Friday, October 28, 2011

Come out and play digi layout

This is my fav digital layout I've made so far.. its also up there in my fav all time layouts it's just so super cute! It's so cute that when my husband saw it he said he would consider digital scrapbooking.

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Don't forget to enter my Cricut cartridge giveaway HERE!!

Im also having a giveaway for a copy of My Memories Suite HERE!
(and if you want to buy My Memories Suite be sure to use coupon code:STMMMS63527 when you purchase it to get $10 off and a free $10 gift card to the store)

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great night!

Bitty Baby Baker layout

This was one of my fav photo shoots of Jayden :) my lil baker.

I used From My Kitchen for all of the little shapes (the oven mitts, rolling pins, wisks & bowl). Hope you like it.

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Dont forget about my Cricut cart giveaway HERE!!

And My Memories Suite giveaway HERE!
(looking to purchase My Memories Suite? Use coupon code: STMMMS63527 for $10 off + a $10 gift card to the My Memories Store)

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Today is the day! As promised, I am having a giveaway for...
the Trim the Tree Cricut cartridge!

Required entry:
1 entry - Go leave a comment on my entry for the Craft-e-Corner Halloween challenge on facebook HERE! (this is considered a vote for my project). Come back here and leave a comment letting me know you voted for my project. (I will check to make sure) also make sure to leave a way to contact you in case you win.

Extra chance:
1 entry - Post about my giveaway on your blog with a link back to my blog and come back here and leave a comment (with the link to your post) letting me know you did.

You have until 11:59 pm on October 30, 2011 to enter. I will double check all links and using I'll select a winner by November 2, 2011. I will contact the winner and if I don't hear back from them within 48 hours I will select a new winner.

That's it! Super easy!

(just to make sure you vote for the right project this is it HERE!!)

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Use It Tuesday - #18 color (hoarded item id the black paper and the pumpkin ribbon)

also don't forget about my other giveaway.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bright Eyes Imaginisce Sketch

I have sooo happy with how this layout of Jayden turned out! The pic of her is taken by me in Denver, CO when we went to the capital building while living in WY. I just love this pic of her.

I made this based on the October Imaginisce sketch. I used To Love & To Cherish for this layout. I loved the idea of using just black & white papers and embellishments to help the picture stand out (mainly her eyes). I used a blue Zig marker for the title, really like how the title also stands out with the eyes and then accented it with 3 blue i rock gems. I used pop dots on the photo corner and thats about it.. I think it turned out great. Im so happy with it.. it's quite possibly my fav layout so far!

I am entering this layout into the following challenge:

Please don't forget about my giveaway & I will be posting a new one on the 25th of Oct so stay tuned for that!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Record Layout

I have been helping my husband (and his family) plan his grandparents 50th Anniversary party. We are doing a big surprise party for them.. You will be seeing tons of my ideas when they are finished and even pics from the party it's gonna be great.

Anyway Adam's grandparents love stuff from the 1950's its very them lol. So thats the theme we decided on... so as for decorations this is just one of the many others to come...

We are decorating old Vinyl records with pictures (scrapbooking basically on a record instead of paper) and then we're going to put them on the walls (along with banners and other stuff) this is one of many to be made.

I am entering this layout into the following challenge:
I switched it up by using only one pic on the side instead of 3 small ones and I also flipped around the title and embellishments

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Harmony is over 1 month old

So.... *sigh* my baby girl is already 1 month and 9 days old!! :( When did this happen? I cannot believe it!

I was just going through my old posts and noticed that I hardly ever post about my babies now and its usually just scrapping or crafting.. so I thought I better at the very least do a monthly update (that way if nothing else at least i have kept track somewhere for when I finally (if ever) get around to scrapping this stuff).

So Harmony is 5ish weeks old now..

What's she doing/milestones:
  • just starting to track things
  • can support her head for about 30 seconds at a time
  • kicks off of things nonstop
  • drinking 3oz bottles every 2hrs during the day and 3-4 hrs at night
  • starting to roll onto her side
  • starting to coo "ahh" "ohh" "aww" etc
  • smiles once in awhile when shestalked to or smiled at
  • just started losing her hair this week and its starting to grow back where it's fallen out at already

  • likes her big sister
  • likes being held
  • likes daddy
  • likes mommy
  • likes "It girl - Jason Derulo" (its the only way to get her to stop crying sometimes)
  • likes her tummy time gym
  • likes sleeping during the day and being up at night
  • likes eating
  • dislikes anything cold
  • dislikes being sat down
  • dislikes her car seat
  • dislikes being swaddled
  • dislikes loud noises
  • dislikes bath time (cuz it's cold afterwards i guess lol)
  • dislikes being dirty

Other info:
  • Jayden can't say Harmony yet she calls her "sis" or "Harm" or "Harma".. so I've started calling her "Harma" too I think its kinda cute
  • First trip was on Sept 22 - 23 a beach trip to Newport, Rockaway Beach, & Tillamock and we went to the Newport Aquarium
  • First trip to the pumpkin patch was on Oct 15, 2011.
  • Her hair was/is reddish brown (we'll see if it grows back the same color).
Please forgive my photos they have not yet been edited. And I have 1000s more (no joke) i just don't have the time right now to edit and then upload.. just to upload these 3 it took me about 30 mins.. ugh slow internet and not wanting to take the time to resize (the computer i normally do that on broke.. my husband dropped it off the chair and the screen shattered lol).

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY I have going on... you have until to enter. And I have a coupon code: STMMMS63527 for you to use if you wish to purchase My Memories Suite.. $10 off the purchase of the software + a $10 coupon for any kit purchase(s) at store!

Also... I will be having another giveaway starting on the 25th of October for a Cricut cart so make sure to check that out too!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great night!

Jayden update

Jayden is now 21 months and 11 days old!

Milestones/ what shes up to:
  • has a vocabulary of over 100 words easy!
  • started putting words together (2-4 word sentences) about a month ago
  • copies EVERYTHING
  • can tell us when she has gone potty right away (but not before yet)
  • is sleeping in a big girl bed (her crib was converted into a daybed in Sept)
  • has reached the terrible twos and everything is a fight!

  • likes being a big sister
  • likes ALL animals
  • likes anything Disney (just like mommy) especially Mickey, Minnie, Ariel, Pooh & Tigger
  • likes soup
  • likes all sorts of fruits (and will take fruit over sweets any day
  • likes daddy
  • likes mommy
  • likes brushing her teeth
  • likes dresses
  • likes shopping
  • likes shoes
  • her blanky corner
  • likes coloring & crayons
  • dislikes broken crayons (which includes ones that dont have a point anymore lol)
  • dislikes bedtime
  • dislikes daddy leaving
  • dislikes obeying most of the time
Dont forget about my giveaway :) and the one Im having on the 25th!
Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day

My Memories Sale - 30% off all kits!!

I just wanted to let everyone know... is having a big sale this weekend EVERY design is 30% off!!! Thats an amazing deal!

AND if you purchase My Memories Suite using this code: STMMMS63527 you can get $10 off your purchase + a free $10 to use in the store... and with everything being 30% off you can probably get at least 3 kits depending on which ones you choose!

Also.. don't forget about the My Memories Suite giveaway I have going on right now!!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great night!

Friday, October 21, 2011

No PIctures digi layout

Jayden was being her stubborn self in these and just didnt want her pic taken. For some reason the feathers on the boa were also making her gag.. shes about 9 months old in these pics.

I am entering this layout into the following challenge:
The challenge is to use pictures that didn't turn out the way you wanted.

And if you're interested in purchasing My Memories Suite make sure to use this coupon code: STMMMS63527 to get $10 off the purchase + a $10 gift code to use on any kit/paper purchase from the store.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Memories Suite + a GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone!! :)

Now I'm sure you've all been seeing all the posts lately for My Memories Suite and giveaways and digital scrapbooking layouts made with My Memories Suite. Well I am here to tell you there's a reason for that... Its AWESOME!

I have been playing around with My Memories Suite and I am LOVIN' it! I love it so much that I have 2 copies of it.. one on my Mac and one on one of the PCs. I normally don't do digital.. but in the past I have done a few pages using Photoshop. Since I'm a photographer Im familiar with photoshop and its cake for me to use. I thought that it would be impossible for this program to be any easier to use for me.. but it is!! It really is.

There are a few things.. to bring up here, not only is it easy to use it's also fun! And lets not forget the fact that clean up is non-exsistant!! Thats a HUGE plus! It's fast, produces amazing projects with just a few clicks.. and you don't have to look around and hope you have that pic you're looking for printed.. or printed at a special size.. with My Memories Suite it's all just a click away!

The possibilities are endless with this. This program is NOT just for scrapbooking.. it can do so much more. Now, I've only been playing with it for 2 days now but I know that it can make movies, use music, make cards etc etc.

There are tons of kits online at, whatever you're looking for.. it's there!
One of the big questions I had about this program was.. "Am I limited to just the kits on" the answer is no. If you find something somewhere else you can still use it in My Memories Suite.. it just doesn't upload into the program the same way. You can even make your own kits/papers/embellishments to use. Thats what makes this program so much fun! also has free kits and all kits are very reasonably priced :)

The pics are some of the pages I've made over the last 2 days using My Memories Suite.. the time to make each page ranged between 30mins - 3hrs (mainly because I have a hard time picking out pics and deciding which of the many papers/embellishments I wanted to use).

Now on to what you're really here for... GIVEAWAY!

I was given a copy of My Memories Suite to giveaway to one of my followers. The winner will receive a coupon code to get My Memories Suite (the download version) a $39.97 value and $10 to use in their store for kits.. thats a $49.97 value!!

How can you win?
Go to and come back here and leave a comment letting me know which digital kit is your favorite! (required entry)
For extra entries -
be or become a follower of my blog: 1 entry
post about my giveaway on your blog and leave the link here in comments: 1 entry
be or become a follower of My Memories Blog: 1 entry
(their blog is great has some info on how to use the program as well as contests that have giveaways for more kits!!)

Thats 4 chances to win! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

You will have until Friday Nov 4 , 2011 at 11:59pm pst to get your entries in. I will use to pick a winner and will announce the winner here on Saturday Nov 5, 2011.

If you want the program and don't wanna wait to find out if you won I have a great deal for you.. With this code: STMMMS63527 (make sure to copy/paste so that you get the discount!) you can get $10 off your purchase of My Memories Suite and a $10 coupon to use in the store - Thats a $20 value!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

blooming Beauty layout

My very first layout for/of Harmony. These are her first 2 ultrasounds. I made this for the DCWV October Scrap-a-holic challenge. I used the Blossoms & Butterflies stack and the white cardstock is from the Citrus cardstock stack. I used pooh font for the title.

Im also entering this into the Scrap It With a Song - Heaven challenge... My subject matter... Harmony is like Heaven to me.. matter of fact we had a real hard time picking out her name and it got down to Harmony or Nevaeh (Heaven spelled backwards) obviously we picked Harmony but it was REAL close!
Hope you like it.. again.. stay tuned for a pretty cool giveaway that I will post by tomorrow!!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

another box

This is another box i made using mini monsters.. this one is cut at 5 1/4 inches.
I am entering this box into the following challenges:

I have a pretty cool giveaway I'll be posting either later tonight or earlier tomorrow, so stick around!!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trick or Treat Box

Using Mini Monsters I cut this box in yellow at 6 inches... I then cut all the details in purple white and black. I used some stamps I have to stamp the stomach area and then the back. I used some black ribbon to tie on a handle.

Do Not Enter wall decor

I made this little sign using Mini Monsters cart.

I used some chipboard from a flier that came in the mail and its cut at 5.5x6 and then i covered it with the green circle paper cut at the same size. I cut the spider & web image at 4 inches and the "DO NOT ENTER" at 3 1/4 in both black and orange. I inked the spider with black and put some google eyes on him. I hi-lited the web with a white gelly roll pen. Using my big bite 2 I punched holes along the bottom and right side as well as a whole on each of the sides on the top for the ribbon to hang. I threaded black ribbon thru the bottom holes and orange ribbon thru the side holes.

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

getting cricky dt call

There is a DT call going on over at Getting Cricky.. K Andrew is looking to add 6 new members to her design team. I know im gonna apply and everyone else should too. Shes such a wonderful person and her blog is awesome!

getting cricky giveaway monday

head over to Getting Cricky with K Andrew to see how to win a surprise cricut cart.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

candy's 100 follower candy

head on over to Candy's Craft Corner to see how to enter for a chance to win the Robotz Cricut Cart.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


go over to Candy's Craft Corner to see how to enter for a chance to win some awesome candy!!