Thursday, March 5, 2015

Project Life Week 4

Here is Week 4's spread.  I used Clique Kits December Kit to complete the layout.  You will find a process video on how I made this layout here.

I used 3x3 photos for this spread.  It's only a one page spread for this week.  We had a busy week with Maddie's Science Fair Project and Science Night.  We hung out with some friends.  It was a good week.  And here is the video on my Youtube Channel.  It's only my second one so cut me some slack. Ha!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Around Here

It's been a few months since I posted an "Around Here' post, so I thought I'd do it today.  I'm home today because Maddie has strep throat...again.  He feels fine, but he's contagious.  Plus Wolfie didn't have school because of Parent Teacher Conferences.

Making stuff

Going through all of my photos and came across this one.

 Observing the most beautiful sunrises.

Dealing with illness

Appreciating Maddie's artistic abilities.

Found this gem of a hat for "A-Game"

Spending lots of time with this chick! (not the photobomber in the back..haha)

Getting asked to use this photo for Olive Garden's social media!

Documenting the natural vegetation for a new friend in Australia.

Shopping at Costco

Deciding if I like this damn tape runner....I don't know.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

My You Tube Channel

Hello There!  I've been wanting to post videos on Youtube of layout processes and techniques.  I finally got my Youtube Channel up and running!  It's been a complete chore because my Internet service is horrendous.  We are hoping to change service providers and this should rectify that.  Today, I wanted to share with you a quick process video for this layout.  I know you've seen this layout before in the Clique Kits Pep Rally but I was unable to get the video uploaded.  It actually took a week to get that done.  So here is the video below.  Make sure to subscribe to my channel. I'm planning on having a lot more videos for you in the future.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


My friend, Mandy started a new series on her blog called #This Week.  #This Week is a weekly series where Mandy provides you with a prompt for the week.  This week's prompt was "Morning Routine."

I didn't get very many photos of my morning routine this week.  This week was actually atypical because Maddie was sick on Wednesday and again on Friday.  I wanted to document Erik and Wolfie getting ready for the day but that didn't happen this week.  Maybe next week I can add those photos.

Mornings start very early at our house.  We get up at 5:35 a.m.  Sometimes I hit the snooze button.  Erik and I get up and get ready for work.  When he works, he leaves the house at 6:10 am.  I get Maddie and JoJo up at 6:20 and they shower.  I get Wolfie up about 6:30 and he showers and gets dressed.  It's usually a mad dash to get out of house on time.  It often involves a little yelling on my part...Hurry up or I'm going to be late for work.

 This is me pretty much immediately out of bed.  I use a mask from Rodan and Fields every morning so I wait for it to dry while I brush my teeth and check Facebook.

 Coffee.  What would a morning be without coffee?  People could seriously be harmed if I didn't get any.  Erik makes coffee for me every morning before he goes to work.

 This is not a typical routine for us.  I usually park in the garage, but Erik had some work stuff in my space so I had to park outside.  The entire car was frosted over and on Wednesday the doors were frozen shut.

The boys in the back.  We leave the house early at 6:35 a.m.

So, here is some information for you so that you can participate too.  Make sure to visit Mandy's blog.

  • Take a photo (or several) to represent the theme.
  • Write a small (or long) story to go along with it.
  • Link up your project below using a URL to your Facebook post, Instagram post, or blog post.
  • Check back each Sunday for a new prompt!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Project Life Week 3

Hello everyone!  I just wanted to share Week Three's layout with you today.  I know there has been quite a gap, but it's because I'm waiting to order prints monthly from Persnickety Prints.  I don't want to pay $5 shipping every week.  So starting next week, I should be able to post weekly again.  I also want to tell you the photos don't do this layout justice.  It's very simple, put I love it.  I couldn't photograph outside because the weather was horrendous and windy for several days.  I didn't want to leave all of the pieces out so I just took the photos inside.  I wanted to clean my office,
which was a DISASTER so I had to put it away.

So here we go.  I had a ton of photos this week.  So many that I had to pair them down and be selective.  This week we went to a birthday party for my best friend's little ones, and then we had a snow day so there are tons of pictures of that.  I wanted to keep it simple so I used black cardstock and a white Distress marker from Tim Holtz to write on the paper.

We had a little incident with this page.  I accidentally made the title page say Week 2, when in fact, it was Week 3.  So I had to completely redo it.  I liked the other page better but hey.  I didn't realize it until after the photos were in the sleeves.  So I just snapped this quickly.  Hence, the glare from the sleeves.

I am totally loving these different photo sleeves I got.  It's adding some versatility and uniqueness to the layouts I think.  It's also sort of fun to have variety.  I really love the 3x3 border prints from Persnickety Prints.

Well, there you have it. Week 3.  I'm hoping to have Week 4 complete next week for you.  Have a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Clique Kits J'Adore

Have you met Clique Kits' March kit, J'Adore?  If you haven't then you really should.  Here are a few photos of the kit.  I'm so anxiously awaiting its arrival.  I CAN'T WAIT!

I love the colors!!!!  Black Doilies...they are calling my name.  

Now here's what's in the kit:

Pattern Papers
We R Memory Keepers: Love Notes - Heartbeat
We R Memory Keepers: Love Notes - Tulip
We R Memory Keepers: Love Notes - Secret Crush
We R Memory Keepers: Love Notes - Wild Love
We R Memory Keepers: Love Notes - Ombre Fence
We R Memory Keepers: Love Notes - Love & Adore
We R Memory Keepers: Love Notes - French Door
Specialty Papers
We R Memory Keepers: Clearly Bold - Green Polka Dot

Journal Cards
We R Memory Keepers: Clearly Bold (6 per kit)
EmbellishmentsPink Paislee: Alphabet - Bella RougeCosmo Cricket: Tiny Text Stickers (black)Kesi Art: Wood Tag (1)Kesi Art: Cards (1/2 pack)We Blow Kisses: Wood Heart (1)We Blow Kisses: Flair - Heart (1)The Polka Dot Barn: Carnival Tickets (1 each, Hot Pink, Coral, White)Enamel Dots (Colors may vary silver or green)
CK Exclusive EmbellishmentsClique Kits: Flair (4)Clique Kits: 3x4 Journal Cards (8)
CK DigitalsClique Kits: Cut FilesClique Kits: Digi Prints

Make sure to visit Clique Kits and check out the other photos and projects.  And if you order make sure to enter MARIAH10 for ten percent off of your purchase.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Clique Kits Pep Rally|Punxsutawney

Well hello there everyone!  I am happy to see your virtual faces!  You should have arrived here from Sandy's blog.  I have two layouts to share with you today.  I LOVED this kit.  One of the cutest and most fun kits I've ever received from any kit club.  Clique Kits hit it out of the park with this kit, Punxsutawney.  Here are my layouts.  The first layout is based off of Kat's sketch.

The next layout I made, I used the leftover scraps from the page above.  I also used the cut files for the kit.  I love the heart cut file.  It's one of my favorites.  I used a few papers from the Clique Kits Store as well.  I hoped to have a video for you but the audio isn't coming out right :(  So maybe in a day or two I'll get that figured out.

Here is a close up of the layout.

I hope you enjoyed the layouts.  You are now off to Marcia's blog.  

Just in case you get lost, here's the entire blog list:


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