Friday, April 19, 2013

Enjoy the Little Things

Jenna Marie.  Super duper cute.  September 2011.  Used Paisley Park by Mary Moseley and Kraftsy Chic by Courtney VanSickle at DHD.

Know what I just noticed?  I'm typing this on April 5 and set up all the posts since then.  It's late.  Really late.  12:51 am to be exact.  With each post I type less and less.  Funny.  I'll read this post in 14 more days and think WTH was I thinking?!  LOL.  


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Christmas Program 2010

McKenna's last Christmas program at Celestine Elementary!  I didn't really get many good pictures, but had to scrap it!  This is all Stampin' Up stuff again.  And it's a sketch, but can't remember from where.  Such a loser...sorry!! 


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Christmas Program 2010

Micah's 3rd grade Christmas program in 2010.  She was a little China girl and so freaking cute!!  I used all Stampin' Up stuff on this one.  This is a sketchabilities sketch from a while back.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Laptops for Christmas!

Not your normal Christmas colors, but like I mentioned before, I think I kinda like scrapping like this.  Scrapping Christmas pics with Christmas paper and embellies is so boring!  This is from Christmas 2010 when Mara and Micah got their laptops.  And I have no idea where I got this paper (sorry!).


Monday, April 15, 2013

Make A Wish

Sweet little Avery's birthday party January 2012!  I used a birthday kit by Sara Schmutz from DHD.  Can you believe this little thing decided she didn't want to have a birthday party this year for her birthday?!  Seriously, what kind of child is my sister raising?  LOL!  


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dream Big

This is the layout I created for the 4Play Challenge over at DHD!  If you haven't checked out the weekly 4Play at DHD, you really need to!  It's a great way to get some super cute items on the cheap!  And a shot at getting a $5 gift certificate to the store.  Gotta love free stuff!! 

Pics are of my sweet little nephew, Asher.  Live, Love, Laugh papers by Imaginenation, Vintage Mail labels by Sara Schmutz, Fly Away With Me elements by Sarah Sullivan, Vanity Fair Cerulean Alpha by Jen Allyson. 

I did not use the awesome alpha due to it not being in a format that works with My Digital Studio.  They are in a .psd which does not work in MDS.  There is also a .png but it has the alpha all on one sheet which also does not work in MDS.  Just some things to realize if you're purchasing digital elements outside of Stampin' Up.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

I'm walking on Sunshine

And, the 10th and final layout using the SSD collab kit.  My adorable niece, Jenna, again.  Couldn't resist using this kit for these pics of her as well.  These pics were taken April 2012.


Friday, April 12, 2013

100% Original You

OMG!  How stinkin' cute is this?!  Of course, my niece is precious, but these papers and embellies are amazing!  And, YES!  ANOTHER layout using that same SSD kit!  These pics of my sassy little niece were taken September 2011.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sleeping Beauty

McKenna as Sleeping Beauty in "Lemonade" September 2011.  Love the cardboard paper the best, can you tell?!  Yes, I used the huge collab from SSD AGAIN!  The lemon is something I found on the internet. 


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chicken Little

Yes, another 2 pager!  I was on a roll with these!  Maybe I'll start doing more of them?!  Pics are of Micah as Chicken Little in "Lemonade" September 2011.  She was so cute!!  Created using the huge collab at SSD again!  I told you I used the heck out of this kit and i wasn't kidding. 

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Little Old Lady Who Lived In A Shoe

Pics are from the short play "Lemonade" that Mara was in September 2011.  She was the Little Old Lady Who Lived In A Shoe and her costume was hilarious!  We sewed a bunch of baby dolls to her dress.  It was a hit!  Created using the huge collab kit at SSD.  Love that cardboard background, probably one of my fave papers from the kit.  The Little Old Lady and Lemonade pics are from the internet that I found, NOT from the kit.

Monday, April 08, 2013


A 2 pager!  Not something I do very often.  Pictures of McKenna in the short play at the Ferdinand Folk Festival last September which was so cute!  This was created using the huge free collab from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The clownfish is something I found on the internet. 

Sunday, April 07, 2013



Pictures of the short play that Micah was in at the Ferdinand Folk Festival last September.  She was a Catfish that wanted to be a dogfish.  The play was adorable.  I created this using a huge collab kit from a facebook hop for Sweet Shoppe Designs.  The next several (actually, about 10 layouts!!) I'll be posting were all created using this free collab.  It was amazing!  And so full of color!  The catfish picture is something I found on the internet, NOT in the kit! LOL! 

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Phone App Fun!

Crazy girls!  Another layout that just makes me laugh!  The girls had taken my phone one evening after showers and had fun with one of the apps on my phone.

Created using the Just Sayin' collab kit by Sarah Sullivan and Tayler Mitchell at DHD. 


Friday, April 05, 2013

You Have Been Quoted

This layout makes me smile every time I look at it!  Journaling reads: At the City Museum in St. Louis, the girls couldn't wait to try out the "hamster wheel" (as Mara called it).  I thought Micah's comment was hilarious after Mara fell!".

Created using the collab kit called Just Sayin' by Sarah Sullivan and Tayler Mitchell at DHD.  Love the whole thing!  

Thursday, April 04, 2013


Every month at DHD the designers each create a matching kit that all coordinates with each other using the same color swatch.  This month's collab is called "Inspired" and it's beautiful!  I love the soft and pretty.  This is the layout I created using some of the designer's kits.  My 3 girlies, photo taken back in January.  Based on a sketch, but I can't remember where I found it (sorry!!).

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

American Girl

I just love the look on McKenna's face when she realized what her Christmas gift was this particular Christmas!  I know, not your traditional Christmas scrapbooking kit, but I think that's why I despise scrapping holidays so much, because I think I have to use Christmas stuff.  So, this one I did differently and I ended up not minding scrapping Christmas for once!  Just may have to do this more often.

This was a free kit i downloaded.  I think it's by Zoe Pearn.  Cutesy and girly!  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Make A Wish

Asher's Phineas & Ferb birthday party in 2011.  Used uber cute Birthday Bash from DHD! 


Monday, March 25, 2013

If cheering were easy....

...they'd call it football!  LOL...I just love that!  Another layout using the awesome cheer kit at DHD!

2 of many more cheer layouts to come, I'm sure, 'cause I've got a ton of pics from Micah's first season of competitive cheer!!  This is going to make for an awesome mini album for her! 

Oh, and little shout out to my sister.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Loud & Proud

Isn't this cheer kit adorable?!  Over at DHD, I asked and the designers listened!  Good luck finding a super cute digi cheer kit anywhere but at DHD!  Trust me, I've looked! 

Pics are of Micah cheering her 5th grade year!  

Saturday, March 23, 2013


How could I resist doing a Birrell layout with the greens of the Fabulous kit?!  Top it off with an Irish saying and it's a layout I'm sure Duane would be proud of! :) 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Asher & Avery

Dazzle collab, again!  Pics are of my niece and nephew caught in an unexpected moment and I love it! 


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dazzling Smile

I can't believe how much I've slacked lately!  I've been so busy lately doing job hunting I've neglected my blog and I apologize!  

This layout was created using the Dazzle collab at DHD.  LOVE the colors in these kits!!

Pics are of my seriously sassy niece, Jenna! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It's a Blog Hop at Design House Digital!

To celebrate the official coming of SPRING, Design House Digital brings you an awesome Spring Blog Hop called Sweet As Spring!  Start at the Design House Digital blog and visit a bunch of DHD Designers and Decorators blogs along the way.  At each of the designers blogs, you'll learn new tips and techniques to help you with your digi scrapping.

There will be a clue at each stop and you will need to write them down and put them together to form a coupon code.  If you follow the whole hop in order, you will be able to get the mega kit for FREE...Sweet As Spring-A Blog Hop Treasure!! 

Twelve designers contributed to this kit for a total of 67 elements, 51 papers, and 4 alpha sets making this treasure worth the journey.  But, in addition, everyone who downloads the kit before Wednesday, March 27, will also be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the Design House Digital shop! 

Layout I created using the Sweet As Spring mega kit.  Picture is my precious little niece, Avery!

We have a challenge for you, too.  Build something amazing of your own using only the Sweet As Spring mega kit (and your own photos, of course!) and upload it into our Sweet As Spring Challenge Gallery at DHD.  If you post your creation before April 17 you will be entered into another drawing for a $15 gift certificate to the DHD shop!  The challenge gallery will remain open after the contest to show off your gorgeous creations using this kit.

Now, here is my part for the coupon code.......4.

You can use the list below of all the stops in the blog hop or you can jump directly to the next blog: 3 Lil Monsters!

1.  START at the Design House Digital Blog! (no coupon code at this one)
2.  Sarah Sullivan-A Little Birdie Scrapped It
3.  Vanessa Fenton-ScrapzNBitz
4.  Inkling & Wit
5.  Diane Rooney
6.  Mary Moseley
7.  Kristin Damon-Kristin Damon Designs
8.  Imaginenation
9.  Courtney VanSickle-Three17Designs
10.  Kandy Cabellero-Rock Kandy Cult
11. Krystal Winn-Sassy Sanctuary
12.  Tracey Allen-Ratty Tatty
13.  Qadirah Gomez-ModPodge Sticky Fingers
14.  ME!
15.  Amy Lanham-3 Lil Monsters
16.  The last stop-THE MEGA KIT!

Now, I'm not a designer, so no technical tip from me....sorry!  But, I don't use the traditional PSE or anything like that to digi scrap.  I use Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio.  Super user friendly and has converted me from traditional to digital....happily, I might add!  Any questions, feel free to email me.

Thanks for stopping by!  You are going to LOVE this kit!!

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