Monday, December 19, 2011


I know there probably isn't much time for scrapping unless you are doing cards, tags or other gift items but just in case - here is something to inspire you!

Found this blog while surfin' the net:

She has some cool stuff! Including this layout - love the popped up panals on the background and the CUTE animals layered down the side! Makes a great border! I am so weak at using things that are not specificly for the layout - for example - if I had these animals, I'd probably wait until we took a trip to the zoo to put them on a LO! What a waste! I have to think outside the box or at least 'outside the 12x12'!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

BoBunny Paper Pack

Hi All! I finally got around to doing something with a CUTE summer paper pack that I picked up at BarnYard Scrapping. It was a BoBunny one called "Beach Babe". With 3 neices and my 2 girls - I knew that I had lots of photos to go along with it! It was a GREAT Value! I think that it retailed somewhere between $25 and $33 and I did all the layouts that were detailed in the kit PLUS several more PLUS some cards! Check it out!

These are the layout suggestions that came with the kit.

Single page - I added 2 extra pictures. The original layout/sketch only called for one photo in the middle.

Single page spread that was sketched out in the package.

Close up of my sleeping baby girl in her bikini - touch to rock one of those on a good day for us women - even tougher in a diaper!!!

2 Page Spread

Just some details on my two-page spread - my boy!

This is a close up of some more of the great details.

These are 2 "extra" pages that I did up with the scraps.

Close up of the details on the 'scraps' page.

All the cards that I made.

Sample of the card that I made with my scraps and Paper Smooches stamps. Super fast and easy! Great for the kids!

Scraps and Paper Smooches again!

After all the extras that I made - I STILL had ALL THIS left over!!

So like I said, it was a great value and it came together so quickly - between the layout suggestions, all the cutting instructions and all the embellishments being in one package - I got ALL of this stuff done in one afternoon while Sophia napped! There was a more 'boy-themed' one too for those of you with less girls!!!
I meant to post this yesterday but didn' I still tagged it for Thrifty Thursdays - something that I hope I can add too in the future. If anyone has any thrifty scrappin' tips, forward them to me and if I use them for a post, I will send you a thank you gift!

Anyways - TFL! Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Foodie Fun!

I think that if I had the time - my second blog would be a foodie blog! I follow a couple - my latest discovery is The Gracious Pantry who is a gal named Tiffany on a weight-loss journey - blogging under Clean Eating Recipes here:

I made this delicious latte for myself yesterday and it was DELISH!!!!

Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Latte(Makes 2 lattes)
Ingredients4 tbsp. ground coffee (decaf, if you want to be really clean!)

1 tbsp. pumpkin spice (no sugar added, just the spice mix)

2-1/2 cups water2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk OR…2 cups regular milk + 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tbsp. pure maple syrup

NOTE: I made this using a French press. So it was easy to get these specific measurements. If you use a coffee maker, you’ll need to adjust the amounts of all the ingredients based on the amount of coffee you use. You can double or triple or….
Step 1 – Combine the coffee and the pumpkin spice and brew as usual with the specified amount of water.
Step 2 – Pour the maple syrup in the bottom of your cup and pour half of the hot coffee over that.
Step 3 – Add 1 cup of milk and stir.
Step 4 – Repeat steps 2-3 for the second serving.
Sip and Enjoy!

Even if you are not into "clean eating" this is a nice site! Check it out!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Faves...

So, kind of a mixed bag for you today!

The first one is from Mel's Happy Scrappy Place - an unbelievable piece of canvas artwork that you can actually enter to win! Isn't it gorgeous?!?!? And she makes it sound so easy to do!!!

The second one is book that I just finished last night. It is a espionage/thriller-type book that basically gives you the chills as it talks about a plan to bring the world under control of a few people with a 'one world currency' and to do that, they plan the collapse of economies around the world...can anyone say "US debt? Italy? Greece?" This one could easily be a true story in a couple of years! Well worth the read! A good one for the men on your Christmas list! I think that I am going to read more of Brad Thor - this is the first one that I picked up.

I love checking out Etsy too and I found this unusual item that looks pretty neat! The cost is a bit high but a girl can dream! Warren's nephew is living in Brisbane for a couple more years...maybe I'll bug him to bring one home!!!Maybe something to think about for the REALLY TOUGH TO SHOP FOR this Christmas!!!

Have a blessed weekend! Hope to have some scrapping to post here next week if I get my way this weekend!