Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Just be glad...

My little boy is such a handful!! Devin has ADHD and is like an energizer bunny! I wouldn't change him for the world....but I am glad there's only one of him!!

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

These are the Moments

Not that you can tell from the photo, but this is my daughter trying on her Jr. Prom dress after we brought it home from the bridal shop. She was having such fun in it!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Who doesn't love babies!??! Well this is Paige - my niece of sorts. She's the daughter of a very good friend of mine.

Credits go to:
  • Kit - Geek Chic Scraps - Flirting with Summer
  • Template by....I forget - sorry! I will update if I find it.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

If I Were A....

That is the starting phrase for last weeks Studio Chat challenge over at SBG. My partner and I had to come up with an IF I WERE A and each of us had to finish it as we saw fit. Here's mine:

It got a chuckle or two from the SBG Chatters and Crew and Anne of Alamo had the nerve to compare me to a hemorrhoid! Somebody needs to remind me again why I hang out with these people! LOL

Credits go to:

Monday, May 24, 2010

I Hope You Dance

I love it when I can use song lyrics as my journaling. Sometimes a song gives exactly the right message, whether it be to your kids, about where you are in life, or just where your thoughts are!

On this layout I was able to use such lyrics. The kit I used here is pretty special too. It's called PERSPECTIVE and it is a PDP Collab kit to benefit the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. It's a jam packed kit and the fact that you it's a benefit kit just makes it better!

So hop over to HERE and pick it up! You definitely won't be sorry.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Don 't you just love it when you have the perfect photo to go with a kit? and vice versa?? LOL Well that's what happened with Sarah Bennet's new kit - MY BUDDY! It was perfect to scrap this awesome picture I took of my little boy!! and I totally LOVE the alphabet too!!

Here's the layout I made with it...

Credits go to:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Prom Princess

You all know how I LOVE a good template! Well - take a look at this one!!! I was very excited to be chosen on a OKC from Roadside Designs - a new template designer over at TWO LITTLE PIXELS.

Other credits go to:
That's it for today!! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Hey there!! Guess what?!?! I am guesting in May for SARAH BENNET!! I just LOVE her designs! This one is called LYLAS (love ya like a sister for those who don't do "text speak").

The template I used her belongs to BRANDY DESIGNS, who I am also guesting for this month! Brandy has stores at both Polka Dot Plum and Scrapable. You can pick up this particular template HERE.

And that's it for today! Come back tomorrow! I did a OKC from a NEW TEMPLATE DESIGNER!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chat Clipboard

Yesterday was the third Tuesday of the month - we all know what that means! (Well, maybe you don't - but I will tell you!!) It means my Mix It Up post is up on the SBG blog!

This little project is easy enough - get a clipboard, paint it, embellish it, and add a photo! Simple, huh?

So for more details - head on over to the SBG Blog!! There's lots of other stuff to see there too!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nee Nee Designs

I just recently did a sort of guest stint for Nee Nee Designs. These are the layouts that came of it - and I must say - I love them all!!

This first one uses PERSPECTIVE - A collab from the PDP Designs to support Cervical Cancer.

This next layout uses SCATTERED HEARTS from Studio Flergs.

This last one uses CLOSE TO MY HEART by Danielle Corbitt Designs. The date element is by Fishbowl Designs, but not yet'll have to come back to see more on that one!

And of course - all the templates are NEE NEE DESIGNS who is currently Guesting at Scrap Orchard!

That's it for today! Come on back tomorrow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Junior Prom

Time for a brag moment!!

This is my totally gorgeous daughter this past Friday - all dressed up and headed to her High School Junior Prom! Everything was perfect...I must say I am mighty proud of the young woman she is becoming.

Layout credits go to:
  • Template - PhotoCow Girl at GingerScraps
  • Kit - Simple Pleasures - Studio Gypsy - Scrapbook Graphics

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Laughter Makes You Happy

Purple anybody?? Love this new kit out by Brandy Designs - who I am guesting for this month! Isn't this kit GORGEOUS?!?! I am loving all the purple!!

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Friday, May 14, 2010


I have fallen in love with NitWit Collections!! I had seen her collections before, but since she is the Guest Designer this month at SBG, I was able to grab her TOY BOX kit to make this layout:

Then, on iNSD, I ran over to her personal store and grabbed her JUST DUCKY collection (plus a few other things) and made this layout, which is also my entry for this month's FONT CHALLENGE over at SBG.

Other credits:
And that's all for me for today - thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Two Princesses

Amanda just loves babies!! She was DYING to hold Paige!! So here Paige is two days old and my little princess is 18 years old! They're kind of cute together! LOL

Credits go to:
  • Kit - Julie Bullock - Tickle Me Pink
  • Template - Berry Sweet Designs - Simplified
  • Date Element - Britt-ish Designs - Scrap Matters

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bundle of Love

This is Paige. She's my friend Mike's daughter and is only about 36 hours old in this picture! She's such a cutie!! She did, however, spend her first 4 days of life in the NICU unit of Women & Infant's hospital, but the good news is - she is TOTALLY okay!

Credits go to: Jennilyn Designs
As always, thanks for taking a moment out of your day to visit me! I really do appreciate it!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Where was the ARK....

Another layout from our Tuesday night chats! If you haven't been to a chat at SBG, you really need to join us - we have SOOOOO much fun!!

The challenge here was homophones. My partner and I each had to use a homophone. This is mine with ARK. You can see her's HERE using ARC.

Credits are a little mushy on this one, but...
Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Little Girl

We had a GIRLY PlayDay recently on the SBG blog! This is my layout that came from it...

Credits go to:
  • Template - Berry Sweet Designs - It was actually a newsletter freebie - what does that tell you? lol
  • Kit - Candy Box - A collab between Miss Vivi and July Designs
Be sure to come and play with us! We are always playing something at SBG!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Creative Fusion

Creative Fusion is new to Scrapbook Graphics and we are celebrating MOTHERS! So why not hold this layout to post on Mother's Day!! This is me and my daughter! I love here dearly and she truly is a friend to me!

I used so many pieces in the CREATIVE FUSION line, I will just say go mix and match! You can find them all HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of you!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mischievous Boy

Not a normal layout for me, but I really am liking it - I am starting to ***stretch*** myself! even think I am getting the hang of this scrapping thing! LOL And the title on this one is SOOOO totally true!

Credits go to:
And that's it for me for today!!

Friday, May 7, 2010


When I saw how this picture came out - I had to scrap it!! I found this photo to be hilarious and laughed all the way through the creation process!! This one is just for me - no CT work, just for the pure joy of scrapping - which doesn't happen too often!!

  • Kit - Julie Bullock - ScrapOrchard
  • Template - Dunia Designs

Thursday, May 6, 2010


This is my beautiful daughter - otherwise known to the Studio Crew and the Ladies of the Night as Tessie Troublemaker (one of Kate's alter personalities). This layout was done as part of the Crew/Chatter challenge that goes on Tuesday nights during the Studio Chats! Stop by and join us for both chatting & challenges!!

Credits go to:
Thanks for visiting me!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I love how this layout came out! I don't scrap myself very often either...probably because I am usually behind the camera! I love the colors and kraft is a new favorite of mine!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Believe in Your Dreams

I love STUDIO NEE NEE!! Her templates make me scrap like I never thought I would be able to, and I LEARN from them!!

Having been on a Creative Team with NeeNee before, I know she's an AWESOME person, as well as a fabulous template designer!!

Credits for this layout go to:
As always, thanks for taking a moment of your day to visit me!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Illegally Cute

It should definitely be illegal to be this cute! LOL This is Devin at his 8th birthday party! I love the simplicty of this layout - if I do say so myself!!

Credits go to:
Thanks for stopping by!!