A Walk In The Woods~

Have you seen the new DCWV Mini Book kits?

Especially the Kraft & Gold Mini Book?


Seriously, I can’t get enough of kraft and gold together.

And that’s why I paired the Kraft & Gold Mini Book with the Foil Cardstock Stack, Foiled Vellum Stack and even Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards with foil to make my A Walk In The Woods Mini Album.

The cover~

Cover 1

I might have added a few glittered Thickers in there too for extra sparkle.

The prints in the Mini Book are perfect for my outdoorsy pictures, since it’s filled with florals, wood grain and even a bit of a nautical theme.

The kit has 19 printed pages, 20 cutouts, and 2 sticker sheets making it easy to complete especially when you have a four-year old helping you.

The pages~

Walk 1

Walk 2

Walk 3

Walk 4

Walk 5

Walk 6

Walk 7

Walk 8

Walk 9

Walk 10

I used a few embellishments from the Heidi Swapp Project Life Kit, but I made a lot of my own using my layered heart punch and the coordinating papers.

A few close-ups~

Walk 5 Close 2

Walk 9 Close Up 1

Walk 9 Close Up 2

Walk 10 Close Up

And I have to tell you about the Teresa Collins Studio Gold Gold Metal Dots.

They are absolutely fabulous.

I will be stocking up on more. Soon.

I used~

DCWV Kraft & Gold Mini Book, DCWV Foil Cardstock Stack Neutrals, DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack, DCWV Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards
Teresa Collins Studio Gold Star Charms, Paperclips and Gold Metal Dots, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Rub Ons, Story and Daiquiri Thickers, Papertrey Ink Twine, Heidi Swapp Project Life Embellishments, EK Success Heart Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Excuse Me…

This is Hartly.

It seems my Mommy has been quite busy lately with other less fun things like work, trying to keep up with me and those pesky teens and getting all her Fitbit steps in.

And since she left her new Mama Elephant Three Amigos stamped images just laying on her desk…


He he.

I colored them.

I mean, I needed to make a Thank You Card anyway.

My card~


I even used some of my own Disney Princess Stamps.

I added some extra letters just because I thought they’d look awesome.

And want to know what else I did?

I decorated the back of the card too!


Personally, I think all cards should have a decorated front and back.

My handwritten sentiment~


And since I thought it just needed a little something~


I drew Olaf!!

Because it’s snowing.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post today.

I had lots of fun taking over my Mommy’s desk, supplies and iPhone.

Now I’ve got to run as I have to hide her ATG!!!

Hartly used~

Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamps and Dies, TC Cut ‘n Boss (Actually, Mommy did that part.)
October Afternoon Sidewalks Paper
Crayola Crayons

Hello Love And Hello February~

With the February well under way it’s time to add photos to Hartly’s Hello 2015 Mini Album.

Hello 2015 Insta Fun

And what’s a better start to February than her Happy Warthog’s Day picture?

Feb Mini

Seriously, I don’t make this stuff up.

Even two weeks later it’s still Warthog’s Day rather than Groundhog.

A few close-ups~

Feb Mini Left

I used several stamp sets to make my title.

Unfortunately I smudged it a bit, but Hartly doesn’t seem to care.

I also cut a 4×4 sheet of paper in half, scored it in the middle and used it to put my journaling inside.

Feb Mini Right

I’m hoping her Warthog didn’t see his shadow, so hopefully Spring and warmer weather is on it’s way.

To see more of Hartly’s mini album, click here.

I used~

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Album, Printed Cardstock, Die Cut Cardstock Cards, Page Protectores
WPlus9 Bubble Talk Stamps, Heidi Swapp Stamps, Ali Edwards Gathering Stamps, My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow Enamel Shapes
American Button Machine For Handmade Flair Using Lori Whitlock Image

You Are Absolutely Unforgettable~

I’m not sure if I’m referring to this past week filled with a crazy schedule of doctors appointments, meetings and a nasty cold or my Valentines.

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’ll choose my Valentines.

And there’s nothing like waiting till the last minute to make them a tiny token of my love and affection.

My Valentines~


I’ll be totally honest with you and tell you I had these grand plans to use my Cricut Explore last night.

However, my computer had other plans.

Plans that involved taking forty-five minutes to simply turn off.

Luckily I had these adorable WPlus9 elephant stamps and dies sitting on my desk, so it was my Teresa Collins Cut ‘N Boss to the rescue. Yay!

This also means I used my new purchase making it okay with a little Stashing Thru The Snow group I’m part of.

A few close-ups~

Unforgettable Close 1

Unforgettable Close 2

Plus, I used an older Recollection collection that I’ve had for at least a year.

If you haven’t checked out WPlus9, you’re missing out.

Not only are their stamps really cute, but I love how they package the dies with a magnetic strip to help keep them in place.

Now it’s time to get those cards in the mini mailboxes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I used~

Recollections Valentine Collection including 6×6 Paper Pad, Enamel Dots, Buttons and Brads
WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamp & Die Sets
Kraft Paper, Teresa Collins Cut & Boss

It’s Mail Time!!

A certain little girl and I were quite busy this weekend making Valentine’s Day cards for her upcoming Nursery School party.

We had all sorts of plans for her cards, but they all changed once I showed her several of the Disney Valentines.

We printed and organized them Friday night.


Saturday morning Hartly organized them again and signed each one while I was busy making envelopes using the We R Memory Keeper Envelope Punch Board.

I love that thing.

At least once I read the directions.


After we had all the cards and envelopes ready to go it was quickly decided that she needed something to store them safely in. Sigh.

So we grabbed a DCWV Kraft Mailer Box, The Winter In The Woods Stack and a cute Lettering Delights image and got busy.

Bear Box

A close-up~

Bear Box Side

Now everything will stay perfectly organized~


Heaven knows we don’t want anyone getting the wrong Valentine after we spent a lot of time deciding just who would get which one.

And I mean a lot of time.

Now that she’s got her very own Valentine Box, maybe I’ll get the one I made last week back.


A close-up~

xoxo side

But, somehow I doubt it.

I used~

DCWV Kraft Mailer Boxes, DCWV Premium Paper Collection 5 Pack, DCWV The Winter In The Woods Stack 6×6, DCWV Insta Photo Fun Die Cut Cardstock Cards, DCWV Gems
Amy Tangerine Washi Tape, Ribbon, Enamel Dots, Thickers, Sequins Papertrey Ink Sprinkles Make It Market Kit Dies, Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamps,
Lettering Delights Squawk Box Bear cut at 5.75″

Up 2 Something~

I think most of you know by now that Hartly is a huge Toy Story fan.

She is especially fond of Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl.

She spends so much time dressing up like Jessie that it’s no wonder that I have hundreds of pictures of her in that costume.

So while I had my older Studio Calico kit out making One Sweet Cowgirl, I decided to knock out another Jessie layout.

My layout~

Up 2 Somethin

Her expression in this picture is just priceless.

It makes me wonder what she’s about to say or do.

And with this girl anything is possible.

A few close-ups~

Up 2 Something Close 1

Up 2 Something close

I had fun layering all the bits and pieces from both the kit and my own October Afternoon Sasparilla collection.

I kept with the same colors, printed papers and embellishments.

I think the two layouts will look great paired together in my album.

When I get around to putting them in an album that is.

Maybe that needs to be the next Stashing Thru The Snow Challenge.

I used~

Studio Calico Kit Contents: October Afternoon Sasparilla High Noon, Pebbles Fresh Goods Mom & Pop, My Mind’s Eye Sunshine Memories Blossom and 12 Days Of Christmas All The Trimmings Paper, Crate Paper Farmhouse Buttons, Ali Thickers and Ormolu Negative Number Tags
OA Sasparilla Rub Ons, Miscellany, Journal Cards, Stamps, Little Flyers and Basic Grey Metal Studs

One Sweet Cowgirl~

Today I finally admitted to the rest of the world or at least the girls doing Stashing Thru The Snow with me my deep dark secret…

Hidden Stash

I not only have scrapbooking kits stored neatly and properly in baskets and shelves around my room, but I also have quite the collection shoved in a drawer hidden from all.

However, for today’s Stashing Thru The Snow Challenge Your Deep Dark Secret Stash I dug into that drawer and pulled out a kit to use.

My layout~

Cowgirl 2

As you can see I didn’t hold back on using the kit contents.

In fact, I also grabbed much of my own October Afternoon Sasparilla stash and used it as well.

A few close-ups~

Cowgirl Close 2

Cowgirl Close 1

I call this a success in using my stash.

And if I keep at it, I might just be able to open and shut that drawer with ease.

So, where do you hide your deep dark secret stash?

I used~

Studio Calico Kit Contents: October Afternoon Sasparilla High Noon, Pebbles Fresh Goods Mom & Pop, My Mind’s Eye Sunshine Memories Blossom and 12 Days Of Christmas All The Trimmings Paper, Crate Paper Farmhouse Buttons, Ali Thickers and Ormolu Negative Number Tags
OA Sasparilla Rub Ons, Miscellany, Journal Cards, Stamps, Little Flyers and Basic Grey Metal Studs