Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Snow Fun Scrapbooking Layout

I'm back this week with a couple of projects using Paper House's and winter papers. It might be warm outside, but I'm leaning into the frosty feel with this Snow Fun Scrapbooking Layout.

 
I love a good all over print, and that snowflake paper just nails it. I love the pop of orange! It's so fresh and fun. 

There are some super cute puffy and 3D stickers that coordinate with these papers. The tag in the center had the same snowman printed on it, but I just had to make him dimensional with a puffy sticker. The puffy snowmen are just so cute!

I cut a small snowflake tag from the paper and used that for my journaling tag. These photos were from a quick trip we took to my parents' this past January. They didn't have much snow, but my son really wanted to go out an make a snowbird.

I'll be back Thursday with another layout featuring this fun new snow themed paper. 

Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.

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

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Wild and Free Scrapbooking Layout

I'm back with one last layout using the July Kit from Scrapbooking Store. This Wild and Free Scrapbooking Layout showcases how you can use this kit for camping layout. 

 

I love watching the sky change when the sun starts to go down in Deadwood. Pictures never quite do it justice, but I thought I'd give it a try with this layout. I loved how the pinks in the kit really helped bring out the sky in the photos.  

 

I also thought mixing and matching all the floral patterns was a nice nod to the nature theme of the photos. I used both the included sticker sheet and the upgraded embellishments for this layout.

That's my last of the 6 layouts I made with the July kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Christmas Garland

Instead of the planned confirmation layout post I had scheduled for today, I'm sharing a Christmas in July project instead. Today I have some super fun Christmas garland to share. 

Paper House just released some gorges new Christmas and winter papers and we're celebrating with some Christmas in July projects. Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things, so I couldn't wait to make some garland with this gorgeous new Christmas paper.

There are a whole bunch of pre-printed tags. I cut out some of the 3" x 3" and 3" x 4" tags. Then I used some of Paper House Coordinating Christmas stickers to embellish the tags.


The mix of 3D and puffy stickers adds a lot of texture. The 3D stickers also have glitter and gold foil on them, which makes this garland super pretty. I love this so much that I think I'm going to make another set to use as gift tags to dress up my packages this year.


I'll be back next week with 2 winter themed projects using some of the new paper. 

Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.

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

Friday, July 16, 2021

Confirmation Layout

 My oldest was confirmed this past May. I was looking through my paper stash and realized I had the perfect collection for scrapping the day in this Confirmation Layout.

 

I created 2 layouts from Confirmation Sunday (I'll share the second one next week). This first one shows all the family that came out to share the day and celebrate with us. My family isn't very big, so it was so special to have almost all of them there.  

The banners our church uses for confirmation are very red. I was rearranging some of my paper last weekend and realized not only does Paper House's One Big Happy Family collection have the perfect pops of red in it for these photos, the blue floral paper was almost the same pattern as the dress I wore that Sunday!

I used a mix of card stock stickers, puffy stickers, and some religious themed stickers for my embellishments.


What a great day! 

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

 Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.




Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Leaving Munich Scrapbooking Layout

As promised, I'm back with another layout using the July Kit from Scrapbooking Store. It's another Mt. Rushmore Scrapbooking Layout. Here's my Leaving Munich Scrapbooking Layout.

 

 This is actually the last of 6 layouts I created with the July Kit. I used up just about every scrap of paper. In fact, I didn't even have a 12 x 12 piece of paper left for this one, it's made up of all leftover cuts from the other 5 layouts. Those strips of pink, blue, and red paper? They're actually hiding a hole where the gold arrow paper and plaid paper don't quite meet up.

I found this kit (and the Safe Travels collection from Simple Stories that is featured in the kit) super easy to work with. The colors and patterns seem to combine effortlessly.

I mentioned that this kit is great for all kinds of travel scrapping. Last week I showed how I used it for a road trip, and this week's focuses on international travel. It's really been fun to see how much this kit can do!

I'll be back next week with another layout from this kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

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

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Road Trip Scrapbooking Layout

A new month means a new kit from Scrapbooking Store. I've had so much fun with this kit..in fact, I've used up every last scrap making 6 layouts with it. Today I have the first of 3 I'll be sharing here on my blog; Road Trip Scrapbooking Layout.

July's kit features papers and a sticker sheet from Simple Stories Safe Travels collection. I love a good travel themed collection, and this one is fantastic. It's really versatile and great for everything from small road trips to big international travel. 

If you don't have much for travel photos, this kit is still fantastic. All of the papers have at least one side that isn't travel themed. It's a really fun mix of colors and patterns that are rich and really make your photos stand out.

I used July's kit to tell the story of us taking our camper out to our place in the Black Hills this summer. We took 2 separate vehicles on consecutive days to get out there and it felt like a bit of an adventure. The camper sticker and overstuffed car stickers seemed like the perfect embellishments for this layout.


I'll be back next week with another layout from this kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

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

Thursday, June 24, 2021

17 Years Anniversary Layout

Every year my husband and I take at least one photo when we're celebrating our anniversary. Then, I scrap those photos and put them in a book just for our anniversary celebrations. I love the idea of having a book that I can look back through the years really quickly. Today I have our 17 Years anniversary layout.

 

Some years we celebrate big, some years we go small - this year we just happened to be at our place in the Black Hills over our anniversary. It was a really laid back but super fun way to celebrate. We went out to eat at one of our favorite places in Deadwood (with the kids), went exploring with the ATV's and side-by-side, and went for a hike on our property with the dogs. 

For this layout I went diving into my Paper House stash. I had a piece of this new Pink Floral/Stripes patterned paper that I hadn't used yet, and thought it might be pretty. I also thought it just might work with the Greenery patterned paper if I could find just the right piece of paper to tie them both together. Enter the white wood grain Beach -Tags patterned paper for that job. It has a hint of blue-grey to it that worked well with both floral papers and worked nicely as a base to ground everything.

 

I used tags from Rose Garden Tags patterned paper for embellishments and as a journaling tag. 



I finished up with a variety of stickers in different textures to add some dimension to my layout. I used Be Yourself 3D Stickers, HP Moment Makers Love Clear Stickers, and Everyday Moments Puffy Stickers.
 

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

 Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Mt. Rushmore Scrapbooking Layout

I have a second layout using the June Kit from Scrapbooking Store. It's another Mt. Rushmore Scrapbooking Layout. 

There are a lot of ways to view Mt. Rushmore from a bunch of different angles. I put a few of my favorite views from our walk around the park all in one layout.

I used embellishments from both the main kit (there is always a sticker sheet included in the kit) and the Embellishment Upgrade Kit. The embellishment upgrade this month is a fun mix of ephemera and shaped stickers.

I really love the prints in this collection. I love the classic red, white, and blue with a bit of aqua mixed in. They all really pop against the white backgrounds. 


If you want more inspiration with this kit, check out my blog post from last week, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

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

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Rushmore Selfie Scrapbook Layout

It's June, which means a brand new kit from Scrapbooking Store. Today I have  Rushmore Selfie Scrapbook Layout to share featuring this month's kit.

 

This month's kit has everything you need to prepare for the 4th of July. It features papers and stickers from Echo Park America. As you can probably tell it includes lots of red, white, and blue and patriotic symbols.

 

While it's great for Independence Day scrapping, I decided that this kit would also be fantastic for scrapping photos that we took at Mt. Rushmore a few summers ago. The Upgraded Embellishment Kit includes some patriotic ephemera from Pebbles Inc that really adds to the versatility of the main kit. 

For something a little different, I decided to use the gold US ephemera as a journaling tag. Because the tag has a shiny finish, you need to use a marker for slick surfaces. My favorite markers for that task are American Crafts Slick Writers. They come in fine, medium, and wide tips and in a variety of colors.


I'll be back next week with another layout from this kit, and you can always find more on Scrapbooking Store's Facebook page

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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hiking Layout

 I'm back with more Great Outdoors layouts. Last time it was a one page layout, this week I have a 2 page hiking layout to share. 


We spent about 3 hours hiking around, exploring, and finding all the boundaries of our new property. I took a few pictures along the way and thought it would be nice to fit all of my favorites onto one - two page layout.

Once again, I reached for Paper House Great Outdoors for scrapping my outdoor hiking style photos. Our property is full of pine trees, so I thought it would be fun to use the green and white pine tree paper for the background.


Great Outdoors has a lot of embellishments to choose from, so I leaned into the tree and hiking themes and chose woodgrains, trees, and hiking themed object for my embellishments. 

Remember, you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Lighthouse Layout

This past March I got to go on vacation with just my youngest. It was fun to spend some time traveling with just the two of us. While Dad and Older Brother were out west snowmobiling, we headed east to the beach for some sun and sea. Here's a lighthouse layout from that trip. 

 

 A family rule of thumb is to climb everything you can possibly climb. The view is always worth it! Our first day at Hilton Head Island, we headed to the iconic red and white lighthouse and made the climb to take in the views.

I knew that Paper House Discover USA collection had some great nautical/coastal themed papers. The blues in the collection really made the red in my photos pop. Paper House also has stickers dedicated to different states. Being able to use South Carolina themed stickers really helped personalize the layout. I also used a HHI sticker that the merchants were handing out when you made a purchase at a store. 

 


If you're planning a road trip or getaway this summer, check out Discover USA for scrapping your photos, and remember you can always save 20% on your entire purchase at Paper House by using code PH20SAMANTHA when you check out.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Happy Day Cards

Today I have a set of Happy Day cards. I made these for Mother's Day, but they could just as easily be used for a birthday or congratulations card. 

 

 This is another set of cards where I tried to use just card stock, stickers, and die cuts. Both of these cards were made with  planner stickers and die cuts from Mommy Lhey.

I love a clean and simple looking card. I added a little extra detail by layering white card stock on top of itself and adding a little de-bossed border around the whole card as well. I really liked the girl with the umbrella, so I started with her and picked other embellishments that coordinated to build out the card.

The gold foil accents on these embellishments are really the star of this card. To ground the "happy day" sentiment, I layered 3 washi tape looking stickers behind the sentiment.

I hope you have a happy day, too!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hideaway Layout

We recently bought land in the Black Hills (South Dakota). After everything finally went through, we made a quick trip out as a family to our property. We had to stop and take a picture with the road sign in the background. This is my Hideaway Layout from that photo. 

 

Paper House Great Outdoors will always be one of my favorite collections. It's just the perfect collection for scrapping wilderness, hiking, fishing, hunting, or camping photos. There are tons of fun patterned papers full of deep, earthy colors.

There are also a ton of coordinating embellishments (like card stock stickers, 3D stickers, enamel stickers, puffy stickers, stick on pockets, and epoxy clips to name just a few) that you can use the collection over and over again and create completely different looking layouts each time.


With our new property, I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of layouts featuring Great Outdoors.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Thank You Cards

I needed a few thank you cards and I just happened to receive a package of goodies from Mommy Lhey. I decided to put those 2 things together and I came up with these thank you cards. 

 

 

It has been a very long time since I created cards without any patterned paper on them. I started out paper crafting making cards, mostly just with stamps and colored card stock. When I began to scrapbook, I fell in love with all the pretty patterned paper and it made its way into my cards. It felt like a bit of a fun throwback challenge to create with just stickers, stamps, and ink.  


This first thank you note is going to the ladies who board our dogs when we can't take them with us. I chose the cute pet sticker on the front of the card first, and then built the rest of the card around that. I also thought it would be fun to send a couple of vinyl stickers from Paper House in the card. They say "Home is Where the Dog is" and "Home is Where the Cat is."


For this second card, I chose the 3 floral stickers from a planner sticker set. I then built the card around those 3 stickers. It's hard to see in the photo, but the stickers all have a pretty gold foil edging to them that makes them a great focal point.

It was super fun to step outside of my comfort zone for these cards, and I hope the recipients enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.