Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dec. 25th

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Crazy town!  Tomorrow is DECEMBER?!  Time has just flown by and I can totally see it in this fun picture of my kiddos!  I seriously love that I took this picture, it is one of the only times we handmade cards and everyone pitched in--now we just print them out! ;)
For this layout my focus was using the washi tape that can be found in the Wonderland kit.
I actually used the backing from the packaging and carefully created this sheet of washi--it was fun and challenging to get everything matching up the way I wanted.  Once that was done I added some simple embellishments.
Happy LAST day of November to ya!

Monday, November 28, 2016


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oh how I love these boys!  They have both grown up to be such good kids-funny thing was when I got this page done and they looked at it they knew EXACTLY what my younger son was opening.  Cars from the Dukes of Hazzard!  They loved watching the original, in fact my younger son is going through the seasons again--they LOVED and LOVE cars!
For this layout I was challenged to just use the Hot Cocoa add on, which sadly is SOLD out, it was a challenge because I had less product to work with but I loved making the page smaller to work with the 6" square paper!
Thanks for the visit today!!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

pinterest food find, lemonade.

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oh, now I LOVE lemonade!  I'm not much of a soda drinker, but when I can get some fresh, delicious lemonade-my tummy is happy!
recipe and picture credit: Simple Recipes

For more intense lemon flavor, grate the zest from one fresh lemon and add the zest to the simple syrup as you are making it. Once the sugar has dissolved in the water remove from heat and let the zest seep in the simple syrup for several minutes, then strain out the zest when you add the simple syrup to the lemon juice.


  • 1 cup white, granulated sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 cups cold water (to dilute)

First make a "simple syrup". Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir so that the sugar dissolves completely and remove from heat.

While the water is heating for the simple syrup, juice your lemons. Depending on the size of the lemons, 4 to 6 of them should be enough for one cup of juice.

Pour the juice and the simple syrup sugar water into a serving pitcher. Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water and taste. Add more water if you would like it to be more diluted (though note that when you add ice, it will melt and naturally dilute the lemonade). If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


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I remember this day!  I remember finding this FANTASTIC deal on a very cool hoodie-this girl wore the TAR out of this and now she is in college at a rival school to NAU (my alma mater), same conference though.  Funny how time and experience change where you think you want to go in your life! ;)
For this layout I used the Wonderland kit from Scrapbook Circle, this layout was actually very simple.  Simple in the fact I just layered things on top of each other.  I even embraced the fact that my sewing machine ran out of thread!  I really liked the look and kept it! 

Friday, November 25, 2016


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In my part of Arizona we don't get much snow-but it has happened!  We have to travel to far away locations like Utah to find it! ;)  This picture was taken back in 2008, CRAZY how fast time flies!
 closeup of the title work:
For this layout I used the Wonderland kit by Scrapbook Circle--the background was done with only two sheets of pattern paper!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Younique Black Friday!

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Holiday deals start TODAY noon MST!! 7 bundles-7 days!  Each bundle will be available for 24 hours or while supplies last; there are NO limits.  Each deal is a full eye or lip look at 30% off--sweet!  Can't wait!!  You can order HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Friday, November 18, 2016


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Today marks the day we have internet after 5 days of not having it.  Sometimes that would be a way good thing, except we use it for homework, communication, and other stuff--it's crazy!  While I was away from the net I created this fun little Joy sign:
 I ended up wrapping the wires that connected the letters, it also doubled to help hang the sign.  I just used things I already I had on hand.
Here are some closeups of the embellishments:
 thanks for the visit today!  FYI I purchased my letters at Michaels.

Monday, November 7, 2016


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So last week I became a Younique presenter.  What is Younique is a unique makeup company with a
mission to:

and ultimately build self-esteem in 
Around the World

They also have a foundation which has a mission in fighting sexual abuse, healing the one, protecting the many and defending innocence. 

Not only do they have powerful mission statements and an empowering foundation they have really GREAT makeup!  I currently have a virtual party open the link is HERE. They stand behind their products, if you would like to order something the end of the party says the 14th but you can order before then! If you have any questions please feel free to ask!  They ship world wide and just opened in Italy--pretty sweet!
Thanks for letting me share my happy news with you today!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Preview of Wonderland by Scrapbook Circle

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Today I wanted to share a short video I put together featuring my layout for the month of November using the kits from Scrapbook Circle:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Nov. 1-Hello Wonderland!

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Okay-so time just keeps ZIPPING by!  At my house we just finished swim season, and are still in the beginning of Lacrosse for the fall.  We are always hopping-but I wouldn't have it ANY other way!  I wanted to quickly share with you the AMAZING kits over at Scrapbook Circle for the month of November:

The Main kit is called Wonderland--super fun mix of colors (traditional and non traditional for Christmas, if you click on the red link there are MORE pictures and details!):

One of the addons is Wishlist (again for more description and detail click the highlighted red link):

One last add on I would like to share is the paper add-on, do you ever find yourself not wanting to cut a pattern paper up because you LOVE it SO much!  This would solve that problem!!  This kit includes 9 patterned papers plus one red corrugated cardstock!  The link is HERE:

I can tell you that I have MORE than enough to create my layouts, cards, and creations with these kits--they are PACKED!!
As a reminder, with your main kit you get a digital cut EXCLUSIVE to Scrapbook Circle AND digital print files also EXCLUSIVE to Scrapbook Circle.