100 days of 1st grade, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey friends!  Shoutout to my hubbie on his birthday!  Love you!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout using the April Our Story kit.  I am absolutely loving the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers!!!

Back in February, the first graders at my daughter’s school celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.  Ellie looked so darn cute!  I wanted to take some pics of her, and she sure isn’t shy in front of the camera, lol.

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TGIF y’all!

Grow up, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey guys!  Today I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout using the April Our Story kit.

My oldest daughter is growing up so fast, and I wanted to do a layout featuring this quote by E. E. Cummings.  I cut the quote out of navy cardstock on my Silhouette machine (which I am still loving!).  I’ve got a little hidden journaling on this layout; a tag behind the larger photo.

Here’s my beautiful girl:

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Happy Saturday!

Six, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hello friends!

Today I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout of my daughter turning 6 (last July) using the January Love Notes kit and the True Love add-on.  I also have a little tech tip, so head on over!

I absolutely adore the papers in the Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad, so I created a heart background with them! ahsang-sc-six-1

Journaling says:

Ellie’s best friends are Tiffany, Ava, Ava, and Lauren.

Her favorite foods are pizza, corndogs, pasta, and chocolate.

Ellie loves hopkins, playing with her dolls, and watching youtube kids.

She still has all her baby teeth…none are wiggly.

Her favorite colors are purple & pink.

She’s 42 lbs 1.7 oz, 43.7 in, and wearing size 6.

Sounds about right for a 6 year old right?  Not much has changed since then, except she’s lost 4 teeth, and has even more bffs.  She is growing up too fast!  Love her to pieces!

Happy Wednesday!


Ruby at 2 months, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hello friends!

Today I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout using the January Love Notes kit and featuring the Fancy Pants matchbook notelets.  Claudia is also featuring the notelets as a part of 1 product 2 ways…come check it out!

I am documenting Ruby at 2 months:


Happy Tuesday!

Baby Girl layout

Hey guys!  I’m officially 37 weeks, and baby girl managed to stay put!  Woo hoo!

Today, I have my very first layout for baby girl #3’s album.  In all my girls’ albums, I usually start off with an ultrasound layout, and I’m continuing the tradition.  For various reasons, I had several ultrasounds during this pregnancy, so I had many pics to choose from!


I just used some supplies that I’ve had in my stash for a while…there’s a bit of Dear Lizzy, some old studio calico, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, and my favorite Mama Elephant Charmed stamp set.  I also used the Crate Paper Little You Girl supplies that I ordered from Butterfly Reflections Ink a while ago when I found out I was having a girl.

I’m so glad I got a chance to make at least one layout before baby girl gets here!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. how cute are those Freshly Picked moccasins?!  I ordered the light gray pair before I found out the gender of the baby when they had their big sale a while back.  I think they’ll be perfect for baby girl though!

Happy Monday!

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #5

Hey guys!  Today, I created a card for Stamping Smiles Design’s newest Tic Tac Toe challenge #5.  You can find out more info on the challenge blog!

Here is challenge #5:

Challenge 5Challenge 5 Photo Inspiration

Here is what I created for this challenge:

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I chose 3 elements in a row and diagonal.

I worked in: geometric shapes, layers, & photo inspiration, and photo inspiration, gold, & green.

Here’s how I made my card:

  1. I stamped the geometric Pinkfresh Studio doodle background stamp 2x on my white cardstock using Versamark ink with the help of my MISTI stamping tool.  I heat set the image with Wow white embossing powder.
  2. I used Tim Holtz’s newer green distress ink color in twisted citron to water color over my stamped image.
  3. Using a large circle die, I cut out a large circle from my geometric panel.
  4. I popped up the geometric panel using foam tape and adhered it to a white card base panel to add a layer and create dimension.
  5. I was inspired by the photo, and decided to create my own 4 leaf clover using green hearts.  First, I water colored on some white cardstock using Tim Holtz green distress inks in twisted citron and lucky clover.
  6. Once dry, I die cut 4 hearts using the smallest heart from Lawn Fawn’s stitched heart stackables.
  7. I attached the hearts inside the circle using a combination of glue dots and foam squares.  Then, I added some detail with a white gel pen.
  8. In the middle of my clover, I added a gold “kiss me” heart from Crate Paper’s Hello Love gold heart resin stickers.
  9. To finish off my card, I added some gold sequins.  I used Mint Owl Studio’s 6 mm gold sequins and Lucy’s Cards champagne mix.  I also added a few splashes of Heidi Swapp’s shine mist in gold.

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I hope you like my card!  Don’t forget to join in on the challenge and add your project to the tic-tac-toe blog!

Happy Tuesday!