September 14, 2014

Smithsonian's Natinal Zoo

We had such a great time at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. today. And what a beautiful day it was. The weather was perfect. We haven't been there in three years.

The last time we went, Edward was a little over a year old! WOW, It's amazing how time flies. We thought it would be fun to take another shot like the one we took a few years ago. LOL. Love how my family likes to humor me with my love for photos.

Ah, I love this!

Isn't this kitty cute?

And I loved this little guy.

Hoo, Hoo!

OMG, these little cubs were so adorable. We literally stood and watched these guys for like twenty minutes. They were so fun. We even watched the mommy put the cubs in time out...

This lion was soooo mad. He was yelling at everybody. I think it was getting closer to feeding time and I think he just wanted to eat...

Edward loved the Merry-Go-Round. He said it was his favorite part of the day. I was shocked that he didn't want the tiger.

We had such a great day! And we all definitely got our exercise. Haha.

September 13, 2014

Nothing much...

Hi everyone. Hope you're having a great weekend. Nothing much going on today! I do need to clean the bathroom though... I'll get that done later. Maybe.

This right here is a mess... I went through an old album and discovered that the layouts were falling apart. Sad!! So I scanned all of these pages that were falling apart before tossing them in the recycle bin.

Lately, I've had no mojo. I'm hoping that it returns soon. I haven't done much scrapping lately. I mean, really... just take a look at my desk. THIS IS NOT NORMAL.

If you're looking for a challenge this weekend, hop over at Clique Kits to participate in their "Anything goes" challenge for a chance in winning a $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio! Here's a quick and easy card that I made for the challenge! And if you feel like shopping, here's a 10% coupon code for the Clique Kits school store! NICOLE10. Enjoy!

And before I go, I want to share these darling drawings that my four year old did at school. I love them both and I think I'll frame them!

September 1, 2014

Happy news!

Hi everybody! I have happy news to share with you today. I was selected to be apart of Clique Kits very FIRST design team. What an honor! I have to be honest, when I first saw the call, I thought I had no chance because the talent in the scrapbooking industry is big. So I submitted my application and tried not to get my hopes up and to just forget about it! And when I got that email that said "happy day", I just grinned from ear to ear. Also, when I saw the list of the talented designers joining me on the team, my mouth fell open. I am going to be working with some of my favorite designers. How cool!

Please come check out the new team when you get a moment and if you haven't been on Clique Kits' site, take a look around! Here's the list of designers who will be designing on the team with me.

2014-2015 Clique Kits Design Team

Tyra Babington (USA) -

Kat Benjamin (USA) -

Cassandra Chen (Singapore) -

Danielle de Konink (Netherlands) -

Marcia Dehn-Nix (USA) -

Aliza Deutsch (USA) -

Mariah Hechler (USA) -

Stephanie Ho (Canada) -

Nicole Martel (USA) -

Wendy Morris (USA) -

Donna Ong (Saudi Arabia) -

Carolina Schulz (Chile) -

Sophie Sim Lawerence (Singapore) -

Allie Stewart (USA) -

August 25, 2014

Zva Creative August DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our August blog hop! We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!

The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.


If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!

The Blog Hop starts today, August 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 26th.


Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 27th on Zva Creative’s Facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop Camila Borssoi  . Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on September 29th for our next Zva blog hop!

August 15, 2014


Every year, I try to create a layout with things that Edward does or says. I've been doing this since he was one. Here's my layout for his fourth year! One day, I know my memory won't be as good so that's why I get them down on paper now! We've had lots of precious moments with more to come. I am sure of it... He's my life. My pride and joy.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Chipboard alphas: Stickers: Vellum die cuts: Crate Paper, Rub-ons: Studio Calico, Sprinkles: Doodlebug, Washi tape: Freckled Fawn, Pen: American Crafts, Heart stamp: American Crafts, Mini stapler: Tim Holtz.
And just for fun, here are the previous years!