Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everybody from my family to yours!!!!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Proud Moment

Hi Scrappers!!!! I know I have scrapped pics of Landon's graduation before, but there are so many wonderful moments captured that day that I can't help but keep scrapping them. The one I am about to show you is special in it's own right. My husband, took on Landon and me when Landon was only four years old. Blending a family is hard in it's own right but when I look at how far we have come and the love that these two share, I am forever grateful! It makes me all the more certain that God truly put Duane and I together for a reason. Landon has never really known his biological father for too many reasons to explain but it warms my heart that when he tells his "daddy", Duane, that he would not have it any other way. Love really knows no bounds!!!!

On, to the layout....I had the pleasure of visiting my lss owned by the sweetest, Mrs. Karrie Allen!!!! If you are ever in Spring, TX you must make a trip to Scrappin Savvy!!!! Anyway, I found the wonderful Authentique papers that I have itchin' to get my fingers on. With that said, when I picked my photo, I couldn't wait to get started. And here is the finished product.....

I found some of the fall stickers from Lily Bee and used those for the flags one of the buttons, then I used some of the MME brads to finish it off. The paint splatter is from my collection of October Afternoon's "Boarding Pass". I hope you are inspired to pull out your scrappy goodies to scrap all those wonderful memories!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

Hugs xoxoxo

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Creative Weekend

While watching the LSU game and the Saints game, I pulled out my Bella Blvd stash and started to play. I guess I was feeling pretty creative while watching my Tigers blow away the competition. Here is a couple of layouts to share.....

Loving all things Bella, don't you?????

Here is one last layout I created with my kit from My Creative Scrapbook last week....

Lovely kit right??? There is so much more to play with too!!!! And do you see the chicken coop fencing???? That is made by Dusty Attic. Love love love how it added so much texture and dimension to my page. I don't have much more to add, it's a typical Monday....ugghhhhh!!!! I wish you all kinds of scrappy mojo!!!!! 


Thursday, October 20, 2011

2 of a Kind

Hi Scrappers!!! I hope your week has been good. I have been having an awesome week so far. My son, Caleb, had his football game Monday evening and got two sacks on the quarterback...YAY CALEB!!!!! My son, Landon, and his dad were both there to cheer him on and having some quality father/son time together. Tuesday was even sweet husband took me out for lunch then we ran a few errands. Tuesday evening, Abigail had her fall choir concert. They were so amazing...I was a very proud momma!!!!! Then we all went out to eat and had such a nice family moment! Wednesday, Duane and I just hung out at the house catching up on favorite tv programs. It has been so nice to have such quality family time.

That has been my week so far but enough about me....let's move on to some scrappy stuff! I recently worked on a layout for the Jillibean Soup sketch challenge. The lovely Julie Bonner always has inspiring sketches to play with. This was my take on the sketch......

 So, what do ya think???? I can't get enough of Jillibean Soup!!!!! Love their stuff!!!!! Be sure and play along! It's always fun to create for the chance to win some free stuff. That's all from me today. Oh, one more thing....if you haven't noticed my link in the upper left hand corner of my blog, I am now a Scentsy consultant. If you get a chance, check out my website or maybe sign up for my newsletter. I think you will really love what Scentsy has to offer!!!!

Hugs to all of you!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Extra Extra!!!!!

Hi Scrappers!!!! Have you signed up for your Bella Blvd. Newsletter???? Well, they have this brand new section called "Facebook Favorites" and guess what????.....Laura Vegas emailed ME to contribute one of my layouts!!!!! To say that I was thrilled is putting it mild! 

So Scrappers, head on over to Bella  Blvd and sign up today! You never know when it may be your turn to be featured in the Bella News!!!!!

Now, on to some recent inspiration. Have you ever thought that scrapping could be good for the soul???? Well, I'm here to tell ya that even when your feeling low, scrapping can actually be good for your health.This weekend I managed to complete 2 layouts. I'll share only one of them today.....

I absolutely love these papers by Echo Park!!!! They are a "must have" to add to your Halloween collection. Stay tuned and I will bring you another layout tomorrow along with a sketch. Until then, try to get through your Monday!!!!!!
Hugs xoxox

Friday, October 14, 2011

Trick or Treat

Hi Scrappers!!!! Want some Halloween Inspiration???? SRM Stickers has just what you need!!!!!! I just love their perfect for so many different occasions. These Halloween wands are sure to delight! Be sure and grab your SRM stickers and wands for your next fabulous event!!!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

So Proud of You

Just wanted to drop off a new layout. I've got my family in town with me this week!!!! So, last week I finally got my order in from 2 peas. The new Lily Bee's line Memorandum was a "must have"!!!!! I am a huge fan of grids, lines, and all things that have that "office" feel....they really make for a perfect base. You'll see what I mean.

This was taken at my daughter's Orchestra concert last December. She has taken on the Cello and loves it!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day! I know I will!!!!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crafts for Kids

Hi scrappers!!!! I just wanted to go over a few little or big projects that I have done recently with my daughter. They were such a success at my daughter's school that I thought I would pass them on to you.

First was 9-11 Remembrance day. The school wanted the kids to learn about 9-11 and wear Red, White, and Blue. I had the blue covered from the sweater Abigail was going to wear but I needed some Red and White. So, I dug into my scrap supplies and decided to make Abigail a pin to wear. And this is how it turned out....

Now just to let you know, I had some pin backings lying around from some old Prima Flower packages and since I never throw out anything because "You never know when you will need it"...I hot glued it to the back of my paper and Viola!!!!! All paper products are by Bo Bunny.

Now on to the next Kid's Craft....and I say that because Abigail was instrumental in putting this whole project together. I am a firm believer in letting the kids have the largest contributions to their projects. I have seen one time to many where kids show up to school with projects that do not even resemble a child's work. Really, it is not hard to be a part of the creative process but let the kids have the hands on experience....they will remember it forever!!!!!!

Stepping off my soap box....Abigail was running for Student Council, so we, yes we decided on a Gimmick to help Abigail out during the campaign process. Her theme was " 'A' is for Abigail, your Absolute choice for Student Council". Now, because I have the awesome privilege of serving on the dt for SRM Stickers, Abigail and I decided that she could hand out some sort of Campaign treat for the kids in her class....and this is what we came up with......

I hope you are inspired to explore your craft room the next time your kids are in need of a little crafty assistance. It can be so much fun to play with your kids and they will remember it forever!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brotherly Love

Hi scrappers. Just the other day I completed a layout comprised totally of Studio Calico!!!! I find that their papers are perfect for just about anything but especially perfect for boys. Here is my finished product....

I just love that my boys are so close now. In the last year so many changes have taken place but through those changes my boys have become best friends. For a momma, that is a dream come true!!!!
So, what do you think of the Studio Calico papers???? The "Memoir" Collection has the perfect color combinations and when I spied that bright eggplant color on the patterned paper, I knew it would be pure loveliness for our beautiful beach pictures.

I hope you are making it through the week....only 2 more days to go before it's the weekend again!!!! Have a lovely day!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Reveal Day!!!!!

Today is reveal day at The ScrapRoom!! And this month's kit is sooooooo fabulous!! Take a look...

Flavor of the Month kit

Double Shot kit

And this month, The ScrapRoom is offering 3 different Halloween kits for you to chose.....I was so very luckey to work with the Fancy Pants kit...

Now, here is a look at the layouts I made with these fabulous kits!!!!!!
"Celebrate your New Ride"
"Bon Appetit Cajun Style"

"One Fall Day"

"Home Grown"

Recipe layout : "Sew Thankful" by Jillibean Soup

Please take a moment and stop by The ScrapRoom and get your kits today!!!!!
 Have a lovely Sunday afternoon!!!