Patriotic Pinwheels: How to make pinwheels from scraps


4th of July will be here soon! Check out my simple tutorial on the Craftsy blog for making these cute pinwheels to decorate your 4th of July BBQ!


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!

Fun with Lawn Fawn stamps

I’ve been having some fun playing with Lawn Fawn stamps that I grabbed at the CKC convention a few weeks ago. Here are some cards that I’ve been making. They are simple, but fun! Love coloring these cute images. The stamps and dies used for these cards are from “The Best Pun Ever” stamp set.

Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever Card

Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever Card

Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever Card

Lawn Fawn Best Pun Ever Card

I’m offering the above cards as a set of 3 in my Etsy shop. I think these cards would be great to have on hand when you need to send a card out to anyone. They are great for all occasions.

These next few I made with some “Get Well Soon” Lawn Fawn stamps. I do love the ease of using the coordinating dies, however I do think buying dies gets expensive! I try to only buy ones that I really know I will get a lot of use out of.

Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon Card

This is a set of 3″ x 3″ cards…these little stamps were a perfect fit for a set of tiny cards. Just love those little band-aids!

Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon Card

Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon Card