Thursday, May 30, 2013

350 Cards and Gifts

This FANTABULOUS special issue by Paper Crafts magazine has a fun set of my cards in it!  I was very excited to have it picked up for publication because getting a special issue in the mail from PC is ALWAYS a treat!  One of my favorite things to do here during naptime is curl up on the couch with an ice cold drink and soak up every ounce of creativity that is found within it's pages!   This issue is on sale now at most craft and hobby and scrapbooking stores. You will LOVE it.
My "Owl Always Love You" Card Set is found on page 46.  Here's some photos that I took myself. of the set. 
I found those super cute owl stickers at Hobby Lobby and knew right away what I would do with them.  Finding a whole set of stickers that coordinate with each other is perfect for this kind of project.  Once I pulled together the papers I wanted to use... they all came together easily and quickly.  The gift bag to put the cards in was an added bonus! 

One of my favorite things to create when making cards is circular sentiments in Microsoft Word.  One of these days I will put together a tutorial on how to make them.  You would be shocked at how simple it is.  But for now I will share them.  Here is a photo of them and then CLICK HERE to go to the Paper Crafts website where you can download a pdf or jpg and keep a copy for yourself. 
All I did was sized them how I needed, printed them onto white cardstock then die cut them using
 Spellbinders Lacey Circles.  FUN!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

My Holiday wall/display

I posted this on Facebook earlier today and have had a few friends asking if they can pin it on Pinterest so I thought I would post this photo real quick.  I will come back and update this post with more photos and details.... promise!  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Memorial Day honoring those who have and currently serve our country.... put themselves in harms way to defend our freedoms.  Hugs! 

Hey all!  I'm back to provide a few more details about this little display.  I have this wall between the windows in the back of my house and the arcadia/patio door that needed something fun.  It used to look like this: 
Pretty sad huh?  That table is one that Shane picked up from work.  They were going to throw it out but he saved it for me.  It's an old school changing table and had a small pad in the top of it.  I went nuts on it with some black spray paint and turned it into something I was happy about using in my home.  Spray paint can work miracles I say!!! HA! 
The next thing I did was got that amazing photo of my girls enlarged to a 16x20 and found a super cheap frame at Hobby Lobby to put it in. I painted it red and sanded it down first to age it's look a little.  Easy peasy! But this photo is by far my favorite part about this new display.
The other fun things I picked up at different places.  Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, Michael's, and this really cute shop out in Orange, California.  The other favorite piece I have is the Declaration of Independence that I printed off the internet and framed.  Super easy and fun way to add to a patriotic display. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Page Maps Challenge and Prize

Hey there!  I got to play along with Page Maps as part of their anniversary celebrations this month so you need to head on over to their blog and check them out!  There's a fun technique I've shared with you and if you play along you could win some AWESOME Doodlebug products. 
Here's the layout I'm sharing but there's more so check it out!  Woot! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

New Cards and National Scrapbook Day News!

Hey there!  Just thought I'd check in and share some fun scrappy things and let you know where I think you should hang out for National Scrapbook Day tomorrow!  Or all weekend for that matter!

First,  I created a bunch of cards for a call for submissions with Paper Crafts magazine.  I did end up getting three of them requested for publication which always calls for a happy dance!  But that means I also have the "leftovers" to share here. Here they are. 

Okay...... and some other NEWS!!!!  I've had several of you asking how I create my fun digital cards and layouts!  I'm actually a Heritage Makers consultant.  I need to be better at working my business but I LOVE HM!!!  It's AMAZING and awesome!!! And this weekend in honor of
National Scrapbook Day.....  you can go to 
 and create a free account. Free unlimited access to all templates & art on our site all weekend long!
If you have any questions at all.... please do not hesitate to email me at  I would be happy to show you how to use Studio and create fun projects too! 
Here's a layout I just created of my sweet Husband and Daughter.  Love it to pieces! 
Okay.... happy scrapping and have a fabulous weekend!!