Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Blog Hop

This month's challenge for the Clique Kit was to use something sweet.  Well I don't know about you but starting over this year has been pretty sweet so far.
        Like I said last month my divorce was final on the December 31st so that meant 2015 was the beginning of the new me. In order to be the new me well to put it plainly I had/have to find myself.
       The exclusive flair in the kit was PERFECT. Then I saw the moon paper in the kit by Dear Lizzy and the whole thought of the moon going through its phases was PERFECT, because I'm going through my own phase. The picture is what I posted on my Instagram Jan 1st, saying "page 1 of 365" as in the first page to the story of my life. I thought since this was all about the new me I'd also include my word for the year EARNEST. 
 

 Thank you so much for letting me share this page with you. Please leave a comment for your chance at a prize from Clique Kits, also make sure to visit all the other blogs listed below.
 February Line-Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
 Jody  http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey  http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Allie  http://www.magicalmesses.com/
Kat  http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Donna http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/ 
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Mariah www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com
Marcia  http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Alisha  
Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Tyra  http://www.justtyra.com/

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January Blog Hop

New year new ME. As of the 1st I'm officially divorced and single parent to 2 wonderful teenagers. To say that our lives have been turned upside down would be an understatement. Since I/we are starting over I wanted my word of the year to push me so this year my word is EARNEST. It means: Serious in intention, purpose or effort.  I pray I can live up to it between finding a job, a place to call home and being there for my kids. I have a lot to do in very little time.  So since the challenge this month was about a New Year and Beginnings I chose to scrap my son's 16th Birthday. 
        The first one "Life" is simple with very little fuss. I wanted the pictures to tell more of the story of the love and fun my son and mom have together. I used a couple of sayings from the sticker sheet and a Thicker for the title.


        This 2nd layout is even more simple but again it's about the love between my son and our dog.  I just added the Thickers for the title.


Make sure to check out the rest of the talented ladies in the hop. 
January Line-Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Jody http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Lacey http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Sarah M. http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.ca/
Bonita Rose http://www.bonitarose.com/?view=classic
Nicole M http://www.nicolemartel.blogspot.com/
Cari O. http://cariilup.blogspot.com/
Carolina S http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
Sandy http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Kat http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Kim http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
Mariah http://www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/
Alisha Www.alishabuggins.blogspot.com
Danielle http://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.nl/
Aliza http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December blog hop

The challenge for December's Cliquekit is Anything Goes which is so good for me this month because again I didn't have anything planned when I went to my Christmas crop. I was so unprepared I even forgot my trimmer, luckily I had a pair of scissors with me. Over all it was a productive day with lots of laughs. As I was looking at the layouts I did get done I did find a reoccurring theme FRIENDS. I have childhood friends, mother/daughter bonding, girlfriends and the guys. Enjoy~ 
My first layout Is of my kids and my sons best friend on a rainy day at the park 9 yrs ago. 



My 2nd layout is of my daughter from a few months ago. We both needed a little cheering up so she read me Grimm Fairy Tales. So I thought I would also try and have a cheerful layout. The lace was from a friend at the crop who was clearing out her stash. I love how the the black and white photo lined perfectly with the colored one  even though she was looking at totally different things on the tablet.



My 3rd and 4th layout go together. At first I wasn't crazy about the flower paper but when I came across the group picture I knew I had to use the flower paper.  It is of one of the best girls weekend at a Creative Keepsakes Convention. In the picture is my dear friend who passed away and she loved any and all things pink. I again used lace from a friend and tried to paint the Heidi Swapp words but since all I had was real paint it's a little off. The opposite page is of the same day at lunch with some more dear friends. 



My last layout is also about friends. My son has been blessed with some great friends through the Boy Scouts. There isn't a day that goes by that they don't talk even though none of them go to the same school together. Here they are at the last camp out of the summer this year.


So like I said even without prepping and with out all the right tools it was a very productive crop. Maybe I won't prep anymore, it seems to be working LOL.
Make sure you check out all the talented ladies in today's blog hop and leave a comment at each blog for a chance to win something great from Cliquekits.

Alisha ~You are here~










Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Blog Hop

Have you ever gone to a crop without a clue what you were going to do. Yeah that was me this last weekend. I brought a envelope of pictures, my roll tote of card stock and another one of pattern paper and the last 3 Clique Kits and thought "Well this should be fun". and it was I only used November's kit and got 6 layouts done. Well I say done but they all still need titles, so I'll only be showing you 2 today. 
The first one I did was of me when I was little so like 1980. I'm the one with the big hat on. The other kids in the picture are my brother and sister and then my older cousin and her kids.
My 2nd layout is also of cousins but this time it's my son and his cousins. My son is the one in red and then my sister's son and one of my brother's son. 
Well you did it you made it to the end of the hop. Below it the links to all of the blogs. Make sure to leave a comment on each one, you might get a gift from Clique Kits.
Start here>>Clique Kits
Alisha <<You are here

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Clique Kit Blog Hop

Ahhh social media, how did we get along without you? ha yeah right we got along just fine, but if you have teenagers like I do you know that they live on it. Not so much FB anymore, us parents "ruined" that for them but twitter, tumbler and Instagram are still alive and well -Public Service Announcement- My daughter wanted me to let you know Do Not Reply to what your kids put out there.  If you like it keep it to yourself, don't even bring it up when you talk to them. You CAN ask about their lives of course but once you bring up the little details that they didn't tell you they will in turn not trust you. And if you don't like what they are putting out there well then you may have to have a heart to heart. That being said I have told my kids that I will sometimes "stalk" them, and if they post a picture I will screen shot it, and it may end up in a scrapbook page. 

This month's challenge was to tell or show a project of why we are glad we live in a world that has Octobers. It's was fitting for me this month because I had just started reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time. I loved the movies but finally got around to reading the books. So I looked and looked for October/Fall pictures and didn't find any but I did come across some pictures on my daughter's Instagram that went along with the Kelly Perky paper we got in our kit this month. 

As you can see I left my screen shot just as I took it. I wanted to keep what she wrote. It gives a reason as to why this is what she wanted to put out there on the inter-webs. And this is her story, her memory and her journal.

The house pattern paper is on it's side, I asked both kids what way looked better and we all liked it on it's side, the map tucked under the picture is from the packaging, and the swirled heart is from the exclusive cut file from the kit. It was the center of a light bulb but I only wanted the heart so I played with my explore and came up with this.






 Make sure to check out the other wonder blogs in this month's blog hop, leave a comment on each one to be put in a raffle from Clique Kits. 
October Line-up
Clique Kits
Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Rosann
CassandraH.
Charity
Alisha ~~You are here
Regina 
Wendy
Marcia
Mariah
Tyra
Allie
Kat 
Aliza 
Nicole
Stephanie
Carolina
Danielle
Sophie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Clique Kit Blog Hop


Sorry for the late post I thought I'd be home to post it but the truck wanted me to get more done than just an oil change. 

Welcome to Clique Kits blog hop. I didn't get done as much as I wanted, but hey 3 layouts is better than 0 right. 
The first layout is pretty basic, I don't know why I didn't have any drive this month I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit and the papers were yummy, I think it's because I scrapped out of order and it kind of threw me. Anyways here are the kids at Disneyland/California Adventure. The big candy corn is from 1 of the A's in CALIFORNIA. Again the layout doesn't even capture that it's Halloween or Disney but I wanted it to capture more of the love between the kids. The 2 photos on the right weren't posed, I'm so glad I got their love on film. 
I loved doing this next page for a couple of reasons. A) the homemade hearts for the kit LOVE LOVE LOVE them B) I used part of the packaging as one of the layers and C) I had taken these pictures from my office window. My son realized it in the last pic as you can see.

My last layout was a little tricky for me until a friend gave me a heart doily, I inked it and then it all seemed to fall into place.

I didn't get a chance to do another phone case ;'( but I'll make sure to try and make one next month =)





make sure to check out the other ladies in the blog hop
Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Stephanie
Rosann
Tyra
Danielle
Charity
Cassandra
Sarah
Alisha~~ you are here~~
Mariah

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wild and Free

The theme this month for Clique Kit is Wild & Free, Luckily I had just gotten pictures from my sister-in-law from when she, my brother and my niece came out to visit the family. While they were here they went up to the Sequoia's with another one of my brothers and his family, they also took my son along for the adventure. I'm so grateful they took pictures.


This first layout is beyond super simple. I used the fun washi tape we got in last month's kit and made a grid on green cardstock and then just added the pictures inside each rectangle. The title is And So The Story Begins, and it's cut from one of the 3x4 cards from My Mind's Eye: Ashbury Heights. We got a set of 12 in the kit.









For my second layout I turned my cardstock over and used the the other side. Here I did some layering with American Crafts:DIY Shop- Wood Grain journal card, My Minds Eye paper, and 2 flaire add ons. To make the title I again used the washi from last month, folded it on itself and adhered 2 to the back of each Chic Tags: Wooden Bunting and made it look like they were hanging from the May Arts twine.  











Here are some close ups for you.














 I was so happy to see that they got pictures of my son, and I love all 3 of these. the top one is him touching the top of the "door way" of a fallen tree, and the next 2 are from a hike they did. The first one is him sitting on a bolder at the top of the ridge and the other one he is safely behind the railing. For this layout I used both sides of MME: Market Street- Wallpaper,  another wood grain journal 4x6, Pretty Little Studios-Gold Foil Word Stickers, Fancy Pants Cork Hearts, washi tape and I cut out a trailer from the Webster Pages:Party Time- Camper Vellum
For My last layout  I wanted to highlight my niece. Isn't she the cutest. I used both sides of MME Dotted Paper, 2 of the 3x4 cards, another gold foil word, a gold doily, a Clique Kits exclusive Colorblock wood pained heart by Gia. I also used 3 flower brads from BG that I had already lying on my desk.












Well I couldn't help myself and I made another phone cover. I used a 4x6 wood grain journal block for the base, and a picture of the Eiffel Tower from the kit and again used the washi tape from last month (I love this stuff).                                                        
  Hope you had fun looking at what I did with this month's kit so far. Don't forget to post a comment at the end of this post, and on all the other blogs apart of this month's hop, you'll be entered into a drawing offered by Clique Kits if you do. Here's August Line-up
Clique Kits
Gia
Jody
Erica
Lacey
Katie
Sarah
Cassandra
Stephanie
Mariah
Danielle
Alisha----You Are Here
Charity
Madge
Rosann
Tyra