Every Boy Should Be Like You

Today I am sharing a recent layout I did using the Bella Blvd Max collection and a few embellishments from the Ali Edwards Story Kits.  I have been seeing a lot of layouts lately using twine or embroidery floss and I was so inspired by these that I wanted to give it a try myself.  The idea of my layout is based on characteristics that every boy should have that my little guy William already has.  I used a little pie chart and the journal spots from the Ali Edwards story kit explain the characteristics.  Here is a look at how the layout turned out.

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I have to say that I am kinda in love with how it turned out!  The Bella Blvd Max collection has got to be in my top 5 collections of all time for my boys.  It is just so fun and “cool” kid without being too “cutesy”.  The journal cards made perfect spots to highlight the things that I love about my little guy.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day and find some everyday perfection!


Project Life Week 44

This week I wanted to show the simple impact of black & white photos.  I love how it seems to show time stopping and capturing that exact moment.  I used cards from the Midnight edition of Project life as my base and then embellished them with stamping, wood veneers and some fabric.  I wanted to stay simple this week, and I have to say that I LOVED it.  Enjoy!DSC_1054 DSC_1058 DSC_1061 DSC_1065 DSC_1067 DSC_1072

DIY Monday-Journal Cards #2

Hello!  After a much needed vacation last week I am back!  The beach was beautiful, but I can’t lie my craft room was calling to me.  I had so much fun last week making some new journal cards that I decided to make more.  This week I wanted to do some watercoloring and play with some embossing paste.  I never thought of my self as much of an artist, but now there are so many great products that can make me feel just that!

Here is a look at the finished cards.


I started out with Tim Holtz watercolor paper and I used the lawn fawn die to cut it down to 3×4.  I wanted the first card to have an ombre look.  I used various shades of pool and turquoise across the card then stamped the sentiment with Simon Says Stamp black ink.



On the coordinating card I wanted to use the watercolors to create a moon.  Again, using the Tim Holtz water color paper I placed a half moon stencil over the card and used the same watercolors to fill in the moon.  After the moon was dry I wanted to add a dimensional cloud.  Using the same stencil I placed some white embossing paste over the cloud, then to add a little sparkle I sprinkled a little iridescent embossing powder over the paste.  I left this card to the side to dry and came back to this!


I fell in love!

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All the products I used are linked below.

Have a great day.


DIY Monday-Journal Cards

Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing with you some DIY journal cards.  When it comes to pocket page scrapbooking I like to keep it pretty simple and use pre made cards.  When I can’t find the right one or I am feeling extra crafty I like to make my own.

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For these journal cards I started out with some chipboard WPlus 9.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched journaling card die in the 4×6 and 3×4.  I wanted a subtle background so I chose to use Hero Arts Soft Sand ink to stamp my images on the cards.  The woodgrain stamp is from Lawn fawn and the small anchor stamp is from October Afternoon.  Oh, how I love anchors!  The large blue anchor is from Kelly Purkey for Simon Says Stamp.  To tie all the cards together I put a splash of red on each card.  Super simple DIY!  All the products are below, if you have any questions feel free to contact me!

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Have you found your perfect moment today?