Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Travel Memorabilia Envelope

Today I have a fun travel project for Paper House and Scrapbook Adhesives. If you're like me, you collect a lot of memorabilia (tickets, maps, programs, etc.) when you travel. I have a step by step tutorial for creating memorabilia envelope that's durable enough to take with you when your traveling. It also has a fun pattern, so all the leftover bits that don't fit a scrapbook page can go back into the envelop, and the envelope can be added right into your album.

To create this envelope you'll need 2 pieces of Paper House's Clear Cuts Acetate Paper, (I used 1 sheet of Discover USA and one sheet of Southwest Adventure Feathers), Paper House Southwest Clear Stickers, Scrapbook Adhesive Adhesive Lines, a way to score paper, and some velcro (optional).

Cut your top piece of acetate to 7 1/2" wide by 12" tall. Cut your bottom piece to 11" tall by 12" wide.

Score the top sheet of acetate 1/2" from the top edge, 1/2" from the bottom edge, and 1/2" from the left edge. Fold in along all of the score lines.

Score the bottom sheet of acetate 7 1/4" from the left edge. Fold the piece of acetate along the score line.

Trim the short edge towards the score line into a point to form your envelope flap.

Add Adhesive Lines to the 1/2" scored areas of your top sheet of acetate.

Slide the bottom sheet of acetate into the top sheet of acetate to create your envelope. Press down firmly where you placed the Adhesive Lines to create a tight seal. 

I added some self adhesive velcro to the flap of my envelope to keep it shut. I hid the velcro under a sticker from the Southwest Clear Stickers set (you can see some of the white of the velcro peeking out from underneath the sticker in the photo above).

I also punched holes through the edge of my envelope so it can be added to my scrapbook. I take the envelope with me on vacation to collect items. When I get home, I add the smaller items like tickets to scrapbook pages, then I leave larger items like maps in the envelope and put it directly into my album near my vacation layouts.

This travel memorabilia envelope is a great way to keep everything in one place. Creating it from sheets of acetate makes it more durable than using paper. If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to ask it in the comments or send me an e-mail.

This post was written while participating on the Paper House Design Team. I also received product from Scrapbook Adhesives to create this post.

Mother's Day Gift Card Holder

I'm over on the SRM blog today sharing a pretty gift card envelope perfect for a Mother's Day gift card holder.

Head on over to the SRM blog to get all the details.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Birthday Countdown Sign

You can find me over on the SRM blog today with a birthday countdown sign.

Head on over to the SRM blog to find all the details on making this with some SRM vinyl and a Silhouette Cameo.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Isaiah 53 Bible Journaling

I have always loved the message of Good Friday. I love the time it gives for reflection and the message of Christ crucified that I may live. I love that our sorrow is short lived and we look forward to an Easter of rejoicing. Today I wanted to do a bit of Isaiah 53 Bible journaling.

I wrote Isaiah 53:5 in the shape of a cross. I then went over my writing with an eraser to distress the words a bit. I shaded over the words with a brown pencil to give the cross a more solid feel.


While purple isn't usually my favorite color, it is the color of lent. It was definitely the right feel for this page. I used 3 different colors of purple Distress ink and sponged it on the background. I just used a bit of scratch paper to mask off the cross.

I hope you have time to reflect this Good Friday. Have a blessed Easter!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Camping Layout

The weather's warming up which is making me really antsy to get our there and camp. Since we're not quite ready to take the camper out yet, I thought I'd do something else I love and scrap some camping photos instead. Today I have a camping layout that's all about camping with our dog, Steve.

I may have stock piled a bit of Pink Paislee's Outfitters collection. This collection is so bright and fun. It's full of great prints...I mean, how can you not love that camper?!?

The puffy stickers are some of my favorite!  I had a hard time not using the entire sticker sheet on one layout. There's just something about the look of puffy stickers that makes me happy.

My title was pretty simple, so to keep it from looking plain I mixed up the alphas that I used. Changing the material (stickers to chipboard) and the color added a bit of interest. You could get a similar look by cutting your title with the Silhouette (which I do often), but I still love using alphabet stickers, too.

This camping layout is just going to have to tide me over until the camping season starts up again! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Multi Photo Football Layout

I'm still working through my football photos. Today I have a multi photo football layout to share.

I've had these football themed papers and stickers from Paper House's All Star collection sitting in my stash for quite a while. I decided to finally sit down and use it. I was fortunate enough to be quick enough to snap some photos of my son's touchdown during a flag football game. It was only with my iPhone, but they're still photos of the fun moment.

I printed out a series of photos that that show his reception, run for the touchdown, and all his friend piling on him in celebration in the end zone. It was a really cute moment, and I'm so glad to have the memory on paper. 

Since the photos tell a story in linear order, I literally scrapped the photos in a top down line. It's an easy way to make sure the story is told in order. This multi photo football layout is ready for the books...and my football player is already ready for next season!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Goodie Bags

You can find me over on the SRM Blog today with 3 different spring goodie bags.

Head on over to the SRM blog to get all the details on these fun patterned bags.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paradise Found Birthday Card

Last week was my sister's birthday. For her card I decided to mix in some bright summery paper to create this paradise found birthday card.

My sister has always liked flamingos. There are lots of super fun flamingos as part of Paper House's Paradise Found collection, so I decided to use it for my sister's birthday card. There are 3 parts to the Paradise Found collection; Florida, Cruise, and Beach. Everything I used for this card can be found in the Paradise Found Beach collection.

Since the paper is pretty bright on its own, I kept y layers simple. I uses My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Stitched Ovals Dies to cut the layers for my "happy birthday." After I added my greeting, I felt like the card needed a little something extra, so I added a flower puffy sticker from Paradise Found. I'm pretty sure Paper House's puffy stickers are my very favorite new thing. They're so much fun and add that extra touch to cards and layout.

I think this paradise found birthday card turned out bright and fun and shows that a beach themed collection can be great for birthday cards too!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

School Photo Scrapping

I'm working on some school photo scrapping again. This time I have my youngest son's 3rd grade photo.

Since I take photos of my kids every year, I don't get too worried about school pictures. I let them pick out whatever shirt they want as long as it's clean and not too out there. My kid wanted to wear his shirt that's currently his favorite and it is this crazy shade of bright orange-y yellow, and the logo is bright blue. I could not believe that Jillibean Soup had paper that coordinated with his shirt...and it's school themed! Alphabet Soup II really made this layout come together.

I knew I also had to use the "Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind" tag. If that phrase doesn't sum up this goofy kid with a big heart, I don't know what does. Since the colors on this layout are pretty bright, I kept the lines of my layout pretty clean. The large photo also helps draw your eye. I don't use 5x7 photos too often, but in this case, I thought the larger size worked really well.

Just a few more photos and I'll be all caught up on my school photo scrapping. Do you like scrapping school photos?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sing to the Lord Bible Journaling

You can find me over on the SRM Blog today with this sing to the Lord Bible journaling.

Head on over to the SRM blog to see all the details of this Bible journaling entry.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Game Time Chip Wrap Free Printable

I received these Salt and Vinegar Veggie Chips free from Sensible Portions, but any opinions of the chips are my own.

It's that time in March where we will have the TV tuned to college basketball games, and there are multiple brackets filled out, and our conversations will center around more basketball. We have a blast watching March Madness, and I love adding a few little surprises to our game watching.

My 8 year old, who also happens to be the biggest sports fan in our family, is a huge fan of Sensible Portions' Garden Veggie Straws, so when they offered me the opportunity to try the Sea Salt & Vinegar Veggie Chips I jumped at the chance. We weren't disappointed! These are super tasty, vinegar-y not overpowering, and (according to my 10 year old) not vegetable-y (which is amazing since they are made with potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and beets). These are available right now at select Kroger locations. Once you pick some up, head a little further down this post to grab your free Game Time Wrap Printable so you can make your own Game Time chips, too!

Getting these ready for basketball watching was super simple. I covered the chip can in a little patterned paper and created a "Game Time" printable to wrap around the can.

Just cut it out and attach it to your Veggie Chips container.

I used Glue Dots® Glue Lines to adhere everything to the Veggie Chip container. Since there's no drying tie with Glue Dots®, this whole project can be completed in under 10 minutes - that's shorter than half time at a basketball game! Will you be spending lots of time talking basketball during March, too?

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Flag Football Layout

I love watching my kids play sports, but I can't say I love scrapping the photos. To start with, I don't take a lot of photos, because I get caught up in watching them play. I also have a hard time getting the right feel to my layouts. But...I've procrastinated scrapping my son's first season of flag football long enough, so here's my first flag football layout.

It was the first year our local rec flag football decided to participate in the NFL Play 60 program. It was so much fun! The kids were put on "NFL" teams and got jerseys from the teams as well.

My kids just happened to be on the Redskins, so I made sure to grab some of Echo Park's Football Mini Collection. Someone over there must have known my kids were going to need burgundy and gold football paper!

Since most football themed embellishments are brown, but this collection uses grey instead, I ended up cutting the paper apart and using those cutouts as embellishments.

Thanks to the right colored football collection, this flag football layout came together pretty easily! Do you like scrapping sports?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I am over on the SRM blog today with some Bible journaling using one of SRM's brand new Bible journaling stamp sets.

Head on over to the SRM blog to see all the details on this Heaven & Earth Bible Journaling.

Monday, March 6, 2017

St. Patty's Day Tubes

You still have plenty of time to make these fun St. Patty's Day Tubes that I'm sharing over on the SRM Blog today.

 Head on over to the SRM blog to see all the details on making your own rainbow and pot of gold tubes.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. Patty's Day Card

It's March, and that means it's almost time for St. Patty's Day! I have a good bit of Irish blood in me, and I love sending a St. Patty's Day card our 2 out to the relatives who are responsible for my Irish heritage.

Half the fun every year is picking what St. Patty's or Irish themed collection to use. This year I decided to go with bright and whimsical with Doodlebug's Happy Go Lucky collection. While it's mostly shades of green, there are some fun rainbow pops (like the polka dot paper in the background of my card). And, who could resist those fun shamrocks. I love Doodlebug Doodle Pop stickers. I just happened to have a shamrock one on hand, so I used that to add dimension to my card.

I used a rub on from Moxxie for my sentiment. I liked how it blended in instead of becoming a focal point. I really wanted the eye to be drawn more to the Doodle Pop Sticker than the sentiment.


I don't always decorate the insides of my cards, but I felt like this one needed a little something. I used a simple cut out card from Happy Go Lucky to add a rainbow colored "Happy St. Pat's Day".

Do you make cards for St. Patty's Day or celebrate in any way? I love to hear your plans.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Discover USA Road Trip Layout

I am fast falling in love with Paper House's Discover USA collection. Besides loving the colors and patterns in this collection, I quickly finding it very versatile. I have a farm themed birthday card using the collection over on the Paper House blog today, and I wanted to share a very different side of the collection here with a Discover USA road trip layout.

This bold stripe is one of my very favorite papers in the collection. I love a good stripe, and the pops of white between each stripe give the paper a modern feel.

There are a ton of great embellishments with this collection. Here, I've mixed some of the 3D stickers with the card stock stickers to create a little cluster of embellishments and the perfect place to add some journaling.

I think my product, though, from this collection are the puffy stickers. They are so much fun to use and add a lot of dimension to the layout.

If you'd like to see more of the versatility of this collection head on over to the Paper House blog to check out my farm themed birthday card.

I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House Design Team.