Category Archives: Scrapbooking

8.5″x11″ Layout: Playmate

Just sharing a simple and fun layout I did using the Midway collection from October Afternoon. A collection I’ve been lusting after and hoarding for far too long. I think it’s time to use up more of it, now that I see how cute this turned out.

Playmate scrapbook layout

I used a variety of mediums for my text on this layouts. Letter stickers, thickers…and the “Go Out and Play” sentiment was stamped on vellum using an Ali Edwards stamp set that I love. I was going for a spin on the song “Playmate”…I hope that comes across here. If not, oh well – at least I know what it means 😉

Playmate scrapbook layout

In case you’re wondering, I did print journaling for this layout. I didn’t like how it looked on the page, so I simply stuck it to the back of the page. I figured it’s better then not having a story at all, right? I am trying to be better with my journaling – so this was my solution! And as always, I am making sure to date my layouts…

Playmate scrapbook layout


12″ x 12″ Layout: Ladybug Girl

Ladybug Girl Scrapbook Layout

Ever have so many cute pics you can’t decide which to use on your layout? Um, that is me ALL the time. I finally decided instead of trying to squeeze my pics onto one layout (and I’m not a fan of 2 page layouts these days) that I would simply use a 6″x12″ insert and DUH: Problem solved. Not sure why I haven’t thought to do this sooner? Clearly I own these inserts and they were just begging to be used. Anyway, this layout came together quickly and I LOVE that I got all my favorite pics into one layout/insert. Woop!!

Ladybug Girl Scrapbook Layout

This page started off a little tricky because I didn’t want it to be overly “themed” with ladybug stuff – but I certainly wanted the colors to match. I decided to simply use some red polka dot 12″x12″ patterned paper, some touches of striped paper – and then I punched out some black circles with various sized circle punches. This gives the hint of a ladybug, without being ladybugallupinyourface. Know what I mean? 😉

Ladybug Girl Scrapbook Layout

I ran a 3″x4″ card through my printer for journaling and used a piece of ladybug flair that I have literally had in my stash for YEARS. These were the original pieces of flair that American Crafts came out with in like, 2008. Can’t believe I still had it (and was able to find it! HA!!)

Ladybug Girl Scrapbook Layout

Here’s a closeup of the insert. It holds 3 4″x6″ pics and I think they are from American Crafts (snagged them at Hobby Lobby). I didn’t really do any embellishing on these pics at all, aside from these few words stamped with a Heidi swap stamp set. Done!

Ladybug Girl Scrapbook Layout

12″x12″ Layout: A View of Our Everyday

Sharing another layout today. I recently bought a package of cards from Simple Stories, from their Sn@p “Everyday” collection. The cards in this pack vary in size, from 4″x6″ to 4″x4″ and other small square shaped cards. I love all the colors and they coordinate with the original Sn@p collection nicely. I pieced together this layout with a grid of these cards arranged on the page. It turned out to be quite colorful…!

Simple Stories Everyday Snap Layout

This part of the page was made using scraps of Sn@p paper, and stickers from the Sn@p collection. It’s sort of busy looking – but I do like it. Just a high level glimpse into our week right now – and what typically goes on each day:




I think this would be a great page to make once or twice a year, to get a glimpse into our daily life and routine. I also love this photo of the kids so so so much, that I knew I had to make a page about it. It was just a candid moment of them playing in their PJ’s that I caught one morning while drinking my coffee. But it’s totally our life right now – love it :)


Craftsy Blog Post: Make a Mini Album with Project Life Cards

Hi guys! Just wanted to let you know I have a new article up over on the Craftsy blog where I show you how to create this cute little Mini Album using Project Life style cards.

Craftsy Mini Album

…any pocket-style scrapbooking stuff will do -if you’re like me, you’ve collected all kinds of brands. I’m always looking for ways to use up mine! I hope you find the tutorial helpful :)

You can find a full listing of all my Craftsy articles here if you’re interested. Thanks for looking!