Tuesday, January 31, 2012

~Cute As A Button~

Good morning my crafty friends,

I am excited to share this layout with you today.
This is sweet little Gracie, I just adore her.
My friends kids are so flippin' adorable.

I created this for CHA with Kanban Crafts & Blumenthal Lansing.
Oh and the Twinery twine. :) I had so much fun making it.
I don't know if you can see it but I stitched all around the edges on the green
areas, and added twine in all the buttons.
I am finding myself excited to scrap girls! I have none but
my friends all have girls so it's the perfect combo.

*Update* Got the van home, it's not completely perfect but it runs,
and the new fridge is coming on Wednesday, until then we are
living out of coolers and eating pancakes for dinner. LOL
Have a wonderful Tuesday, thank YOU for coming to say hey! :)


Monday, January 30, 2012

~Monday Bloody Monday~

Hello Monday & crafty friends,

What a crazy weekend! LOL
Before I get to that I wanted to share a special CHA layout
IF you so happen to be at CHA you will find this on a wall....
I am really hoping to get some pictures from a friend. :)
I used Webster's Pages & some new products from Blumenthal Lansing.
They asked me to help with their booth this year which was
an amazing honor! If you are at CHA check it out!
This is my sweet friend's daughter- Payton...isn't she a doll?!
OH I just love her so much! She was over this weekend dancing,
what a cootie patootie!
Anyways this layout is simple but really makes the photos shine,
that's exactly what I wanted, not too much muss or fuss just
a beautiful baby on beautiful papers!

We had an amazing time Friday and Saturday with friends, then
Saturday my van started smoking and smelling....
which lead to Sunday when I smelled smoke in our home and my
refrigerator went out. While totally grateful for good friends
and alot of love and family time...totally sucks about appliances LOL

Today I am stuck at home with no vehicle and making
some crafty videos. Hoping to get some tutorials done as well
as some new projects, wish me luck! :)
Happy Monday my friends....

Saturday, January 28, 2012

~Happy Weekend!!!~

Good morning my friends!!!!

What a great way to start the weekend!
Last night we had a hand full of friends over and we just had the best night.
Today we are headed to the baseball field for a scrimmage.

In the mean time I wanted to share this new Send It Clear Clear Scraps
card which I created with the Kanban products. This was such a fun card
to make. I embossed it in my Sizzix then I inked it.
I added the cool copper glitter Kanban acetate on the "doors" LOL
In the photos the colors don'e mesh as well as in person, in person
it is the perfect combo of copper and gold.
You have to try these cards!!!

Thursday night hubby "pinked" me LOL He refreshed my
fading do....I love it! :)
And I just had to share this very candid shot of a bunch
of friends visiting. I LOVE that James is sitting down loving
on the baby, and you see Melissa laughing, and the other
girls just chatting away. It was a fun (all be a chaotic) night LOL
Good friends, good family fun.
The kids all went outside to play with flashlights in the dark, you know
it reminded me of when I was a little girl playing outside.

Today we head to the fields and play catch up...
HAPPY SATURDAY my friends! :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

~More New Releases, LOVE, HOPE, FAITH~

Good morning my wonderful and amazing crafty friends,

I have a project to share today with more new releases from
Clear Scraps! :) The mini expressions LOVE, HOPE & FAITH.
I LOVE them!!!! I coated them in Glitter Glass by Viva Decor
(just like the pearl pens) and added some pearl pen too.
I made it messy with my fingers because I wanted a stained glass ripple
effect. I love the end results! Then I used Kanban papers
behind the acrylic, and stamped the front.
Then a touch of grandma's vintage lace and that was it!
Alot of drying time but it was so worth it. When it comes back from CHA
I am hanging it in the middle of my living-room.
Ok not the middle but you get the idea.
My motto for the year is ALWAYS Love, KEEP Hope, ENDURING Faith.
Because life goes up and down but there is always a light at the end.

I had a perfectly lovely lunch with Hayley, Jennifer & Shauna
yesterday and we planned another get together with the kids.
Such a great time. We went to the quaintest restaurant called
It was food just like I cook at home! LOL It was really fun,
I wish all restaurants were like that.
We had the baby girls with us and we all had fun.
I think every senior citizen in the place stopped by and touched
the girls hands and hair, it was so cute. Must have took them 20
minutes to leave LOL If you ever get to TN stop by Miller's!
~Good Times, Little Life Nuggets Of Love~


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

~Baby Boy Bib Overall Acrylic Album~

Good morning my friends,
This morning I have a fun new project to share, one of the new Clear
Scraps 2012 release designs. A Baby Boy Overall Bib Album! :)

It is so cute and a perfect pair for the Momenta papers I used.
I really enjoyed making the little pockets and cuffs for the cover.
I also added some glitz and glam.
You can see the pages are clear, so I added the Viva Decor Pearl Pen
around the outline to make it pop.
It has room for at least 8-20 photos depending on size.
Sure makes me want to do more albums!

And for the back I added a pocket, then slipped a little
rattle inside just like a little boy would do. :)
Isn't this a fun album?
IF you are headed to CHA you can probably find this in the Clear Scraps booth.
I won't be there this time but if you stop by tell them HI from Pinky! :)

Ok off to have lunch with the gang today, I needed
a girly day! :) Happy Hump Day my friends.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

~Imagine Your Art~

Good morning my friends....

I am excited to share this funky artsy project today.
It is the scalloped 8X8 cast acrylic album from Clear Scraps
BUT here is the new part...see the word IMAGINE?
Brand new release! :)
For this mini album I used 4 alcohol ink colors, then
I hand cut a heart from paper and stamped inside the heart.
Then I placed a gold sheet of cardstock behind.
and for the "Imagine" I sprayed it down with PYMII and glittered it,
on the BACK side! :) So it would be nice and glossy on the front.
I am really tickled with it. I cannot wait to fill it with my artsy
pages. I think this album will be my vintage album with my personal pages.
So my friends, how is your week looking?

We are in the middle of prepping for baseball season, hubs took on
coaching this year and we are hammering out the sponsors.
Such a great experience already with so many friends coming together
to help. Then on Wednesday I have girl's day out! :) We are headed for lunch.
And in 2 weeks hubs and I celebrate our anniversary.
Today I am off to create for an upcoming acrylic class...
more word to come on that shortly!

Love ya and thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, January 23, 2012

~More Card Making Fun- Fleur-D-Lis- Football Fans!~

Good morning my friends,

What a wonderful weekend.
Now that all of my CHA projects are finished, I am back
to sharing the new releases and this one is PERFECT for football
and LSU fans...I wanted to make a football card but
who would I send it to?LOL So I made this....
This is a new Clearly Accent Embellishment design from Clear Scraps
(Fleur-D-Lis) paired with my favorite crafty company Kanban!
I love the sentiment, it's going straight to my girlyfriend! :)
I used alcohol ink on the clear accents, then I adhered them to
the GOLD mirror finish Kanban paper, then I added Stickles
all around the edges. It turned out just how I envisioned it!
Now I am off to take the little men to the barber today,
poor Justice is growing a shag LOL :)
Happy Monday my friends, I love ya!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

~Crazy Fun Saturday Full Of Crafting!~

Good morning!!!!!

Saturday....oh Saturday...what did I spend Saturday doing you ask??
Well let me tell ya! haha

My friend Jennifer, who is an amazingly OCD organizational
guru came over and I made her 26 (yes 26) Teacup Bridal Invitations!
Aren't they adorable??!! :)
I used a Cricut cartridge and the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden collection
, I added my own vintage lace, and Momenta gold paper.
I also added pearls...and I LOVE THEM!!!!!!
Jenn knew what she wanted, I just kind of spruced them up
in my own way. I actually had so much fun making them.
Anyways while I handmade these cards, her little cutie pie
son played with my boys and SHE cleaned my craft room!! :)
Actually she helped me get on the way to organization land!
I just need to add shelves and curtain rods for my punches.
It was by far the best trade EVER! LOL Also my friend Melissa
came over and helped and we had a wonderful visit all day.
Aren't these teacup invites tooooooo toooo cute??! Oh I love them!
I made a couple mistakes and the ones I messed up
I used a flower to cover. I wish I had 26 Prima flowers
but I did not so the pearls worked :)
After Jenn left we headed to our friends and had a lively game of
Spades and some awesome White Russians...it was so much fun
I swear the moon must have been full last night, we laughed and
we all just crazy, it has been that kind of week I tell you what! LOL

Here is Andrew....thinking about those cards LOL
I spent one day sick in bed, everyone had sick kids, my teenager missed his bus.
It was time for some fun with friends. Made the whole week worth it!
Plus I got to catch up on Sons Of Anarchy on my sick day...
Happy Sunday my friends. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡


Saturday, January 21, 2012

~Good Friends, Good Fun Layout~

Good morning my friends,

Hope y'all enjoyed the blog hop!
What a busy week this week. I shipped my last CHA projects
off, and squeezed in some girl time, plus a dinner with friends.

I also squeezed in this layout. Don't ya love cell phone pics on the fly?! LOL
It's such a blessing living in a place where we have such wonderful
family friends. This year my word of the year is AWARE.

This year I will focus on the health and well being of my family and
how it relates to my friendships. Really seeing the big picture.
My kids are so happy to have other "family" friends.
And it's so nice to be in a place where we can relax and hang out
as families. I am very thankful for these opportunities.
We began a Bible study group in September and the kids are just loving
it and it has really created great healthy friendships for all of us.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend my friends, I love you!