Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

I am just waiting for my daughters to clean up their monstrous mess they made in their play area before tucking them into bed.  Yes...keeping my house clean is a resolution (now hopefully my husband doesn't make me clean up my scrap space before I can go to bed...LOL ).

This layout features the Love Story collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  Gosh I am a sucker for love collections. Hearts are a must and if I check back, a good 50% of my layouts have a heart on them.  Guess I am feeling the love in my life.  And just look at her face on this layout....she is way too loveable:-)

And here is a close up of all that Fancy Pants goodness:

Talk to y'all next year...hee hee...only three hours away.  Let the countdown begin!!!  Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year filled with lots of LOVE!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mini Album

This month, I was so lucky to be able to guest design over at Freehand Scraps... check out HERE to see my fun little meet the designer interview on their blog! And hey, pick up a kit while you are there...they are FANTASTIC:-)

My blog post is also up today over at the Teresa Collins Design Team blog HERE. I created this mini album using the amazing Carolina Breeze collection. I am giving this mini album to my good friend..doesn't she have a BEAUTIFUL family? It was SO fun to photograph them when I saw them this summer in Vancouver. Mini albums make such a perfect gift! Are you giving away any scrappy goodness this holiday season?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ticket to Ride

This layout was published in the July issue of Scrapbook Trends. I made this one when I was designing for gcd studios using the fabulous Funhouse collection and I forgot that it got picked up before I posted it on my here it is.

I spent my weekend crafting, shopping for Christmas presents (happy to say I am pretty much done!), and today was a kids Christmas party complete with Santa and Sleigh rides. FUN! I hope you had a SUPER weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 more sleeps!!!

Can you believe it is only 12 more sleeps until Christmas!!!!

I am having SO much fun playing around in Cricut Craft Room working with Teresa Collins Christmas images. I also used her Christmas Home papers for my projects. I decided to make a card (to add to the pile I have WAITING for me to mail them...HA), as well as an ornament. I am going to attach them to my gift bags as a little something extra :-) I also took a picture of the ornament hanging on my tree to see what that looks like. I like it. My tree, however, I describe as a little (ok maybe a whole lot) on the UGLY side. It is a fake, short, lacks in branches, has mis-matched lights and is filled with homemade ornaments that my girls made. It is ugly is filled with love. My girls did the decorating, and every time I look at that tree, it makes me smile.

It is those moments that remind me, not to stress that my cards aren't out yet, that I am not done shopping, that my kids saw their presents that were supposed to be from is a season of LOVE!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011


This season brings me so much joy! This weekend we went to visit a real reindeer and we also picked up an "Elf on the Shelf" you have one of these??? My kids LOVE it! Every night "Elfy" visits the North Pole to report to Santa and then in the morning, he is in a new spot for the kids to discover. How girls talk to their elf and get so excited when they find him in the mornings!

This tag is made using Teresa Collins Christmas Home line and was featured on the Teresa Collins Design Team blog HERE. Be sure to visit that blog daily...the team are cranking out some amazing tags as well as other projects!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Teresa Collins/Provo Craft Release

I am so excited to see Teresa Collin's new release with Provo Craft. These images are Cricut Craft Room exclusives! Have you heard of Cricut Craft Room? It is an online design tool that lets you create anywhere! It is free to sign up and you automatically get Cricut Craft Room Basics, a collection of digital shapes and fonts! I am SO excited to get CRAFTY and play around this weekend using these FABULOUS images.

I also have a layout to share featuring my sweet Maddie from last year using Teresa's Christmas Home collection. Oh my she looks so young there! Hopefully I can convince my family to let me take pictures of them tomorrow....but we will have to squeeze that in between baking cookies and visiting Santa's reindeer! LOVE this season:-)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gift Bag Tutorial

Hello all you happy scrappers! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I braved the mall on Saturday and got a few things crossed off my list:-) So now it is time to start wrapping some presents! Since I don't like to let any of my beautiful paper go unused, I decided to make a couple of gift bags using my leftovers from my Freehand Scraps December kit. They are super easy to make, but add such a nice personal touch:-) Head over to the Freehand scraps blog HERE to see how to make one yourself!!!