Monday, January 31, 2022

12x12 Valentine's Day Gnome Layout

Happy Monday everyone! Valentine's day is exactly 2 weeks away and I have some fun upcoming projects to get you ready and in the spirit. Let's start the week off with a cute 12x12 gnome layout. This is an easy afternoon project and uses the Photo Play, Tulla and Norbert's Love Story Collection. Perfect for a few pictures of date night, your littles at school, or a fun evening with friends celebrating Galentine's Day!

I started with the pink hearts and arrows paper called Cupids as the base and layered on Doodlebug's petite prints linen in swimming pool and some white card stock (product links below). 

I made a grid of small squares with some of the colorful prints from this collection and added the You're So Sweet sticker in the center. Tiny enamel stickers are my favorite embellishment so I added a few hearts for more detail. Then I used foam adhesive under the candy hearts for dimension.  

On the lower half, I added the Cupids paper (love the aqua color and the little gnomes!) and a band of the colorful stripe. The xoxo border sticker was the perfect black and white detail I needed to finish off the page and ... voila! Valentine's Day layout done!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 💗 I hope this makes your Monday a little brighter.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

NEW Valentine's Day Album + 20 Fun Activities

Happy Friday! I'm so excited to share today's album with you! It's a cute NEW Valentine's Day scrapbook titled You Color My World and it's filled with Doodlebug's pretty colors, flowers, hearts and RAINBOWS!! I've also added my 4-page layout kit to the shop AND ... below I've shared a bunch of ideas for fun Valentine's Day activities that would make great picture moments.

Today's album was designed with the Lots of Love collection and it's perfect for anyone who brings color to your world! Whether it's with your sweetie, your littles or grandlittles, your girl squad, best friend, or parents ... have a great day and take pictures. Then, save them in this wonderful keepsake.

Since the holiday is a few weeks away, I thought it would be fun to create a list of fun Valentine's Day activities that you can do with anyone. After all, fun activities make great memories and that means ... awesome photos!

Hold that thought ... oh my goodness, can we just discuss this cute red page? The lined card for journaling, the pocket, the rainbow tag for photos, and what about the cute little animal die cuts IN the pocket!?! You can add a love note on the back side of these (or dates, locations, etc.). I love that!

Ok, back to the activities. No matter who you spend the day with ... the important thing is that you have fun. So, here are some Valentine's Day ideas. 

  • Start the day off with heart-shaped pancakes in bed or, go to breakfast with a friend and have mimosas!
  • Take a yoga class (at the studio or virtually) with someone special and ease into your morning.
  • Plan a movie marathon for the day and stay home in your cutest pink pj's!
  • Go on a scenic hike and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Play in the snow - build a snowman, make snow angels, go ice skating or sledding. 
  • Visit your favorite sweet shop and indulge in cupcakes, chocolate, ice cream or cheesecake. Treat yourself ... it's Valentine's Day!
  • Visit an escape room. Find an easy, fun one or a challenging mind bender.
  • Take a cooking or painting class together.
  • Plan a day at the spa with massages and facials.
  • Go bike riding. Find a scenic location that's bike-friendly. Stop along the way to take a few selfies!

Ohhhh, side note! How cute is this page above?  These 6 little flippies are adorable and can hold lots of fun photos from your day. Also loving the little candy hearts at the bottom. 😊
Ok, sorry! Back to the fun activities ...
  • Go roller skating. Who remembers the 80's on a Saturday night?! 
  • Build a backyard fire, roast marshmallows and snuggle under the stars.
  • Make a chocolate fondue dessert with fruits, marshmallows, cookies, and pretzels. Yummmm!
  • Be brave ... go to a bar and try karaoke. Maybe have a drink first, lol. 
  • Go on a wine bar hop, tasting new and different wines at each place. Treat yourself and try the really expensive one! Then Uber home.

  • Visit a museum - for the holiday many offer scavenger hunts, private tours, and after hour parties.
  • Cook together and enjoy creating a new recipe.
  • Keep it simple and have an indoor picnic. Order take-out, spread a cozy blanket on the floor and play your favorite tunes.
  • Plan a game night with your girl friends and celebrate Galentine's Day!
  • Rent a cozy cabin in the woods or a hotel room on the beach and get away for the weekend.

No matter what you and your special someone (or friends) decide to do ... take pictures of the fun throughout the day and save them in this beautiful You Color My World album.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

12x12 Lots of Love Valentine's Day Layout Kit

Hello my friends and Happy Thursday! Today, I have a sweet 12x12 Lots of Love Layout Kit to share with you! It's perfect for Valentine's Day photos and will be in my shop on Friday along with another NEW album. I have a very limited supply of these layout kits so don't forget to get yours tomorrow!

I designed this 4-page kit with the Doodlebug, Lots of Love collection. These pages are filled with all the cuteness we've come to expect from Doodlebug including colorful hearts, pretty flowers and loving sentiments. 

My scrapbook page kits make saving your photos super easy. So many of you have busy lives and don't have a lot of time to scrap your wonderful photos. That's where I come in!

My Lots of Love kit comes with pre-cut paper and embellishments like die cuts and stickers. It also includes simple instructions with full color photos so ... all you need to do is put it together. It's easy and FUN!

With space for 12 photos, there's plenty of room for your holiday moments. And, there are spots for journaling, making notes, or adding dates & locations. 

I love to layer different sized photos together, which gave me space for 5 pictures on this page! That's awesome! And check out the cute details - the rainbow of arrows, the pretty flowers and the cute scalloped border sticker. Love it.

These pages are perfect for photos of your partner, your children or grandchildren, best friend, pet, or all-around favorite person.

I hope this kit makes saving your photos simple. It's a really fun afternoon project and a beautiful addition to any scrapbook album.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

8x8 Halloween Layouts for October

Hey guys! Today, I'm playing a bit of catch up. Last fall was such a busy time, I didn't get a chance to make the October pages for Rylee's album. This past week I got them done and thought I'd share them with you. For anyone who needs a little Halloween inspiration (or motivation!) to scrap their photos, I got you ...

For all 4 pages, I used a mix of Doodlebug's Happy Haunting and Ghost Town collection. I started with white card stock as the base, then layered on lots of cute pattern papers and embellishments (product links below). 

I always add the month on my first page so the October title from Ghost Town's Chit Chat was perfect. The 3D spider sticker (found here) is from the Little Boo Doodle-pops and I added a bit of twine for fun.

I LOVE this purple striped house (with the pink door!) so it had to be included. It's called Happy Haunting. I tend to hoard these little Doodle-pops but I'm really trying to use them more. I mean really, what good are they doing stashed in box? Lol! And you can find the purple house print/stripe paper here
at Starlit Studios.

This next page was made with strips from 2 fun prints called Along Came a Spider and Spooky Spectrum. I added 3 white photo mats and a band of black card stock at the bottom to make the colors from the Halloween title stand out.

I added a journaling card so I could make notes about Rylee's "good times". I have a bunch of cute photos to add to these pages ... from school activities and time with her friends, to Halloween night with her sweet little brother.

Check out this close-up of the silly little Shaker-pops called Eye Candy. Love this! Oh my gosh, these shaker-pops are so cool and the title of this one kills me!! Seriously ... Eye Candy? Hilarious!! 

These two little eyeballs were part of the Eye Candy Shaker-pops so I added them to the "spooky" title. Rylee will think this is quite funny!

I wanted this last page to really be all about the pictures and the goodies Rylee got on Halloween night. So, I kept it simple and added the yummy little Doodle-pops called Cake and I-Scream.

To see all the other months in my 2021 album visit: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September (coming soon), October, November, and December. Have fun!

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Monday, January 24, 2022

12x12 Feelin Frosty Layout

Hello friends! We finally got to see some snow here in Georgia! It wasn't a lot but it was so beautiful. It covered the ground and the trees and it looked like a peaceful winter wonderland. So, I was inspired to create this pretty 12x12 layout.

I made this with the Simple Stories, Feelin' Frosty collection and I love the pink and green colors. It's a little more unique for winter, don't you think? For the base, I used black card stock and layered on the Winter Days plaid print. Then I added a smaller sheet of white card stock. (All product links below.)

I created 2 photo mats at the top with a few polka dot prints. The "Let it Snow" card is from the 4x6 elements and then ... I added the goodies! The cute pink mittens and the snowflakes (card stock and acrylic) are die cuts from Doodlebug's Winter Wonderland Odds and Ends and the blue twine is also Doodlebug.

I thought the snowmen were precious so I cut those out of a 4x4 elements card with a pair of scissors. Then I added a few clear Doodlebug jewels on the snowflakes for a bit of winter sparkle!

On the right side, I added a few more pretty pattern papers. You could use these for photos, journaling or leave them blank and let the cute winter trees get all the attention!

Hope you are enjoying the season and finding time to scrap your memories. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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