Sunday, January 19, 2020


Good morning all! I added a few more pages to my cruise album. I really had fun with this spread... I decided to take several embellishments and glue them directly to the photo, rather than create an actual page. It looks really neat in the album too.

While we were in Freeport, Bahamas, we stopped by the Perfume Factory. This was a neat experience! You can actually go into this shop and make your own scented perfumes! Or... you can just buy a few bottles. I grabbed a card while I was there so I can continuing supporting this factory!

One night, my husband called me out on the balcony and there were hundreds of stars in the sky. It was absolutely beautiful. I wish the photo turned out better...but it's very hard to get a picture, but it was amazing... seriously.

I kept our room steward's card to add in my mini as well. He took great care of us! While we were touring the island, I took a photo of this Lighthouse. 

And I think that is a wrap for my mini book! I may do one more page using the formal night pictures in the form of a collage, but that will be it! :) If you're wondering where I bought the mini book, check out Citrus Twist's Shop. They just got some new colors in and they are perfect for creating mini albums!

Thanks for visiting today. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020


Hello!! I don't know about you, but this week was LONG! It went by so slow and it was rough. I am so glad it's the weekend because I needed some scrappy time to unwind. I finally got a chance to use the January kit from Citrus Twist. Love this kit! What a great kit to start off the new year.

I've been itching to scrap these photo booth pictures since November! I finally had the right embellishments to scrap them! Totally fun. :) I love photo booth pictures. :)

I especially love how Citrus Twist Kits are chocked full of fun embellishments from chipboard, epoxy and puffy stickers to the journaling cards. They are awesome and the kits from month to month can be combined together! I usually mixed all of my months together and just go through my little storage box when I need embellishments.

And I couldn't help but share this cutie!! Henry is getting so big and he is such a happy baby. My sister got lucky with her first... he's always so smiley and I LOVE it!

I really like these fabric embellishments! I need more to add to my stash. Hopefully, there will be more in upcoming kits. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the journaling card!

I used a die cut frame to frame the photo and then added a few more layers of patterned papers and die cuts behind it to add dimension. And the strip of hearts is another fabric embellishment.

I like adding a smaller page throughout my albums with some type of sentiment and some bling. It adds a nice touch.

And here's my last layout of me with my beautiful family. We just saw Little Women at the movies together and it was soooooo good!

Love the embellishments with the patterns. It has a nice flow to it. :)

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Good morning everyone. I am back with a colorful Travel Notebook Layout I created using a stencil and Coloration Spray (Salmon) from Art Anthology. I've been itching to buy new papers and stickers, but before I do... I am determined to use up my stash! So far, it's working and it feels great to save a few dollars...and use up the products I have on my shelf.

I mixed the Salmon Coloration Spray with Molding paste to create a pink shade. Then I covered the stencil using the medium. It steeped under the stencil a bit because it wasn't think enough...but that's OK. I just wanted to add some texture to the layout so it was fine.

I added lots of embellishments at the bottom to complete the layout. Since the photo was my main focus, I kept the design pretty simple.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Here's a process video!

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Happy weekend everybody! I just got home after spending some time with my family! Baby Henry is growing, growing, growing and we are so excited to be apart of his journey. I gave my sister this cute little mini I created for her. Something special that she can add to Henry's baby box!

I used lots of embellishments from Citrus Twist Kits to embellish each page. All of the embellishments came from several kits. I simply went through the kits to see if anything grabbed my attention and then I glued them down.

The album was super quick and easy to make. I printed my photos, cropped and adhered them back to back using adhesive. Then I punched a hole at the top of each page using a paper piercer and than I used twine to bind the album.

Jamie's photographer did a fabulous job with this photos. They are all so very beautiful. 

This is my favorite... Ginger looking, lovingly at my sister. So precious!

I was so glad I found "Woody" in Edward's baby box. I was afraid it was donated!! Jamie's husband Mat gave it to Edward when he was around 3 years old. Edward was really into Toy Story when he was little. I found him and gave it back to Mat so he could give it to his son! Little did I know that Jamie was going to add him to this adorable photo!! Oh, my heart!

Some pages are super simple... keeping the focus on the photos.

I left the journaling spaces blank so my sister could write whatever she would like in the mini.

Here is a snapshot of each page, side-by-side.

And there it is... a sweet, adorable mini I created in less than 1 hour for my beautiful sister. 
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, January 07, 2020


While we were on our cruise, a photographer Mia saw us at one of the photo booths having our photos taken. She asked if she could take a few photos in her dark room and we said sure. We had some time to kill before dinner. I am so glad we went with her. She captured us so perfectly... the photos she took weren't strained... and we looked so relaxed... of course I had to buy a few from her! While I was looking at the pictures, I could have cried. They were that good. I had to narrow my choices down to 7 shots from 25. It was so hard, but I did not want to pay $500 for photos because I already paid pixels $200. If we ever go on a cruise again, I'm gonna skip pixels and have our photos taken by a professional! I can't wait to share the other photos with you... you'll see them in my upcoming projects. :)

I used Fancy Pants Designs's Good Ol' Days collection to create this layout. The title was created using Trinity Stamp's "Let Love Grow 4x6 Stamp Set. Love the font of this stamp. I stamped the hearts onto patterned paper and then cut them out to use as embellishments for this layout.

I used the Lace Border Punch from Creative Memories to create a fun border for parts of the layout.

To complete the layout, I added a few die cuts here and there using foam squares to add dimension.

Thanks for visiting today!