Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy, Say What?

Happy day after Thanksgiving!!!  I have one more Gather Together project to share before I dive into that adorable December Ribbon Candy kit :)  This layout is of my youngest son & his cousin - who have the funniest relationship.  One minute they are hugging & friends, the next they can't even be in the same room together :)  Hence the title - "Happy, Say What?".  Here the two were taking a hayride together, and neither look too excited about it :)  Kiddos are so silly!!

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Here is a close-up of the stamping I did.  I used the heart speech bubble stamp from the kit, along with some SEI chalk ink in steel.  I like the subtle effect it had against the white cardstock.  I also added some small heart stickers from the kit within each stamped heart.

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Of course I had to sneak in a bit of stitching :)  I added a quick zig-zag stitch down the strip of woodgrain.

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Have you tried using your stamps from the kit yet??  Feel free to share with us in our Facebook Group HERE - we love to see what our members create!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and eagerly anticipating a big plate full of turkey :)  I'm swinging by to quickly share a fun fall themed layout I made using the beautiful "Gather Together" kit.

I loved all of the little embellishments included in this kit so I thought I'd make a fun design that incorporated as many as I could!  I drew some circles (using a plate as an outline), added some droplets of mist, and then piled on the wood veneer, paper clips, enamel dots, transparencies, and diecuts!  I like to this of this like an embellishment hurricane haha :)

I also decided to paper piece my own pumpkin using  some of the great orange colors included in the kit.  I did it free style, nothing fancy, but I like the it reinforces the theme in the picture.

I hope you all have a delightful Thanksgiving and Black Friday!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Have a great Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a warm, loving, fun-filled day with family and friends.

(made with the "Union Square" kit)
There is so much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thankful Buckets

A friend of mine inspired me the other day with some little goodies she'd left on her bed for her kiddos to surprise them when they got home from school. Most days, I get home at the same time as my kids, so I don't get to do little surprises like that... but this week, I am off for Thanksgiving and was excited to make these little "thankful" prizes for my kids. 

They are very simple, really... just some little strawberry baskets I purchased on etsy filled with baggies of our favorite chocolate drizzled popcorn for an afternoon snack. I added tags made with the Gather Together and Union Square kits. 

Just like any other mom, I find myself getting into a rut with fussing and reminding and nagging and everything else with my kids... and I want to be more mindful of telling them of the good they are bringing to our home. That is the point of these little tags... so that they know, regardless of them leaving their shoes and backpacks on the middle of the dining room floor for the bazillionth time, that I am THANKFUL they are in our family... thankful that they are ours. 

I hope they love them... and that they feel that they are loved! 

Monday, November 25, 2013


Veronica here with a very simple layout. I used scraps from my stack of scraps. I found some from past collections and Gather Together.
I really wanted to focus on my daughter. That girl loves playing outside and she LOVES sticks. :) 
 My brain is on turkey this week and I can't wait to eat mashed potatoes and gravy. lol! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wish for More Moments Like These . . .

Hello fellow scrappers!!  Happy Friday :)  I'm popping in to share another page I've made with Noel's gorgeous Gather Together kit.  I love that there was a mix of traditional autumn colors and some fun pops of brights within the kit!!  It made it easy to use the kit for everyday pages & not just fall-themed :)  The title of my page is "Wish for More Moments Like These".  It has been busy times at my home this past year, as my husband is in the process of starting his own business.  This page is simply a reflection of realizing how busy & crazy our lives have been, and treasuring the moments we do have together as a family.  My favorite part about the photo is my two boys - who just look so stinkin' happy!!!

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For the title work I used the white die-cut tag as a focal point, and added everything else around it.  I couldn't resist using one of those sparkly Heidi Swapp words - so fun!!!

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Around the photo I clustered some fun embellishments from the kit.  On the top left, I added a circle tag & another circle tag I created by cutting it from a patterned paper using some scalloped scissors.   In the bottom right, I added one of those cute Webster's Pages chipboard buttons, as well as some flair and button from a past kit.

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While it may be fall, feel free to think out of the box & use your kit supplies for one of your everyday moments!!!  Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Autumn Hayride

Hi friends! I'm here today to share a slightly completely tedious layout that I made using the gorgeous Gather Together kit.  I pulled out all of the oranges, reds, yellows, and browns from the kit and punched about a million little tiny leaves.  I used the leaves to create a starburst which I accentuated with the Maya Road fabric tape (love this!) and some of the Webster's pages buttons.

I kind of like making layouts with lots of repetitive detail, I can just zone out punching leaves while watching TV and it's almost relaxing :)  I hope you liked my layout- see you next Thursday on Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Good morning!
I'm a week ahead of Thanksgiving but hey, 'tis the season!
I used my "Union Square" kit and Julie's November sketch to make this "Thankful" layout.

Here are a few close up shots of the page. 

I did a bit of fussy cutting to get the leaves to embellish around the pictures.
And it seems that I just couldn't quit so I cut out a few hearts too!

Happy day folks!
Have a good one!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fall Forts

It's that time of year.... caramel apples, gorgeous crisp afternoons, conversations lingered over... I know Christmas is soon, but I don't want to rush over fall! 

One of my favorite memories we made this autumn was making caramel apples with our friends. I got this great shot of my son and two of his buddies, eating their yummy snack inside of a fort of their own making. It made my heart swell. I need to see that they are making good memories. This is the stuff I want them to remember from their childhood. 

I used the Gather Together kit , along with some scraps from previous kits and from my own stash to put this together. I mentioned on our facebook group the other day that we had a little mishap with the beautiful Navy Heidi Swapp Shine mist and I lost most of it, but I still had enough to make some pretty splatters on my page. 

It's not a complicated layout.. but what it documents is so very important to me! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Handmade gift pockets

Veronica here with a sweet way to gift wrap a gift card. We are days away from Christmas people! 

I started with a flower found in the Miss Nelson kit from last month. There are SO MANY embellishments and cute finds in these kits that they really can be used on anything! Here I misted the white flower, because it needed color. 
 Then I used some vintage pages from a book. Place your gift card in between the two pages and sew along the edge:
Then I used bits and pieces of paper from this month's kit- Gather Together. I layered all the pieces on top and viola! This is ready to give to a friend, teacher, co-worker etc.
Thanks for stopping by!


Last Call for 2014 Subscriptions!

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to pop over to the blog to let you know that I will be closing up the subscriptions this Friday, so please do not delay in signing up.  You will not be charged until Dec. 15th for your January kit, so there is no up front payment before then.  GO HERE to sign up today, because on Saturday they will be closed up again for another 6 months!

I have also extended the 30% off sale until Thanksgiving!  Use code THXGIVING to save on all items in stock (excluding new and kit subscriptions)!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Blessed to Have You

Sometimes, in the hustle & bustle of raising two young boys, you forget to just watch them.  I mean really watch them at play or working hard at something.  It's really such an amazing thing to just stand back and observe them in those moments.  The other day we were at our first Cub Scout outing and all Ryan cared about was the garden & this cute little green caterpillar he found.  He just held it and watched it crawl over his hand :)  I snapped a few pics & couldn't wait to document it.  The Gather Together kit had just the right mix of subtle patterned papers & embellishments to accent the page.

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For my title work I decided to build everything upon one of the adorable stitched pockets found in the kit.  A sticker & a few die-cut words provided a fun mix of font and texture.  Of course I couldn't resist working in some of the fun clips as well!!!

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I printed my journaling on vellum and then simply stitched it down to hold it in place :)

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Did you grab yourself a Gather Together kit this month??  Be sure to upload your fabulous work for us to see in our Facebook group!!!  Have a happy Friday!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My Spin on Julie's Sketch

Hi everyone! I hope you have all been playing along with the sketch challenge this month, it's definitely a great sketch!  I took a looser interpretation and added 4 photos and a long title along the bottom.  I had SUCH a hard time coming up with a title for this layout, I was drawing a complete blank, and then my son made me read "the Very Busy Spider" about a thousand times.  With all those animal noises spinning around in my head I finally decided that they would work for the title of this layout!  Sometimes you just need to give it some time if you're unsure about a part of your layout :)

I really loved using all of the "animal" themed pieces included in the "Gather Together" kit, plus the adorable stamp set!  I have to say, this kit is so amazing- I made 5 layouts in 6 days, I just couldn't put it down :)  Have a great Thursday--


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match...

Catch me a catch.
Find me a find. 
OK OK I digress!
However I am 1 for 1 in the matchmaking department!
I set up my friends Justin & Jennifer ~2 1/2 years ago.
Lee & I went with them on their first date. 
And they got married a couple weekends ago.
I think I will quit while I am ahead.
No more matchmaking for me!
I scrapped a few pictures from the wedding with my "Union Square" kit.
This kit was perfect to scrap these fall wedding pics!

I did quite a bit of fussy cutting this one!
I was watching the Alabama-LSU game last Saturday while trying to make this page. 
I was too nervous during the 1st 3 quarters of the game to actually put the page together.
But I could fussy-cut some hearts and flowers no problem!
Roll Tide!
Have a great day!