Saturday, March 24, 2018

{{ hashtag dad life }}

My husband is such a good dad; so even if masculine pages aren't my jam - I had to make a page for the ridiculous snapchats I get when I'm away. This sketch from Let's Get Sketchy was perfect for the 3 smaller pics and journaling card I wanted to include:

I used my new Bella Blvd "Dad Style" for the page - working with a collection makes guy pages a little easier lol.

I'm so happy this story is told!

Friday, March 16, 2018

{{waiting on winter}}

Be careful what you wish for! My girl COULDN'T WAIT for it to snow... and now a blizzard may be dumped on our area next week; you know.. first day of spring?! ugh!  At least she's cute ;)

I used the March sketch at Stuck?! challenges:

Fingers crossed its a bust like the last few snow forecasts have been! :)
Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, January 20, 2018


A friend recently had to undergo surgery and I made a card for her using Echo Park stripes and dots papers and a Kaisercraft sticker sheet. 

It came together quick with this sketch
from Sketch ~N~ Scrap:

January Card Sketches

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

{{December Magic}}

Everyone told me that four was the BEST age at the holidays. [So far] they were right. The title "December magic" and that face says it all! She was SO excited for Christmas Eve and her new flannel, gingerbread pajamas. I'm so glad I documented it!

I used the sketch at "Sketch N Scrap":

Snowy days make the best scrapbooking days! :)

Friday, December 29, 2017


Now that the tree is down and toys put away, it's time to for this momma to get back in the scraproom and start documenting Christmas :) I loved the sketch Rochelle posted this month:

For my Mom's birthday in December, I took her, my brother, and my daughter to see the musical play of her favorite Christmas movie -- Rudolph. It was FANTASTIC. You can see a clip of it HERE on you tube.

I am also entering this into Brenda's Christmas cartoon challenge -- inspired by the theme (Christmas), colors (red, green, blue) and icons (Santa, reindeer and specifically, Rudolph :)

I trimmed down the program to include as my title, along with the ticket from the show. I love these selfies we took during intermission.

Those cute reindeer are from Doodlebug and remind me of Rudolph and Clarice :) 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Home Decor with Authentique

I was at a playdate with my daughter a few weekends ago and in their kitchen, I saw the neatest thing. She had framed some of her grandmother's recipe cards! As I was admiring the aged, handwritten words - I knew what I wanted to create for Authentique's home decor challenge this month.

I remembered I had taken photo at Christmas time of a my grandmother's cookie recipe to use on a holiday page. I printed it at 4x6 and embellished it in this 8x10 frame.

Ironically, I used Authentique's "Infused" 6x6 papers, which I bought to make a card set for said tea-loving grandmother :)


I fussy cut one of the papers "life is sweet" for the bottom left corner. I backed the white heart doily from my stash with pink glitter cardstock. I adhered these crocheted flowers to the top of the frame for dimension and because they seemed like the perfect match for these gorgeous papers.

In our kitchen, my husband built these amazing floating shelves, which hold a collection of sentimental frames, our wedding glasses and cake topper and more. Now, it displays a piece of her as well!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


This past May my grandma had open heart surgery. She is the matriarch of our family, so naturally we were all very thankful that even though recovery was long and hard - she is doing well. I'm grateful that, being a teacher, I was able to spend lots of time with her this summer! This is our first selfie (thanks snapchat for making us look so refreshed haha!) where she was feeling up to a photo.

I used the middle column for the Scrap Our Stash tic-tac-toe challenge:  Simple Stories' Love and Adore collection, 2 canvas polariods I had in my stash, and brads (center of flower diecuts).

August Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

I am also entering The Paper Girls Challenge for the "roses" theme.

Have a great week!
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