Monday, June 1, 2015

May flew by!


Was May a crazy month for anyone else?

There are always end of the year activities, assemblies galore, projects to do, etc.

And, we also got some sad adoption news and we are once again back at the drawing board.

That caused a bit of a distraction from everything else that we have had going on.

I didn't even get my projects posted but would love to share them with you today.

First of all, I did a project for some of the kids' school teachers.

I upcycled some metal containers which I decorated with papers and embellishments from the new Fancy Pants Making Waves, Flutter and Summer Sun collections.

After sharpening what seemed like a million pencils (it was actually only about 200) I used a paper punch to make some flowers to add to the tops of some of the pencils.

I added a gift card and a handmade card from my kids and this easy project was done.

Second of all, I created this layout using the beautiful Summer Sun collection:

Now that the kids are out of school for the summer hopefully things won't be quite AS crazy.

Ha ha.

I guess we'll see.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

brand new from Fancy Pants!

Good morning!

Today I have some new Fancy Pants projects to share using some of the brand new collections, Summer Sun and Office Suite.

These new items will be hitting the stores soon! 

Have a fantastic day.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy 4th Birthday to Lily!

For the past however many months my husband has been asking our youngest how old she is, to which she grumpily answered "three and a half."

Today, though, she is 4!

I can't hardly believe it.

My little baby girl is growing up too quickly.

Here is a look at her over the years:

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

two new layouts for Fancy Pants

For this month's Fancy Pants projects I used the brand new Office Suite collection.

The soft colors and fun patterns in this collection along with all of the fun tags and other embellishments make creating super easy.

I stayed pretty simple with these two layouts allowing the photos to shine:

For both pages I used the large diecut alpha pack. I like how they make a big impact with no work at all. 

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, March 20, 2015

created for PageMaps U

The layout that I have to share today is one that I created for the most recent Becky Fleck PageMaps U class.

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

farewell post for Noel Mignon and a scrappy product sale

Yes, you read that right.

I posted my last layout for Noel Mignon on the blog today.

Noel's kits are stellar and it has been a great team to be a part of.

I have enjoyed my time there but now have to give my attention to family as our international adoption moves forward.

I have cut back a little at a time over the last year or so.

I said goodbye to BasicGrey and to many other opportunities because I need to focus here at home.

I am now leaving Noel Mignon and now only have Fancy Pants left.

It has been hard but as my time has been filled by more family obligations I have found that I don't have as much time to devote to scrapbooking as I did before.

My time and attention and many of our resources are now required more at home as we prepare to travel to South America for the adoption.

I would like to sell some of my scrapbooking supplies to raise money for the adoption.

Would any of you be interested?

I have a huge variety of things that I would like to sell from paper and stamps to stickers and tape and albums.

Some product is current, other items are a few years old but since I have such good taste in scrappy things (ha ha, I am totally kidding but I really do have good taste) all of it is high quality and cute stuff!

Anyway, if you would be interested in purchasing a medium flat rate box for about $50 I would love to pack up a box for you. You can even leave me a comment and tell me what you are looking for and I can get back to you if you leave me contact info. I would like to limit this to U.S. only because of shipping costs. It will cost me about $12 to ship each box and there will be at least $150 of product in the box. There can be a mix of paper and embellishments and stamps, etc.

That would be so helpful for us as we are now looking to adopt a sibling pair (2 girls- we don't have the heart to split them up) and costs are so much higher.

Anyway, here is my last layout for Noel Mignon using this month's kit:

Thanks to all of you for your support over the years. 

It has meant so much. 

I will continue to scrap when I can and share those things here. 

Please let me know if you would be interested in helping us save for the adoption. 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

new for Noel Mignon and a color challenge

Good morning!

There is a new color challenge over at Noel Mignon:

This is the layout that I created for the challenge using this month's "Shine Bright" classic kit:

Have a fantastic day!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Brand New Flutter collection from Fancy Pants


Today I have a couple of projects to share that I created for Fancy Pants this month using the brand new collection, Flutter.

This collection has a combination of lots of bold hues, fun patterns and a variety of embellishments.

Here are my two projects:

Stay tuned next Saturday for our Social Media Team round-up of all of the projects created this month!