Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mini Album Swaps (FB Group) Chipboard Swap

Hi Everyone,

WOW has a month gone by already?  Well I am 34 weeks along and counting down to her arrival. I have been afflicted with every illness that has gone around in the last 8 months and have been feeling miserable.  Just got finished with the flu and I am glad to see it go.  This kid will be immune to everything under the sun!!

Anywho.  I joined in a partner swap over at Mini Album Swaps Group on FB and this was a chipboard mini swap.  So today I am sharing with you the album I made for my partner.  I pray she likes it.  She didn't have anything in particular that she wanted, it was my choice, but she did same she loves pinks of all shades; so here is the mini.

Lots of Photos: You have been warned!!

Front Cover

First 2 page spread



Journal Spot

Right side close up

2nd page layout spread


Journal Spot pull out (pearls)


3rd layout spread



4th layout spread

Flip up photo mats with a journaling spot



5th layout spread



Back cover

What I used...
~ Recollections™ Necessities Chipboard Kit, Small
My Mind's Eye™ The Best Of Lost & Found™ Paper Pad
~ Michael's $1.50 flowers
~ Trico Pink Roses
~ Clear Wink of Stella
~ Clock from Oriental Trading
~ Pink Vellum Letter Stickers
Fiskars Pop-up Punch - Butterfly
~ Miss Elizabeth's Vellum Letter Stickers
~ Flat Back Pearls from eBay
~ Lace Trim
~ Pink Washi Tape
~ Michael's $1.50 "You Are Loved" wooden stamp
~ Michael's $1.50 pink flat back pearls
~ Michael's $1.50 pink daisy flowers
Recollections™ Signature Floral Embellishments, Holly Leaves
~ Sheer Ribbon
~ Autumn Leaves Journaling Spot Stamp
Recollections® Vellum Paper Pack
~ Tiddly Inks Digital Stamp "Sow seeds of Love..."
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad-Victorian Velvet

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Post Valentines Card

Hi Everyone,

I was asked to make some Valentine's card for a woman at my church for her little girl's class party.  She attends a Christian schooland the theme of this Valentine's Day was God's Perfect Love.  She wanted a card that of course uses the theme but would have stars by her daughter's name.  So I made some prototypes and her daughter picked out the one she liked.  Here is the finished card that her daughter chose.

Now I have to admit, this card was not my first choice but she loved the sparkle on the heart!!

I stamped some hearts on the inside of the card where she (the daughter) would write her name.  I did go back and add some stars around the hearts but I took these pics before the stars and I forgot to snap a pic after.  Chalk it up to baby brain ;) .

All in all I think it is really simple, and cute, and I do love the glitter star!!

I printed the sentiment in gray ink on the computer and then stamped the hearts around the die cut glitter heart.  Quick and Easy!

A Bit of Drama:   Now if any of you remember I am sticking to my challenge of not buying anything new.  Well I didnt have enough of this pink color for the card base so I had to buy some more of the Recollections paper pack.  Well the stack I had and the stack that I bought with the same name did not contain the same pick card stock as it had before.  So I wound up buying 3 card stock packs to try and find the correct pink shade. (I was not happy).  So now I am finding ways to use it up.

So there you have it.  Thanks everyone for sharing your time with me.  I will blog with you all again soon.


What I used...
~Bright White Neenah card stock (From Office Depot)
~Coral Berry and Frosty Pink Dye ink by Altenew
~Avery Elle scalloped and pierced heart die
~Heart Stamps from Studio G
~Recollections Pink Card Stock

A Little Life Update

Hi Everyone,

I first have to thank you all for sticking around and remaining as followers on my blog.  It has been 4 months and some change since I last posted anything.  I have found (as many of you already know) that being a Mom to a now 20 month old is not easy!!! Since I work a full time job from 5:30am - 2pm and then when I get home at 2:15pm I instantly shift into Mommy/Wife mode. Doing laundry, running errands (hubs doesn't drive since he is legally blind), etc, etc, etc.  Anywho, I find that there is little time to create in the evening unless I stay up late and don't sleep.

And then in September '15 we found out that we/I am pregnant with our second child.  Another little girl we will welcome into our family in June!!!!  I am so....... I can't even find the word to express the joy I have.  After waiting for almost 8 years to get pregnant (after being told that we wouldn't have one without medical assistance) with our first we are now going to have a second child, naturally! God is indeed Good!!!

Needless to say I have little time and its getting shorter.

But I have found a solution.

I wake up about 4-4:20 each morning for work and I find that on the weekend I wake up about the same time and have a few hours to myself before the family wakes up.  So I have been creating just haven posted.  So I will show you what I have been making and hopefully it will inspire you.

I sincerely want to thank you all for sticking with me.  It means a huge deal to me!!

Love you all from the bottom to the top of my heart!!