Tuesday, July 2, 2019

It's Summertime!

July greetings, our family kicks off the Summer with celebrating the Canada Day holiday at our cottage, it's the perfect time to enjoy water activities and campfire s'mores! I chose as many red/white elements from the Yankee Doodle line to create my page.

As a clean and simple scrapbooker, I love anything linear or grid pattern so I used a calendar daily doodle (cut to 8.5x11) as my page base. I filled in all the little grid squares with the red/white gingham and red paisley patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I achieved a paper quilt look by machine stitching little floral triangles onto the little square patterns.

Have you tried 8.5x11 scrapbooking? I like to have a mix of formats in my albums and as you can see you can still fit many photos to tell your story on an 8.5x11page.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Lots of graduations going on this time of year and the Hats Off collection is perfect to record these moments.  Not just limited to the graduations, the inspirational quotes and neutral colours in Hats Off are fabulous to scrapbook end-of-year sports activities. Adding elements from another DB collection works great (I added bits from the  Hello line) because the colours just pop off the page!

Make an embellishment to suit your layout theme. The banner sentiment originally read 'congrats grad' and I just covered up the word 'grad' with another banner sentiment. I love the confetti paper as the background and added sequins for extra sparkle!

Hope this inspires you to think of fun ways to use your scrapbooking stash!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

One sheet- accordion album

Sunny Summer days are almost here, yay! Here's a quick little accordion mini-album that I put together using the Sweet Summer collection.

I made the base of the mini-album using the traditional tri-fold accordion template and added a little twist by creating a few flip pages.  Here are the steps to create the base of this one-sheet mini-album.

1. Start with a 12x12 sheet of paper. Score vertically in half at the 6" mark. Rotate 90 degrees and score at the 4" and 8" marks.  Fold the bottom half up, valley fold and then mountain fold the panels. Open the sheet back up again.

2. Refer to the photo below, using scissors cut along the horizontal scored lines as shown. Use a circle punch to cut a half circle on the lower middle panel. Fold up the album again, notice how cutting the first and third panels you have created instant pages!

In my project, I cut the pages smaller in to create a layered effect. 

The middle panel is a pocket, a perfect spot to tuck in a tag to document extra photos or journaling.

Hope this inspires you to do a little mini-album crafting!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ooh La La!

Inspired by a tray of beautiful and delicious eclairs I created a page using the beautiful French Kiss collection to take me away to Paris! The 'b' side of the 12x12 French Kiss paper featuring the iconic Eiffel tower was a perfect backdrop!

I used the Mini Love letters as fun accents to surround my photo. The white clouds were dry embossed with dots for some extra texture. Hope you are inspired to scrapbook a memory that transports you to a beautiful place!


12x12 French Kiss
French Kiss Odds & Ends
French This & That stickers
12x12 Petite Print Dots- cupcake
Mini Love letters
Shape sprinkles
Doodlebug electronic cutting files- clouds

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

You are GOAT!

When you have the opportunity to be a 'cool' scrapbooker you take it when you can right? LOL! The goats in the photo along with this Irish cutie was dual inspiration for me to use the fabulous Lots O' Luck collection and the trendy acronym GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) for my page title.

I used the beautiful smaller scaled pattern papers in the 6x6 paper pad to create a mosaic tiled backdrop using 3/4" vertical strips.  This is a great way to add a fun graphic texture to the page.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!


12x12 Petite Prints- yellow, white
Lots O' Luck 6x6 papers
Lots O' Luck Odds & Ends
Doodle-pop- rainbow
Sprinkles- gold
Doodlebug - yellow twine, white buttons

Sunday, May 5, 2019

International Scrapbook Day!

One of my all time favourite Doodlebug collections is Hello! The pops of pink, navy and green colours and the addition of gold foil into the mix makes for a beautiful combination.  Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook day, may you find a little crafting joy in your corner of the world!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Spring File Folder album!

I love making mini-albums with little inter-active elements like pockets and flip outs. I've used the beautiful patterned papers and embellishments from the Simply Spring collection for my project. The mini-album I'm sharing today repurposes the regular file folder! A file folder is strong and sturdy, it can hold up really well to being the base for a mini-album.

I've included a simple tutorial template to show how the file folder is scored and cut to create the album base. There is an additional Step 7 to create the album cover.  A separate piece measuring 8x5 is attached to the little flap (Step 6) to create your album cover.  If you have lots of dimension in your album you may need to make a few vertical score lines to create a spine so that the album cover can close flat.

Hope this inspires you to search out some file folders and craft your own mini album joy!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hoppy Easter

Hippity hoppy greetings and wishing everyone gets a special visit from the Easter bunny! My page scrapbooks an afternoon making Easter crafts and I loved using all the cute bunnies in the Odds & Ends ephemera from the new Hoppy Easter collection.

The chit chat speech bubbles are a great way to add fun and quirky sentiments to your projects.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, hope you all have a sweet day!

Supplies list:

Hoppy Easter 12x12- hoppy easter
Hoppy Easter 12x12- jellybean plaid
Hoppy Easter 12x12- sunday dress
Hoppy Easter Odds & Ends
Hoppy Easter This & That stickers
Hoppy Easter- bunny doodle pop
Doodlebug shape sprinkles
Doodlebug orange twine
Doodlebug sugar glitter
Other- eyelets

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Simply Spring layout!

Do you like to use beautiful flower blooms on your crafting projects? Check out these gorgeous pre-cut flower blooms in this garden flower set! The blooms and leaves are double-sided and so easy to assemble.  My layout celebrates some buzzing Spring activities in my garden and using the bee electronic cutting file is a great way to create the same embellishment multiple times to play up the bee theme.

I added some sugar glitter to the centre of the flower blooms for extra sparkle and placed some bees flying out the honeycomb paper revealed from a torn section at the top of the page.

Supplies List:

12x12 Simply Spring- playful plaid
12x12 Simply Spring- blooming' bugs
12x12 Simple Spring- bee happy
Simply Spring Odds&Ends ephemera
Simple Spring This&That stickers
Glitter Sprinkles
Sugar Glitter
Bee electronic cutting file

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Top o' the morning everyone! Hope you are having a great day and if you are celebrating St. Patrick's day, may there be lots of green cheer in your future!

For today's page I travelled back in time to the film strip era! Remember when we held them up to a light or window squinting to see the photos, fun times! Incorporating the film strip is a great way to showcase many photos. On my page I made the main photo larger and the supporting photos the same size fitting them side-by-side onto the filmstrip.

I used a film strip die cut, I cut it in half (horizontal) to fit the height of the photos and revealed just enough of the filmstrip's top and bottom edges to mimic a filmstrip roll across my page.

Have you seen the sweet mini icon sticker rolls? These are so awesome, if you look closely at the photo you can see how cleanly the sticker peels away from the negative backing!  I applied the leprechauns, clover and shamrock stickers to white card stock circles and used it as a repetitive element to enhance the theme of my page.

The Odds & Ends are just packed to the brim with cute ephemera and I can swoon all day over the gold foiled element. Thanks for dropping by the blog today, cheers!

Supplies List:

Lots o' luck 12x12 - bonnie lass
Lots o' luck 12x12 - so charming
Lots o' luck Odds & ends
Lots o' luck sweet mini rolls- leprechauns, clovers, shamrock
Gold Sprinkles
12x12 card stock- white, black, grasshopper

Other: Sizzix filmstrip die cut