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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all enjoy some treats and don't get tricked too much! ;) 

xoxo - Kasey 

P.S. Has it really been two and a half months since I last posted?!?! Craziness! I need to get a normal schedule back so I can post more!

Friday, August 10, 2012

fighter squat {the odd balls}

We have a few smart alecs in our family. Nothing wrong with it because it provides plenty of laughs. I'm just stating the facts. ha! So, without fail, we are guaranteed to have cheesy or silly pictures because someone just can't hold back and be normal. This also led to silly photos while on vacation. I knew I needed to scrap this one of my dad because this stance was very fighter-esque (minus the squat). 

AC white zing! | AC .03 black pen

I'm slowly working my way through using up the Studio Calico Elmwood Park kit. The masculine colors within the kit are perfect for a lot of our vacation pictures because we were in a woodsy area. :) 
I embossed the white polka dot stampings. I decided to add them because the page seemed to be missing something & I needed a place to add in my journaling without randomly throwing it into a spot in the middle. 

Thanks for looking! 

xoxo - Kasey

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

golf course birds.

We took a little weekend getaway this past weekend. And, we decided to drive around a little bit. We came across this golf course & there were tons of geese all around it. They were darling! So happy I was able to grab a few shots! 

And, we drove around a little lake where we saw this gorgeous bird. I'm guessing a heron, but not 100% sure. It was beautiful, though! And, kind enough to pose for a picture! haha. 

xoxo - Kasey

Monday, August 6, 2012

3rd birthday

Our little baby's 3rd birthday was yesterday. It's hard to believe she's three years old now! Crazy! We spoil her so much & her birthday was no exception. She got a lick of icing and a piece of popcorn (foods that we normally don't allow her). And, today I was able to get out to the little pet shop and we bought her an ice cream cookie for puppies. I thought it was adorable and decided it would be a good treat for her birthday! Here are some pictures of her enjoying it... :) 

The cookie itself.

Right before presenting her with the birthday treat!

Taking a little whiff before having a nibble.

We love her to pieces and are so blessed to have such a sweetie pie in our lives. Happy 3rd birthday, Madigan! 


Thanks for stopping by today! 

xoxo - Kasey

Monday, July 9, 2012

1D concert.

Just popping in to share one of my recent layouts. I feel like such a bad blogger... a month & a half without a fresh post? What is wrong with me? lol. Well, I'm back now... and hopefully in full force! So here's one of my most recent... 

jbs brown sugar ink | american crafts .03 black pen 

I created this layout using the Studio Calico SoCal kit. I tried mixing patterns here. I think it turned out okay! What a relief. lol. I don't really know how I am with trying to make some bolder statements, but I like experimenting, so I don't really worry too much. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

xoxo - Kasey  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

stud muffin.

I enjoyed playing along with Studio Calico for National Scrapbooking Day. 
They had a lot of fun challenges to have a go at. I, amazingly, completed all of the challenges. Here's my entry layout for the Triangles Challenge hosted by Kelly Noel and Davinie Fiero

american craft .03 pen black  
I used mostly the Studio Calico Story Hour kit for this layout. And, despite having to cut those triangle apart, I'm very happy with the end result. Such a fun challenge! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

xoxo - Kasey

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

card abundance.

This past weekend was a crafty whirlwind. I usually don't have much time to scrapbook or make cards, but I had an unusual amount of free time and I capitalized on it! :) 
I'm only going to share the cards I finished today. The rest will come later. I have one birthday card and two Mother's Day cards to share. 

 I have no idea why this one is tilted at an odd angle. I'll have to figure out what I'm messing up in editing. ;)

tim holtz pumice stone distress ink | jbs fountain pen ink | studio calico sentiments stamps | studio calico veneer stars | studio calico steamer trunk [Autumn Press Collection] paper
jbs fountain pen ink | american crafts .03 pen | jbs malted milk paint | studio calico veneer star | studio calico sentiments stamps   

Again, not quite sure about the weird angles! It's driving me crazy! 

jbs fountain pen pink | studio calico sentiments stamps | crate paper chipboard shapes
We had a lovely Mother's Day here. Was able to celebrate with my mom and my grandmother. And, had a delicious dinner cooked by my dad. How was your Mother's Day? 

xoxo - Kasey

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

floral birthday card.

One of my best friend's birthday was this past weekend. Here's the card I whipped up for her... 

jbs fountain pen ink | studio calico sentiments stamps | studio calico city of lights kit

I thought the floral paper fit her personality. And, it also had a few purple flowers in it... purple is her favorite color. I simply tied the twine in a bow to mimic a birthday present all tied up. The cardstock with the sentiment stamped on it is pop dotted to add a little dimension. 

Thanks for looking! 

xoxo - Kasey 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

week in photos {x2}

Hey y'all! I have some Instagrams to share. I have been addicted to Instagram, and my ipod touch in general, for photos when I can't bring my bigger camera with me! 

New nude flats! Love them!

Flower ring! Perfect!

Olive Garden dinner. :)

Pink lemonade. Always a favorite!

Ice cream cup. Love the stripes!

Chicken Caesar wrap & fries for lunch.

Addicted to music forever.

Pretty tissue boxes make being sick easier. :)

Puppy basking in the sun.


Fun hamburger wrapper!

Finally found a restaurant where I can get my favorite Italian soda!

Basil Tomazza sandwich. I dream about this sandwich... ;)

Clicking and typing.

A heck of a lot of food pictures! I've been able to eat at some good places lately while traveling for Spring with my family! 

Enjoy the rest of your week! 

xoxo - Kasey

Sunday, April 15, 2012

share it sunday {4/15}

Ahhh.... how has it been almost a month since I last blogged? My "blog more this year" resolution has slipped down the drain. But, I'm determined to pick it back up. Life has just been one big ball of crazy lately! That's why I let this drop... But, here's a layout to make up for it! :) 

jbs malted milk ink | ac precision pen .03 | th distress ink antique linen

I made this layout for the "Lift the Person Above You" challenge over at the Studio Calico forums. I lifted Penny's lovely layout

Have a lovely Sunday evening! 

xoxo - Kasey  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

share it sunday {better together}

I was so excited to be able to have my family come and visit for my birthday. It was great to see them! It was also nice catching up with my two cousins that I'm extremely close with. We took some pictures together and I decided that they needed to be scrapbooked! 

ac precisions pen. 03 | sc mister huey dewey | jbs fountain pen ink

I found this 'better together' sticker in the Dear Lizzy Remarks Sticker book and I was giddy because I knew that the three little girl feet was perfect to match my subject... the three of us girls. The kit I used for this layout was Studio Calico's Daydream Believer.

This was a simple page, but I'm happy with the results and glad I was able to get these pictures of us together documented. 

Thanks for looking! 

xoxo - Kasey  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


time: 5:41 p.m.
location: desk chair
 watching: absolutely nothing
eating: gumballs (left over from my party, see above)
drinking: Cherry coke
wanting: the week to speed up
needing: more sleep
loving: new music on my ipod
creating: nothing, at the moment. but, hoping to get back into the crafty room this weekend
 thinking: about lots of things
wondering: what I'm going to have for dinner
dreaming: of summer (this unnaturally warm weather has me hoping!)

**photo above taken at my little birthday get-together this past weekend

Have a great Wednesday! 

xoxo - Kasey

P.S. I know I've been a little M.I.A. these past couple of weeks. I have had zero time to create anything and thus have nothing to share. I'm hoping to remedy that this weekend, though, and get back on track with my "Blog More: 2012" campaign! teehee.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

random happenings {in pictures}

I'm sorry for my lack of presence on the blog! It's been one heck of a week and I can tell you I am greatly lacking in the crafty department due to the fact that I have had zero time to sit down and create something. So, that's kind of why there is nothing going on on this blog... But, here's some pictures I took yesterday and today with my DSLR... felt good to use it! It had been a little while! 

I've been obsessed with macro lately. Ya know. :) 

Thanks for looking! Enjoy the rest of your night! 

xoxo - Kasey

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leap year.

Happy Leap Day, everyone! I hope you're enjoying the day! What a neat day! I love special days like this. :)

xoxo - Kasey

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


200th post!!! ha! 
I participated in Gillian's 'Lift the Person Above You' challenge. It was tons of fun! I was to lift Ember S. She had a rockin' gallery! I finally settled on lifting her 'Happy & Silly' layout. I'm really happy with the results and thanks to Ember for being such a great source of inspiration! 

Here's a link to her original layout. And, here's my lift of her's...

 studio calico mr. huey sunshine | american crafts .03 pen | martha stewart craft knife

I used the Studio Calico Daydream Believer kit. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (can't stress it enough!) this kit. The pastels with bright punches of color are the perfect mix. And, I can't get enough of those butterflies from 
The Gilded Bee! Studio Calico really hit it out of the park with this one! 

Thanks for looking! 

xoxo - Kasey  

Thursday, February 23, 2012

instagram thursday.

Hey y'all. Just wanted to share a few instagram photos. I don't have anything crafty to share and probably won't for a few more days. The schedule's been too hectic to get anything done. But, I felt that the blog needed a little something to make up for the lack of posting I've done. So here's some pictures... 

Cutie pie.

Little Miss Long Legs. :)

My glass lemonade bottles... LOVE them.

My Shop Sweet Lulu box... pretty packaging.

Practically the best tea ever!
Welp, that's it for today. 

xoxo -Kasey

Monday, February 20, 2012

happy birthday card.

Lots and lots of birthdays this month! So, I've been busy creating cards. One of my best friend's birthday was on the 16th, so I made here this card... 

jbs stick candy ink | studio calico frame stamp | martha stewart butterfly punch

I used the Studio Calico Daydream Believer kit for the bulk of this card. 

Thanks for looking! 

xoxo - Kasey  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

via a creative mint // pinterest
Hello, hello! Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day. Enjoy those chocolates and flowers! Maybe rent a movie for yourself and order some nice food to eat (or... go out if you're feeling fancy!). Have a lovely day! 

xoxo - Kasey

Question: What are your plans for today?

Monday, February 13, 2012


 Hello friends! I have a quick layout about my little sweet pea to share today. I thought it would be fitting because tomorrow is Valentine's Day and the title is 'xoxo'. :) 

 This was a complete modge podge of items from my stash and from numerous kits. I just wanted to have some fun playing around with cute items without feeling "confined" to one kit! I'm fairly happy with how it turned out. And, I loved the fact that I would able to use up some of those obscure 'Xs'. 

Happy Valentine's Day Eve! 

(hey, I used it there, too!) > xoxo - Kasey