Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful... for Baby J

It fits that I share this album right around Thanksgiving... in case you didn't know, I have an adorable little nephew named Jordan. He just turned the big ONE at the end of October and I wanted to make him a little album documenting his first year. Well, of course it's not really for him, but for his momma and daddy. ;)

How does this connect to Thanksgiving? Well, I am very thankful for little J. He's the cutest little thing and has brought so much joy into our family. My parents love being "Papaw" and "Mamaw" and to see them just light up with Jordan is around is one of the cutest things ever. Not to mention getting to SPOIL a little nephew! It's a lot of fun. 

So here's a peek at the little book I made for baby J (that's what I like to call him... although he won't always be a baby!). I used a needle and embroidery floss to bind the little book together. Also, I had to use my phone to weigh down the cover or else it will flip open. Hah. Good thing I had just bought a new phone case.  



I mixed a lot of products in this album. I just dug though my stash and picked out things I wanted in the album. Baby things and not-so-baby things. I like the mix. 








On this last page, I put an envelope with some extra photos (more recent ones) inside. You can see a close-up of it a few pictures down. 



These photos crack me up... every time I would take my phone out and take a picture of J, he would totally ham it up for the camera and laugh and smile so much. He's adorable. :)



Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I think the thing I will be most thankful for this year is being home with my husband. :)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Happy Happy {summer vibes}

Hello! 

It's been a while! Well, I am now a MARRIED woman ;) and life is fabulous. Kevin and I got married on Saturday, November 12th, and the day was simply amazing. It was more than I had ever dreamed of, and everything went perfectly. I had several people tell me, "Be prepared for something to go wrong, because something will." But nothing really did! The night before the wedding, after rehearsal, there was a little scare that we didn't have the mom's corsages, but that was solved the next morning when we found them. 

I will try to share some photos of the wedding whenever I get them. I know it will be a while before we get the professional photos back, but I will have to ask around and see if anyone has some snapshots of our day. 

For our honeymoon, we spent a week at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico. It. Was. Amazing. We didn't want to come home. :) But here we are. I guess there's this thing called reality. I am traveling with Kevin (he was already traveling for work before we got married), so I might be blogging more considering that I will be stuck in a hotel room a lot of the time! :P I'm looking forward to it though. I love traveling, plus having my hubby around will be a great plus. 

I suppose it's better late than never to share a card I made with my Summer Vibes collation. :) The collection is still available in the Pretty Little Studio shop, so make sure you pick some up before it is discontinued! I made this card for my good friend Katie back in September. I think this was the very first project I made with my Summer Vibes line and it's one of my favorites. It turned out even better than I had expected it to.  


To make the cute sentiment, I stamped the letters on various patterned papers (Shoreditch alpha stamp set from Kelly Purkey) and then cut them all out. I typed the extra parts of the sentiment (the "belated birthday" part) with my typewriter and then adhered it all down. I added some machine stitching to make the card more textured. Also, the gold polka dot pattern that I used for the background of this card is actually VELLUM, which I think is super cool. I'm a fan of gold foiled anything, though. 

I'm very happy with how this card turned out, and I hope Katie liked it too! :) 


Hopefully I'll be back soon with some more crafty adventures! 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Holly Jolly is Here!

Yesterday I came home from West Virginia to a nice big box of my new Holly Jolly collection. Ahh, it's so cute. It's so exciting seeing things come together like I was imagining them.

I hope I get to share some projects made with these projects soon-- we will have to see because I'm getting MARRIED 10 days from now (whaaaa?! Seems like yesterday we got engaged). Maybe after the wedding and honeymoon I can create some fun projects with these awesome products. :)


Have you ordered your Holly Jolly products? Click HERE to do so if you haven't!