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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

Sunday, February 12, 2012

share it sunday {2/12}

I've really been diving into the newest Studio Calico kit. The colors and patterns are so me. I love soft, girly things. ha! So, it was no doubt that I would be in love with this kit. I really can't wait to play even more with it! 
I've been using Instagram pictures often lately because I love them! And, they're helping me get used to using my PSP program. I've had that for like two or three years and am just now getting around to learning how to use it! 

Anywho, here's the first layout I made with this kit... 

You can see more details here.

The picture is of one of my new favorite sweaters. My grandmother got it for me for Christmas and I'm obsessed with it. It's got such a great floral pattern in these really pretty colors! So glad to have scrapped a picture of it. It's great to get the little things documented, too! 

Have a great Sunday! 

xoxo - Kasey

Saturday, February 11, 2012

dreamy birthday.

My fabulous cousin's birthday is tomorrow and I was on a mission to make her a pretty card! Which wasn't too hard once I got the Studio Calico Daydream Believer kit in my hands! It was filled with delicious products, especially some new Dear Lizzy items! Which is what I used to make this card... 

dear lizzy summer remarks booklet

That Dear Lizzy party paper was perfect for a birthday card! I love the confetti feel of it. And, I was excited to be able to utilize it on a birthday card! 
Thanks for looking! 
xoxo - Kasey

Thursday, February 9, 2012

member inspiration swap challenge.

Hello friends! A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in a "Member Inspiration Swap" challenge over at Studio Calico. I can't tell you how excited I was to be asked! It was so awesome playing along. And, it helped that I was lifting such a fabulous member over there, Tara LeClaire! She has such a rockin' gallery it was so hard to choose what to use for inspiration. So, I decided to make two layouts! 

Here they are...

Both of these use items from the January kit, County Fair. Tara was a fabulous source of inspiration. And, I loved playing along! 

You can find a link to the blog post here to check out what Tara made!

Thanks for looking! 

xoxo - Kasey

Saturday, February 4, 2012

the beginnings of Valentines.

Here I go! I've begun work on Valentine's projects and cards. I have numerous cards that need to get done, not just for Valentine's Day, but also for multiple birthdays. So, here's the first of most likely many! 

studio calico mr. huey clay | studio calico mr. huey shine
This was a super simple one, but I love the bold title! I think it added a nice pop! 
Thanks for looking! Enjoy your weekend! 
xoxo - Kasey  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

be unique.

I've been digging square photos (mostly 3x3). They are so fun to use! And, great for printing off Instagram photos. I recently started trying to figure out how to use my PSP program and that's what I've been using to print the 3x3s. 

I had this Instagram photo that I wanted to use on a page to remind me to be myself. So, I decided to print it off 3x3. Here's the page... 

october afternoon strawberry creme sprINKler | jbs spice tin ink | studio calico doily stamps | studio calico starburst journaling card
Unfortunately, the sun wasn't up when I photographed this so that's why the quality is bad. But, I wanted to get this up on the blog! :) 
I think it's a good reminder for me. I need to stop worrying about what everyone else views me as and thinks of me and just start being true to who I am. 
I hope you have a lovely night! 
xoxo - Kasey  

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hey, February.

via here
Wow, you sure snuck up on me fast! But, I'm actually kind of excited to kick off the start of a new month! I have a good feeling about you, February. 

I'm looking forward to... 
  • hearts
  • glitter
  • love
  • celebrating a good friend and a cousin's birthdays
  • having fun with family
  • trying new things
  • eating new foods
  • making plans for exciting things in life

This is going to be a good month! I can't wait to dive right in! 

xoxo - Kasey