Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Layout of the Week

My first tutorial is up over at Layout of the Week and I wanted to give you a little sneak peek

If you would like to see how I made this, be sure and pop over there for the completed layout.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Coredinations Fall Banner

Happy Monday!  Guess what?  I have my first post up over on Core'dinations today!  So excited to share this rustic fall banner with you.  Go pop over and check it out.


Friday, September 12, 2014

you and me and page drafts and websters

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!  We did it!  Made it through another week.  lol

Today I would like to share with you a layout I made featuring some older Websters Pages papers and some truly ancient Prima bling.  And a fabulous sketch from Page Drafts release 31.

Love my babies. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

You are So Special - My Minds Eye

Good morning everyone!  How is your week going?  Mine seems to be a bit hectic....Brighton turned 19 yesterday.  Eeek!!!!  Where did the time go?  And how can I be old enough to have a 19 year old son?

Anyway, today I wanted to share with you a layout I made using some older My Minds Eye papers.  I think that the box containing them must be the closest to me when I sit down to scrap because I keep grabbing them.  lol

Love these photos of my girls...and am pretty happyt with the layout, that I swear is straight IRL...I think it is because I took the photo with is standing on end.  Definitely need to invest in a flower frog.  lol

Anyway, bits of Prima and some mists highlight these photos of my girls.  Love how close they are...oh, and see those stips of bling...you will never guess how old they are.  The are from Glitz Designs and I would guess it is around 8 years old.  lol....Use it or lose it.

Well, hope you have a great day.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Blooming in August

Good Monday morning!  I hope you had a great weekend.  It was definitely a full one for me. Saturday we got Brighton moved into his new apartment, and Sunday was spent attempting to be creative.   Speaking of creative, I have really been enjoying Jamie Dougherty's Blooming Through the Seasons classes.  Septemeber is the last of this quarter and then off we go into a new one...so if you would like to come play.....You can sign up for 3 months/6 months or all 12.

I am of course, a little behind in my art journal.  This is the girl for August...I am really liking her...not so much the flower tho.  sigh...oh well...I do still like it.  Lots of yummy water color crayons and pencils...and a bit of gellato just for fun.  
And you know I have no patience, and I can't follow instructions, so I added her face while the gesso was still a bit wet...which in the end Iwas really happy with as it gave her face some depth.  lol

Anyway...hope you have a great day.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Do You Know - My Minds Eye

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday.  I hope you are having a great day and getting ready for the weekend.  We have a crazy busy weekend planned here.  Brighton is getting his first apartment, and tomorrow is move in day.  So excited for him, what a huge step, but a little sad to see him growing up so quickly.

Speaking of growing up quickly, here is a layout I did featuring a photo of Ainsley.   Working through my stash of older supplies, more My Minds Eye.

This photo was taken just this spring and it is amazing how much she has grown and changed in just that short a period of time.  Oh ....where did my babies go?

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thirsty Thursday

Hi everyone!  Wanted to share something a little different today...thinking of making it a regular blog feature.

Thirsty Thursday....What do you think?  I would share cocktail recipes (both with and without alcohol).
What brought this on?  Well, we have been redecorating the living room and the other day picked up a fun bar cart.  Of course, we had to equip it....lol  A few of our favorite libations right now.

So, how about a quick look at what we are drinking...

Cranberry Sparkler

  • Generous Jigger of Square One Vodka - My new fave.....it's organic! and local!
  • 1/2 ounce Fruitations Cranberry - Real fruit juice, no artificial, no GMO, no preservative so good.
  • Club Soda - We made our own.

In a chilled glass filled with ice add Square One Vodka.  Next, add the Fruitations cranberry juice. Remember, this is super concentrated, a little goes a long way.  Finally. top with Club Soda and a lime.

Drink up!