Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30 - 'Hoppy Easter' -- featuring Paper Sweeties and Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone :)

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




I used Paper Sweeties tags on my layout, and also Bella Blvd.'s "Playdate," "Flirty," "Freestyle Sophisticates," "Spring Flings & Easter Things," and "Baby Girl" :) 











Make sure to check out what the rest of the design team created :)



April Guest Designer:  Jinny Newlin


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Dress -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone :) 

I hope you all had a great weekend :)  Yesterday we took Brookie to see the Easter Bunny (and yes, I will continue with this tradition as long as she lets me! HA!) :)  

And then today I saw The Studio's latest challenge via Jinny and Kat's blogs and I just couldn't wait to play along :)  


I used Bella Blvd.'s "Color Chaos" collection, along with their feathers, bows and a flower that Helen sent me in a happy mail package :) 










And here is The Studio's inspiration for their challenge :)


 
Photo by Jill Thomas Photography

 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Splash Park Fun -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone!! :)

Our latest challenge is LIVE over at Frosted Designs and this time the challenge is -- "Drip, Drip, Drip Little April Showers"  we would love to see drips, wellies, or umbrellas, or rain/clouds. :)


I live in Arizona, which is a desert .... so we don't get much rain (like only 60 out of 365 days a year!!) ... so I don't have any rain or umbrella pics (most people that use umbrellas in Arizona are people that are walking around in the HOT HEAT and use umbrellas for shade ... that is a TRUE STORY!!!) ... so I didn't have any "RAIN" photos ... so I decided to make a layout of the time I took Brookie to the Phoenix Zoo, they have a splash park there for kids, and she had SO MUCH FUN!! :)


I used Bella Blvd.'s "Halloween Magic" and "Scattered Sprinkles" collections on here (LOVE when you can use a HOLIDAY collection on a NON-HOLIDAY layout!!!) and I also used the rain drop stamp from Fresh Squeezed Stamps!! :)











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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Incognito -- featuring Bella Blvd and A Flair for Buttons. :)

Hi everyone :) 

I wanted to share a layout I made using the "Color Chaos" collection from Bella Blvd. and a button from "A Flair For Buttons" :) 









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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Just a bride & her boots -- featuring Webster's Pages :)

Hi everyone :) 

A little over a year ago two bloggers "met" online, then in person, then they fell in love and then got married :)  Their love story is such a beautiful one, and I wanted to make them a little something as a present to celebrate their beautiful union :) 

Keith and Beate -- these are for you :) 







On both my pages, I used Webster's Pages "Nest" and "Ladies & Gents" collections :) 







I want to mention that their wedding photos were taken by lichtbetont.

Keith and Beate, I am very happy for both of you and wish you years and years and years of love and happiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) 

I have these framed and will be mailing them out to them this week!! :) 



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Friday, March 20, 2015

Where have I been? *wink* :)

Hi everyone :) 


To see my latest crafty post ... see here :) 


If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram -- you will already know this answer :)  And if you don't -- well, I was MIA most of this week, because we surprised the kids with a quick 3 day trip to San Diego, California! :) 

They had no idea where we were going and no idea what we'd do once we got there :) 

Here are some photos of our trip :) 

The first night, we went and visited Brian's Aunt Suzy and Uncle Richard for dinner :)


The next morning, we took the kids to a boat tour in the harbor :) 


































Me and Brian trying to replicate the famous kiss ;)







The next day we surprised the kids (mostly Adam!!!) with tickets to the USS Midway Museum :) 




And a cruise ship we saw ;) (we didn't go on that one though! LOL!)

















Adam and Brookie stopped to talk to a man that served in World War II :) 
















Saw some old ships :)




And then off to the beach :) 











After the beach, we stopped in this little Italian restaurant for dinner, and they gave Brookie some pizza dough to play with :) 





The morning before we left :)













And now this weekend ... I plan on catching up with all of you :) 

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