November 30, 2011

{a Piece of My Heart}

It's reveal day again at Sketchabilities!
Here's my layout...
(alphas: American Crafts, flower: Prima, label tag: Martha Stewart, everything else: Crate Paper)
And here's the sketch...
I flipped the sketch and used one large photo, and then one small photo with a cluster of embellishments in place of the two smaller photos. I was proud of myself for using the 6, 1 and 07 stickers. I was 14 when I wrote my initials in our freshly poured driveway, and yep, the stickers add up to 14 ;)  Be sure to head over to the Sketchabilities blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team did. Also, don't forget if you give the sketch a try, remember to link it up so you can share it with everyone.

November 27, 2011

{December Daily}

I've officially started working on my December Daily. How fun will this page be as we go through the month!?
I punched some stars and snowballs, added a few gems and chipboard snowflakes then stitched the sides closed.  The best part...the plastic page is a piece of the outside covering from an album I bought this week. I usually just throw them away since I don't store my albums with the cover on them, but for some reason I kept this one and now I'm so glad I did!
I have a few other pages in the works, but for now I'm just making the base pages so that each day I can add a photo and embellishments.
Oh, and for my friends that aren't scrapbookers, or have never heard of a December Daily, it is a little mini album that became popular to do a few years back. Each day of December you take a picture of something from the day. It can be pics of your family decorating the Christmas tree, a night you drove around to look at Christmas lights or something as simple as a photo of the drive-thru at McDonald's because your day was so busy that's all you had time for ;) This will be my second year making one, and I can't wait 'till Thursday to start adding photos. Can you even believe Thursday is December 1st???

As always, thanks for stopping by!

November 24, 2011

{so very Thankful}

A little last minute table decor.
To all my friends in the states,
may your Thanksgiving be blessed.

November 20, 2011

{Sketchy Sunday}

The Paper Bakery has a new sketch challenge, so I thought I would play along!  Here's the layout I came up with:
(grid paper: Making Memories, date stickers: Jenni Bowlin, everything else Echo Park)
and here's the sketch I used.

I turned the sketch upside down, and printed my 6 photos to look like little photo strips like you get out of a photo booth. I hand stitched the number 3 with some embroidery floss. Love that little extra the stitching adds! Taking Gracie to the party store to pick out plates and napkins for her 3rd birthday party was quite the day, and was way too much of a story to fit on front of the layout. I wrote a letter to her on the back about how the minute she saw the Strawberry Shortcake plates she wanted them, and even though we looked at all the rows of party supplies, 2 times, she never changed her mind. I also wrote about finding this cute little ribbon for her to wear on her shirt the day of her birthday, but she didn't quite understand and wanted to wear it as soon as we got home, and everyday for the next 2 weeks ;)
I love these pics of her the morning of her birthday, showing off her ribbon!

If you are scrapping on this fine Sunday afternoon, why not play along at The Paper Bakery too?
Thanks for stopping by!

November 18, 2011

{Give Thanks}

It's less than a week until Thanksgiving, and I have everything all ready. Well, this fun little project anyway.
With a mix of papers, alpha letters, stickers and twine, I have our Give Thanks box that is all ready for everyone to take a cute little tag and write what they are thankful for.

The day after Thanksgiving I'll be adding photos to more tags, to fill our Give Thanks box. I can't wait to see it complete!
Thanks for stopping by!

November 15, 2011

{Sketchabilities #59 and some Exciting News!}

Today is reveal day for a new Sketchabilities sketch!
Here's my layout...

(papers: Echo Park, Crate Paper, My Minds Eye, stickers: Echo Park & October Afternoon, punch: Martha Stewart, Stickles, paint, doily)
And here's the sketch...
As you can see, I turned the sketch upside down, and used a little bit of everything on this one, mixing and matching papers from different manufacturers. I love doing that! I reprinted some of the pics of me and Santa that I used on this project. I wanted to have those same photos on a layout for when Christmas is over and I add new pics to the frame.
This was such a fun sketch, 6 photos!! I'll be using this one again for sure :) Don't forget to head over to Sketchabilities and see what the rest of the Design Team did. If you give the sketch a try, be sure to link it up for everyone to see.
Oh, and read here to see my exciting news! I love Little Yellow Bicycle, and can't wait to start creating for them!!
Thanks for stopping by!

November 8, 2011


*First up, a layout I made with random scraps that were on my scrapbook table. I think there are products from 8 different manufacturers :)
(papers: My minds Eye, Crate Paper, Echo Park, journaling stickers: October Afternoon, alpha's: American Crafts, punch: Martha Stewart, floss: DMC, stars: Recollections)

I hand stitched "hello". I love the texture it adds!

*Random #2 - Today is my hubby's birthday. He is the most amazing man, and I can't imagine my life without him. He makes me laugh 'till I cry, and when I'm crying makes me laugh. He works so hard for our family, and is such an awesome Daddy. I didn't think there really was such a thing as Prince Charming, but I was lucky to find mine. Happy birthday honey!

*Random #3 - Friday is a holiday, so as soon as school is out Thursday, we are headed for my inlaw's for the long weekend.  Can't wait to be at their house having dinner, on the side of a mountain, over looking the lake. Love spending time with them!

*Random # 4 - Friday is also our anniversary.
(See random# 2)

 *Random #5 - Gracie turns 3 on Sunday. I can't believe how fast my baby girl is growing up. She is the sweetest, silliest thing there is. She picked out Strawberry Shortcake plates, napkins and don't forget the party hats. We've been counting down the days on a special birthday calendar, and the time is just not passing quickly enough for her! She wants pink roller skates, and watercolor paints. lol 

*Random #6 - I am officially registered for CHA. For those of you that aren't scrapbookers, that's the Craft & Hobby Association trade show that will be back in Anaheim in January. It's where all the new products are introduced, and is heaven for a scrapbooker. I.can.not.wait!!

Ok, I think that's all my random thoughts for today.
Thanks for stopping by!

November 3, 2011


Here's another layout for Scrapbook Daisies using the Saint Nick collection from Fancy Pants.
 (chipboard letters: My and My Big Ideas, cardstock: Bazzill, everything else: Fancy Pants)

I did some machine stitching to hang the cute little chipboard flags from!

Did you know there are only 52 days left until Christmas? I still have 3 layouts I want to do with photos from last Christmas. Anyone know where I can find a calendar with pages that never turn ;)

Happy Thursday, and thanks for stopping by!

November 1, 2011

{Winter Wonderland}

To start out this beautiful first day of November (seriously, November?) I have a layout I made for Scrapbook Daisies using the new Wonder and Wishes collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.
(alpha letters: American Crafts, cardstock: Bazzill Basics, ribbon)
This makes me want to put away all our Halloween decorations and put up our Christmas tree!
Seriously, November 1st. Can you believe it?