April 11, 2014


Happy Birthday to my bff from when I was 2 years old and many years after---!!! Happy day to you Debbie! Love you much girl! We have too many memories that are too funny! She lives in Florida now & me in AZ. Crazy how time flies!!

I love how this came together! I got the idea from this card on MayArts.com The end result is different & I want to make this again! So many ideas!

Heidi Swapp: Hello Today paper & ink
 Prima flowers 
Inkadinkado: Celebrate stamp & Mason Jar stamp

Have you made a shaker card yet? I never did & I'm hooked! I just stamped this & filled it w/sequins and stitched on my machine. No adhesive. BOOM! lol 
What do you think??
Happy weekend!

April 6, 2014

My Sunday Shares

Hope your weekend was a good one! Just thought I'd share some faves from this week:

1. Love this girl to pieces. I took some quick shots of her after school. And yes, my baby girl is now Sweet 16!

2. Have you heard of Pretty Pink Posh? I have a few of her items. She seems super sweet & I love her videos: craft haul, new products, 10 minute craft dash & start to finish cards. 

3. Stumbled onto these yummy colors on Instagram! Love them! The photo is from @kellitronel

4. My March Project Life kit from Citrus Twist Kits!

Happy Sunday!

March 30, 2014

Project Life 2014 Cover Page

Time flies and then you post! {Yes I'm quoting myself off my Insta post!} lol I seriously cannot believe that it's April in a few days! So many photos to post, stories to share and maybe I'll skip all the pain I've been in lately. Not fun. It's all about our girls & soccer! So this makes me happy! Onto my cover page. (and yes it's been complete, photos taken... just not posted.) I need an editorial calendar just for my blog, my day to day happenings, dr appts... haha! I use my iCal and that keeps us in check but every day is a busy one. The year is still new & I need to schedule my posts & photos, as well as printing out my photos on my PictureMate! Sorry I got off track.

For my birthday this year, I bought myself a PL subscription to CitrusTwistKits! I love how they include a 6x6 paper pad every month! I used my Jan kit as well as some other supplies from my stash.
    The paper pad is by Studio Calico: Print Shop - wood veneer house: Recollections - label: October Afternoon - Heidi Swapp colored pencil over a Studio Calico kraft heart.

The parentheses are by Teresa Collins: Happy enamel shapes - Teal letter stickers I bought from Target Dollar Spot! Love them & the pkg also had a pretty coral/peach color as well! Gold doily from CTK & I added some stitching - OLW tiny stickers are by Authentique.

Those two are our Shelties: Hugo (L) & Harley (R), aka mama's boys! 
Enamel dots by MME - Washi from CTK - Label: own stash - #together stamp by Amy Tangerine: Sealed.

Gold PL card: Simple Stories - flair: Recollections - journaling strips: I cut up CTK PL card.

My girls from a impromptu photo shoot. Love the end result!
Bike label: Chictags - floral die: Spellbinders - cork numbers: LYB

So what do you think? I always want to keep pages real simple but I need to accept that is not me. I love all the tiny details & adding the layers, stitches & embellishments. This page was as simple as it's going to get. 
Perhaps one day.

March 7, 2014

Waffles, Ribs & My Valentines

Yes, I meant to post this the day following my last post. And then... life slaps you in the face! I'll get right to the point. Have you ever heard of costochondritis? I never have till the dr told me I have it. The cartilage on your ribs becomes inflamed & hurts like a %*#@^!! Well I'm going on two months now. Thinking my diabetes has something to do w/the fact it's taking me forever to heal. This is not fun & I do not enjoy being out-of-it every day bcuz of pain meds. So I don't take any and lucky me, I have a high tolerance for pain. However, when I'm in tears, balling my eyes out bcuz of this pain? Yes I do take a pain pill. Does it help? Just to take the edge off a bit. I wish it did more. I think bcuz of my  metabolism is that of supersonic speed, no pain meds last in my system. So with all that being said, please keep me in your prayers if you would be so kind. And I will thank you now from the bottom of my heart. If you're wondering if I have been to the drs for this? Yes and had many tests to see if anything else could be causing this pain. All came back normal. Thankful for that but I'm still in agonizing pain.

Onto my post from the past now! I had mentioned @mywafflecrush in my last post. Yum-mee! If you're local to the east valley then you will be able to catch up with them. They have details on their Insta posts on where they will be every weekend! You can go every day for brunch, dinner and all in between! It's not your every day eggo or even belgium waffle, they make gourmet liege waffles. European I think. You customize then eat! Taste the magic! lol

Let me know if you visit @mywafflecrush any time soon! Maybe we can host an east valley blogger/crafty/IG meet up! I like this idea! If you're interested in helping me, please leave me your contact info!
Happy day to you!

February 14, 2014

Happy Heart Day

Hope you're all enjoying this beautiful day! (even those of you covered in snow! Yikes!) Not to rub it in but here in AZ, the temp at 5pm is 81 & sunny! The sun is strong too! I have a surprise for my family tonight too! I will share photos soon! Just a little get-out-together and have a good time sort of night that doesn't include soccer! Although the husband & youngest will be meeting us there after soccer practice! 

Had to share this second one! I made this one for the Spellbinders' Instagram!
Happy day!

January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday

The years are flying by! Why is that?! No joke! When your kids tell you time goes by so quick, something is wrong! Today was a good day but w/our youngest not feeling well, home from school. =/ Our teen gets out early & we took our tween out early to take ME to Ikea! Yep my choice people. ha! I knew what I wanted & in turquoise (although it looks greenish in the photo)! This has been on my wish list for-ever! So we bought my gift, some yummy Ikea cookies and a pkg of cinnamon rolls and we were outta there! My teen had her last soccer game of the high school season then straight to a good friends' house for cake & ice cream! She is too sweet. Her girl even played Happy Birthday on the piano as they sang! Thank you Haley!

Happy day to me! (Can I turn 39 again?!) ha! NOW I totally get why my mom at 82, still says she's turning 39. She has been saying this since I can remember!

January 20, 2014

Project Life 2013 Week 32

Hello Project Life! Oh I've missed these layouts! How do you keep track of all your day to day happenings? I still use the Momento App. Love still. I even have a reminder to alert me every night at 8pm to write stuff down. The best part about this app is that it collects all your photos from FB, Instagram or Twitter and adds to each day. Love this! 

The doily I created w/my Spellbinders die! Love all the different sizes too. I used a bunch of printable cards for this layout. I cut my ampersand tag to fit & covered my cut line w/some thin washi! I used Amy Tangerine's embroidery kit on that tag as well. Love those kits! Studio Calico: tiny heart,  Love This wood piece, day stamp, 6x6 paper pad. Simple Stories: typeset stickers & labels. Silhouette for the 88. Dear Lizzy letter stickers. Inspired stamp is by Autumn Leaves. Lots of stitching here & there on my Bernina!

If there's added text/designs on my photos? Most likely made with the Rhonna Designs app. Love it! More stitches to add a little detail. Butterfly: Martha Stewart punch. Half white doily: Spellbinders die. More washi. Love to use tiny tags for journaling! More Simple Stories labels/stickers on this page as well. Heidi Swapp: black sticker letters. 

Oh yeah! Just in case you're thinking: is she really on week 32? Um yeah, I skip around. No reason, just what I feel like working on, time allows, photos printed or not... This year I want to PL in chronological order!

Any questions? Ask away! What are your thoughts on my spread? Would love to know!
Happy day to you all.