Sunday, November 4, 2012


Yesterday was our first Saturday since school has started with no football and no nice to not have to rush anywhere! So I played along with the weekend challenge in the Cut It Out class at Studio Calico. The challenge was just to use any of the cuts from the class...easy peasy:)

I actually used two...the background cut and the "awesome". I used the American Crafts POW glitter paper for the first it! I had to use that background paper from the Roller Rink kit with my pics from the Stratham fair from back in July.

Thanks for checking it out!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Love This

I am taking the Cut It Out class at Studio Calico and I was so excited to get the Silhouette files for the class yesterday! Cut this  "heart" this by Ali Edwards out right away and put together a layout. I am still going strong with the October Kit...I really wanted to make sure I used that instagram flair.

I do not know why I don't scrap my instagram photos more often! Love using the square shape to change things up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Little Nerd

We have had quite an eventful few days around here with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.  We were one of the very lucky ones who never lost power and had no real damage other than a few shingles blowing off the roof. Some of my local friends have been without power for 24 hours. School has been closed for two days...I am so hoping they can go back tomorrow! I am ready for our normal routine back! Even Trick or Treat was rescheduled...we actually went Sunday night. So it already feels like Halloween is weird!

I have a hard time scrapbooking when my kids are home but I did manage to squeeze in a page. Another one with SC's Roller Rink. I really want to use that "nerd" diecut before I got my new kit and I had just the right pictures:)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Some more Roller Rink and a costume preview...

I wanted to share a few more of my Roller Rink layouts...

Feeding Kangaroos:

Happy, happy:

and Towel Boy:
This circle cameo file was one of the first ones I bought and I had yet to use it until now...I love it!

We also gave Ally's Halloween costume a little test drive a few days ago...she is a nerd this year:)

Such a cute little nerd she is:) Tonight is the Halloween Howl at school...she is very excited!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I made this page last week:

I made it with the Roller Rink kit from Studio Calico. The arrow cameo file is made by Kinsey Wilson.
I just love how it came out. The Roller Rink kit has quickly become my fave!

And I am super excited about this:

And this:

That has pretty much made my week:):):)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Oh how I love Fall!!

We have been enjoying another glorious New England fall around here. I love pulling into the driving to this sight:

My favorite tree: Sadly, it only has a handful of leaves left:(

We have had trouble squeezing in some of our favorite fall activities because our weekends have been filled with sports. Max has been playing football:

Ally's playing soccer:

And both Brandon and Max are playing basketball which I don't have any pics of because I help out doing stats. So we didn't go apple picking and we haven't made it to the corn maze as a family yet:( But Ally and I were lucky enough to get to go to the corn maze on a field trip with her class:

And Ally and I also made it to the pumpkin patch while the boys were at basketball practice:

And while the kids are at school I have had lots of scrapping time:) Here are a few pages I have made recently:

These were all made using the Roller Rink Kit from Studio Calico.

I love fall:)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New layouts

Just sharing a couple of recent layouts using Studio Calico kits.

This one is using Daydream Believer...I am having a hard time with this kit but I like the way this one turned out:

And this one using the March Kit, Story Hour. I love this kit!! Great colors for boy pages:
That is my new favorite stamp! 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Project Life Weeks 3 and 4

And here are weeks 3 and 4...

I am going to add a collage insert with more pics from Ally's birthday and our trip to the American Girl store but I just haven't made them yet.

And week 4...this is the week i sent my camera away so this is mostly iphone pics...and it turns out this is my favorite Project Life week yet! I love the different sized pics:
I got one of the Project Life stamps sets from Studio Calico..I got the Awesome set and it *is* awesome!!
I will definitely be using more iphone pics in my Project Life...I took pics where I normally wouldn't, like the bus stop, so i like that it adds more "real life".

Monday, February 13, 2012

Project Life Weeks 1 & 2

I have been plugging away with Project Life but have been very bad at sharing my pages. So here are the first two weeks. Nothing really earth shattering here, just the basics mostly. I did not buy a kit this year so my journaling cards are from lots of different places. Actually that is not completely true...I did by the Cobalt digital kit and printed them out but have mixed it up with lots of other designs. I also have the plain white grid cards and have been embellishing those, mostly with stamps.

Here is week 1:

And here is week 2:

I added an extra photo pocket for a few more birthday pics:

And an extra photo pocket here too:
I have weeks 3 and 4 done too but I'll save those for another day:)

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Couple More Layouts

Just sharing a couple of pages I did this past happy to be getting some more time in my scrap room:)

Love how this one of my three turned out...just makes me happy:
This is using Studio Calico's County Fair Kit. I think I am in love with this background paper and that round stamp:)

And this one of Max and Ally using the SC Brooklyn Flea Kit:

I also love the stamps that were in this kits addons. I am definitely becoming a big fan of embossing with zing...its addicting!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I've Been Without My Camera...

I sent my camera off to get cleaned about a week ago. I had no idea how much it was going to cost until the emailed they estimate to me...yowza! I had no idea how much that cost! So I told them to send it back uncleaned:(

But the good news is that it is back which means I could take pictures of the layouts I have been working on!

I'll share one today because this one deserves a post of its own. On Saturday night Ally swallowed a ring. I had put her and her friend to bed (she was having a sleepover) and a few minutes later she came out in a panic choking on a ring...very scary! She swallowed it down after a few seconds but said she could still feel off to the ER we went. I was fully expecting them to tell us it would come out the other end in a few days but after they took an xray they said it was stuck in her esophogus and would need to be taken out. They said there was no one that could do it at that hospital so they were sending us to Boston Children's Hospital, about an hour away.

It was scary...we thought she was going to need to be put under anesthesia ...but long story short the ring had moved to her stomach by the time we got to Boston and we were sent home to wait it out on the other end. Not fun, but a best case scenario for the situation.

I had my iphone with me so I took some pics while we waited. She kept wanting to look at the picture of her xray:) Here is the layout I made:

And we still have not seen the ring:(

Monday, January 23, 2012

The American Girl Store

So as I said, on her actual birthday we headed down to the American Girl Store in Boston. My sister and niece and some friends came with us. It was crazy crowded but we still had a great time. She had gotten Kit the night before from us:
She was thrilled! She had asked for Kit and McKenna, the new Girl of the Year, but we went with Kit because she has wanted her for a long time and has only known about McKenna for a couple weeks. McKenna is still on her wish list especially after seeing her cool stuff at the store. Here is her and her friend checking out her bed:
And she has a thing for the glasses:
She had gotten some gift cards for her birthday so she was in shopping heaven:
We surorised her when we got to the mall by letting her get her ears pierced...something else she has wanted for a long time. She was so happy! And we decided one of her dolls could get her ears pierced too. She decided on they are after we picked Julie up from the salon with their freshly pierced ears:
Some downtime while we waited for our table in the bistro:
Then came the bistro...her favorite part! She was beaming!

(Yes, she had to bring all 3 dolls!)

And this priceless face when she saw the waitress walking towards us with her special dessert and realized she was singing Happy Birthday TO HER...made it all worth it!
Such a fantastic day!