March 24, 2018


Happy weekend everybody! I had some quiet time this morning since Edward was at a friends house for a sleepover last night. I have so many pretty papers and embellishments that I haven't had time to play with so I was happy to finally use this lovely collection by Pinkfresh Studio.

I added  a few layers in the back and tucked a few die cut labels/tabs here and there.  I really love the colors. They are so soft and serene.

I used my computer to type my journaling then printed it on white cardstock. Normally, I would write my own journaling, but there was too much to write and it would have taken a lot of room.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by today.

March 22, 2018


Good morning everyone! Yesterday, while I was enjoying my snow day, I created this adorable mini album using 49 and Market's Capture Adventures collection. I cannot get enough of this beautiful collection! It's so very pretty and I love the natural color palette with a touch of color.

For the pages, I used the cut-apart sheet full of frames to use throughout the mini album. Then I cut a few of the patterns down to 3x3 to fill in the squares to add a nice frame for the photos.

I used my butterfly punch and a button to create a hand-made embellishment for this page. I just love the touch of orange on this page. It helps pull the attention to the butterfly on Katie's hand.

If you look closely, between the buildings, there are wind chimes and I love them. One is a star!! SOOOO cool. I used some Tombow glue to glue the archival boards down on the paper then I cut the "Wanderlust" sentiment from the cut-apart sheet and mounted them on the page using foam squares. To complete the page, I stapled two of the arrows at the bottom, pointing up to the photo.

I love this picture so much that I kept this page pretty simple, keeping the main focus on the photo. I added a flower at the bottom with a few gems to make this page more feminine.

For this page, I layered a few patterns in the background and added the "the journey" sentiment at the top. Then I stapled the heart die cut onto the circle and mounted it to the bottom of the page using a foam square.

And here is the last page. I layered several die cuts together and stapled them to the page. Then added the "we are here" strip.

Thanks for visiting today!


March 21, 2018


Good morning everyone! It's snowing outside and I couldn't be happier because my work closed and I get to stay in my pj's and scrapbook all day! A few weeks ago, I ordered some gorgeous papers and embellishments from Scrapbook.com Have you seen 49 and Market's products? I think I'm in love. I am loving the patterns... and most of all, the QUALITY of the papers.

My sisters are in Canada as I type this post, traveling from one city to the next and I am jelous. But, I am happy that they are sharing their adventures through FaceBook because I've been snagging their photos to scrap. :)

For this layout I used the Captured Adventures collection. It's perfect!

I used several laser cut shapes and archival board to embellish this layout. I used foam squares to layer the shapes and my Tombow glue to glue down the archival board. Initially, I was going to apply ink or color the board with a marker, but I decided to leave it plain to blend in with the photos.

I was worried that I'd break this little arrow, pulling it from the sheet, but I had no problems at all! I added a laser cut die frame to help frame the gorgeous photo to make it pop.

Here are a few more die cuts I used to embellish the layout up close.

I bought some stamps, but it turned out, I didn't need them for this layout. The patterned papers have plenty of stamping on them!! Saves me time and I just love the sentiments!

What do you think? Isn't the paper gorgeous? Seriously, I need to contain myself. I totally wanted to buy it all, but my credit card said no. :) I did apply to their DT call and I am crossing my fingers!

Thanks for visiting today! I plan on making a mini album with other photos from their trip using this same collection! 


March 19, 2018

Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hi all! I've had the St. Tropez collection by Prima Marketing in my stash for some time now and I've been itching to use it! I love the elements in this gorgeous collection. Initially, I was attracted to the blue! But after giving this collection a closer look, I fell in love with the sentiments and patterns. It's beautiful!

For this layout I used several cut-apart papers to mat the photos. I cut the sentimental strips from the cut-apart sheets to use for my journaling.

Once the pieces were all cut, I started moving them around the layout until I was happy with the placement. I kept adding layer after layer until I was happy.

I cut the crabby out from the cut-apart sheet and mounted it to the photo using foam squares to make them pop off the page.

Isn't this little guy the cutest? :)

I used Graphic45's cling stamp to create a fun journaling block for the layout. I carefully stamped over top of the "beach" sentiment and cut the image out using scissors. Then I adhered it to the layout as shown. I just love cutting shapes from patterned papers to make them work for me and having stamps around really helps stretch my supplies!

Here are some close-ups of the completed layout. I am pleased with how this summer layout turned out. Lots of layers, but still clean and simple.

To complete the layout, I used a ruler and a black marker to draw a 1/4" border around the layout. I added a few faux stitching photo corners around the photos to pull the photos and cluster of embellishments together.

Supplies: Prima Marketing Patterned Paper, die cuts, Metal star, Graphic45 Cling Stamp, Doodlebug Design Jewels

Before I go, I would like to share this simple mini album I created using Jillibean Soup's cut-apart sheets and stickers! I love how tiny and simple this mini looks. I wanted to create a mini showcasing my 8 year old's personality and I think I captured him perfectly.

Thanks for visiting today! 


Hi everyone. Happy Monday! It's been a looooonnnnnng day. How was yours? I am hoping for a snow day on Wednesday; one that I do not need to use my vacation days for when Edward's school closes. I just wanted to share this paper that Edward wrote in second grade a few weeks ago. The symbols really caught my eye. I am quite impressed with my little man. And he did such a great job writing this story!! Proud mommy!

Well, that's all I have for today. I just wanted to share Edward's story today. :) Hope you have a wonderful week!


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