Happy National Scrapbook Day | Blog Hop

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I can't think of a better way to spend today than cutting and pasting! Today, I'm sharing a challenge over on the Studio Calico blog and I'm also joining in with some of my favorite creatives and getting this party started with a fun and inspirational blog hop!!

Favorite YouTube clip: Swiftamine on Saturday Night Live  | Listening to: Ed Sheeran on repeat | Watching: nothing. I just can't find a favorite show right now! Any suggestions? | Reading: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult | I can eat this everyday: nachos, nachos and more nachos. Oh, and sweet potatoes too! | Favorite drink at 4pm: Hmm...it used to be coffee but ever since Whole 30, I would probably have to go with a tall glass of ice water! | On my wish list: A lazy and relaxing weekend full of giggles, hugs and crafting! | Enjoying: Sunny spring days and our porch swing. | Favorite quote right now: Start each day with a grateful heart. | Smiling about: The possibility of adding a puppy to our family TODAY! | My favorite project for this year is: I think my favorite project this year has to be my Project Life albums. I've really enjoyed the freedom of creating various sized albums with tons of photos. Project Life will always be one of my favorite projects because it reminds me to stop and capture our everyday. It reminds to document those little details before they fade with time. 

To celebrate today, the super sweet and talented Wilna has put together a beautiful cut file to share with you all! You can download the free file here.  Wilna is just so amazingly talented, isn't she?!


I wish I could create and share like Wilna, but I just don't have those skills! But what I do have is a craft room FULL of supplies  that I would love to share with YOU!! Leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing about NSD and I will select one random person to send a fun goodie bag to!! 

Now it's your turn to hop on over to Jen's's blog! Be sure to hop around and check out all the amazing ladies and inspiration! Have an amazing and creative day! 



Maggie Holmes Design Team: Hello + Hugs

Hello!!  I'm over on Maggie's blog sharing a fun twist on patterned paper!  I love taking a piece of paper and making it work for my page!  Hope you will stop by and check it out!  


Studio Calico // Carolina Moon Reveal - Main Kit

Happy reveal day everyone!  The Carolina Moon kits are live for subscribers now and they are just so awesome!  I always have a hard time picking a favorite kit each month, but this month's Project Life kit and Dean add-on kit are probably my fave!  I love the different cards and pieces in the PL kit and the colors in the Dean add-on are fabulous!  So fun and playful!  But, you really can't go wrong with any of the kits!!  

The layout above is my main kit only page.  I reeeeeally tried hard to incorporate lots of different layers and COLORS onto my page!  And those bronze alpha are just perfect!

I used one of the SC vellum packages as an extra on my page so I could slip my journaling in behind my photo.  I'm the biggest fan of hidden journaling!

There are so many extras this month too - stamps, journaling cards, washi.  Be sure to check out the reveal page for all of the latest goodies!

I'll be back later with this week with a few more fun projects from these kits!!  Stay tuned! :)


Studio Calico // Carolina Moon Sneaks

The Carolina Moon reveal is tonight at Studio Calico (the link will be active at 12pm for subscribers and 12am for non-subscribers)!  The kits this month are SO MUCH fun!  I love the mix of colors and embellishments!  Lots of pretty pops of red and bronze and gold and yellow!  

Here's a little peek of the kits this month!  Just LOVE!

And here are a few sneaks of my projects!  Like always, I couldn't stop once I got started!  I'll be back shortly with a full reveal!  Hope to see you a chat tomorrow at 11am and 11pm.  I hear there are some good giveaways going on!  :)


April Project Life Album: Part I

My little collection of albums is just growing and growing! I really love trying out new sizes and being able to add in random bits and pieces into my books.  

This month, I switched from the awesome 6x8 vertical size (be prepared to see that again) to more of a 6x8 horizontal size.  I thought this would be an easy switch seeing that the majority of my photos are landscape, but it was a little tricky.  I figured it out though, and now I have a book slammed full of our April memories. 

I'm over on the Studio Calico blog today sharing a look at my album, as well as another quick walk through video!  I used all of my Lisse Street kits for my album - I love how everything works so well together!  And I love that there are "no rules" when it comes to supplies!  I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think!!  

Four months, four books.  Bam!