Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Hello everyone! Nicole here with a pet layout I created using Bella Blvd.'s adorable Chloe collection! This collection has the cutest ephemera and patterns. I just love it all! And it is perfect for sharing those precious memories of your fur-babies. 

To begin, I placed four 6x6 patterned papers from the paper pad onto an 8 1/2x11 white cardstock sheet. I placed them all at angles, hanging off the edge of the page and then cut the excess paper off. I like using this technique because it is such a fun design!

Once I was satisfied with the background, I added the journaling cards and photos and then I used embellishments to fill in the white space. :)

To complete the layout, I added some stamps and journaling within the label and grid card. I used a few foam squares to make the embellishments pop up from the page. I just love how cute this turned out.

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Monday, January 25, 2021


 Hello friends! Nicole here with a fun layout I created using photos that my son took of me on New Year's Eve. When I was trying to get myself situated, on the floor...he said, "You are not a're a scrapbooker!" HAHA...I almost died. LOL. I told him to just take the picture already...

I REALLY love the newest release. Especially the "Let's Party" collection. The color scheme and patterns are soooo perfect... and so refreshing. Lots of fun stuff!!

I hand cut some of the patterns from journaling cards because they were so cute... I really like the cluster of embellishments between the photos. I placed a clear "celebrate" sticker on the donut pattern and cut it out from the paper to use as an embellishment. The pink banner was also cut from the patterned paper.

I used alcohol brush markers to color in the clear sticker balloon and hat! This technique is super fun and easy to do!

To add dimension to the journaling tag, I added the banner stickers... :) Clever, right!? Then I used the stamp and light pink ink to add little bows at the end of the banner. 

I seriously had a blast creating this layout. I used black ink with the scribble stamp to create a fun photo corner for the layout. Isn't this such a fun layout!? I am loving totally looks like a layout to celebrate. 

Here is another layout I created using the same collection. I had so much fun playing with the stamps from this collection. The possibilities are endless.

I colored in the stamped images using markers. Loving how colorful this layout is. It's so fun and festive.

I used an old tag as a template to cut out a blue tag from a scrap piece of paper. Then I punched a hole through the top and added some thread. Super simple and easy way to create your own embellishments.

Thank you so much for visiting today!!

Friday, January 22, 2021


Hello! I'm excited to share with you a variety of bookmarks I created. This was my first time playing with the bookmarks and I had so much fun making them! They were super easy to make! Come see how I used Artesprix's Sublimation Markers to make these beauties. Maybe, you'll be inspired to create your own. These would make perfect gifts for your booklover friends! I am a avid reader and these make me so happy!


What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Magic Ink that transfer their beautiful colors from plain copy paper to a polyester product with a heat source. Iron-on-Ink Markers are the way to personalize sublimation, which is specially formulated inks that transfer only when activated with heat.


Pastel and Original Sublimation Markers

Blank Copy Paper



Clear Stamps by Studio Forty and Trinity Stamps

Acrylic Stamp Block

Sublimation Ink Pad

Project Mat

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Heat Source (Heat Press or Iron)

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Trace your Bookmark onto a plain piece of copy paper using a pencil. That way you know how much space you have to work with.


Tip: Set your heat press at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 45 seconds before you start working on your bookmarks. That way, the heat press will be hot enough to sublimate your images when you are finished. :)

Step 2: Stamp images within the traced area using the Sublimation Ink Pad and Acrylic Block. Next, color in the images using your Sublimation Markers. It's OK to go outside the lines...that way you do not get any white edges if you are coloring the entire background.*


Step 3: Using heat tape, tape down the bookmarkers (white side faced down) onto the images. 

 Step 4: Place a piece of Protective Paper at the top and bottom of your bookmarks.  Place your "Sublimation Sandwich" inside the heat press for 45 seconds at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 


Step 5: Carefully, remove project from heat press using gloves. Then place the bookmarks onto the Project Mat to cool down. Then, remove the paper and heat tape to reveal your vivid designs! 

 Step 6: Embellish as desired! 


Thank you for visiting today! If you enjoyed this tutorial, check out Courtney's bookmarks! Click here to start shopping today!


Tuesday, January 19, 2021


 Hi all! I'm excited to share a fun mixed media layout I created using the Penny Copper Modeling Paste and the Wild Roses Stencil. I also played with my gel plate from Gel Press to create some fun patterns to frame the photo.

Disclaimer: "The Crafter's Workshop provided me with product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own."

For this layout, my goal was to dig through my stash for embellishments that I would not normally use on a layout and USE them! I must say, this was such a fun challenge for me and after I finished creating this layout, I was proud that I used some of my old stash, rather than reaching for my new product.

To see the full tutorial for this layout, please visit The Crafter's Workshop's blog by clicking here!

I used my gel plate from Gel Press to create some fun patterns on white cardstock. Then I used my stencil and Copper Penny Modeling Paste to create the flowers. I did all of this then cutting up the paper in different shapes to create a fun frame for the photo!

I actually enjoyed this process so much! I can't wait to try it again sometime. Just think of all the cool backgrounds you could make using this technique. The only issue is time... you do not want to try this technique if you are in a rush! This process takes a lot of time and patience. :)

I used my Sizzix to create the flowers from a scrap piece of the mixed media paper I created.

Here are some close ups. I really like how this turned out! 

Think twice, the next time you're thinking about not using your stash! It can be fun using up all of those embellishments!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Saturday, January 16, 2021


Happy weekend everybody! Last night, I stopped and grabbed a bottle of Moscato after work and came home to scrap. I had nothing in mind...I just felt like creating. This is my third Memory Planning I created using Heidi Swapp's ideas and product. Love her stamps. Some of the stamps are from Ali Edwards. I just used whatever I wanted on this layout...

To begin, I added the photos on the left-side and across to the second half. Once the photos were placed down, I added my stamps. And then the embellishments/journaling.

The hardest part for where to after doing a few of these spreads, I find it easier to place your photos down first and then your stamping... 

Once your stamps are down, you are pretty much working in small grids... If you love scrapping grid layouts, this is something you might want to try! 

I love Heidi Swapps' Chapter Storyline Collections. They come with beautiful vellum stickers!! Seriously, gorgeous...

I used inks from Catherine Pooler and The Stamp Market. Also, I used Altenew's markers to color in some of the images. So pretty.

What do you think? Isn't this super fun?! I just love it so much!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Monday, January 11, 2021


Hi all. One of my goals for 2021 is to use up my stash and stop buying new papers and stickers that just sits on the shelf...I've made a few purchases this year, but none of it has been paper etc... I bought some stuff for Heidi Swapp's Stop the Blur Memory Keeping Subscription that I subscribed to. I'm looking forward to it!

Last week, I went through my scraproom and purged all the things I no longer wanted. I have three boxes of stuff to give to the Cozy Crop House. It feels so good to finally purge and re-organize...I actually want to make stuff again. Which, I haven't felt like making anything for a few months... I've been in a funk, but I think I'm doing better. 

For this travel notebook page, I used a few journaling cards and tags/die cuts from Elle's Studio. The metal heart is from Ali Edwards. I love it and it adds such a nice touch to this layout.

I used Creative Memories' Lace Border Punch for the bottom and then tucked another journaling card behind the layout to add color at the bottom.

I used some thin thread to tie through the tags. I like how they look with the thread. I opted not to use ribbon because I did not want to cover the "currently loving" sentiment at the top of the layout.

I used a black fine tip pen to hand-journal my story at the bottom. Not a whole lot of journaling...just enough to know what happened.

I plan on using up some more of my stash all month long! What are your goals for 2021? Have you subscribed to any new kit clubs/subscriptions? I'd love to hear.

Thank you for visiting today!

Friday, January 08, 2021


Good morning! I'm hoping to get out of town this spring to visit my sister in Colorado! I miss her so much. I was supposed to be in her wedding in September, but it was cancelled due to Covid. :( But, the good news is...there's not much holding me back this spring since I already purchased the tickets for 3, round trip... In the meantime, I decided to scrapbook this beautiful photo of her. She is a beautiful woman who isn't afraid to travel...and take risks. I love this girl so much.

To create this layout, I used papers and embellishments from Fancy Pant's Just Plane Fun Kit. We have some available in the shop! Click here to grab yours today!

I decided at the last minute to use stamps to use as my journaling, rather than using my handwriting. Love this stamp set from Studio Forty!

I used another stamp set to create the black border at the edge of the photo. Love this stamps set. Check it out here!

Thank you so much for visiting today!