March 15, 2018


Hi all. I've been wanting to scrapbook these photos of Edward building MineCraft stuff from his Legos. He is so good with Legos. We have been building Lego sets together since he was 3 years old and he loves it. I remember when he was younger, I'd open a bag of Legos and point through the book so he would see that I was looking at the book for instructions and he picked up on it quickly! He's smart like that.

For this layout, I used Jillibean Soup's Cool As  A Cucumber's Soup collection. It's one of their older collections, but I love the colors and patterns and it's perfect for scrapbooking BOY layouts/projects.

I used lots of layers on this layout. Can you see how much I love playing with patterned papers? They are my favorite. I love cutting different patterns out to make them work for my project.

I cut a few triangles from the diamond shape and used foam squares to make some of them pop off the page.

I added a few stickers here and there using foam squares. See how nice they look? Foam squares are great for adding dimension to your layouts, especially when you're using stickers.

I used a ruler and black pen to hand-journal my story at the bottom of the layout to complete the layout.

Jillibean Soup Cool As A Cucumber's Soup Collection Patterned Papers, Die cuts, Stickers. May Arts Ribbon and Creative Memories Adhesives

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March 12, 2018


Hi everyone. I am just sharing a layout I created using one of  Jillibean Soup's older collections. I actually forgot I had this in my stash. I bought it because it had lots of blue in the patterns (my favorite color).

I used a die cut frame and a piece of grid patterned paper to create a journaling block. Then added a few die cut flowers and the "write this down" word sticker.

I used foam squares to pop the "today" die cut up from the paper so it would not look too flat.

I tucked a few more stickers and die cuts here and there to add a few layers.

I love tags in all shapes and forms including the tiny sticker tags found in this collection!

Jillibean Soup's Cold Avocado Soup Collection, 7 Dots Studio Chipboard.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

March 11, 2018


Happy Sunday everybody. Lately, I've been participating in challenges from my favorite manufacturers. It helps challenge me to do something different. Sometimes, I find my stuff looking the same... at least it does to me. So to avoid that, I participate in blog challenges etc.

I used this sketch from Altenew's challenge for the month as inspiration for this layout. I like the overall simplicity of this sketch... This layout came together pretty quickly and I love the result. The photo was from a few years ago. I was out in my yard one morning when I spotted a hummingbird! I ran into the house to grab my camera, hoping it wouldn't leave until I took a shot. I was sooooo excited!!

I stapled the "epic" transparency at the bottom of the grid paper to use for the title.

Love this cluster of embellishments. There went perfectly with the photo. I've had these embellishments for some time happy I was finally able to use them.

I cut the hello chipboard into a smaller rectangle and adhered it to the center of the die cut to help frame the photo. Then I added the "simply love" sticker and a tiny rhinestone.

Altenew Paper: Stickers: Chipboard: Transparency: Buttons

I just love how happy and colorful this layout is. Thanks so much for visiting today!