Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Together Always

My girls...I never dreamed I would ever be so lucky to have them.  They love each other so much.  Of course they fight like sisters, too, but over all they just love each other.  They share a room, share their clothes, their toys. I really am a lucky mama.
A few days ago I found this photo from when they were younger.  I had made them a tent over the swing in the back yard.  They wouldn't leave it for hours.  The things they imagined that day and many days after.

I have a feeling there will be many many more moments like this as they grow up.  The places they hang out may change.  The topics will mature as they do but they will always be best friends.  I love that so much.

Brinley Main kit + Embellishment Kit

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 1, 2016

drawing in my notebook

This past weekend my parents met us in North Carolina for a short catch up vacation.  We had not seen each other since we moved from New Mexico over 18 months ago.  That was a long time to go without a visit.  Ordinarily I would see them every few months, several times a year.  Needless to say we made the most of the trip.

While on our trip I pulled out my travelers notebook, a pencil and an erasure to draw a little.  It was good therapy and a welcome break from a nasty bit of an artists block.  
(In fact, the week before the trip it seemed to come back to me in a flood. In fact, I painted two small acrylics, water colored some and even made a bracelet.  It was so nice.)

Anyway, here are the pages I doodled on the trip.  I think these will be scanned and used for posters and other graphic art later.  I kinda love them.

travelers notebook | websters pages +  cahier blank notebook | moleskine  + pencils | faber castell

I'm not sure what the random cactus was all about but for some reason I just felt like drawing some.  That happens.  haha

So, that is it for today.  Now to head of and unpack so I can be creative again later.

Have a wonderful day,

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Good Morning!  
Wow it has been a long time since I have posted anything here.  It has been so busy lately.  The end of school, the last bit of little league and summer starting about kicked out all my creative mojo.  I am slowly getting back into crafting and painting.  It feel really good.  

For today I am sharing this little page of my tiny ready a book to her fox.  I was pretty impressed with the stories she was making up to go with the photos.  What an imagination she had.  

Citrus Twist "Driftwood" and Add-On + The Cut Shoppe cut file

I absolutely loved this triangle cut file.  I actually cut the whole 12x12 page out but only used a small strip for this page.  I wanted to keep it a little bit more simple with the bright busy patterns I was using on the rest of the page.
Oh and I am pretty sure that little bird in my fave.  It was so hard not to just hoard it for it's cuteness.  

Well, that is it for today.  Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Travel Journal Part 1

Hey all!

A few weeks ago my husband and I took a trip alone for the first time in a very long time.  We visited Philly, New York and Niagara Falls over the course of a week.  We spent 2 days in each place.  It wasn't long enough.  haha

I knew I wanted to document it simply because I LOVED all my photos.  I didn't want to take anything away from them.  (All of these were shot with an iphone 5s and edited with VSCO cam)

When I got home I printed all the photos in 3x4 bordered format.
(The journal is a Recollections TN from Michaels and the book is a Moleskine Cahier in black.)

This first part of the book is from our Philly portion of the trip.  We stayed at a quaint little bed and breakfast just about a block from the Italian Market.  It was amazing.  Our room had a balcony with a view of the Philly skyline.  At night it was all lit up so pretty.

Pinkfresh | Felicity Phrase Stickers + Happy Things Wood Veneer
Citrus Twist | Stamps 
Dear Lizzy | Cork Letter Stickers + Phrase Stickers 

I will have two more parts to this journal up here by next week.  Come back to check out my NY and Niagara trip!

Have an awesome day.