Dec 26, 2010

Hybrid Projects

Just wanted to share a few hybrid projects I did this month ... getting ready for Christmas. I was hoping to get these posted earlier in the month but the holidays just came up so fast that I never got around to it. In any case.. here they are now.

This first one is a Fringe Christmas Tree using the All I Want for Christmas Papers by Echo Park. I printed them on good quality presentation paper, cut them into stripes and then used my Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors to make the different layers of the tree. Once that was completed, I just added adhesive to my paper stripes and adheared them to the cone tree shape. Embellished it with a snowflake and button and twin and called it a day. These papers are just so lovely that I really didn't feel the need to embellish further.

The next project were some gift tags using the Elle's Studio Christmas Papers. I cut the tags using a sizzix die and my cuttlebug and then embellished with some Christmas Tags stamps from Papertrey Ink and some gems. Added some ribbon and called it a day.

Thanks for stopping by! I am hoping to get some of my December Daily Pages posted soon!

Dec 14, 2010


I made these cards a while back (one as far back as May) and totally forgot to post them to my blog. In an effort to catch up on all things crafty and blogging about it, here they are:

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Tuesday!

Dec 10, 2010

Finally Friday Favorites - Holiday Treats

Vacation is over and back to the real world this week. I came back from vacation already 5 days behind with my December Daily Album and have so much craft stuff to catch up on. Not to mention completing my Christmas shopping still! I think I am going to take next weekend to do holiday baking with the kiddos; with that being said, I decided that this weeks Finally Friday Favorites would be my favorite holiday treats I have found on line this week. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?

Dec 3, 2010

Here is another addition to the Finally Friday Favorites! Sorry about last week.. Thanksgiving just got the best of me and it totally slipped my mind about Finally Friday Favorites! This week I am leaving to go to Cancun to celebrate my 30th birthday with family and friends! Ekkk 30, I know... Need to adjust to that! Anyhow, I am planning ahead and getting this post ready for Friday!

I have been obsessed with organizing my scrap space since I moved my stuff into a spare bedroom. I have been searching for ideas and wanted to share some of my favorites I have found recently!

What does your scrap space look like? Please leave a comment with a link to your space.. I would love to check it out! Enjoy!

Nov 19, 2010

Finally Friday Favorites!!

It's Finally Friday and another round of my favorites. Today's post is featured around Ali Edward's December Daily Project. I am doing this for the first time for my family and have been glued to Ali's site looking for answers and ideas! I thought I would showcase of my favorites I have found through my search.

Do you have any December Daily inspiration that you are using this year? If you do, please leave a comment with a link, I would love to check it out! Until next time, have a wonderful weekend!

Nov 17, 2010


It's that time again... More in Store Monday (MISM) at This week brought MANY, MANY cool releases by our wonderful designers. I had the privilege of working with the Merry & Bright Collection by Crystal Wilkerson. Of course since I have yet to decide on a Christmas Card for our family to send out this year, I decided to make another version and I think this might be the winner for this year. I really wish the kids were smiling in the picture but they are just too cute to pass these pictures up.

Hope you enjoy!

Nov 12, 2010

Finally Friday Favorites

Another edition of my Finally Friday Favorites! Today I wanted to showcase some of my favorite layouts from this week. Most are digital but there are few traditional layouts in there as well!

Enjoy! Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Do you have any favorite layouts from this week? If so, please leave links in your comments!

Nov 10, 2010

Sacramento Scrapbook Expo 2010!!

This past weekend came and went the annual Scrapbook Expo here in Sacramento. Last year I attended for the first time and totally fell in love with the whole idea of the expo. You can simply go and shop for goodies or take classes or do BOTH!! I personally couldn't imagine lugging all my scrapbooking supplies with me there for one day. I know there are plenty of women (maybe even men?) that do this on a regular basis but its just not for me! This year, however, I was a bit disappointed. There were booths I really wanted to go back and raid again that simply were not there. The number of booths seemed to be down from last year as well. Don’t get me wrong, I still managed to spend loads of money on goodies I wanted!! I am starting to think maybe I feel this way because last year I really had no idea what to expect out of this whole thing and just purchased random stuff, most of which I may have not even used yet! This year I went in with a list of “must haves” and really only strayed from that list a few times! I still ended up with items I couldn’t find there that are STILL on my list but I guess I can only wait to see what there is next year!

With ALL that said, I do have to share some pictures I snapped away will ohhhing and ahhing at all the craft goodies. I do have to say my two favorite booths were Stampin’ Up and Oh La La. Everyone knows Stampin’ Up but man the demonstrators that put this booth up were amazing. Their projects were just so stunning. When I actually walked in the booth at first, I had no idea it was Stampin’ Up until I saw the sign and instantly thought, “you dummy, how could you NOT know it was Stampin’ Up?” They did have a make and take table set up, but it was packed at all times so I didn’t have a chance to make a really cool card using Stampin’ Up’s Fabric. Ahhh, maybe next year. Here are some of the stunning projects created by this team of ladies from all over Northern California!
Canvas Photo Board! I *HAVE* to make one!
Christmas Sayings Frame: Such a cute idea!
Paper Cone Wreath! This was amazing looking in person!
Die Cut Milk Carton! Super cute!

Cute Card!

Random Cards that were hanging in the booth!

The other booth I really *FELL IN LOVE* with was called Oh La La. I can’t even begin to explain how excited I was when I found this little booth. When I say little, it was SMALL! I think my cube at work is bigger then the size of this booth. Anyways, they made padded dress frames and then wrapped ribbon around them to look like a stand with a dress on it! They even had ones with a slight bump for pregnant women. This store was *AMAZING* and had so many cute things. Not only did they sell these padded dress frames with dresses on them, they even had the *CUTEST* kits available. Kits to make a jewelry holder, photo albums, frames, and even a photo holder (I bought one of these!). I seriously could have spent so many hours in this small booth and spent A LOT of money but I had to limit myself to one thing! Here are some shots of things in their store!

Jewlery Hanger! Isn't this a cute idea?

Home Decor Frame. Here you can see the Padded Dress Holder. The one in this frame didn't have a dress on it but the material was hand stamped.

Shadow Box Frame... So So Cute!
All of the other booths were the typical scrapbooking booths with cardstock, dies, stamps, paints, and much more. I just really had to share these two because I was in complete Awww of the stuff in these booths! Like I said earlier, I bought a frame photo holder on an easel kit and will post the finished product once I have put it together! I may have to track some of those wooden easels down and make a few more as gifts but I will let you know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 8, 2010

Inspiration Everywhere at!!

Registration is now open for the Inpsiriation Everywhere class at and guess what? IT'S FREE!! Trust me this is the *PERFECT* way to try one of Jessica's classes and I can gaurentee, you will be in *LOVE* with Jessica's teaching style and will want more!

Click on the image to get more information straight from the website!

Give the class a try.. you won't be sorry!

MISM - Layout

Here is another layout for Jessica Sprague's More in Store Monday (MISM) using Jessica's Template 1-13 and Cosmo Cricket's Oh Joy Paper Pack and Elements!

I am still "catching up" on layouts so I can get the kids books printed... Hopefully that will happen soon!

Make sure you head on over the to check out these lovely goodies as well as registering for her upcoming free class called Inspiration Everywhere. Trust me you will not be sorry!

Enjoy your day!

Nov 5, 2010

Finally Friday Favorites

Another look at my Finally Friday Favorites! This week I wanted to focus on the wonderful, unique projects I have fallen in love with. I have included everything from mini books to scrapbook pages to cards, and even a cool calendar! I really hope you enjoy these as much as I have this week!

  • Halloween Mini Book – Ali Edwards new self paced class to create this lovely book! I just love Ali and her projects!
  • Make a Page Monday – Cathy Zielske has this series she features on Mondays.
  • School Houses – Crate Paper has these lovely houses on their site. Makes me want to participate in their upcoming Blog Hop!
  • Nicole Magourik – Has this lovely layout as a part of her blog reader appreciation week. What a great idea to scrap the photo cards her family sends out each year to remember later on! I *LOVE* this idea and will have to start my Holiday Photo Card Layouts soon!
  • Getting Stitchy – Danielle Flanders shows this cute card and how she stitched the snowflake on the front! Lovely card!
  • Elle’s Studio – Recently had a Blog Challenge to scrapbook something you are thankful for. I just love the way this layout came together!
  • Easy Photo Calendar – Heather Nicoles shows this easy and fun way to use pictures to put together a calendar... for yourself or as a gift! Love the Papertrey Ink Supplies!
  • 2010 Holiday Card Series: Day 4: I love this not so ordinary sized card. I love Kristina’s cards and look forward to the rest of the series.
  • Basic Inspiration Class No. 6 – Also by Kristina Werner, this class / video shows how to stretch your 6x6 paper pads to create 12x12 layouts! Love this layout!

Hope you enjoy these! Leave and comment if you find anything interesting on these sites! Love these ladies and hope you will too!

Nov 2, 2010

More in Store Monday at!!

This post is one day late... but I had the chance to work with some amazing Cosmo Cricket products over the weekend for the More in Store Monday (MISM) at!

Since the holiday season is officially upon us, I thought I would start working on Photo Cards to be sent out to friends and family! All the products used are the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Collection and a few of Crystal Wilkerson's products!

Both the cards measure 5x7.. so it makes it easy to upload to any photo processing location to have multiple copies printed!

Thanks for looking!

Oct 29, 2010

Introducting a New Blog Series...

I have been reading a lot of blogs lately... A LOT!!! I have loved finding those blogs through forums at TwoPeas and JessicaSprague and have loved even more that those blogs led me to other blogs and so on! With that said, I have found one blog in particular that posts Friday Favorites as a picture collage and then a description of each picture and which blog / website it belongs to under it. I have decided to do something similar on Fridays but title my series Finally Friday Favorites!

Each Friday, I will showcase a picture mosaic / collage of things I have found through out the week that I think are worth mentioning and sharing with all my readers. So to get my first Finally Friday Favorites started, I thought it would be fitting to share some of those blogs I have been obsessed with over the last week! Some I have followed for a while and some are brand new to me! I truely hope you enjoy this series on my blog and decide to check it out on a weekly basis!

Finally Friday Favorites

From the top left to right in each row!
  • Dawn McVey - Papertrey Ink Inspiration Blog – *LOVE* her cards! She inspired me to go out and purchase stamps from Papertrey Ink this week!
  • Nicole Heady - Papertrey Ink Inspiration blog - She inspired me to go out and purchase stamps from Papertrey Ink this week!
  • Pine is Here - Papertrey Ink Inspiration Blog – Love her designs! She inspired me to go out and purchase stamps from Papertrey Ink this week!
  • Lisa Leonard - Inspiring read about her son’s health journey, her jewelry making and *LOVE* the “What I Wore Wednesday” feature. Also fell in love with her site since she lives on the Central Coast of CA where I grew up!
  • Dear Lizzy - Tons of inspiration on scrapbooking, motherhood, and DIY projects.
  • Nicole Magouirk - Two Peas Garden Girl – Lots of Inspiration and fun ‘how to’ videos
  • The Scrappy Jedi - Friday Favorites is an awesome weekly post.
  • Chris and Paige - Tons of Inspiration on layouts and a posts about her cute newborn!
  • Scrapbooking Ali – Scrapbooking Sketches and highlights different sketches each month during the Sketch Week for that month! Lots of inspiration. Her books are awesome!

I really hope you love this series as much as I have loved reading a similar series on The Scrappy Jedi's blog! Please, Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Until next time!

Oct 25, 2010

New Goodies to share..

I just wanted to share some goodies I created using digi supplies from

The first are set of Hybrid cards using Elle's Studio's These Moments at Christmas Time Cards. I printed them on white cardstock and then embellished away.

The second is a Happy Halloween Card. I used papers from Echo Park Paper and the card template by Kristina Werner of

The second is a Happy Halloween Card. I used papers from Echo Park Paper and the card template by Kristina Werner of

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Oct 6, 2010

New Layouts...

Here are two more layouts for this week. Products in both layouts went live this week at and some are even only $1 today (Wednesday). Go check them out!

Picnic Time Layout Credits: {Creativity by Design} Templates 1 & 2, Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy Paper Pack, Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy Elements, Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy Journal Stack,Font - Ali Edwards
Pool Party Layout Credits: Jessica Sprague Template+ 1.15, Echo Park Paper - Orchard Lane Paper Pack 2, Echo Park Paper - Orchard Lane Elements Pack 2, Font - Ali Edwards

Also... Some other news to share! I am actually almost done with my prayer book for my kids that I used the ABC Inspiration Class at to make! I am really excited to have this done and ready to give to them. Also, I am currently working on getting my foundation pages ready for my December Daily Album. I have been reading all about this on Ali Edward's blog and am determined to do it this year! So stay tuned!

Sep 28, 2010

New Layouts

Hi everyone! I have some new layouts to post. Some are actually from last month that I totally forgot to post. Anyhow, you can access them all and the credits for each in the Inspiration Gallery at


Aug 24, 2010

Our SONshine!

Another layout to share. I am really trying to focus on doing different layouts for each of the kids so they have their own memories to look back on, as well as the ones of them together! Trying was the key word there! :)

Here is one I completed for Aiden!


Crystal Wilkerson: Me and My Brother Paper Pack 1, Crystal's Doodley Doo 12x12 Boarders, Crystal's August '09 Jumbo Lowercase Polka Dot Alphabet, and Office Supplies Element Pack.

Ali Edwards: Font

Layout inspired by Basic Grey's Scrapbooking class on their website!

Aug 17, 2010

Lots to talk about today...

First, I wanted to share my layout for this week for the Creative Team for Jessica

This was about our trip to the state fair this year with our twins and their friends! We had a blast as did they!


In the Making Designs - It’s a Start Template 4: Template 1
iKari Designs - Alpha Bits: Going Green Font
Crystal Wilkerson - Crystal's July 2009 Summertime Elements, Crystal's Doodley Doo 12x12 Boarders, Crystal’s {Playground} Collection Elements, and Crystal's Office Supplies Elements Pack.
Jessica Sprague - Jessica Sprague Up and Running Course (Volume 1) (Overlay)

Next, There are so many fun fun classes coming out at! I highly recommend you check them out and you just might find one or two (or three) :) that you like and want to take part in!

On a completely different note, I just wanted to put it out there that I have totally started to work out. I have started the C25K Running Program and have been doing the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVDs. I have a trip I want to get in shape for and that is all the motivation I needed. I got my running out of the way this morning and hopefully can get another work out in this evening.. Bring it on Jillian!

Aug 2, 2010

First Family Trip ... To TEXAS!

Hi Everyone,

Here are two more layouts using JessicaSprague products. These layouts will serve as a double page spread on our trip.

Products used are:
In the Making Designs – Wanderlust Mini Kit
Splendid Fiins – Sew Crafty – Messy Stitches Vol. 1
Design House Digitals – Summer Template 1 by Tiffany Tillman

Thanks for looking!

Jul 28, 2010

Great Grandma & A.I.D.E.N

Two new layouts this week that went live at One is from last week but this first one is from this week. Both showcase new products that were released for sale!


Great Grandma

Jul 13, 2010

4th of July Family Layout

Hey everyone! Another week and another layout. 4th of July was just a few weekends back and we had a great opportunity to take a family picture. Some of the family is still missing but still this was a pretty good shot of who was there!

Remember to visit to get all the goodies used in this layout as well as so many more goodies. For those of you that are looking to learn digital scrapbooking, Jessica just released an updated version of her Up and Running class to teach to the basics of photoshop and digi scrapping!

Here is the layout:

Supplies used are:

Jessica Sprague Template 12

Liv.E Designs: Freedom is Good Paper Pack & Freedom is Good Solids

In the Making Designs: Tricolor Elements Pack

Jul 8, 2010

Easter Layout

Hi all! I am still trying to get "Caught Up" on my twins' book for their 2nd year. LOL

Here is another layout! Visit for supplies used and more goodies!

Jun 25, 2010

New Layouts!!!

Here are some new layouts I have been working on that are finally complete!

Don't forget to check out Jessica Sprague's website for lots of info on digital scrapbooking classes and products!

Click on each image and it will take you to the Jessica Sprague Inspiration Gallery for more information on products used to create these Layouts! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!