Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Summer-yes please!

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I LOVE summer-a time with no schedule and play time-this past summer was special because we got to spend time with cousins-these two have been buddies since they were little.  The background and papers are from the Happy Place kit from Scrapbook Circle--SO fun!

Here are a few closeups:


 For the background cut I cut it in white and then use my water colors and painted the background--I used the colors that are in my son's shirt.  LOVE how it turned out!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Prom girls.

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I have to confess I LOVE flowers.  I love them on pattern paper, as embellishments, shapes–you name it, I gravitate toward it!  So when I saw the Doodle Daisy background I HAD to use it, and that was even before I knew what I would use it for! 😉  I looked through my pictures and found some of my daughter and her friends at Prom-their dresses matched the paper in the kit and the cut was perfect!
I wanted to use something fun and whimsical for the title so I used the Simple Set Alpha.  I cut everything out in white card stock and sprayed it with Color Shine to match the colors in the picture and paper.  I love this combo!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

my boys.

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Have you ever loved a patterned paper and thought, “there’s pink on it–I can only use it for girls?”  Honestly, I used to think that to myself quite a bit!  I would fall in love with a paper and think that VERY same thing–I started quite a collection of my favorite “feminine” paper and then realized I was being ridiculous!  This same thought could definitely be used for more “masculine” papers….I started a new philosophy, if I like the paper I’m going to USE the paper!

I really LOVE the bright fun colors and prints in the Happy Place kit this month–SO much goodness!  I knew I wanted to use as much of it as I could!  I love that I could incorporate so many pattern papers on one page-a challenge?  Yep!  But I tried to stay true to my first two papers  that matte my pictures, the orange stripe and black and white squares.  I think it all came together to show the colorful personalities of my two handsome boys!

here is a closeup:

thanks for the visit today!!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brow Palette!

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I have found a NEW favorites in the Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palette and Brow Artist Brush.

Don't get me wrong I still love my Brow liner for a quick touch up on my eyebrows but this Palette is AMAZING!  Let me explain why, this comes in three shades. Blonde, Brunette, and Dark Brunette/Black.  I love that this gives me a natural look without going overboard.  Also, this palette will last me FOREVER-that right there is a BONUS!  With this brow artist brush gives me control on both ends.  The flat end is used to apply the wax to the top of my eyebrows.

Here is a closeup look of the inside of the palette:

The pink and cream colors are highlighters to accentuate your eyebrows.  Here is how to apply:
  1. Apply the light powder using the angled end of the Brow Artist Brush to fill in brows, paying special attention to sparse areas.
  2. Apply the dark powder to outline, define and create your desired brow shape also with the angled end of the Brow Artist Brush. **Tip: When creating the outline of your chosen brow shape, apply the darker powder wet for a clean, defined, application.
  3. Apply the matte highlighter to brow bone and above the tail of your brow for ultimate definition and brightening. **Tip: Apply the highlighter with the angled end of your clean Brow Artist Brush and blend out with your finger if necessary. **Tip: The matte highlight worn alone creates a great, natural-looking daytime look for your brows.
  4. Apply the setting wax using the flat end of your Brow Artist Brush to groom brows and keep them in place all day. **Tip: In a hurry and don't have time to complete all steps? use the angled end of your Brow Artist Brush to mix the powders and wax together before applying for a quick look. **Tip: Grab your Lash/Comb Brow Brush and comb the wax through your brows for perfect placement of each hair!
Thanks for letting me share this today!  Any questions--post them below or email me! ;)

Monday, March 13, 2017

fruit pun cards!

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My challenge for these cards was a FRUIT focus--SO super fun, loved using the Happy Place by Scrapbook Circle.
 Individual card pics:
 thanks for the quick visit today!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Madness!

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If you love makeup or are CURIOUS about Younique--come join my VIP group on Facebook!!  Gloss, Color, and Sparkle, March is going to be FUN!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Remember this.

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I love that my kids still put up with my first day of school pics request.  I guess they know if they don't I will hunt them down... ;)

One of my favorite parts of the So This Happened kit from Scrapbook Circle were the little journaling phrases.  It was hard choosing my favorites-I narrowed it down to the words and phrases that reminded me of my son:


Monday, February 20, 2017

all good things.

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This picture not only makes me giggle but it reminds me how precious life and times with our loved ones are.  This weekend my daughter had flown into town to celebrate my Grandmother’s life.  My girl currently lives 14 hours from me, as you can see even in Walmart we can have fun!
My advice?  Embrace those moments you have with your loved ones–sometimes you are in the moment without a picture.  But then sometimes you can convince people to be just as crazy as you and take a picture and have a silly moment frozen in time. 😉  
All products can be found in the So This Happened kit for February.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dream.

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I'll be honest this is one of my favorite pictures and layouts right now.  I had a lot of fun just playing and creating.
here are some closeups:



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Life is Lovely.

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1.  Branch out with your color choices.  I challenged myself to embrace a different colored background–my go to for card stock is usually white, I was happy to incorporate this lovely shade of pink that went with a few of the papers from the So This Happened Kit.
2. Strips of paper help you to use up scraps AND give some interest to your page.  I’ll be honest, I loved so many papers in this kit I wanted to use them ALL–how do you make that work?  You cut them in strips and add them to the edge of your layout-simple right?
3. Finally I went very light on the embellishments.  I sewed a little and added some mist drops randomly to draw the eye to the pictures–this was a quick simple layout that I actually really like!