Wednesday, November 30, 2011

munchkin turned 8.

Happy Birthday to my mini me, who is also my FAVORITE scrapbooking subject, and thankfully for the most part he just grins && goes with it-- even takes his own camera on an especially good day :]   [he's a professional photographer, in case you weren't aware lol] 29 is my favorite number, so it was really NO suprise that Caleb was born on the 29th. && he was also born the day after Thanksgiving, which meant shoppppping that morning :] Yes, you read that right, I'm a nut and went [& thoroughly enjoyed] Black Friday shopping & then had my child that night! LoL This year the 29th was another spectacular day, for many of the same reasons:

Munchkin just turned 8. Which is hard to believe, I can't believe how big he already is. He picked going to eat at Golden Corral && getting to go play games at ChuckECheese for his bday, which we were happy to agree to. Not only was it fun because it was his birthday, but also because yesterday I picked up my Instax film :]
Much thanks to my bestie, who is overseas and bought me one of the best Christmas presents ever! Since Instax cameras are all the scrapbooking rage right now, I just NEEDED to have one, but then we went onnnnneee better-- mine is Hello Kitty shaped!!!!!

[i ♥ hello kitty]

Caleb had fun figuring out how an instant photo works, showing it off to my mom & grandma, like they had never seen a polaroid before LoL && he had an awesome birthday.

[loveeeee my new camera :]]]]

As if just getting an Instax camera wasn't enough early Christmas scrappy goodness, I went Black Friday shopping with my mom and ended up getting THIS:

[hellllllooooo silhouette :]]

At 189 when the cheapest I've even see it on ebay for was around 250 this was a STEAL and I just couldn't resist, so I bought it for myself for Christmas :] No other presents neccessary, Santa. [welllllI do have a list just in case ;] It was an incredibly fun Black Friday with my mom, involving me being up for welllll over 36 hours straight, and almost getting in a fight with a girl who realllly wanted my silhouette for herself.... but last night after the birthday festivities, I also got to cut out my first shapes-- prep for my already started December Daily of course :]

As if the 29th couldn't have gotten ANY better, we also had our first snowfall here in our part of Ohio, cannnnot wait to be able to go sledding, and build snowmen, yayyyy for the holiday season & our big to do list for December :] Happy Sbooking, can't wait to see everyone's holiday projects, so far I am in LOVE with December Daily!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LOTS of happy mail :]

It's like Christmas coming early around here with the boxes of goodies that are pouring in, Mammy's loving it let me tell you LoL. I am though, so much fun stuff showing up in the mail! Got my Postal Pix, IN LOVE, definitely ordering them all the time now, especially with the great coupon codes you can get-- even better for my IPHONE that will be here soon :]]]]] big smiles from this girl! My Santa Sack from October Afternoon came, my Studio AE subscription, my Elle's Studio kits && the December Daily kit that I WON :] Needless to stay, I've had plenty to keep me busy. 

I am so excited for this holiday season, and how busy I will be & how being crafty will also get to be a major part of it as well!!!! Off to go finish up some Christmas card orders! Happy Thanksgiving scrapbooking loves!

Monday, November 14, 2011

my lucky day.

[man, i've been having a good couple of days! hopefully it keeps going....]

Sooooo today I woke up early to be able to get my hands on the two new AMAZING kits by Elle's Studio because I've heard AWESOME things about their products && thought they would be super cute to add to my December Daily. Which I THOUGHT I was gonna have to come up with a book & idea all by myself because I missed out on Studio Calico/Ali Edwards kit....

Then, I check my e-mail, because I wanted to make sure I got a receipt, and link over to check out the Studio Calico Sneak PEEK for this month, and I had an e-mail from Liz, who gave away a December Daily kit based on a raffle for her Team Challenge, which is raising money for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and I WON. I NEVER win anything, so I was pretty much jumping for joy : >  I am so unbelievably excited, I cannot wait to get it just so I can start putting together all the things I've collected!

So this kit right here will be showing up at my doorstep soon :] ohhhhh so excited! Now, back to scrapbooking, I am on a ROLL lately-- pics up soon!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

soup lover.

Jillibean Soup class today at Simply Scrapbooks-- LOVED it! I adore Jill [theBIGbean] && Kimber I've met both of them before && just LOVE all their designs. Jillibean is one of my absolute FAVORITE companies, everything Jill designs is just totally my style. The animals, the patterns, how it all coordinated & there's just SO much different stuff-- how could you NOT love it?? Well today they both came to my LSS to teach a few classes, and I was lucky enough to be able to attend two, a Christmas gift class and a card class. I had such a blast & even got a sneak peek of one of their lines for Winter CHA :] Here's a few pics from my day:

 [[ Kimber, me && Jill ]]

<----- part of the Christmas gifts class, they used them as magnets-- perfect gifts for your office friends, but I'm gonna use mine for a crafty memo board :] && above, one of the cards we made for the card class with Jill. LOVED all the projects :]

After all the fun at Simply, now I'm home scrapbooking and watching movies with my munchkin. Got a wonderfulllll box full of goodies from Stampin Up on Friday, so between that the goodies I WON today, I'm all about getting some projects started! Girls Night In crop this coming Friday, so gotta get ready for that too!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

veterans day && a challenge.

Gotta love a photo challenge, && LOVED the whole concept! I'm even going to do it twice I believe, just because I can :] Make sure you check out Dear Lizzy's site && join in on the fun!
With today being veterans day, and me having no plans this morning, I thought it would be appropriate to do something to do with thanking the veterans, especially with a very military involved family. SO this is my photo for the challenge, and tribute to ALL of the soldiers, but especially those in my family. Thanks you && LOTS of love.

Today has been a pretty spectacular day, and it isn't even half over! At 11:11 CST, October Afternoon started there Santa Sacks! SOOOO excited to be getting some goodies from them!!! My mailman may just become my bff, they're always bringing me goodies :]

Tonight I am going to a Charity Bingo, supporting self-buisnesses in the area, Stampin Up, thirty one gifts-- I'm excited it was really fun last time & I can't wait until tonight. SUCH a good 11:11, hope you're all having a great day as well!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

munchkin. money & memories.

Well, as soon as I started it, of couuuurse I couldnt keep up my scrapbooking kick lol. It seems like everyone is sick, so I've been working extra, taking away from daily sbooking! SO on this 5th day of November, I will have to make up for three days.

I am most thankful for my munchkin. He makes me laugh, and mostttt of the time he lets me take as many pictures of him as I want :] I love having a munchkin who's freckles & personality are so much like mine who also fills in as the sibling I never had.

[[silly munchkins. watching Cars2]]

This time of year especially, I am thankful for my JOB = money. Lol Granted I will be saving forever to be able to buy a new car, but at least I have a full time job with benefits that I walk away with cash in hand [almost] every day :] I love the people I work with, & my regulars!

As a scrapbooker, I am thankful for my memories. Which could also mean I am thankful for my cameras, because they help me capture the pictures! & for having a good memory, because I loooove being able to reminisce with all my faves! Scrapbooking has been such an incredible part of my life, and I am constantly in awe of how much I really love everything about it. I love being able to share special moments with Caleb, friends and family, through all of my scrapbooks :]

Now that the babies are headed to bed after a crazy night of movie watching && silly pictures, I'm gonna use the time to catch up on scrapbooking && get some things done! Hope you're all having a crafty weekend!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


On facebook a lot of people are doing a "what I am thankful for" post every single day from now until Turkey Day. && my Scrappy Girls friend Megan is currently doing a challenge to complete a page a day. SO I've decided on what I think will be an easy challenge with how many projects I have in the upcoming month, I will tie the two challenges together. Every single day I will make a card, page or project that ties in with what I am thankful for.

I know it's the second, so I am already a day late, but I did scrapbook yesterday, so I can combine the two lol. First, I am thankful for the opportunities I've had this year in the scrapbooking industry. I've got to go to a ton of events, travel, make friends, && meet some incredible people, like Madison & Jody from Echo Park Paper who I got to work with at Scrapfest. Yesterday I received a box of goodies from them for working at their booth :] I LOVE their lines, especially the new ones-- Times & Seasons, Winter Park && new Dots & Stripes collections, I cannot WAIT to get my hands on them as well! Check out their blog, you'll be sure to find something you like!

Second, I am thankful for my Scrappy Girls group. Started by a gal named Serena, it originally started as a group on facebook of ladies who were attending Scrapfest, that could meet up, become friends, trade tips & tricks-- amazing for me, since I traveled all the way from Ohio by myself. Since then, the ladies that did meet up and get together have branched off into Scrappy Girls, complete with a Christmas exchange, birthday list, && an upcoming winter weekend crop :]  

So today's project will be a sneak of November bdays cards, that I will be sending out in the morning! Made with Unity Stamps  && the Echo Park Happy Days collection, I think these ladies will enjoy their cards!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dear Lizzy && December Daily

Dear Lizzy: December Daily SC Kit Giveaway: One of my favorite scrapbookers on the planet is giving this kit away-- make sure you check it out && see how amazing she is as well :] Thanks to Elizabeth for the chance to win!

Just found out they will NOT be taking care of my car, so I'm definitely keeping my fingers crossed that I win this kit, I could USE a pick me up for sure!!!!!

On a plus side note for the day, got signed up for the jillibean soup classes next weekend, since Jill & Kim are coming to teach class at my LSS, can't wait to see them!!!!

new lens spooktacular :]

Happy Halloween!

I absolutely love halloween, but I feel like I didn't do anything since I didn't get to go out in a costume myself on Saturday night. BUT I did get to take Caleb to the pumpkin patch, and trick or treat was tonight, super fun! It's always hilarious to walk around with him & see him be his OCD self haha He went as Captain Rex from Star Wars Clone Wars & he was pretty cute:

BEST part of the night?? Getting to use my Nikon :]

Then we came home, I finished up a few pages && now keep your fingers crossed!!!! I could really use some amazing good luck right now :] Off to bed, this girls gotta work a double tomorrow, to make moola for a new car [thanks again deer, I really appreciate having to buy a car right before the holidays.]