Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pajama Time!

I do love me some pajamas... in fact, I am affectionately referred to as "mama pajama" around here.

So, I was super excited to see that the Cocoa Daisy January kits were all themed around "Pajama Time." How fun is that?!?! 

I received the Main Kit, the Day in the Life Kit, and some Planner Note Pages. I had more fun creating up a storm with these and really, I want to just keep on going!

Now, before I show you what I made, I thought I would mention one of the many things I love about Cocoa Daisy...

You will see more about select layouts from each designer over on the Cocoa Daisy blog throughout the month.

So, one of these was with a sketch, one was using the DITL kit only, and one will have a little tips and tricks tutorial to go with it! Can you guess which is which?

Oh, and the vellum feathers, moon, and stars? Cocoa Daisy Exclusives. They are soooo much fun!

So, head on over to Cocoa Daisy to check out all the goodies and subscribe.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Little Post-Holiday Video For You...

Hello, hello! Happy day-after-christmas to you.

I hope all of you wonderful people had a blessed holiday and that you are finding some rest and relaxation this weekend...

While you are winding down from the holiday festivities, I have a little video tutorial for you over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Please stop on by and have a look!

See you soon!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Journaling all the Way...

Ah - the week of Christmas is here! I don't know about you, but December sure has gone by fast in these parts! 

We are done with challenges over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for 2014. But, don't despair, several members of the Design Team will be popping in with some tutorials and inspiration... including your's truly!

So, check back in on Friday  as I will have a video for you at the Simon Challenge Blog!

But, in the mean time, I thought I would share with you how my December Journal is going...

You may remember that I am taking a different approach this year and I have really been enjoying it!

Documenting the little things...
with lots of journaling...

Some photos here and there...

 I love capturing the simple little moments...
 The big accomplishments...
 And the unexpected...
 December is full of adventures, big and small...
And I am loving this laid back style of documenting...
Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Color of Flair

Hi there and happy Friday!!!

I have a fun little post over on the A Flair For Buttons Blog today...

All about looking at your Flair badges in a new way...

See you there!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas to ME!

Hi everyone! Things are busy around here and I am sure you can relate with Christmas approaching FAST...

So, I wanted to pop in and let you all know that I received a most exciting Christmas present...

I was invited to join the Cocoa Daisy Kits Design Team!!!!
You might remember that I had the opportunity to guest with them in November. I must say, the kit BLEW ME AWAY! I am not kidding. It was amazing!

I created my heart out and was so complimented to get the invitation to stay!

My first kit to design with as an official teamie will be the January kit:
Doesn't it look AWESOME?!?!

I can tell you from my guesting experience that their kits are packed with goodness! Plus, they have some amazing graphic designers behind their exclusives and they are beyond gorgeous!

You know what else is awesome? Their community. The forum is very active and SUPER friendly. No drama. Can I get an AMEN???

Just thinking of subbing, but not sure? Stop on by and chat with us... everyone is welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 15, 2014

An Interactive Prize...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This is our final challenge of 2014 and anything goes! That's right... create to your heart's content and share it with us!

We have a special present for our girls this Christmas... one that can't quite be wrapped. So, I wanted to make them a special thing to "open" come Christmas morning that will tell them all about it!

Using lots of lovely red and green bits...
Along with some gold accents...
And a perfectly placed brad...

I was able to craft up this interactive prize ribbon in no time!
With a perfect place to write, telling the girls all about their special present!

Merry Christmas!!!

Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you do with this week's theme! Go get crafty and don't forget to link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from

Here is my supply list (affiliate links included):

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Die-Cember Video!

Hello, hello!

This month Simon Says Stamp is celebrating Die-Cember. Simon has the most wonderful exclusive dies and they are always coming up with new and innovative designs!

They have released so many lovely things during Die-Cember and I was fortunate enough to have this lovely die land on my desk:

I just love how unique this design is and how many possibilities there are for scrapbookers, card makers, and art journalers alike!

I put together a little video so you could see what I ended up doing with this gorgeous die:
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Yay! I had more fun playing with those delicate little shapes!

Simon has released so many other amazing dies as well! Please be sure to check out the store for all the loveliness!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope this has inspired you to play around with some new and unique dies.
See you soon!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Transported by a Stamp...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. 

Trains, planes, automobiles, and even a boat – how are you getting around these days? Whether inspired by the metal and gears, intrigued and wanting to create a steampunk jalopy, or perhaps wishing someone a bon voyage – this week team member Anna-Karin challenges you to be inspired by transportation!

My little one has quite the adventurous spirit! Always curious, always getting into things!

So, I want to scrap about that and my starting point is this stamp...
Ahhh - but, let's take it to a whole new level, shall we?

First, I simply stamped it onto white cardstock, using black ink. Then, I enlarged the stamped image, using my scanner....

If you don't have a scanner, a photocopier would work great too!

I just printed my image on regular printer paper. The only thing to be aware of is that ink-jet printers do not produce a waterproof image. So... you want to be careful when adding any extra colors or mists to your page.
Then, I just cut out the image and set it on the top of my background page...
With my basic page layout determined, I headed to the paper pile and grabbed some lovely things... pop around inside those enlarge bike wheels!
I just love how the bike wheels act as a bit of a pie chart type shape!
 Perfect for lots of stitching and embellies!
Once I added some more color using watercolor around the bike, I tucked my journaling behind the photo and we are all set!

I had more fun using a stamped image in this way and just love the movement and whimsy it added to my page!

So... now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you do with this week's theme! Go get crafty and don't forget to link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from

Here is my supply list (affiliate links included):

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