Sunday, January 29, 2012


As much as I don't want to talk about how sad I am to NOT be at CHA, and the reasoning behind it, I AM still excited to be involved with online chats, challenges and the excitement from home! After it's all done I'll be posting pics of what I think are the MUST haves from CHAWinter12, so make sure to check back for that later in the week!

But while all the excitements going on in Cali, here in Ohio I have off work until next Friday, so I'm staying busy by catching up [or maybe getting ahead? lol] on some scrapbooking thanks to the ladies over at Studio Calico, especially Nik & Stephanie, who are hosting CHA-ganza all weekend! 10 great challenges to inspire us to use up our kits, full of giveaways & fun! Of course I have to play along, and even did my first page last night, and I have to say I am VERY pleased with it! My printer at home refuses to work with my computer, so I'm making everything without pics, and then I'll add them all on later this week when I can use someone else's or get them at the store-- here's a sneak of my first one, for Kelly N's challenge to use circles, butttons & dots:

All the papers are from the Studio Calico kit, or the matching Crate Paper collections, and I cannot wait to punch out the pics to finish it, I'm really happy with how it has turned out so far!

Off to go play with a few more of the challenges, thinking of finishing up at least two of them tonight!!! Happy scrapping! Join us over in the Studio Calico community to play along!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

just for amy.

Have you been keeping up with your photo a day?? I've been going out of my way trying to capture everyday moments, mostly on my iphone, and I love it! After work today, I went to my LSS, Simply Scrapbooks, because on Tuesdays some of the ladies crop every week-- my faves, Amy & Kathy :] Amy is a blog reader, and my fellow addict of all things scrapbooking & traveling, so she was a little upset about my lack of posting, so I figured I'd better get on it! So for today, my pic of the day is of the three of us:

So since Amy appears to be such a large fan, I'm making her a suprise with these older SC goodies I scored over on the twopeas website :]

I'm addicted to the For Sale or Trade board, all the ladies are so amazing-- buyers && sellers, so check it out if you need something! Now off to pack and organize, because I work a ton the next few days & need to get everyyyything in order for CHA! Not my biggest post, but soooo much going on right now! Lots of love and don't worry, you'll be getting LOTS of blog updates from Cali!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

LUCKY day.

Yes, Friday the 13th, is typically an omen to bad luck, but I'd have to say mine was WONDERFUL.
First, after work I ran down to the bookstore and picked up my FAVORITE magazine ever, Scrapbook Trends, with a few familiar faces on the cover>>

Congrats KP on being the cover girl :] Cannot wait to read it, but saving it for the plane.....

Then when I got home, it was time to watch 2 ebay items finish their auction-- SC Months & Day stamps that I've been dyyyinnnng to have, and WON woooot wooot! I love being able to find goodies online, it's amazing! && when I checked the mailbox, I got more happy mail-- the rest of the Elle's Studio goodies I ordered after being so in love with what I already got! I'll be putting them to great use when I sbook tonight, thinking about doing a few sketch challenges.....

Between scrapbooking and movies, there was a LEGO takeover && then:
Studio Calico SNEAKS  I cannot wait, February kits are known for being amazing, with all the new CHA goodies, seen a few sneaks on the chat boards, but definitely pumped to order the gits, they all look gorgeous, and the stamps?? AMAZING. I can't believe I'll be in California for ordering though, that'll make everything a little bit crazy! Thankfully, lots of the SC girls will be there for me to cry to when I miss an add on LOL. It was such a fun chat night, I love my sbooking lovelies!

12 on 12 in '12.

In the theme of today I will be listing off [12] things I'd like you all to know, that had to do with my day today:

[1] This year, I will be participating in the Take Twelve Challenge, by Ella Publishing, which you take 12 photos on the 12th day of each month-- what a GREAT idea for 2012?! I'm so excited about it, it's been fun capturing pictures of my day today!!!!

[2] IT SNOWED! Finally here in Ohio, there's some snow, it's been a weeeirrrd winter without it, now Caleb & I are hoping for a SNOW day :]

[3] It's JERZDAY. Yup, I'm a fan. Lol, gotta document the important things! Like when your shows come back on!

[4] Using up some of the amazing American Crafts papers I got from our Scrappy Girls gift exchange-- the colors were PERFECT for this instagram.

[5]  Sometimes it's SUCH a bummer to see all the awesome stamps I missed from past Studio Kits, so I've been watching on ebay && two peas and snagged this little bit of awesomeness :] I'm obsessed with "potty people" from Amy Tan's line, to all the shapes on the Cameo, but add in folk heart stamps & the LOVE [the live on is on my to visit list for sure] && this girl adds it to the top of her NEED list. LOTS of goodies have been rolling in, and I can only imagine how big my wish list will be once I get to CHA in a few weeks!

[6] I've been doing an AWESOME job of cleaning out my sbooking stash lately, making room to organize all my goodies into my cute new chevron bins from Target. LOVE them, and so glad I grabbed them up before they were all gone!
[7] As a result, I've been selling my gently used, never been touched before goodies-- hence my trip to the Post Office today, money made, packages sent! How could a girl not love making room for new things AND getting money for it?? Cha-ching! lol

[8] 12 Days into the new year, I feel so accomplished already, and it's unbelievable.

Now for a few shout outs to some AMAZING people:
[9] Faith Star is one of my favorite people on the planet, and her art is out of this world, go check her blog out, as well as her etsy store--

[10] Bought Ormolu products yet? Because if you haven't, check them out-- AMAZING.
[11] How about Marcy Penner? Seriously, go buy the stuff :]

[12] BTW, have I MENTIONED how utterly excited I am to be going to CHA in California??

Which also relates to something I CAN'T tell you all yet, but I am definitely beyond excited, and I know you will too! I'll give you a semi hint, and send you to this blog--Teresa Collins-- to see some GORGEOUS sneaks for CHA. There's a bunch out there already, and I cannot wait to see everything in person! Keep an eye out for an exciting post, I'll be telling you all my news later this week! Happy sbooking!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Scrappy Sunday

I have been SOOO busy already this year, but it's definitely a good thing!

Everyone in the scrapbooking community has been SO pumped for Project Life, and I do like it, but I'm not going to try to do every single week, I'm kind of going to do my own thing with it. Since last summer I have been using the Doodlebug albums-- which they come with a few PLish page protectors, so I'm going to [sometimes] add those into my normal albums. I'm thinking this'll be an awesome way to incorporate the project into my other scrapbooking pages, especially since there are such AMAZING supplies for PL out this year! I think it'll be especially fun to add in Caleb's albums, so each year he'll see how much busier life got lol

CHA is only about 3 weeks away, and I am beyond excited! Sneaks have started from the companies, which means I'm even more excited about getting to see them in person. PLUS it'll be my first time ever in California && I get to see a bunch of the girls-- what more could I want?? Oh yeah, and DISNEY is down the street?? This is going to be such an incredible adventure-- I've already got my Amy Tangerine book ready for scrapping the trip as I go :]

In the meantime, I got this awesome
box of goodies the other day >>>

I was lucky enough to only work for half of the day today, so it's been a Scrappy Sunday :] 
Madagascar-sketchStarted a page of Caleb's with Instax pics [[I'm absolutely in love with the Kesi*art goodies]] & then decided to do the Sunday Sketch for Studio Calico using stuff from the new Shooting Gallery Add-On, mostly October Afternoon products. Here's my layout for the challenge with a few closeups:

Loved participating in a challenge, especially one from Celine-- check out her blog, she's AMAZING!!! && a total sweetheart :]
Now, back to watching Boy Meets World && scrapping-- night lovlies!