I'm a follower...

I am not usually super "trendy" when it comes to scrapbooking, but I sort of had to cave and finally jump on the chevron bandwagon...umm, I love chevrons! So, I created a chevron background and kept the rest of the layout fairly simple:

Don't you love that photo? When E's sister got engaged, her fiance hired a professional photographer to come take photos (he was hiding in the bushes while he proposed)...such a neat idea! After the proposal, the photographer took some family shots and a lot of great ones of Laura and her new fiance, Aaron. I do not know the photographer's name, so unfortunately, I am unable to give him credit at this time. If I find out, though, I will definitely update!

Additionally, I thought
Studio Calico's Boardwalk kit (with Boogie Board add on) was perfect for this beach photo and used a bit of every paper in the kit that I loved.

Thanks for popping in...enjoy your weekend!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Kit: Studio Calico; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Crate Paper for SC; kraft heart: Pebbles; Font: Courier New


Giveaway Winners!

Hello! Just stopping by real quickly to announce the winners of my recent giveaway. Congrats to...




Ladies, please email your mailing addresses to kraftykat9@gmail.com and I will get your boxes in the mail soon!


Quick Share

To enter in the ongoing giveaway, click here. The giveaway box is getting bigger. It's packed with fun items from Studio Calico, Sassafras, Doodlebug and American Crafts, just to name a few!

In addition to trying to get rid of my excess scrap supplies, I also wanted to pop in and share a quick layout I made recently:
This is my future sister-in-law and I. We're showing off our "bling" on the day she got engaged. We will actually be getting married only a few weeks apart later this year. Yay! :o)

Thanks so much for stopping in. Enjoy your week!!

Layout: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Alphas: Prima, Basic Grey; Colored Pearls: Prima; Ribbon: Green Horned Unicorn; Tag: Pebbles; Flower: Recollections; Paint: Apple Barrel; Butterflies: Making Memories


How about a giveaway?

Hey, everyone! So I am moving pretty soon, which means I am doing lots and lots of cleaning....including organizing my scrappy space a bit. Therefore, I have lots of scrap goodies to give away. I love the stuff; I just can't take it all with me. To win all you need to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite scrappy blog is at the moment. I will pick one (or more) winner(s) on Friday, January 20th!


Resolution for 2012

Hey, everyone! The newest prompt is now up at The Creative Type. This month's challenge: scrap a resolution and use negative space. My resolution for 2012: Have more fun. :o)
Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Studio Calico; Alphas: Basic Grey; "Today" card: Ormolu; Flower: Prima; Twine: We R Memory Keepers; Button: Making Memories; Clothes pin: Pebbles


New Layout for 2012

Hi, everyone! I actually have a layout to share today! I feel like I haven't scrapped in forever. I know that I did my December Daily, but that doesn't really give me quite the same satisfaction :o)

I actually scraplifted a fabulous layout by
Janna Werner. It can be found here. I put a bit of my own spin on it, but not by much. I really fell in love with her original.
Thanks for dropping by..have a lovely work week!

Layout: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Recollection, Sassafras; Twine, Alphas: My Mind's Eye; Card: Glitz Designs; Button: Making Memories; Clip: Basic Grey


December Daily Wrap-Up

Yippee! My DD is complete, just one week into the new year. That's not so bad... I am one of those girls who likes to stop my DD with Christmas, so that helps...that's 6 days that I don't have to cover :o)

Day 21:
This was at our second port call, St. Thomas. The first picture is a self-shot with our boat in the background. The second picture is us messing around in the gift shop later that night.

Day 22:

It was "semi-formal night" on the boat...so we dressed up and wore our semi-formal Santa hats!

DAY 23:

This was at our last port call of the cruise. We ran a 5k that day. It was my idea...and it was sort of a dumb one. After almost a week of eating A LOT and not exercising AT ALL, the 5k was a little rough.

Day 24:

We got off the boat that morning and went back to E's parents' house. I always love going there for many reasons, but also because I really love seeing Chester, their adorable doggy. Can't wait until E and I can get a dog of our own!

Day 25:

We flew back to Cali on X-mas morning, ate enchiladas for lunch, opened presents, and left the mess until the next day :o)

And now you can all breathe a sigh of relief...no more DD posts from me for at least another 10 months or so! Thanks for hanging in there!


Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to the most wonderful boy in the world! I love you!


I bet you thought...

...that I forgot about my December Daily, didn't you? Well, if you thought that...you'd be absolutely right. Oops. ;o) Here is another installment of December Daily 2011:

Day 18:

This was at a Disney "character breakfast." The waiters and waitresses made fun "napkin hats" for everyone to wear.

Day 19:

We took family portraits along the cruise ship's stairs...I love the results.

Day 20:

This is my favorite page so far! On this day, E's sister, Laura, got engaged on the beaches of St Maarten in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was so beautiful and her fiance was nice enough to let us hang around and take pictures of the whole thing. I think these pictures of the event are awesome!

I hope your 2012 is going well so far...it's back to work for me tomorrow (blah), but I have high hopes for this year. I'll be getting married and probably moving to a new state. Do you have any exciting 2012 plans?