Saturday, January 17, 2015

Quick Freebie Journaling Card Printable!

Hi guys and gals!

Today is my first official day of Maternity Leave! I am 36 weeks today with this little guy! 

I'm having a rest day today, as I was feeling pretty crumby yesterday, and I thought I'd make some Journaling Cards. 

You should be able to right click and 'save' to your computer and print as needed! Please feel free to use them in your scrapbooks, Project Life, prayer journaling....whatever your little heart desires! 
As always...
~happy crafting!~

Friday, January 16, 2015

Creative Corner Challenge - Sports Fun

Hi all! I'm back again with another exciting challenge from Creative Corner Challenges sponsored by the rockin' Kenny K.

Here's my project for this week!

Girl Snowboarder Digital Stamp

Supplies Used:

American Crafts Bakers Twine
Crayola Markers & Pencil Crayons
Tim Holtz Stickles - Clear Rock Candy & Tumbled Glass
Cardstock from my stash
Recollection Rhine Stones
CTMH Whoo's Your Valentine Sentiment (2014)

I do have a blooper for you this week....I'm not sure why I kept coloring after I messed up, but if you know me I just began my journey with "coloring & blending". Faces....I have a hard time finding the right tones/combos for any faces. This next picture will remind me that it doesn't matter how long you have been crafting, you can still make uber huge mistakes! {and just remember to laugh it off and keep going!!}


Have a wonderful weekend! 
Hope you will play along with us over at Creative Corner Challenges!
~happy crafting!~

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fifth Child....First Maternity Photoshoot

*WARNING* Heavy photo post ahead!

My friend Kim and I went on a mini road trip on December 20th to a small town called Russell, MB. Our goal? To capture my baby bump. This is my 5th child and ya I've snapped pics along the way during past pregnancies but never a "professional" shoot! 

It was COLD on this day! Kim was a trooper and I think these photos turned out amazing! :D

We had a wonderful day hanging out!! Did some shopping and a trip to one of my favorite coffee shops there is called Bin22!  

It was a really great day! I'd love to take a trip that way again soon (but after baby comes!!)

Monday, January 12, 2015

30th Anniversary Celebration!

This past weekend I threw a "not-so-surprise" 30th Anniversary Celebration for two very special people in my life! My mom & dad!

30 years!! Their actual anniversary is on the 19th, but my "baby" brother moves out this Friday and I wanted to have it before he left (but he ended up working anyway!!!!) Anyway, I planned it in 8 days! PHEW! 

Here's some pics from the evening:

Showing up for the party!
Guests of Honor!

Courtesy of Pinterest of course! I love how the gold turned out on the bottles!! Found here: Gold Decorations


Speeches and Stories!!


Pulled pork on a bun, salads, potatoes, and waaaaay too much sugar!! :D

I had a mishap with a dozen of the cupcakes! The latch was not on properly and PLOP! They fell on the floor!

The kids asked if they could still eat them, I told them to go crazy!

The GOOD cupcakes!! I love how they turned out!

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate my parents "big day"! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Creative Corner Challenges - January Challenge

Happy New Year!

This week's challenge from Team Jess over at Creative Corner Challenges is sponsored by Bugaboo with the theme of 'BE MINE' These digis are so stinkin' cute! I love them all!

Here's my piece!

12x12 layout that I may or may not add to a canvas in the future!
Supplies Used:
Close To My Heart ink & cardstock
Dollarama doily & rub-ons
Random Stash of scraps
Tim Holtz twine
Pearl Accents - Ruby Red
Little Yellow Bicycle Chipboard
Crafter's Workshop Brick Stencil
Gesso Acrylic Moulding Paste

Don't forget to check out the rest of the teams creations!

~happy crafting!~

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Word of the Year


Nothing like coffee & blogging on the first day of a brand new year! AH! Refreshing isn't it?

I trust everyone had a wonderful time ringing in the new year! Most of my family (2 older kiddos are away at Grandparents!) spent the evening at our church with great food, friends, and fun! Board games galore!! We were home by 1 and asleep by 1:30. 

I started doing the Word of the Year 2 years ago now.
My first word was Joy. My second word was simplify. 
This word is Grow.



I really want to grow closer to God. I want to give him everything that I am dealing with. There have been so many times where I try to do things my way and fail miserably. I am starting with letting God take control of every area in my life. Secondly, I am going to dive in to reading my bible (& begin my bible journaling!!). 

My friend added me to a Facebook Group called Journaling Bible Community a couple months back and I have been soaking it all in. What a beautiful way to worship God! I have honestly been neglecting the bible for quite some time. I asked Chris for a journaling bible for Christmas, and that is what I got! 

This is the one I have! Journaling Bible

Also, I really would like to start praying with my husband on a more regular basis. After 12 years together, I feel this is the direction God is leading us. I am really excited for this new chapter in our lives! 


I am waiting anxiously to begin growing stronger in my physical self too. I am looking forward to getting back "into" shape by going back to the gym and starting up Zumba again. I realize this will take some patience, as I will be having this baby soon and will need to heal. I will be praying for patience and peace as I know that I will not get back to where I was over night. 

From my family to yours, 
Happy New Year  & Best Wishes in 2015!