Saturday, April 9, 2016


It is so hard to believe my little guy was ever this small.  He is soon to be 14 and he's about 4 in this photo.  He still has that sweet smile and loves to make us laugh. 

It took me about two days to finish this one page layout.  I had such a hard time with figuring out what title I wanted and what embellishments to use.  Once I finally got that all figured out it went super fast. 

I Miss You

I love using these templates from Kiwi Lanes Designs (which I'm sure you've figured out lol).  It makes creating so much easier and a lot of fun.  There was quite a while lately that I just didn't want to scrap or create cards.  I couldn't get in the groove.  These templates, and their sketches) have really helped jump start my creative brain.  I've gotten so much more done the last few weeks than I have in months!
I created this card for a current sketch challenge they are having on their blog.  I still don't have all the templates so I improvised for the stem and used chevron patterned paper instead.

Supplies: Tiny Wildflower 1T, 4T, chalkboard paper (my minds eye), bakers twine (stampin up), say it in style stampset (close to my heart), antique ink (tim holtz)
I also created this card for the same challenge just because I love playing with these templates lol.  They are really just to much fun!!

Supplies: tiny wildflower 2T & 5T, tiny accents 1T, 1/2" strip and Chevrons 3B, stampin up dsp, button and green bakers twine.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Two Card Designs

Here are two cards I created to show how to use the Kiwi Designs templates for scrapbooks when you don't have any card templates to use (hoping to add these soon lol).  I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.  I've never used templates on cards before and they came together quite fast.

The templates I used are:
Baby card: chestnut drive 1B & 2 B, Adventure 1, 4, 6
Happy Birthday card: cascade trails 1A & 1B, Madison Avenue 3A, Tiny Bracket 1T

Autism Awareness Zoo trip

We love the zoo.  We go many times a year if possible and for any reason.  When we found out that The Brookfield Zoo was doing an Autism Awareness Day we couldn't wait to go.  We have two children that have be diagnosed with it so we support it fully.

I took so many photos this day that I still have a full container! I may add more layouts to this later but for now I'm done.  This first layout gave me a lot of trouble.  No matter what I did with it, it just didn't look right.  I finally just put everything down and glued.  I wasn't sure about it but now that its done, its a keeper.

I decided that this layout would only feature the pictures with my son in them.  I wanted to showcase how proud he was to be participating in the Awareness day and how happy he was to be there.  I think this will always be a place we can take him that will instantly calm him down and make him happy.

For both layouts I used Kiwi Lane Designs templates.  I have fallen in love with the look these create and how they help you use up patterned paper that you never thought you'd use.