Monday, April 30, 2012

Little Things.

Hello, HELLO!!

I got a little SMASH* time this weekend with my girls---love that! There's nothing better than an all day crop to blow the dust off.

Here's my page. And my Paige.

This one makes my happy :-) Such a cute little button nose!!

And I'm happy to tell you I finally got around to decorating the front of my mini SMASH* book. It all began with an accidental 'inking'...

I left the lid off my Staz-On for like two seconds---aaaaand, WHAM! My cover had this perfectly shaped stain on it.

I decided to just go with it :-) Check it out!!!

Ya know what's better than an all day crop??

A looming NSD retreat!!!

One long weekend away. Four days. Zero kiddos. No Hubby. Just me, my girls and my glue...

Can. Not. Wait!

Hopefully it'll be a sooooooper productive weekend and I'll have lots to share with you guys!!! What will you be doing for National Scrapbooking Day???? Give me the scoop!!


Saturday, April 28, 2012


Good Morning!!!

My girl had a full-on, 'rockstar' sleepover last night. We're talkin' tatoos, juice boxes, smores and rolls of TP strewn ALL over the house. Daddy even set up a tent in the living room that's roughly the size of a one bedroom home. No sleep was had by anyone.


All this girly togetherness has me thinkin' about my own friends. True friends. The kind that, no matter how much time passes between visits, nothing ever changes. Trues.

Here's a little card I put together featuring Wendy (along with one of her 'Trues'!) from Saturated Canary. She's one of Krista's brand new releases and you can pick her up HERE.

I created this fun background using a brand new mini stamp set I snagged from Michaels :-) LOVE this butterfly!! I simply stamped the image with multiple colors of Distress Ink and gave it a spritz. After it was dry, I gave it a quick press with an iron, and restamped a few of the butterflies with a black ink.

Here's a close-up of Wendy, all colored up. Love the black and white against the rainbow of colors!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Is it naptime yet??


NOTE: I've entered this card into the Spring Photo Challenge #44 over at Card Makin Mamas :-)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Be Happy!

Good Morning!!

I had a bit more time to play last night, and I just had to show my Joshy a little SMASH* Page love.

My boy has always been a full-on 80's kid, born in 1999.


The Goonies. Ghostbusters. Michael Jackson. Scooby-Doo. Tom and Jerry. NEON!!! The list goes on and on and ON!

All of this seems to be no problem for Dad, except for the neon. Tony hates Josh's 'neon thing'! Apparently, wearing bright colors is reserved for girls, haha!!

But, in true Josh style, he found a loophole.

SOCKS!! Super low, neon socks. If they are in his shoe, dad can't see them. And just knowing they're there...Knowing he's skirted the law...That's the cheeze :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I hope you're able to carve out a little 'you' time today!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

What's New Pussycat???

Hiya, Peeps!!!

I have a little SMASH*Y share for you today :-)

I recently picked up the mini SMASH* book from Cassie over at Paper Issues, and I can't even tell you how much I love this little book!!! Love.

I've decided to entitle my book One Shot Wonders. One photo per page. A song lyric for the only journaling. Happy place.

Here's my first go...

I LOVE this picture of my girl all 'painted-n-pretty' at Disneyland :-)

The only problem she had with this paint job, was the cat beard. "I didn't want a beard, MOM!!!" Hee-hee!! Priceless.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

UPDATE: When I gave Paige a preview of this blog post, she said, "MOM!!! I don't wanna be seen with a cat beard everywhere!" LOVE THAT GIRL!!!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

{Without the rain, there'd be no rainbows.}

Good Mornin'!

Today, a brand new challenge goes live at Saturated Canary Challenge Blog!!!

The theme this week? April Showers.

Showers of blessings, shower me with love and little droplets of liquid sunshine :-)

For my card, I've colored up Lolita. You can find her in the Saturated Canary Digi shop.

And for the rain?? A bit of stitching :-) If only all clouds came in a chevron design!!

Here's a little close-up.

Now, hop on over and see what the rest of the DT gals have come up with and then go color up something pretty!!!


I'm A TOTAL "Videog"!!!

That's like a "photog", but not quite ;-)

I'm super excited to have been asked to join the FAB team over at Gauche Alchemy!! For the next year, I'll be bringing you some fun video *love*. We're talkin' tuts, tips and techniques over on the Gauche Alchemy Youtube channel.

Not familiar with Gauche Alchemy??? Think vintage and kitch, glitter and glitz & artsy and crafty all rolled into one.

Oh, yeah. It's all that and a bag of chips.

And then we'll take that empty chip bag and make something FABULOUS with it!!!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Charmed, I'm Sure!

Hello!! Today is a brand new challenge over at Divas By Design :-) Can I get a woot?!?!?

The theme is Charmed, I'm Sure---meaning, use a charm, of course!

This weeks sponsor is Saturated Canary, so I got to play along as a Guest Designer...La-La-La-LOVE!!!

The card I've created is a small homage to The One. The Only. SMASH* book.

This little sweetie is a bit of a sneakie peakie from Saturated Canary *love* to come...BUUUUTT, you can find tons of cute-ness in the shop now.

Here's a bit of a close-up.

Now, head on over and check out the rest of the DT's creations, and then get your CrAfT-On!!!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kiddy Card Swap!

Good Morning!! Hope everyone is having a FAB Sunday!!

Today, I'm FINALLY gettin' around to sharing the pics I took of my girl during the Kid's Card Swap recently hosted by Krista over at Saturated Canary.

Paige had the best time creating for her new friend Amelia-Grace!!

She colored her heart out...

...and put together a card she was super proud of.

A little close-up :-)

And here's a few shots of her opening her package all the way from the UK!

She LITERALLY couldn't stop staring at her card :-)

And a bag of scrappy goodies, too?!?!?

Here's a close-up of the card her new friend sent.

This was such a fun swap!!! Paige is over-the-moon with excitement to have a new friend from across the world.