Wednesday, April 16, 2014

summer swim!

yep, around here it's beginning to feel like summer.  I think I must have amnesia--I think I say that EVERY year but remember I have amnesia--I DO NOT like the hot and it's starting to get just like that--UGH!  Ah well--winter is AMASING and summer really isn't that long it just SEEMS like it! ;) ANYWAY, I wanted to share a layout I made with the new #summer line:
I distressed the paper--something I haven't done for a LONG time and I really like the fun feel that the splashes of mist add, just like it was wet.  The overlay was probably one of the funnest elements I added to the page--right over the top of the picture--REMEMBER to remove the plastic off the top BEFORE securing it--OBVIOUSLY I am saying that because I forgot to! ;)
yes, that is silly Ella who LOVES to swim with her kids..she really is funny!
Thanks SO much for the visit today--hoping you are having a FANTASTIC day!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

AC nesting dies.

A couple of weeks ago the cards I made using the nesting dies by American Crafts went up on their blog, just wanted to share quickly with you:
Supplies: Counterpart Paper (366807) - Plus One, Party of Two Paper (366815) - Plus One, Accomplice (366822) - Plus One, Companion (366824) - Plus One, Mini Stapler Refill (366946) - DIY Shop, Taffy Kal Barteski (366832) - Thickers, Remarks (366840) - Stickers, Dimensional Dots (61709) - Adhesive, Mini Washi Tape (366839) - Plus One, Accompany Clear Stamp (366856)

Supplies: Nesting Die Set (366731) - Daydreamer, Enamel Dots (366785) - Daydreamer, Aqua Lemon Drop (366769) - Thickers, 6 x 6 Paper Pad (366767) - Daydreamer, Love Note Paper (366764) - Daydreamer, Juggling Paper (366757) - Daydreamer, Tic Tac Toe (366765) - Daydreamer, Hula Hoop Paper (366760) - Daydreamer, Sticker Book (366778) - Daydreamer, Dimensional Dots (61709) - Adhesive
Supplies: White Weave Cardstock (71081) - Cardstock, Date Paper (366811) - Plus One, Die Cut Shapes (366849) - Bits, Associate Nesting Dies (366860) - Plus One, Dimensional Dots (61709) - Adhesive

LOVED working with these FUN dies--SO diverse!  Thanks for letting me share today-hope your day is WONDERFUL!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

what I've been doing...

Is watching my kids to this:
 youngest doing a fun run...he surpassed his goal of 36 laps and ran 53!
 both my boys advanced in their scout classes!  Middle one is getting REALLY close to becoming a Life Scout, then Eagle!!
 currently my middle guy is trying the long jump...he's actually pretty good #7 pretty good for a little bit of training....
 yep, the girl is playing soccer AND running track...notice the left ankle she sprained it about a month and half ago, in a soccer's healed but she still wears the brace for support...
 my middle son does pretty good in the 200 as well...coaching is strange in junior high..will not go into the soap box..just want him to catch the bug because he will LOVE the coaches in high school!
 so this psycho kid of mine picked up a new event this year...triple jump..this is her bound in between jumps, first time she EVER made it into the sand.  Pretty exciting stuff!  Now this is a statement of fact (so not necessarily bragging.... ;) but she is now automatically qualified for state AND she happened to win this invitational...umm...yeah her coaches are PRETTY excited!  Truth be told mom too! ;)
 yep, she still hurdles in fact she is in the finals of a race today at ASU, sort of BIG deal as there are colleges competing this day (in other heats) which means there are college coaches there WATCHING!  Sort of a nervous wreck--EVERY time my kids go run I get queasy...
 yep, this boy played soccer this season too...last night was his last game EXCEPT he was on a campout for scouts..he was a pretty AWESOME defender!
okay, my youngest has found a NEW love (if you didn't know he is in the ORANGE--his FAVORITE color)!  He is TRULY loving Lacrosse, thankfully he finished last month and so we aren't TOTALLY running wild. (he ended just as the other two picked up what they were doing...)

To say that we have been busy around here is an understatement, I LOVE that my kids are active and really enjoy what they are doing...not just spending time in front of MINDLESS video games and TV.  Not saying that we don't watch movies (we just had a Hobbit which we all fell asleep last night at 9pm...)
Thanks SO much for the visit today...I promise I'll be back with more crafty things.  I do have to say I was pretty proud of the fact that I CAUGHT up on Project Life yesterday...was behind 8 weeks, but I did it and it felt GREAT!  Have a AWESOME day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

hello. April fools...

April fools day, has always been a curiosity to me..I like a good HARMLESS prank that doesn't hurt peoples feelings.  Like jumping out and scaring people...(I don't like it done to me but it sure is fun to scare people.  I know I am a bit of an enigma but hey--who isn't?!)  I get a little irritated when they are lies...I DO NOT like lying...Once I tried to play a prank on my mom--it was not nice..I got about 3 sentences into it (I was talking to her over the phone) and I just couldn't do it...I felt bad...Anyway, I wanted to share with you a card I made for my blog post a few weeks back on the American Crafts blog it was featuring the DIY line.  guess I'm pretty original with card greetings? ;)
Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (366983) DIY Shop, Ali Mistable White (53372) - Thicker, Large Pattern Brayer Set (366607) - DIY Shop, 2" Banner Punch (63117) - Punches, Sequins (36609) - DIY Shop, Wood Venner Butterflies (366618) - DIY Shop, Kraft Scallop 

There were a lot of supplies that went in to this fun card, embossing powder, brayer, mist, sequins, veneer, wash tape, punches, banners, sewing and paper--with that all being said can you pick them out?  (like the where is waldo game!)

For this card,  I REALLY wanted to use the polka dot brayer to give a subtle background. I stamped with clear pigment ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder to make the kraft banner shine!  One other fun touch was that I covered the veneer butterflies with the gold patterned washi tape.  After I ripped the washi tape into small pieces I placed the washi over the butterflies, making sure it was adhered well.  After adhering I flipped it over and cut with a craft knife around the edges.

Thanks bunches for the visit today--hope your April fool's day is full of FUN!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

pinewood derby.

A few weeks back on the American Crafts blog i was featured using the new DIY collection.  I created this FUN little layout about my boy and his last pinewood derby:
Supplies: Neutrals (71252) - Cardstock, 12 x 12 Paper Pad (366665) - DIY Shop, 6 x 6 Paper Pad (366983) - DIY Shop, Cork Scene (53465) - Thickers, Chalkboard File Tabs (366610) - DIY Shop, Sequins (366609) - DIY Shop, Wood Venner Banners (366619) - DIY Shop, Cork Arrow Stickers (366631) - DIY Shop, Newsprint Tags (366639) - DIY Shop, Cork Star Stickers (366630) - DIY Shop, Solid Metallic Gold/Silver Washi Tape(366614) - DIY Shop, Black/White Washi Tape(366615) - DIY Shop, 2"Star (63114) - Paper Punch

Did you notice the background?  I used the hexagon shapes for the background of my Hooligans layout.  Can't let those precious cuts go to waste!

I sure had fun with all the little bits and pieces of this line--it is jam PACKED with goodness!
Thanks so much for the visit today--can't believe we are at the end of another month!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

this happened.

So I played along with this FABULOUS sketch this month on the Scrapbook Circle blog:
This is my take on the sketch:
I had SO much fun with this sketch--I scrapped it a little different than sitting at my desk.  I was watching a movie with my family and scrapped this on the floor in the family room, it sure is fun when you get to hang out with your family using some GREAT pics from a FUN vacation! Thanks for dropping in today, hope your day is TOTALLY fantastic!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

enjoy today.

For this card I used the leftover scraps, journaling cards and mask from the Portobello Road kit from Scrapbook Circle--seriously came together in like 15 minutes!
Love that it has dimension and FUN color and it was fun to emboss on!  Thanks for the quick visit!

Monday, March 24, 2014

hello today.

one of the two cards I made this month using the Portobello Road kit from Scrapbook Circle--seriously LOVE this kit!

The star card comes from the Crate Paper Boys rule journaling cards, and the hello comes from the exclusive printable from Scrapbook Circle.  Hope your day is FANTASTIC!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

mr. rad

okay so these pictures just crack me up!  This boy LOVES his birthday--I wanted to do a montague of the day what were his FAVORITE things.  I used the Portobello Road kit from Scrapbook Circle--seriously AWESOME kit!  For the veneer I heat embossed his FAVORITE color in sparkly embossing powder for SWEET affect.
Thanks SO much for the visit today!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


The fabulous kit for Scrapbook Circle this month is called Portobello Road--I LOVE the colors and embellishments.  My layouts came together SO quickly this month!
This is my son and Jake Abel, pretty cool that we saw him at the Apple Store a few years ago and he let us take pictures with him!  He really was a nice guy--THANKS so much for the visit today!