Hello everyone!

I shared this layout I created using the OHDEERME Birthday kit from Freckled Fawn on the blog last week.  I turned 32 at the end of August and created this layout using the kit contents.  

I colored the wood veneer pieces black using some acrylic paint and layered them across the top of my page around my photo like a banner.

I spent my birthday with my family and we went to the fair.  I rode rides with my youngest son and we grilled out for dinner.  It was laid back and just the way I wanted to spend the day.

Be sure and grab your exclusive ODM Birthday kit today while supplies last!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Blinks of Life

Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to be one of the guest designers for Blinks Of Life this October!  I was honored and thrilled to be asked to design alongside of some of the most talented ladies out there.  I used the new kits Sugar & Spice and Cinnamon Roll for all of my projects below.

You can see more detailed photos and inspiration using the October kits in the Member Gallery.  

Thanks for stopping by! 


Crate Paper "Minimally Made" Tag Mini Album

Hello friends!

Lately, I've been striving to create with a more minimal and simple design in my projects.  I like digging through my stash and selecting only my favorite items and embellishments before I begin a project like this Tag Mini Album I created using the new Notes & Things collection from Crate Paper. 

I admit that mini albums used to send my stress meter soaring when I first started making them.  I would focus too much about materials and the size or the "theme" of the album and not enough time on what was really important, which were the photos and the memories that I wanted to document. 

I started choosing lots of mixed tags from the Notes & Things collection to begin my album.  I also used several journaling cards from the collection to mix up the page sizes of my mini album, which helps create a more layered look. 

I punched a small hole using a hole puncher in the top of each card so I could easily slip the journaling cards onto the metal ring holding the album together.  

I printed most of my photos out at 2x3 and 2x2 so I still had room for some minimal embellishing on the tags. 

Every few months I end up having lots of random photos of things on my computer that I love for one reason or another and that are usually uploaded to my Instagram feed.  I love to make a mini album now and then to keep those photos in their own special place, like I did here.  The Notes & Things collection was a perfect match for these photos because it isn't too "themed". 

I left some of the tags and journaling cards "as is" because they were perfect just the way they were for my mini.  

I used several of the chipboard frames from the collection, as well as some of the stickers to embellish some of the photos in my album.

Keeping it simple is such a great way to focus on the things that really matter, such as your favorite photos and the memories that go along with them.  A mini album doesn't have to be complicated or take up a lot of time to create...it just has to be filled with what you love and what is important to you. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 


September OHDEERME Kit Layouts

Hi everyone!

Today I have some layouts I created using the September OHDEERME kit from Freckled Fawn to share with you.

"First Day"

"Me + You"

This month's OHDEERME kit is amazing and jam packed full of lovely embellishments so be sure and grab yours today!

Thanks for stopping by today!


September Sketch Challenge *COGC*

Happy weekend, friends!

There's a new sketch challenge up over on the Come On Get Crafty blog today.  Here's a look at the sketch...

I stuck very close to the sketch this month and used several pieces of wood veneer from the shop, which I colored using some orange spray ink I had in my stash.

You can play along with the sketch challenge this month and get a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to the COGC shop!  Just link up your layout using the sketch here by September 27th, 2014.  Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Week 30 *COGC*

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing my "Everyday life. Documented." spread for Week 30 over on the Come On Get Crafty blog today.

I used lots of items from the COGC shop for my spread for this week...you can see my full supply list here.

Left Side:

I'm a few weeks behind in my weekly album due to the fact that we were in Kansas all summer, but I'm catching up and the Maggie Holmes Flea Market Project Life filler cards made it so easy to streamline my design process.  

To see my full post and for more detailed photos, check out the COGC blog

Right Side:

And here's my full spread for Week 30...

I hope you have a great day!  Thanks for dropping in :)


Crate Life * Week 27*

Happy Friday!

Today I'm over on the Crate Paper blog sharing a peek into my creative process to show you how I put a weekly pocket page spread together using their newest collection, Notes & Things.

Here's a look at my completed Crate Life spread for Week 27...

Left Side:

Right Side:

I hope you stop by the CP blog to see my full post for more details and photos.  Have a great day and a fabulous weekend! 


Waffle Flower + Freckled Fawn Blog Hop

Hello friends!

Waffle Flower and Freckled Fawn have teamed up for a blog hop to provide an inspiring week of fabulous creations!

Here's the layout I created using the Waffle Flower "Flower Circles Stamp Set" and recent ODM kits from Freckled Fawn...

Make sure to visit the Waffle Flower Blog to see all the wonderful projects they have made this week and enter the giveaway!  

Have a happy weekend!