Sunday, January 3, 2016

Top 15 of '15 (& A Giveaway)

Hey guys! It's been a long time since I have been around this ole blog! Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays.
Our holidays were good but busy. My sis, brother-in-law & nephew were in town so we spent a lot of time with them.
New Year's Eve was very quiet & we stayed home. My mom & her husband, my sis, bro-in-law & nephew came over & Leah had 3 friends come spend the night.
Ty has been sick with an unbearable cough & cold for the past week & w are hoping he can go back to school tomorrow!

I want to do a quick post with my favorite projects of 2015. I didn't do as much scrapping or crafting this year, so I hope I can come up with 15!!
Here they are (in no particular order):  And if you can get through the entire post, there is a giveaway at the end! 

1. I loved the way this card turned out. It started with a sketch from Sketch "N Scrap.
2. This layout uses mostly Bella Blvd products & started with a sketch from SOUS.
3. This page also uses Bella Blvd goodies and began with a sketch from My Scraps & More.
4.These mason jars were so fun to decorate for Valentine's Day! (featuring flair from The Crafty Pickle.)
5.I loved the Capture collection from Basic Grey. This layout began with a sketch from My Scraps & More.
6.This page uses a mix of Basic Grey's Capture collection & Simple Stories' I Am collection (which was probably my all-time favorite collection of the year!).
7. Here I mixed I Am with October Afternoon's Saturday Morning & love the end result!
8.There is a lot going on on this page, but I love it & the subject matter.
9.This simple page began with a sketch from MSAM.
10.This card was created for CAS-UAL Chic using CAS-UAL Fridays stamps.
11.Here is another page using a sketch from MSAM. It was so fun designing for Audrey!
12.This page had me pulling out lots of old supplies & I love that I finally used them!
13.This card was also created for CAS-UAL Chic. I really enjoyed using string on my projects this year!!
14.I loved this line from Pink Paislee, even though it's a couple years old. A true oldey buy goody!
15.And lastly is this simple layout that I created to play along with Scrapbook Circle's sketch challenge. Look at those sweet faces!! 

Now for my giveaway! Comment here & tell me which of the above 15 projects is your favorite. I'll choose one winner on Friday, January 8 to receive a box of scrappy goodness from me!

Thanks for sticking around! I'm hoping 2016 allows for a lot more scrapping!


Friday, December 4, 2015


Hey y'all & happy first Friday of December!

Today there is a new challenge up at CAS-ual Chic, The Utterly Adorable Layers Challenge!
It's the last challenge!
Let's finish up 2015 with a spectacularly fun challenge theme.

CC05: This one is all about the snowflakes!
This challenge runs Dec 4th-18th

The winner will receive a wonderful prize from

has loads of wonderful sets on sale right now 
in fact, a whole lot of the things you'll see in our inspiration parade
 can be found at special savings in this category right now... 

and don't miss out on your last chance to grab a few of our retiring sets 
at a substantial savings! 
Last chance for Retiring stuff, as it is officially gone by December 31st,
or while supplies last
Here is my card featuring the Lovely Snowflakes stamp set:

I stamped the snowflake
with two colors of ink & then stamped again with VersaMark & added some glitter. I added sequins to the tips of the snowflake for some extra bling! A button in the middle with some tied twine finished off my snowflake!
Now it's your turn!
We can't wait to see what you'll create using our snowflakes theme.
You can play as often as you'd like.
Link your project here before 6pm eastern on December 18th.
Show us your snowflakes!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

What's Happening....

Hey y'all! I know it's been a long time since I have been around this ole blog! And I have a lot of catching up to do!!
First, I want to share a gift bag that I recently made & embellished with flair from The Crafty Pickle. By the way, the shop had reopened so you can find all your flair button needs and more there!! And lots of new products have ben added!

I added the hearts flair button to the top of the fabric rosette and love the way this simple but sweet gift bag turned out!

While it's not a Christmas gift bag, it will be perfect to present to my daughter with a small gift or gift card for her 13th birthday next week! I am at a loss for words as we embrace on teenagehood. I can't believe Leah has reached this stage already!! I must say, for the most part, we are pretty lucky-she's a great kid!
Speaking of Christmas & he holidays, are you ready?! I am almost done shopping, however, have not done much in the way of decorating. We hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the family here this year so we were pretty busy preparing for that. Now I seem to have lost all motivation to get ready for Christmas! Hoping I find it soon!!! We did have a special guest arrive on December first:

Ty was so excited to see "Countdown" when he got home from school the other day! He had been asking when he would arrive for weeks!! The Season is upon us!
Make it a great one!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Favorite Memory

Hey y'all! I know I have been missing for a very long time. I haven't been doing much in the way of crafting lately. Life has been busy with growing kids-one of which will be a teenager in a couple weeks!! Wish us all luck!

I am trying my hardest though to get caught up on older photos that need to be scrapped and getting my kids’ albums organized! It’s a big undertaking but I love making scrapbook pages & revisiting old memories. This one is one of my favorites!

puddles & rainboots

My son loved his red rain boots when he was three and in them he discovered the love of jumping in puddles! I will never forget how happy he was when we returned home from an errand & he was able to splash in the puddles!


This flair button is the perfect compliment to my page!! It is the “Favorite Memory” button from the  I added it on top of a chipboard circle which was placed on top of a cork circle for added dimension. I love adding thread on my page to lend some texture.



  A few more fun embellishments and another page & memory are scrapped & ready to go in the album!
Thanks for visiting! Make it a crafty day!!
TCP products used:
“A Favorite Memory” flair button
blue baker’s twine

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cas-Ual Chic November Challege

Hey y'all! Happy November (already)!

This month at CAS-ual Chic the challenge is to use metallic on your project.

CC05: Use metallics in your creation. For example, foils, metallic threads, gold or silver embossing powder, etc. Get creative!This challenge runs Nov 6th-27th
The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate prize from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!! We can't wait to see what you create!

Here is my card, featuring the Sassy Smiles stamp set:

I used some scrap paper on top of the white cardstock. I then placed a small strip of khaki cardstock horizontally over the butterfly patterned paper. I stamped the "Smile" sentiment using two ink colors.
The glitter butterfly & clock are older items from my stash.
If you get the chance to play along be sure to link up your creation here for your chance to win!
Thanks for visiting. Stay crafty, friends!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Shares-Use It Up Tuesday

Hey y'all! Hope this day has been a good one. We have been crazy busy around here with a trip down to South Carolina, baseball practice & tournaments, cheering, gymnastic, homework, & on!

I feel bad that I am so far behind in sharing my projects!!
I'm starting with the first sketch for October from My Scraps & More, #115. Here is the fun sketch:

And here is my layout:
I started with some ink splatters in black & gold & then added my papers under the photos. My papers are from October Afternoon's Saturday Morning collection.  I used a mix of embellishments from Simple Stories & Crate Paper. My flair button is from The Crafty Pickle.
My next project is another layout using sketch #116, from MSAM guest designer Jessy Christopher:
Here is my layout:
I used papers from my stash & grabbed some embellishments from around my space. I love using items tat are floating around on my desk & getting them on a page!

And my last layout is also featuring flair from The Crafty Pickle.
I used a button from the gold foil collection that I absolutely adore and one from the “Life Documented” collection.

I started with a sketch from Let’s Get Sketchy this month and kept my page pretty simple.

I love this photo of my two kiddos along with their cousins on St. Patrick’s Day! I wanted it to stand out and the flair buttons placed at each end of the picture really  help to anchor it yet also make it pop!

I chose the “Oh Happy Day” button to compliment the beige and green on the page.
The “Today” flair button worked well with the St. Patrick’s Day theme!
Try adding some fun flair to your next scrapbook page! I guarantee you’ll love the results!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015

CAS-UAL Chic Challenge

Hey y'all & happy Friday! We are all preparing for the effects of hurricane Joaquin. I pray we are not hit too hard & that we don't lose power! Hope you all are safe where you are too.

It's the beginning of October (so hard to believe) & that means a new challenge at CAS-UAL Chic!

It's a tic-tac-to challenge!! What fun! Here is the card I created:

I went with "stitching", "coloring" & "distressing".
There is stitching on the die cut circles at  the bottom of the card; I distressed the edges of my papers & colored some of the circles on the white paper.
I used the star Fri Dies & the twinkle stamp set to stamp my sentiment.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you find some time this month to play along!!
Stay crafty!