Friday, October 30, 2015

Fave Finds: Fall Edition

Beautiful and very creative Fall layout ideas from Jana Eubank
A late start but it would be fun to participate in a 30 day photo challenge
We love this quick and easy Turkey soup
100 fun autumn activities - some great ideas to do with the family.  
A beautiful quote to fit the season and what a beautiful Fall we're having here in New England.
Free Fall Owls printable from Vintage Glam Studio - grab it, print it and use it on your layouts!
Thanksgiving coloring pages for adults...this would be a perfect waiting for the turkey activity

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weekend wrap-up

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend at a crop with the best group of ladies deep in the woods of New Hampshire. There was obviously a lot of scrapbooking accomplished and I even have evidence...
And we did take off from crafting to appreciate Mother Nature in all her glory. It was absolutely beautiful even if it was really cold and the white stuff started falling!
Snowed in and craving marshmallows...we did what any desperate scrapper would. We made heat gun s'mores. They were the yummiest s'mores I've ever eaten ;)
Then it was back to reality...the first game of ice hockey season! Defenseman #27 even scored a goal!!!
How was your weekend?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

All American is a four page layout that brings to mind 4th of July cookouts and also any other patriotic themes. Patterned papers by Bella Blvd. and are matched with Bazzill cardstock plus a smidgen of American Crafts POW glitter paper. $15

Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

The weekend isn't quite over for us yet...the boys have the day off from school by default, I don't have to go to work either, yay! We started off Saturday with the most beautiful weather, luckily, since J had his very first cross country meet. He ran in the Varsity Class A group and came in 67th at 23:23, it's a 3mi race. Super impressed by all these kids. After the meet, we went home got some yard work done before dropping J off for a CYC scavenger hunt and D for hockey practice. This has to be the first time that both boys had activities at the same time on a weekend night so we took the opportunity for a quiet dinner just the two of us :)
Sunday morning was the usual Mass followed by some cooking for a party and gathering photos to print. I am going away to a crop and photos are needed, lots of photos. Which would explain why I am still up at 12:20am writing this blog are uploading. After my food contribution was done, we packed up and headed to the patch. We needed some pumpkins for the pumpkin carving party.
I love that my boys are still into it and were the oldest "kids" carving pumpkins surrounded by munchkins!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

Got Wine? is a two page layout perfect for wine tasting, winery tour or a night out photos. Patterned papers are by FabScrap and this layout uses both Bazzill and Core-dinations cardstock to give it a rugged distressed look. $10

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fave Finds: Halloween edition

Fave Finds is a compilation of things that I've found on Pinterest or the web that I think are great ideas/projects/quotes and thought you might find them interesting too.

These Halloween T-shirts are just too much!
Mummy Dearest card...this cards has made its rounds but I still love the simplicity of it.
I'm a sucker for anything birch trees and this card is no exception
what a cute idea for a Googly Eye Frame that even little little ones could help with
How cute is this Spider Web Pillow?
Halloween Page Ideas by SuzyQScraps - great tips for Scrapping Halloween pages
Wonder if my boys would like some of these Monster Eye Cookies
Stuck on page title like me? Here's a handy dandy Halloween Page Titles list.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

November Bazzill Bulk Buy

A Bazzill Bulk Buy is an 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.
  • 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 Warwick & Hyannis and Lexie's Retreat.
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost for a priority flat rate box. I can fit 2 orders in a box.
  • Order Deadline is noon, Wednesday Oct 14
  • Payments in advance by check are appreciated or cash upon delivery.  No CC's or paypal please.
The cost of this month's buy is $28.  Email me (sluvs2skrap at yahoo dot com) to purchase, please include # of buys, payment method and delivery location.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Share a Card/Layout

I managed to get a few pages done over the weekend as always, I try to participate in the challenges I put out to my scrappers. This layout fits the criteria for our Friday sketch challenge as well as challenge #1: use different fonts in your title with a bonus challenge of using a song title/lyric as the title.
Red Sox paper from Joann's - I am an equal opportunity shopper, Sox die-cut from Amelia & Me, the rest of the patterned paper is Moxxie's baseball line and all cardstock is, of course, Bazzill. And here is the sketch we used from

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

Happy and exhausted after another successful Just Scrappin' weekend. We were back at the newly designed Doubletree by Hilton in Westboro, MA. We added breakfast Friday and an ice-cream social on Friday night that I think was a hit with the scrappers. If you were there, feel free to leave a comment here.
Starting on Thursday night was also an added bonus. The wholday Friday, I felt like it was a Saturday and when Saturday rolled was like BONUS SCRAPPING DAY! Raise your hand if you liked the early start. Also, look who showed up to visit with us Saturday morning. It's been a while since we've seen this girl :)
A scrappy weekend isn't quite the same without buffets of all kinds and the Doubletree is the best as setting them out. We had some amazing grilled veggies for dinner on Saturday and even a dessert buffet late at night.

It wouldn't be cool not to mention the very popular card buffet that I set up for the ladies to celebrate National Card-making day. $5 and they walked away with 6 kid-themed cards. Look at them all hard at work and having a great time. Raise your hands if you would like to see this at our next crop!
There was even a fun meal surprise for Sunday brunch...we hired a made-to-order Omelette station complete. I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and all the fun gifts, classes and surprises over the weekend. Until the next one!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Around Here

Around here I am spending today and the weekend running my Just Scrappin' crop in Westboro.

Around here the weather has been absolutely gorgeous. Turning a little cold in the evenings and early morning but the sun is out. Soon enough the leaves will change and the coats will have to come out. Until then, I am enjoying the sun and milder temps.

Around here I have been waking up early with my high schooler and getting Diego out for his walk before work. This is going to change to an indoor workout in the early morning and a walk in the middle of the day if it gets any colder in the morning.

Around here I have a huge pile of books to read as well as listening to a book on CD's while I travel back and forth from events.

Around here it feels like some drivers have gone absolutely mad. If you lose it while waiting for an elementary school walking line to disperse, there is something seriously wrong with you.

Around here I am learning a new sport, cross country, and really enjoying watching and supporting my son and his team. Totally impressed by the speed of some of these kids, perseverance of others and the distance they put in at practice.

Around here I am still turning out new layout kits and can't wait to share them with you.

Around here I am learning to use my new Silhouette machine. I loved the Cricut Explore machine but the software wasn't powerful enough for me and I didn't like being tied to the internet when I wanted to use it.

Around here life is busy and full but I wouldn't change any of it.