Category Archives: Scrapbooking

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!

8.5″ x 11″ Layout: 14 Months

The other day I was in the dining room with Henry – he was exploring, being a little mischievous and the natural light in the room was excellent. I looked over and saw my camera bag with my DSLR sitting on the floor and decided I should bust it out. I never seem to grab my real camera these days, and I need to be better about it. I got several super high quality candid shots of Henry just being himself and playing. I just love how they turned out, and knew that I needed to use them right away, in a layout!


I mean, this face…(mischief!)

…and this one… (SWEETNESS!)


I decided to pair these photos with some recent journaling that I had done about him. I kept things in a list format, as that is what I used when I sent myself the email with all these little facts about him at 14 months. It was pretty easy to just print out and scrap everything around it.


I had fun adding detail to this page with little embellishments. I used Echo Park That’s My Boy Kit for almost the entire page. (Plus some Thickers from American Crafts for my title). I (again) found that going with an 8.5″x11″ size was much less intimidating and it allowed me to complete this layout relatively quickly.

Love this little guy, and I am enjoying scrapping all these fun things about his life!

12″ x 12″ Layout: Henry at 8 Months

My layout today is of the scraplifted variety…


Let me tell you, that I have been on this mission to use up many of the supplies I have (scrapper’s guilt) and one of the things I have quite a few of is Project Life style cards. I actually only own *one* Project Life core kit – but then there are all the other off brands, and we all know that every scrapbook kit now comes with those cute little 3″x4″ cards. They are cute to look at but honestly it’s not realistic for me to do pocket scrapbooking all the time. I like it here & there, and that’s enough for me.

So, with that being said – I am on a mission to use up these cards in any way I can. I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to this very topic…which is where I found this awesome layout from the Simple Stories blog. This layout is my take on their design. I LOVE how it turned out.


This page is a mix of stuff from Echo Park’s That’s My Boy collection and some cards from the Project Life Boy mini kit (found at Joann’s).

I used my Silhouette to cut out the “8”. I cut it twice and layered to add some shadowing/dimension to the number. The rest of the title is just stickers and some Thickers that I had in my stash. I LOVE that “Love you to the moon and back” card.


I added some other embellishments that I had on hand in my stash, some from Recollections, Studio Calico. I love the dimension that wood veneer adds to a page.



I’d say I was successful at using up a handful of 3″x4″ cards…only a couple hundred left to go! 😉