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Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to hop on today and just tell all of you how THANKFUL I am for you! Thank you for inspiring me to create and to share. It’s a small gesture, but today I wanted to give you all a little something.

Ever since taking taking a Handlettering Class by my good friend, Tracie Claiborne, I have been obsessed with practicing! So, I created a FREE cutfile for you of the words “thankful” and “family.” Enjoy!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD this file in SVG format

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD this file as a Silhouette Cut File


And a little page inspiration using the cut file to go along with it.


Remember the last few scraps of the Pebbles collection I showed you in THIS POST … I managed to create a two-pager from them. Yeah! I did add in a sheet of woodgrain patterned paper by Bella Blvd. to anchor things a bit, but I really like how it came together!


Hmmmm. I might go back and add in a bit of stitching around the edges … Yeah! I think so, stitching would be a fun addition here!


I hope you enjoy my handwritten words on this page! They were pretty fun to create for you!


I found these adorable sunflower stickers at Hobby Lobby yesterday by The Paper Studio. I love how they have a bit of sparkle to them with the glittered petals and the rhinestone centers.


They went great with the American Crafts Hayride stickers, Pebbles Stickers, and Imaginisce wood buttons.


My stamping underneath the “Family” word got a little messed up, but I decided to just run with it. :)


SUPPLIES: Cardstock (kraft, dark brown, rust orange, chocolate brown, olive, gold), Patterned Paper (Pebbles, Bella Blvd.), Journal Spots (Jenni Bowlin), Stickers (Pebbles, American Crafts), Dimensional Flower Stickers (The Paper Studio), Wood Buttons (Imaginisce), Cut Files (Jana Eubank), Stamps (KI Memories) Date Stamp (Becky Higgins), Adhesive, Foam Squares, Journaling Pen, Brown Ink

I hope you are enjoying a blessing-filled Thanksgiving day and weekend with your families!

See you again soon!


Oh!!! I almost forgot! The December 2015 Noel Mignon kits are up!!! Here is a picture of the Mistletoe & Holly Classic Kit I will be playing with this month, along with a video showing all the contents. The video is a bit long … sorry about that … I think I was just having fun gazing at all the fun new things!

You can purchase the Mistletoe & Holly Classic Kit HERE in the store (only 4 left!).



And if pocket scrapping is your thing, you can find the Mistletoe & Holly Daily Diary kit HERE.


Have fun!

Noel Mignon: Happy Camper & a Stashbuster


I asked my husband to start getting out the boxes for Christmas and this is what he emailed me. Maybe you have seen it … but in case you haven’t it’s pretty funny. My husband made his point. He is very passionate about waiting until AFTER Thanksgiving to start celebrating Christmas. Hehe!

I guess that means I am okay to finish sharing my Fall projects with you this week, right?! Don’t worry, my December Noel Mignon kit will be here soon and I will be diving into the holiday projects right along with the rest of you! ;)

First up, is a page I created with the Noel Mignon Golden Delicious Classic Kit.

I know that some scrappers shy away from using themed products, but I really love them from time-to-time. The Golden Delicious Classic Kit included this piece of paper from the Imaginisce “Give Thanks” collection. I just knew I had to figure out a way to use that darling squirrel somewhere.



I decided to use him on a page about the outdoors.


At the top of the page, I used a metal die to create three tabs. I stamped each of them with a phrase from a travel-themed October Afternoon roller stamp from my stash.


The squirrel lives at the bottom of the page. I cut him out of the orange paper and then mounted him on foam squares for a more dimensional look. I overlapped him onto the photo where there was a lot of white space in the image.

The title cut was made on my Silhouette Cameo machine and is an image that I purchased in the Silhouette Online store.


I cut each word out twice; then used my scissors to trim out every other letter. I added the letters on top of the first word layer with foam squares for a layered feel. A brad in between the words helps the words not run together visually.

The brown pattern for the word “camper” is actually the product packaging from the Imaginisce “Give Thanks” stickers included with the kit. It works perfectly with the other patterns I selected on this page.


The yellow journal spot was created by trimming down one of the square October Afternoon cards included in the Golden Delicious Daily Diary kit. I also trimmed the leaves and the “So Thankful” circle from other cards.


This next page is a Stashbuster page created from products I have had in my stash for almost three years. The papers are from the KaiserCraft Tiny Woods collection. I still love those little critters!


I mixed in some of the new wood buttons from this year’s Imaginisce “Give Thanks” collection. The colors and images blended perfectly here!


The trees were cut from a sheet of patterned paper from the collection. It’s hard to tell in these photos, but they have a shiny thermography layer on them accenting the patterns on the trees. So cute! I think I will save that piece of paper until I have a chance to cut out every single one!


Can you name the company of the orange journal spot? That’s right! Scenic Route Paper Co. … I sure miss their fun designs. I’m so glad I was able to finally find a home for this journal spot.


The thickers are an older font by American Crafts, I think from a couple of years ago. They are canvas with a printed stitch line around each letter. I adore this font! It especially looks so cute here with this paper line.

Thanks for taking a look at my projects today! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

See you soon!


Live Inspired Giveaway Winner!


Happy Friday, Friends! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Live Inspired challenge at It was so much fun to see your beautiful projects!

It’s time to announce the winner!


The winner of the Noel Mignon Blue Moon Daily Diary Kit is …

myscrappyideas (Tina Gale Husong)


CONGRATULATIONS, Tina!!! Please email your address to me at and I will get your kit in the mail.

Thank you again to Tracie Claiborne of the Live Inspired podcast. She has another fun guest on her show this week that you will want to check out. Also, later today she will be posting the winner of her giveaway on her Live Inspired video series. Be sure to watch and find out who won!


Well, I did it! I “killed” my November Noel Mignon “Golden Delicious” kits! All of the papers are down to the bits and pieces … all of the rest of the leftover bits (and there are still a LOT of usable items) will be filed into my stash to use on other projects.



So what did I end up making? Nine scrapbook pages, two 2-page pocket page spreads, four single page pocket pages, and one home decor piece! Woot! Woot! I will share these projects with you over the next week and then I will be moving onto holiday projects.

THANKFUL Home Decor Tray

I picked up this tray at Hobby Lobby. It is by The Paper Studio brand with a listed price of $12.99. However, I’m pretty sure I got it on sale … they are ALWAYS running great sales or use a coupon for it.


I was excited about purchasing this tray because I thought it would be a great rotating home decor piece that I could use pocket cards in. My plan is to rotate out the cards with the different holidays and seasons. Fun, right?!

I discovered, however, that the openings in the tray are smaller than 4×6 and 3×4. If you pick up one, just keep in mind that you will have to trim your cards approximately 1/8″ on each side.


You can also fill the openings with photos if you’d like! I just opted not to do that this time around. :)


My favorite card in the bunch is, surprisingly, the one with the layered gold bow. I’m usually not a bow person. I really struggle on finding places for them on my projects, but I had a lot of fun layering the chipboard pieces and brad on this one. The shimmer of the gold just makes me happy!


I also really love that cute little owl critter. I love how his eyes are closed … combined with the phrase “Give Thanks” below, it looks like he is in the middle of a sweet prayer of thanksgiving. :) Awwww! That makes my heart happy!


I’ll be back over the next several days to share the rest of my Noel Mignon layouts with you!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Spooky & Sweet


It’s just three days until Halloween! Do you have any fun plans? Are you dressing up this year? Tell me about your costume!

We are nearing the end of my Halloween shares. It makes me sad, because I love to scrapbook Halloween so much. At the same time, I feel so happy that I was able to accomplish so much!


For this page, I challenged myself to use only the 6×6 paper pad and Ephemera die cut pack that I picked up at TJ Maxx. I did it! And I love the results.


I used two sheets of orange 6×6 paper to create a strip to ground my photos. The seam is hidden behind the striped photo mat of the larger picture.

I attached the title letters using my mini stapler. If you don’t own one, you NEED one! It is one of my favorite tools!


I wish that die cut pack included 100 more of those vellum spider webs. They are stamped with black foil, instead of just flat ink, and I adore them!


For the journaling, I drew some wobbly and imperfect lines. I love the casual feeling they add to this page. Finally, I stamped a few open star stamps around the background to tie everything together.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, 6×6 Paper Pad & Ephemera Pack (Crate Paper), Stamps, Mini Stapler


This little girl of mine loves posing for pictures. I’ll take it! Knowing how my other kids were, she will grow out of that phase soon enough. She is quite the character for the camera and always gives me a million facial expressions. One of these days I need gather them all up and print them all out as tiny squares. Wouldn’t that make a fun page? (making a note to myself for later)


The other day I mentioned how much I love cream backgrounds lately. This is the third one I have done this past week. I just love the softness here with the glittery gold accents!


The pops of black are quite fun, too! Loving the large polka dot washi tape on top of the orange patterns!


SUPPLIES: Sketch Inspiration (Laura Whitaker), Patterned Paper (Crate Paper, SEI, My Mind’s Eye), Chipboard/Die Cuts/Glitter Stickers/6×6 paper pad (Crate Paper), Black gems (Darice), Mini Stapler, Black Mist (Heidi Swapp)

Thanks for coming by! Enjoy the rest of your day!