Saturday, January 28, 2012

PJ Photoshoot and American Crafts

So baby girl tells me the other day that she wants to have a photoshoot. Well, my gracious! YES!! Usually they run from the camera and the idea of a photoshoot! Not wanting to press my luck, I ask her what she wants to wear for the shoot. And right away she tells me she wants to wear her pajamas. Yep, PJs.

You know, I never really thought about having a photoshoot while the kiddo was wearing her favorite pair of skin tight pjs, but I will work with it because she WANTS me to take her picture. Oh yeah.

To keep the scene more right, we did it in my room like it was morning. Which it wasn't. It was 4 in the afternoon, but that is when the light is actually in my room, so we are improvising some. She acted like a goof and a supermodel and a kid all at the same time. It was such a blast. About 150 shots later, she was done and I was thrilled!

The story alone is worth scrapbooking!




Everything on this page (except the twine) is from American Crafts. It is a mix and match of lines from the last CHA and then Chap. Make sure to check out all the new stuff coming out on the AC blog! It is really GORGEOUS!!!

Off to start my Saturday! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pink Paislee New Releases

I am so excited for CHA. No, not because I get to go, because I am not, but because all this new, exciting stuff will be released!!!! Pink Paislee has 5 new releases!!! 5!!!! That is totally awesome! Seriously, you MUST check them all out. Wait, let me help you here. Check this out and then head over to the Pink Paislee blog and see all of each collection. You will LOVE them!!!

First up...



I did a page with this collection. (Well, it was actually to work with the awesome Mistables, but I used Spring Jubilee too.)




I love the colors in this line.

But check out all these other ones too. They are so fabulous!









What do you think? Which is your favorite? I think it is too hard to choose. They are all so different and fun. But seriously, head back to the Pink Paislee blog. Rebecca is giving away stuff to some lucky commenters!! You do NOT want to miss out on that!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

American Crafts & Winter Swimming

I had this big, huge long post all ready to put up yesterday and thankfully, I just saved it. After rereading it today, I definitely am glad that I did not share my vent to the world. Yesterday was a bad day, we all have them. I felt low, discouraged, unworthy. I felt disorganized and unfocused. Today I am so thankful that dear hubby worked all day so he did not have to deal with it and determined to make it up to my girls who did have to deal with it. (Maybe a special afternoon snack?)

But today is a new day. Gotta LOVE how that happens every morning. And I already know that today will be better.

I vented last night with pictures and paper. (YAY!) Seriously, this scrapbooking thing is therapy. I am no family historian. I don't always have a story. I do not have hopes that my girls will want these albums someday. I don't make them for them. I make them for me. I create pages because I love creating pages and that is really all. And last night American Crafts provided me with the tools I needed. Thank you!


This picture of the two younger girls was off my phone. All day long baby girl was SO excited about this "swimming" idea. She talked and talked and talked about it until her big sister got home from school. And then they both dived in. (Well, not really.)


It was such a perfect way to spend an hour. Of course, my bathroom was soaked when it was all over, but it smelled like soap and they had big smiles and we counted it as the bath for the day, so I will overlook the dozen towels it took to clean it all up.


Plus, I love how happy all the AC stuff is. It just helps set the mood of the moment.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

American Crafts Rainbow Quilt Clock

Last week on the American Crafts blog, all the projects shown were inspired by quilts. Quilts are so beautiful and the people that make them truly are artists. My grandmother is a quilter as is my aunt. And I can tell from some recently shared photos that my cousin's 6 year old daughter will be one too! I have tried once and well, let's just say, it is a skill I need to work on. LOL.

All the same, I LOVE looking at quilts. So I scoured the internet and found this quilt in Sew Yeah's Etsy shop. Can I say gorgeous!!!! I just wish I had a reason to buy it!

Anyway, it was inspiration for my clock. See...


There is a tutorial up over at American Crafts to get the step by step on how I put this together. It really was not hard and it really did not take years to make.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy creating!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Last Sketchy Thursdays sketch

*sniff* *sniff* I can hardly type this without wanting to cry. What will my weeks be like without Sketchy Thursdays as a part of them?!?!?! I have been playing along FOREVER it seems and I love it here. I am so sad that this is my last Sketchy Thursdays page.


Here is the sketch...


It is awesome and great but the last one. :-(



Sketchy Thursdays has always been one of my favorite places to play. I feel like I owe Diana and Heidi so much! Because of their sketches, inspiration and encouragement, I kept plugging away at scrapbooking. I got better over time. I gained self confidence. And I had a whole lot of fun. To them, thank you so, so much. I love you guys and this site and I will miss it!

Make sure you play along though and have Sketchy Thursdays go out with a big bang!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pink Paislee page

Today my intro is up over on the Pink Paislee blog! I am so excited to be a part of this team! As part of my intro I created a page using the Pink Paislee Nantucket line! This was one of my favorite lines of last CHA.


I LOVE these chipboard tiles.


And the strips of paper are fun.


You can read my intro over at Pink Paislee and meet the rest of the design team too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sketchy Thursdays 1.5

It is the first sketch of the New Year!!! What a great way to start off the year!


Here is my take...



I love, love, love these silver Thickers. I need to use them again, really soon. LOL.

Anyway, you all need to head back over to Sketchy Thursdays and get your pages linked up. The prize rocks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

One Last Christmas Page

I am not much of an event scrapper so to even have another Christmas page is a little silly to me. But I do!! Believe it or not, but these pictures were taken on Christmas day. I had just taken some headshots for my dad while we were waiting for the prime rib to finish, so I called for the girlies. They all had on new Christmas clothes and were so happy from the big day.


I love the bright glitter Thickers.


I made this page using an October Afternoon sketch. It was done as a tag and cards, but a layout is my way to go, so that is how it turned out for me! The patterned papers, mist and buttons were all October Afternoon products as well.

I hope your holidays were merry. Although they were so much fun for us, I am glad they are over and we can get back into our normal routine. I do miss the pretty decor though!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

An Amazing Announcement!


I am honored, floored, stunned, jaw is on the ground, excited and jumping around to be on this list of truly incredible designers.