Sunday, April 14, 2013

My blog has moved... come join me!

I have recently moved my blog: 

Please come join me on my new blog.  I will be closing this blog down in a few days.

Thanks so much


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Smashing Sisters Stache Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to another SMASH*ing Sister's Blog Hop!

If you arrived from Yani's Blog, then you are in the right place.  This is your last stop on the hop.  If you just stumbled upon this post, you will want to head on over and start at Lizzie's Blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun.

Here is your hop order...
Our Hostess is the every so amazing Lizzie who chose theme of Mustaches!  Who doesn't love mustache, especially when you can do silly thing with them?  I had the perfect images in mind for my project, and it was all about defacing my pictures.

These pictures were taken during one of our trips to Ocean City Maryland over the summer.  We happened to be in a sunglasses store while hubby was checking out some new lenses for his Oakley's, the girls and I decided to get silly with some fun and funky sunglasses.  No, we didn't have hats and staches... I added them to the photos to have fun with them. 

The background kraft paper was stamped using the Mustachio stamps from my stamp line that you can find HERE.  All papers are scraps I used from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic.

Closeup of hand stitching on my tag.


Of course I must do a little giveaway, right?  3 stamps of your choice from my Beary Sweet Designs Stamp Line.  All you need to do is
  1. Become a follower of my blog if you aren't already
  2. Leave a comment below.
Easy Peasy, right?

I will announce a winner Monday, October 15th, 2012.

Thanks so much for joining us!

Until Next time

Friday, August 24, 2012


Ya all know that Cathy and I have been up to something.   Everyone has been hounding us.  Thank you for being so patient.  You all must know that we are totally stoked about what is happening.  

So.... what is this big secret that we are going to reveal?  I'm sure some of you guys have already pieced together some ideas - we have a new little sister to the group!  Welcome DAYBOOK DELIGHTS!

A couple of weeks ago, Kellie had suggested to Cathy  "You should start a daybook group!"  Cathy fell in love with the idea almost as fast as anyone can fall in love with Kellie!  I mean, I've known (via internet) Kellie for almost 3 years now, and she has become one of my bestest buds!  She's just awesome!!   

Then we have Mimi, another fellow SMASHaholic gal, who challenged everyone to make their own daybooks in our SMASH*aholics group a few months back.  IT WAS A HIT!  We started posting away our handmade books and our Amy Tangerine ones too!  And with almost 1800 members, it was hard to NOT make a different group solely for daybookers!  There is just something about daybooking that suits a busy lifestyle, or those special moments that deserve their own book.

Cathy and I started brainstorming and the rest is...  history.

Here is a peek at the daybooks I created.  I didn't participate in the swap due to time constraints, but I have been RAK-ing them out to a few lovely ladies!!!  I made 6 of them.

Covers sprayed with Dylusions Sprays with a mask I created.

Inside created using Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic and some homemade diecuts and printables made by me.
All of which were inspired by Amy Tangerine's Hug Life Daybook.

So, you might be asking yourself... what is Smash*aholics.  It's basically a group where people share inspiration for their SMASH books.  And when we realized a number of people enjoy doing other things (minus your 12x12 and mini albums), people did daybooks to scrap their memories.

To kick off the group's charter, we are giving away this awesome Daybook Kit of Amy Tangerine goodies by American Craft:

Detailed images and entry for contest on Cathy's Blog.  Please see below for info on how to enter.

Goodies include:

  •  5.5 x 8.5 daybook 
  •  2 Dimensional Stickers
  • 6x6 Pad
  • Fabric Thickers
  • 24-pack ribbon
  • Die Cuts 
  • Layered Tags 
How do you win all this sweetness?  It's simple.  Become a member of the Daybook Delights group on Facebook, leave a comment under the Giveaway PHOTO on our Facebook Page telling us what you plan on doing with your next daybook. (Comments are welcome here, but in order to keep better track of everything, and make it easier for everyone, including us, please comment on the FB page).  In order to increase your chances chances to win, head on over and "LIKE" us at Smashing Sisters!

Anyone can win, and you will have 2 weeks to join in on the fun! Drawing will end September 1 at 12pm PST ore 3pm EST.  Good luck everyone!  Hope to see you all at Daybook Delights!!!

Need a daybook... no worries.  Make your own daybook, or head on over to my online shop and pick one up.  I will have the new line of Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go arriving the first week of September.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Winner, Winner!!! Smashing Sisters Blog Hop

Hello Sweet Peeps!!!  So very sorry that I am late posting the winner of the Martha Stewart bundle of goodies from the Smashing Sisters Blog Hop.  We've had a busy weekend with soccer games, training, and back to school shopping... and I've been trying to get caught up on the laundry, cleaning, and getting rid of clothes that the kids have grown out of.  Enough of my waffling!  Here is our winner...
Jessica S said...
Being surrounded by kids is one of my favorites about summer too. I usually grab up the nieces and nephews and have tons of play dates with friends and their children. Fabulous summer page....great colorful pennants and banners.
Happy to be a new subscriber!
Jessica S

Congrats Jessica!  Please email me at to claim your prize.  Please include Smashing Sisters Blog Hop Winner in the subject line.  You have 72 hours to respond.

I want to to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that participated in the blog hop. I don't think any of us Smashing Sisters expected such a fabulous turn out.  You all made us feel so warm and fuzzy inside with your kind comments.  We are planning on another Smashing Sisters blog hop in October.  Come join us on our new Facebook Fan page to keep up to date on all of the hops, prizes and announcements HERE.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Smashing Blog Hop...

Welcome to our SMASH*ing Blog Hop!   I am very honored to be joining these amazing talented ladies on a wild and crazy Seasonal Themed Hop!

If you arrived from Miss Cathy's blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, you will want to head on over and start at Miss Kellie's Blog.

Here is your hop order...

Kellie -
Karyn -
Krista -
Cathy -
Kimm -  <-----You are HERE
Lizzie -
Angie -
Yanatzi -

Our theme was seasons, and since its nice and warm (and way to humid here), I chose to smash my page about Summer, and the crazy kids that make this summer so darn special.  As you can see, I finally got an Instax Wide Shot camera, and I am so in LOVE with it!

Full Page view.  I have grown fond of working with the bright colors.

Close up of hand cut and sewn banner.  Used the small camera stamp from the Point and Click Camera Icon stamp set from The Beary Scrap... that I also proudly designed. :)
Just another angle.  Papers and stickers are Echo Park's Summer Days Collection.
Besides my 3 kiddos, I get to spend lots of time with my neighbors kids, and my little niece and nephew.  I couldn't be more blessed.  My son is missing from this picture.  Although we took 8 photos that day, I'm sure one of my kids took the one with all 7 in it.  I either need to add journaling, or find that other pic.  LOL

Now for the GOODIES!!

If  you are part of the Smash*aholics Facebook Group, you will certainly know that there is a lot of hype over the Martha Steward Planners.  Well, I gotta say, I got myself one and started organizing my life.  Even with all the techy stuff out there today, I still revert to the old paper and pen.  I find it much easier than opening programs, go figure.  Not to mention, these look pretty darn cute decorated.

There it is!  One lucky hopper will get all this Martha Stewart Planner Goodness!

  1. Leave a comment ON EVERY blog in the hop.  
  2. You must become of follower of my blog, if you are not already.  
The winner will be announced here on Friday the 17th of August.  You have till next week to enter.
Time to run along to your next stop.  Be sure to leave some love for the Gawjuss Miss Lizzie!

Happy Hopping!