Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summertime Fun

Ponytails participated in Scraps N Piece's Bits N Pieces kit. Isn't her kit adorable?


Here is one of the pages I did with it. I actually did two, but one is using a template that doesn't release for another month, so you'll have to wait until then to see it.

This one however, I used Wendy Tunison's Temptations 18 template

Get Your Shine On

My incredibly talented friend, Melissa, just came out with this OH SO CUTE kit called Get Your Shine On.


I was excite to play with it because of the color combination. When I saw that pink and black were included, I knew exactly what photos I needed to use!!!


Be sure to click on the preview to be taken to her store so you can pick it up!! This is the template I used. Click it to be go get it!


Monday, June 1, 2015

New Kits, New Pages

Miss Natasha has been busy!! Look at these stunning kits!!

June Bride


I used them to make my P52 page a couple of weeks ago (though the template is from AKDesigns)

Ponytails ALSO released this lovely today. It's part of June's Bits N Pieces at Scraps N Pieces.

Here's a shocker, I used it for a P52 page, using AKDesigns template called Life's A Project 10


Sunday, May 3, 2015

What "I'm Just Tired" Really Means

What “I'm just tired” really means....

 I'm just tired means my body is exhausted. Tired from being up several times with a baby. Tired from three year olds with bad dreams that need to be held. It means that I'm aware that I stay up far too late, but those hours after the kids are in bed are the only ones I have that are quiet. The only time I have to rest, to create, and to think an uninterrupted thought.

 I'm just tired means that my arms are weary. Tired from holding the littlest while he's battled months of ear infections and protecting him for the overexuberance of his siblings. Tired from fighting nighttime monsters by holding the princess. Tired from carrying a baby in a sling and a heavy bag in each arm, then a coat or two or three.

  I'm just tired means my legs are worn out. Tired from running, keeping kids safe and out of the street or the neighbor's perfectly green yard. Tired from running to catch throw up. Tired from playing tag. Tired from dancing to sooth a fussy infant.

 I'm just tired means my knees ache. Tired from pleading with the Father that I won't screw these kids up, begging him to send financial relief to help with all the medical bills that come with having five little ones, beseeching Him to help me see connections between my actions/food/behavior, imploring him to just keep these children safe.

 I'm just tired means that my eyes are sleepy. Tired from watching and trying to enjoy every moment. Tired from watching them run in circles. Tired from keeping an eye out for danger. Tired of watching them pour milk, knowing that you'll be cleaning it up if it spills but hoping that this time they'll have success. Tired from watching them make mistakes and pay consequences.

 I'm just tired means that my lips are overworked. Tired from telling them for the four hundredth time to be nice to their siblings. Tired from reading aloud just one more book. Tired from singing endless lullabies just to have the screaming start again between verses. Tired from explaining to people why we are on food restrictions. Tired from biting my tongue. Tired from eating all of their leftovers because I can't stand to see all that food go to waste, but I know that they didn't like it at all.

 I'm just tired means that my ears are spent. Tired from listening to unsolicited advice. Tired of hearing them talk about Minecraft for hours. Tired of hearing the complaints every single meal. Tired from the sounds of high pitched squealing. Tired of whining. Tired from listening to make sure they are still breathing. Tired from trying so desperately to hear the quiet whisper of the Holy Ghost.

 I'm just tired means that my cheeks are sore. Tired after genuine laughter and smiles and all the good and wonderful parts of being a mommy. Tired from pretend smiling so nobody has to hear me whine about my struggles. Tired of pretending that if my face smiles, my heart and mind will follow.

 I'm just tired means that my brain is fatigued. Tired from arranging schedules. Tired from planning menus. Tired from coming up an hour late with all the witty comebacks to their complaints. Tired of endless searching for ways to be the best teacher. Tired from battling with demons- the ones that remind me that I'm not, nor will I ever be good enough as well as the ones who scream that I am doing this whole mothering thing ALL wrong and that my children will suffer forever because of it. Tired because of too many ideas, very few of which will I ever complete. Tired because I can't focus. 

I'm just tired means that my heart is faint. Tired because I have asked them so many times not to do what they are doing again. Tired because it knows that it is not giving my sweet husband the love and attention he deserves. Tired because the sudden switches between being naughty and suddenly needing to cuddle. Tired because it's full- full of love and gratitude for these little people.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Timber Scraps NSD fun!!!

Hi everyone! One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE to travel! It is one of my favorite things to see the world, to try new things, and go new places! We live in a pretty amazing world with gorgeous places and fun adventures! I even work for Marriott Vacations Worldwide,  helping timeshare owners plan their amazing adventures around the world! I love travel! So, this month when the Bits 'N Pieces at SNP was announced as a travel theme, I knew I had to participate!

And they are only $1.00 until May 7th!! 
That is a killer good deal! 

Here are the goods! 



Previews are linked to the store! 

And here are what the lovely ladies from my CT did with it! (PS, I am ULTRA excited because these are all fantastic! Lots of talented ladies!)
Robyn L. 
Heather and Kim
 Tasanee
Robyn F

For the first week they are $1.00!! It is a fantastic deal and you don't want to miss it! Plus there are lots of other fun, fun kits with coordinating theme and colors! They are all amazing! Go check them out!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stand Together

Love isn't just in the shared looks, laughs, fights, tears, or time spent together. Love is standing together, side by side, through anything that life throws your way. You are there for each other and support each other through it all. Be sure to grab these Buffet parts while they're half off!
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A little inspiration from the team:

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You can pick up this little goody on Natasha's blog. Enjoy!
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Have a wonderful week!

Spring Showers

I have not always loved rain...but then I moved to Florida where I served a mission for my church. And let me tell you, I fell in love with the rain! And so when I saw the colors for the Bits 'N Pieces this month at Scraps 'N Pieces, I knew exactly what I needed to do!

And for the first week April, you get each piece for $1.00! And there are tons of pieces that coordinate in the store from other Designers! Go check them out! They are all tons of fun!



(Previews will take you to links!)

CT Layouts
They always do such a fantastic job! I love each of them and their styles! Enjoy their layouts!

 My layout
by CT Heather and Tasanee
 By CT Robyn F
 By CT Robyn L and Kim

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On one other note, be sure to check out the store collab! I got to be part of that this month and it is magical! :) You will love it!
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Happy Scrapping! 
I can't wait to see what you do with this kit! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

The days have been short and dreary, the nights cold and long. The rain and snow have been falling for so long that it seems endless. Sometimes you feel like you'll go mad if you have to spend one more day indoors looking out the window at such miserable sights. And then just as you think you can't bear it for one more day, a miraculous thing occurs. You see a small bud of green on a plant, or that first robin appears. Suddenly the tress are abloom in soft pink flowers all around and you know that finally... Spring has Sprung! ponytails_SHS_preview ponytails_SHS_blogcollage
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Natasha has three coordinating freebies for you. The first you can pick up on her blog:
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This next one is available on her Facebook Page...
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Newsletter subscribers will be able to pick up these sweet little hearts...
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Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Boyish Charm

Any mother of a little boy knows that they have a knack for getting into trouble... and an equally good knack for getting out of it! A little smile and a wink and suddenly you've forgotten why you were mad in the first place! Little boys (and often the not-so-little ones too) have a certain charm that melts the heart, and endears you to them for good. Ponytails Designs has created a fun new kit for the GingerScraps Buffet that will have you scrapping those boy pictures in no time... the good, the bad, and the oh-so-charming ones!  photo ponytails_BoyishCharm_elements.jpg  photo ponytails_BoyishCharm_papers.jpg  photo ponytails_BoyishCharm_cardstocks.jpg  photo ponytails_BoyishCharm_alpha.jpg Check out these wonderful pages from the team!  photo _preview_600_1.jpg You can head to Natasha's blog to pick up a couple of coordinating freebies as well. Have a great week!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Hello You!

 Sometimes a kit idea will come and it all just clicks in to place. The idea, the colours, the theme... this was one of those kits for Natasha, inspired by a little colour card from Design Seeds. A bright, colorful kit with glints of gold, Hello You can help you tell someone you love that they mean the world to you.
GINGERSCRAPS ~ GOTTA PIXEL ~ SCRAPS N PIECES
Inspiration From the Team
Happy Valentine's Day!