Has it really been a whole month since I've posted??  So much has been going on - lots of layouts to share over the next few posts & some exciting personal news to share!!  We (meaning my husband & his good friend, along with his wife) are opening a brewery!! My husband has left his job of the past 13 years and is venturing out, along with the rest of us to open a craft beer brewery.  Of course at this point, with my kiddos in tow, my role is limited but in the future, as Nicholas enters preschool I am excited to help out in any way I can :)  We have just brought on a head brewer with lots of experience & we are excited to see what recipes we can come up with together.  If you'd like, feel free to like our facebook page HERE & follow our journey!! SO many new adventures on the horizon in the coming months :)  I'll keep you all posted, but in the meantime I have two new layouts to share :)  The first is a layout using the Fancy Pants Designs Down By The Shore collection.  I love the bright, bold color scheme in this line.  Perfect for summer!!!

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I grabbed this circle background file from the Silhouette store HERE.  I have the older Silhouette, so I can't cut a full 12 x 12 page.  Instead I cut two smaller sections of circles, and overlapped them underneath the photo - you can barely tell :)  Within the circles I added smaller punched circles, stickers, and punched wave borders.

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For my title, I used a combination of Fancy Pants Designs stickers and a Silhouette file (you can find it HERE).

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My second layout features the Fancy Pants Designs Trendsetter collection.  I love this photo of Ryan & Nicholas.  There two love each other so much :)

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Lots of clustering of stickers, buttons, and tags . . .

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Even more clustering of Fancy Pants Designs goodies . . .

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Hoping to be back soon - lots more layouts to share :)



It's been awhile . . .

we've been busy . . .

playing with cousins . . .

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strolling downtown Annapolis . . .

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taking a school trip to the zoo . . .

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visiting Great Grammy 8 hours away. . .

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taking walks . . .

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playing at the park . . .

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talking more walks (with Grammy). . .

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being pouty . . .

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celebrating a new career for daddy . . .

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taking even more walks (enough says Nicholas!!) . . .

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escaping for some date nights . . .

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oh, and scrapping, of course!!!

I have 2 new layouts I created for Fancy Pants Designs to share :)

The first features their Park Bench Collection.  Love the teals, yellows, and grays in this line . . .

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The "2" in the title work is actually from the ephmerea pack in the Trendsetter Collection - love that I can easily mix & match pieces from their collections!! I cut the "little adventurers" using my Silhouette & then did a little stitching after attaching.

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Lots of layers on this layout & I even stitched around the photo!!

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I think I'm addicted to these little flags of their's - so fun!!

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My second layout features the Fancy Pants Designs Swagger Collection.  Perfect for the men & boys in your life, the oranges, grays, and blues went perfectly with this pic I recently snapped of Ryan . . .

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For the background I decided to using machine stitching to create a chevron-type design.  You can also see a close-up of the fabulous die-cut quote banner - love this!!  Perfect for my little man these days who is struggling so hard at finding his way.  Lots of discussions recently about being your own person :)  Oh & the buttons, one of my favorite embellishments!!

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I decided to die-cut this title as well, just a simple "be you".  I added a little star sticker and brad to the center of the "o" and then did some machine stitching through the words.

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Lots of layers on this layout as well - I'm totally into that these days :) How cute is that little paperclip??  And another good quote on the round sticker :)

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More to share in the next few days . . . thanks for stopping by!!