Monday, September 24, 2012

I Absolutely Love You

I wanted to make a quick page with a lot of impact... so I went with a white background, layered strips of paper, and used a simple circle grid pattern to finish it off. Sticking with one company's line kept the look cohesive, while still using lots of varitey in colors and patterns. Simple.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cupcakes and Cards

Aren't cupcakes just the happiest treats?! Just a quick little card to give as a cheerful thank you for some pretty cupcakes. [I wish they were gluten free so I could try one! But I sure do think they are lovely!]

All products via Bella Blvd and Close To My Heart


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Birthday Party Page

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Designer Paper: Bella Blvd and Close to My Heart; Labels: Martha Stewart; Washi tape: Target; Glitter Brad and Badge: American Crafts; Sparkles and Pearls: Close to My Heart; Stamps: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts and Close to My Heart;  Ink: Close To My Heart; Transparency: Making Memories; Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Mist: Mister Huey's Studio Calico


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Prom... almost

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Washi Tape

Chevorn Designer Paper: Bella Blvd; Fuschia Designer Paper: Echo Park; Glitter cardstock: American Crafts; White cardstock: CTMH; Washi tape: Target; Thickers: American Crafts; Tiny Type Alphabet stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Mist: Studio Calico; Glitter Brads and badge: American Crafts
Metal Brads: CTMH; Carnival tickets; Highlighter

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Still Here, Still Crafting

Just a few quick Instagrams to prove that I'm still here and I'm still scrapbooking. Been a bit under the weather, and took a short break, but I'm back at it again... Be back soon with some fun pages to share!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Artist at Work

Promise I'm busy at work and I'll be back soon with new pages to share! Just finished my first 50 page album for Peachie's, and quickly getting started on to the next one! I'll be back with more photos soon!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


This happy page was spotted here on Amy Tangerine's blog!! So much fun to be browsing blogs and see my work featured--and by the product designer herself! Thanks Amy for the shout out!! I really do love her American Crafts line and her scrapbooking style:)

After being on vacation for a week I'm super excited to get busy scrapbooking all the fun photos we took on our adventure!!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Love, Bike Rides, & Instagram

I just love going on tandem bike rides with My Danny! We ride all over town, and have such fun adventures! People honk and wave at us wherever we go. I guess we're quite the sight to behold! I don't usually want to carry around my DSLR when biking, so snapping an Instagram photo here and there is the perfect solution to capturing the little moments along the way! I loved this shot so much I thought it would be fun to enlarge as an 8x8. I had originally intended on using it in my Project Life album, but couldn't resist scrapping with it on a traditional 12x12 page.

This page came together rather quickly and I kinda love how it turned out! It's cheerful and fun, just like our bike ride adventures! I quite liked how the page looked before adding journaling, but because the stories are important to me, I had to include something. Easy Solution: Hidden Journaling. I helped develop and create the artwork for an entire book (found here) on interactive pages, so this was a fun element to include. By simply avoiding placing adhesive to the area where you want to place your hidden journaling, you can make a perfect little pocket. This is a great option for those pages that don't quite have the right spot for journaling, or for a message that you want to keep more private.

Want to see a fun project this photo inspired? Check out my friend Jeana's project over here at the Silhouette blog! Oh, I can't wait to purchase a Silhouette soon!! I might need those exact pillows!

Designer paper: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, American Crafts, Pebbles Inc; Stamps, Washi tape and Thickers: American crafts; wood veneer bicycles and ampersand sticker: Studio Calico; Ink and pearls: CTMH; Distressing ink: Tim Holtz; vintage library card.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Little Discoveries

Life is about the little discoveries... I think artists and children are both rather adept at taking in the world around them... perhaps that's why Miss M. and I have so much fun together! She's always sure to share her excitement with me whenever she finds a smooth rock, a butterfly flits by, or she sees a rainbow. We have so much fun together!!

Cardstock: CTMH
Designer Paper: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, Crate Paper, Pink Paislee
Washi Tape: American Crafts
Chipboard Butterflies: Studio Calico
Thickers: American Crafts
Vintage lace
Pearls: CTMH


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Interior Inspiration: Stripes and Florals


I love looking to fashion and interior design for inspiration on my pages. Combining stripes and florals has been a huge trend over the last year... Mixed patterns are so playful and unexpected... It's rather liberating to make such a bold statement and know that, at least for the moment, you are right in style;) Takes me right back to childhood, when you dressed yourself and nobody cared if your ensemble was a bit unusual.

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Sticker Borders: Crate Paper
Chipboard butterflies: Studio Calico
Stamps: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Chipboard journaling spot: Crate Paper
Alphabet stickers: American Crafts and Crate Paper
Lace: Crate Paper
Sales tag


Scrapbooking A-Fair: Good Sport

My Danny and I have such fun on our adventures together! He's such a good sport to pose for pictures here and there, knowing that I'll love scrapbooking it all later... he's pretty wonderful!

Cardstock: CTMH
Designer paper: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, CTMH, Girls Paperie
Polaroid diecut: Crate Paper
Wood Veneer Bicycle: Studio Calico
Mist: Studio Calico
Large letter stickers and label sticker: Studio Calico
Mini Alphabet stickers: October Afternoon
Paper Loli: American Crafts
Washi tape: American Crafts
Carnival tickets


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Scrapbooking A-Fair: Carnival 2010

This page uses the design principle the Rule of Thirds to balance a variety of patterns, colors, and embellishments. Arranging like elements in a visual triangle is pleasing to the eye, and a great trick for pulling a composition together. I've placed the photos and title slightly off-center and broken up colors and patterns into groups of threes. I often use a prominent color in the photograph as one part of the triangle. I'm one who generally prefers asymmetry over symmetry, and I like to use the Rule of Thirds to maintain balance on an otherwise off-set design. I use the Rule of Thirds when taking photographs as well--stronger photos make stronger pages, but we'll talk more about that in some future posts.

Cardstock: CTMH
Designer Paper: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, Crate Paper, Pebbles Inc.
Thickers, camera stamp, and Washi Tape: American Crafts
Die cuts: Crate Paper
Pearls, sparkles, and crocheted ribbon: CTMH
Journaling Spot: Danny and Lynley Designs;)
Carnival tickets
Vintage lace

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Life and Love: Scrapbook It...

Welcome to my new scrapbooking blog! I'm so excited to have a place where I can focus on all things scrapbooking--tips, techniques, tutorials, trends... I love it all! Taking everyday pictures, telling everyday stories, and playing with pretty paper--that's what I do best! I scrapbook everything for my trip to the market, or what I ate for breakfast, to bigger occasions, like the guestbooks I create for Peachie's Photo Parlour. Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!


Right Now

Glitter, Washi tape, chevrons, and sunny yellow hearts... what could be more cheerful! I love looking to trends in fashion and interior design to take inspiration for my scrapbooking. The mixed patterns currently seen in fashion were so fun to implement on this page. Attention to color and scale really ties it all together!

Designer Paper: Crate Paper, Pebbles Inc, Amy Tangerine for American Crafts,
Washi tape: American Crafts and Up & Up for Target
Pearls and Sparkles: CTMH
Button: My Mind's Eye and the market in El Salvador;)
Die cuts and border stickers: Crate Paper
Thickers: American Crafts
Journaling spot: Smash Book

A New Look?

Oh how I love a good photobooth shot! This page features some of my favorite trends in scrapbooking and design: chevrons, ledger paper, and washi tape. Such a sunny happy page!

Chevron designer paper and washi tape: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Vintage Camera die cut: Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Graph designer paper: Crate Paper
Hearts designer paper and date stamp: CTMH
Ledger Journaling Spot: Jenny Bowlin Studios
Carnival tickets
Happy Funny Silly Stamp and velvet ribbon: My Minds Eye
Vintage lace


Simple Elegance

I wanted this page to be very clean, simple, and classic. I love the subtle embellishing and photo enlargement. The lace sticker must be 15 years old, but I knew I was saving it for something perfect!! Simple elegance. Thanks to Steph for letting me continue to add to her guestbook a year later...


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Go Round

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Pebbles Inc
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon and pearls: CTMH
Buttons: American Crafts and Vintage
Lace: Vintage
Paper Lolli and Brads: American Crafts
Wood veneer Pennants: Studio Calico
Carnival tickets
Notebook punch: EK Success

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Only at the Fair...

Cardstock: CTMH
Patterned paper: Crate Paper and Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Crocheted ribbon, bity sparkles, and pearls: CTMH
Die cuts and stickers: Crate Paper
Thickers: American Crafts
Chipboard letters: Studio Calico
Chipboard Accent: Crate Paper
Journaling Spot: Via yours truly
Distressing ink: Tim Holtz
Precision Pen: American Crafts

Vintage lace
Carnival tickets

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

At the Fair

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper and Pebbles Inc.
Cardstock: CTMH
Transparency: My Mind's Eye
Die-cuts and Chipboard elements: Crate Paper
Thickers: American Crafts
Journaling Stamp: Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday
Date Stamp: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts
Paper Lolli: American Crafts
Pearls: CTMH
Ribbon: CTMH
vintage lace
carnival tickets

Oh how I love going to the fair!! I can't get enough shots of ticket booths and Ferris Wheels!! Such a lovely vintage feeling to this particular page, the aged carnival tickets, vintage lace, and lovely floral botanical paper from Crate Paper... I love how it all came together!!