Guest Designer For February: Not 2 Shabby!

I was very excited to be invited to be a guest designer for the Not 2 Shabby shop for February! Jamie sent me the stamp and die for the month of February called Spread Your Wings and I was very excited to play with it today.   I created 5 cards in total using this set with 2… Read More »

5 Key Elements of a Scrapbook Layout

I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve taken several classes on scrapbook layout design.  I’ve come up with 5 key elements that I like to include on all of my layouts or in each double page layout.   These 5 items include: Photos Canvas (layout background) Ephemera (the “jewelry”) Title Journaling I scrapbook to tell my… Read More »

Using A Sketch and Creating Your Own Ephemera + Free Sketch!

I have really been enjoying the scrapbook workshop kits that I have purchased from Close To My Heart.  I have been playing with the Now & Forever Scrapbook Workshop Kit.  I got the kit with the stamp and thin cuts set included and I’m so happy that I did that! I’ve made a ton of my own ephemera… Read More »

Star Stampz January Challenge: Animals

This month’s Star Stampz challenge is all about animals!   I selected this adorable dragon from the Dragon and Knight digital stamp that I have in my stash.  I created a card for my son last year with this digi and decided to use it again.  This time, I modified the digi by eliminating the knight and just… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself January 2023 Scrapbook Challenge

Happy 2023! It’s time for a Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge.  The first challenge of the year is to create a 2022 Year in Review layout.   I had a lot of fun with this challenge! I don’t think I’ve ever done a year in review layout before and it was eye opening to really see highlights of the… Read More »

Kendra’s Card Challenge: Win a Prize!

It’s time for another Kendra’s Card Challenge! You can go to Kendra’s blog and download the cutting diagrams and layout sketches to create 15 cards from 6 pieces of patterned paper.  The cutting templates and the card layout sketches are FREE!!  That’s 15 sketches of card inspiration friends and a great way to use up that patterned paper… Read More »

December Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Layout Challenge

I hope your holiday season has been, and continues to be, joyful! It’s the start of a new Challenge YOUrself scrapbook challenge!  This month’s theme is black and white photos.       I used the October Hip Kit Club kit to create my layout.  I absolutely loved the color scheme of this kit!  It was less pastel… Read More »

Star Stampz November Challenge Reminder!

I am posting a reminder that the Star Stampz Challenge ends on December 8 for this month! This month’s challenge is an anything goes with a focus on nature. This month, I used the Autumn Gift digi from the Star Stampz Shop on Etsy. I love this sweet image.  When I first started coloring the digi images from… Read More »

Three Room Studio Happy Birthday Challenge!

We have a new challenge on the Three Room Studio blog today!  The theme for the challenge is Happy Birthday! You can never have too many birthday cards!   I used several stamp sets to create my project today.  Check it out: I used the amazing Awesome Coffee clear stamp set for my image. I just love that… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge for November!

This month’s theme for the scrapbook layout challenge on the Challenge YOUrself blog is to use your own handwriting to do some journaling on the page. I won’t lie…I’m too lazy to do anything but my own handwriting to do journaling on my layout! Everything else seems like a lot more work!     I had fun with… Read More »

Making Small Gift Tags and Cards for the Holiday!

Once November gets here, I go into holiday prep mode.  I need to actually start thinking about what I am giving people for Christmas this year as well. I got a couple of cute stamp sets last week from Maker Forte. I started making projects with both of them as soon as I got them!     I… Read More »