Monday, January 22, 2018

Stamp your Story - IRS

Hey hey hey, dear friends!

Today I'm over on the blog at Ink Road Stamps with a fun way to use stamps in your scrapbooking journaling.

How ironic that this layout is posted upon the cusp of a government shut down. I will have to continue to work no matter what, as I'm an essential employee!

I used some products from a Pretty Little Studio line designed by the IRS design team coordinator, Zinia! I love getting a little girly on layouts about myself.

Head on over to the IRS blog & check out the layout details!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Catchin' Dreams - A LM Challenge

Hey everybody!

Today there's a new challenge up on the Lasting Memories blog today. Our monthly theme is Word Play & today we're playing on the word "dream".

I created this page about some crafty dreams coming true with my two layouts published last month in the Creative Scrapbooker Winter 2017 issue.

I straight up too a selfie in Barnes & Noble with people thinking I"m cray, I'm sure, but who cares!

Also, have you ever had an idea for a "quick" page and then your idea transformed into HOURS, but then the end product was better than you imagined so it's all good? Yeh, that's what happened here.

I cut a circle from cardboard and wrapped it with pink twine.

Side Note: I chose these cute sparkly Thickers I picked up the other day before looking at the name of them - they're called Dreamer! So perfect!

Wrapping this sucker in pink twine was what took me the longest, but I love how it turned out!

These little ephemera pieces from shimelle were perfect for the theme too!

I hope you will play along with the Lasting Memories challenge this week! Share your dreams!

Hexagon Paper - Paige Taylor Evans for Pink Paislee
Green lined paper - Studio Calico
Paper dream ephemera - Shimelle
Thickers - American Crafts

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy Fri-YAY, y'all!

Today is Feature Friday over at Ink Road Stamps & we're using the Just a Number stamp set as inspiration.

I've created a New Year's Eve inspired #goals page using some of the fun sentiments and balloons from the set.

I embossed the balloons on white and black paper in gold and fussy cut the lot.

This stamp set was  meant for a birthday, but some of the sentiments really worked so perfectly for encouraging amazing goals!

I have food and health goals, travel goals, crafty goals and financial goals listed. This year we're either making some big changes or really settling down in our home - we haven't yet decided & it's a bit scary!

Here's to that success!

Go check out the fun stamp sets over at The Ink Road & get you a set - they're on sale!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Love you more than Gummy Bears!

Hello, friends!

Today I'm over on the Lasting Memories blog with this springy layout using the word LOVE for our weekly word focus.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm over this bitter cold around here! So I decided to escape through my scrapbooking and create a BRIGHT warm layout to get away from the cold, at least for a bit.

I picked up this adorable gummy bear paper from an amazing sale from Paper Issues the other day - and it totally inspired my layout!

To add a little masculinity, I embossed some white cardstock in wood grain and hid it behind some paper peeks.

 I grabbed some pocket cards from my stash to tie in the gummy bear colors with expansive yellow paper, and used some colorful alphas to bring them all together.

I used all the Easter outtakes of these two crazy boys for this fun spring layout. I added some random alphas from a dwindling pack to bring the turquoise down the page and tie with the camera. I also embossed this white strip in woodgrain to match the paper peeks.

I love these sweet faces! It's so easy to incorporate the word LOVE on your page, so you should definitely play along with this week's challenge at Lasting Memories.

Gummy Bear paper - pebbles
Yellow/aqua - Illustrated Faith
Cardstock sticker Hearts and alphas - Illustrated Faith
Love puffy sticker - Fancy Pants
White alphas - American crafts
Aqua alphas and orange label sticker - Studio Calico
Lime doily - Recollections by Michaels

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Sip Sip Hooray!

Happy weekend, y'all!

I'm getting a little tired of these frigid temps, so I'm over here scrapping some summer layouts!

I added some sweet little Cocoa Daisy fronds to a circle and cut it with my Cricut. 

I couldn't decide if I wanted my embossed boardwalk on white with turquoise distress or vice versa, so I did both.

I typed on some labels for some journaling and added a sparkly coconut. I used some Navy twine to pull the navy from the alphas into the rest of my layout.

I have an  Instagram board of quotes, and I recently added Sip Sip Hooray to it. It was so perfect for this layout! I added "it's Vacay" to it as well because I LOVE it.

I added some sequin/puffy sticker clusters to tie the metallic from the alphas through the rest of the page.

I used some paint to try to add some opaque white splatters. It didn't work out as well as I wanted, but it'll do.

Wishing I was on the beach right now!

Frond paper - Amy Tangerine
labels, dot tag, puffy stickers, striped alphas - My Minds Eye
Coconut - Jolee's
Metallic alphas - American Crafts, Dear Lizzy
Cut files - cocoa daisy

Thanks for looking!