Thursday, January 10, 2019

Snow Layout

We had a very short time between snowfalls this past year. Our first big snowfall of the season happened on October 14! Today I'm sharing a snow layout I created with a photo from that early snow.


My 10 month old puppy was so excited to be out in the snow, that this is quite honestly the only decent photo I got. In all the other photos, Walter is just a blur or already halfway out of frame. He's especially fast when he's excited! 


Everything I used on this layout, except for the journaling card, is from the Scrapbooking Store's January kit. It's a really versatile winter/snow themed kit this month. The other layout I created with this kit was bold and bright, where this one is much more soft and subdued. I love that I can get both vibes from one kit!


We haven't had a lot of snow since this early snowfall, so I'm glad I was able to at least get one photo of my pup's winter shenannigans.

 I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store design team.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Winter Layout

January's here and that means cold weather, snow, and lots of winter fun. It also means the January Scrapbooking Store kit is out, and I have a brand new winter layout to share using it.


With the snow lovers in my family, this kit was perfect for me. There are a ton of pretty patterns, and the pop of red adds something a little unexpected to the standard winter theme.


The upgrade for January's kit includes some fun New Year's word stickers, pretty ribbon, and (my absolute favorite) some gorgeous snowflake stickers. Photos just don't do these babies justice. They are a kind of vellum-y with silver foil and a hint of blue color. You're going to LOVE them. 


If you have any winter scrapping to do, you're going to love January's kit!

I wrote this post while on the Scrapbooking Store Design Team.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Quick Mini Cards

If you're like me quick crafts are about all you have time for this time of year.  That's why I have a set of quick mini cards to share today. I'm using them in my teacher gifts, but the 3 3/4" square size makes them perfect for just about anything.


I used papers and stickers from the December Scrapbooking Store kit. I loved everything about this kit. The papers in it are a great mix of traditional and modern Christmas colors.


Fun fact, a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" card fits perfectly inside one of Amazon's square gift card gift boxes. It doesn't get much easier than an Amazon gift card in a pretty box with a quick hand made mini card for a teacher gift (or a gift for a friend or family member).


To keep these looking a bit more interesting (simple doesn't have to mean plain), I used a lot of Pop-Up Glue Dots. The dimensional adhesive gives a layered look to the cards, even though there aren't any paper layers.


I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas!

I wrote this post while working for the Scrapbooking Store and Glue Dots design teams.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Glory to God Christmas Decor

It's December, which means there's a new kit out for the Scrapbooking Store. I love the collection of Christmas papers they put together for this kit. I have lots of plans for it, but today I'm starting with this Glory to God Christmas decor.


I created a simple printable of Luke 2:14. Then I printed it out on one of the more solid colored papers from the December kit. I layered on top of a more bold patterned paper, and then attacked it to a wood sign. You can download the printable for yourself here.




I used gold star rub-ons from the kit upgrade to add a little extra sparkle to the printable. I used Craft Glue Dots® to hold it all together. I know the stick will last so I can use this home decor piece for years to come.


Creating home decor pieces for Christmas is one of my very favorite things to do, and this one was so simple!

I received the Scrapbooking Store December Kit for free but all of the projects and opinions are my own.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Scrapbooking Store November Kit Layout

I'm back with another Scrapbooking Store November kit layout. It really is just a gorgeous kit, and so easy to create with.


I had to use that multi-color tiny leaf print. I love an all over tiny print. So pretty!


There are some really lovely stickers included in the kit and the upgraded kit. They're perfect for layering. We go to the same pumpkin patch every year for pumpkins, so I opted for lots of word stickers instead of traditional journaling. 


Such a great autumn kit!

I received my kit from the Scrapbooking Store for free, but all of the projects and opinions are my own.



Monday, November 12, 2018

Scrapbooking Store Autumn Layout

It's time for November's kit from the Scrapbooking Store! I so look forward to getting this kit every month. Today I have a Scrapbooking store autumn layout to share.


Every year we head to the corn maze by our house and have a fun family outing. I just knew this kit was going to be perfect for our family corn maze photo.


The kit features papers from Authentique Pleasant. There are some lovely patterned papers, but my favorite thing about the kit are the thick printed card stock like papers. Green, kraft, brown, and vanilla are all included in the kit. One side has a subtle polka dot print and the other a subtle stripe.


The upgrade kit includes some lovely lace in shades of orange, and lots of fun coordinating stickers (you know I love my coordinating stickers). This might just be my favorite Scrapbooking Store kit yet! 

I received my kit from the Scrapbooking Store for free, but all of the projects and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Glue Dots and Paper House Productions and a Giveaway

This week is a pretty fun week for me. Glue Dots and Paper House Productions have teamed up together, and since I design for both of them, it's double the fun for me! I have 2 layouts to share and I have my very own give away since these 2 companies are some of my very favorite for crafting.



For Glue Dots® I created this layout about how my husband and I celebrated our 14th anniversary. It features Paper House's Color Wash collection and some of their awesome Faux Enamel stickers. The layout is based off the following sketch.


You can find out all the details (and specific Glue Dots® and Paper House products I used) on the Glue Dots® blog.






For Paper House, I reached for my one of my favorite collections for scrapping sports: All Star. In one paper pad, you get papers and stickers to scrap basketball, football, soccer, and baseball!


To keep everything together, I used Glue Dots Premium Glue Tape and Pop Up Glue Dots.


Now for the giveaway. I have a Marbelous Paper Pad and matching stickers from Paper House and from Glue Dots I have an assortment of my favorite dots and a tape runner. Entering is simple, just leave me a comment here on this blog post, and you're entered. If you'd like extra entries, just pop on over to my Facebook Page and/or my Instagram and find my giveaway post, leave a comment, and you'll get another entry. It's that simple. I'll announce the winner next week.

I hope you enjoy this week of Glue Dots and Paper House as much as I do!