Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Sweetie Pie :)

Goooood morning my friends!!  I've got a new layout to share with you today that actually isn't a DT project...shocking right? ;) I just pulled out some supplies and had fun!
Supplies: Basic Grey Picadilly Collection - Farm Fresh Eggs, Home Sweet Home, Eggs & Bacon; Basic Grey Oxford Collection - Preppy Plaid; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnust Stain; AC/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Roller Date Stamp; Paper Smooches Stamps - Bee Mine, Joyful Greeting, Chit Chat; EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch; Stampin' Up! Punches - Butterfly, Owl, 3-Heart; Fiskars/Jenni Bowlin Tab Punch; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Bazzill In Stitch'z Template; DMC Floss; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Fineliner Script Font
My daughter Madison is such a HUGE sweetie pie and she's always finding flowers for me whenever we go outside to play.  Now that she's getting older I wanted to be sure and record this, not only for her to remember one day...but for me to remind myself when she no longer does it. :)
I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far.  My mother-in-law gets here tonight for a visit and we're all so excited to see her!  I've been doing Spring cleaning this week to get ready and it feels soooooo good to get it done.  Hmmmm, maybe I should do a layout about Spring cleaning?  Lol...have a great one!!  Thanks for stopping by today...
I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
Paper Smooches - Cool Shades
The Studio - Love/5 Hearts
Pumpkin Spice - Rainbow
Frosted Designs - Up, Up & Away!
Cocoa Daisy - Sweet Sixteen (4 Patterned Papers, 4 Stamps/Sets, 5 Punches, Stitching, Inked Edges, Glitter Glue)

Friday, March 15, 2013

MMD Sketch #34

Good morning!  I have an AMAZING sketch created by Heather over at Miracles Momma Designs to share with you this morning.  I love it and I just know you'll love it too...

Supplies: Authentique Peaceful Collection - Solitude, Frost, Cozy, Warmth; Authentique Festive Collection - Merry; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Fired Brick; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Overdue; October Afternoon Sprinklers - Token, Buttermilk; Ali Edwards Stamps - Kids Are Cool; AC/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Roller Date Stamp; Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter; Fiskars 3" Circle Punch; Fiskars Round & Round Circle Punch - Extra Large; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Star Punches - Extra Large, Large, Medium; Stampin' Up! 3-Heart Punch; My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots - Lost & Found "Ruby"; American Crafts Twine; Nothing You Could Say Font (Journaling); Ali Edwards Font (Title)
Isn't that fabulous?  I am SO in love with this page.  It's one of my favorite pictures of my girls and I and the papers worked together with this sketch perfectly to show it off.  Times like this everyday moment captured by a quick cell pic...this is why I scrapbook.  To remember those happy times that might otherwise be forgotten about.  It makes me so very thankful to be a scrapbooker today. :) 
Make sure you pop over to Heather's blog to see what the other Miracles Momma Designs DT ladies did with this awesome'll be inspired for sure!  Also, if you create something using it, be sure to link it up so we can check it out. ;) Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!
I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
Scraptastic Club - No Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp - Chic To Be Shabby (Inking)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Skteches In Thyme #105

Good morning my friends!  It's time for me to share a new sketch from Sketches In Thyme with you!  Now you may look at my page and go huh??  Because well, it turned out nothing like the sketch, LOL!  I took my inspiration from the layers and once I started layering, I just kept going and going.  Hopefully you can see where I started from though...

Supplies: Echo Park Note To Self Collection - Journaling Cards; Fancy Pants Off To School Collection - Strips; Fancy Pants True Collection - Pure; Pink Paislee Cupid Collection - Bow & Arrow, Hearts Bloom; Tim Holtz Distress Ink  - Walnut Stain; Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico; October Afternoon Sprinkler - Pink Balloon; Paper Smooches Stamps - Chit Chat, We Connect; American Crafts With Love Roller Date Stamp; Stampin' Up! Butterfly Punch; Basic Grey Button; American Crafts Twine; Studio Calico Wood Veneer Heart
Aren't my cuties just SO adorable??  I love capturing moments like this one when they're being all lovey dovey, especially so that on some days I have absolute PROOF that they really do love one another, lol!!  With a 13 year old and 7 year old, those days definitely show up once in a while. ;)
So what do you think of the sketch?  If it inspires you to get creative, you can try your hand at winning some yummy goodies!  You have until the 30th to link up a project over at the Sketches In Thyme blog.  Good luck and remember to have fun!  Thanks so much for popping in for a visit. :)
I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Chic To Be Shabby (Inking)
Flutter By Wednesdays - Any Winged Creature
Apron Strings - Photo Inspiration

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Project Life Week #3

Hello friends!  I know it's been a while since I shared a Project Life spread with you but I just haven't had the time to work on it these past few weeks.  That's what I love most about this process though...I don't let it bother me if I get "behind" and I just work on it whenever I get the chance to.  I have a really cool app on my phone called Day One that helps me keep track of the journaling too so that helps. ;)

Anyway, I have a new spread to share with you today!  This week I changed it up a little bit and used less pictures so that I could include some longer journaling, a really cute quote, and also to have a couple of blank cards to play around with, which I stitched on!  Talk about fun...

Supplies: Crate Paper Fourteen 6x6 Paper Pad; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; October Afternoon Sprinklers - Pink Balloon, Token; TT/Ali Edwards Stamps - Days Of The Week, Favorite Memories, Love Ali, This One, It's In The Details; Studio Calico Stamps - New Years 2013, The Good Life; Cocoa Daisy Stamps - Feather, Grungy Grid; Paper Smooches Stamps - Geo-Graphic; Lawn Fawn Stamps - Smitty's ABC's, Say Cheese Too; Technique Tuesday Stamps - Hanging By A Thread; Heidi Swapp Roller Date Stamp; Marvy 3/4" Circle Punch; Stampin' Up! Heart Punch; Stampin' Up! 3 Heart Punch; Stampin' Up! Owl Punch; Stampin' Up! Butterfly Punch; Fiskars 3" Circle Punch; Fiskars Round & Round Circle Punch - Extra Large; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Star Punch - Medium; EK Success Photo Captions Punch; Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterly Punch; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots - Lost & Found 3 "Ruby", The Sweetest Thing Bluebell "Smile", Studio Calico Exclusive; Bazzill In Stitch'z Stitching Template - Heidi Lynn's Hand; Heidi Swapp "Cute" Stamp (Used As A Stitching Template); DMC Floss; Minneapolis Font
Aren't they great?  Each time I finish one of these weeks, I just stare and stare at it, lol.  I guess that means I love it though and I'm really enjoying working on it, so yay me!  It was really awesome pulling out my stitching supplies because it's been WAY too long since I did some stitching on my projects and I love how it looks!  I'm planning on ordering the new Amy Tangerine kits (have you seen those???) to try out so I'm sure you'll see some of those designs soon...
Are any of you doing PL?  If so, please feel free to leave me a link to some of your pages because I'd love to check them out!  Thanks for stopping by to visit today. :)
I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
Boys Rule - Stitching
Flutter By Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Lasting Memories - 2's Company, 3's A Crowd (Used Same Star Punch Twice)
Simon Says Stamp - By The Numbers (Challenged Myself To Stitch Two Times)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Scrap It Girl March Challenge

Hello friends and happy Friday!  It's a new month and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Scrap It Girl!  This month we have a 1,2,3 Recipe challenge for you that's really simple and should be alot of fun.  All you need to do to play along is use 1 stamp, 2 types of punches, and 3 patterned papers.  Here's what I came up with for my page...

Supplies: Fancy Pants It's Your Day Collection - Sugar Dots, Hodgepodge; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; ColorBox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico; Heidi Swapp Stamp; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Star Punches - Extra Large, Large, Medium; EK Success PSN LE Circles Border Punch; Marvy Le Pen - Brown; My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine "Together" Enamel Dots; Basic Grey Micro Mono Alpha Stickers
*Inspired by a sketch created by my friend Theresa
Awesome right?  I just love it!  I had these Instagram pics of my family when we went out to lunch together and they worked perfectly for this challenge.  Although I did struggle with only using one stamp, lol! :)
So what do you think of the challenge?  If you're inspired and want to play along this month, you'll be in the running for this awesome prize sponsered by yours truly...
The prize includes a 6x6 My Mind’s Eye paper pad, a Fiskars stamp set, an Inkadinkadoo stamp set, American Crafts This To That foam squares, American Crafts ribbon, a Craft Smart ink pad, a baggie of Studio Calico chipboard butterflies, K&Company paper ribbon and some Recollections flowers. Perfect for Spring! :) You have until the 31st to link up your project over at the Scrap It Girl blog for your chance to win it, and remember that you can enter twice.  Good luck and thanks SO much for taking the time to stop by today!!
I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - The Stamp You Love But Don't Use