Friday, June 28, 2013

♥ PINSPIRATION friday at MME ♥

good morning!  how's your week?  we are enjoying every day together, it's been a whirlwind of activity here with the kids home, we love our days together.

today i am up on the MME blog with a card completely inspired by one of the amazing projects on the MME Pinterest Inspiring pages & cards board. 
i created my card with the new Kate & Co. Cambridge Court line of papers and embellies

here's a sneak peek of what i created, please pop in and say hello and see the amazing inspiration this morning

have a GREAT and fun day, we're going to hit record temperatures like so much of the west, wish us luck♥

Monday, June 24, 2013

♥ life is good October Afternoon Travel Girl ♥

good morning!  how are you?  how was the weekend?  we had a great one with lots of much-needed family time. i was happy to be asked by mandy koeppen to participate in her scrap's challenge this week. it was so fun, and i had a PILE of itty bitty scraps from cards and projects as you can see below!

here's my scrap pile

and here's the layout i created with it

life is good layout
(yes, for a YEAR, every time i took this child's picture he would give me "funny face" and there's a LOT of different "funny faces")

 i wish i would've counted exactly how many different pieces, strips or block of scraps i used but it was fun to "quilt" them together

 this stack of suitcases may be one of my most favorites embellishments, i just love it!


 finding a home for even the punched shapes in my scraps pile

 i love all the embellishments in this line they are layered and lots of fun to play with!

 i hope you will pop in and say "hello" on the October Afternoon blog and see mandy's scrap pile and inspiration.  and PARTICIPATE in the challenge and share it in our OA FLICKR Gallery

thank you so much for your kind words and visits, it means the world to me!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

♥ CupCards to Go sneak peeks ♥

just wanted to pop in here and share the newest sneaks from the July CupCards to Go card kit.  the kit will be up for sale on July 1st and you will NOT want to miss it.

here's the card sneaks i have prepared to share of the cards created with this card kit.

everything on my cards is from the kit (plus a couple of sequins on one, one sheet of vellum on a card or two and some Cameo cuts)  everything you see here, minus the cuts is available in this kit.  isn't it delicious?

keep checking the CupCards to Go card kit blog for more sneak peeks from the designers all week.

hugs & so much love!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

♥ Travel Girl Hop winner and a card ♥

i wanted to pop in here to say THANK YOU to every.single.person who stopped by my blog during the October Afternoon Travel Girl blog hop

your comments and time meant the world to me and i thank YOU!

onto the winner of the tin pins.  the random lucky winner is:

Your projects are always so fresh! Love each one...especially the pillow box!! Fun stuff!

CONGRATULATIONS, October Afternoon will be sending you a package of these fun embellies!

 and what would a post be without a little scrappy fun?  here's a Christmas card i have created, still staying on schedule with those, am really happy and will continue to share here

 no peeking card

 i just received the new Jillibean Soup Happy Camper Stew and can i just say it is the cuuuuutest camping line, oh my!  i am working on projects for next month with it, a layout as we speak, finally my camping pictures will have a home!

thank you again for your sweet notes and visits,

Monday, June 17, 2013

♥ you are here Funky Town ♥

good morning.  i am sharing a layout created with literal SCRAPS from my June Funky Town Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits.  

you are here layout

  i literally created my background patterned paper with my scraps, some 1/2" by 1", just scraps, and am very happy that i had enough to create a background, whew!


 my circles were create using Jillibean Soup Placemats.  while i have a Cameo could easily cut it myself, it's wonderful to have these placemats, they are gorgeous and the perfect weight

 love my October Afternoon Daily Flash date stamps, use it ALL the time

thank you so much for your visits and sweet notes, they make my day EVERY day.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

♥ funky town....yes it is! ♥

good morning!  i'm popping in to share a couple of layouts created with this month's Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits

 Cool Hipster Layout

 i love all the fun tidbits and possible cut-out embellies in this month's Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits June kit Funky Town


 this was my eldest son being.....
fun, nifty, crazy and awesome....giggle

when your kids are off to college, you do not getting many of these moments anymore.  moments we try never to take for granted but that pass us all by far too quickly.  i cherish these memories of this trip, it was fun, cool, quirky, nifty, and yes even a whole lot of retro at the antique faire.


 this is definitely a sunday i won't soon forget!  he is hilarious, fun, cool, hip and just makes this mommy laugh like no other

and this isn't the only layout i am going to share this month.  i create a lot of layouts a month, document our story, but don't share often, not because of any reason other than i put them in albums and the next page of the story has been added to the book.  i want my kids to read the book when i am finished, seems more fun that way, someday, it's what they'll haveso, while i haven't shared with them, i'll share another layout here :)  smile

 Historic Auburn Layout

 i love the alphas that came in this month's kit, so fun to play with

 trending now....

 these wood veneers and saying make me giddy, perfect for my layouts this month

thanks for letting me share with you, make sure to check out the DT Gallery it's packed with inspiration for layouts, cards and YES Project Lift kit ideas too!

hugs & so much love!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

♥ OA Travel Girl Sketch ♥

good morning!  i am up today on the October Afternoon blog today with a new sketch and card using the Travel Girl line.  

when going through my embellishments and papers from the Travel Girl line, i knew i wanted to create a sketch that would allow lots of freedom to play with some of my favorite embellishments from this line.


 tid bits 
 here is a sneak peek of the sketch i created today

and a sneak of the card i created with the sketch

 i hope you'll pop over and say 'hello'
and see the sketch, my card and a card by Laura Craigie
using the sketch

thanks for visiting and for your sweet notes! 
 OH!  remember you can still participate in the October Afternoon Travel Girl Blog Hop for a chance to win some Travel Girl goodies

hugs & love!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

♥ October Afternoon Travel Girl Blog Hop ♥

Hello and Welcome to the October Afternoon Travel Girl Blog Hop

The October Afternoon Travel Girl line is going to go down as an all-time favorite October Afternoon line for me.  I love, love the blues, greens, reds, grey, orange and yellow ALL together.  It makes this line so much more versatile than at first glance, a line perfect for my boys and perfect for my daughter who loves to wear red and orange.  (And YES, there's pink too, it has it all)  I love the "B" sides on all these pages and the "A" sides are perfect for those who want/need a travel-theme.

To show just how versatile this line is, I created a "baby sleeping" door hanger, "thanks coach" pillowbox and a card using the papers in this line, loooove this line.  I will also share a "sneak peek" of a card created with this line for my OA Blog Post tomorrow. (another color palette in addition to the ones below)

Shhhhh, baby(ies) sleeping door hanger

I think these "Do Not Disturb" Miscellany cards are going to go down as all-time faves of mine, the images are soooo cute and I can think of so many uses for them non-travel related

 Travel Girl Miscellany

Aren't these birds the cutest?
 Not only are the cards fabulous, but the stickers and buttons having me swooning!

Next up is a pillowbox I created for one of our basketball coaches this year.  We intend to put some cash in there, he commuted to and from practice and gas money is always a necessity this day in

 Gas Money Pillowbox

 I cut the pillowbox using my Cameo file and large enough to hold some money for gas.  And
I thought it would be fun to have a little play on the theme of the line and since you can read "Paris" and "London"

And how about a card?

Hello card

 I loooove the Daily Flash alphas coming out too, I could forever create with this font!

And how about a sneak peek of a card that will be posted tomorrow with yet another color combo?

This card will post tomorrow on the OA Blog with the most recent sketch 

You should've arrived at my blog from Alex's blog, if you didn't, you can start the hop on the October Afternoon blog

AND make sure to leave comments on the October Afternoon blog (for a Grand Prize) and on the designer blogs.  each designer will be giving away a Travel Girl embellishment on her blog

Here's the awesome embellishment I will be giving away to one random participant

Travel Girl Tin Pins!!!

 You can participate in the hop and leave comments through June 18th 11:59 pm PST.  Winners will be announced on June 19th.

And your next step along the way is the sweet Laura Craigie

Thank you so much for "hopping" along with us!  

I'll be back tomorrow with the sketch and a new Travel Girl card


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

♥ June Scraptastic Kit and tutorial ♥

good evening!  i wanted to pop in and share some cards created with the June Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits Funky Town. 

and i will also share a quick picture tutorial for heat-embossing the wood veneers that come in the kit this month
                 June Funky Town Kit

remember you are loved card

happy birthday card

hey card




and here's the card i created using that shiny 'stache :)

 rad dad card


i looove the exclusive flair in this kit


and just in case you need an anniversary card....giggle, this kit is PERFECT for those too

happy 50th anniversary card

 i hope you'll check out the Scraptastic Scrapbooking Kits.  they are packed with amazing product, exclusives, stamps, add-ons and TWO choices EVERY month.  the customer service is the best anywhere, jessica takes care of her people♥

thanks for joining me, love to you!