Friday, May 31, 2013

fall break 2012

I wanted to share with you a quick layout I made with the May kit from Scrapbook Circle My Favorite:
I love the mix of colors and textures and FUN in this kit, click on the link above to see the full kit!
Closeup of the butterfly:

Thanks for the visit today!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

marshmallow wars.

so I got to play along with the May sketch over at Scrapbook Circle--LOVED it--I really like Diana Fisher's sketches she is FANTASTIC!  Here is a look at the sketch and my take:
 couple of fun closeups:
 I used May's Scrapbook Circle kit My Favorite--the colors are wonderful and I loved working with the fun embellishments.  Incidentally these were taken at my niece's birthday party--the kids LOVED the marshmallow war--it was hilarious I got hit in the eye--thank goodness I blinked at the last minute!  GOOD times--hope you are enjoying the summer--we are NO schedule!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


This layout is featured on the Scrapbook Circle blog today.  It's featured because I participated in challenge #53 which is to mix patterns on a layout.  I had SO much fun sifting through Pinterest inspiration to find something that spoke to me.  Here is the inspiration:
source found HERE
When I decided to do the circles I had to scour the house for round items, my desk looked hilarious with bowls cups, lids and assorted circle items.  I traced them and then sewed around the circle--it was a little tricky but eventually got it right!
 closeups of my lovely stitching:
 title closeup:
 to cut the circles I used my silhouette and then sorted the extra pieces into patterns that didn't have the same design...almost had my 10 year old come and help me.  He is a FANTASTIC sorter!  It all turned out the way I imagined and it was FUN!
If you want to play along ALL the info can be found HERE, there is a $10 shop credit up for grabs!
Thanks SO much for the visit I appreciate it!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


So I haven't shared this yet BUT I was blessed to be published twice in the specialty issue of Creating Keepsakes:
I was SO excited when this hit my doorstep!  Should be at your local Barnes and Noble, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or wherever you pick up your WONDERFUL magazines! Thanks for letting me share!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

mommy time.

I wanted to share real quick another one of my Mother's day projects that was up on the American Crafts blog last week.  This fun little pictures I found in a stash I have from my grandma's house, I scanned them and knew I had to use them with the new Mayberry line!  the little girl is my mommy and the that is my nanny--SO cute together!
 I decided to give this to my mom for Mother's day--she loved it!  Thanks SO much for this short post!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

the winner is...Happy Mother's Day!!

sorry for the delay in the drawing for the American Crafts blog hop!  The winner is Julie GM!  congrats to you!!
I wanted to say Happy Mother's Day!  I made a couple of cards for the occasion of course:

 I used the FABULOUS 5th and Frolic line for both.  Thanks for the visit today!

Friday, May 10, 2013

happy birthday, a card.

So yesterday this FUN little card was featured on the Lily Bee Designs blog:
(the FUN little hello button and gray twine are from lily bee.)

I LOVED working with the combined May kit My Favorite and the add on Sugar & Spice.  Super fun card the cuts are all from my silhouette.  Sorry this is real quick post I'm trying to get myself ready to go see my niece jump at the state meet.  VERY exciting!!  My girl jumps on Saturday WAY cool!
Thanks for the visit today!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

a happy little spot on cloud 9.

This was my other page that was featured on the American Crafts blog during stamping week.  Like I said yesterday it sure helps to work with quality products--I don't consider myself a stamper but this layout was SO stamped on! :)  The whole back ground sheet was made with a stamp, versa mark ink, and embossing powder I wanted it to mimic the yellow weeds...
this one was truly a fun layout to work on--this is one of my FAVORITE pictures and you might recognize it because I have scrapped it before (remember I scrap the same picture for each kid--I know I'm crazy but it's fun for ME!)  I used the My Girl line from American Crafts on this page.
 some stamping closeups:
 thanks SO much for the visit today!  If you are looking for the American Crafts blog hop scroll down....

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


this will be a REAL quick drive by post!  (If you are looking for the American Crafts hop it's down a post.)
A few weeks ago the challenge was to use stamps on either a layout or card.  I had a BLAST with the stamps--it's easy to stamp when you have FANTASTIC product!  ALL products are from the Soho Garden collection from American Crafts--one of my FAVORITES!
 funny side note, last Sunday I brought up the fact that I was 40 in my Sunday school class of 16 & 17 year olds.  They just could NOT believe I was 40--I thought it was HILARIOUS.  One day they will understand that your body might age but the insides stay young! :)
thanks for the quick visit today--have a GREAT one!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

American Crafts National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!


Welcome, to the American Crafts National Scrapbook Day Blog hop!  I sure hope that you have been inspired by the Design teams creations and challenges.

MY CHALLENGE:  to paint with Mist on your background!
supplies: glimmer mist (tattered Angels), epoxy stickers, stamps, pattern paper is from the Ready, Set Go line.

*tips for painting the background.  Spray mist into a cup then with a foam brush paint the background.  Let it dry and then adhere the rest of your paper.
I have a fun giveaway for one randomly selected lucky commenter on my blog.  The giveaway will be open until Saturday May 11, 2013.  Be sure to follow along on the hop, if you are starting here, the following is the list of those participating:

The American Crafts blog has a HUGE prize--have fun commenting and creating today!