May 25, 2013

Scrapbook Circle's My Favorite and Back to the Grid...

The grid is a design I go back to again and again. It is fast and easy, it is fun to add lots of pictures, and then it allows you to get creative filling the non photo spaces. Also, it is a good way to use up scraps. Finally, it is an easy way to incorporate lots of patterns without overwhelming your photos. Here is my recent grid layout using the Scrapbook Circle May Kit My Favorite:
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Probably using 9 different patterned papers would overwhelm a layout if you used too much of each, but here in itty bitty squares they still let the photos do the talking. Once I have all my squares laid out the way I want, the fun begins and I get to play around with what other goodies I want to include, like the Maggie Holmes bow:

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Or bits of the title, or a popped up Lily Bee sticker:

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You can break out of the structure of the grid a bit to include some journaling strips from the Scrapbook Circle printable:
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And frame the whole thing with another piece of the printable stitched to the bottom and some torn washi at the top:
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So, do you love a good grid or do you find them too structured? Inquiring minds want to know!

:) Rebecca

May 23, 2013 May Kit and NEW Blog

**If you are looking for the Therm O Web / DCWV Blog hop, you can either scroll down or click HERE.

I am so excited to have had a chance to freshen up the look and feel of my blog thanks to Designer Blogs. I used a downloadable template from them previously and this time I used one of their premade designs, but purchased one that included the social media buttons and customized header. I LOVE it! They do wonderful work, quickly, answer any questions and their designs are awesome. Definitely check them out if you are in the market for a new blog design! For an extra fee, they also created a matching watermark for my photos! I love matching ;)

Now onto Kit Club! The May kit is called Sunshine Summer: Kit Club - Sunshine Summer
I LOVE the colors! Everything on these layouts is from Sunshine Summer.
The Lawn Fawn Hemp is so perfect for nautical layouts or boy pages.
And how awesome is the Webster's pages camera washi?
There are several challenges for the month of May over in the challenge section. You can find it HERE. Two random winners receive a $30 prize pack so get over there and enter!

May 22, 2013

Simple Stories Introduces I ♥ Summer

**If you are looking for the Therm O Web / DCWV Blog hop, you can either scroll down or click HERE.
Now onto my latest Simple Stories post!

The Simple Stories I {Heart} Summer line is so fabulous that I could not wait for the official start of summer to start using it! Fortunately for me, living in the southwest means summer weather comes early and my kids were in the pool over Easter weekend this year!
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Do you ADORE all the new fun embellishments that the Simple Stories lines include? Like fun flair and brads...
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Die cut pages, chipboard stickers and washi tape looking stickers...
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Super cute stacked stickers offer dimension:
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And all the fun usual suspects including alphas, stickers and more. I ran out of room to journal so I did it along the edge of the scalloped sticker:
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Isn't I {Heart} Summer such a fun line? Ican't wait to use this line for even more summer fun and activities!
Supplies Used:
I {Heart} Summer Collection--
12 x 12 Collection Kit #3200
Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers #3202
Expressions Cardstock Stickers #3203
Chipboard Stickers #3227
Decorative Brads #3226
Layered Stickers #3228
Flair Icons #3229
12 x 12 Simple Basics Kit #3224
SN@P Pages #3222

May 20, 2013

Die Cuts with a View and Therm O Web Blog Hop

Welcome to the DCWV/Therm O Web Summer Lovin’ Blog hop

Today, the design teams from DCWV and Therm O Web have brought together all the things we love about summer! The designers are have combined paper from DCWV’s Sunday Afternoon and Everlasting \Love stacks, together with a variety of adhesives, mists and other fantastic products from Therm O Web!    

If you have come here from Rita's Blog then you're on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog and start today’s leg of the hop from there!

I had the pleasure of creating with the DCWV stack Sunday Afternoon. I made a gift for my daughter for the last day of 2nd grade -- a dressed up cork board and matching card.rk tow 4
Start with a cork board and adhere patterned paper to the cork with any Therm O Web glue runner. To adhere the large bow to the frame use Therm O Web Jumbo Zots. To easily adhere the strip of ribbon or trim use Therm O Web Sticky Lines.
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Then use a small Therm O Web Zots to adhere the small bow. To make unique tacks, you need Small Therm O Web Zots, buttons, tacks and twine.
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Tie twine through the button holes and then place on a small Zots.

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Pull off the button with the attached Zots and stick to the tacks.
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Finally, use the same DCWV stack to make a coordinating card. To make a 3d element use 3D Zots to pop up the sentiment.
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Turn the element over, stick several 3D Zots down and adhere to card.
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One of the great things about 3D Zots is they are clear so you can't see them sticking out from behind your popped up element!
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Be sure to visit all the blogs today, and leave comments for your chance to win!  Two lucky readers will win a set of 3 stacks from DCWV, and an additional reader will receive an amazing gift pack from Therm O Web!   The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Now, head on over to Dayna Sabrina's blog to see what kind of spring craftiness she has in store!

List of Participants: 

:) Rebecca

May 17, 2013

Scrapbook Circle My Favorite

I ADORE Scrapbook Circle's May Kit My Favorite! A mix of Maggie Holmes, Elle's Studio, Fancy Pants Trendsetter and more...

I have been having fun with this versatile kit:

Love those little stars from Jenni Bowlin!

The butterflies were punched from a sheet of Maggie Holmes washi tape paper. LOVE that stuff!

And the corrugated Jillibean Soup people? I was so excited to have one for each family member!
:) Rebecca

May 4, 2013

Happy National Scrapbook Day-Giveaway!

What a fun day ahead! Any plans to scrapbook the day away? I probably won't get the chance until tonight, but I am looking forward to it. Have you been over to lately to check out the new site? Well today is the definitely the day to go over. You should SEE the prize package they are offering to 100 winners! It is worth over $178 and has 28 awesome items. You can see the whole prize here on the home page. But to win you have to participate in one of the challenges. All the challenges can now be found in one place HERE. I had a lot of fun creating for these challenges. Like, the challenge to make a pinwheel to use on a card or layout:
Or the challenge to use a background with punched or die cut background:

Or a layout based on this sketch:
and here is my take:
Then there is a challenge to create a set of cards from paper scraps:
There is an Instagram challenge:
and a washi challenge:
And a Party on the Page challenge where you have to use some type of party supply on your layout. I used party straws on mine:
Lots of fun right? And wait until you see the prize package you could win. It is UUUUUH...mazing. But for some extra incentive I am giving a $10 gift certificate to All you have to do is go over to and Follow Me. Then check out the challenges HERE. I guarantee when you see the prize you are going to want to participate, but you dont have to enter to be in the drawing for my giveaway. I will hold it open until Tuesday so everyone has time to enter.
Hope you have a fun filled scrappy day!

May 1, 2013

Simple Stories Extras

If you are a traditional scrapper who doesnt want to make cards or mini albums, that's ok! But you can still use all the goodies made for cardmakers and mini albums. I like to find uses for 6x6 paper pads, stamps and book pages on layouts.
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I used the die cut Snap page for a photo matte.  You can even use the punched holes in the page to tie some twine.
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Then I cut up the little bingo cards from the 6x6 paper pad.
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And the stamps were perfect for journaling.
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Have you been having fun with all the Simple Stories extras? Have you found creative uses for them? I would love to hear!
Supplies: All from the Simple Stories 24/Seven Collection
SN@P Pages 3122
12x12 Collection Kit 31oo
Fundamentals Stickers 3102
Expression Stickers 3103
6x6 Paper Pad 3101
Chipboard Stickers 3128
Decorative Brads 3126