Sunday, May 29, 2011

Crate's May Sketch Challenge

Spring just keeps trying to make its entrance, but ultimately the clouds start rolling in and it gets chilly again. Today my husband and I enjoyed the sun while it was out and bought a few more plants for our yard. I’m SO thankful for this 3-day weekend. Though hubs has to go back to work tomorrow due to some deadlines at work. :( He's been working so hard lately!

I just entered in my second ever scrapbook layout contest. These are the sort of things I am trying to do more of this year so I can get my name out there in the scrapbook world. And let’s face it, it’s fun! These are a few pictures from our honeymoon in Jamaica in January/February for Crate's May Sketch Challenge.

Portrait Collection: Alpha’s, Chipboard Accents, patterned paper – Bridesmaids, Honeymoon

I used my Slice machine to for the title “Honeymoon”. I have to admit I’ve had a lot of problems in the past with that machine. But I finally feel like I have mastered it and it has been working quite well! Plus the design cards are just so darn cute.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oh How Time Flies

I cannot believe over a year has passed since I've posted. And what a crazy year it has been! In April 2010 we moved into our first house and had the pleasure of doing little fixes here and there to make it ours {direct your attention to the "Mona Lisa" flower to your left, from our garden} . Last fall we definitely had our downs with my grandpa and grandma passing away {both, who are on seperate sides of my family, had been very sick} and right in the middle of that my sister had a horrible hiking accident where she fell down a 40 foot waterfall. She is on her way to full recovery, however - more on that later.

Back on a higher note, I married my best friend on January 22nd of this year. It was the best night of our lives and we wouldn't change a thing. We celebrated the beginning of our life together on our honeymoon in Jamaica! Neither of us had been to the Carribean before which made it that much better.

Scrapping and cardmaking was put on hold {I got a little burnt out after putting together our wedding invitations - which I'll share at a later time} and has now taken off again at full force. I made my first 12x12 baby girl album for a friend at work, and am now making her a baby boy album. I had to use less embellies to the layouts due to budget, but here are a few sneaks at Halle's album.

"Just a Nibble"

"Baby's 1st Christmas"


"On The Way"

"1st Haircut"

My goal this year to put myself out there in the scrapbooking world so I can hopefully get noticed and maybe try out for a design team! With my design background I have missed being able to use that creative outlet, which I am NOT able to expand on at my day job.

I am signing off with my first page using Crate Papers' Portrait Collection. I just love the Crate Paper line! I bought the whole Portrait Collection from for our wedding album. I actually submitted the below image to their Royal Blue, Sky Blue and Lavender color challenge a couple weeks ago. I'm completely and utterly addicted to their blog!

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