Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tea for Two!

I am in love. Major big time, guys. Noel's newest kit, Tea for Two, is seriously the best. This month I am playing with the Daily Diary kit and all the paper from the big kit. Had to have the extra paper kit. Trying to decide between sides A and B is going to be like choosing between your children...

Here's another spread from my album...

I've been using the Maggie Holmes Flea Market and Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic editions in my album so far, so that I can keep with the color palette that I've set, and Tea for Two is the PERFECT addition! Love how the little bits of ephemera and those wood veneer stickers match perfectly.

I am loving those Crate Paper rubons. Like a lot. And gold is something I can't get enough of these days. I cut out a million and one shapes with my Cameo from their gold sticker paper, and I layered this little house with that cute blue patterned paper, and the typed words paper (both from Pebbles) and stuck down a wood veneer heart, and a little enamel heart from my stash. The xoxo is a rubon from that amazing set, and the writing on the bottom is my own scrawl.

A simple card. Straight out of the kit, slapped a rub-on at the top, and journaled. That's it.

 This is a 4x6 card from the kit, put the photo onto a scrap tag from a past kit, stuck on the two different washi's from this and the Sweet & Simple kit, and stitched it onto the card, leaving a pocket to slide in a journaling tag.

This is one of the tags I cut out from the CP Notes & Things sheet, punched a hole and tied on a couple more tiny tags from the ephemera pack and tied them all together with a bow. Noel put an awesome date stamp in a kit a million years ago, and I use that little puppy ALL THE TIME! Added a little journaling and tucked her behind the photo. Easy peasy.

That's all for me today - now we're off to Nana and Grandpa's house for some swimming, because this kid LOVES the water. Good thing I'm extra buoyant these days...
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Did I mention that I am incredibly short?
And I have to say, Snake was by far the best old school cell phone game. Ever. Angry birds got nothin' on Snake.
And yes, I had major bangs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday

With the sissy, circa 2002.
And oddly touchy feely moment.
My hair looks weird.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday

My 18th Birthday Party.
I mean, would you just look at those cell phones?!
And those baaaaanggggssssssss.......ugh.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pretty Little Studio

Here's some more of January's spread, featuring Pretty Little Studio.

I love that "This Moment" card - it was perfect to add just a tiny amount of journaling to finish it off. And the little gold cloud, butterfly, alpha and word stickers are a very close second. It's crazy how few pictures I actually took the first half of the month. I really had to dig to get the few that are there. If you see how freakishly swollen my feet are, you can imagine how big the rest of me was. So yeah, you're not missing much...

Now the second half of the month - that's a whole other story. There was a brand new baby to look at, and so, from here on out, there will be photo overload.

Here's some closeups of some of the cards I made featuring Pretty Little Studio. Keepin' it simple, friends. It's the only way I'll ever catch up...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesdays with Baby Reed

Finally. A Tuesday picture on Tuesday! But I couldn't choose just one...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pretty Little Studio

My first post for Pretty Little Studio is up over on the blog! I am IN LOVE with all the cute little vintage papers and die-cuts they make, and am making them a big part of my Project Life and Baby Reed's albums!

 The confetti packs are a great way to add a little movement, and HELLO! that gold foil sticker melts my heart.


I love the coordinating flair pieces, and the little banner cut-outs and labels make life a little easier, for sure!

I'll have a post up over at the Pretty Little Studio blog every week, so be sure to check it out! There are some seriously good designers over there, doing lots of fun work!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Zoo with Baby Reed!

Last weekend LaLa took us on a field trip to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and omg it was a blast! Reed just staaaaaared at all the animals and more than anything, just loved holding on to all the railings. Cuz he's a weirdo like that. LaLa was in charge of Reed, while I took about a thousand pictures of our day, and even managed to get a few of me with my little man, too.


Noel Mignon is having a cruise crop via Facebook right now, and I made this layout for a challenge I posted as part of the week's activities, called 'Maiden Voyage' - all about scrapbooking a "first time" something in your life. And I have to say, I'm pretty happy with it.  I am using a mix of the Noel Mignon Sweet & Simple kits and the South Shore big kit (sorry, already sold out!) for this layout.

I must confess that I am so not a "red" person - I usually don't use it in my layouts almost at all, but my mamala's red shirt kinda made it completely necessary, so red it is!! And it's a good thing both of these kits work so well for the green/red/mint/wood grain palette!

 This is probably the least complicated filler card I've ever made. Cut down the paper, hot glued the chipboard camera to the card, hot glued the summer chipboard banner to the camera, then tucked the two pennant stickers on each side. Then of course I added a couple of enamel dots. Cause ya hafta.

And that's it. And I feel oddly good about it. Something totally different than my usual style about one of the sweetest firsts on our little guy's record!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Me and my skinny mamala.
Spring, 1985
Wish I looked that good a few months after giving birth! Or just, um, EVER!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuesday with Baby Reed...on Wednesday...

Well, at least this is better than last week. 
Those toes, man. I wanna eat em!