Thursday, May 30, 2013

summer mini album with Epiphany Crafts

Good Morning, 

Yesterday was my turn up on the Epiphany Crafts blog!  I have started a mini album for an annual trip that we take in August.  I thought if I could get it set up ahead of time, I'd have an easier time filling it in with pictures and journaling as I go.  We will see how that goes!  My cover is ready and that is a start!  I have used both Epiphany Crafts Round Tool 25 and 14, some bubble caps and Crate Paper's the Pier line to make my own circular embellishments.

This light blue patterned paper with the intersecting lines reminded me of a beach ball!  Perfect summer embellishment!

I hope this little mini album helps me stay organized while on our holiday this year!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

blog hop time!

Hi there!  It is the 29th of the month which means that it is time for the Social [Media] Butterflies Blog Hop again!  You have probably come here via Jen's blog, but if you haven't stopped there, be sure to go back and visit.   This month we are using printables by paislee press.  Liz has designed so many different collections that have a simple and minimalist feel to them... I had a hard time choosing which collection to pick.  I finally decided to go with the On My Desk journaling cards.  

Here is the layout that I came up with...

These things make me happy:

As I started working with the paislee press journaling cards, I decided to challenge myself to not use any patterned paper aside from the background sheet.  All of my little bits of patterned papers came from the set of On My Desk journaling cards.   I am so pleased at how it turned out.  Here are some up close peeks...

I absolutely adore Liz's minimalistic style.  I love white space on my layouts.  I love to cluster bits of embellishments.  So this was right up my alley!

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to paislee press.  Next up in our blog hop order is Kristin.  Stop by to see what she has made... and remember the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win that gift certificate!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

a spring layout

Hello.  I hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend.  Ours was pretty soggy.  Rain all three days... and really not all that warm.  I am ready for some nicer weather.  I guess that is what Spring is all about.  Speaking of Spring, here is another layout using the Amy Tangerine line, Yes Please, that I made for the Scrapbooking Studio last month.  The soft colors are great for a spring themed layout.  To make this stitched circle, I traced a big circle right on to my page and then took a paper piercer to poke holes along the circle.  Finally, I back stitched with a piece of embroidery floss.

Easter a.m.:

Here are a few closer peeks:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, May 24, 2013

off to great places...

Hello!  I have just realized that I missed posting a bunch of layouts that I did for the Scrapbooking Studio!  Last month I used the Amy Tangerine collection, Yes, please.  Here is my first layout... there is another one to come.  Be sure to check back! 

Off to Great Places:

I love the soft, yet bright colors in this collection!  Perfect for spring.

This collection is now at the Scrapbooking Studio.  For the locals..., stop by and pick some up for yourself!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

this is nine

Just a quick little post here today.  The other day I had a layout up on the Epiphany Crafts blog and I forgot to post it here as well!  So... here it is!  I used the hexagon shape tool to make these colorful little bits!  They are covered with an epoxy hexagon bubble cap.  

Here are some close ups:

Hope you are having a good day!

Monday, May 20, 2013


This week over on the Chic Tags blog, the Sunday Challenge is to use gold on your layout.  Anywhere and anyhow.  I dug out a few little gold bits...glitter tape, a clip, a few gold sequins, some gold washi tape and 3 gold stars and then took a few Chic Tags and put together a layout for the challenge.  There is always an awesome give away, so why not join us??  Link your layout to this blog post before the next Sunday and you will be entered for a chance to win!

Hope you are off to a good start of your week!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Come On, Get Crafty!

Hello!  I am so excited to be guest designer at Come On Get Crafty today!  I have a couple of layouts to share!  For more information and some detail pics check out the Come On Get Crafty blog. Here are my layouts...

A Warm Day:

Angelina Ballerina:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. - a wedding layout

This Saturday, Stephanie of Bella Blvd is getting married!  To celebrate her big day all of the Bella Blvd designers created wedding layouts to post on the Bella Blvd blog this week.  It was fun to go back and scrapbook a picture from 13 years ago....Of course my wedding was not shot digital, so it took a little digging to get a photo, but totally worth it!

I used my cameo to cut the Mr. & Mrs. title and then used some back and white chevron tape to show behind it.  I then cut a bunch of heart circles and backed them with different patterned papers.  The colors at our wedding were a light periwinkle blue and silver, so I scatter a few sequins throughout  

Here are some close ups:

Check out the Bella Blvd blog all week long for more wedding inspiration.  It has been been fun to go back in time and see everyone's wedding pictures.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Good Morning...I'm back from a week off from blogging.  Things were busy with a few extra projects for National Scrapbooking Day... but now I am here to share some of those projects.  First up is "Currently," a Bella Blvd layout.  All of the designers were challenged to come up with some sort of layout about themselves.  This is what I came up with...


I love little vellum baggies flilled with confetti and sequins.

Get to know some of the other Bella Blvd designers a little better starting here.   Go back through all posts on May 4th to meet them all. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Fold It In Workshop

And here are the details!

Fold It In is a brand new workshop from rukristin papercrafts! 

Make your own mini-book in minutes with an amazingly versatile accordion album. Learn this technique once and use it to make dozens of unique mini-albums. With over 80 pages of inspiration from 10 different contributors there is an style for everyone and a theme for every occasion.

Workshop Cost: $12

What's included:
*A 30+ page workshop with Step-by-Step instructions for creating an accordion album from start to finish.
*A supplementary .pdf with albums from 10 amazing contributors, each with a different perspective and unique style.
*Tips & Tricks for using your stash to complete an entire album from several contributors.
*A private facebook group for questions, community, and a place for participants to share their  albums.

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