DD – Day 1-3

This is my first official year making a December Daily Album.  I have made a bit of a fuss for December in my Project Life albums but never tried DD.  In October I printed a whack of photos from December 2016 and put together an album to see if I could do it!  I loved how it turned out and wanted to try it in real time this December!  So far, so good!  I have days 1-3 to share today!  I have used the December Documented 2017 kit from Hip Kit Club and I also have December Daily digital items from Ali Edwards.  I really love being able to print out some of the journal cards!  My gorgeous red album is from Hip Kit Club!

Day 1 – Off we went to Ikea to get some bedding and other city goods that we can’t get in our little town near us.  I love using the 2×2 pocket pages and almost always cut them down to 8 squares.  I found out that I like to have the pages layered and peeking out behind one another in these albums!  The sequins in the Hip Kit DD kit are so pretty!!  Perfect for pockets!  I used my Fuse tool to seal up the pocket!

So many little Pinkfresh Studio & Hip Kit goodies to fill 2×2 pockets!

Day 2 – We decorated our upstairs tree today, plenty of red ornaments!  Lunch made it into the album because it looked very festive!  I tried out my new iPhone tripod too.  Kitty visiting made it into another trimmed down pocket page.


The back side of the cut down pockets and full page photo.

Day 3 – We decorated our new downstairs tree.  Hannah and I made the official decision to keep it all golds, silvers, whites and neutral!  It is the first time I have ever added ribbon and bows to a tree and I love it!  I cut a pocket page down to two 3×4’s  to accompany the big photo!  The Avery tab is totally inspired by Ali Edwards album! Snowflakes are from Crate Paper, the #3 and tag are from Hip Kit DD kit.

Thanks for checking out my pages!  I will have more days to share later this week!


December Daily® is a project developed by Ali Edwards, you can find out more about it by visiting her website!  Ali’s December Daily albums are a huge inspiration!

Pop Up Mini Album

What a fun mini album cut file!  You can find the cut file by Paige Taylor Evans at her Etsy shop Paige has also made a video with instructions on how to fold and then put together the pages.  You can find the video on Paige’s You Tube Channel.  Below you will find some inspiration for what I did with this cute album using Turn the Page by Paige Taylor Evans & Pink Paislee!
 I decided to use double sided paper from Turn the Page for the base of the album.  It gave me the choice to mix and match the pages, as you can have the folds flip either way before adhering them.  The score lines make for easy assembly!  I printed out a photo for each side of the pages and then fiddled around with the fold up triangle for a bit, the options seemed endless!  I decide to go with a configuration of embellishing the pop up to be viewed straight on with the photos, you could also decorate the pop up under each photo at an angle!
I used ALL the bits and pieces from Turn the Page.  Die cuts, stickers, journal pieces, alphabets and chipboard stickers to bring the mini to life!
One tip I have is that if you want to have the mini sitting out in a carousel look, is to use odd number of pages for the album!

Winter Walk Mini

I am sharing a cute little mini album featuring cut files by Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette! You can find a list of the cut files I used at the bottom of the post!

I decided to make an accordion fold album that holds tags.  I started out by cutting two white 12×12 card stock sheets down to 9 x 12 and then scored the sheets into thirds and along the bottom to fold up for a pocket and then attached the two pieces together to make a bigger album.  I made 4 tags from white card stock and  made two tags from photos!  I decided to cut all the files from kraft cardstock since the base of my album was white.  I love how the kraft looks with the solid colors from the Turn the Page collection!  I backed a cut file for each of the pages and added photos.  I decided to use wood veneer as an accent for a natural, outdoorsy feel!  I highly recommend putting your Silhouette to work on these gorgeous cut files and making yourself a mini full of memories!!


The geometric reindeer is a favorite!!  I got out my Prismacolor Pencils to color in the title to match Turn the Page!

The Pie Chart Heart was fussy to back but I think it is my favorite!!

Love the Folk Art Christmas Trees!  I used the off cut from the center of the tree as leaves on the Flower Bunch!

Paige Taylor Evans Cut Files:

Geometric Reindeer (Design ID #229122)

Christmas Trees (Design ID #225909)

Folk Art Christmas Trees (Design ID #216729)

Flower Bunch (Design ID #217947)

Pie Chart Heart (Design ID #219822)


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.


Turn the Page Guest

Today is the day!!  I am thrilled to share my pages using Paige Evan’s new collection Turn the Page!  Paige and Pink Paislee have done it again with an outstanding collection of beautiful scrapbook products!

The very first page I made was “That’s What She Said”  I stitched pink heart sequins around my circle made from floral paper, the sparkle they add is just right!  I fussy cut the quotes from Paper 21 to use as the inspiration for the whole layout.  The title is a nod to The Office, one of my favorite shows!

The next layout I made is called “Fresh Start”  I let the quote determine the color story for this page, with the fresh green and blue!  I added Shimmerz Well Blue Me Down & Rolling In The Hay to the background.  I layered leaves cut from white cardstock, and cut from the deep green paper from Turn the Page.  I went through the embellishments and puffy stickers to find the ones with greens and blues!  I fussy cut the swallow and butterflies from the 12×12 papers.  To finish it off I added the sweet little tab from the sticker book!

For my 3rd layout I was ready to dig into the papers!!  There are 24 papers in Turn the Page with their coordinating b-sides which gives you 48 patterns to play with!!  I chose the big beautiful floral and then coordinated the other papers based from it.  I cut simple long banners and roughed up the edges a bit for a shabby look.  I added some of the pretty ribbon as banners as well.  I used a gorgeous big quote embellishment and more butterflies fussy cut from Paper 04.

For my last layout I used the Follow Your Heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe as my jumping off point.  It is such a great way to use many papers by backing the open spots of a cut file!  I mixed and matched papers trying to have different colors and patterns next to each other!  There was a lot of cutting and fitting but I adore the result!  I used a quote fussy cut from Paper 21 (can you tell I love the quotes?) and made a cluster on the lower right and then a mini cluster on the top left for balance.  The sweet little banner is from the sticker sheet and the flowers are fussy cut from Paper 15.

Last but not least I made a mini album!  My daughter had gone to a sleepover and my husband was busy doing tractor type things so I had plenty of time to scrap!  I cut down the cover from an old novel (bought at a library sale) and readied it to hold my little booklets.  I made 3 signatures with about 5-6 pages in each signature.  I did all my sewing and sticking and decorating before I added the signatures to the cover, it makes it much easier!  I kept the pages fairly simple but cute!  I added a repeating theme with little typed sentiment strips!  I love how it turned out!  Every time I turn a page I will remember this exciting opportunity I had!!


The cover for this next signature was inspired by Steffi Ried’s cool stitching!!