Saturday, February 28, 2015

Winner! Winner!

Hey y'all! Sorry I have been MIA around here!
We have had some snow &, unfortunately, here that means things shut down! My kids have gone to school 3 days in the past two weeks!! I am slowly losing my mind....
I did happen to remember today that I needed to pick a winner for my giveaway from The Crafty Pickle blog hop from last week!
Thank you to all who visited & commented here. Each comment warms my heart & I truly appreciate you all! So I had my son choose a name out of the 10 commenters, & the winner is...

I just "liked" your Facebook page!

Congrats to you Lori! Send me an email at with your address so I can send you your flair buttons & sequins!

I will leave you today with some snow pictures. We are all ready to move on to Spring now, thank you!

Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feb 13 SOUS Sketch

Hey friends! Happy Thursday. I hope y'all are staying warm. It is colder than I ever remember it being here where we are.
Today I have a layout to share that was created using the current sketch from Stuck On U Sketches which was created by the fabulous Nanne:

Here is my page
I used the Kiss Me collection from Bella Blvd (again) for this "sweet" page about Ty dressing up in Leah's girly accessories! I stayed pretty true to the sketch as I loved all the paper strips & the layers.
I began by adding gold mist splatters. All of my flair buttons here are from The Crafty Pickle   

How yummy are the papers & title strips here?! The alpha stickers are also from Bella Blvd!

I hand cut a medium sized heart from one of the patterned papers & fussy cut the ice cream cone from a sheet of borders & die cuts. I popped it up to give my page a little more dimension. 

I love this sweet boy so very much! He is a hoot & keeps us laughing!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day & stay warm!

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Crafty Pickle Blog Hop!!!

Hey y'all. Happy Monday, President's Day & blog hop day!! I am so excited for The Crafty Pickle blog hop! Let's get started:
Welcome to another TCP blog hop!
Today our creative team will be sharing with you their take on a sketch created by our very own designer, Treasa!
This is the fantastic sketch she created for us:

Here is my layout featuring Watercolor hearts flair from TCP.
How fun are these flair buttons for a Valentine's Day project?! (Or any project, for that matter!) I love them!!
The sequins on my page are also from The Crafty Pickle!
I used Bella Blvd's Kiss Me collection. The papers are divine!!! 
How would you like to win a "Year of Flair?" There are two ways to win! Enter both ways to improve your chances! First, Leave a little love on each of the designer's blogs as you hop along. Every comment gets you an entry into the drawing for the flair. Second, Participate by creating your own take on our sketch and link us in the comments to your photo (Can be posted on your blog, Flickr, Photobucket, Ect...) It can be any type of project, however the sketch inspires YOU. International friends are welcome to participate as well! You have until Wednesday Feb. 25th to enter. Winner will be announced on TCP's blog on Friday Feb.27th.
Winner will receive 12 monthly sets of TCP flair valued at over $50.00

I am also having a little giveaway on my blog! You can win some of  the above sequins, along with 6 flair buttons!

You can win by following my blog & leaving a comment letting me know that you did; also, follow me on Instagram, Pinterest &/ Facebook ( Let me know in a separate comment for each social media you began following for an extra chance to win! I will also announce a winner on my blog on February 27th! Good luck!!  
On with the hop!
First up is Alicia!
If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.
Stephanie<<<YOU ARE HERE!
Don't forget to comment on the TCP blog too!

Have fun &  thanks for hopping along with us, friends!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Out 2 Dinner

Happy Sunday afternoon y'all! I hope everyone enjoyed Valentine's day!! We had a fun day here, which included watching my nephew's basketball game followed by breakfast at the kids favorite pharmacy/breakfast spot; Leah, my sister & I went to our county's high school regional gymnastics championships & were amazed at what  the girls could do! I then took Leah & two friends bowling while Ty went to my sister's to lay (some more) with my nephew. We dropped Leah & her friend off at her friend's house, where they were having a sleepover & went to dinner with my sister & brother-in-law while my niece baysat the boys. While driving  home from dinner it started to snow & the wind was wild! It was pretty but a bit frightening too. We were fortunate (& so grateful) that we didn't lose our power!!
It was a nice Valentine's day, all in all. Since it is that time of year, I am trying to scrap older Valentine's Day photos! I used a sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches to create this page:

Here is the original sketch
I used Bella Blvd's Kiss Me collection here. It is absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day!!
Before I started layering papers, I added some gold mist to my cardstock. I also layered some white thread underneath my photo.

I cut many banners & used the sketch pretty literally.

I added in a few strips of washi tape at the bottom of my layout & my title in alpha stickers also from Bella Blvd. The metal "xo" is from Studio Calico.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great day!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope today is filled with all things sweet & lots of hugs & kisses!!

I have a card to share that I made for my Valentine of almost 23 years. ( We really can't be that old!)

I  used some patterned paper from my scrap bin from Glitz Design (the black & white stripe), A red heart shaped doily & the stickers here are from Echo Park. I kept the design simple as he is an understated guy. I did use my Fiskars border punch along the bottom edge of the white cardstock. The wood veneer alphas are from Studio Calico. I hope he enjoys the card!

Last Sunday was Leah's final Cotillion dance & it was the Cupid's Ball. Dad's took their daughters while moms attended with their sons. Here is a picture of Leah & Drew before they left for the dance. She said they had fun but she is glad the dances are over. I think the novelty quickly wore off!

We are headed out to watch my nephew's basketball game & then to a local pharmacy for breakfast that the kids love! I think we will also take them to get donuts to enjoy later.
Enjoy this fun day, y'all!

Friday, February 13, 2015

KG Love

Hey y'all! Happy Friday the 13th! Hope it's been a good day. Pretty quiet around here.
I took treats into Ty's class & Drew & I had lunch. We have no plans for the night, but it is extremely cold here so we may just stay in! Perfect weather to snuggle up & watch a movie!

I want to share my latest layout. I created it using this sketch from The Studio Challenges:
And here is what I came up with:

I pulled out my Crate Paper Notes & Things 6x6 paper pad. After dropping some gold mist on my page, I chose a few papers to work with. The beautiful gold doily is from Studio Calico. 
All of my embellishments are a mix of Crate Paper products. The gold glitter alphas are from AC Thicker's-love them!!
I added some tissue paper underneath my photo for some extra layers. I was so excited to finally use so many CP stickers that I have had in my stash for ages!!
I have also been holding onto this photo of Leah from Kindergarten year (she is now in 6th grade)! I thought the papers worked wonderfully for this picture of my sweet girl.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous Friday!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Use It Up Tuesday-Pink Paislee

Hey y'all! Yep. it's Tuesday, which means I have a layout to share for my "Use It Up" post! I am so happy that, so far this year, I am able  to keep up with this.
Today I am showcasing Pink Paislee's Hey Kid collection again.

I love this piece of patterned paper and have been saving it for almost a year now, just waiting for the right picture to scrap. I came across this one the other day from when Ty was TWO! He put on his daddy's sunglasses & loved how cool he looked!
All stickers & chipboard pieces are from this fun & versatile collection.
I LOVE the chipboard glasses!!
And he black cardboard piece behind my photo, well that something I was able to "use up" too! It's from one of Ty's games that contained cardboard football cut-outs on it. I figured I could reuse it on a page! Here I backed the cut-outs with various patterned papers. I love when I can use everyday items on my layouts & they don't end up in the trash!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Rock on!