August 28, 2013

Oh boy!

A few months ago, Jamie said that I should make a layout based on some of Edward's favorite things, what he wants to be when he grows up, what he watches etc... So now that he's actually having full conversations with us, I decided to ask him questions to put onto a layout. Every year from here on out, I will ask him similar questions to see how his answers change through the years :)

I love this boy collection by Elle's Studio!! The color combination is fantastic and I love the stars and the green and blues :) This collection was so much fun to work with.

Patterned paper: Elle’s Studio, Tags: Elle’s Studio, Stickers: My Mind’s Eye, Wood veneer heart: American Crafts-Studio Calico, Marker: Faber Castell, Pen: American Crafts, Adhesives: Creative Memories.
Believe it or not, this was such an easy layout to make. I simply placed the photos down on the layout, tucked the tags behind the photo up top and started adhering the tags and at the bottom randomly. Then I cut two strips of paper and made a fun banner and decorated the layout with a few stickers and a heart. After I was done with the placement of embellishments, I grabbed my pen and started my  journaling...

August 26, 2013

August Zva Creative Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our June blog hop! We are excited about it and look forward to sharing our new work with you!
Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's Facebook page! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Jewels: Zva Creative, Chipboard: Basic Grey, Die cuts: Basic Grey, Lace: May Arts, Twine: May Arts, Note cards: American Crafts,Washi tape:, Adhesives: Creative Memories.
If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way! The Blog Hop starts today, August 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 27th.

Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 28th on  Zva Creative's facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva's facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's Facebook page. Your next stop is Christin!. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on September 29th for our next Zva blog hop!

August 18, 2013


I don't know about some of you scrappers, but I'm anxiously waiting for Bella Blvd.'s 2013-2014 design team call! I have fallen in love with their stuff. I just love the bright papers and fun patterns! Fun, fun, fun! I especially love their new collections.

Here's a layout that I created awhile ago. I love the brown, yellow, green and aqua together. I wanted to stitch the letters, but I need to wait until momom comes over so she can re-bob my sewing machine. I thought I had it figured out the last time she was here, but I don't...

August 13, 2013

Assateague Beach

I honestly cannot get enough of this Atlantic Collection by Studio Calico. I just love the mixture of colors and patterns in this summery collection :)I have scrapped over 8 layouts using this collection, but some have been shipped of to be published so I can't share them yet. But, in the meantime, here's a layout I created using photos from this past weekend. I love how this turned out. I wanted the main focus of the layout to be on the photos and journaling.

August 11, 2013

Assateague Beach

I had a great weekend in Assateague! It's been over 10 years since I've been to Assateague. When my husband and I first met, we spent a great deal of time camping in Assateague! I was impressed with how clean the park staff have kept the beach. My mom's friend invited us to stay at his beach house for the weekend and I have to say, I really enjoyed it! I wish I had just a few more days before I had to come back!

Edward was cracking up the entire time I was burying him in the sand :)

Oh and Edward met a new friend. A little sand crabby. After Edward finished almost killing the poor guy, we let him go back into the ocean.

And whenever we go somewhere, Edward meets new friends. He is not shy!!

I love this photo of Edward and I!

I had to do some tickling to get this one :)

And to Marc, if you come across this post, thanks so much for opening your beach house to me, Edward and momom. We really enjoyed our stay!

Oh and one funny thing... I ran into an old boss of mine on the beach... It truly is a small world!

August 5, 2013

Spring flowers

Hi everyone. About a month ago my neighbor was planting some flowers and didn't have room for these beauties so he asked Pete and I if we wanted them. At first, we were a little hesitant because our garden is pretty full at the moment, but I couldn't say no. And I'm glad  I didn't because they look beautiful in my garden. We started out with just one flower that bloomed into a trio.

Just recently, I realized that I haven't used my sewing machine in awhile so I decided to put it to good use. I received these papers and chipboard from as a prize for National Scrapbooking day and decided to use them for a spring layout. The patterns are so lovely and I especially love the little birdies :) This is from Basic Grey's older collection know as Picadilly.

And I am seriously digging Elle's Studio's tags! I think the last five layouts that I have created has some Elle on them. Fun stuff.

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