Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Diaper Cake

Definitely one of my favorite crafts to make. Here is my most recent diaper cakes, filled to the brim with goodies for the new Mom.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Mail

This picture does not do this collection justice, but i am very excited to have American Crafts Chap collection.

These flowers are so pretty in person I don't want to use them lol, time for another farmhouse layout and I must include these brads.

I already have the perfect layout pictured in my head for these alphas and I have some post-it notebooks pictured to use the stamps.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bad News mixed with a Freebie!

I was so surprised to learn that picnik is closing! I wonder if Picasa will still have all of the same editing options once they close? As a goodwill gesture Picnik is offering all of their premium services for free until they actually close so if you have pictures to edit now is the time to do it.

Official Announcement: Picnik is closing
Since joining Google in 2010, we have been creating editing magic in Google products while continuing to keep Picnik awesome. But now we get to focus on even awesomer things. Picnik will be closing on April 19, 2012.
Your photos liberatedAmazing photos are created in Picnik, so we have launched a new feature,
Picnik Takeout, that easily downloads your photos to your desktop in convenient zip files. You may also elect to copy your photos to Google+ where you can store and share your creations. You may request your photos at any time and use this handy tool as many times as you like until our closing date of April 19, 2012. Learn more.
Premium RefundsTo our primo Picnik Premium members, we'll begin processing a full refund of your current membership fee within a week of this announcement. By "in full" we mean the whole darn thing. Yep, this means even if you are on your very last day of an annual membership, we will refund you the entire $24.95. Just because we want to say thanks.
Now the Good News - Free Premium for ALL!To express our gratitude for your support over the past 5 years, Picnik Premium is free for everyone! Use Picnik in all of its premium glory, for free, from now until our actual closing day. Touch-up, Textures, Advanced, and more are all free for you to use!
We have been incredibly proud of building a product that is used and beloved by so many of you. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the photos you create and we are immensely grateful for all of your support, creativity, and passion.
We are excited by the photo-editing fun we have already brought to Google products, like Google+, where you can find many of your favorite Picnik effects in
Creative Kit. We encourage you to visit Google+ and give it a whirl.
Please visit the
Help Hub for more information on our wind down, and check the Picnik blog for updated information on our April closure.
It's been awesome,Team Picnik

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Back on track

Since our anniversary and with all of the holidays and birthdays we have had over the past few months my husband got off track with giving me flowers. I didn't really mind since he has been so consistent for so long so I was surprised when I came home and found these lovely orchids.

Friday, January 20, 2012


From the day I had my first daughter people warned me about how difficult it is raising girls, especially when they become teenagers. I took parenting classes and worked hard to keep the lines of communication open with them and to this day I am the proud parent of two teenage girls who have never given me an ounce of trouble. They are not disrepectful in any way and they do well in school, some people say that I am lucky and that may be true a little bit, but really I am blessed and I appreciate having them in my life.

Making the Cut

How do you know when it is time to get a new cutter? Well the first sign might be you screaming at the top of your lungs "I HATE this thing!!" lol. Then there was a recent conversation me and Mika had about how frustrating it is even with bumping up the edge of your cardstock against the guides that it is sometimes hard to get your paper to cut straight. And then finally the icing on the cake for me was the fact that all of my numbers wore off. I mean I could work with it for a little while by counting and estimating but finally I gave in and there is peace again in my scrappy world. Although I have a rotary cutter for big tasks, I enjoy using a regular cutter for day to day work. Having the proper tools is so essential. My new cutter works well, cuts straight and is pretty so I am happy!

Old/ New

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Baby Girl

This is another one of my layouts that got damaged during the roof leak, amazingly the paper was fine but the pictures were ruined. I had them reprinted at Walgreens, did a little minor surgery and Viola! my finished layout. I don't normally post layouts without journaling but I have been holding on this for a while. So if I ever get around to it, it would look a little like this -

This is my grand niece and she has me wrapped around her finger. She calls me her LaLa and she is just as sweet as pie. When she is at my house she usually hangs out with my daughters but every hour or so she finds me just to tell me that she loves me. she truly warms my heart and is my sunshine on a cloudy day.

Everyday Moments

If you have teenagers who have cell phones then you know the variety of photos and poses you could find on their cameras at any given time. No way could I ever scrap them all but I do have a couple of favorites. I love my daughter's pouty face in this photo, reminds me so much of when she was a baby. J.R. are her initials.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Silver Bells

So it is widely known by any of my scrapping friends that I am the slowest scrapper on the planet so when I posted this picture last month my Scrappy Twin Mika subliminally challenged me to get it scrapped right away and I did! This layout came together so quickly and easily. and yes Gemiel that picture was taken down 13th and Walnut Streets. Center City still does a great job decorating and celebrating the season.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Coffee Break

So my husband and his co-worker were walking in Center City together when they were spotted by a coffeemate photographer. She said she just had to get a shot of these two handsome gentlemen (I agree!) while they sipped a free sample of coffemate's new products as a part of their promotional campaign (notice the obvious coffeemate guy in the background). This photo was posted on the coffemate website where I nabbed it for my layout.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Crafting

I spent almost all day in my scrap room yesterday and it felt so good! This is a layout of my daughter using Crate Paper Farmhouse. I just love the colors in this collection.

This is a layout of my husband's father. This layout was damaged when we had a recent roof leak but since it wasn't completely ruined I decided to keep it. My husband found that actual 45 while walking the dogs and it is ironically one of his Dad's favorite groups. I couldn't wait to incorporate it into a layout.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Feeling a little sneaky!

I love CHA sneak peeks! So far Prima is my sleeper hit! I have really been enjoying their products lately. True to form however I am really excited about some of the new lines coming from My Mind's Eye, they always get my heart to skip a beat. Here is a link to the sneak peeks sites and some MME photos.


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