Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Some more cocoa daisy peeks!

Happy day after Christmas! I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! Blogging via phone app again. Gotta say.... I love this! Here are my last 2 Cocoa Daisy sneaks for the January kit. (On sale soon!!!)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sneaky peeky for Cocoa Daisy!

I thought I would share the little peek I posted on Instagram this week. It's from my first project. I'm working on more, as we speak! :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

non traditional christmas colors

last week on the pebbles blog was christmas projects using non traditional christmas products.  this was my layout.  i am not a huge christmas scrapper or really into red and green.  so, this was good for me!  for all the details including what products i used, be sure to pop on over to the pebbles blog!

Monday, December 17, 2012

I've joined Cocoa Daisy!

i've joined the Cocoa Daisy design team, and i could not be more thrilled!  i've been keeping the secret for a few weeks now & i'm so excited to be able to let you all know! i start with the january kit.  it is suuuuuuuper cute!  check out the peeks of this fabulous kit HERE.  They are named Pemberley, Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth.  it doesn't get much more fabulous than that!  i hope to have a couple of sneaks for you of my projects very soon!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

wounded warriors project

heather jarrett from 3 scrappy boys contacted me and asked if i would let you all know about the effort they are making for the wounded warrior project in honor of verterans' day.  she has marked everything in the shop 10% off, and 20% of all sales will be donated to the wounded warrior project.  you have until the end of the month to get shopping & contribute to this great cause!  please go check it out!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

some roller rink layouts

in my continued effort to post, i thought i would share some layouts i made using roller rink from studio calico.  i wasn't sure if i really liked the kit.  but... as it turns out, i did!  :)  sooo.... short & sweet... not much to say.  but, here are some new layouts.  ;)

background silhouette cut here is a free download from kinsey wilson's blog.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

scrap room re-arrange

trying to blog more.  i never know what exactly to blog about aside from scrapbook layouts & such.  i don't think our daily life is all that interesting... unless you consider things like laundry and running and hearing about paleo (a new thing for us) eating.  or crazy child shenanigans (you know... like your child taking daddy's tennis ball from when he worked tennis matches at the 1996 olympics and hitting it over the fence into the neighbor with multiple dogs' yard.  and you don't find out about it until late at night & you can't go over there right now until tomorrow.  by then the ball will probably be eaten.  yep.  that happened TODAY.  ugh.)  but really, it's pretty mundane around here.  tennis lessons, gymnastics, church activities, working in school classrooms and the ever glamorous toilet bowl scrubbing and the like.... ANYWAY.  all that  to say, i thought i would share some (read: an obsessive over share amount) of pics of my scrap space since i rearranged it a few weeks ago.  not that much scrapbooking has happened in here in months.  (please see note in prior post about kids' school & after school schedule kicking one's butt...)  again... i digress.  you can see how it was HERE
so.... the table & the 2x4 expedit are in the same place.  i swapped the shelf with the albums with the shelves that had kits & such on it.  (i also painted the shelves grey.)
oh, the ikea cart.  i may be slightly obsessed with these & won't share how many we are using in our home.  but i have 2 in my scrap room.  this is the first one.  it houses all of the things i use most often and sits right next to my desk. 
the top bin has all my essentials... pens, adhesive, those little ink pads that i use a gazillion of every month, photos i have printed for project life, etc, etc 
the second tray houses all my my tags, bags & bits i may use on project life 
the bottom drawer holds stamps, frequently used ink (ie my black stazon!) and some acrylic blocks 
here we have my newest piece.  an alex cart from ikea. the trays on top hold whatever i may be working on at the time.  all of the drawers are where i keep my kits. it forces me to have no more than 6 at a time.  (right now, i'm pretty proud of myself because i only have 3 plus my December Daily kit in there.  awe yeah!) 

a little view of how i store the kits in there.  the divided plastic thing is from target. 
over here we have some shelves that hold my ipod dock, cameo & photo printer.  Current favorite layouts hang on the clipboards.  also in here is all of my design team product from pebbles, cardstock, any pattern paper i own that doesn't belong to a kit, extra page protectors, and some containers that hold extra buttons & wood veneers... that kind of thing. (the green bin on the floor next to it, is my purge box.)
these are the boxes that have buttons & brads, etc.  i have plastic trays from joann's and target in the top.  and more stuff in the bottom.  

apparently, i did not take an overview shot here.  but this is my shelf under the window.  on top of it is my typewriter, a bin from harbor freight and a tiered wire basket with wooden stamps. it holds my magazines that i have things published in, some favorite punches, photos that need to be scrapped, photos paper... things like that.  

the harbor freight spinning bin on top of the shelf. 
next to the shelf is my other ikea cart.  the top bin has ink pads, embossing powder, etc. in it (the organizer in there is actually from the bathroom section at ikea.  love that thing!) 
these 2 are obvious, right?  lol.   

we move over to the other side of the room.  i have current magazines in that fun rack (total consignment sale score!) 
all of my albums are here.  plus a few nick knack kind of things.
My clip it up has embellishments from current collections.  the white drawers have alphas.  we won't discuss how i can't fit any more thickers into that bottom drawer.
and.... my favorite thing in here right now is this print & owl from home goods.  they make my heart happy!

Friday, November 16, 2012


hi there!  last week was Pinspiration week at Pebbles.  guys.... the projects last week were amazing.  ALL week long.  hop over there & peep it out!  here was my layout!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How To with Pebbles

hi, guys!  happy halloween!!!!
  i have a how to post up over at Pebbles on how easy it is to make a mini book using their new "o'flip" albums.  pop on over there to check it out! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

seen & noted

to say that i adore pebbles' new seen & noted line might be an understatement.  i seriously LOVE this line.  they had me a grey, teal and yellow, but the patterns and fun bits add even more fun!  i used one of the journaling pad "date" cards for my title.  (seriously, y'all, these little pads of cards are adorable.  i've flipped thru them several times just to look at them!)  troy & i go on a weekly mini dinner date.  i thought the "date" card would be fun to incorporate into the title.  and the "you & me" was just too perfect for this.  (our margaritas coordinated nicely with the paper, no?  ha!)  i used a dear lizzy button to add just a little fun.  i can not wait to get this line into my project life book.  (hello...  6-7 weeks behind.  school & kids' activities are kicking my behind.  anyone else with me here?  eek!)  ANYWAY.  i know you guys will love this line.  it is fantastic.  be sure to pop on over to the pebbles blog all week long to check out all of the ideas using seen  & noted.  :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

mix & match

i think i could officially be dubbed world's WORST blogger.  seriously.  here is my pebbles layout from a couple of weeks ago.   i mixed a lot of sunny side with a little of the halloween line (thickers, black stickers & black dot paper) and a tiny little peek of seen & noted with the arrow sticker.  (this is seriously, my new most favorite line.  can't wait to share my project with you next week!)
hope you all have a fantastic weekend.  (yay! for october & yay! for some cool weather 'round these parts.  finally!)

Monday, September 3, 2012


i don't think i ever made the annoucement over here.  i'm pretty much world's worst blogger!  but, i am joining the pebbles design team again for the 2012-2013 year.  i am so very, very thrilled to be back!  this week and next are the "meet the team" weeks.  there are 2 new members each day.  please pop over there & say "hi" and welcome the new girls!  this is my project for this week.  a simple layout about shoes!  ha!  i figure one day these will be a piece about the time in which we lived, right?  or maybe my children will just want to mock my fashion choices.  lol!  either way.... i had fun making the layout.  :)

hope everyone has a safe and fun labor day!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

what i did this summer....

this week is the "what i did this summer" themed week over on the pebbles blog.   i made a layout using Sunny Side about a the ferris wheel ride at the santa cruz boardwalk.  our kids LOVED it. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pebbles Mix & Match

hi, guys!  i had "mix & match" over on the pebbles blog yesterday.  i mixed several collections... fresh goods, sunny days & let freedom ring.  i cut the title and arrows from the background on my cameo and backed them with pattern paper and cardstock. for more details about which pebbles products were used, pop on over to the pebbles blog!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a little scrappiness

hi, there!  i thought i'd update with some new layouts.  this summer has been incredibly hectic, but last week & this week, i've had time to actually scrapbook.  (i've also been rearranging my space a little.  will share pics of that when i am done!)  AND.  i'm only 4 weeks behind on project life.  (only!  ha!)  it really has just been that kind of year.  i was about 8 weeks behind.  (YIKES!)
 this one is, by far, my current favorite layout.  i used the studio calico kit elmwood park, plus add ons.  (the arrow stamp is from the socal kit.)  i cut out the words on my cameo using the blackout font.  (it's a free font.  just google & it will pop up!)  The "today" is cut out using the ali edwards free font.  i just backed the cut out words with pattern paper.
 attempting to dig into the ridiculous amount of barely touched kits, i made this one with daydream believer.  i didn't think i would like those butterflies, but i do!
 another new fav.  the stamping took what felt like forever (probably more like 45 minutes).  but i love the way it turned out.  the speech bubbles just seemed like a good fit for this topic.  
 another layout from socal.  it also uses some of the new cut files from studio calico. the title font is called branboll ft. found it while searching for a free baseball font that included a swoosh.  (love the swoosh!)
 this one is pretty simple.  i do love the colors!  another one from elmwood park & add ons.

if you made it this far, congratulations!  you deserve a medal for reading this far!  ha!  hopefully, i will have more to post soon!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ormolu Catch Up

I have been REALLY bad about posting my ormolu layouts!  really bad!  i haven't posted any!  :O  so... here are THREE! 

this was my first.  it uses items from bungalow (you can get more info from the post here)
 here is my second post for ormolu.  you can find the details in the original post. 

and this week's post.  i paired ormolu with some new crate paper little boy blue and a touch of 9 to 5 from october afternoon.  more details about the ormolu used here.