Here Comes The Bride~

And her flower girl~

Hartly Flower Girl

I can not even begin to tell you the excitement and anticipation we all had for Tori and Blake’s big day.

Tori has been with Hartly since she was a newborn.

She has helped shape her into the amazing young lady she is.

So together Hartly and I made Tori a special card to celebrate their wedding.

Our card~

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We even dusted off the old Cricut Explore to make our blushing bride.

A close-up~

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The shimmer from the DCWV Premium 5 Pack Stack made our bride shine, yet she doesn’t even come close to the sparkle from the real bride.

And her flower girl.

Things have been really quiet here on my blog.

Between a wedding, soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons we’ve been extremely busy.

And there’s also a little thing like a baby on the way.

Now that things are slowing down I hope to be creating and blogging a bit more.

I used~

DCWV Premium 5 Pack Stack, DCWV Gems, Nina Brackett Fanciful Tags, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Cricut Tie The Knot Cartridge and Teresa Collins Ebosser

Love, Embrace And Celebrate~

It’s seems like just yesterday I received this~

Design Team Announcement

To say that I was excited is an understatement.

One of my first Stack-a-Holic Challenge layouts as a Design Team Member was this one of the kids celebrating Ashlyn and Holden’s 13th birthday~

Happy Birthday layout

Look at how small they all are.

As this is my last official post as a DCWV Design Team Member I think it’s appropriate to end with this layout of Hartly from last week.

My layout~

Love Embrace Cherish

Can you believe it?

That little girl with the Wubba hanging from her mouth is now a Nursery School graduate and soon to be a Kindergartener.

And those two teens are now driving and looking at colleges.

Time has simply flown by.

A few close-ups~

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I used one of my all time favorite DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack to create my layout.

I just love the colors, prints and all around feel of this stack.

If you look close enough in the upper left hand corner you will see the name Hartley is even on the patterned paper.

How perfect is that?

Thank you to DCWV for allowing me to create with your fabulous products.

It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with and get to know such talented ladies over the past three years.

This experience is something I will love, embrace and celebrate always.

I used~

DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack
Kraft Paper, ArtC Book Pages, Ali Edwards Get Real Stamp Set, Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Sparklets , EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Crate Paper Ephemera Pack

Good Things Come In Small Packages~

Like a brand new pack of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. He he.

Oh, and babies.

My card~

Small-Things

I used the new pens to color a Mama Elephant Up & Away bunny to accompany a baby gift we’re giving.

A close-up~

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I love how easy the pens were to blend and how bright and bold the color remains.

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Wanting to keep the focus on my bunny I placed him on a sheet of DCWV White Embossed paper backed with a coordinating polka dot paper from the DIY Project Stack Flowers.

And now I think I have a few more pens to go play with.

I used~

DCWV White Embossed Stack, DCWV DIY Project Stack Flowers
Mama Elephant Up & Away Stamps & Dies, Surprise Sentiments
My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Circle Dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Wink Of Stella, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock

Say Cheese~

Do you know how hard it is to get nine children to pose for one little picture? Sigh.

Unless you tell them they can make a crazy face!!

My layout~

Say Cheese

Then you just need to be ready to snap away.

I used the new layout sketch from DCWV Stack-a-Holic Sketch Challenge for May.

The sketch from Page Maps~

DCWV Stack-a-holic May Sketch

I dug out my DCWV Vintage Collector stash and simply had fun putting this layout together.

A few  close-ups~

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Although I didn’t have quite as much fun as these kids were having. He he.

I hope you’ll find time to join in this month’s challenge.

I used~

DCWV Vintage Collector Collection including Paper Stack, Postcards, Cardstock Stickers, Washi Tape and Acetate Hearts, Thickers and Papertrey Ink Sequins

Click~

Remember how much fun the girls were having with Ashlyn’s Instax camera?

To help keep everyone happy Hartly got her very own for her 5th birthday.

And it just so happens that she got a Hello Kitty Instax one.

Being a bit bigger makes it a lot easier for her to use.

So, we’ve been hearing “click” a lot.

I mean a whole lot.

My layout~

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I used DCWV Premium 5 Pack Paper Stack filled with printed cork, kraft, corrugate and shimmer paper.

I simply layered all those fabulous papers and added my embellishments.

A close-up~

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I was even lucky enough to find matching thread to use on the Amy Tangerine Sew card.

Now if I can only be so lucky to keep my stash of Instax film hidden from those girls.

I used~

DCWV Premium 5 Pack Paper Stack, Insta Photo Fun Cork Stack

Amy Tangerine Wood Veneer Card, Sew Tags, Layers Thickers, Enamel Dots, Twine, Ribbon, Camera Charm and KI Flashback Stamps

A Little Love Tucked Away~

Over Spring Break Ashlyn and Holden left the rest of us behind to travel with their classmates to Amsterdam, Paris and London.

Nice, I know.

Originally I was supposed to go with them, but life happens and I had to cancel.

Making this even more difficult was this would be the first time they traveled without any family.

So the night before they left, Hartly and I quickly made little love notes and tucked them into their suitcases to find.

Our love notes~

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We used several Mama Elephant Bear Hugs stamps and dies with the prints from DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes.

I love how a good pattern paper makes quick work of using my favorite stamps.

A close-up~

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The hardest part of our little project was sneaking our notes into their suitcases.

I’m not sure if you know or not, but four year olds are not very quiet. Or covert. He he.

But, we pulled it off.

It was such a treat to get an email from Ashlyn letting us know she found hers and that she loved us too.

Awww…

I used~

DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes
Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamps & Dies, Bella Blvd McIntosh Enamel Dots, Ribbon

1, 2, 3 & Here We Go~

A new DCWV Stack-a-Holic sketch challenge means it’s the perfect time to get back to work on my Disney 2014 album.

The sketch from pagemaps~

april page sketch 2015

And it just so happens that I need a layout to accompany my Happiness layout.

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who sometimes has to go back and add pages to keep the album and story flowing.

Okay, maybe I am.

My layout~

123 & Here We Go

I used the same prints from the DCWV Chick Chat Stack for this layout as well.

Of course, instead of circles I used Mickey Mouse heads.

A few close-ups~

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I guess it’s also a good thing that I take so many pictures, since it makes it that much easier to add pages.

To see more of my Disney Albums, click here.

I hope you’ll join in this month’s DCWV Stack-a-holic challenge.

I used~

DCWV Chick Chat Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese II Collection Paper, Bits & Pieces, Stickers, Decorative Clips and Washi Strips, October Afternoon Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, Éclair Thickers, Bella Blvd Punch Enamel Dots, EK Success Mickey Punch
Cricut Mickey & Friends for the various Mickey Head Images