Tuesday, May 17, 2016

For the love of Nature

My little girl is a lover of nature and gets super excited at simple things like lady bugs and birds. I decided to document her love of nature, and her first time enjoying nature at night in front of  a bonfire.

I used the DCWV Garden Charm stack out at Joann's. I'm loving the variety of floral prints on this stack :) 
I've recently set a goal to use up my stash of old pretty things. So I try to use an entire packet of something when possible. Here, I used a packet of old rub-onbs. Yes, the entire pack! I also did a bit of a messy background with paint and a stencil. I layered prints from the stack, vellum, a book page (sprayed with mist), and a doily behind the photo. 

The kraft pages in this stack are perfect for fun, busy backgrounds or even mixed media! 

Friday, May 13, 2016

In with the Old

When I found my stash of Dear Lizzy from 2012, I decided I really needed to use up my older supplies. 

I made this for Shimelle's NSD challenge to make a layout with a messy background. 
This was about the time the little one started kicking and laughing a lot.

What older supplies have you been using lately? 

May Stack-a-holic challenge

A little Reminder about the May Stack-a-holic challenge over at the DCWV blog :) 
This is my take on the challenge.


This is my girl's face when we put glasses on her :) 

This is my card. These are really great sketches to work with! Give it a try!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Royally Sweet!

Hey everyone! 

We went to the County Fair last summer and they had little thrones and props set up in the children's area. We just had to try snapping a photo of our little queen. It was a little tricky to keep her still long enough but we managed!

I've had this photo for a while but didn't know which papers to use. I'm glad I waited because the DCWV Scripts and Music Notes Stack worked perfectly! I had a lot of fun layering different pieces from the stack along with other embellishments. She's definitely the Queen Bee at our house!
 Who's the queen bee at your house?

I hope you're all having a really fun Cinco de Mayo!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I can do anything!

I'm loving the DCWV Watercolor stack  right now. You can find it at Joann stores. I'm also very much into doilies and mixed media.

 I've added pieces from the 6x6 stitched stack love having pre-stitched pieces so i dont have to drag out my sewing machine. Do you love the watercolor trend?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy and Meh!

Hi Everyone!
This is my baby and one of my dogs. 
She loves to hug him, and even try to climb him. She LOVES him. 
He tolerates her and her affection LOL. 

This is their relationship! 

I used the Market Street collection by My Mind's Eye along with the new Simple Stories Carpe Diem and the beautiful hearts vellum by Shimelle. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

live, love, laugh

Hey there! This layout has a fun story behind it. We thought we would surprise my mom by not telling her that we were coming and by bringing a 'gag' cake as a joke before the real cake. I don't think either of those worked out. My step dad spilled the beans about the surprise visit and she actually liked the gag cake. Sigh! 

I used the Confetti stack and the Paint and Create stack heart of gold. The cute frames are from freckled fawn. I used a lot of enamel dots to simulate confetti. Great way to use up my stash.  How do you use your stash of enamel dots?