From my family to yours...


(and thus the madness of the Christmas season begins...bring it on...I can't wait!)


Another Recipe Challenge Brought to you by Punky Scraps...

Hey, everyone! There is another challenge posted on the Punky Scraps blog this week...and it's a recipe challenge. We had to use at least 3 of the items from the list (masking, no patterned paper , lots of stars, at least 3 staples, washi tape, book paper, cardboard and a bottle cap). I found away to work in every single item, but I'm not a huge fan of the final product: Head on over to Punky Scraps to see the rest of the team's work...and of course, to play along! :o)

Layout: Cardstock: Recollections; Mist: Tattered Angels; Alphas: Jillibean Soup; Tape: Tim Holtz; K & Company; Wooden stars: Studio Calico


The Creative Type - November

Hi, everyone! Team B's layouts are up on The Creative Type. This month's prompt: the best advice you've ever received. I used one of my favorite quotes, "Never frown, even when you're sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile."
I also used another one of Toni's awesome blooms! This one came from her "Autumn Splendor" kit and really matched everything so well.

Thanks for stopping in...Bounce on over to
The Creative Type to see the rest of the takes on this month's prompt!

Layout: Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Alphas: American Crafts, October Afternoon, Glitz, Sassafras, Jenni Bowlin Studios, Cosmo Cricket; My Mind's Eye;Bling: Recollections; Felt flower: Green Horned Unicorn; Washi Tape: American Crafts


It's December Daily Time!

Yay! Last year was my first year doing the December Daily project. At the time, I wasn't sure if it would be a good project for me or not. I don't have kids and I didn't feel like there were a whole lot of happenings that I could put into this project. However, I was wrong. I love my December Daily from last year, so of course, I had to participate again this year. And since I had a long weekend, I figured there was no better time to start. So tonight, I will share my cover with you. It kinda fits in to that messy style I've been digging so much lately:
Are you doing a December Daily this year? If so, I'd love to see your progress...just share the link here! :-)

Patterned Paper, Wooden shapes: Studio Calico; Alphas, Red tag:
American Crafts; Brad/Tag: Echo Park; Rub Ons: 7Gypsies; Paint: Apple Barrel

Punky Scraps Challenge...and Happy Veteran's Day.

Hello, all! It's Friday...which means there is a new challenge posted at Punky Scraps. This week it's a sketch challenge. I had a rather hard time sticking to the sketch this week, but sometimes it just goes that way! Here is my layout:
Head on over to Punky Scraps to see the awesome layouts that the other wonderful ladies of Team A created.
And on another note, Happy Veteran's Day! Today is a day to honor the many men and women who have fought for our country and the freedoms we hold so dear. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by veterans...my Mom, my Dad, my Grandmother, and of course, Eric. Needless to say, I always feel safe :-) I hope you enjoy the day, but also take a few moments to remember what it's all about.
Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the weekend!!
Layout: Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye; Alphas: Authentique; Brads: Making Memories; American Crafts; Twine: We R Memory Keepers; Paint: Apple Barrel; Tape: Basic Grey; Punch: Martha Stewart


ScrapStreet/GingerScrapStreet Publications

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to share the layouts that I had published in the Fall issue of ScrapStreet Magazine:

Article and supply list found here.

Article and supply list found here.

I also had 2 publications in the October issue of GingerScrapStreet Magazine:

Article and supply list found here.

Article and supply list found here.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice week!


New Punky Scraps Challenge

Hey, everyone! Sorry I've been a bit MIA recently. On top of being sick, my internet went out for a few days, but I'm back now :-)

I wanted to share a quick layout that I made for the newest challenge at
Punky Scraps. We were supposed to use a quote as one of our inspiration pieces...and since I'm not very good/not very comfortable with scrapping deep/dark emotions, I kept it light and fun: Notice my bloom from Toni's shop? I cannot get enough of those wonderful embellishments. I used one of her blooms and then topped it with one of her yummy buttons.

Layout: Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye; Alphas: October Afternoon, American Crafts, Making Memories; Sticker: My Mind's Eye; Bling: Recollections; Paper Tape: Cavallini & Co; Felt embellishment, Button: Green Horned Unicorn