30 August 2014


It's a busy, busy Saturday here!  Why you ask?  Is it because it's a holiday weekend? NOPE! Is it because it's a Saturday and you have a lot to catch up on? NOPE! (Well, sort of!)  Is it because you want to take advantage of the sunshine and the pool in your backyard? NOPE!  Then what is it?    IT'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL TIME, baby!!!

No, not that football - you know the other one, the Amurican kind.  High school football on Friday, college football on Saturday and Church on Sunday - it's the Oklahoma way! 
 Unless you're me then it's football every day, every way.

What I'm trying to say is that I'm excited and will do my best to keep a lid on it...though we all know how well that usually works out.

As all of you parents know September is the kick-off to practices, car pools, late dinners and endless Saturdays spent on the pitch/field/sidelines/rink. etc.  In light of that I've created a new collection for documenting all of the hard work, big plays and moments to remember entitled "Play!"

Pick up the first patterns packs from "Play!" and my second new collection "We are Young" at 40% with the coupon code PLAY40.

Did I mention there are freebies? ;-)  Two in fact!  Snag them below.

Have a lovely, safe and excellent weekend! If you need me I'll be on a raft in the middle of my pool watching da foozball on my tablet ;-)  (Thankfully I can do both AND work at the same time!)


27 August 2014

What will your verse be?

I've had "update blog layout" on my to-do list for well over a year and despite my qualms with Blogger's HTML/XML/CSS set-up I've finally buckled down and started.  Yep, you know you're a nerd when you complain about HTML, etc.  Maybe it's just me but I've been working with code since I was 13 and I can't for the life of me get a handle on Blogger's interface or rather get around Blogger's interface.  But I'm finally putting my frustration aside and playing along by their rules so I can give this blog to design update it deserves.  Here's a quick peek at what I've been working on.

One of the things I absolutely adore about scrapbooking (and design for the matter) is that it allows you to find your voice and create something uniquely you, something that speaks to who you are, the experiences you've had, the memories you've created and the story of your life.  It's your story and only you can tell it.  I wanted to create something that communicates just that and I'm hoping I managed to accomplish this  - or at least am in the process of doing so.

"Dead Poet's Society" is one of my absolute favorite movies and an old stand by.  As the daughter of a writer and a complete dork for the written word DPS left of a mark on me from a very, very young age - before I could even truly understand how and why.  It's one of those films that sticks with you because it both speaks to you and puts words to sentiments, emotions and truths that are often difficult to verbalize or put to paper.   A few months ago Apple started launched a new campaign that featured the Professor Keating's monologue from arguable that best scene in the film.  Due to the fact that I am a complete and total sap, I found myself getting emotional whenever it would randomly come on.    To put a visual upon it please reference this GIF of Oprah.

Robin Williams was a constant source of inspiration for reasons reaching far beyond laughter and this this is my only little way of paying tribute to him and the power of our own finding our own verse.

I know, I know....where's the freebie?  Worry not, there's light at the end of the tunnel.  I noticed that a few of you enjoyed the colors I've chosen to use in my re-vamp so I decided to whip up a couple of papers for you all to play around with.  

Grab your freebie then head on over to the store and pick up a kit or two.

Thanks for dropping by!


25 August 2014

Hello Fall...again!

Yesterday was a very special Sunday Funday for my family and friends as we celebrated the Christening of my niece, Miss Quinn Caroline Jones.  Or as her Aunt Harper likes to say - Quinn accepted God's nomination and took the ultimate ice bucket challenge.  ;-)  It was a beautiful ceremony and afterwards we had everyone back to the house for a little celebration.   Here are a few photos from the ceremony of Quinn in her special couture Christening gown that her Dad bought in Ireland.  Only the very best for Miss Q on her big day. 

Quinn, my sister Samy and brother-in-law Brandon with Father Jack
Quinn showing off her Irish Lace with my sister Samy, Q's Godmother Katie and Father Jack
It was a lovely gathering and a great reminder of what's important in life.  Thanks to all of y'all for your support, friendship and allowing me to be apart of helping to document all of your special moments in life.  It is an absolute honor and I could never express how thankful I am for you all. <3

Speaking of scrapbooking - did you know you can save 50% in the shop through Monday with the coupon code HELLOFALL50?  If not then you do now!  Pick up one of my latest kits today.

I have a few new freebies for you all so make sure you grab them before you go.

I'll be returning E-mails, sending orders and re-working my blog design so if you need me just shoot me an E-mail and I'll get back to you ASAP.  Thanks for stopping by!


20 August 2014

Coming Soon: Hello Fall

The first signs of Fall are here, it's back to school time in south Tulsa!  I've been experiencing excessive amounts of nostalgia whenever I look at my Facebook timeline.  And then I think about how long it has been since I had my last "first day of school" and it is not pretty.  

Okay, okay, so 5 years isn't that big of a deal.  I choose to only think about how long it has been since Grad School and try to obliterate the the reality of how long it has been since undergrad and high school.  Then it gets ugly.  Really ugly.  

The good news?  Fall is almost here!  For me it will officially be here on August 28 when Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Who cares about the technical beginning of fall when you have a delicious PSL in your hand?  No one!  That said, I've decided to channel my excitement for autumn with my next collection, "Hello Fall." 

It won't be available in the shop until this weekend but I have plenty of other goodies - including "Everybody Talks" - now in the shop.  Check 'em out!

Who wants a freebie??  I have the perfect back to school goodie for you!

Thanks for stopping by!


10 August 2014

Sunday Funday

It's Sunday Funday and I have a new freebie for y'all, as well as news about my latest kits.

Get the whole "Too School for Cool" bundle now in the shop.  Purchase before midnight Sunday and save 50% when you use the coupon code 2SCHOOL at checkout.

Here's a closer look at all "Too School for Cool" has to offer.

I have TWO new mini kits for the Donor Club.  Are you a member yet?  You can purchase your membership in the shop and receive these minis and every DC exclusive for 2014.

You can now also purchase my other two latest kits, "County Fair" and "La Vie Boheme."

Here's a little freebie for you to snag before you go.

Happy Scrapping!