Sunday, January 31, 2016


I love scrapping pictures of my daughter, Crystyl, and my granddaughter, Meila. They are both just adorable!

I used papers and embellishments from my past Noel Mignon kits. I adore her kits! To create this page I used a sketch from ScrapMuch? to create this page. It's another adorable Laura Whitaker sketch. My favorite! Due to my busy life, I didn't get this page submitted to ScrapMuch? in time for the challenge deadline, but that's okay, I adore this page!

This paper was perfect for this layout. I love the little blocks of happy thoughts. I used a pink ZigWriter pen to write some quick journaling, and to doodle on the page. This little wood veneer '&' has been in my stash for awhile. I'm so happy I was finally able to use it!

Aren't those girls adorable? I used pink, glitter Thickers for the title. I had these crochet hearts in my stash and had to use them on this page. They are perfect!

The heart background paper is exactly what I wanted for this page. I love the soft pink with the black and grey accents.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Together is Where I Always Want to Be

I'm in love with this layout. It's rare that my husband and I get pictures, but we took a couple small trips last year and finally had some time together. I love getting a chance to scrap us!

I used various papers and embellishments from past Noel Mignon kits for this page. I created the page for a sketch challenge on the Facebook Group page SG Scrap Squad. I had tons of fun creating it!

Okay...I see the mistake in the title now. How did I not see the double "want" when I made the page? Who knows?!? The white alphas that spell Want have now been removed. I didn't feel like taking the photos again, to be honest, so just image it's gone. 

I used a set of phrase Thickers for the title, along with three different types of alphas. I love mixing alphas on layouts!

I added gold accents to the page to break up the blues and teals. I adore this acetate strip of gold arrows that I stitched down with my sewing machine. I pop-dotted the gold hearts on the page to give them dimension.

I love these colors! Blues, teals and whites are my colors. Beautiful! The doodling just kind of happened as I went. The page called for lots of straight lines, so I went with it. I also used Dyllusions White Spray Mist to add accents to the page.

I hand wrote my journaling on this little note card. I'm not always fond of my handwriting, but I think it's important to be on my pages now and again. 

And, the two of us "together", even if we are in separate pictures. I love how happy and relaxed we look.

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Best Friends Forever

It's rare that my best friend, Michelle, and I get pictures taken together. As soon as I saw these, I knew I'd be scrapping them. It still took me a couple years to get them on a page though. Go figure!

I used various papers and embellishments from past Noel Mignon kits, and from my stash. I had fun playing with this page. I had a sketch originally, but I didn't follow it much, so it's kind of my own creation. I did complete this page for a challenge for the Facebook Group SG Scrap Squad. I had a great time creating it.

I love this background paper. Michelle and I have been best friends for the past 21 years. I love her like my sister; to the stars and back! 
I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Primrose to add large drops and some speckles to this page. Lots of fun! 

This heart clip was the perfect accent. The little blue scallop ribbon was some of my favorite ribbon ever. It was self-adhesive, and I had just a tiny bit left. I was able to put some above and some below the pictures, but it looks like a full strip of ribbon. I love saving on my supplies! I layers lots of patterned papers because it's one of my favorite things to do, and as usual, I doodled on nearly ever scrap on the page.

I added my journaling to the card in the envelope under the pictures. That way it's still there, but it's not the primary focus of the page. I love this little flair embellishment cluster!

Thickers are some of my favorite supplies. I love these new phrase Thickers. I used phrases from two separate packs to make the title. Perfect!

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My husband and I love Pentatonix, and even though we weren't able to get great pictures of the concert, I was excited to be able to scrap them. It's rare we get out and do anything exciting.

I used various papers and supplies from my stash for this layout. I just pulled it all together, and chose the papers around the title die cut that I had created just for this page.

I used a sketch from ScrapMuch? to create this page. Laura Whitaker sketches make me happy!

The die cut was created by Stacia Brandt from Dancing Daisy Designs. She is extremely talented, and a wonderful friend. As soon as I told her what I wanted, she made it, sent it to me via e-mail for approval, and shipped it. So wonderful! She can be reached through Facebook if you are interested in seeing more of her work.

Our selfie came out goofy, and not flattering at all, but you can tell that we are happy and having fun. I wouldn't change it for anything! 
I mounted the pictures on black cardstock and then inked the edges with Quick Quotes chalk ink in Coconut (white). I love the dreamy effect it gives the edges. 

If you look closely at the photo you can see the lettering that the die cut was created to resemble. I think Stacia did an amazing job! 
I had these little round plastic doiles in my stash forever! I was thrilled to be able to finally use them. 

This was a pretty simple layout for me, but I enjoyed creating it. Thank you for taking a look at it. Please leave me your thoughts, and feel free to join my blog. Thanks!

Sweet Miss Meila

Pictures of my sweet granddaughter are some of my favorite things to scrapbook. How adorable is this little girl? I just can't resist her!

I used bits and pieces from past Noel Mignon kits for this layout. I picked the papers and colors to match Meila's outfit in the picture. Pink and Black together are so much fun! I created this page for a challenge on a FB group SG Scrap Squad. The challenge was to scraplift a beautiful layout by another talented scrapbooker. I loved her layout and this is what I made from her inspiration.

I could not resist pairing silver with all this pink and black. This bow has been calling to me for a long time, and it was finally time to use it! I paired it with other silver accents throughout the page, including this adorable little heart stickers.

I also used silver Thickers for the title. Silver is my favorite metallic color, so I was happy to get to play with it. I love using mist on my pages. I've just started being brave enough to put large drops on my page. I like how the white Dyllusions Color Mist contrasted with the black cardstock. In this picture you can see some of the luscious layers of patterned paper that I used. It was so much fun to put them all together. I try to doodle on my pages, and on this page I used black, white, and pink pens.

These little silver heart stickers were too adorable to pass up! I also used enamel dots and hearts to round out the embellishments.

I found this little silver heart clip in my stash and just threw it on the corner of the picture. Such a good detail to add! I also used a piece of flair that I found in my ever growing flair collection.

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Hello Sunshine

It's so good to be scrapbooking again! This layout is so sunny and cheery. I love the bright colors. It makes me long for spring!

I used my Noel Mignon kits for this page. Her kits are always so wonderful to work with. To create the layout I used a sketch #465 from Scrapbook Challenges. I loved the look of the sketch right away!

I love using wood veneer pieces on my pages when I can. For this page, I didn't want the natural wood look. So, I sprayed my pieces with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mustard and Gold. The effect is shimmery without being overwhelming. I also paired the title with some glitter Thickers. So much fun! This yellow polka dot ribbon was also perfect for the page. It's been in my stash for awhile just waiting for the perfect page.  

I chose to mount the pictures of my son on yellow cardstock to keep the sunny theme going. I love all the bright colors that were brought in to complement the yellow in the accent papers. I used one natural wood veneer piece in the tag on the side of the photo.

I lightly sprayed the Hello paper on the bottom of the page with some of the Gold Color Shine. The shimmer just adds a bit more Sunshine to the page. 

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