Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday!

Hope the Thanksgiving holiday was a special one for y'all. We had a great time with the family & an amazing dinner at my sister & brother-in-law's house. Fun was had by all!! We are so very thankful for all of our incredible family & awesome friends. We are lucky enough to get to celebrate tonight with some great friends in the neighborhood.
Today we did a little bit of shopping, but did not get out early. I did that in the past & found that it's not worth it!! Leah needed a new dress for her Cotillion Holly Ball dance next Friday so we hot the mall & were lucky enough to find a dress at the first store! Whew ('cause she is not a shopper!) She even said to me that she didn't really like the dress we got, but if it kept us from going to any other stores, she would just get it & wear it! Funny girl!
I spent some time in my scrappy space today but didn't create anything. I organized old layouts. Now I just need to get them put in albums!!!

Have a wonderful Friday night y'all! 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Few Christmas Cards

Hey y'all! Are you ready for tomorrow? The Thanksgiving holiday has come so very quickly but I am more than excited! It is actually snowing here which is a very rare occurrence! It's not sticking to the ground though because it's been raining ALL day & is too wet.
I want to share the latest Christmas cards I made at my scrap club last week. In November, we have a card kit swap. Each person brings in all of the contents to make a card & we create them in our class. I love this, as we leave that night with at least 6 completed Christmas cards!
I am pretty sure that everyone of these card ideas was found on Pinterest! (I'd give credit to the designers, but since I didn't find the photos myself, I don't know who they are!)

The "Starbuck's" card opens at the top. It's so clever!!

I made a few more cards that aren't photographed yet. Hopefully I can share them here soon!
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5 & 12

Hey y'all! Hope this Tuesday finds you well & (if you're in the US), getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday! It's such a great time for being with family & giving thanks for all that we are fortunate enough to  have. And then, it's time to gear up for Christmas! While I love the season & am really excited, we have some birthdays to celebrate first! My nephew has a birthday in November & my youngest nephew's birthday
is on December 12. Leah's birthday is December 10 & she will be 12 this year! Holy-time is flying!!!
So before I dive head first into the Christmas season, I made some birthday cards. Both feature flair & sequins from The Crafty Pickle.
I used the Birthday button flair set & the Winter Sequins mix for both of my cards. 

For my second card, I started with sketch #111 from Cardabilities and made Leah's birthday card
I love the shimmer of this "Happy Birthday" flair! It's great for a 12 year-old girl!!

be sure to visit The Crafty Pickle shop to see these products, and more! 
Now that these birthday cards are behind me, I can make more Christmas projects!! 
Have a good one!

patterned paper-7Dots Studios
flower badge-Crate Paper
chippie numbers-AC Thickers
ribbon-Lovebug Creations
balloon punch-Martha Stewart   


Saturday, November 22, 2014

All I Want for Christmas...

" my two front teeth"!!
Ty lost both front teeth within a matter of days! (And he lost two on the bottom about a week before those!) He looks so cute & we teased him that he was our jack-o-lantern this year! He said to me one morning before school, "Mom, now I can sing the song "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"! Except it comes out for like "All I want for Cwissmith ith my two fwont teeth"! Love this little guy so much!
Enjoy your Saturday, folks!

Friday, November 21, 2014

School Days Mini

Hey y'all & happy Friday!! Remember when I shared this layout a few weeks ago? I am continuing with my guest spot at Nani ke Ola this month & was super excited to create this mini album using the 7Dots Illumination collection!! 
I said before that this collection reminded me of school days, so I went with that theme again & this time made a mini album from all of the tags! Have you ever wondered what to do with all the tiny 2x3 sized school photos of your kids? I found just the right solution!! Now they can all be kept in one spot.
This is the cover. Everything here is from 7Dots (with the exception of my alphas & numbers, sequins, ribbon & birds' nest charm) & can be found in the store.

I used the smaller tags to put Leah's grade level on. They worked perfectly for this purpose! 
Her school picture, along with a word or phrase & a sequin or two, & the tag is done! 


And there you have it- a simple, but so very cute mini album to showcase school photos through your childs' school career! 

extra supplies: 
-alphas & number-American Crafts Thickers
-rumple ribbon-Lovebug Creations              
                    -keyhole charm-Melissa Francis                       
Thanks for stopping by today! 
Stay crafty!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Life Is Beautiful

Hey y'all! Hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday.
I have a PL spread to share today featuring flair and sequins from The Crafty Pickle!

I have used the Autumn flair and the Autumn Sequins mix. The flatter back of these flair buttons make them easy to add to my PL pages & they fit in my album without a ton of bulk! Check out the awesome selection in the store.

The two larger journal cards are from WRMK & the smaller "Gratitude" card is from MAMBI. Fall is one of my favorite seasons & I adore these photos from a trip to an apple orchard that our family likes to visit. The flair & sequins helped give the feel of Autumn to my page.      
Thanks for visiting today. Keep crafty!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

TCP Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Crafty Pickle blog hop!
Today the creative team will be sharing with you ideas on using Flair, Sequins, Close To My Heart stamps, and more.
Make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop along for extra chances at winning some fabulous prizes. You have until Friday November 21st to comment and winners will be announced on Monday November 24th on The Crafty Pickle blog!
Prepare to be inspired by our awesome, creative crafty pickle team!
I created a layout using the November flair set & the Autumn Sequins Mix
I punched hearts & stars from various Market Street papers from My Mind's Eye & also used them to mat my photo. The word stamps are from Close To My Heart.

Thanks for visiting. Next up on the blog hop is the amazing Treasa!
If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.
Stephanie<<YOU ARE HERE!!
And don’t forget to go back to The Crafty Pickle blog when you’re done and comment there too! That’s 11 chances to win!

Happy Hopping!