You Are So Fabulous!~

At least that’s what my cats thought of the young lady who kept their bowl full of kitty crunchies while we were on vacation.

And of course, they wanted me to pass that along to her.

My card~


I used the Pink Paislee Hey Kid Paper Pad with it’s bright colors and bold patterns.

It’s also filled with cute journal cards like the one I used for my sentiment.

A close-up~


Speaking of my cats looks like I might need to go check that food bowl as two of the three cats are staring at me.

Hmmm…I think they might like her better than me.

I used~

Pink Paislee Hey Kid Paper, Fancy Pants Down By The Shore Button Set, Enamel Dots and Twine

A Whale Of A Tale~

Seems I came home from our Summer beach vacation with a few pictures.

Okay, a lot of pictures.

So imagine my excitement when I opened my DCWV box and spotted the brand new Seaworthy Stack from Hobby Lobby. Swoon!

Talk about perfect timing.

While my pictures were printing I began pulling out my favorite prints from the stack.

Between the various shades of blues, fabulous sea patterns and gold touches I think I grabbed almost all of them.

I also had trouble narrowing down my pictures of Hartly playing with her buckets, so I thought a double page layout would be a good place to start.

A Whale Of A Tail~


Her expression in the first picture still makes me giggle.




And once I got started working on my vacation pictures I couldn’t stop.



A close-up~


The print I used for the base of this layout is hands down my favorite.

I used a small circle punch to create matching embellishments including a crab brad and sea creature confetti.

Buckets Of Fun~


To balance my oversized picture layout I used the many wonderful journal cards to create a pocket page.

I love how quick and easy it was.

So if you happen have a few or maybe even a hundred beach vacation pictures like me lying around, you might want to run to Hobby Lobby and pick up the new Seaworthy Stack.

I know I’ll be grabbing an extra.

Make sure you head to the DCWV blog to see projects made with the other newly released stacks!!

I used~

DCWV Seaworthy Stack,
Kraft paper, Becky Higgins Project Life Design A Page, Strawberry Thickers, Fancy Pants Down By The Sea Buttons, OA Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, Studio Calico Gold Geotags and Wood Veneer Anchors, Enamel Dots, Epiphany Crafts Brad Maker, Twine, Studio Calico Stamp and OA Catch Phrase Stamp

And Then Something Cool Happened~

It’s hard to believe that the kids and hubby have been out of school for over a month.

And Hartly even longer.

But, what’s harder to believe is that school starts again in less than a month.


My layout~


My picture is of Hartly and her friends during their year-end class picnic.

I used Sketch 3 from Kelly Purkey’s Sketchbook Class.

A close-up~


In case you were wondering something cool did happen after I took this picture.

All the mom’s had a hula hoop contest.

Okay, maybe funny would be the more appropriate description. He he.

I used~

Studio Calico Kit Contents: Kesi’art Oh Boy Paper, October Afternoon Guide Book and Subway Token Paper, Label Stickers, Junebug Thickers, Pebbles ABC’s, Tag, Studio Calico Speech Bubble Stickers and Kelly Purkey Stamps

S & T~

Ever have a project that started out simple, but then went all crazy?

That describes this layout perfectly.

It all started with Shimelle’s Weekend of Challenges and especially her Scrapbooking Your Significant Other Challenge.

I knew I wanted to try out Paige Evans’ fabulous Hearts Heart Cut file, and it cut perfectly using my Cricut Explore.

Then everything sort of came to a complete halt when I realized I didn’t have any more pictures of Travis that I hadn’t already used. Sigh.

Which led to the kids trying to take a picture of us after dinner.

That was a scream!

My layout~


Unfortunately I’ve lost my supply list, but everything for this layout came from the Noel Mignon Balboa Kit.




And would you like to know who ended up taking this picture?


And I still giggle when looking at this layout remembering our photo shoot.

I used~

Noel Mignon Balboa Kit Contents
Pagie Evans Hearts Heart cut

My Beach Baby~

It’s that time again….time for a new DCWV Stack-a-Holic Challenge.

I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to the monthly sketch.

And I especially love this one~

stackaholic july layout sketch

My layout~

photo 1

Using several scraps from my La Boutique Vintage Stack I quickly put together my layout of my favorite little beach baby.

Also helping was the Vintage Collector Embellishment line that coordinates perfectly.


photo 2

photo 3

I hope you will find the time to join in this month’s Stack-a-Holic Challenge.

Be sure to stop by the DCWV blog before this Friday for a chance to Win It Before You Can Buy It Giveaway!!!

I used~

DCWV’s La Boutique Vintage Stack from Hobby Lobby, Various DCWV Vintage Collector Embellishments including Brads, Bottle Caps, Typewriter Alphas, Cardstock Die Cuts and Cardstock Alphas
Papertrey Ink Wet Paint II Stamps and Ali Edwards Photo Love Stamps

Faith, Family & Service To Others~

We’re celebrating our great country with all things patriotic over on the DCWV blog this week.

I chose to do layout dedicated to my Grandfather who served in the Army during WWII.

My layout~


My picture has my Papa Wilkerson looking awfully dapper in his military uniform along with my Mema and her father around the time they were married.

If there was one lesson that my grandparents taught our family it was to live a life built on faith, family and service to others.

My grandfather’s service might have started in the army; however, it spanned more years and touched even more people through serving our community and church.

A close-up~


I used various prints from the DCWV Main Street Stack which I felt suited my picture and it’s feel.

I added a few Tim Holtz embellishments along with an airplane charm to represent our family business that my Grandparents started as well.

I know these loved ones will be on my mind as we celebrate this 4th of July.

I used~

DCWV Main Street Stack
Fancy Thickers, OA Chalk & Slate Mini Market, Spare Parts Travel Charms, Tim Holtz Playing Cards, Pin and Brads

A Persnickety Girl’s Pursuit Of The Perfect Pancake~

It’s out there, we know it….

the Perfect Pancake.

And one courageous or rather persnickety girl has made it her mission to find it.

My layout~


This layout was begging to be made from the moment I was able to capture that expression on Ashlyn’s face.

You see not all pancakes are equal or even edible to her.

And this one from Crave did not meet her extremely high expectations.

I started my layout by using Shimelle’s Sketch 47:Puzzle Pieces.

I knew my title was going to be lengthy so I started at the bottom and worked backwards.


A close-up~


In case you are wondering her pursuit has taken us to Bubba’s and Froggy’s as well with mixed results.

We made an attempt to go to Citrus; however, the parking there was just plain crazy.

That might be a good sign.

So, it’s still out there just waiting for her to find.

I used~

Crate Paper The Open Road Scenic Route & Road Map Paper, 6×6 Paper Pad, Journaling Cards, Ephemera, Kelly Purkey Sizzle On Stamps, Fancy Thickers and OA Gray & Cream Mini Market Alphas