Friday, July 6, 2018

{Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big} JustNick Studios Design Team Intro!

Hello crafty friends, happy Fri-yay!

My very first Design Team layout for JustNick Studios is up, and I am SO excited to share it with you!  I've followed Nicole's free cut files for many years as she worked with Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, and I placed my first JustNick order two short days after she opened her store a little over three years ago!  So, I'm geeking out a little LOT being on her Design Team.  :)

I used the Simple Stories I Am... collection, Distress Oxide ink and other inks, and the following JustNick cut files:

Go check out the JustNick blog for close ups of my layout, and then stop by the JustNick store to pick out some of your favorites!!

Enjoy a crafty weekend!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

I'm Joining the JustNick Studios Design Team!

You guys, I have such exciting news!  I'm joining the JustNick Studios 2018-2019 design team!  I'm just too excited to join these artistic ladies!!

I remember downloading Nicole's first free cut file called Sketchy Circles from the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog back in 2013!  And a fan was born.  :)

Join me Friday for my first layout on the JustNick Studios design team!  I can't wait to share it with you all - don't forget to bring chocolate!

Have an amazing week!

Friday, June 22, 2018

{The Good Stuff} Published in Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine's 50th Issue!

Hello, hello!

I have barely been through the Summer 2018 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today once, and can I just say, "It's fabulous!"  It's the 50th issue, and they've gone all-out!  I have a layout published in it as well, and I'm so excited to share it with you!

We went to the Houston Zoo this past spring break and the weather could not have been better!  My daughter isn't in many of our photos from that day - 16 year olds want to go off and see the animals with their own friends...weird!  (lol)

I love this Fancy Pants Designs collection (I wish I could have 20 of those "The Good Stuff" ephemera!), and I used a cut file from SCT Magazine (as created by Nicole Nowasad) as well.  I looooove her cut files!

Go soak up all the good stuff in this issue, don't want to miss it!

Hugs and a good weekend!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Little Moments Layout

Hello friends!  Are you excited about the Summer issue of SCT Magazine coming out tomorrow?  It's their 50th issue, and I know they will celebrate in style.  I have a layout in this coming issue, so before the issue comes out, I wanted to share the sweetest spring layout that was in the Spring issue.

Here is my daughter helping water our flowers.  <3

I adore these photos, but I love them even more with all the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio goodness surrounding them!  I also used a bunch of flower cut files from Just Nick Studios (plus some fun fussycut flowers).  The watering can is an Echo Park cut file that I did some hand stitching around.  So fun!

Don't forget to check out the SCT Magazine site tomorrow at 10am CT for the 50th issue release!

Have a great weekend!


Fun news - I'm on the Paper House Productions Design Team!

Hello crafty friends!

I wanted to hop on the blog and share some fun news with you.  I'm joining the Paper House Productions Design Team for Summer/Fall 2018!  It's headed by Christine Meyer who I've had the joy to work with before.

I'm very excited to be on my first manufacturer's DT -- I feel it's an incredible honor, and I'm creating with some friends whose work already inspires me (not to mention working with some new ladies who I know will wow me!). 

I can't wait to share layouts with you starting in July!

Love and chocolate,

Monday, March 26, 2018

{Little Moments} Published in Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

You guys!  If you haven't yet had a chance to view the Spring 2018 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine either in print or online, don't's stunning!  They pack so much goodness into each issue - and this one is no different.

I'm honored to have a layout published highlighting my daughter helping water our plants nearly 14 years ago.  <3  I used mostly Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream...the colors are sooo cut files from Echo Park and Just Nick Studio.

Happy spring!!


Friday, January 5, 2018

"Thankful" - Published in the Fall 2017 Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!

Hi there everyone!  I'm playing catch-up on my blog and wanted to share with you a layout that was published in the Fall 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine, my very favorite scrapbook publication!  I've been an avid reader for many years - it just inspires me every single issue!

Here is my Thankful layout:

This layout was of our first Thanksgiving as a family of four, in 2008.  I can't believe Paxton was that tiny once!!

I received some Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L in my gift from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine from my Lovely layout, so I used it again for this fun layout to pop up the layers.  Here are a few close-ups.

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I hope you have a wonderful week.