Saturday, September 29, 2012

Elle's Studio Winner!!!

The winner of the new Spooky Tale Tidbits and Be Merry Cutouts from Elle's Sudio is.............................

Love the sneak peek! The new tags are just too perfect!

Please email your address at

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tiramisu For Two

I just had to share this fun easy recipe!  My hubby and I love tiramisu so when I found the recipe from Kraft I figured it didn't hurt to try.  It was delicious and is super easy to make!

What you need
12 NILLA Wafers, divided
2 Tbsp.  hot water
1 tsp.  MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee
2 JELL-O Vanilla Pudding Snacks
1/4 cup  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 tsp.  unsweetened cocoa powder

How to make it:

RESERVE 2 wafers for later use. Coarsely crush remaining wafers; spoon into 2 dessert dishes.
MIX water and coffee; drizzle over wafer crumbs.
TOP with pudding, COOL WHIP and cocoa powder. Garnish with reserved wafers.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Catch the Falling Leaves

                         If your looking for the Elle's Studio Blog Hop go HERE!

I had some time on this rainy day to scrap so I decided to work on the Jillibean Soup Sketch.   I like all the stripes of paper and decided to play with that.  I went for making fun shapes.  Love the fun colors of fall don't you?!

Catch the falling Leaves:

 My journaling on on the tag.  The kids had off school last Friday so I took them to play and we found some fun leaves.

Fun colors and shapes!  See the green stripe I popped up the letter of my kids names "F", "H", "N", "T".

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Elle's Studio Blog Hop!!

Today we are celebrating the release of Elle's Studio's two new lines for Autumn and Christmas: Spooky Tales and Be Merry! They are hitting the stores this week and you can also get them at their website now!

The Spooky Tales line works great for Autumn/Fall AND Halloween! And, the Be Merry line is perfect for Christmas layouts, cards, and would work great for your December Daily! And as a
bonus, with both lines they've also worked in tons of tags that are perfect for Project life!

Fall is my favorite time of year so when I opened my package of Spooky Tales I feel in love with the colors! Rich fall colors!  And the Christmas is such a pretty traditional color which is what I like!

Here's a little peek of something I created for the October gallery that is debuting on October 1st - Supplies I used in this sneak peek are: Spooky Tales Tidbits and you can see up top a little peek of the Spooky Tales 4x6 card I cut the top off. 

I really love how this layout turned out using the cute little tags that are just now available.  Make sure you check out the DT gallery on Oct. 1 to see the full version of this layout.

Here are my two favorite items:

Today I get to giveaway two of my favorite items from the new release to one lucky winner! Leave a comment to be entered to win the Spooky Tales Tidbits and the Be Merry Cutouts.  I'll draw one winner on Saturday, September 29th, so make sure you check back to see if you've won!

And, don't forget to keep going! There are different prizes and winners at every stop in the hop - you have 13 more chances to WIN:

Elle's Studio
Angela (You Are Here!)

Thanks so much for joining us on this hop!!  Be sure to check back Saturday for the winner!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Our Favortie Spot

Every year we go to Busch Gardens and Water Country.  At Water Country my kids LOVE "Hubba Hubba Highway"!  It a lazy river that you put on a life jacket to float around.  There is a current that carries you around the river.  As summer approaches they always ask if it's time to go yet.

I created this layout with Pretty Little Studio's new "Sandcastle" collection. 

 Close up of banners, tag, and to add some texture I added some tissue paper.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and check back tomorrow for a fun giveaway!

Monday, September 24, 2012

You R the Best!

Just a quick card post for a Monday!  I created this card using the September Kit from Citrus Twist (not many left so go grab before there gone!)!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!!  Make sure to check back later this week for another giveaway.  And the winner of the Big Picture Class is HERE.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

BIg Picture Winner!!

The Winner of the Big Picture Class is...............

This sounds wonderful! I'm obsessed with color!

Please email me at so I can send you your code. 

Congrats and enjoy your class!

(You have 2 weeks to claim your prize)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tree Hugger

Here is a fun layout I made mixing some older and newer Jillibean Soup.  I love how they look good together.  I love this fun picture I captured of my son climbing in a tree. He got up there and didn't want to come down.  I like how the woodgrain paper was great for the background of my layering.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Big Picture Giveaway!

Sorry I'm a little late  posting this but hey there is a giveaway involved so hopefully you'll forgive me.

Did you hear the Big, Huge News?!!!  That’s right, Ella Publishing and Big Picture Scrapbooking have teamed up and are now under one roof!!

 Can you believe that?!? The two companies that have inspired to keep scrapping are joining together under one roof! You can go here to see their official announcement. And to celebrate I’ve got a giveaway!

Big Picture Classes Picture Color Giveaway Information

Picture Color taught by Tracey Clark
30 Day self-paced class  for $30
Class Description
What better way to capture the world around us than in living color? No matter what time of year it is, color takes center stage and we can't help but focus on the bright and beautiful hues that inspire our daily lives.

Through this 30-day photo centric celebration, Picture Color will encourage you to turn your lens toward the colors that delight you most. With daily email prompts delivered right to your inbox, you will be greeted and inspired by a myriad of colorful shades to awaken your senses and your inner-artist as your camera clicks color after vibrant color!

read rest of description  and register here

 Leave a comment below by Saturday Sept. 21 and I will announce the winner Sunday. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Centennial Park

On our trip to Georgia this summer we went down town to the Olympic Centennial Park.  The kids couldn't wait to run through the fountains.  When we got there it was closed till 1 o'clock so we waited.  I love this picture I captured of Ty staring in amazement of the rings and water just as it started to come out.  For this layout I used the September Citrus Twist kit. 

 I had fun layering all my papers.

See the journaling circle?...Trina makes those for the kits.

Thanks for stopping I love my visitors!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Gossamer Blue October Lookbook

Come check out the new LookBook from Gossamer Blue .

In Her Shoes

I have another cute layout to share with you all!  It's using the September kit from Gossamer Blue.  Lori just announced there are 2 kits left!!  You will love this kits!  For this layout I used the Lori Whitlock digital files.

In Her Shoes:

 Close up of the digital files.

I tore the side and added some pp behind them for added fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I love my visitors!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September Take Twelve

Well the 12th has gone so now it's time to share my layout for the Take Twelve challenge! I love this time each month where I have a "reason" to take lots of pictures of life (not that I don't any way lol).

Daily Life

Cloe up of the journaling:

Love these flairs from Paper Play Studio

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fishing and a Birthday Party

I had my first layout up on the Pretty Little Studio this week and last.  So I thought I'd share them here with you.

For this layout I used some papers and embellishments from the April Showers and Monsieur lines!

And for this birthday layout I used the papers and embellishment from the Clowning Around line.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Go Karts and a Giveaway!

Today I'm featured over at Paper Crafter's Corner for Kit Week!!  I'm using the new September Citrus Twist Kit "Life's Little Details".  They are having a give away HERE!  So make sure to check it out.  

Here is another fun layout I created with the September kit.

Close up

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Citrus Twist Reveal Day!

Come check out the amazing new September Kit from Citrus Twist!!  Hands down this is my new favorite kit from CT!!  I had so much fun with my layouts! The kits are almost gone so if your thinking about grabbing one you better do so quickly!

Here is the kit:
 Here is my one of my  favorite layout:

Close-up of journaling.  I spy some Ormolu!

See those pinwheels?....Trina made those! 

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

American Crafts

Just wanted to share my 2 American Crafts gallery layouts.  I was so excited when I got my box of goodies and "Shoreline" was inside!!  Love these beautiful colors for my summer pictures!  It is chilly here today so looking at these warm summery layouts puts a smile on my face.


Close up:


Close up:

Thanks so much stopping by!

Friday, September 7, 2012

American Crafts & Shoreline!

I'm so excited to see my first post over at American Crafts!!  It is a dream come true!!  I love every line they have and can't wait to share my creations with you all!! You can go HERE to see my post and read a little about me.

Lil' Sun Bather: This is my baby girl enjoying goldfish and the sun!

 I love the colors and wanted to capture them all!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Everyday Eclectic

Hello and welcome!  I have a fun layout to share using the new Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic" line.  Allison Kreft designed this line and I was honored when she asked me to design a layout with this paper line for her.

Here is my layout:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Brothers & Best Friends

I was so excited when I woke up and saw my layout was the "Feature" layout over at 2 Peas yesterday!! 

I created this layout using the new Elle's Studio tags "The Sweet Life".

I also used the papers from the August Gossamer Blue Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


The new kit from Gossamer Blue debut this weekend!!  It is absolutely gorgeous!!  I had a blast with all the fun colors!  You know me I love color!  (sorry kit is already sold out but you can get on a wait list)

And here is my layout "Refreshing".  I love the all the blues in this kit!  This is a picture of my daughter's feet playing in our hose.

Such fun buttons:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 3, 2012

A New Norm

While football season has started and if your a mom of player you know they take this game seriously.  We have practice 4 days a week!  And games on the weekends.  This is my sons first year but he loves it so I we will be seeing this every year at this time.   I used Elle's Studio new tags "The Daily Life" and the new stamps.  Check out the new gallery that just went live this weekend!

 Love the new stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Waiting My Turn

Today is reveal day over at Elle's Studio.  I just wanted to share one of my layouts I created for this months gallery.

On this layout I used the Brand New Tags "The Sweet Life".  I love these tags so much! The story behind this picture is she LOVES the tire swing and as you can see in the background her brother was on it so she was trying to wait patiently for her turn.

 I love the big circles.

And I love those little circles too.

Thanks for stopping by!