Hello & Dream Big~

As the snow continued to fall all day yesterday I got to work on Snowpocalypse 2016 Challenge #2: Be My Little Baby.

The challenge was to create any type of project with a baby theme.

And it was in honor of Baby Andrews #4.

No….she doesn’t have a name yet other than Four!!

Do you know how hard it is to get five people to agree one little name? Yikes!

My layout~

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The ever so wonderful Jenny Kozar sent me the adorable Wonder collection from Crate Paper and I’ve been dying to play with it.

So, this was the perfect time.

I used the vellum paper to create an envelope to hold several of the ultrasound pictures of Four.

They are easily accessible and simply held into place with a paperclip I topped with a piece from the ephemera pack.

A few close-ups~

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I adore the text paper found in the collection as many of the qualities listed are ones I pray this baby has.

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I used the typewriter Travis got me for Christmas to add text to the journal card.

Of course, I had to add a four to the layout. He he.

Hopefully, soon this baby will have a real name.

I used~

Crate Paper Wonder Collection, Kraft Paper, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Teresa Collins Gold Paper Clips

Love Me & The Mouse~

We are currently in the middle of Snowpocalypse 2016 here in Virginia.

So, several of my crafty friends and I decided to have challenges to keep us busy.

And to take our minds off the fact that we missed out on getting that last gallon of milk or loaf of bread. He he.

Seriously….did you see the news?

There was none to be found for miles!!

Snowpocalypse 2016 Challenge #1: Scraplift Someone.

I decided to take on this fabulous layout from Paige Taylor Evans~

Love

Swoon. Right?

With me still being in Disney mode I made a few alterations.

My layout~

Disney-Love

As you can see I didn’t use the buttons, but I really didn’t have that many in Disney colors.

So, I chose to use patterned paper instead.

A close-up~

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I did add several embellishment clusters similar to the original.

And believe me, I will be revisiting the original layout to use up my button stash.

Make sure you check out more of Paige’s layouts as they are all so inspiring.

To see more of my Disney 2014 album, click here.

I used~

Simple Stories Say Cheese and Say Cheese II Collections, Bella Blvd Enamel Dots, EK Success Mickey Head Punches, Kraft Paper, White Cardstock, Cricut Explore, Mickey & Friends Cartridge

Not Today Zurg!

“Come to me my prey.” said Evil Emperor Zurg.

And we did!

“Prepare to Die.” said Zurg.

Just like Buzz Lightyear we said, “Not today Zurg!”

My layout~

Not Today

Of course, like Buzz Lightyear we defeated Zurg and saved the galaxy.

The best part of this layout was Hartly asking me where she was.

If you look closely enough you’ll see her hiding behind Travis. He he.

A few close-ups~

Not Today Zurg Close 1

Not Today Zurg Close 2

To compliment the bright colors of the ride I used October Afternoon’s Midway Collection.

I won’t mention who actually got the highest score out of the four of us, but I do think it was someone in my spaceship.

To see more of my Disney album, click here.

Or just wait a bit since I have gotten really busy working on my Disney 2014 album and have a bunch of layouts coming.

I just need to start blogging a bit more. He he.

I used~

October Afternoon Midway Collection, October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas, Thickers, EK Success Mickey Head Punch, Enamel Dots

Happy New Year~

Hello 2016!

With the start of the new year have you joined the planner craze?

I tried last year, but quickly fizzled out.

This year I thought I’d try again using it to simply keep track of all my doctor appointments and the rest of the family’s crazy schedules.

Wish me luck!

Of course, I’m going to mix in some craftiness like stamping, pictures and other little sparkly things.

To start the year off right I wanted to dust off my Cricut Explore and make decorative paperclips like the ones  I had been admiring on theplannersociety Instagram feed.

My decorative clips~

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Aren’t they adorable?

I used Cricut’s Seasonal Character to create my Baby New Year and Santa Claus.

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I can’t wait for December to roll back around to use this guy.

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Of course, he’ll probably end up in my December Daily. He he.

Currently I’m using a sparkly heart clip to hold my place.

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And I’m actually using my planner.

Yay!

I used~

Heidi Swapp 2016 Memory Planner, Sweet Stamp Shop Planner Stamps, Cricut Seasonal Character for Baby New Year and Santa Claus, Teresa Collins Gold Paper Clips, American Crafts Red & White Paper Clips, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, DCWV Cardstock, DCWV The Twinkle Glints Stack, Wink Of Stella

December Daily 2015: December 23rd – 25th~

As the days get closer to Christmas it’s what we like to call Christmas-palooza!

Days of eating, gift exchanging and being together.

December 23rd~

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It all begins with my family.

And of course, Dada Jim has to magically guess what is in his gift.

This year we made it easy on him.

He quickly guessed a basketball to go with the basketball goal he got for his birthday.

However, the second basketball  we gave to Grandma Sally was quite the surprise.

To both of them. He he.

The same day Tinsel planned to defeat Darth Vader and blow up the Death Star by using the Star Wars Lego space crafts built by the kids and Travis.

Hartly wrote him a letter telling him how we’d all miss him.

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Our Christmas Eve started with Tinsel reading to many of Hartly’s stuffed animals the story of the birth of Jesus.

See….that elf can behave!

The rest of the day was spent with Travis’ family.

December 24th~

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It was an early bedtime for Hartly and me.

She started begging to go to bed around 6 pm, so that Santa could come.

That girl!

I think I managed to hold her off until 8 pm.

And finally….December 25th~

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More gifts, food, family and hugs.

Isn’t that the best part?

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Since we’ve had crazy warm temperatures and tons of rain this Winter, I wanted to included a bit of snow in my album.

To make my Winter wonderland shaker page I used a mixture of Heidi Swapp Snow and Papertrey Ink Star sequins against an October Afternoon patterned paper.

I placed all the lists, letters to and from Santa and miscellaneous items in the back of the last day.

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And finally I created an envelope to hold many of the Christmas cards we received.

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I simply can not believe that today is the last day of December.

It flew by.

I guess that means we were having too much fun.

Happy New Year!!

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Previous October Afternoon Collections, Heidi Swapp Snow, Papertrey Ink Star Sequins, Wink Of Stella, We R Memory Keepers Fuse

December Daily 2015: December 20th – 22nd~

We’ve been attending a new church recently.

The Big Kids are comfortable there since several of their friends attend; however,  Hartly has been happier sitting with their friends rather than joining in the Children activities.

So, it was quite the surprise when she agreed to be an angel in the annual Christmas pageant.

December 20th~

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An even bigger surprise is that Pastor’s wife talked both Ashlyn and Holden into joining in as well.

Especially since Holden told me there was absolutely NO way he was dressing up. He he.

December 21st~

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I wanted to include one of Hartly’s holiday masterpieces in my album, so her Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer completes December 21st.

December 22nd~

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Today’s newspaper included the letters to Santa from all the local school children.

We had the best time reading all the letters from Hartly’s friends and classmates.

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, Previous October Afternoon Collections, American Crafts Glitter Hearts and Tags, Wink Of Stella

December Daily 2015: December 19th~

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a while since I’ve actually seen a Salvation Army Donation Collector and heard their ringing bells.

Must be all the online shopping.

December 19th~

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So it was a perfect time to empty out my change purse.

To see more of my past December Daily albums, click here.

I used~

October Afternoon Under The Tree Collection, October Afternoon Stamps, American Crafts Christmas Clothes Pins, Thickers, Twine, Wink Of Stella