18 October 2014

Free Kit, Fabulous Treats!

The October party train keeps on rollin' and I've got just the thing for you!  Well, multiple things...but you get the idea. Get your dancin' shoes on and follow me for the fun.

You've asked for it, I listened, and now it's here!  "Spookable" is my latest freebie kit and it is perfect for documenting all of your Pumpkin moments and candy coated memories.  Sign-Up or my newsletter to receive the solids in Sunday's newsletter, and download the patterns below.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


16 October 2014

No Tricks, Just Treats

As the countdown winds down to my 30th birthday (13 days!) I'm able to reflect on the experience I've gained, the maturity I've achieved and the life lessons I've learned that have made me a whole person.  *Record Scratch*  Not so fast, age and wisdom!  As you can tell from this exchange, I will forever remain young at heart, searching for my shadow and a way to get back to "Neverland."  

Mom: Is this you?  16 year old girl chooses to meet Neymar, Jr. over winning $10,000.

Me: Duh!  See, she gets to go to Spain and everything too.

You're right Nemo, I should never be ashamed of my life choices, especially when they are clearly the right decision to make. If only... Sadly my grad school student loans would choose the other option.

Now, if it was going to Paris to meet and dance with David Luiz... case closed!

Speaking of carefree days and holding onto your youthful ways, I'm having a "Kids' Week" Sale.

This sale expires Friday at midnight and will be your only opportunity to use a discount/coupon on my special Halloween treat offers.  Don't miss out!

Did you miss the "Boo!" freebie alpha?  You can grab it below.

Don't forget this new "Boo!" paper pack as well.  Download the papers below and snag the coordinating glitters in in Friday's newsletter.


15 October 2014

New Release: Boo!

There are only two weeks until Halloween, are you ready?  You know I am!  So much so that I have a brand new collection to add your every growing All Hallow's Eve stash.  

"Boo!" is one of several fabulous goodies I have available now in the shop, and the second "new" kit for Halloween 2014.  Hey, who says you can ever have enough treats? 

While you're picking up "Boo!" and "Spooked!" be sure to snag the biggest treat of all, my entire Halloween collection from 2013 available for one low price.

Here's a little "Boo!" to get you in the mood for the season.  Download part one here on the blog and pick up part two in tomorrow's newsletter.

13 October 2014

Kids' Week

It's a wet start to the week here in Tulsa and I have to be honest... I LOVE IT!  I definitely enjoy the sunshine and time spent poolside but there's just something so cosy and comforting about Fall weather.  Yet another reason why I need to move to England, preferably London. :-)

Sunday was International Children's Day and I've decided to have a week long celebration honoring all of the amazing kiddos in our lives.  That's the whole point of scrapping isn't it?  Document the times you've spent with the ones you love and never forget a moment worth remembering.  The most important kiddo in my life, my niece Quinn, is turning 6 months old on Tuesday and I'm shocked by how fast the time has gone by.  I was blessed to have some serious Quinn time this weekend and I can honestly say that I now have a new definition of what a perfect afternoon is to me.  Never did I think it would involve pureed carrots, a laughing baby and teaching my niece how to do the running man.  (FYI she has already mastered the cabbage patch...as long as I move her arms for her.)

I needed to re-stock in preparation for the all of the photos I'll be taking and layouts I'll be making, thus my new kit "Hello Baby" now available in the shop.  Spend $10 and receive "Baby" for FREE!
Clear off your wish list and grab a kit or three and earn this awesome gift.

Here's a little "Hello Baby" freebie for you to grab before you go.


11 October 2014

Teen Dreams & Weekend Freebies

Alright, y'all, get your popcorn ready - I have a funny story to share.  Let's all journey back to the yesteryear of 1997 when Leonardo DiCaprio was on top of the world, the Spice Girls invaded the States and a fresh faced 12 year old Harper had her life changed in the space of an "MMMBop."  Yep, Hanson ruled the charts and my heart, giving a slightly awkward teenager in Tulsa a reason to become overly excited and take pride in her south Tulsa suburbia existence. Let me set the mood with a perfect reminder of what it's like to be 12.

I think we can all agree that the best part of being a tween/teen in the 90s/80s/70s is the fact that social media was relatively non-existent - no Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, nor Vine to document all of your awkward moments and teen enthusiasms.  The fact that the evidence of my youthful exploits, growing pains and embarassing mishaps are not available as part of my digital foot print is beyond comforting.  Well, if you have siblings you know that those things will never, ever be forgotten and will be brought up at any opportune time they find.  Last night my sister did just that.  

This would be a selfie my sister took (with a colleague) last night at an event for a charity she is on the board for.  In the middle is Taylor Hanson.  In true sisterly fashion my brightest and best Hanson related moments were recounted, in full, for Taylor's entertainment.  My 12 year old self died a little bit but my 29 year old self was incredibly amused.  You have to laugh at yourself sometimes, right?  So I'd like to thank my big sister for her efforts last night and adding to the bottomless pile of anecdotes to bring up the next time I bring a guy home for dinner.  I have to send an even bigger thank you to the Hanson brothers for the role they played in my formative years, their continued support and involvement in our shared hometown of Tulsa, and for never giving me a reason to regret my love and continued enthusiasm for their music. 
 P.S. Just in case my sister didn't stress it enough - I promise you that I never stalked you nor cried hysterically/shrieked in your presence.  Everything else is probably true. 

I have to apologize for this post coming much later than I had promised but I swear that I had a very valid excuse.

I can't believe this little munchkin is going to be 6 months old on Tuesday!  Having my niece in my life has given me joy, helped me find grace, made me humble and solidified my faith in God and my fellow man.  I can't wait to see what the next 6 months (and beyond) have to bring.  
Not pictured: The pureed carrots Quinn spit up all over me 30 seconds later.

Hopefully you're still with me because I have more the share - including a new freebie and sneak peek at my next kit.  Here we go...

Of course, I couldn't make a post about when I was young without my "We are Young" collection.

Don't forget your freebie!

Have an amazing rest of the weekend :-)