Monday, April 17, 2017

I've moved

Hello friends! I decided to move to a new blogging platform, I hope you will follow me to my new blog Oh Paper Joy! It is still a work in a progress, so please pardon the dust as I build my blog content!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Ali Edwards 2017 Creative Team

I am so very excited and honoured to be joining Ali Edwards 2017 creative team! I am such a fan of Ali's work, she is a true inspiration in our creative community. Over the past years I have been including more stories in my projects and I can't wait to take this to a whole new level!! So excited for this new creative journey!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hybrid layout - Let's do this!

I’ve always admired scrapbookers that create hybrid layouts, I love their ability to combine digital elements with paper and embellishments. When I started creating my September projects for Studio Calico, I challenged myself to use a digital stamp and incorporate it on a layout. I have to admit that I was intimidated by the thought of doing this but also realized that it’s a good thing for the creative mojo to push myself to try new things.

I opted to use “The Great Outdoors” digital stamp. Using my photo editing software I opened the file and dragged it on a blank canvas, then I stretched it out to the desired size. And voila, the perfect title for a page. Which was printed of white cardstock from Michael’s, nothing fancy. 

I have realized that some have wondered what this layout is about, really this layout is just about being creative. I used a picture of a leaf covered with rain drops (yes it’s a picture) and created layers using leftovers from the Lost River scrapbook and document kits. By this point I had created 4 layouts so I was running low on embellishments (I do love to use lots of embelies so I go through them very quickly), I opted to use some of the gold chipboard letters as accents. The “o”’s  are the perfect accent and a creative way to “stretch” a kit. 

There you have it, a fun and easy way to creating a hybrid layout.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Studio Calico Workshops

I'm so excited to be contributing to the September scrapbook workshop 
offered by Studio Calico. I designed one layout that is exclusively
featured in this inspiring workshop. Here's the info:

Subscribe to monthly project inspiration for your Studio Calico kits! If you're a Scrapbook, Planner or Documenter kit subscriber, start a corresponding Kit Workshop subscription for just $5 per month.
Make more projects with our Kit Workshops subscription! Each month, we’ll feature a new teacher in each workshop who will be sharing three Scrapbook layouts, Planner spreads or Documenter spreads, three process videos and three inspiring ideas to use when you’ve hit a creative block. In addition, you’ll get three sketches, a free digital file (valued at $2.99 or more) and a private class message board. Beginning with our September workshops, we'll also include three extra projects per workshop by contributors for extra inspiration! By subscribing to the Kit Workshop, you’ll automatically have access to new content each month. Your credit card will be charged on the 6th of the month along with your kit subscription.

I hope to see in you in class!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

6x12 PL - All About Me

This year I decided to create two PL albums, one for our weekly family 
activities, which is a 9x12 format and the other 
a monthly journal of sorts that documents stuff that I like, do
and am interested in, this format is 6x12. 

I document items that might not be as relevant or 
interesting in my family album but it is still worth documenting. 

Since I didn't have a 6x12 album I opted to trim down a
12x12 American Craft chipboard album to 6x12. 
It works perfectly. 

I created this spread for Studio Calico using the
amazing Pretty In Pink Documenter kit. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 PL Cover Page

Today I'm sharing my 2016 cover page. I used the Arendal kit
by Studio Calico to create this page. 

 I use a 9x12 for most of my spreads, I love the smaller format
compared to 12x12, it's still offers plenty of room for weekly
documentation. My favourite type of page protectors is the 
9 3x4 picture slots. 

My goal for my cover page was to have everyone
in our little family showcased individually.
Since it was winter, we all bundled up and went 
outside in front of our garage where I took pictures
of everyone. Now I'm starting a new album for the second
half of the year and will have to do this again. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Let's talk planners...

Seems like I’ve recently developed an obsession with planners. I love them all! And a new one always seems to catch my eye. Some of my favorites include Studio Calico’s Hello Forever planner and Mambi Happy Planner.

For as long as I can remember I have been using a planner, even way back in high school I would use one for my assignments. Even to this day I much prefer a planner over an electronic option. I love to see all my plans written out along with my goals. 

For the longest time I used the horizontal option of planner but this past year I discovered the vertical option which I love. There’s just something about all those columns lined up neatly. It works for me.

I was so thrilled to see that Studio Calico has just release the vertical option; my lovely grey planner now needs an update.