mellow this monday

Things are pretty tame around here this week. This makes me hopeful for all the awesome things I can get done... like cleaning... and cooking... and crafting... and cleaning...

I finally feel like things are winding down, but at the same time other things are gearing up. I'm pretty sure at this point that when people have relaxing weekends, they are lying. I have no idea when the last time I had a relaxing weekend day was. Between get togethers, birthday parties, errands, planning, chores, etc we have had enjoyable weekends. just busy. and i do not see them stopping. Never mind that this summer is going to be amazing between road trips, birthday parties, visiting family, camping and i'm sure more. and by amazing i mean to say amazingly busy...

Another thing to look forward to this summer will be the HEAT. I hate to be one of those who talks about the weather, but its been fairly flippin hot for this time of year here. Not cool weather. Literally, not cool. On that note, the flowers around here (and even in the yard!) are stunning. ok, maybe not in the yard... but they're thriving too!

I have a teeny sneak peak to share from The Sampler Kit Club! The May2013 kit is full of fun colors and happy thoughts and shinies! I am super looking forward to the full reveal and playing with goodies!

Its about 78F outside right now and all I can think about is happy hour at a local tacqueria right now... Something I fully plan on taking advantage of this summer! I think its time to work on our summer "bucket list" as a buddy of mine calls it.



Hydrangea Hippo & 100 Proof Press BLOG HOP!

Today Hydrangea Hippo is hopping along with 100 Proof Press and sharing some amazing projects! I FINISHED a *gasp* project life layout using stamps from 100 Proof Press and bits and bobs from the flippin cute Sweet Girl Mixed Media Kit from Hydrangea Hippo!

I've been doing a lot of mixing lately on my pages. I'm finding it impossible to just quit 12x12 layouts cold turkey and there are only so many times I can fill a 2x3 sleeve with what we ate for a snack....no offense.

Anchors are totally trending right now and I LOVE the anchor stamp from 100 Proof Press! I cut little corners from my scrap pieces of ribbon from the Hydrangea Hippo mixed media kit to add a little more color to this card.

On the strip where i typically put my "week of" date marker, I used a lighter color aqua ink and tthe circle of dots stamp all over the strip to make a subtle pattern. Its just enough to not make it boring. or something. 

I swapped ink colors to stamp the month-day-year stamp which I'm fairly certain is my new go to date stamp for my project life albums. A touch of Hydrangea Hippo lace and some baby staples make the card just girlie enough...

I repeated my idea of a stamped background but added the circle of stars with the other stamp and in a darker blue.

Don't forget to keep hoping down the trail to the other blogs! There are some amazing prizes in store!








Holly (**you are here**)

100 Proof Press



Supplies Used: 
Kraft Cardstock 
Tiny Attacher 
Black Gel Pen


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