Friday, September 30, 2011

Cardabilities #40

This is my last card for Cardabilities, I really enjoyed my time as a designer thank you Karan for a chance to play with your sketches!
 Serious serendipity with the transparency it's by My Mind's eye it was from one of my Scrapbook Circle kits, it didn't fit with any of the designs I went with but I laid it aside and then this sketch came and I KNEW what I needed to do with it!
 Here's a little side view of this bad boy:
really LOVED using Summer Days Echo Park behind (for the clouds) and the stickers in that line for the rest.  Do you notice the little green flower popping up behind?  My border was to short....
Life has been a little crazy, but good--trucking a long though!  Thanks so much for the visit!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

and the kit goes to...and my final layout....


June said...

"What a kewl giveaway...thanks for the chance to win...I have scads of photos that would go with that kit..."

Thanks to everyone for their nice comments and for playing!  June I will be emailing for your snail mail address....
Before I go I wanted to share my final layout I made with the Good Life kit:
 A few closeups:
These pictures crack me up, typical siblings--right?!  So glad there was awesome light and I could use my new lens (even though at the time I had NO idea what I was doing!)
This is a quick post, thanks for popping in for a visit!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

girls camp

Happy Saturday to you!  If you are looking for my giveaway (which ends tomorrow) scroll down.
Wanted to share the layout I did with my photos I shared HERE , I have to tell you that this was one of my favorite layouts of that I made with the Good Life kit it was just fun to layer up and I 
 loved adding a little dimension with pop dots and paper folding:
 (the only thing on this layout that wasn't included in the kit were the letters....)

this week has been BUSY filled with soccer, the kids have finished several practices 4 games with two more today, they are having a blast and I'm practicing picture taking in manual, last night was hard under the lights, but I did get a couple that were okay.....
I'm off and running this morning (have to go cut apples for half time snack today!)
thanks for popping in!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I've got an AWESOME giveaway!!

well HELLO and welcome to my blog!  The weather is cooler, it's a GREAT day! :)  I have an AWESOME giveaway today:
yes, that is "the Good Life" kit from Scrapbook Circle!  I have to be honest this has been one of my favorite kits of all time.  I made 7 layouts and 2 cards and STILL have enough to make cards!  It's filled  loveliness!

What you need to do to have a chance to win!  Become a follower ---> (over on the side bar) if you are go tell your friends--if they mention your name that means your name goes in another time INCREASING your chances of winning!   I'll draw a winner on Sunday, September 26th at 8 PM (Mountain Standard time), and announce the winner on Monday. Please make sure you leave your contact info (your e-mail address would be great) so you can be notified if you win.  good luck!

And before I go here is a layout I did with the kit that features the printable which can only be found with the Scrapbook Circle kits:
(what you can't tell is that the learn is popped up on a pop dot...)  Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to my daddy!

In honor of my daddy's birthday today I wanted to share his birthday present I made for him this year:
I used the Boarding pass collection from October Afternoon.  My mom gave me these pictures a while a go and suggested I do "something" with them.  These are actually copies of the originals.  I remember my dad telling us stories about his first official car.  A copy of the pink slip was in the stuff I was given but wasn't so sure how to incorporate it, think it just will go in a sheet protector next to this.  Couple of cool things about this shot, the building right behind the car (the second picture) is actually the high school, the building next to him?--his house!  The paper on the bottom literally tracks where he lived after he left home...just SO cool!

My dad was so cute when I gave him this page.  he truly held it like it might break, and just studied the pictures, then told me how he got the car.  He has another car (not sure if it was given to him by his parents but he didn't really LOVE the car like this one)  Anyway, he traded in the "other" car for this one which was owned by a farmer that would go to town once a month and haul his stuff back home--have no idea why he didn't have a truck.  Anyway, the farmer traded this car in for a newer one with a larger trunk and space inside.  So my dad spent HOURS cleaning out the dirt, debris, and junk from the car.  He said that it literally sat higher off the ground when he was done.  What's to love about this car?  it's FAAAAAST!  He did eventually have to sell this one, but guess what?  He has another one now--and that is ANOTHER story for another time....

Happy Birthday Dad--love you!

Thanks for popping in for a visit today!

(p.s. this is TOTALLY random BUT for those of you waiting for the iPhone 5 or 4s or whatever they are going to call's official via that they will present the new phone on October 4--and it will be available a few weeks later for purchase!  Yes, I was GIDDY with excitement!!!--that is all.)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

wow last week was busy...BUT this week--seriously crazy!

I'm not lying!  This week is going to be busy but it's ALL good! :)  Anyway, I wanted to share a fun layout with you that I made with the September It's a Good Life kit from Scrapbook Circle.
 a little title work:
this was actually made from some of my scraps from this kit.  I literally used EVERY sheet--it's THAT AWESOME!  I really wanted to use this die cut camera for something fun, I fell in love with it when I saw it--just love that it helps focus the eye....

I wanted to talk about this picture, I DID not print this one at home.  I printed it from snapfish! You load your pictures in your account then chose how many you want in your collage.  (go to prints, then scroll down and you will see can make them many sizes from 4 x 6 to 8 x 10 and change from landscape to Portrait...)  EASY!  This happens to be the 8 x 10, I am not getting paid for this, I just thought it was something cool to pass on to you!  it's sort of a neat way to add some of those other pictures you want to add that you weren't so sure how you were going to.  Only downside is that your pictures are randomly put in areas, sure you can shuffle until you get it just right, but I wish there was a feature where I could manually change where the photos were placed.  Other than that it's GREAT!

thanks for stopping in for a visit!  Hope that you have a FANTASTIC day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

soccer & cardabilities #39

Wow this week is just flying and PACKED full of things!  This afternoon we have the 2nd of 5 soccer games this week.  (the other one was on Tues. for my girl and, they won!!  She even scored a goal, she was a little nervous and surprised herself.  She was also fouled and the penalty kick was good too--she didn't get to shoot it.  they have an appointed shooter...) Then tonight we have 2 soccer practices--yes, I am a PROUD soccer mom.  It's crazy, it's busy, but my kids really enjoy it!

Okay, you didn't come here to read about soccer you want to see my card for sketch #39 over at Cardabilities:
 a little side view:
aren't these papers just SO yummy?!  They are from Echo Park....(Victoria Garden collection).  I'm off and running like a crazy person.  Thanks for the visit today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scrapbook Circle Design Team call!!!

1 comment:
Scrapbook Circle is having a design team call!  I can tell you from working with Lisa for a few years it's a WONDERFUL experience, and the kits are awesome!  Here are the details:
Who are they looking for?

* People who love working with monthly scrapbook kits
* People who are good communicators and e-mailers
* People who maintain an active blog
* People who enjoy sharing ideas in the scrapbook community
* People who able to meet deadlines
How do you apply?
Email the following to
* 5 images of your favorite layouts (keep images below 600kb)
* Links to your blog and online galleries/communities where you actively participate
* Short bio including why you would be a good fit on our design team
* List of other current design teams you participate on (if any)
All submissions are due by Friday, September 30.
The design team term will be from November 2011 – April 2012.

Apply today!

Good luck!

Monday, September 12, 2011


I was given this wonderful layout by Fay to lift:
I came up with this:
 Truthfully I had to tell you this silhouette was one of those things in the kit I challenged myself to use,  I really like how it adds just a touch of fun to this layout of my beautiful teenager.....
 A little closeup of the title:
this is one my favorite layouts from this kit from Scrapbook Circle, because the product was just WONDERFUL to work with.  Notice the green strip of paper?  I messed up with the journaling but still wanted to keep the card...glad the fix went well.....
looks like we are going to receive more rain.  yipee!  Saturday night it came down hard, it was wonderful.  Only bad thing it might postpone soccer games....
I'm off, got a lot to do before the kids come home!  Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Precocious Paper GDT spot...

have you ever thought that every day in the week made tomorrow Friday?  Now that Friday is here it doesn't seem like it, not that I have really wanted it to be Friday anyway--does that even make sense?!

ANYWAY!  I do have some FUN creations I made with the September Sampler kit from Precocious Paper.  First off I wanted to show you what the kit looked like:
Yummy isn't it?!  You can see all the details in Tessa's etsy shop HERE. She has some BEAUTIFUL things there, you need to RUN and check it out!  From what I understand it's selling quickly....
(this pattern paper on this card is from the Good Life kit from Scrapbook Circle--matched PERFECTLY) 
here is what I created:
 this card was so fun it came together slower than the first, it was like adding seasonings to your food.  A little bit of this and little bit of that and :
 I actually came up with the hair clip first layering up some of the elements in the kit, then decided wouldn't it be fun to add it to a card?
Yes, this is a 8 1/2" x 11" layout that I made!  I seriously haven't made one of these in about 5 years!  It was so fun to challenge myself to do the smaller size.  This picture is of my girl ON her birthday (remember this was my first day of my photography class, so I was taking ALL sorts of pictures....)
It was just fun to do something simple.....and again these flowers--YUMMY!

something kind of exciting...yesterday one of the teacher's at my boy's school called and asked if I could come take pictures for NFL day.  I was honored and a little nervous, then terrified as I climbed a ladder to take a HUGE group shot of the kids spelling out NFL.  I guess if they win they get some $$ for the school from the NFL, no stress that these pictures need to be good....Not so pleased with the huge shot but I liked the random kid shots I got.  sorry can't share as I don't have permission...but it was a fun experience that I wouldn't mind doing it again, maybe withOUT the ladder!
I am off to the school again!  It's grandparent's day and I want to get some fun shots of the kids with my parents, THEN I get to help in the classroom, THEN I get to help chaperon the Jr. High band at the high school as they play at half time (pretty excited about this!  Not only for my girl, but because they are playing my Alma matter! go JACKRABBITS!!)  Yep, it's Friday alright and I'm BUSY--but glad to be!  Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sketchy thursdays 9.9--Look mom no hands!

 LOVED this sketch by sketchy thursdays today!  It just spoke to me, I had my pictures and paper out and it just came together SO fast!  I just love the radiant stripes of this pattern paper, that day on the lake was *HOT*, so glad we had enough water and we were in the water!  (I used the Splash line from Echo Park.)  these pictures make me laugh--my boy thought he was pretty fancy riding the boogie board without holding on! 
 the above picture is a closeup of the bubbles from the sticker sheet....
Today is another busy one, off here and there running everywhere! :)  Thanks for the visit!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lost Tooth...

In August my youngest lost yet another tooth, he was so funny about it.  Without going to anymore disgusting details he waited until just fell out.  Actually my hubby had, had enough and he waited until he was asleep and pulled it, my son didn't even move!  he was however very upset at the discovery in the morning thinking it fell out in the middle of the night and was somewhere by his bed....
Once his dad showed him his tooth he was all smiles and ready for the camera.....

little pop dot action:
 closeup of the stars I hand cut:
All the products used (except for the green letters) came from the Scrapbook Circle The Good Life kit.  This was one of my last layouts (I've made 7 layouts and have enough--maybe to make one more layout!)  I've literally used ALL of the paper up in this kit!  There are so many yummy embellishments to, it was really fun to work with!
Life with activities is picking up and that makes life SO exciting! :)  Looking forward to the fun!  thanks for the visit!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

party girls...

The Good Life kit at Scrapbook Circle is up and ready for purchase.  This kit is packed with super fun embellishments.  I really love the Jenni Bowlin Doily flowers, they are flexible and have a hole in the middle so that you can adhere them with a brad.  One of the design team even colored them with ink, very FUN!
this layout came together quickly, really diggin' the white space for this one.  These pictures were taken on day on of my photography class in manual mode.  I told the girls at my daughter's party that I needed some pictures and they obliged, they liked being the center of a photo shoot.  I learned a lot from taking the pictures and actually got some really fun shots.
My daughter will be journaling on the back of this layout.  (she's been so busy with school and things, today will be the day I have her sit down and do it.)  I don't think I've ever actually had my kids write on any of their layouts, this should be fun!  She is becoming more apt to craft with me now, my boys are a different story they love coming in and cutting and gluing and creating.
So glad that the weather has FINALLY decided to cool down.  It was the hottest August EVER on record, I'm not exaggerating it's what the news people said.  I believe there was a 15 day heat advisory, that means in simple terms that the kids didn't go out for recess in the afternoon, they stayed inside and did activities.  Poor teachers!
What gotta run!  (funny thing about that saying I've been recently reading old journals of mine, and that has been my sign off for a LONG time...) Thanks for popping in for a visit, hope that your Saturday is a good one!

Friday, September 2, 2011

A few quick shares...

I wanted to share some real quick fun scrapping news!  I was contacted on Two Peas in a Bucket a few days ago by craft gossip to share my CELEBRATION layout.  They featured it yesterday, you can see it HERE.
remember this layout?

yesterday on the Simple Stories blog my layout a long with some of the other girls from the Scrapbook Circle DT were featured using their paper.  you can see that HERE.
Thanks for the visit and letting me share my happy scrappy news! :)  hope your weekend is wonderful!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Bella Style and some PROUD mama moments

Okay so last Friday when I posted my celebration layout sharing my love for the Bella Blvd. Celebration line and how much I loved it and wished I could get more (because I was hoarding it?)  Guess what?!
They announced HERE that they have printed more!  (coincidentally it was the SAME day!--made me so giddy!)

Speaking of giddy, I have some proud mommy moments to share.  My daughter made the soccer team at school!  She didn't last year and worked really hard to do so this time around--it's just exciting!  our lives will be a lot busier here in the next bit!
My oldest boy received his arrow of light award, the highest award you can receive as a cub scout.  Cool thing about the award is that he can wear his patch on his Boy scout uniform.
Then lastly my youngest received his religious know also a harder patch to earn and transfers to his boy scout uniform.
Yes, I'm proud of ALL of the HARD work!  I'm proud to see that they set goals and achieved them.

Thanks so much for popping in for a visit, I appreciate it!