Saturday, January 18, 2020

Wedding Portraits 2 of 14

This is one of my husband's favorite of our wedding pictures. There are actually 2 others similar to this and he couldn't decide which one to get so we have all 3.
We are really big on astrology and astronomy so I was really drawn to this paper. I wanted to incorporate it with the vintage and natural theme of our pictures and I am really happy with the result! 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

pet sympathy cards

These are the absolute worst cards to have to make. A coworker lost her little dog not long before Christmas so I made her a card to hopefully make her feel better. 
After posting it online a friend of mine saw it and, sadly, she knew someone who needed one, too.
I got one made up as quickly as I could and in the mail for her to give. I hate that people need these but I hope they offer at least some comfort.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


So excited for this new Sizzix/Tim Holtz Colorize release! This adorable little bear showed up on my doorstep today and I cannot wait for this weekend so I can spend some time with him! I can see it now... Black bears, brown bears, white bears...Oh my! I cannot wait. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Wedding Portraits 1 of 14

Wedding days are full of so much commotion and ours was no exception. We wanted beautiful, romantic wedding photos but there just wasn't enough time on our special day to capture the images we had hoped for. We decided that for our first anniversary (traditional theme being paper) we would get wedding portraits done. This was so much fun because we got to not only dress up like it was our wedding day again but we were able to take the time we wanted and needed to get the pictures just right.  I spent a lot of time planning and designing the layouts for each of the 14 photos. I cannot wait until they are all done because I know this scrapbook will be beautiful!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

superbowl XLIX -- go hawks!

i have to be honest -- i am not a football fan BUT my husband is a HUGE seahawks fan and his excitement and dedication to the team is so contagious. we got into the spirit this year for the superbowl and have had a lot of fun so far.

first thing I did was make my hunny a goody bag of green and blue skittles...

next, my mom made some bandanas for our pets so we made sure to get those on and represent to the other critters in the neighborhood!
then i made some cookies for our superbowl party -- only green and blue m&m's allowed!
finally, sunday morning my husband wanted facepaint for the big day so we got to work on that...
oh, and i got into it a little too and did green and blue eyeshadow...
it has been fun so far preparing for the game and now we are ready! john is wearing his  seahawks sweater, shirt, and socks, we've got snacks on the table and a comfy spot in front of the TV. now just have to wait for the game to start.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

happy halloween, husband!

this is my first Halloween with a husband! we both like the walking dead and have a few zombie jokes so I really wanted to make him a zombie card this year. I couldn't decide if I wanted to draw one or print one or what -- then I decided to try to make one with my paper doll cricut cart. here is what I came up with...
I made the eyes and mouth myself as there weren't a lot of creepy zombie options in the cartridge. then I used red stickles for the blood. the front says "bwaaaains" and the inside says "is zombie for 'I love you".
 I also made him a treat bag like I did for many of our family members. of course his was the biggest!
I covered it with glow in the dark spider web. I cut the rings off the bat rings and glued them to the front of the bag. he loved his card and treat bag!
hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

happy halloween!

Boo!!! it is Halloween once again! this year I made cute little treat bags from my cricut and filled them with candy (as my niece kaylie said -- the good stuff)
i made 3 different sizes in different shades of orange. each has a different Halloween image stamped on the front and they all are covered in glow in the dark spider webs! i hooked plastic bat rings around the handle and hung nametags from there. this was a fun project that took hardly any time at all.

hope you enjoy! have a safe and happy Halloween!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

made with love (and paper) project #31

hello there crafty friends and followers. I have once again made it upstairs from my studio to post some of the things I have been making. this project was created for my design team *made with love (and paper)*
project #31
when: july, 2014
theme: fun folds
requirements: create any kind of project and incorporate some fun/different folding techniques.

not long ago I was taking some personal time to waste on pinterest and I came across an adorable gift box. unlike many projects I pin or mark in magazines I did not immediately forget about this one so the next day I got to work on creating.
this was a trial run so I did not use any pretty papers, which I plan on doing next time around. the best part of  this oven, to me and my fiancĂ©, is the burners. it was pretty hilarious that I have had these swirl brads for years and every time I want to add them to a card or scrapbook page I comment on how they look too much like stovetop burners. HA!
so this was my 30th birthday gift to me - spending time making something pretty and keeping it just for myself.
click here for the tutorial and to give the creator of this gift box a huge compliment - amazing!