Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pre-Crop challenges are up!

The big crop is this weekend, and the pre-crop challenges are starting to appear! We have BINGO words posted and the pictures of prize packages are starting to appear!
If you have never been to Tallyscrapper, boy, you're missing out! We have a GREAT group of girls and tons of inspiring challenges! We also have a gorgeous kit put together every month at a great price! This month's kit is only $25!
Of course, you don't HAVE to buy a kit to play along....but it will increase your odds at winning! So come on over, play along with us! Introduce yourself on the message board and get ready to play and Win! <3 kATIE

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Week In The Life Day 1

Hello bloggers! I sure hope everyone is having an EXCELLENT Tuesday! Well....as most of you know, I am going to be doing A Week In The Life this year. If you are not familiar with the project you can check out Ali Edwards' blog. Anyway, the basic premise is that you take a TON of pictures of your everyday and record what an average week looks like for your family. Here is my first day of pictures, I ran them through Instagram (#weekinthelife).
This is my "I don't wanna get out of bed face" LOL. I get up around 7 to get Olivia moving for school.
Once we get Olivia to school Hannah sits down to breakfast. Right now we are loving Apple Jacks!
We don't have a dishwasher....so at least twice a day you can find me elbow deep in bubbles!
Can't shower around here without first removing all the barbies and toys from the tub!
I am ALL ABOUT the crackle nail polishes right now! Even on my toes!
RAINY and COLD today!
Because I'm a SLACKER poor Olivia had to stay home today to finish her science fair project that we didn't get around to in the weeks leading up to it! WOW....somedays I just suck. So....yep. This is what I got! I hope you enjoy! If you are working on A Week In the Life and have blogged it leave me a link! I'd love to see what you're up to! <3 Katie

Monday, April 23, 2012


Stole this from Amy Tan's blog.... Drinking: Swiss brand Diet Decaf Iced Tea. Eating: Whole Wheat buttered noodles with salt. Wearing: Phillies tee shirt, sweat pants and DC sneakers. Feeling: Blah. Weather: cold, overcast and rainy. Wanting: For my hubby to get a new job that is less stressful for him and makes better $. Thinking: I'm a slacker cause I let dd Olivia stay home because we never got around to her science fair project due today! LOL Wondering: Why my BFF has to live over an hour away. Carrying: In my purse? Sheesh.....wallet, notebook, pens/pencils, camera, phone, hole punch (WTF?) Kindle Fire, Baby Lips, Femenine products, fiber bars for the kids if they get hungry somewhere, change, Marlboro Menthols and a lighter. Well....that was a time sucker! LMAO....time to get off of here and get some stuffs done! If you decide to steal this link me up! I would LOVE to check out your answers. <3 Katie

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sketch page

So today I have a scrapbook page to share with you! I found an awesome sketch over at Creative Scrappers! I had the perfect pictures of Hannah swinging at the park to work with!
I used Crate Papers Farmhouse collection. The papers used were Homemade, Handpicked, Farmer Market and Apple Pie. I also used some of the sticker trims. I added the black thickers and some Studio Calico Kraft Stars!
So what do you think? Please, feel free to leave a comment! I love hearing from you. AND...in case you haven't heard.....
I sure hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some new Project Life!

Hello blogland! I hope all of you are doing well...I just have a quick share of my project life here for ya!
And here are a few close ups...
In this one above, you can see a picture of dd Hannah begging her Daddy for more peeps. "But the Easter Bunny made them...they don't have sugar!" She almost got peeps with that line!
Thanks for stopping by....leave a little love! OH...and don't forget........

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Who needs a little Hunger Games?

I just wanted to share a quick photo of my newest SMASH page! A collage (?spelling) page of The Hunger Games! I went to see the movie with my Sister in law and my neices. We had a GREAT time...and the movie didn't disappoint! I can't WAIT for the next one to come out! I am currently reading Mockinjay, the final book in the series. :( I have put it off because I just don't want to see it end!
I know he's half my age, but I just can't get enough PEETA! I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. No. Wait. I know I am. :P Have a great day ladies! And may the odds be EVER in your favor! <3 Katie

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Little Sunday SMASH

Hello there! Today I was browsing the net when I found that Paper Issues is having a SMASH blog hop! After skipping merrily through the blogs and getting TONS of inspiration, I decided to sit at my desk and play along! The other day I was coloring with the girls and used watercolor to fill in this cute little hello kitty! I LOVED that she had a camera and decided I would use her cute little self in my SMASH!
I stamped the arrows and painted them with watercolor also, kind of going for a gradient effect....I think I achieved it! Some WASHI tape, a few thickers and my handy dandy (no I do NOT watch blues clues....anymore) label maker, some glue and VOILA! Hope you all have a great remainder of the weekend! OH....and don't forget!
Hope to see you there! <3 Katie

Friday, April 13, 2012

12 on twelve

Good Morning! Today I have something new to share with you....well, new for me. I got the idea reading Elizabeth Kartchner's (Dear Lizzy) blog. It's called 12 on twelve. Basically, on the 12th day of every month you bust out the camera and document your day. Then share 12 pictures on your blog that best represent your day! Well....I didn't read about it until late morning....so I don't have first thing in the morning pictures....but I spent the rest of the day documenting!
As you can tell....well....I LOVE me some coffee! Hot or iced....doesn't matter to me!
I had a really hard time picking exactly which pictures to include....I had some other really GREAT shots...but I wanted to represent the whole day.... If you are playing along please leave me a link so I can check you out! Thanks for stopping by friends! <3 Katie

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday Sketch Entry!

Hello there bloggers! I wanted to show this layout I made for Sketch #202 over at Creative Scrappers!
I used the April kit from Tallyscrapper! It's sooo much fun to play with!
And....there was a new announcement at Tallyscrapper this week! Beginning May 1, 2012 we will hold a monthly contest with the winner receiving a BRAND NEW TALLY KIT! A $25.oo value! So hop on over and check us out! You can check out the message board for more details. May will be a fun time for us! We are also going to be holding a BIG OLD CROP for National Scrapbooking Day!
That's all for me today! Leave me some love peeps! It's always appreciated! <3 Katie

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tallyscrapper.com is having a crop!

Clear your Calendar! We are having a crop! Just in time for NSD! There will be games, challenges and prizes galore! Check out the message board to learn more about it in the coming weeks!
Hope to see you there! <3 Katie

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Hello there friends! Today I have a layout for you made from the FABulous April Kit over at Tallyscrapper.com!
I entered this for a challenge themed for The Hunger Games! I had to use one of the themes popular in the capital....I chose fashion! DD Hannah is all about posing and dressing up! Anyway....this kit is AWESOME! Full of YUMMY goodness!
Thanks for stopping by! <3 Katie

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Project Life

Hello friends! First, let me thank those of you who left some love for my new blog banner....much appreciated! OK....I have a new spread from Project Life for you today.
I just love this particular card I added! I stamped the camera, layered some of the new SMASH*tape on a chipboard square and glued it on!
And here is the second half of the spread....
I used scraps leftover from the FABULOUS March kit from Tallyscrapper.com! Unfortunatly, they are all sold out....BUT the new April kit just went live and you still have time to get your hands on it!
Packed full of Webster's pages yumminess and a steal at only $26.99! OH....and before I forget............
Just a few of these SCRUMPTIOUS Smashing kits left! $20.00 and they're going fast!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bloggity Banner and a tutorial!

Well Hello there friends! I hope this April finds you all well! I have been wanting to do a new blog banner for awhile now, and, well, here it is! I am in LOVE with making my own letters right now. I got the idea from a friend of mine over at Tallyscrapper, Tallysmacker. She makes these fabulous letters that she hand draws and I was in <3! Well....I am not so artistic, so I have to trace them.
Next, I trace over my pencil lines with a permenant marker. I like Sharpies because: #1-they bleed and I love that unfinished look #2-they hold up well to what I use to color in my letters.
Next, because I REALLY love that messy look, I go over my letters a second time and make sure to NOT follow the lines exactly.
Next, I erase my pencil lines, because, well....DUH! Who wants those?
Now comes the fun stuffs! I am in LOVE <3 with watercolors right now. Nothing fancy, just plain old Crayola watercolors. I picked a color that complimented my papers (Orange), and I painted the letters all the way through and out of the lines a bit.
Next I take a skinnier brush and pick another color to go around the edges. Again, I like the messy look so I'm not too precise.
I then take a large brush and some water and run it over the letters to blend and soften the edges. It ends up looking kinda like this:
I cut these out (after they dry of course). I like to leave a little bit of paper outside of the lines....I don't know why, It's just how I roll.
THEN? The magic happens.....I glue it down!
I am sure you were waiting for something more but....hey....that's all folks! <3 Katie

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Well, I haven't shared this yet...but I have been working on Project Life. I am really loving it so far! I may not be doing it right though....I tend to embellish the HELL out of my pages! I think it's supposed to be more simple than that....
Anyway, here are a few of my pages I have been working on!

I hope you enjoyed looking! If you have been doing Project Life please leave a link so I can check yours out too!