Category Archives: Scrapbooking

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!

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!