Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pirated Kisses

I was supposed to go to the grocery store this afternoon but we are under a severe thunderstorm watch so that's not going to happen. (Yay!) Instead, I think I'll scrapbook this afternoon. Right after I share this page! Rainy days are great for scrapbooking and naps. It's hard to choose between the two sometimes, but I think I'll scrapbook today.


This project features one of the best pictures I have of Brandon. We spent some time on my grandpa's house boat a few years ago with my Mom. We were all hanging out and visiting when Mom and I suddenly had the urge to steal some kisses. Stealing kisses works really well on boats because your victim can't escape. My grandma snapped this photo at the perfect time! I love Brandon's big grin. Poor kiddo... You can tell how much we torture him.

I used Simple Stories' I Heart Summer collection to create this layout. I loved all of the nautical embellishments. The felt wave border was given to me a few years ago by a friend. I frequently look for ways to use older goodies with new collections, and it works wonderfully! I was inspired by Ashley Horton's design in her free Silhouette class on Scrapbook.com.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Me & You

I let Jordan miss school after her therapy appointment so I could take her to our local farmer's market a few years ago. We walked around and discovered lots of yummy fruits and veggies. She saw a stand with tacos and I bought her a few of them. I loved spending time with her, and it was a beautiful day. 


Everything on this page is from Basic Grey's Herbs and Honey collection except for the pink letters and the buttons. The buttons are by Crate Paper, and the alphabet stickers are from October Afternoon. I created this design out of tiny scraps that I had left over on my desk.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Love Notes

Alexis loves writing her cards for Valentine's day. She chooses each one carefully so her friends will like them. It is a very serious process and she gets really excited about it every year! She has always loved giving gifts and making things for others. 


I used Fancy Pant's Love Birds collection to create this page. I was inspired by Ashley Horton's layout from her Scrapbook.com class about using the Silhouette machine. It took me a while to back all of the hearts with paper, but I really think it was worth it. Again, this project is busier than my usual style but I ended up loving the finished design.

Monday, April 4, 2016

So Awesome

Brandon is lucky to have some friends who love playing video games as much as he does. They speak each other's language. When they sleepover, their antics are so much fun to witness. They always have the best time together! I decided to document a recent awesome sleepover and this page is the result.


I used Crate Paper's Boys Rule collection to create my layout. The video game embellishments and the bright colors were perfect for scrapping this group of gamers.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My Funny Valentine

Ronnie and I have been married for fifteen years as of this January. You don't get that far into a marriage without arguing or being disappointed. One of the best things about our relationship is our ability to laugh at ourselves when we mess up. Some of my favorite memories are times when we've laughed so hard that we cried. (I'm pretty glad that we have never been great at being super serious.) 

This layout is the perfect example of our relationship and the ridiculousness that sometimes occurs. One year Ronnie forgot Valentine's day, and I got really upset. I've never been the type of person to expect big gifts. I am quite content with a heartfelt handwritten note. Unfortunately, he completely forgot to do anything that year and I was heartbroken. I cried and I don't do that often. He felt horrible, and the next day I got flowers. The card said, "I'm sorry for being stupid". I started laughing when I read it and now it's a story I'll never forget. I think it's awesome that we have the same sarcastic sense of humor. I really love him and I think I'll keep him. 



This layout was created for one of the class assignments in Ashley Horton's Silhouette class on Scrapbook.com. I lifted her design a bit, but then I went off and did my own thing. That tends to happen a lot around here. 

The supplies are all from Fancy Pant's Love Birds collection. This layout is way busier than my normal style, but I like it. I feel like this class is making me step out of my box and that's always a good thing.

Monday, March 28, 2016

XOXO

I signed up for Ashley Horton's free Silhouette class at Scrapbook.com, and I've slowly been working my way through it. I'm really enjoying watching her tips and tricks! This is the layout that I did based on the first lesson about layering titles. 

I chose to scrap three pictures of the kids filling out their valentine cards a few years ago. It's amazing how quickly they've grown up!


I used Fancy Pant's Love Birds collection to create this page. I was inspired by a Scrapbook Challenges sketch as well. (I didn't lift Ashley's design because I needed to include more photos.)

I hope you all had a blessed Easter yesterday! I worked most of the weekend, but I still managed to fit some family time in here and there.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Buried Treasure & Stuff

I went into my bedroom this afternoon to scrapbook, and I found a kid asleep on my bed in the middle of the day. We have had some awful weather for the past few days, and Jordan decided to use her down time to take a nap. I'm not going to lie... I was kinda jealous! Since I couldn't use my Silhouette, I decided to write a blog post instead. 

My kids love going to my grandparents' house because it's always an adventure. Maw Maw constantly has interesting plans and things to do around her house. There are chickens to feed, trees to climb, and so much more to explore! On a recent visit, the kids helped my grandma sift through a big pile of debris from a house that burnt down years ago. It's on the front of their property, and she's slowly been getting rid of sharp objects that could injure someone. 

The kids decided that it was a treasure hunt and they found lots of "artifacts" including a bottle, rusty hemostats, and a lot of broken glass. Of course, I got roped into bringing most of that home! 

I chose Basic Grey's Aurora line to scrap the Instagram photos that I had printed a few weeks ago. Instagram photos are a little harder for me to scrap, especially if I've used a filter on the photos. The different tints make choosing paper difficult.

I also have two cards to share today! The first one was created with supplies from My Mind's Eye's Cut And Paste Presh collection.


Next, I used scraps from Basic Grey's Fresh Cut collection to make this sunny card.  


I love having a stash of cards for events, and I also can't throw scraps away until they are tiny. Card making solves both of those issues for me!

I hope you are all staying high and dry. The flooding in Louisiana is incredibly bad and we are very worried about friends and family members. So far, my house has been safe. We're spending time in prayer for everyone who has lost property, and are especially focusing our prayers on the families who have lost loved ones.