You’re A Real Princess~

Have you been coloring during October?

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I’m joining in when I can, but it’s not as much as I would like.

I’ve even spent some evenings coloring, but I haven’t found the time to post my pictures.

There’s just not enough time in the day.

And it’s hard to get a good picture after dark. Sigh.

But, here’s one of my evening’s work~

Princess

Even on a completed card!!

How about that?

A close-up~

Princess Close

The little princesses from The Greeting Farm Ever After set are so cute and fun to color.

And perfect for a real princess’s birthday.

I used~

The Greeting Farm Ever After Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Studio Calico Sundrifter Paper, DCWV Gems, Copics, Signo White Pen, Brother Scan & Cut

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~

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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

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.

Yikes!

My layout~

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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~

Class-Picnic-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

Big Dreamer~

I did a bit of cleaning and organizing the past two days.

Shocking, I know.

Now I have a clean, organized space.

While tidying up I came across a Studio Calico Journal Kit that a friend had given several of us while at Cricut Mania this past Fall. Thanks Donna!

I decided to grab DCWV’s new Vintage Collector Line and finally assemble it.

The best part is the line includes the Vintage Collector Fabric Stack which was perfect to use for the binding of the journal.

My cover~

Big-Dreamer

I thought the Shine Bingo card would be cute paired with the cloud overlay.

And can we talk about that Bottle Cap? Swoon!

A close up~

Big-Dreamer-Close-Up

Big Dreamer Soda contains ambition, strength, tenacity, vigor, patience, fire, passion, love, knowing when to listen, hope, smarts & zeal.

Perfect for a journal.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing some of the pages.

Journal pages~

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Big-Dreamer-2

Big-Dreamer-3

Big-Dreamer-4

Big-Dreamer-5

If you didn’t notice I made that trip to Michaels and picked up a few more Vintage Collector items.

Okay more than a few. He he.

And that cleaned, organized desk…..not so much now.

I used~

Vintage Collector DCWV Vintage Collector Banner

DCWV Vintage Collector Fabric Stack, Mat Stack, Cardstock Stickers, Acetate Overlay Heart, Paper Clips, Bottle Caps, Chipboard Pop Ups, Adhesive Labels
Studio Calico Journal Kit, My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots, American Crafts Ribbon and Hambly Cloud Overlay

2013 December Daily December 22nd – 25th~

I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

We did as it was filled with three straight days of food, family and time together.

And there might have been a present or two.

Or more.

Now I’m back with the finishing touches on this year’s December Daily.

December 22nd~

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December 23rd~

Dec-23rd

December 24th~

Dec-24th

December 25th~

Dec-25th

This year I am choosing to end my December Daily on Christmas Day rather than continuing through the end of the month.

So, I’m considering this Mini Album done. Yippee!!

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Thickers, Basic Grey 25th & Pine Chipboard

2013 December Daily December 19th – 21st~

The past few days have been a whirlwind.

There’s nothing like going back into the recovery room to see your hubby after his fourth eye surgery to find him wearing a pirate eye patch.

December 19th~

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I think that’s a sign that he knows the staff all too well.

I also had to document our very unlike winter weather.

Friday I had the most pleasant surprise from a friend.

December 20th & 21st~

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Isn’t he adorable?

Thanks Maria!

Her card was so cute I had to include it as well.

I added it to a single 4×6 page protector left over from last year’s December Daily.

And on the other side~

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Did you notice that Hartly got her wish and took the whole family to see the trains?

And it was amazing!

She’s planning on taking her Grandfather next.

Saturday was spent doing a little browsing.

Seems my boys want a play toy.

Wonder if they’ve been good enough for Santa to bring one?

I guess we’ll see.

Sorry for the quality of pictures, but it’s pouring again today.

If only it wasn’t almost 80 degrees, we just might be having a White Christmas.

I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit