May 24, 2015

Scrapping those little things...

Just in case you were wondering, I am still going strong... I haven't given up on project life just yet. In fact, I just created a new double spread page layout using Ali Edwards's "Little things" story kit. As soon as I saw the theme for this month, I knew what I wanted to scrap. I have been taking pictures of Edwards "little things" over the past few years such as drawings, legos and things that he likes to make. These are treausred memories that I hope to share with him when he gets older!

It took me over an hour to complete these two pages... They may look simple, but they really aren't. I have such a hard time with project life pages. I am not sure why!
And I just started this cute little instagram mini album. For the past few years, I've been scanning Edward's artwork when he brings them home from school. I think I am going to  them all and put them in this little book!

Thanks for stopping by today!

May 21, 2015


Hi everyone. I have a fun layout to share with you. I bought this Studio Tekturek paper from the Clique Kits store a few months ago because I LOVE blue and green, but didn't know when I would use it... I just knew that I needed it. :) What can I say, I love patterned paper. A lot. The papers are on sale for $4 bux for like 10 sheets of paper in the store. Get yours while you can and save 10% just by using NICOLE10 in the coupon section before checking out.

I love how the Freckled Fawn embellishments look on here as well as the smiley face stamps by Mommy Lhey! Fun stamps! I really like them. Normally, I don't have much time to scrap with the little man around, but today I had off and he went to school... and it was heaven! And no, I don't feel bad about that. :@)

Supplies: Patterned paper: Studio Tekturek, Flair: Clique Kits, Puffy stickers: Studio Calico, Vellum stickers: Die cut: Freckled Fawn, Smiley face stamp and journaling lines: Mommy Lhey, Sentiment stamps: Chickaniddy Crafts.

May 20, 2015

May Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hi everyone. Welcome to the May Pep Rally for Clique Kits! I actually kicked off the Pep Rally from the Clique Kit website, but just in case you are visiting, feel free to join in on the hop. Invite your friends to join and comment for your chance to win a May kit of your own! In case you've gotten lost along the way, you can start at the Clique Kits blog. I've had so much fun creating with the Carnival kit. This kit was chocked full of goodies and I think this is the first kit in awhile that I actually killed... I made a total of 6 layouts and 4 cards with this kit. It's so very pretty. What do you think? If you're not a current subscriber and wish to be one, get yourself on our wait list so you don't miss out on future kits! Don't forget to comment along the way for your chance to win the May kit that is currently sold out.

I can't believe that on May 8th, my husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary. We've been married for 11 years, together for 16 years. Dang, that's a long time! Not quite half my life-time, but not far off. This photo was of the two of us... we were celebrating with our family, the night before our wedding on May 7, 2004.

 Supplies: Cardstock: Patterned paper: Washi tape: Stamps: Epoxy stickers: Mini rotary stamp: American Crafts, Kraft doilies: Maya Road, Mist: Heidi Swapp, Ink: Clearsnap.

Close up of my journaling:

Here are a few other layouts/cards that I created so far this month using this fabulous kit.

Also, if you're thinking about placing an order in the school store, use NICOLE10 to save 10% on your entire order in the Clique Store (does not include kits)! Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate it.

May 12, 2015

2015-2016 Clique Kits DT Call!!

It's time for another Design Team call! Be part of our team. Clique Kits is looking for enthusiastic paper crafters to create with our monthly kits and limited edition kits. If you love paper crafting, making friends, and sharing your passion and memories; this team is for you! Check out the PDF below with details and requirements regarding our Design Team Call.

May 11, 2015

A few cards...

I know... don't faint. I made a few cards. I couldn't help it. After seeing Tyra Babington's cards on the Clique Kits blog a few weeks ago, I was so inspired to create a few cards using my scraps! I make cards only when I need them to avoid paying $5 for a card I can make. It's not that I don't enjoy making cards, I just don't think I'm very good at them. For these cards, I decided to keep them small and simple. They are sized at 4"x3". I work better with smaller spaces. :@)

Supplies: Cardstock: Patterned paper: Stickers: Washi tape: Mini phrase stamp: Hello Stamp: Jewels: American Crafts, Enamel dots: Ruby Rocket, Heart stamp: Ali Edward's Story Kit, Star Punch: Epiphany Crafts.
I really love the "Carnival" kit by Clique Kits. The colors are so gorgeous and HAPPY! I enjoyed this kit so much that I created 6 layouts and 4 cards with it! I literally killed my kit this month. I only have a few pieces left, not enough for another layout, but perhaps I can make another card.
Thanks for stopping by today!