Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

BOO! I hope you and your critters have a fun, spooky and spectacular day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

the good life

Because it's Saturday, and Saturday is my favorite day of the week...I'm going to show you my favorite (or one of them!) layout that I've done in a while.

Why do I love it? EASY. I absolutely, positively ADORE the Amy Tangerine goodies (American Crafts!). ALL of them. I couldn't pick a favorite. But, if you made me -- it'd be the thickers. I LOVE those Thickers! The next part, the photos. Some of my favorites EVER. True story!

Seriously. I love it -- thanks to my September kit from yourscrapbookstash I had SO much Amy Tangerine to play with. If you don't have some, get it!

And, don't forget to play along with the 2 challenges over on the yourscrapbookstash blog!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday...again!

Remember when I told you I'd become a card making fool? Well, I wasn't lying. And, I wasn't done showing you my cards. I've still got 2 left to show you from my latest binge. The one for today? A birthday greeting! My favorite kind.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

happy birthday to you...

I know, I know...I claimed I wasn't a card maker. Slowly, but surely, card making has become something I actually, *gasp*, enjoy! Whipping up a card or two with scraps -- or even making one for a specific purpose has become FUN!

A quick and festive birthday card for a 9 year old boy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

thank you!

In the past few weeks I've found myself needing a thank you card or two for various reasons. Luckily for me, I knew just the stuff to use to whip one up. You guessed it! (Paper Bakery, of course!)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

trick or treat

We're fully on the way to halloween, with it being a less than a week away!

Need a quick card? This one with goodies from the October Paper Bakery kit fits the bill!

Monday, October 24, 2011

love reading

Well, we've done it. We now reside in the state of Indiana. Whew. Now, once we can move into our house, we can get settled. That will be a treat, after all of this feeling up in the air!

Anyway. A quick share of page I made a few weeks ago. There are some funny photos here!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

apple of my eye

Just a quick share of a card I made to be a note card. I wanted to send my cousin a sweet little note after my grandma's funeral, letting him know how special something he did was. We all need those reminders every now and again!

Friday, October 21, 2011

white blankie

Each of my boys has had a special lovey. My oldest, Campbell, had a blue chenille blankie that he loved to rub and chew on the tassles on the ends. My middle, Saywer, had a stuffed froggie that he loved/loves to pick at. Harrison, has a blankie that has a white soft side and one side with chenille. He LOVES this blankie. He'd bring it everywhere, if I'd let him!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Fall

When I received the Paper Bakery October kit in the mail, this was the first thing I made. I was seriously smitten with the brown ribbon. YUM YUM YUM!

Happy Fall, y'all!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I know by the time my cross country move is over you are going to be SICK.OF.IT. I know...I would be too. In fact, I'm already a little sick of it. We're already past the fun and kind of exciting part, we are down to the part that is stressful -- and sad. The goodbyes and tying up lose ends. BLECH.

Anyway. It's pretty surreal to see a for sale sign in front of your house. It's made me re-evaluate our life here and how happy it's been. This has been a great house and I'm sad to leave...though I'm happy for what we're moving on to!

LOVED Glee Club from Studio Calico. SO MANY fun goodies in this kit!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This topic seems a bit perfect, since I'm sitting here reminiscing about our time here in Southern California. Tomorrow, the movers will be here to begin packing our belongings, and Sunday we'll be gone for good.

I'm so thankful for the time we've had here, I've made the most amazing memories, and the best of friends. We've had so many good times and had the time of our lives.

Here's a little card made with the Paper Bakery October Add-On...I loved this kit so!

A lot of Crate Paper and a little Jillibean Soup!

Monday, October 17, 2011

October Paper Bakery reveal

Yes, I know I'm a few days behind and these Paper Bakery kits went live on Friday. Unfortunately for me, I was in Iowa all last week for my grandma's funeral. So, I was a bit behind. However, this kit was AMAZING and it took me no time at all. AND, before I knew it I had a layout, an altered item AND 6 cards. There is seriously stuff left, too. I mean like, another page or a few more cards.

This kit is sold out, but the main kit (Um, hello!! FANTASTIC!!) is still available. AND, you can get on the list for your subscription to NOT miss out again. Really, it's what I'd do!

Okay, so the kit!

Here's the layout I made:

And the little hanging halloween banner!

Keep checking back because you haven't seen the 6 cards -- and a few of them, I actually really like!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

a favorite

You know how when you make a layout and it's finished -- you get that feeling -- you know the one. The one where you smile and LOVE THAT PAGE. Well, here's a simple one of mine that I just love. I love the photos, the design and all the elements together. I just love it when that happens!!

This was all made with my Studio Calico Glee Club kit and add-ons. Love the page, love the kit!

Friday, October 14, 2011

an amy tangerine mini album!

Once, I had seen a fun little mini album on Elizabeth Kartchner's blog. I filed it away in my brain for future reference, knowing I would someday want to make one with some adhesive fabric sheets. (Either hers, or now, Amy Tangerine's!)
Well, the time came and with a 4x12 piece of adhesive fabric from Amy Tangerine's new line, a few sheets of patterned paper and a couple of other things (little ribbon and a couple of die cuts) I whipped up a cute and simple mini album!

I love mine, it's full of photos of houses we looked at on our recent house hunting trip. Some of the good, some faves and a couple we weren't so fond of. Glad to have these memories documented in one cute little place!

Fun, right? I assure you it's easy to make, you can buy the necessary supplies at your scrapbook stash and would be a perfect gift if you need something quick! Make sure to upload yours in the gallery!

a halloween mini banner!

Hello scrappy friends! Sorry for my departure from the blog, I've had a rough few days. Last Friday, October 7, my beloved grandma passed away. There were a couple of days that were very sad, and then a few days when I went to my hometown that were even sadder. Now I'm back to share my pages and projects with you!
I knew when I got my hands on Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium I needed to make something fun, yet special! WHAT I would make didn't come to me for quite a few days, however. I toyed with the idea of a shadow box or 7 gypsies tray. It occurred to me to make a paper wreath. I finally settled on a mini banner.

What's a mini banner? In this case it's not a banner with a base of chipboard and it's really not big enough to hang on my mantle. (Due to the nature of the holiday and all of the letters used, it wouldn't look weird on my mantle, but that isn't the point!) I have a mirror in my entry way that I thought would really benefit from a little holiday cheer. Thus, the mini banner was born!

For this particular banner (Happy Halloween!) I cut 9 pieces of patterned paper (relying heavily on my favorite sheet, Spider webs!) in strips that were 1.75 inches by 3 inches long. I also punched out 6 circles with one of my circle punches.

The rest is as simple as can be! I used a border punch or cut the bottom of the paper. I also added a punched circle or sticker to the strip before adhering the letters to spell Happy Halloween. When they were all complete I scored the tops of the strips so I could glue them to the bakers twine!

Once the two strands were tied together they were ready to hang! Nothing new, nothing complicated just simple and fun -- not to mention FESTIVE in a matter of minutes!

Apothecary Emporium is definitely a fun, festive and spooky holiday perfect for pages or altered items! All of the fun elements are available in the your scrapbook stash store!

Monday, October 10, 2011

the black angel

today, I'm headed to my home town to pay my final respects to my beloved grandmother. so, i leave you with few words and a layout about a landmark from my home town.

Friday, October 7, 2011

vegas, baby!

while sassy lil' sketches may be closing up shop to spend more time on life (gee, there's an idea! ha ha!) it isn't without a big send off! There's one last sketch for each team of sassies - and still some prizes!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

spooky greetings

When I received my FANTASTIC kit for October from your scrapbook stash I knew I could make some fun cards with the Echo Park Apothecary Emporium. The patterned papers are fantastic and the sticker sheets were so fun!

These are simple and were intended to be quick cards you could use in a pinch! Need a card to go with a quick gift for a neighbor? These are the cards for you!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Paper Bakery kits

Okay. I have to tell you -- I saw the kits that are coming for October and WHOA! You need to see these! Actually, you need to BUY this kit. Seriously. I know a lot of people say that about alot of kits -- but this kit, it's one you'll make and use and use and use!

Wanna take a peak?

Looks fabulous, right?! If you want to get your hands on one they will be available on October 15, but you CAN pre-order. Email Sarah at for your Single purchase kit: $36, 3 Month sub $34, 6 Month sub $32, 12 Month sub, $30. These kits are TOTALLY worth it. Plus, she has inexpensive add ons that go with the kit that are gorgeous!

Also -- she's looking for a sketch designer! Would you be interested? Check it out here!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

one awesome kid!

I have 3 sons, and my oldest is 10. He is a great kid -- very responsible, smart, funny and athletic. He has his bad points too, but I prefer to focus on the good when I sit and think about him! ;)

Anyway, for a scraplift challenge this week over at my scrapbook nook, I did a page about him and what an awesome kid he is!

Lots of Pebbles goodies here -- love this newest release, fresh goods!