I've finally taken the time to bust out my Silhouette these last few weeks - feels so great to use it again! I still have the Silhouette Portrait but it works just fine. Maybe someday I will upgrade to the Cameo. For now, I'm plugging away making some scrapbook pages and other things. Here's a recent layout I just completed. I used my Silhouette for the title. As soon as I saw the title, I knew exactly which photo I needed to scrap!


This layout was inspired by this adorable page from Megan Klauer design. When I'm not feeling super creative, I love pulling inspiration from my Pinterest boards. Even though I choose to follow her layout, I love how mine came out totally different with my own spin. Scraplifting is a wonderful thing!

Here are some more detailed pics. I used Bella Boulevard's Snapshots collection for this entire layout.



I have more items to share soon, including some cards that I've been making lately - trying to use up supplies that I already own, instead of buying new! But...we all know that isn't entirely possible ;)



I completed this mini scrapbook album recently, using a kit from the Button Farm. I snagged this kit a few years back at CKC - but had yet to have a reason to put it together, until my friend Jess had her adorable baby boy, Marcus! :)


You might recall this album that I made a while back - same thing, just the girl version. I just love these kits. They are so fun to work with. For me, it was perfect because nearly all my crafting supplies are still packed away in boxes. I didn't need to pull out much to make this album - just my paper trimmer, some adhesive and ink.

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Just sharing some old layouts that I completed over the winter. I kept a minimal stash of scrapping supplies with us when we were living in the apartment. I was able to complete these 2 layouts using mostly Bella Boulevard paper & embellishments. Both of these layouts were inspired from a design I stumbled upon online - you can find my board that I like to pin ideas to here on Pinterest. :)

"Carving Pumpkins" layout: Inspired by this layout over on TwoPeas

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This next layout was designed off a sketch - however I have no earthly idea which sketch because it was so so long ago that I made this :( Anyway, can you believe how little Brooke was in these pics? BAH!

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Hi everyone, first off - thank YOU for all the interest in my Craft Room clean out. I had an amazing response and was able to sell most everything I posted. There are still a few fun things left, so if you haven't checked it out yet - click here to visit my Facebook page. Thanks!

Today I have a Halloween themed layout to share...

I have so many Halloween photos that I need to scrapbook - at first I was overwhelmed by just how many I would like to get scrapped. I decided to not try and squeeze them all into one or two layouts, there's no need! My strategy is to choose a few favorites from one of our many Halloween activities and get them into a layout. I will then choose another few I like and do another, etc. - I have plenty of fun Halloween supplies to use - and we all know that I'm not afraid to buy more goodies if I need to. HA ;)


The other tip that I had to share regarding this layout is all about inspiration. I have a very busy 2 year old - so my crafting time is limited! I try to make the most of it - so I am 100% OK with pulling inspiration and "scraplifting" when I see a great idea that I love. There's no shame in it! I always make sure to give full credit for the original idea, of course. This page is based mostly off this awesome layout from Laura Vegas. Thank you Laura for the wonderful inspiration!


This entire layout was created using the Witch Hazel collection from October Afternoon.


I love these darn photos - they are some of my all time faves of Brooke. She was roughly 6 months old and that tongue just kept popping out...! So cute! ;)

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I cut the "BOO" letters out with my Silhouette, as well as the spider web background. The other letters are American Crafts Typo Thickers in Peacock Blue. For the journaling, I simply printed it out onto white cardstock and cut into strips. I distressed the strips just a bit with black ink to make them blend a bit with the rest of the layout. There's also some touch of sewing on this layout - all with black thread.


I've had a stash of papers and stickers sitting in a pile for a while now, begging to be used in a 4th of July-themed layout. I finally decided to use last years photos and put together this layout, it was so much fun to make!


I pulled inspiration from this great layout that I found via Pinterest. I really loved the use of the long banners on the layout - especially since it ties in so nicely with the flag theme of 4th of July.


I filled in this page with a lot of details: some journaling and stamping to help tell the story of the day. I've been doing more & more stamping on my layouts lately - I really like the look of it.



Those small wooden stars are Studio Calico wood veneer embellishments - love the dimension they add.



For the title, I first cut out the "Stars & Dots 4x6 Project Life Card" from Loni Stevens using my Silhouette. Because the cardstock was a bit thick, I made sure to use the "double cut" setting. I have found this helps when using Stampin Up or Papertrey Ink cardstock. The title was cut using the "July 4th Phrase" - both of the cut files are found in the Silhouette online store.


I've listed full supplies below (aside from the Silhouette cut files which are linked above). Thanks for checking out my layout! I know I've been posting a bunch of scrapbooking lately - I'm on a roll, ha! I hope to create some Teacher related gift items soon.

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