Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hello!  Summer vacation is quickly dwindling and soon it will be time for me to go back to work.  So I'm trying to squeeze in as much scrapbooking as I can between now and then.

I have another recent layout up today, using several pieces of SC's So Cal kit from June (I'll have to double check on that...I got both my June and July kits at the same time once I returned from Ireland, so I keep getting them mixed up!)

I threw in a few other elements and came up with a layout I really love.  I used the kit's "Hey Girl" stamp to create part of my title.

Supplies: patterned paper - Tim & Beck/Studio Calico, Echo Park; die cuts - Pink Paislee/Collage Press, Studio Calico ; buttons - My Minds Eye; tag - Jenni Bowlin; map border - Heidi Swapp; stamp - Studio Calico/Hero Arts; stickers - Studio Calico/Sassafras; other - twine

Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ellie's Second Birthday

Hey everyone! Last weekend was my niece's second birthday, so we partied in grand style. She's obsessed with Hello Kitty (thanks to one Auntie Lee - AKA Lisa), so my sister decided she should have a Hello Kitty birthday party.

We had the celebration at my grandparents' house and it was quite a hit.  Here are a few highlights

The Birthday Girl and her balloons

My mom made this Hello Kitty and Balloon Wreath, inspired by an pin on Pinterest.

The centerpieces were filled with colorful candy and held a color "2" candle inside.

The unfinished table.  The glass hurricanes were filled with rafia and my sister made the lollypop arrangement in the center.  Super cute!  Lisa made the collage on the left hand side.  Everyone loved it!

The Hello Kitty cake was actually purchased at Albertsons as were the cupcakes, we just added the Kitty decor to them.

Party table, all ready to go. 

The sweet guest of honor and her proud mommy.

Lisa made these amazing place cards for everyone.  I went back and added the names, using Ellie's name for each person.  For example, I was Auntie Dee, Parrish was Mommy and Ellie was Eddie Harter, because that's how she pronounces "Ellie Horton".  She's a mess!

The gift aftermath.  Is it obvious she's the only grand and great grandchild in the family?

Thanks so much for reading.  I'm sure you'll be seeing these photos in a layout very soon!

Friday, July 20, 2012


How's everyone doing?  It's Friday!!!  Which honestly, means nothing to me at the moment as I'm on summer break! 

I've really enjoyed seeing all the upcoming releases from CHA this week.  I'm planning on working on some, if not all of the challenges, over at 2Peas this weekend.  Woot!

Meanwhile....onto today's layout...

So I have tried to include stamps more and more on my layouts. Especially since joining Studio Calico where they put such awesome stamps in the kits every month. On the layout I'm sharing today, I used a couple of those Studio Calico stamps.


Supplies: patterned paper - American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park, Studio Calico; journaling card - Lily Bee Design; tab - Smash (K & CO); stickers - Crate Paper, October Afternoon, American Crafts, Authentique; stamps - Studio Calico; ink - Jenni Bowlin; punch - Fiskars; other - ribbon

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hey everyone! It's been far too long since my last post. As I mentioned before, I was in Ireland to see my girlfriend for five weeks. I got back about week ago, but it's been a jam packed week!

I have managed to make a few pages and thought I'd share this one with you today!

8 Days a Week...

Supplies:  patterned paper - October Afternoon, Studio Calico; ephemera - October Afternoon; letter stickers - October Afternoon, American Crafts; tape - Freckled Fawn; flair - Studio Calico; ink -  Jenni Bowlin (Fountain Pen);  other - twine

That's all from me for now! I'm hoping to have some Ireland photos up soon as well as pictures of my sister's and Lisa's awesome decorations for Ellie's Hello Kitty party!

Thanks for reading!