Thursday, November 5, 2009

Calendar Swap 2010

So I joined the swap over at I've never done this kind of swap but I'm excited.

Some of my favorites that I've found

I've become alittle attacted to etsy lately..................but atleast I'm not spending money!!

Hugs, Cassandra

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

So News in my Crazy Life....

So this year I was a winch pirate.
My girls!! I've been so lucky to find a great group of woman to be friends with!! I've been building on these relationships and it is so rewarding!!!
Also the beautiful woman carrying my nephew.....yes I said nephew!!! See the photos below. He is to be born on December 25th and his name is Bryson Jacob Lewis!!!! It is so exciting and amazing at the same time!!!!

I've paid my car off this past month so that is a big step in my life too!!
My parents and I will be leaving next Monday for the bahamas for a freaking excited about that!!!!!!!!!!!! I've missed the islands so very much and can't wait to go diving in the beautiful waters!! I'll blog about it when I return, promise!!!
So scrappy news for me. I haven't had time to do that lately but I hope to start scrapping again so because there well be a beautiful baby boy to be scrapping!!
Hugs & Luv,

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bad Blogger

I know that I haven't been updating my blog. I've been busy with alot of things in my life. Working 40 hours a week on a funny schedule but that will be changing this week!!! Spending time with my friends in real live and reminding myself that I can have fun and be myself!!! Looking for a house in Sarasota and that isn't going the way I really want it to but what can you do? Just did an interview for a position within my company so keeping my fingers crossed because I know that I would be really good at the job!!! Been scrapbooking some....see as followsMy brother jumped into the lake, then Bailey followed while everyone else want to join. It was very funny!!
My brother and my mother at a wedding a few years back. Getting them both dressed up is like pulling teeth!! So love these photos!!

Our rotten kitty!! He is so cute and yet so stuck up!!

Did this layout about my esty shop with the three photos I have used for the theme.

My new boots that I just love!

Been missing her so very much!! Used a page map sketch. We would have had alot of fun this year in the pool!! Had finely figured out a way for her to foat in the pool with out scratching.

My cousin when she was a baby. Love this photo of her!!!!

Photos of our adventure to the lake last year for labor day weekend.

Also I'm going to be an Aunt to a little boy at the end of this year!!!! So excited about that!!
Have any ideas on scrapbooking gifts I can make??
Hugs, Cassandra

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I know that I haven't posted here since Feb. Bad Blogger!! Smack my hand bad!!! I've had alot going on in my person live that my blog has been left sitting :( Put I hope to be blog more now that my life has ironed out and I'm moving forward. Have a great new job working for the local cable company as an Customer Service Rep (which can have it's charges but I'm working and so very happy about that!!!). I'm now a single 26 year old young woman. Went through a bad break up at the end of last month. Don't worry about the break up because it is for the BEST!!! I'm so happy in my life right now!!! Just wanted to give a small update about what has been going on w/ me.

Now onto the real show!!!

I did this for the challenge up over at The Design Experiment about "What do you love about yourself"

Journaling: Is that no matter what anyone thinks, says, or does to me...I'm still Me!!! I'm still happy, fun, smart, good looking, a country girl, love w/all my heart and a swearer! I know who I AM and I love that!

The challenge really fit for my feelings right now in my life. That no matter what happens I'm still me and no one can break that!!!! No matter how hard I stumble or fall I'll still get up and brush off the legs and I'll stand tall holding my head up high and know that I'm ok because I'm ME!!!

Anyways how everyone had a great Easter and a wonderful weekend!!!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A farewell......

Monday morning I had to say goodbye to my best friend of 11 years....Annie Mae was in pain and there was nothing we could do for her. I spent 24 hours by her side. Taking care of her till we could take her to the vets office. It was so very hard to watch her suffer.

I miss her so very much!!! There is a hole in my heart but I know that I did the best thing for her!! I'm sorry to be so sad but I really need to get this out!!

Thanks, Cassandra

Saturday, February 7, 2009

So I decided to open my very own Etsy shop!! Ever since June I've been collecting vintage stuff....mostly paper and books....but I've also got games, games piece, and more. So let me introduce you too.....
Here's the link

Hope you'll add me to your favorites!!! I'll be add stuff all night to the store!!!
Thanks, Cassandra

Friday, January 30, 2009


Originally uploaded by Cassandra West

So here it is my new camera!!! I made the pluge and bought a Canon EOS 40D and I'm so very HAPPY!!!! It's looking bright around here for me :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I know that.....

I've been absent from the Scrapbooking world but my laptop got dropped off a needless to say it isn't this is way I haven't been posting.

So this is going to be a photo heavy post...

I did this Layout for the 4 product challenge over at Studio Calico and it is inspired by Lisa's (aka gluestickgirl on the boards). Here's the list of allowed supplies:

1 sheet of patterned paper (may be double sided)

Studio Calico stamp


1 length of ribbon

(we also said they could use cardstock and any tools they wanted)

It was a great challenge and I love how this Layout turned out!!! One piece of two side Sassafras paper goes very far!!!

This one I used the product negative from Sassafras chipboard frames. Journaling: Lisa, Jake, Jeff, Eva and I were all sitting in the living room after dinner talking. All of a sudden Eva sticks her arms out to her side with this big grin on her face and she starts swinging her arms from side to side saying "I did it! I did it!" We laughed so HARD!

Used a piece of my souvenir bag from the Space Needle. Also took a page from April's book from Studio Calico. If you haven't seen her work you really need to make a point of looking!!! She is just so amazing at this paper and scissor thing!!!! She inspired the cutting up of my cardstock and inserting patterned paper. I really love this look!!!

Used the negative lefted over from the Layout above. The orange paper went perfectly with my subject!!! My great-grandmother, grandfather, mother, and now my brother and me are all floridan's....hense the fourth generation.

I did this for a Rough Draft Sketch. Unfortunately you will never see the sketch because Zoe and Jemma closed down the challenge blog....which made me sad but life get's in the way sometimes....we have all been there!! Journaling: I'm so glad I got to see you! You have become an amazing man! xoxo

Journaling: Eva, Your Uncle Jeff loves you so very much! Your the reason he came to Washington State!! His own words! He loves playing with you! Your kisses are the best!! He would do anything for you! He'll be very protective of you when you get older! He is protective of you now too! Just remember no matter what he loves you with all his heart!! Hugs

Two things inspired this LO...a pagemaps sketch and April Foster from Studio the glossy accents out for this page and made random lottery numbers is really neat in person!! Journaling: It didn't take long 4 mom and me to spoil you!! xoxo

This is my lift of the fabulous Nicole Samuels over at Studio Calico. Her's was an 8 1/2 x 11 but I wanted mine a 12 x 12 so this is what I did. Journaling: We were coloring together and you were just jabbering on about something to me... all of a sudden you looked up at me, cricked your head to the side and said "HUH?!"

One thing is for sure Studio Calico has some amazing talent on their Design Team!!!! Even if you never get one of their can still get so much inspiration from them!!! Even in the member gallery there is some really great talent!!!

Can you tell?!?!?! Even Layout is a Studio Calico kit!!

Thanks for looking and I love to hear from you!!!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

My One Little Word.....

for 2009 is Flourish. I decided to play along with Ali's One Little Word this year. You can check it out here

Pronunciation: \ˈflər-ish, ˈflə-rish\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English florisshen, from Anglo-French fluriss-, stem of flurir, florir, from Vulgar Latin *florire, alteration of Latin florēre, from flor-, flos flower
Date: 14th century
intransitive verb1: to grow luxuriantly : thrive

2 a: to achieve success : prosper

b: to be in a state of activity or production

This year is the beginning of a new flourishing career.

Allow myself to flourish in everything I do!!!

Flourish is my relationships with friends, family, and boyfriend!!

2009 is going to Flourish for me!!!

What is your word? I would love to hear about your word and why!!

Happy New Year,