Getting to know Shanna Vineyard.....
Hey ya'll.... I guess I get to be the lucky first one up to bat this month. I feel like I've introduced myself lots of times here with Bo Bunny.... but just like their fabulous products.... things are constantly updating and changing right? How about I start with some fun family photos? Scrapbooking, after all, is really about those "favorite pictures" we take and try to preserve for future generations right?
This is me with my good-looking red-headed husband Shane. Yes..... that's right.... it's the Shane and Shanna Show.... ha ha! Remember that cute little TV show on the Disney channel? We have our own little jingle. LOL We were married 4 years ago in December after dating a little over a year in Arizona where we met for the first time. We were one of the thousands of "online dating" success stories after finding each other on a Christian singles website. My husband used to cringe when I would tell people that. But I think he's used to it by now. Shane's daughters, Kacie and Karlie, lived in Mississippi with their Mom, so that's why we moved our family out here. To be close to them. We were very blessed that my girls, Bailee, Macey, and Cassidy, had the Dad and Step-Mom who were good with relocating too. So they live only 10 minutes away and my girls are very close to their Dad which, like I said, is a huge blessing.
It wasn't very long after we were married that we had two little blessings together to complete our large family. In case you haven't been counting, that's 7 kiddos for us. Brody, who is the spitting image of his Daddy just turned 3 years old in April and is the ONLY boy in the bunch. He's a handful most days but I'm so happy to have at least one little man! He starts soccer this month and is so excited he can hardly stand it. Daddy is pretty dang stoked as well! :)
Chloe is my little love bug. She is the icing on the cake as far as children go. She will turn two in November and is ALWAYS smiling. She has the sweetest personality and is trying to talk. Lots of new words being said every day! And of course it's hard not to dote on this little girl and her gorgeous red curls. She's a fun subject to scrap...... I'm definately a proud mama. Proud of all our kids. We are very blessed.
Okay..... rather than making this the longest post ever by going on about each one of my kiddos.... I will just share this photo of the five oldest girls which happens to be one of my recent favorites. From left to right, this is Kacie, Macey, Bailee, Cassidy, and Karlie. We made some fun t-shirts over 4th of July weekend so they had something to wear to the festivities that night. I love their shirts but mostly I love that I got a great photo of them ALL smiling! We all know what an accomplishment that is with so many faces. Hee hee.
Now...... on to some scrappy fun! I'm not very good at describing my style or definining the way I scrapbook to people. I hate putting myself into any one type of category. I tend to try all kinds of things depending on the project I'm working on if that makes sense. But one thing I can say is I love bright, happy colors and I use machine stitching and lots of dimension on my projects. I'm sure I could use a year's worth of pop-dots in just a few months time. HA!
This is a layout I created using one of the newest releases.... WELCOME HOME. I am in love with the color palette of this line and it worked perfectly to scrap this photo of my sister's family. I love layering chipboard like I did with the title here. I'm a HUGE fan of dimension on my pages so I tend to layer or pop-dot EVERYTHING! LOL Also..... if you notice the chipboard flourish coming off the photo on the right... I cut that in half so there was a straight edge along my photo. Don't be afraid to cut into your chipboard and make it fit where you need it. Add some bling or pearls to jazz it up!
Patterned Paper: Welcome Home- Welcome Home (green side)
Welcome Home- Portait (white side)
Chipboard: Welcome Home
Jewels: Welcome Home
This next project was a ton of fun! I found a coupon organizer in the dollar section at Michael's craft store and of course my crafty mind went straight to altering it! I used the new SWEET TOOTH line to cover it and make a special holder for the "Love Coupons" I will create and give my family for Valentine's Day. I know it's a bit early to be thinking about Valentine's.... most of us are just trying to get through the Back-to-School stuff right? But I try and think ahead as far as submitting some of my work for publication goes too. :)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Tooth- Sweet Tooth (dots side)
Sweet Tooth- Tempatations (stripe side)
Sweet Tooth- Yum (dots & flowers side)
Sweet Tooth- Just a Pinch
Cardstock: Double Dot Passion Fruit Flourish
Jewels: Sweet Tooth
The new FOREVER FALL line is simply amazing. If you love the richness of fall colors you will surely need to add this line to your wish list! I can't wait to play with these papers and this year's pumpkin patch photos. For now..... here's a fun card I made using Forever Fall.
Patterned Paper: Forever Fall- Dusk
Forever Fall- Nature
Forever Fall- Stripe
Chipboard: Forever Fall
Jewels: Forever Fall
Okay..... thanks for stopping by! Shall we do a drawing for some new goodies? Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win some of the new "SWEET TOOTH" line. It's my favorite of the new releases. Leave a comment..... then.... at the end of the month when all the other designers have had their day in the spotlight we will hold a drawing for each giveaway that is posted! Sound good?
Now...... here's some of my past favorites using previous Bo Bunny releases. Have a great week friends! ♥ Shanna