Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had such a busy, but fun weekend.

On Friday, I was finally able to find the Jane Davenport watercolor palettes at Michaels. I was even able to use two 50% percent off coupons. I will be posting a review of the palettes soon. After we left Michaels, John and I had breakfast at IHOP. The breakfast was delicious and the service was awesome. While on our way home, we saw a house that is up for sale so we decided to check it out. Instead of going home, we decided to check out some more homes that are for sale. There were so many beautiful homes and I made a list so that we could talk to a realtor. If you have any tips on buying a home, please let me know.


On Saturday, my little sister called me and told me that there was a Community Block Party. She asked me to bring the boys. The boys were so excited. There were several booths, music, and food. The boys loved checking out the fire trucks and police cars. They even won some cool prizes. 




After checking out the booths and eating some snacks, the boys played at the playground. When we got home, we were all ready for a nap.




On Sunday, we spent the day at home. It was a productive day. I got a lot of laundry done and was able to work on a few projects. I had a really bad headache, but luckily I was able to get some rest in the afternoon. Since I was able to get a decent amount of rest, I know I will be ready for the new week.

How was your weekend?

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Friday, May 19, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Chrissy for their weekly link up.



1. New blog design

2. Winning a giveaway

3. Jellybeans

4. Shrimp tacos

5. New ideas

6. Having hope

7. Blogger friends

8. Pretzels and chocolate hazelnut spread

9. Helping Michael with his school project

10. Completing the project

What made you happy this week?

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board Review

Happy Thursday! A couple of weeks ago, I heard about the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. I was so excited when I saw this product because I thought it would be really useful for all of the projects that I make. I knew that it would be perfect for cards, layouts, art journaling, and for my new journal. I also thought it would be perfect for school projects. There is a larger alphabet punch board that is available, but I really like the size of the mini punch board. After searching online, I finally found out that the only local store that carries the mini size is Hobby Lobby. So I decided to go to Hobby Lobby and purchase one.


Seriously how cute is this punch board? It's so small and has everything you need to punch out your letters. You can also punch out numbers and an exclamation point.


The punch board came with an instruction booklet. I highly recommend that you read the instructions first. I do have to admit that I got a bit frustrated because I kept messing up when I tried to make my letters. I did read the instructions, but the instructions were mainly visual instructions. The booklet did not have a lot of written words. The only instructions that I saw and read was to trim the paper to 1.5x2.5 inches using a paper trimmer or the punch board. Then everything else was just visual instructions so you have to look at the pictures and try to do everything that is shown. Luckily, I was able to find a video on Youtube that showed someone using the punch board. There is also an app that is available with the instructions as well. I think that's really cool because then you don't have to take the booklet with you.


Once I finally realized what I did wrong (which was a simple error lol), I was able to make a couple of letters. I love how they turned out. I plan to add the letter "E" to my journal.

Do you have the original alphabet punch board or mini alphabet punch board? What do you think of this new product?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.



Watching: Sometimes I don't even know why I bother to watch the news. I also need to watch a couple of movies that my DVR recorded.

Reading: As usual, I'm catching up on some blogs.

Listening: Ghost Town by Adam Lambert will never get old. I love this song so much.

Making: I started making dinner early so that I can try and rest in the evening.

Feeling: I woke up at 3:30 in the morning so I'm super sleepy. I. Need. Sleep!!!!!

Planning: I plan to make some changes on my blog soon. I really want a new design.

Loving: Yoga pants and leggings are the best! They are so comfortable.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Awesome Ladies Project NSD 2017 Currently Me Mini Album

National Scrapbook Day was on May 6 and I decided to join a couple of challenges and workshops that were held throughout the weekend. I was so excited to work on the Awesome Ladies Project Currently Me mini album workshop. I really love how my album turned out. 


I kept my cover simple and used some patterned paper to cover a 6x6 cardstock. I wanted the pages to be a bit thicker than cardstock so adding the patterned paper helped. I embellished the cover with a couple of label stickers and alpha stickers. I may add a few more embellishments on the cover, but for now I think it looks ok.


Name/Date/Place

The first challenge was to document a name, date, and place. I simply added a photo of myself along with a few embellishments. I added an "E" alpha sticker for my name and wrote down the year and state that I am in.



Currently Watching

I really loved this challenge. I filled in the labels with all of the current shows that I have been watching. Then I added some enamel dots to the empty labels.



Currently Listening

I kept this layout simple and used some glitter enamel dots as bullet points. Then I wrote down the names of the songs that I have been listening to.



Currently Reading

This was another one of my favorite challenges. I love reading and decided to add a picture of my bookcase. I wrote down my favorite genre as well as mentioned which book I just finished reading. I also wrote down the name of the book that I am currently reading.


Currently Making

For this challenge, I added a photo of several of the cards that I made for my 100 Day Project.



Currently Feeling

This was another one of my favorite challenges, but it was also a bit hard to choose which feeling I wanted to focus on. I ended up choosing to focus on my feeling of excitement. I added a photo of my early Mother's Day gifts which were some brand new art supplies. I have so many ideas of projects that I plan to make using these new supplies.



Currently Planning

For this layout, I decided to make a list of things that I plan to do throughout the rest of the year. I added some label stickers and enamel dots. I used some alpha stickers for my title.



Currently Loving

For this layout, I used a photo of my husband and my sons. I used some alpha stickers to spell out "My Loves" and "My Boys". I added a heart enamel shape to the words. Then used a stamp on the right side of my layout.

This was one of my favorite mini albums and I am so glad that I was able to participate in this year's Awesome Ladies Project NSD online crop.

Supplies Used:
Did you participate in any National Scrapbook Day challenges or workshops?

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Friday, May 12, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteChrissy, and Lindsay for their weekly link up.


1. Good news

2. We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

3. The weather

4. Spending time with my family

5. Advance movie screening of Everything, Everything

6. Winning a prize for Gabriel

7. Dave & Buster's

8. The moon

9. Kittens

10. Late nights

What made you happy this week?

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.



Watching: I love Instagram stories especially when people post tutorials and clips of their artwork. I think it's also a great way to catch up with family and friends.

Reading: I caught up on some blog posts. I'm still reading 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac. Once I'm done with that book, I plan to read 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Listening: I really love this song. It's been on repeat.

Making: National Scrapbook Day was on May 6 and there were so many different challenges from a lot of companies. I decided to participate in Studio Calico's online NSD crop and The Awesome Ladies Project crop. I may even try to complete some of the challenges from Scrapbook.com.

Feeling: Have you ever felt so sad and upset about something that you had no control over? That is exactly how I am feeling. I had something planned, but something ended up happening and completely changed all of my plans. #mothernaturesucks

Planning: I am planning on adding a bunch of cards to my shop. Don't forget that you can get 20% off your order with the code CELEBRATE in my shop. The code is valid until May 31.

Loving: My family is the best. We had a great weekend and celebrated my oldest son's birthday. I can't believe he's seven. Kids...they grow up so fast.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Good Times Mixed Media Layout

Happy Monday! Today I'm excited to share a mixed media layout that I made last week. I was inspired by this scrapbook layout that Jen Chapin made with a Studio Calico kit. I don't make a lot of mixed media scrapbook layouts, but I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone.



The boys and I went to the playground and took so many great photos. Of course I had to make a few layouts documenting our fun day.

I decided to use my Dylusions Paints for this layout. I used three different colors and then added a few dots on the cardstock. Then I spread the paint across the page. Once the paint dried, I added my photo and the transparent title. I used a ruler and added some journaling lines. Then I embellished the layout with some enamel dots and stickers. I felt that the bottom right of the layout was "empty" so I used a stamp set to add an additional title and used a wood veneer ampersand. To complete my layout, I added my journaling.

Below is a close up of my layout.


I plan to make a few more mixed media layouts and can't wait to share them with you.

How was your weekend?

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Friday, May 5, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Chrissy for their weekly link up.



1. New novelas

2. Super Mario Kart

3. Ice Cream Cones

4. Chicken noodle soup

5. Early Mother's Day presents

6. New art supplies

7. Coupons and deals

8. Grey's Anatomy

9. Coconut Juice

10. Prison Break

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Currently Layout

Happy Wednesday! Last month, I made a few layouts, but was not able to share them on my blog. Today, I'm going to share one of those layouts.


For this layout, I documented things that I was currently doing and loving. I journaled about some old and new favorite things. To make this layout, I used a few different Freckled Fawn embellishment kits, a ruler, pen, and my date stamp.

I adhered my photo onto some patterned paper and then adhered it to the cardstock. Once my photo was in place, I placed several epoxy stickers onto the page. I love that the epoxy stickers has a word or phrase on them. I decided to use the epoxy stickers as titles for my journaling. After adding the epoxy stickers, I stamped some bullet points and plus signs underneath. I also added some journaling lines underneath a few of the epoxy stickers. Then I added the gold puffy arrow stickers and made sure that each one pointed towards to the epoxy stickers. Then I added some more colorful puffy stickers (heart and plus sign shapes) and added my journaling. To finish the layout, I stamped the date using my date stamp.

Below are some close ups of my layout. You can also click on each image for a closer look at the journaling.


A few things that I documented were my favorite books as well as what I was currently reading. I also mentioned my love for the Free Art Movement in my community.


I also mentioned my love for journaling as well as what types of art and art supplies I am currently loving.

I mentioned what I am currently obsessed with. A few of those things are Game of Thrones, Supernatural and Harry Potter. One of the epoxy stickers says "Me Time" and I wrote down how I think it's important to have some time to yourself.


I also wrote down a few of my new favorite things. A couple of my new favorite things are the new Jane Davenport Mixed Media collection and pomegranate juice. I also mentioned what I like to read.

What are you currently loving? What are some of your old or new favorite things?

Thanks for visiting!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.



Watching: I've said it before and I'll say it again...Law & Order:SVU will never get old to me.

Reading: I just received a new book from Blogging for Books. The book is called 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac. So far, I'm enjoying this book.

Listening: All Good Things is one of my favorite songs. I recently heard that Nelly Furtado is working on some new music and I'm so excited. I loved her album, Loose. During the weekend, I had her album on repeat.

Making: I'm hoping to have most, if not all, of my blog posts for this month drafted by the end of the week.

Feeling: Maybe it's because it's Monday, but I am feeling so weird.

Planning: I have several projects that I have to work on this month. I'm still working on my 100 Day Project and I just started a new project, but I haven't figured out what to call it. I posted this photo of the supplies I plan to use for my new project. I'm going to document some women who inspire me. Some of these women are writers, artists, and poets. I'm also adding some of my favorite quotes, poems, etc. that these women made.

Loving: John and I had lunch at Sonic. The chili cheese coney was good, but their frozen lemonade with mango was too sweet.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, May 1, 2017

May Goals

Wow another month has gone by and now it's finally May! May is one of my favorite months and it's also a very busy month for my family and I. Even though this month will be busy, I still have a few goals that I want to accomplish. Ready to check out my recap of April and my May goals? Ok...here we go...



Recap of my April goals

  • Declutter closets: This was a success. It felt so good to finally declutter some of my closets. 
  • Donate clothing: This was a success. I was able to sell a few pieces of clothing and then donated the rest of the clothes. We were able to donate two big bags of clothing. 
  • Exercise more: This was a fail. I definitely plan to try to work out more. 
  • Read 2 books: This was a success. I read Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez and Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. You can read my review of Things We Lost in the Fire here. I will post my review of Milk and Honey soon.
  • Make 8 cards: This was a success. I made 27 handmade cards. I am very happy to say that I am on track with my 100 Day Project. 
  • Post 20 blog posts: This was a success. I wrote exactly 20 blog posts for April. 

May Goals
  • Read 1 book
  • Post 15 blog posts
  • Exercise more
  • Declutter makeup basket

What are your goals for May?

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Friday, April 28, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Chrissy for their weekly link up.



1. My son's school performance

2. Smoothies

3. Adventure Time

4. Shipping orders

5. Reading blog posts

6. New book

7. French fries

8. Chocolate

9. Encouraging words

10. Disney movies

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers Review

Hi everyone! So many of you may have heard of Jane Davenport and her amazing new mixed media collection. I love new art supplies and when I heard about this collection, I knew that I had to try a few of the products. Two of the products that I immediately purchased was the abstract 6x9 journal and the DIY face stamp set. I really wanted to get the neutral watercolor petite palette and the brights watercolor petite palette. Unfortunately, my local Michaels does not carry the Jane Davenport line and the two other closest stores have not had the watercolor sets in stock. I kept debating whether or not to purchase the mermaid markers mainly because it's rare if I use aqua brushes and I primarily use watercolor brushes. However, I ended up purchasing them since I couldn't find the watercolor palettes...and I'm glad that I did.



The Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers set comes with 12 pre-filled bright watercolors in aqua brushes. The colors are extremely vibrant and once the watercolors are gone, you can reuse the water brushes. The names of the colors are so adorable. The mermaid markers came with some simple instructions to follow before you use them. I do have some tips and notes that you may want to use if you decide to purchase your own mermaid markers.
  • Don't squeeze the brush too hard or else a lot of ink may come out.
  • Less is more...the colors are incredibly vibrant.
  • The colors may fade if they are exposed to sunlight.
  • Make sure to store the markers upright in order to avoid any leakage.
    • Make sure to check your markers before as well. Unfortunately one of my markers keeps leaking even though I store all of them upright. I also made sure that everything was screwed all the way and correctly. However, after contacting American Crafts, I was told that they would be sending me a few replacements.
  • You may notice that some of the markers are not filled all the way to the top. Apparently the markers are supposed to be filled at least above the U in the word "PUSH" (it's on the watercolor (aqua) brush barrel).  A couple of my markers were not filled above the U and American Crafts will be sending a few replacements. 
  • If you live near a Michaels, I definitely recommend that you use a coupon on this product. The markers cost $39.99, but I was able to use a 50% (maybe a 60% off) coupon.
Below are some projects that I made using the Mermaid Markers.


To make this painting, I put some different colors on some plastic wrapping. Then I sprayed the colors with a spray bottle and then put the plastic wrapping on the paper. I pressed down and then carefully lifted the wrapping off the paper. I let the watercolor/ink dry and really loved how it turned out.

I used the same technique for this painting as well, but I added the DIY stamp set and then used my Sharpie fine point pen to draw the hair.


For this painting, I put the watercolor in a palette and then used a watercolor brush to add the color onto my page.

Overall, I definitely recommend the Mermaid Markers and am so glad that I decided to purchase them. Here's to hoping that there will be refills for the markers.

Have you tried the new Mermaid Markers? Do you plan to purchase anything in the collection?

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.


Watching: I am so glad that Prison Break is back. I can't wait to see what happens on the next episode.

Reading: I really love this book of poems. Rupi Kaur's poetry is fantastic. I definitely recommend that everyone reads her book.

Listening: Kendrick Lamar's newest song is stuck in my head. I really like the beat to the song.

Making: I'm still making cards for my 100 Day Project, but I also have to make some birthday cards and a card for Mother's Day.

Feeling: I was able to get some extra sleep so I am feeling awake and energized.

Planning: My son has a project to make for school and we decided to make 30-50 greeting cards. He will obviously do most of the work (I will probably help with stamping and cutting any papers), but he is so excited to make some cards.

Loving: I really love rainy days. I love the fresh, earthy scent that is left behind after it rains.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Links I'm Loving


I have read a lot of interesting articles and decided to save a few links so that I could share them with all of you. I think I may start sharing some links once a month. 
  • I really love this Sketchbook series on Anne's blog. Sarah Van Der Linden was featured this month and I think her sketches, drawings, and writings are so cool. 
  • This technique looks really cool. I love that you can use it in your art journals or even use it in collages. I'll have to give it a try one day.
  • This technique was also really cool. I never thought to make mosaics in my art journal or projects, but after watching James' video on how to make a couple of mosaics, I definitely plan to try it. 
  • I really think that everyone should read this. Kate is an artist who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and began to draw her hallucinations as a way to cope. 
Do you have any links that you are loving? Please feel free to share.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Christina for their weekly link up.



1. Spending time with my family

2. Willy's Mexicana Grill

3. Making cards

4. Working in my watercolor notebook

5. Project ideas

6. Barnes and Noble

7. Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pint Slices

8. Smoothie

9. New notebook

10. The weather

What made you happy this week?

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

My 100 Day Project



Happy Thursday! On April 4, 2017, the 100 Day Project started. The challenge will run until July 12, 2017. The 100 Day Project is a project/challenge where you pick something that you want to do for 100 days. Last year, I decided to join the challenge and decided to make art for 100 days. Unfortunately, I did not complete the challenge. I did make art like cards, paintings, art journal pages, etc., but I did not make art every single day. Even though I did not complete the challenge last year, I did learn a lot and came up with a list of ways to actually complete the challenge.

Pick something specific

One of the main things that I know caused me to fail to complete the challenge was not picking something specific. There are so many different things that you can make. There were days where I just couldn't decide what to make or what supplies to use. This year, I decided to pick something specific to make. I am going to make 100 handmade greeting cards for my 100 Day Project.

Time

I didn't set a time limit for creating my art. For instance, it would have been useful if I had decided to set at least 5-10 minutes everyday to create art. Everyday I will set an alarm for 5 minutes so that I can create my card. I think 5 minutes is plenty of time to make a card. However, if I go over 5 minutes then it will still be ok. I also plan to set a few alarms throughout the day so that I will be reminded that I have to make card. This will be useful because some days I am very busy in the morning and some days I am busy in the afternoon.

Supplies

Since my challenge last year was to create art everyday, I noticed that I had a lot of different supplies that I could use. For instance, I have watercolors, acrylics, markers, kits, Project Life cards, etc. that can be used to make art. I felt a bit overwhelmed with all of the supplies and having so many different supplies made it harder for me to choose what I wanted to make each day. You would think that having a lot of different supplies would be helpful, but it really was hard for me to choose what to make. This year I am going to use my Freckled Fawn kits to make my cards. As I have said before, I am a subscriber to Freckled Fawn and still have a ton of the previous kits. Not only am I challenging myself to make a card everyday, but I am also challenging myself to use my kits.

Be sure to follow my 100 Day Project on Instagram: Emily's 100 Days of Cards

Are you participating in the 100 Day Project? If you are please feel free to share what you plan to do?

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Things We Lost In The Fire--Blogging for Books Review

Hello! Today I am so excited to share my review of Things We Lost In The Fire by Mariana Enriquez.  When I heard about this book, I knew I just had to read it. I am a big fan of short stories especially horror stories. The twelve stories in this collection are not like classic horror stories which I loved.


This collection of Argentinian horror stories were amazing! Some of the stories were a bit creepy while a few were a bit strange. Just a quick heads up...there were even some that were dark and gory. I loved that Mariana Enriquez added some supernatural horror in some of the stories while a couple of the other stories seemed to be more psychological horror. I really enjoyed every single story. A few of my favorite stories are "The Dirty Kid", "Adela's House",  "No Flesh over Our Bones", and "Under the Black Water".

In The Dirty Kid, a woman lives in her family's old home in a dangerous neighborhood. The woman ends up believing that a child that she knows has been murdered. There are some supernatural elements and violence in this story.

Adela's House is about a brother and sister who become friends with a girl named Adela. One day they decide to go explore an abandoned house.

No Flesh Over Our Bones is about a woman who becomes obsessed with a skull.

Under the Black Water is about a District Attorney who is investigating two police officers who allegedly murdered two teenage boys. 

I highly recommend this book to everyone. If you love short stories, horror stories, etc. then I think you will enjoy this book.

Have you read Things We Lost In the Fire? If so, what are your thoughts?

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.



Watching: I just finished watching the current episode of Grey's Anatomy. That episode was so good. I can't wait to see the next one.

Reading: Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists. This isn't a typical diary where she documented what she did that everyday. Her diary is filled with sketches, letters, notes, and other writings.

Listening: This song has been stuck in my head.

Making: I have been editing a few blog posts and made a card for my 100 Day Project. I have also been making layouts.

Feeling: I didn't sleep well and kept waking up. I really need a nap.

Planning: There are so many projects that I need to finish, but I also have several projects that I want to start. I'm going to make a plan and come up with a few deadlines for my current projects.

Loving: Quiet mornings are the best. Everything just seems so peaceful and I was able to get a lot of stuff done early.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Here & Now Layout

Happy Monday! Today, I'm sharing a layout that I made a couple of weeks ago. I have been trying to use up a lot of my Freckled Fawn kits and I used several of the kits on this layout.


To make this layout, I put some washi tape at the top and bottom of the my layout. Then I adhered my photo. I added the wood veneer and the "Today" glitter metal word. I adhered the metal using my Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. The "So Happy" metal word was actually a paperclip. I simply twisted and then cut the paper clip so that I was only left with the word. Next, I used my pen and ruler to add some journaling lines. Then I added my journaling. Afterwards, I added some cork circle stickers and the puffy stickers that spell out the word "FUN". Then I added some epoxy triangle stickers and the arrow button sticker. To finish my layout, I added the date using my date stamp.


The journaling says "The boys had such a fun time at the Farmers Market. They loved trying samples & [loved] all of the stands. They loved seeing the horse & carriage. They even asked to go back again next week!"

We had so much fun at the Farmers Market. We saw so many cool things like murals and paintings. In the photo, the boys are standing in front of this really cool mural.  We also listened to some musicians. The boys loved trying different samples especially strawberries and this really good juice. I even got the recipe and made some. I will have to share the recipe soon.

Supplies Used:
  • Ruler
  • Heidi Swapp Date Stamp
  • Pen

Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, April 14, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with LindsayCharlotte, and Christina for their weekly link up.


1. New Freckled Fawn embellishment kit

2. New songs

3. Chocolate Mocha Chillatta

4. New craft supplies

5. My mommy

6. New makeup

7. The weather

8. Cheesecake

9. Lemonade

10. Cuddles

What made you happy this week?

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

YUM! Layout

Happy Thursday! It's been so much fun using this Freckled Fawn kit. It is perfect for Spring and Summer. I have loved using it for making layouts of my family's day at the Farmers Market. Today I'm going to share a layout of the amazing popsicles that we tried from King of Pops.


To make this layout, I adhered my photo first. Then I added the square wood veneer. I added the sun flair to the center of the wood veneer. Then I added the puffy stickers. The "Be Cool" metal arrow was actually a paper clip. I just twisted and then cut the paper clip so that I was only left with the word and arrow. I used my Tombow Xtreme adhesive to adhere the wood veneer and the arrow. Then I added some of the transparency die cuts and the alpha stickers. I made sure to use the orange slice and the strawberry die cuts since we bought strawberry and orange popsicles. To finish my layout, I added some journaling and added the date using my date stamp.


The journaling says "The boys & I finally tried some ice cream pops from King of Pops. The boys had Strawberries & Cream. I had the Blood Orange pop. The ice cream was delicious!"

Supplies Used:

  • Heidi Swapp Date Stamp
  • Ruler
  • Pen
Have you ever tried King of Pops? Where is your favorite place to get some ice cream or pops?

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Farmers Market Layout

Happy Wednesday! I am back again with another layout that I made of our day at the Farmers Market.


For this layout, I only used a Freckled Fawn kit. I used the sequin washi tape to make a border at the top and bottom of the page. I adhered my photo to the center of the page. Then added two puffy stickers and the alpha stickers. I used my ruler to add some journaling lines and then added my journaling. To finish the page, I added a sticky note to the top right of the photo and then added the date using my date stamp.


The journaling says "On Saturday, the boys & I went to the Marietta Square Farmers Market. We bought some strawberries & popsicles. We also tried some samples too!"

I really like how this layout turned out. I really love the sequin washi tape and the puffy stickers.

Supplies Used:

  • Heidi Swapp Date Stamp
  • Ruler
  • Pen
What do you look forward to when you visit a Farmers Market?

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...