Back to Scrappin!

Hi everyone!

It’s been forever since I’ve posted on my scrapbooking blog. Been forever since I’ve scrapped actually….

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been realizing that I really missed memory keeping. I dabbled in mini albums and Project Life, but I missed creating layouts. I’ve been so caught up in my mixed media projects that I lost interest in scrapbooking for a while. If you’d like to see my other artsy endeavors, you can visit my other blog HERE.

But for now I’d like to keep my scrapbooking and my art work separate. So today I will share just a couple of things I’ve been working on, easing myself back into the scrapbooking world 🙂

I’ve always loved Heidi Swapp stuff, and digging into my stash I found a bunch of blank Memory Files and related product. I stitched the files together like a book, and have been adding random photos to make a mini album.

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I also created this layout using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and using the Sketchy Saturday sketch from Paper Issues.
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be back soon with more fun layouts 🙂

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Club CK Happenings


This week has been a busy one for me over at Club Creating Keepsakes. It started off when I was notified that two of my recent layouts were chosen as Gallery Highlights. You can view them here. I really loved those layouts!!

In other CK news, I have to post my Issue Challenge entries for the last 3 challenges. I got a little behind with this! So, this challenge (#2)was to use a camera embellishment on the layout. I had these photos of Macie sitting on my desk and they almost got lost in the mess there. Luckily, I found them and was able to get her first day of school layout completed using Amy Tangerine’s Sketchbook papers.


Supplies used-Patterned paper, die cuts, sticker,alphas, fabric tags: American Crafts; Pen: K&Co; Cardstock: DCWV

Next up is Issue Challenge #3-to use numbers on your layout. As most of you know, I have a huge family. 🙂 Every time we are all together and go eat it’s always “Party of 7?!” We are a big, loud, fun (mostly LOL) family. My oldest daughter always laughs when she comes home from college because it’s “so loud and crazy” at home! I think she’s gotten way too used to the silence of her dorm, so we make sure to give her a good dose of crazy when she comes home :). Anyway, here is my layout that I am putting in MY book, with a little note about our chaos (once again using those Amy Tangerine Sketchbook papers) Journaling reads: “So we have a big family…but you know what? I wouldn’t change a thing! We all get along for the most part. I couldn’t imagine my life without the chaos we endure every day. That is what makes a house a home and our family unique. We will always have each other-I love my big family:)”:


Supplies used-Patterned paper, fabric tag, alphas, sticker: American Crafts; Punch: Creative Memories; Pen: K&Co; stickers: Recollections

Issue Challenge #4 has us using paper airplanes on a layout. The night before this challenge came out I had been working on a project, and it was almost done, but I felt like it needed a little something else. When I saw the challenge I knew it was the exact thing I needed to add. So I did. It’s not a traditional layout. I am using Heidi Swapp’s memory files to document our summer vacation. I plan on doing another separate post on that fabulous-ness when I am done with my project :).


Supplies used-Heidi Swapp Memory File folders, trims, and banner; Washi Tape: K&Co, 7 Gypsies; Sticker: Crate Paper; Punch: Fiskars; Pen: Pitt; Font: MS Courier New; Spray Mist: Smooch; Stencil: Crafters Workshop

And there you have it! Sorry about the long post, but I needed to get caught up 🙂 Stay tuned later this week for my Frosted Designs DT reveal and Challenge Me Happy DT reveal….

Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays 9.6

Good morning everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day and long weekend 🙂 After spending six months on the Fabulous Friday Design Team for Frosted Designs, I decided to switch over to the Tuesday Sketch Team. I am very excited to be joining some very talented ladies there and look forward to doing something a little different. Here is this week’s sketch, designed by Debbie:


And here is my take on that sketch using some photos from our vacation last summer. I am still trying to finish up that vacation book!! 🙂



Enjoy your day and remember to visit Frosted Designs to link up your project for the chance to win an awesome kit from Artful Delight!

Sketchy Thursdays 8.18 Guest DT Layout and Other Exciting News….

It’s Thursday again and time for my third guest DT layout I created for Sketchy Thurdays. I thought this was a really interesting sketch, very different and I ended up really happy with the end result. Here is the sketch:



And here is my layout based on that sketch:



As for my exciting news…I had two layouts published this week in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. This is the second time I’ve had my work published there–there are so many great projects to see, so go by and check it out!
I hope you all enjoy your day 🙂