enabler alert: the mother of all ribbon purges.

for me at least. we all try to keep our stashes under control and many of us goof that up, i am one of those...

i did however make two lovely piles one of which will remain here with me in a lovely glass jar and the other is fated to go in a box and shipped to one of you ladies. leave me a comment about anything and i will draw a name randomly on friday night!



a little of this...

i FINALLY found my camera after it being MIA for like two weeks. whoops. now i just have to find the battery charger... AGAIN... oh well, its just in time to snap some photos of a few new layouts with some of the new goodies at Memories Live On. YUM YUM!

Lately, i've been trying to work out how to spend more time making and less time managing. Of course, it takes some careful planning, BUT i think the rearranging of priorities and responsibilities is going to be well worth it.

speaking of creating, look what i had time to do:

a few years back i started a tradition of taking husband to a local(ish) winery for a picnic lunch and tasting. pretty low key/low budget but totally up his alley. when the Sweetly Smitten Collection came into the store i knew husband was going to get a layout with this line. the images of the line are clearly feminine but the colors are rather neutral. i know there are a lot of scrappers out there who adore all of the flowers out there, BUT are blessed with all boys to scrap about. it can be done...

I was sooooooooooooooo excited for them to come in but i am even more excited to play with these paper foldies from Sassafras. They are so amazingly lovely. i went a little nuts with the glossy accents here but it just picks up so much of the detail of these little guys.

i also put together a little something using Three Bugs. They have the cutest papers which is so far from my style its rediculous, BUT it completely reminds me of husband's grandmother. I love seeing our grandmothers with the boy. Its amazing that these women are so strong still and we still get to share our loves with them. Grandma Joan is a big reader and the journeys she takes with the boy through books is priceless.

The few details I put onto this page really make the photo stand out for me. a couple brads from American crafts and everyone's favorite squashed spiral paper flower seal the deal. ok, and i have to swoon a little over the Thickers. KRAFT THICKERS omg i am in love! nevermind the biggest detail of all, the background is cardstock. embossed core'dinations. so simple and so very perfect.

anywho, it feels awesome to share again. will have to go on a mission to find my charger and get back to crafting. oh, and throw in a load of laundry too!


It's the 21st so how about a Sassy Little Sketch?

this week SLS put up a great sketch for the 21st this month! be sure to check out the sketch and play along! here is my take!


happy valentine's day!

i hope everyone has a lovely day filled with love and affection!

**project from the ranger booth at CHA-W! i didnt snap a photo of the artist name! dangit!**


2/11/11 De-Stress Friday M&T at MLO!

Making this super sweet tag just in time to give to a super sweet valentine at Memories Live On! Come play with me between 6 and 9pm tomorrow night! As always, the make & take is fabulous, fun and FREE!

side note, LOVING that white on red doily from hambly studios! mmmmm... cant wait to share a few sneak peaks of The Sampler for march! all i can say is: hambly. limited. edition. its so yumtacular!

sunshine&bunnies, holly*


we had some fun....


Now we know where it is and will have to go back super soon. the boy had an amazing time. i mean really? getting to throw snow and your mom? doesnt get any better than that! ok. cutting it short. husband finally returns tomorrow so i'm too excited to focus on ANYTHING. ugh. silly me. have a super tuesday! i know we will!




ok, its very clear that the tim holtz dies are what got me started and hooked on dies in general. well... now... its just getting silly. i love soooo many of the dies sizzix released this year. and their samples were beautiful.

they released letterpress folders this year. want...

ok. enough with the drooling. must haves are coming soon! in the meantime i must get some projects done with the goodies i already have surrounding me! hope you have something crafty to do today!



oldies but goodies...

so last week before i headed out to CHA i was pawing through some older albums and i found some layouts that i kinda forgot about. i should really go through my albums more often. it was really heartwarming to see all the old photos and really inspiring to see all the older product actually used on a layout instead of being coveted in my stash. definitely reminded my WHY i scrap!

anywho, a couple pages that really stood out for me were these two!

i love all the wallet sized photos and the piles of goodies. i should do this again! actually this excites me. i can totally email photos from my phone and then (when i get home) i can sit on the sofa and print them all out! i can't tell you how much easier printing is with my new printer. yay technology.

a couple years ago i did this layout for the boy's birthday party. i stamped that background with an ink called "black lightening" (i think) and completely forgot how pretty it is. and then the fussy cutting! i remember this is one of the 1st layouts i took the time to cut out paper elements.

speaking of paper elements... have yall seen the new foldies from sassafras!?!? seeing them at CHA i realized they were HUGE and WONDERFUL! cant wait for these to come in.



never thought i would be so addicted to this stuff...

Tim Holtz goodies were everywhere! Including in the Sizzix booth where our rep knew to keep me a while... ended up ordering it all so i can make some of these for myself... i mean for store samples...



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