Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sup Santa?

Hey Friends!

I know, a Christmas page, you say? Well, to be fair it is *almost* Scrappy Christmas in July! I just had to get a head start on SCiJ when I saw today's prompt from Lasting Memories. The prompt for today is to create a red & white scrapbook layout in honor of Canada Day - and immediately I thought of doing a Christmas layout.


I used a Page Map from this month:


I wanted to do mixed media, but red mixed media tends to have a bloody look, so I decided to do white texture paste instead of patterned paper. It's a bit hard to photograph, but you can tell a bit below.


How about that large snowflake die?! I got that beaut on sale at the Hob Lob and it's more intricate and beautiful I even expected!


I was using up this foam thicker sheet, but I thought it was kinda fun to leave the A's as at signs and the t was a plus. Lends to the feel of the title anyway.


My boys have had their photo with the same Santa for their entire lives! I love that tradition for sure, and I document it every year.


I hope you'll play along with our Lasting Memorie's challenge this week!

Thanks for looking!





Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hey friends! You can find my last IRS project on the the Ink Road Stamps blog today!


I call this one frilly florals!

This is my last IRS project because I do not intend to reapply for the next design team. I had a great 2 year run and the product compensation is pretty fab! You will definitely still see me use tons of IRS products in my projects. I'm thankful for the positives this team brough into my crafty life!

You can find more about this project on the IRS blog. Thanks for looking, friends!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Parenting Probz with Ink Road Stamps

Hey friends!

Find me on the Ink Road Stamps blog with this rainbow, split floral layout that I LOVE!

I also have a quick process video on my channel!


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Floral Travel with Momenta

I'm here today with a fun Momenta layout that completed my summer vacation album from last year!!

I worked my die cut machine in one of my favorite color schemes to create this page of me and my boys.


 I just cut a few patterned papers in a couple different florals and sewed them onto my page. Love these jewel toned papers from Momenta. They're perfect for the rustic part of my #rusticsparkle.


This awesome mixed media sticker fit the theme well too, adn I added a glitter strip below it to tie in with the glitter florals.


Yay! That makes me happy.

A completed album before we head to our next family vacay is also something that makes me happy!

You can find a flip through of the entire album on my YouTube channel today!

Thanks for looking, friends!




Sunday, June 09, 2019

Beach Adventure with Lasting Memories

Hey friends! It's Sunday, so time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!

Today's summer challenge is to scrapbook vacation photos & I'm SO CLOSE to being done with my vacation album from last year! I really hope to be able to do a flip through so soon! We leave for another trip in a week, so I"d love to have this album done before then.

I played with my new Crafty Jen Schow stamps on this page, and I love them!


I also love that not every page in a vacation album has to have a ton of journaling or a story, I'm just displaying the overall fun we had! I feel like it makes my pages come together quicker when I'm not figuring out where to input journaling.


I also am loving my new organized craft room - it's allowing me to pull bits and peices so much more easily. I love that I found the heart and label to match this paper so well.

I hope you'll play along with this week's challeng at Lasting Memories - there is an A Cherry on Top gift card up for grabs!



Thursday, June 06, 2019

Hold the Door with IRS

Hey friends!

You can find me on the Ink Road Stamps blog today with this creation!



I LOVE how this 6x8 page turned out and actually plan to do a larger version with a different photo.

You can read all the details on the IRS blog!

Thanks for looking!



Sunday, June 02, 2019

Our Adventure with Momenta

Hey friends!

Today I'm sharing a pocket page I created for a special hike I took wth my oldest on our Spring Break trip using all types of Momenta embellishments!


The journaling card I chose set the tone of the color scheme for the entire page.

I used a Momenta die for the floral border on the title page, along with a wood veneer adventure from the camping sticker set!


The dies make the best little embellishments and layering bits! I also love these little word carstocks for small embellishments around photos.


I like to layer my embellishment atop my photos for a cohesive look along the page.


We hiked a tiny bit of the Appalachain Trail this day, and Heath thought it was the coolest thing ever. He was climbing rocks and enjoying nature. It was for sure a memorable moment for me with him.


I hope you can see how versatile these Momenta products are!

thanks for looking!