Friday, September 7, 2012

Take Three | Reading

I saw a cute idea on my friend's blog where she takes 3 photos representing what each member of her family likes/does/etc. I wanted to play along so here we go! :)

1. His | Brendan isn't big on reading but he does love his wheelin' magazines.

2. Mine | I love my Nook and I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I'm currently on book #10 and once finished I will be all caught up and will have to wait until March 2013 for the next one! Oh, the agony!

3. Hers | Kaleigh is obsessed with the Dear Dumb Diary series. She loves checking them out from the school library and wishes our town library carried them.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Font Junkie

I absolutely love fonts! And being a digi scrapper I use them often. I have a ton in my collection but I find myself often going back to certain ones for my projects. I thought I would share my top 10 (in no particular order) favorite fonts with you. :)

Font Sources:
2peas Spread Sunshine (although this is the non-*spread* version, Sunshine)

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Last of the Digi Scrappin' (For Now...)

I created 3 more layouts this weekend! That makes 6 total for the weekend. Go, me! :)

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Think I'm gonna take a break from digi scrappin' and work on some home decor projects. :)

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

More Digi Scrappin'

I ain't gonna lie. I've been lazy this first week of summer vacation. I've played on my laptop a lot and have been a scrappin' fool! Here are 3 layouts I created yesterday. :)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Digi Scrappin'

Just wanted to share some digi layouts I created this week!

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Also, today starts the Summer Points Challenge at Scrapfreak! Come play along with us and get lots of scrappin' done this summer!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Digi Scrappin'

Just wanted to share some digi layouts I created over the weekend.

kit: Caterpillars and Butterflies,
notebook paper: March 2008 Idea Notebook,
ric rac: Here Kitty Kitty,
May 2010 Idea Notebook,
twine: Give Thanks,
fonts: Channel, Happy Phantom, Pea Roxygirl
used a March 2012 PageMaps sketch

kit: Beyond Measure
stitching: April 2010 Idea Notebook
label: Wish You Were Here
(all from
fonts: Pea Roxygirl, Traveling Typewriter
used a May 2012 PageMaps sketch

kit: Caterpillars and Butterflies,
pink heart: Springtime by Echo Park,
brown heart: Yours Truly,
brads: Water Park,
stitching: Terry Maruca Sewing Action v.2,
glitter Photoshop style: unknown
fonts: Happy Phantom, SP Purkage, Pea Roxygirl
llifted this layout via Pinterest:

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Home of the free because of the brave! God bless our military and their families for their service and sacrifice!

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Scrapfreak's Summer Points Challenge!

Calling all scrappers! Come join us at Scrapfreak this summer for the Summer Points Challenge! Everything you create in June and July will earn you points. The goal is to get stuff done. The more you scrap, the more points you earn! You can play along for fun or for prizes!

Interested? Come check us out here!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Cloche Love!

I absolutely love cloches! They are so fun to showcase little displays and you can change them out with the seasons/holidays.

I've made a few recently and wanted to share. :)

I can't remember where I got this glass cloche but I've had it for a while now. I found the plate in a thrift shop and I bought the wooden candlestick years ago. They fit perfectly together to form the base. Inside is a weathered terra cot pot I bought in an antique store. Inside the pot is moss with an antique floral frog sitting on top. The photo is of my grandparents' home (that they still live in today - many happy memories there!)

Here are the supplies I used to create my next cloche... an old enamelware plate (antique store), a metal urn (thrift shop), a wire basket (flea market), and a knob (Hobby Lobby).

I attached the plate to the top of the urn and spray painted so they'd match and then I distressed the edges to bring the black back through. I hot-glued the knob to the bottom of the basket. I found a little mercury glass bird in an antique shop. I sat him in a bed of moss inside the cloche.

And lastly, I bought this cloche with its base at Hobby Lobby (it's quite large - about 12-15" tall). I wanted to put a stand underneath it to give it more height and character. I searched thrift shops for chunky candlesticks but couldn't find any. I ended up finding this chunky candlestick at Ikea.

I hot-glued the base of the cloche to the candlestick and spray painted them black. I made the terra cotta pot with eggs a while back (painted/distressed the terra cotta pot; put moss inside; painted some paper mache eggs a robin's egg blue). I found the little bird at Hobby Lobby.

I absolutely love all 3 of them and have supplies to make a few more. Can you have too many cloches in your home? I hope not! ;)

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Digi Scrappin'

I just wanted to share some recent digi layouts I've created. :)

kit: NSD Idea Notebook,
template: Spritzed,
title fonts: Arial, CK Cursive
journaling font: AL Script Hand

kit: Live Free,
stitching: Wild Love,
twine: Blast of Summer,
bling: Build-a-Bloom,
fonts: Happy Phantom, Pea Roxygirl
lifted this layout via Pinterest:

kit: Retrospect,
alphas: DIY Acrylics No. 6 by Pattie Knox,
stitching: Hopscotch,
fonts: CK Ali's Hand, Traveling Typewriter
used the 4.18 sketch from

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

OMGosh, I am SOOOOO embarrassed! :( Being super busy + not blogging = totally forgetting about drawing a winner for Diana's blog hop. I'm so sorry and again so embarrassed.

Anyways, I truly appreciate everyone stopping by, leaving love, and becoming followers! I hope you'll stop by often. :)

Without further ado, the winner of a $10 gift card to Diana's etsy shop is...

Congrats, LisaM!!! Shoot me an email (with your first and last name and email) by clicking on the Email Me button over on the right side of my blog -----> and I will get your gift certificate to you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Design by Diana Blog Hop!

Welcome to stop #5 along Diana Fisher's 3-year blog anniversary blog hop!

I was so honored to be one of the ladies Diana asked to be on this hop. I met her through her former sketch blog, Sketchy Thursdays, and on a scrapbook forum, Scrapfreak. I served on her design team at ST for a term and have remained online friends with her since. I absolutely adore Diana, her work, and her sketches (and we're even Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte buddies). :)

Diana wants to celebrate her 3-year blog anniversary by giving the anniversary gifts to YOU - the readers! Hop on through the blog hop to find prizes and inspiration along the way. Plus, there's a chance to play along with us! Use the sketch Diana made, link your entry back at her blog, and you could win a $30 shop credit to Scrapbook Circle. You have until Monday, April 30, to complete the hop and link up your sketch challenge entry to be eligible for the hop prizes!

Now, here is the layout I made using her sketch:


My Layout
kit: Everyday Life #2,
alphas: DIY Acrylic Alphabet No.2 by Pattie Knox,
font: CK Ali's Handwriting
stitching: Terry Maruca Sewing Action v.2,

You have arrived here from...

And you can keep hopping on to...

Before you go though I'd like to offer my own prize. :D Leave a comment on this blog post and you will receive an entry in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Diana's etsy shop, Design by Diana. She makes the cutest scrappy and paper crafting goodies so be sure to visit her shop! For a second chance in the drawing, become a follower of my blog and leave a second comment on this blog post saying you did so. I will draw a winner from those names/comments on Monday, April 30, and make an announcement. Make sure you check back to see if you won!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Digi Scrappin'

Just wanted to share some layouts I created today from our Easter holiday this year.

kit: Blossom,
fonts: Georgia, 2peas Handwritten
template: Scrapping with Liz

kit: Hoppyness,
font: Pea Roxygirl
lifted from a layout I have pinned here on Pinterest

kit: Hoppyness,
fonts: Typewriter, Pea Roxygirl
template: Hoppyness,

And be sure to visit my blog this Saturday as I participate in a blog hop to celebrate Diana Fisher's 3-year blog anniversary! There will be a great sketch, lots of fabulous layouts from the other blogs along the hop, and awesome prizes! Don't miss out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Front Door Wreath

I've had this wreath lying around that I got on clearance at Michael's a couple years ago for a couple bucks. I've been wanting to make a wreath for my front door but can't decide what I want to do. So I made this simple one to suffice in the meantime. I made 3 layered circle flowers from burlap and fabric with button centers. The B is a chipboard alpha I painted red and distressed. Quick, simple, easy, and done!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My New Craft Tote

I was going through pics on my laptop and came across these of a project I made last summer. I realized I never shared on my old blog so I figured I would share now. :)

I bought this canvas tote on clearance at Target for just over $2 last summer. It was in the gift wrap section and measures 12"x9"x6". I thought it was super cute and would make a great tote for small craft projects I'm working on (mainly my embroidery I like to work on when Kaleigh is in dance class, waiting in the car line at school, etc.)

So I brought it home but thought it was a tad plain and needed some cute flowers on it.

I've seen lots of flower tutorials online and this is my own quick and easy version I created (although I'm sure I've taken ideas for it from here and there).

1. Cut five circles from felt - cut four the same size and cut one a little smaller.

2. We will use the four larger circles to make the petals. For each larger circle, place a tiny dab of hot glue just outside the center of the circle and fold in half like a taco. The glue will hold it loosely in this shape. (Kaleigh was my hand model for these photos. Excuse her dirty fingers and nails. We were knee-deep in crafting that day!)

3. Fold your *taco* in half.

4. Cut off the point of your folded *taco*.

5. Place a tiny dab of glue inside your folded *taco*. The glue will hold it loosely in this shape.

6. You should have four of these petals.

7. Glue the four petals to the smaller felt circle, spacing them so they touch the other petals on each side while leaving a small hole in the middle.

8. Put a good amount of hot glue in the center and attach a button. Ta da! You have a cute felt flower!

I made three flowers for my bag and hot glued them on. It looks so much cuter now!

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