Precious Moments

I was invited by the lovely Audrey Yeager to take part of her ‘Tis the Season You Tube series!  I said a very hesitant yes, thinking it was just the kick in the pants I needed to upload a scrapbook process video!  I was inspired by an ornament I had just cut on my Silhouette from Paige’s Silhouette Store and used it for the focal point of my layout.  I decided to use Crate Paper’s Fa La La and Carousel line for the page for a super girly layout!

You can find my process video by clicking here!  Hope you enjoy it!

Audrey has a great You Tube Channel!  Be sure to check it out!

My Pumpkin

Today is the last day of “Halloween Week”. I hope you have enjoyed the layouts!  I sure had fun making and sharing them!

For this layout I cut a bunch of of the Pumpkin Trio Design ID #222474 cut files.  I used a mix of Oh My Heart by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee and the Crate Paper After Dark Digital Collection.  I thought it would be fun to make a spooky clothesline with lots of banners and tags, socks are halloweenish right?  I added some glue spots  and sprinkled rose gold glitter for the top of the background and added some green/yellow paint as well!

Spooky details….

Witchy Web

Hello! Thanks for joining me on day 5 of my Halloween Week!!  I was excited about the possibilities with the Spider Web Background Design ID #216762 cut file!  I printed out some elements from Crate Paper After Dark digital collection, I also used some paper clips from Take Me Away and decided to use a column design to keep everything tidy 🙂   This year we dressed up as witches and went out trick or treating by driving around to the neighbors farms.  Hannah did stipulate that we had to be kind of pretty and nice witches!

Scary close up!!

Trick or Treat

I LOVE a big title!  The Trick or Treat Yoself Design ID #222489 cut file is so much fun!  I printed out some Crate Paper After Dark Digital elements and papers and backed the letters in the cut file and then decorated with the elements!  When I print out digital elements I will often try to pop them up and give them a little extra interest.  I used a Heidi Swapp paper for a dark bold background!

This year was Hannah’s first year trick or treating.  She really was unsure about the whole event!!

Papers from Take Me Away and Oh My Heart have great Halloween colors!


Totes Adorbs

I made this sweet little layout earlier in the year.  It was at the time I was intent on learning how to make scrapbook pages that I felt were successful.  During that time I did some scraplifting, which is following a layout another scrapbooker has made.  I had just gotten the Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper and I loved a layout I saw using Cute Girl on Pinterest by Jen Gallacher.  I followed along pretty closely to her layout, with some changes of course! This page is definitely one of my favorites!

Then and Now

Over the years I have made a point of taking then and now photos.  I love to see how things and people have stayed the same and also how they’ve changed!  This week for my Hip Kit assignment I was to use the Crate Paper Interactive Journal cards and the Turn the Page Sticker book from the September 2017 Hip Kits.

My first step was to cut up the Crate Paper Label paper from the September Paper Kit and add stickers from the Turn the Page Sticker book to the labels.  I tucked the labels into the CP pockets for a fun little find when someone is looking at the layout.  I lightly added some paint and gold splatters to the background to soften all the square edges.  I typed my journaling onto the exclusive project life cards designed by Kimberly Hutchinson.

The mint card has a large opening at the top. I tucked in another journal card with a few labels. I decided to add my photo on top of the pocket.

The pretty yellow card has a gorgeous tag tucked into it, I added labels and a journal card from the Turn the Page Journaling Spot pack in the September 2017 Embellishment kit.  For my Now & Then titles I used the gorgeous gold Hip Kit Exclusive Alpha!

That Face

Today I am sharing a layout I made when I started scrapbooking.  For awhile I stuck pretty hard to the grid design in order to give myself some rules and figure things out!  I used Cute Girl by Crate Paper for this page.  I adore Cute Girl and found myself choosing photos from when Hannah was little.  Her being little sometimes feels like just yesterday and sometimes it feels so long ago!!

August Memory Planner

My first assignment for the Hip Kit Club Design Team was for a Memory Planner!  Since I record our everyday lives in Project Life format and I keep up with the stories and plans/appt in my Traveler’s Notebook.  I use this 6×8 binder just for fun!  It is like a smash book/junk journal/memory planner.  It could be pretty much anything you want it to be!  I use the black polka dot Simple Stories binder and assorted pocket pages.

For the first page I cut down a 4 pocket – pocket page so I just had two 3×4 spots showing.  I used pocket cards from the Hip Kit PL add-on and embellished with Maggie Holmes Ephemera.

Back side of the first page – I typed up a quote I loved from the amazing Jill Sprott and made a little banner with the Carousel sticky notes.  The 2nd card has a label and heart from the Pretty Little Studio pack.  The right side shows an insert I made with one of the August Hip Kit cut files!  Embellished with cut file flowers and leaves and more Carousel ephemera.

The back side of the cut file insert with a layered cluster and a pocket page with 2×2 squares.  I printed off images of some of my scrapbook layouts from August and a few fav snapshots!

Back side of the 2×2 pocket page with more snapshots and mini layouts and on the right side I cut a tag from one of the papers from the August 2017 main kit and stitched on a cut file “So Lovely”.


Backside of the tag and the final pocket page.  I used the 6×4 August PL card and layered a cut file and Carousel Ephemera.  In the bottom calendar I just wrote a little snippet from that day.


Love Everything

While I had my Felicity Jane kit out making Hello Life I made another layout using the gorgeous chipboard alpha from the May 2016 kit! Recently I started a Terrific Titles Pin Board full of title inspiration!  I kept the background super simple with just a few Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine sprinkles and used Crate Paper Chasing Dreams to embellish the page!  I love this photo and this girl and this page!

Grade 3 Layout

I busted out my Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams stash!  I have always loved Maggie Holmes designs and Chasing Dreams is so pretty!  I fiddled around for quite a bit and then decided on a clothesline for this layout to hang all the photos and cute banners and tags!  I added a little cluster down at the bottom as I ended up with too much white space so that finished it right off!  I used an L2E scripted month stamp for the September label.