Thursday, August 18, 2011


Wow, i can not believe that it is already the middle of August and in 4 months it will be Christmas!! Time sure does fly when you are having fun!! I know I have been promising a step by step video tutorial on how to make a mini album, and I do have that in the works, we got really busy at work last week, so the video series had to get pushed back. I will have the first video up on my blog first thing next Thursday morning. Before then, I will have some photos of the goody bags that I am making for my sons birthday. They are Cars themed, so we will see how those turn out. I am going to be using my Cricut and Gypsy to cut out the name for each goody bag, as well as cut out the goody bags them selves. I should have the photos up for that by next Wednesday. Just wanted to say sorry again for not being able to have the videos up in time. :(

Photography Talk:

Oh, I do have to say that i am pretty excited because i ordered a new lens for my Sony A55. It is the 75 - 300mm lens, unfortunately it is not the G model, but hubster said if I get really good then we can get that one next year. A few other things that are coming up in the next few weeks is a review on my Kelly Moore camera bag!! I can just tell you that I am loving it!! I will have a full review for you shortly along with some pictures of the camera bag, who is the model you ask posing in the pictures, that would be me LOL. So make sure you stay tuned for that, I will also make a video review, because i LOVE watching videos when making my purchase decisions, so i think they are very helpful!!

Hugs for now!!!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Blog Candy Winner!!!!

I want to thank everyone for visiting with me and participating !! This has been so much fun, I will definitely be offering some more blog candy soon! I will have more videos and tutorials coming!! On Thursday August 11, I will start a step by step mini album video series!

Drum Roll!!!!!!!

The back to school blog candy winner is!!!!

Dana from, she said, "Beautiful cards, I love the frame."

Please contact me with your mailing address to receive your stamp set!!



Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Milamemories and the ...Back to School Blog Hop! I have some BLOG CANDY!!!

If you've just happened to come across my blog please check out each of the super talented ladies blogs below. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!

Have fun and thank you for attending our blog hop.

Now for some fun blog candy!!! I am going to be giving away a brand new stamp set from Sale-A-Bration this past year, this stamp set is one of my absolute favorites!! It is so versatile!!

Drawing will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2011 and announced here.

How to win, all you have to do is follow the three steps below!!

1) Follow this blog or subscribe via email. See upper left hand corner of blog to do so.
2) Follow me on my youtube channel link here:
(I made a special blog hop video showing my projects live and you can see the Blog Candy up close!!)
3) You must leave a comment under this post to win (I would love it if you would tell me what you would love me to do more of on my blog, videos, simple cards, fancy cards, simple layouts, more complex layouts, layouts using my Cricut or Sizzix Big Shot, etc.).

Here are my project's:
Above is a card I made perfect for a boy or girl!! This is an older paper collection that I was so excited I got to use!! I did some layering, cut out some buses from the paper collection and used a stamp from Stampin Up! for the sentiment!! So easy and quick!!

Here is another card I made that is a little bit more on the elegant and softer side. Not so grunged up as the one above this one!! This card is perfect for your female teen or someone going off to college or graduate school!! I used all Stampin Up! cardstock, some designer series paper, cherry cobbler seam binding and my most favorite brand new stamp set that I am giving away to one lucky follower, the Bliss Sale-A-Bration stamp set from this past year. Of course, you know I had to use some shimmer paint and rhinestones!! I stamped the butterflies with the Cherry Cobbler ink and then cut them out and put shimmer paint all over them.

The last project I made was this altered frame using Graphic 45 Steampunk papers! It was so much fun altering this frame!! I thought it would be the perfect gift for someone going away for college!! Or a teen that is starting the new school year, just to say "Good Luck, this year!". I used some prima flowers, and lace. I also die cut a dress form using my Sizzix Big Shot, I used Claudine Helmuth Matte and Gloss Medium to cover all of the paper to protect it from dust and dirt, etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!! I hope you enjoyed my video and projects!! I will be making a step by step video tutorial series on how to make a mini album starting on August 11th, along with many card tutorials!! So make sure you stay tuned!!

Please don't forget to enter to win my BLOG CANDY!!!

Again thank you for visiting with me and now please make sure that you stop by
Wendy at

Here is a complete line up of the blogs in the Back to school blog hop:
To continue on to the next blog click here:


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