Saturday, August 30, 2014

Too Grown Up!

Eeek - I'm so behind on everything and my life is crazy!  I did this layout awhile ago using the great sketch that my friend Anita made over at Stampin' Celebration.  I finally did the layout but then didn't get it posted in time.  :/  We sold our house, are in the middle of packing, and don't know where we're going yet!  Of course once our house sells, the inventory where we want to move is slim pickins…  Totally stressful to say the least!!  But… a little creative therapy soothes the soul so here's my layout:

MDS Downloads:
Dropping You a Line, Downtown Grunge (background recolored, frame and stitching), Hello Fall (flag punch), Snowy Soiree (flag punch), Everybody's Business (gray DSP inside flag punch)

I enjoyed scrapping this photo of my oldest son.  He is 14 and growing up way too quickly.  This photo made me stop and think - oh, he's not a little boy anymore.  And gave my a glimpse of what he'll look like as a young man.  Makes me sad and proud all at the same time.  sigh.

A new challenge will be posted over at Stampin' Celebration on the 1st so stop by and check it out!

I hope everyone has a fun Labor Day weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Playful Polka Dots - MDS Blog Hop

It's time for the MDS Blog Hop!  This week I used the Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit which is on special this week for $5.97!  It's such a fun, girly kit - perfect for these photos from my sil's bachelorette weekend!

MDS Downloads Used:
Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit, Baker's Twine, Downtown Grunge (frames)

This download has lots of cute embellishments that I had fun using on this page!  Love the colors too!! You can see this download and the other Weekly Deals HERE.

I can't wait to see what the other designers created!  Make sure and hop on over to Beth's blog by clicking the button below.

Thanks for visiting!!


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

MDS Blog Hop - Travel Journal

Happy Thursday!!  It's time for our MDS Blog Hop!  This week we are focusing on a couple of downloads that are or will be in the Featured Deals!!  I chose to use the Travel Journal Digital Kit (which is a sneak peek of next week's deal - hint, hint).  This kit has some neutral, blue and orange colors but also some fun travel stamps!  Here is the {super quick} layout I created:

Downloads Used:

I love using the coordinating papers in a download to create a quick page!  I still have photos to scrapbook from our cruise and I was so happy to find that cruise ship stamp! I didn't even know it was there!  Yay!!  I used my trusty Downtown Grunge frames and threw in some gold sequins to complete my page!  I used the color match tool to get the stamps just right!

I can't wait to see how the other designers in our MDS Blog Hop used their downloads this week!  Make sure and hop along with us!! Next up on our Blog Hop is Beth!  Click the button below to follow along to her blog!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!


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Friday, August 1, 2014

A Grand Day - SC #84

Eeek, how is it August already?  My boys go back to school in a week.  I'm so sad that summer is over and trying to accept the fact that my oldest will be in high school!  How did that happen?!  Sigh….

On a happier note, we have a fun new inspiration challenge over at Stampin' Celebration.  This challenge should get us all ready for back to school!

Here's the layout I was inspired to create:

This photo is from two years ago… and I'm happy to report that my son has a much better haircut now.  (Did I just say that out loud….?!)  gasp.  :P

Products Used: 
Old School, Downtown Grunge, Back to School, Flag Punch, Staples & Stitching

Make sure and stop by the Stampin' Celebration Blog to see what the other designers have created!  You have 2 weeks to create a project using the inspiration photos as your guide.  We'd love to have you play along and link your creations to the blog!!

And don't forget, you have another month to take advantage of the big Paper Pumpkin promotion!

Paper Pumpkin is a fun, monthly craft kit that's delivered straight to your door! Everything you need is in that pretty little red box to create fun projects each month! CLICK HERE for more info and to subscribe!  New subscribers can get 50% off your first two months with promo code: HALFOFF2. This offer ends September 10th!  Feel free to message me with any questions!

Thanks for visiting and make it a great Friday!!


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