Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sunshine and Rainbows Card

After using Pink & Main's Sunshine die and stamp set to create a layout, I wanted to also use it to create a card. I created this sunshine and rainbows card for my niece's birthday.

I used Pink & Main's Rainbow 6x6 paper pad since it seems to match so perfectly with the Sunshine die and stamp set.

Glue Dots Premium Glue Tape® is my adhesive of choice for flat scrapping. I also used some Pop Up Glue Dots® to add a little dimension to the white panel on my card.

The orange polk-a-dot paper overlaid over the multicolor polk-a-dot paper photographs a bit funky, but in person, it's a great combo! I really do love mixing and matching patterned papers.

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

Friday, September 21, 2018

You Are My Sunshine Layout

This week Glue Dots® has teamed up with Pink & Main for a blog hop. My You Are My Sunshine layout is just one of many projects to spark your creativity along the way and, of course, there are fun prizes!

 While I love the combination of stamps, dies, and Glue Dots® for creating cards, I thought I'd try something a little different and create a layout.

I used Pink & Main's Rainbow 6x6 paper pad to create the border, center square, and photo frame for my layout. Then I used their Sunshine stamp set and matching die to create the "you are my sunshine" embellishment.

For any flat paper on paper scrapping I love to use Glue Dots Premium Glue Tape®. For adding some dimension to my layout (like I did with the photo and sunshine die cut), I always grab for my Pop Up Glue Dots®

 To see what everyone else has created for the hop, continue along with the following links:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Scrapbooking Store September Kit Layout

I'm excited to be working with The Scrapbooking Store's awesome kits once again this month. So, today I've got a Scrapbooking Store September kit layout to share with you and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a discount code if you want to nab one of these kits for

The September kit features Echo Park's Beautiful Life. It's a light and fresh set of papers and coordinating stickers.

If you choose the upgraded kit, you also get my favorite item, these gold American Craft Thickers. I'm a bit of a thicker-a-holic. These are some of my favorite yet. They're foam (so they stick a lot better than the chipboard ones), but they have a metallic gold overlay, so they don't look like foam. They have a true matte gold finish to them. I LOVE them.

A little about the layout itself: Back in February my boys and I headed out to California to visit my sister and my niece. There's a small petting zoo by her, and the main attraction is the guinea pig petting zoo area. You get little baskets of veggies you can feed them while holing them. We have a pet guinea pig, so I figured the boys would get a kick out of a whole pen of them. It did not disappoint!

I used muted patterned papers to frame the photos, while using the add-on stickers to add a pop of color and design to the layout.
Want this kit for your own? Head on over to the Scrapbooking Store and don't forget to use the code SAM10 to get 10% off.

I received my Scrapbooking Store September Kit for free, but all the opinions and projects are mine.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

All Star Basketball Layout

Scrapping sports isn't always the easiest for me, but I really love Paper House's All Star collection. Today I'm attempting an All Star basketball layout.

A little background to this photo. Every year our 4th grade boys scrimmage each other during half time of one of the varsity games. I'm always surprised to see how much the varsity parents enjoy watching these kiddos play. My sister-in-law who owns Taylored4You Photography was photographing the varsity boys and made sure to grab a few photos at halftime for me, too.

This photo of my son coming off the court will always be one of my favorites. He's always a great teammate. He loves the game, and win or lose, he loves to encourage his teammates. I wanted my layout to focus on that, so I created the giant "Team-mate" title with my Silhouette Cameo and then filled in the rest of the layout around the title.

There are lots of great sports themed papers for soccer, baseball, football, and basketball in Paper House's All Star Collection...and with football starting, I'm sure you'll be seeing me use it again soon.

I wrote this post while participating on the Paper House design team.