Sunday, May 3, 2015

Birds of a Feather -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone! :)

Between preparations of Adam's upcoming graduation/graduation party, remodeling our family room, getting the formal living room ready for out of town guests that are coming for the graduation, regular errands, regular chores and just everyday life -- I wasn't able to participate with ANY {inter}National Scrapbook Day (NSD) activities (insert sad face!!) ... but I had about an hour this AM to spare before the delivery of our new family room furniture showed up and the handyman showing up to finish up our new patio door, I was able to play along with just ONE of Cindy's challenges for an online crop she was hosting on her blog!! GO ME! :) 

Here is her challenge ---

Challenge 1: Sketch and Polka Dots 
Create a project based on the sketch below. Use polka dots somewhere on the project.

And here is my layout -- I used Bella Blvd.'s "Color Chaos" collection and Bella Blvd.'s feathers on my page :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties May Inspiration Challenge #30 - 'Celebrate Mom' -- featuring Paper Sweeties and Bo Bunny :)

Hi everyone :) 

Our latest challenge is live at Paper Sweeties and here is our inspiration for this challenge :)

I dug into my Bo Bunny stash and added some Paper Sweeties and made some bookmarks!!! :)
(((( Sorry for the shine -- I laminated these so they wouldn't get ruined in books -- and it made them hard to photograph without a glare )))))


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team created!! 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

What's been going on?

Hi all! :) 

I am going to say that I believe April (followed by May) are going down in HISTORY as our busiest months EVER!!! :)

I usually can do a few crafty things here and there on the weekend -- but lately -- NOPE!! Ain't nobody got time for that! LOL! :) 

So I will be around to visit YOU in the coming weeks/month, but I won't have a lot to share creatively, as it has been a whirlwind for us lately! :) 

I did want to share some photos of Adam's NJROTC awards ceremony from Friday night though! :)

He has been in the NJROTC for the three years he has attended the high school he is currently at (his first year of high school, we lived in another area, so he went somewhere else then and didn't do NJROTC then) :) 

The man on the left was there to help present awards to the cadets (the man on the right is Adam's Chief) -- and he turned 88 (!) that day so we all sang Happy Birthday to him! :)  He served in World War 2, Korean War and Vietnam!! What a legend! :) 


Adam and Brookie! :) 


Adam on stage with other students getting recognized for the ribbons they earned! :) 


And the MOST emotional part for me that night -- NJROTC does a sword ceremony (like they perform in the real Navy) for the Seniors that are leaving the school ... here is Adam!! :) 


After the sword ceremony, the Seniors then presented the Chief and Commander presents :) 


The Class of 2015 NJROTC!!!!!!!! :) 


Adam and his Commander :) 


Adam, Brookie and Me :) 


Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

A child fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty -- featuring Bella Blvd.

Hi everyone :) 

Our latest challenge is live over at Frosted Designs and this time we want you to use the word "Spring".  It could be for the season, or the object spring or even for the time change.

For my page I used Bella Blvd.'s "Playdate," "Flirty," "Freestyle Sophisticates," "Spring Flings & Easter Things," and "Baby Girl" :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Welcome -- featuring Authentique, Maya Road and Clear Scraps :)

Hi everyone :)

Recently a co-worker bought a house, so I wanted to make her a little housewarming gift :) 

I took a Clear Scraps mason jar shaped chipboard piece from a mini-album set and made her a wall hanging! :) 

I used Authentique papers as the background, then added some Maya Road goodies and Scrabble tiles for the title .... I also used some Tim Holtz goodies that Marjie sent me!! :)  Her house number is 6403 -- so the numbers were perfect!! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)