Saturday, June 30, 2012

Water Fun!

We are finally HOME!!!  We had an awesome vacation but good to be home!  We went from Georgia to Williamsburg Va to go to Busch Gardens and Water Country.  We had so much fun!  I couldn't wait to scrap so as soon as I got unpacked worked on this page.

This is Faith at Watercountry Usa!  She loves water!!  I used American Crafts Sketchbook.  Love the colors!
I took some mist and made the circle.

Love these thickers and layering from the 6x6 pads!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some Pictures from our trip

We are enjoying our vacation!  We drove 12 hours with 4 kids (under the age of 7).  I have to admit they were pretty good for such a long trip.  We left Pa at 3am and got to Georgia at 3pm.  Here is a few pictures.

Driving through Tennessee
 This life jacket occupied her for 20mins.
 Friends tubing
 Dad & Noah floating
Kennesaw Battle Site
 Time for Ice Cream
 He was so hungry for Pizza
Thanks for stopping by!!  I'll be back with layouts in about a week. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

June Take Twelve

Well today is Monday June 18th, which means it's my birthday!!  I'm not crazy about getting older but you can't change how old you are just how old you feel right?!  We are official on vacation right now so my post will not be everyday.  And when I do post it might be just pictures.

So now on to my new layout.  This is my June Take Twelve layout for Ella Publishing.  This month I went with the theme "Outside".  It was rainy at first so I thought maybe I was going to have to change it but if ended up be a beautiful day.  I used the June kit from Citrus Twist.
 This is a close up of my tiger lilies, the road in front of our house, my mail box (it's been hit by a snow plow a few times), and a snake.  The snake was in our back yard.  I knew it wasn't harmful so I got close enough to get his picture.

This is my rose bush, raspberry plants, tomato plant, and our hose.

This is Hannah looking at a rolly polly bug, side walk chalk from VBS, Hannah digging, and Noah jumping in the puddles.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to link your takes on the blog HERE for a chance to win a fabulous prize. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful Dad's out there!!  I worked on some cards before we left using the June Citrus Twist kit.  This kit is perfect for Father's Day cards! 

I just wanted to say how much my hubby means to me as a dad to our children!  He is always there for them and me.  He takes time to do special things with them and they know how much he loves them! 

This one I made for the kids to give to their day (my hubby).
 This one is for my Dad.  And the "Fore" is a pun since he is a golfer.

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mixed Media Canvas

So excited for this weekend!!  We are packing to go on a 2 week trip!!  We have never gone for that long and I can't wait!!  So before we go I wanted to share the canvas I made using the new Mixed Media kit that Sarah is now carrying at The Paper Bakery.  This month sold out already so if you want one make sure to sign up here.  In these kits you actual get a canvas to work with.  And of course all the other fun messy things like paint, mist, and masks.
Here is my canvas:

And here is the kit: And click here for the contents.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 15, 2012


Today I'm here to share another new layout using the June Citrus Twist kit.  Can't tell you how much I love theses colors.  This is my little Hannah.  She started climbing this tall ladder before I knew it and about gave me a heart attack.  When I got to her she was at the top and acted like a pro at climbing.  She did it several more times. 

I used the string in the kit for my lines for journaling.

I punched some confetti!

Love the new MME buttons and the American Crafts fabric stickers!

Thanks so much for stopping!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Exciting News and a Layout

Today I wanted to share some fun news with you all and share about something new.  I was invited to join a brand new kit club called Citrus Twist.  This kit club is all about having fun and added a little sassy to your scrapbooking.  The owner is an award winning graphic designer, Trina Craig.  And let me tell you I received my first 2 kits already and she knows how to put a kit together!!  You get a nice mix of papers and embellishments and my favorite is stamp set. 

Here is my very first layout using the June Kit "Summer Boardwalk"
 Look at all the fun embellishments.  And I machine stitched with every setting I had. 
 Love the MME stamp set. And see the washi tape?...That is in the kit too!
 I used the American Crafts sticker that said "joy" and put a "B" for "Boy".

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Day Out

Happy Tuesday! Today is the 12th of June so I will be taking pictures all day for my Take Twelve layout.  Hope you'll join me in the Take Twelve challenge.  And today I wanted to share a new layout I created.  I'm really enjoying my new tags from Elle's Studio!  You have got to pick some of these up!  I also used an older Scrapbook Circle kit.  Another thing I love it using up my kits.  It makes me feel good to use one up and be ready for another one.

This is a picture of my kids as we were leaving from our fun day out! 
 Here's the story:

And I wrote a little more under the picture frame.  Love those Heidi Swapp frames!

Little cluster of this and that.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Elle's Studio Tags & Scrapbook Circle & A Winner

***Winner of the Photography Bundle from Ella's Publishing***
Wow...this would be great!

My mailman showed up yesterday with 2 boxes from 2 of my favorite scrappy places Elle's Studio and Scrapbook Circle.  I couldn't wait to dig in and play.  I printed a bunch of pictures from our outing on Tuesday so I had something to work with.

Here is what I created combining the 2.
 Love those little cameras that were in the kit. And also some awesome Jenni Bowlin goodies in the kit too.
Aren't those new Elle's Studio tag so cute?!! And see the mist I ordered it from Elle's Studio.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


*** Giveaway Here***

My kid's last day of school was Tuesday so we have been super busy transitioning into summer mode.  We had a wonderful day Tuesday going to play parks and having lunch with their Dad.  So for today I wanted to share a layout I made during Elle's Studio Kick off Party.

The challenge was to go BIG!  And that is a challenge for me.  So I used one of Elle's Large tags and paired it with a 4x6 picture.  And to add to the "big" I used the PP Mask.  This is a picture of my 4 and my husbands brothers 3 kids.

Here is the story:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Ella's Publishing Photograpy Ideas Bundle **Giveaway**

**Winner of the Miss Art's Class is..
Oh!! That looks like FUN!!

And now for my next giveaway...
I'm so excited to get to offer this amazing giveaway from Ella's Publishing!  I'm giving away a set of  3 of their brand new ebooks that they have put in to a Photography Ideas Bundle.  These books feature more than 227 must-try hints and helps for improving your photography. Just leave a comment below and I will pick one lucky comment to win this awesome prize!

Included in this bundle is:

Thanks for stopping by!  Comments will be left open till Friday June 8th at mindnight est.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Paper Crafter's Corner Creative Squad

** Giveaway HERE**

Finally Friday!!  And I very excited to announce I made the Paper Crafter's Corner Creative Squad!!  I'm thrilled to get to work with some amazing talent.  And the fun part is I get to use my stash which is always a good excuse to buy more ;) 

And now to share another layout.  I created this layout during Elle's Studio Kick Off Party.  New tags are available now and I can't wait to get some! I also used the May Scrapbook Circle kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!