Friday, July 30, 2010

*Reveals & Girly Girls Trip*

I have the rest of my For The Luv of Art July reveals to share:
I've been wanting to do a layout for quite a while using both of
the kids SR. photo's that eight 18 photography took.
I thought this was the PERFECT opportunity, to mix the banner
with the photo's....
I really like how it all came together.
I even pictured it this way, LOL!
Aren't the stamps in this kit CUTE!
I love that banner stamp, designed by Norma Kennedy!
The "♥ u" is another fave.



 
My sweet SWEET husband of 20 years...
I'm a lucky girl...no wait, luck doesn't have anything to do with it...
I'm a BLESSED girl.
yep...it's true.























Look REALLY really close. See Savannah?She's under "The Duke's" hand!
I found this wall near one of our FAVORITE eating establishments (Babes, YUM!)
and just had to take my girls pic next to it....

That's it for July.
I JUST received August's goodness and after I get home from my
girls trip I'll start creating! (wait til you see THOSE stamps!)

Speaking of girls trip...
Early tomorrow morning Savannah, myself & some friends are driving
to San Marcos, Texas for a little shopping overnight trip. I'm SO excited!!
Girls getaway...just what we need.
Savannah's heading back to Baylor Sunday.
::sigh::

Be back soon with a few more creations & some news....
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!
xoxo,
~me.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

*That Boy -- Color Challenge*

Do you like a good challenge? I know I do!
It's my day to post the new Tuesday challenge
at For The Luv of Art

Today's challenge can be found right HERE on the boards
as well as HERE on the blog.

Here's my example:























(photography by:  eight 18 photography.com)
a few details:



























Check it out!! Be sure to participate & upload your creations
to the gallery and on the boards. You could be entered to win
a For The Luv of Art gift card!

Oh and speaking of For The Luv of Art...
check out THIS exciting news:


 













Congratulations ladies!!

Hope you're having a lovely day!
xoxo,
~me.

Monday, July 26, 2010

*Sidekick*

Sidekick...
this is what I call my sweet friend's little girl, Alexandra.
She's so CUTE. SO cute. So funny...always making us laugh..
We LOVE this precious little girl. She's like family :D

For my last layout for Tessa Ann's The Button Shop
I wanted to do a page about this photo I captured
of Savannah & Alexandra at Savannah's graduation tea.
I love how it turned out. I altered the color of the photo so it
would perfectly match what I had in mind to do on this page:

I think it turned out so cute!
Isn't she a doll?
Thank you Tessa Ann for letting me be one of your creative
girls these past 6 months! I've had the BEST time!!


Anyways...this week is CHA week. I wish I was there!!
I hope all of you there have a GREAT time.
So looking forward to seeing all the sneaks of all the fun new stuff coming out!

Happy Monday everyone...
xoxo,
~me.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

**CHA + Shimmerz +GREAT SALE!**

equals...a busy blog post today!!

First up I can't WAIT to show you the Summer 2010 release from Shimmerz:















Aren't these colors just delicious?? I don't know about you,
but this makes me crave a snowcone something fierce!

I made a little mini for the Shimmerz booth at CHA. If you get to go,
stop by and check it out in person. (they're sharing a booth with Glitz Design)
I wish I was going...maybe next one.
My mini is kind of like an album I've done before (for my mommy) with
bible verses and positive thoughts...Shimmerz requested one, so I happily
made this one:























(the cover is FULL of the new Pop Art Pink. Is it NOT the perfect pink?
I'm drooling...I even finished my entire bottle on this project. I need a refill!)
here's the guts:
lots of other colors of Vibez here...you see the orange page?
that's the new Fiery Fiesta Vibez. Umm...YUM!

here's some more closeups:
flower and canvas page are loaded with the new Fiery Fiesta Vibez.
I LOVE that color!
more:


hope you've enjoyed seeing glimpes of some of the pages of this book.
I enjoyed making it..using all the GORGEOUS new colors.
The pearlz are DIVINE.
The Vibez are DELISH.
get you some....NOW!
Happy CHA...

Oh wait...speaking of CHA.
A little bird told me about a GREAT sale going on right now!
Get yourself over to For The Luv of Art
and check out THIS:
(sale coupon good until 7/26/10 so HURRY!)

Happy Saturday.
I'm going to a bible study fellowship bbq/swim party
so excited to go...
hope your day is beautiful!!

Be back soon with another snippet of my *fun news*
and my last project for The Button Shop.
(sad face)

xoxo,
~me.

Monday, July 19, 2010

*On Holiday*

(*warning...photo  & word heavy today..*)

The Girls Loft has the July kit up and boy is it YUMMY!
Full of The Girls Paperie -- On Holiday.
Lots of whimsical, bright colors & embellishments.
I think this kit can be used for trips, boys pages, girls pages,
minibooks...etc! You name it, you can do it!
Go get yourself the July kit...here:  Girls Loft July Kit

Here's what I did with the kit:














photo from Thanksgiving '09 on our trip to Tennessee &N. Carolina
here's another layout:

see what I mean about travel & whatever you want?
my boy page came together SO easy using this kit.
(Shaypher's SR. photo's courtesy of eight 18 photography)

one more layout:






















even sports photos...
(again...SR. photo's courtesy of eight 18 photography)

and finally...
I've been wanting to do a little mini of our Tday trip -- using some of my
fave shots from the trip.
When Margie sent me this kit I KNEW it was perfect for my idea...
I used a Maya Road house album I've had for a couple of years now..
decided it would be so CUTE covered in all the gorgeous papers...
here's what I came up with....cover:
















the last page is near & dear...that's my hubby's daddy. He lives in
North Carolina and just ADORES when we bring the grands to see him.
He's the highlight of our trip!
so that's it. my mini....
and? Just because I can (due to this being my blog and all...ha!)

have a lovely day,
~me.

Monday, July 12, 2010

*sneaks, peeks, & the lil' studio*

...still creating away....♥
had to take a breather to show you a little sneak.

Ready to take a peek at For The Luv of Art's July kit?
Here's the kit:




















this is a sneak of what I've done so far....
fabulous kit, right? I LOVE it!!
Here's a link where you can go purchase one for yourself!

here's closeups:
and:
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and now I can finally show the pics of my teeny scrap space...
my hubby just rearranged the furniture, giving me more storage space.
I LOVE how it looks!! The computer can also be a t.v. so he put it where it's
right in front of my bed. Now we curl up in bed & watch tv....love!

so here you go, I made a little slideshow of my space:


I love my tiny area. It's my favorite spot in the house!
Have more to share with you soon...
(news, more layouts, creations...)
have a great week,
~me.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

**busy busy..**

(wouldn't have it any other way)
here's what I'm buried under:

The Girls Loft July kit:

















and:
For The Luv of Art's July kit:
and and and:
CHA samples for Shimmerz 
and...
rearranging my bitty scrap space
(pics coming soon)
and....
getting him:
ready to head to his first year at Hardin Simmons
and....
making sure she:
has everything ready to head to her 2nd year at Baylor.
and her life in a new condo with her sweet friend.
::sigh::
and...
(yes, there's more. LOL)
playing with my new pretties:
(will it ever get old?)
(Maytags...named 'em:  Scarlett & Rhett. Seriously!)
so if you don't see me for a few days...
you know where I am & what I'm doing.
See you soon!

Oh!
p.s.
got a couple of fun news tidbits up my sleeve to share soon...
~me.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

**a drive by "sic 'em" posting....**























Isn't Tessa Ann talented?? She made these for me..for my Baylor Bear.
I can't wait to use them on her pages!! Sic 'em Bears!

You can find Tessa Ann here at her Etsy shop:  The Button Shop
and here on Facebook:  Tessa Ann Designs.

Thank you Tessa Ann, I LOVE my custom button set!!!! ♥

I'm still working hard on lots of things that I hope to show you
VERY soon (CHA goodies, Shimmerz, The Girls Loft, etc....busy busy!)
so I'll be back soon.....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

**A.....**
























Just a little shout out post today to my honey...
I'm so proud of him.
He's not only the BEST hubby a girl could ever dream of,
OR the best dad around....(we've got 2 lucky ducky kiddo's!)

He's also one who takes chances, believes in himself, does
what he's always wanted to do...

today he sent in his first query letter to a publisher about
something he's got in his noggin. WOOT!
We're crossing everything that he gets a call,
his idea is fabulous. I've seen it.

So to you, my sweet hubby -- this post is dedicated to you.
I not only love you with all that I am..
I believe in you,
I stand by you...
I'm truly proud of you,
love,
~me.

p.s. be back soon!
working on lots and lots of projects! (The Girls Loft, CHA, For The Luv Of Art & a
couple of surprises I've got crawling up my sleeves...happy, happy!)

have a lovely day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

**God Bless The USA**

Happy Independence Day!
Happy July 4th!
God Bless America!

Since I was a wee one, I can remember my family celebrating this day...
flying flags...
wearing red, white & blue,
celebrating our Independence...
all because of:

freedom.
Freedom that all our military has fought for every day since way back when.
So I salute all of you.
I fly my flag for you.
I continue to wear my red, white & blue for you.
I celebrate you.
I pray for you. For your families
For our fallen heroes. For their families.
But most of all....
I thank you.
Happy Birthday America!
God Bless the U.S.A!
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I thought I'd leave you today with a couple of layouts I did for my
local scrap store, Scrappers Boutique.
I got to play with the new Jilibean Soup paper...(New England Chowder)
and I LOVE the kraft..love love love it!
Here's what I did:






















(photo courtesy of eight18 photography)
closeup:


and:

closeup:

I loved making the corrugated letters look like metal...(using Shimmerz & paint)

I'm off to enjoy the rest of the day...
the kids are off today with friends of theirs
so it's just hubby & I with 16 little furry legs....
hello pool & backyard cookout... here I come!
(that is if the rain decides to stop)

Enjoy yours!
Make it sparkley....
xoxo,
me.