Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Hello and good morning...

I'm up over on the My Scraps & More blog today...

One thing that I always love is bright, fun, happy colors. When I saw the Grossamer Blue On My Desk line, I instantly snatched it up. Then I printed some photos of my lil one at her dance class, and they were a perfect match to work with together.

I added quite a bit of layering on the page, and used the Jillibean Soup staples kraft tags down the side of the page, and accented them with a bit of doodling.

I added in several Crate embellies, just to add some layers through the page.

And then used a border punch and added some doodles for that, so the black popped throughout the page:

I actually got all the Grossamer Blue lines and have really loved working with ALL of them!! so make sure to check them out in the store.

thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Place Setting.

Hello and good morning...

I'm up over on the Moxxie Blog today...
With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, I knew the Autumn Glory line was perfect to make some place settings for the holiday. I'm usually the host in my family, so I like to make something decorative to put out.
I decided to make a simple napkin holder and name place settings to add to the table.

First I made a napkin holder to add to each napkin in the place settings:

And some name tags for each person at the table. Everyone always feels special when they know they have a place at the table.


I took a 4x4 piece of cardstock, and folded it in half. I decorated the one side with a scallop punched border, added a center piece of paper. Then punched a 1.5" circle and fussy cut out a leaf from the the Foliage in Flight paper. Then added the names with brown alphas..

Pretty quick and easy for any hostess to add that personal touch to the dinner...

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

AG-1454 Fanciful Flowers
AG-1457 Bountiful Bouquet
AG-2271 Autumn Glory stickers
AG- 1456 Foliage in Flight
AG-2281 Brown Alphas

Snow Model.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Monday!!!! this week the kiddos are off from school so I'm hoping we will do some fun activities..

Up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog is the week #4 sketch to play along with.

I used some Echo Park papers for this page of Sydney. The photos were taken at least 4 years ago. My sister had an etsy store making girl's skirts and Sydney was usually a model for them. They had a new batch made to sell before Christmas and there was already some snow outside, but we braved it and did a photo shoot and here were some of the photos from it.

I added some stitching to the trees on the page:

and added some snowflakes and blue enamels throughout:

Here's the sketch:

Hope you play along!!!
Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Hello and good morning...

Happy Sunday!!! hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Up on the Christmas Card challenge blog is the latest challenge to play along with.
The challenge: an inspiration photo image.

Here's my card:

I was inspired by the pops of gold and then added a tree and ornament to my card:

Here's the inspo pic:

How are your Christmas cards coming along??

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

His Coke.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Friday!!! it's the last day of school for the kiddos and then they get the WHOLE week off... nice!!!

Up on the My Scraps & More sketch blog is a new amazing sketch to work with...
Here's my page, using some of the Grossamer Blue Gramercy Road collection.
The photo is of Austin and he was sooo excited that he finally found "his Coke" with his name on it this summer at Target. We would look every time we went for their names. We still haven't found the rest of our families names yet.

I added some wood pieces on the arrow paper for some accent:

and of course I saved the label to use for scrapping purposes:

Here's this week's sketch from the talented Michelle:

Hope you play along!!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

November Apron Strings All Year Cheer Card Kit.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Thursday... today is kinda a special day, its our anniversary and we're hitting #16!!!! wow how time flies!!!

Up on the Apron Strings site are the latest November kits ready for purchase. I worked with the Nov All Year Cheer Card kit, which was PACKED with a ton of goodies from 4 different manufacturers to create holiday/ Christmas cards with. There were tons of embellies and fun goodies in the box, once I started, I almost couldn't stop.. LOL!

So here is my reveal:

Using Jillibean Soup 
a holiday tag, perfect to add to a present or gift bag:

JOY shaker card:

Next up using Bazzill, which I am totally lovin this line from them
JOY card: (my red mist came out as orange.. grrr)

TREE card:

Then using some Fancy Pants

And a TAG:

Then finishing up with some October Afternoon
MERRY CHRISTMAS circle card:

and 25:

Here is what the full kit looks like:

Make sure to checkout the Apron Strings store for Lori's wonderful layout kits and goodies too.

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Disney Fun.

Hello and good morning...

I'm up over on the Moxxie Blog today...
We, like most people, LOVE a good Disneyland trip!!! And, we always take a TON of photos!! We used to live out of state and so we never knew when we'd get to go back. Then we moved back to California, and got passes for a year, and we used them a ton!!! It was great. These are some older photos from a Disney trip back in 2009 of our older kiddos.

I used some of the Magical Moments line for the page, which is perfect for Disney photos!!!
I attempted to freehand sew some Mickey ears on the side of the page... not sure it totally worked, but it was worth a try.

Then did some wavy fussy cutting of the Favorite Girl paper:

And then I used the stars strip from the bottom of the page for a fun border across the page...

I really should just take stock in this collection, I have sooo many Disney pics.. LOL!!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

MA-1408 Youre A Star
MA-1410 Oh Boy
MA-1411 Final Frontier
MA-1409 Favorite Girl
AL-2279 White Alphas