Freckled Fawn-Magic at the Beach

Hello Lovelies!  Candace with you today to share a double page 8.5×11 layout all about the magic of the beach.  I love the beach and the only thing that is almost as good as going to the beach is scrapbooking photos of the beach!  I love the light and ethereal feel of the water and sand in the photos and wanted the photos to act as the focus of the layout.  To keep the layout photo-centric I knew that I needed a light and simple color palette.

When I received the August kit along with the wood slices from the Freckled Fawn shop I knew I had all the perfect elements to create my layout!


I started the layout by using a 2″ and 3″ circle punch to punch out photos for the spread.  I knew I wanted to keep the bulk of the embellishments and photos on the left side of the spread while placing my journaling and title on the right side.


I also punched a 3″ circle out of the one of the new journaling cards in the shop.  I love the sentiment on this card!  Perfect for this layout!


To add a little more contrast to the simple colors on the spread I added a few pieces of black chipboard  and an enamel heart on top of the circle wood slices.


I love a simple font in my alphas.  The cork letters in the shop are perfection, plus they  matched the colors of the layout!


To finish off the right side of the spread, add just a touch more color, and to tie the left and right side together I added the “explore” acrylic sentiment.


I adore the final layout!  Simple and beautiful, just like the beach!  Make sure you stop by the shop to pick up all the goodies that I used and document those memories!



Color Cast Designs-Project Life Wk 31 2017

Hey friends!  Today I am sharing a spread for Color Cast Designs using the July release and a few other goodies!  I even included a process video to walk you through how the spread came together!

Links to all the products I used are below!




Color Cast Designs Products Used:
Happy Trails:
Summer Triangles:
Twinkling Stars:


In A Creative Bubble Products Used:
The Great Outdoors Journal Cards:
Arizona Journaling Cards:


Weekly Title Card from Paislee Press:


Elle’s Studio-August Kit Reveal

Yea!  It is August 10th and that means it is reveal day at Elle’s Studio!   The August kit is full of perfect cards and elements to document the everyday moments & people in your life.  Here is a look at the whole kit that you can get today for $9.99, normally $11.99.  Elle also now has a subscription option available to those who want to be guaranteed a kit each month, and you can lock in the launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th.  Awesome deal!

Here is a look at the kit launching today!



Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of fun everyday themed embellishments. My favorites this month are definitely the wood veneer clips, wood veneer YUM & acrylic heart circles!


Here is a look at the coordinating cut files and printables for July.  They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.


This month there is also a fun new mini kit called In the News.  This kit includes a set of Journaling Tags & 4×6 stamp!


Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.





I just adore this month’s kit!  Every month the kits just get better and better!  Make sure that you are a subscriber to the kits so you don’t miss out!  The last few months the kits have completely sold out!  ACK!  Make sure you get your hands on the kit so you can document you and your family’s special memories!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


One Little Bird-Summer Pocket Page Inspiration

Hello One Little Bird friends!  Candace back with you today to share a little summer pocket page inspiration.  For my spread this week I decided to gather a few of the recent summer collections from the shop; Cabana, Soleil and the most recent, Hyannis.  I chose a few of my favorite cards from each of the collections to tell my story for this week.  To build my color scheme for the spread I chose to use the color scheme from the Hyannis collection.  After importing all the cards I wanted to use for the spread into Photoshop I changed the colors and added my journaling.  I love how the final spread came together!  I adore the fun summer colors and themes through the spread.  If you want to build a fun summer spread here are a few tips…

Tip #1: Light.  Wether you add light when you are taking your photos or adjust the photos in photoshop after it always looks great when you lighten and brighten summer photos.

Tip#2: Color.  Along the same idea as light, summer spreads always look best when you add lots of bright and fun colors.  That is what summer is all about!  Add pops of color to your journal cards or embellishments for more interest and fun!

Tip#3: Balance.  With all the fun colors and embellishments going on in the summer spread you want to make sure you give the reader a place to rest their eyes.  Add balance to your spread with black & white photos and simple black journaling.

Tip #4: Consistency.  Again, to go along with balance you want to have a few consistent elements across your spread.  This helps the spread from feeling too cluttered or busy.  For example, in my spread I added the day of the week circles and a white star to all the 4×6 photos, simple and consistent elements.

I hope this gave you a few ideas on how to put together a fun summer spread collecting and documenting all your summer memories!  Below you will find links to all the fun journal cards I used in The LillyPad.

Have a beautiful day!


Products Used: Hyannis Journal Cards, Palmetto Elements, Cabana Journal Cards, Soleil Journal Cards

Freckled Fawn-Adventure Together

Hello Lovelies! Candace here back with you today sharing a fun layout using the July sketch.  I am a pretty simple scrapper.  I like lots of white space with intentional embellishments.  The July sketch is right up my alley with lots of space to add journaling and fun, simple embellishments.  Here is another look at the sketch incase you missed it.

Here is at my final layout and my take on the sketch.
I started my layout with a smooth piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock.  I printed out my photo at 4×6 and backed it with patterned paper to create a border, or frame, like in the sketch.  I placed the photo stack on the top third of the layout to create space on the bottom for a large title and simple journaling.
For the title I used the “adventure” acrylic and the “together” chipboard.  I adhered the acrylic piece with three simple hand stitches.  By using the hand stitched detail it not only adheres the acrylic to the paper but adds special detail and dimension.  Instead of doing traditional journaling I thought it would be fun to use the chipboard phrases under the title.  I love the fun sentiments on the chipboard and a new take on telling our family story.  Under the chipboard phrases I used the ADORABLE letter stickers to add the location of the photo along with the year.
To mimic the small embellishments in the sketch I added a few of navy  enamel hearts.  I created a visual triangle with the hearts and finished off the spread with the sun chipboard.  The final spread, though simple is a perfect reflection of our day and my feelings about it.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You can pick up the goodies that I used on this layout in the shop here
Have a beautiful day!

Ali Edwards Story Kit-Lost & Found

I am so in love with this month’s story kit from Ali Edwards; Lost & Found.  I have been waiting for the perfect kit to tell the story of my husband and his love for the outdoors and wild adventures.  This kit is just perfect!

For my fist project with the kit I created a 6×8 spread.  On the left side of the spread I used a full page photo of my husband on top of the Grand Canyon.  For the right side of the spread I used a square digital stamp from the kit, removed the inside of the stamp and inserted a journaling box in photoshop for my journaling.  I used a few simple and intentional embellishments from the kit to compliment the story and photo in my spread.

Oh, I just love how it turned out!


Thanks for stopping by!


Elle’s Studio-July Kit Revel

Yea!  It is July 10th and that means it is reveal day at Elle’s Studio!   The July kit is full of perfect cards and elements to document Summer, or just the everyday moments & people in your life.  Here is a look at the whole kit that you can get today for $9.99, normally $11.99.  Elle also now has a subscription option available to those who want to be guaranteed a kit each month, and you can lock in the launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th.  Awesome deal!

Here is a look at the kit launching today!


Every month in addition to the kit there are lots of add ons that you can add to your box.  This month there is lots of fun, summer, vacation & everyday themed embellishments. My favorites this month are definitely the cork tags, wood veneer cameras & acrylic stars!


Here is a look at the coordinating cut files and printables for July.  They are fabulous and you can always edit the colors in Photoshop to match each of your projects.


Now for the projects I created for the design team gallery this month.




Products Used: Cork tags, July kit, Gray Puffy Stickers, Acrylic Stars, Love This Life Stamp



Products Used: July Kit, July Printables, Snap Shot Acrylic, Cork Tags, Summer Puffy Stickers.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you stop by the rest of the design team gals blogs to get inspired by their fabulous work!  Make sure you lock in the release day price of the kit today!  All the new items in the shop can be found here.

Have a beautiful day!



One Little Bird-Going Digital

Hi friends!  Welcome back to my blog!

I have been working hard in my project life album and so far this year and I have gone completely hybrid.  This means that I have been using digital journal cards to complete my journaling then printing out the cards at home and inserting them into the page protectors with my photos and embellishments.  In past years I have done a combination of physical and digital.  Sometimes I would do my journaling in my own handwriting, other times I would insert the journal cards into a typewriter and lastly I would work with digital products on my computer.  While this worked for me then, I have also noticed that by going digital I have been able to :

  • Fit so many more words and journaling in to my spreads.  With the ability to adjust the font size and type I can document so many more of my family’s memories!
  • With how quick and streamlined digital scrapbooking can be I have cut down on my process time allowing me to create more spreads!
  • Customize the cards and embellishments to fit my spreads and my personal style.
  • Increase my options for digital cards & embellishments.  Digital scrapbooking is so popular and widespread now that almost any physical collection can be purchased digitally.
  • Save money.  Not only is digital scrapbooking more widespread now but it is often much cheaper than physical collections.

With all the benefits of going digital/hybrid I don’t think I will ever go back to physical project life!  Here is a look at my spread for Week 9 2017 using the newest collection from OLB Origin!

Looking over the whole spread you can see that I was able to fit so many words and memories buy going digital.

Luckily, the cards and photos matched perfectly this week so I didn’t have to do any changes to the colors or style of the cards.

This card is my favorite on the entire spread and the card that really brings the whole spread together.  Due to the amount of photos I wanted to include on this week’s spread I needed a card that could contain all my journaling.  I was able to document the memories of all the 4×6 cards on this one card by numbering the photos with cork circles and documenting those numbers in the journaling card boxes.

I love how the whole spread came together.  The cards from the OLB Origin collection matched this week perfectly and the ease of using digital products helped the spread come together quickly.  

If you haven’t taken the plunge and and tried digital products yet…go for it!  I think that you will end up falling in love with it just like me!  

Have a beautiful day!



Elle’s Studio-Memory Dex Summer 2017

Hello friends & happy summer! I am so happy to be back with you today sharing a fun project using the new summer journaling tags along with goodies from the June kit!  These two collections of cards coordinate perfectly and are all ready to hold all your summer stories!

To start I printed out a bunch of summer memories I wanted to include in my summer memorydex. Next, I used the memorydex dies to die cut a few papers from the Sunny Days collection along with a few journaling tags.

After all my cards and photos were ready, I just played!  Yea!  I went through my embellishments, cards and photos and just started mixing and matching.  So often in scrapbooking we feel pressure to “design” and “balance”.  It was so fun to just sit, play, create and capture memories!


On my title card I used one of the summer journaling tags along with the black letter stickers and summer acrylic shapes.


The second card is a mix of summer journaling tags and die cuts from the June kit.  To add a little more interest and dimension I used foam squares along with the tiny attacher staples to adhere my photos.


I adore the little popsicle journaling tag that was perfect to document summer treats along with the cute acrylic popsicle.


We do a lot of grilling during the summer so I was so excited to see this journaling tag!  (And how cute is that little grill?!)


For this card I die cut a 4×6 tag then adhered another 3×4 card layered with die cuts.  I love that all the sentiments on the June kit die cuts.  A summer match made in heaven!


I think I need a million more of these summer cards!  This is what summer is all about! I layered a few cards together to add additional color and interest and topped it all off with more summer acrylic shapes.


My happy place…in a swimsuit, next to water, but not in it…LOL.  No project is complete without a puffy heart sticker!


Next I created an envelope out of patterned paper from the Sunny Days collection.  I used puffy letter stickers to add “notes” to the front of the envelope that holds more summer memories and notes.


Tucked inside the envelope are more 3×4 cards trimmed slightly and embellished with HOT summer memories!


This was such a fun project to create!  I am so happy that I have all these memories captured and because it is in the memorydex I can add more as the summer goes on!

What summer memories will you capture and document this year?  Have fun!


Freckled Fawn-South Carolina

Hello friends!  Today I am so excited to share my first layout for Freckled Fawn as a design team gal!  For today’s double page layout I used the June Kit along with a few extra goodies from the shop.  I wanted to document a recent trip my husband and I took to South Carolina together in a grid style layout.  I used a digital grid template from Ali Edwards to place my pictures into the layout.


I printed out all the photos at 3×3 and laid them on two 8.5×11 sheets of card stock.  Next, I cut up various journal cards from the Adventure set of journal cards to add a bit of color and design to the spread.


I wanted the spread to stay pretty clean and simple so I went light and intentional with the embellishments.


I chose to use the chipboard word strips as my main embellishment.  I was happy to see that the word strips matched the photos perfectly!


I love the perfectly shaped enamel hearts and added one on top of the “adventure” card to add a little more color.


I used the cork letters to symbolize “SC” for South Carolina.  I love how the cork compliments the navy blue on the card.


I chose a few pictures and cards around the spread to pop up to add a little more interest and dimension to the spread.


I added my journaling on a 3×3 card in the lower right hand corner to bring the whole spread together!  I love the whole spread and how it came together easily with the accents and cards from the shop!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a beautiful day!