Friday, April 10, 2015

Top 5 Moments at Disney | Scraptastic I Lived Kit

Today I am sharing a layout using the I Lived kit from Scraptastic. This is hands down my favorite kit. The colors are so me! And they are perfect for Disney layouts! I have recently been really inspired to go back and scrap my Disney photos. We have been 10 times in the last 15 years I have only scrapped 8 pages and 2 mini albums! So this kit is perfect to get some of those memories documented. I decided to document my top 5 favorite moments from all of our trips (inspired by the 1-5 wood veneer). Here is what I came up with…

I am so glad I got these memories written down…it had been far too long!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Good Day Sunshine | Scraptastic

Hi Everyone! Today I am going to share two layouts I made using the Good Day Sunshine Kit and add on from Scraptastic.

This first done was totally inspired by the very fabulous emoji stamps! I used the solid "o" from the Counting Stars alphabet stamp set under the emoji stamps in different colors.

The second layout uses a similar circular design…this time inspired by the shape of the Sunshine wood veneer.

I'm just loving how these both came out! To read more about how these came together check out my post over on the Scraptastic Blog.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Around Here | February 2015

The February edition of around here:)

The month started off with a ski day with the kiddos…our only one of the season. It was cold but beautifully sunny and the conditions were amazing since there had been so much snow.

The 1st was also Superbowl Sunday and I am so glad we made it home for the game and saw the Pats win!

Malcolm Butler…my new favorite Patriot:)

There was a lot of snow in February. Record breaking actually. I lost track of how many snow days…I think they have had 6 or 7? They only went to school on one Monday in February. Trying to see the beauty in in but truth is we are all so done.

Still lots of American Girl doll play with all the snow days…

Alli's most looked forward to event happened…the Father Daughter Dance. She looks forward to this all year and is already looking for next year's dress:)

School and Rec basketball wrapped up. Max's CMS team ended their season undefeated. So fun to watch these boys.

And Alli's team improved so much throughout their season. They are so cute to watch at this age. And she was loving it…she can't wait for next year.
But definitely the highlight of our month was our cruise to the Bahamas!! A much need get away from the snow!


We had a great time…my only complaint is that it was too short! Now crossing my fingers for a sunny, warmer March:)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bella Blvd Invisibles

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing 3 layouts I made recently using Bella Blvd's new Invisibles.  I have shared before that these are my favorite from Bella's new releases but I think it bares repeating…these are the best!!

Here is a layout using one of the Invisibles from the Campout Collection…

Sigh…this one makes me really long for summer! I sued the Cloud Invisible as a background for my layout. I just love the texture it brings to the layout.

How fun is that cute little fish paper?? I think it is my favorite from the Campout line.

Love You More...

Alli and I say this to each other every night before bed. We each try to be the one that gets to say Love You Most. Its something she actually got from the movie Tangled that Rapunzel and her mother did. I didn't know this when Alli started saying it to me so even though Rapunzel's mother is terrible it is a fun little game that we play:)

The Hearts Invisible is perfect as a background for this layout.

American Girl...
This was for a shaped layout assignment. I decided to use the circular shape of the flower Invisible plan my layout around that. 

I cut a circle with white card stock a little bigger than the circle of my layout and wrote my journaling around it and placed it underneath the Invisible. I love that you can see the journaling through the Invisibles.


On this layout I used the Invisible a little differently. Instead of using it as a background I used it on my layout. I cut the Invisible and backed it with white card stock to make it stand out. I wanted to use the design of the Invisible to point to my title.

I added the coordinating heart enamels on the o's.

I am sure there will be many more layouts with Invisibles in my future:)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Around Here | January 2015

I am going to attempt a sort of monthly recap of family happenings here on the blog. I will be doing this mostly just for me to remember but I am thinking that if I keep up with it I am may end up making some sort of mini album at the end of the year. Not sure how yet, if it will be handbook or Project Life style or a smaller mini book with photo collages…we'll see:)

Here is what went on around here in January…

Alli and I started the year just like last year at the American Girl store for their Girl of the Year event. The difference this year is that she had gotten some money from her Grampa for Christmas and bought herself the new doll!

She is head over heals for this doll and it has completely renewed her love of American Girl dolls. She has spent most of her free time this month playing with her dolls. 

She set up a whole market one day…complete with hair salon, clothing store, and of course a bakery for Grace…

And she loves to play family with them, pretending they are all sisters:)

I love watching her play (and playing with her:)).

Al and I were able to get away for a long over due night away…we went to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun and hit the slots!

Alli also turned 9! She requested a room full of balloons and dinner at Margarita's so she could get sung to and get a sombrero:)

Her friend party was awesome…at a place called Girls at Work, INC. They work with power tools and made peg racks…they had a fantastic time!

January always brings lots of basketball with it. Max is having a great undefeated season on his school team. Some pics his friend's dad took…I have yet to get my camera to a game…

And his Winter AAU team is also going strong…only two losses during the season. Max is playing some really great basketball…

And finally, during the last week of January, winter decided to show up…

Doesn't everyone roller blade around the house during a blizzard?? We go close to 3 feet of snow in 24 hours…crazy! School was closed for 2 days.

This girl was pretty happy about it…

And as I type we are in the middle of another snowstorm…we've gotten another foot today and school was closed once again…but I guess that is a story for February:)