Friday, September 28, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Hello friends!! I'm back with another post...I think maybe, just maybe I have gotten back into the groove of blogging! Yay! Course that will probably slow down once the little man gets here...I have started the countdown...3 weeks and 6 days! I know its going to fly, the whole pregnancy has! We are definitely ready to meet him, though I am really hoping we get this remodel finished up before he gets here!
Anyhow, I don't think I have shared this layout before, if I have, I apologize. Pregnancy brain, ya know! lol.
I made this layout using the "Year-o-graphy" line from Simple Stories. The colors and patterns were perfect for these fun photos of Miss E. :)

I had so much fun making this layout, all the papers came from the 6x6 pad, except the background. I love to use the smaller scale, makes layering and using lots of patterns much easier.
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, mine is going to be spent priming and painting. Fun, fun! lol
Thanks for stopping by, and take time to create something you love!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Enjoy This Moment

Happy Monday!!! The start of another crazy week in this household! I am already ready for the holiday, only so the activities slow down for awhile! Never realized it be this crazy, this early in the game! Yikes!!

I have a layout to share today using the awesome sketch posted on the Lily Bee blog here. I absolutely loved this sketch, and was very excited when I saw they did monthly challenges. I feel like I am just getting around to visiting all of my favorite blogs again, and I am so inspired!! Love this new spurt of crafty mojo I have! The sketch challenge is live until September 30th, so still lots of time to play along! :)

Here is the sketch they provided:

Sept Sketch

Fabulous, right?? The inspiration layouts were equally fab! :)

Here is my take, I didn't leave quite as much white space, but I think you can definitely see the where I was inspired.

I love this line from Lily Bee, and I thought the colors were perfect with this black and white photo. This photo is so special to me, it was taken by a dear friend just moments after we had our big "gender reveal" for the new baby. My oldest was so happy and excited to find out she was going to have a little brother. I don't get in on the photos very often, and especially not moments like this, so I will treasure this photo forever. I love it! :)
Now I'm off to attempt and tackle that huge mountain of laundry calling my name. lol.
Hope you all have a great week, and take time to create something you love!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cherished Memories

Life is crazy! We get so busy, and so caught up in all that is going on, sometimes we ( at least myself) tend to forget to slow down and savor each moment. No matter if its a special occasion, or just another lazy Saturday, its a moment that you can't get back. I am vowing to start slowing down, and savoring all of those precious moments.

This is one of those moments for me. I love this photo of my husband and girls. This is him, truly in his element, sharing it with them, and they love it. Of course, they love anything that Daddy does, because he is an awesome dad. :)

I have scrapped this photo before, but it speaks so much to me that I wanted to make sure each of the girls had it in their albums.
On the topic of albums and memories, I have a question for you all! Do you have a "family" album? I have always just scrapped for the girls, kept an album for each of them, but lately have been thinking of adding in more of my husband and myself, and with the new baby coming, I thought might be easier on me to simply do and album for each, and then a family album. Instead of making 2 or 3 layouts using the same photos? What are your methods for this?? Please share!! :)
First soccer game of the season tonight, little miss is very excited....I'm a little curious as to what to expect. A team of 5 & 6 year olds, who have only had 3 practices. It'll be something, lol, that's for sure.
Oh, and just cause I am getting antsy and super excited, 5 more weeks til little man gets here!!! Can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone, so ready to meet this little guy! :)
Thanks for letting me ramble today! :)
Hope you all have a fabulous day, and take time to create something you love!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Simply Great Life

Happy Monday!! Its a dreary day here, rain coming in and just makes me want to either stay in bed all day and snuggle, or scrap the day away. Let's see which one little miss agrees too! lol.

Today I wanted to share a project from a class I recently taught in at my LSS. The picture is not the best, but as many of you know, we are in the midst of a very extensive remodel, so I had to try my best to make it work where I could.

For the class we made used a 7 Gypsies printer tray and the Heritage line from Simple Stories. I was so nervous about this one, as I knew while I was making it that it was for a class. It was my first time teaching, and I couldn't have asked for a better group of ladies, and a more fun night! :) Hoping to do that more often!

Here is the project:

Don't you all just love that nice burgundy carpet?? lol. One of things that will be going soon, but for now it was my best option for a backdrop, since I'm pretty sure almost every other surface in my house is covered in dry wall dust. Remodels=torture!
Anyways, I did LOTS of fussy cutting of this project, along with some stamping, die cutting, and layering. I am in love with the way it turned out!! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you all have a fabulous day, and take time to create something you love!! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hello There

Happy Tuesday!! :) Today is another crazy day here at my house, I swear, with all the activities the girls already have in pre-K and kindergarten, I am scared to see what our lives are going to be like as they get older! Yikes!! Does it ever slow down?? lol.

I know I had promised some photos from the shower, but wouldn't you know it, that my camera sat there neglected most of the day. A friend did snap a few for me, so once I go through those I promise I'll get some up!! Hard to believe that we are at 6 1/2 weeks until we meet our little man!! :)

Speaking of the little guy, I have the first layout I have made for him, to share with you today. I had a picture in my mind of how I wanted this layout to go, didn't really end up looking the way I had planned, and I can't decide 100% if I like it or not. So, here it is, you guys let me know what you think! :)

I used mainly the "Nostalgia" line by MME on this one, with a little bit of Studio Calico "Hey Day" thrown in. I loved these colors and thought the tones were beautiful for the look I was going for. I'm thinking I might need to cover that piece on the envelope with another pattern...didn't think about it at the time, since it was on the inside of the envelope...hmmmm I'll have to do something about that I think! :)
Hope you all are having a fabulous week!! :)
Take time today to create something you love!