Monday, September 30, 2013

Beach Bum

Summer is over, but I'm not ready to say goodbye yet! So, I keep it alive with scrapping some summer photos!  These pictures were taken when my kids went to the beach with my parents. It was a little chilly for swimming that day, but the kids still had fun in the sand!
For the title, I cut the phrase with my cricut, Life is a Beach cartridge, then I covered the word "beach" with scrapbooking sand, and there you go! I love how it turned out!
Hope you are having a great day!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New pages and some Bookmarks

I finally finished some new pages!  It feels so good when I get some time to create!  The first page is from last Easter (2012) and I am in love with that cloud paper!  I'm slightly obsessed with clouds these's one trend that didn't need to "grow on me" I was on board right away! {Most trends I start to like when they are headed out of style, lol!} I also put a Washi Tape banner in there...banners are another trend I love!

I was also able to get some pictures from Detroit Tigers' Opening Day last year.  We are big fans in this house, the home opener is practically a holiday in our house!  {Thank you, Old Navy, for making girly sports team shirts!  My girls won't wear them if they look like a "boy's" shirt!} Go Tigers!
And, just in time for school, I made some new bookmarks for my girls! If it helps to make their daily reading more fun, it was well worth it! They are quick to make and a great way to use up some scraps! I like to cover them with contact paper to make them more durable.
I hope you're having a great day!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ashley @ 4

Another new layout!  I'm so happy I was able to play in my craft room this weekend!!  I definitely didn't expect to since my husband was out of town.  But my in-laws called and wanted to take the kids to a family fun fair at the college where my mother-in-law works!  And they wanted to keep the kids overnight! I had the house to myself for almost 24 hours!!  I could have cleaned up around the house or did something similarly productive, but I decided to treat myself to some scrap time!  Here is one of the layouts I completed using  sketch #23 from My Scraps & More Sketches

I really love how it turned out, so I entered it into their challenge on their blog!
I hope you are having a great day! The sun is shining here, but it is chilly...I'm ready for spring to come already!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sisters layout

So, I don't usually scrap pictures of myself (I know, it's a bad habit) but I love this picture of my sister and I.  I don't know why we both like it so well considering we were boating all day before we had the picture snapped...I guesss it's the tanned skin and the genuine smiles that only a day in the summer sun gives you!
I used a sketch from Page Maps and I really love how the page turned out!

I used paper from Heidi Grace's Sunshowers and Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wow, long time, no post!

I can't believe I've neglected this blog for so long! Life with 3 kiddos really does keep me busy! I have managed to squeeze some scrapbooking time in, though, so I'll post some pages here today. 
 The papers above were mostly from a Paper Studio stack from HL, I'm not sure of the name though {my sister and I split it and I took the loose sheets and she has the actual stack.}  I liked it because it's mostly green, yellow and brown and most of my baby boy papers are blue. This adds some diversity, I think. See the bear strip? That is from Bella Blvd's baby boy pack.  I love how it matches that sleeper that I just LOVED in the bottom picture!
 I just love these pictures of lil' A. And I love, love, love that background paper {again from Bella Blvd} but I really had a hard time with this layout.  I'm not sure why.  But I'm happy with the way it came together in the end.  For the title, I printed "you've got the cutest little..." on white cardstock with my printer and cut "Baby face" with my cricut.
These pics are from 2007! Yikes--the baby in those pics just turned 6! I had made a layout with these pictures before and it was in K's album, but I hated it! Literally cringed everytime I came across it! I used a paper with bright pink and orange flowers for the background--trust me it was ugly! I'm not sure what I was thinking! One night, I was looking through her album and I just couldn't take it anymore...I literally dismantled the page right then and there! I should have taken a picture for a before and after, but I didn't think of it at the time! Anyway, I love this page now! All the pp are from Bella Blvd's baby girl line {which I bought recently when I bought the baby boy line, even though my "baby girls" pages are pretty much done! It was too cute to resist!}
Does anyone else "redo" pages? I admit I've done it before, but I try to scrap new pics rather than re-scrap old ones, but this one...I couldn't ignore any longer. Now it is one of my favorite pages in her book instead of an eyesore!
Until next time...which hopefully won't be too long...have a great day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

2 more pages

So I made a couple more pages recently.  I find that the 3rd child is keeping me busier than I anticipated... or maybe I forgot how much attention little ones need... Either way, I don't spend nearly enough time in my craft room. Which means I also kinda ignore this blog too... I wish I had more time for both, both if I'm not crafting, it seems like I have nothing to post here either.  Hopefully that will change soon.  I always feel more inspired in the fall to be creative!
For the first page here, I used pics form our vacation to Myrtle Beach last summer.  I love the pictures of the girls in the sand.  The 2nd page is for my baby boy's book.  I love all the pics I was able to get on one page! I shows a little of how many people came to see little Austin in his first few weeks home.  I can't believe he turned 1 last month... that year went by so fast!
Hope you are all having a great day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More baby boy pages

So, I've been trying to do some more baby boy pages recently.  I can't believe the little guy is almost 10 months old already!  Looking back at pictures from the first months has been fun.  It's unbelievable how much babies change the first year!

For this page, I used papers form a baby boy collection made from Bella Blvd. I added some solid hearts in with some embellishments from the kit.

This page is his birth story...the last few weeks of my pregnancy were not exactly text book, so my labor was induced at 39 weeks.  I wanted this page with the birth story written out while the details were still fresh in my mind... I find that things get hazy after some time passes ;)  The paper I used was from a stack from My Mind's Eye called Twinkle Twinkle Little Boy.

This last page for today, is just some coming home pictures.  The background paper is from Heidi Grace. It's a simple page that came together really easily, since the pictures kind of speak for themselves.

Hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!