Friday, March 27, 2015

We need a little routine around here


So, I had a baby back in August 2014. And now seven months later, I have yet to find a workable routine for my two gradeschool children. It's rough with the baby, he demands most of my free time. I have to leave it up to the big kids to get themselves ready in the morning and again in the evening. I turn into the Grinch when I have to repeat myself, therefore I came up with an idea that should simplify things, and I won't be put on repeat.

I decided to make these "to do list "boards for each child, I used permanent marker on a dry erase board, so that they can check off the boxes without erasing the entire thing.

It was super simple and all I needed was $2 to buy the dry race boards from dollar tree, some permanent markers, a ruler for the lines, and patience!


I hope this is helpful to at least some of you.

Be Blessed, 

Michelle





Sunday, May 4, 2014

May Blog Challenge with KellyBell Designs



This is such a busy weekend! We're celebrating International Scrapbooking Day all weekend. Are you having fun participating in all the sales and events? Well here's another something to do. Kelly's got a new blog challenge ready for you. This month's theme is Hollywood Studios. It's a great park with lots of fun rides, shows and characters. Look through all your photos to see which one you'd like to scrap for this challenge.

CT member Amy has created the participation prize. It's a gorgeous word art title and cluster frame. So pretty! Another prize you'll want to make sure you get. But you only get it if you submit a layout for the blog challenge.




Here are the rules and instructions to participation in the Monthly Blog Challenge:
  • Scrap a page that shows off having fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This can be from rides, park scenery, shows, meals and snacks or character meetings.
  • Use as many photos as you'd like.
  • Use as many elements and papers as you'd like.
  • While the instructions are written for Walt Disneyworld, please adapt them for any of the other Disney parks around the world.
  • Layouts should be made with 100% Kellybell products or freebies (you are allowed to use a template from another designer). You are welcome to submit more than 1 layout.
  • Post your layout into the Challenges Gallery at Kellybell Designs by midnight EST May 31st. Participation prizes will be sent to the email address you have listed with Kelly's gallery so make sure you're registered and logged in before posting your layout.
The random winner of a store gift certificate will be announced the first week of June. That's also when the participation prizes will be sent out.

Here are a few of Kelly's kits that might spark some inspiration for the Hollywood Studios blog challenge.











Can't wait to see your layout for this month's challenge. Here's a page that I made.




Saturday, May 3, 2014

Duffy The Bear Kit and Blog Train from KellyBell Designs

Wow, so much stuff is happening this weekend. The first Saturday in May is celebrated as International Scrapbooking Day. People across the globe celebrate their love and passion for scrapbooking. We celebrate all forms of scrapping from paper, hybrid, pocket and digital. Everyone loves to capture and document their precious family memories.

To celebrate this big event, Kelly has lots of events planned.



First, everything in the store is priced at 40% off. This excludes bundles and gift certificates. This is a great time to go shopping in the Kellybell Designs Store.

Next is a free kit. Yes, you heard that correctly, Kelly is offering a free kit. But it's only free on Saturday - one day only. The kit is called Duffy The Bear. It's a gorgeous kit inspired by that world traveling teddy bear named Duffy. Take a look.


Kelly also has made a set of page starters, paper stacks, word art and journal cards that coordinate with this new kit. These can be purchased separately in the store.





Isn't that just a fun collection! Everyone loves teddy bears. They're so soft and cuddly. And who can't resist a teddy bear that belongs to Mickey Mouse? Let's take a look at how you can scrap with this collection.



Kelly's kits are so versatile. Even though this collection was inspired by Duffy, the colors and nautical elements are perfect for scrapping your photos from a Disney cruise or stays at the Yacht or Beach Club. Here's a page that I made.



Kelly and her Creative Team have a fabulous blog train for you today. You might remember a Girls Only Paper Stack blog train from last year. Well now it's time for the boy characters to have a turn. The theme for this blog train is Boys Only Paper Stacks. It features lots of papers with boy characters. Have fun collecting all of them and leave some love for the girls. Enjoy all the International Scrapbooking day festivities!!

Here is your blog train path:

Kelly (also hosting for Ana) - http://kellybelldesigns.com/blog/
Linda (also hosting for Lynnette) - http://www.mjajdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa (also hosting for Marie) - http://lisacampbelldesigns.blogspot.com/
Charlene (also hosting for LindaP) - http://www.thefreckledshamrock.blogspot.com/

XOXO

Saturday, April 26, 2014

That Covers It Vol7, Templates Vol. 5

Continuing the rollout of new packs in the That Covers It Series, Kelly's new release today focuses on Disney Cruises. Disney offers so many fun filled cruises to exciting destinations! This pack can also be used for scrapping your photos from the Yacht and Beach Club resorts, meetings with characters and other nautical adventures. Take a look at what's new this week.


These new templates are so fabulous. Look at all the photo/journal blocks you get!


Kelly's got a nautical blue alpha that will make some amazing word art titles for you cruise pages.


These new items are available in the Kellybell Designs Store for 25% off this weekend only.
Now let's take a look at some creative inspiration.



This new series of That Covers It can be used for scrapping your cruise, beach and character meeting photos. Here's a page that I made.

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Kelly's Creative Team has three fabulous freebies for you that coordinate with this new collection. You're just going to love them! You'll find them when you visit Jennifer's Blog, Julie's Blog and Roxana's Blog. Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Run Like a Girl and more...

What kind of exercise do you like? Well, if you're a runner and you love Disney then hopefully you've participated in some of the Run Disney races held at the parks. Maybe you've done the Princess Half Marathon or the Tinkerbell Half Marathon. Even if you're just running around your neighborhood, you're going to love this new collection that Kelly has for you today. Check out the new running kit!


Isn't it just adorable? There's 10 papers and over 30 elements including sneakers, medals, finish line, patch, shoe laces, water bottle, shirt, skirts, bib, flowers and more. This will make scrapping your running experience so much sweeter! Kelly also made a word art pack of 4 fun titles.


Also new today is a princess themed set of That Covers It. This volume has several princess journal cards, crowns, scrolls, name titles, hearts, flowers, banners and more. Inside is something special for Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White and Tiana.


Kelly's got another template set for you, this one has even more photo blocks!!


These new items will be priced at 25% off this weekend only in the Kellybell Designs store so make sure you add them to your shopping cart soon.


To celebrate the Mousescrappers fifth year anniversary, Kelly is hosting a speed scrap over there today April 18th. Everyone who participates gets a gorgeous princess card pack.



Now let's take a look at some scrapping inspiration using the Run Like A Girl kit and the That Covers It pack. Here is a layout that I made.





You're going to love what Kelly and her Creative Team has made for you in freebies this week. You'll find something special over at Jessica's Blog, Kelly's Blog and Sharon's Blog. Have a great week! Make sure you submit your layout for the speed scrap!

XOXO


Friday, April 11, 2014

That Covers It, Vol. 5!

Kelly's got more cover page goodies to share with you today. These new accessories are a must have for your scrapping stash. The classic colors are fabulous for scrapping all of your Disney character and park photos. These are perfect for creating title pages, photo book covers as well as trip layouts. The word art tags and elements add a beautiful touch to your layouts. Take a look at what Kelly has for you this week.


Having lots of photos on your page is a great way to capture and scrap those Disney memories. You can't go to Disney without taking tons of photos and wanting to use them all in your photo books. These new templates offer lots of photo blocks. Use each of the blocks for a photo, journal card or journal text.


Classic colored alphas are such a necessity when you're scrapping your Disney photos. Today Kelly is adding 2 new colored alphas in red and yellow. These are fabulous! You can create some gorgeous word art titles with these!



This new collection can be found at Kellybell Designs Store and will be priced at 25% off this weekend only. Check out all of Kelly's kits and accessories while you are there.



These templates support so many photos, it opens lots of possibilities on how to scrap using them. They are great for title pages as well as all your park photos. Here's a page that I made.




Kelly's Creative Team has made 3 amazing freebies for you. These include some journal cards, word art titles and a clustered frame. You're going to love them. Here is the path to follow to grab these goodies. Have a great weekend and have fun scrapping with Kelly's amazing collections.

Sharon's Blog - http://quietangelsb.blogspot.com/

XOXO


Friday, April 4, 2014

Prime Time Dinner by Kellybell Designs

Mind your manners, elbows off the table, napkin in your lap, say please and thank you. All of those things you'll hear from the waitresses at Disney's 50'S Prime Time Diner. It's a fun retro dining place that reminds you of mom's kitchen. It's the theme of Kelly's newest collection, one you're going to love. It's called...



This new kit is filled with old fashioned, retro elements like a coffee pot, movie reel, old flash camera, guest check, spatula, wooden spoon, cutlery, salt and pepper shakers, ketchup and mustard bottles, flowers, ribbons, television, radio, milkshake glass, 50's Prime Time sign, dining plate, apron, clock, sandwich, telephone, electric fan, counter and stool, buttons, rolling pin, napkin and so much more. The color scheme is a soft palette of pinks and blues.


This collection is so versatile. You can use this kit to scrap your photos of 50's Prime Time Diner, Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Flo's Cafe, Carousel of Progress, and any snack places. The premade sets of paper stacks, page starters, word art and journal cards are so gorgeous. You'll love including them in your layouts.




This new collection is priced at 25% off this weekend only. And in honor of Kelly's birthday this week, there's a storewide sale going on. You can find all of Kelly's collections at www.KellybellDesigns.com.



Are you ready to see what I made with this amazing new collection? Here's what I scrapped with 'Prime Time Dinner'.


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You'll also find some wonderful coordinating freebies with this new collection. Kelly's Creative Team has been busy making something special for you. You'll find a frame freebie at Jenn's Blog, journal cards from Julie's Blog and a frame cluster from Roxana's Blog. Have a great weekend! Have fun shopping at Kelly's birthday sale! And happy scrapping!

XOXO