Tuesday, March 15, 2016

You Are So Sweet

Good morning! :) I have honestly been MIA lately.. It has been a rough few months and weeks, but I am here, ALIVE, and thankful to to be living and embracing and loving every single thing that God has given me. I hope that you are all doing well and that you are all living life to its fullest capacity and that GOD has made a very strong impact on your life of showing you just how VALUABLE you are and how LOVED you are..


I started out with a white background and layered on a few patterned papers. I added a few ink splattered details.

Then, I added my circular stitchings to my photo to bring more emphasis on my photo. I added my title.

Last, I added my journaling and a few bits and pieces for smaller details. Real easy, but full of charm.

SUPPLIES: My Mind's Eye (paper, die cuts); American Crafts (white card stock; Shimelle- alphabet thickers, word phrase stickers); Basic Grey: brads; Others: dimensional adhesive, sewing machine, thread, and adhesive.

I truly hope your day has been great and continue to be GREAT all week long! I don't want any of my friends, here, in the blogger's world or anywhere else, having a hard time! Much love and prayers to all of you! And, remember- there is always a God that is ready to listen to you and to help you, but the doors are all up to you to open them. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Enjoy Life.

Happy Wednesday, ya'll! The weather here has been crazy up north! First, we didn't exactly have a normal winter- our winter felt like spring when it's suppose to be filled with SNOW and below freezing temperatures! Now, it's February- bouncing between 50 degrees, 20 degrees, 50 degrees, and 20 degrees. A mixture of snow and completed melted snow right in between. What is going on here?! But- I am actually loving it since I lived my whole life down south in the big state of TEXAS! :) So- I'm bringing' Texas to the north, aint nuttin' wrong with that! :)

I have a layout to share with you today featuring mainly from My Minds Eye "Alphabet Soup" collection.

Enjoy Life.

I started out with layers of patterned papers from the Alphabet Soup collection. Added some spray mist and ink splatter along with several circular stitching.

Next, I added my photos and played around with a variety of embellishments. Last, I added my title along with a lot of tiny bits like wood veneers and buttons!

SUPPLIES: My Minds Eye "Alphabet Soup" collection (patterned papers, die cuts); American Crafts- Dear Lizzy- "Daydream" collection ("love" metal die); Studio Calico (wood veneers, mist); Tattered Angels & Ranger (mists); Sizzix Big Shot machine; Others: adhesive, dimensional adhesive, sewing machine, thread.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Full of Love

Good afternoon, ya'll! It is THURSDAY! Yes! The week is passing by fast! Always loving the weekends cause there is NO SCHOOL! No school for my babies- which means MORE PLAYTIME for us all! Love it when they're home with me! <3

Full of Love

I have always been a picture taking kind of gal, but a massive procrastinator when it comes to actually printing them out, placing them in albums, or scrapbooking them for my albums. So- I've been trying to catch up, but that process is never easy, because I can't seem to STOP taking pictures and would NEVER stop taking pictures. lol. Anyone having this problem? So... starting at almost the very beginning (where my kids were born) seem to be a better less overwhelming start to getting photos in albums. That explains why I have been scrapbooking nothing but baby photos even though my kids are much bigger now. :( Plus- I just miss them being tiny. :*(

For this layout, I'm pretty much using all things from American Crafts- Shimelle "True Stories" collection. I started out with a mixture of trimmed patterned papers layered on top of white card stock. I did a little bit of stitching. Added some dimension to my background by using a stencil from the same collection and modeling paste. I added my photo and a few bits and pieces of embellishments also from the same collection. I finished up my layout with a few wood veneers and gems.

I absolutely love the outcome and the picture is one of my favorite of my youngest. :) Those suckable lips.. hehehe.
SUPPLIES: American Crafts- Shimelle "True Stories" collection (patterned papers, embellishments, die cuts, stencils); Imaginisce (gems); Studio Calico & Heidi Swapp (wood veneers); Others: modeling paste, sewing machine, thread, dimensional adhesive.