Monday, June 22, 2020

The Great Outdoors

Hey friend! Thank you for stopping by! I just finished uploading a process video for my layout titled, The Great Outdoors. I used an Echo Park 12X12 Paper Pad called “The Great Outdoors” (Imagine that!) I also used some papers from the Echo Park, Pirate Tales 6x6 Paper Pad.

Have you ever tried using fussy-cut fish on a scrapbook page? I do that on this page and it is a bit... odd feeling. Ha! However, I really like the way the layout came together. Fish and all!

Click to see the Process Video

Friday, June 12, 2020

AWE-SUN Summer

My sweet grand-twins got to experience a swimming pool for the first time.  Just look at those cuties!  <3  How stinkin' adorable are they?  

You can see the process video here:

Meet the Smalls

A new layout of the kiddos and grand kiddos.  I used lots of Heidi Swap Storyline Chapters Collection for this layout.

You can see the process here:

Monday, June 8, 2020

Sandbox Adventures

Hello friends!  I have a new double page layout to share today!  I am taking Allison Davis of Scrapbook Generation, Sketches for 6x6 Paper Pad class along with many other scrappers!  This was week #1 sketch and it has been so fun seeing all the different layouts using the same sketch!  Unfortunately, the class is no longer available but the sketch book is!  You can find it here:

6X6 Paper Pad Sketches from Allison Davis

I also have a process video on my YouTube Channel, creating this layout!  You can see me in action here:  If you like the video,  I hope you will subscribe and like!  I just reached my 100 Subscribers YT Milestone today (Yay!!) and gave away a Gift Certificate to Scrapbook Generation to one of my lucky subscribers!  I love to give stuff away, so don’t miss out!  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week and get to use lots of creative energy!  Hugs!

Monday, June 1, 2020

Zest for Life- Process Video #2

Hello scrappy friends! I just released a new process video showing how I build a scrapbook layout from start to finish. I use a homemade page kit created from my stash of scrapbook supplies. The page kit includes products from Fresh Pink Studio, Dear Lizzy, Simple Stories, Crate Paper and more! I hope this video gives you some ideas and inspiration! I also hope that it encourages you to use up some of your scrapbook stash!

You can view the video here:

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Do it afraid!

For the longest time, I have felt the nudge to begin creating process videos.  I have had many people request them and many friends and family encourage me to begin making them.  Although I had the desire to inspire and teach people the art of scrapbooking and story telling, I lacked the confidence.  

During this pandemic/quarantine I have felt God nudging me more and more to stop being a consumer and to become a producer.  I love watching other people create! It is relaxing and inspiring.  However, it was not fulfilling me. I knew God wanted me to help others, not just watch others.

While studying my Bible one moring, I came across the parable of the talents given to the servants. (Matthew 25:14–30) The master expected the servants to use the talents he had given them to increase.  In short, the servant who was afraid to use the talent given to him, the master took it away and gave it to the servant with the most talents.  He even called the servant wicked and lazy.  The servants excuse that he was afraid, didn't impress or change the masters mind.  I decided right then and there, I don't want to be that servant.  God has a purpose for each of us and has given each of us gifts and talents.  He expects us to use them.  Fear is no excuse for a child of God. 

Long story short, this layout and process video is an act of obedience.  I was nervous.  I was scared to put myself out there.  I don't like the way my voice sounds.  I could go on and on with all the lies the enemy tried to feed me, before I hit that submit button.  However, I did it anyway.  I know God is proud of me and expects me to keep on going.  So, I will.  

I hope that this encourages you and inspires you to use your talents.  Do it even when you are afraid.  God is for you and has a purpose for you.  <3  

Hugs and Love! 

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.  --Leo Buscaglia

Saturday, January 21, 2017


A new layout of my sweet sister, nephew, and niece using January Hip Kit and Mid January Stuck Sketch.  I struggled with the slanted photo cluster, so I just made it straight!  I love how versatile sketches are and how you can make them your own!

Here is the January 15 Sketch inspiration: 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017


I have been absent from the blog world for quite a while!  HELLO, after an extended absence!  I wanted to share a new layout I created using the January sketch from Stuck! Sketches.  I adore this wedding photo of my daughter and her new husband!  They are a beautiful couple!  I was a little intimidated when I first started this layout, because weddings seem so "fancy" a thing to scrapbook, but using the January Hip Kit + the Stuck Sketch, made this layout MUCH easier to pull together.  I am pleased with the outcome! 

Here is the sketch I used! LOVE it! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  

The Great Outdoors

Hey friend! Thank you for stopping by! I just finished uploading a process video for my layout titled, The Great Outdoors. I used an Echo...