Friday, September 28, 2012

Life Update: One Week

We are all settling in and getting adjusted to having Miss Amelia home. Even Eureka is finding a new normal...

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Baby Amelia- 8lbs 3oz, 20 inches long, was born at 7:46pm, Sept 21.

Mom and baby are healthy!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Simple Organization: Scrap Cave V1.0

I have been tweaking the layout of the Scrap Cave while waiting on baby to arrive.  A while back I wrote about WHERE I Scrapbook. I have now evolved from lap scrapper, tray table scrapper, and coffee table scrapper to a scrapper with her own space! This room will be a multi purpose room eventually, but for now, I get it all to myself! Here is version 1.0 of the Scrap Cave. (Still a major work in progress!!)
So far, this is what I’ve got: our former dining room table (aka card table), my paper cart, and the following: 

Storage cubes- the plastic drawers hold my stamps, ink, and paint. I have only unpacked a few of my albums and I’m going to keep them on the top of the unit for now. I am looking for a bookshelf that has tall enough shelves so that I can store all of my albums in one place- any suggestions? 

Oh, and I have to leave a box empty for Eureka to climb in and out of. This does not just apply to the scrap cave. This is a rule throughout the house! 
I keep alphas, bling, tags, and other commonly used embellishments in the basket. 
Other essential items to have nearby are my commonly used punches, twine, ink, mists, ATG, and some prepackaged kits of paper and embellishments. 
Last, but not least, a basket of tapes. Until I find a better way to organize them, I am keeping them nearby in a cute little basket! 
And my partner in crime. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Layout: {My Love}

I love the simple ways that Ry challenges me to be a better person and I cannot wait to see what a wonderful father he will be. 

Supplies: Paper and Alpha: Lily Bee Design, Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft, Recollections, Punches: Martha Stewart, Mist: Tattered Angels. 

I hope to be back soon with news of a baby who has made their appearance into this world! 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Layout: The Perfect Toss

These fabulous photos by Pixels on Paper have been waiting around for the perfect inspiration. As I was sorting my paper the other day, I decided to see if these papers by Lily Bee would work for a wedding layout. I have been using the Buttercup line for a lot of nursery decor and layouts about baby showers and such, but I had no idea just how perfect the papers were for a wedding layout!  

Supplies: Paper and Alpha: Lily Bee Design, Tape: K & Company, Tags: Ormolu, Rhinestones: Recollections, Mist: Tattered Angels.

The reason I titled this layout “The Perfect Toss” is because I spent an entire summer in a show where my role involved tossing a bouquet six nights a week. My bouquet toss was perfect- right down the middle, didn’t hit the ceiling, and went right to my cousin!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Layout: Home Sweet Home

House hunting on a time crunch...not the most fun I have ever had. I was about 6 months pregnant when we decided that we wanted to buy a house and move in before baby arrived. We had the BEST realtor who showed us as many houses in our budget as possible in a very short time frame. It was such an overwhelming process- houses that needed too much work, houses in a bad location for small children, and houses WAY overpriced for the market. The last home we looked at was a light at the end of a very long tunnel! I knew immediately that this would be our home- there was a giant daisy bush right outside the front door in full bloom. Yes please! The home was also move-in ready, which was a must have! We closed a week and a day before my due date...which obviously was not as big a concern as we thought...since baby has yet to arrive!!! 
Supplies: Paper: Lily Bee Designs, Alpha: Lily Bee Designs, Tag: Ormolu, Punches: EK, Martha Stewart, Mist: Tattered Angels, Stamp: Leisure Arts, Rhinestones: Kaiser Crafts. 

Now that we have moved in and I have stopped working, I piddle around the house all day long. I am trying to unpack and keep the house clean, but also trying not to over-do. It feels so great to have a place to call our own! I look forward to building many memories and traditions in this home for years to come! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Layout: Typecast

This past spring, I was joking around with a long time friend who had just cast my step-dad as a lead in the play she was directing. I jokingly said “Are there any roles for a pregnant chick?”. To which she responded, “actually, yes”.  The level of commitment was perfect for my busy schedule in that I had about 5 lines and was in one scene. I loved sharing the stage with Wes again, and had forgotten how much I miss community theatre. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Layout: Blowin’ Bubbles

This layout has been sitting in my unfinished pile for a while. As I was unpacking my new craft room the other day, I took a break to finish some of my 'in progress' layouts.

I love these pictures of Luke and wish we lived right next to Allison and family so that we can share these fun memories.
Hopefully we will be able to schedule regular visits now that we are a bit closer and we have a home with room for company!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Focus is back!

I am back, but not nearly as soon as I thought I would be...Closing on the house took place last week. Since June, I have been trying to keep up with work and house drama all while being super hot and super pregnant.
Tomorrow is my due date and baby has yet to show any interest in making their grand entrance.

I have been scrapping and crafting, just have been in limbo with things in boxes. (So glad to finally have a HOME to unpack into!!!)

So here is one of the scrappy projects I finished MONTHS ago, a mini album with the photos from my baby shower:

I love this Buttercup by Lily Bee, and it is also being used in the nursery decor:
I made pinwheels for a mobile, but as we do not have a crib, I don’t know where to hang the mobile!!! The crib is on the way, but we will use a co-sleeper and bassinet in the first bit anyway, which makes me feel less like a failure for not having finished the nursery. We only moved in a week before due date, cut me some slack. ;)

I made the elephant, and Ry painted the duck bank. I love that Ry contributed to the nursery decor! <3