June 18, 2018


Good morning everyone! I've been playing with the Potpourri collection...again. I love this collection. It has so many cute die cuts and the colors make me so happy! I've been wanting to use this raindrop paper for sometime now, but I didn't have the right photos...until this past weekend! My son was playing outside in the rain with my sisters in flippers...its was sooooo Edward and I loved watching him be a goof. haha

I used hand-journaled my story onto the labels then added the grass die cut and a heart that I punched from the mushroom die cut.

Who isn't in love with this snail?!! He is the cutest. :)

I used some foam squares to pop a few die cut drops off the page and to add dimension to my layout. The wooden button is from my stash...as well as the stamps.
Pretty Little Studio Potpourri Papers/Raindrops, So Much Beauty,  Die-Cuts/Rainy Days, Stickers/Best Teacher, Tales & Dreams Cut-Aparts/Always Fun, Die-Cuts/Colorful Memories, Stickers/Itty Bitty Hearts
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June 17, 2018


Happy Father's Day to the best dad out there. I couldn't have picked a better dad for my son...he is a hands on father and there's nothing he wouldn't do for our son. I remember when we talked about trying again... I was putting laundry in the wash and I looked at him and said, I Will agree to try to have a baby... no matter how crappy out Marriage was at the time, but I needed him to be a good father. I needed him to be a hands on father because I was not going to do it all alone and the look on his face made me believe in him. He has never let me down when it comes to Edward. And I love him for that. Together, we've made something good...something better than anything in this world... a son.

Last week, Edward brought home something he worked on at school. He made a nice card for Pete with all the things he loves about his daddy and why his daddy is the best... I had tears in my eyes when I read, "I know you love me because you tell me." 

I used Bella Blvd's Dad Style collection to create this layout. Love the color combo, the pie graphs and die cuts in this adorable collection!

I love die cuts because they add so much to a layout. They look great layered together with foam squares.

Here is a close-up of the journaling! So precious.

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June 13, 2018


Hi everyone. Today, I went to Edward's school picnic. He had so much fun running around with his friends... Initially, I was not going to attend because I knew I'd get there and he'd run off with his friends, leaving me alone... But I talked to my friend Katie for a bit and then his teacher came over to talk to me. She is going to miss Edward so much and he's going to miss her just as much.

Anyway, I took this photo at the picnic and wanted to scrapbook it for Pinkfresh Studio's June challenge. I love this photo. It melts my heart...and he's smiling!! Not making crazy facial expressions for a change.

The challenge was to use the cute little bows from Pinkfresh Studio. And it was very challenging for me since I am not a bow kind of girl... but I managed to sneak one on this layout without making it too girly looking. :)

I used a few of the fabric labels to embellish this layout. LOVE them. :) I am a sucker for embellishments. I can't help myself.

I used the "little moments" stamp from one of Ali Edward's story stamp kits for the title. I felt that the top of the layout was too naked and needed something....

I love the sentiment on the blue tag! And the cluster of die cuts, puffy stickers and tags. So pretty!

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June 12, 2018


Pinterest Inspiration

Hi everyone. Do you enjoy drawing inspiration from Pinterest to get your mojo going? I love them! It really helps me when I feel like everything I create looks the same. The colors in this image really inspires me. They are so pretty! For this layout, I pulled papers, die cuts and stickers from the Tales & Dream collection to create this multi-photo layout.

I cut the flower from the journaling card and tucked it behind the right-side of the photo. I wanted to pull out the pink mouse from the photos to make the layout pop!

For the title, I used two of the die cut words then I added a heart sticker above it and create a faux stitching effect with the use of a Sharpie and ruler.

I used the cut-apart labels to hand-write my journaling.

Pretty Little Studio Tales & Dreams Paper/Dreamscape, Whimsy Vibes, Shipping Tags/Dreams, Stickers/Itty Bitty Hearts, Stories & Tales, Die Cuts/Rainbow Vibes, Blooming Stories, Cut-Aparts/Always Fun Word Flags, Cotton Candy Labels, Journaling/Dreamy Days

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June 10, 2018


Hi everyone. 7 Dots Studio is having a fun challenge this month! Here's the mood board. Check it out! Red is so NOT my color, but I gave it a try! I used some paint and yellow mist for the background.

I stamped the butterfly onto white cardstock then used a pink marker to color it it. I added a little orange as well. Then I used a foam square to adhere the flair to the center of the butterfly.

I added a few other embellishments here and there... I tried to look through my stash for red and coral embellishments to use!

I added a few different scraps of patterned paper, tucking them behind the photo. Then I added some gesso to the tag to tone it down a little.

I am liking this one...it's a little different for me. This is EXACTLY why I participate in these challenges... it CHALLENGES me to do something different...

I love this butterfly so much! It's a stamp by Kaisercraft.

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June 7, 2018


Hi everyone!! Hope all is well. Not much going on here besides the usual... I just got home from work a little while ago to a few boxes from Amazon. I love AMAZON. I am such a lazy shopper. I hate shopping...so Amazon saves me a great deal of headache and time. The other day, I ordered a frame so I could frame Edward's artwork that he brought home from school. He was so proud... and he said, "it's made from pastels" and I told him I was pretty darn impressed! I love when he brings me home his artwork. I've been hanging up his artwork in the hallway since he was in first grade! I now have three different pieces up on the walls. What do you think? Isn't it adorable?!!

Well, that's all I have today... I just wanted to share this to brighten your day!!

June 6, 2018


Good morning everyone! It's not too late to whip up a card and give it to your child's teacher before the school year ends. I've been so lucky or I should say, Edward has been so lucky to have such wonderful teachers these past few years. The teachers at his school are wonderful and really care for the children. This year, for Teacher's Appreciation Week, I created a card for Edward's teacher using lots of die cuts from the Potpourri collection since Edward did not want to make her one. Edward told me it was her favorite. Of course it was! :)

This was such a simple card to create! I used the So Much Beauty paper for the base of the card then mounted a piece of the  I Love Fall to the center of the card to add more color. Then I added the adorable die cuts using a tape runner and some foam squares.

Pretty Little Studio Potpourri Paper/I Love Fall, So Much Beauty, Die Cuts/Back to School
What do you think? Are you ready to whip up a card for your child's teacher yet? I think the teacher(s) would appreciate it.

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