Friday, February 5, 2016


I have never participated in Ali Edwards’ One Little Word before now. I’m not taking the official class, but this year I decided to choose a word and focus on it. The word I’ve chosen is breathe.


Now to talk about the layout.

  • I chose the color scheme based on an alphabet I planned to use with the page. I eventually set aside that alphabet as too small, but I kept the color scheme.
  • I like the multimedia work I did on this page, but once I was nearly finished with the layout I decided it needed more of a sense of movement. That’s where the rub-ons came in. I like the swirls and especially appreciate the way they resemble the way it looks when you exhale in cold weather.
  • Have I mentioned how much I love the scribbled circle stamp? Just kidding . . . I know I have. It’s from this retired stamp set. I love how it helps anchor the flair. Even though this set is no longer available, you can get a similar look with other circle stamps.

Here’s a link to the process video for this page.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Today I Want

No matter how many pocket page cards I use on my projects, I always seem to have plenty more. Thus I need to do pages like this . . .

Today I Want

I like this layout despite the fact that it doesn’t have a photo. A few more things about the page:

  • I used this layout by Jen Schow as my inspiration for the design–and not for the first time. I used it last year for the page below.
  • I pulled out several cards from my previous Messy Boxes and used them on the page. It takes a while, but it’s fun to go through my collection and find ones that go together.
  • Stamping is something I want to do more on my layouts, so I made sure to incorporate that on this page.

Here’s my previous page using this design.

Not Guilty

And here is the process video for my latest version of it.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Going Batty

I decided it was time for a new YouTube series. This one is called Memorabilia Medley and focuses on incorporating memorabilia in your layouts. First up is this page.

Going Batty

I’ve had this lanyard from the Batman movie marathon for a while. Since 2012, to be precise. I even started to create a page for it, but I wasn’t happy with the color scheme. So when I came across this again, I thought it was time to find a color scheme I liked and finish up the page.

  • I’ve had the gray/cream/blue paper in my stash for a while. I got it in a kit several years ago, and it came with several sheets of each paper. It’s gone unused for a while, but the color scheme was perfect for the lanyard, so I figured it was time to try it out.
  • The Halloween set of Thickers also came from my stash. I used the bats to add dimension to this page.
  • So grateful to have this page completed.

Feel free to check out the accompanying process video.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016


I’ve still got lots of comic con photos. Here are a few that recently landed on a page.


I subscribe to the Felicity Jane kit club, and I noticed that my supplies are building up a bit. I’m working on using some so I can feel justified in keeping the pretty stuff coming. I’ll be posting more soon. But let’s talk about this layout.

  • I used this layout to guide my own design.
  • I love the swirly stamp I used on this page! It’s one of my faves, though sadly it is discontinued.
  • I wish I had practiced my journaling first–I feel like it’s a little silly. But it’s done, so I’m not going to fret about it.

If you’d like to know more, you can check out the process video here.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Time to play a little catch up on the blog. Here’s a page I created a while ago (also known as last year).


It was nice to get these lovely photos scrapped. One is obviously prettier than the other. Ahem. But anyway, I had my 15-year work anniversary in 2014, and my coworkers decorated my cubicle with something I love. I remember I was very sick that day, but it is still a great, great memory. Now, about the layout.

  • I was inspired for the design by this layout.
  • Lots of multimedia here. I think I went a little overboard with the ink drops, but I still like the colors.
  • I used flowers on this layout for the first time in a very long time. They were originally white, but I used spray ink on them to change the color.

And here’s the process video. Enjoy!

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Real Fantastic 4

It’s not every day I get to go to a movie when I’m at work. So I appreciate–and scrapbook–it when I do. 🙂

Real Fantastic 4

Time to share a few things about this page:

  • I found this layout on Pinterest and used it as my inspiration for this page. Right down to the pen outline around all the patterned paper. I haven’t done this look in a while, but I really like it.
  • I bought four sheets of that multicolored icon paper back when it first came out, and I’m finally getting around to using some of it.
  • Other items from my stash include the pink and white patterned paper, the blue scrap of paper I use for the banner, and the light pink cardstock under the photo cluster.

For more info about this layout, check out my process video.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hello 2016

This layout seems like a good way to kick off blog posts for the new year.

Hello 2016

I like to create a title page for my album with each new year, and I even created this one a little early. I came up with the idea for this page because I knew I wanted to use my mega date stamp. I stamped the two dates in two different colors to mark the change of the year.

While most of the items I used are new (or newish), I did pull the pink patterned paper I used as the frame for the whole page and the off-white cardstock I stamped on from my stash.

You can hear more of my thought process while I created this page in my process video below.

Happy new year!

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Monday, December 21, 2015


It’s no secret that I love scrapbook sketches. They help by giving me a starting point for my page design. I am always on the hunt for sketches that would work with photo strips. I have a lot of them–the photo strips, I mean. 😉


Here are a few things about this layout.

  • I used this sketch.
  • Crazy cat images on a photo strip? I love them.
  • I kind of went a little mist crazy on this page. I think it looks pretty good on the right side of the page, but it’s a little funny on the left. Thing is you can’t really control what mist will do. It’s like an out-of-control teenager.
  • I went through a flower stage a few years ago, and it was nice to get a few on this page. They were a little big, though, so I trimmed them a teeny bit.

For more information, check out my process video. You can hear all about my battles with foil.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015


My niece asked me to scrapbook this photo for her. I decided to make it simple: white background, a bit of mist, and a lot of layering.

Happy Santa

I gotta say I love the way Heidi Swapp’s gold Color Shine looks. It’s always so pretty, and I use it on many layouts these days. I am also very happy about the amount of stash I’ve used here. Those paper layers behind the photo? All from my stash. So is the red washi tape, journaling sticker, and Santa diecut. I’ve had the latter for so long I wasn’t sure he’d ever land on a page. Maybe there’s hope for the elf and nutcracker diecuts too. 🙂

Since the layout is pretty simple, the process video is short. Check it out below.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

2011 Greetings

All scrapbookers have pages they are proud of. That’s the case for me with this one.

2011 Greetings

As I’ve been reorganizing my scraproom, I came across some Christmas cards from 2011. One of my usual techniques when it comes to creating layouts to hold cards is to use some vellum and stitch a few rows. My sewing machine is out of commission, though, so I had to come up with something else.

The pouch is from the Pinkfresh Studio embellishment kit. Pinkfresh no longer does this monthly kit, but I was a subscriber for five or six months, so I had some pouches. I cut off the top flap of the pouch and used some 1-inch strip glue dots to adhere it to the page on three sides. Then, of course, I embellished the pouch.

I liked this layout so much that I created one for 2015 as well.

2015 'Tis the Season

I am so excited to be able to put this year’s cards right into this pouch once the season is over. They will be all scrapbooked before the year is done!

I am also very pleased to say that much of the products I used are from my stash. The Christmas trees and poinsettia decorations? I’ve had them for longer than 10 years. The cardstock I used for both pages is from Club Scrap, which means it’s been around a while too.

Also something to note: on the second page, I was thinking of using red enamel dots, and then I realized the Thickers font I used for the title also has lots of punctuation pieces on it. So I added those instead.

For more info, check out the process video below.

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