Friday, May 26, 2017

We Love You Mini Album

Hello! I'm excited to be bringing you my post for Paper House and Xyron's Family blog hop. Make sure to head on over to Paper House's blog, Facebook page to enter to win some great prizes from both manufacturers! My project is a We Love You mini album.


My sweet 2 year old niece lives far away from us, so I thought it would be fun to create a mini album full of pictures of our family with her (we just got back from visiting her), telling her the ways we love her.


I used a mix of Paper House One Big Happy Family and Hello Baby Girl to create the pages for my album.


I ran the photos and journaling tags through Xyron's 3" Sticker maker before adding them to my pages.


To keep this book kid friendly, I used only flat sticker embellishments from Paper House like the Embrace Today Labels, Family Planner Stickers, Beach Clear Stickers, Live Bold Planner Stickers, Bohemian Friends Clear Stickers, Embrace Today Planner Stickers, and Our Wedding Clear Stickers.


To make this a book my niece can actually flip through again and again without damage, I used Xyron's Creative Station to laminate the pages.


Finally, I spiral bound the whole thing with We R Memory Keepers Cinch.


I love that paper crafting projects can bring us closer together even though we may live far apart! This We Love You mini album is certainly one of those projects that can bridge the miles.


I wrote this post while working on the Paper House Design Team.
I received products from Xyron to create projects for this post.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Silhouette Cameo Winter Layouts

I know spring is in full swing, but I got on a roll creating some snowy winter layouts. I got through almost all of my snowy winter photos in one afternoon, because the winter creativity was just flowing. Today I'm sharing 2 Silhouette Cameo Winter Layouts.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the titles for both of these layouts. I cut the title from my main piece of patterned paper, and then backed the cutouts with a contrasting patterned paper. 


Both layouts also use Pebbles Inc Winter Wonderland collection. I've got to say this is one of my all time favorite winter collections. It's fun and bright without being overly cutesy. I stocked up on it a bit, because it's just so fun.


The big bold titles on these layouts really help make them pop. I love how versatile my Silhouette Cameo is!


Do you stick to scrapping in the current season, or do you scrap whatever you feel like?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Striped Birthday Card

Today I have a striped birthday card to share. It's a great way to use up your scraps, too!


This card went to one of my nephews. I always find it a bit tough to make cards for tween/teenage boys. I played around with a few color combos before I came up with this one. 


While I'm using this card for a birthday, I think it would make a neat graduation or congratulations card, too. I chose the "hooray!" stamp from SRM's Birthday Plans Stamp Set. I used a oval from My Favorite Things Dienamics Wonky Oval dies to create the base for the "hooray!" I decided it needed a bit more color, so I stamped a few stars (also from Birthday Plans) and colored them in.


This striped birthday card is a fun way to wish someone a very happy birthday!

I wrote this post while participating on the SRM design team.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Lord is Kind Bible Journaling

You can find me over on the SRM blog today with some Bible journaling.


Head on over to the SRM blog to see all the details for this project.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wedding Card

You can find me over on the SRM blog today with a wedding card.


Head on over to the SRM blog to see all the details. Don't you just love wedding season?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Clean and Simple Birthday Card

There just happen to be a lot of birthdays in May in my husband's family. Add to that Mother's Day and graduations, and May is a big month for card making for me. Today I wanted to share a clean and simple birthday card I created for one of my nephews.


I've seen a simple plaid created with card stock many times, but never tried it. I love the clean look of it, and it really is such a simple technique. I love shades of blue, so I used 2 complimentary shades of blue and a pop of orange to add some contrast.


I used SRM's Birthday Plans stamp set for my greeting and candle. I used Copic markers to add a bit more color to the greeting. I used some Pop Up Glue Dots® to add my card front to my card base. I love the clean look of white on white, and the Pop Up Glue Dots® help give a tone on tone layer look with a little extra dimension.


This clean and simple birthday card is just one of 3 I'll be making this month. Do you find that you have a month where you tend to make a lot more cards?

I wrote this post while participating on both the Glue Dots® and SRM design teams.