Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Product Spotlight...

I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today with Sherri Funk featuring the new Shimelle line for American Crafts. This line is so much fun! 

I love this pink and gold heart paper work SO MUCH!! 

This photo strip paper is also a favorite! There are so many paper patterns for this line and I love them all, not to mention the cork stickers!

Check out the Shimelle line in the Paper Issues store and get 20% off your entire order using the code "Becky."

Monday, November 24, 2014

At the Patch...

This was the first time we had ever been to Bishop's Pumpkin Patch in Wheatland and it was AWESOME! They had the BIGGEST pumpkins big that Lily and Connor could plank on them - it was hilarious! It was such a fun filled day -- face painting, the corn maze, cotton candy, corn dogs and of course picking our pumpkins! 

I love, love, love this wood veneer owl from Color Cast Designs

...and this acrylic pumpkin too!

Once again I had so many pictures that I wanted to include that I need a little PL help -- I love these PL inserts. They are the perfect addition to a LO when you need a bit of extra room for photos but don't want to do an entire additional page!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I am exactly 2 years behind in my scrapbooking which is why I am scrapbooking Thanksgiving 2012 -- I can't possibly be the only one! I'll admit, putting together this layout is making me hungry! I cannot wait until next Thursday! We are hosting dinner at our house this year and I absolutely love having a house full of friends and family to laugh, drink, eat and celebrate with! The holidays are my absolute favorite!

I put together this layout with an older fall line from Bella Blvd and the NEW wood veneer turkeys from Color Cast Designs! How freaking cute is this guy...? 

This guy comes in either birch (pictured) or cherry and the more you order -- the cheaper they are! Also, don't forget to use the code "Rebmnmny," for 10% off your entire order! 

Check out these adorable place settings that Jessica Upton, owner of Color Cast Designs, will be setting her Thanksgiving table with this year! She glued mini clothes pins on the backs of each turkey and clipped them to her cloth napkins! What a DARLING idea! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paper Issues FREE Printables...

I'm up on the Paper Issues blog today using the AWESOME and, more importantly, FREE Paper Issues Printables! Check out the Paper Issues blog for all the details and more of photos of both my layouts!

And while you are over there, don't forget to stop by the Paper Issues shop and use the code "Becky," for 20% off your entire order!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Getting our Game on with The Silver & Black...

I couldn't resist one more layout for the current link party over on the Paper Issues blog! Apparently sports themed layouts are far more common in our albums than I thought -- we do a LOT of sporty things, which is funny because these are some of the most difficult layouts for me to get through!

I used an older Bella Blvd line for this layout of a Raiders game that Anson and I went too. Anson is a HUGE Raiders fan and one of the partners at my firm surprised us with his front row tickets directly behind the goal post (across from the Black Hole, thank God)! This was the first Raisers game I have ever gone to and these fans are CRAY, CRAY! We had a lot of fun though & THE RAIDERS WON -- you don't get to say that everyday!

Remember -- link up a project by November 23rd for a chance to win a $20 Paper Issues gift card!!

So what is Get Your Game On all about? Here are some ideas to get you thinking about what you could link up:

                                                    Anything having to do with sports.

Are you glued to the television during the World Series, the Super Bowl or the Olympics?

Who's your favorite sports team and/or favorite athlete?

Do you have a family game night? What do you like to play? Card games, board games, electronic games?

What are some of your favorite childhood games?

What extracurricular activities do the kids in your life participate in?

Use bingo cards, game pieces, spinners or numbers on your project, maybe even add in some number paper.

Do you have an avid gamer in your house? Is there a game that gets played over and over?

Do you have a Wii or other gaming system?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Paper Issues Link Party: Get Your Game On

There is a new link party happening over at Paper Issues starting TODAY called "Get Your Game on!" I created the layout below using Highline products by Basic Grey and pictures of my niece after her dance recital. The colors in this line are so bright and fun!

You too can play along and link up to the Paper Issues current link party for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Paper Issues! Ummm...WHOA! That's freaking AWESOME!

Link up a layout or project featuring your favorite sports team, sports you or your kiddos play, family game night, your favorite family board game and/or extra curricular activities! You can also create a layout using bingo card or game pieces, spinners or other "game" related embellishments -- so MANY ideas for this link party!

Seriously though, little kids performing in dance recitals? -- THE CUTEST THING EVER! And, let me tell you, this girl knows how to work a stage!

If you haven't used Highline by Basic Grey, make sure to snag some while you still can from the Paper Issues shop -- use the code "Becky" for 20% off your entire order! 

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday 02

Jenn Chapin has done it again with the Paper Issues November Sketch which is up on the blog TODAY! I love that the photo in this sketch is landscape! Since I use my iPhone for about 95% of the photos I take, I rarely have landscape photos anymore which is ironic because with my digital point and shoot camera I never take portrait photos -- LOL!

Check out what the PI Creative Team did with this sketch over on the blog, play along and link up to the Sketch Party by November 21st to win a $10 Paper Issues gift card!

Product used: Basic Grey Highline 

Use the code "Becky" for 20% off your entire order from the Paper Issues shop!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Baby it's Cold Outside...

These photos of Lily taken at Boa Vista Orchards in the snow last December are some of my favorite pictures of her! She is beyond gorgeous! I cannot even handle that she is growing up so fast. She doesn't look like the little girl that came into my life 4+ years ago -- it is CRAZY!!!

I used Jen Hadfield's collection Home + Made by Pebbles Inc. for this layout! This collection is so versatile! I love the pink, aqua and gold against the black & cream! Such a great collection! Be sure to check it out at in the Paper Issues shop!

This LO wouldn't be complete without these freaking awesome acrylic snowflakes from Color Cast Designs! They are like my most favorite thing EVER!

 I used Gold Zing! to heat emboss some of the snowflakes and painted others with cream acrylic paint -- I love how they turned out! The snowflakes can also be ordered in white!

Use "Rebmnmny" for 10% off your total order at Color Cast Designs! The Halloween and Fall kits are almost sold out -- purchase one while you still can and you'll receive a FREE turkey or snowman wood veneer with your order (be sure to specify your preference in the comments section before submitting your order)! Don't miss out on these exclusive seasonal kits - they are so awesome!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time to scrap those Halloween Photos...

I wanted to get in on the action over at the current Paper Issues link party with a Halloween layout! I used an older line from my stash -- I LOVE stash shopping -- from Teresa Collins called Haunted Hallows! And yes...I did fussy cut the framed cat, skull and witch because I'm a crazy person! 

I couldn't rest breaking out my Dymo for this layout! I always forget about my label maker and whenever I rediscover it I am always so excited! 

I have enough enamel dots to last until the END. OF. TIME so I never miss the opportunity to stick those babies on all the layouts!

Thank you for taking a look today and REMEMBER, link up and link back to Paper Issues by November 9th to WIN a goodies from SRM Stickers, the official sponsor for the current link party!

Also, hit up the Paper Issues Shop for some Halloween goodies to scrap your witches and warlock pictures from this year's Halloween parties and trick-or-treating! Use code "Becky" for 20% off your entire order!