i have been playing with paper alot.
and i love it.

i'm not sure why i never actually created scrapbook layouts before this year.  it is so therapeutic for me. sometimes, though, i get overloaded with ideas and my brain seems to be on over-drive.  


i have been in love with all the kits from studio calico.  this month's may be my favorite. ever.  
it took me a while to actually cut the paper up and use it.  sometimes i tend to hoard my favorites... but with favorite papers, comes favorite layouts.

here are some of my recent favorites using this month's neverland, wendy and lost boys kits from studio calico....

i created this layout for the weekly challenge at sc.  the challenge was to scrap a layout using a song lyric.  this lyric "hold you so close" is from maroon 5 "daylight" and the picture of my daughter and i snuggling was perfect for the lyric.  i added lots of layers of the maggie holmes "remember this" paper (using both sides) and some of the other lovely papers from the neverland kit.

again...more of the amazing maggie holmes paper.  i couldn't resist cutting up one of the sentences of the paper to add underneath my photo.  sigh.

this layout was for the sunday sketch on the sc blog and i chose lisa truesdell's layout as my inspiration. i love the beautiful colors of the kesi art papers in the wendy kit and they went perfect with my photos.

this layout was chosen as the layout of the week this past weekend.  yay!!
i created this layout with the lost boys kit.  i tend to really like grids and rows, and i love this one.  the wood veneer card (something else i have been hoarding) kinda started the process for this layout.  i was too scared to actually do anything to it and possibly ruin it, so i let it stand by itself.  and the card to the left with the date is actually a flip card that includes all my journaling.  i tend to hid my journaling if i can't quite figure out where i want it to be without standing out....

reveal is tomorrow afternoon (for subscribers) at studio calico.  can't wait to see what's in store for this next month.  it's always like christmas to me.  

happy wednesday everyone!


  1. Wow, so many beautiful layouts!! I totally love them and had to pin them all!! Great job!! :D

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much! What an awesome compliment!! :)

  3. love your style and all of your layouts! big fan!! :)

  4. I love how you used the Maggie Holmes paper on the second layout!

    1. Thanks Lillian!! I'm putting your goodies in the mail tomorrow!! :)

  5. Just so beautiful. Like how you used the PL cards too