Wednesday, April 23, 2014

a doodlebug birthday–pocket page style…

Have you jumped on board with the pocket-page style of scrapbooking?  You probably already know that I like to mix it in here and there with my regular pages.  I recently shared this layout over on the Doodlebug Inc. blog:wendysue_doodlebug_hiphiphooray_pocketpage_layout1

I used their 4x6 vertical photo protector page...along with the super fun, super happy, super colorful "hip hip hooray" collection.


You can read the details on the Doodlebug blog.


And you can purchase all of the products I used, including this super fun little treat bag, by clicking on the images listed at the end of this post!


Thanks for stopping by today! :)


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

meagan’s junior prom…

Saturday was Prom and it was a great day.  It was a little windy, but the storms didn’t roll in as we had been expecting (and dreading) – yay!  This beautiful girl was so excited to go with this sweet boy.
I just wanted to take some pictures of their Prom group…without really realizing that not all of the parents would be there to take pictures of their own children.  I’ve never felt so lucky to be a ”mom with a camera” as I took pictures of all of these good looking, happy kids.
One of the other moms who was there with her camera…a sweet and talented gal I’ve known since we were kids…suggested this pose, and it turned out to be one of my favorites!
Of course, they all had so much energy – they were more than happy to jump for me…
…over and over and over again… I just made them promise me that they wouldn’t twist their ankles…
…they kept their promise.  All feet were healthy and intact after the jumping was complete…
And I can’t leave out this cute photo of Meagan and her sweet friend Carly – they’ve been buddies since FIRST grade! :)
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And then they were off to get ready a long-standing tradition at Wasatch High…Promenade…
Each member of the Junior Class is introduced -
And escorted onto the dance floor:
And then, we ALL get to watch them dance (a sweet choreographed dance).
And then the Juniors get to dance with their parents – It’s SOOOOO sweet:
And then there’s another dance where they can dance with anyone they want – Grandpas are a great choice!
Brothers would have been a good choice as well – but these two brothers were happiest just to stand still for a quick picture.
And then we told them good-bye and they went off on their dates – dinner and the REAL dance – prom691
And we all went Dairy Keen for icecream - win/win!! :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

top dog dies and scrapbook circle blog hop

Today the Top Dog Dies design team is joining forces with the team over at Scrapbook Circle to bring you loads of super fun projects.
In case you aren't familiar with Scrapbook Circle, let me tell you what I've recently learned - they have been creating monthly scrapbook kits for over seven years!  They include custom printables with each kit and now they offer coordinating digital files too!  Each monthly kit also contains exclusive items and lots of fresh products to inspire creativity!  Cool, right?!?
I really enjoyed working with the kit they sent to us - and I even used pieces from the fun custom printable sheet! To get started, I pulled out my trusty Signature Antique Die and the Mini Tag Dies from Top Dog Dies.
And used them all together to create this card set:
Want to take a closer look?
Thanks for taking a peek at my cards!  Now, like any good blog hop, here's your opportunity to win something fun and get inspired! Follow the list below and hop along the blogs to see fabulous projects by both design teams. Scrapbook Circle is giving away $50 in wafer-thin exclusive dies from Top Dog Dies. AND Top Dog Dies is giving away a Scrapbook Circle Bucket List Kit to one lucky winner who registers via Rafflecopter. Be sure to comment on the blogs, too — one of the ways to enter through Rafflecopter is by commenting!

In addition to the giveaways, Top Dog Dies is also offering a special promotion during the hop. Spend $100 on anything in the store and get 15% off when you use code SCHOP15, or spend $60 and get 10% off when you use code SCHOP10.

Scrapbook Circle is also offering a special offer for blog hoppers on their site: Use code scrapbook20 to receive 20% off your order today though May 31, 2014.

Whew - that was a LOT of info.  - thanks for reading through it all.  Now, are you ready to hop?  Let's go!!

Top Dog Dies
Scrapbook Circle
Amy Wanford
Amy Tsuruta
Giovana Smith
Katie Brooks
Stacey Schafer
Nicole Picadura
Renee Robbins
Karen Letchworth
Wendy Sue Anderson -- you are HERE!! :)
Sara Zenger
Heather Leopard
Diana Fisher
Adrienne Alvis
Audrey Yeager
Diana Waite
Tessa Buys
Leslie Ashe

Friday, April 18, 2014

a new road ahead…

Guys.  I am SO excited to share some fun news with you today!  I have been offered an amazing opportunity to work with one of my favorite companies – and I am super excited to announce that I am now working as the Design Team Coordinator and Marketing Assistant for:


and it’s sister company:


Plus, I am excited to be working alongside one of my most favorite people ever – Jen Gallacher.  She’s been training me and teaching me the ropes, and patiently answering my million and seven questions.  I am still learning and figuring things out – but this is going to be amazing!  I get to work with some SUPER talented ladies and we are going to continue to be bringing you loads of amazing projects! 

So, if you haven’t already added Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella to your blog list, be sure to do it – that’s where I’ll be spending a lot of my time in the future and I’d love to have you stop by and visit! :)

Oh, in case you were wondering, I still get to continue designing projects for all of the amazing companies I am currently designing for (check them out over on my sidebar) – so keep visiting my blog for loads of my projects too!  Seriously, am I the luckiest girl ever or what?!?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

you are awesome | a camera card…

I created this card for the Top Dog Dies blog earlier this week and wanted to be sure to share it with my blog readers as well.  I love, love, love, the “you are awesome” paper by Pebbles, Inc. and I knew it would be super cute paired with the camera album die from Top Dog Dies.


I love making shaped cards – I remember, back in the “olden” days of my paper crafting career, drawing my own shapes then creating a template and tracing it onto a folded card – crossing my fingers, all the while, hoping that I didn’t mess up…because I didn’t want to have to start over! Well, those days are gone. Now making shaped cards is easier than ever, with lots of options for doing so. One of my favorites techniques is using a large manual die, such as this Camera Die.


Simply fold a piece of cardstock in half and cut it as you normally would, except you need to place about 1/8”-1/4” from the top of the die. This will allow the front and back to stay connected and actually form the card base.



Bonus for using cute stickers to embellish the front of your card AND the inside too!


Seriously, friends, that “you are awesome” paper is one of my all-time favorites, and I am so sad that I’ve used up almost every scrap.  It’s an older line from Pebbles Inc., so I was thinking I was out of luck – but I just found it over at (HERE) and it’s even on sale.  Check out the super cute “you are awesomesticky notes too…so so fun!   – looks like there will be lots of AWESOME on my doorstep very soon! yay!

Thanks for stopping by – have a happy day! :)


American Crafts - Pebbles - Love You More Collection - Sticky Notes - Boy

American Crafts - Pebbles - Love You More Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Zach