Inspired by a Sketch: Zermatt Pool

I’ve been so inspired by Laura Whitaker’s sketches over at Stuck Sketches lately! I love a good sketch, and whenever I see Laura’s I want to sit down at my craft table right away. She is so talented!


Here is what I came up with using the July 1st sketch, using a bunch of supplies from my stash (mostly from past Noel Mignon kits).


I had some photos of a pool we went to as a family a couple of years ago that are pretty uninteresting; however, my kids LOVED this pool and so I knew I had to document it as part of our family getaway that weekend.


I printed the photos all together in a vertical row. Instead of adding another larger photo to the right of the photo strip (like the sketch suggests), I decided to just add a large title.

The “Pool” word is a cut file by Kerri Bradford. I love adding a handwritten cut file to a page! It just gives a page a more interesting custom feel!


I fussy-cut several flowers and butterflies from the My Mind’s Eye My Story papers from last year. In my stash, I separate my random bits leftover from other projects or past kits by color … I found this stamped circle image from AGES ago … I think the stamp is by Autumn Leaves … but it was the perfect little layer to ┬átuck underneath the flowers in the upper right corner of the page. I added another stamp to it with the PinkFresh Studio stamps I received in a Noel Mignon kit a few months ago, as well as some black and white chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem chipboard sheet.


The chipboard pieces in the lower left cluster are from a Project Life chipboard sticker set. I sprinkled some gray mist around each flower cluster and then randomly added gold Pink Paislee puffy stickers here-and-there.


I had originally done my title in all letter stickers with a stamped date below, but after staring at it for 15 minutes … I decided it didn’t feel right. So I peeled up all the letter stickers and went with the larger “Pool” title cut on my Silhouette Cameo instead. That is why the date is covered up a little bit. ­čÖé


Some quick handwritten journaling and an outline around the outer edge of the page with my journaling pen finish the page off!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock (white, black); Patterned Paper (Seven Paper by Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye My Story, Pebbles); Chipboard (Simple Stories, Project Life); Puffies/Washi Tape (Pink Paislee); Letter Stickers/Cut Apart (Elle’s Studio); Sketch Inspiration: Stuck Sketches by Laura Whitaker; Silhouette Cameo Machine; Cut File: Kerri Bradford Summer Lovin’ Words; Tools: Trimmer, Scissors; Adhesives: Foam Squares, Tape Runner: Stamping: Gray Ink,┬áAutumn Leaves Stamp, PinkFresh Studio Stamp; Black Journaling Pen

Before I go, I also wanted to take a moment to thank Stuck Sketches and Laura for featuring my Summer Party page last week on their blog! That was such a fun surprise to see my page pop up in their feed! Thank you!

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Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you feel inspired to do a little scrapping this weekend!



Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture … and a Wedding Card

Happy Friday! I’m up on two blogs today with a couple of new projects. First, I have a wedding card over on the 3 Birds Design blog using their really fun Quilled Cardmaking kit and a wedding cut from the Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge called Divine Wedding. There’s something so soothing about making quilled flowers, and I love all of the die cut sentiments and pieces in this kit. It makes cardmaking quick and easy. Here’s a little peek of my card. See the full project along with all the details on┬áthe 3 Birds Design Blog.



Next, I’m up on the Noel Mignon Blog today with another layout using the February 2014 Book of Love kit.

Growing up my mom painstakingly helped us create the most darling Valentine’s Day boxes to take to school. I have such fond memories of her creativity and ingenuity and feeling so happy that she would take the time to help me make something so special. I’ve tried to continue that same tradition with my kids. This year, I used SVG Cuts files to create Valentine boxes for my girls. Maryn requested a giant ice cream cone box (from the Ice Cream Birthday SVG Cuts collection), and Camryn wanted a frilly, pink castle (from the Bedtime Stories SVG Cuts collection). They turned out really cute! Here’s a snapshot I took of the girls last Friday with their boxes.


The reason I bring this up, is because my layout on the Noel Mignon blog feature the box that Maryn and I made for her last year using a circus tent cut file by SVG Cuts (from the Summer Street Carnival collection) and cute critters from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge. (Here’s a post about from last year.)



The papers from the kit that I used are mostly from the My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow collection. I love when a Valentine collection includes a little blue in it. It is such a nice compliment to red and pink and means I can also use them on more everyday types of projects. Even though this page is about Valentine’s Day, the design could easily be used for any occasion!


The Polaroid camera cut and Polaroid frame are by SVG Cuts. The camera is from the darling Bicycle Built for Two collection and the frame is actually a freebie that you can pick up for yourself RIGHT HERE. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to give the white layer some fun texture, and then added a My Mind’s Eye enamel heart sticker, and red button tied with twine for a little dimension. I also added the title to the flash of the camera with the gray letter stickers included in the kit. Doesn’t it look cute against that amazing red foil chevron paper? It just makes me happy.

Inside the frame, I placed one of the Jillibean Soup 3×4 cut-apart cards from the kit. The bottom phrase on the 3×4 card was trimmed off and used to accent the row of small photos at the bottom of the page.

Bicycle Built for Two SVG Collection by SVG Cuts


I layered together the two chipboard hearts that came in the kit along with more My Mind’s Eye enamel stickers (arrows) and a Jillibean Soup word sticker. It was the perfect little accent for this corner of the page.


Thanks for stopping by today! And here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with fun and a little crafting!

See you next time!


My Mind’s Eye Record It – Just Splendid

The last project I created for the My Mind’s Eye CHA booth this year was a mini album featuring their new Record It – Just Splendid collection. The colors and wood elements (Um, … Hello! WOOD Dots! Eeeeek!) of this set just make me smile. It would be a perfect set to record practically anything! I used it to record our 2013 Summer Vacation to Missouri and Illinois. Here’s a look through the book. (Hey! That rhymed! Hehe!)


I kept the overall design of the album fairly simple to go along with the clean lines of the Record It line. The pictures themselves are quite busy, so this seemed to work out really well!


I used my Silhouette Cameo, the 6×6 paper pad from the collection, and cardstock scraps from my stash, to create decorative page dividers. The decorative tapes were perfect for adding colorful borders. I even used the tapes on the page protectors themselves.




I love all the words on the blue decorative tape. I snipped them apart and used them throughout the album to accent photos.






Tickets to vacation attractions, make great page accents!




I had a couple of maps and brochures that were too large to fit on the pages. I took them to my local copy store and had them reduce them to fit on the page.












I really love these 6×8 scrapbooks! They are the perfect size to hold vacation memories all together. It was such a fun trip and makes me excited for spending time with my family on vacations in the coming year.

Happy scrapping!


Now & Then Izzy

I love the colors of the My Mind’s Eye Now & Then Izzy collection. The collection also includes brand-new-to-My Mind’s Eye small flair pins. Even though their name says they are “small” these are actually a little larger than your typical flair buttons. I adore them! They are a fun size to switch things up a bit. I cut out the viewmaster circles from one of the patterned papers in the collection and accented the center of each one with a pin.




This photo is a snapshot of my son a few moments before his friends arrived for an impromptu birthday party. I thought it would be a good picture to go along with a list of the things he liked at the moment.


My Mind’s Eye Now & Then Izzy Collection:┬áSmart paper, Dapper paper, Regard paper, Flair Pins, Enamel Shapes, Mixed Bag, 3×4 pack, Decorative Brads, Label Stickers, Buttons, 12×12 Chipboard

Thanks for coming by!