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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Vegas Baby! Enough said right? lol... Spraguefest at Jessica Sprague is fast approaching so if you were thinking of attending here is some handy info to get you started.

There will be three fabulous classes taught by Heidi Swapp, Carina Gardner and Jessica Sprague! Not to mention lots of swag, prizes and even discounts from the Designers! Plus Scrapping Simply will be there to print your digital layouts for you!

There will also be an early bonus draw for those who book their hotel rooms by September 6th. You can win your entire stay for free, so don't miss out on that and get your rooms booked!

I totally wish I could go (sniff). I'd love to meet all the fabulous people there, but alas, I'm just too far away. Maybe someday...

Those who are going I hope you all have a fabulous time! Say hello to Elvis for me! :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rainy Day Play

It was raining yesterday so Isla and I thought it would be fun to use our side walk chalk on our porch, since it was similar to the side walks. She thought it was pretty 'cool' to be able to write on porch without getting in trouble (lol)...

I created this simple page by taking a picture of our doodles/chalk and used it as a background. Then I added some fun elements from Echo Park!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Just Playin'...

Here are a few recent layouts I completed recently for Jessica Sprague. Hope you enjoy!


This last one is a hybrid. Not sure why but image won't click. Here's the link incase:

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lookie' what I made!

Isla has a new play table! I don't do many DIY projects but this one looked so easy, I had to give it a try! So I made her a cute little chalk board table this weekend and I'm gonna share it with you. The original idea came from another blog:  if you want to check it out - it's fabulous!

So here is a photo of the before table. It's the LATT table and two chairs from Ikea. It the best part is it only cost $25 for the set!

And here's the after! I spray painted the table and chair pieces with Auqa Satin Rust-olium spay paint and let dry. I then applied some chalkboard paint (from Home Depot) to the table top and let dry overnight. I assembled all the pieces and covered a couple of foam squares to make little pillow tops and voila! An adorable table set for under $50

Hopefully Isla will get some use out of it for many years to come!

I have tons of chalkboard paint left over for future projects, so I decided to paint the panels of my kitchen cupboards as well so I can write random thoughts, grocery lists or love notes to hubby. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Some August Yummies!

Well I have some more layout yummies to share with you! I can't believe it's August already! Where has this summer gone? Isla will be turning two next weekend! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by! She'll be having her birthday party this Sunday so expect more layouts with that theme very soon! :)

For now though, here are a couple I've finished recently! All product from Design House Digital! Click on images for more info.