Monday, February 19, 2018

Bible Journaling Stamps on a Layout

Today I'm challenging myself to try something new and I'm using Bible Journaling Stamps on a layout.

You can find all the details on this layout on the SRM Blog.

Friday, February 16, 2018

11 Years Layout

My kiddos just keep getting older. I'm so thankful for this hobby every time I do a layout like this 11 years layout. It helps me freeze a little spot in time to remember who they are at right this exact moment in time.

I'm just about done using up my stash of American Crafts True Stories. There are a lot of great stickers and embellishments in this collection, so I had a lot to chose from for embellishments.

I love the little naked wood embellishments that are in a lot of American Crafts collections. You can paint, stain, or ink them as well, but I usually love the look of them just plain.

I love this snapshot of this kid! It's so him, right now at this moment.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Brothers Layout

I'm still working on getting through my paper stash. Today I'm stash busting with this Brothers Layout.

I've found that, when I'm using up my stash, I often don't have the alphabet stickers I need for creating titles (I always seem to be missing the vowels and the letters s and t). When that happens, I just pop open my computer and create a title with my Silhouette Cameo. From creation to cutting, it's often just as fast as trying to get individual alpha stickers placed in the right spot.

The paper from my stash that I'm busy using up is American Crafts True Stories. I grabbed some of the cork stickers for embellishments. With the wood background in the photo, I thought the natural look of the cork went well. I was even able to use one as part of the title.

More of the stash is used up, and I love seeing these two together on this Brothers Layout.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Nine Years Layout

I'm continuing to work through my stash of paper. I'm not a saver (when it comes to patterned paper), but some times I have so much of it that I accidentally end up with a huge stash anyways. My project today is a nine years layout of my younger son using American Crafts True Stories.

If you follow my blog, you know that I like to take my kids' photos every year and then do a layout about who they are at that age. They grow and change so much, it's kind of fun to look back and see what favorite things have changed or stayed the same over time and how they're growing as people. 

As far as layout details go: I've always loved wood accents, but I've never been great at using them on layouts. This is probably the larges wood embellishment I've ever used. It worked out great for this layout. I left it unaltered, and just added some enamel dots right around the 9.

I can't believe this nine years layout is the last single digit layout I'll make for either of my kids. Do you mark the years any special way in your scrapbooking?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Coordinates Vinyl Sign

You can find me over on the SRM blog today with a coordinates vinyl sign.

Find out all the details on how to make this sign that's perfect for Valentine's Day over on the SRM blog.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top Ten Posts of 2017

I've joined with a great group of craft bloggers to bring you our top ten posts of 2017.  Hopefully you came to me from Tenia Nelson's blog, and after you're done here, you can head over to
Rebecca Keppel's blog to check out her top ten posts of 2017. You can find the entire list at the end of 
the post. Now on to my top 10 favorite projects from this year:

1. I Am Redeemed Bible Journaling - Bible Journaling is a fairly new craft to me, and I love it. I love using this as a way to try new and different mixed media techniques while delving into my Bible studies.

2. 10 Years Layout - I love taking my kids' pictures every year and then journaling about who they are. I'm also in love with this patterned paper by Fancy Pants.

3. Wand Holder - Not only does the Harry Potter geek in me love this project, this has also been the most popular post on my blog this year.

4. Paradise Found Birthday Card - I joined Paper House's Design team for 2017 and loved every minute of it...and Paradise Found was one of my favorite collections. I mean, check out that super fun flamingo.

5. Halloween Mini Album - One of my favorite projects is the annual Halloween mini album that I make.

6. Love Is An Open Door Valentines Day Sign - If you need some Valentine decor, you can't go wrong with this Frozen themed sign.

7. Kids and Dog Layout - We love our Dog, and I love how my kids' pictures with him turned out this year.

8. Eight Years Layout - My younger son's annual layout.

9. Thanks So Much Card - Clean and simple is my go to style when it comes to card making. This card is the essence of what I love doing.

10. Love Layout - No roundup would be complete without a layout with a picture of me with my favorite guy.

I hope you enjoyed my favorite projects of 2017. I'm looking forward to lots of fun crafting in 2018! You can see all of the blog hop participants below for even more great inspiration.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Little Town of Bethlehem Bible Journaling

Did you know you can use vinyl in Bible jounaling? Check out how I used it for this little town of Bethlehem Bible journaling on the SRM blog.

Find all the details for creating this on SRM blog.