Hi - I'm Emily!

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I'm a 30something Southern girl who got to marry the best guy in the world... I'm a pharmacist by day, and a crafter any chance I get. I like to "document my life" via Project Life and SMASHbooks. I love making cards, gifts, and wreaths. I have dreams of being able to travel the rest of the world one day!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Around Here


As of late:

  • Dreaming up some plans for sprucing up the house (bathroom, yard, back porch)
  • Furniture and mattress shopping
  • Yoga. I'm going once a week and my back and neck feel great! Now I'm trying to remember the positions so I can stretch every morning and evening at home.
  • Celebrating birthdays (Dad's, Mom's, and mine)
  • Joe has been to physical therapy once a week for the past month... and is healing at what seems like lightning speed!
  • Loving pears and apples!
  • Enjoying the warm weather and looking forward to going camping.



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Monday, April 14, 2014

Project Life Week 10


I used Amy Tan's "Plus One" this week. It's so bright and pretty. I love it!

Full spread:


Left side: new Kate Spade wallet and purse, a great breakfast, and visits at work.


Finally used one of these Chic Tags overlays.


I really like these little alphas I got at the Target dollar spot a while back.


Right side: celebrating our anniversary in Charlotte.


This card is too cute!


I dug out an old Amy Tan sticker. I think it coordinates well with this new line.


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Framed Word Art


Have you seen those 8x10 ready-to-frame Word Art prints from My Mind's Eye? Ever since I saw them, I've been wanting to paint a wooden frame from Michael's and put a print in there.


I got a shadow box because the frames didn't come in an 8x10 size. I used a 40% off coupon so it was pretty cheap! I didn't get a good picture of it, but I painted the outside edges lightly with gold. 


I used a regular hole punch to punch small circles out of stickers from the collection. I love how this banner turned out!


I was so happy when this little frame was displayed on the mantle at Scrappin' in the City!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Workspace Wednesday


Just wanted to share what's been on my craft table lately... embossing powder! I know it isn't new, but it's totally new to me. I'm pretty much in love with this Martha Stewart Antique Gold powder.

This was my first (sloppy and kinda messy) attempt.


This is a Studio Calico stamp.


And another Studio Calico stamp.


I even broke the seal on a set of gelatos I've had for a while... They're a bit messy for me! I'm going to try again soon though. I think it turned out pretty. And now I have some baby wipes to get the gelatos off my fingers quickly :)


Do you like to heat emboss? What about gelatos??

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Bella Blvd Molly collection


My second project for the Scrappin in the City Design Team is this 12x12 page using the new Bella Blvd "Molly" collection. I fell in love with the camera paper and just had to make something with it. I absolutely love this page and I'm pretty proud of it! It might even inspire me to make 12x12's more often... maybe :) I used a sketch I saw over on my blogging friend Tina's page.

selfie with my dog

I adore this phrase cut file from Two Peas (designed by Wilna!). I love script font.

Wilna cut files from Two Peas

I used a few of the "Candid Cards" on the page. There are 4x6, 3x4 and 2x2 sizes in the packet. Tons of colors... and they're printed on both sides. Let's just say I might have tried every single 2x2 combination on this page before deciding on this one :)

many color and size choices

hashtag sweet

I included some journaling on a tag in a glassine bag. Long story short, I always take selfies with Harley and rarely get a shot of her looking at the camera... but I keep trying. The pictures turn out really cute anyways :)

glassine bag, shipping tag

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mini Album from 12x12 Cut Apart Paper


Here's my first project for the Scrappin in the City Design Team! I've been wanting to make a mini album out of those 12x12 cut apart sheets... so I finally did!

front cover mini album

I used 2 sheets from Alison Kreft's "Sprinkled with Love" collection. I love the colors in the collection... the last resort we stayed at in Jamaica was decorated in black, white, turquoise, pink, and yellow. 



I cut 2 strips out of the 12x12 cut apart papers and staggered them so I would have more "pages" in my mini album. 

overlap strips of cards to make a mini album

I used washi tape on the edges to help disguise where the papers overlapped and to add a decorative edge.

use washi tape to hide any rough or uneven edges

Here's one side of the album all spread out:

pages on front side - beach, sunset, watersports,

I listed our favorite things about Jamaica... the beach, music, food, water sports, and sunsets.

beach days

sunset, "this is my happy" sticker

You know I had to include some enamel dots!

 sunglasses stickers, sailing, water sports, bob marley

And the back side all spread out:

all back side pages

One Love honeymoon

Most of the "pages" didn't need too much embellishing... just a few stickers here and there.

great food and relaxing music

relax in the cabana, listen to music

Hope this post inspired you to use up some of those 12x12 cut apart pages you have in your stash!

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Project Life Weeks 8 and 9


It's finally Friday! For some reason this has been a long week for me. I felt like Thursday was the end of the week. Wishful thinking, huh?!

I combined weeks 8 & 9 to make one Project Life layout. This time I used the Azure kit that I got from my blogging friend Elise (have you seen her blog?? She seriously does amazing projects! And her instagram gallery is to die for. I am constantly amazed at the photos she takes and how she interprets photo a day challenges). There are a few Azure cards that I don't think I'll ever use (mostly the butterfly ones) but overall this kit is gorgeous!

Full spread:


Left side: manicure, cookies, going out with friends, and hanging out with Mom.


I love the pages I've seen lately where people sew across a pocket and make it into triangles. I'm too lazy to drag out a sewing machine, so I just used my Project Life journaling pen to draw some "stitches" around this card. 


And this one:


Right side: visited Harley (and Dad), eating breakfast with Joe, X-rays at the doctors office. I *love* this picture of Joe... I like to try to sneak and take pictures of him when he isn't looking. He caught me on this one but it turned out great :)


I used this card to document the name of our favorite Mexican restaurant.


Simple fabric stickers (from Target!) and enamel dots:


Have a great weekend!!

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