Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Fluff: Nerky Said It Best

My latest blog slump is no big secret, and if you guys were hoping that when I finally posted again it was going to be some epic post outlining what I have been eating (or not eating) and my workout routine that has led to my 25 lb (so far) weight loss, you are going to be disappointed.

I am going to refer to this as my Friday Fluff post....nothing earth shattering, but kind of fun none the less.  Unless you are living under a rock, you have at least heard about,  if not watched, the super hyped 50 Shades of Grey trailer.  I am not going to go on and on about how I think that there is a bit of a casting problem with the Christian character....been there done that.  BUT, for the record Charlie Hunnam WOULD HAVE KILLED IT! (Isn't that right HeatherHolli and Megan?)  What is done is done.  I am just going to embrace it and for once in my life look forward to to that devil of a holiday St. Valentine's Day....just this once!

On more than one occasion, I have heard people (men and women) say that it is horribly written...why in the world would you waste your time reading that garbage, all the while, E.L James is laughing all the way to the bank.  Ummmm, hello!  It is isn't supposed to be rocket science, people.....sex - sex sells!!!!  I could attempt to write something even a quarter as witty as Nerky did to explain it OR I can do you all a favor and just send you over to her Frisky Friday post.  It is dead on and written in her dry, deadpan style that makes her blog a must read for me.  I guess now would be a good time to admit that I am more of a stalker because I rarely comment, but I am there for each and every post.  Not only is she funny but she has lost a sh*t ton of weight...yep, she's a rockstar!!!

If you are one of those people that is wondering what all the hype is about...click this link....go ahead....I couldn't have said it better myself!!!!!!!
And just because I am feeling feisty today, I am linking up with Whitney for the first time ever...yep I'm a #backthatazzup virgin:
 


Laters, Baby!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

snap.scrap.share: Thursdays w/ Katie Stories - July 2015

I think I have hit a new blog low...Katie has now officially done my last two posts.  I refuse to make excuses, it is what it is.  There has been a lot going on in my world and I am going to attempt to carve some time out this weekend to get a post or two done...I hope that you will bare with me!

Katie NEVER lets me down...she remembers her post even when it is not even on my radar.  Yes, she is THAT good!  So without further ado, here is Katie for the July edition of "snap.scrap.share"....

Katie Stories

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Happy Thursday everyone!

Even though I've been really into making traditional layouts lately, I still think I create more Project Life layouts than anything, because there is always a new week to create a page for!

Some weeks end up having more going on {and consequently, more pictures and journaling!} than others. This was a particularly busy week. School ended + we went on road trip + we visited Atlanta for the first time, so there were a lot of things to document!

Week 23 | June 2 - June 8, 2014

I used the left side of this layout to show everything not vacation related, including the end of the school year things {presents from my students + saying goodbye to my coworkers} and sending back a heart monitor that I had to wear (fortunately, everything is okay)

The right side I filled with pictures + journaling about Harbor Island, South Carolina, our road trip's destination.


But in between the last day of school and getting to Harbor Island, we drove all the way there and stopped in Atlanta! So I used an insert for those pictures. I like that the insert is between the two pages so it stays in chronological order!

Do you like to keep your pictures + layouts in chronological order, or do you prefer to jump around?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

snap.scrap.share Thursdays w/ Katie Stories: June 2014

It's that time again....Katie is here to share a super fun layout from her husband's bachelor party last fall.  I could tell you how much fun this paper line is, but then I would be stealing Katie's thunder and I would never want to do that!

Katie Stories

Speaking of stealing thunder, I am currently working on some layouts with this same paper line for a coworker. I am going to share a couple of them at the end of this post.  Because of previous wedding memory keeping that she had done, I was convinced that I had to use this line as well, at least for some of the layouts.  And before you think I'm a contributor post crasher, yes, I did get Katie's blessing...she is cool like that!

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Hi everyone!

It's time for the first summer edition of snap.scrap.share. This week I'm sharing a layout from last summer. Well, the layout is from this summer, but the event is from last summer.

A few months ago, I made a bachelor party layout about my husband's party in New Orleans. I used a picture I kind of liked, but I couldn't find the one I really wanted. Of course, I found the picture immediately after I finished the layout.

And, of course, I couldn't remove the other picture and pop this one in there because they were opposite orientations.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to try to add the picture to the other layout, or just let it go, or what to do. Until this week, when I decided to just make another one!


I used the Bella Blvd Engaged at Last line (just like I've been using for layouts of all of our pre-wedding parties!) I seriously love this line, and being able to play with it again definitely played into my decision to make another layout with this picture.

Do you have a favorite paper line? Have you ever made a layout just to have an excuse to use paper that you love?

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How cute is that layout???  Thank you so much Katie for sharing!  

OK her are my Bella Blvd Engaged At Last contributions.  I am working on a wedding album for a coworker/friend and these are from her bachelorette party.


I loved that little strip on the first layout, but kept thinking it needed something.  I glittered the tutu portion of the skirt and loved how it turned out.....
The lady that I was scrapping with suggested that I add a little bling to each element of the strip and we also added a little sparkle to the ring...
It was just what this layout needed to go with the shimmery silver paper that framed the bride to be!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!