Bloom and Grow

This beautiful, sweet, gorgeous little girl is Gracie. She is the daughter of Stacey McElyea, owner of Shimmerz Paints. The pictures were taken by Samantha McElyea, Stacey's oldest daughter. She has recently started a photography business and I think she's gots some mad skillz, how about you?

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I used lots of Jenni Bowlin stuff on these pages. I just love everything she makes! I used Shimmerz Vibez in Sunset Strip, Red-y or Not, Hermit the Frog and Vertigre. I also use some Mello Yellow Shimmerz.

I made the flowers with some rolled up paper and red acrylic paint. I spritzed them with a little bit of Red-y or Not Vibez to add some shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great weekend.

Love to you!


Blossoming with Petaloo...

Shimmerz Paints has recently teamed up with Petaloo. Petaloo makes fabulous paper flowers and are a match made in heaven with Shimmerz Paints. Like peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, peas and carrots... you get the point!

Recently I received all of Teresa Collins Design's new paper lines and I used Chic Bebe Girl and Chic Bebe Boy for this layout. See, these lines are so versatile, not just for babies!

I love the way the Shimmerz Pearlz really stuck to the white printed flowers on the transparency. I also used the Pearlz (in Ballet Slipper and Morning Mist from the Teresa Collins exclusive line of colors) on the paper edges, the chipboard embellishments, the title banner, and of course all of the pretty Petaloo flowers!

The cute girls in the pictures are Sarah (my friend Denise's daughter) and Hailey (my friend Stacie's daughter). Stacie is a photographer in Arizona and she took these adorable pics of the girls.

I have some more creations with Petaloo flowers that I will post this week so check back soon!

Blessings to you,



Rain or Shine

I hope it is "shining" in your neck of the woods today! It is definitely shining here in Idaho. We are having a lovely Spring day, finally!

Here is another layout that I created for my bestie Denise. Photo was taken by Stacie.

I used Vibez in Sunset Strip to brighten up the look of this layout. The Jenni Bowlin paper I used was a very pale yellow so I made the color pop on the title, the background and the journaling spots with some Sunset Strip Vibez.

Blessings to you,


Quote for today...

To be human is to be creative. You don’t have to go outside yourself to find creativity--You already have it. It lives in your heart and mind in every moment of every day.

Sandra Magasamen


Mixing it up!

I'm still playing around with all of the gorgeous photos my friend Denise sent me that her friend Stacie took. She takes gorgeous photos! I love this beautiful photo of Sarah playing the violin. I was so inspired to do another Springy layout.

I love mixing up my Shimmerz paints! It's fun to mix the different products as well. On this layout, I mixed Island Salsa Blingz (bright and glittery) with Ballet Slipper Pearlz (soft and opaque) and I came up with the perfect shade of sparkly coral to match my layout!

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I hope you'll try mixing it up too! So fun.


Nate loves his Peeps!


Yesterday I was attempting to use Peeps to decorate my cupcakes but the "Peeps theif" was stealing them faster than I could finish!
A happy and blessed Easter to all my "Peeps"!



World Autism Awareness Day

Today, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. You can go to http://www.autismspeaks.org/ to learn more.

Lots of businesses and groups are Lighting It Up Blue for Autism Awareness. Last night the Empire State Building in New York City was lit up blue also Fenway Park in Boston! I can't wait to see pictures of that!

Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

My youngest son, Nate has Autism Spectrum Disorder and has been receiving IBI (Intensive Behavioral Intervention) therapy almost three years. It has made such a difference in our lives. He started at three years old and early intervention is definitely key.

Blessings and peace,


Lovely Ladies...

I love creating girlie layouts! I've never been a big fan of the color yellow but this Spring it's everywhere and it's really speaking to me! My friend Denise sent me the cutest pictures that her friend Stacie took of their daughters.


Aren't they just lovely little ladies?

My camera battery died after just one photo so I'll have to wait until it charges to take some pictures of the shimmer. I used Pixie Dust Blingz and Aqua Marine Shimmerz for lots of distressing and shimmer on the edges of the papers, the title letters and on the bird.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy April.

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