Monday, April 29, 2019

Louise Darling

I’m working on making a dent in my Felicity Jane kit supplies. On this layout, all of the patterned paper is from Felicity Jane. I love how the green and yellow in the multicolored paper play up the colors in the photo.

Here are a few things of note about this layout.

  • Because this layout is about a tree, I decided to add wood veneer pieces to the page. I placed a large heart in the top cluster and a smaller heart at the bottom.
  • I used birds in my two main clusters as well.
  • I had a lot of journaling I wanted to include, so I needed to make sure I had plenty of room for it.

You’ll get more information about how I put this page together in my process video. Check it out here.

Louise Darling Process Video
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Friday, March 2, 2018

Our Squad

Another photo strip layout . . . yes, please!

Our Squad

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I used this layout to inspire my page. I wish my mixed media looked more like the inspiration piece, but the page still turned out nice.
  • The colors in the photo strip guided the color scheme of the layout. I stuck with pink, aqua, with a few pops of black.
  • I pulled out and used my sewing machine for the first time in months (maybe even years). I just sewed around the edges.

You can watch the complete process video below.

Thanks for visiting. I’ll see you again soon!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I Don’t Even Like Valentine’s Day

I’ve done a page or two about my love for leggings, but I felt this one deserved a special layout.

I Don't Even Like Valentine's Day

I have a difficult time resisting LuLaRoe themed leggings. And it’s really no different when it comes to Valentine’s Day. So I bought several pair even though, as the title says: I don’t even like Valentine’s Day.

So let’s talk about the layout.

  • I used this sketch. It’s for a challenge at Two Peas Refugees: There are challenges every day in February, and I have been busy in the scraproom.
  • I have been using my sewing machine lately. In this case, I did some stitching in the middle of the diamonds. The first time I did it, the diamonds (and the stitching) were slanted to the left as they went up. I tried to roll with it and keep going, but I couldn’t take it. I redid the diamonds and the stitching.
  • The most challenging part of the layout was the cluster below the page. I can’t even tell you how many times I moved pieces around. I’m pleased with the results, but it took a long time to get there.

I hope you’ll check out my process video as well.

Thanks for visiting. Until next time. 🙂

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2nd Annual

One of my highlights from last year is the Victoria Marie scrapbook retreat. It was held in October about a week before I moved, and I definitely needed some scrappy time. I spent months creating scrapbook page kits so I would be able to create pages. And, of course, I wanted to create a page about the event.

2nd Annual

Victoria graciously printed this photo for all the attendees! Let’s talk about the layout.

  • This layout started with a white cardstock background. Later on, I decided I needed a bit more contrast, so I chose a darker pattern.
  • Here is the page that inspired my design.
  • I added the chipboard leaves on a whim because they were on the same sheet as the “heck yes” circle. They look nice so I kept them.
  • I couldn’t decide whether to put the title at the top or bottom of the photo, so I posted pics on Facebook to get opinions. As you can see, I went with the top and believe it’s the better choice.

There’s lots more! Check it out on my process video.

Thanks for visiting. I’ll be back again soon!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hello Love

I am scrapbooking so much lately that it’s hard for me to keep the blog current. Here’s one of my recent pages.

Hello Love Brunch

The photo is of me and my parents. I love it because I was trying to make sure all three of us would be in the selfie. So our amused expressions are genuine. 🙂

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I struggle when it comes to using cream-based patterned paper. I simply don’t like it as much as white-based paper. However, I have accumulated some in paper pads and want to use them. The colors in the photo seemed perfect for Maggie Holmes collections, and I used a lot of her paper and ephemera on this layout.
  • Speaking of ephemera, I used some vellum ephemera. In some cases, I ran it through my Xyron, attached it to white cardstock, and then cut it out to use on the layout. This kept those pieces from blending in too much into the background. Other vellum I left alone to add variety.
  • I used a sketch from this class.

To find out more about how I created this page, check out my process video.

Thank you for watching. I’ll be back again soon!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy 2018

Do you create title pages for your album each year? I often do. Here’s the one I made for 2018.

Hello 2018

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • When I create a page, I usually start with a photo. As you can see, that wasn’t the case here. Instead, I started with a 4 x 6 pocket page card. I have several of these from various kits, so I went through them and found one with a phrase that stood out to me. Then I used that card (from an Ali Edwards kit) to determine my color scheme.
  • Here is the sketch I used for this layout.
  • Yes, I am still diving into my Felicity Jane kit supplies. If I want to keep subscribing to it, I need to be better at using what I receive. It has piled up because I have scrappy ADD and don’t like to stay with one product line for too long.
  • I kept the tassels in place by attaching glue dots to the back of the metal portion.

My 2018 album is off to a nice start! You are welcome to check out my process video here.

Thanks for visiting! I’ll be back again soon with a new layout.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Fall Adventure

This layout is definitely a departure for me. I typically do 12 x 12 pages. When I try to create in a different size or format, I get frustrated. But I got a traveler’s notebook at the 2017 Victoria Marie scrapbook retreat and decided to put it to use. I’m going to document my time at the retreat. I will do between three to five spreads about each year I attend. Here is my first layout.

Fall Adventure

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I decided to treat the notebook as one layout rather than as separate pages. The size of the whole page is about 8 x 8.
  • For most of this layout, I used Felicity Jane products. I don’t know if that will continue throughout the album, but it worked nicely for this page.
  • Though I usually love dimension on my pages, I don’t want the notebook to be too bulky. So the piece of wood veneer is the only dimensional item I added.

Check out the process video here.

I don’t have a specific goal of when to finish this notebook, but I enjoyed this enough to do more. I’ve already created another page that I will share soon. Until next time! 🙂

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Thursday, January 4, 2018


My scraproom overrunneth with products from my Felicity Jane kits. Time to dive into them and use some things up.


Let’s talk about the layout.

  • This layout inspired the design of my page.
  • Most of the products I used are from Felicity Jane kits. The only exceptions are a couple of stickers and the background paper that frames the page.
  • I did the journaling with a typewriter I got at Tuesday Morning. The typewriter takes 12 x 12 paper, but you have to do the journaling before adhering anything.

Of course, there’s more. Check out the process video.

I’m doing lots of scrapping, so I’ll be back again very soon. Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, January 1, 2018


I love layouts with white space, but for me it’s a tough balance between too much/not enough and just right. This one comes pretty close to right.


I actually did this layout in 2016, though I added a few elements once I pulled out the page to get it ready to be posted. Let’s talk about the layout.

  • The sketch I used for the design is from a paid sketch class, so I can’t post a photo of it. I can provide a link to the class, which is currently being offered for free. So go grab it–looks like you can get it free through January 7.
  • I like the pop of gray with the thread on the tag.
  • Once I pulled out the layout to post it here, I decided to add a few dimensional elements. I added the acrylic stars and black arrows under the photo.

If you have a few minutes, I hope you’ll check out the process video below.

I’ve been scrapping this weekend, and I’m excited to share my new projects with you. Be back again soon!

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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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