Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Good morning everyone. I have a very colorful layout to share with you! I used the floral print patterned paper from AB Studio that was available in the Clique International shop. Totally love this company. The papers are so whimsical and fun.

To begin, I sprayed white cardstock with a variety of Coloration Sprays until I was satisfied with the background. Then I fussy cut the flowers from the patterned paper.

Isn't this paper so pretty? I just love it! I used embellishments from my stash to embellish the layout. I colored a few of the die cut pieces using the sprays so everything would blend together nicely.

I added a little journaling to the side of the circle to fill in the white space and used foam squares to pop up the flowers a bit. The gems are from Trinity Stamp!

I used the vellum stickers from Clique International's Rainbow Connection Kit for my title. It looks perfect!

What do you think? It is totally fun, isn't it. I love how this turned out. Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, June 26, 2020


Hi everybody! I have another layout I created using the Vitamin Sea Collection from Fancy Pants Designs. I am totally loving this layout...that photo...be still my heart! Henry LOVES the beach just like his cousin Edward. Too bad we didn't get the chance to experience this moment with him with the Pandemic... But I had so much fun creating this gem for my sister.

As usual, I went a little overboard with the die cuts. It's hard not to use them all because they are so stinking cute! The little green fish is from another collection of Fancy Pants Designs. The vintage tag was in my stash and I thought I needed another neutral color... it made all the difference.

I used a few foam squares to pop up the die cuts and added a few puffy dots here and there to add dimension. This is the second layout where I used the "Adventure Time" die cut. It's one of my favorite die cuts aside from the little flowers and sandcastle and pale. Seriously, the collection is the cutest!

I added a little button from my stash to the center of the camera to add dimension. I like how it looks on there! It ties in well with the vintage tag from my stash.

Here is my second project I created using a photo holder from Foundations Decor and the Wooden Sun! I used lots of chipboard and some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs's Vitamin Sea collection to embellish it. The letters were spray painted in white. So much easier than painting them.

Have you picked up this collection yet? I think it's a darling collection and I plan on creating a few more layouts using this collection! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 25, 2020


Good morning!! Trinity Stamp's 2 Birthday Hop is happening right now on Instagram! Come join us if you're a stamper and would like to see all of the cute new products. They are too cute for words! I decided to play in my art journal for this month's hop! 

I love the You Lift Me Up Stamp Set. This stamp set has a set of dies that can be purchased separately as well. It's so cute and perfect for this time of year with everything going on... I think we all need to remember that we all are going through something even if we do not see it from the outside... We need to lift others up more by being kind and complimenting each other instead of trying to place blame on everyone and everything. So that's what I was thinking when I made this... I chose a few bright paint colors from Bad Girls Couture to paint the background. To keep the paint flat, I used my gel plate. LOVE playing with this tool and I'm glad I invested in it. They allow me to create a variety of layers effortlessly. 

I added a few embellishments here and there. The string adds a nice touch as well! Lots of pretty colors and embellishments to lift my spirit. 

I used a Rose Garden stencil from The Crafter's Workshop, ink and my blending buddy to create some flowers/leaves at the edges of the journal page. Then I used a black pen to create a border around the edges.

As for the bears, I didn't want to color them brown or gray... I wanted them to look like little care bears in my favorite colors...blue and teal. 

A closer look at the spread... lots of layers and texture. Soooo pretty!!

What do you think? It's cute, isn't it? I love how this turned out. So fun. If you would like additional inspiration, come join the Instagram Hop! Click here to participate. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Good morning! I finally got my hands on some products from The Stamp Market and I'm sooooo HAPPY. I might have gone a little over-board with my purchase, but I don't think I've ever been so happy to get product. Their product makes me happy...the colors are bright and colorful. I love their Modern Designs and metal dies. Seriously, I want it all... I'll have to make smaller purchases here and there so I don't break the bank. LOL

For this layout, I used the Miss Modern 6"x6" papers, Miss Modern Ephemera, Miss Modern Phrase Stickers, and the Scripty Heart Die.

To begin, I mounted the three 6"x6" patterned paper sheets onto an 8 1/2x11" piece of white cardstock. Then, I ran the Scripty Heart Die through my Sizzix using pink and coral paper from the Color Crush Solids paper. I decided to use the white space from the cut as a fun embellishment block for the layout. I glued the  coral square and smaller heart onto white cardstock then mounted it on the layout.

I matted the 2"x2" photo on pink Color Crush paper and then tucked the tag and die cut behind the photo. 

To complete the layout, I added a few more die cuts and stickers. Then I hand journaled my story at the bottom of the layout using a ruler and black pen.

Thank you for visiting today! I love how simple, but striking this layout looks. The orange, coral and white with the touch of black and white looks so perfect. I am totally loving this color palette.

Friday, June 19, 2020


Hi all! I'm back with another layout I created using some fabulous products from The Stamp Market. I decided to play with the Miss Modern Collection again. The colors are so refreshing. For this layout, I wanted a big title so I used the Modern Alpha Stamp Set along with a few of the Color Crush Inks, Sea Glass, Blush and Melon to create this fun title.

I used inspiration from Clique International's Mood Board for June to create this layout! Isn't it so pretty?!

To begin, I stamped the top part of the layout using the Sea Glass Ink and and the Polka Dot Stamp Set.

Then, I matted the photo with the green patterned paper. Since I couldn't decide on which patterns I wanted to use, I used the cover page from the Miss Modern packaging as a strip of patterned paper for the layout.

I added a few die cuts, stickers, tag, and enamels here and there. 

To complete the layout, I stamped the big title below the strip of patterned paper using the Modern Alpha Stamp Set.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Hello! I'm back with another fun mixed media layout I created using some AB Studio papers from Clique International's shop! I love this company! Honestly, I've never heard of them until I saw their products in Gia's shop! I'm in love and I hope Gia plans on restocking her shop with some more AB Studio goodies!

I used a few different patterned papers for this layout. The deer and hearts were two separate papers, but I really wanted to include them on the layout so I fussy cut them and make it work for my layout! 

I used some stencils from AB Studio to add a few numbers and raindrops using my blending buddy and some inks. As if there weren't enough patterns already...but... I had to use them. Just for fun. You know what I mean?

I used a ruler and black pen to hand-journal at the bottom of the layout.

I had a few embellishments in my stash that were perfect for this layout! I love it when I can use up my stash!

What do you think? Isn't this such a fun layout? And I just love all of the patterned papers! If you love these papers, check Gia's shop to see what's available so that you save yourself money! I believe AB Studio is from Poland. So cool!