La La Love You

Friday, December 27, 2013

While cleaning my craft room, I came across a few scraps from the Finnely Collection by Glitz Design. I couldn't help but turn it into a card! 

Love Homemade Card
I distressed and layered a few patterned papers onto A Muse Studio cardstock. The 'la la love you' piece looks like a journaling card, but it's a sticker from the 12x12 sheet. I rounded the corners of the card and arrow sticker to add dimension. 

Enamel Dots
Glitz Design Card (via
So fun! Thanks for stopping by today. 

SUPPLIES :: Glitz Design Finnely Paper Pack, Teresa Collins Enamel Dots, A Muse Studio Dot Cardstock, American Crafts White & Black Cardstock

TOOLS :: CTMH Paper Distresser, Fiskars Scrapbooking Rotary Paper Trimmer


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Are you as tired as I am? Christmas was filled with lots of food, family, and fun, but boy is it exhausting! What am I doing out of bed?! It's back to work for the rest of the week where I'm trying to complete a wedding album. I can't help but share the following page, which is slapping me in the face as I am on coffee cup number three!

Wedding Scrapbook Layout (via
These pictures of the bride and groom greeting family and friends after the ceremony are just darling and needed to be included in the album! I chose to keep the page clean and simple, adding the pictures directly to the background page and adding a single piece of patterned paper along the bottom. 

WRMK Embossed Stickers
The title was cut from the same white cardstock using the Silhouette Cameo. The weld option on the Silhouette makes it so easy to adhere the word to the page as one complete piece. 

WRMK Embossed Stickers
To bring in a little color, I grabbed embossed cardstock stickers from the Chalkboard Collection by We R Memory Keepers. Several pieces from the sticker sheet were layered onto the page with a simple typed word. 

Scrapbook Layout
Now, how can you not smile after seeing something like that?! Hope you're having a wonderful, restful day. 

*If you're in the Wisconsin area, I highly recommend Glitz Photography, the artists behind these beautiful wedding photos. You can find them here.

Card Making Monday

Monday, December 23, 2013

It's another Monday, which means it's time for three new Make N Take cards at Creations Galore. If you're in Wisconsin, I'd love for you to stop by and create these fun projects! For more details, visit the blog here.

Winter Cards with Plum Poppy Studio

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Recently I shared some fall themed cards created with Plum Poppy Studio stamps. I was so excited to get my hands on more of the stamps and quickly went to work creating with the Let It Snow and Ornaments stamp sets. 

Snowman Card / Plum Poppy Studio
For the first card, I used the Let It Snow stamp set. I can't get over how adorable this snowman is! He was paper pieced together with matching red and gray cardstock. The 'let it snow' phrase was stamped on the patterned paper before the ribbon and snowman were added. 

Snowman Card
The cute tree image on the second time is also from the Let It Snow stamp set. I couldn't help but paper piece it together as well... I'm addicted to fussy cutting! The simple outline of the trees allows for endless creative possibilities - color it in, stamp a design onto it, or fill it up with buttons and bling! 

Christmas Card (via
The tree was adhered to a cut out tag from the BasicGrey 25th & Pine collection. I instantly fell in love with the large sentiments in the Ornaments collection and wanted to use them on this card. Of course, that was after I had layered everything onto the card front. Not quality planning, folks. But that's the fun in creative adventures, right?! I simply inked the oversized sentiment with black ink and stamped it onto the patterned paper and doily. I'm giddy about the result and can't wait to send the card! 

Paper Pieced Christmas Tree
It's not too late to get your hands on Plum Poppy Studio stamps... You can even get a heads start on next year's Christmas cards! Check out her online store and blog for high quailty stamp and cutting files, along with lots of inspiring projects. 

CARD ONE SUPPLIES :: Paper Cut Cardstock, Webster Pages Patterned Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Glitter Ribbon from Citrus Twist Scrapbook Kit

CARD TWO SUPPLIES :: Paper Cut Cardstock, BasicGrey Patterned Papers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Theresa Collins Enamel Dots, Studio Calico Button, A Muse Studio Onyx Bakers Twine & Doily

Project Life Update : Document that Furlough

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

It's time to share another spread of those in between moments in the scrapbook album. This page is from the beginning of October and uses Becky Higgins Project Life Design A Protector.

All photos were taken with my cell phone, along with a screenshot of a news article. The embellishments and most of the cards came from Studio Calico kits

For the start of October, I wanted to include the Government Shutdown. I added the dates to a funny Studio Calico journal card and placed it alongside an article from the first day. I also included my Facebook status from that day. Always thinking about future viewers of the album, I include any major news items and my reaction to them or how it impacted my day to day routine. 

On the opposite side of the spread, I included pictures and thoughts from my job. I recently found this quote on Humans of New York, and it fit perfectly with the theme. The ribbon was from the most recent Blue Note Scrapbook Kit. I created a ruffle and sewed a single line through the ribbon, attaching it to the journaling card. 

Do you add any world events to your scrapbook albums?

SUPPLIES :: Studio Calico (Blue Note Scrapbook Kit and In A Creative Bubble Printable, Cuppa and Marks & Co Project Life Kits, Printable Labels), Becky Higgins Grid Cards, We R Memory Keepers Notable Journaling Cards

TOOLS :: Becky Higgins Design A, Typewriter, Brother Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Crafts Corner Rounder, American Crafts Basics Black Pen

Card Making Monday : Peace on Earth

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Monday! I'm back with a new card to share. This week I used a nativity scene stamp from Penny Black Inc. With Christmas only 9 days away, I'm squeezing in as many holiday themed cards as I can!

Distress Inks were used to create the background. I stamped the image once on the background, a second time on white cardstock, and a third time on gold cardstock. Rather than coloring in the image, I chose to fussy cut everything! 

SUPPLIES :: Paper Cut Cardstock (Cocoa, White, Antique), Penny Black Inc Peace on Earth Cling Stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Tea Dye)

TOOLS :: EK Success Large Corner Rounder, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Risers, MyStik Permanent Adhesive, Inkssentials Ink Applicator Tool

Drill #21 : Caroling We Go

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Are you ready for a new drill from SWAT? We're starting December off right. For this challenge, create a layout with a Christmas Carol as a title. You have until December 28th to link up your creations - There's a fun prize up for grabs! 

For my layout, I chose an older photo of me hanging out at our family's cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Friends have laughed at my snowman in this picture, but I think it's quite the looker! 

BoBunny Snowman Layout (via
Papers from Bo Bunny's Elf Magic and Woodland Winter collections were used, including these gorgeous snowflake stickers. The title was created with a Silhouette Cameo and cut on white cardstock. I chose to use the negative space and allow the dark blue to show through! 

Silhouette Cameo Scrapbook Title
BoBunny Winter Layout
I can't wait to see what project you create with a fun Christmas carol. Don't forget to link up at the SWAT blog, as well as view all the lovely layouts my fellow Design Team members created! 

SUPPLIES :: Paper Cut White Cardstock, Bo Bunny Elf Magic & Woodland Winter collection, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Paper Doilies 

TOOLS :: Silhouette Cameo, Fiskars Scrapbooking Rotary Paper Trimmer, MyStik Permanent Adhesive

Death By Chocolate

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

While at a scrapbooking retreat a few months ago, I won a Close To My Heart stamp set called Chocolate Affair, and quickly forgot about it. How could I do such a thing?! Upon discovering it in my stash this week, I made up a few cards for friends. Here's one of my favorites with a saying that's oh so true... 

Death By Chocolate Card

I stamped the image and sentiment on white cardstock, layering it on top of Glitz patterned papers. A sprinkling of enamel dots and faux stitching finished up the card. So quick, easy, and delicious! 

Death By Chocolate Card
From card making to scrapbooking... I have a fun read on the Creations Galore blog today I would love for you to check out. I'm discussing a few steps and techniques to help you tackle all those printed photos and photo files. We'll organize them all together, create a plan of action for the future, and spend far more time doing what you love - playing with paper and glue! If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the process or simply want to see how I deal with this task, visit the CG blog today!

How to organize photos
Have yourself a happy and crafty Wednesday! 

SUPPLIES :: American Crafts Cardstock (Dark Kraft, White), Glitz Color Me Happy 8x8 Paper Pad, CTMH Chocolate Affair Stamp Set, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Teresa Collins Enamel Dots

TOOLS :: CTMH Paper Distresser, A Muse Studio Acrylic Block

Card Making Monday

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hello and Happy Monday! It's time to share a few new Make N Takes I've created for Creations Galore this week. If you're local, I'd love for you to stop by and have some fun with us!

Get Well Soon Card
Both cards I'm sharing today are quite simple. For this card, a border was created with a Martha Stewart punch and added to the front. All of the papers came from Bo Bunny's The Avenues collection. The stamp is from Sweet Stamp Shop... Love the whimsical handwriting. 

Get Well Soon Card
For the second card, I heat embossed the sentiment from Penny Black onto white cardstock using Ranger Ultra Fine Detail Gold. I kept it simple, adding two coordinating paper strips along the left hand side. 

Smile Card (via
Heat embossing
Nothing too fancy today, but these would be quick and easy to create for Christmas gifts. Just package a few together and wrap pretty! 
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