Saturday, July 30, 2011

Precious Cargo

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Hi Everyone!! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! Brittyn's had a fever the last two days so she's been pretty miserable. :( She's been either in my arms or on my lap for the majority of the day (including now). I hope she feels better soon, poor little monkey. 

So I have ANOTHER layout today!! The pics are from when we were taking Brittyn home from the hospital. I made it for the Pink By Design Anniversary Marathon! If you haven't stopped over there yet, you really should. There is a new project being posted every hour until tonight!! The DT did such an amazing job on their projects. ALSO, they are having a 30% off sale this weekend at the Pink By Design store. You might want to check that out, I have never seen them offer 30% off before... some great deals to be had! I know I couldn't resist, and may have went a tad overboard...

I used the So Big set by PBD to add Brittyn's weight the day she left the hospital (bottom right hand corner of LO). I love this set for doing a baby scrapbook, wish I would've had it for Bria's first year!

I used the Hello Kitty Font cart for 'precious' and Baby Steps for 'cargo'. The letters were welded together on my gypsy. The train (3") and bear (2") were cut from Create A Critter. The bear's face was from the Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed set by Peachy Keen. I embossed the train using a flowered cuttlebug folder (sorry... don't have the name) and used Recollections pearls on the wheels. The baby is cut at 2.25" from Baby Steps and her face is from the Just Baby Faces set by Peachy Keen. 

A little while ago I had someone ask me about the faces on a lot of my layouts/cards. I get them from an online store called Peachy Keen Stamps. They're actually having a sale this weekend, check it out! They have some adorable face stamps!!

I also want to say thanks to those of you who have participated in the Celebrate Summer Link Up Party so far!! It's had a great turnout and there are some AWESOME blogs linked up!! Keep spreading the word so we can discover more and more new blogs!! 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pink By Design Stamp Release!!

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Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know there is going to be ANOTHER release this month by Pink By Design! It's their anniversary so they're having an extra release to celebrate. Check out the link below to watch the live ustream. I'm sure Sarah will be having lots giveaways like usual! Stop over and hit the chat button to be in on the fun!! 

Meet you there at 8 CSTl!! ;) (SORRY guys!! I had 7 CST on here earlier!!)

OH!! AND I almost forgot... Tomorrow all day long there will be a new project POSTED every hour on the Pink By Design Blog!! Come check them out, this Design Team is super talented! :)

Just my type...

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TGIF!! Actually... Being a stay at home Mom with a huband who works pretty much every day of the week, it doesn't make a difference to me if it's Friday or not! LOL But I'm guessing there are a lot of you who are saying TGIF!! :) 

Yesterday was my husband and I's 4th anniversary!! We went out for supper a couple nights ago which was sooo nice since I don't think we've been alone more than 3 times in the last year. Last night at about 8:30 I hid in my craft room to whip up a last minute card for him! 

I used the new Timeless Pieces set by Pink by Design for the old typewriter and the sentiment on the paper. The paper is from Complete Boy by My Mind's Eye from Michaels. The little bronze brads were from my stash. 

For the inside (as well as the piece on the front), I used a lined notepad I picked up on clearance at Michaels. I cut a piece to the size I needed and used my EK Success border punch along the side to make it look like a piece of paper torn from a notebook. Then I added some Tim Holtz distress ink (vintage photo) to make the page look old. 

Super quick and easy!! If you haven't checked out my Celebrate Summer Link-Up party, you should!! There has been some great "hidden gem" blogs already linked that I am in love with!! Please spread the word so we can get to know some more crafters!! AND winning a $10 Pink By Design stamp certificate wouldn't hurt either!! ;) Only a couple days left to participate!! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Celebrate Summer Link-Up Party!!

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Hello Everyone!!! So I don't know about anyone else, but I am SO happy it's summer!!! We don't get a whole lot of summer where I am from so when we DO get summer, we really soak it up!! This summer has been really wet and cool, with only a couple weeks of really hot weather. :( Anyways, whether you have had hot or cool weather this summer, I still think we need to celebrate the season!!

Here's what I am thinking.... I am loving getting to know new blogger peeps and I'm sure a lot of you feel the same way!! How about we have a little party to get to know as many bloggers as we can?? And of course, since it's the 1 Year Anniversary of Pink By Design party this weekend, we should include a $10 gift certificate to the PBD store!! Actually... since they are even having an extra stamp release this weekend, let's give away TWO $10 Gift Certificates to TWO lucky bloggers!! :)

Pink By Design

So here's how it works.... ANYONE can link their blog but if you want to be entered to win a $10 gift certificate, here are the rules...

#1. LINK YOUR BLOG!!! #2. You must be a follower of my blog #3. Do 2 of 3 of the following
  • Follow Pink By Design blog if you don't already
  • Join and then leave a post in the Pink By Design Community
  • Become a fan of Pink By Design on Facebook and let them know I sent you
Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you you did the above

** BONUS entries...
- post this link party on Facebook and/OR share this on your blog (and leave an EXTRA comment here for each, letting me know you did so)

You have until midnight MST on July 31st to add your link. I will choose a winner shortly after. 

Add your blog link below!!! And spread the word, wouldn't we all love to find some more amazing blogs??? (AND have more people find YOU!!) After you link your blog please check out the other blogs and become followers, help each other out! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sweet Talker

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Happy Tuesday Guys!! I seriously cannot believe it's already the 26th of July... Time is FLYING by!! My baby is going to be a year old in two weeks, and I have barely even started on her party planning!!! I have a general idea, but haven't really gotten started. Plus, this weekend is going to be the big One Year Anniversary Party at Pink By Design!! (Make sure you're around for that, it's going to be soo much fun!!) 

My layout today is for Brittyn's album. I wanted to make sure I did this page now, so that I don't forget all the words she is saying at this age. I love how this page turned out!!

I got this paper from WalMart the other day and I LOVE it!! It's by Momenta. I couldn't wait to work with it, the colors are awesome. 

My FAVORITE things to make and stamp with cute little faces are ice cream, cupcakes and fruit!!! They are just so adorable!!

Here are the details of this layout...
- The ice cream sundae was cut from Sweet Treats @ 5", the cherry on top was embellished with Glossy Accents and the face was from the Peachy Keen Princess Faces set
- the cherries were cut from Hello Kitty Greetings @ 1.5" and stamped also with Peachy Keen Princess Face stamps. I glossed these with Glossy Accents as well (although you can't tell in the pic..)
- the banner was cut from the Birthday Bash cart @ 1.5", the twine was from The Twinery, the letters are stickers from my stash
- 'Talker' is cut from Country Life at about 5.5"
- the little white tag that says '1st words' was made using the Labels set from Pink By Design, the words were from the So Big set (see below...)
- Martha Stewart lace border punch
- scalloped part of journaling tag was cut from Gypsy Wanderings (sorry.. don't have the size) and the inside lined circle was cut from a notepad I bought on sale at Michaels (for this purpose!!) I cut the tage really big because I have so much to say on this layout! :) 

Here are the PBD stamp sets I used...



I also wanted to let everyone know that I am sponsoring this Monday's Challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!! The challenge this week is to use fruit in your project! Check it out! Their blog is one of my favorites... Everyday they have something great!!

Hope you like my layout!!! I loved putting it together!! And to all of you are new to my blog, welcome!!! So glad to see you here, make sure you leave me your blog address so I can stop over and say 'Hi!'

Monday, July 25, 2011

Winners, Winners, Winnersssssssssssssss!!!

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Hey Guys!!! SO has choosen a winner for the Pink By Design gift certificate I had up for grabs during the blog hop this past weekend!! The winner is....

#3 GLORA who said....

"Okay Miss Candace, now that I'm here visiting, I realize I've been here before and LOVED it!!! This LO is absolutely PERFECT!!!! I love those doileys and the faces and embelishment are just right!!!! Now I'm a follower so I can keep track of all your beautiful creations!!!! Hugs- Glora

PS. I am already a Pink by Design fan on FB and follow her blog ;)! There are so many talented ladies in this crafting community!"

Congrats!!! I hope you enjoy shopping at the PBD store!!! I know I do.... 

I ( again) choose another winner for the other $10 gift certificate that was up for grabs a little while back. I never heard back from the original winner and I didn't have a way to contact them. :( Bad news for them, but good news for.....

#7 ASHLEY who said...
"I reposted your blog entry on my Facebook page (name: Ashley Scrappinpinkpiglet). Thank you again for the awesome giveaway "
Conrats to you Ashley!! I know you are in love with PBD so I'm glad you are my winner! :) 

Thanks so much to everyone who participated and left great comments!!! :) I'm almost done another layout I can't wait to show you guys!! Hopefully I'll be able to post that for you tomorrow!! 

Thank You! :)

Hi everyone! I don't have a project for you today... The reason I am posting is just to say a BIG 
to all of my loyal followers and commenters!! I just want to let you all know how much I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback on my posts!! I love reading everything you have to say!! I have become so fond of you guys. :) 

I put together another giveaway for all of you who are so kind. In order to be eligible for this giveaway please make sure you are a follower and leave me a comment on this blog. I am hoping to make it to 350 followers and then I will choose a winner!! Help me spread the word to gain extra entries! Leave me a comment letting me know which of the following you completed... (A chance for 2 bonus entries!)
- post this giveaway on your blog
- post this giveaway on your Facebook

Here is the candy!!

SOME of the items in this fun giveaway include...
- 2 rolls of ATG tape from the Tape Depot 
- stickers/embellishements by K&Company, Jolees, Sticko, Stickpotamaus, etc. 
- ribbon by Doodlebug, etc.
- an Indentz Swirls embossing folder
- pearls (one of my fav embellishments!)
- ultrafine glitter
- Imaginisce clear stamp
- etc.  

**I can only send to Canada & US, sorry others! :(

I have a LOT of projects I need to get done this week so wish me luck with that! :) I am also SOON going to be announcing a few winners of a couple other giveaways I have had recently. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Hop!

Welcome and thank you for joining us for our Christmas in July Blog Hop!!!! You should have arrived here from Georgiana from Carson's Creations. If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Elaine's blogExpressionsByElaine so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share. 
Be sure to visit & follow all the blogs to be entered for the Grand Prize, after you have stopped at all the blogs be sure to go back to the beginning blog Elaine @  ExpressionsByElaine  and leave your name in the inlinkz.

I was so excited to be able to work on a Christmas layout! As nice as summer is, sometimes a person just needs a break from all the summer themed projects! :)

The pictures on this layout were from last Christmas. It was the first year Bria was old enough to really understand what decorating the tree was about. She was sooooo excited about the STAR for DAYS!! :) 

Here are some details...
- Tree is cut @ 10.25" from Winter Frolic, decorated with K&Company gems and white Martha Stewart glitter pens for snow. The little face on the star is from the Wide Eyed Kids set by Peachy Keen. I also spritzed the tree with Pearl Glimmermist to make it sparkly
- the title is also from Winter Frolic
- little girl is from Playtime cut @ 3.5". I inked her hair with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and her face is from the Princess set by Peachy Keen. I added some chalk for cheeks and bling for earrings
- stack of stars are cut from Simply Charmed at 2", their faces are a combination of the following PK sets: Just Baby Faces, Happy Lashes & Everyday Character Faces
- ribbon and pearls are from Michaels
- doodles with white gelly roll pen

I hope you like! :) 

I am also giving away a $10 gift certificate to the Pink By Design Store!! Please do the following to be qualified....

#1. You must be a follower of my blog #2. Do 2 of 3 of the following
  • Follow Pink By Design blog if you don't already
  • Join and then leave a post in the Pink By Design Community
  • Become a fan of Pink By Design on Facebook and let them know I sent you
Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you you did the above

** two BONUS entries...
  • repost this on your blog and/or Facebook (and leave a comment here for each, letting me know you did so)
Giveaway closes at midnight MST on the 24th. I'll announce a winner on Monday! :) I hope you enjoyed the hop and I would like to thank Elaine for letting me take part!! Have a great day!!! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

HAUL!! :)

So a couple days ago my husband and I took the girls out for a shopping day! Well... he took them to the playground in the mall and I shopped! :) Of course I had to make a "quick" stop at Michaels while we were in the city.  They had a great deal on so here is what I picked up....

The picture doesn't show some of the stuff on the bottom very well so here's a list...
- Four Legged Friends cart (actually got this from walmart...) there is a super sweet little horse on here I couldn't pass up!!
- Recollections patterned paper pack - I LOVE cherries and when I saw this I HAD to have it!!
- lined paper pad (thought this might be good for cutting journaling tags out of)
- black flock
- Jolee's stickers (little footprints and some rainbows)
- googly eye stickers
- EK Sucess Notebook border punch
- Martha Stewart double scalloped border punch
- 5 jars of Pearl Ex (this works AWESOME for making your own glitter spray!!) and a spritzer
- 2 red momento ink pads and a Tim Holtz ink pad

I think that's it... I think I need to work on using the supplies I HAVE instead of buying any more!! I've been a little crazy buying things lately!! Time to get experimenting with it all!! 

Just wanted to remind everyone I'll be taking part in a Christmas in July Blog Hop From July 22nd to the 24th so you should all stop by! I'll be giving away another $10 Pink By Design Gift Certificate to a lucky follower as blog hop candy!! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Treats

SO this post was supposed to be for tomorrow but I didn't want to miss the deadline for the Let's Face it Friday Challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps. This is going to be a super quick post since we're just on our way out the door to take the girls to the park. 

I'm also entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!! 

And here are the pics that will go into this layout...

- popsicles are from Simply Charmed cut @ 3", the faces are from the Princess set by PK
- 'summer' is from Ashlyn's Alphabet and 'treats' is from BabySteps (both welded with my gypsy)
- ribbon and pearls from michaels
- twine from the twinery
-Basic Grey buttons
- paper from BabyGirl stack by DCWV

Later!! :) 

Another Baby Layout!!

HI!!! So I finished up another layout this morning!! Mission Scrapbook CatchUP is going great lately! If our family heads to Disney this fall I know I'll NEED to be caught up before then!! Check out another pic of my hairy little baby when she was only a week old...

I was inspired by the Sketchy Thursdays Challenge this week:

Of course - DETAILS!!
- I inked almost everything on this page with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
- coat is cut from Kate's ABCs at 3", pink layer was embossed with a dot Cuttlebug folder, Recollections pearls as buttons
- ribbon is from my stash (I inked this as well...)
- corner embellishments are cut from Storybook at 2"
- 'Baby' title is from Gypsy Wanderings, ribbon is from Michaels
- doodles with white gelly roll pen

I thought I would show a pic of how I applied the cream ribbon.....

All I did was run a strip or two of ATG tape along the edge of the paper. Then I stuck the ribbon onto the paper, bunching it up randomly. Pretty simple! :) 

I also haven't been contacted yet by the winner of my giveaway (the $10 PBD gift certificate)! If the winner doesn't email me by the 22nd then I will choose another winner. Check out THIS post to see if the winner is you! 

Monday, July 18, 2011


Hey Everyone!! I'm so glad to have a project to post for you today! I haven't been able to get a lot of scrapping done lately... Today's my post day over at the Pink By Design Blog, you should check it out for tips! There is something new everyday!

This is when Brittyn was only a couple days old... I can't believe she's almost one!! Time flies so fast!!

So here are some details...
- baby shirts are cut from Baby Steps @ 2.5", 'Sweet' stamp (and flower) are from the Labels stamp from PBD, the background is a Cloudy Day stamp by PBD, glitter is Martha Stewart, twine is from The Twinery, mini clothespins are from WalMart
- title is cut from Once Upon A Princess and sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmermist
- pearls are from the Dollarstore
- blue layer is embossed with Tiny Bubble embossing folder
- stitching with white gelly roll pen

Stop by again soon!! :) 

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Happy Sunday guys!! I hope wherever you are, the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day!! It's going to be really hot here today so I'm hoping to take the girls to the lake!! Brittyn hasn't been on a beach yet so I'm pretty excited to take her! 

Onto more exciting things... just choose me a WINNER from my $10 Pink By Design giveaway!!! Before I announce the winner, I just want to give a heartfelt thanks to those of you who participated!! I didn't have a lot of entries which was a little disappointing but I really appreciated those of you who took the time to enter!! The winner is.....

mj who said...
"Thanks for the giveaway. Did the requirememts for the giveaway. Have been having trouble though with posting my comments."

Congrats!! Please email me with your email address and full name and I'll get your gift certificate to you! 

I'm 1/2 way through a couple projects so I hope to get back here soon to share with you!! Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful!! :) 

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Little Update

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Hey Guys! I don't have a project today... My inlaws are visiting and I haven't had a chance to get into my craft room for the past few days. :(  Tomorrow night I will be like a kid in a candy store! I just wanted to stop by to say that I hope to post yet another layout tomorrow night. I also wanted to remind everyone about  my giveaway - which isn't going too well... If you haven't entered yet, you should! For my ego, if nothing else... :) 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baby Picasso

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Hi Everyone!! So sorry this post took longer than I had anticipated... A quick one page layout turned into a two page layout! AND we got a surprise call that my husband's parents are coming here tomorrow for a few days so I have been getting prepared for company. 

The pics in this layout are from when Bria made her very first finger painting! LOL Such a typical first time parent... taking pics of every time the first born blinks! 
Apparently my mind was elsewhere when I was working on this layout and I made an error... I'm hoping no one notices?? 

My pictures are not the greatest... I lost my light tonight. 

I was so excited about my new Recess cart!! It's awesome!! 

Here are some details...
  • the frame around Bria's painting came from Pooh and Friends cut at 8". I used gold brads in the corners to look like nails
  • the title came from a combination of Baby Steps and Hello Kitty Font. I welded the letters together on my gypsy
  • the cute little paintbrush came from Recess, I used glossy accents over the paint to make it look more like real pain
  • the sentiment on the bottom of the frame reads 'From small beginnings come great things' from the Baby Love set by Pink By Design. I embossed it with white embossing powder
  • the other paint brushes and palette also came from Recess, the paint on the palette is also embellished with glossy accents and I inked around the palette with Tim Holtz ink
  • the buttons are basic grey
  • the pearls are from the dollarstore
  • I used my Martha Stewart drippy goo border punch along the blue layer and added glossy accents to make the paint more realistic
  • twine from the twinery
  • recollections brads
  • doodles with white gelly roll pen

If you haven't checked out my giveaway yet, you should! (Link at the top of this post...) It hasn't been overly successful so far... :( But I guess that means a better chance for anyone who enters!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Project coming soon!

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Hi Guys!!! So I am half way done another layout that I want to post but I am having major difficulties updating my gypsy so that I can load me new Recess cartridge!! :( If anyone knows any tricks to get this to work, please let me know!! Until then I'll keep plugging away and looking around the internet! Hope you all are having a great day!! I hope I'll be back soon!

Monday, July 11, 2011

You BAKE me happy

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Happy Monday! :) Ya know why I love Mondays?? Because I can't wait to see what the new weekly challenges are!! I love challenges... If you have followed my blog for any length of time I'm sure you already know that! 

I've been super lucky to have been able to spend quite a bit of time in my craft room this past week. I love those kinds of weeks. I'm sure as my kids get older I'll be able to find more time to craft, or maybe that's just wishful thinking? What do you think, moms???

So here is my layout for today... Not my best work but I still think it's pretty cute...

I always see people's vintage projects and I LOVE them. Vintage doesn't come overly natural to me so I'm trying to get a feel for it. The picture above was from a really really old magazine I bought at an antique store. 

Here are some details...
  • vintage photo is from antique magazine, I inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo
  • doilies are from the Dollarstore, I inked them with Tim Holtz antique linen ink
  • Martha Stewart lace border punch
  • ribbon & pearls from Michaels
  • twine from The Twinery
  • button from my stash
Can you believe this is a CRICUTLESS layout!! Unheard of for me!! 

Both of my girls were born in August so I've been starting to brainstorm ideas for their birthday... Stay tuned because I have a lot of ideas! Have an awesome day!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My very first GIVEAWAY!!!!!

I'm so excited to be having my very first giveaway on my blog!!

In honor of their 1st anniversary, Pink By Design has given me a $10 gift certificate to their STORE to give to one lucky crafter!!! Here are the rules.....
#1. You must be a follower of my blog #2. Do 2 of 3 of the following
  • Follow Pink By Design blog if you don't already
  • Join and then leave a post in the Pink By Design Community
  • Become a fan of Pink By Design on Facebook and let them know I sent you
Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you you did the above

** two BONUS entries...
  • repost this on your blog and/or Facebook (and leave a comment here for each, letting me know you did so)

    Giveaway closes July 16th!!
I hope to see lots of participants so spread the word so all our friends have a chance!! And good luck!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Happy Saturday everyone!! SO did any of you guys catch the PBD Ustream last night?? I hope you did! AND I hope one of you won a prize!!

I have another layout for you today! I think I'm starting to gain some ground on the scrapbooking front! We're thinking of taking a trip so I want to get as caught up as I can since I know I will take a TON of pics on a vacation!!

This was from last summer... It was actually only a week or so before Bria became a big sister! I remember this SO clearly because I was trying to keep up with her in/out and racing around the pool when I was ready to POP! LOL  

Cutest beach ball ever?? ;)

How I laid this page out was inspired by the Sketchy Thursdays Challenge this week. I also kept in mind a few other challenges when designing this: Wacky Wednesday @ More Than Favors, EAD's Color Challenge, and Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut! Wow - that's a lot of challenges! :)

Here are some details....
  • beach ball is from Sesame Street Seasons cut @ 2", her cute little face is from the Princess set by Peachy Keen - I also tryed a StazOn ink pad for the first time and was soooo impressed!! Until now I had only used the cheapy stamp pads from WalMArt. Never again!
  • 'Splash' title is from Create A Critter, cut at 2.25". The water splashes in it were embellished with Glossy Accents
  • I used Birthday Bash for the banners, cut at 2" and hung with red twine from The Twinery
  • journalling tag is cut from Gypsy Wanderings @ 4"
  • the big blue pearls are from K&Company
  • EK Success border punch
  • ribbon from Michaels
  • doodles with white gelly roll pen
And that's all!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

A-MA-ZING Month!!! You don't want to miss this....

Ok everyone.... No project yet today - I have a layout in the works but haven't had a chance to finish it yet. BUT I wanted to post some HUGE events taking place this month.... Seriously, you are crazy if you miss out on these events. It's Pink By Design's 1 year anniversary and they are celebrating big time...

Just for starters, their July release is TONIGHT at 8:00pm CST (9:00 EST, 7:00 MST, 6:00 PST). I have already seen the stamps going to be released tonight and there are so many must have sets!! I think Sarah really outdid herself this time... There will also be chances to WIN!! (Who doesn't love to win?!!?)

Through the whole month of July PBD is doing major giveaways... check this out...
  • random giveaways (a good start for a chance at these would be participation in the Pink By Design Community
  • 2 - PBD sample packs ($200 value)
  • Divine Twine Spool Bundle (12 spools of 240 yards each)
  • Circut Expression 2 - Anniversary Edition
And HERE is how you can enter to win some GOODS...
Complete 2/3 of the following...
  1. Join the PBD Community AND introduce yourself HERE
  2. Follow PBD blog
  3. repost this info on your blog or FB page!! (check out THIS link and share it with everyone!!!)
I would be so happy if I could see some of you guys win some stuff!! Good luck!! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

This week's HAUL!

Hi Guys!! So this last week I have done a bit of shopping for myself... I always love it when people post their hauls so I thought I would try it too! BUT... please keep this between you and I (meaning - don't tell my hubby! :)).

The scrapbook store in town has a closing out sale going on now so I picked up some single sheets of paper, matte accents, buttons, glue dots and various ink pads. THEN I went to our "local" (an hour away) wal-mart and got a few stacks of paper, some tiny clothes pins, glue AND *drumroll* TWINKLE TOES!!! I have been trying to get my hands on this cart for what seems like FOREVER!! This was the last place I expected to see this cart, I thought it was in the US only since I had never seen it here before. Wal-mart also had the new lites so I picked up Recess since Bria is going to Preschool this fall. I would also like to get the sweets and the coffee one but I may have to wait, I have definitely went over budget on scrapbooking goods these last few months... What an addictive sport this is!!! ;)

Have an awesome night! :)

Monkeyin' Around!!

Hi Everyone!!! I am so happy to be posting today! :) This week has been amazing for us... The weather has been AWESOME (finally) and my girls have been in their bathing suits everyday!! We've been doing all kinds of fun things from going to the community outside pool, to going shopping and to the spray park and also playing in our own little blow up pool on our deck. I hope this weather keeps up!!

A couple weeks ago my husband had a day off work so we went to the city and took the girls to the zoo! I just couldn't wait to scrap the pics from our day...

This page is for Brittyn's scrapbook. Here are the pics that are going onto the pages (once I get them developed...).

She was sooo excited when they fed the baby monkies!! It was adorable!! (I think it may have actually been the bottle she was so excited about, but in my mind, it was the monkies....)

I just picked this paper stack up at Michaels last time I was there and I LOVE the color combinations in it!! It's he Carolyn Gavin stack by K&Company.

Here are the details...
  • title, monkey and all leaves are from Create A Critter (all cut @ 3")
  • all paper is either Recollections for from the K&Company Carolyn Gavin stack
  • twine from The Twinery
  • buttons from BasicGrey
  • doodles with white gelly roll pen
I would LOVE to see all your ideas for ZOO layouts!! Post them HERE in the PBD forum so we can all be inspired!! :)

I hope you guys like!! :) I have been doing a lot of shopping for scrapbooking supplies this past week so I'm planning on showing you all my goods soon!! There is also a TON of great info from Pink By Design Stamps I am going to pass on soon - trust me... you don't want to miss out!!! :) Have an amazing day!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Framed Cupcake Card!

Happy 4th of July and Belated July 1st Everyone!! :) We've been so busy around here with friends and festivities! Bria saw her first fireworks on July 1st!! Love those moments!

Here is the project I created for the Pink By Design Blog today...

For all the details check out my post at the Pink By Design Blog!! :) They also have an a sale going on until today in their store!!