Thursday, March 27, 2014

Alexandra's Birthday Card

Our nieces, who are sisters, have birthdays 2 weeks apart. Isabella turned 11 this past week and Alexandra turns 5 next week. Their family party is usually in between - this Saturday :)  I made their birthday cards and am so happy with how they turned out.

The first card is for Alexandra's card uses the 2nd sketch from Sketch ~n~ Scrap:

March 20th card sketch

I raided my Echo Park paper scraps/stickers drawer for this one :)

I added a yellow button to the center of each of the flowers and popped up the middle one for dimension.

Since I didn't fit a sentiment on the front, I embellished the inside of this one too, using Echo Park alphas and another flower sticker:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Isabella's Birthday Card

(Click here to see my first birthday card) For our niece, Isabella, I also used a sketch from Sketch ~n~ Scrap:

Card Sketches Due March 31st

I used papers from my My Minds Eye Girl Crazy 6x6 pad:

I stamped my favorite Scrappy Mom "Owl Occassions" stamp set and am entering in their challenge to use glitter. I just love this gold cardstock!

Aren't these epoxy owl stickers so cute? I raided my teacher bag for them. LOL!  I also decorated the inside which I rarely do, with another sentiment, owl, and punched heart from the same gold cardstock. 

Alexandra's card uses the 2nd sketch from Sketch ~n~ Scrap:

March 20th card sketch

I raided my Echo Park paper scraps/stickers drawer for this one :)

I added a yellow button to the center of each of the flowers and popped up the middle one for dimension.

Since I didn't fit a sentiment on the front, I embellished the inside of this one too, using Echo Park alphas and another flower sticker:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

{My Creative Time} Project Life 2014: Week 4

I am so honored to be a guest designer today on the My Creative Time blog!! I LOVE Emma's stamps and dies. She just released "Bracket Sentiments", which are perfect for Project Life!

Bracket Sentiments Stamp Set

I used them (and many more products) on my 2014: Week 4 pages:

I used the "worst day ever" sentiment on the top of this card, journaling the worst (coldest!!) day ever to have bus duty at school. It was FREEZING. I stopped for hot chocolate for my team and I to battle the brutal temps.  I also stamped the coffee cup from "You Are Here".

I used the silverware from the "We Are Here" set and the "I Was Thinking" sentiment with the awesome arrows in the set to start my journaling for this pic of my girl and I out to eat. I was thinking it was a BAD idea to go during her fussy time of night but she proved me wrong :) She was so content watching everyone! And loved sitting in the high chair for the first time (at a restaurant). 

After 5 years of my wedding band sliding around, I decided to bite the bullet and have my rings soldered together. I was more apprehensive to be without them for 3 weeks than to actually have them done. I'm SOO glad I did!

I stamped the "this week" sentiment on the Stitched Curly Label Die. She loves things that open/close!

I love how this card turned out LOL! The controller 3x4 card is from Echo Park. A play on words with the game "Call of Duty" makes me laugh especially because she's looking up at him like come on dad! Let's play!

I used the "potty people" from the "We Are Here" set to make a father/daughter icon. Love this pic of them the day our new mattress was delivered ;)

How beautiful are these sentiments embossed in white? I used this one to start my journaling about how my hubby spoils me :)

Probably my fav card on this layout. My beauty saying "hahaha you thought I was TIRED?!" So cute in her PJs. The card is from Pebbles and I added the scallops and hearts to match. I love my tiny attacher!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you come back to visit and see more of my Project Life pages. Remember to check out Emma's blog at My Creative Time.. you will be SO inspired by her, her team, and her products.

Have a great week!!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 3

Another week in the 2014 books... 3rd week of January.

The week my baby girl was really sick :(  2 days at home and lots of family time. So I incorporated one of the new Simple Stories "Homespun" collection cards for my week card.

We tried a new solid food.. SQUASH! I love how this card turned out with the instagram photo.

And this is why I'm only on week 3... I wanted to document her first tooth coming in; but could NOT get a good pick of that little pearly white for the life of me. So, I decided just to make my "first tooth card".  I diecut the tooth from the Baby Steps cricut cart, stamped her with a Peachy Keen face and added the sequin bow from Freckled Fawn. Yep, 2 hours later here's the first tooth card ;)

So the cough got a lot worse as the week went on and a doctor appoint revealed she had the early stages of PNEUMONIA. Cue new momma panic! Is it wrong to say I love how this card turned out? lol.  I got that first aid button at a blood drive. Talk about finding inspiration everywhere!

Luckily, the meds kicked in and after 24 hours she was up playing and acting like her usual happy self. My awesome hubby insisted I go out with my bestie and get some fresh air and adult interaction, even though she was still sick. He did a great job taking care of her (and me!) and sent me this super cute text of "our kids". I used my Nestabilities to diecut the pic and stickled the edges in gold.

I hope you are having a good week! We are half way there :)


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Let Your Heart Be Your Compass

I just loved the sketch over at Scrap Our Stash. You also needed to use a heart patterned paper, arrows, and a heart embellishment. Check, check, check ;)

I used a favorite photo of my hubby and daughter. I printed it 5x7 and then cropped it 5 inches square to layer on my polariod frame.

I was thrilled to use my new Simple Stores Homespun papers I just ordered. I love the more masculine colors for page, even though it has hearts ;)

I needed something for the top right corner and couldn't find anything in my stash that I liked (please tell me I'm not the only one with all these awesome supplies but "nothing" that works lol). So I looked up the collection's diecut sheet and fell in love with this camera, then kicked myself for not ordering it too. After coming to my senses, I made my own :) I love how it turned out!

The journaling/title for this layout is based on my latest favorite Lady Antebellum song "Compass". You must give it a listen (and the video rocks too!):

Have great weekend!! :)


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 2

Good Sunday morning! I'm back to share another 2014 page; week 2. I'm so in love with how these pages come together:

This week, I used a sunrise picture (on my way to work) for my title card. I love that paper clip!

This time last year, I did a routines card with what our day usually looks like. Oh how times have changed!! :) So I did a little card telling about our mornings. Baby M lounging in our bed while I get ready and smiling for her "good morning" pic we send daddy (who leaves for work before she's up).

I recently bought my first Becky Higgins "official" Project Life kit.... KIWI. Oh my am I in love with the handwriting on these quote cards! I added the dot doodles.

Even with lots of pics of baby M, I'm trying to include a few school project pics too ;) After all it is 8+ hours of my day everyday. Writing is one of my favorite things to teach.. this is a fun project I found on Pinterest to make with my kids "If I lived in a snow globe" 

Is she really old enough to sit in tub by herself?!  This week I realized she was getting too big for the infant seat :(

I included a journaling card telling about the gift and sweet letter we received from baby M's birthmom. We also took her to her first Farm Show :) First time sitting up in the stroller!

I am really hoping to find some moments today to work on week 3. I''m on a roll ;)
Happy Sunday!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 1

Yesterday, I shared my 2014 cover page & today I have week 1:

Over Christmas break, I organized all my paper collections into seasons instead of by company so that I could easily find things for Project Life. I "found" this older MME holiday collection that makes me think this is what my lil girl will look like in a few years :) I used my Lawn Fawn stamps for the "Week 1"

I have hardly any pictures of the 3 of us! My bestie snapped this moment with her phone on New Years Eve. Love how we are both looking at her. And how she loves to grab and chew on the drawstrings of my hoodies :)

Baby M just started playing peek-a-boo. Her favorite is to hide behind the shower curtain. She loves laying in front of the tub while I swap and fold laundry (which is in our downstairs bath closet). I punched the pink heart from woodgrain paper and spiced up the 3x4 card from Simple Stories' baby girl pack.

Also from that collection, these 4x6 month in review cards. I love the small pic of her with her "6 month" sticker.

I love that project life is just that.. everyday life. And let's face it, it's not always pretty. Insert grumpy girl:

I journaled about our not-so-perfect snow day on this handmade 4x6 card. I loving using my patterned paper scraps on these pages!

My hubby and I went out for lunch and to do some shopping, while baby girl hung out with Grammie. Usually she is sleeping or missing momma when we return, but not this time. She was happily playing patty-cake. I snapped this quick pick before she reached for me lol! I used my nestabilities to diecut the pic and frame and popped it up on patterned paper.

On our date day, my hubby and I saw the based on a true story Disney movie "Saving Mr. Banks". It was AWESOME. I saved the movie stubs and made this 3x4 card inspired by the disney colors and buttons in the shape of Mickey Mouse. I was so happy with how it came out!

Lastly, a snapshot of what Sunday looks like around here. Silly playtime ;)

Hope you had a great Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!

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