Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fringe Hearts

I loved the Maggie Holmes fringe hearts in her new Bloom collection. Here is a picture of them - they are so cute and I can't wait to get them.

 For Linden's Valentines I decided to try and recreate them to use up my stash of Valentine's day paper. 

I cut out the hearts from several different patterned papers, fringed them with my scissors then pieced them together. They don't look as good as hers but I know the girls will love them.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Let them eat cake

It's Scrapbook Nerd's 3rd birthday and we are celebrating over at Scrapbook Nerd with some fun challenges.  My first challenge is Let them Eat Cake...

Add some fun cake elements to your project like this pretty chipboard cake from an old Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper.

Hope you can join us and join in on the birthday celebrations.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016


My oldest son made his first App from scratch - he's only 15! What?! He is so crazy talented and determined I can't wait to see what else he does in his life. This photo is from a photo shoot he had for our local newspaper which ended up on the front page of our local paper The Optimist.

I made this layout for a challenge on the Scrapbook Nerd Forum. It's a little outside of my comfort zone layout wise but I had fun making it and that's what matters!

I am doing more stash busting here using some old Simple Stories paper, some old Crate Paper letters and American Crafts buttons. 

I hid a photo of the article in the newspaper under the other photo.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

365 - 2015

I finished my 365 album for 2015, I am pretty happy about that! I had 4 months to do as I had gotten a little behind. I used the Crate Paper Craft Market to do more stash busting.






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I loved using this Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner book as the Album and I love how it looks all done - I can't wait to do this years!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

My Boys

I wanted to try and use up some of my stash this month, with all the new CHA goodies coming out I knew I needed to make room lol.  I really love how this layout turned out. My boys are so different and I wanted to do a little spread about what they are into right now. I used the Crate Paper Craft Market collection, I still love those hop frames!

I ended up using 11 different products on this layout - yay me!

I filled each of the round frames with embellies and words and other fun stuff.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hello Cali

We are taking a quick visit to California/Disneyland soon and I decided to use up my stash and make a mini album with the Pink Paislee flamingo and gold Instagram album, it's so pretty.

I am using the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection for the inside, it's perfect for this Cali girl.

I am keeping the inside simple as I will need room to journal and add photos.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Carpe Diem Planner Set Up

I am using the Simple Stories Carpe Diem planner for a planner/my 365 album this year. Here is how I am setting it up (you can see a video on my YouTube channel).

I am using the Robin Egg planner look how gorgeous it is.

I added a Maggie Holmes tassel that matched perfectly and used the inside pockets for extra stickers and accessories.

This is the monthly view and I will keep that one pretty simple just the important stuff.

I love the little sticky note today divider and will get lots of use out of these cute sticky notes.

The week view has plenty of room to write and decorate.

I will also be adding in page protectors to add my photos, this is a Simple Stories 2x2 page protector and I just re-punched the holes so it fit on the rings,

I will be adding my photos from every day and using the last note page to write down what went on that month and what each photo was about.

I can't wait to start using this planner it's so pretty.

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