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Summer, a take 2 layout

Hey friends!  I’m here today with a take 2 layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

Spoiler alert…I was inspired by myself, LOL!  I tried a new-to-me technique last month, and I just love the way it turned out, so I wanted to recreate it.  I love how you can see all the ephemera, there’s really no layering…I love the stitching, and I love how graphic it all looks.

Here is the layout:

and here is my new layout:

To create my layout, I first added the strips of pattern paper along the top and bottom of my white cardstock.  Then, I just pushed around my photos and the Crate Paper ephemera, until things fit right.  I cut down some of the pieces to fit where I wanted them to go, and I made a few pieces myself.  I used a metal die for the pink star, a tab punch for the tab on the top left, and I made a tag for my journaling out of one of the pattern papers.  Once I liked the positioning of everything, I added a little bit of adhesive on the pieces, and sewed each piece down.  I adhered my photos with foam tape for a bit of pop, and I curled up the edges of the ephemera for added dimension.

The Crate Paper Oasis ephemera pack was absolutely perfect for this layout!  My daughter is such a ham!  The journaling says:  This girl here: just putting on a swimsuit fashion show in a Target fitting room!  Love her tons!!!”

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I inspired you to create (x2, LOL!).

Have Courage and Be Kind, a Tech Tip layout

Hello friends!

Today, I am on the blog with a layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

My youngest sister just graduated college, and of course I wanted to document it!

For my Tech Tip: repeat a shape to create visual interest.  It can be in a pattern or random, like the circles are in my layout.  You can use all sorts of shapes…I’ve used circles, squares, rectangles, diamonds, triangles, and hearts.  You can make your shapes all one size, or vary the sizes, like my layout.  If you vary your sizes though, try to have at least 3 different sizes.  Adhere your shapes to create depth.  In my layout, I glued some circles straight to the page, and I’ve attached other circles to the layout using foam tape to create interest.  Also notice that I have overlapped some of my circles.  I have hand cut shapes, I’ve used paper punches and metal dies, and now that I have a silhouette cameo, I use that as well.

To create my layout, first I cut the circle frames on my silhouette cameo.  I then backed those frames with photos and pattern paper from the Crate Paper Oasis collection.  I left one circle open.  I attached the cut file to a piece of white cardstock using foam tape to create dimension.  I attached the Elle’s Studio vellum circle (my title) to the white cardstock in the empty circle frame.  I punched out a few smaller sized circles and adhered them to my layout.  (The cork colored circles is from last month’s planner kit.)  I die cut the 2017 using some number dies in my stash.  I cut the numbers with white cardstock and the Crate Paper pattern paper.  I glued them on top of each other, with the pattern paper on top, creating my own chipboard numbers, which I talked about in this post.  I added my journaling that I typed on the computer.  Next, I trimmed a little of the white cardstock, and adhered it to the blue Crate Paper pattern paper, and added machine stitching.  To finish off my layout, I added some ink splatters.

That’s it for me!  Hope I’ve inspired to get your punches out and get crafty!

“How Far I’ll Go,” a DT choice layout

Hello friends!

I’m here today with a layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

My daughter and her friend decided to sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana in their school’s talent show.  The sweet girls learned the lyrics, practiced singing together, and decided on their coordinating hair and outfits.  They did a fabulous job, and I am so proud!  Lets just say I know all the words to this song now as well, lol!  (It’s the 2017 “Let It Go,” ha!)

I wanted a bold title that matched my layout, so I DIYed my own.  I created the title and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out of white cardstock.  I cut it out twice, so I could glue them on top of each other to give it some thickness, like I mentioned in this post.  Using an ink blending tool, and 2 different pink distress inks, I added color to the title, creating an ombre effect.  I set aside my title to dry, and got to work on my layout.

The Crate Paper Oasis collection is perfect for a Moana themed layout!  I added a piece of the pink pattern paper to the top of white cardstock, and added some machine stitching.  I adhered 3 photos to the blue Amy Tangerine paper (from a previous kit).  I layered a few tags from the Crate Paper ephemera pack behind the layered photos.  Next, I added my title and the journaling that I typed on the computer.  I used some more ephemera to embellish the top left of my layout.  I added more machine stitching and I also used my tiny stapler.  I used my punches to punch some hearts and stars to add a few more touches.  I added some gold spray ink, and my layout is finished!

I love how this layout turned out…I hope I inspired you to get crafty as well!

Pearl Earrings, DT choice

Hey guys!  I’m here today with a DT choice layout using the May Take Note kit!

We got my baby girl’s ears pierced recently, and I wanted to document this milestone.  We got her sisters’ ears pierced when they were 4 1/2 months old, and we wanted to do the same for baby girl.  She looks so sweet with her little pearl earrings!

I wanted to draw the eye directly to the photo, so I added lots of layers, and left the rest of the layout somewhat soft.  I cut down some pattern papers from the kit, and layered them under the photo.  I fussy cut those flowers from the Webster’s Pages pattern paper, and added them under and over the photo as well.  For the background behind the photo, I used a cut file and my silhouette to cut the circles/hearts from white cardstock.  I backed the hearts with the Paige Evans 08 paper, and added some hand stitching.  I wanted a subtle background, so I adhered the cut file on the soft pink watercolor patten paper from Heidi Swapp.  Then, I cut it down so it would cover 2/3 of the layout. I adhered my layered photo cluster, and added my title using the Pinkfresh Studio stickers from my April Our Story kit.

On the left 1/3 of the layout, I added my journaling, which I typed on the computer on white cardstock.  I also used the light aqua letters to spell out her name.  I framed and backed my layout with the Dear Lizzy pattern paper, and stitched everything down for added interest and texture.  To finish off my layout, I added some gold splatters, and a few tiny pearls that I had in my stash.

I hope you were inspired by my layout today, and I hope my baby’s picture made you smile!

Tech Tip: a little farm MOO-SIC

Hello friends!  I’m here today with a tech tip post!

I absolutely love alphabet stickers!  Along with pattern paper, it is one of my favorite scrapbook products to get!  I especially love getting a good white alpha, because it’s so easy to alter!  I used the Webster’s Pages It’s a New Day alpha stickers that’s included in May’s Take Note kit, and I colored the letters to match my layout.  I used a couple of Copic markers to create an ombre pink title.  (I loved the ombre pink look on the Pink Paislee Paige Evans page 8 paper.)  I colored them directly on the sticker sheet.  When I stuck them on wax paper, I decided I wanted to deepen the color, so I just colored the letters again.  I like putting my stickers on wax paper, so I can “try them out” on my layout without sticking them down.  It would be easy to color the alphas with any variety of mediums…ink from stamp pads, spray mists, color pencils, paint, etc.  The Copic markers worked fantastically, though, since they are alcohol based and dry quickly, so as not to warp the stickers.

This is the layout of my daughter’s 1st grade music performance.  The theme was farm “moo-sic,” and all the kiddos were so cute!  I absolutely love grid layouts, and since I got my silhouette cameo, I cut some rounded squares on a white piece of cardstock.  Then I backed each square with pattern paper and photos with foam tape.  I love the slight dimension!  (I used a few products from the March Happy Place kit.  The blue badger pattern paper, the pink hearts paper, and the “Show Time” tag were perfect for this layout and are from that kit.)

That’s it!  I hope I’ve inspired you to create and alter some of your own alpha stickers!  Have a wonderful day!

100 days of 1st grade, a be real post

Hello friends!

Today I’ve got a “be real” layout to share with you, created using the April Our Story kit.  In February, my daughter’s first grade celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.  I thought my little one looked so cute, and of course I took a ton of pics, both on my iPhone and my big camera.  I posted one to Instagram, and I knew I had to document this day.

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My daughter is not shy of the camera, lol!  I thought it was extra funny that she was hamming it up for the camera dressed as a grandma.  Love her personality!

When I saw the pink paper with circles by Crate Paper, I thought it would be perfect to embellish the circles.  First, I trimmed down the Crate Paper paper, and adhered it to a Maggie Holmes pattern paper.  I added some machine stitching around the edges.  I got my heart punch out, and started punching hearts from various pattern papers.  A few of the hearts are punched from Shimelle papers from the March Happy Place kit.  (This is a perfect way to use up some scraps!)  I adhered the hearts to the middle circles, careful to put glue only on the middle of the heart so I can flip up the tops of the heart to create depth.  I added stitching to a few of the hearts.  Then I added the photos with foam adhesive.  Next, I added the title and very basic journaling.  (I am loving the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers!)  I embellished 3 of the hearts with some Crate Paper heart face stickers (from the January True Love add-on), which is perfect for this layout.  I added some embellishments to the top right and bottom left of my layout; I fussy cut the word washi strips from the Maggie Holmes paper.  I added some stars from the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers and some Pinkfresh Studio mirrored heart stickers.

I love how this layout turned out.  It’s super fun and fits my daughter’s personality perfectly.  I hope I inspired you to scrap some photos from your camera roll!  Happy crafting!


Grow up layout, DT choice

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends!

Today, I’m here with my Design Team choice layout using the April Our Story kit.

My oldest daughter is growing up so fast.  Her 5th grade year is quickly coming to an end, and she will be starting middle school before I know it.  I wanted to document this using a quote by E. E. Cummings.  I used the exclusive printable this month to create a tag for hidden journaling.  I attached a small piece of ribbon to it, so you would know to pull.

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I cut out the quote big and bold using my Silhouette machine.  I attached it to the ombre Crate Paper pattern paper.  I had to glue all the inner pieces of the A, O, R, and Bs…tedious but worth it.  I added some machine stitching around the edges.  Next, I attached my photos to the layout.  I adhered the bigger photo with foam adhesive, making sure to leave a space for my hidden journal tag.  I added some stickers from the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers (love those sketchy stars).  I also fussy cut a couple word washi from the Maggie Holmes paper, and attached it to the bottom right of my layout.  To finish off my layout, I added some gold ink splatters.

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I absolutely love the look of this layout!  For once, I used a colored cardstock, instead of my typical white, and I love it!  I also love the bold quote, and it suits this layout perfectly.

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty!

Sisters, a take 2 post

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends!

Today, I have a take 2 post featuring the April Our Story kit.  This month, I was inspired by Neela.  I am a big fan of white space, and minimalistic scrapbooking, so I was immediately drawn to her layout.  I love using white cardstock, and a colorful border as well, so I loved her layout.

Here is her layout:

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Here is mine:

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I did another 8.5 x 11 in layout for my girl’s baby album.  I love this photo of the older girls adoring their baby sister.

To create my layout, I cut down the feather patterned paper to 8×5 x 11 inches.  I added a trimmed down piece of white cardstock on top, then stitched along the edges.  Next, I layered some pattern paper behind my photo creating a layered mat, and adhered it to the bottom right of my layout with foam adhesive.  I added my title with the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers, and added some very basic journaling.  To finish off my layout, I embellished with stickers (The banner and word stickers are Shimelle from the March Happy Place kit) and gold splatters.

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I love how this layout turned out!  I encourage you to embrace negative space as well!  Happy crafting friends!



Made with Love scrapbook layout

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a scrapbook layout I created with the February So This Happened Kit and the add-on Record It.

I made a layout about the baby quilt I made for my baby girl.  I have made special quilts for all three of my girls, and it is one of my favorite traditions.

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When I thought about putting this layout together, I knew I wanted to make the background mimic the quilt I made.  I first thought about using different pattern papers that matched my quilt, but with all the different patterns and colors, it looked a little busy.  I also really loved the Fancy Pants Joy Parade paper.  The pink matches the color in the quilt, and one of the fabric patterns has + on it just like the pattern paper.  Win win.  I cut up the Fancy Pants paper, and adhered it to a navy blue striped pattern paper (from an older kit).  Then I machine stitched in diagonals across the squares, just like I did for my quilt.  I mounted my photos on a piece of aqua paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6×6 paper pad, and adhered it to the layout.  I added the title using one of my all time favorite alphas: Pinkfresh Studio letters (included in the November add-on), and the love from the American Crafts Darling Hazelwood thickers.  Then I added the enamel triangles and phrase stickers to finish off my layout.

I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to create.  Thanks for stopping by!

DT choice: our life in NUMBERS

Hey crafty friends!

Today, I’m here with a DT choice layout to share with you.  My husband and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary this past summer, and I thought it would be fun to document our life in numbers.  Examples of my journaling include: 12 years of marriage, 20 years together, 2 beautiful girls & one on the way, 2 dogs + lots of fishes…

The January Love Notes kit was perfect for my anniversary page!  I love all the pink and the love themed sentiments.




With a baby in the house, I’m all about simple scrapbooking lately.  This layout didn’t take too long, but I love how it turned out, and I love how the photos are the highlight of the layout.

To make my layout:

  1. I cut out a frame from a piece of white cardstock.
  2. Then I framed the Crate Paper pattern paper, and added some machine stitching.
  3. I added 2 photos that I printed to look like polaroid/instax photos.
  4. I placed my title.  I printed part of my title on an Elle’s Studio label and used alphas from the November Hot Cocoa add-on (I love those Pinkfresh Studio alphas!)
  5. I added journaling strips that I typed up on the computer.
  6. Then I embellished.  I used the pink XO project life heart, which I cute down to fit in my space.  I also used simple stories word stickers and a label sticker for my date.  The 2 flags on top are cut out from a piece of pattern paper from the Crate Paper 6×6 paper pad from the January True Love add-on.

I hope you like what I created and are inspired to get crafty!

Have a lovely day!