Uncles are Fun!

I know these photos aren't great. That and the paper is a little wrinkled due to water colors being used. This is why you don't scrap when you're really tired!

I guess I’m kind of going out of order because this is for challenge number two. The challenge is to create a page using  three different paper lines. So I used lines from American Crafts (Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy) and Heidi Swapp.

This layout is about my neice Ally playing with her two uncles. She loved getting both of their attention at the same time!

Isn’t that banner super cute?! It’s from Heidi Swapp’s new line. I used water colors on it. The great thing is that you can make them any color you need to.

The polaroid looking frames are really fun to use. I love the old timey look they give.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great week!



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Flutterby Love

This is for the sixth challenge. The challenge is to take a layout and drastically change something about it. I found this layout on pinterest that I really like but I needed it to be more girly. Also, I wanted my page to be 12×12 and the original is 8 1/2×11.


So I used Dear Lizzy paper which is very girly to make this layout.

Flutterby Love

I just had to make a page about my flutterby experience at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. This little guy was sooo friendly!

I added stickles to make my butterfly sparkly

I love these Dear Lizzy papers! They work so well for this type of photo. They also say Spring and Summer to me.

That lovely sticker is so cute!

To add some texture I punched the bottom edge of the picture.

I was really inspired be the paper “rays” on the original page. Lifting this page really made this layout come together quickly. It’s such a happy page!

Thanks for looking!


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Sweet and Lovely Sisters

Here’s my layout for challenge number five. The challenge was to take inspiration from a layout and use that to make a layout. I have always loved the white on white look. It’s so clean looking. I think white is my new favorite color!

This is my first layout that has this much white. I’m really happy with how it turned out!I added just enough color.

The hearts are so cute! Had to add some splatter!

The black and white picture added a classy look I think.

That rainbow edge is by Sassafrass and it's super cute!

I wish I could take credit for all of this layout but most of it was lifted from Wilna Furstenburg. I just love her style!

One last look at the entire page.

Thanks for looking!


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Yellow, grey and….Red

Shimelle’s latest challenge was to create a page with Yellow, grey and another color. I just happen to have done this page and it matches perfectly for this challenge! I wasn’t sure I would like red with yellow and grey but it actually looks pretty good.

These girls are always smiling! Perfect title. I used red washi tape to match other red on the page.

This was on the tab of the paper so I decided to use it. Love this quote!

I am loving confetti so I had to use some on this page!

One last look at the complete page

Thanks for looking at my layout!

Thank you too to everyone who has left comments. They make me sooo happy!! I’ll be going around this afternoon and returning the favor 🙂

Have a beautiful sunny Saturday!


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The Sun stretched out and touched our cheeks

Happy Friday Everyone!

For the next three days there is an online crop going on on Shimelle’s blog. There’s challenges, give aways and tutorials. I’m hoping to play along as much as possible. THe first challenge was to take inspiration from the layout provided. It’s a really cute one. I used the layout as a guide but changed the colors to fit my photo better. I got myself a set of water color paints yesterday and just had to use them on this page (that explains the wrinkles!). They are sooo fun! I love the look they give.

I got this title from a Dear LIzzy sticker with it. It fits our sunburned faces!

I love the look of watercolors under stamping

Aren't these clouds so cute?! They're from the Amy Tangerine line

I love the stamps I used here. You can put together different stamps to creat doilies.

More Papertrey stamps used for another smaller doily

So much color!

Thanks for looking at my page! Hopefully I’ll get to do a few more the rest of this weekend.


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Washington DC- Part 2

Good morning! Hope your week has gone good!

I’m back with the rest of our trip to Washington DC. It was a much needed fun trip with the hubby. The second day was really overcast so some of my photos are too light. I need to get better at Photoshop so I can learn to make the skies nice and blue! It’s on my list of things to learn. Here comes a ton of photos!

I went through the butterfly exhibit and made a friend. He seriously liked me and wouldn't fly away.

I set him on the pineapple and he seemed to like it as much as he did me! I have to say that going into the Butterfly exhibit was an experience. There were mostly kids (which I love!) and half of them were loving it but the other half were terrified! They didn’t like the idea of a butterfly landing on them. Needless to say, it was quite loud in there!

Unfortunately someone got stuck in the elevator while we were there. The brand new rescue truck came to well, rescue them. As my hubby can talk to anyone, he went up to the truck and got a tour of everything inside. Being a boy, he loved it!

There were so many people there taking photos! Look at all of those blossoms!

Pretty and pink!

Seeing all of the flowering trees across the lake was so pretty

Love the reflection

We stayed here. Such a nice hotel!! Loved it!

The White House

I had to have at least one photo with a cherry tree!

I hope you enjoyed sharing our trip with me!

Have a great day!



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10 on the 10th April 2012

It’s the 10th and that means 10 on the 10th with Shimelle. This month I decided to choose 10 recipes I’ve been wanting to try out and link to the sites I found them on. I figure if their all in one post maybe I’ll actually remember to make them 🙂

Here we go:

1.) Avocado Chopped Salad

Source: apronstringsblog.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

2.) Morrocan Spiced Chicken

Source: laaloosh.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

3.)Baked Crab Cakes

Source: laaloosh.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

4.) Grilled Fish Tacos

Source: doctoroz.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

5.)Flatout Thin Crust Pizza

Source: laaloosh.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

6.) Poached Salmon Pasta Salad

Source: laaloosh.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

7.) Healthy Cookie Dough

Source: chocolatecoveredkatie.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

8.)Slow Cooker Cliantro Lime Chicken

Source: pipandebby.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

9.) Chipotle Rice

Source: skinnytaste.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

10.) Better than Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt

Source: 101cookbooks.com via Shoshonee on Pinterest

Well I hope that gives you some ideas for dinner tonight! Thanks for looking and have a great day!


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