Posts Tagged ‘Paradise Scrapbook Boutique’

Did You Miss Me?

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

DSC_0165It’s been months and months.

And months.

I wish I had a really good excuse for staying away for so long.

For awhile there, I’d forgotten how to make time to craft.

It’s still not an easy thing to do…make time.

DSC_0164I can tell you that I have been enjoying LOTS

of minutes spent

almost every day with my little nephew,


DSC_0162Speaking of Marcus:

I really have some catching up to do.

I’ve purchased the baby paper and scrapbooking supplies, now it’s time to get crafting.

DSC_0157I have officially claimed Marcus as my own.

Emilee, my sister (and the mother of Marcus), has been made aware of this fact.

She was told that she may have carried this little guy for 9 months

but he’s my baby.

DSC_0160It’s really been a joy to have a baby around again.

Teenagers aren’t as cuddly as cute little babies.

DSC_0161Although, my teenagers are in love with Marcus too.

Here’s a current photo of the little angel:


Thanks for hanging in there while I figured out how to blog again!


Thank You

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014


Thank you for stopping by, for letting me share my projects, for your sweet comments, for your time…I appreciate you.

XOXO, Christie

My Mind’s Eye {Sweetest Thing}

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I love to play with paper, it’s a fact.

Karen at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique knows this fact.

Because she knows this fact, she allows me to play with her new product to make samples for her gorgeous store.

My Mind’s Eye was particularly fun to play with.

Stop by the Paradise Scrapbook Blog and check out their new product!


Pictured in the layout above: Dan’s beautiful mother and  sweet grandmother (Nana and Great Grandma Norman to my children).

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a happy day!

xoxo, Christie

Lilly Bee {Buttercup & Handmade}

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

While I was in California, I created these Lilly Bee layouts for Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.

The photos of these layouts aren’t so great…I took them really late at night.

This first layout of my nephew, Jackson was created on canvas; I’m really liking the look of photos on canvas.

This layout of my kids horseback riding has lots of stitching, although, it’s really hard to tell in this photo:

I stitched across all the little cut-out squares.

Thank you, Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, for letting me play with Lilly Bee paper!

My family and I are headed out to California again in a little over a week…excited for an actual family vacation.

We’ll be meeting up with the Bryant clan in San Francisco! I love San Francisco, it will always feel like a romantic city because Dan and I honeymooned there.

Thanks for stopping by today, you’re amazing!

xoxo, Christie

Altered Serving Tray

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A lovely idea I picked up while playing with Paper at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique

Each of us who attended the National Scrapbook Day crop at PSB received a painted serving tray.

An idea PSB picked up from the lovely Altered Vintage Serving Tray created by Donna and posted on the Cosmo Cricket Blog.

There, at PSB, they had a beautiful sample for us to use to create our own version of the serving tray.

I ended up making a couple to give as mother’s day gifts.

On the first tray, I used the lovely Evangeline line from Cosmo Cricket.

They were surprisingly easy to make (considering that the lovely ladies at PSB had already painted the trays).

For the second tray, I used the new Nature Garden Collections from Prima, along with a little Pink Paislee.

I love, love, love the new ivory organza rose trim from Maya Roads.

And everything looks better with a few Prima flowers, don’t you think?

Now, I just need to find some more vintage serving trays, they make fabulous gifts, don’t you think?

Here’s a look at the original tray created by Donna:

Isn’t it lovely?

Check out Donna’s tray HERE on the Cosmo Cricket blog. And see PSB‘s version of Donna’s tray HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo, Christie

Paradise Scrapbook Boutique

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I have at least 500 photos from the Crabtree Cabin last Summer.

I adore these pictures of my sister in law, Vanessa with my niece, Addie; they were both so happy.

This layout was created as a sample for Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.

I LOVE Paradise Scrapbook Boutique. When I walk through the doors, it feels like coming home.

Here’s a few shots of the store…

I spent the weekend among wonderful friends and gorgeous scrapbook supplies.

I even got to visit with Char, who drove up to shop and say hello!

Do you understand why this is my happy place?

There are goodies everywhere!

Paradise Scrapbook Boutique is end of the rainbow…

…the secret garden…

…a treasure trove.

I loved spending National Scrapbook Day at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.

Already planning my trip to California next year.

xoxo, Christie

Farmer’s Market

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

I have California on the brain.

So, so excited that I’ll be there in a week (not so excited about driving 14 hours by myself).

Farmers Market is a feast for the scenes.

The colors, textures, smells…I just love everything about the fresh produce, flowers, homemade baked goods and other local products found at Farmer’s Market; It’s a pretty safe bet that I’ll be loading up the car with California produce before I head home to Idaho again.

Did I mention that I was excited about going to California?

Thought so.

All the flowers in this layout were purchased at

Paradise Scrapbook Boutique.

You better believe I’ll be spending some quality time there while I’m in California.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful day!

xoxo, Christie

Happy 5th Anniversary Paradise Scrapbook Boutique + California Cutie Pies

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Happy 5th Anniversary Paradise Scrapbook Boutique!


I often visit my hometown in California. When I do, I try make sure I schedule my trip around on of PSB’s crops.

This trip I was able to attend PSB’s BIG 5th Anniversary Crop, and they went ALL OUT!

It was so fun to see all the goodies (food, paper, embellies, etc.) and even better to see so many good friends all in one place!

To keep with the Party theme, PSB brought in the Pink Paislee line, Soiree.

Perfect for party business.

While there, I played with the Soiree paper and created this little “Party” banner for the PSB display.

They always have the most amazing displays, so fun and creative!

That is my banner hanging on a gate! A gate! Too cute.

And if the Paradise Scrapbook Boutique crop wasn’t fun enough, the absolute BEST part of visiting California was visiting my brother and his family. Playing with my sweet little nieces brings me so much joy. Coming next April, there will be a new little addition to my brother’s family. Another niece or nephew to adore!

Sweet Addie:

And my darling Kayla:

My brother’s family went along with me to the local Farmer’s Market…

Gosh, they have the most amazing Farmer’s Market there.

It’s HUGE, especially compared to what I’ve grown used to in Idaho.

A feast for the senses.

It was a really short visit, a little too short for such a loooooong drive.

I did not get to visit everyone that I wanted to…but I was able find a minute here and there to visit with good friends and I am so grateful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

xoxo, Christie

The Crabtree Cabin, Crate Paper and California

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

The Crabtree Family Cabin…

…it’s a magical place.

Stone walks and a warm summer breeze set the tranquil mood.

Lush grass and evergreens are a sight to behold.

Wildflowers free the youthful spirit.

Glorious sunsets fill the wide open sky.

The Crabtree Cabin, a place of memory, love, family, fun, beauty, adventure and rest.

And after sunset, the bonfires blaze.

I’m headed back to the Crabtree Cabin again on Monday.

There is no place I’d rather be.

Did you miss me? It’s been awhile…

I’ve been there and back again.

Here’s a little layout that I created using Crate Paper’s Portrait Collection. I’ve use this line a lot, can’t seem to get enough of the black and green combo.

In other news…

I lugged my camera to California with me and only took ONE photo. Can you believe it? Neither can I.

I flew to California to help Karen prepare to open her store, Paradise Scrapbook Boutique in it’s new, larger location.

Karen’s store is beautiful. When she opened the doors for business yesterday, there was already a line of people waiting outside. How wonderful is that? So, so excited for her!

I ‘borrowed’ the follow photos from the Paradise Scrapbook Boutique blog.

Karen has tons of space for her amazing displays.

If you want to see more photos, check out her blog HERE.

I’m headed out of town again tomorrow but I’ll be back soon with more lovely projects and photos.

Take care!

xoxo, Christie

The Last Few Weeks

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I’m back!  Are you excited? Me too!

Have you been wondering what I’ve been up to?

Christie, what on earth have you been up to?

If you had actually asked the above question, this would have been my reply:

Baking, birthday parties, cleaning, sewing curtains, driving to Utah, going to the circus, helping kids with homework, showing up for work on time, finishing design team projects, visiting grandparents, driving to California, helping my best friend take care of her brand new baby, cooking meals, driving, more scrapbooking projects, more driving, visiting my brother and his wife, playing with my nieces, training the new girl at the California store, farmers market, laundry, attending studio dedications, purchasing new brakes for my car, working, more cleaning, dusting – lots and lots of dusting, packing, even more driving, unpacking, eating and SCRAPBOOKING!

for the last two weeks I have averaged about 2-4 hours of sleep per night.

I just know you feel sorry for me, right?

If you don’t, you should (not really).

Paradise ScrapbookBoutique

My happy place. A place where I am surrounded by friends, love, laughter, good food and plenty of beautiful scrapbooking supplies.

With help from my handy dandy camera, I’ve photographed some of the wonderful faces, places and most of the craziness that has been my life the past few weeks. I will share some of my photos soon. For now, I’m headed to bed, straight to the sweet, comfy, warm loveliness that will sooth my tired body.

xoxo, Christie