Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Wish Scrapbook Layout

I created this layout using the Very Merry Collection from Simple Stories. The floral papers in this collection are beautiful. I love how the red and green pops against the black background. I decided to scrap this black and white photo because I love how it looks with the colors in the collection. You'll notice from my other scrapbook layouts that I usually scrap only 1 photo per page. The photos I choose to scrap are my favorite photos. I decided a long time ago that I wouldn't scrap every photo. It was just too overwhelming to attempt to scrap all of them. By choosing only a few favorites I feel less stress and I can enjoy taking my time creating each layout!


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Friday, December 4, 2020

Winter Scrapbook Layout - Flurries

I really love Simple Stories scrapbook papers and embellishments. The Freezin' Season Collection is adorable and very girly. The perfect collection to match my daughter's winter photos. It goes perfectly with her pink snowsuit! The little houses, trees and mountains are whimsical and cute. I used lots of adhesive foam dots to create dimension and machine stitching to add some additional texture to the layout. I added a lot of details to this page, but the adorable photo of my daughter is still the focal point of the layout. My daughter is now 20 and a junior in college. I'd say I'm a tad behind on my scrapbooking. I know a lot of you can relate!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Christmas Wooden Block - Winter Deer

This is the second wooden block I've made using lots of Tim Holtz products and techniques. The Tim Holtz pine cone paper was the starting point for my project. I knew I had to use it because it's absolutely gorgeous! Neutral colors and pops of gold were also used to create this wintry Christmas scene. I leave this piece out during the winter months because it doesn't look too Christmasy (is that a word?). I love the tiny Tim Holtz deer and trees that are adorned with gold baubles. The tiny packages wrapped in Tim Holtz papers complete the scene on top of the block. Tim Holtz dies were used to create the winter scene on the front of the block.


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Monday, November 2, 2020

Winter Moose Burlap Panel Vignette

I made this burlap panel vignette to display during the winter months. It was created using the backside of a Tim Holtz burlap panel along with dies, papers and Idea-ology products from Tim Holtz. I became a Tim Holtz Addict about 2 years ago after seeing projects that were made using his products and techniques. I was immediately hooked! I joined the Tim Holtz Addicts Facebook page and started following him on social media along with many of his Makers. I'm so glad I discovered this fun and creative community of crafters because I've learned so much from each and every one of them! I'm hoping through my blog I can inspire others as well.

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Christmas Wooden Block - Beach Theme

I made this Christmas decor piece for a friend of mine that loves Tim Holtz products and techniques. I decided on a beach themed Christmas piece because she owns a home on the beach. The Sea-Maiden paper collection from Authentique was the starting point for my idea. It's the perfect paper for this project because it matches the decor in her beautiful home. I also love that the papers are vintage inspired beach designs. The collection is absolutely gorgeous! I had so much fun making this Christmas piece because it's non-traditional looking in color and theme.  


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Give Thanks Burlap Panel

Fall is my favorite season. I enjoy the cooler temperatures, but I especially love the various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple and brown as the leaves change color during the fall season. I live in Wisconsin, so my family gets to enjoy the 4 different seasons in their full glory!


This piece is a celebration of fall and Thanksgiving. The majority of this fall burlap decor piece was made with Authentique papers, Tim Holtz dies and cardstock. I was very happy with how it turned out. I purchased an easel so it could be displayed in my living room.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Halloween Tray

I finally made a Halloween tray. I've seen many different versions on Pinterest and I wanted to make one myself. Hobby Lobby had the trays on clearance a few years ago and I stocked up on black and white trays. I found a bunch of Jolee's Boutique Halloween embellishments at Tuesday Morning that were the perfect size to fit inside the little cubbies. Of course, I also had some Halloween embellishments in my stash along with the Teresa Collins papers and chipboard pieces! The little skeleton couple is my favorite part of the tray. I just love them! 


You can use up your leftover Halloween embellishments from other projects to decorate one of these trays. Scraps of leftover Halloween paper could easily be used  because very little paper is needed for this project. This piece took me about 2 hours to create and I enjoyed making it. I will definitely make a Christmas and winter version using the white trays. 


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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Vintage Inspired Halloween Candy Tin

My love of vintage Halloween decor inspired me to make this vintage inspired Halloween mini candy tin arrangement. I found the mini flip top candy tin at Tuesday Morning. It's not a Halloween tin, but I thought the colors worked for this project. I used stickers and chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories Vintage Halloween collection along with Jolee's Boutique halloween candy embellishments and a Tim Holtz pumpkin to decorate the tin. I also made a Halloween rosette and attached it to an orange and black stripe paper straw to add height to the arrangement. I was able to fit a lot of vintage looking Halloween pieces into this tiny little tin! 


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Monday, September 21, 2020

Halloween Stacked Coffins

I made this Halloween stacked coffin piece after being inspired by a blog post by Sarah R. I went into my Halloween stash and pulled out things that I thought would look cool on the coffins. A skeleton, skulls, bones and pumpkins definitely needed a spot on this piece! Since Authentique always makes the best Halloween papers, I decided to cover the coffins using a combination of their Mysterious and Moonlit collections. The skeleton paper is perfect for a coffin! I absolutely had a blast making this piece! 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Halloween Scrapbook Layout

My daughter was a pink poodle for Halloween 2005. I sat on those photos for years waiting for the perfect Halloween scrapbook paper to come along that included pink in the color story. The Simple Stories Happy Haunting Collection was the perfect paper to scrap those photos. The papers and embellishments have pink in the color scheme along with the traditional orange and black Halloween colors. It also doesn't hurt that the embellishments are super cute! 

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Friday, September 11, 2020

I Wanna Be a Care Bear Scrapbook Layout

Being behind on scrapping photos can sometimes pay off. This Halloween photo of my daughter from 2003 (yes, 2003!) was sitting around waiting to be scrapped until the perfect paper collection finally came along. The Simple Stories Dream Big collection isn't a Halloween collection, but it had all the colors and elements I needed to scrap this adorable photo of my daughter as Cheer Bear. Think outside the box when looking for papers to scrap Halloween photos. Sometimes the perfect papers are from collections that are not traditional Halloween themes. I'll admit that I stocked up on this collection because it's just so cute! I know I'll be able to use it to scrap other photos of my daughter. I'm in love with how this layout turned out. It's just so bright and cheery! 

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Halloween Haunted House Clipboard

Fall is just around the corner and it always makes me want to make Halloween mixed media projects. I made this spooky Halloween haunted house clipboard using tons of Tim Holtz products and techniques. His haunted house dies are always fabulous! The Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Mica Spray background set the scene for this spooky haunted house and graveyard mixed media piece. The headstones look like they've been sitting in the graveyard for hundreds of years and the fence looks like real wrought iron. I absolutely love how this project turned out!


I need to give a special shout out to Emma Williams because I've learned so much from her and it helped me gain the confidence to make this project. Thanks, Emma!


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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dog Scrapbook Layout

I created this scrapbook layout to honor our dog Bert. We adopted him from the Wisconsin Humane Society in September of 2005. He was our constant companion and family member for 13 years. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him in March of 2018. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think fondly of him and how much he meant to us. We are finally at a place where we can talk about him and not tear up. He really had a big personality for such a little guy. In the words of my daughter, "Bert was a legend." If you have ever wondered if a shelter dog would make a good family dog, the answer is YES! Please consider adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue. They have so much love to give and you definitely won't regret it!

If you'd like to create this layout for your dog, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the layout.


Let's Make This Layout!