Friday, April 25, 2014

So Tired.

I've been feeling so run down lately. Sleeping a lot and too tired to do a lot. I'm making easy dinners and making the kids do a lot more cleaning than they usually have to do. No fun for them, but it sure is making my life a little easier. I love them so much for it too! 

heart flowers card

 I was able to play around with some more of my new BasicGrey goodies. I thought these flower diecuts were so cute, but they needed some kind of demensional center to them. I found these Maya Road heart pins and thought they would be adorable glued to the middle. 

heart flowers

I'm also in love with these new Jillibean Soup wood tags. I placed my Lillybee stickers over the top and tied some twine to it before adhering it to my card base.

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

We have an announcement!

We are expecting our fourth child! Baby Smith is due November 4th!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I was walking around Joann's last week and decided to stroll down the scrapbooking isle. I rarely do this for two reasons--1. I already have an overflowing amount of all things scrappy and 2. I've worked for companies who send me there product so I don't have to buy it. But for some reason I was needing a kick in the creative mojo and I decided I was going to spend some money and buy some new stuff. I saw the new collection Hey You! from BasicGrey and had to grab some.  


Here's one of the cards I made. Look at that little flag!

 today clos up

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Part 1 (Saturday)


We spent Saturday getting ready for our Easter Sunday. One of my favorite parts of the day... coloring eggs. It's always a little adventure with this guys. I thought--in my mommy brain-- that a new kit with paint rollers would get them all excited. That turned out to be a big flop. None of the paint worked and they all complained and told me I'd picked the worst kit ever. Luckily, a friend gave us a regular dye kit that I was saving as backup--thank goodness I did! Then the fun started...













So lesson learned for next year-- don't try to force creativity on my kids. They will get creative enough with a regular dye kit, no fancy roll on paints needed here!


Friday, March 28, 2014

Chic Tags and Maya Road

maya road 

We got some fun Maya Road product to work with this week and I couldn't stay away from it. I just adored this burlap ribbon and I thought it would look nice to keep the chipboard words naked to go with that natural feel that the burlap gave. The tags and paper are from Chic Tags and the ribbon, twine, chipboard, metal, and mist are all Maya Road. 

 maya road2 

It's friday night and we are gearing up for a weekend of cleaning--yep, it's spring cleaning time and we have sooooo much to do! Have you started your's yet? Well, I'm jealous if you have!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Using your Photo Corners with Chic Tags!


 hooray close up 

 best buds 

best buds up close

It was my turn on the blog over at Chic Tags! I was inspired to share my love of photo corners with everyone. You can see my post here.

All of the products are from Chic Tags January Exclusive kit! I loved the colors!

Have a wonderful night!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tags, colors, twine, and gems!

happiness starts here 2

These are some of my favorite things, not just on cards, but layouts, gifts, boxes of goodies, etc. They are just so fun! This card is mostly made with Chic Tags goodies! Look at those yummy labels! There are so many fun colors it's hard to choose. The twine is from May Arts, gems from Doodlebug Designs and the buttons are from my button stash. I think these colors are so dreamy!

Have a great night everyone!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chic Tags Design Team

I'm so excited to be joining the new Design team for Chic Tags-- some fabulous girls to work with over there and killer product! It's going to be one exciting year!

Returning Members:
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

And I'm back!


 Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and a great new year. I always love the start of the new year--fresh goals, a fresh start. We've been busy around here--really busy. But we had a blast during Christmas and my parents came to visit during New Years so we've been having so much fun. This is our family picture that we used for our Christmas card this year. I thought it turned out so cute! And I had us wear the same colors that are in my living room so that it will match my decor! haha

thanks for everything bow 
I'm loving the teal, yellow, and black color combo right now-- it looks so fresh and put together. I used some prima flowers and some older Maya Road pins and paired them up with Echo Parks papers. 

diecut thank you 
So I have a little love affair with my Sillhouette--I can't help it. If you have one, you know what I'm talking about! Look at this cute diecut thank you card? I embellished it with some BasicGrey papers, Prima flowers, and some Maya Road ribbon. 

Have a great day! My little ones are coming home from early release today, I better find something for them to do! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

$1 Wednesday!

Today during Echo Park's digital "One Buck Wednesday" sale, download the digital Echo Park Paper "This & That Christmas Paper Pack #2" kit for just $1.


Then download the Echo Park Paper "This& That Christmas Element Pack #2" kit for 50% off.