Thursday, June 30, 2011

Still here!

Hi everyone!  Yes, I'm still here!  Yes, I'm still pregnant!  Things have been pretty crazy lately.  We're in the final stretch of my husband's deployment.  He should be home in one week, God willing!  My c-section is scheduled for July 25 and I'm sooooooo ready for it!  I can't wait to meet our little princess and finally get my body back.  It's been rough with the 110 degree weather we've been having everyday lately.  I also have an exciting announcement coming later this weekend, so stayed tuned for that.  Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend and stay safe!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Sampler June Sketch

Hi there!  It's sketch time at The Sampler!  This month's sketch is great and so versatile.  Here it is:

And here's my take on it:

I used my sewing machine to represent the outline along the borders of the page.  For the background paper behind the pictures, I actually ended up using the packaging from the Pink Paislee chalkboard stickers.  Love the pattern and the way it worked!  I also used one of the border stickers and laid it on black cardstock and punched circles to create the embellishments around the pictures.

What will YOU do with this sketch?  As soon as the sketch contest goes up, I'll be sure to put the link here for it.  Have you gotten the June kit yet?  If not, RUN here and get it.  You won't be disappointed!  And please check out the other design team ladies' takes on the sketch.  Again, awesomeness!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Little Mini

Hi friends!  Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything.  Been pretty busy around here.  Today I have a mini album to share.  I literally did this mini in two sittings (could've done it in one, but my three-year-old wasn't having that).  I purchased a "My Hometown" mini kit from Elise Joy's ETSY shop.  The kit contained the cover (I added the license plate) and a few patterned paper pieces to help start the album.  There were also rings, some washi tape strips, and labels.  I used everything in the kit and then added a lot of my own stuff as well.  I don't see them in her shop anymore, but she does have a ton of other yummy stuff in there.  I also purchased her summer mini album and I'm currently working on that.  So, I wanted to document my hometown, mainly because I don't live there anymore.  With my husband being in the military, we move a lot.  So it's special when I'm able to get home and see my favorite things and eat my favorite food that I can't get anywhere else.  This is a small album at 4x4, but that's all I really need.  The last time I was home, I made sure to get pictures of my favorite things and foods and collected business cards of my favorite places.  It all came together beautifully!  Now I have a wonderful little reminder of home when I need one.

Not sure why this is rotated, but I can't fix it.  Sorry!

Have you considered making a mini album of your hometown?  How about your kid's favorite places to visit around town?  Happy Scrapping everyone!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June's Sampler Kit - Feeling Artsy?

When I posted the sneak peak at June's kit, the word Love was highlighted.  Here's why:

Is that not gorgeous?  Woodgrain letters...swoon!  Love everything in this kit!  I've made two layouts (working on my third) and two cards so far with this kit.  Trust me, you won't be disappointed.  If you haven't snagged one already, head over to and grab one!