Thursday, June 5, 2014

More Giveaways and a Layout!

I posted about the Craft Your Nest giveaway we have going on *Here* in a previous post. That giveaway is still going on until next Wednesday (June 11th).

And now Paper Issues is doing a giveaway for two of the June swag bags on their Facebook page at some point today which is *Here*! So make sure to check in over there.
The bags are so much fun! Here is a pic...
and here is a layout I created in just thirty minutes one night using a few pieces from the bag...
I am going back to a simpler style here. A style that is totally inspired by Melanie Louette. I think that she is simply fabulous. :) And once again I am finding myself layering project life cards as a photo mat. Really like using them up that way.
The photo of Erin was taken by my brother. :)

In addition to the swag bag giveaway on the Facebook page, they are also giving away two "doggie bags" on the blog *Here*. Doggie bags are a smaller version of the swag bags.

Don't forget, there is still a few days to link up projects over at Paper Issues for the "World is a Circle" issue. There are almost 200 link ups already! That's a lot of projects. And I am going to add this one because there is a round piece of flair on it. :)

Around here we are now into our third day of summer vacation, and so far so good.
Going for walks outside...
Made muffins for breakfast yesterday morning when Erin said she felt like eating something "different". So she found a recipe for blueberry mini muffins in a princess cookbook she received for Christmas from her aunt and uncle. Since we had all the ingredients and no where to be that morning, I said sure. And they were pretty yummy!
And we found our first "cake" of the summer for the "Cakeway to the West" birthday celebration for our town that turns 250 years old this year. :)
Looking forward to finding more this summer. I am pretty sure we won't make it to see all 250, but we are going to find as many as possible!

Well, that is it for today!
Hope you have a great weekend :)


  1. Love the layout you did with the Swag Bag, Mary Jo, especially how you used the white space on the photo. We have something similar to "Cakeway to the West" called "Benches on Parade". It's fun to drive around to try to see them all.

  2. Such a sweet layout, Mary Jo! I've been digging a simpler style lately too. :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Love love love your lo!! LOVING that photo and how you journaled!! And loving the photos ... looks like summer has started with a bang!!!

  4. Your layout is beautiful, I love the way Erin looks as though she is looking at her name and the journaling looks so neat too. Anne xx

  5. This is sooo beautiful! I just love it!! And summer is kicking off! Hope it is good!

  6. Great page; you rocked the simple style! I'm glad to hear that your summer is off to a great start. Tomorrow is the last day of school for us.

  7. Gorgeous layout, Mary Jo!! I love the pops of bright color!

  8. I love this layout! The pops of color + the journaling are awesome!

    Your summer looks like it is starting out wonderfully! I love when I want to make something, usually bake something, and I have everything in the house! That is just great :)

    I hope you find more cakes - I loved seeing this picture. It is such a fun thing they are doing for the 250th birthday!

  9. I love a thirty minute layout and what great way to get some extra mileage out of project life cards!!

  10. Pretty LO!!
    Love all the journaling you added!
    Love the cake for celebration 250 years how fun to try to see as many as you can this Summer!

  11. that photo of you and Erin is beautiful.