Monday, September 28, 2009

Some Digital LOs to share...

This weekend we spent a lot of time in the car - and its times like this that I really LOVE having my laptop :) I was able to recreate the digital LO I lost last week and whip up a couple more..for both of these LOs I used mainly elements by CreativitybyCrystal which can be found at

* oh crap I have a typo in the journaling - I'll have to fix that :(

On this one I used a template by, and the digital elements are by LivE which ia available at

Sunday, September 27, 2009

GCD Studios has a NEW Collection!!!

Tomorrow GCD Studios has SOME BIG NEWS about NEW product! They have a NEW product designer on board and we can't wait to tell you all about it!!! So....starting on Monday...we are sharing our new collection! Tuesday and Wednesday we will be sharing more so make sure you stop back by the GCD Studios Blog to see more :)

The new collection is AMAZING!!! Here's a sneak peek...

Friday, September 25, 2009

GCD Studios Give-a-way!!!!

Head on over to the GCD Studios Blog to check out the amazing give-a-way that's happening today :)

I also wanted to share a couple of digital LOs today but my laptop is I only have over heated on me and shut off right as I was finishing up my 2nd LO and I lost the entire thing...I know I should have been saving along the way and I wasn't - LESSON LEARNED

I used an older template that I've had forever by Queen of Quirk and everything else is by CreativitybyCrystal...her new Sept "stuff" which can be found at

This last Sunday, Stuart and Ben played in the annual YMCA Parent/Child Golf Tournament...this was their 3rd year playing and it was a beautiful day for golf...and this year we didn't walk...we got a golf cart and boy did it go much faster! lol I need to find the time to recreate my old LO - it should go much faster the second time around :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

GCD Studios BLOG PARTY continues :)

Here are the last of my projects using some really cool stuff from GRAFIX. On this LO I used more of their printable transparencies and their Shrink Film...I stamped on them using UNITY stamps to make the cute little embellishments.

On these next two projects I used the GRAFIX Rub-Onz and made my own rub-onz using UNITY stamps :)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head on over to the GCD Studios blog and get your name entered into the BIG DRAWING :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


This month GCD Studios teamed up with an amazing company...if you haven't had the opportunity to check out GRAFIX then you need to!!! Grafix offers so many great products where you can actually many your own embellishments. On this LO I used their computer-printable transparent plastic sheets...which now come in a NEW 12x12 size even how AWESOME is that! These blank transparent film sheets can just run right through your ink jet printer.

Materials Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Grafix Computer-Printable Transparent Plastic Sheet, Vintage Boy Paper Collection by GCD Studios, Blue Glitter Letter Stickers by GCD Studios, Caribbean Blue Rub On Art by GCD Studios, Nestabilities Die, Other: Misc. Brads.

All week long you have seen lots of projects from the girls on the GCD Studios Design Team using various Grafix products. On Friday, be sure to visit the GCD Studios blog where you will have a chance to win $100 worth of GCD Studios and Grafix goodies!

Come back tomorrow - I will have 3 more projects to share :) Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

How in the world...

...can the weekend already be over!!! One of these day's I'll get around to sharing some soccer photos and football photos...

...and some other fun news :D

Right now it's almost 9pm - we've got the kids in bed - I can barely keep my eyes open myself...but I wanted to post this digital LO I made...Camryn on her 1st day of First Grade :)
Later in the week I'll also be sharing a paper LO of her first day of school...

I used a digital template by and digital kit (August 09 Pattern Paper Pack)by creativitybycrystal which is available at and a couple elements from PamelaDonnisDesigns & Michelle Underwood.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friends With Flair

WOO HOO its Friday!!! ...and its time for Friends With Flair :) Check in over at the Unity Blog for a great list of Unity Inspiration!

On this card I used the *new* WOOD GRAIN BACKGROUND stamp and the Autumn Pals set.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Who does that?

Are you ready for the NEW and IMPROVED? We are all excited to be back and sharing the new releases with all of you :)

Like many of you...I am ready for FALL...and with that said you are going to LOVE this new stamp set! Today I am sharing the new "Simple Blessings" kit. These stamps are great for scrapbooking...they are HUGE!

For this LO I dug deep in a box and found this adorable photo of Miss Camryn...look how little she is - and adorable too :D

I am having a lot of you ask me about the shaped background that I used for my LO...its actually a 12x12 accucut die cut :D so if you are fortunate enough to get a hold of this die you can use any CS or pattern paper :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GCD Studios GIVE-A-WAY!!!

Head on over to the GCD Studios BLOG and enter to win an AMAZING KIT!!! lucky winner will receive the entire Yearning kit from scrapbooking from the Inside Out! Just leave a comment and you’ll be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced on Friday.

Also check out Caardvarks they are having a blog hop!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"LeChic Vintage" Scrapbooking Kit

Well today's a special day - over at Unity as we are showcasing the New "LeChic Vintage" Scrapbooking Kit that comes with: 12 pieces of patterned paper - 1 ink pad - 1 full sheet rubber of stamps all for the Release Price of $50.00 - LIMITED QUANTITIES! Get them while they last! They started shipping Sept. 1st

I decided to put a LO together just documenting "My Everyday Life". I journaled a bit about what I do day to day and how I am feeling RIGHT NOW.

Thanks for stopping by today :) and you can see other Design Team inspiration by clicking in over at Angela's Blog.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I just can't believe it!!!

Look who is old enough to go to Kindergarten today! It just seems like yesterday Mason was born...and now he is heading off to school! And he wasn't scared at all!!!

When we got to school the teachers were all outside and were having the kids all line up. Mason gets to be with the same teachers that Camryn had last year so that made his transition a bit easier I think...I helped him get into his line and gave him a kiss and he was like, "Mom I can do this by myself." He is so brave! Before I even had a chance to know how I was feeling they marched off and he was gone...

When Stuart and I got home...Morris was just wandering around the house - I'm sure he couldn't figure out why it was so quiet...I know he was looking for the kids...I picked him and said from now on it just me and you!

...and since I started this post on Friday - and I didn't get it done...and now its Sunday...I took Camryn in to the ER this morning - and we've been just taking it easy all day - she's been laying on the couch so I was able to make this LO for the September "Celebrate the Seasons" class over at 2Peas using photos of the kids on their 1st day of school...

I used elements by Crystal Wilkerson which can be found over at, other elements by Karla Dudley, Pamela Donnis, Sande Krieger and I also used the FREE Sept. 2Peas Digital Kit.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The first day of a New School Year!

Well the summer just went too fast and today was the first day of school for Ben and Camryn...both of them were up bright and early - eager for the day to start! Ben is excited to have a new that he will enjoy...Camryn is excited to make new friends and just be back at school, she loves learning.

Ben's heading off to 4th grade!

Camryn's going into 1st grade!

Mason and I headed to the school later in the morning for his Kindergarten Assessment...he's ready for school too but he won't have his official day until Friday, but before we could do that we stopped at one of our favorite places...STARBUCKS...yesterday they started serving our favorite...PUMPKIN we both got a Pumpkin Spice Frap this morning...yummy! Mason's drink was minus the coffee ;)...)

On Sunday, I went to my moms and I was able to finish Camryn's dress for the 1st day of sewing machine was acting up so I had my mom take a peek at it...and I ended up using hers...I think I like hers better then mine :) Camryn's dress turned out really cute - I have material to make two more :D I used this really adorable pattern by Mindy Leone

We are just as busy as ever here - now with school in session...Football and soccer starting tonight were Camryn's new good friend Katie will be on her team...we just never seem to have any free moments to relax but that's what life is all about right? We make the time to see and do whats important!

Here are a couple projects I've done recently I wanted to share before I say goodbye...

Credits: Stitches by Sande Kreiger and everything else by Creativity By Crystal which can be found at

...and these little photo for Camryn and one for her friend~

Credits: Template by Amanda at, everything else by Creativity By Crystal which can be found at

...just the other day we received a letter in the mail from Ben's 4th grade teacher asking for us to make a photo collage for Ben to share with the class. Ben and I put this one together...then I decided to make it into a digital page to add to his book.

..and last but certainly not least this little gift card holder...I used GCD Studios Vintage Boy Collection...and Unity's Sept. KOTM...I LOVE how it turned out and Tyler's mom did too :D

Thanks for stopping by! :D