Saturday, April 10, 2010

Whoa! HELLO April!

'Catch up my blog' time with some of simple pleasures!

Here's a conglomeration of the past couple of months of what's been going on in my world in a {Warning: F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E photo heavy} post!

January ~

{Scrapbooking Expo}


{Exciting Fun Class with Liz @Tattered Angels.. played with new glimmer GLAM:
{ Liz H. = Fun-Super Talented instructor! }

{and more simple IMPORTANT pleasures}
Mini vacation to play in the snow...

February ~

{ ahhh .. beach play.. }


{Daisy - getting bigger....}

April ~

{Hiking in our local mountains ... with honey, boys and Daisy }

California Poppy's are HERE!~ love the brilliant color!
{discussion on how to choose a path}

Yes, he *KNOWS* i love flowers....

List of my current 2010 happy scrappiness:
- favorite project lately: Working on my Velma Mini that I started LAST YEAR!! oh-vay! :)
- favorite new scrappy tool: the crop-a-dile corner chomper (wow.. I get why everyone loves it- man o man it corners like butter)
- favorite new papers: Prima everything 2010
- favorite new stamp:
All Things Considered, Botanical Bliss

- Current mini's "in-progress":
{.. pondering .. who??}

wow .. that was a woozy post! i feel like i got a quick 'capture' of the last several months... ...feel so much better! but still feel like somethings missing... hmmm.. GOT IT: I'm missing whats new and scrappy-happy with you! TA-HEEE... Leave a comment and share :)

Hope everyones having a happy-scrappy time!

with a grin,


  1. hi steff!!! loved this post! i missed your happy vids and your beautiful projects~you're one of the reasons why i started blogging and YT! glad to see you were enjoying fun times with your family! fun vids and beautiful photos! love the sneak peak at your mini, it's gorgeous! can't wait til' your next vid. take care, hugs and much aloha, steph :)

  2. Now I know why you took a brake from the blog, you where having to much fun. Love the beach pictures. Your boys are so cute, what a blessing. So glad you're back, looking foward to your great work. I order the grab bag from Marion, what a deal. Thanks

  3. YEY! WELCOME BACK! LoVE LoVe Love all the photo updates on your post :-) I was so happy to see your blog update on my side bar :-) That grab bag is AWOSOME! I love Marion`s kits and shows they are GrEaT!
    Really happy that your back!
    The Mini looks like its going to look beautiful as always :-)
    Beautiful Family x
    Welcome back XXX

  4. Loved seeing your family photos! Could hardly believe that great grab bag - WHOA!! Gorgeous stuff! Your mini looks like it's going to be great! Blessings!

  5. Glad to see you back! Well, I have been creating cards like mad lately and I took a trip to Florida...I think you already knew that though as you popped on my blog for a visit...thanks! :) Missing your albums...they are the wish I had one at my house to stare at! :)
    Look forward to seeing your creations again!
    Oh and I LOVE your pictures! The beach and hiking look so fun! I am super jealous! HEHE!
    Take care!

  6. That mini album is MINE! It has my name all over it. It is wonderful that I keep showing up at your videos. I do not look at the names, I just look at the small pictures (thumbnails) and look for I that I like. So here I am again and not disappointed at all.
    Gloria R.

  7. Wow... That mini album is a dream. Are you posting it in youtube? I am very curious to see inside. I am a super fan of your work and watched the video you made for Joyce probably 100 times! :) I love your details... I have learned a lot from each of your albums. Thanks for sharing such nice minis.
    Hugs from Brazil

  8. Steph--I have checking in often to see if you are back..I was so happy to see your grab bag video and your blog. I have missed watching your videos and techniques. Welcome back --can't wait to see what you do with all that new Prima.

  9. Aww Steff, it's so good to have you back. I've missed all your happiness AND your gorgeous projects. That sneak peek mini looks awesome! Can't wait for you to share some more of your work with us. You probably won't remember but you were the first person to encourage me to start YouTubing. I finally got up the nerve and I haven't regretted it. Thanks for helping me take the plunge into a world full of new friends and wonderfully talented crafting ladies!

  10. Steff!!Welcome back!!I missed you!
    Fantastic family photos!!It seems you had a really great time!!!
    Nice to see your work again!

  11. Steph,
    I must say that you have your priorities in the right order. Family is always first and I am thankful for the opportunity to see your journey with those beautiful boys of yours.
    I am glad to see you post, but I am even more happy to know that your time is being spent with the ones who truly deserve it most.
    BIG HUG!

  12. Hey Steff,

    Glad your back. Seems like you had a bunch of fun while you were away. Love the pics.

    Hugs & Sweetness,

    Angela Butler

  13. I kept you there, just resting on my favorite list. Every once in a while I'd look in to see if you were back and SURPRISE! I looked today, crossed my fingers and there you were.

    Missed you and your inspiration and your contagious happiness.

  14. I'm soooo happy you are finding Steff time and that I am blessed to have you share it with me.... okay, I'm selfish I admit it!!
    With your family so big and young I'm happy you are able to get crafty. Over the course of the last 29 years raising my family there have been many times that it all got boxed up and put away, sometimes for years at a time, and that was okay because like the best friend that crafting has been to me, it was always ready to come out and play when ever I needed it or found time for myself.
    So happy to see you... ♥ ♥ ♥

  15. Wow!!! what an amazing grab bag, I never bought one, but your getting me looking now!! Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. WE have missed you, Love all the great family shots!!!