August 24, 2011

Edward's 18 month doctor appointment was yesterday. Doc says he looks great and Edward just had another growth spurt. Doc says at this rate, Edward will be about 5'10" when he's an adult! Edward weighs 20.13 pounds and is 32 1/2 inches tall. He is finally in the 50% percentile range. Little guy's growing :)

Today we had a nice family day! We took Edward to the beach and let him play with a few little kids his age. He had the best time with the little people. We came home and had chicken fajitas for dinner and then took Edward and the dogs to the park for some more fun!

August 18, 2011

Day at the park

We took the little one to the park yesterday... It was pretty hot out, but we still had a nice time. We even took the fur-babies.

August 12, 2011

Things you might not know about me...

I used to play goalie for an Ice Hockey Novice League when I was 19.

I played Lacrosse during my freshman, softmore and junior year in high school.

I hopped a moving train when I was about 13 years old.

I have a tattoo around my ankle of a vine and flowers that I got when I was 20 years old.

I hate red lip stick and black nail polish.

I went to 4 different high schools.

I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.

My favorite book is Dream Catcher by Stephen King.

I am part Cherokee Indian.

I frequently dream that I am driving my car off the bridge.

I drive a convertible with a stick shift.

I’ve been to 13 U.S states.

I don’t like talking on the phone.

August 11, 2011

Whatya reading?

So what are you reading right now? I'm reading the latest about Sookie :) Love these books! I just got done watching last season on netflix since I don't have HBO... So it will be awhile before I get to see this season on netflix so might as well read the book while I wait.

August 10, 2011

Beach bums

Today I decided to take Edward for a walk in the stroller and then we headed to the beach for some fun! Daddy was already down there meeting up with someone to sell the jetski. It sold yeah! Here are a few of my favorite photos from today.

Cherished Moments

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a mini album that I created using the “Love Games” line. I just love this line! I decided to get a heads start on my minis this year. Every year for Christmas I give my family minis! I’ve been doing this for the past 2 years and they love them. This year will mark my 3rd year making albums for my family. I hope you enjoy my mini as much as me. I decided to start with grandma first… these are pictures of grandma with her precious grand-son.

Supplies used:
Glitz Design “Love Games” Chipboard Mini Album
Glitz Design “ Love Games” Whatnot
Glitz Design “Love Games” Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design “Love Games” Glitzers
Glitz Design “Love Games” Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design “Mini Alphas” Green
Glitz Design: Tull
Other: Pin, Flower, Bling, Chipboard shapes: Clear word stickers,Twine, Black pen, Butterfly punch: Border Punch, Epoxy Sticker Tool, Vintage Settings.

For my next project, I decided to scrap a layout of my Poppy. Poppy passed away in December 2004 but every year I scrap him so that I don’t lose my memory of him… and it’s my way of keeping him alive in my heart…

Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” Cardstock Stickers
Glitz Design “Laced With Grace” Papers
Other: Kraft, Border die-cut, Brads, Buttons, Thickers, Punches.

Hope you have a glamorous day!

August 5, 2011

Tic Tac Toe!

One of my favorite childhood games was Tic-Tac-Toe. What I love about this game is that it doesn't last for hours and the game is fairly inexpensive! You can chose to scribble your own lines on paper to play the game or you could chose to make a special game for your little one like I decided to do.

To be honest, this game literally took be fifteen minutes to create! It was so easy to make because G.C.D Studios creates some awesome products! I simply cut the paper so that I had 9 visible squares and for some of the chipboard shapes, I plucked off the bling so the X's would fit nicely, added a sticker in the center and I was done! Feel free to use a 5"X5" acrylic block as your base!

I hope you've enjoyed your stay and have fun creating this precious game of your own. You know you wanna and your kid(s) will love you for it!

August 3, 2011

August G.C.D Kit of the month contest

Hello ladies! Check out this month's kit at G.C.D Studios. Again, we are having another contest! Like last month, you'll get a chance to win a fabulous G.C.D Studios Kit! What do you think? I love the blues and browns!

To enter into this kit/contest rules:

Create a project about water.
The theme is pretty big, so put those thinking caps on
Your entries must be in by
Friday August 22nd
Midnight PST

Heidi will then post our top 3 favorite layouts on the G.C.D Studios blog and the voting will begin.
-You need to use 50% of GCD Studios products
-entries after July 22nd will not be entered into the kit contest.
-All entries must be emailed to

Good luck to you!

August 1, 2011

Life's a beach

Hello Ladies! How often do you use inspiration from an ad to help spark your creativity? I will admit, it's challenging for me because quite frankly I like to use a mixture of colors/patterns that normally wouldn't go together and using inspiration kind of prevents that... so I thought, until I saw this inspiration!

The minute I saw the gum ball machine and it's colors, I thought I can totally work with that one! And I did, and it was so much fun! My sisters just got back from the beach so I thought, why not scrap a layout of them two using some of the gorgeous Melody Ross Papers and embellishments from the Melody Ross and Funhouse Collection.

Supplies used:
Papers: Melody Ross and Materials Girls
Die-cut Borders: Melody Rosss
Candy Lace: Funhouse Collection

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Punches: Foam Squares: Black pen: Creative Memories
Glimmer Glaze: Tattered Angels (Orange Crush)
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