Tuesday, July 31, 2012

*Go Your Own Way*


what a whirlwind week this has been.
instead of going on about the good, bad & ugly -
i'd rather share a layout I made of my incredibly handsome son.

This is up on the Noel Mignon blog - I used the July Boardwalk kit:
my idea was to do a circle with circles...
it didn't quite turn out the way I pictured - but I do like the outcome.
here's some close up shots:

that's about it.
oh wait.
today is crazy.
today - the girl moves in her brand new apt. in her college town.
She's been commuting the past year from home & we've so enjoyed her here.
she's been waiting for this day for a long time.
we are so incredibly proud of her!
love this girl

and her baby girl, Lilly Pulitzer, will be staying with us -
she (Lilly) decided she wanted to be with her brothers
and she (Savannah) decided she would be sad without them
(and she..{me} - don't tell Savannah - couldn't be MORE excited!)

have a great day.

Monday, July 23, 2012

*Noel Mignon & Prima layouts to share*

Hi, happy Monday!

I'm driving by with a QUICK post today - first up is
this layout that I created for Noel Mignon using the Boardwalk kit from July:

it's full of inspirational pieces - chevrons & arrows!

here's a little close up:

and another:

(that's for my mom - she LOVES to read my journaling ;D )

to see the entire blog post & what inspired me - check out the Noel Mignon blog today!

I also want to share a couple of layouts that I made for Prima.
These were created for the summer CHA show that just ended a few days ago:

(I used the Rosarian line as well as Donna Downey masks, poppies & peonies)
little close up:

and this one I did using Rondelle & my precious PRECIOUS great niece - Presley:

great line - so soft & gentle. I knew it was PERFECT for our sweet girl
who is the LIGHT of all our lives.
Here's a closer look:

thanks so much for stopping by today.
Back soon with so much more to share!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

*Hello Super Star & Elle's Studio CHA*

It's Tuesday!
Today is so laid back...yes! I need this like no tomorrow.
In a little bit my sister & I are going to  catch an afternoon matinee.
I can't wait!
Yes, we're gluttons - going to see some Magic Mike. ;P

Today I want to share a couple of things with you!

First off is my layout I did for my weekly post,
which is a short tutorial, over at the Noel Mignon blog
using the beautiful Boardwalk kit

(everything MINUS the cardstock, fabric & inks you see is included in the kit)

here's a closer shot:

to see the entire post, go here

I also want to share a little something fun!
When I heard my friend Elle - from Elle's Studio was going to CHA I got
SO excited for her!
When she asked me to participate in making a couple of things
for her BRAND new booth - I couldn't believe it! I was GLAD to!

Check out her fabulous CHA flyer she designed:

that's my card at the top! Talk about making my day! Thank you Elle!

here's a couple of things I made for her booth:

Yes, I've used that photo before a while back on another layout. (in color)
It's one of my FAVORITES of my kids. I took them to the Botanical Gardens for some
Christmas card photo's....

that's it for today!
have a GREAT day everyone.
Thank you for stopping by my blog & letting me share with you!

Now time for some Magic Mike!

Friday, July 13, 2012

*So excited, SO very VERY Excited!*

just look:

Allison Waken - from Phoeniz, AZ
Amy Heller - from Newtown, CT
Andrea Budjack - Orlando, FL
Angie Gutshall - from James Creek, PA
Becky Williams - from Wolfforth, TX
Carina Lindholm - from Koping, Sweden
Corrie Jones - from Dallas, GA
Erin Stewart - from El Paso, TX
Heather Leopard - from Cypress, TX
Jenny Chesnick - from Brooklyn, MD
Jill Cornell - from Windsor Heights, IA
Kimberly Neddo - from Bigfork, MT
Leah Farquharson - from Lauderhill, FL
Leslie Ashe - from Fort Worth, TX  <-----------that's ME!
Lilith Eeckels - from Bertogne, Belguim
Melissa Mann - from Pensacola, FL
Michiko Kato - from Japan
Monika Glod - from Krakow, Poland
Paige Evans - from South Pasadena, CA
Patricia Roebuck - from Mandeville, LA
Sophie Crespy - from Saint Jean De Maurienne, France
I am so excited!

I really wish I could do: jumping jacks, a flip & a back handspring!
{but because I'm old}
I'm jumping all around my house today!

To be back for another term on the American Crafts team is a DREAM.
What a fabulous group of ladies! I can't wait to be inspired by all of them!
Thank you American Crafts, THANK YOU!
You made this Texas girl one of the most excited girls alive. ♥♥♥
(go check out that team! wow!)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

*Duster meets Doodle Week*

hi friends! it's tgif - thursday! getting ready for the weekend?
is it bad all my days go together? every day of the week is
every day of the week for me. ha!

if you've been watching the American Crafts blog -
not only are you seeing the new releases (YUM)
but it's also been "Doodle Week"
& I made a card & layout just for the occasion:

Duster Buster:

and a card for my college girl:

to see what I used & read a little more about my projects, check out the

Sorry for the quick post - gotta run to the post office.
(to mail some publications off, yippee!!)
Oh! Check back tomorrow...I just *might* have something fun to share ;D
Have a great one!

Monday, July 9, 2012

*Imperfectly Perfect*

hi friends. happy Monday!

today I wanted to share with you my layout for Monday over at the
Noel Mignon blogImperfectly Perfect

I made this layout with the Noel Mignon July kit Boardwalk .
It's such a fun filled, jam packed kit - it will take a LONG time to run out of things to use!
I'm a HUGE fan of Noel's kits!

Here's a close up shot:

**note:  I added the flair "buttons" that you see. I bought them from one of the girls
on the NM boards. You  have to check her Etsy shop out.  A Flair For Buttons.
(Shelley is one sweet, talented lady!)

To see more of my post - check out the Noel Mignon blog today!

Oh! Speaking of Noel Mignon!
My cute & talented friend Virgina Tillery is hosting a class over at the Noel Mignon
If you've always wondered what your "style" is, this is the class for you!
With the sign up for the class - you can also purchase a LOVELY kit for it. It's what
Virginia will be using as well:

You should definitely check it out!
Off to finish up a few more CHA things before I send them off today!
Have a GREAT Monday!

Friday, July 6, 2012

*She Sells Seashells By The Seashore*

It's a fun-filled week over at the American Crafts blog!
Not only are you seeing sneaks from the upcoming CHA show releases...
you get to go on virtual vacations.
It's vacation week & I made this little beach mini album tutorial:

To see the entire tutorial, what I used & more photo's...

Here's a shot of the inside:

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for checking out my blog today!
back soon!
CHA prepping is underway on my desk.....
I've made lots of fun things for Elle's Studio & Prima.
If you're going, be sure to check out the booths!!

have a great day!


Monday, July 2, 2012

*news, NEWS, I have fun NEWS!*

take a look......

recognize that cute little girl banner?
That's right! It's Noel Mignon Kit Club!!
I'm just one of the lucky girls on this AMAZING new Design Team!

I have been holding this news in for a while & couldn't WAIT
until Noel announced so I could SHARE!
Here's the blog post announcing the team here:  Noel Mignon Design Team Announcement.

Today happens to be MY first post:

there's my beautiful girl! I used the new July kit: Boardwalk.
It's FULL and by full, I mean F-U-L-L of gorgeous papers, embellishments, etc!
you have to go check it out. Noel sure knows how to pack kits.

here's a closer look:

To see how I made a few things on my page and some more close ups -
check out the blog post today:  "She Loves To Dream BIG"

Thank you for having me, Noel. I'm truly honored to be a part of this team!
back soon!
Finishing up A LOT of CHA goodies...hope to share soon!