Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Story Stamps with Ali Edwards

I have a new obsession.  Well, partly new.  The first part is Ali Edwards, who I've been obsessed with for....forever.  And she has just introduced a new monthly subscription called Story Stamp.  You get one 4x6 stamp set along with a member site on her blog that includes videos from Ali, a member gallery and a message board.  I signed up and was AMAZED at the content I received.  I received the stamps and immediately wanted to get creating.  It sparked so many ideas and inspired me to start a separate album using these stamps.  I did a YouTube video explaining it, showing the stamps for the first month, and also did a real-time layout.  Check it out!

P.S. Ali commented on this video and I squealed like a little girl when I saw it....

If you're interested in checking out the Story Stamps, please visit Ali's beautiful site!  There are three subscribing options to choose from.  She has a great video showing the concept and her thoughts behind it.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Obsessed - September 2014

Back to blogging, back to what I want to blog about.  Here are a few of my favorite things this month:

1. This song...over and over

2. Binge watching this show and I'm fully committed.  And I have a really weird nerd crush going on with Dr. Spencer Reid.  Totally into him.

3. My new iPhone 6 Plus.  It's definitely big, but I'm getting used to it.
And this Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake iPhone 6 ad...

4. Loving Gwen Stephani and Pharell Williams on the Voice this season.  Is Pharell a smooth talker or what?

5. Love that I'm getting SO MUCH scrapbooking done and memories documented right now.  My inspiration is soaring and I'm taking advantage of that. And TODAY, Nicole Jones (NicoleJones911) is one person who inspired me to start making process videos and she mentioned me in her latest video and said she's enjoying mine....and I freaked out!  Totally freaked out.  And humbled.  And proud and all of the emotions were pouring out.  Thank you Nicole for your support!!!  If you haven't checked out my YouTube channel, please go see what I've been up to!


Have a great week!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Exciting Announcement!

I've been keeping a secret for a few weeks and I can finally share!  I have been invited to be on the first design team for the Layout-A-Week blog!  Jennifer was so gracious to invite me and send me a ridiculous box of goodies to work with for the next six months.  I can't WAIT to dive in!  I'm so excited to get into design team work again.  Once a month, I will be sharing a layout and video tutorial on the blog.  Head over and meet the rest of the new team and get inspired!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

See...what had happened was...

WE MOVED!  The military moved us over the summer from Tucson, AZ to Clovis, NM.  This move was a bit of a rough one because I had to move without my husband.  He is in pilot training and we decided to go ahead and move over the summer for my daughter's school year transition instead of waiting until October and moving her during her first grade year.  So that is why I have been MIA lately.  It took A LOT of prep to get ready for the movers and then physically moving and then getting settled in our new home.

That being said, we are all settled, the girls are in school and I'm back to creating and getting on a good schedule.  I have started doing YouTube process videos and I'm loving every second of it!  It's not only helping me create more, it's helping me create faster and making decisions more quickly.  When the camera's running, you think about things faster!  I'm loving it and I will definitely continue.  And I would like to get back to blogging regularly.  I will start small as I'm just getting back into the swing of things and then will hopefully start doing it more as I get a more regular schedule going.  Right now my goal is once a week, then work my way up from there.  Thanks so much for checking this out today and I hope you will go check out my YouTube channel (link below).  See you soon!