Friday, February 28, 2014

down by the sea.

I seriously can't believe it's already the end of February-time sure flies when you are busy having fun!
I wanted to share with you a layout that I have in the American Crafts gallery
I loved mixing textures and papers from the Cut and Paste line..  I think one of my favorite things about this layout it the pull out journal, I just wrote my son a little note telling him how much fun we had and how important he is to me.  LOVE this new way of journaling on a layout--much less of a "chore" and more personal.
Thank you SO much for stopping by--I'm off and running!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


I had the opportunity to do a lift:
supplies used: Hello Today Scrapbook Circle kit

This is my BEAUTIFUL grandma who will be 94 years old this year, isn't she fantastic?  This picture was taken a few years ago at our annual Christmas Eve party, she had a BLAST with the white elephant exchange.  She TRICKED all of us, she played pouty because she WANTED the chocolate--CRACKED me up after it was all over, she had such a triumphant look on her face!

Thank you SO much for the visit today, hope you are having a FANTASTIC day!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Winner of the American Crafts Blog hop!

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The winner from the American Crafts Blog hop is Amanda Johnson!  Congrats--thank you to everyone who commented!  Amanda I will be contacting you for your info!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

day one.

yes, these pictures have been scrapped before--how could I NOT scrap them twice?  This kid is seriously PHOTOGENIC, so glad he lets me take pictures of him:
supplies used: Hello Today kit from Scrapbook Circle
This page was inspired by a bag of chevrons...funny how little things are inspiring....this bag happens to be the music bag that my kids use when they went to piano.
To create your chevron all you need to do is cut strips of paper, I varied the width of the paper and then just made an offset V.  I'm not to technical as I did this all by eyeballing it!
Thank you for the visit today--hope that you are doing FABULOUS!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

after 20 years.

This month's Scrapbook Circle kit is called Hello Today...the mix of papers were very diverse and I just enjoyed playing with this sheet by Studio Calico:
I painted with mist, and gelatos...I didn't really care that I stayed in the lines it was just a FUN artsy project!
So yes, I've been graduated from High School for a while...crazy to realize as I don't feel like I am any older--yes I have aged physically but inside I still feel YOUNG! ;)
Well, I'm on the run--thanks SO much for the visit today!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

sweet love.

This fun card was on the American Crafts blog last week:
Supplies: Counterpart (366807) - Plus One, Pal (366809) - Plus One, Doubles (366808) - Plus One, Companion (366824) - Plus One, Party of Two (366815) - Plus One, Us (366842) - Remarks, Associate Nesting Dies (366860) - Plus One

The challenge for the blog was to design a card with non-traditional valentine colors--LOVED the challenge!  The Plus One line is just FANTASTIC, I LOVE the fun colors and dies included in the line--AWESOME.
Thank you SO much for the visit today!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Can I tell you how much FUN I had with this layout?  I seriously had fun planning the stars, hand stitching, gesso and gelatos.
These pictures were taken on the day BEFORE first day of school and we had a BLAST (can you tell?)  Love this kid seriously-13 has been a growing experience for both he and I but I am SO glad we can do it together!
I used papers and wood from the Polka Dot Party line from American Crafts (yes, you can use softer colors on a boy layout!)
Hey, thank you SO much for the visit today!  Hoping your day is FANTASTIC!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

true love 48 years.

If you are looking for the American Crafts blog hop look at the previous post....

aren't they sweet?  LOVE these two sweet parents of mine..I decided to give this layout to them for a Valentine gift.  
Supplies: Robin's Egg (53457) - Thickers, 6 x 6 Paper Pad (36676) - Daydreamer, White Lemon Drop (366770) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Punch (63123) - Knockouts, Pockets With Inserts (366791) - Embellishments, Mini Adhesive Badges (366795) - Embellishments, Dimensional Embellishments (366786) - Stickers, Enamel Dots (366785) - Embellishments, Nesting Die Set (366731) - Daydreamer, Sticker Book (366778) - Stickers, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366776) - Stickers, Tic Tac Toe (366765) - Daydreamer, Love Notes (366764) - Daydreamer, Jump Rope (366753) - Daydreamer, Four Square (366742) - Daydreamer

I had the best time with this background.  I punched a bunch of triangles from the darker card stock then I just lined them up and sewed with blue thread.  The little hearts were sort of a last minute addition but I REALLY like that I added them!  
Thank you so much for the visit--hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

American Crafts Valentine Blog Hop!


Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to the American Crafts Valentine Blog hop!  Have you enjoyed the inspiration along the way?  I sure hope so.  I am LOVING the new lines of paper released, here is my card that I made using the Plus One line by Amy Tangerine:
supplies used: Duplicate Embossing Folder (366741) - Plus One, Mini Washi Tape (366839) - Plus One, Us Puffy Stickers (366842) - Remarks, Twins (366837) - Thickers, Buddy (366812) - Plus One, Co-Pilot (366810) - Plus One, Accomplice (366822) - Plus One, Counterpart (366807) - Plus One

if you are just starting with me on the hop there is PLENTY of WONDERFUL  projects along the hop you don't want to miss, here is the list for you to make sure you see ALL the inspiration:
*You are HERE---->Diana Waite*

For ONE lucky commenter I have a little giveaway of fun NEW embellishments from American Crafts!  (Giveaway will stay open until February 24, 2014) Good luck and THANK you for visiting today!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

dirt pile.

Okay, I have been such a bad blogger lately!  I literally hit the ground running in the morning and have little bits of time to create or read (to keep myself SANE) but not a lot of time to blog--I'll try and do better!   I have been BUSY with soccer, lacrosse, and now we are starting the track season.  I am TRULY grateful that I can keep up and be with my children and give them support, I LOVE it! That being said here is a fun little layout I made.  yes, I actually scrapped about a dirt pile. :)  It was really fun and this day was really fun for my girl and her friend:
I enjoyed the creative process of this layout, there is Gesso, mist, and stamping--FUN times!
Thanks for being patient and stopping by!