19 July 2013

SUMMER - releases releases releases


So many gorgeous scrapbook lines are coming out for summer.  I had made a decision to stop buying and use the hoard that what I have as I haven't even cracked some of the winter releases yet.  

/pushes winter paper releases to the back of the closet. 

So many gorgeous scrapbook lines are coming out for summer. 



Like a diva needs to wear her 'Pin Cess Ahwowra' glasses at night.

Here is one of my very very very faves ...  Allison Kreft, of course, for Webster's Pages.  Her designs have been my favorite for a while.  Have you seen how much Everyday Eclectic I've used? (I know, Echo Park days, but STILL from the beautifully talented AK)  LOL.  ANYHOW.  Check out the sweetness of RECORDED!

18 July 2013

JULY! Already...???

I cannot believe it is already mid-July.  The summer is going by too quickly!  I have a long post to write for our happenings in June, but first, I will post a link to this months BOSSY SCRAPPER!  (Or see what is happening on the FB page) Brought to you this month by yours truly.

1) Monochromatic
2) Single photo
3) Song Lyrics
4) Misting
5) Bling (enamel dots, brads, etc.)
6) Hand Journaling
7) Sewing
8) More than four pattern papers

And the Layout, of the little and adorable Aurora many moons ago ;):

I hope you are able to play along!

Check out June's Bossy Scrapper winner, and other inspirational LO's as well while on the Bossy site!

05 April 2013

April Bossy Scrapper is LIVE

The April Bossy Scrapper is LIVE!  This month it is brought to us by the lovely Jamie Striplin.  She put together a great list; I am most looking forward to the stitching requirement, as Amy Tangerine has the cutest templates out with her "yes please" line!

The list:
1. Cluster of photos
2. Something with grid pattern
3. Stitching
4. Banner or flag
5. ink drops/Misting
6. Bling (brad, sequin, rhinestone, enamel dot, etc...)
7. Kraft element
8. Date stamp or calendar

Check out the take on the Bossy Scrapper Blog, or on the Facebook page! 

And here is my take on the list...I scrapped our trip to New York City last March for our 10th anniversary.  Keeping to tradition, I somehow only took about eight photos (eight more than on our honeymoon, tho!).  Loren and I spent a long weekend being tourists - taking the double decker bus, sitting in Times Square at 2am, and sitting front and center for the Broadway production of WICKED!

took the photo with my banged up phone - sorry for the crazy color.

03 April 2013

March in Review.

Happy April everyone!  I hope your Easter was filled with the blessings and hope of our risen Savior!!!  Our Easter was fantastic, with a great Church service, naps, and an Easter Egg hunt for Me Aurora.  I dyed eggs for the first time in two decades for the occasion and LOVED it.  There really should be another holiday that gets beautifully colored eggs!  I hid them where Aurora could easily spot and grab.  She got the concept pretty quick and before we knew it, eggs were flying in and OUT of that basket!  Most of the eggs were total casualties and didn't make it to leftovers, but that was okay.  The $3.99 and dying time was well worth the fun Aurora had.

March also had a new Bossy Scrapper!  Ms. Aimee Westcott (she needs a blog update. subtle hint.) came up with a fantastic list of items that were challenging, but super fun.  Here is my take:

And the winner was Peggy Benn Kushman.  Check out her great take on the Bossy by visiting the linked FB page

And now for a short journal of our amazing month!

Excuse me, I 'mustache' you a few questions. LOL.

Keeping our spirits up, even during a terrible loss to the Timbers.  Go Sounders!

the.most.amazing.cesars.ever. The Cliff House, Bellingham, WA

Happy Easter!

Loren and Aurora, enjoying a family day to celebrate 11 years!


08 March 2013


President's day weekend I drove to Belfair, WA for a bit of scrapbooking with 22 other creative ladies.  The amount of talent at this crop is amazing!!! We have an amazing time relaxing, snacking and creating.  

Here are a couple of layouts I completed.  I am going to submit a couple, and then need a little tweeking.  I'll post them shortly. :)  In the meantime:

2012 Independence Day.  Aurora was such a doll!
I saved those  pinwheels to use on the layout - I am such a scrapbooker.

Ah, Instax, how we love you. Anyone poses for a photo when that baby comes out!

This was a 'grab bag' layout.  All the elements, save the photo, twine and wood border, came from the grab bag.  Not too bad.  The colors aren't my style, so it was quite challenging!

I love this photo of the three of us.  The Maggie Holmes and Bella Blvd elements really class it up that much further!

22 February 2013


The February BOSSY SCRAPPER is posted, brought to us by Kim Holmes this month!  You can view it on Facebook, or check out the new Bossy Scrapper Blog

Elements for this bossy are:
1. Only two photos
Got it.
2. Ink or mist 

Inked the edges
3. Tag
I totally forgot. I'll have to add it!
4. Camera
This 'fussy cut' camera brought to this layout by Aimee Westcott. Gracias, my friend.
5. Fussy cutting - something must be cut out of paper 

I was tricky and doubled up....this 'fussy cut' camera brought to this layout by Aimee Westcott. Gracias, my friend
6. Hand written journaling
Got it.
7. White cardstock

Got it.
8. A popped up element

What ISN'T popped? I think I pop everything. :D  Seriously, tho, I popped the main photo of Aurora and me.
9. Alpha stickers

Got it. 

Due to a weekend scrapping retreat, I finished mine 'early'!  It is nice having it completed before the night it is due (reminds me of college...lol!).  

This is a sweet little 8.5" x 11" LO of Aurora and me.  I love how simple it is, even thought it has 9 8 required elements!

Thanks for stopping by and have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!

14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines Day, friends!

I won a sweet little blog draw from Elles Studio today!  I saw their booth at CHA - such cute product!

We spent our evening as a family...first stop was some Dickey's BBQ.  Aurora had her first chicken nuggets, while we feasted on some pulled pork.  We then had a quick trip to the store for some provisions, and then home for some playtime before ni-nigh time.

And now ice cream.

Unfortunately, I didn't take a single photo.

Sad, sad panda.

So, here is a photo of my Valentine and me at Mt. Rushmore. <3 p="">