Layout: At the Dentist

Sometimes I want to play with a collection, just to play with it!

Yes, I know that dream catchers and cacti have nothing to do with the dentist. (LOL!) But they matched the colors in my photos, so I went for it! I had fun creating with these papers just for the sake of having fun! How DARE I?!! Haha!


All the fun goodies and papers on this page are from the Echo Park Paper Just Be You collection.


I decided to use the Alphas and create a really long title. I love how the green is tone-on-tone and, while you notice the title, it doesn’t call too much attention to itself.


Clustering all kinds of goodies around the photo was my favorite part of playing on this page. I layered up several patterned papers, and then went to town with the stickers. Yeehaw! I’m a wild woman!


I typed the journaling on the Pink/Light Pink solid paper. This was the second (or third) time I had typed it trying to get it to fit the space I had … and then I noticed that I repeated a word. Oh, well! I just crossed out one of the words and called it good. 🙂




Gold Paperclips
White Crochet Twine
Sewing Machine with White Thread
Adhesive/Thin Foam Squares

So, the moral of today’s story is … it is OKAY to play with supplies, just for the sake of playing with them. If you feel inspired to create, then CREATE! I give you permission! *wink*

See you again soon!


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Stashbusting: Good Times Layout

Last week I spent some time creating several stash kits from my older supplies. I went through all of my patterned papers, purged the ones that I no longer felt inspired to use … and then stacked the rest into a box.

From there, I flipped through the box of the papers I had left and started combining things together to create a kit. Today’s page is my first page using one of those kits … Yay! for using stash!


This page documents the love my kids have for Beach Boys music … something they learned from their Grandpa. On this particular day they were rocking out in the car. I filmed a video to send to my dad, which warmed his heart.


The blue background paper and cloud paper are REALLY OLD papers from American Crafts … I think from 2009. But I still loved them! And they worked great here!

I cut the speech bubble from a sheet by Teresa Collins Designs, and made it part of my title. The music note paper is also by Teresa Collins Designs.


I scattered some older Dear Lizzy stickers (the bike reminds me of the Beach Boys) and sprinkled in some clear dome jewels by Adornit I have been hoarding in my stash for forever! (LOVE those little things!)


I used some Simple Stories Bloom & Grow Alpha letters and a date strip from a Pebbles Seen & Noted paper branding strip. The date is stamped with Stampin’ Up’s Project Life “Date It” stamp set.


I used my sewing machine to create journaling lines and then handwrote my journaling.

I also added stitching around the edge of the page and speech bubble.



  • Cardstock: Colorbok, Felicity Jane
  • Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Teresa Collins Designs, Pink Paislee, BasicGrey, Pebbles
  • Letter Stickers: Simple Stories Bloom & Grow
  • Clear Dome Gems: Adornit
  • Sewing Machine & White Thread
  • Date Stamp: Stampin’ Up Project Life “Date It” Stamp Set
  • Thin Foam Squares
  • Black Journaling Pen
  • Adhesive/Thin Foam Squares
  • Scissors/Trimmer/Edge Distressing Tool

I feels great digging into my stash and seeing what I can come up with by combining different supplies. Do you enjoy using your older products in new ways?

Thanks for coming by!


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Layout: Love You

I recently treated myself to a shopping spree at a local scrapbook store here in Utah, and I couldn’t resist picking up the darling Faith collection by Simple Stories. I love all the colors and designs … and while I may or may not have some Faith-based photos I can dig out to scrap with this collection, I love that you can also use it for everyday memories.

I used it to scrap these snapshots of my kids.


I cut out some hearts from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper to decorate the top right corner of my page, adding a few stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet (phrase stickers, butterly, and flower).


For my title, I cut out the words “Love” and “You” from the 4×4 Elements and 4×6 Horizontal Elements papers. I also cut out the flowers to use as a page decoration. I added all of these to my page with thin foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives (my favorite things on the planet!).

I added a button to the center of the large flower, and enamel dots to the centers of the smaller flowers for a bit more dimension.


How cute are those little lightbulbs. I added them next to my title to add a visual triangle of yellow around the page. The little red flower is there to carry the red around the page three times, as well.


I cut the oval from one of the 3×4 Journaling Cards to add my journaling. I chose to handwrite it this time around, which is different for me … Lately, I’ve been typing my journaling so that I can tell more, but this time I just kept it short and sweet. 🙂



  • Cardstock: Aqua
  • Simple Stories Faith Collection
  • Combo Sticker
  • Grace Paper (Aqua Stripe)
  • Charity Paper (Woodgrain)
  • Inspire Paper (Pink Flowers)
  • Hope Paper (Yellow pattern)
  • Peach Paper (Pink Pattern)
  • 3×4 Journaling Cards Paper (hearts, journal oval)
  • 4×4 Elements Paper (“You”)
  • 4×6 Elements Paper (“Love” and Flowers)
  • Spray Mists – Clay, White
  • Foam Squares/Adhesives
  • Scissors/Trimmer
  • Sewing Machine/White Thread
  • White Crochet Twine
  • Yellow Button
  • Enamel Dots – White (Freckled Fawn), Red (BasicGrey), Blue (My Mind’s Eye)


Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to visit me! See you again soon!


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Echo Park Paper: Cozy Cookie Crate

I love this time of year! It’s a time to be grateful and ponder on the many blessings we enjoy in our daily lives.
When I think of my blessings, the people I know and love are at the top of my list. Why not take a moment this year to tell them! Drop them by a little note along with a homemade goodie and you are sure to make their day.
Today on the Echo Park Paper Blog I am sharing a paper crate that I created with the I Love Family collection and fill it with cookies. The best part is there will be enough for them to share with their entire family!
Cut out the pieces of the crate from Kraft Designer cardstock using an electronic die cutting machine. Next, decorate the side panels with Home Sweet Home paper from the I Love Family collection.
Decorate the front of the crate with I Love Family stickers, chipboard and die cuts, popping up some of the pieces with foam dots for dimension. I added an enamel dot to the center of the flower for even more dimension.
Bake your favorite cookies, stack them up, and place in cellophane bags. Tie the bags with a cute ribbon, adding a large, wood button, if desired. Tie on a cute tag from the I Love Family Ephemera pack and you are ready to place them in your crate and deliver them to the recipient.
SUPPLIES: I Love Family CollectionCarta Bella Kraft Designer CardstockHome Sweet Home Paper12×12 Element Sticker12×12 Alpha Sticker6×13 Chipboard AccentsEphemera PackEnamel Dots, Silhouette Cameo Machine, 3D Wooden Crate Box Cut File by Lori Whitlock (Design #66549 in the Silhouette Design Store), Adhesive, Ribbon, Wood Button, Orange String, Cellophane Bags, Cookies
You are sure to put a smile on your loved ones face … and give them a happy tummy, too!
 Happy Thanksgiving!

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