Monday, May 29, 2017

Mother's Day Cards

Happy Monday! 

Today I'm sharing my Mother's Day cards I made for my mom and mother-in-law! I love the Maggie Holmes fringed hearts embellishments, so I made my own out of patterned paper. I first diecut the hearts with my Silhouette Cameo and then layered strips of paper that I had cut with my Martha Stewarts fringe scissors on top of the heart. I found that covering the heart with adhesive worked a lot better than putting the tape on the strips because then the little bits of fringe would actually stick after I trimmed the fringe to the shape. (just a tip ;) ) 

For the backgrounds of the cards, I used some leftover watercolored cards that I had from my valentines I made this year. I LOVE how they look with the fringed hearts. I embellished the cards with some mini doilies (I've been LOVING them lately!), some stamped/ painted florals, and some puffy hearts. 





My mom(s) loved these! :)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Introducing Beautiful Day-- Available for Pre-Order!

I am SO excited to announce the pre-order of my newest collection with Pretty Little Studio— Beautiful Day! Seriously guys, this one is my favorite. 

It’s a beautiful day! Take a stroll through nature with this fresh, new collection by Hello Heather. Brush scripted words, playful florals, and everyday patterns complement the bright, bold color palette of Beautiful Day. The papers and embellishments included in this collection will be perfect for documenting your everyday stories along with those happy, memorable moments in your life— pick up some today! 


Here's a peek of the patterned papers in the 8x8 paper pack. This will give you a little idea of the collection. 


I don’t have all of the collection in my hands yet— still waiting on the stickers and extra embellishments, but I’ve been playing with what I DO have, and it’s been so much fun. Here’s a page I’ve made with Beautiful Day:




In case you don’t know how pre-order works, it just means that some of the products haven’t been produced yet. Once the items you order have been made, they will be sent to you. The sooner you order, the sooner the collection will be in your hands! 

Click HERE to view all of the new products. And let me know what your FAVORITES are! :)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Life is Better at the Beach {pls}


I have another layout to share with you using my Summer Vibes collection! I already have my next collection in my hands (!!!) and actually, pre-order for that collection starts TOMORROW! I'll have another post about that tomorrow, so check back! 

Anyways, I'm still enjoying using my Summer Vibes collection for all the beach photos! I have a honeymoon album to share that I made with with Summer Vibes as well that I will share sometime soon. This layout is entitled "Life is Better at the Beach" (you can't see the 'B' in 'beach' very well in this photo... it's more clear in real life). Kevin and I just love the beach, so this title is very fitting for us. :) This photo is from March when we took a road trip down to Destin, FL for Kevin's birthday. 




This little cluster behind the photo just makes me happy. I'm all into doilies lately, so of course there's one of those in the layering as well as some floral stickers and other embellishments from the Summer Vibes line. 


As always, if you want to see more of this layout and details about, check out the Pretty Little Studio post HERE


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Things I Love -Traveler's Notebook Spread-

I tried my hand at the Traveler's Notebook trend! I'm still not sure about it. I feel like I'm starting all over again and I want to trash most of my pages. C'est la vie. I do love this page though (that's why I'm sharing it- haha!). 

I think I love the simple color palette. It works well on the smaller scale page. I really wanted to start a literal traveler's journal and document all the little adventures we're having in Minnesota, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Hmm. Don't know if it will happen. What can I say? I'm turning into a crafty slacker. Instead of the "Crafty Scrapbooker," I can be the "Crafty Slacker!" Haha! 



Have you tried out a Traveler's Notebook yet? Let me know in the comments!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Project Life: Faves

Hello! Hopefully I'm back to my 2x a week posting! I have a lot to share! 

This Project Life spread was one of the projects I made on (inter)National Scrapbooking Day, which was a little over two weeks ago. I had a lot of fun that day- Kevin had to work (which worked out well), so I had alllllll day craft my little heart away! And I did just that! It was so much fun. I entered into some challenges, and while I won't enumerate all the challenges (I don't think that really makes a difference), I will still share my projects with you from that day! Yay!

I'm catching up on my 2016 Project Life album still. I'm kinda stringing it out because once I finish it, I won't have any more PL pages to make (since I'm doing a different system this year). I'm taking my time and enjoying the process. What's so great is when I go back through the photos while I'm creating the spreads, it's like a rush of memories come back and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :) 

So now saying that, I have to share one of the stories on this page. The photo of the roses/ the black and white photo of Kevin and me. He was taking me out to dinner at The Melting Pot (if you've never been there, it's definitely worth a visit. The first visit is the best because it's all new to you!). On the way to the restaurant, we passed the Whole Foods where we were going to be getting our flowers done for the wedding, and I made a passing comment on loving/ wanting some flowers. Kevin is definitely the person that if you mention something, he will make sure you don't get it. Not in a bad way though! He'll surprise you later. 

So we arrived at the Melting Pot and as we were being seated, he asked the hostess if they had any roses. Usually you have to pre-order them and they bring them to your table. Awww! So he got me some roses! It was such a sweet surprise! He's super adorable like that. ;)

Ok I'll stop being sappy. Here's the page:

I don't know if you can tell in this photo, but it reads "'We've had too much Dunkin' said no one ever." The 'said no one ever' is in tiny letters under the quote lines. It's an older Studio Calico card I thought I'd use up. I think that saying is quite true. Love me some Dunkin. Although up here in Minnesota, there aren'y many!


I tried to add some scrapbooking embellishments to this page. Trying to use up some of my stash. 


Hope you enjoyed this longer post today! I'll be back with another post sometime this week! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Happy Butterflies

As in the last post, here's another layout where I fussycut a LOT to make this page. 

This time I used the butterfly paper from Maggie Holmes' new line Chasing Dreams. At first I didn't like the whole butterfly trend, but it's growing on me! I really love how this page turned out. While the butterflies have NOTHING to do with the photo (I really could have used the Oasis collection and been better off matching the theme since this photo was taken at the beach), I still love how this turned out. 

This was definitely a page I struggled a lot with though. I made the watercolor background, and then instantly hated it. It just hadn't turned out like I had wanted. But then I left it alone and when I came back to it, I challenged myself to use it. I hate wasting things-- even if it's one piece of white cardstock! So I went ahead and built my layout on top of the watercolored paper and ended up loving the result! 


I stitched down the middle of all of the butterflies so that the edges of the wings flap up a little. 




I still have so many new things to use-- I think this was the first page that I made with the Chasing Dreams collection and I've had it since it first came out in February! I guess we should make a saying: "So many pretty scrapbooking products, so little time to use them." ;)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Smile- (This Is) The Good Life

Happy Friday again, I suppose? My last post was on a Friday as well... I'm not doing too good with this blogging thing as of late.

But anyways. Here's a layout I made a couple of weeks ago. I fussy cut all of these florals out of a patterned paper from the Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans/ Pink Paislee. I had been DYING to do this after I've seen so many others do the same thing. Cutting out all of those flowers was an awesome last to do while chatting away with my mom on the phone! I actually enjoyed cutting all of them out. 

I kept this layout uber-simple. I added some enamel dots and some machine stitching for some texture in amongst the flowers, but besides that, I didn't embellish this page much more. I tried to keep it simple and clean. I didn't even use mist on this page-- shock, shock! ;)





I'll try to schedule some posts for next week. I like sharing my projects with you, and I have a lot to share from National Scrapbook Day creating, so hopefully I'll do better. 

What's going on with you? Do I have any blog readers out there? I'd love for you to comment and let me know if you're scrapping these days! :)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

You are my Bright Side

Happy Friday! 

Do you have plans for the weekend? Kevin is working this weekend, so it won't be like a "real" weekend. Tomorrow is (inter)National Scrapbook Day, so I will probably be crafting up a storm and entering some challenges online! I'm so in the scrappy mood. :) 

Here is the layout I was talking about the other day. The page where I used that ONE Paige Evans Oh My Heart paper. In case you missed the other post, here's what the paper looked like to begin with:

I trimmed out all of the strips and then grouped like colors together. Then I added some stitching and some tone-on-tone embellishing. This page was super fun to make! And *gasp!* I used colored cardstock for the background! Whaaaa??? Usually it's always white! 






Have you used this paper in a way like this? I really liked the way Paige used border punches with the strips of paper from this pattern, but I don't have any of my border punches with me, so I just went with the straight edges. :) 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Perfect Day {pls}

Today I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog with a Pinterest Inspired layout. 

I'm going to link you up to the blog post on the PLS blog because I don't feel like typing. ;)




Click HERE to view the post on the PLS blog! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Forever & Ever

I have a new layout to share with you today! 

I finally got my hands on that patterned paper from Paige Evans' Oh My Heart collection that has all of the different patterned strips on it. It's just the front of this paper:

I bought the paper at Joann's when they had their papers on sale I think 10 for $2? Whatever it was, it was super cheap. :) I cut apart all the little strips and made a page with the colored ones (I'll share that page later this week) and then I had all of the floral patterns left over. So, I made a layout with those too! I really love how this page turned out. It was one of those that just worked out perfectly. 

I love me some chipboard, but I have noticed that I don't really use it a lot. I like the texture, but not the bulk. So it stays in my stash for a long time. I wanted to blend together some older products with my new Oh My Heart stuff, so I dug out my chipboard sheets and got to work. I used some frames from several different lines... I really have no idea what is from where. I know they're all Crate Paper though! LOL

I used one of our wedding photos for this page. I love all of our wedding photos. I think all of these random pages that I make will be going either into their own album (not the album I will make of all of our photos) or I will just blend them with my other scrapbook pages. I'm not using the same colors/ products on any of my wedding pages that I'm making so far (just having fun with it), so I don't think I will make a big deal about them. 




And I built my title! Whaaaa? It's been forever since I've made up my own title instead of using a premade phrase thicker. ;) The 'forever' is a rose gold sticker from Oh My Heart, the & is from a pack from Pebbles, I believe, and the EVER letters are thicker alphas from my stash. Go me! ;P



See ya soon with another page!