September 1, 2015

Best friends

Hi everyone. I have another layout to share with you today. Every month, I do my best to share with our subscribers how the Clique Kits can be used to scrap boy layouts even with those kits that look a little girly. This month's kit is filled with lots of pinks, flowers and girly colors, but if you look closely, you can make some of the pieces work for your next boy layout. And if you don't believe me, I'll show you. Also, don't miss out on this month's blog hop because I will have another boy layout to share with you using the printables that came with this month's kit!

I cut some of my leftover pieces of scraps down to 3"x3" to create a fun background for my photo. I love the Kraft paper with the hears. It's my absolute favorite piece of patterned paper from this month's kit. And I am happy to use it again on this layout. Sometimes, it pays to save those scraps. You just never know when they will come in handy. I added a few splashes of teal mist just for fun.

 
I hand-cut the "Happy Snaps", "love this" image and the heart from the cards paper. And of course I had to use the cut little "best friends" flair. The acrylic "build" word, chipboard and "love wins" stamp is not included in this month's kit. It is something that I had in my stash. I felt that the top  and bottom of the layout needed something more and so it worked out perfectly.


 
This layout seriously makes me smile. I just love it. It's such a happy layout. Wouldn't you agree?

 
Supplies: Vellum Paper: Doodlebug Designs, White cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Cocoa Vanilla, Vellum die cut: Cocoa Vanilla, Sticker word: Flair: Clique Kits, Acrylic "Build" word, "love wins" stamp and chipboard: Ali Edwards, Mist: Tattered Angels.
 

August 28, 2015

Project life spreads

Hi everyone. Its hard to believe that I have a kindergartener. Seriously, I cannot wrap my head around the fact that my baby is no longer a baby anymore. These last five years have flown by so fast, it's terrifying. It's a gentle reminder to enjoy each and everyday and count my blessings. I am forever grateful or everything that I have. And mostly, I am so grateful for having a supportive family.

I realized that I hadn't shared my project life spread last month so I am sharing two today! I really enjoying receiving Ali Edward's story kits every month. They force me to use the prompts to think outside of the box and scrap those memories. I've always been a big fan of Ali and I can prove it with just one photo. Yep, I have all of her idea books. If you noticed, most of my layouts includes a story and I've been doing it since I've become a fan of Ali Edwards. She has inspired me to share my stories from the very beginning.

I agree, I am not a BIG fan of project life, but I like the challenge and I like to mix it up a bit. So that's why I create at least one project life spread of my "favorite" photo each month.


 
And here are my project life spreads for August and September. I was excite about the "Build" kit since I have so many pictures of Edward building Lego sets together. A perfect match if you ask me.
 


 
Products used: Project Life cards: Chipboard: Washi: Transparency: Stamps: Ali Edward's Story Kit, Ink pad: Stampin'Up.
 

August 26, 2015

Playing with layers

Hello everyone. Today, I have another fun layout to share with you using the August Clique Kit. I really had fun with this kit. This was my last layout and since I was running low on products from the kit, I decided to use up my scraps for this layout. I really hate wasting paper. In fact, we recycle in this house... so I try to use as much of the kit as possible before putting throwing my scraps in the recycle bin.

I decided to scrap in layers for this one. I kept the layout pretty simple because I felt like the patterns made the layout look busy enough. I love this photo that Aunt Jamie took of us while we were at the beach. Check out my son's face? Can you tell that he loves having his picture taken? haha I am not really big on the pineapple trend, but I do like the washi tape that came with the kit so I decided to use it at the bottom of the layout to help pull it together.


Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned Paper: Puffy stickers: Die cuts: Washi tape: Pink Paislee, Patterned paper: Webster's Pages, Enamel dot: Freckled Fawn, Stickers: Bella Blvd. (from stash).




August 25, 2015

My escape


Hi everybody. Today, I have a friendship layout to share with you. I tried to be creative with the "Treasure Island" collection by Pretty Little Studio. I wanted to create a non-beach/vacation layout with this gorgeous collection so I decided to create a friendship layout. Mischelle and I have been friends for over 16 years and she is who I call when I need an escape from my family for a few hours. Even though, we rarely have enough time together, she is there and ready for me when I call and I just love that about her. She holds a special place in my heart. Do you have anyone like that in your life? They are rare and I am fortunate to have such a supportive friend.

Pretty Little Studio Products: Treasure Island: Paper Pack 4x6, Stickers: Adventure Watercolor, Stickers Tiny ABC White, Garland Lighthouse Bunting Flags, Die-Cuts/Arrow Adventure, Tabs/Treasure Map.


 
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Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!

August 24, 2015

Play date with Parker

Today, was a fun day. We had Parker over for the day. We went to the Park for awhile then to McDonalds so they could play. These kids bicker so much... they fight like brothers, but they love each other so much. It's a love-hate relationship between these two. LOL

Here are some of my favorite pictures from today. I got a lot of good ones. :) First thing's first. I just love this one. hehe. These boys are mischievous. Just look at their faces.


 


 
I love that I made something so beautiful... He really is a handsome kid.



 
Aw, seriously. They are so affectionate.


 
He used to be able to squeeze between the two trees, but now he's too big.




 
Best buds forever. Edward will cooperate when it comes to getting his pictures taken with his BFF, but when I want him to get them with me, it's a no.

 
Give these boys a big stick and they're entertained.



 
Something about this picture, makes me wanna cry.


 
This boy knows how to work it... I give him that. He wanted to stay a little longer.