Monday, November 14, 2011

SALE! And some recent layouts

LDrag Designs is moving! Lina is closing her Scrap Matters store and that means everything is 50% off!!


Also, here is the page that I just did with her latest kit, Fall Into Autumn.

Evan 1st grade
Such great colors! I love that blue with the other fall colors!

I also made this page with Say It Ain't Snow which Erica Zane just re-released at CatScrap:

Snow Angels

I recently finished my calendar toppers and got my calendar printed up. I LOVE how it turned out! I'm thinking about making them into free quick pages for you all, so stay tuned! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011


Are you ready for Halloween?? I just spent the evening sewing Harry Potter robes for my oldest and baby legs for baby girl's cat costume. We're getting there!

I'm in love with Erica Zane's new Halloween kit, Tricky! The elements in it are super spooky!

It's 30% off right now, so hurry and grab it! You can also grab the coordinating freebie on Erica's blog.

Here's the layout I made with it:
Ready to Trick or treat

I also did a couple other layouts this week. I wanted to scrap some recent photos of my baby girl.

Photo Shoot

Funny Faces
{I used Snapshots of Life by LDrag Designs for both pages.}

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Template Freebie!!

As promised, I've created a free template to celebrate my return to blogging! :)

But first let me show you this awesome Fall Delight bundle that LDrag Desings released this week.


I made the September page of my calendar with it and it was SO easy because I used the frame clusters and graffiti and didn't have to do any of the clustering myself! So easy.


Now, for the template freebie! I really loved how my "First Day of Kindergarten" layout turned out, so I made it into a template. Enjoy!

{Click image to download}

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Releases

Look at these gorgeous goodies that were released this past week!

LDrag Designs released this amazing Halloween kit. There are some REALLY fun elements in this one!

I used it for the calendar I'm making. Isn't that moon element awesome??

For a limited time, you can get a FREE pack of word art when you buy the kit!

Erica Zane just released this kit called Silver Lining and I just LOVE the colors!

It was perfect for scrapping about Seattle's weather. :)
Seattle Rain

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Catching up!

Hello crafting/blogging world! I know I've been away for a while, but I've had a very good reason...

We welcomed miss Ellette Michelle into our family on June 23rd!

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I've been having so much fun loving and snuggling my little Ellie girl. :) She's so dang sweet... we just love her to pieces!

But, now I'm ready to jump back in to scrapping and crafting! I have done a little bit here and there over the past few months, so here's what I've been up to:

Everything by Erica Zane:
EZ Templates 17
Sunburn Savvy
Sail Away

Boys on the go
On The Go by Sarah Bennett
EZ Originals v.5 (template)

So Sweet
Cherrielicious by LDrag Designs
Scraplift of Choose Joy by Kara

You color my world
Over the rainbow by LDrag Designs

First day of kindergarten
Smarty Pants by Erica Zane

Window to happiness by LDrag Designs

Brand New
New Arrival by LDrag Designs and Siamese Studio
Little Sew and Sew {Framed White} by Erica Zane

Seahurst Beach
Just Sail Away by LDrag Designs
EZ Originals v. 5 by Erica Zane (template)

Big Smiles
Lavender Dreams by LDrag Designs
{So Messy} Stamp Alpha by LDrag Designs

Beach Play
Perfect Moments and Perfect {Beach} Moments by Erica Zane

A couple little changes have also taken place since I've been gone...

Sarah Bennett is designing again! Yay! You can find her store at Zig Zag Scrap.
Also, Erica Zane has moved! As of October 1st, you can find her designs exclusively at CatScrap.

Whew! I think we're all caught up now! :)

I feel like I need to make a template to celebrate my return... we'll see! ;)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This week's goodies

I'm in love with the templates Erica Zane released this week! I can always use a good template. Here's the page I did with one of them:

Takin' a break

{Also used: Love Happens, Sunburn Savvy (sun, yellow ribbon, tag), Sketchy (Alpha) all by Erica Zane}

LDrag Designs released a fun new summery kit this week. It's called Hawaiian Escape and I used it for this page:

Beach Bum

Also, Tangerine Twist (released two weeks ago) is the kit for this month's Stack Exchange at Scrap Matters, which means it's 30% off! Hurry and grab it!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Template Freebie!!!

LDrag Designs has a beautiful new kit out this week. It's called Chic Elegance and it was perfect for scrapping the baby shower I just had. :)

Baby Shower

If you hurry, you get the matching alpha for free when you buy the kit!! This special deal only lasts until the 9th.


As promised, I have a template freebie for you today!! I haven't come across many templates with lots of pictures on them lately and I've been wishing for them. If you've been having the same problem, this template is for you! Enjoy! :)


Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Goodies

I'm excited to show you the pages I created this week. I just love the creative teams I'm on. Linda and Erica continue to outdo themselves every week, and this week is no exception!

Erica's new kit this week is called Happy Homemaker (you might notice, it coordinates with last week's kit). This kit is packed full of super fun doodled elements!

{This is a scraplift of Happy by iScrap for the Grand Theft Layout Challenge at Scrap Matters.}

LDrag Designs' new kit, Tangerine Twist, is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so in love with the colors! It was just begging to be used for a clustery, flowery page, so here's what I came up with...
36 weeks

I'm thinking it's about time for another template. It's been a while. So, stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Quilt

I finally finished baby girl's quilt, and I'm so happy with how it turned out!!

Baby girl's quilt

I have been planning this quilt for months, but once I found fabric I liked and actually got going on it, it actually came together quite quickly. I think it helps that I did big old 8 inch squares. That and I tied it instead of quilting it.

Baby girl's quilt

Mostly because I'm lazy, but also because the minky fabric that I used for the back was too stretchy for machine quilting.

Baby girl's quilt

Just look at that soft, fuzzy coziness. :)

I'm just grateful I got it done before she arrived. Three more weeks to go! Maybe I have time to make matching sheets?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Snapper and a HUGE bundle!

LDrag Designs has come out with an awesome and HUGE bundle this week! It's Mermaid Fantasy and it's packed full of good stuff! It's got the fun, girly mermaid stuff, but it's also got a lot of beachy/ocean life elements, too. The Sea Friends Add On is especially adorable!! So, here's what I made with it this week:
Cabrillo Aquarium

Here's a close up of the pages, so you can see the fun elements!

Cabrillo Aquarium L

Cabrillo Aquarium R

Erica Zane also came out with a new kit this week called Happy Snapper and I LOVE this color scheme! The kit was perfect for scrapping this little moment I captured of my three favorite guys:
Picture Perfect
{I used a template by camijo for the Tuesday Template challenge over at Scrap Matters}

Thursday, May 19, 2011


You may remember the little hat I made for baby girl not too long ago...
Hat for baby girl

I started a little dress to match around the same time but did get it finished until just last night... finally! It's just a little pillowcase style dress. I wanted to keep it really simple since the colors are so bright.

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Now that I've finished up that project, I've officially started on the quilt and I'm super excited about it! It's going to be cute!

Monday, May 16, 2011

FuchsiaLime and Just Married

I'm a bit late blogging these layouts because things have been a bit crazy around here lately. I'm only 4 weeks away from having this baby and I seem to have lost all my energy. ;) Better late than never, though... right?

LDrag designs
was hard at work last week and created these TWO beautiful kits. They are both so bright and fun. I love the pages I made with them.

First is Just Married
Just Married

I can never get over how young my hubby and I look in our wedding photos. We were just babies! :)

The second kit is called FuchsiaLime:
Family Pic

There is a gorgeous addon for this kit as well.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Nursing Cover

I mentioned in my last post that I had a couple of sewing projects in the works. I finished one of them last night! It's a nursing cover and I adore the end result!

Nursing cover

So sweet and girly. :)

I used tutorials from Make It and Love It and Sew Much Ado as my inspiration, but ultimately I had to make some of it up because of the little ruffly detail...

Nursing cover

...and the fact that I was working with a limited amount of fabric (definitely not enough to make it double sided!)

I also didn't have quite as much boning as what was recommended, but I think it will work out just fine.

Nursing cover

I was worried about the double D ring strap being a bit tricky... especially since I'll probably be doing it one-handed, but it's actually really easy and convenient.

Nursing cover

I think me and this nursing cover will get along just fine. :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New templates and a SALE!

I only have one page to show for last week (although, in my defense, I have some really cute sewing projects in the works!)

Erica Zane has been whipping out the templates lately and I love it! Makes it so easy for me to get pages done! Her new set this week is EZ Originals v.3 and here's the page I did with one of them:

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I used two of Erica's coordinating kits for this page: Underwater Escape and Tropical Escape. If you hurry, you can get Tropical Escape for 60% off! Erica is having a spring cleaning sale {Click here to get to her store.} and you can really score some killer deals. Better hurry, though. The kits she's got on sale will be retiring when the sale is over!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm excited to announce....

...that I've joined another creative team!! I'm super excited to now be creating for LDrag Designs. Her stuff is gorgeous! Her newest kit (a collab with Siamese Studio) is called Just Arrived and I am SO in love with the page I did with it! This is my sweet little niece.... makes me so excited to meet my own little peanut. :)

Cute as a button

Starting Wednesday, LDrag Designs is celebrating her birthday with a sale! Don't miss it!


Also, if you sign up for her newsletter, you will get a coupon for an extra 10% off! You can sign up on her blog.

here's the other page I created this week:
Chuck E Cheese

Erica Zane has some new templates out this week that I used for this. I also used a conglomeration of some of her other products. {Click here for credits.}

And here's the one I did last week... for some reason I didn't blog it already!
Party Time
{Click here for credits.}