Thursday, December 23, 2010

Simple Sketches

Need some help when figuring out a layout? I love coming up with different configurations for scrapbooking pages and have decided to come up with weekly sketches that you can use to put together a page in no time flat!

Make sure to become a Fan on Facebook or Follow me on Twitter to get the latest updates on new products and sketches! Plus go to my etsy shop to get pre-made mat sets that you can be used to easily put together a page.

One of my favorite sketch books has to be Scrapbook Page Maps: Sketches For Creative Layouts

Friday, December 10, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Harry Potter

Okay, so I am a HUGE Harry Potter geek and proud of it. It helps that I am not alone in this :). I created this treasury to honor all thing Harry Potter. These gifts would be great for the Muggle Potter enthusiasts that you know. Check out the treasury here and be sure to take a look at my new coordinating scrapbooking digital papers in my esty shop.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Cute Red and White Items

Super cute treasury that is filled with items that would make great Xmas gifts. I have my eye on that Harry Potter sign for myself. :) You can view the treasury here. Plus, make sure to check out my other treasuries as well as my etsy shop.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Baby Girl's First Chrismas

New in my etsy shop is a set of digital scrapbooking papers that would be perfect for decorating your baby girl's first Christmas or for any other feminine themed page or project. There are 8 papers and they were all created by me in Photoshop. Take a peek! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Etsy Finds: Pretty Blue Bird Treasury

Pretty treasury featuring blue birds. I don't know what is going on with me and birds now. Maybe it's the symbol of flight. At any rate, I put this treasury together. Enjoy. See all of the items HERE.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Layout Idea: Pumpkin Patch

How cute is this layout! I was sitting here thinking about how much I love Fall and immediately starting thinking about great Fall layouts. I found this great one on

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Red, black, and white

I love, love creating treasuries. I especially love this color combination. Red, black, and white will always be classic. Plus, it reminds me of Minnie Mouse...what could be bad about that :).
Go to the treasury here

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scrapbooking Layout Ideas: Halloween

Halloween is almost here! Break out the costumes and candy. One thing I hate about living in an apartment is that the kids don't Trick-or-Treat (not that I blame parents, I don't think I'd take my kids around in a complex where I barely knew anyone either).

Anyhoo! I went over to and picked some great layouts.

I don't know what is going on with blogger but I can't upload any more preview pictures. Here are some more direct links though.
Link 3

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Craft Room: Organization and Storage Ideas

I was on to look for inspirational Halloween layouts (will post tomorrow) and was stopped in my tracks by this absolutely lovely and well organized craft room.

I don't know about you but I sooo wish that I had a craft room like this. You can get to the link here. The crafter says that the storage cubes were Jet Max. I am pretty sure I saw the same type of organizational cubes in Target in the craft section.

Magnetic spice jars were used to hold some of the smaller items. I have seen this at the container store but I'm sure you can find them cheaper elsewhere.

Make sure to click on the pictures above the article on the page so that you can see close-ups of the room and get descriptions on what was used to organize the space.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Craft: Ghost pail for candy

Halloween is almost here. Make these too cute candy holders. Made from inexpensive chinese food containers, these can be whipped up in no time. Would be perfect for those class parties or for the fun Halloween party thrown for the kids.

Get instructions on how to make it here

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Creating a No-Sew Tutu for Scrapbooking Album

I got this idea the moment that saw the stickers for this album. I am at the moment obsessed with tutus and knew that I wanted to create a tutu but that I definitely did not want to sew it. So it was off to Google I went. I found a great, and entertaining set of instructions here on Plumtickled blog site.

I have adapted the instructions for my project below.

First I cut a piece of elastic about 3 inches smaller that the width around the album and secured it with some zig zag stitches on my sewing machine. This can of course be done by hand.

I then cut some tulle double the length that I wanted and added a couple of inches to adjust for the double knots. TIP: I would definitely in the future get the tulle that is already in 6 inch widths, cutting it on the floor was a complete pain.

Take the tulle and slide one side behind the elastic and make sure that both sides are even and tie a double knot.

I put the elastic around the paint can to keep it steady else it will be hard to manage.

I continued around until I had filled in enough to cover the front of the album and like that I was done!

The cutes Krylon paint can ever!

I added ribbon along the back since it will be visible on the other side of the album. I only added it to both ends of the elastic so that the elastic would still be able to stretch.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Scrapbooking Page Sketches

If you are absolutely stumped for ideas one of the best things to do is look at page sketches. You can browse through scrapbooking magazines, google page sketches, or purchase some books.

One of the best books, in my opinion, is Scrapbook Page Maps: Sketches For Creative Layouts by Becky Higgins (books shown below). The ideas above are from her website where you can download a lot of sketches for free.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Etsy Finds: Great Fall Colors

We are finally having some beautiful weather here in Georgia. A far cry from the sweltering hot heat that we have been having. (Hopefully I haven't spoken too soon as I haven't been out yet). It inspired me to create this etsy list full of wonderful browns and oranges....Just makes me want a piece of pumpkin pie. See the completed list here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baby Boy & Girl Layout Ideas

I came across these layouts when I was searching for ideas for a baby boy scrapbooking page to display for use with my new baby boy scrapbooking set (pictured below). These layouts are so awesome and should give you lots of ideas for your next layout. The above layouts were found on

Thursday, August 26, 2010

etsy Finds: All boy

My latest treasury includes items for all things boy. I had always said that if I had kids that I would want two little boys. The little ties are my favorite items, especially the one on the onesie. How cute is that! You can find the treausry list here

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New ebay listings

Ahhh love is in the air. I have some newly listed scrapbooks that would be perfect to showcase your love/wedding/family themed pictures. Check them out here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Great blog: New Dress A Day

So I am sitting in front of my computer when I should be in bed getting rest for work the next day. But instead I am web surfing, of course Facebooking, and listening to Michael Jackson on my Pandora station. Then, a really neat website caught my eye on Yahoo's home page.

It is a site about a woman, Marisa Lynch, who had gotten laid off and decided to make a dress a day for only $1 each. The items that she makes are truely inspiring and I am in awe of her skills. I found it interesting that she got the idea from the movie Julie and Julia where Julie did something every day that made her feel great.

Something that I think is a great idea, I may try that myself...the doing one thing every day that makes you feel great part not the sewing one dress every day part... I'm getting tired just thinking about that :) Check out her blog here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

DIY Wedding Craft Projects

Looking for a great accessory for your outfit that you are wearing to the wedding? Check out these great flower bracelets. The instructions can be found here.

These candy poppers are great and can be adjusted to fit any color scheme. Get the instructions here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Etsy Finds: Wedding treasures

Oooh I just love looking at wedding accessories. They are just so pretty! :) I created a treasury in etsy to display some of the things that caught my eye. You can view the completed treasury here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wedding Photo Scrapbooking Idea: CD Photo Wallet and Pocket Guestbook

Wedding week continues with great projects on displaying your photos and momentos from your wedding. The projects and photo above are from the blog Wedding Bee.

The first project is a cute CD wallet scrapbook. This would be great to keep in your purse for all of those people who want to see pictures of your wedding (they are going to ask everywhere you go for weeks to come). Get the project here.

The site also has a great idea for a way to keep guest's personal comments to the new couple. Get that project here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wedding Week

Everyone has probably gone to or will be going to a wedding sometime soon. I for one have announced to all of my family and friends that I am not going to be in any more weddings unless it is my own. LOL.

I am dubbing this week Wedding week and will feature nuptual themed crafts. I couldn't resist going over to to take a look at the beautiful dresses.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beach Layout Scrapbook Ideas: Part 2

Here are some more layouts that I found on Scrapbooks, etc . Makes me want to go to the beach, I have a friend vacationing in South Carolina at Myrtle Beach right now and I am sooo jealous. :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beach Scrapbooking Page Idea

Whew! I don't know about where you are but man is it hot down here in Georgia!! I know that a lot of people are probably heading to the beach to cool down so I thought that I would feature some great beach inspired scrapbooking page ideas this week.

The first post is from the Carol Duvall show (Man, I miss that show). It is a video that shows how to incorporate shaker boxes into your layout. This can be great for holding sand, seashells, found objects. etc.

The above layout was found on

Part 1

Part 2