Sunday, October 30, 2016


Well I've been busy creating lots of layouts catching up on my daughters first year of college.  I'm going to share a couple pages of A Chi O bidday from last year. 

I loved hearing everything that was going on from my daughter for a couple weeks leading up to her finding out exactly who her new sisters were going to be.  Seeing all of the photos that were shared made me smile.....she now has a huge family away from home.....some very real.strong.women!!

Once it was revealed as to which house so was now a member of, off they went on a bus to meet everyone.  From the photos that were shared it had to be an amazing moment.  Laughing, hugging, happy tears and of course bonding.....and a ton of pics!!  

Here a few of the girls gather sharing that amazing moment together.

a few close ups of the details.

Of course what is a homecoming without a little party and balloons.

The girls have learned how to throw what you know AXO style!

I can't wait to watch all of her new sisters grow over the next couple years, and for her to experience the life long bond they will share!!

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories - Life In Color
Xyron - Adhesive
October Afternoon - Letter stickers
Ranger - Walnut Stain distress ink
Jillibean Soup - Letter stickers
American Craft - Thickers

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a creative day!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Oh What Fun It Is 2 Be AXO

So after cleaning my craft area I was eager to get back to crafting (of course football was on in my scraproom while crafting)!!  I don't have any local stores to shop at to get the newest paper, so I went through my stash of goodies and found the perfect Christmas line for the photos I wanted to scrap.  Since I'm playing catch up on photos I of course start with Christmas!!  Digging through my stash I come across Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection....complete with all the did I not touch this before now?

Let's talk title.....I love the pages you can cut apart and found the perfect saying (well almost perfect) I of course had to add a sticker and some rub-ons to make it just right! The red and green in this line are pretty perfect for the Alpha Chi Omega colors of my daughter sorority.  Last year I made my daughter, her big, and great grand big ornaments......and of course I already have the ones for this year in the works!!!

Here is the finished layout.

I started by matting the photos and moving papers around to see which ones I liked best.  Ink for me is a MUST so I grabbed my Ranger Distress Ink (walnut stain) and inked the edges! I used my favorite adhesive Xyron, and the foam pop dots that I have hoarded for a while to pop up the banner and heart below.

I have to put the year on it otherwise I will forget :)

Here is another close up of my fun title work and you can see I added a few of the dots around the layout as well.

Can I just tell you it felt amazing to be creating again!!!  

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories - Cozy Christmas
Xyron - Mega Runner & foam squares
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to sharing many more creations yet this year!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

It's been awhile!!

Wow I can't believe how long it has been since I have blogged, uploaded any projects or even scrapbooked!!  A lot has changed since my last post.  I guess the biggest thing is our daughter is starting her second year of college!!  I don't even know where the first year of college went......I have the photos to prove that it happened, but wow that was fast!  I haven't really scrapbooked since but have decided it's time to get back to it.  

So off I went to my scrapbook room to start to clean and organize.  I went through all of my Petaloo stash first....I mean who doesn't love Petaloo!!!!  Looks like I have plenty to get started with.

The stamps and some things to alter area is still a work in progress!!

Well I guess i'm set for adhesive for a while!

And yes one can never have to much twine!!

So now that I have this newly cleaned space i'm really wanting to dive in and start creating......I mean I do have an entire year of college photos to get working on.  I may post some of the last projects that I created over a year ago because those have not been posted.....but i'm excited to get working on new projects.  I think it might be time to do a little online shopping since there are not any stores here locally anymore!