Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Hello there! Earlier this year, my dear friend sent me some of the Crate Paper Wonder collection. I'd had my eye on it for awhile, but missed the boat when it was released. I was so excited to get some of it--especially the giant letter thickers! I'm such a thickers junkie, and especially can't resist the super unique ones. I picked up some iridescent modeling paste at Michael's to try my hand at some mixed media, and created this layout!

I thought the house elements in this collection were just perfect for a layout about buying our first home! This layout originally started as something completely different, but I scrapped it and started over, keeping only the patterned paper triangle with houses on it. I sewed down my layers for added texture, and then used the modeling paste with a stencil I picked up for $1.00 at Joann's! Next I added my photo and title, and kept the embellishing simple by reinforcing the heart and house elements. This layout was a fun experiment for me, and I enjoyed creating it!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

September Simple Stories Layouts

\Today I'm excited to be sharing two layouts using the new Posh and The Reset Girl collections! I couldn't decide between the collections, so I decided to make layouts with each of them!

My first layout uses The Reset Girl collection. I love the beautiful touches of gold foil!

For my next layout, I used the fabulous Posh collection! I was instantly inspired by the 2x12, 4x12, & 6x12 Elements patterned paper, and used almost the entire sheet on my page.

If you'd like to read more about how I created these layouts, please stop by the Simple Stories blog!

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Today I have a layout to share with you using the Sunny Days collection and the September Exclusive items from Elle's Studio. I was inspired by the dining items in the September release to make a page about some Star Wars food items we had in Disneyland. I love being challenged to create pages about subjects I normally wouldn't scrap!

I backed each of my photos with a journaling card from the September Exclusive kit. I arranged them in a grid design and used a part of the Sunny Days cut apart paper to complete the square. I added the Foodie wood veneers and some die cuts from the September kit!

The title was created with my Sillhouette Cameo. I cut out the word "Yum!", traced it onto the paper, and stitched around it. I used watercolor to fill in the letters. Finally, I finished off with the Right Now Stamp!

I had so much fun creating this layout, and enjoyed scrapbooking about a new topic. I always find so much inspiration in the monthly kits! Thank you for joining me today!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September Elle's Studio Layouts

Hello there! It's time for a brand new release from Elle's Studio! This month's release includes the exclusive September kit and some really fun extras.

I especially love the acrylic "Awesome", "Best Ever", and "Stars"! I created two layouts for this month:

The chevron in this layout was inspired by one of the journaling cards in the kit! I liked the off-center chevron, and replicated it in similar colors using the Sunny Days collection. I sewed it down for added texture! I embellished the layout with stars and puffy stickers!

This second layout was inspired by the blue Everyday Puffy Stickers. I liked the blue tones, so I decided to make a monochromatic layout by backing the September cut file with blue patterns found in the monthly kit, Sunny Days collection, and a blue from the Thankful collection. I made a background from several different blue gelatos!

That wraps up the layouts I have to share today! I hope you feel inspired. Please stop by the NEW Elle's Studio website for more inspiration! Have a great day :)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Simple Stories Posh Layouts

I have new layouts to share with you today using the NEW Posh collection from Simple Stories! I think this might be my favorite Simple Stories collection ever! It has my favorite colors with a touch of silver foil, and lots of "love" themed elements, which are my most used items.

For this first layout, I used the Live Simply paper to create my background. I cut the color blocks from the paper, and trimmed them down so that they would have a border of white cardstock between them. I stitched each piece down and my background was complete!

Next, I cut flowers from my Silhouette Cameo in various shapes and sizes. I printed out two small black and white photos, and layered the flowers underneath and around my pictures. I added the beautiful foil title from the chipboard, and then placed butterflies around my photos. A few hearts and mist splatters finished the page!

For my second layout, I backed a cut file with some patterned papers from the 6"x6" paper pad. This is one of my favorite techniques when I want to use a lot of different designs.

Once I had my cut file backed, I glued it to white cardstock. I'm loving white on white lately! I placed my photo down, and adhered it with the fun NEW washi tape! I love the designs!

 I added my title and embellishments, and used heart stickers across the page. Those geometric hearts are so cute! I finished with mist splatters and some phrase stickers.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you feel inspired to use the beautiful Posh collection, it's definitely a must have!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Everyday Love

Today I have a layout to share with you using the Sunny Days collection and the new August Exclusive products from Ellie's Studio! The exclusive extras in the shop this month are some of my favorites yet--I especially love the acrylic hearts and the wood veneers!

If you want to learn more about how I created this layout, please stop by the Elle's Studio blog! Have a great day :)

Friday, August 12, 2016

August Simple Stories Layouts

Today I have two new layouts to share with you that I created for Simple Stories!

For my first layout, I used the "I Love This Place" cut file by Simple Stories. I cut it repeatedly from white cardstock, and used it to create a background. I love the look of white on white for backgrounds!

After I created my background, I used the SN@P! Pack to create my layers. Next, I added stickers and embellishments! I stitched down my title with a sewing machine.

I love the triangle-filled heart! I cut it out from the horizontal elements sheet. Some of my favorite ephemera-style embellishments come from cutting the element sheets!

I used a heart punch to create this next layout. I punched from multiple different patterns and scattered them across the page. I focused more at the top, so they looked like they were scattering down.

Next, I placed my strip of photos and added my title. I wanted to focus on using the marquee-type letters included in this collection, so I added as long of a title as I could!

Thanks for joining me today. I had a great time creating these Summer layouts, and I hope you're enjoying scrapping Summer memories as much as I am!