Friday, January 30, 2015

what's up?

Hi! Today I am sharing my first post as a design team member for the Frosted Designs challenge team. 

The 1/30 challenge is entitled "what direction" and that your project needs to incorporate direction. You can use arrows or use directional words such as East, West, up, down, over, under, left, right,etc. 

I used the word up- this giraffe kept nodding it's head up and down as if implying "what's up?". It was quite comical to watch. Then he smiled, although I am not sure if it was voluntary or not. lol

pp: WRMK
thickers :AC
Studio Calico wood

Head on over to the Frosted Designs blog to check out the gorgeous work from the amazing team and to enter your project for this challenge. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lace Butterfly card

Happy Monday! I am up on the 3 Girl JAM blog today sharing my first project. 

You can see the full card and how-to by clicking here

Friday, January 23, 2015

Large Scalloped Landscape Clipboard {Clear Scraps}

Hi! I am back again today sharing another amazing new Clear Scraps CHA product release; the Large Scalloped Landscape Clipboard. I had so much fun creating this and it was the first project I created using all the wonderful new CHA products from CS.

Clear Scraps clipboard
pp: Webster's Pages
chipboard: Crate Paper and unknown
sequins: Teresa Collins and Hazel & Ruby

Thursday, January 22, 2015

SO PROUD Wordboard- Clear Scraps

Hello! :) Today I am up on Clear Scraps with another fun new product. This is one of the many new Word Boards. I also used some of the new mirrored embellishments and border mascil which can all be found by visiting the What's New! section in the store

I received the SO PROUD Word Board. 

pp: Hobby Lobby
twine: Prima

for more details you can see my blog post here

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dream big {card}

Challenge #10 is up on the Scrapy Land blog. The challenge this time is to incorporate spots or dots along with the use of any die that the Scrapy Land store sells.

I once again used the X-Cut Feathers die.

pp and sticker: Simple Stories
chipboard frame
sequins: Crate Paper

To see the gorgeous work from the DT and all the rules, please head on over to the Scrapy Land blog. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

hello baby

Ahhh..., there is nothing as precious as a new baby and I am blessed to be able to have her here in our home with us. Aubree is almost two weeks old now and I am smitten. I love her cries, her little grunts, her smell and most of all the fact that I can pass her back to her momma when she has a dirty diaper. *wink* <3 div="">
Here is a layout I created using the Make it Monday #32 sketch from The Memory Nest. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew which photo and paper collection I was going to use. 

pp, die cuts, enamel dots and chipboard: Simple Stories
button twine: Papertrey Ink

Monday, January 19, 2015

a new niece

Hi! I finally got around to scrapping a photo of my sweet new granddaughter. I used the January 15th sketch challenge from Stuck?! Sketches as well as the January 16th Frosted Designs Friday challenge which is to create something using new. (You can click on the links and they will direct you to each challenge.)

Ashlyn was blessed to have been able to be in the delivery room the entire time and she is such a proud Aunt!

pp: Websters Pages
Doily: The Curtsey Boutique
stickers: Studio Calico
chipboard frame: Crate Paper

Sunday, January 18, 2015

hello giraffe

I have been wanting to scrap these photos for months and I just didn't have the "perfect" papers to do so. Hobby Lobby had a sale recently and I picked up a pad of some WRMK papers that I have had my eyes on for awhile now.
I have similar photos of Ashlyn and hopefully will get to those soon.

pp: WRMK
chipboard alpha: Basic Grey
flair: October Afternoon
cork: Hobby Lobby
pearls: Michael's
twine: Maya Road

some fun news!

I am excited to announce that I have been selected to be a member of the 3 Girl JAM design team!

The 3 Girl JAM store sells a wonderful variety of ribbon, trim and other trinkets for your crafting needs. I am especially excited to work with the hand-dyed crinkle ribbon.

You can find inspirational projects and new products by visiting the 3 Girl JAM blog and there is also the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog where you can find monthly challenges and enter your work for a chance to win some wonderful prizes! 

I am excited to start working with the fun ribbons and my new teammates! To meet the team click here

Not a bad way to start a new year! :)

Monday, January 12, 2015

So Lovely {small clipboard} Clear Scraps

Hello! Clear Scraps has some awesome new clipboards in a variety of styles and sizes. This one is the Small Regular Portait style

acrylic clipboard: Clear Scraps
pp: American Crafts
chipboard: Crate paper
sequins, ribbon and twine

for more details on this project you can see the post here

Thursday, January 8, 2015

I am a grandma!!!!

Oh.My.Goodness. Today has been one of the MOST AMAZING days ever! Welcome to the world Miss Aubree Nicole! <3 p="">

Weighing in at a hefty 9 lbs. 8 oz and 21" long, this beautiful baby girl was born at 6:39PM tonight. 

My first born baby girl is a momma now! So hard to fathom. 

Both momma and baby are doing wonderfully. 

I could not ask for anything better. I am in LOVE!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy Birthday {gift bag}

The first challenge of the new year, challenge #9, is live on the Scrapy Land blog today; It's another 'Anything Goes Using Dies' theme. 

I created a gift bag using the Die-Versions- Solo Sentiments- Happy Birthday die.


pp and chipboard: 3 Birds Designs
doily: the Curtsey Boutique

Head on over to the SL blog to see the gorgeous work from the team! 

Please don't forget to use only dies that Scrapy Land sells to be eligible for the prize. 

Monday, January 5, 2015


Hello! I played along with the Jan. 1 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches. For the sketch and design team inspiration click here.

pp: Simple Stories
wood pieces: Michael's and Studio Calico

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Magical Memories {album} Clear Scraps

Hi! Raechelle here today sharing another one of the wonderful NEW Winter CHA 2015 albums. This one is the oh-so-fun Mixable Magical 8x9 Albums

Since I didn't have anything Disney I decided to go non-traditional and keep the colors light with more of a girly theme in mind. 

album: Clear Scraps
pp: Heidi Swapp 
various die cuts and stickers  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

sending hugs and kisses card}

Hello! I am sharing another card that I made for Skylar. I have been trying to make her some cards in addition to buying them to send to her while she is in Basic Training. I know they help to motivate her and keep her spirits uplifted. She is halfway through now and is doing well ,but she still misses home and having a "normal" life. She is thriving and I could not be more proud of her. <3 p="">

pp and die cuts: Pink Paislee
sequins: Hazel & Ruby
twine: Prima
brad unknown

Friday, January 2, 2015

Boot Camp Box

Happy New Year!!! I began this layout on the 28th of December. It was supposed to be my final layout of 2014. But then it sat and sat on my desk and I didn't complete it until today and it has become my first layout of 2015. I dislike greatly when that happens because when something sits on my desk for days I lose all motivation and then it becomes something to just get done. That's how this one is- I am happy that it's done. I am not thrilled with it, but it's done and now I can move on to my next layout, which will hopefully be more to my liking. But hey, starting the year out with a two-page spread isn't too bad. ;)

pp: Pink Paislee
sequins: Teresa Collins
journaling card: Crate Paper
machine stitching 
alpha: American Crafts