Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Guest Post for Kiwi Lane Deigns

Wow! It has definitely been a long time since I have blogged. I am not sure why I stopped from February until June, but I can tell you why I haven't posted or scraped much since June. You see, my husband got a new job that required us to pack up, sell a house, and move 4,000 miles away. Yeah, it kept us busy and has left me a bit exhausted since.

Jen contacted me through Facebook and asked me if I'd like to do a guest post for the Kiwi Lane blog. A long time ago I was on the design team for Kiwi Lane loved it and still love the templates so I definitely could not turn Jen down. And let me just say, I am so glad Jen got me to dig out my templates and create. I have really missed scrapbooking and am again reminded about how awesome and easy the Kiwi Lane templates are.

I have recently become addicted to Geocaching (thanks to some of my scrappy friends) and my kids love it too! Since we live in a small town far away from most civilization and things like malls, movie theaters, and other things to occupy our time, we spend most of our time outside when the weather is nice. Geocaching has been the perfect activity to satisfy my curious and adventurous kids. We also come across some of the pretty views when we are out and about. I don't want my kids to forget about these awesome adventures after they grow old and move away.

I used the Bo Bunny collection Camp-A-Lot and the Winter, Tags, and Cedar Trails templates.

 I love the Tag templates because they are so wonderful for journaling. I wrote about each Geocaching adventure and have them all tucked behind the picture.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 Impressively Iolite Series

Another Mid-week Mojo Sketch series is complete over at I am happy to say that I haven't missed one yet!

Week 1

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Week 5

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Week 10

Friday, January 3, 2014

Kiwi Lane January Blog Hop

I am so glad Kristy asked be to do the Blog Hop this month because holidays and life seemed to get in the way of crafting and blogging. So glad to have a reason to blog. I hope you are all enjoying the fun creations this month. If you didn't know it already, the Kiwi Templates are a dream to scrap with.  I love all the featured templates for this month- the new Chevron, Tiny Nature, and Winter.

This was my first time working with the Chevron templates and let me just say that they are awesome. If you don't have them already, definitely add them to your collection!

Here are my projects using Chevron, Tiny Nature, and Winter:

Make sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate to Kiwi Lane- one commenter will be chosen from all the comments on the participating blogs. The hop ends at 11:59 PM MST on Sunday January 5th and the winner will be announced on Thursday, January 9th.

If you are starting the hop from my blog, here is the lineup and be sure to comment on each post for your chance to win.

  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Jill Cornelius
  3. Julie Ann Cordero
  4. Melissa Dehne
  5. Stephanie Umpleby
  6. Leslie Prinkki www.
  7. Jennifer Nicholes
  8. Jennifer Budge
  9. Staci Jones

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great start to the new year!

Monday, November 25, 2013's Completely Citrine series

Oh wow. It has definitely been a long time since I have posted.  I have been working on a ton of projects I need to share. This holiday season is keeping me busy. I still have a giveaway for my 100th post and I am such a slacker. Hopefully I can get it up the first part of December.

Today I wanted to share my 10 layouts from's Mid-Week Mojo Citrine Series.










Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween- Paper style

In September, my 2nd oldest daughter begged me to decorate for Halloween. She continued to beg and beg each day. I am not really a Halloween person, but I gave in. I busted out my Silhouette and Authentique's Glowing collection that I got for a steal from

I hopped over to the Silhouette Online store and bought some files for decorations:



Haunted House

Haunted Mansion

Haunted mansion accesories

Witch Stand

Pumpkin Tealight luminary

5 Piece Zombie Set

Here is the final result:

It took a bit of time to assemble, but not as long as I was expecting and my kids absolutely love it. They show everyone who stops by.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Simple Stories Say Cheese Mini Album

I signed up to do the mini album swap for the 2013 Retreat. The retreat is something that i looks forward to ever year because I get to see so many of my scrappy friends from all over. If you ever get the chance to go, don't miss out. It is so much fun and totally worth it!

Now back to the album. I received the "Say Cheese" collection to use on a Kiwi Lane DT project. I have never been to Disneyland and have no plans to go in the near future so I decided a mini for the swap.

It is an 8x8 with Cinch chipboard covers, American Crafts Black cardstock for the pages, "Say Cheese" collection, and bound with a Cinch.

Friday, October 4, 2013's October Blog Hop with My Mind's Eye Titles, Quotes & Die Cuts Mega Pack

I love to scrapbook, but really struggle with card making. Today's steal on My Mind's Eye Titles, Quotes & Die Cuts Mega Pack- is the absolute best thing for me to make cards with. I was super excited when Melodee asked me to participate in the blog hop because I have been eyeing this Mega Pack when I have seen it before and have never been too sure about it. Well, let me just say that is packed full of so much goodness that you could easily use it for a million different things.  

If you checked out the steal, you noticed that this pack is just huge. My first step was to separate all the pieces into their various MME lines. Once that was done, I grabbed my card blanks and small stack and got to work.

With just what was included in the pack, card blanks and inks, I was able to create all these cards. Easiest card making ever!

I am excited to add this bunch of cards to my stash so I can quite stressing about running out.  If you still aren't sure about the awesomeness of this kit, here is what I have left: 
There is still plenty left to make lots and lots of more cards.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop.  Be sure to head over to Heather's blog next and check out some more awesome projects. And remember, 1 lucky commenter on one of the blogs in the hop will win a $20 Gift certificate to so be sure to leave a comment!