Friday, December 2, 2011

Stay tuned... :)

...the Got Sketch? Creative team has some holiday fun coming your way beginning Monday, December 5th!! Stay tuned to the Got Sketch? blog for even more inspiration! :) :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Prima Layouts :)

I've got two new layouts to share with you over on the Prima blog today :) - you can check them out here!

And as a teaser to get you over there :), here are a couple sneak peeks of both! :) I hope you will drop by to see the full reveal! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New post up on the Prima blog! :)

Happy Hump Day all! I've got a new post up on the Prima blog :) - you can check it out here!

And as a teaser :), here are a couple sneak peeks of two of the projects I have featured over there today! :)

So what are you waiting for??!! Come on over and check it out - just click here!! :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

After one week of school...

...we can declare it a *success* (PHEW! :-P) The kids are happy with their teachers, and we are falling back into a routine (which makes this momma VERY happy! LOL)

Biggest highlights? This little man made it through his first week of full-time Kindergarten with flying colors! :)

And Miss Awesome Abby :) :) not only is a Safety this year, but was also made Lieutenant (which means *2nd* in command, as she so made a point of telling me proudly LOL!! :-P) She is *beyond* excited about her position and has already made a point of telling Sophie that she will *not* display any favoritism towards family members while on duty! :-P

Good first week :) - and even Joshie and I are adjusting to being on our own during the day! :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to School!

Today is the first day of school - this year, we have a 4th grader, a 3rd grader, and a full-time *Kindergartener*...GAH!! :) Still wrapping my head around *that* one...and of course with it, denying the reality that this is Abby's last year of elementary. :-P The one and only time where all three kids will be in the same school at the same time! ;)

And Daddy went in late so that he could accompany Lucas on his first day - awwww. :)

Bittersweet! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Got Sketch? Blog - Sketch #126

Another fabulous sketch from my dear friend Valerie released on today's Got Sketch? blog - with some GORGEOUS examples from my awesomely talented friends :) can check out all the eye candy here! :)

And here is my contribution to Sketch #126 - I loved the sweet simplicity of the sketch and kept it as such, using these sweet photos of my getting-too-big (SIGH! :-P) Abigail. :) I also used Studio Calico's August Main Kit (Boardwalk) and the August Add-on Kit Sandcastle - such beautiful colors!

Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Prima Blog - and more about me! :)

The Prima blog is spending time this month introducing and featuring each of the new Design Team members - and today just happens to be my turn :). I hope you'll head over to today's blog and get to know me a little better! :) :)

I also shared in today's post two additional layouts I created for Prima's CHA Summer booth, and am thrilled to share them here as well! :) Thanks for looking!! :)

As soon as I saw the Romantique collection, I was in LOVE! I knew the happy and sweet colors would complement well these photos of my girlies sharing a sweet moment of their own. :)

    Supplies used: 
    Item# 843465 - Romantique Collection Ha’Penny

    And...although I tend to normally scrap bright colors, I couldn't help but be immediately drawn to the beautiful neutral palette of the Printery collection. I just loved using the creams and blacks of the papers and adorning it with punches of soft color throughout my Sophie page. :)

    Supplies Used:

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

    Bring on the new season of travel soccer!!

    New season, new team, and first two games (and WINS! :)) this morning...Sophie rocked it, and her team is full of little spitfires just like herself - a great group of hard-as-nails girlies...this is gonna be FUN. :)

    Thrilled to snag this photo of my tough girl in action! :)

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Prima August BAP Sketch

    Over on the Prima blog, you can check out the GORGEOUS reveal for this month's Build-A-Page sketch and see what my talented and amazing fellow Design Team members did with it - such inspiring and beautiful creations! These girls truly blow me away! :) :)

    And now to share my take on the sketch ;):

    Supplies used:

    Pistachio - Madeline Collection - Item# 842451
    Madeline - Madeline Collection - Item# 842376
    Ste. Marie - Madeline Collection - Item# 842482
    Spring Tide - Madeline Collection - Item# 842475
    Madeline - Paloma Collection - Item# 548353
    Madeline - Love Note Collection - Item# 548797
    Madeline - Essentials 10 - Item# 549244
    Madeline – Marri Collection - Item# 548537
    Madeline - Trinket Collection - Item# 548308
    Madeline - Whisper Collection - Item# 548612
    Say it in Crystals & Pearls - Item# 544591
    Cypress - Cinderella Collection - Item# 549183
    Script - Birdsong Collection - Item# 547165

    Thanks for looking! :)

    Thursday, August 4, 2011

    Guesting on the Scrapbooks ETC Blog :)

    I always enjoy being asked to contribute a Guest Spot feature for the Scrapbooks ETC blog - thanks again to my talented friend Valerie for letting me play with another fun sketch! :) And for further inspiration, please go check out what the other talented contributors did with this one by clicking here. :)

    This layout was created with the sweet July Main Kit Mind the Gap from Studio Calico and its add-on Flat - just love the mix of colors between the two kits! :)

    Thanks for looking! :)

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    And *5* years ago today...

    ...I was once again OVER my due date (by 12 days this time :-P) and arriving at the hospital for induction...both excited and nervous about meeting our new baby *BOY*. :) :) YES - a *boy* after having two girls previously...wondering and worrying (as only I can :-P) if I would be a good momma to a boy! Well everyone told me that boys love their mommas, and all I can say is that this has proved to be VERY true over these five years, much to this momma's delight. :)

    Happy 5th Birthday to my Lucas who is every bit as wild and crazy as he is kindhearted and compassionate :)...who has an insatiable appetite for learning (as evidenced by his constant questions about every topic under the sun :-P)...who is an electronics and techy geek just like his Daddy :)...who might just be taking over Sophie's previous record of most clothes changes in a day :-P...and the best one of all - who still loves to cuddle and give hugs to his Momma! :)

    Since we're under gloomy skies and dealing with spotty rain showers, these pics of the new 5-year-old will have to do for now...until weather (and said 5-year-old :-P) cooperates! :)

    ...enjoying his new DS this morning (and as I suspected, he easily took down his sisters with his new game on his first attempt! :-P)

    ...and enjoying the Slip-n-Slide recently :):

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    Prima CHA Summer 2011 Photos - and another LO to share! :)

    The Prima booth at CHA was absolutely GORGEOUS - and it's still *very* surreal to me that I had **Prima** creations on display during this show :) :)....SO SO incredibly blessed to be a part of this amazing and wonderful team!! :) :)

    You can see more lovely photos of Prima's CHA booth here, including photos of the separate Ruby Violet booth (SO colorful and bright and all sorts of purty :)), and YES!!!! that would be another one of my layouts featured about 2/3 of the way down showcasing the BEAUTIFUL Amore heart (YES, you want, you need, you MUST have it!!! :))

    And now...onto the layout! This one was created with the lovely Pixie Glen collection and lots of new beautiful embellies :)

    Thanks for looking! :)

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    Another CHA Prima Layout to share :)

    Today the Prima blog is all about the new chipboard pieces, flocked rub-ons, and alphas - all of which coordinate perfectly with each of the brand new lines. :)

    And another of my CHA Prima layouts is also featured on today's blog :) :) - thrilled to share with you this Joshie layout I created using the new North Country collection. Love love LOVE this winter line - the colors are so rich and I am truly in love with each piece of paper in it!! :)

    Thanks for looking!! :)

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    More Prima and CHA - Masks, Resistables, and Crystals

    Aren't these absolutely beautiful? The Resistables are especially gorgeous!!

    Visit the blog to see the stunning examples created by our talented Design Team with these products - you won't be able to resist ordering them for yourself!! :)

    Ohhhh and can't forget about the new crystals - swoooooooon!! :) :)

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    ...More BEAUTIFUL goodies from Prima (and YES!!!! one of my CHA LO's!) :)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these Cradle Birdnests - they are SO darling!!!! :)

    You can check out more stunning projects featuring the above products on today's blog, but I wanted to OFFICIALLY share here on my blog one of my CHA layouts that is featured there :) :) (and especially since the image shown there is appearing a little distorted - I'm sure anyone in a position to fix it is still busily occupied with CHA, so no biggie :-P...I am *thrilled* to be able to finally share it here!! :)) 

    This layout of my sweet Joshie showcases the beautiful Alla Prima collection, along with one of those GORGEOUS Gemini flowers featured above :) - I was SO thrilled to get this shot of him with my camera phone recently while we were away on vacation :)...a cool Instagram app filter really brings out the colors and adds some cool texture too. :) Doesn't the photo go perfect with these summery colors??!! :)

    Thanks for looking!! :)