Friday, August 31, 2012

I'm still here!

Hi friends! I'm still here. In case you don't follow me anywhere else, our family has moved. We learned about 2.5 weeks ago that we would be moving (immediately) back "home" to Alabama! That's what the whole last couple of posts were about. We were in the middle of all that schtuff. But when it came down to it, we packed up our house of 10 years and 3 kids, had a yard sale, listed AND SOLD the house and moved 250 miles to the south--ALL IN ELEVEN DAYS!

Yes, we're exhausted.  Oh, AND we found a new place to live. It kinda just fell in to our laps. :) The girls were able to start school on time, in the midst of the craziness, and are starting to feel settled down. We still have boxes almost completely to the ceiling, and we don't have the internet or our computer set up yet. (I'm typing from the lake where we have WiFi.) Anyway, that's where I am, where I've been. Sorry to leave everyone hanging like that. But like I said, we're starting to get a little settled, establish a bit of a routine, and soon it'll all start to seem "normal".

Hopefully I'll get to be back online soon. Until then, I'm popping in to say hi. Thanks for hanging in there with me. :)

Y'all stay tuned for the Creative Scrappers blog hop that's coming up Sept. 5th. :D

Happy Holiday weekend!!!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's all a buzz! Bella Blvd. that is.

Bella Blvd.'s newsletter, The Bella Buzz, is up and ready to be read. LOTS of great inspiration in there, and also a little reminder about the new Design Team call that was announced last week.


You can download your free copy of is HERE.

DT CALL 2012

Also, in case you missed it, Bella Blvd. is currently holding an open design team call! Woohoo! I can't say enough about how much I've enjoyed being on this team. Stephanie and Laura are wonderful to work with and of course the product is so so darling! I love working with it! So, if you're at all interested I highly recommend going out for this team. It's been a wonderful year working for them! Check all the info out HERE.

Happy Wednesday! 


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New developments

Once again the blog is getting ignored, but that's because there's been several new developments at home and in our personal life. Nothing to worry about for sure. Good things happening. Lots of prayers being answered!  When I'm at liberty to share I will, but for now there are a lot of other "things" that need my attention.

Just thought I'd let you all know. I'm still here. Just being quiet online for a bit while I manage the other areas of life. ;) This has been my thinking lately: 

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Smilin' On Me

Okay, so I got this song in my head and I'm not even sure if they're the right words or what. But the other day these lyrics kept repeating in my head, "Blues skies, shinin' on me. Nothin' but blue skies...dah dah da-da dah"and my inner voice would trail off because I don't even know the rest of the song. ha! It all started though when I saw this picture of McClain, his blue eyes, shining back at me. I went with it and changed the words to the supposed lyrics to make my title.

SO, I give you "Blue eyes...Smilin' on me" LOL

To make this layout I used a combination of 2 different October Afternoon collections, 5&Dime and Rocket Age, from my accumulating scrap stash. I need to use my stash more often. It's so fun to re-live the joy that "older" collections bring with them. It's a "oh yeah, I remember this one" kind of feeling and I get all giddy again using them. Maybe I'm weird. Maybe I just like the fact that I actually USED my stash. Whatever the case, this layout brings a smile to my face. Hope it does for you too.

PS--I DID throw in a little bit of "new". That postal stripe washi tape is new to me and made by Freckled Fawn.

Off to the pool now. Going to eeek out the fun in what's left of summer!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Elle's meets Everyday Eclectic

Oh me, oh my! Time has gotten away from me. As I've tried to cram fun stuff into the end of summer, I've left my little ole blog without any love.  Sorry about that.

Anyway, I've been playing while watching the Olympics. One of my favorite things to do is to scrap while watching sports. So far I've created 2 layouts, one of which I'll share today. I used this week's sketch from the Elle's Studio blog for inspiration.

"Soak it Up"

 I chose to play with Echo Park's new Everyday Eclectic collection, and add it a few Elle's Studio tags here and there too. I've had the pictures since last summer, so it was nice to find a colorful collection that matched them.  We've yet to hit the Coolidge Park fountains this year. It's on the "to do" list. I hope we're able to get to it. 

Well thanks for letting me share. It's been nice to sit and scrap again.  Oh, and in case you haven't seen, I have a layout featured today over at the Jillibean Soup blog. I've been Soup Spotted! :D 

Happy Wednesday, friends!