Saturday, September 24, 2011

recipe of life...

Happy Saturday!

I have tons to do today...get a pedi and take my car in for an oil change {in def order of importance!} along with some serious crafting this weekend.

I'm real time blogging and slammed this layout together this morning:

The base is super old MME...Life Stories...I love it for all the Kraft goodness...If I don't like the pattern, I'll flip the paper upside down and BAM I gotta full on Kraft Base:) 

Today's pattern is recipes...hence my title:

recipe of life:


Do you have words that are chock full of impact for you?  One of mine would be savor the savor the memories because time savor the small things in life.

Here's a close up of the layout:

The photo is by my boy and the model is my girl {what great teamwork, eh?!}.  

I was talking to a former neighbor of mine and we were commenting on the fact of how quickly the kids are growing.  My girl is a junior in high school this year and although I wasn't one of those momma's that cried when she put her kid on the school bus for the first day of kindergarten {okay, I did follow the bus to the school..} I can guarantee you that I will be an emotional wreck when she goes off to college.

So, I'm savoring the now...

I ♥ this week's sketchy thursday challenge:

Okay, really Sketchy Thursdays is one of my "go to" sites for layouts....THRILLED to see that I was a 9/15 Fav ♥ !


Check out the Owlie-licious card that I received from the fabulous Rose:

It's absolutely screaming my name!!!!!  

Good grief, check out all these goodies I received from Angi!

I know, right?  That girl is generous...above & beyond!

Thanks sooooooo much ladies, you gals are supah stars!!!!

Do you remember a couple weeks ago I did a shout out for organizing tips?  I had 8 link ups but a gazillion tips from chickies that didn't link up and added it with their comment:)  

So......Here are the gals that linked:

Send me your snail mails...okay, so I have some of them but send them anyways:)  I'll send you out something!

2 tips that stand out for me have to do with 6x6'ers:

Store them in the Photo Boxes {check...I just bought some from M's...KRAFT ones! Thanks Rose!}
pop them in Quart ziplocks so you can also store the scraps {FAB idea Alice...I'll send you out something too!}

So, if you're in need in some organizing tips...check out this with linkies and also read the comments!!!!  

Thanks so much ladies!!!!!


paper:  MME Life Stories
ink:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, Memento Rich Cocoa
other:  Lily Bee alpha, Tim Holtz Tickets


  1. this is just stunning. love the kraft and vibrant blue!

  2. Love your layout, Amy! I am always amazed at how fast you can do one of these. Love all the cheery words, too! Have a wonderful day!

  3. what a great layout I played with that sketch yesterday just didn't post it yet. Maybe later today if I get the picture taken.
    Good hints on the storage of 6x6 pads. I store mine in a clear box with a lid that I picked up at Target or Michaels. I go through mine about every 6 months and pull out the old and add the new.

  4. Super fab LO--simple but packed with fabby details! LOVE the idea of flipping it over for a full kraft base! LOVE:) Great ideas for the 6 x 6 pads!! LOVE again!

  5. I loveeeeeeee that lo! all that YUMMY stitching!! And yayyyyyyyyy for happy mail! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Fabulous LO, Amy! The pop of blue against the kraft looks amazing. The photos are spectacular--he's so good :) Love the sentiment (sigh). Enjoy your pedi (jealous!).

  7. Gorgeous layout!!! love the simplcity.... And YAY for the teamwork...can't wait for my boy to grow up...!!! Woohoo Happy mail.... you lucky duck... hugs..xoxo

  8. Very, very cool layout, Amy! I still love that MME paper, too. And your tip of flipping it to the backside is really great. Love the sentiment and love those big flowers.
    Enjoy your new goodies, too!

  9. Hi Amy! It certainly does seem like ages since I last dropped by! Sorry I haven't been such a great bloggie friend...

    I do love your layout...simple, yet it makes a grand statement. Also love the burst of colour on a good old Kraft design paper!

    Sending you big hugs from KL :)

  10. Love your sweet LO, Amy! I need to remind myself to savor the moments too.

  11. Loving this LO Amy! That is so awesome that your son took the photo of your daughter's precious hand! My son is taking photography at school and I love that I can take a see through his eyes with his photo's!
    Going to check out your organizing tips now...

  12. Love your recipe of life page. And soooo glad you liked your goodies :) :)

  13. really like the simplicity of this layout, Amy. such a sweet story behind it, too. still can't believe your girl is in high school!!?? =) thanks for sharing the tips, too. you are just the sweetest! =) hope you have a easier week work-wise, too!

  14. Simplicious LO :>)
    Ooooo I like that quart storage bag idea!!! That I can do :>)

  15. How clever. Look your take on the sketch.
    Thanks for playing with us at ST X

  16. yes the kiddo's grow up way to fast!! fab photo and page :)

    you know i heard your name when i saw the fab stickerz from EAD ;) lol

    you got lots of good ideas (some i am going to use too ;)

    ok will re send my addy, but you could just look on the envi that card came in! lol

    playing major catch up on blurfing!!