Monday, December 5, 2011


It has been so long since I have submitted a layout for magazine publication. Imagine my surprise and pleasure to receive an email from my favorite craft magazine "Mollie Makes". Saying that they were publishing a layout of mine that had previously appeared in another publication. I can't wait to see it!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Picture share

I had a family shoot one day and took one of my daughters with me to help out. Before the family arrived I took a few quick pictures of my daughter. I can't believe how grown up she has become. Crazy scary how fast they grow up.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

time flies

Ugh, again I have let so much ime pass since updating my blog. I have just been enjoying the beautiful weather here in the south. One of our parks here was remodeled and we have been trying to hit it once a week. In fact I think we may go again today. After 2 days of rain, my kids are so full of energy from being cooped up!. I have been doing a little scrapping too. Not as much as I would like. but some. Here are a few recents.

These all used the add on kit from 3 Scrappy Boys.

I will try to be better about keeping this thing updated!

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's DT call again!

Here's the details:

3 Scrappy Boys is taking applications for several positions (international applicants welcome) on our Design Team.
Design Team Requirements:

• 3SBDT members will receive one free kit every other month and will use the kit for designing layouts, cards, projects etc. On the month the 3SB DT member receives their kit, a minimum of 3 layouts must be submitted and 1 card, or comparable projects must be uploaded to the appropriate place in the gallery. The kit should be used to its fullest extent.

• 3SBDT members will contribute to a monthly newsletter. Members will rotate assignments which will include but not be limited to technique articles, product spotlights, seasonal and holiday ideas, altered project ideas, etc. Those members that are not on “kit cycle” may also contribute to the newsletter as they are able.

• 3SBDT members will maintain a daily presence on the message board(at least 5 posts a day, 3 new posts) and gallery. This includes initiating discussions, responding in discussions, leaving gallery feedback and uploading non-DT work to the member’s own gallery.

• 3SBDT members will be required to participate in a maximum of 2 large online crop (1 per quarter) during their term. Depending on the work required for the crop, extra compensation may be given.

• 3SBDT members will be required to post 1 kit challenge on their assigned month.

• 3SBDT members will be required to lead various other small challenges and contests (i.e. layouts of the day, mini stash challenges, etc)

• 3SBDT members will promote 3SB on Willow Traders, Kit Peas and other message boards that are not in direct competition with 3 SB. 3SBDT will also be required to post to both the 3SB blog and facebook page.

• 3SBDT members may be on other DTs but may not promote the companies they work for on the 3 SB forums unless the other company is a manufacturer or other business not in direct competition with 3 SB.

• 3SBDT members are asked to post kit reveals and peaks of their DT work with 3SB kits on their blogs.

• 3SBDT members will be asked to create a step by step/class once per term.
• 3SB is looking to start teaching online classes and DT members will be asked to contribute to these classes.

Design Team members will be on a probationary period for 3 months. At the end of the 3 months, assuming there are no issues with team participation (this means maintaining a presence on the boards, facebook, and blog as well as completing assignments on time), they will continue to complete the 6 month term. If significant problems occur during the probationary time, they will be asked to step down.

Design team members receive a 25% discount on store and kit orders.

To apply, please send the following to :
o 5-7 examples of your work including layouts, cards and altered projects
o a list of other design teams you are currently on and have been on in the past. Include the dates you have been involved with other design teams. An email address for a contact person (i.e team leader, business owner, etc) is strongly encouraged.
o links to any of your online galleries

Application deadline is October 6th. New members will be notified privately approximately October 9th and will be announced publicly shortly thereafter. New team members will begin their assignment with the November 2011 kits.

It is not a requirement that you use a 3 Scrappy Boys kit, however, it is easier to judge talent and ability to use a kit to its full extent, if a kit is used. For that reason, all 3 Scrappy Boys kits are currently on sale to enable applicants to purchase a kit for use. Shipping is within 24 hours except on weekends and postal holidays.

We would love to have you on the team, so apply :)


Sunday, September 11, 2011


It has been so long since I have posted. I guess I haven't had anything to say. I would love to say that it is because we have been so busy doing wonderful things but we really haven't done much this summer. Just feeling sort of blah. But I have done a little scrapping this week. I can share one for now.

Used the 3 Scrappyboy September trio:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

For sale

I promise to be back soon with real posts but for now I have a for sale post.

I am in major purge mode.

I am selling my cricut cartridges. I would prefer to sell them as a set but you can message me if you want to try and change my mind ;)

3 Birds on Parade
Straight from the nest
Graphically Speaking
George and basic shapes
Sans Serif
Winter woodland
Home Accents

$125.00 includes shipping. Or make me an offer!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

3SB first ever blog hop!

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day we over at 3 Scrappy Boys are having our first blog hop.

Over in the forums we are having classes and challenges to help you get your scrap on.

We hope that you will join us. To help inspire you, here is my challenge layout.

Next up on the blog hop is Yara:
It's summer everyday

Monday, May 2, 2011

Color challenge white

We both ended up with white flowers for our white color challenge :)

Hubby's top, mine bottom.

Friday, April 29, 2011

My Mind's Eye

I have a layout to share. Uses MME patterned paper and Core'dinations cardstock.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

orange you glad

Next up is ORANGE!

Mine up top, Hubby's on the bottom.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Layout share

I forgot to share this layout I did using the March Trio form 3 Scrappy Boys. It uses the beautiful Twig line from LYB. I added in Core'dinations Cardstock from my stash.

This was last summer and I can't believe how much my little girl has changed!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm so blue :)

Our next color for the challenge is blue!

Hubby's is the top image and mine is the bottom.

photo color challenge: Yellow

Here is our take on yellow!

Mine on top, Hubby's on the bottom.

Friday, April 15, 2011

photo color challenge

My hubby and I are doing a photo color challenge. It has been fun to figure out something new and different than the norm. Here is our first color RED:

My hubby's image is the top and mine is the bottom. Rounded corners from an action from Paint The Moon

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


This month I was lucky enough to be asked to be a guest over at Creative-Scrappers. Here is the layout I did based on sketch 150.

(cardstock: Core'dinations, brads and flowers: Stampin' Up, Title: cut with Silouette, masking tape: American Crafts)

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy

I have been so lucky to have been on the Core'dinations DT this past year. As you can see on my blog, most of my cards and layouts use Core'dinations papers. They are so incredible. They are having a design team call right now. I am hoping to stay on, so I have been playing with some of my new (and old) goodies.

This card uses some of the new glimmer silk in 8 1/2 x 11(white). Sized perfectly for card makers. It also uses some vintage (yellow and purple) and Core Impressions for Stacy Jullian (aqua)and essentails (red and green) I embossed the red cardstock with a dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

This layout uses Core Couture (aqua), glimmer silk (yellow and aqua raindrops and white clouds)and essentials (aqua and navy and pink) the yellow dot is from Core Impressions for Stacy Jullian.

This layout uses Core Essentials (white, navy, hot pink and grey) and Core Impressions for Basic Grey (light pink) the brads are from Basic Grey and I cut the wave shape using a Paper Tear Edger from Fiskars.The gems are from Queen &co.

Wish me luck :)
You should consider trying out, they are an amazing company to work with.

Friday, March 18, 2011

scrapbook shares

Here are two of the layouts I have done using the March kit from 3 Scrappy Boys

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More pictures :)

I still have more to look through but here are a few more.

Monday, March 14, 2011

What I have been doing this weekend!

We had a busy but fun weekend and it started on Friday when my hubby took off Friday. Things slow down the week of Mardi Gras here in the south :)

I took a ton of pictures of the kids. Not the big boys because they had plans but I did manage to get pictures of the rest of them.

I have more to go through that I will share soon and some scrappy projects :)
Have a great Monday!

It's Maya Road and Core'dinations Cardstock!

We have teamed up this week to bring you some great projects!

and it starts today!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Favorite sewing books

I have shared that I love the book Sewing Bits and pieces

But here are 2 more that I consider must haves in my collection.

Oliver & S Little Things To Sew

This is perfect for Moms of Boys and Girls alike. A tutu, a penguin backpack and an explorers vest are on my children's list of things for me to sew for them. They had a great time looking through and marking pages.

and this book is an absolute must have for me. It is fairly new on the market and I really debated on buying it seeing that I have so many other sewing books.

Stitch By Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time

The projects are pretty useful items but what it really does is show you project by project how to sew. It really builds on what you did with the first project and teaches something new with each progressive item. It is also a fun read. She has a great sense of humor. I made a skirt for my 2 y/o from this book I will have to take a picture to share. It is pretty big. The skirt is a size 3 but it is really a 3/4 and she is in a 2/3. Since it is a longer skirt it will last her the next 3 years. I love it so much I bought fabric to make another on (smaller this time). So if you are wanting to learn to sew, are rusting sewing or want to learn so new techniques, this book is fabulous.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

sewing like a madwoman

Spring is in the air here in the south. So I have been sewing pretty little skirts for my 2 year old for the coming warm weather. Here are two I have recently finished.

This one uses a PDF pattern by Ginger Louise

and this one uses a pattern from the book Little Girls Big Style

I recommend the pattern. It was super easy to follow. No pattern pieces, just measure and rip and sew :) It only took about an hour.

I love this book and highly recommend it. It gave clear, easy to follow directions and it was also finished in an hour.

I have a few more books to recommend that I will share in a coming post.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I can't leave without a picture of my youngest Valentine :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

a little Core share

I have been having fun scrapping this week. Here is a layout I did with Core Essentials, Vintage Core. I paired it with some Echo Park patterned paper.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CHA shares

For those that don't live, eat, and breath scrapbooking, CHA is the Crafts and Hobby Association. Twice a year they have a convention that showcases all the upcoming products for store owners to see and purchase. I am blessed to be on the design team for Core'dinations Cardstock. Here are the projects I did for the show.

This layout used Core essentials and Gemstones.

These next 3 use the new pearl cardstock.

This one uses the vintage line.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Huge sale at 3 Scrappy Boys!!!

That's right Heather is having a Big Ol Sale right now to clear out the inventory that is in the shop to make room for all the new stuff debuting at CHA this weekend. Head on over to the 3 Scrappy Boys Shop to take advantage of these great deals!

Here is more info about the sale:

Kits are marked down individually because they are priced based on how many months old they are-some of the oldest are even 40% off!

There are now 2 clearance sections-clearance is 40% off and the newer stuff, last chance is 60% off and kind of slim pickings, so get there early.

The special deals section still has collection packs in it. These were already 30% off and I added another 10% off to make them 40% as well.

Everything else in the store is 20% off.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

another chance to win the new Core'dinations cardstock!

Coredinations giveaway!

Olivia Grace 5 months

Time really does pass so much more quickly than I would think (or want sometimes :) ) Olivia is five months old today.

At 5 months she:
still nurses like crazy. every 2 hours at least. Which would explain the chin rolls ;)

At this point she is not sleeping well. Like up every hr. Ugggg

Has one tooth and is working on #2

Rolls from front to back and is now pretty close to back to front

Loves to stand up while we hold her on our laps

trying to sit up

Loves kisses and will kiss back

Loves her siblings

will play on the rug for about 20 minutes, her favorite though is to lay on the floor while mommy sews and play with fabric, especially tulle

Still not sure about the bumbo