Thursday, March 31, 2011

Barefoot In Spring

MScraps has a new collab kit out where all of the designers have made a contribution. They have these each month. This is my first month participating. It was a lot of fun to put together some designs. The kit is $5.00 through the weekend and it has a TON of stuff! I'd show an image of the whole kit preview, but I haven't been able to get that to work for some reason.

And here is a page Jessica created using my designs for the kit. I love what she did!

The Bar Method Pregnancy

In 2010 "my little word" was discipline. Part of learning that discipline was also developing an exercise routine instead of being lazy and talking myself out of exercising. I've continued with a routine since I've been pregnant, although the first trimester was more challenging because of feeling tired and feeling "weird". But since 12 weeks I've been feeling more energetic, so it's been so much better to stick with my routine. Shortly after I found out I was pregnant I ordered a dvd from The Bar Method for pregnancy (scroll down a bit for a preview and info). I've enjoyed The Bar Method exercises over the years and exercises very similar to it, like Squeeze by Tracy Effinger. I know how much I enjoy finding tidbits of information like this on other blogs, so I thought I would share with you.

I highly recommend this pregnancy dvd if you are pregnant and looking for some movement. The exercises are safe and effective!

Have a super awesome day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Sweetest Sound

Hello! Happy Tuesday! It's raining outside today! We had a beautiful weekend visiting our family in Juneau, Alaska. We met our nephew Jackson for the first time. He's adorable! I'll have to share a picture or two of him soon. I felt inspired today to create, and this story was fresh on my mind, so I created this. It's a page about hearing the baby's heartbeat. There are no pictures to go along with it, so I made sure the journaling was the central part of this page. I had so much fun creating it! This is the second page I've done about baby so far. There will be many more to come! *wink*

For this page I used parts of a mini-kit I designed for MScraps. It will be available in April and it's called Barefoot in Spring. I also used some elements/paper from a kit called I'll Love You Forever from The Lilypad.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Framed No.1

Hello! Happy Friday to you! This week I have a new digi product out called Framed No.1. It's only available at MScraps right now, and it's on sale through the weekend!!

The layout above is also a sneak peek of a future kit coming soon!

This layout was created by Rebekah, one of my fabulous members of my creative team. She's also using the Flags & Ribbons No.1. I really like how the frames look on this page!
Have a super great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Digital Dandelions

Hello! I love Spring! I love all of the new things sprouting up. One new thing that is coming is a NEW digital scrapbooking shop called Digital Dandelions (click on picture below for direct link--site work is still in progress)! I am so excited about this new adventure! The shop opens April 1st! The fabulous designers are behind the scenes working on a collaboration kit called Take Flight, which I think is a perfect name since this is the beginning of a new journey. I'm so thankful to Leora Sanford, who offered me this opportunity to sell my products through Digital Dandelions! I will update you about sales and any news asap!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I must feel really inspired right now due to the spring weather because I have been wanting to paint! I've been waiting for it to get a little 'warmer' before painting the baby room so I could have the windows open for good ventilation. Well, yesterday and today were the days! Yesterday, I painted only one wall this cream color called "Conversation" (True Value). This morning I waited until the sunlight was shining through the window in the room before starting with the orange paint called "Clown Fish". After the first coat of paint, I was a little hesitant about the color. It's more yellow/gold than I wanted, but after a second coat it looks much better and the color seems to be growing on me. It's a very vibrant color. After painting one wall with it, I knew that it definitely needs to stay only on one wall. The other three walls are going to be the cream color. I have one more wall to paint before I'm finished!

I also painted a shelf the orange color today. This will be hanging on the wall in the same room.

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Friday, March 18, 2011


I'm in love with today!

It's BEAUTIFUL outside!

It's 50 degrees!

I have some windows open!

I vacuumed out our truck!

I saw my first robin yesterday! It's now officially spring! (Ok, so the slug I saw the other day was my first sign...sigh)

It's sunny! It's beautiful! Thank you, LORD!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bubble Talk and Flags & Ribbon No.1

I have two new kits out this week. They are both at (click on links below for direct link to product) and soon to be at the new site (opening on MONDAY, March 21st!). I've been having a lot of fun with these kits!

3 Pages

And here are some layouts I created using Bubble Talk and Flags & Ribbons No.1:

For this layout I used the original ribbons instead of building my own.

For this layout I built my own.

And here's a mix of both on this one.
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Only Fools...

HELLO! (Whoa, that was a big hello!)

I think spring is in the least rain is in the air! But I'm ok with that! I LOVE the rain! You don't have to shovel it! *wink* It looks like it's going to get up to the upper 40's this week. Sweet!

This weekend has been fun creative-wise: I've been able to work more on a new kit. Ideas have been flooding my mind. I have to jot notes down so I won't forget things. Like I'll be doing housework and I'll think of an idea and I have to write it down fast so I don't forget. I love when the creative juices flow!

The page below is one I created weeks and weeks ago:

I have a couple of new kits coming out this next week. Whoohoo!

Have a great rest of your weekend!
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baby Quilt

A few weeks ago I bought some fabric from Etsy, which is my new favorite online store. Sometimes I like to go on there just to daydream! I was looking at one of my favorite blogs and there was a link to this Etsy seller, Lily Bella Fabrics. It was love at first sight when I saw the fabric with the giraffe on it (the bottom fabric in the picture). I've been a lover and collector of giraffes for years, so it's a natural central decor selection for the baby's room. There isn't really a "theme" for the room, only a color theme, which so far is orange, cream, brown, turqoise, and...maybe pink, with a touch of giraffe! Since we don't know if Baby Smith is a boy or girl, I'm waiting until we find out (April 8th) if I should add pink to the fabric selections. It may sound silly to some, but it makes perfect sense to my pregnant mind. Hee, hee!

So today I had the sudden urge to cut fabric squares. I'm not following a pattern. I despise quilt patterns. I've made a few small quilts in the past, but the last quilt ended up in the trash because nothing was coming together the way it should have. (Yes, I'm a slight perfectionist) So after licking my quilting wounds over the last few years, I decided to try my hand at it again. This quilt is going to be very simple. Like outrageously simple!

It took me an hour to cut 6x6 inch squares out of 6 different patterns of fabric. I sketched out my own pattern and figured out how many squares I would need of each fabric depending on if Baby Smith is a girl or boy. I feel so organized. Haha...

Now I wait until April 8th. Oh the suspense!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Greener Grass Designs at MScraps!!

It's official! I'm in a NEW store...well, new for me! My products are 20% through the weekend! Check it out here!

Do you feel safe?

Do you feel safe to be yourself?

Or do you feel more safe to hide behind a mask?

Are you for real or are you playing pretend?

Do you feel safe having your own ideas, having your own original creativity, and putting your own personal 'mark' on things?

Or do you imitate others because it's 'safe', because it's already been done? Because you are afraid of what others might think?

Do you hide behind what's comfortable because you don't want to make mistakes or look foolish? Are you afraid of failure?

I know I have talked about this SO MANY times on this blog about the importance of being yourself, but I think it's good to have a fresh reminder to be who God has created you to be. There is no one else like you. There is no other you. Isn't that awesome?

I want you to know that it's OK to be you! And I want you to know that God loves you for YOU! And you can love you for you--you can LIKE yourself! Stop comparing yourself to someone else!

Be you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dude Mountain

My friend Nettie (Hi Nettie!) reminded me that I needed to make an update on the announcement I made last week about a new shop opening up where I will be selling my designs. was supposed to open Monday, but the website is being worked on and there have been some changes, so it will still be a few days.

I was also offered to sell through a second site called Memory Scraps, and of course I accepted! I just feel so blessed that I have the opportunity to sell through both places. Thank you, Lord! When I first read Michelle Coleman's email stating that Little Dreamer was going to close, my heart sank. I felt sad and even had tears. Right before that I had made plans to really pour myself more into design. I had even requested working less time at the coffee shop so I could do so. So I'm so delighted and thankful for these new opportunities!! How is it said? "When God closes a door, He opens a window." So true!

Over the weekend I worked on repackaging my kit previews and getting things ready for the new store(s). I decided I won't be transferring over all of the designs I have made so far for the new stores because some of them just aren't very popular or I need to redo some things. I'm seeing what's most popular and I'm going to do my best to stick with those kinds of designs. I'm learning as I go.

On a knitting note, I felted Quent's slippers the other day. He really likes them! They look nice! I should take pictures...

Well, that's all for now folks! I'll let you know more about the new store as soon as possible!
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Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hello! Today I've been working on reorganizing some things in my digi product because starting on Monday I will be selling at a new store since Little Dreamer Designs is closing! I'm SO excited about this opportunity. I will give more details on Monday (or maybe even sooner)!

Here's a page I created last week, at least I think it was last week:

I usually have a good memory, but I think the baby must be stealing some of that. It's been funny to me! Speaking of babies, I started knitting a blanket for Baby Smith. I also attempted to make baby socks (more like booties), but that wasn't working out too well. I don't think I like knitting socks or complicated slippers. Haha!

Well, I must continue reorganizing...
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