Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekend Wrap-up

"A little bleary eyed this morning and maybe a little hoarse too. We held our breaths, I started knitting and watched the Patriots re-write Super Bowl history.
The boys were so hyped and I asked, "want to go get some new gear?" They were all in, and even though it was my idea to go, I traded kitchen clean-up duty with Jorge to take them. The line was out the door, freezing temps but what an experience. Now the debate begins on whether to hit the parade or not.
Before all this excitement...we celebrated a big academic achievement for Jori with sushi at his fave sushi place.
I watched a hockey game and missed a basketball game...happens when there are only 2 games on the schedule and both are at the same time.
And this crazy guy became a card carrying member of Barkbox's Destroyer Club...this toy lasted about 45 minutes. It was a duffel bag with two tennis balls inside. As you can see the bag is completely ripped apart and he even skinned and split one of the tennis balls. Shhh...don't tell him but I put the other one away for later, you know, when I'm busy and he's being a pill ;)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Month of Love

February = Valentine's Day. I have to admit, I don't have much use for Valentine's Day themed papers in my own stash now that my boys are older and not handing out Valentine's. It's also not a huge celebration at our house. But if you're the opposite and love Valentine's Day, here is a round-up of available Valentine's Day collections.

This Love & Adore line by Simple Stories is my favorite. I like the contrast of teal and yellow in with the light and dark pinks. And it's versatile enough I can use it to scrap date nights, anniversaries and any relationship.
Kaisercraft went with muted pinks and grays. A little moodier but I think could also be used for baby girl pictures or weddings.
Making Valentine's cards and/or projects...this So Loved line by PhotoPlay just screams Valentine's Day!
Another line that went with the yellow and pink contrast...Sweet Nothings by Fancy Pants Design. I think this one may even work for Chinese New year photos...I would use the reds and yellows!
Another Simple Stories line, You & ME, love the sepia toned papers. Maybe we will need to do something on Valentine's Day so I can use these papers!
Crate Paper has a cute line, Heart Day, but is only sold in large pads and individual sheets...a little difficult for me to stock but I like the colors and designs.
Another cute line is Be Mine by Pebbles. Perfect for class party photos or Valentine's Day activities with the littles.
And since I'm titling this post month of love, it would be remiss to not share two new wedding lines. This first one is Wedding Bliss by Echo Park...I like the gold with black and pink.
 Second is Reminisce's Wedding Day line which is more photo realistic but pretty awesome.
Let me know if you would like me to have any of these in stock for you.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February Bazzill Bulk Buy

It's time for another Bazzill Bulk Buy, the perfect opportunity to stock up on Bazzill cardstock at a reduced price. 

New to my cardstock bulk buy?  Here's the scoop...

  • You will receive 60 sheets of cardstock, 5 sheets each of 12 different colors (see images below for colors). Color choice may change due to availability.
  • Price includes tax and shipping to me.
  • Price is for local hand delivery only - It does NOT include shipping to you. We can meet up or deliver at an event (check my schedule here).  Cardstock will be available for delivery at Cool Crops Andover and Just Scrappin' Milford.
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost of $12.00 for a priority flat rate box. I can fit 2 orders in a box.
  • Order Deadline is noon, Monday 2/6/17
  • Payments by PayPal (please select friends and family) only.
Bazzill buy cost is $24.
Email me (sluvs2skrap at yahoo dot com) to purchase. lease include # of buys, which buy (smoothies, bling or both) you would like, payment method and delivery location.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Layout Share: Sketch Challenge

Sharing a layout I worked on at our last Just Scrappin' weekend crop. This was a sketch challenge and although I'm not eligible for the contest, I like to participate and attempt all the challenges that I put out for the girls. Sketch used for the challenge was a Pagemaps.com sketch...my favorite sketches btw.
I followed it almost to the T except I used pictures instead embellishments. Love how I can showcase EIGHT photos of my mother-in-law's visit with us in Sacramento. Yes those little munchkins in the photo are my boys circa 2004.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekend Wrap-up

Happy Lunar New Year! We celebrated with a hot pot dinner and lots of Facetime calls with family. We spent the weekend at practices and games yet still had plenty of downtime at home. Here hubby is taking a nap and Diego is in his usual no respect for personal space position. What you don't see is his tail wrapped around his shoulder and his head is resting on Jorge's head!!! Love it!

There was basketball...

and hockey.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekend Wrap-up

Happy Monday! I caught completely off-guard by the snow flurries this morning. I do have to admit it was pretty out and the snow covered grass made me think of Nemo and ane-me-ne-mo-ne 😊 I had a wonderful weekend the best of ladies at Cool Crops Nashua...Thank You for your support! Always have to get a shot of a sale in progress.
While at Nashua, I discovered The Pressed and totally wishing there was one nearby. It could be dangerous but everything I tried was delicious and healthy. Looking forward to the next time we're in the area or maybe I'll just have to take a drive up just for a meal, or two!
I had some new products delivered this weekend and the one I'm most excited about is the Chibitronics intro pack. Light-up cards here I come. Looking forward to playing with it and thinking my engineering boys will want to play along.
But first, we need to get ready for Chinese New Year. Stay tuned!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fave Finds

Changing this post just a little bit. It felt funny posting images that weren't mine even if I was linking back to their owners. Now I'll just tell you why I love it and you can head over to check it out yourself. Also, it's just going to be random stuff I find on the inter webs.

I signed up for this online class over at Scrapbook & Cards Today. Did you?

Great list of fun Chinese New Year crafts to make...I am going to attempt the rooster at the very end of the post.

I've been checking out this SSS Masterpiece Box blog hop and love the cards by Houses Built of Cards. Gotta get my hands on those ninja stamps!

A very useful guide to using heat transfer vinyl. I know it's written for the Silhouette but once you have your image cut, the application tips still apply.

Some of you may not get this but I am absolutely in love with these dim sum themed products. In my shopping cart is this card and this stamp set.

And since no post is complete without a picture, I will share a favorite shot.