Mini Album

Mini Album: 2017

Yay! Spring is here! This is my favorite time of year! This is when I have my Julie Andrews/Maria von Trapp moment running up the hills singing “the hills are alive”. There’s just something about flowers, plants, and trees blooming all around, warmer weather, and allergies with the occasional nose bleed, I just love it all!

If you follow me on Instagram and have read earlier posts, you’ve probably already seen the first few pages of my 2017 mini album. But, since I had not made an “official” post, I thought why not share the first pages on a separate post? So get ready for some deja-vu as you scroll down.

Let’s begin with the album itself, it’s the Reporter Acrylic Album. I ordered it through Jamiaca Makes. <-  This is the link to the shop, this particular album is not available right now but she does have more to choose from. (Plus, check out her blog, she has awesome layouts!)


I used Kellie Stamps’ Hello Sunshine Digital Set for the “2017”. I added it with Photoshop, did my little eraser magic as to make my peace sign fingers appear in front of the numbers, slapped on some Alanis lyrics, and viola! My cover page was made!


For these next couple of pages, I used the Daisy 6×8 Printable from Push Print Studios and a photo that I took using my GoPro. I made a notecard using a digital stamp from Kellie Stamps’ Good Times and I jotted down some quotes, you know, in case I need to give myself a little pep talk, like I’ve been needing to everyday this year.


I used another one of Kellie Stamps digital sets for this next layout, Today Was, and stickers from the Fri-Yay sticker set.


This is what I love about digital stamps, the possibilities are endless! I love how I was able to use this phrase as the background to these photos (also taken with my GoPro). I was able to add pops of color with these circle cork stickers from my Messy Box subscription.


I feel like my mini album is off to a good start and I can’t wait to share more soon! But for now, I think I’m going to take advantage of this beautiful day and maybe take a nap or watch TV all day.

Hope you guys enjoyed!


Lyrical Download

Hey guys! I started working on a little side project but never got around to posting about it until now. I wanted to create a free download of pocket page inserts just for fun. This was a fun way for me to get creative and kind of challenge myself with something new. I really hope you guys like these downloads and I would love it if you share with me any projects you do incorporating any of these inserts!


A little tidbit about me is that I’m obsessed with music so of course I knew I wanted to do something that involved lyrics (see if you can guess the songs). I’m a sucker for stamps, inserts, or embellishments that have lyrics on them so this was a no-brainer for me.


Let me know what you guys think! Hope you enjoy! (Click the bottom 3 links to download the PDFs.)

Lyrical 1

Lyrical 2

Lyrical 3

Lyrical (Page 1)

Lyrical (Page 2)

Lyrical (Page 3)


Cuteness Documented

Hi guys! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA these past couple of weeks. My husband recently started taking evening classes which means I have to cook for myself… Yes, I eat a lot of frozen pizzas and nachos but I try to cook dinner here and there plus I’ve been trying to clean a little more than I usually do, all because I’m so proud of the hubby and I want him to feel like I can hold down the fort… sometimes. Plus I’ve been taking care my four-legged and web-toed kids, and aside from that I’ve been catching up on all my bad reality TV shows. So again, I’m sorry and I will try my best to not let it happen again!

I made a very quick scrapbook layout with the Instagram picture I took of Lucky when we first got her (I can’t help but “Aww!” when I see this pic). I cut down a white 8.5×11 paper down by half an inch on 3 sides and adhered that to a colorful ombre background from Craft Smith. Because of the colorful background, I chose to use black and white accents.DSC02877I am loving parcel tags right now so I decided to type on one to add a little journaling. DSC02881I finished the layout with a little sewing on the edges and by stamping the bottom edge with one of Kellie’s Stamps. I added some washi tape and a cool Jodie York flair button (which I’m also loving right now) from Scrapbook and More.

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time (soon)!

Some items used:


Smile #Goodtimes

Hi guys! Today I’m sharing a scrapbook layout I made and it’s my first time doing an 8.5 x 11 page. I usually do 12 x 12 pages but I recently discovered these smaller pages and I love how they look. Most of the layouts that draw my attention are simple and clean looking so that’s the look I went for on this page.

I found some pictures I took on a family trip to Chama, New Mexico in 2013. I had taken these pictures of AJ outside of our cabin with the continuous shooting mode on my Sony camera.

Smile #Goodtimes 1I decided to go for a geometric-type layout because those type of designs really catch my eye. I created a simple layout in Adobe Photoshop because I wanted to plan it out first instead of just putting something together like I usually do.

Triangle Layout copy

Once I got the layout figured out, I cut out the triangles with my Cricut and added different background paper to each cut-out. I also used my Cricut to cut out the sentiment and I added some gold letter stickers and wood stars from Studio Calico.
Smile #Goodtimes 2

I typed out my “journaling” and cut it out in strips. At the end I added a couple of strips to the top of the page with my sewing machine since I had such a big empty space at the top.Smile #Goodtimes 3

I really love how the page came out and I think I am going to stick to these 8.5 x 11 pages from now on! I hope you guys enjoyed!

Supplies used:


Just Like Heaven

Hi everyone! The time I’ve been waiting for has finally come! It’s not officially Spring time yet but my trees are finally starting to wake up!

Pear Tree - Spring 2

Pear Tree - Spring

I had no idea my pear tree had already started blooming. As I took these pictures, the birds were chirping, the doors to the house were wide open, and my dogs and I were enjoying the sunshine, little moments like this are what makes my soul happy!

So today I decided to change it up a bit. It’s been about two years since I’ve scrapbooked and lately I’ve just had the urge to make a quick page, probably because when I listen to certain songs I hear little parts of lyrics I want to use on a page, plus anybody who knows me well, knows I will find any chance to make anything related to The Cure. So I finally decided to go for it and dust off my 12×12 paper.

I’ve been wanting to scrapbook this picture of my son for the longest time but just couldn’t think of a layout or title for it. This is my favorite baby picture of him, he’s actually eleven now so… yeah, this took a long time to make! I decided to make the picture black and white and have the title as the pop of color.

Just Like Heaven 2I love this little label maker, I think I bought it for like $5 at Michael’s Craft Store a couple of years ago and I’m so glad I did because this thing comes in handy. I’ve used this in scrapbooking and cardmaking, and I also want to use this whenever I decide to make a Project Life page.
Just Like Heaven 1

Just Like Heaven 3

I made the “Just Like Heaven” with my Cricut. The wooden stars are from Studio Calico and the clouds were made with WPlus9 dies.Just Like Heaven 4I used a blank white paper for my background and sprinkled different colors of ink with my water brush.Just Like Heaven 5

So there it is, a quick and simple scrapbook page! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you guys are enjoying the early signs of Spring as well!

Supplies used:

Additional Supplies:
K&Company SMASH Label Maker
Recollections White Cardstock Paper
Craft Smith Gradients Paper Pad