Sunday, December 5, 2010

Catching Up

Hi everyone. Sorry I've been gone so long. We've had a lot going on. Mainly a move across the country! We moved from Missouri to South Carolina. Still trying to get settled in. We love it here! :D I'm in the process of decorating my new craft room. I hope to have pics to show you soon.

If you are on FB, could you do me a favor? Could you "like" Echo Park Paper and tell them Sherry Honeycutt sent you? They are having a referral contest and I would love a prize! :) Contest ends tomorrow. Thanks so much.

More coming soon!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog Awards

I woke up this morning to my very first Blog Awards. :) Thank you to Stacy at Love That Bug for giving me these. Please visit her blog for some great inspiration!

Now, I need to share these with 10 other people. I will be back later today to do that. :)

Penny Lane Card

Just a quick card for today. I wanted to practice the ruffling technique for borders. It didn't turn out perfectly, but good for a first try. I really think I need to use a thinner paper next time. I used the threading water punch by Fiskars and worked the paper to soften it up as much as possible. Paper is Penny Lane by My Mind's Eye and Stampin Up Pink Pirouette. Ribbon is Stampin Up Soft Suede and embellishment is by K&Company.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shopping Haul

One of my favorite things about scrapbooking is the shopping for scrapping supplies! And I love looking at new products and what other people buy, so I thought I'd share what I picked up yesterday. :D

I just love pretty paper! I have serious issues with cutting it though, but I'm working on it. ;) October Afternoon Thrift Shop & My Mind's Eye Penny Lane.

I recently discovered October Afternoon and I am in LOVE! The papers are so pretty and I adore the retro feel to it. I have always loved Dick & Jane and classic children's books. They remind me of reading circle in Kindergarten and my Mama at the sewing machine making clothes for our family. I rarely pay full price for anything (and everything else I'm showing you was either on sale or clearance) but I did for this set! That's how much I love it.

Another company I've fallen for is My Mind's Eye. Their stacks are gorgeous and this one is no exception!

I already have this t-shirt, but when I saw them on clearance at Michael's for $2.95 I had to have another one. I'm pretty hard on t-shirts!

Various embellishments

My daughter and I collected American Girl dolls together and this sticker is of her mini me doll "Holly" so I had to have it. Can't wait to scrap a picture of her and Holly. Love that they added buttons to the dollar section at Michael's, and I love swirls so I had to have this EK success punch.

I think I was drooling when I saw these at Archiver's. They really fit the bill for my love of children's lit. There is one for October that I can't wait to use with a new Stampin Up set called Greeting Card Kids. They'll be perfect together!

Pretty letters and embellishements. I just realized that I forgot to take a pic of some Tim Holtz clear tags. You'll just have to envision those in your head.

Hope you enjoyed shopping with me! :)


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Artistic Etchings

I made this card to go with Krista's mini album. It doesn't really go with the theme, but I thought she would like it. Stamp set is brand new from Stampin' Up called Artistic Etchings. Paper is SU and My Mind's Eye Penny Lane.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Album

I recently did a swap with an online friend with a Summertime theme. Here is the album I made for Krista. It uses a lot of Cricut: A Child's Year, Paper Dolls, Life's a Beach, Sweethearts. All the Paper is from My Mind's Eye.
My album had a little poem I made up to go along with the pages.
From the Park
To the Beach
Summertime is full of treats
But no matter how far you roam.
There's no place like home!

I had an idea for how I wanted the sun to look, but couldn't find a Cricut cut that fit, so I made my own pattern and cut it by hand.

From the Park. Krista has 3 children, 2 girls and a boy, so I though this cut from A Child's Year was perfect. If you look closely, you can see where my 2 yr old signed it. lol

To the Beach
I love this beach page. It's actually the first one I did because the idea started the book. Another cut from A Child's Year.

The surfboard tags and the little card are both from Life's a Beach. I used glimmer mist on the card. I used a pretty heavy hand with it to make it look "sandy" and sparkly. :)

Summertime is full of treats
I love the colors of these pages. The girl is cut from A Child's Year. The drink from Life's a Beach. I used glossy accents on the straw and fruit to give them a more realistic look.

I'm having a brain freeze(haha)on what cartridge I cut the ice cream cones from. Let me know if you recognize them before my brain thaws.

But no matter how far you roam....
The car is cut from Paper Dolls, and the girl on the scooter is from Sweethearts.

There's no place like home!
Fence is from Paper Dolls.

Back page for summer memories.

That's it. I hope you enjoyed the album. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Easter layout

I did this layout last week, but wanted to get it posted on my blog. All cuts are from Create a Critter except for the little Easter eggs. They are from A Child's Year. I used white thickers colored with chalk for the wording. I also cut the flowers and Easter eggs out in white and colored them with chalk so all the colors would match.

If you notice all the critters come in pairs of two (except the Easter bunny), I did this to represent big brother/little brother for my boys. :)

Hope you enjoy this layout.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I wanted to create something really special to kick off my blog. This is not what I had in mind, but time constraints got the best of me (trying to teach the baby to sleep in his own bed this week). So, I sat down last night and created this layout of an early picture of the twins. I'm pleased with the way it came out. Sorry about the lighting though. It's a rainy day here and I can't get a great pic.

Paper: Bazzill bling and the Paper Studio
Cricut Carts: Home Decor and Home Accents

I will be adding to my blog next week. It's going to be a work in progress for a bit, but you can see more of my work (and become a fan) at

Mama loves you both so very, very much. :)


Hi Everyone! Welcome to my new blog. Today is a very special day for me, not only because I'm hoping blogging will lead into a new phase of my life, but because today is my twin's birthday! Eleven years ago today I was in the delivery room about to give birth to my beautiful twins, Andrew and Macy. Today Andrew turns 11. Macy is celebrating her birthday in Heaven. We lost her in a house fire almost 4 years ago, just after she turned seven. Thus the name of my blog and the reason for bringing this dream to life.

Macy and I both love art. I made her a promise in the letter I buried with her that I would always do something artistic to honor her memory. I love scrapbooking and paper crafting, so that's where the promise has materialized. I'd give anything to have my girl at my side scrapping with me, but she's dancing with the angels so this one's for you, baby girl. :)

Here's a picture from their 7th birthday party. Taken just weeks before the accident.

I hope you'll join me on my journey in paper crafting. I don't claim to be perfect or even close to it, but I do enjoy it and have fun with it. Isn't that what's really important anyway? :)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll sign up to follow.