Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I'm a week ahead of Thanksgiving but hey, 'tis the season!
I used my "Union Square" kit from Noel Mignon and the November sketch by the fabulous Julie Bonner to make this "Thankful" layout. 

Here are a few close up shots of the page.  

I did a bit of fussy cutting to get the leaves to embellish around the pictures.
And it seems that I just couldn't quit so I cut out a few hearts too!

Happy day folks!
Have a good one!

Monday, November 18, 2013

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but
Christmas music is playing the radio.
There are a couple houses in our neighborhood that have their lights up already. 
People are freaking out about their Christmas shopping.
And the November/December issue of Creating Keepsakes is out!
{and yes, it is the last print issue ever but i am still not ready to address that}

So I thought I would get in the spirit and share a Christmas layout from this issue. 
This layout is in an article about "keeping it real" during the holidays. 
When we do Christmas with my husband's side of the family, ~2/3 of the gifts given are more like inside jokes than they are real presents. 
It makes opening presents quite entertaining because you never know what to expect.
Last Christmas my brother-in-law was the brunt of a lot of these gifts.
So I had to do a page about it!

Supplies: Patterned paper (Die Cuts with a View), Die cuts (Chic Tags), Chipboard (Bella Blvd), Foam alphas (American Crafts), Brads (We are Memory Keepers), Stickers (Fancy Pants), Bling (The Eyelet Outlet)
Here are a couple close up pics of the page. 
I cut the very top of the layout off accidentally when I scanned it. 
So here is what the top of the page actually looks like:

Well merry {early} Christmas to ya!
And happy Monday!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match...

Catch me a catch.
Find me a find. 
OK OK I digress!
However I am 1 for 1 in the matchmaking department!
I set up my friends Justin & Jennifer ~2 1/2 years ago.
Lee & I went with them on their first date. 
And they got married a couple weekends ago.
I think I will quit while I am ahead.
No more matchmaking for me!
I scrapped a few pictures from the wedding with my "Union Square" kit from Noel Mignon.
This kit was perfect to scrap these fall wedding pics!

I did quite a bit of fussy cutting this one!
I was watching the Alabama-LSU game while trying to make this page. 
I was too nervous during the 1st 3 quarters of the game to actually put the page together.
But I could fussy-cut some hearts and flowers no problem!
Roll Tide!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A night of comedy

So I went and saw Pauly Shore at the comedy club here in town earlier this summer. 
{can you believe that guy is still around?!}
The thing is, though, I didn't really go to see Pauly Shore.
Nope, I was there to see the guy who opened up for him.
His name is John Crist and he is one of my brother's best friends from college.
And y'all, he is seriously funny! 
After the show I went and took an obligatory pic with Pauly just so I could really get a pic with John!
Then I used my Union Square kit from Noel Mignon to scrap it!

{oops...looks like a strip of my journaling slipped a bit & i didn't catch it before i scanned the page}*****
Here are a couple close up shots of the layout. 

Happy day folks!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Family love

Happy Monday!
Just sharing a simple layout with you using a combination of KI Memories patterned papers & embellishments (buttons & corrugated cardboard) from Jillibean Soup. 
I've scrapped this picture before but I like it so much I thought it was worth scrapping again!

All the patterned papers on this page came together in a 12x12 paper pack. 
Using a paper pack like this sure makes it easy to coordinate papers together on a single page. 
I’ve used 6 different patterned papers on this layout! 

{it's funny how the colors on this layout are different on the scanned version compared to the close up pics I took with my camera...oh well}

I pulled out my handy heart punch (that I think I have had since I started scrapbooking like 10 years ago) to add a heart border to the page. 
And I *heart* all stuff that Jillibean Soup does with corrugated cardboard!

Have an awesome Monday people!