Thursday, January 28, 2016


My oldest son made his first App from scratch - he's only 15! What?! He is so crazy talented and determined I can't wait to see what else he does in his life. This photo is from a photo shoot he had for our local newspaper which ended up on the front page of our local paper The Optimist.

I made this layout for a challenge on the Scrapbook Nerd Forum. It's a little outside of my comfort zone layout wise but I had fun making it and that's what matters!

I am doing more stash busting here using some old Simple Stories paper, some old Crate Paper letters and American Crafts buttons. 

I hid a photo of the article in the newspaper under the other photo.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

365 - 2015

I finished my 365 album for 2015, I am pretty happy about that! I had 4 months to do as I had gotten a little behind. I used the Crate Paper Craft Market to do more stash busting.






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I loved using this Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner book as the Album and I love how it looks all done - I can't wait to do this years!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

My Boys

I wanted to try and use up some of my stash this month, with all the new CHA goodies coming out I knew I needed to make room lol.  I really love how this layout turned out. My boys are so different and I wanted to do a little spread about what they are into right now. I used the Crate Paper Craft Market collection, I still love those hop frames!

I ended up using 11 different products on this layout - yay me!

I filled each of the round frames with embellies and words and other fun stuff.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hello Cali

We are taking a quick visit to California/Disneyland soon and I decided to use up my stash and make a mini album with the Pink Paislee flamingo and gold Instagram album, it's so pretty.

I am using the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection for the inside, it's perfect for this Cali girl.

I am keeping the inside simple as I will need room to journal and add photos.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Carpe Diem Planner Set Up

I am using the Simple Stories Carpe Diem planner for a planner/my 365 album this year. Here is how I am setting it up (you can see a video on my YouTube channel).

I am using the Robin Egg planner look how gorgeous it is.

I added a Maggie Holmes tassel that matched perfectly and used the inside pockets for extra stickers and accessories.

This is the monthly view and I will keep that one pretty simple just the important stuff.

I love the little sticky note today divider and will get lots of use out of these cute sticky notes.

The week view has plenty of room to write and decorate.

I will also be adding in page protectors to add my photos, this is a Simple Stories 2x2 page protector and I just re-punched the holes so it fit on the rings,

I will be adding my photos from every day and using the last note page to write down what went on that month and what each photo was about.

I can't wait to start using this planner it's so pretty.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wizard of Oz - Part 3

Here are the final pages of the first book, up to Opening Night - the show was fabulous!

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