Sunday, September 21, 2014

Real Life

I made some pocket pages!! It had been awhile, I was hesitant after taking on that huge Pacific Northwest project…that I'm still needing to blog about. But the smaller 6x8 size made it easy. I used the Here & There kit and just a handful of photos. I blogged about it over on the Scrapbook Circle blog.

cheers & besos,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Worst Production Assistant

There's a new sketch over on the Scrapbook Circle blog! It's a fun one too!! I used it with my Here & There kit and a few photos of my kitty.
Jill Sprott said it best in one of her latest instagrams. A cat's motto is "always be where you shouldn't." Here here sister! I couldn't agree more.

Mac-a-do loves to be where I am at the most inconvenient times. She loves to snatch my chair when I'm scrapbooking and get up to grab something. She likes to lay on the pages as I'm trying to photograph them. She wants to cuddle and purr while I have the laptop on my lap and am typing up a blog post. 

Cute as a button but a pain in the butt is probably the best way to describe it. I guess I should be glad she's interested? :)
Paring the sketch with these photos (from two separate occasions mind you) and the kit was almost too perfect. I loved the gold mixed in with the pink and the teal.

I had fun adding in some stamping and fixing a blunder. That square where the gold enamel dot is hanging out, right in front of "Macclesfield" was a total accident! The rubber stamp part had fallen off and not being aware of this, I went on my merry way to stamp it. Thankfully it ended up being a quick fix! I also didn't mean to stamp the first "E" that way but absolutely like how it turned out. Quirky, no?
This might just be my favorite page for the month. Cute kitten + pretty projects, you can't go wrong!

cheers & besos,

Friday, September 12, 2014

Simple Scrapper Sketches

Every year for Lauren's birthday, I give her scrapbook pages for her album. This year I didn't have much time to put them together, only the morning before the party! So I pulled some photos, grabbed my Simple Scrapper Spark Mag and its sketches and went to work.
If this first page looks familiar, it's because Jennifer used one of my pages as the basis for the sketch! I used a lot of Crate Paper's Open Road for this one.
I had fun manipulating this photo in Photoshop Elements. I converted it to black and white and colored the family back in. I like doing this for photos with busy backgrounds. It's so easy too! This is my go to tutorial, because I forget all of the steps every time!

I used odds and ends from the Scrapbook Circle August kit for this. Including the printables!
And this was my big hand cutting title page that I shared a few weeks back. The Simple Scrapper sketch called for a big title. Well I made one!

In one morning and part of an afternoon I was able to crank out 4 pages (+1 other) using Simple Scrapper sketches. It's what I love so much about being a member. I don't have to run around finding inspiration. It's just there for me in one neat little monthly package. The perfect starting point for many a project :)

cheers & besos,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Hiya friends! I made a page about my time on the Paperclipping Roundtable. It's up on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a bit more info on those wonderful Shimelle rub-ons. Scrapbooking + Travel, they couldn't be more perfect! Click over there to find out more =)

cheers & besos,

Friday, September 5, 2014

Partner in Crime

I have a fun page to share! It wasn't for any challenges or made with an sketches. It was just me playing with my Scrapbook Circle Here & There kit. It's simple and came together quickly but that background paper packs a big punch.
And I'm excited to share this page, the first of my mammoth Pacific Northwest project! I finally finished  all of the pocket pages. It was such a huge labor of love and I learned a lot while I was doing it. So be sure to check back for that =)
cheers & besos,