Archives for December 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Hello Love

I’m filing this page under “there can never be too many scrapbook pages about my boys.” This one features my Cue-man.

Hello Love

The photo is one of Cupid sunning himself on the deck. Let’s talk about the rest of the layout.

  • One element I really like is the way I incorporated stamping. Since I knew I would have an entire square for journaling, I decided to stamp in the speech bubble instead of writing something. This phrase seems pretty appropriate because Cupid loves to sunbathe.
  • Since I used gold word stickers for the title, I wanted to add more gold elements. That’s why I added the heart stickers that are from the same collection, so they have that same gold glitter look.
  • I love the black and white washi tape that divides the squares from the title. It came in a Felicity Jane kit, and I don’t know what I will do when I run out of it. I have a lot for now. Hopefully it lasts for a good long time.

For more fun facts about the process of creating this layout, watch the process video below.

Thanks for visiting. I’ll be back soon with another layout. 🙂

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Merry + Bright

I love this layout, and I don’t know if it’s because of the layout or because of how wonderful it was to hang out with my friend Mary Elizabeth. She came to town earlier this month for work, and we spent some time together.

Merry + Bright (700x651)

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • The patterned papers are from a Christmas-themed Fairytale Club kit.
  • Here’s the sketch I used for my design.
  • I chose the Merry + Bright card because it makes a nice title and I like the contrast of the black. I added a few other small black stickers to create a visual triangle.

Here is the process video; please excuse my hoarse voiceover. I was recovering from a cold.

I’ll be back soon with another holiday layout. Until then, take care. 🙂

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

So Cute & Cozy

Because nothing says Christmas like a scrapbook page about socks. Hey, they are warm, cozy, and adorable socks. 🙂

So Cute & Cozy

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I use a lot of Messy Box supplies on this layout. I love their designs even if their kits didn’t seem to coordinate all that well. I’ve got a bunch still left to use, but this layout made a small dent in my cards.
  • Here’s the layout that inspired my design.
  • The title was originally “So cozy,” but the top of the page needed more visual weight to counter-balance the bottom. So I added the gold part of the title as well. Which led me to add a gold doily and gold phrase stickers to maintain continuity.

Feel free to check out the process video!

I’m working on more holiday layouts; I’ll post again soon. Until then, take care.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

So Lovely

My first Christmas layout of the year! Well, sort of.

So Lovely (700x672)

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I had a totally different background going on with this page. I thought it looked too busy, though, so I switched it out for a new one. I used texture paste on both backgrounds but I used white on white for the second one, and I think that kept things from being too overwhelming.
  • Even though I am posting this layout now, I created this page last December. When I pulled it out to do the process video, I decided it wasn’t quite finished, so I added the phrase stickers and other stickers. I added the date as well.
  • The soft colors of this layout make me smile. I like traditional red/green Christmas layouts but non-conventional colors are fun too.

If you want to see how this layout evolved, check out my process video.

Be back soon with another layout. Until next time. 🙂

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Sunday, December 3, 2017


I scrapbooked this pic a few months ago. I figured since it was about time for the second annual Victoria Marie retreat, I needed to scrapbook this photo from the first one.


Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I struggled at first about where to put the journaling. The striped pattern paper was a simple solution.
  • I auditioned a few doilies before I chose this one. Another one I tried was just too big.
  • I created the hearts with a template and texture paste.

Here’s the process video.

Hope you enjoy. Until next time. 🙂

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