July 20, 2014


It's hard to believe that my baby sister will be heading off to College Park in just a few weeks. Oh, how time flies. It seems like yesterday when I was feeding her, changing her diapers and holding her like she was my baby... I love this girl to death and I am so happy for her. She has made me proud and I am proud to call her my sister... Katie, if you're reading this, YOU SIMPLY ROCK! I hope you have a blast in college. Fun times are coming your way! I know you will do great.

Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Chipboard: Studio Calico, Die cuts: Studio Calico, Die cutting machine: "Celebrate today" phrase die cut: Silhouette, Sticker: Echo Park.

July 16, 2014

Out here with you

Happy hump day! Today I have a fun layout using lots of yummy papers and embellishments from Crate Paper's "The open road" collection. Ah, I totally love how this one turned out. I had a bit of trouble trying to figure out what I was going to do with the top. I decided on a triangle with a border strip made from washi tape and a fun stitched star! Sometimes, walking away and coming back to a layout a day later works wonders!

Patterned paper: Die cuts: Stickers: Chipboard: Crate paper: Brad: Echo Park, Button: Studio Calico, Stencil template: American Crafts, Pen: American Crafts, Other: Thread.

Some fun close ups! Lots of stickers and chipboard layered together in one great big cluster.

July 6, 2014

Fun times

Yesterday we had a blast on the boat. We took it out for a little bit to watch the fireworks on the water. They were literally over our heads at one point. I was able to get some incredible shots! All I did was keep my figure pressed on the shutter as the fireworks were going off. I had several shots that I deleted, but wow! Take a lookie.


July 5, 2014

I spy a hummingbird...

Earlier today, Edward came to me and said, "hey mommy, Come see something. I have something to show you. Bring your camera to take a picture!"

We went outside towards the garden and I immediately saw what he wanted to show me. I seriously cannot believe that I captured this shot!!

July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Hello everyone. Happy 4th of July. Have fun and be safe! Here are a few pictures I took today. The kids had a blast and Edward had fun catching minnows with his net. This is what summer time is about folks.