Archives for the month of: May, 2013

Just popping in to share a few more layouts I am adding to Kori’s album! Enjoy!

First up is a layout I created using all products by Doodlebug Design.

DB Kori at 10 mos-1

DB Kori at 10 mos-2

DB Kori at 10 mos-3

The next layout is about Kori’s first 4th of July. I created a design element using several different ribbons in red, white and blue to add color and texture. I also diecut multiple stars and adhered them with popdots.

First 4th of July-1

First 4th of July-2

First 4th of July-3

Last is a layout using all Doodlebug Design products. I love how colorful and fun this layout turned out!




Halloween-4Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my new shop!



Hey readers! I have some exciting news! I have recently opened a shop! I will be selling some stamp sets designed by me! These stamps will be the perfect addition to your project life albums and papercrafting adventures! Come check it out and pick up some for yourself!

Here is a look at my first set!

dateables stamp set-1(full set measures 4×6″)

I will be sharing some examples of how I  put these stamps to work soon!

Hey there! Happy Saturday! I’m back to share a little page I threw together the other night after realizing that I am going to be 25 this year! YIKES!

I put together this picture-free layout of 24 random facts about me at 24. I think I may make an adjoining page later with just a picture to accompany this one in my album.

Here is what I came up with:

24 Things-1


I absolutely adore this color scheme! I am really into neons right now. It took me a little bit to warm up to the idea of such fluorescent colors, but now my friends, I am obsessed! This yellow paper from Heidi Swapp is amazing!!! The whole collection is really!

24 Things-3


I am still crazy about the mistable letters from Heidi Swapp. Here I diluted some neon acrylic paint with water to cover them. My dymo label maker is still getting quite a workout.

24 Things-2


I have been wanting to use this jar stamp from Dear Lizzy for quite some time. Housing my random facts was the perfect solution. I paired it with some fun embossing powders from American Crafts and cut around each of them. It really didn’t take nearly as long as it sounds.

24 Things-4I threw in some fun embellishments to my jars, such as buttons, enamel dots, twine, and of course washi tape! I made my own “mists” by diluting neon acrylic paint with water and splattering it around with a paint brush! This is so much cheaper than buying premade mists…and you can mix up your own colors! Love it!

Thanks for hangin’ out! I’m off to probably scrapbook a little more!


Well hello! Long time no chat. I haven’t completely fallen off of the crafting bandwagon, I promise. Just maybe out of the “blogosphere” for a few days. We have finally experienced some decent weather here in Missouri..apart from the occasional rain. I’m ok with that though, the flowers need it and I’m waiting impatiently for my peonies to bloom. My neighbor’s tree is getting in the spirit of spring.


Since I’ve been MIA, National Scrapbook Day has occurred. It was last Saturday, the 4th. I had to work some of the day, and also had a bridal shower to attend. I did join in on a few chats in the evening. I also did a little blog hopping. Loved all the inspiration from Studio Calico, American Crafts, Shimelle, and Basic Grey. I jotted down several of the challenges to try out at some point. Probably not by the deadline but that’s alright, they are still good starters.

Here is one of the pages I created this week. I used a “few” challenge prompts in this one. Including:

Canon Girl-1


I created this page about my love for my “new” camera, and everything I have learned since buying it. My photography has improved soo much! I used lots of Crate paper and Dear Lizzy products for this page.

Canon Girl-4


I tucked a glassine envelope pocket behind my photo to house my journaling. I love how the little Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper bow is equal parts cute and functional as a tag pulley.

Canon Girl-2

Canon Girl-3


I have been dying to use this camera paper from the Maggie Holmes collection ever since I got it. I knew right away I would be fussy cutting out those adorable little cameras to use as embellishments. I stitched them all down in colorful little rows with my sewing machine. I then added dimension by “fluffing” up the sides and adding little circle embellishments as the lens. I included buttons, enamel dots, and some cute brads by Crate.

I still felt like I had too much empty space (I’m a bit of an over-embellisher in general) so I sprinkled some Mr.Huey’s across the whole layout. I really love how this page turned out! I was nice to make a page just for me this time.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a splendid day!

Hello May! I really cannot believe that it is already May! This year is just flying by already! Finally we caught a couple of days of sunshine here in Missouri! It’s going to be short lived though of course…rainy and 40s the rest of the week. UGH!

Very anxious to start getting ready for the Carrie Underwood concert tonight! About to go play dress up until I figure out something to wear!! I am definitely looking forward to a much needed night out with the girls!

I have been thinking over some ideas for Saturday evening…it is National Scrapbook Day and all! Really wanting to get some fun crafting on.

This week (until tomorrow anyways) the Silhouette store is having a 50% clearance on all shapes. My subscription just renewed a few days ago as well so I’ve got about 100 shapes to choose using the sale. I’ve been adding to my cart all week and looking for inspiration from my favorite die cut expert.

This sale has really got my realizing that I do not use my cameo nearly enough. My crafting goal for this month is to use my silhouette as much as I can possibly manage. I am intending on using at least one cut on every layout I make this month.

I also plan on gathering supplies for my May Product Picks in the next week or so as well.

While I’ve got you here, I’ve also got another layout for my niece’s album to share.

Kori and Papa-1

Kori and Papa-2

Kori and Papa-3

Kori and Papa-4


Lots from the 5th and Frolic line used on this one. I really love the colors and patterns from this collection. I also mixed in a little Everyday Eclectic as well. I even cut the shape from a couple pieces of cardboard for dimension!

This page started off with the hexagon border I created from the different patterns. This shape is so easy and versatile. I really love that I was able to use a lot of the different patterns using this technique. I added a few punched hearts, buttons, and twine to the shapes to add a little more interest. I added dimension to a few of the hexagons by using foam tape.

I created borders and clusters at the top and bottom of the page to bring the design in to the middle and make it more cohesive. This page came together fairly quickly and I really love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Do you have any special plans for National Scrapbooking Day?