Friday, July 29, 2011


Oh! It looks like I need to update my blog! My design has either expired, moved, or they want money. lol. I am off to the CK Convention today to check out all the goodies to craft some more, so when I have a free moment, I will definately fix that. Sorry for the inconvenience in the mean time. Have a good day!

Let's Get Peachy July 28th Sketch Reveal

Hi & welcome back. I are so glad that you stopped by today, & hope that you find the my take on the newest Let's Get Peachy sketch inspirational.

As you know, I love love love sketches, & this one is no excpetion. It was fun, & easy, & was perfect for my ice cream pictures that I had in mind.

This is of my youngest, Audra, at the community pool. She loves ice-cream (just like her mommy!!), & thinks we have to get it every time we go. We try to keep the snacks at the pool to a minimum, so when we do get ice cream, it is special. She loved this ice cream & ate every last bite, as you can tell all over her hands & her face!

Supplies used:
The fantastic April kit from Scraptacular:

Echo Park Paper Co. - Playground by Heart: Capture the Flag, Rubberball/splash, Heads Up Seven Up, Simon Says Border Stripes.
Basic Grey - Woolie Sticker.
Mrs. Grossman's - Sticker by the yard: yellow.
American Crafts Thickers - Sunset.
Ranger Stickles - Star Dust.
Jillibean Soup - Bean Stalks brown twine.

I hope that you have enjoyed my take on the beautiful sketch, & maybe it has inspired you to create with it.

Have a fantastic day & we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Double Page Layout for Let's Get Peachy

Here is another project that I did as an "extra" for Let's Get Peachy, this month. The base layout is from a page design class at Scraptacular, & of course I added my own touches & made the layout my own.

These picture are of Emma, buried in the sand in Sea Isle City, NJ this year. She got buried by my sister & her boyfriend, & Emma just hung out there for at least a half an hour. I was just snapping pictures of her in her various states, & I thought they were so much fun, I had to put them on a layout.

Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to check out Let's Get Peachy as well as Scraptacular for lots of goodies.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cards from Scraps for Let's Get Peachy

Laura had asked me to do a few extra posts for July for Let's Get Peachy, & I was happy to oblige. When I went to the Hamburg Hideaway last weekend, I used a kit right down to the scraps. I am one of those people that has a hard time throwing away my scraps, so I used them to make these cards:

The scraps were the perfect size, & made the cutest cards. Don't you think?

Thank you for stopping by today. This was posted over at Let's Get Peachy on Monday, July 25th, so you can head over there to see it, & while there, check out all the other fun stuff that my fellow design team members have created.

Have a great day!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #171

Happy Monday! Today marks another post at Nuts About Sketches. I was able to work with this great sketch again, & come up with this layout:

These pictures are of Emma when she was 20 months old. We always go to Schlegel's tree farm & cut down our own tree. Emma was running through all the trees, & would always stop at the newly planted ones (the ones that were her size). She was so cute. This family tradition continues & now Audra has just as much fun helping to pick out the family trees.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #170

Happy Monday! And with Monday we all know by now, we have the latest Nuts About Sketches reveal. It was another wonderful 2 page sketch, & it was a lot of fun to work with.

This was such a fun day. Every year my parents get the girls catterpillars in the spring. We watch them get bigger & bigger then turn into cacoons. Once they come out & become butterflies, we enjoy them for a few weeks, then let them go in the back yard. This particular year (2010) the girls had so much fun with them. One landed on Emma's belly & one landed on Audra's finger. Pretty cool!

Thank you for looking today. Remember to stop by Nuts About Sketches to see Shawn's great new sketch & all the gals takes on it.

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

One More from FH2S June Supplies

While you are reading this, I am crafting my fingers to the bone. I am on a scrappy retreat at the Hamburg Hideaway with some great friends! Lots of scrapping, talking, music, movies, eatting.... I am sure that I am having a blast!

I had some scraps left over from my FH2S supplies for June, & I decided to see if I could create something from them. There was a sketch posted at FH2S for May that worked perfectly. Here is what I came up with:

This is Emma at 16 months old with my dad, her Paw-paw. She is the apple of his eye, & has him wrapped around her little finger (& still does today). They are buds.

Thank you for stopping today.
Have a fantastic day & stop back soon to see what I've been up to this weekend.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Let's Get Peachy July 14th Sketch Reveal

Well, hello there!!!  How are you this fine day in July!  Keeping cool, I hope, &
enjoying the summer.

I happened to get lucky again & create with another gorgeous sketch by Deb, at Let's
Get Peachy
. I had this paper in my stash for a while now, & thought it would be
perfect for this sketch. The pictures are of my daughter, Emma, at age 10 months.
I do believe they were taken by a friend who was at our house for a get together.
Emma just stared at the camera, heck, she was used to from me. It was almost like
she was posing. She was really teething at the time, so there was always something
in her mouth. But those eyes, they just get me every time (& still do!!).

Supplies used:
Nikki Sivils - Flaming Butterfly patterned paper line
Karen Foster Design - Green scrappers floss
Foam alpha stickers (from the $1 bin at Target)
Basic Gren - brads
My Little Shoebox - White alpha stickers
Ranger Stickles - Crystal

Thanks for looking. I hope you try something with Deb's sketch, & if you do, please
link it up at Let's Get Peachy we can all oohh & aaahh over it. Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Scraptacular July Reveals

Good morning! Are you staying cool in this crazy hot weather that we are having? It is in excess of 90 degrees here, that is crazy! I see a lot of pool time in my future!

Today I want to share with you what I've created with Scraptacular's July kit. It had such fun papers & embellishments, & was so much fun to work with. I hope that you enjoy my creations:

This layout is of my 2 daughters & my cousins kiddos enjoying my Aunt & Uncle's pool. It is a summer tradition to spend as much time as we can there & with them, & we get a picture of the kids in that same swing every year. It is fun to see how much they grow from year to year.

This is a picture of me & my favorite girls in the world. Emma & Audra. It was taken at Emma's 6th b-day party, this year. My hair is now super short, so it is funny to see this picture. But at least I am in one, right?!

Just a random b-day card that I made w/ some of the scraps from the kit.

And THIS picture, is of my peanut Audra! When she was 3 years old, she loved her red socks, & would put them on "all by herself" & then pull them up to her knees. If you tried to pull them down, she would pull them right back up. She never did this with any other pair of socks, only the red ones. She cracks me up!
There you have it. I hope that you liked what I've done with the kit from Scraptacular. If you haven't gotten your yet, head on over there now & order yours today!

Have a great day! Stay cool!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #169

Happy Monday! Today we have another NAS sketch reveal. This was a fun sketch to create with. See:

A few weeks ago I had done a lo of the girls playing in the rain. This shot was taken on that day. This was Emma watching the rain come down & not quite sure what to do. She looks deep in thought, & I thought the picture was so cute. It portrays a true side of Emma, unsure & skeptical of new things. But oh so cute!!!

Thanks & have a good one.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Let's Get Peachy July 7th Sketch Reveal

Hello my Peachy friends! How are you? Thank you for taking the time to mosey on through today. I had the opportunity to work with another fantastic sketch here at Let's Get Peachy, & I used the Anti Boredom twist to it.

This layout is of my sweet baby girl, Emma, when she was 9 months old. My husband & I were always amazed at how much of a mess this teeny tiny lil girl could make! Who knew that as they get bigger, the messes get bigger too! Oh well.

Supplies used:
Basic Grey - Fusion: Exposure, Fusion Tags; Micro Mini Letter Stickers, black.
Color Box chalk ink - Lavender
K&Company - velum
American Crafts Thickers: Subway foam letters, black.
My Lil Shoebox - Mini Alpha Stickers, yellow.
Ranger Liquid Pearls: Lavender Lace, Lemon Yellow.
Random ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to seeing you back here again soon!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Let's Get Peachy July Recipe Challenge

Howdy folks!  How are you this fine day?  I wanted to share with you my take on
this months challenge at Let's Get Peachy. As you know, it is a recipe challenge,
& we were supposed to pick at least 4 of the 10 items to use on our layouts.
I tried my darndest to get all 10 items, but I fell short of just two. So close!!!
I "blinged" my letters w/ stickles, used "twine" on my "buttons", I am an inker
anyway, so I "inked" everything that I could, I "distressed" the bottom part paper,
I used a border "punch", I used ric-rak as my "ribbon", & I "tore" a journaling
sheet out of my book (does that count??). So, there you have it....what I used
in my recipe.

This picture is of my oldest daughter, Emma, when she was 6 months old. She rarely
slept for me (part of being a preemie, I think), so when she did, I would let her
sleep anytime, anywhere, & it was always so peaceful, which I captured in this
picture! Honestly, she still looks just like this when she sleeps, but with hair.

Supplies used:
Basic Grey - Fusion: Tangerine, Criss Cross, Chartruse, Grape Fizz, & Love Me Tender.
Fiskars border punch.
Making Memories - {note}worthy journal book, Addie.
Jillibean Soup: Bean Stalks brown twine; corrigated star.
Pink Paisley - Enchanged Alpha Stickers.
Ranger Stickles - Crystal
Color Box chalk ink - chestnut.
Random - buttons, ribbon/ric rak.

Thanks for looking today! I surely hope you have enjoyed my layout, &
what all the other very talented ladies share with you over at Let's
Get Peachy

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From Here to Scrapternity Scraplift Progression

Hi! Thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to share with you something that we did over at From Here 2 Scrapternity. My fellow IT member, Susie, suggested that we do a progressive scraplift. We start with a layout, send to someone, they scraplift it, then send that one to the next person, & so on & so forth. Every person has about 5 days to complete their layout before sending to the next person. Here is what I created with my part of the scraplift, using supplies from Scraptacular's June kit.

This picture was taken from a spectacular playground in Sea Isle City, NJ in 2010. It was such a pretty view & picture that I had to do something with it. It is overlooking the bay, & the sun was setting. The picture that I took of the picture to post here really doesn't do it any justice.

To view the full progression of scraplifts, please visit FH2S, & look in the "Scrappy Chat" section, & "Telephone Scraplift #1" thread. What everyone did is amazing!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Nuts About Sketches #168

It's Monday & of course that means a new reveal for NAS!! This was another really fun sketch to work with. This is what I've done with it:

I get emails all the time to apply to host "house parties". For this one, I love coffee & use coffee mate daily, love to cook, love friends, & I was fortunate enough to get picked to host the party. This meant I got a TON of free creamer! I did all sorts of fun things with it. Made tiramisu, a cheesecake, a mocha something or other, & then the drinks, oh the wonderful drinks!! The best was the PBJ hot chocolate! Yum-o! The kids played & the adults had great conversation.

Thanks for stopping today. I hope you enjoyed my lo!
Have a good one.