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!