Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge for January 2024

Hello friends!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I must confess that I haven’t been feeling at all creative for the last several months.  I just couldn’t motivate myself to do any papercrafting projects at all.  I have an autoimmune illness that I have been battling… Read More »

Star Stampz Challenge: Autumn Theme

The Star Stampz Challenge for October is all about Autumn! I created a circular piece using the Autumn Gift digital stamp from the Star Stampz Etsy shop.   I’ve grown weary of making cards and I’m terrible about sending them.  I used my pretty little piece for a traveler’s notebook layout.  I’m working on clean and simple layouts… Read More »

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

This month’s theme for the scrapbook Challenge YOUrself layout is to include your favorite quote. I have a few favorite quotes, but I decided to go in search of something new for my scrapbook layout. I found a quote that said, “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day”. I LOVE this!  It’s… Read More »

Star Stampz Happy Birthday Challenge

This month’s Star Stampz Challenge is a Happy Birthday Challenge! These are digital stamps that you can purchase on Etsy.  I really enjoy using digital stamps.  I like to purchase them and use them immediately.  When I feel like creating something, it is fun to browse through digital stamps so you can download your purchase and create right… Read More »

Scrapbook Challenge YOUrself September Challenge

This month’s scrapbook Challenge YOUrself challenge is to create a page about what helps you find balance in your life.   I found it very challenging to keep a balance in my life while I was working and raising kids.  I don’t think I ever really mastered making enough time for me.  I used to get up before… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: Dress to Impress!

It’s time for a new Challenge YOUrself scrapbook layout challenge.  This month’s them is to create a layout about a time you had to dress to impress!   Mine was easy this month!  We just got back from our daughter’s wedding.  One of Katie’s friends snapped a picture of me, my husband and the bride!  That’s the one… Read More »

Cozy Up with a Scrapbook Layout Sketch

I used the fabulous Cozy Up scrapbooking workshop kit from Close To My Heart to create several double page layouts.  In today’s share, I used a sketch from the Stuck?! Sketchbook on Pinterest to force myself to keep lots of white space on my layout. The sketch also forced me to edit down my embellishments.  My new goal… Read More »

How To Scrapbook Video Series + PDF Guides

Hello crafty friend! Welcome to my new video series: How to Scrapbook! I will be walking you through the basics of scrapbooking and showing you some of the amazing tips and tricks I’ve learned from so many of the industry experts! This is a really incredible hobby.  So many scrapbookers and artists freely share their expertise and experience… Read More »

Stamping and Scrapping Sunday: Get Inspired To Scrapbook With a Sketch

I found some really inspiring sketches scrapbook layouts on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago.  You can see my Pinterest scrapbook layouts board HERE! I selected a sketch by Laura Whitaker’s Stuck! Sketchbook and decided to use the Close To My Heart Hello Darlin’ scrapbook workshop kit and stamp set to create a layout today.   I love… Read More »

Love To Scrap Challenge

The Love To Scrap Challenge for May and June is live!  In the midst of moving, unpacking, and having my son here for two weeks, I’m a little late sharing my blog post! As always, this is an anything goes challenge as long as you use scraps! I created a quick Traverler’s Notebook layout:   I decided to… Read More »

Star Stampz Challenge: Nature

This month’s Star Stampz challenge is all about nature! I used one of the Star Stampz digis to create an art journal page.  I really felt like playing with mixed media and making a mess.  It is always a relaxing thing to do!   I have some go to stencils and stamps in a basket that I use… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself April Scrapbook Challenge: Get Messy!

Oh how I love to play with ink! This month’s challenge for the Challenge YOUrself scrapbook challenge is to get messy!   Of course I wanted to play with some splatter! I had some scraps from the Flea Market scrapbook collection that I had used for the Crop & Create event over the weekend and decided to use… Read More »