Monday, July 18, 2016

Under the stars

Ok... so it's a good thing that there's no scrapbooking police because I liked this photo so much, I've scrapbooked it twice! This time I used my Nuvo embellishment mousse and a home made star stencil. 

I rarely use stars, so I didn't want to buy a stencil. I cut this out on my Scan n Cut using a sheet of the DCWV Whiteboard stack. 

The paper is from the lodge stack. I love the result!

How cute is the little owl?! I made it using a mod podge melt.

Hope you're having an awesome day!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Painted Backgrounds: Explore the beach

Hello! Are you loving the summer weather? 
I am...Whenever it's not ridiculously hot!
Today, I have a layout about my baby's first time building sand castles at the beach. 

This layout is a first in a series of layouts with painted backgrounds, which I'm excited to share with you all!

For this one, I used the  DCWV Coastal stack, which you can find at AC Moore. It has great textures with pearl foil and some linen pages. The first thing I did was add more color to my background.  I used distress stain, water and Heidi Swapp color shine in sea foam. I put each color on a piece of plastic packaging and smooshed it on the diagonal along the background.

I liked so many of the patterns in the stack, I decided to cut strips of my favorites and punch some of them with my Fiskars scallop edge punch. The dark blue scallops are linen so I cut those by hand. I also backed the photos with the 6x6 Kraft and Gold stack. Have you seen this one? It's so pretty!

Once all my layers and embellishments were in place, I used some more ink to bring it all together. I used the lightest blue and made sure to add some in the corner layers. Then, I splattered some Prima color bloom gold mist on all the embellishment areas. I love how DCWV paper holds up to paint and ink. I love happy messy layouts!

Do you have summer photos to scrap?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

In with the old: Rub ons

In an effort to use up old supplies, I'm digging way, WAY, deep into my stash. 
This time, it's my OLD rub-ons. Surprisingly, they worked so well! 

I had several photos of our time in Belgium that I really wanted to scrap. There is one more photo behind each of the top 2 photos. I really like hiding photos and journaling when I want to scrap a messy/busy page. 

I started with the DCWV 12x12 Vintage essentails paper and collaged it on to a white cardstock. Then I used the entire pack of rub-ons and added some white paint and watercolor splashes over it. When all was dry, I inked the edges. 
I layered some vellum under the photos, I love that little detail peeking out behind the photos. 

The bottom picture is a lovely little second hand store we found while exploring Bruges and we bought several unique items there. 

A few days after I made this layout, I noticed I made a mistake. The top photo is actually Tallinn, Estonia, Hahaha! oops! I'm gonna leave it like this and make a note next to the photo. 

Have you ever made a mistake on your layouts?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Boho Gift Bag

Hello! I have a gift bag idea to share with you. 
I'm using the new Boho stack out at AC Moore. 

I used my scan n cut to cut out the 'Relaxation Kit' out of the paper and backed it with a strip of cardstock. The little flower is cut out from the stack and layered on another flower using Tombow foam tabs. 

Inside the gift bag, there is a coloring book, color pencils and a gift card!

Here's how I made a really easy gift card holder: 

I used two journaling cards in the stack. They are printed next to each other on the paper. I just cut them out, used my circle punch to cut out the tab, folded them and used thin scor-tape around the 2 sides I needed to close.       

The tags were the perfect size for a gift card. 
Hope that life has been good to you this weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Minty Lace

Minty Lace has got to be by far the prettiest stack that DCWV has ever made. Ok, I guess it depends on your taste in paper...but... This is one of my favorites for sure! It has minty turquoise foil, pearl foil, and lots of delicate details. It's also a very versatile stack because the wood grain and navy patterns balace out the delicate papers.


The inspiration for this layout was the big ampersand cut file. I just couldn't find an .svg file that I liked and that converted nicely to an .fcm file for my scan n cut. After much searching, I decided to design my own. I cut the ampersand out of the ampersand patterned paper and backed it with the small triangle pattern so that some of the hearts are multiple colors. The heart off cuts are going to be so cute as embellishments on other pages! 

I thought the ampersand full of hearts was perfect for this photo of my mom and my daughter. There's just so much love there!

 I added some details cut from the stack and embellishments from my stash. I used thermoweb dot adhesive sheets to add adhesive to all my tiny wood veneers. You can find Minty Lace at an AC Moore store near you!

Thanks for looking! 

P.S. If you have a scan n cut and would like this file, please leave me a comment with your email address. I would be happy to send it to you :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


A big Hello! We love to travel and once upon a time, we used to do it way more often!

These photos are from our trip to London a few years ago. We really enjoyed it there. I always wanted to see the inside of those red phone booths. There's just something about them! 

This layout was inspired by a page from the DCWV Globe Trotter Color and Create stack. 
It's the paper with the colorful buildings, right behind the photos. I colored it in with Faber-Castell Pitt Pastels. The background is from the Scripts and Music Notes stack. You can find both of these at Michael's!

That's my husband, Ben on the left. He's posing in front of Big Ben, hehe. 

Thanks for visiting.
 Hope you're having a great day!

Monday, June 6, 2016

June stack-a-holic challenge

Oh my! It's already June! Can't believe it! Here's the DCWV challenge for this month :) Get it started right by playing along!

We're all about circles this month: 

Both my card and layout use the Garden charm stack out at Joann stores 


Go to the DCWV Blog for more details about how to enter :)