Friday, September 30, 2011

Busy, Busy!

Things have been extra busy around here this week, so I haven't been the best blogger.

What been going on around here?

Making a secret project for my sister for her birthday. This was a several day project and I'm really excited about the finished project. I can show full pictures tomorrow after my sister has opened the present.

Reading through so many amazing applications for the Scrapbook Circle Design Team. The last day for submissions is today, so I'm sure I have more to catch up on this weekend. It's going to be a very tough decision.

Making Buckeyes. Love the recipes from this cookbook. It's not a big sugar bomb like other similar recipes. I like them so much I had two for breakfast today!

Creating scrapbook pages with the new Glitz Dance in Sunshine line. I'll share those pages next week.

Using my sewing machine for the first time EVER. I'm really excited about this. It took me about 20 minutes to figure out how to thread it, but now it's good to go.

Putting together another page with the Scrapbook Circle October Fresh Picked Kit. Yes, this is the first layout where I've ever sewed on the paper. That's been on my list of things to do for a long time and I'm pretty sure many more pages will have sewing in my future.

That sums up a bit of what is going on! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Good Life Kit Winner!

Thanks for everyone who played along with The Good Life Kit giveaway last week.

The winner is...

Congrats, Kelly!

Email me ( your address and I'll get the kit right out to you!

Scrapbook Circle's October Kit

The months truly are flying by. It seems like we debut a new Scrapbook Circle kit and then moments later, it's time for the next kit. That's fine with me though because that means a steady stream of scrapbook supplies are always flowing across my desk.

I'm excited to introduce our October Kit, Fresh Picked, to you today! Filled with Lily Bee, Create Paper, Pebbles, Pink Paislee, Elle's Studio and more.

The wood Pink Paislee alphas and the Studio Calico Scrap Pad were two of my favorite new items at CHA and I'm excited to have them together in this kit along with some of my favorite new paper picks.

I've had time to put one layout together with the kit. The photo was taken while we were out of town over Labor Day weekend. One of my kids was taking pictures and took a picture of me. When I uploaded the photos to the computer, I decided that the photo should go on a page since my pages rarely have pictures of me since I'm usually the one behind the camera.

Hope you have a great Monday!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hello, Baby

Today I get to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a friend's baby boy at her baby shower. It's her first baby and I'm very happy for her.

Here's a look at the card I put together for her.

The supplies are all from the Fancy Pants Off to School line. The colors in the line work so well for so many different topics - even baby cards!

Hope you are have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, September 23, 2011

The ABC's of Me

Earlier this week I saw this ABC list on Nicole's blog and thought it would be fun to do here.

A. Age: 36 and 3 days
B. Bed size: King

C. Chore that you hate: Laundry. It's just that it never ends.

D. Dogs: Nope
E. Essential start to your day: Prayer
F. Favorite color: Teal
G. Gold or Silver: Silver, but more interested in gold lately
H. Height: 5'6"
I. Instruments you play: Piano
J. Job title: Scrapbook Circle Owner & Mom
K. Kids: 3
L. Live: Chandler, AZ
M. Mother’s name: Karen
N. Nicknames: not really
O. Overnight hospital stays: All three kids' delivery
P. Pet peeves: Kids' dropping stuff (clothes, backpacks, socks, shoes) where ever they are taken off
Q. Quote from a movie: "There's no place like home." - Wizard of Oz
R. Right or left handed: Left
S. Siblings: One brother, three sisters

T. Time you wake up: Weekdays : 7:15, Saturday: 7:00 am, Sunday: 9:00 am (love to sleep in!)
U. Underwear: Yes
V. Vegetable you hate: I really like vegetables. Lima beans aren't a favorite.
W. What makes you run late: Getting "one last thing" done: unload dishwasher, start a load of laundry, checking email
X. X-Rays you’ve had: None
Y. Yummy food that you make: Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chicken Parmesan
Z. Zoo animal: Love the monkeys

Now it's your turn!

Hope you have a great weekend. Tonight we are heading to the Diamondbacks game where my girls (and 1000 of other choir people from around AZ) will be signing the National Anthem. Tomorrow we have 2 soccer games, 1 volleyball game and a baby shower to attend. Should be a fun and busy weekend - just the way I like it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Celebrating My Birthday: Giveaway!

Yesterday I had a fantastic day celebrating my 36th birthday. Spent the day helping in my daughter's first grade class, went to Zumba at the gym, lunch with friends & some family at Essence Bakery and dinner with family at Joe's Farm Grill.

One of my most crafty friends wrapped my gift with a brown paper bag that she had cut into strips. Isn't it so cute and clever? Plus I love the rolled paper candles on the card. Thought you'd enjoy seeing her creative wrapping!

My super talented baking sister, Michelle, created my requested cookie tower in lieu of cake.

The chocolate chip cookies were some of the very best that I've ever had. The recipe came from this Baked cookbook. The cookie stand was found a few years ago at Melrose Vintage in Phoenix. (Love that place!)

Okay, enough about me!  Let's do a giveaway. The Scrapbook Circle The Good Life Kit was so fun to work with, I want to share one with one of you. Here's a look at what I've create with the kit so far:

Want to win this kit?

Just leave a comment here letting me know one of your favorite places to travel and I will choose a winner from the comments.

Comments close Sunday, September 25th @ midnight PST.

(Please be sure to leave an email in your comment or have your blogger profile linked up so I can contact you if you win.)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hiking to Havasupai

There hasn't been a lot of time to create things this past week because of a fantastic trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon.

My husband and I went with three other couples for a two night stay in the Grand Canyon. We hiked in eleven miles last Thursday and then hiked out on Saturday.

We camped right by the water at the Havasupai campsite. Although I did wake up a lot in the night, it was still so relaxing to hear the water running next to us all night. The campsite was so beautiful. The cool stream was pretty perfect for a long foot soak after we first arrived at camp.

We spent the day on Friday exploring the waterfalls. We swam and relaxed. It really did feel like paradise there. I hope to go back again someday!

The only questionable part of the day was when we went to Mooney Falls and discovered that the only route for getting there involved climbing down a steep face of a wet cliff while holding onto chains. Glad I didn't know about that or I may not have been able to sleep at all the night before!

I only used my phone for pictures on this trip because we were packing in all of our food, tent, clothes, etc. and there just wasn't room in the pack for a camera too. Lucky a couple others in our group were staying at a lodge a couple miles from the campsite and they had space for a "real" camera and they took lots of photos.

Once I have the photos, I'm thinking this trip needs a mini book put together which will mainly focus on the photos.

I'm so thankful for all of our friends and family who helped with our kids while we were away. It's a bit stressful being completely out of touch with our kids, but I knew they were in good hands.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Everyday Inspiration @ Fancy Pants Designs

Fancy Pants Designs has a new monthly feature on their blog titled "Everyday Inspiration" and today I am sharing a layout inspired by a page from Real Simple Magazine.

Here's a peek at my layout.

Hope you'll stop by and check out the post if you have a chance!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wolf Badge and Havasupai

Last month Max received his Wolf Badge at his scout pack meeting. He was so excited about it! I forgot to bring my camera and only took one on my phone, so that is what I used on this page.  I've got to be better at bringing camera along to events.

All of the layout supplies are from the Fancy Pants Off to School line. Loving using this line for so much more that school pages.

I'm heading out early tomorrow morning (early as in 2:00 a.m.) to drive to the Grand Canyon to hike down to Havasupai. I'm a little nervous for the 11 mile hike each way since I haven't done any hiking to train and get ready, but I'm sure it will be fun!

My bag is packed and now I should go and get some sleep!

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Arch + DT Call

Lately I've been busy using lots of our summer vacation photos on layouts. We took hundreds of photos this summer, so I'm slowly working my way through my favorites. Today I'd like to share a page about our visit to the St. Louis Arch.

I will admit that I was a little nervous about going to the top of the arch. The ride to the top is inside a little round pod with 5 seats in a semi-circle. The ride to the top was 4 minutes and it went by pretty quickly and it was a really smooth ride. Nothing to worry about!

At the top of the arch, there are little viewing window on both sides. The view from the top were worth it. This was a great activity in St. Louis and I recommend it to anyone visiting the city!

On another note, Scrapbook Circle has a design team call running right now. All of the details can be found here. We're excited to add more to our team!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hello, Friend

Last weekend we escaped the heat of Phoenix for a few days and drove north to the cooler pines of Flagstaff. (It was still around 90 degrees, but that was much cooler than the 115 degrees at home.) We met up with friends and enjoyed a lot of relaxing, reading, eating and time together.

One of my daughter's best friends was up there and they had a fantastic time playing together all weekend. I did a terrible job taking pictures, but I did get a couple of the girls together.

Don't the girls look so happy? Got to love that!

Hope you are looking forward to the weekend! Tomorrow we have 2 soccer games and 1 volleyball game - the first games of the season! It's very busy around her right now with all three kids in a sport, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy Friday to you!

(All of the layout supplies are from The Good Life Scrapbook Circle Kit.)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Where is a Pencil?

Now that school has been in session for over a month, my kids have somehow misplaced many of the new pencils we bought for them to use while doing homework. Pencils are kind of like socks around here. They like to disappear.

When I found out about the Fancy Pants Challenge this month to create something school themed, I knew that I wanted to create something that will hopefully help us will the missing pencil problem.

I altered a metal can with a bunch of Fancy Pants Off to School goods and created (what I hope) will be a happy place for many pencils for months to come.

There is still time to enter the Fancy Pants School Challenge and you can find all of the info here.
If you want to see other school themed project ideas, you can check out this post. 

Now if I could just come up with a solution for keeping track of matching pairs of socks...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Video! The Scrapbook Circle September Kit

I've been planning on doing short videos showcasing the Scrapbook Circle Kits each month, but things were busy and it didn't happen.

Today was the day for the first Scrapbook Circle video! I share what comes in The Good Life September Kit. It's pretty simple and I have plans for jazzing things up in the future, but here's a look at this month's video:

Untitled from Scrapbook Circle on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoy the video!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Glitz It Up: Party Theme!

This month Glitz Designs is hosting a Party Theme challenge over on their blog.

You can see all of the details here. 

Hope you are enjoying your 3-day weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Passport Photos

In a couple of months we are going to Mexico and so we needed to get passports for our kids. I took them to Costco for the passport photos and we received 2 of each photo. When I turned in the passport application, they only needed one photo. So what should I do with the extra passport photos? Make a layout, of course!

Everything on the page came from the Scrapbook Circle The Good Life Kit plus I used some of these Amy Tangerine Bits.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hair Feathers

Are hair feathers the new exciting thing to add to your hair where you live? "Everyone" in my daughter's 6th grade class is getting hair feathers and I think they look pretty fun.

Last week I took Audrey and two of her friends to have feathers put in their hair. The longest part of the process was choosing which feather to use. The feathers just get clamped into the hair. Supposedly the feathers will stay up to 6 months and you can wash, curl, flat iron the feathers just like regular hair.

Almost everything for this page came from the Scrapbook Circle The Good Life kit that is available starting today.

The only non-kit item is the cardboard/fabric embellishment from Precocious Paper. You can use code LABBHFREE for free shipping from Precocious Paper through September 5!

Hope you have a fantastic day!


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