. I see I think I do nothing. Might need to work on that.
So that's what I'm saying So What to this week. What are you?


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

POPSugar MustHave Box June 2013 Review

I looked at my tracking for my POPSugar box yesterday when a local friend got hers and it said it was coming tomorrow so I was surprised to have it on my front porch when I went out to get the mail. This was a very happy surprise since I of course looked at the spoilers and I was stoked to get this months box. I took a couple months break from this one but I'm so glad to be back. This month truly rocked.

 First look in the box and yes I think I will enjoy. Thanks!!!
 The box was really full this month and packed so nicely which I love. Since this box is so awesome you are going to get individual pictures this month instead of a group shot.
I never read the first book but I love love love the movie. I knew this book was coming since I read about it in my EW (yes I still get a real magazine and I read it cover to cover every week ;)) I'm wondering if I need to read the first book before tackling this one? Anyone know? or is seeing the movie ok?
 This is another work out DVD and while I'm not good at using them this one calls out to my inner Flashdance and I may have to really try to pull it out sometime.
 I've liked the other Juice products I've sampled so I'm sure I will like these too. The tub is the Stem Cell Repair Moisturizer and the smaller samples are the CC cream in two different shades. This is supposed to fight the signs of aging and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Since I'm not getting any younger I'm sure this is something I can use.
 As you can see this sample of popcorn is a full size bag and large. I'm used to smaller snack sizes in these bags so excited to get a big bag. I'm not a huge bag popcorn fan but this may be the one to pull me over. We shall see.

The mints are by Project 7 and it says that for each tray of mints they provide clean water to people in need for a week. A lot of water was provided with the shipping of these boxes and that's awesome.
And now onto my favorite item in this box. The great scarf from Gorjana & Griffin. This is their Zuma scarf and it is beyond fabulous. Now I just need to wear more scarves. I have a hard time doing it but I love the look when I do wear them.  We also got a gift card to G&G so I will have to check out their site and see what other goodies I can get.

I'm so glad to be back with POPSugar and this box just makes me smile I'm loving it so much. Funny story my first ever POPSugar  box was the famous September box which also had a scarf in it so to come back to them and get another awesome scarf is just very fitting.  Next month will be POPSugars 1st birthday and everyone is expecting something spectacular.  I'll be getting it and hope that it lives up to the hype. :)

For those that still want to know POPSugar  is a monthly subscription box for $35 a month. If you use my link and use code REFER5 you will get $5 off your first box. Let me know if you sign up or if you already get the box and what you thought of this month.


disclaimer: My affiliate link is up there and if you sign up through it I will be that much closer to a free box. You have to have a couple people use your link to get one so any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Sweet Pea June 2013 Box

My Sweet Pea Box came yesterday. If you don't know Sweet Pea Box is a relatively new kids clothing delivery service. They have choices ranging from $30-$50 a month depending on how many items you want to get. I choice the 4 item box for $30 this month to try them out.  They recently relaunched and accepted alot of new people but I think they are back on a wait list. You can also check out their Facebook page Sweet Pea FB Page to see some cute items that they have to send out.

You can add notes to your file and I think I left mine pretty open. I will go back in this month and add a couple more I think. You'll see in a bit.

  • The left outfit is a 2T with a Tiny Whales top and an OP bathing suit bottom
  • The right outfit is a 4T with a Gymboree top and bottom.
I do like these sets and N has already said that he is wearing the helicopter outfit tomorrow. This is however the second month that I've gotten a swimsuit for my 2T so I'm going to add a note about not needing anymore of those ;) It is a grab bag but I'm hoping that they can throw in a pair of shorts maybe instead next month.

Here are a couple photos of the outfits.
C is wearing his swimsuit from last month. We already had a coordinating rash guard here at the house.
I asked N to let me take his picture and this is what I got. :) He loves this outfit.

I will be getting more months and seeing what all we get next time.  Its hard with boys to find a box that sends cute boy stuff. I know its out there so I'm glad they found some and sent them my way. I also love that I'm getting some brands that I wouldn't know about otherwise. Pigeon Camera last month and Tiny Whales this month. We do wear alot of Gymbo here but actually don't have this set so that's good.

If you want to check them out and sign up please let them know where you heard of them and I will possible get something free in a future bag. :)

Feel free to ask me any questions about them and let me know if you get the Sweet Pea Box and what you got this month.


disclaimer: Not an affiliate link but if you mention my blog or my name Jenny Louthan when you sign up I will possible get free stuff in a future bag. And I will be eternally grateful. ;)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Birchbox June 2013 Box Review

Birchbox  switched up their logo and website this month and I'm not sure what they did but the boxes shipped really fast.  Mine was here when I got back from Charlotte this weekend. I got box 9 this month. Birchbox  sends out lots of boxes each month and this month I think I read that there were 40 different versions.

This months theme is Wanderlust and says its a mashup of items to get you ready for travel.  I can see how my box fits the theme but at first glance I wasn't wowed by it. However the more I look at it the more I don't really mind it. It just wasn't overly exciting to me but I do think I will use most of the items.
  • Mirenesse - Glossy Kiss Lipstick in Cheeky Kiss - This is the item that had me most excited in the box. Its a Lipstick crayon and I've never used one so I can't wait to try it out. ( well once I find it.  Grr I  have the package and must have dropped the crayon when stopping to help N.  Its got to be here somewhere. :() Hmm I just read the packaging and it also says it can be used as a cheek stain. I'll admit I haven't really gotten into the stains yet but I'm almost out of my normal blush so I'm going to venture into that territory.
  • Color Club - Wanderlust Collection Polish in Reign in Spain - the color looks wild in the bottle but I'm so into polishes right now and I like Color club so I can't wait to give this one a try. I think it will be great for summer.
  • Klorane - Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - This is the biggest item in the box but its also the one I could care less for. I'm not into the dry shampoos at all. Maybe I should be I don't know but so far I haven't jumped on the bandwagon so this does nothing for me.
  • Oscar de la Renta - Something Blue perfume - I took a sniff of this one and it actually is pretty nice. I'll give it a try since you really need to sample perfumes on to get how it smells.  I don't wear a ton of perfume. I used to and I liked it so I need to work it into my morning routine.
  • Twistband Birchbox exclusive Nautical Hair Tie - who can't use another hairband? Not an exciting extra but it will get put to use.
  • You can kindof see in the back of the photo that we also got some postcards.  I love making cards and sending and receiving mail and these are really cute.
So as you can see my  box isn't over exciting and I didn't go WOW when I opened it but I do think overall its a decent box. Did you get a Birchbox this month? What did you get in yours? You don't get Birchbox  yet? Its $10 a month and you get a box of samples to try out.  You can then review the items online to get points to use towards purchasing full size items. :)


disclaimer: That is my affiliate link up there. You signup through me and I get birchbox points to use towards full size products.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

Well it is Thursday again so time for some Thoughts. I'm linking up with Jennifer over at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom again this week.

  • I've been wearing my fitbit for a couple days that have been crazy so no exercise and I realize that in a normal day I get between 5000 and 6000 steps. Hmm I need to get this up to 10000 even if I can't get to really exercise. Any ideas? I've been trying to do more stairs and things here instead of sending the boys or waiting. I just jot up and down them everytime but trying to think of more ideas to get some steps in.
  • N is going to be so excited we are going to Great Wolf Lodge today. The last time we went he was just 2 so he is ready. I'm not so sure that C is as ready. He says he is but he has no idea what it really is.  We shall see.
  • I love SYTYCD that is all :)
  • Just realized when talking to my sister yesterday that I get to see NKOTB in 2 weeks.  I had alot of friends go last weekend in Boston and I can't wait. Love me some NKOTB and 98deg and Boys2Men aren't to bad either.
  • Another thing I realized is that I'm getting 7 subscription boxes this month; Ipsy, Birchbox, POPSugar, Citrus Lane, Goodies, Sweet Pea Box and My Paper Pumpkin. This makes me very happy. I'm still thinking of switching some of them up but I can't decide what. I took a couple month hiatus from POP and am glad I did since I was getting Meh about it but now I'm so excited. I also can't resist a spoiler and Ipsy and Birchbox look awesome this month. I can't wait to start getting them all.
So that's my randomness for the day. How about you?


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

So What Wednesday

It's that time again So What Wednesday over at Life after I Dew and I'm linking up.

This Week I'm saying So What if...

  • I leave for my mom's house and Great Wolf Lodge tomorrow and I haven't even started packing.
  • I took the boys out yesterday to make Ms Fathers Day gift.  Who cares that we went to a Fairy Garden and it has a little fairy dust in it. Men love glitter right?
  • The weather hasn't worked out this week so we haven't made it to the pool. GWL should make up for that.
  • My Stampin' Up order came yesterday and I haven't opened the box yet.

What are you saying So What to this week?


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Supernatural Convention Part 2

So I know I promised a follow up to my Part 1 and here it is. :)  I  had a great time in Vegas and the convention was great.  If you've never gone to a con you should try it out. You will see everything and the actors are all so nice and welcoming. Its so fun to hear some behind the scene stories and find out a little what they are really like.

Have you tried digital scrapbooking yet?  I'm loving My Digital Studio. I actually got on today to upload the new colors with the updated catalog and got into some creating. I can't wait to see the new downloads that will come out this catalog year.


disclaimer: I am a Stampin' Up demo so the MDS link is to my page. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin May 2013 Created

I'm back with my finished creation. If you want to see the contents of the May My Paper Pumpkin mini journal you can look at my post here.  I originally thought I'd do a small album for my sister's graduation but then I decided to do my sons.  I happened to be going to Archivers the weekend after he graduated so I just printed some pictures out there from my Facebook account. That I must say is the most convenient thing ever. :)

The album was 5"x5" so I printed my pictures in the standard 4"x6" and cut them down but it made for some large pictures on a couple of my pages. If you wanted to have more room you could print them out in billfold size and go from there.  The front and back cover where chipboard so I covered them with papers and for these pictures I took the rings out so they would lay flat but the album did come with a couple rings to hold everything together.

We took this picture on the way out of the house that morning.

On the inside cover I had him sign his name and then I wrote out the information about his school and class.  The theme of the graduation was Oh the Places You will Go and I loved the snack display so I added that as a page.

His teacher handing him is certificate. The kids did not go slow.  The owl on the next page was not part of the kit but since his class was the Owls and I saw this walking buy I had to buy it and use.

So that is my album. Have you done yours yet?  I can't wait to see what other people make in theirs.  You can see some of the ideas from Stampin' Up here ( Stampin' Up Ideas)

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