Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 11 of 2011

Its almost that time..time to say good bye to another year and welcome in the new one. So many things happened in my life this past year, some amazing, some not so amazing, but I wouldn't change one of them for anything. They have helped bring me to a wonderful place in my life...I am so excited to start the new year with my sweet family, and see what God has in store for us!!
As I was thinking back over the past year, it also made me open up the scrapbooks, and look and reflect back on not only the experiences, but how my love for this wonderful hobby has grown, and how I have changed in my style.
I thought it would be fun to do a top 11 of below you will find my favorite layouts and projects from this past year, in no particular order because I couldn't decide! :p

I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to visit my blog and share in my and my families stories..and also share your love for this hobby with me. Many of you have became friends throughout this past year, and I am very grateful for each and everyone of you!

Have a happy new year! :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Long time no post

Does anyone else feel like this month has flown by at super speed, and that hardly any of the things you wanted to get accomplished this month got done? I really hope I am not alone in this! I had so many plans for this month, both crafty and otherwise, and I don't know that one of them actually came together all the way for me. My hubby says that I worry too much about the plan, and I know he's right, but sometimes I just wish it would go according to my play one day! lol :)

With all of that being said, we had a fabulous month...we were crazy some days with all the running around we had to do, but other days, we did nothing but lay around in our pajamas all day long! :) I hope that the holidays and the time leading up to them were fabulous for you all and that you got time to just sit back and enjoy a little, I did this year, probably for the first year in a long time...and I loved it! Maybe Derek is right when he says I need to let my plans go...don't tell him I said that though! hehe :)

Anyways, I did finally get some time to sit down and get crafty and I have a layout to share with you today that goes along with the new Sketchy Thursdays sketch. I definitely switched this up quite a bit and made it mine. Here is my layout:

I love this picture of my sweet girl :) I am pretty happy with this layout...I feel like there is something missing, not sure what though...any suggestions?? Would love to hear them! :)

Here is the sketch for this week, another fabulous one! :)
Reveal 12/29, Due 12/27

Hop on over to Sketchy Thursdays to get all the details, and I hope that you get time to play along! Have fun with this one and make something you love! :)

Be back soon with some more craftiness, I promise! I am going to really try and step it back up after the first of the year...more posting, more projects, and I always love a good giveaway or two! :)

One more thing before I go...I am debating on Project Life for 2012...would love if you all would post any thoughts or advice from your own experiences!

Have a blessed weekend! :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Exciting News!!!

Happy Saturday!! :)

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! I just got home from work early, so mine is definitely getting better! :)

I just wanted to pop in and share some exciting news! I am very honored to have been selected as a new member of The Paper Bakery design team!! Amazing kits, and there is always so much inspiration on the blog...very excited to be a part of this team! Make sure you head over and check it out!!

Have a blessed weekend, and make time to create something you love!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Life Documented

Every year I try and make my mom a calendar for Christmas. She is not a scrapper, so I like to make her a full size calendar that she can turn into a scrapbook at the end of the year. I am getting a pretty late start this year, so hoping I get it finished by Christmas! Eeek...that is not very far away! Yikes, I better get busy!!!
For the calendar this year, I am using the Year-O-Graphy line by Simple Stories...I think this is a beautiful line, and it is actually making this a fairly easy project for me.

When I saw this weeks Sketchy Thursdays sketch, I thought it would be super cute as the cover page for my calendar! I actually really love this sketch, and will probably mix it up a bit and use it on a few other pages throughout my calendar.

Here is the sketch for this week:

Reveal 12/8, Due 12/6

Very fun sketch with so many possibilities!! Make sure you head on over to Sketchy Thursdays and see the amazing inspiration that the design team has for you this week, and get all the detail to play along for you chance at a fabulous prize!!

Have a great week, be blessed, and create something you love! :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop WINNER****

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by and left such sweet comments! I think this was a fabulous blog hop, and I now have TONS of crafty ideas for the holiday!! :)

The winner of my envelope mini album is.....Stacia!!!

Congrats Stacia! I have your info, so I will get this mailed out to you asap! Hope you enjoy it! :)

I'll be back later this week with some new projects to share!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!!!

I'm back!!! :) I know its been awhile, I have found myself super busy, and hardly having time to breathe, let alone get crafty. However, I do have a few fun projects I hope to share with you over the next couple of weeks...starting with this little mini I made as my project for the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!

Every couple of months some of the ladies from Club Ck get together and do a fun blog hop...Amanda ( not me, but a pretty awesome Amanda nonetheless ;)) is our fearless organizer, and she does a fabulous if you didn't get to my blog from Melissa's then make sure you head over to Amanda's blog and start from the beginning.

For my project, I thought it would be fun to make a little envelope mini album...this is actually a Little Yellow Bicycle kit that I picked up at my LSS, but it comes together to make a very fun and cute little could use this to give as a gift, to fill with a specific event from the holiday season, or as a fun spot for some notes and journaling from the could even take it apart and add it to your December Daily or whatever holiday project you might have going.

Here is my album, and it is using the Wonder & Wishes collection by Little Yellow Bicycle.

I think this is just the cutest little thing! :) AND since I am already in the holiday spirit, I would like to GIVE one of you this very album...all the hard work is already done, you can just add pictures and enjoy! :) Keep for yourself or give as a gift ( I promise I won't get mad! lol)

So if you would like a chance at this mini, just become a follower of my blog and let me know, also let tell me some of your plans for this holiday season! ( If you are already a follower, leave a comment letting me know, you will be included in the drawing as well!) I will randomly select a winner on Monday Dec 5th.

Hope you all have a very blessed holiday season, and get inspired as you hop along with us this weekend! :)

The next stop on the hop is Mandi!