Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Happy Day Layout

Hi friends! Happy Monday! And if you’re in the US, Happy Memorial Day! Today is a day we remember the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country and I’m so very grateful for their sacrifices. I especially think of my Great Uncle Bobby who gave his life during WWII. Sending lots of love to those who have lost a loved one in service.

On a more cheerful note, I wanted to share a recent layout that I made. This one features a photo I took on Mother’s Day of last year of my Mom and Grandma. Aren’t they the cutest?

I used lots of Crate Paper goodies and combined a cardstock phrase, chipboard piece and transparency for my title. Then I layered the transparency wreath and some floral patterned paper underneath. I added the chipboard pennants and a gold glitter heart for the final touches! It’s a super simple layout, but I love the colors and bold title.







Hope you enjoyed my latest layout! I love to mix it up from cards every now and then. Take a look below for links to all of the products I used!




Darling Layout

Hey there! Hope the middle of the week is going well for you! I’m in my first week back at school and so far it’s going great! I love the beginning of a new semester and I can’t wait for what’s ahead.

I just wanted to pop in and share a layout I made using the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss collection. I was feeling pretty lovey dovey and since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, I wanted to document this photo using lots of hearts and pink.



I combined some chipboard, acetate pieces, die cuts and stamping on this layout and I love the effect of layering it all together. I also am really into framing my photos with some white paint streaks, so including that on here as well.




Hope you enjoy it and have a lovely day!



P.S. I’ve finally figured out this InLinkz thing, so you can shop the supplies I used down below! These are affiliate links, so if you choose to shop using them, I make a small commission at NO extra cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting me and my blog!

Scrapbook Process – Travel Layout

Hey friends! TGIF! I’m just popping in today to share a new (and exciting for me!) video that I made for my YouTube channel. I actually scrapbooked! Whoo hoo! It’s been so long and I’ve been totally re-inspired and excited about scrapbooking again. So I created a page and filmed the whole process! Want to see? Just play the video below or head over to my YouTube channel to watch it there. I always link the full supply list below, so you can go and find the goodies I used on each project. 🙂

Best Ever Layout | Kalyn Kepner |
Best Ever Layout | Kalyn Kepner |
Best Ever Layout | Kalyn Kepner |
I used primarily Crate Paper for this layout with some Dear Lizzy and Paper Smooches mixed in! I’m really happy with how it turned out and I’m so excited to keep up my scrapbooking! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Key West Layout

Hi friends! Hope your week is off to a good start! Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? I always love watching award shows, especially for the acceptance speeches. I just find them so inspiring. And of course I enjoy looking at (and critiquing) everyone’s fashion choices as well.

But let’s get down to crafty business! Today I’ve got a layout to share with you! It’s not often that I make layouts, but I love doing it and am definitely hoping to get lots more scrapbooking done in 2015. I’m really excited by the new scrapbooking trends I’ve been noticing and incorporating more of it into home decor rather than just in albums. I’m truly excited about where the industry is going!

This layout was featured in the Simple Patterns for Paper Crafters special issue from Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. Be sure to click the link above to get a copy (paper or digital still available) if you don’t have it already! The issue featured exact patterns and diagrams so that you could complete each project using minimal paper and embellishments. It was by far one of my favorite issues I’ve worked on.



These gold glitter Thickers are my favorite and I had been saving them (hoarding them) for just the right project. I also used touches of gold embossing on the layout to pick up the gold from the title.

Well that’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed seeing a different type of project from me (more to come, pink promise!). And I’d love to know, since it’s been on my mind, what do you see for the future of paper crafting and scrapbooking? What are you most excited to try (technique-wise or a new style of memory keeping)? Leave me a comment below – I’d love to know your opinions!

Have a happy, crafty day!