Thursday, July 31, 2014

Layout: Happy Halloween (Throwback Thursday!)

Yes, it took me until December to complete my Halloween layouts, until April to blog them, and until July to hit publish. Don’t judge!  
 For Halloween, Millie had two costumes. One was an awesome fish costume bought on clearance by my in laws when she was a newborn. It was too cute! And one was this handmade TARDIS sweatshirt a la me. I pulled out the old standby Cat in the Hat onesie. But I didn't have the hat. So I grabbed a top hat and drew on a nose and whiskers and called it good enough. 
We had around 350 trick or treaters. We are planning on doing it up big this Halloween - music, lights, maybe some games...any ideas?!? 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Layout: Friend Zone

I am so excited to share with you all my first process video. I am a little nervous to share this with the world, but I really enjoyed making this layout and this video.

Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments section! 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Layout: Girl’s Night Out

I had such a wonderful time going to see Pilobolus with my mother and mother in law at the beginning of July. I was even selected for audience participation for one of the pieces! I miss going to see live performances and need to get back into the habit of attending performances more regularly.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Layout: A Perfect Day

In attempts to use every last scrap from my June Scraptastic Summer Nights kit, I created this layout. I had used most of the patterned paper in the kit so I grabbed the 3x4 cards and some of the other embellishments and created some simple layers. 

How do you stretch your supplies? 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Layout: Totally Cute (Throwback Thursday!)

I made this layout in May, right before Millie’s vocabulary really exploded! It is already outdated because she is learning about 2-3 new words EVERY SINGLE DAY! I can hardly keep up. 
Somedays I just want to freeze time, but most days I relish in all of the new developments and love the little being she is becoming! 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Layout: Nom!

This was a super quick layout for me and I love documenting part of our everyday. I used some photos of recent meals and journaled a bit about how Wildtree products make dinner so simple for us! 
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Layout: Not Awesome (x3)

This layout was created after being inspired to comment on the sunburn sentiment on the 3x4 card. This year I had a suspicious mole removed and luckily it came back with clear results, but the impact has been great. I was at one time a sun-seeker, but now I hide from the sun. 

I marked out the card and added some alpha stickers to alter the sentiment and added the word not before AWESOME on the other card. 
I framed my scar with the frame and once again altered the diecut to say No Fun: 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Layout: What I’m Loving Now

This layout came from a challenge to use a grid when editing photos. I created this while taking the BPC Art+Science class and this was one of the Left brain challenges.
For me, using a grid was a perfect way to capture some of the details of life right now that wouldn't necessarily require a full layout. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Layout: My Girl (Throwback Thursday!)

This is one of my new favorite layouts. I hand cut these mason jars over the course of an evening. Cutting paper is therapeutic for me! 
I used this print of Amelia that was taken last summer (Photo by Pixels on Paper) journaled on several of the mason jars.  

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wildtree Wednesday: Lemon Rosemary Green Beans

We had a pot luck at church on Sunday and I concocted this green bean dish to take. It was simple, quick, and tasty. I was pleased to see so many of the children of the church taking big scoops my green beans- they didn't last long at all and we very yummy! 
Take 1 pound of green beans, wash and cut the ends off and place them in a microwave safe dish.
Add 1 Tbsp of butter (cut up) and 1tsp of Wildtree's Lemon Rosemary blend. When you are ready to cook- add 1 cup of water, cover, and microwave for 6-7 minutes. Drain the excess water and serve!!
You can toss the beans with extra seasoning/Grapeseed oil if you want after draining then, but it is not needed. 

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stick It Down: July Reveal

It is that time again! Stick It Down  (single layout team 2) is live with another great sketch! I love using my Scraptastic kit combined with a SID sketch- my inspiration just flows! 

Stop by the Stick it Down blog to see the original sketch and to link up with your take on the sketch! Thanks for stopping by!