Thursday, April 28, 2016

Go With You - An April Mood Board Challenge

Today's layout was super fun to make! I used the April Mood Board over at Jot Magazine.

This photo is from our Hawaii trip. It's at Maui's Iao Valley State Park. Everything is beautiful in Hawaii!

This is the lovely mood board, and I used all but one of the colors.

I saw this adorable "tech tip" over at Scrapbook Circle about how they used a fringe CUT FILE to make their fringe! I said, "Hey! I can do that!" So I whipped up a little fringe cut file, and it made the process SOOOOO much quicker than I had previously done with my little fringe bee. I decided on a sweet little hot air balloon as my fringe shape for this travel page.

I had to use the glitter gold shoes from the mood board - insert lovely GOLD alphas!

The pink really got me too. I had a bunch of pink items from a past Studio Calico kit, so they got put to good use! The I love you ephemera matches perfectly too, even though it is from a Becky Higgins Project Life kit!

Blue, Grey and Pink background papers from various Studio Calico kits
Pink number transparency - Studio Calico
Pink and red stickers - Studio Calico
I love you paper ephemera & clear flower - Becky Higgins September Skies kit
Fringe papers from Studio Calico and Pink Paislee
Die cut - Cricut
Gold Alphas - American Crafts
Pink alphas - Studio Calico

I'm really loving how this turned out & reminiscing about our "babymoon" before our firstborn came along! :)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pawprints - Remembering Pickles Dill

Today's layout was made about my sweet little yorkie-poo who passed away earlier this month. I really miss this little dog! :( He was so sweet and shadowed me around the house all day every day. RIP Pickles Dill!

Here's my favorite photo of him when he was a wee pup:

I used a lovely sketch from My Creative Sketches. I also used a few pocket cards, which was the challenge over at Scrapbook Circle this month.

Here's the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I used Becky Higgin's Project Life cards - Dogs Themed. I used 3 3x4 cards and cut the pawprint circle from one, as well as the bark bubble. This is for the Challenge from Scrapbook Circle - No Pockets? No Problem!

I used some letter stamps from the Target Dollar Spot to stamp my title and his name, and a Dear Lizzy roller stamp for his dates. He had the sweetest, softest fur & he fiercely loved me - I'm really missing this little booger. Life is a little easier without him as he wasn't the best behaved dog, but it's definitely a little darker too. At least he had a happy life!

Brown cardstock - Craftsmith by Michaels
Arrow paper - Studio Calico
Pocket Page cards - Project Life by Becky Higgins
Paw Print stickers - EK Success
Kraft letter stickers - Colorbok
Metal Arrow - American Crafts Elements
Stamps - Target and Dear Lizzy
Little You tag - Wonder by Crate Paper
Orange papers were stash scraps

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Parisian banner - The Counterfeit Kit Club Blog Hop!

Hope you're enjoying the Counterfeit Kit Club's Member Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Julene's blog.

Next you should jump to Jemma's blog, but look around first! :)

Today I'm bringing you a home decor project that I made with my April Counterfeit kit, Les Voyageurs. I have a bit of a Parisian theme going on in my guest, half bath, and I've been meaning to make a banner to cover a beat up old shelf in there for ages. So this month's kit was perfect to inspire me to finally follow through!

I threw in the navy paper, because that is a predominant color in my bathroom. I cut banner pendants, rosettes, accents and letters. I used an Eiffel Tower cut file for the A to add a little extra Parisian flair.

For my banners that need to be durable in the home, I like to use a hot glue gun to secure the rosettes. Since they're not in the scrapbook and need to be acid free, that's a good adhesive to use to ensure they're not falling apart while hanging up!

I used some giant eyelets I had to reinforce the holes to hold the hanging yarn... Not too sure about that gold yarn yet - I may change it eventually.

And here is the banner in all its glory.

I got the navy vase at Goodwill. I got the two lovely old books at a local thrift store, and the brass tower is from Paris! The glitter tower is from the Target dollar aisle, I think, a long time ago.

I have a strangely shaped 1/2 bath, so I have accented these two walls.

Here we are with my canvas of a photo I took in Paris.

Thank you for looking & be sure to hop on over to Jemma's blog next!

Here is a list of all the pages on the hop today in case you get lost. Hope you enjoy it!


Friday, April 22, 2016

Vol for Life

Today we have another Liftapalooza Challenge from Scrapbook Challenges.

This layout was scraplifted from Stacia over at Dancing Daisy Designs. Here is her original:

Since I wanted to stick with only orange and white, I did not add as many embellishments, just because I didn't have enough! Also, I was lacking a bit in the paper department with just the right Volunteer Big Orange shade. What do you do when you need custom paper?? Make it of course! I just pulled out some stamps and an orange ink & make me some paper pieces to coordinate with my all orange pages.

My son's preschool teacher is a huge Vols fan & all the kids in her class learn the words to Rocky Top. My son sings it all the time - it's adorable! I know I probably wouldn't think that if my husband and I didn't graduate from there and bleed orange ourselves...

I'm glad my son is learning so young that we cheer for the University of Tennessee rain or shine! Hey, we're rebuilding... ;)

Orange papers - Basic Grey
White cardstock - Craft Smith
Power T sticker - Sports Solution
Orange sports stickers and footballs - Jolee's
White metal dots - Joanns Craft Essentials
Orange circle stickers - Recollections by Michaels
Orange Ink - Color Theory
Circle and journal Stamps - Studio Calico
Yay Stamp - Hampton Art

Thanks for looking & GO BIG ORANGE!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My Liftapalooza at Scrapbook Challenges!

Hey everyone! I am honored to be featured on Scrapbook Challenges today for the Liftapalooza challenge!

The challenge is to scraplift this little gem.

It's a little fitting that this challenge falls today, because tomorrow is my birthday! Woot!

Go check out the challenge blog & play along! I can't wait to see everyone's scraplifts! :D

Monday, April 18, 2016

My Baby - A color challenge entry

Today's page was created with the newest Studio Calico Kit, Film Club. The colors worked great for the April Color Challenge over at Scrap Much?!

I knew as soon as I read that sweet quote that it would be perfect for my new babe's album. I'm trying my hardest to savor every sweet moment, but it's flying by!!

The color challenge is this:

I used lemon lime, baby blue, laughing orange and paradise pink!

Here are some details, please excuse my face, as I had nearly just died (j/k...kinda?) while giving birth - ugh I do terrible with the anesthetics!

Paper - Studio Calico
Clips - Around the Block
Alphas - Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Staples - We are memory keepers

Thanks for looking & go play along!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Young, Wild & Free - Liftapalooza at Scrapbook Challenges

Today we have another fun, Liftapalooza Challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges.

I used one of my favorite photos of my son's 3 year old shoot last year from our dear, talented friends at B+R Photo in Nashville.

Here is the original layout from which I scraplifted mine.

You can find more from Lynn at her blog, Lynn's Everyday Ideas.

I rotated her sketch since my photo was portrait, and not landscape. I cut the title with my Cricut with a free font, Shoreline Script.


Cardstock - Craftsmith by Michael's
Maroon and yellow Patterned Paper - unknown, garage sale find
Brown Patterned Paper - K & Company
Clear ephemera - Cedar Lane by Pink Paislee
Stamps - Studio Calico
Stencil - Hampton Art
Staples - We are Memory Keepers

Thank you for looking & go play along at Scrapbook Challenges!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

One of my wonders - the Eiffel Tower

On our trip to Paris, the beautiful city treated us right with the most gorgeous weather each day. We stayed for 4 days and I think we visited the Eiffel Tower every day! It was definitely at the top of my own, personal world wonders.

So I've used my Counterfeit Kit, Les Voyageurs, for a new layout of my favorte, Parisian site.

I knew since I've started the album that I wanted to do one of the trendy, geometric paper filled pieces with the Eiffel Tower. Then I made the clouds geometric also to mirror the fluffy white clouds in the photo.

I loved how the wonder word bubble also mirrored the clouds!

I added the flowers to carry the pink and add more dimension.


Gray Cardstock - Craft Smith by Michael's
Patterned papers - Chickadee, Echo Park, DCWV
Paper words - Crate Paper, Wonder
Flower Gems - American Crafts
Rain dot hearts - Cloud 9
Pearl sticker - Joann's

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Amour in Paris

Today's layout is for a couple of different blogs. I created the layout with my Counterfeit Kit for April, Les Voyageurs. I used the April sketch from Die Cut With a View and I LOVED it!

This is the sketch I used from DCWV.

These are photos from Pont de l'Archeveche in Paris, in front of the Notre Dame. I loved the romantic idea of attaching a lock to the bridge to symbolize your love, and throwing away the key. They have since removed these bridges in Paris due to collapse, and they have taken measures to prevent this from happening again, so I have read online. But I am glad I did get to experience them while they lasted!

Here is my double page spread with a traditional layout & a Project Life pocket page.

So, ironically, I just read the new Studio Calico member challenge about how to turn a crafting accident into a happy one. And then I had the opportunity to do just that with this layout!

These sweet little white & gold letters from Studio Calico are running low and I needed to use the Q for an O. Well, when I cut off the tail, the inside of the Q looked a bit rougher than I'd like and some of the foil was rubbed off.

Well, luckily, I've been trying to use more textiles in my layouts. And I had already added sewing elements, so why not wrap the mistake in some embroidery thread?!

My FIL watches a lot of Bob Ross, and Mr. Ross loves to say, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents." Well, I agree, at least in crafting!

Here are some details:

and a close up of the pocket page:

Solid Cardstock - DCWV Coral Couture
Pattern Cardstock - DCWV Vintage Lane
Doily - Recollections by Michaels
Staples - We are Memory Keepers
Lock & Key - JoAnns Craft Essentials
Letters - Studio Calico
Pocket Page cards - Me and My Big Ideas
Pocket Page transparencies - Project Life, September Skies

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 11, 2016

those eyes though...

Today we have another lovely sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.

I kept it fairly simple because I love this photo & didn't want to take away from it. This was taken on our hotel's pier at Gulf Shores, Alabama last summer. He is constantly getting comments about his eyes, from family, friends, and strangers alike. I thought this title fit perfectly for how beautiful they looked by the ocean!

Here's a detail shot:


Paper from the Atlas collection by Pink Paislee
Rain Dots by Cloud 9 Design, Multi Stardust
Title cut by Cricut, Gypsy cartridge & Cricut Outline Font
Paper ephemera by Bo Bunny, Noteworthy Collection
Stamps by $1 spot at Target

Thanks for looking! Go play along at Scrapbook Challenges & be inspired!

Friday, April 08, 2016

A BEEyoutiful Day in Paris + a freebie!

Today I bring you a challenge entry for the Challenge YOUrself blog & the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

My Counterfeit Kit for April, Les Voyageurs, was made specifically for my Paris scrapbook. Well, it's quite convenient that I have many photos of myself from our Paris trip, so it fits quite well with the purpose of putting yourself in the photo at Challenge YOUrself. Also, this page ended up with so much shine & sparkle - it's definitely one of my favorites, as I love all things glitter. A page about yourself should include what you love! This month's theme is the Martina McBride song, "This one's for the girls." I was inspired by the lines, "Who dream with everything they have, All around the world." Paris was a dream come true, as well as other locations are for me, around the world!

I've been wanting to do a pinata shape, and a bee came to mind. I just ran with it and I'm really happy how it turned out!

My little beehive didn't show up as much as I would have liked, probably should have done black, but it was stuck down, so it's staying! I just adore that hexagonal washi I got a while back.

Here's a detail of my little buzzy bee. He was a little bit time consuming, but so cute & worth it!

I thought I would make a play on the title to go along with the theme of doing a page about me - and bees - haha I love a good pun!

This page was so much fun to create. I love that gold is all the rage these days - like honey! So, I've created a little svg file that can be used for pocket pages, or anything you desire. I used the free font WM Insects from Da Font.

Beehive Free Cut File

This is new territory for me, so please let me know if it doesn't work properly. Also, I would LOVE to see anything you create with this little cut file!! Leave me a comment, tag me on Instagram (@scrappinhappy), link back to this blog, whatever you prefer!

Cardstock - CraftSmith by Michaels
Gold Chevron paper - DCWV
Gold and Black gems - Hampton Art, Ki Memories
Gold letters - Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper
Gold Doilie - Recollections by Michaels

Thank you so much for looking & I hope you enjoy the cut file!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Summer with an Auntie - A Stick it Down Sketch

Today I am working on the last of my beach vacation photos from 2015! I used a great single photo sketch from Stick It Down.

I had some new, fun, Amy Tangerine letters to use that just screamed summer, so I designed around those letters!

This is a photo of my boy with one of his aunties last year on the beach. He is ready to go back and reminds me every day! Me too, son!


Cardstock - DCWV
Pattern Paper - Atlas by Pink Paislee
Clips - Around the Block
Paper ephemera - Pebbles
Staples - We Are Memory Keepers
Letters - Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
Metallic dots - Joann Craft Essentials

Thanks for looking!