Wednesday, September 10, 2014

hello Autumn!!!! on earth did it become fall already???  I had a crazy busy summer - between work and the lake, I was never home!  And if I was, I was in the garden or working on my new photography business!  I miss the hot weather but I am happy to be settling into more of a routine.

Today my "Family" layout is up on the Bella Blvd blog.  I am absolutely smitten with the hello Autumn collection...especially that wood grain paper and all the yummy embellishments!

And here are a few close up shots:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Today we are celebrating National Scrapbook Day over at the Bella Blvd Blog!!!

Each team member was given the challenge to create a layout ...  all about ourselves!  YIKES...was my first thought.  I NEVER scrapbook myself.  It is soooo much easier to scrapbook my children.  But I am so happy I did and really need to make an effort to do it more often.  I think my girls will love looking back and learning a little about their mom!  Here is what I came up with:

Gosh i LOVE the bright, cheery colours and patterns of Bella Blvd products!!!

It was such a great challenge - it gave me the opportunity to sit and reflect on how GOOD my life is!  Feeling so much gratitude!

Enjoy National Scrapbooking Day and be sure to stop by the Bella Blvd blog to check out all the designers layouts and for awesome prizes!!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bella Blvd Warehouse Box Sale

Hello and Happy Friday to you!  I wanted to pop in today to share the GREAT news about Bella Blvd's Warehouse Sale:

This is such an amazing deal...check out a sneak peek of some of the box contents:

Such a SUPER deal!!!  Head on over to the Bella Blvd Blog HERE for all of the details and to pick one up!!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Page Maps

Hey y'all!  Popping in today to share a layout I made for the April Page Maps!  Some of the Bella Blvd design team contributed to Becky Fleck's new sketches for this month.  I am always thrilled to work with a great sketch!

Here is the sketch I was working from:

And my layout:

I love this photo of my daughter seeing the ocean for the first time!  Living in the prairies it is such a new experience to meet the ocean :-)

Be sure to check out all the fabulous sketches from Becky and the amazing pages the Bella Blvd design team created HERE.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Websters Pages POT OF GOLD Blog Hop

Welcome to the Webster’s Pages ‘Pot of Gold’ Blog Hop! It’s St. Patrick’s Day so our Design Team got together and decided to have a little fun! If you arrived here from the fabulous Larissa Albernaz's BLOG, you’re on the right track, if not, click HERE to head over to the beginning of the hop!
Everyone knows that on St. Patrick’s Day you’ve got to wear a little shamrock GREEN or you’re going to get pinched…SO, here are the RULES for this hop…every one of us should have added some green to our projects, BUT, no teals, aquas, yellows or any “almost green” shades count! If you catch someone in the hop without our true, St. Patrick’s Day green on, help us catch those sneaky girls and give them a PINCH in the comments of their blog! {…and it just might be me, but I’m not telling! Hehe!}

…AND, guess what!!? There’s a hidden prize at the end of this hop! Find it and you can enter to WIN our pot of gold filled with an assortment of Webster’s Pages TREASURES!!

Here is my layout:

Ok your next stop is the amazing Erin Blegen's BLOG!  Have fun hopping and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sweet Sisters

Well this blog has been a bit quiet lately -- we had a much needed family vacation!  We just had to escape the freezing weather here.  Yes it has been -40 for a long run and so I was happy to escape and enjoy the sunshine in Phoenix and then a quick stop in California to hit up Disneyland!!!  So much fun... i wish we were still there :-)

In all the hustle and bustle to get ready for our holiday, I didn't have time to pre-schedule my blog posts ... so I will have some projects to catch up on!  But for now, I will share my latest layout that was just up on the Bella Blvd blog HERE.  I got to play with a fabulous sketch:

Here is my take on it:

These pictures were taken at my parents place in Phoenix, on their deck.  I am so happy that my girls have each other and shared this holiday together!

I used a mix of the Molly Collection and Lucky Starz Collection from Bella Blvd on this layout.  I was beyond THRILLED to come home to be able to play with these AMAZING new collections from Bella Blvd.  It makes the cold more tolerable when you have so many beautiful scrapbook projects to play with!!!  Check out a few up close details of these goodies:

Molly: Sketch with Style, Paper Pieces, Candid Cards, Treasures & Text; Lucky Starz: Peep Starz, Pickle Juice Starz; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Punch; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Crochet Hearts: Punch

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bella Blvd Challenge

Good morning!  Today I have a layout up on the Bella Blvd Blog HERE - there are always such FUN challenges and inspirational ideas at the Bella Blvd blog.  The challenge today is to use only patterned paper and stickers on your projects.  Honestly, when the papers and stickers are as amazing as Bella Blvd really isn't a challenge at all :-)

This girl makes me so happy every day.  There really is nothing sweeter than finding sweet love notes placed in random locations for me to discover!  She leaves "I love you" notes and "You are the best Mom" and often some beautiful artwork of her and I together.  Melts my heart.

For a bit of texture, I cut out some hearts from the patterned paper and then ran it through my cuttlebug.  I also used dimension dots...always loving the dimension dots:-)

I love including artwork or notes on my pages to help tell my story.  I just love her printing...precious!

Daily Chevies & Everyday Bits: Chevy Gulf, Chevy Peep, Chevy Carrot, Chevy Bell Pepper, Chevy Oreo; Snapshots: Daily Details, Captions; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red

Head on over to the Bella Blvd Blog to check out more design team takes on the challenge!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bella Blvd - Win it ALL!!!!

Oh my goodness…this is such an amazing give-a-way!!!  You need to head over to the Bella Blvd blog today and enter to win all four new collections!!!!!  WOW!!!!

If you haven't seen the new collections yet …. check them out:

Can you imagine winning ALL of these!!!  Hurry over to the Bella Blvd Blog NOW!!!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Bella Blvd Reveal: Lucky Starz

Today on the Bella Blvd blog…is the revealing of the fourth new collection:

This collection is SURE to be a staple in everyone's scrapbooking supplies!

"You won’t need luck when you have these in your stash! Lucky Starz are the perfect combination of magical colors and coordinating patterns for each day of the week. Keep it monochromatic or mix it up with the playful stripes, hashtags and hearts. Lucky Starz is sure to show up in just about every project from here on out!"

Check it out:

So AMAZING!!!!  Now head over to the Bella Blvd blog HERE to win it before you can buy it!!!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bella Blvd --- MAX Collection!!!!

I am so excited to share all the new Bella Blvd products with you this week!!!  First up is the amazing Max collection (my first dog's name was Max so already this collection is a winner with me!)

"Max is seriously cool. He’s too old for toys, but totally interested in his new guitar and creating the perfect playlist to jam to. Instead of focusing on his homework Max dreams of being a rock star, going hunting with his friends someday, & even beginning high school with all the pretty girls. Chill out with Max from Bella Blvd."

Check it out:

Isn't it FABULOUS???  Hurry over to the Bella Blvd Blog to admire the fantastic page the oh so talented Laura Vegas created and while you are there enter to win the entire collection!!!  YES…the entire collection!!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy New Year!  I love the feeling of a fresh start in the new year and so far 2014 has gotten off on the right start!

Today I wanted to share my absolute favourite layout of last year:

I love this layout for so many reasons!  First, I adore all the amazing Bella Blvd products - Bella Blvd always has such fun, bright colours and the most perfect embellishments that I heart soooo much!  Check out these detail shots:

I also love this page so much because of who is in it!  I love my girls so much and I feel like they have grown up so fast.  I want so spend more time with them and I look forward to having more dates with my daughters in 2014!

Both my girls love to jump - especially Sienna.  Anytime I am photographing her, she suggests a "jumping pose" and of course i am always happy to oblige.  The third reason this is my favourite page, is that it encourages me to "jump", to make a leap.  I look forward in 2014 to really jumping into my photography passion!  

I am so excited for this new year…and I am soooo excited for you to see the new releases coming from Bella Blvd!  Tune in all week to see the full reveal of their collections!!!!