We Are Awesome || Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to stop in to share a layout that I made recently for Pretty Little Studio with the new Beautiful Day collection.  I have to tell you - this is one of my absolute favorite collections of all time.  The colors and patterns totally speak to me and I want to create with it as much as possible!

For today's layout I decided to scrap some recent photos of my nice and I being silly.  I kept the photos black & white so all the pretty colors in the collection could shine.
The layout itself is fairly simple with just a few layers and lots of die cuts scattered around.  I finished off the layout by adding some sprinkles of mist.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to share your PLS projects on Pretty Little Studio's Facebook or Instagram!


May Project Life

Hey everyone!  It's another Monday...blah :-P

I wanted to pop in and share my completed May Project Life spread with you.  I used a lot of the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection designed by Paige Taylor Evans.  I love the bright, bold colors of the collection and how happy it makes my May look :)

And now that I'm all caught up my goal is to go back and start feeling in some of those missing months...fingers crossed :)

Thanks for stopping in - have a happy work week!


Green + Blue = Happy

Hi everyone!  I am popping in to share a new layout that I made JUST FOR FUN!  Well...sort of.  I made it as part of my design team application for Color Cast Designs, but there were no rules associated with what I was doing, so I consider that a "just for fun" project :o)

I've had a few pieces from Amy Tangerine's On A Whim collection laying around for a while now and decided to finally break into them.  I really loved the blue and green paper and decided to build a whole layout around that fun color combination.  Here's the end result:

See what I mean?  Green + Blue = Happy for sure :)

Have a nice weekend!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Alphas: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts; Acrylic Shapes: Color Cast Designs, Elle's Studio; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Border Strip: Doodlebug Designs


CardMaker Magazine + Prickley Pear Blog Hop

Good morning everyone! Welcome to the CardMaker Magazine + Prickley Pear Blog Hop!  I was so excited to get to play with some of the cute rubber stamps that Prickley Pear kindly sent us.

As soon as I saw the stamps, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  The cute cow stamp combined with the "An udder year older" sentiment was perfect for making my own gift wrap and tag for a friend's gift.

I used Versamark to stamp the image on to black paper and then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I used black embossing powder on the tag to make the cow stand out against the green background.  I added minor embellishments to finish off the package.  I think the overall look is cute and funny :)
I mean seriously, how cute is that cow?!?!

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Sharon.  If this was your first stop, you can start the hop at the CardMaker Magazine blog.  Up for grabs today is an awesome $20 gift card from Prickley Pear!

Thanks so much for stopping by - enjoy your Friday and your weekend!

Cardstock: Recollections; Stamps: Prickley Pear; Ink: Versamark; Embossing Powder: Recollections, Zing; 3x4 Card: Clique Kits; Baker's Twine: My Mind's Eye; Tag: American Crafts; Doily: SpiegelMom Scraps; Clothespin: Pebbles; Die Cuts: Fancy Pants Designs


April Project Life

Good morning everyone.  Happy Monday (if there is such a thing)!  I wanted to pop in and share my April Project Life spread with you...completed because of my involvement in #the100dayproject (see my first post here).  My goal is to go back and work on last year's spreads...but that requires a lot of work up front and who knows if I'll be able to pull that off!  ;-)

Anywho, here's April...using a lot of the Felicity kit from Felicity Jane.

Thanks for popping in!  Hope your Monday and work week go well!


A Few Felicity Jane Shares

Hello!  I wanted to pop in and share a few recent layouts that I've made with some of my Felicity Jane kits.

This one was made with the Willow kit and highlights and ultrasound photo of our baby girl:

This one was made with the Caroline kit...aren't those colors fabulous?!?!

Thanks for popping in!!


So Loved Already || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I just wanted to pop in and share my most recent Pretty Little Studio layout with you!  For this one, I decided to keep the layout pretty simple.  I used my favorite cut file from The Cut Shoppe (open letter alpha) and backed it with the bright, pretty patterns from the With all my Heart collection.  I cut the letters from some pretty foiled paper that I've been hoarding because I thought it would compliment the beautiful color combo of the collection perfectly:
Once I had backed out the letters with the papers and my photo, I sprinkled about multiple sentiments, die cuts and embellishments.  Here's how the final layout turned out:
Thanks so much for stopping in!  Have a great day!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Gift Wrapping Project

Hey all!  Just popping in to let you know that I have this fun gift-wrapping project up on the CardMaker Magazine blog today.  Hope you'll check it out!

Tag: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee; Alphas: American Crafts; Buttons: Studio Calico; Sentiment Sticker: Cosmo Cricket; Glassine Bag, Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps


More May Jillibean Shares

Good morning, everyone!  I wanted to pop in and quickly share the last layout and card I had on the Jillibean Soup blog for the month of May:

I used the Chit Chat Chowder line and an assortment of random embellishments for this one:

I used the Hardy Hodgepodge line for this simple card:

Thanks so much for stopping by today - tomorrow is June...and that's just crazy!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup
Card: Everything: Jillibean Soup


Chucks || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I am popping in today to share a quick and simple layout that I made with Pretty Little Studio's Blooming Hearts collection recently.
I really loved the simple photo and I wanted to make it sure it stood out by using a fairly simple layout design.  I decided to keep the design focused on the center of the page and picked a few of the pretty patterns to mat the photo.  A major plus?  The dark pink in the collection coordinates perfectly with the shoes in the photo!
Here's the end result:
Thanks so much for popping in!  Pretty Little Studio is having a Memorial Day Sale in their shop good through today - make sure you go check it out!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Sequins: Felicity Jane; Alphas: Bella Blvd; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


March 2017 Project Life

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share my completed March  project life spread for you.  This one ended up being 3 pages...with lots of green :)  What can I say?  I love me some St. Patty's Day!

Thanks for popping in!!  Happy Hump Day :)


February 2017 Project Life

Happy Saturday!  Woot woot!!

I wanted to pop in and share some progress on my #the100dayproject.  I'm soooo glad I decided to do this project because it's totally helped me catch up with the year in a manageable way, and allowing me to stay true to my memory-keeping style.

Today I'm going to share my February spread with you.  It ended up being 3 pages and I used a ton of the With all my Heart collection from Pretty Little Studio:

It's so much fun seeing it all come together!

Have a happy weekend!

Spread 1: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards: Pretty Little Studio, Studio Calico; Alphas: Pretty Little Studio, Doodlebug Design, October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup; Labels: Pretty Little Studio, We R Memory Keepers; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Enamel Shapes: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug Design; Die cuts: Pretty Little Studio; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Staples: Tim Holtz

Spread 2: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design A); Journaling Cards: Pretty Little Studio, Studio Calico; Alphas: October Afternoon, Pretty Little Studio; Stickers: Pretty Little Studio, Cosmo Cricket, Freckled Fawn; Enamel Shapes: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug Design; Labels: Pretty Little Studio, We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon, Simple Stories; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Staples: Tim Holtz; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Tiny Paperclip: Doodlebug Design; Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studio

Spread 3: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design A); Journaling Cards: Studio Calico, Pretty Little Studio; Patterned Paper: Pretty Little Studio; Alphas: Doodlebug Design, Pretty Little Studio; Label: Pretty Little Studio; Die cuts: Pretty Little Studio; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Staples: Tim Holtz; Enamel Shapes: Doodlebug Design, Bella Blvd; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Tiny Paperclip: Doodlebug Design


Some Jillibean Soup Shares

Good morning!  I wanted to pop in and share a few projects that I have had on the Jillibean Soup blog recently.

The first is this layout based on a sketch challenge designed by Summer Fullerton:

I also created this card by backing a lot of kraft circle tags with the new Souper Celebration collection:

And finally this layout created for our team up with Page Maps...loved digging into my Healthy Hello Soup stash to create this one:

Thanks for stopping in - happy hump day!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

Card: Mist: Heidi Swapp; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

Layout 2: Doily: Studio Calico; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup


A Few More NSD Challenge Layouts

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share a few additional layouts that I made last weekend for some NSD challenges.

The first one was for a Felicity Jane challenge - use blue, stripes and stamping.  I'm so in love with my Felicity Jane kits and I really love how this one turned out.  I roughly lifted a layout from Annelie Maddock to create this one:

The second one was a combined challenge - a sketch challenge from Paper Issues and another challenge from Hip Kit Club to use pink and fussy-cut florals.  I used some of my Bella Blvd stash to create this one:

I couldn't participate in as many challenges as I wanted to last weekend because I had to write a paper for grad school (yuck), but I am happy with what I was able to whip up!

Thanks for stopping in!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Felicity Jane

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard Word: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Vellum Hearts: 7Paper; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Project Life || January 2017

Good morning everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share a Project Life spread that I had on the Pretty Little Studio blog this past weekend.
As you are aware, I have been participating in #the100dayproject and it has gotten me back on track and is helping me catch up on all my missing PL spreads.
I decided to use the Ain't Life Grand collection for the majority of this spread and I love how bright and colorful it all turned out.  I really wanted to use happy colors to highlight the happy news that we got in January - that we are expecting our first child!  :)
Here's a look at the whole spread:
And a closer look at each individual side:
Thanks so much for stopping in!!

Page Protectors: Becky Higgins (Designs A & F); Striped Chipboard Alphas: Pebbles; Enamel Stars and Dots, Tab, "Loving" Sticker: Bella Blvd; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


Exciting News + National Scrapbooking Day

Hello!!  Happy NSD!!  I'm popping with some exciting news this evening.  I don't usually share a whole lot about my personal life here, but I'm excited to share...and come September, you'll notice a new subject in my scrapbooking projects:
We are so excited that Baby Girl Benjamin will be making her appearance in just a few short months!

And with that news, I share a layout that I made for the Elle's Studio NSD challenges.  The challenge: scrap a big moment...so I scrapped the picture we took the day we found out that BB (Baby Benjamin) is a girl!  I used the older Cienna collection for this layout...and it was the perfect collection to use.
I'll be back to share more of my NSD challenges later in the week...happy weekend!


CardMaker Magazine + Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to the CardMaker Magazine & Reverse Confetti blog hop!  There is sure to be a ton of amazing inspiration along your journey today!  :)

For my card today, I got to play with the awesome "Think Pink" stamp set.  I love the cute little flamingos.  There is also a cute die set that matches the stamps:

I really can't get over how cute the flamingos are :)

Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Katie!

Thanks for popping in!!

Card: Studio Calico; Stamps: Reverse Confetti; Label stickers, Typewriter: We R Memory Keepers; Markers: Tombow


Update on #the100dayproject

Hello everyone!  I am proud to say that I have successfully completed the first 26 days of my #the100dayproject (Have no idea what I'm talking about?  Read my original post here)!  I've also successfully completed some of my monthly spreads and will begin sharing those next week...woo-hoo!

For now, I just wanted to leave you with a glimpse of my first 25 days:

To follow along daily with my #the100dayproject, you can follow me on Instagram here!

Thanks for stopping by!


April Jillibean Soup Projects

Good afternoon all and happy, happy weekend!  I am popping in to quickly share my April projects for Jillibean Soup.  I made 1 layout and 2 cards this month:

Thanks for stopping in!  Enjoy your Sunday!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Cut File: The Cut Shoppe; Everything Else: Jillibean Soup

Card 1: Everything: Jillibean Soup

Card 2: Everything: Jillibean Soup


Moose Moose || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!  I'm popping in to share a recent layout that I made for Pretty Little Studio using the new Ain't Life Grand collection.  I have to tell you, I really love this collection - especially all the bright, happy colors and graphic patterns.

For my layout today, I decided to pull out the pretty blues and lime green and focus on those colors for my layout:
This layout came together pretty quickly, as I decided to do an easy banner design across my page.  I layered on some word flags and even used a journaling card from the Treasure Island collection that coordinated perfectly with the Ain't Life Grand products.  Here's the final look:
Hope you enjoy!

Background Paper: Pink Paislee; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio


A Few More PI Shares

Good morning everyone!  I am popping by to share a few more layouts created for Paper Issues...and unfortunately, my last ones for a while, as my term with them has come to an end :(  This was such a great team to be on!

Anywho, the first layout was made for this month's Swag Bag Sunday and was made with the March Swag Bag.  I love the happy colors and patterns included:

The second layout was made with new Family Forever collection from Fancy Pants.  I got the idea for the background of the layout from PI girl, Cat:

Thanks for popping in!

Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Everything Else: Paper Issues March Swag Bag

Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; "Love This" Sticker: Bella Blvd; Everything Else: Fancy Pants Designs


CardMaker Magazine + Lil Inker Designs Blog Hop

Hi, everyone!!  Happy Fri-YAY and welcome to the CardMaker Magazine + Lil Inker Designs blog hop!!

Lil Inker Designs was super generous and gave us some great product to play with.  For my card today I decided to use the ridiculously cute Perfect Pairs stamps combined with the Dip Dyed Ombre Paper Pad to create this simple, but cute, card:

Seriously, I can't get enough of those little stamps and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be breaking them out again soon for some of my #the100dayproject Project Life cards.

Next up on the hop is Chrissy Larson!  Be sure to hop along for your chance to win a $35 gift card from Lil Inker Designs.  

If you didn't start at the beginning, you can do so at the CardMaker Magazine blog!

Happy hopping!!

Cardstock: American Crafts; Markers: Tombow; Adhesive: Elmers; Enamel Heart: Bella Blvd; Journaling Card: Studio Calico; Everything Else: Lil Inker Designs