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!
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!
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. 🙂
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!
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!
Hey there! This is a bittersweet post because it’s a fun Print Candee Blog Hop, but it’s also my last. Working with Print Candee has been awesome and working with my fellow Creative Team members has been even more awesome. They’re some of the most talented crafters I know and supportive, encouraging and fun on top of it. I’ll miss you all, friends! But the nice part is, we still have our blogs, e-mail and all that good stuff to keep in touch. And we will for sure. 🙂
On to today’s hop! Our theme is “anything goes,” so I created a card using a concept I’d been wanting to try for a while. I took a bunch of digital frames from Adrienne Looman’s collection and created a card with them as the focal point.
So that’s it for my final Print Candee Hop! I want to say a huge thank you to Jocelyn who put this Creative Team together and gave me the opportunity to design for Print Candee. I’ve learned so much and enjoyed working with digital supplies more than I ever thought I could – it’s really opened me up creatively. She’s also just been an awesome coordinator, teammate and friend. And a big hug to my fellow Creative Team members – you all know I adore you and your work. 🙂
Hi there! Happy day-after Thanksgiving! If you're in the US and celebrated yesterday, I hope it was full of delicious food and great company. Mine sure was! Any one braving the crowds for Black Friday shopping today? I wish I was going to be out in the trenches (preferably the trenches at Anthropologie), but I'll be working instead. It's probably for the best – no battle wounds.
Anyhoo, I'm super excited to share my first-ever little video tutorial with you! It's a simple tutorial on using Photoshop Actions and background textures from Print Candee. I've never used a PS action before being a part of the Print Candee team and I absolutely LOVE them now. So here's the "before" and "after" photos that I altered with the Kiwi Candy action and the Postale paper from the Vintage Post Texture Set (links below!).
And here's the video I created showing step-by-step how to achieve this look:
So that's my little tutorial! Hope you liked it. It's so odd hearing my own voice recorded like that (and by odd I mean uncomfortable because who loves the sound of their own voice? Not I). But I'm excited that I was able to share this little video and I'm definitely planning on adding more!
Thanks so much for stopping by and best of luck on any holiday shopping you do this weekend!
Hey there! Have you ever had one of those crafting experiences where you're so not into it, so uninspired and unmotivated, but you have to finish a project, that you just want to sit at your craft desk and cry? Well, I had one of those experiences last night. I think it started with hitting my elbow quite swiftly against the top of my desk drawer…things escalated from there. But all is forgotten and hopefully my crafting supplies forgive me for shoving them (and maybe tossing them) around a bit as I did last night. We all have those moments, right? The "crafter gone mad" kind of moments. Anyhoo, no card to share today, but here's a layout!
All supplies from American Crafts
Well, since I won't be back here until Friday, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy all kinds of delicious food! Thanks for stopping by and I'm so thankful to have such great crafty friends who read Paper is Love and share this great hobby with me. Thank you!
Hi friends! I'm really excited to be posting today because it's actually my birthday! Yay! Sure, it's just another day and it's the middle of the week and I have to work, but I'm going to keep getting excited about my birthday for as long as I can. For me, it's not just another day, but the start to another chapter of my story. It's also the last time I'll be in my "early twenties" so I'm soaking it up. 🙂 And to top it all off, I'm lucky enough to have some fabulous friends who I'll be dining with tonight.
I'm also blessed to have a super sweet friend who shares my birthday, so a huge Happy Birthday to Rachel (who is also a brand-new mommy this week)! So, since today is going to be a day of celebration for me, I'm sharing one of my recent favorite celebration cards.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned paper, die cut: My Mind's Eye
Clear stamp, ribbon, buttons: Papertrey Ink
Tab die: QuicKutz
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for taking part in my little birthday celebration. My blog has been a huge source of joy for me this year and I feel like it's really grown – and it's because of you, my crafty friends. So thank you!
I'm really excited for where this next year of my life is going and I can't wait to share more about what's ahead for me. I'm definitely taking some inspiration from one of my crafting idols, Kelly Purkey and making a "24 before 25" list and creating a layout to document it. I can't wait! 23, I'll miss you, but I think 24 and I are going to have a lot of fun.
Hi friends! Happy happy Friday to you! This week flew by for me – time flies when you're having fun, right? 🙂 I must say, even though I often wish I could craft 8 hours a day every day, I really do love my job. I know how difficult jobs are to come by these days and especially how difficult it is to find one you really like, so I'm grateful every day for that – even though it means giving up time for creating.
So, today I'm sharing a card I had published in the May/June 2011 issue of Paper Crafts. It was featured in "The World of the Seamstress" feature on page 79.
This was such a fun feature to create for (and the other cards in this article are over-the-top gorgeous) because I love all things sewing-related. For this card, I used an American Crafts chipboard dress form and added two kinds of lace, a Prima flower and some pearls. I then touched up a few spots (above the pearls and at the top of the lace) with glitter glue from Ranger.
If you don't have the May/June 2011 issue, definitely grab a copy at the Paper Crafts online store here. It's only $4.99 and you'll get a ton of ideas out of it. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a crafty, fun weekend! See you back in blogland on Monday.
Hi friends! Today starts another exciting week in blog world – it's the launch of the latest special issue from Paper Crafts magazine – Card Creations Vol. 9! The Card Creations series is one of my favorites to create for because they include cards for every occasion and holiday, so you can make whatever your heart desires.
Here's one of my favorite cards that I made for Card Creations 9:
A fun little tidbit about this card – the main chipboard element is from Crate Paper's Snow Day collection – a holiday-themed line – but the colors in it just screamed "birthday card" to me, so it was my inspiration for the color scheme in this project.
You can find the full supply list and instructions on page 33 and you might just a find a few other cards of mine popping up here and there. 🙂 Definitely check it out. And make sure to pop back here on Friday for more Card Creations 9 fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous, crafty day!