Wednesday, June 29, 2016

18 Months is Too Long

It's been 18 months since the last update on this blog and that's way too long my friends! Today I'm clearing out the cobwebs and blowing off the dust. I want to get back to blogging to share our life, to document the memories for the fab 5, I want to share this change in life and the bumps along the way, I want to share my passions and loves again, this journey with teens and puberty, I want to share this country life we love, My bucket list and the checking off of that list, the ups and down and the fun, I want to share the amazing animals that have healed this girls soul, I want to educate and make a difference for Mav, I want to share this life with Autism and how amazing this child of mine is, I want to show you fabulous photos, share recipes, maybe a few scrapbook pages too, I want to connect with old friends and make new, I want to share it all, and I want to get back to "that Mandy" again. I miss her. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

4 months where did the time go?

Hey all! wanted to drop by to see just how much dust and cobwebs had gathered here on the ol blog. Boy was I surprised.
During the summer life kinda changed for me(personal stuff) and then it became fall and the start of winter and well I haven't been all inspired to share so as you may know the blog(if anyone is reading this), Facebook, and instagram went silent on my end. I'm sorry for that but life isn't all rainbows and unicorn or even a unicorn fart, you or at least I keep a bit more to myself I'm not a sharer sharer of all things in my life it's just not me.
Why not still share your work?you might be asking. Well, I just didn't feel like it. Could it hurt my designer position in the scrapping world? Honesty..Yes, probably and  if it does it will be ok. I actually thought about dropping out of this industry it was tossed around a few times. For now I am sticking around.
A few weeks ago while chatting with a friend she told me that I need to share, I need to seek out, make an effort. Right now I will just say uh huh and still be the same ol Mandy.
 I'll share my work here and there and make an effort to update the dust here and there more-instagram and the blog.  so for now here a few things from the past months.

~MK







Monday, August 18, 2014

New Projects

Hey! it's been crazy around here again. summer is coming to an end and we have so much going on so it seems there is not enough time in the day. Thought I would take a couple minutes to share a few projects I've created in the last couple weeks.
created with the hip kit club august kit

created with the hit kit club august kit

created with the hip kit club august kit

created with the hip kit club july kit 

created with October Afternoon Public Library 

Created with Chic Tags

Created with hip kit club august kit

created with Jillibean Soup Products

Created with all Jillibean Soup Products 

Thanks For stopping by! MK

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Therm O Web Tuesday

Today I have a couple project created with Therm O Web and Fancy Pants to share with y'all
Our team did a crossover promo with the Fancy Pants team and I was able to work with the "Be Different" Collection it's so CUTE! Loved working with it. Here are 3 cards I created. I have lots leftover that I planned to created a layout or 2 this week but somehow time ran out and they didn't come together maybe next week. any who here are the cards.



Thanks for stopping by! Have great day! MK

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hey Hipsters

Hey y'all just taking a minute to share my latest Hip Kit club July creations. Enjoy and thanks for taking a peek.




And a sneak of what's coming…



 toodles~MK

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

July Guest Designer for Gossamer Blue

You can see the July Guest Designer posts on the Gossamer Blue Blog(PART 1 & PART2) featuring my layouts and answers to the questions they asked me. You just might find those answers interesting, after rereading them posted on the blog I found it interesting how open i was so head over and read all about it. 

Have a great day! ~MK

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mo Kisses on Monday

Today I'm sharing my latest projects created with the June Hip Kit Club kits. You can read more about my post HERE.

Loved the bits and pieces from this kit but I really loved the papers especially this Webster's Pages but I really wasn't sure how to use it til I started creating this page and that's when it all fell into place.


Just another simple and quick Mandy card. 


Thanks for stopping by! MK

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Sneakage of Something Fun


Can you guess what I'll be sharing soon by this sneak?
~MK

Twelve Things Tuesday

That's right this Tuesday is brought to you by the number 12. I'm going to share twelve wonderful and not so wonderful things I've learned and know right now. K are ya ready?

#1 my grandparents are the smartest people EVER! Seriously, they know everything. Sometimes I have no clue how or where they learned but they did and I'm glad they are passing it along to me.

#2 detergent whether it's dish washing or laundry does not and I mean never ever feel ok in the eye it hurts so bad for hours and hours. Like your eyeball is going thru every cycle the washer has to the point you'd like to pluck it out. That was me yesterday.

# 3 there is no greater or more stressful gift in life than children!

#4 you can love your spouse, they can be your best friend, but they will also be the first person to drive you crazy.

#5 there are stupid people in this world get use to it.

#6 Google has the answers for everything especially all the stuff yOu did not retain in high school.

#7 when the sign says stop you really do have to stop! Don't fool yourself by rolling thru it because you'll never get away with it ask my sister in law.

#8 opinions are like assholes everyone has one.

#9 take the time to enjoy your kids while they are little. Life doesn't rewind it only fast forwards.

#10 just be who you are and people will either like you or they won't. If they don't then it's their loss not yours!

#11 everyone needs to try a lemon drop at least once in their life they are wonderful

#12 live it, love it, laugh about it, be it , do it, enjoy it, remember it.

Do you have a 12? Do share.

MK

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday Hip Kit Club layout & Card

Hey y'all! It's me with this weeks Sunday with Mandy projects from my post on the Hip Kit Club Blog you can read the full post HERE.
I absolutely love this new Echo Park line!! The colors and patterns are fabulous!! I did some layering and stitching which you can read about on the link above. This wasn't exactly the photo I planned to use but I like how it turned out so it's a winner :) 

A fun and fast card created with leftover scraps from the layout above. Again the colors!!!

I've survived the weekend from Hell! OMG it's been a doozy. Let me just share the Facebook status to give you an idea.

Off to bed. Maybe a rambling Monday post. 
~Mandy

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hello Summer

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing my last 2 projects created for Evalicious. The last few months creating with Eve's products have been fun and I suggest when she has her new dt call in the fall y'all apply!!  

 
One thing I really loved about creating with the Evalicious products for the last few months was that  no matter how old or new the paper I was creating with her product still works, it's like that little black dress. On this layout I used old Sassafras Lass pattern paper.

I had a basic simple design in mind when I started creating this layout. I wanted to stick with just a few colors and I made a I searched through my Evalicious products I pulled all those colors that fell into the the scheme. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out.  
Thanks for joining me today!

~Mandy 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Right Now - Hip Kit Club

Hey y'all! Taking a minute from this busy crazy week to share this recent layout and tag created with the awesome June Hip Kit club kit. Having so much fun working with Kimberly and the design team over the. Love the kit they are totally up my alley every month. Really excited about July!!  

This layout was really simple and easy to create. I say that a lot I guess but I'm that kind of scraper it has to be simple and easy. 
 Usually we create a card and layout weekly for assignments but sometimes cards bewilder me and I can see you rolling your eyes now saying what? but seriously sometimes I just can't do the card thing so I opt for tags. I've always loved tags no matter how my style, love for layouts or minis etc has changed I've always loved creating tags. This week I decided forget the card I'm making a tag because the card just wasn't working for me. This tag was snap snap and done. You can see my blog post with 5 tips/tricks on the Hip Kit Club Blog.

Off to try to figure out how to get the girls new show to work online since we missed it the other night. wish me luck. 
~MK