Baby Mine…

February is the month of love.  We celebrate love in all its forms and shapes… of those is the love a mother has for her child!

I had wanted to have a child for a long time, so when I found out that I was pregnant with my son, my heart began to overflow with love…before he was even born!  I didn’t even know I could love someone so much that I had never met!

This week at Use Your Stuff, we are being inspired by a love song!  The love song that I chose was called Baby Mine by Bette Midler from the Beaches Soundtrack – one of my all time favorite movies!  In the movie, that song is playing as one of the main characters is getting ready for the birth of her baby and they are decorating the nursery…I new I wanted to use it for the inspiration for my layout.

My favorite line is:

                          Baby mine, don’t you cry.
                          Baby mine, dry your eyes.
                          Rest your head close to my heart,
                          Never to part, baby of mine.

The pictures in this layout were taken about a week before my son was born and then about a week after…it felt like I was waiting forever, but oh was he worth it!  He is still one of the things that I love the absolute most in this world!
I hope you will join us on the blog today and see how the other ladies were inspired this week.

A Blessing

Hi Everyone!  I’m back from my annual Cuba vacation, which was perfect of course! Amazing weather and lots of fun!

Time to get busy creating again!  Our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff is to create a project using 3 different patterned papers.  It’s for challenges like this that I love co-ordinating paper from manufactures, and when they are double sided- even better!

As I was doing a monthly challenge on the Scrap Shotz site as well which was to use a themed paper for a non-themed project, I chose some Valentine’s Day papers from My Mind’s Eye.

I’ve had these papers for years and it was finally nice to get them open and used.  I chose them for a new baby layout instead!  I hope you like it and I hope you will join us on the blog and play along.


A blessing


Paper: Be Loved & Love Me Do: My Minds Eye

Vellum sentiment: DCWV

Embellishments:  Ribbon, sequins – Michaels, Clear Date Piece – Little Yellow Bicycle, Hearts & Brads – My Stash


Beautiful Boy

It’s our first post with our new DT at Use Your Stuff this week!  We are so excited to feature some of our new designers.  I am hosting the challenge this week.  Inspired by a Song.

For my challenge I chose Beautiful Boy by John Lennon.  I am a proud mama.  I love my little guy to death so it’s no wonder that a lot of my layouts feature him.


This layout I used a new technique that was featured on the Cardmaker blog.  A starburst.  It was super easy to do and I thought it turned out really well on my layout.  The DP is from October Afternoon.   The ribbon and wood veneer as well as the thickers are all from my stash.

I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us!

Oh Baby

Hey Everyone! I’m late in posting this challenge today.  Sorry about that.  Our new one is up at Red Carpet Studio and..WE HAVE A PRIZE AS WELL!!!

Our challenge is based on the movie MARLEY AND ME.  We would like to see you create a project that features an animal!


Here is a baby card I created.  I love how this turned out.


The image is Stampin Up and the DP is from my stash.  I really like the colors for this and the fact that this card can be used if one does not know if the baby is a boy or girl🙂.  I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us for a chance to win a really great prize pack.

Lucky Me

Well, one of my favorite holidays will be coming up soon.  Yep, St. Patrick’s day…love me the green!!🙂

It kinda ties in with our new challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week.  Our theme is The Lucky One


the challenge is to create a project a project that signifies Luck…maybe it’s St. Patrick’s day related, or something that is lucky to you or you feel lucky to have.  Even just something green.🙂

For me, I always feel that I am truly lucky and blessed to have my son.  I had a miscarriage before him, and thought for sure that I would never have another child and lo and behold, luck was on my side, or providence, God’s grace or whatever you believe…I was blessed with the most amazing little man.

Here is a layout from one our first trips to Cuba with little guy…he was small enough to fit in the suitcase (not that he travelled to Cuba that way!🙂 )


The DP is from Cloud 9 which I think is called Travel.  All the embellishments and journal stickers are from my stash.  I’ve had them so long I don’t remember anymore where they came from🙂

I hope you like the layout and please play along with us this week.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Stick it!

Hello all! Welcome to the blog.  Our new challenge is up at Use It Tuesday this week.  It’s all about the stick….adhesive, stickers, tape, anything that sticks down.  We want to see it.

For my project today I made this cute little pregnancy card.


For my ‘stick’ I used some good old fashioned glue, as well as some double sided tape for my rick rack.  I also added in some adhesive mesh for dimension and a little Glossy Accents to stick down the stars and to add some shine to her head band.  I hope you enjoy this week’s card and be sure to stop by the blog to play along with us this week.  The DT has created some great projects for you to enjoy!  Get your stick on!!!

2x the Hoarded Fun

Hello my lovelies!  As you read this, I am soaking up the sun in Sin City with my BFF for a few days!  Some time away for R&R to refocus and regroup!


We have a fun new challenge for you on the Use It Tuesday blog today.  We want you to rummage through your hoarded items and use at least 2 of them on your project.  I know most of you have more than one, and the real challenge will be in figuring out which two or more, to actually use!

My biggest hoard—Echo Park Product! LOOOOVE IT! DON’T WANT TO USE IT!! However for this challenge I started out slow and broke out my Oh Snap mini kit!  I created this fun layout of my darling Riley at his first birthday party, looking all cute and stuff🙂



My hoarded item besides the EP set were some Glitz Button Flare that I’ve had for awhile because I didn’t have anything to go with them, due to the colors….it wasn’t until I went searching for something to go with the paper kit, that I realized these would be perfect.

I hope you enjoy the layout and be sure to stop by the blog and see the great projects and play along with us!