July 1, 2015

Back home...

Hi friends. I have a non-scrappy post today! I know that my family will be happy to see that. Haha. Edward and I are just now getting settled from our five day vacation at the beach with my family. Marc invited us back and we had a blast. We ended up having one rainy day while there, but that was okay because we took Edward to the Arcade and played Boggle and Canasta! Fun, fun, fun.

Here are some of my favorite photos from our week. We did so much in five days, it's no wonder I was exhausted when we got home. I am just now feeling back to normal. Haha

This little crabby wanted to hang out and play!

Edward and this boy played together for hours on the beach. They had such a great time together. It's nice to see how easy it is for Edward to meet new friends.

I love watching birds fly in the air... I could literally sit and watch them for hours.

Seriously LOVE this shot. So very cute.

Edward had a blast on the rides. He got on so many, I lost count. There were hardly any lines and with the bracelet, we paid $25 and he rode as many as he wanted in three hours. It was the perfect amount of time because after two hours, mommy was ready to go. I do not do rides... I simply watch because I get motion sickness and it's ROUGH.

I love seeing him HAPPY. He is such a happy little guy.

Maybe, one year, I will go on this Ferris wheel. I might be able to handle this one. It's a BIG one though and I am afraid of heights.

Marc and momom had fun talking. :) Check out those orange glasses! That's the style baby!

Ah... there are no words.

Matt took Edward out on the Paddle boat. I think he was a little nervous, but he wouldn't admit it. After about twenty minutes, Matt brought him back in. I think Edward thought they were going in canoes.

Edward and his grandma who he loves more than anything in this world. Well except for me. :)

June 30, 2015

Building a sandcastle

Hi everyone. Hope you're having a great summer! I have a fun summer layout to share with you. Edward spent two hours on the beach one day building sandcastles and I enjoyed watching him. He's such a joy to have around. So easy to please.

I love the Papers in Pretty Little Studio's "You and Me" collection. It's such a pretty collection and I thought the papers would make a great summer layout. Since I had some flags from their "Island Treasure" collection, I decided to cut out the "building a sandcastle" flag to use as a sub title for my layout. Also, I am loving their Faux cork alpha die cuts! At first, I wasn't sure if I could work with the big alphas, but I am loving how they look on this layout! Totally fun. I added some embellishments and stamping from Ali Edwards Story Kit to complete the layout.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned Paper: Stickers: Die cut alphas: Flag: Pretty Little Studio, Washi tape: Freckled Fawn, Enamel dots: WRMK, Freckled Fawn, Chipboard: Stamps: Transparency: Ali Edwards, Circle punch: Stampin'Up, Pen: Marvy.

Thanks for stopping by today!

June 29, 2015

Life is a journey

One of my favorite things about Clique Kits is the Clique Kits exclusive cards that comes with the kits. I love Lacey's creativity. She is a genius with it comes to creating original flair badges, digital prints files, exclusive cards and cut files for the kits! I am hoping that one day I can take a few graphic design courses!

I'm not sure how I feel bout this layout. It was missing something, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it until I started blogging about it.. then I saw how it was balanced at all... So I decided to add two more cards to the left side of the layout and journal at the bottom to try and pull this layout together.

Here is my second take. I think I like this much better. Initially, I was going to just let the words on the cards do the talking for me, but they weren't enough. I needed MY words on the layout. Do you ever go back and add to a layout after letting it sit for the night?
Supplies: Patterned paper: Die cuts: Epoxy stickers: Crate Paper, Star punch: Epiphany Crafts, 4x6 paper: Studio Calico, "Here" sticker: Studio Calico, Die cutting machine: Silhouette Portrait, Cards: Clique Kits.

June 25, 2015

My cuties

Good morning! I wanted to share another layout with you before I go away to the beach with these cuties! I've been on vacation all week and it has been nice to be able to do whatever I want for a change, like scrap all day. Most of the time, I don't have time to play with mixed media because I am too tired to put in the effort, but since I've had a great deal of time this week, I decided to play with my paints and gesso! Be on the lookout throughout the month for some fun stuff!

Just recently, I bought some new paint and a fun circle template from the Clique Kits store. I believe there are a few more templates left if you are interested. I just dabbed some paint over the template directly on the paper to alter the background a bit. Love how the touch of pink does so much for this layout.

Pretty Little Studio has a design team call out right now for two new designers. I really love their papers. They are unique and I love their graphic designs. I decided to try out for the team again. I tried a few years ago and since I actually had some papers and embellishments that I purchased from the Clique Kit store (I believe that there is still one left), I created two fun layouts for the call and a card. I will post the other layout in a few more days.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Labels: Stickers: Pretty Little Studio, Enamel Dots: WRMK, Freckled Fawn, Chipboard: Ali Edwards Story Kit, Paint dabber: Ranger: Stamp: Ali Edwards, Circle Template: Hero Arts, Circle Punch: Stampin'Up, Pen: Marvy, Mini stapler: Tim Holtz.
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June 24, 2015

Moments like this

Happy hump day! I've been packing up for the beach. The little man and I are so excited. He is mainly excited about going to the Ocean City Board Walk to play video games. I am mainly excited to just get away for a few days!

This morning, after I went to Coffee Bean for my white chocolate mocha, I decided to use my left over scraps from my Pretty Little Studio papers and stickers to create this adorable layout. I wanted to pull some of the orange from the photo to make the layout pop so I grabbed my orange ink and a template to create this fun journaling block for my layout. I should have held off on submitting for the Pretty Little Studio call so I could include this layout. Oh well, here's hoping they like what I sent. They do have the cutest stuff! I am lucky enough that I was able to order some of their stuff from the Clique Kits store so that I could even submit to their call. And if I do not get picked up, I am still proud of my layouts that I made. I will have to visit their website to pick up some more of their "Treasure Island" collection. And I really cannot wait to see their new "Let's go" collection.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned Paper: Vellum: Stickers: Flags: Pretty Little Studio, Chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs, Enamel dots: WRMK, Freckled Fawn, Puffy stickers: Studio Calico, Chipboard star: Transparency star: Studio Calico, "Explore" stamp: Kesi'Art, Template: Crafter's Workshop, Ink: Clearsnap, Pen: Marvy, String: May Arts