Thursday, March 31, 2011

Have you seen these anywhere? (Give Away Too!)

So, a little over a week ago my life was consumed with making massive amounts of each of these layouts and a whole lot of matching cards to go with them. Why? For the Queen and Company retail stores. If your local store ordered the full line of Queen and Company's 2011 Magic Millennium release these should be showing up as a display right about now!

I believe some of those stores will also be teaching these layouts as a Disney class. So check out your local scrapbook store to see if they have them! And if not--you are in luck anyhow, as I am giving away some of the leftover supplies from creating all these layouts/cards.

Disclaimer here--these are papers that are not full sheets--these are leftovers from what I used to make all the sets of the above layouts; however, many papers are pretty nearly complete and those are the ones I'm giving away. There are also some of the new mini felt borders, some almost full sheets of rhinestones, and some of the new super cute buttons.  Plus I'm adding some ribbon and some almost full mini and circle alpha sheets. Over all it's a pretty good amount of stuff for some lucky blog reader who likes Disney themed supplies! If you'd like to win it, just leave a comment and I'll pick a random winner on Monday and ship if off to them! (An international winner would pay their own shipping).

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Last Layout Featuring Toy Box...

...for now at least :) I have loved playing with this line and I'm sure I'll come back to it! One of the main perks of buying the collection pack is having two of each paper--which is why I have some left!

Anyhow, here is my last layout for for March.

It's a Middle Child Thing

These photos were from a trip we took last month to the Dallas area, where we met up with some family from Lubbock. We had a great time exploring the Ft. Worth Stockyards together, including eating at this fabulous BBQ place. The pickles they served with the kid’s meals provided endless entertainment for these two cousins :) Myself, I preferred the deep fried pickle chips--which were excellent! Gotta go back for those!

The journaling reads: "Is being extra silly a middle child thing? Well it was on our trip to Ft. Worth last month! You Blake and your cousin Sara had a lot of fun making faces at lunch with these giant pickles in your mouths! The two of you are quite a pair! Feb 2011"

I took quite a lot of photos during our day there, so I'm sure there will be more layouts to come from this trip!

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Derby Time

These photos have been sitting out on my desk for a couple of months now waiting for the right papers to scrapbook them. Then along came Crate Paper's new Toy Box line and I knew it was perfect! I love the bright colors along with the boy toy theme--just the kind of thing a mom of three little boys needs! I have lots of this line left so I'm sure I'll pull it out to scrapbook some more layouts soon!

The Journaling reads: "Daddy, Grandpa, and you Ty, spent a lot of time on your Pinewood Derby car this year. You learned a lot from your first derby last year and you put that knowledge to good use! You won many races, finally losing to the car that took third place. Considering how many other cars that were there, you earned a really good placement! I was proud of you for cheering on your friends and learning how to be happy for them even if you lost. In the end you had a good time and ended up with the award for the fastest looking car! Jan 2011"

Have a great day everyone! :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Mr. and Mrs.

I hope everyone had a good weekend! We had a super busy one and I'm actually kind of glad it is over! Sometimes weekday are better--at least if the to-do list is shorter! 

Today I have a little something with the new Mr. and Mrs. line from Pebbles that went up on their blog today :) You might remember these photos as a few that I took during my cousin's wedding from a couple of posts ago.

Finally Married

The journaling reads: "While waiting for Heather and Tyson’s wedding to start, Heather’s grandpa said “If
she goes through with it, I’m going to pass out!” We all had a good chuckle, but the truth was we were all holding our breath a bit till it was over! We knew Heather had picked out a wonderful guy, but that she was also still a little bit frightened of the commitment. Thankfully she did say yes, and they are now happily married!"

Have a happy Monday everyone!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Go Lucky

I totally adore this new collection from Pebbles! Great combos of bright colors, fabulous embellishments and just enough orange to make me happy :)

Here is a layout I did with this collection that went up on the Pebbles blog today.

3 Little Pigs

Journaling Reads:
Recently we took you boys to spend the day at the Houston Rodeo. While there we piled into a big white tent and had a great time cheering on hog #4 in the pig races! As we got seated, Grandma Williams bought each of you boys these cute little noses to wear. All three of you loved them and wore them not only for the pig races, but for a good part of the afternoon as well! They made for a very fun rodeo souvenir!  March 16th 2011

Other than the Happy Go Lucky Line, I also used one of my favorite punches, the puzzle punch from Creative Memories, and some SRM clear stickers.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Carnival Rides

I mentioned that we had a great time during spring break at the Houston Rodeo, and we did--despite the crazy amounts of people there! We loved riding the carnival rides with the kids and I even managed to snap a few photos through the throngs of people. Here is the resulting layout I did for

It uses the very bright and fun new collection from Basic Grey, "Life of the Party" and is based on a sketch by Zarah Peterson. The Journaling reads: "We have always loved rides in this family, and while visiting the rodeo we had a great time picking out some to go on. We even got Grandpa and Grandma Williams to join us on a few! Screaming, twirling, and riding in the twisting scrambler with you boys was my favorite part of the day!"

Have a great day everyone!


Monday, March 21, 2011

That Winky Smile

Good Monday morning! We are just ending a wonderful Spring break here and I'm sad to see it go! My in-laws drove down to see us and we had a wonderful visit with them! We were able to show and explore with them the many fun tourist spots around town--including NASA, the Bluebell factory, and the extremely crowded Houston Rodeo. The boys certainly didn't want their break to end, but it's back to school today!

Over the break I got a few layouts done for, including this layout about Blake and his Winky Smile:

I've scrapbooked this photo before...sadly though, it went to CHA and never made it home, so I re-scrapbooked it! :) The journaling reads: "I’m not sure why you started winking your right eye Blake, but for awhile you did it quite a lot. I even wondered if you needed glasses and had your eye checked. Thankfully, nothing was wrong with it, it turns out it is just one of your fun quirks that I love!"

I'm so glad I have this photo as Blake doesn't really do this much anymore, but it used to be a very frequent site! The papers and embellishments on this layout are from the new Toy Box line from Crate Paper, which was really fun to work with--great colors, patterns, and images just perfect for my little guys! The letter stickers are from Basic Grey's new line, Life Of The Party, and I also used my new cloud punches by Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another Friday Flashback and a New Pebbles Card

Welcome to another Friday Flashback! Today's layout comes from the 2009 Babies Idea Book by Scrapbook Trends. It features one of my favorite photos of Spencer's tiny feet when he was a newborn.

Mostly the products here are Melissa Frances, but there are also some fun Queen and Co brads and some American Crafts Thickers as well. I still love looking at this layout and remembering just how little he used to be!

Also today, I wanted to share a layout I did for the Pebbles blog with one of their new collections--Ever After.

This collection is so completely adorable--it makes me wish for a little girl to scrapbook. I settled for a little girl card instead today :) If you think this collection is adorable too, you should be sure a leave a comment on this post over at the Pebbles blog for a chance to win some for yourself!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Something a little different today....

No layouts today. I have a few in the works, but I'm not quite done yet :) I did however, recently finish up these photos from my cousin's wedding. I thought that since it's been forever since I shared any of my photography work, I'd post a handful of my favorite photos from that day.

Isn't her dress stunning? I loved it! After their luncheon we headed out to these beautiful red rock formations near her home in southern Utah. They made a fantastic backdrop!

I almost didn't get to go to her wedding and I'm so glad plans worked out that I could! It was a beautiful event and so fun to photograph!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Flashback

Welcome to another Friday Flashback!

Today I've selected a few projects that aren't nearly so old as last week's. These projects were published in the Jan 2011 issue of Scrapbook Trends and the first issue (Jan 2011) of Cricut Magazine.

This is another of my favorite layouts! So glad I could put it back up!

The supplies for this layout are:

 Patterned Paper, tags, die cut bird, and stickers: My Minds Eye
Cardstock, Puzzle Punch: Creative Memories
Scalloped Circle Punch: EK Success
Buttons: Basic Grey
Brads: Queen and Company
Based on a sketch by Becky Fleck

 Journaling Reads: Would you look at that Spencer! You piled every blanket you could find up on top of your toddler bed—and there you are at the very top of the huge pile taking a nap. I laughed so hard when I saw this. I affectionately call these photos your Prince and the Pea photos, as it looks like you have an extra need for softness! You can be so cute Spencer! January 17th 2010

And these fun cards feature Pebbles papers,

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A couple more cards...

...with Stork's Delivery. Hope you are not tired of it yet!

I stayed away from the baby theme on this one again, just changing up the colors for a more adult birthday theme. The papers on this card are by My Mind's Eye, and the bling is by Queen and Company. The sentiment was cut using a different Creative Memories Cartridge, Reminisce Accents.

And one last card, again not baby themed, but anniversary this time. This card features the new Mr. and Mrs. line from Pebbles, which is full of lots of great wedding themed products!

That's it for today! Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Stork's Delivery Cards!

I told you before that this new Cricut cartridge from Creative Memories was really fun and that it had lots of super cute little animals on it, and today I have a better look at some of them for you!

This baby girl card features the new Pebbles line "Happy Go Lucky" I love the bright happy colors in this collection and of course, all the orange. The little animals were cut out to be around 1 1/4" in size and even though it was a little tricky to cut them out so small, I loved how the card turned out!

I decided to do a non-baby themed card as well with the beautiful flower images, and one of the tag images on this cartridge:

The papers on this card are Dill Blossom by SEI. An older set of papers, but one of my favorites from SEI. The rub-on is by Melissa Frances and the buttons are Jenni Bowlin and Making Memories.

More cards soon!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Flashback...

I've decided to try something new on my blog! I've been really bad at re-posting layouts (and projects) that have been published, and for the most part, these are my favorite layouts that I do really want to show on my blog! So I decided that on Fridays I'm going to pick one or maybe more published projects to post as a "Friday Flashback." A warning--some of them are several years old therefore "flashback" seemes appropriate. :) There are some older papers, techniques, and styles here! Which hopefully, just makes "Friday Flashbacks" more fun!

Today's first flashback is one of my most favorite layouts:

Scrapbook Trends
Babies 2007
"Completely Smitten"
Pg. 103

I just love everything about this layout! From the photo (Spencer was 1 week old and sooooo tiny), to the papers (Crate Paper), to the little word art circle I made myself, to the journaling, which reads:

"You are only 1 week old Spencer, and already I can't imagine life without you! I'm already attached to your sweet little cry, your soft cheeks, your head of beautiful light brown hair, and your handsome little face. I guess you could say I'm smitten! I love you Spencer! Welcome to our family! --Dec 31st 2006"

And also a really old layout, my first ever published in fact; from the Paperkuts (anyone remember that magazine?) Readers Showcase published in 2004. Yes, this was the layout that started it all, it was the first layout I ever submitted to a magazine and I couldn't believe it when it was selected for publication! I screamed, danced around the room, and had to call my scrapbook friend Amy, who was the only person I knew back then who would understand my excitement!

Readers Showcase 2004
"Leaves Are Falling"
Pg. 93

This was back at the height of the fibers/metal rimmed tag/realistic stickers/eyelets/hidden journaling trend of scrapbooking. And even though I'm glad many of those trends are over, I still love this layout. Mostly because of those sweet photos, but also because I thankfully didn't go too overboard with any one of those trends! Haha!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the flashback!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Creative Memories' New Cricut Cartridge...

....Stork's Delivery, has soooooo many super cute images!

I'm having fun working with them in the hopes of having a few things picked up for the new Cricut Magazine. One of my favorite images is this adorable giraffe:
He was so adorable that I had to cut him out right away! I'm working on a few other projects that feature the other very sweet animals in this cartridge! Hopefully I'll have time to share them soon!

Have a great Thursday!

P.S. There is a fun giveaway of Pebbles' adorable chipboard up on their blog today...head on over and leave a comment for a chance to win some!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Love The Tree House....

....line from Pebbles! Super cute patterns and the colors are so very bright and cheerful! Right up my alley! I did this layout with them for the Pebbles blog. It's about the day a few years back that I found Spencer sitting on the couch trying to figure out his brother's Legos after spending an afternoon watching them play with them. He is always trying to do everything they do! Sometimes that's good, and sometimes that's bad! LOL! This time it was cute :)

Little Copycat

The journaling reads:

Spencer, you are always trying to imitate your big brothers! On this day they left out their Legos and you went right to work trying to put them together as you had seen them do earlier. Your hands didn’t yet have the strength required to push the blocks together, but that didn’t stop you from trying! You sat on the couch for the longest time, determined to figure it out! I thought it was adorable to see how quickly you learned just by watching your brothers! May 8th ‘08
Don't you just love that font? It one of my current favorites called Pea Alicia Script from:
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