Saturday, July 27, 2013

Studio Calico Sunday Sketch

Good morning friends! So I have some BIG and exciting news! I was asked to participate in the Sunday Sketch over at Studio Calico! To say that I am excited and extremely honored would be a total understatement! As soon as I got the sketches I was ready to get to work. Here is what I created...

Make sure to head over to Studio Calico to check out the sketches and to find out all the details on how to participate! And don't forgot if you participate you will be entered to win a $5 gift code from Studio Calico. Happy Sunday All!!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Back @ The Mid Week Mojo's

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Hopefully everyone had a fun weekend! Over here in Hawaii on Saturday I got to go to a fun crop with my lovely friend Van and Sunday was family fun day. We went to a local beach and spent the day there with some friends and then had fondu later that evening. In between all that I was able to get two Mid Week Mojo's done. I can't tell you the last time I did a Mid Week Mojo and it's so much fun to be back in action with scrapbookSTEALS. 

Aquamarine #1: The Many Faces of McKenzie

My Take:

{Supplies}: Most of it's from Simon Says Stamp July card kit of the month. I added in the red Thickers, Basic Gray Flower, Bella Blvd Crocheted heart, Freckled Fawn cabochon and paper clip heart. 

The photos are a collection of the MANY funny faces that little miss Mac gives us on a daily basis. I swear that girl is such a character and you never know what type of mood she will be in. That seems to be the case with both my girls though. 

Aquamarine #2: Shanley Time

My Take: 

{Supplies}: Most is Studio Calico Atlantic collection with a touch of October Afternoon Labels, cork Thickers, MME enamel dots, Freckled Fawn Star, and Basic Gray Brad. 

We were having a hard time with potty training Shanley and we got the suggestion that if she got 5 days with no accidents that she get to do something special with Mommy that she picked. She chose to make beaded bracelets. The day finally came and Shanley was counting down the seconds till McKenzie took a nap so we could make the bracelets. She had so much fun and I wanted to make sure she had something to remember this moment in time. 

If you haven't ever check out scrapbookSteals and their Mid Week Mojo series make sure to head over and give them some love. As always thanks for stopping by and visiting. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

scrapbookSTEALS Birthday Week Blog Hop

Hello, fellow scrapbookers and scrapbookSTEALS lovers! If you are here for the scrapbookSTEALS birthday blog hop, and I hope you are you should have just come from my talented friend Brenda Smith's blog. In case you didn't and need to start from the beginning just head over to scrapbookSTEALS and start from the beginning.

 I came across back in 2010 shortly after the birth of Shanley. Being the new Mommy I was I decided I needed to scrap EVERY moment of her life from the first poop to 50 photos of her sleeping all in the same position! Thanks to I was able to get a ton of great deals on embellishments, albums, adhesive, and patterned paper all to help me make those fancy baby books. Lucky for me and my scrappy stash they are still going strong and are celebrating their 4th birthday!!! They provide you with amazing deals on crafty products twice a day.

In order to celebrate their birthday they are having a blog hop tied in with their online crop challenges. Get ready to help celebrate the festivities! I decided to take on two of the challenges....those being the USE ONLY 4 THINGS & WASHI FEVER.

First up is the use 4 things and only 4 things! (To celebrate 4 years of course)

 1) buttons 2) patterned paper 3) frames (both wooden and chipboard) 4) Thickers. 

The next challenge I picked was to embrace the WASHI FEVER! Who doesn't love washi tape or have an ever growing collection? 


I only used washi tape on this layout actually, no patterned paper (besides my background paper). Add in some hand stitching, thickers, and a few little embellishments here and there and you have yourself a pretty cool and hip washi fever layout!  

From here you should head over to the ever so talented Erica Bass's blog and see what goodies she created! Make sure to stop back by scrapbookSTEALS and link up your entries with them for the online crop challenges. You will have until Wednesday @ midnight MST to get them in. Thanks once again for stopping by! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Class Is In Session

So on a whim I decided to sign up for the Ali Edwards: Hello Story class over at Big Picture Classes. I had been hearing amazing reviews about her previous classes and this one was looking to be the same. Armed with my coupon code I took the plunge! We are only into week one of the class and the amount of material, examples, and information provided is AMAZING! To be honest it is a little overwhelming all the content you receive. I am excited to see what will come in these next 12 weeks. 

The story/idea for this week is timelines. I had no idea there were so many variations on a timeline. One of the inspiration pieces that was shown was a Save The Date announcement. I really loved the overall idea & construction of it so I decided to go with the flow! I had a collection of 7 photos of Brian and I (one from each year we have been married) that I wanted to work with and put on my timeline. 

Inspiration Timeline:

My Timeline:

I used my Citrus Twist July kit for this layout. I added in some black thickers from my stash, those ever addicting My Minds Eye enamel dots, October Afternoon label stickers, and some Studio Calico wood veneers. Oh I can't forget the really cute white heart paper clip from Freckled Fawn and I even used an Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday stamp! 

I am happy with how it turned out. It is way out of my comfort & normal zone but that is okay. I know 25+ years down the road I will be glad to have this and see how much we have changed over the years and what we went through in our "early" years. 

Once again thank you for stopping by and make sure to swing back by on Friday. I will be helping Scrapbooksteals celebrate their 4th birthday and be a part of their blog hop.