Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fall Fun Layouts

Good mornin to ya! I hope everyone had a great Monday after the long week before. I am personally already looking forward to the 2 week Christmas break ahead....although it's just a teaser for summer! LOL.  Anyway-I was not feeling well yesterday, but by the evening I was better so after supper and baths I got busy on a few layouts! I have some more fall photos I took of my girl the other day that I need to print and get scrapped before I tuck away my Willow Creek Kit from NoelMignon! There is still 1 or 2 left so you should grab you one of these beauties! If you need to see what all is in the kit you can check out Virginia's video here!

And here are my layouts:

My friend Sarah and I took this picture while on our church hayride. I wanted to document our friendship because she is such a blessing in my life and our friendship, I think, has blossomed over the past few months. I am so thankful she is in my life. 

This one is of my lil man! I had some pumpkins on the porch and I told him to sit down and he immediately said "cheese." I love this lil guy! wasn't the "photo op" I had planned but none the less with a 2 year old this is  what I get! 

Hope you enjoy! Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day after the Holiday Week

It's Monday! Normally I really enjoy Monday's, not sure why but it's one of my favorite days of the week. Today, not so much....we were off almost all last week and I really enjoyed not setting my alarm, not having appointments, not having to be at school....you know the usual stuff.

Anyway, I'm stopping in to share a layout today.  I participated in the November sketch over at Noel Mignon found here.....come join us!!!! You still have time! Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout: 

These pictures are of my lil man at his Easter party at school last year. He is singing that annoying song that gets stuck in your head along with the motions....mcdonalds, mcdonalds, kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut! :D Hope you enjoy it! I LOVE sketches and Julie NEVER disappoints over on the message board! 

Happy Monday and Happy back to work week! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Happy Sunday! I hope you all are full of food and family memories that will forever stay in your hearts! We were all over the place and enjoyed lots of family time! So thankful!

I scrapped a layout this morning before church to participate in this challenge to scraplift a Garden Girl at Two Peas In a Bucket! I lifted Shannon Tidwell.....LOVE her stuff there! Hope you enjoy!

"Our Mini-Van fun"

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Eve

Good morning! I hope this post finds you all in a festive spirit and a heart full of family and love wherever you are.

I know, I know...it's been almost 2 weeks since I last posted! I was doing soooo well and then BOOM...epic failure! Rest assured I am making up for it this morning with a PICTURE HEAVY BLOG POST!!!!! (consider yourself fore-warned)

This is my 3rd year to participate in a December Daily Album that was originated Ali Edwards here which is this years album :) I just LOVE her! I am so grateful to her for the inspiration. I am very big about making whatever I have work for the album. She is always saying to make it your own and make it work for you. So, that's what I do. I don't buy any fancy albums or kits....I just work with what's in my supplies. This year I have dug through my goodies and pulled out ANYTHING that I thought I MIGHT use......

My 31 bag full of papers, embellies, trimmer, adhesive, punches and sprays

This smaller one has my crop-a-dile, my markers and gellatos, ink pads, and extras :) These bags make me happy! 

I wanted everything easily accessible because when December arrives we are BUSY with activities at church, school and this year we've added basketball and I don't have time to do a lot of searching for stuff. I wanted to grab my bag and document. Plus, this year, which I tried to avoid but I cannot....we are going to be moving out of our house during the month so if this is all together I can still get a little creative time in at night :). 

Without further a-do here is my December Daily: (note it is only the foundation pages) 

for my cover I used a Heidi Swap chipboard file folder mini and covered it with paper :) 

The 24th has a "flap" attached *see below*

And I wanted to make a tree so I used some extra's from my pages to create this one :) Oh and I just covered the chipboard with Heidi Swapp Primrose Colorshine found here! (and as a side note apparently I forgot to take pics of days 8 and 9 but they are there!)

Everything I used to create this album, or almost everything I got out of Glad Tidings Kit that can be purchased on the 25th at Noel Mignon! She literally has THE BEST KITS EVER! When we were making cuts in our family budget I refused to give this up and am willing to sub at the school one day a month to pay for it! :D LOL.....she's awesome! I made this album for the whole month and I still have TONS left over....several pages I have not even touched yet!!!!!! 

So I hope you enjoy my album.....my pages are simple but it works for me b/c I write a lot and take a LOT of pictures in december.....so there's room for me to add more pages as I go....Love that! 

Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving holiday! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Insta Friday

Woohoo it's the weekend! I'm super excited this weekend, no soccer games, a stampin up night, church, college football games.....it will be busy!

Anywho-on with today's post! I will be linking up Here.....will you join us all?

Here is my last week through the lense of my iphone :D

I got to get scrappy over the weekend! So much fun!

Jackson helped daddy wash the cars 

Had dinner twice this week thanks to pinterest. 

My lil man got a big boy carseat! 

FALL! I LOVE FALL!!!! It's so pretty!

A beautiful sunset a the soccer fields 

I started studying 1 Samuel....love those books

Lil missy got new clothes 

Lil man got to go to the woods with daddy :D 

Happy Friday! Make it a good one! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cards on Thursday

Good happy morning to you all! Look at me go!!!! This is day 4 of posting! WOOHOO! I hope to continue next week. I'm still learning my way around posting ahead so we'll see how it goes! A

Anyway, today is a card day and a card I have! I made it to go with my friend Sarah's birthday gift I gave her and I got the idea from my sweet friend http://www.brittnykvilhaug.com/ she made a card using tissue paper in one of her posts recently so I tried it! AND I used the Faber Castell pens and gellatos that I won in one of her freebie friday giveaways! So fun! I LOVE those things! I have decided I need them all!!!!!!

Ok here is my card:

I used colorshine in mint green to splatter around, pink chevron washi tape, a button, some pink paislee twine from the soiree collection and some tissue paper with the edges all marked up! :D

Have a Terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pulling from my stash in the closet

Good morning! Ok so the title to my blog post today sounds like I'm hiding something or something weird. LOL.....oh well....today is for using products from my stash! My sweet friend had a birthday yesterday and so I pulled out a canvas and made her a sign she can either leave at home or take to her classroom! It was so much fun! I used a variety of Heidi Swapp Colorshine colors. Man, they are GORGEOUS! I LOVE them! I NEED all colors!!!!! :D Anyway-here is what I came up with:

Sorry about the lighting....I took a last minute photo with my phone in the living room....which I have discovered the lighting is awful! But It was late and she came by to pick it up and I wanted to share it today.

see?! isn't it purty? :D :D :D :D

Hope you all have a fantastic Wednesday! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Ok I know I know I know! 2 posts in 1 day! I was going to post about this later but I couldn't WAIT! You guys have got to go


And enter the giveaway! It's on Brittny Kvilhaug's blog! LOVE her!!!! *muah* The necklace she is giving away is gorgeous!!!! And that shop! TO. DIE. FOR!

Voter Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Morning! I hope you all are planning to cast your vote. Even if you don't agree 100% with one candidate or another....I went with the one that I believed the most in. We voted early in our house.....so we don't have to fight the lines.

Ok enough on the politics.....I'm not a fan of politics :( blah.

Tuesdays with NoelMignon Kits! :D I shared several items yesterday but saved a layout for today because I wasn't sure I would have time to play again last night....good thing too b/c I was right.....I ended the night with a migraine and Christmas movies! Ha! Here is my layout:

I captured this photo of my lil guy picking the perfect lil pumpkin when we visited a local pumpkin patch with his preschool group. We had so much fun and he was so cute! The pumpkins are on the front porch now and when we leave in the mornings he points to them and says, "pumkin patch?" Love my lil man! I started with a sketch and I'm so sorry but I cannot remember the source. Everything I used was from Noel Mignon's  Willow Creek Kit and I hear there are a few left so hurry over and pick them up! They are CRAMMED full of goodies! She puts together some amazing kits!!!!! :D 

Hope you all have a great Tuesday and I will do my best to be back tomorrow as scheduled with a layout made from my stash of goodies! :D 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Recap Mondays!

Good afternoon! Sorry for the late in the day blog post! Soooo....I will have to work double time this week b/c I was trying to start my blog schedule and everything I am posting today is also things I need tomorrow and Thursday! Maybe I'll save one of my projects for tomorrow since I don't think I'll have time to do anymore tonight.

So weekend recap:

Friday-I subbed at the elementary school...it was fun and I actually enjoyed it. It wears me out though. And Friday night....I SCRAPPED FOR HOURS! Woohoo! Had soooo much fun and it ran into Saturday morning and if you follow me on instagram you saw some sneak peaks! I FINALLY got to dive into Willow Creek from Noel Mignon and she has a few left so hurry over and grab one!!!!!

Sunday was church and relaxation.....ahhhhh :)

And here are some projects I created with the kit:

LOOK! I made cards!!!!! I'm going to start working on adding a few here and there. I really do like a homemade card and I always thought I wasn't good at them at all...but I like these.

This layout I got inspo from last years Creating Keepsakes magazine from October. I used my cricut and some border punches and added drops of some of that FABULOUS colorshine! Yumo! Love that stuff! The picture is of my guys on the recent hayride we took with our church group! Love those boys!

This one I used my cricut again....GO ME! This picture is of all my new friendships that have been developing and are continuing to grow at church! LOVE these girls soooo much! 

I am FAR from done with my kit.....and I would NOT have put it up but my family keeps complaining something about needing a place to sit down eat?! Do any of you know anything about that? I was planning to set up my craft table by the bay window and leave it....mess and all but then I remembered I put a Christmas tree there....humph.....what's a girl to do? I think my family should forgo eating!