Saturday, April 15, 2017

Catching Up- February 2017

So I am still playing catch up and wanted to share an update from February of this year. This is a big month for us, 2 Birthdays- Zac & Aspen. Also Valentines Day which just happens to also be Scotts sobriety date, he hit 11 years sober on 2/14!! So proud of him, holding strong to his commitment to God and his family. To celebrate the birthdays we even got to take an overnight trip to Cincy. So here are some pics of the highlights:
Valentine Date Night photo

Gabe's BB8 Valentines Day Box

Gabe's Valentine Party with one of his best buddies.
Aspen's Bday Dinner

Spent next day at Newport Aquarium

We even braved the bridge over the shark tank!

Overall February was very busy, but lots of fun! I will share some projects in next post. Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Playing Catch Up- January 2017

Well I realized I had not posted in a long time so I wanted to share an update of January to try and begin to catch up. We have had a busy 2017 so far, full of lots of fun. Gabe's Birthday of course hits at the end of every year in December - here is a colorful double layout from his Birthday Party this year. We took 4 eight year olds to Sky Zone, that was an adventure- they were great and had tons of fun.

Papers are new Jillibean Soup- Souper Celebration, sketch by Scrapbook Generations

Then along came January I got to go to CHA or Creativation as they call it nowit is the big trade show of the year for the crafting industry. There I had lots of fun with the Jillibean team working their booth and doing demo's in the Hampton booth. Here are a couple pics:

One of the new Hampton Art layered stamp sets that I did demos with.

But even bigger news in January was our newest edition to the family. Our new dog Wiley! As in Wil E. Coyote, and yes he is very wiley. He is a Husky mix that we adopted from the Humane Society. He is awesome and we are so happy to have him!
Who could resist this face?

Someone has figured out how to use bench to jump up and say hello in the kitchen window. A song comes to mind every time: How much is that Doggy in the Window?  :)

 So all of this happened in the end of December or January. I will update you with a very busy February soon!

Friday, November 25, 2016

25 Days Of Christmas Tag

Holiday Greetings All! Happy to be part of the 25 Days of Christmas Tag Tour with a festive Jillibean Soup tag. Hard to believe the holidays are already upon us. Nothing says you're special like a handmade gift tag. It has been so fun to see all the other tags shared this month, they are amazing. Be sure you check them all out, here is a link.  I tried to create a rustic elegance feel with this tag, I hope you like it!

This tag was created with new Jillibean Soup paper, tags and embellishments, I will list materials below:

Materials List:
Jillibean Soup
Clear Stamp Set- Snow Globe jb1125
Adhesive Sequins- Navy Blueberry jb0781
Wood Veneers- Hardy Hodgepodge
Paper- Healthy Hello/Bite Size Bits
Hampton Art
Deco Tags with Twine-Kraft- AC0550
Tags with Twine- Watercolor Blues- AC0599
Wood Tags- Circle with twine- AC0576
Ranger Archival/Watering Can
American Crafts/Black
Morex Ribbon/1.5” Dream Ribbon, Limestone White 964010-600

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Page Maps and the Pinewood Derby

So I just wanted to share with you a layout I did as a guest designer with Jillibean Soup for PageMaps. I am a huge fan of their sketches and I love a good double layout. This sketch was just perfect for my son’s first Pinewood Derby with his Cub Scouts group. He was so very excited on that day because he won his first trophy and got first place in his den, proud mama.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout and some close-ups:

Note: I made the little cars out of paper and a new Jillibean product- wood cuts & adhesive sequins for the tires. I think they turned out really cute.

If you have never checked out the PageMaps blog, you should. She has monthly free sketch pages you can print at your convenience and tons of inspiration from her own design team and guest design teams using those sketches. So you get some great examples of how many different designers interpret the sketches in a variety of styles. Really fun stuff!

I am very excited to be headed to Novi , Michigan for Mega Meet this Friday for shopping and a class. I hope all of you enjoy National Scrapbook Day on Saturday! We hope to visit some local shops in Michigan that day. If you are home on Saturday you should get online and check out all of the NSD celebrations with online crops, challenges and prizes here are just a few good ones:, Scrapbook & Cards Today & Scrapbook Generations.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Card Making Day!

Just a quick post to invite you to join in on all the fun happening online today in honor of World Card Making Day. First you must visit:
Click on the image above and it will take you to the first post from yesterday. There is lots of inspiration a card class and some great giveaways to be found there!

I did a card to share today on the Jillibean Blog here is a sneak peek it will be up on the blog sometime this weekend:
Our focus for the weekend was stamping on cards, so check it out and you might win some goodies in the process! Some other great stops today are:

Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog
Bella Boulevard Blog

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Some September Projects

Here are some more recent projects, first off I promised another layout from our Colorado Vacation. We got to spend time with my husbands side of the family and a family reunion at this lake was certainly a highlight of our trip. Of course this was Gabe's first Paddleboat Adventure as well:
Jillibean soup Products:Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup Papers, Coordinating Stickers & Mini Placemats; Mini Alphas: Teal & Red
Some other recent projects including this fun family hanger and some cards:
Jillibean soup Products:Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup Mini Rub-ons & Papers; Mix the Media/Galvanized Surface; Family Wire Words; Hampton Art/Chevron Stamps

Jillibean soup Products: Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup & Summer Red Raspberry -Wood Veneers; Hampton Art Stamp Sets

Jillibean soup Products: Summer Red Raspberry Soup Paper & Soup label; Stampables/Doily; American Crafts/Woodgrain embossed Kraft card base

Jillibean soup Products:Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup Papers, Pea Pods & Clear Stamp Set; Black Chalkboard Paper Card base & Hampton Art White Pigment Ink

Hope you are enjoying the first days of fall, I sure am. Just got out our fall decorations today and looking forward to my favorite season of the year. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sharing Family Layouts

So recently I had a chance to crop with some friends at the Creative Journey Crop in Delaware, Ohio. I had some fun using a couple Scrapbook Generations sketches I created two family layouts that I wanted to share today:

My Parents 50th Wedding Anniversary was March 23rd and we celebrated in April, it was a wonderful day of fun and family.

The next big adventure we had this summer was a family vacation to Colorado to visit Scott's family for our niece Anika's Graduation and a family reunion. It was an amazing trip and we had a fabulous time, we fished, shot archery, mountain biked, visited the Royal Gorge, visited high school buddies, hiked, visited the Dinosaur Resource center and the Air Force Academy. Here are some photos from that trip, and yes it snowed there in May:
I did another layout highlighting our Paddleboating on the lake at the cabin, it will be shared soon. Have a great week!