Friday, February 27, 2015

To: You -- Love: Me -- ((hint ... GIVEAWAY time!!)) -- featuring Crate Paper :)

Hi everyone!

Today our latest challenge is LIVE at Frosted Designs and this time we want to see Handmade Flowers and a Recycled Item on your project!!! :)

Here is what I came up with ... and you MIGHT just want to read to the end :) 

I started off with this box that I saved from the trash :)






And I transformed it into this gift box :)

I used Crate Paper's "Flea Market" on this :) 





And WHY does it NOT say someone's SPECIFIC name on the tag you ask?????

Because I am going to be sending this to ONE of my blog commenters from this post!!!!!

That's right ... this is a GIVEAWAY post too!!!

Inside this little box will be a bunch of SCRAPBOOKING goodies just FOR ONE OF YOU!!!!!!

So leave me a comment telling me you WANT IT and on MARCH 6th I will draw a winner!!!! ((International peeps can enter too!!))

So go ahead ... tell me you want it!!! :)


Hope you all can join our challenge at Frosted Designs!!! :)



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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Congrats Grad!!! -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone :) 

For those that have been following me for awhile, you will know that Adam is graduating High School this May! :)  We are having a little party at the house for him after graduation, and so I wanted to make some party goodies for it! :) 


I used Bella Blvd.'s "All American" collection ... which was perfect as Adam's school colors are Red, White and Blue! :) 




This is to hold cards that people bring to his party :) 







I used an old Christmas candy tin to create this "then and now" photo holder :) 




I used old vegetable cans from the grocery store to create this utensil/napkin holder :)









These are the invites to the party -- the caps are from a package I picked up at the Party City Store :)









 And for that have been asking me (*wink-wink* Lisa, Raechelle and Michelle!!) --- yes, I did ... and yes, this is one of the projects I made for it ... I can't REALLY give out more information than that (again *wink-wink*) ... but I think you all might be smart enough to figure out my cryptic message :) 




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

Monday, February 23, 2015

And this is what 42 looks like -- aka ... today is Brian's Birthday!!! :)

Hi all! :)

Today my amazing hubby is 42!! Happy Birthday Brian!! :)

When we met (almost 10 years ago now!!), I was in a "never marry again" stage ... nope! Not me! Been there, read the book, and wasn't going to take it off the shelf to read it again ...but he wore me down, showed me what real love meant :) 

I couldn't ask for a better husband, father, step-dad, best friend!!! 

Thank you hubby for being amazing!!!!

I love you!! :)

Happy birthday!!! :)





You know ... everyone says that Brookie is MY TWIN ... but in this pic ... can soooooooo see her being Brian's twin!! :)



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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale - featuring Simple Stories :)

Hi everyone :)



My LSS called me this past week to tell me the new "Enchanted" collection from Simple Stories had arrived! I went there on Friday to pick it up, and couldn't wait to PLAY!! :)









And PS ... thanks for all the birthday wishes for Adam from my last post ... we had a great day with him, took him out to lunch, then dinner and he wanted to go to our favorite antique store (yes, you read that right ... ANTIQUE STORE! Did I raise him good or what?? *wink*) to pick out his birthday gift :)  All in all ... a great day! :)



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

Friday, February 20, 2015

And this is what 18 looks like ... aka Adam is an ADULT today!! :)

Hi everyone! :) 

Yes, today is Adam's 18th birthday!!! 

Officially an adult!!!

Which makes me officially feeling old!!! lol :) 


Here he is 3 on the left and a few months ago for his high school graduation photo :) 



*sigh* where has the time gone?? 

My baby :) 

Happy Birthday Adam Lee!! I love you!!! :)


A lot of you have watched him grow up right here on my blog -- I started this blog a few months before his 11th birthday!!! Here is a look back at my baby featured here over the years!! :)














































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