Tuesday, August 29, 2017

PRE-ORDER Feels Like Fall!

GUYS!! Guess what?! My newest collection "Feels Like Fall" is available for pre-order! This is a smaller collection that others that I've done before, but I still love how it turned out! I definitely love making my collections theme-y, but still useable for everyday projects, so this line is perfect for documenting your fall adventures or your everyday memories! 

Check it out HERE! Yay! Let me know what your favorite products of the line is! 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Definition of a Perfect Day {pls}

Hey y'all! 

I have a new layout up on the Pretty Little Studio blog using my Beautiful Day collection! I just love using this collection for everyday themed projects. It's even good for fish photos! LOL I had to scrap this photo because I think on this particular fishing trip, I caught a bigger fish than Kevin. He outfished me, but I caught the bigger bass. ;) Good times, good times. 

If you'd like to see more of this layout, click HERE. :)  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Beautiful Day Unboxing Video

I finally got around to creating an unboxing video of my most recent collection with Pretty Little Studio: Beautiful Day! I'm so excited to share all of the fun products this go-around. There's a few new things that we haven't included in the collections before, so be sure to check out the entire line HERE in the Pretty Little Studio shop. 

And click HERE to see the unboxing video! I'll be back soon with a round-up of some awesome projects that were created with this collection! :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

XO Layout

Do you watch scrappy Youtube videos? I love them. I watch them a lot. One of my favorites is Adele from Inkie Quill. Her videos are so pretty, for one, and I love how she lets her personality shine through her voiceovers (and her laughing isn't loud and obnoxious like some are!!). I thought I'd channel my "inner-Adele" and make a layout kind of in her style.

It all started out when I wanted to make something paint-y the other day. I had bought some turquoise Dina Wakely paint for Hobby Lobby. I bought it because of Adele, too. She used it in one of her videos and I thought it was the most GORGEOUS shade of blue. And I found it at Hobby Lobby! So I wanted to use my new paint, and so I swashed some on a piece of cardstock, thinking I'd layer some different paints and stamps. But when I started, I remembered the reason I don't play with paint that often: I HATE the drying time! Seriously! It's so frustrating waiting for the layers to dry before you can add more to that page. Yes, you can use a heat tool, but I left mine with Mom since she probably uses it more than I do. 

Anyways, I ended my artsy endeavors at 4 different layers. Haha. I mixed old products with some new goodies that I have recently purchased to embellish the page. I'm really pleased with how this layout turned out! I even added some word stickers and tiny wood veneer like Adele does on so many of her pages! It was kinda fun doing something different and not normally my style! 

Have you ever tried making a project channeling another papercrafter's style? Let me know in the comments! :) 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kittens & Ice Cream {pls}

I'm really excited to share this new layout that I made with my Beautiful Day collection! This is the very first layout that I created in our new home. Yay! It was quite fun to make the other day. I just love creating. I've said this before, but scrapbooking/creating is such a therapy for me. 

For me, starting out is always the hardest part so I began with picking out some journaling cards to use on a scrapbook layout. I like perimeters, so I made a little "challenge" to myself to use some journaling cards on a project other than a pocket page spread. I had a lot of fun doing it too! 

As always, you can check out the full blog post on the Pretty Little Studio blog HERE. :) 

Happy weekend! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Paper Issues Haul!

Long time, no blog post! ;P

Life has just been absolutely crazy, and it's just now settling down a bit. My husband changed jobs to one that does not require us to be on the road all of the time, so that is wonderful. And in the midst of all that, we moved to Ohio. I guess should clarify-- we moved to Ohio for the job. I'll tell more on that later (and some pictures of our new house!), but for now I have some scrappiness to share! 

I got some new products from Paper Issues. I love me some Paper Issues. When new things are released, they're the only ones I buy from. I usually stalk their Paper Issues Friends & Fans group on Facebook to see when they will be posting the new stuff online and I jump on it when it comes out. That way I can make sure I get the products I have my eye on (some stuff sells out pretty quickly and it's never restocked). 

I did a little haul video and uploaded it on my YouTube channel, if you want to see piece-by-piece what I purchased. You can see the video HERE

Have a great Friday! I'm excited that we actually have weekends now! Woo hoo! Two days off! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

{PLS} Card || Mixing Papers

I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today with a new card that I made using the Summer Vibes collection. I just love the bright colors in this collection. They make for the most cheerful cards! 

Visit the Pretty Little Studio blog to read more about this card HERE

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Using Up Your Scraps

I'm still in love with my Beautiful Day collection. Here's another card I made with some scraps that I had on hand from another project I recently made. 

(Sorry I don't have time to write much.)

Visit the blog post on the PLS blog HERE

Friday, June 30, 2017

PLS: Twins Layout

Today I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog with this page:

I kinda went crazy with the patterned papers, diecuts, and stickers. Wait. That just means I had a total blast making this layout right?! Haha. I enjoyed making this page a lot. I think just looking at the pile of pretty products makes my heart flutter. ;)

Visit the entire blog post I wrote up for Pretty Little Studio (including a list of products I used, if you're interested) HERE

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Birthday Card: Clique Kits


I'm sharing my last project that I made with the June Aquarelle kit from Clique Kits today. I have one other layout that I have shared on Instagram that I will share here sometime. This card was super fun to make-- I just love using lots of patterned paper. And if I haven't said this before, this June kit is AMAZING. So, so gorgeous. 

Everything except the small doily on this card is from the kit. I still have so much leftover, and I'm pretty excited about that. ;)

If you haven't checked out Clique Kits, visit their site HERE

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Project Life Process Video || Gossamer Blue

Have you ever checked out Gossamer Blue?? Well GB is my new obsession. Back in May (National Scrapbook Day), I won a 3-month kit subscription to any kit I wanted (they currently offer three different kits). I was SO excited to find out that I had actually won!! Gossamer Blue has recently went all-exclusive, meaning that everything in their kits are made just for them. No American Crafts products or anything. I love that. And man-- these kits are amazing. :) 

I may or may not have splurged and subbed to the scrapbook kit too (I had a gift card). I may cancel that one soon just because we are getting off the road soon and I probably don't need to be spending that money. We'll see! 

Here's a quick & simple page I made with the June Gossamer Blue kit.

I made a process video of this page too, so check that out HERE (I'd love it if you did)! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Project Life: #life

Happy Monday! 

I still have some Project Life spreads to share that I made on National Scrapbook Day back in May, so here's one of them! 

I've been having some problems with depression (?) lately, so if you think of me, say a little prayer for me. A couple of weeks ago, it was SO intense. It's never been that bad. I made a last-minute road trip back to West Virginia for the camp meeting there (and it's been two months since we've been home!) and that was wonderful. I've missed being in church. I've missed people (specifically people I know). I am kind of an extrovert and so I love being with people. Of course there are those rare times I want to be alone, but overall I thrive on human interaction. I think it's all the adjustment of getting married and moving away from home and then being on the road all the time that was just weighing on me. 

Thankfully I'm doing better now. It's still something I face each day, but with the help of the Lord I can be victorious over those overwhelming feelings that want to swallow me up. 

SO! Back to scrappy things. :) 
That striped card is one of my favorites. The colors are just my FAVE! So I used that card to inspire the rest of the spread. I'm trying to use up some stash around here! :)

That arrow paper clip was something that was being used for the other side of the page, so I just used it to clip onto the mirror card on this side too (hope that makes sense).

Hope you have a fantabulous week! :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Love My Life || Process Video using Beautiful Day

I'm really loving my Beautiful Day collection right now. It seems weird to say I love my own designs, but this collection is definitely my favorite one I've made so far!! 

I really wanted to back a negative diecut with some fringed paper. So that's just what I did! :) I had this design all planned out in my brain, and I have to say it doesn't flow quite like I wish I did, but it's alright. All projects can't be our favorites, can they? I do like this page, I just don't love it. 

If you're interested in watching the process video I made for this page, click HERE