Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back again.

Monday, August 3, 2015

"You Are Loved From the Start" layout

Happy Monday friends. I have been really excited about scrapbooking again lately. I'm not sure if it's because school is out for me (for six weeks) and I have more time to devote to making pages, or it is because I have been inspired by magazines and You Tube videos recently. Whatever it is, I'm glad that I have the time and "mojo" cause the memories are piling up and I need to turn them into scrapbook pages. 

Today's page is based off of two challenges, a sketch one from Stick It Down challenge blog and a product challenge from Scrap Our Stash

This page is going to be included in Mason's baby album. They are pictures of the family the day after he was born. This was the first time the older kids saw him. I'm running out of pictures to scrapbook for him so I will have to spend sometime culling through our pictures and get them printed. 

For the product challenge I use the following:
P- Project life card (the one used for my title)
A- Arrows
P- Punch (star)
E- Echo park stickers
R- Rhinestones

I got to be honest, I wasn't sure how I can use the sketch for my page since I really wanted to use three pictures instead of the two in the sketch. Thankfully I was able to make it work. I actually really liked the result of the page, which is another reason I always go back to sketches, it stretches me in ways I would have never thought about in the first place.

I used some vellum and scraps of yellow pattern paper to make my starburst design. I just punched them out with a star punch and then layered them on top of each other, overlapping the points of the stars slightly and then adding a staple in the center.

The sketch called for only the bottom right corner to have an accent but I felt that I needed to balance it out so I added a few things on the top left as well.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a fantastic day.

Till next time,

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Birthday layout + Process Video

Happy Hump day everyone. 

Today's layout share is about my birthday from three years ago. I wanted to incorporate a ton of photos from that day so I got them printed off in a 2x3 size. I also got to make my own shaker type title accent and use up more scraps and bits of items from my homemade kit. 

Here's a video sharing how I created my page....

And here are the close ups....

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you have a fantastic day.

Till next time,

Monday, July 27, 2015

It's All Good layout + Process video

I can' believe how many pages I've managed to create with my homemade scrapbook kit. If you want to see the items that I had put together in this kit, you may watch my video here

This one helped me use up more of those fun mason jar cut outs from a dear Lizzy paper. I was also able to play with my new Gesso. 

Watch me create this page from start to finish here...

And here are some close ups of the project...

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic Monday.

Till next time,

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Very Sweet Excursion + Process video

Happy Saturday dear friends. Today I'm sharing a layout based off of this sketch from Scrap our stash. It was the perfect foundation for my page about a little trip the kids and I took to a Krispy Kreme store in Denver. It makes me want to have a donut right about now. 

And here's a process video sharing the page from start to finish...

I had a blast making this page. Here are a few more detailed shots of the layout...

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Till next time,

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Exploring Texas scrapbook page

Two posts in one day, can you believe that? Well this one is another layout that I'm submitting for a couple of challenges. 

I love doing the Scrap Our Stash challenges. It helps me incorporate different products from my stash in my layouts. 
For this month's stash challenge I used the following:
P- Polaroid frame
H- Heidi Swapp Mist
O- October Afternoon stickers
T- Tags
O- One chipboard bird
S- Studio Calico stamp (chevron on background) 

I was also inspired by this sketch from Sketch N Scrap, which I turned it upside down to use on my layout. I also replaced the star accent with mist instead. 

 This layout is about our trip to Texas in 2012. We had to walk from the parking lot to a little trail to go to a fun water fall. It was humid at that time and I had initially wanted to make my title say something about the humidity but decided that I should just write that in the journaling. I didn't want my title to sound negative.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm hoping to start some process videos next week.

Till next time,

Our Good Friends layout

Hi there friends. It's been a while. I took a much needed (and hopefully well deserved) vacation with my family to California from June 27-July 7 and we've had birthday celebrations all of this week so as you can just imagine, my scrapbooking have been put on hold. But thankfully, in the middle of the chaosness of getting back into the swing of things, I got pockets of time here and there to work on some pages that I'm submitting to a few challenges. 

This layout was inspired by the color challenge in ScrapMuch?
I used all the colors except purple. But if you count the color of my daughter's clothes in the picture, I got all five of them *wink*

This page was also inspired by the sketch on top from Stick it down challenge blog

So I'm still using my Belle kit from last month and I used some scraps of paper for layering. I cut out the flowers on the right edge of the paper from an Elle Studio paper. I added the bottom one with foam adhesive to give it more dimension.
Can you tell my mistake here? When I photographed my page, I didn't realize that I had lost the "i" in the word friend. I will have to look for it in my scrap space, which with it's current state right now might be a little too difficult.

My stickers and embellishments from the handmade kit are a bit disorganized right now so I only had a few to add to this page.
I guess organization and cleaning up will be on the top of my to do list this coming week.

Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,

Monday, June 29, 2015

My Home Away From Home + process video

Happy Monday everyone. My last layout of the month (because I'm enjoying some vacation time right now) will be based on this sketch from Stick it Down blog...

This layout is another one made from my massive homemade scrapbook kit for the summer. I loved how the geo type paper in the background created a perfect backdrop for this travel themed layout. Instead of using two photos, I used one and then layered some pattern papers behind it to add more accents in that part of the layout.

Here's a video sharing how I created this page from start to finish..

Here's some close ups too...

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a great week.

Till next time,

Friday, June 26, 2015

This almost never happened + process video

Happy Friday friends. Today I'm sharing another layout using my homemade June kit. This one is based off of a sketch from Stuck?! sketch blog...

This layout was especially tough for me to create. It took me back to one of the turning moments for us with regards to whether to get our son tested for Autism spectrum or not. You can learn more about the story of this layout along with how I created this page in the video below...

And here's some more close ups...

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a creative weekend.

Till next time,

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wacky Straw layout + process video

Happy Tuesday friends. Today I'm sharing my second layout with my massive June homemade scrapbook kit. If you would like to see what I had put together for this month, all from my stash, click here

This layout is based off of the sketch from Paper Issues

I wanted to use this sketch because I don't normally put together my design vertically so this is a little bit out of my comfort zone. I also wanted to use up some Polaroid frames so this was a win win situation for me. You can watch the video below to see how I made this page from start to finish...

And here are some more close ups...

 Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have fantastic day.

Till next time,

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrate Summer layout

Hi crafty friends. Today I'm sharing a layout that I created with my a new set of supplies, pulled together from my stash. I say new because I over the past few months, I've been putting together a monthly kit from my stash based off a color scheme and then I use that for the entire month as I get some layouts done. They are not new items per say but more of a new kit for me. 

This layout was also created for a couple of challenges. The first one is from a sketch from StuckOnUSketches blog....

The second one is from a stash challenge from Scrap our Stash. We were to use items that spell out B-R-A-D-S.
I used the following:
B- Brads
R- Ribbons
A- Ampersand
D- Dots (enamel dots)
S- Stamping

I really had a great time putting this layout together and although I had some mishaps with the stamping on the photos, I would say over all, I liked the results. 

You can check out how I created this layout from start to finish here...

And here are some more close ups...

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy creating.

Till next time,