Friday, August 31, 2012

Day Five at the Beach

Good morning and happy Friday!  I hope that everyone is excited about the long weekend coming up.  How nice it will be to have a day to take off and just rest.  Well, today is the fifth and final day of my beach layouts.  I had to get them all in before the "official" end of Summer.

This one is so different than the others and the picture really doesn't do justice to the layers and the colors.

I hope you can see it better in these close ups.

Here's the ever-popular wood beach chair from the Cricut "Life is a Beach" cartridge.

Our precious granddaughter Madison Rose turned one year old yesterday.  Wow, it seems that she was born just yesterday!  Her parents took her to an ice cream parlor in Las Vegas, the town where she was born and where her daddy's baseball team was playing yesterday.  Look at her drinking her first chocolate milkshake/sundae.  I'm thinking she liked it!

Have a great and blessed weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fourth day at the beach

Good morning! Hope you are having a great week so far. We have not see the sun since Sunday! I hope and pray Isaac just goes away soon!!!! I've been having fun making beach/summer layouts and today I have two to share with you.

Here's another layout I made using similar papers and embellishments.

Have a great and blessed day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Third Day at the Beach

Good morning!  Here is another beach/summer layout I made.  I loved working with the pink.

You can see all the cool embellishments in these close up pictures.  I just love the sunglasses!

The textured papers, pop dots & Stickle really make this sun "shine".

I thought this was cute because my husband is always asking this.

I need to run out and get more ice and sunscreen!  Have a great and blessed day!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Second Day at the Beach

Good morning!  Did I tell you that I will be posting beach layouts this week?  I hope you are not tired of them yet.  After all, it's only Tuesday!  As you can see, I LOVE banners and this layout has a bunch of them!

We have been getting a lot of rain since yesterday afternoon due to Hurricane Isaac.  Andrew was preparing for the worst, but it's headed away from us, thank God!

For those of you who are in its path, I pray for your safety and blessings over you.  Have a fun, great and blessed day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Monday!

Good morning!  Hope you had a lovely weekend.  Today's layout reflects the fun of summer, with things like such as a cold fruit drink, sandals, a sand castle, a palm tree and tropical flowers.  I can't believe summer is almost over!  I still want to go down to the Springs and float down the river in an inner tube before the water gets too cold!!!

Enjoy your day with the love, joy and peace of the Lord. Have a blessed and great day!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cookie Time!

Good morning!  Seriously, who does not like cookies?  Somebody at my house surely does because they "evaporate" every time I bring them home!

You can see all the fun layers and embellishments here.

The "cookies" are inked, brown circles with textured "chips" glued on.  I crumbled them for effect and took a bite out of one with a scallop punch.  The Cookie Monster would be so proud!  COOOOOKIE!!!!!

Hope you enjoy!  Have a safe and blessed weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mindy and I strike again.....

Good morning! My friend Mindy  and I got to play again and this time we chose a chipboard house instead of a layout. This is what we made, an adorable and shabby chic house ready to be displayed in a shadow box.

This chipboard house is about 8" x 10". We used Melisa Frances papers, resin frame and angels, Prima nest and a ton of bling, trims and flowers.

You can see details in this close up picture.

I had a chance to play yesterday while Andrew was napping and I made this layout.

Have a great and blessed day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Good morning!  Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.  Today's layout is a mixture of Prima and Melissa Frances.  It has many layers, as well.  It's ready to display beautiful memories of my loved ones.

Andrew is crawling all over the place and he loves to hang out with me in my studio. I have a playpen and a basket full of toys. Well, his favorite ones? an egg beater, a plastic bowl and the cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels!

There's nothing better than the sweetness and innocence of a baby. How nice it would be if we would be content with just the small things in life!  Have a great and blessed day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paper Packs

Good morning.  Have you ever bought any of those big paper packs and never finish them?  I get mad at myself because I have a stack that reaches the ceiling!!!  I bought the Authentique "Genuine Collection" pack at Hobby Lobby and challenged myself to use it up all at once... and I did!!!  I made these layouts and still had a few papers left over.

I used several edge punches, Sizzix dies, flowers and bling to embellish them.

Hope these layouts inspire you to use your endless paper pads stack. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great, fabulous and blessed Tuesday!

Monday, August 20, 2012

I Love Disney!

Good morning!  Hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend.  Here are three more of my Disney  two-page layouts.  It's great that there are so many Disney items for scrapping!

From Disney coordinated papers to stickers and more!

I just love the happy & vibrant colors.

Have a wonderful and blessed Monday!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bird Cages

Good morning! Can you believe that it's Friday already? This week just flew by!

Here's a layout I made using papers and embellishments from the BoBunny collection called Little Miss.  The beautiful background paper that looks like a fence is from Teresa Collins and the flower trim at the bottom are from Webster.

Have a safe, fun and blessed weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tea Party

Good morning and happy Thursday!  Here's a layout filled with details, but very easy to make.  Each square is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", matted with a black mat 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".  Four of the squares are embellished leaving four for photos.

You can see the details in the following pictures.  The teapot, cup and spoon are from an Accucut die.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a fabulous and great day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nine to Five

Good morning!  Have you seen the new October Afternoon Collection called 9 to 5?  It is adorable!  I got my hands on it last time I was at Paper Niche and designed this layout for them.  I love the scene with the boss with wings on the upper left hand corner.  Sooo cute!

I love the houndstooth paper!!!  Olive green and navy, a perfect combination!

Have a great and blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back to School

Good morning!  School has started or will start soon in many parts of the country.  If you live in a university town like we do, you can tell when the students are back in town because the shelves at Walmart and Target are totally empty!

I created this layout using Graphic 45 and BoBunny papers mixed together with a lunch bag, tags, hearts, twine, rope, burlap, buttons and a lot of love.

If you have school year kids, may God bless them and protect them as they start a new year.  Take a ton of pictures as they grow up so fast!  Have a great and blessed day.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Home Cookin'

Good morning and happy Monday to all!  Hope you had a lovely weekend.  Today's layout is called Home Cookin'.

You can see the clusters of cooking goodies I've been collecting for awhile.

This apron is from the "From My Kitchen" Cricut cartridge; cut out of gingham paper with a little lace, pearls & a flower added in.

Have a fabulous and blessed Monday!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Weddings

Good morning and happy Friday!  Summer sure is the time for weddings because I've been getting a lot of requests for wedding layouts.  Here are a couple that I designed for Paper Niche this past weekend. I used the new Melissa Frances embellishments for this one.

I love MF frame, so perfect for the cake.

I used  My Little yellow Bicycle Wedding Collection for this layout.

Have a great and blessed weekend!