April 2023 Highlights

Monday, May 1, 2023

Here are our April 2023 highlights! I'll start with a cute pic of Amy atop a book tower, which needs no explanation, it's just that cute :)
Jane went to the mall with her best friend for the first time - it's a total rite of passage! She came home with sunnies and some random toys lol.
Showing off her new shades.
Fox is graduating from elementary school! How is that even possible? Those who have been with me since I started this blog, before he was even born, is time flying as fast for you as it is for me?! I blinked and now he's almost a teenager!
Fox and his friends participated in the school talent show.
They played instruments together and did awesome.
This is the 4th stray dog I've rescued living in Colorado. He was running up and down the street. When I went to try to catch him he ran back into his yard where the gate was opened so I shut the gate and all was well.
For Easter we went to Tom & Margi's.

They have chickens in their backyard which are so cute!
Seville the horse followed us around.
All the grandkids took turns making spirograph eggs and other Easter crafts.
I don't even know lol.
Jane donated some of her accessories to her younger cousins. Quinn loves it all.
We went out to an adult dinner with 3 of the 5 Evans siblings and Tom & Margi.
Mmmm pasta.
The kids didn't have school one Friday so we went to the mall to go shopping - they've both gone through a growth spurt and need new clothes.
I got flowers at Costco already (before the "Mother's Day" rule) because if you don't get them right away you don't get them at all. We've done the "dance of the flowers" a few times, but we're supposed to have pretty good weather for the next while. I'm sure it'll snow again, and that's okay.
Jane got a little bug so I emailed her absence into school. Her teacher is the best.
Jane wants this purple ring from Jared. Better start saving girl :)
I needed some strawberry pictures for an upcoming layout so we did a fast and fun photoshoot.
I've never seen her happier.
We said goodbye to our Nissan Altima that we've had since before Fox was born and replaced it with a brand new car that came with broken AC! I'm bitter lol.
The day my sister flew in for a visit from Vegas I swept and prepped the patio after a long winter. Ready for chillaxing!
I got Allie hooked on Love is Blind.
MOD Pizza for dinner.
Twisted Sugar for dessert.
Allie needed help with a craft project and Amy monitored her hehe.
I babysat my niece Zula while Allie got her teeth whitened.
She's a cute baby!
Torchy's Tacos for dinner on night two.
Trying out the scooters.
We climbed to the top of the View Point.
We had steak and potatoes for dinner the third night then I made brownies for dessert.
My mom flew out here to Colorado last May to watch Fox & Jane while we celebrated our 15th anniversary. The day she got home to Seattle she made some lifestyle changes. Her then & now are amazing. SO PROUD OF YOU MALM! All the girls are flying to Vegas next week to celebrate!
Berry & Cherry, "our" House Finches, have hatched their first clutch of the season with 5 more babies! They've added 15 birdies in total to our trees so far :) This batch will leave the nest in just a few more days. I wonder how soon they'll have another clutch? Last summer they had 2!

KITTIES! My furry besties.
Jane took a picture of Sandy and then turned her into a mermaid haha!
Sandy throughout the month.
And Amy throughout the month.

On the scrappy front: I shared 12 projects in April! Click the links to see them in-depth:
I designed 8 free cut files in April: 4 for my Newsletters, 3 for my Happy Scrappy Place FB Group, and 1 for Scrapbook & Cards Today!
I taught my April virtual classes! First, a 3 Rings Mini Album!
And then a couple of layouts featuring Chevron Stripes & Paper Polaroid Frames!
Then I got prepped and ready to teach for the Crop & Create Papercrafting event with Scrapbook & Cards Today!
I taught how to make a double-page spread and 12x12 layout (along with a bonus page!)
I'll be teaching again at the Holiday Papercrafting event this November - Alumni Registration opens May 30, 2023, Noon ET and General Registration opens June 1, 2023, Noon ET on the SCT website!
On Saturday & Sunday April 15th & 16th 2023, Shara Crane and I taught an in-person event together in Newark, New Jersey called Blooming Wild Weekend! We also had guest teachers Kelly Daye and Vee Morales! Find the recap HERE
My first Make Your Memory book order arrived and I signed them :)
Signed, sealed, ready to be delivered!
Looooove seeing my book arrive all over the world!
I spent as much time as I could in April making projects for PaigePals5!
Sneak peek of a couple of the mini albums we'll make.
Hoping to release the details at the beginning of June for June, July, August, and September kits & virtual classes - stay tuned!
I did a podcast for Simple Scrapper! Listen HERE.
I've been gathering exclusive supplies for my upcoming Halloween and Christmas classes!
Ribbons for Halloween:
I'm waiting for one more ribbon, an orange gingham.
Custom acrylics designed by me and cut by Jessica of Color Cast Designs for Halloween! Eeeeeek so spooktacular! I've also got custom sequins, enamel dots, a metal die, and MORE in the works! Hoping to release the kit & virtual class in September.
I'm also getting my upcoming 25 Foundation Pages kit & virtual class ready to release November 1st! Here are the adorable exclusive Christmas ribbons.
I'm waiting for 2 more designs - snowflakes and trees.
Rochi Creates is doing PaigePals merch! Email her at  rochicreates@gmail.com to get your own PaigePals hoodie or t-shirt!
I got to announce Sugarplum Wishes! Find all the pics and the giveaway in my blog post HERE.
A sampling of the papers arrived and I'm in looooove!
If you're attending our Sugarplum Wishes Weekend event (which is sold out - you can email me to get on the waitlist!) you'll receive these super cute custom acrylics in collaboration with Color Cast Designs!
I'm teaching in California at Frank Garcia Studio in Upland!!!! Click HERE for all the info.
I can't wait to visit this store in-person and then create with all my fellow scrappy friends! Hope to see you there!
The Pinkfresh Studio Create & Connect Event is coming up on May 20th & 21st! I made 8 layouts, a card, and a tag flip mini album with my kit! I pretty much killed my kit - this is literally all I have left: 
We'll make 2 or 3 layouts live in class and then you'll have instructions for everything else. There are still kits available to join in the fun so click HERE to sign up!
April was super awesome and fun and filled with memories and good times! Here's to a fantastic trifecta in May! (Our anniversary, Mother's Day, and my birthday :)

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