It’s February! Time to celebrate the people we LOVE! I’ve created a layout today featuring the Simple Stories Heart Eyes collection. Click on the video below to see how this page came together!
HEART EYES Layout
My daughter planned a special date for her boyfriend the other day where they went out to dinner and then went to Build-A-Bear to make matching Valentine monkeys. He surprised her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and his mom snapped these cute photos of the two of them together.
The Journal Bits for this collection is so much FUN! I was immediately drawn to these two hearts. I layered them up together and then added journal strips on top. My handwriting is quite large, so the journal strips help me fit more of the story in the space I allotted.
This collection makes me HAPPY with its unique color scheme of pink, red, orange, blue, and black. I also created a mini album with this collection that I will be sharing here on my blog next week. Be sure to check back on the 8th to see it!
The beginning of 2023 was a bit rocky for me and for the first time in a long time, I felt myself sinking into the January BLAHS! Yuck! As I wondered to myself why this was happening, I realized that it had been several weeks since I had been in my craft room … I needed to get back to CREATING!
Playing with paper is my therapy! Instead of allowing the winter blues to take me over, I decided I would fight back. I printed some snowy photos, grabbed an older snow-themed collection from my stash, and got to work! I felt happier almost immediately! Yay!
SNOW FUN Layout
I used the 2016 Carta Bella Snow Fun collection for this layout of my son having lunch at a ski resort. My son and my husband often go snowboarding together in the wintertime. It’s their time to bond and I love that they have these special one-on-one memories together.
SUPPLIES USED: Cardstock (Carta Bella Paper) Patterned Paper, Stickers, Brads (‘Snow Fun’ collection by Carta Bella Paper), Letter Stickers (‘Buckaroo’ Thickers by American Crafts)
So, if you’ve been battling the winter blues … do yourself a favor and do something that brings you joy. Even if it’s a couple of hours of interrupted creative time in your craft room. I promise you will feel better afterwards.
I used Robin’s Egg Color Vibe cardstock for my background then had fun combining the Let’s Go elements from the kits to create a scrapbook page about my husband and me going on a Caribbean cruise last January to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!
Placing the tags at the top of my photo was a nice way to break up the straight edges of the photos and patterned paper layers. It also gave me an opportunity to add a bit of black & white baker’s twine … my favorite!
I used the ‘ENJOY’ metal die included in the September Sampler along with the Let’s Go Foam Stickers to create a title for my page. I placed each word on a banner shape cut from the patterned papers in the kit.
Four years ago, my good friend Becki Adams unexpectedly lost her sweet son, Austin, to an unknown heart condition. In honor of Austin, Becki and her family created ‘Austin’s Memorial Library Project’ where each year they collect books to donate to their local school. She also organizes a Scrapbook Process Video Hop in memory of Austin.
I am so honored that Becki invited me to contribute to this year’s video hop. Each participant has created a scrapbook layout about reading, learning, or school. I LOVE to read! In fact, I wake up early each day to read my scriptures and other favorite books.
Library Day was my FAVORITE day in Elementary School! I loved hearing our librarian read us stories and then wander among the aisles of bookshelves, looking for something special to check out that week.
For this project, I used the Simple Stories Farmhouse Garden collection. I love the color palette of blush, soft blue, with accents of soft black. I also loved the rooster images in this collection because of the subtle nod it gave to my MORNING routine.
For the title, I used the Simple Stories Black Foam Alphas along with a label from the Sticker Book. I used some older alpha stamps from my stash (Studio Calico) to stamp the word ‘routine’ on the label, then accented it with two silver mini brads.