Monday, December 19, 2011

Birthday Card Blog Hop...

For those that are just joining me, you will want to go to the Bella Blvd's blog, so you can start at the beginning of the blog hop. You don't want to miss anything.

Stephanie is the owner of Bella Blvd & one of my very Best Friends! Here is a card I made for her using the Sophisticates line!
Happy Birthday Stephanie! I hope today is a fabulous day filled with love & laughter! xoxo

I have also added a few photos of Stephanie & me. We have been friends for about 8 years. We have been very lucky to see the world together. I couldn't ask for a better friend or traveling companion.

Studying Abroad in Italy! 2005

Hanging out & relaxing in Myrtle Beach! 2006

Summer CHA show ~ 2007

Celebrating the 4th of July ~ 2008

Vacation to Vegas in 2009 for my Golden Birthday!

Scrapbooking last December together at The Scrapbook Store where we met & worked together. 2010

I have been very blessed to travel with Stephanie on business trips to help her teach scrapbooking classes. This September we went to Minnesota to participate in our first Scrapfest! We had so much fun! ~ 2011

Please remember to go to Bella Blvd's blog to leave Stephanie a Birthday message! I hope you enjoyed seeing a couple more photos of her and learning more about our friendship.

Even thought it's Stephanie's birthday, we have some gifts for a few of you lucky readers as well! We know how generous and giving Stephanie is, and we know she would never have a fun blog hop, without a few giveaways up for grabs too. So we got permission from Robin, who works alongside Stephanie in the office, to pick TEN lucky winners, who will each receive a Bella Blvd collection. All you need to do to be entered in the random drawings, is to leave Stephanie your birthday wishes in the comment section. You have lots of opportunities to up your chances, since you can leave a comment on each blog you visit, as you go through the blog hop. There are 26 blogs, plus the Bella Blvd blog, for a total of 27 chances to get your name in the pot. We will randomly choose winners, from 10 randomly chosen blogs, and announce them on Friday!

For the next stop on the blog hop, you are going to go visit Loredana Bucaria -

Don't forget if you ever get lost you can always go back to the beginning at Bella Blvd's blog.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Babies, Babies, Babies...

I feel so blessed to have so many babies in my life. I am not a mother, but I am an Auntie to many wonderful babies!!!

This year has been spectacular...I welcomed three beautiful babies from August until now.

My little Owen James born in August. He is the first born to my cousin Katie & Jim.

My sweet little Evan Miron born in November. He is the beautiful third born of my cousin Dan & Adrea.
Look at this gorgeous picture of Evan from Amy Hall. She does a wonderful job!
My adorable little peanut Ava Rose born in November. She is the first born of my friends Matt & Nicole. She is so precious!
She was so cute & just staring at me while I was talking. I couldn't get enough of her!
I just love all these babies! They make me so happy!

Besides my three new babies this year, I know of 7 wonderful ladies due this coming year. I just found out that one of the ladies is having twins! Yes, that's right I said TWINS! I'm so thrilled for her & her husband. Babies are such a blessing and I truly enjoy them!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A lot to celebrate today...

I think it is so cool that today is 11.11.11. I'm going to take a picture of what I am doing at 11:11:11...which surprise surprise looking at the clock now, I will still be in my CPM machine due to my ACL surgery. That's ok though because as I mentioned before...lots to celebrate today.

For starters it is Veterans Day...I found this really nice photo on google.My grandpa served in The United States Navy. I know my cousin Katie and I, along with our entire family, couldn't be prouder of my grandpa. We are all so thankful for everything he has done & cherish all those who like my grandpa have been a part of the military. Thank you all for your service & dedication.Today I have two different birthdays to celebrate. My sweet little niece, Molly is 3 today! She has grown up so much this past year. This first picture is from February 14th! I love to spend time with the girls on Valentines Day! This year we made cookies. Molly loves to eat...sometimes I find it so funny because it reminds me of my grandma and how she would always say, "You gotta eat!" Molly has definitely got that down. Below she is eating a piece of candy while meeting baby Owen in August.In September, we went to watch Avery play Soccer. Molly was so good throughout the whole game. She of course ran around a little bit because she has so much energy, but I was able to capture this photo which is rare. She doesn't usually sit still. Molly started to take gymnastics this year! Dan & Adrea thought it would be something fun for her to do...since Avery has school and mommy is having another baby. This would be something just for Molly! :) She loves it! She is so energetic & has no fear so it is perfect for her. I hope she continues to like it because I would love to see her grow into a gymnast. The second birthday today is...Maddie or Lynnie. She is the big 1-0 today! I can't believe she is 10 years old already. I met her when she was 3 (Molly's age) She is one of the sweetest little girls I know. I love her so much! Go over to Stephanie's Blog to check out more on Maddie turning 10! Happy Birthday Lynnie!

Lastly, today is the day the last Harry Potter movie comes out on DVD! I am so excited!!! I can't wait to get it and watch it!!! What a great Friday!!! I hoping for a dinner & movie kind of night!
Happy 11.11.11 everyone!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A little early...

to talk about Christmas since it is November 1st, but I have been thinking a lot about my December Daily book this year. I can't wait to start creating, journaling & taking holiday photos. I really do LOVE Christmas!

I was looking through some blogs today and came across a post on ELIZABETH KARTCHNER's blog.

She is giving away a December Daily SC kit giveaway. How exciting!!! I've attached a photo of the giveaway, but go to the Dear Lizzy Blog and check out the inspiration!
Christmas is only 55 days away!

Friday, October 28, 2011

My Love Layout using Spring Flings & Easter Things

The new Bella Blvd's mid-release collections are now shipping & should be arriving at your local scrapbook stores soon.
I created a layout using the new Spring Flings & Easter Things. I Love this picture I took of Molly at the park. She looks so sweet.
The new line's colors & patterns are perfect for the picture. I used some pink twine to tie around the photo.
I popped up the sticker "You are my sunshine" from the miniatures sticker sheet on my journalling block to add a little dimension.
I hope you enjoy the layout. I can't wait to create more things with the new lines!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A new collection

Bella Blvd has released two new mid release collections. They are Spring Flings and Easter Things & Winter Wonder. They are so cute! I was able to create a card called Be Happy with the Spring Flings and Easter Things collection.
I love the new miniatures stickers. They are great for cards or just to add a little pizazz to a layout.
I used Martha Stewart's fringe scissors to add a little dimension to the card. Plus I just love Bella Blvd's baby blooms a bella! And who doesn't enjoy a little twinery. :) It makes me happy!
Ciao Ciao for now...

Monday, August 22, 2011

A new love...

Owen James...was born August 6th, 2011.
He was 7 pounds and 12 ounces.
Auntie Morgan holding him and him staring at me. So sweet, look at those big eyes & smile!

Six days old I went over to his house to see him again. I just love him so much! He looks so different in six days...
He is so tiny...look at his little onesie, hat & diaper
Last photo of the day. Sleeping so peacefully.
Love you Owen, Auntie Morgan :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Local Artista Week...

Hello All...

The Bella Blvd blog has been getting some major updating. It looks awesome! Laura has been super busy updating things. Stephanie & Laura wanted to do a little spotlight on the Local Artistas since we haven't done one in a while.

We were asked to take some new headshots, answer some questions and then to do a layout about ourselves. I was trying to think of something to do that would be a little outside of the I decided to scrapbook one of the best experiences of my life (so far...)

October 2010, I went sky diving with my step dad. It truly was one of my best experiences. I don't really know how to describe it. It was AWESOME!!! I loved it so much I wanted to go back up and do it again the same day. :)
We went through the company Skydive Milwaukee which is based in East Troy, Wisconsin. The staff was great and my step dad and I had an Amazing Time! :)
Hopefully you learned a little something you didn't know about me...

If you would like to see more of my sky diving adventure you can click on the following link and watch a seven minute video of my jump & some pictures

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Makes me feel old...

My twin cousins (Alec & Max) are turning 17 tomorrow. (which means I am exactly 4 months away from being 27)
I was the baby in the family until I was 9 years old. Then my uncle & his wife had the twins. I love them so much and use to babysit them when they were babies. The time has flown by and now they are in high school and have their driver's licenses and will be 17. I'm so interested in what paths they will pick as they go into their Senior Year this fall.
I'm always making them take pictures with me. It is so cray to be how much they are changing and growing. They are both over 6 feet tall. They make me feel old and short. :)
Happy Birthday Boys! I love you dearly!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A little Sunshine for a Friday morning....

I'm sure this adorable picture of Sunny will brighten every ones day!
I used the Cuttlebug's Forest branches embossing folder to create texture and dimension on the circles and tan cardstock border at the bottom of the page.

Be sure to head over to Bella Blvd to enter to win this AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! It is worth around $600!!!
A huge thank you to Provo Craft for their generosity! I had a blast playing with all your products!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cards, Cards, Cards...

Check out Bella Blvd today for some inspiration. I had so much fun using the Cuttlebug embossing folders and the quilling kit.
I love the Tall Tags in the Sophisticates line! They are perfect for cards & tags. I used the embossing plus die: Fanciful Labels on this card. It was so nice that it cut and embossed all in one.
The embossing folders are a great way to add texture & dimension to a card or tag.
I love to add a little twist to a normal card. I made this tri-fold card and used the...
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Border Set 37-1923 was a great way to add a little elegance to this tri-fold card. The border sets are cool because you get five different options! :)
I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration today. Check back tomorrow for even more. Don't forget to go over to Bella Blvd!