Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!  I am so thankful for each and every one of you and for your love and support.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Also if you are in the mood to shop today or this weekend Two Peas In A Bucket is having a 20% off sale all weekend long.

Everything in the store is 20% off along with extra special Deals of the Day!  Happy Shopping!  :)

Basic Grey Design Team Spotlight

Hey everyone!  Just a quick post today to let you know that it is my turn for the Design Team spotlight over on the Basic Grey blog.  Head on over to the Basic Grey blog to learn a little more about me and for a chance to win some of my favorite Basic Grey goodies.  I've got a new project to share with you too!  Here's a little peek ...

To see the full project visit the Basic Grey blog!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Indie Bloom

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I received a box of Basic Grey goodies awhile ago but finally found the time this past week to dig in and play a bit.  The first collection I chose to create with was the Indie Bloom collection.  I'll be honest I was a bit scared of this collection when I first saw it - it's filled with lots of pink, purple, and flowers - three things that I are not usually found in my scrapbooking repertoire (hello?!? I have two boys! LOL).  But I honestly fell in love with these papers the more and more I played with them.

For my layout I used some images from a recent family photo shoot by the talented Janine Grimm.  The color of my sweater went so well with the colors in the patterned papers that it was the perfect excuse to scrap them.  And I just love these photos of me and my boys.  :)

I love love love the pop of black against the bright colors of this collection.  It lends such a rich and sophisticated feel to the papers.  These letter stickers are actually from the Capella collection but I thought they went well with this collection and I just love that script font!

This layout is about how blessed I am to be mama to my two sweet boys.  I used one of the Die Cut Shapes to house my journaling and added one of the Layered Stickers to accent my writing.

And just a bit more detail - another Layered Sticker with a sentiment sticker and leaves cut from the coordinating sticker sheet included in the collection pack.

I also created two cards with this collection.  The first was inspired by one of the many designs on the patterned papers included in this collection.  I simply punched several squares of paper and laid them on the diagonal on a sheet of black patterned paper.  A few Die Cut Shapes for my sentiment and a flower sticker (embellished with black jewels from my stash) and voila!

For my second card I used one of my Spellbinders dies to cut an oval shape from a piece of black patterned paper.  I backed it with some pink patterned paper and adhered it with dimensional adhesive to my card front.  I then added the sentiment sticker to a strip of purple patterned paper and adhered that on top.  Again the black really makes the colors of these papers pop!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Bella Blvd - FREE Digital Printable!

Hey all!  Just wanted to let you know that there is a FREE digital printable over on the Bella Blvd blog just in time for Thanksgiving.  You'll be able to create this gorgeous Thanksgiving mini album perfect for recording what each member of your family is thankful for during this joyous holiday.

Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog to see a step by step tutorial from Stephanie with detailed instructions on how to put your album together.  At the bottom of the post you'll find links to download all of the digital printables.  We hope you ENJOY them! 


Hey all!  So I did not get a chance to post my second Garden layout from Two Peas In A Bucket yesterday.  Sorry about that!  I had the best of intentions but time just got away from me.  Seems like the story of my life lately.  sigh.

This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket

My youngest son Brandon had so much fun making (and eating!) S'mores that we made at an end of season barbeque a few months ago and I just had to capture the memory on a layout. I used a combination of older and newer products from one of my favorite manufacturers October Afternoon. I love the plaid patterned paper from the Campfire collection and based my color scheme for this layout on the colors found in this great plaid.

I love these big woodgrain patterned alphabet stickers from October Afternoon.  They were perfect for my big, bold title.

This label sticker is from the Sidewalks collection from October Afternoon.  I love it.  Really, really love it.  It's the perfect size for a bit of journaling and has a fun shape and splashes of color.

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pumpkin patch

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I am still trying to play catch up after a crazy few weeks.  We lost power for 5 days after a crazy snow storm hit our area the weekend before Halloween and then left for vacation literally the morning after it came back on.  We just returned home a few days ago to a super busy weekend filled with a wedding for my cousin, a Flag Football Superbowl for my youngest, and the Jets vs Patriots game for hubby and I.  Needless to say I am pooped!  LOL!  I do have a new layout to share with you today though.  This layout went up in the Garden today over at Two Peas In A Bucket.

This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket

For this project I focused on the Autumn Press collection by Studio Calico. These are some photos I snapped of my littlest at the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago. They were just perfect to scrap with this collection.  This collection was really easy to work with. The color palette is very warm and inviting and the patterns are great for all sorts of projects not just those with an autumn theme.

I used my Silhouette to die cut my title as well as the file folders used for my journaling and my pumpkin embellishment as well.   I've seriously become addicted to my Silhouette lately - I just can't get enough of it!  And they've recently released a new 12" version called the Cameo that is calling my name.  Hmmm ... maybe if I'm a good girl Santa will bring me one for Christmas.  ;)

Well that's all from me today.  Sorry for the short post - laundry and housework are calling my name.  I'll have another new layout from Two Peas to share tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!

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