Sunday, July 17, 2016


I have such fond memories of my cousins and I growing up together!! I am so glad my daughter is blessed with the same treasure. Here she is with my husband's side of the family.

The new Echo Park mini-collection cousins comes in both girl and boy versions.. I might have squealed when I saw it. So perfect!

I am entering into Rochelle's Scrappy Friends challenges. For her "this or that" prompt, I used a white arrow paper clip. I look forward to Brenda's sketches every month, July's is awesome:

I am also sharing with Scrapbook Circle's challenge to use a wood element. I used wood veneer hearts scattered on the patterned paper. Tessa's work totally inspires me!

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy your Sunday!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ice Cream Thanks!


I finally dusted off my cricut and made this cute ice cream diecut using my Simply Charmed cartridge. I needed a cute thank you note to send to a friend who recently sent me a RAK {random act of kindness}. Returning the favor with a sweet treat!

I used glitter cardstock for the strawberry scoop and had to add googly eyes!

I am entering the Fantabulous Cricut challenge to use an ice cream die cut for National Ice Cream Month :) That's a holiday I can celebrate! Especially on these HOTTTT days of summer.

Whats your flavor? Mine is a toss up between salted caramel and cookies and cream - YUM!


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Shell - a - brate :)

My daughter is having a Little Mermaid themed party on Saturday - so I had to create a little card to go along with it :)

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday and all papers/stickers are Imaginisce.

Have a great week!


My daughter, she's fearless. When this photo was taken, she was 2 and about 7 years younger than any of the other children at the local Ag Center's reptile presentation. Yet, she sat in a row on the floor with them and listened to the presenter. When small critters were passed down for petting and holding - I was so proud touched a turtle and a lizard and a frog!

And then the boa constrictor came out.

And she raised her hand to volunteer to hold it.


The instructor made eye contact with us and we timidly nodded our permission to let our TODDLER hold THIS.

Needless to say, it deserved its own page in the scrapbook.

I used the sketch at Sketch N Scrap :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

{One Day My Prince Will Come}

Let the wedding scrapbooking begin! My daughter was recently a flower girl in our friends' Memorial Day weekend celebration. I just go the pictures back and well, they're amazing lol.

I used a sketch at Let's Get Sketchy for photos of her with the ring bearer.

I used some papers and embellishments from my stash (which is out of the box for me, I like using coordinating papers from a collection):

Happy sigh.. aren't they just the cutest?!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Special Graduation!

I just finished my 12th year of teaching first grade. Do the math and you'll find my first students just walked across the stage in their caps and gowns - oh how they've grown into wonderful young men and women! A coworker (who also shared in the joy of her first class graduating) and I attended graduation and were SO proud to congratulate them all in person. I took my first grade class photo from 2004 and held it in this photo of my "little Nate". That bright smile has not changed, even though he's now a foot taller than me!

I used the awesome Bella Blvd "Star Student' collection - with Brenda's sketch:

I am also entering it into Rochelle's challenge:

I have those cute owls on my page :)
Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!


You're One Smart Cookie!

The minute I saw this lil Lawn Fawn set, I knew it had to come home with me. I am a first grade teacher who loves puns - and can see making toppers with set for a lil bag of cookies for my kids who do great on an assignment.

Those kids - they grow up. And my first class first graders JUST graduated {layout coming later today with THOSE pics!} - so I have some graduation cards to make also.

I stamped and embossed the diploma on the cardstock base to make my own patterned paper. I also went with our school colors of white, red and black. I paired the stamp set up with Quinn's ABCS, too!

I am linking up with the Lawn Fawn challenge - oh how I would LOVE to get those mermaids for my daughter's Ariel themed party!

Have a great weekend!

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