Sunday, April 22, 2018

2nd Home Decor Project

I got so excited when I saw the House DIY Pallet in the Clear Scraps store. I knew I would use it to create a project about our new house. It rarely ever snows in Louisiana, but it snowed TWICE in Louisiana last winter. I decided to use pictures of our new house covered in snow. It was a bit of a challenge to pull the non-traditional color scheme into a bit of a theme to match the photos, but I pulled it off.

I had a ton of fun creating this project, and I created a .PDF file with instructions for anyone who is interested in recreating it. The file is available for download at the Clear Scraps blog.

You can see in the detailed shots that I also used a Home Chipboard Word Title, and the Winter Sequins from Clear Scraps.

Other Supplies: Jenni Bowlin's Brown Sugar Paint, Miss Kate's Cuttables Snowflake File, Silhouette, Fiskars Punch, Glitz Design's Dapper Dan collection, Studio Calico Mist, Maya Mist and acrylic craft paint.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

You Will Be Fine

I am so very excited to announce that I am now on the Clear Scraps design team! It's been a long time since I've been on a design team, and I've missed the challenge of scrapping on a deadline. This is the first project for my term. I used the Clear Scraps Feathers Layering Stencil to create the funky feathers that I used as embellishments.

The first layer of the feathers was created with a hot pink gelato. I made sure to let that layer dry thoroughly before I added the next layer of black ink. Then I fussy cut everything out and layered it with some other fabulous embellishments including the Clear Scraps Princess sequins. Here's a closer view of one of the embellishment clusters.

Other Supplies: Basic Grey's Highline Paper and Embellishments, Bazzill Cardstock, and Pink Paislee's She Art Rub Ons.

I love these pictures of my kids in the petting zoo at our VBS last summer. Brandon really wanted to hold the chicken, so someone caught it and handed it to him. Once he had the chicken, he panicked. He really didn't know what to do with it! He said, "Mom, Come get this thing." It cracks me up every time I see this photo. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you soon. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I'm Back

I have to admit the last few years haven't been kind to my family, and I've dropped off of the radar completely. (I got skin cancer, my Mom passed away, and much more.) I have missed blogging, I missed scrapbooking even more, and I missed my online friends the most. I'm sorry that I haven't been around much. Looking back, I honestly wish that I would've blogged through the storms that we've been through. My blog is a record of my children's lives as much as it is about my scrapbook pages and I missed sharing so many big life events. I found out recently that my kids have been going back through my blog to read the older posts about when they were little. You can bet that lit a fire in my heart to get back to documenting our lives on my blog and through my scrapbook pages. 

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet! I plan to be back soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Almost Perfect

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that we have a new family member. He's been keeping us so busy that I haven't posted about him here yet. Sophie passed away this May on Mother's Day and we were pretty sure we wouldn't get another dog. Unfortunately, Brandon had a really hard time adjusting to life without a dog because one of his coping mechanisms was cuddling Sophie. We ended up with this sweet guy in July. 

His name is Rocky Beauregard Landry and he was under four pounds when we brought him home. He's lived with us for four months now and we couldn't be more in love with him. He's grown just a little.

Brandon wanted a bigger dog who would run around and fetch a ball. I wanted a big, cuddly snuggle buddy. We all got what we wanted. He fit into our family seamlessly and basically potty trained himself. He's a smart cookie!

Before I forget, I have a layout to share as well. It features a photo from a wonderful day that we spent as a family. We took the kids outside to play baseball and the weather was just perfect. Jordan stopped playing for a while because she was tired, and Ronnie took a break to cuddle her. She's always had him wrapped around her little finger. 

I created a pie chart cut file for this page and backed it with different patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Ashbury Heights collection. I don't usually scrapbook with darker colors, but I really like the way my project turned out. The striped gold washi tape in that collection is fabulous! I'm going to need more of it soon.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Me + You (Jordan's Rod Removal Surgery)

It has been ages since I posted anything because Jordan had to have emergency surgery to remove the rods from her femurs. We've been focused on taking care of her, and we are amazed by her recovery so far. She's incredible! It hasn't even been two weeks yet and she's already walking with her walker. It won't be long until she's running again. She won't let anything slow her down.

I haven't scrapbooked for the longest time, but I still have quite a few pages to post. It seems I'm running behind on a lot of stuff lately. I'll get back into the swing of things eventually. 

This layout features photos of a very tiny Brandon swinging in our backyard. I can remember Jordan giggling in the same swing.

I created the title by writing the words I wanted, scanning them in, and using my Silhouette software to cut it all out. This was a big stash busting project, and I managed to use rub ons that I bought around the time Brandon was born. Nine year old rub ons that still worked. I was impressed!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Take Your Time

I participated in the August Music Inspiration challenge at and I was assigned Joan Jett's "I Love Rock and Roll" for inspiration. I pulled the title of my layout from the lyrics. 

We asked the kids to take their time while we were feeding the parakeets at the Audubon Aquarium. They were supposed to be still so the parakeets would land on their food sticks to eat. Patience is not a strong point for young kids, so they all chased the parakeets and begged them to eat. Needless to say, they didn't have a lot of interested birds. 

This page features a mix of different manufacturers, but most of the supplies came from Echo Park's Capture line. There are some Heidi Swapp puffy stickers, and My Mind's Eye's enamel dots as well. I love when I get to use some of my stash!

Monday, August 29, 2016

You Make Me Happy

Good morning! I thought I'd pop on quickly to share a layout I've done featuring a picture of a very tiny Brandon. The best part of scrapbooking is being able to capture important memories. When I look at this photo of my little man, I remember singing to him and snuggling. 

 One of our favorite songs to sing was "You are My Sunshine", so when I saw this card from My Mind's Eye's Cut and Paste Charm collection I knew I had to find a baby picture to scrap. My page came together quickly with a few small strips of paper and a couple of embellishments. This project makes me smile every time I look at it. I was inspired by Jana Eubank's "Hike" layout, but I went off on a tangent again so I'm not sure you can tell.