Sunday, September 29, 2013

Creative Scrappers Reveal

Hi everyone!! It's time for the reveal of another new sketch over at Creative Scrappers!! Jenny designed this fabulous one, and I had a ton of fun creating with it!!

I really loved this sketch, and stayed very true to it. I used the new Cut & Paste line from My Mind's Eye, and love the way it turned out!

Here is my layout:

Make sure you head over to the Creative Scrappers blog to be inspired by the rest of the design team and make sure you link up your layout for a chance at a prize from this months sponsor!

Thanks for stopping by, and take time create something you love!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Big Dreams bring Big Ideas

Hi all!! When I started out sharing my work online, I was always a nervous wreck, and so in awe of those that were on the design teams. Honestly, I still am, there is so much talent out there in the crafting world, and when I decided to give my hand a trying for design teams, I was disappointed over and over.
Then this awesome thing happened, really just in the last few months...I started being asked to be on teams, and getting my name out there.

So these big dreams I had, are finally paying off, and I am so excited to share that I was asked to be a part of this team for the next year...

I am beyond honored and excited to be joining in with this fabulous company and these talented ladies for the next year! :)


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scary Cute Ghouls

Hi all! Happy Hump Day! This is my hubby and girls favorite day of the week thanks to that camel commercial...they go around all evening with the whole " What day is it?" "Huuummmppp Day" lol.

Anyways, on to the project! I have a  Halloween layout to share today!

 I really wanted to give my messy weaving technique a try on a larger scale. I LOVE how it turned out! I will definitely be doing this again!

These layouts were so fun to make! Makes me excited for this years Halloween photos! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and take time today to create something you love!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Albums Made Easy

Hi everyone!! Just wanted to hop in and share my August review pages using the Albums Made Easy system from We R Memory Keepers!! LOVE how easy this makes it for me to be able to document our everyday!!

To see more detailed shots, and to hear about how I easily emebellish using this system, head over the the We R blog, and check it out!!!

Thanks for stopping in today, and take time to create something you love!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Creative Scrappers Reveal!

Hi everyone!! Happy Sunday! I'm excited to share the new sketch that went up at Creative Scrappers today, and my inspiration layout.

If you have been around here for any amount of time, then you know that circles are my scrappy nemesis. I am not sure what it is about them, that always gives me a struggle. So, I switched it up a little bit!

I had so much fun with this layout, and I think it is my new favorite! I spent a while fussy cutting all those frames out, but I think it was so worth it, the exact look I was hoping for! :)

Now, head over to the Creative Scrappers blog, and see all the inspiration from the design team, and get all the details for your chance at a awesome kit from Crazy Kit Mondays! You have until September 30  to comment, and link up your take on the sketch!!

Have a great day, and take time to make something you love!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Squirrelly Girly

Hi everyone!! Happy Saturday! Today my second post went up over at the Noel Mignon blog! I have been having so much fun with this kit, I still have a few more projects to share over the course of the month!

Here is my layout for this week, again using the Our Summer kit.

Head over to the Noel Mignon blog to get the story behind this "squirrelly" layout! :)

Have a great weekend, and take time to create something you love!! Oh, and check in tomorrow, for the first Creative Scrappers reveal!! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hello Awesome

I have a fun layout to share with you today...a just for fun layout at that! I ordered in some of the new Bella Blvd Snapshots line. I loved the colors in it, and thought it was just a super fun collection.
When it came in, my mind instantly went to this photo, and I thought they would be a match made in scrapbooking heaven. :)

Please ignore the brightness of this photo, somehow my white balance on my camera got turned to fluorescent, so there will be a few photos like this. I don't have the extra time right now to retake and edit.
This was a fun, just for the heck of it, photo from Colten's 6 month photo shoot. It doesn't really have any story that goes with it, I just think its adorable, so it made its way into the album. :)
Mark your calendars for this Sunday! The new sketch will going live at Creative Scrappers! Its a good one, and I pretty much love my layout, so hope you stop by, check it out, and play along! If you visit the blog, here, you can get a preview of the talent of the new design team! Great feature up on all our favorite layouts! I am extremely honored to be a part of that team! :)
Also, don't forget the 25% off code is still good over at Whimsical Twist until Sept. 30th. Just use code AUTUMN13 at checkout!
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love! :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Scrapbooking with the Kiddos

I thought it would be fun to sit down with my girls, and let them both create a spread themselves. To get more their perspective right now into their albums vs. everything being from my point of view.
 I went through and picked a few cards that I wanted them to use for specific things. For example, the "snapshots" card, I had them both draw a self portrait.

Then in the "Happy Polaroid" they were to draw what made them happy.
I was surprised by their choices! lol. Once drew their guinea pig, and one was herself with cookies and lollipops, but this was exactly what I wanted! THEIR perspective, I never would have thought to put hardly any of the things they chose into their albums! I loved too, having them write everything out..being 4 and 6, they are still learning their way around spelling, and I thought that would be something fun for them to look back on.  Best of all, they had a BLAST doing this! I even let them keep a few spots that they used cards to decorate however they wanted....they were beyond excited to get to use my washi tape. As I'm sure you can tell from the overabundance!

I think the AME system is a great way to get your kiddos involved in the process of memory keeping! You can see the other page to their spread along with a few shots of them in action over on the We R Memory Keepers blog!! I know they'll love it if you stop by and leave them a comment here or there...they are pretty excited about being "famous" scrapbookers! lol.
Have a great day, and take time to create what you love!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Noel Mignon

Hi all!!! I just realized this didn't autopost on Saturday as it was supposed to, so I am going to share it today! I'll be posting my second layout as gd tomorrow! :)
I am so excited to share my first layout as guest designer at Noel Mignon!! I have had so much fun working with the Our Summer Kit!! The colors are patterns in this kit were so fun, and I have to say it was jam packed full of goodness!!

Here is my layout for the "Children's Book Week" that we had over this past week. I was inspired by this favorite read of my kiddos and myself.

Here is my layout inspired by this book:

Head over to the Noel Mignon blog to get more details about this layout, and to see some more fabulous inspiration from their design team!!

Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Epiphany Crafts!!!!

So excited to share that I am a new member of the of the Epiphany Crafts design team!!

 I am so honored and excited to share this with some amazingly talented ladies!! Head over to the blog, and check out all of us newbies joining!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

This Moment

Hi all! Happy Tuesday! We had a long weekend this past weekend, and I tell you, it was hard to get up and get the kiddos going this morning! lol. I think the hubby was the hardest one to get up out of bed though! lol. This week is going to be rushed, rushed,  rushed with activities, so we needed that long weekend. Ready to get back on schedule though!

I am hopping on today to share a cute little card I made for the new challenge over at Whimsical Twist. Our theme this time around is all about Chalkboards!! There are so many new products popping up utilizing this trend, and we want to see how YOU use it to create something fun that you love!

Now, you all know that I am not much of a card maker, but I just couldn't get motivated with the current chalkboard supplies I had to make a layout. So I sat down to try and put this together, and I actually really like it. Its pretty basic, and simple, but that 's ok with me!

I really wanted to use this My Mind's Eye frame, I loved the sentiment "This is the life" but the open space in the middle was driving me crazy. So I fussy cut a few elements from some of the new Teresa Collins, which is mainly what I used on this layout, actually everything except the frame, lol. I layered them up, and built on that frame, for both design and title. I love the finished title...I read it as  This Moment Together...this is the life. It just makes me happy, and I think I am going to give it to my hubby for a nice little surprise. :)
So, make sure head over to the Whimsical Twist blog, check out the rest of the design team inspiration, and play along for your chance at an awesome prize!!
While you are there, check out the shop! Lots of new goodies are in stock, and there is a sale going on until Sept 30...25% off your entire purchase!! Also don't forget pre orders are available for many new lines coming out...I know I already have all mine ordered!
Hope you all have a great day, and take time to create something you love!! :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Creative Scrappers!!

Hi all!! Happy Sunday!! :) I am so excited to share some news with you !

I am now a member of the new Creative Scrappers design team!!! I am so excited to join in with these extremely talented ladies, and work with these fabulous sketches!!

Head over to the Creative Scrappers blog and check out the new design team!! Be ready to be inspired by our first design team reveal on Sept 15!

Have a great holiday, and take time to create something you love! :)