Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 13 Layouts of 2013

As the year is coming to an end I thought I would share my top 13 favorite layouts of 2013!  Here goes:

Looking forward to lots more creating in 2014!! Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Hard to believe that Christmas has already come and gone! I love the whole month of anticipation in December but this year it all seemed to go extra fast. I wish we could savor it a little longer. For me this year unfortunately Christmas Day and Eve were a little less enjoyable for me due to a nasty cold that actually made me end my Christmas night in the ER with an asthma attack. I had been having trouble for a couple days but kept thinking I could just push through, keep taking my inhalers and be fine but by the end of the night it was clear that wasn't working. Luckily they fixed me right up and I am much better now. But I am a little disappointed in how my pictures turned out from the day because I just couldn't really focus on it because, well, I was trying to breath:)

Anyway here is some of my favorites of what I did get from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
We always go to my sister's house on Christmas Eve which we did again this year. I was glad Brandon was able to join us after having to miss it last year because he was sick. This was the first year in 3 Christmas's that he hasn't been sick on Christmas. We got to hang out with my step brother and his family. We always try to get a cousin picture in front of the tree:

Then it was time to get home and ready for bed. Ally and her doll were ready for Santa:)

Santa came!

She was over the moon excited to open her new dance bag and dance jacket from her studio…she has wanted these for a very long time!

This shirt is soooooo his personality…and he loved it!

Brandon actually put a book on his list this year!! I was so happy to find out it was the first in a trilogy so I got him all 3…love to see hime read:)

Max was psyched about this Nike Elite backpack…another surprise gift that was a hit!

Their favorite gifts…new sneakers for the boys and American Girl doll for Ally.

 Flutterbye Fairy…so fun for the 24 hours that she lasted:(

New doll clothes from her cousin.

Playing the day away...

Brandon's new set up:

We had my family over for Christmas dinner and watched some home movies after we ate.   This is where the pictures start to get really bad…I was just trying to breath after all:)

New mouse to complete his new set up;)

Max was so happy about the game he got from Nana and Papa…Fifa 14.

And Ally got a beautiful jewelry box with dancing ballerina and her name on top…she loves it!

And another cousin pic just swapping out some cousins:)

And then I went to the ER:)

Despite the breathing issues it was a great Christmas. I do wish I had gotten more pictures with the rest of our family and a family pic in front of the tree but oh well…there's always next year:)

Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Morn 2011

I am up on the Bella Blvd Blog with a new layout today! I just LOVE this Christmas Countdown collection! The colors are classic Christmas but the collection is so fun and whimsical at the same time…just my style! I take a ton of pictures on Christmas…so many that it is often too overwhelming to scrapbook them! There were a lot of photos I wanted to use on this layout so I went with a classic grid design using squares which enabled me to use quite a few photos.
I used pop dots on my photos and stickers to add dimension.

And I can't believe I forgot to post my project from a couple weeks ago! Its been a busy couple of weeks! I made this using alterable frames I found at a local craft store and of course the Christmas Countdown collection:

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

My Scrap Room

I am over on the Bella Blvd blog sharing my scrap space today. Here is a little peek…you can check the whole thing out HERE.

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One Amazing Season

I am finally getting chance to post this after a busy but truly awesome Thanksgiving week.

This is my favorite layout I have done for Bella Blvd..I am so pleased with how it turned out. I was inspired by a quilt I saw on interest using triangles in shades of blue, green and gray. 
I added some stitching to give it some texture and used pop dots to give the stickers some dimension.

You can check it out on the Bella Blvd blog HERE with some other fabulous projects.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

American Crafts Guest Designer!

I was so excited to get an email from Paige Evans asking If I would liked to guest design for American Crafts using their Peppermint Express line in November! I just love American Crafts, they are one of my all time have companies, and I am so honored to guest design for them!! Check it out over on their blog: American Crafts

The Peppermint Express Line is such a fun Christmas line…I had a great time playing with it. Here are the projects I made:

Definitely getting me in the holiday spirit!

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