S&S Saturday January 25


I’m back this week to show you how I finished off my January Scraps & Stash Kit, using patterned papers from Echo Park’s Every Day Eclectic line.



First up, I made this single layout, Lovely Lily. It will sit in my album next to Sassy Sophie, so I designed them to complement each other, even if they aren’t totally matchy-matchy.


Then I made 6 “Thank you” cards using leftover bits and pieces, plus some of the coordinating cardstock I pulled in for photo mats and Cricut cuts.


And this is all that’s left! Just a few strips of paper, Thickers, washi, ribbon, buttons, buttons, buttons for days, and a sheet of stickers. I have to say, I am THRILLED with all I’ve accomplished this month, and I’m looking forward to another productive month with a new Scraps & Stash kit.

February Inspiration

Speaking of which, this color scheme (or something similar to it) is my inspiration for February. This comes from CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration’s Case #106. So take a look, and if you’d like to play along, get your kit items pulled and be ready for February 1. And if you do, I’d love to hear from you – drop me a comment!

January’s Inspiration Kit: 3Scrappy Boys

S&S Saturday Januray

Hello again!

I’m back this week with a couple more layouts made using my Scraps & Stash kit:

Here are the projects themselves:


Sassy Sophie – I used 3 of the patterned papers, 3 of the wood veneer shapes, 3 buttons, some of the ribbon, and some of the Thickers.

Selfies with my Bestie

Selfies with my Bestie – I used 3 of the patterned papers, 3 wood veneer cameras, some of the washi (pink border), and 3 images using the stamps I pulled to go with this kit.

Two asides: Yes, my best friend and I are too old to go around calling ourselves “besties,” but when the two of us get together, neither one can remember how to act our ages, so I felt the title was appropriate. Secondly, the reds in the photos don’t appear to match. That’s because I didn’t photograph the two pages side by side, trying to get better detail. The pages themselves do, in fact, match. Not sure why that bothers me, but it does. 🙂


And a quick look at what’s left:


Not a lot – and I am thrilled! I need to make a couple of thank you cards, and the colors of this kit being so bright and happy will be perfect for that. And I think I can do one more layout as well. So check back next week to see if I’ve managed to “kill” this kit!


Inspiration kit: 3ScrappyBoys

My favorite sketch site: Scrapbook Generation



S&S Saturday January 11

Hello! Coming to you on on my birthday with a new video showing 2 layouts created using my Scraps & Stash kit. Enjoy!


Here are the layouts a little bit closer up:

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And a look at the materials I’ve still got left:


And, links to the inspiration kit and challenges:

3Scrappy Boys (Inspiration Kit)

Glitter Girl Adventure 095 – Fearless Layering

Two Peas in a Bucket Stashbusters Challenges – January 2014

Inspired Blueprints


S&S Saturday Januray

Hi all!

I’m back today with a new blog series, Scraps & Stash Saturday. Like most scrapbookers I know, I’ve got more supplies than I know what to do with, and I just keep collecting more! Hey, that’s part of the fun of this hobby, right?

So I wanted  a way to motivate myself (and maybe you too) to use up what I’ve got and make room for all the new goodies I know I’m going to “need.” Since I work best with kits and collection packs, I decided to use that concept as a starting point. Each month I’ll choose an inspiration kit or collection as my basis, then create as many layouts, cards, and other projects as possible. I’ll link up with some challenges along the way, and check in each week to show my progress.

Sound like fun? Let’s jump right in with a kit reveal. This month’s kit is inspired by 3ScrappyBoys’ August 2013 Main Kit.

Hello and welcome to our little Christmas in July blog hop! If you’re following along, you’ve just come from Jen’s blog. If you’re just dropping in, you can catch the beginning of the hop at Ruth’s blog. In either case, I’ve got lots to show you, so stick around!

Like most people, I take tons of photos in December, especially on Christmas Day. Now that my sons are older, I don’t feel as overwhelming a need to scrapbook every. single. one. Still, even paring down leaves me with a dozen or more photos to work with.

I had tons of BoBunny Blitzen papers and embellishments left over from a class I taught last year, so I employed it in creating these layouts:

I found that I still had tons of Christmas morning photos even after I made these layouts, so I switched to pocket pages to store and display the rest of them. I recently bought several sheets of cream-colored notebook paper at Hobby Lobby, and I immediately came home and sliced them all up into 4×6 and 6×4 blocks for creating journaling blocks for just such pages. A few embellishments and some handwriting, and voila!
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for getting lots of Christmas photos scrapped, as well as using up any older Christmas stash you might have lying around. And to help get you into the Christmas mood, I’m giving away a couple of little stocking stuffers from my Etsy shop: A yard each of Maraschino and Peapod baker’s twine, and a foot each of red polka dot and green gingham ribbon tape. To win them, simply become a follower of my blog. If you are already following, just leave a comment letting me know, and you’ll be entered
to win too!
Now onto the next stop: Margaret’s blog