Friday, August 22, 2014

My Girl Sunshine

Hello friends and hello Friday! So glad it's Friday is finally here! Today I'm sharing a layout that is the direct result of a conversation online--my tendency to create layouts about my oldest daughter and not as many about my younger daughter. SO I specifically set out to design a layout about my 2nd girly, the one who shies away from the camera, in order to document a little bit of HER too. These pictures totally capture her sweet little personality, the one that doesn't like being the center of attention.

My Girl Sunshine

 Layered flair, trios of brads, deconstructed Elle's Studio tags, stacked chipboard pieces...there's a little bit of everything on this layout. I also borrowed the little label stickers from my Balboa kit (on sale now), but for the most part this layout is entirely the South Shore kit.  (hint: these two kits make a great compliment to each other) And I know it's been said before, but I LOVE that I can get so many layouts created with just one kit. And they're not skimpy, paper-only layouts. Anyway, I'm really loving all the patterns and embellishments in this kit!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Hello friends!! I have a fun card to share today using the South Shore kit!! The bright colors in this kit are perfect for a simple everyday pick me up card! I like to make a few general cards, and have them laying around for different occasions, and I knew this kit would make for some super happy cards! :)

I knew I wanted to use one of those adorable pin wheels for the focal point, and I just worked out from there. I added in lots of fun little bits and pieces, love these anything goes cards!! This took me just 10 minutes to put together, and I love how everything in the kits work for fun, quick, and easy projects!! Here's a close up for you!

Sneaks have been happening over on the facebook page for our amazing upcoming September kit...Tea for Two! Another fabulous one, so make sure and sign up for a sub spot, if you haven't already, this is one you won't want to miss out on!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Memories: Make it a Mini

 Sometimes all you need for a whole summer of fun is a mini album. It can be a cute way to celebrate your summer memories and it is sweet (and small) enough that you can even keep it out on your desk or coffee table.

I decided to use a simple 4x6 design using cards and embellishments in the
 layering them together in a stackable little book.

The best part is that these cards can stand alone on their own, which means this can still be placed in traditional pocket pages, if I ever would like to do that .

I love all of the many sticker options in the kit this month! That tends to be consistent month after month with the  Daily Diary Kits and I adore that there are so many "flat" layering options, but even the "thicker" options look lovely and are not too bulky, like the bathing suit wood veneer on this card

I hope this inspires you to create some special  pages or albums with your summer photos and memories!

Happy Creating,


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Campers

As I mentioned on our facebook chat group the other day, I was sorting through my layouts for 2014 and realized I had done none of my son!! I feel like such a bad mom! He doesn't love to have his picture taken, and I try not to invade his privacy, but at the same time... there are still plenty of things I can scrap about him. I made it my goal to go ahead and scrap a memory of him and some of his friends from his "Great Outdoors" birthday party from earlier this year. 

The Sweet and Simple kit (now sold out) had so many perfect additions for this outdoorsy themed layout. I went ahead and made a custom embellishment too with this cute Silhouette cut file.

One of the things that I just love about Noel: she's always so thoughtful in her kit packing. I know that it was not an accident that I ended up with this adorable tiny "Alabama" license plate embellishment! 

Monday, August 18, 2014


Summertime is winding down for us and I'm savoring every last bit of it by scrapping some of our fun summer moments! I mentioned in my blog post about my summer mini that I wasn't going to give a whole lot of detail or descriptions because some of those photos would be scrapped on a traditional layout and this is one of them.

I have family scrapbooks (including Project Life) along with scrapbooks for each of the kids. This one will go in my little one's scrapbook since it's all about her :)
I'm using the South Shore kit for this layout (the kit is sold out but there are still papers left!)

It worked out well that the photos of the splash pad had an orange background since they matched so well with the papers in this kit. Don't you love when that happens??!

I created a sort of starburst with some of the papers & stitched them to my cardstock. I printed out my photos at roughly 3x3 with a white edge & added that fun pink glittered photo frame around one of them. 

Then a bit of layering with all the fabulous embellishments that always come in Noel's kit!

By the way, you might notice that my page doesn't have an "offical" title. I do that sometimes and I'm totally ok with it :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

{Adventure} with the South Shore kit

Hi there friends! I'm still playing with the South Shore kit as it's been a PERFECT kit for me to scrap our summer. One of my favorite papers in the kit was the canoe paper by Studio Calico. It could NOT have been more perfect for the picture of my Caroline suited up to go canoeing while she was at camp. So to capture that memory I created this layout.

To create this one, I layered papers and clustered embellishments using the canoe paper as my color scheme and inspiration. I usually don't scrap with a lot of green, so even though this looks like a normal layout it was a bit of a stretch for me. But stretching is good. (wink, wink)  I chose my embellishments according to the color scheme too, not really worrying if they matched perfectly or not. I thought I'd let Caroline journal in her own words in the space where the Elle's Studio tag says "Snapshot notes". In all, I'm glad I was able to get this one created. Thanks for letting me share!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Pier

Hello friends!! I have a fun beachy layout to share with you today using the AMAZING South Shore kit! This kit is so fun and full of bright colors, perfect for all of those summer photos...or in my case, fall photos!!

We went to Florida last fall, and one of our favorite places that we visited was this gorgeous pier at Palm Beach. I loved this Elle's Studio paper for the background, and how it sort of worked as a neutral and make it easy for me to add in all of those fun brights!

I kept everything centered on this layout, and loved that fun ombre paper from Simple Stories for the base of my photo. The wood veneer arrows, made for a great simple embellishment by my title.

I layered in a tag with a few lines of journaling, and pairing it with some fun flair and a chipboard piece, I was able to create another cluster of interest, and keep my journaling hidden so it didn't compete with all the text on the background paper!

The South Shore kit is currently sold out, but you can still scoop up these fabulous papers! To order yours, go here, and make sure and check out all the new goodies in the shop while you are there!!!