Saturday, October 12, 2013

All Treats Collab

Bella Gypsy & Dream Big Designs have teamed up this week to bring you an AWESOME collab just in time for Halloween. You can grab it this week for 20% off or snag the bundle for 40% off! Woohoo! [Image linked]

Here's what I made using the kit & a freebie template from Scrapping with Liz:
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

First Day of Kindergarten! Eeek!

Just wanted to pop in and show off a few more layouts I made recently using more Dream Big Designs kits.

This year we sent my oldest off to Kindergarten. *sniff  sniff* She was so excited & ready for school. We had snapping pictures all morning. All the poses are 100% her own. Such a cutie!


And I made it using Dream Big's Girls on Wheels kit. I *love* this kit! I know its a bike kit but it is SO versatile & is great for any girly layout with a punch of attitude. :) Perfect for my little missy. You can grab it over at Scrap Orchard. [image linked]

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sandy Toes by Dream Big Designs

Check out this GORGEOUS beach kit new from Dream Big Designs this week. *swoon* I just LOVE it. The colors are simply perfect & it's loaded with awesome elements.

I'd highly recommend grabbing the entire bundle. The sand in the graffiti is so much fun!

I had so much fun playing with this kit! It is easily one of my faves. Many more pages to come I'm sure!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Catch of the Day by Dream Big Designs

Cheri has a new kit out this week that is perfect for those fisherman in your life. Grab it on sale this weekend. :)

Or snag the bundle & get all the coordinating goodies.

Check out the page I made with it...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Chalk Art by Dream Big Designs

Just in time for sunny weather Dream Big Designs has release this AWESOME child play kit titled Chalk Art. *love* The colors are so fun & perfect. Grab the kit this weekend at Scrap Orchard and get 20% off.

Or snag the bundle for even bigger savings

Here's a page I made with the kit. :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Down by the Banks by Dream Big Designs

Cheri just released a fun new kits this weekend called Down by the Banks. I love the variety of birds in this kit! Grab it this weekend at Scrap Orchard for 20% off!

Or grab the bundle for bigger savings!

Here's a page I made with the kit. :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dream Big Designs Birthday Sale!

Dream Big Designs is celebrating her birthday & her 5th Designer Anniversary. Yay! Treat yourself to some new goodies with they are 30% off! 

Where I've been...

Hello out there! It's been a bit dark around these parts the last few months & just wanted to share a little about what's been going on & some exciting news!

I sadly closed up my shop at Stuff to Scrap last Fall. At the time I wasn't sure why other than feeling strongly that it was something I needed to do for my family at the time. I'm am so grateful for that guidance as the months that followed were nothing short of crazy! Shortly after closing my youngest started experiencing health problems. It started with constant rough eczema & a bit of bowel trouble, then we had some episodes of vomiting (maybe a bad flu bug?), and then hives & a trip to the ER. At her year birthday in November she had actually LOST weight & had fallen behind in some of her development milestones as well. We decided to attempt an allergy test again. (We had tried testing at 9 months old but after visiting 4 different lab offices & getting poked 6 different times they were never able to obtain an adequate blood sample from her tiny little veins. Poor girl.) This time we were successful & the tests came back positive... VERY positive. It turns out she had a wide range of food allergies including: egg, soy, dairy, peanuts, & tree nuts. She was literally have a mild reaction at nearly every meal. This was causing her to react to other foods that she wasn't really allergic to as well & her body wasn't processing anything. Because of her lack of proper nutrition & therefore strength, her gross motor skills were also largely affected. At 13 months old she could not walk, stand, crawl, or even sit herself up on her own. She moved around by scooting on her bum, which worked great as long as she didn't tip over. Since then we've overhauled her whole diet & made great progress. While she is still very underweight (less than the 5th percentile) for her age, she has been gaining steadily for the last few months. She also has started meeting with a physical therapist weekly, who has her sitting up, crawling, pulling to stand, cruising, climbing up and down our stairs, & getting ready to walk. It has been amazing to watch our little girl take off with a bit of guidance (for both of us!). We have learned a lot & have found a bit of normalcy in all the newness.

With things leveling out I've been easing back into the digital world & working on my personal albums (something that got seriously pushed aside when I started designing). I've also just accepted a CT position on Dream Big Designs Dream Team, which I am so thrilled about! So expect to see me popping in her slowly and showing off some fabulous new kits & layouts (& maybe an occasional freebie). :)

Thanks for all your patience with me as I've taken care of some family matters. I'll be seeing you around soon!