Then & Now~

My how the times have changed.

That is exactly what went through my mind when I first laid eyes on the new October Afternoon Saturday Mornings collection.

Seriously, this could be me~

Then & Now Girl

Except it would have to be me at my Mema’s house.

Her house was where we got to watch the cool cartoons on Saturday mornings when we visited.

She got ABC which had the Super Friends, Captain Caveman, School House Rock and many others that we couldn’t get at home.

I wish you could have seen the look of utter confusion on my children’s faces when I tried to explain this to them.

These kids have grown up with hundreds of channels, DVD’s and downloads at their finger tips and one of the greatest inventions ever…the remote.

My layout~

Then & Now

So, how could they possibly understand? He he.

A close-up~


I think the second greatest invention just might be the car DVD system.

Especially when I get to ride in back with them.

In case you were wondering, I am a TV-holic and am happily raising my children to be TV-holics too.

This could be us~

Then & Now family

Guess I’d should be responsible and make sure they’re doing something other than watching TV like reading….even if it’s the TV Guide. Ha!

I used~

October Afternoon Saturday Mornings Omelette and Orange Juice Paper, Border & Labels, Flair
Woodland Park 8×8 Paper Pad, Little Flyers, Sequins, Ranger Kraft Tag, Kraft Paper, Leaf Thickers, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp


If you saw my December Daily 2014: December 23rd page, you probably already know about my ordeal of trying to reenact the I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus scene.

If you didn’t, let me just say it didn’t go quite like I had envisioned. Sigh.

But, it did create a wonderful memory filled with lots of laughter and lots of kisses.

And lots and lots of what I would consider outtakes much like the one I used here.

My layout~


I already had my Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection out, so I picked a sketch from Pinterest to create my layout.

I thought the creams, greens and golds of the collection would be perfect for my picture filled with the bright lights of our Christmas tree.

A few close-ups~

Captured Close Up 1

Captured Close Up 2

I have to tell you that I still giggle when I look at this picture.

Wonder what I can come up with for next year to top this?

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection including Specialty Paper, Paper Pad, Rub-Ons, Layered Tags, Accent Stickers, Gold Stickers, Ephemera, Story Thickers

You’re Pretty Much My Favorite Of All Time In The History Of Ever.~

Yep, that’s pretty much how I feel about this little girl.

All my children actually.

But, this is the littlest’s Hello 2015 album.

And this is the picture she chose for its start~

Smile Page One

Oh my.

However the next picture which I chose is just cuteness overload.

My little panda~

Page Two

I continued the panda theme by using Mama Elephant Pandamonium stamps to create a panda and sequin filled pocket to compliment my other card filled pockets and flair badge.

Page Three

The pages together~

Page Two &Three

The DCWV Insta Photo Fun Pocket Pages, Die Cut Cardstock Cards and Mini Stacks make completing these pages so quick, easy and fun.

It’s a perfect way to let my four-year old help with creating her own album.

Now if she’d just return with my tape runner. Sigh.

I used~

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Album, Insta Photo Fun Pocket Pages, Insta Photo Printed Cardstock, Insta Photo Fun Diecut Cardstock Cards
Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamps cut with the Brother Scan & Cut, My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow Enamel Shapes, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Sequins, Papertrey Ink Chunky Glitter, EK Layered Heart Punch
Handmade Flair Badges:
You’re Pretty Much Phrase by Lori Whitlock
Today by Simple Stories

Love This Moment~

Oh the joys of sending the kids back to school!

I will cherish the happy feeling I get now, because I know soon enough that happiness will turn to anxiousness and possibly even dread.

There is a first year of Kindergarten coming very soon and two Senior years not that far off. Eek!

But, for now I look forward to the routine school brings and the chance for a certain little girl to use some of that endless energy she has.

Especially after this extended Christmas break. Oh my.

Back to school~

Love This Moment

A few ladies and I are participating in a Stashing Thru The Snow Challenge on the Cricut Circle Message Board.

What does this mean?

That we intend to USE all those scrapbooking tools, supplies and had to have items that we’ve collected.

Notice I said collected and not used.

The challenge this week is Dig It Out, Dust It Off, Put It To Use!

I grabbed this box that was sitting on the floor still full of the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection by Crate Paper.

Love This Moment Open Book in box

The instant I saw this collection I knew I had to have it, yet there it still sat collecting dust.

On the floor. Sigh.

Please tell me I’m not the only person who does that!

And would you believe that the last 12×12 layout I made was way back in the middle of November?

So, it’s no wonder I sat at my desk for a bit wondering if I remembered how to make one.

Love This Moment In Progress

However, I preserved with the help of a sketch, a great picture and some pretty supplies.

A few close-ups~

Love This Moment Close 1

Love This Moment Close 2

Now my big question is do I keep on with this collection or move on to the next box sitting on the floor? He he.

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection including 12×12 Paper Pad, 6×6 Paper Pad, Various Ephemera & Embellishments, Papertrey Ink Twine, AC Date Stamp, Heidi Swap Date Stamp, Sequins

Hello 2015~

Happy New Year!

Have you seen the new DCWV Insta Photo Fun Collection at Joann’s? Swoon.

As soon as I did I ran right out and purchased it.

Insta Fun~

Hello 2015 Insta Fun

A lot of it.

Needless to say December was filled with keeping up with my December Daily album, so it all just sat.

Unless you count the times I had to chase down a certain 4 year old who was determined that at least one of the albums was hers.

So, I decided she was right.

Hartly’s Hello 2015 album~

Hello 2015 Cover

Each month she and I will pick out several pictures to add to her little album.

The Insta Fun pocket pages are perfect for Instagram sized pictures like 4×4, 3×3 and 2×3 pictures.

You know how that little girl loves a selfie.

And let me tell you she is super excited about this project.

The side~

Hello 2015 Cover Side

She even chose the adorable little bear for the cover.

A close-up~

Hello 2015 Cover  Up Close

Thinking the “Oh the places you’ll go” phrase was perfect for the start of a new year I made a bit of Dr Seuss flair.

Now if you’ll excuse me, someone is already asking when we’re going to add the pictures.

That girl.

I used~

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Album, Insta Photo Fun Foiled Cardstock
DCWV The Basics Stack, The Basics Stack Brights & Pastels, The Jewel Colored Cardstock Stack
DCWV Gem Stickers
Kelly Purkey Alphabet Stickers, Clear Wink of Stella
Beary Special Valentine Bear from PPbN Designs cut at 3.3″
Kolette Hall Dr. Seuss phrase for handmade flair