Wednesday, March 25, 2009

5 Faves Friday

My favorites this week are....................................

OMGosh...I love this magazine!!! I adore aprons!! I own tons of them!! I love making them!! I'm so happy to see a resurgence in their popularity!! I'm thrilled Stampington has a new publication called Apron*ology!!

Country Decorating Ideas magazine Flea Market Style!! This is me to a *T* My house is filled with junkyard finds. I'm so happy junk is in vogue now!!!

Wiiiiiiiii I love my Wii Fit!!! Who would have thought that standing on a board could make ones body so stiff & sore?!?! My knees hurt so much, I can barely walk up & down the stairs! Not only is this thing good for you, but it's also very entertaining!! Usually Sunday is designated as family day and the kids all come over and hang out. We enjoy playing with the Wii....sometimes I laugh til tears stream down my face!

Bike skorts! You wont catch me wearing spandex....LOL....but how cute is this little skort! It looks like normal street wear, but have a little hidden padding to help cushion your bum!

SkirtSports Cruiser BikeGirl Skort - Women's

Love my Townie!!
Electra Townie 21D  Step-Through Women's Bike - 2009

Scrapbooking and Beyond Spring 2009

I am SO excited!! Well actually, I'm STOKED!!! I have a layout in the latest edition of Scrapbooking & Beyond!! Yeah, me!!! This is my first 'official' layout in a real life bonafide paper publication!!!

Scrapbooking & Beyond is doing a series titled 'A Flourish for Every Season'. Each issue will focus on a different flourish technique. This is the first layout in a series of 4. The Spring issue focuses on using crystal flourishes.

I am privileged to share in this wonderful opportunity with my super talented friends Liz Qualman, Gabrielle Pollacco, and Robbie Herring!! Liz is also the project coordinator!

Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine is an amazingly beautiful quarterly publication. Look for it at a store new you!

Here's the layout I created for the Spring edition.

We live in the country and every year we get to witness the miracle of Spring. This newborn fawn is only several hours old!
To create my flourishes I used a combination of colored rhinestones & pearls. I stamped my image onto a transparency to use as my placement guide. This technique is easy and assures perfect results every time.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Great quote for today

There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama & the people who create it & surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy!

Hope ya'll have a truly happy weekend!

Friday, March 20, 2009

5 Friday Faves

Wow...I've been a slacker lately getting my 5 faves posted! Life has just been really busy and filled with excitement!! This week I am posting about the 5 things that brought me joy & made me smile!

♥ ♥ Planning my daughter's wedding!!
♥ ♥ Finding out the sex of our newest grandchild....sorry, it's a secret! My Son & DIL are expecting their second child in July!
♥ ♥ Spring! It's finally here!! It's wet....but it's here!!
♥ ♥ New shoes! Yep, I got em!!
♥ ♥ and lastly this photo of my lovey girl Miss Riley! It just makes me smile!!

Blog Award

I received this award from my good friend Karen aka ScrapperK. She is always so good about coming by for a visit and spreading the love. Thanks girlie for selecting me to receive this Comment Award!!!
Good things like this are nice to share with others, so I am sharing this award with the following girls because they are always leaving me such wonderful comments!!!


Thursday, March 19, 2009


I LOVE Mary Janes! How CUTE are these!!!! I think I need them....LOL

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March Kit Reveal

Woohoo!!! It's time for the March kit reveal at My Creative Scrapbook! I'm so glad February was as short month.....keeping the kits a secret was so hard! Especially the Limited Edition Kit filled with Prima goodness!! I almost shed a tear when it came time to cut these gorgeous papers! Oh and the there are so many beautiful blooms in this's really amazing!!

On this layout I painted all the chipboard lime green and coated with Glossy Accents. I love the new pearl Prima flourishes!!

On this layout I used QK font Spicy Chicken and coated it with Diamond Glaze. The chipboard flourish & butterfly I painted, then coated with glitter (I'm still finding trace amounts throughout the house) and then applied an additional coat of Glossy Accents. Notice too that I used the Prima flower packaging as the matting behind my photo! It was much to pretty to throw away, plus I like to repurpose items whenever possible!

And speaking of repurposing.........I took this box that someone was going to throw out and turned it into a cute keepsake box! It's the perfect size for a jewlery box or other keepsakes.

Here's a little memo book.
One of the large blooms I had originally glued to a pin to wear on my sweater, like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City; but my hair kept getting caught in it. So I decided to put my hair in a ponytail and then clip the flower to the ponyband! Voila!!

The yummy Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook features the new BellaBella from My Minds Eye. This collection is so beautiful and you get a huge tin of Hydrangea blooms plus Zva crystals!

This layout is in memory of my beloved neighbor Lars who passed away while doing an ariel stunt. He was a remarkable man and an amazing pilot!!

This is my youngest daughter. She is such a beautiful soul!

The design team gallery is filled with uber amazing creations this month!! Have a peek and get inspired!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here's a little Sneak Peek at what's in store for you this month from My Creative Scrapbook!! Total Yummy Yum Yum!! The official reveal will be March 5th!!

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