Thursday, February 23, 2012


Hello there! I have a layout to share with you today that I am SO loving. :) It was inspired by this sketch (created by my friend Abby) which is perfect for alot of photos...

Supplies: October Afternoon Paper - Thrift Shop (Near Mint, Last One, Great Find, Still In Box, One-Of-A-Kind), 5 & Dime (Wax Bottles, Jawbreakers), Fly A Kite (Sprinklers), Campfire (Animal Tracks); Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw; Date Stamp; Fiskars Flit On By Butterfly Punch; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Star Punches; Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch; EK Success Double Heart Punch; Doodlebug Loopy Lou Alphabet Stickers - Beetle Black; Making Memories Buttons; Basic Grey Brad; Computer Font - sf Dana

Isn't it fabulous!?! I did a layout very similar to this one last year with some Easter pictures and was really happy with being able to fit so many pictures on the page without them crowding each other. When I had these pictures developed, I printed them smaller hoping I'd be able to do something along the same lines, and Abby's sketch worked out to be great for it! This is definitely one of my recent favs. ;)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today! I'm still working on those projects I posted about last week, but hopefully I'll have something to share with you soon...


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Use 3 Different Patterned Papers
Sketches In Thyme - Open Challenge (Any Sketch)
Frosted Designs - Brads

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Absolute Blessing

Hi there friends!! I'd like to share this layout I created earlier today with you. It all started when I saw a new sketch posted over at Helen Croft's blog (Scrap A Little) that is just awesome! I really love working with Helen's sketches so I knew I wanted to create something with it...

Supplies: My Mind's Eye Love Me Do Paper - Forever In Plaid, Rock & Roll Heart, Heart Of The Matter; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Fired Brick; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - This Is The Day; Fiskars Flit On By Butterfly Punch; EK Success Double Heart Punch; Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch; Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly Punch; EK Success PSN LE Circles Border Punch; Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter; Basic Grey Button; CK Jot Computer Font

Isn't that so pretty?? I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out and the colors are amazing. This is such a precious picture to me because it's the first one taken of us after Madison was born. I had just become a mommy of 2 and we had become a family of 4 so we were all very happy! It was such a special day and one I'll definitely never forget. :)

There are a couple of other things that I'm working on right now so hopefully I'll be back soon to share those with you. Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Scrapbook Circle - Remember This (In Journaling)
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything With Wings
ScrapFIT - XOXO (In Journaling)
Burlap & Buttercups - What's Your Style? (Inked w/Butterflies!)
Scrap It Girl - Show Some Love
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Something You're Passionate About

Friday, February 10, 2012

First Day

Good morning! I'd like to share a new layout with you that I created yesterday. I saw a sketch challenge posted over at the BoBunny blog so I decided to try my hand at it...

Supplies: BoBunny Learning Curve Paper - Letters, Bookmark, Stripe, Crossword; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Ordinary Days; Mister Huey Mist - Dark Calico; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Star Punches; Marvy 3/4" Circle Punch; Tim Holtz Edge Distresser; Tim Holtz Paperclip; Doodlebug Loopy Lou Cardstock Alphabet Stickers - Beetle Black; Elle's Studio Tag; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
*Inspired by the 1/26/12 sketch on the BoBunny blog

Isn't that cute? This is Emily on her first day of Kindergarten. She was SO ready to start school, as I'm sure you can tell by the huge grin on her face! ;) After I finished my page, I realized I missed the deadline for the challenge...bummer. I really like the layout though so I'm happy I made it before realizing that or I may not have done it!

Thanks for popping in today!! Have a great weekend. :)


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
ScrapFIT - Clusters

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Guest designer for TPV!!

Good morning! I am SO excited today because I get to share a layout with you that I did as a guest designer for The Paper Variety! The first challenge for February is an awesome sketch creating by one of TPV's co-founders, Abby...

Supplies: Crate Paper Paper Heart Paper - Love Letter, Define, Cupid; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Rose Coral; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Beautiful; Papertrey Ink Stamp Set - Happy Trails; EK Success Double Heart Punch; Fiskars Flit On By Punch; Bella Blvd. Ciao Chip Sophisticates Alphabet - Simply Simona Saltwater; Elle's Studio Pink Pennant; My Mind's Eye Brads; Bazzill Flower; CK Alis Hand Font

I absolutely LOVE this layout!! When I saw the sketch, I was inspired by the strips of paper across the page and the embellishment cluster in the top right corner. I started with those things and went from there and it just came together so easliy! I decided to use the pops of blue against all the pink and red, and really like how it looks. So fun! ;)

So what do you think of the sketch? If you decide to play along and create a project of your own, you'll be entered to win this great prize, sponsored by My Scraps & More...

How fun is that?? Also, Abby added a $10 gift certificate to My Scraps & More to this prize because she loves to shop there! Very cool. ;) You have until 2/13 at midnight EST to link up your project and be in the drawing. Good luck to everyone who enters...I can't wait to see all the entries!

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you again to Abby and Suzanne for inviting be to be a guest designer!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Studio Calico - Layering
Studio Calico - Journaling Spot
Flutter By Wednesdays - Anything Goes