Friday, June 29, 2012


Welcome to our Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop!

Almost every scrapbooker I know is writes a blog, is on facebook, twitter, the message boards-- we like to stay connected to each other! My favorite is instagram, we enable each other from the new scrappy items we've bought to our latest Target adventure and see even more into each other's everyday life. Even thought its just IG, I've met some incredible ladies I'm glad to call friends. I cannot wait to meet some of them IRL!
The ladies I follow are truly inspirational, constantly full of new ideas & info to share with so much talent & unbelievable generosity. I want to share some of what I LOVE most about my IG friends, and invite them to join us!
Once a month, on the 29th, I will be hosting a blog hop, here and on instagram, that celebrates our love of social media. Follow us as we tag the next crafty genius by using a piece of their work as our inspiration, and blog about our experience.
Want to join in? Scraplift any of the projects you see, come back here and link up the project to this main post. You never know what prizes might be handed out along the way :]  Want more chances? Tweet about the blog hop, tell us your favorite project using the hashtag #SMBiGbloghop Comment & let me know which of these things you've done & you can win a $25 store credit to
Persnickety Prints -- what scrapbooker doesnt need photos printed?? && have you seen the photo books about to come out?? AMAZING! I love their prints, and know I'll be sending an order in myself!

[[ & Some of the ladies have been given goodies to give out on their own blogs, so if you see something you like, make sure you let them know! LOTS of prizes, LOTS of creativity meant to motivate you on your next project! ]]

Welcome. [which will be on Shay's blog] <<< you are HERE.


Trisha  IG trishacakes Studio Calico gallery trishacakes24


Melissa  click click

Amanda   mandadej

Caz    cazhancock

Erika    erikabardo

Kristin    rukristin

Monica   MonicaB

Angela     akochmcelroy

Suz SuzMannecke

Each blog will lead you to the next, or you can come back here if you get lost, happy scrapping!

Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop :]

Hellllo fellow social media lovers, crafters & scrapbookers!

Hopefully you started out on our [welcome page] & know you're in for lots of chances to win some amazing prizes & see lots of new projects by some incredible ladies! I decided to start the Social [Media] Butterflies group to show off the talents of the amazing ladies I've met through social media, I don't think this industry would be what it is today without the help of all the connections we have! I will be hosting a blog hop every month on the 29th, feel free to contact me at if you would like to become involved, we'd love to have you!

To start you off, I scraplifted [Trisha], which is the inspiration behind this blog hop! She posted this awesome layout on her instagram feed,  I immediately knew it would be perfect to make with some of the projects I have! Go check her out on instagram-- trishacakes or see her Studio Calico gallery here >>> trishacakes24

The dearlizzy polaroid paper is definitely one of my favorites, I bought a few of them to hoarde, but Echo Park & Studio Calico make similar designs as well. But when I saw her page what I reallllly wanted was to make use of my Lawn Fawn Say Cheese stamp set. Here's what I did with the same basic layout as Trisha's page--

A few detail shots:

Used Basic Grey PB&J, little details from my OHDeerMe June kit,
some bits & pieces from Studio Calico & a flair button from A Flair for Buttons :] Absolutely LOVE how it looks!

Sadly, Trisha couldn't make it last minute, but she'll definitely be joining us next month on the hop, but still go send her some love on her projects! Instead, next you'll head to Margrethe's blog who I owe a scraplift to make up for it :] You won't have ANY problem falling in love with her projects, so hop on over!

&& who DOESN'T love a giveaway?? I promised you lots of inspiration & prizes, so of course I have to giveaway one here at my blog! I am giving away a $10 store credit to Freckled Fawn because I absolutely LOVE their products & I know you will too! Leave a comment below, follow me here, twitter, or instagram and let me know about it-- all these chances! & one of you will be the lucky winner, I'll give you until Sunday the 1st at midnight EST. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy our Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

under construction.

As you visit my blog the next few days, it will be going through a few changes, so I apologize for the state it could be in when you visit LOL. Please ignore it's simplicity while I work out the kinks, and just look at the pretty pictures :]

Getting a lot done lately, and counting down very impatiently to CHA! I cannot wait to go back to Chicago & walk the show! I LOVED last summer, and it cannot get here fast enough! I will be there early to spend time with my bestie, Sarah, who lives in CHi-O & we'll squeeze in a show, shopping, the Pier, & hopefully a Cubs game! I LOVE going to visit her, and it's so nice combining a visit with show, especially since this one'll be nice & long! Any suggestions on things to do/see that I maybe haven't?! I love checking out new things when I go, there's always so much to do in the city!

Now to finish the night scrapbooking, I am seriously working my butt of to get projects done. I'm realllly missing being at a scrapbooking store, & with Simply closing I'm just super bummed. I would LOVE to work at a store again, especially since BWs just isn't cuttin it these days. I'm on a mission to find something in the scrapbooking world, because that's where I want to be. && I'm keeping my fingers crossed that something comes up soon, I'd LOVE to spend all my time surrounded by what I love most :]

&& if you don't know, I am now hosting a monthly iG challenge, with a group of ladies, Social [Media] Butterflies as I like to call them :] Make sure you check back Friday, and see what it's all about! There willlll be prizes, GOOD ones!

Lots of love & happy scrapping!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

blog boo hoo

THIS girl was JUST trying to add a header. Nothing fancy, just something a little more exciting on the top with some pics of myself & projects I've done & now it's ALL gone. I don't understand. I even saved my html & sent it to myself in an e-mail, but now it's lost FOREVER. & I freaken LOVED my background, because it matched my scrap supplies :[ If any of you lovlies are awesome bloggers and understand all this html greatness, HELP a girl out PLEASE. This is not a good time for this to happen, I have too many automatic posts coming up & I will look ridiculous if this is what my blog looks like......

Friday, June 15, 2012

IG challenge.

Been working hard on a few projects I can't share quiiiite yet, but in the meantime, getting ready for a challenge! All my social [media] butterflies, I want to start a monthly challenge! If you're interested, e-mail me at to become involved & participate, I'd love to add a few to the roster & give you details :) There will be prizes & free goodies to be gotten! Not too much today, plans got changed in a MaJoR way for this weekend, so I'm off to get crafty!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Back from Florida, and it was awesome, such a great kick off to summer!

Took Caleb to Star Wars Weekends at Disney, which was fun, except for the rain.... Went to Clearwater Beach for a day, got sunburnt, swam a bunch.... Now to scrapbook it, always the fun part! Here's a few of my favorite pics, from my Nikon, Fuji & instagram :]

I won't post too many, I know I'll be doing the pages for the next few weeks with cute new summer goodies! Now to get back into the swing of craftiness, and I guess go to work LOL Sending out a TON of happy mail tomorrow, so if you were waiting on anything from me, it'll go out tomorrow, so keep an eye out :] There may even be a few surprises! Happy summer, it's finally here!