Monday, April 11, 2016

On Deadpool’s Lap

I love this photo and thought it gave me a good excuse to dip into some of my new Christmas supplies.

On Deadpool's Lap

So let’s jump right in.

  • I didn’t think I would use the Santa card, but it worked perfectly for this page. So excited to use something I thought would sit in my stash for a while.
  • The embellishments came from a Felicity Jane kit: the sequins, the clothespin, the super-thin washi tape. That’s another thing I wasn’t sure if I would use, but I like the pop of color it adds.
  • I outlined the patterned paper; I like this whimsical touch.

For more info, check out the process video. Until next time. 🙂

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kinda Revealing

Good Day

The tenth of each month is kind of a special day. It’s the day my Felicity Jane kit ships (except when it falls on a Sunday, like today; it will ship tomorrow instead). It’s the day the new Messy Box is revealed. And it’s the day to see new products from Elle’s Studio. Here’s how things usually go.

  • I am always excited to get my Felicity Jane kit. It’s a great mix of papers and products.
  • I like one or two items in the Messy Box . . . and pray that they will stop including papers and accessories with a lip motif. I keep thinking I will cancel my subscription. And then I don’t.
  • Seems like I love the Elle’s Studio kit every other month or so; sometimes they are too themey for me. But they always have some accessories I want.

It’s the tenth! I’m excited to see what’s in store with the product reveals today.

Edited to add: I’ve just checked things out. The Messy Box is meh as usual–only a couple of lips this time. And what am I supposed to do with a paper featuring denim shorts on it? But there are some fun images too. As for Elle’s Studio, I pretty much bought everything in this month’s kit. 🙂

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

I’m Retreating

I accepted a blogging challenge to post on my blog 21 times this month. After a strong start, I am brainstorming new topics. This blog entry about scrappy retreats got me thinking about something new I am doing this year: attending a scrapbooking retreat!

It’s not until this fall, but I am excited about it. Here’s the place I’m going, which looks beautiful to me. 🙂

I’ll be here with a group of 20 or so scrappers I know from a scrapbooking Facebook group. Meeting them all for the first time, so I’m a little nervous, too. But I’m also excited! I’ve got many months left to prepare, but I need to start putting together page kits. I’ll be there a little more than three days, and I want to get some pages done.

Anyone have any tips about scrappy retreats? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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Friday, April 8, 2016


Language Cap

Disclaimer: I can be a bit sweary. And this shows up in my scrapbooking from time to time. Here’s an example.


This language may offend some people. But I want my pages to be genuine. I want people who know me and look at my pages to see me in them–and not just in the photographs. My journaling is best when it sounds like me. So I’m fine with this quirk. I don’t swear on all of my pages, but sometimes I do. Just like I don’t always swear in real life . . . but sometimes I do. 🙂

What do you do in your scrapbooking to ensure it reflects you?

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Guy with the Gun

I’ve had this comic con photo for a while now but have struggled to scrapbook it because of the bright color of Bruce Campbell’s jacket. Finally I just decided to embrace the yellow and go for it.

Guy with the Gun

A few points about the layout.

  • I’ve collected a lot of washi tape but don’t always remember to use it. So I’m pleased that I used a couple of tapes on this page.
  • This layout came together quickly. Nuts about Sketches offers several great sketches for 8 x 10 photos. I used this one.
  • I outlined the edges of the patterned paper and love the look it adds to the layout.

Have you ever had a photo you had a hard time scrapping? What finally helped you move past it?

For more info about how I created this page, watch the process video below.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Pretty Paper

Let’s be honest here, people. I’ve been scrapping for nearly 20 years. I have plenty of patterned paper. Plenty. I do not need more patterned paper. Yet somehow, when I went to Tuesday Morning, I ended up leaving with these in hand.

Paper Everywhere

I would ask how this happened except I know exactly how it happened. I make myself justify any paper purchase I make these days. I bought the stack on the left because I am a sucker for script writing. And even the non-scripty papers are fun and use colors I love. I bought the stack on the left because I was feeling a bit nostalgic. Plus, look at those florals! They are fabulous.

My next step: make the purchase worthwhile by using some of this paper.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Movies in Review

Last year was not the greatest when it came to health issues, but it was a good year for going to the movies. So I wanted something to capture the movies I attended. Here’s what I came up with.

Movies in Review 1

Movies in Review 2

I knew I’d seen a lot, but lining up the movie posters like this made it even more notable. Here are a few other things about the layout.

  • This layout was great for using small scraps of black and white cardstock.
  • I was inspired to use planner pages on the page by this layout of Melissa Vining’s. It turned out nicely, and I’ll probably use more pages in future.
  • I put the movie posters in alphabetical order. My favorites were Antman and It Follows.

You can always find out more about my process by watching the process video. Until next time!

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Today Smile

The color combination on this layout makes me happy.

Today Smile

I scrapped a photo from December for this page.

  • This is a sketch I’ve been wanting to use for a while, and I finally found the right photo for it.
  • I used gelatos to add color to the wood veneer piece. It’s a great pop of color. I also like the blue frame around the veneer.
  • Speaking of blue, I am loving navy blue these days, so that’s why I used a navy mist along with the gold.

I hope you’ll check out the process video for this layout. Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, March 26, 2016


Here I am scrapbooking a beloved tradition: getting together with a few friends from work at lunchtime to watch segments of Unsolved Mysteries.


I love this tradition and this photo, so I enjoyed creating this layout.

  • I love participating in scrapbooking challenges. This page was for a challenge by Shimelle to scrapbook with a large photo.
  • I decided to dip into my Messy Box supplies. They are piling up—I gotta use some of this stuff! The large letters, chipboard circles, and washi tape are all from past kits.
  • Aside from the photo, the title is my favorite part of this page. I like how the “solved” portion of the title is nestled into “lunch.”

There’s also a process video. Check it out by clicking below.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Poodle & the Pillows

Last Christmas I bought new pillows for my dogs. This purchase resulted in this crazy photo, which of course I had to scrapbook.

Poodle Pillow

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • The title is a play on Princess & the Pea. I like how the black alphabet stickers resemble the writing on the patterned paper on the top right.
  • I used Felicity Jane papers to create this layout.
  • The stamping and confetti creates a diagonal flow.
  • I used rub-ons from my stash to create the “pillows” part of the layout.

Here is the process video for this one. Hope you enjoy it!

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