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CREATE Magazine September: On the Coast

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015



I love, love, love the sketch this month for CREATE! I got right to work with my 6×6 paper pads constructing a super fun color scheme for these photos.  I wanted the beautiful pink flowers to jump off the page.  😉

Please stop by and see what my fellow designers did with this sketch and other inspirations this month in the September CREATE magazine.

Products used: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, My Mind’s Eye, Making Memories, We R Memory Keepers, Recollections, SEI; Cardstock: Bazzill, Core’dinations; Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Studio112; Stickers: My Mind’s Eye; Buttons: American Crafts; Flowers: Making Memories, Prima

Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

his layout starts a series from another trip.  My extended family descended upon California for a mini reunion while my cousin Aleshia was visiting from Japan. These pictures are from the Easter egg hunt her sister, Shannon, hosted for us.





Sketch: Scrapbook Generation
Papers: SEI Couture
Grey paper: Creative Memories
Title: Thickers
Eggs/baskets: Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge

Henry Cowell Redwoods

Thursday, April 25th, 2013



Layout 2 from our Santa Cruz Zeta Reunion.  Here we are in the redwood forest in Henry Cowell State Park.



And yes, I went crazy with flowers and butterflies on these layouts because, hey, I scrapbook boys most of the time.  😉

Sketch: Scrapbook Generation
Papers: American Crafts
“Redwoods:” Thickers

Zeta Reunion

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013



So super excited to have scrapbooked this trip recently.  We have a group of sorority sisters that get together on a yearly basis. If too much time goes by between weddings and baby showers, then we plan extra vacations.  Here we are in August 2010 having a baby meet and greet in Santa Cruz because 2 babies were born that year in our group.

Whenever I scrapbook a trip, I just put it in with my chronological album (with a couple exceptions) but I still want it to feel cohesive.  I accomplish this grouping by scrapbooking the trip in a specific paper line.  Here, I scrapbooked our Santa Cruz trip with the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line.



Sketch: Scrapbook Generation
Papers: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan
Title: Thickers
Clouds: Basic Grey
USA stamp: Close to My Heart

A Favorite Adventure

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I had put off scrapbooking our two trips to the California Academy of Sciences because I was overwhelmed by the variety of photos taken each time and wasn’t inspired.  Well, I posted the first trip a few days back.   On that layout, I focused on the Lizard and Snake exhibit and the aquarium.  For this second trip, I decided to highlight my favorite part… the ray and small shark tank.  The glass bottom viewing for the kids is just wonderful and Tobin loved it both times!

This layout was inspired heavily by a layout in the Creating Keepsakes Simple Scrapbooks magazine.  The original layout was of nesting birds – the eggs at various stages – and the left page was a large bird’s nest.  I converted the concept for my photos by turning the birds nest into the glass bottom view through the boardwalk.

This is for sure one of my new favorite layouts.  =)

Products used:  Patterned papers:   My Mind’s Eye (planks),  Colorbok (vellum);  Letters:  Prima;  Tools:  Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge, Silhouette (animals, fronds);  Inspiration:  Creating Keepsakes Simple Scrapbooks

Tobin’s First Birthday Party

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Finally I got around to scrapbooking Tobin’s first birthday party.  We had a robot theme complete with a robot tshirt, cupcake holders, ice cubes, and paper robots displayed on the window.

Products used – Patterned papers and stickers: TPC Studios; Letters: American Craft (Thickers), Making Memories (glitter); Tools: Cricut Robotz cartridge

I designed this layout based on Sketch Support’s March Double Page Sketch.  Please visit Sketch Support to see the original sketch and more great projects made with it.

Birthday Girl

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Back in August, my mom came out to visit and we went up to Sacramento for my cousin’s daughter’s 1st birthday party. It was a great mini reunion with my cousins, aunt, and mom.

Details: Pink/yellow patterned paper is Two Scoops Dreamsicle by Basic Grey. ‘K’ chipboard accent is by Heidi Grace Bouquet. Journaling block behind ‘K’ is by K&Company. “Birthday Girl” was cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge.

A Married Little Christmas

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Warren’s and I first Christmas as a married couple. And probably our last Christmas by ourselves. It was wonderful spending the holiday together in our new apartment with our first real Christmas tree.

Details: Striped paper is by Deja Views Retro Hip Christmas line exclusively for Archiver’s. Epoxy stickers on right page by Making Memories Fa La La line. “Christmas” is also from the Making Memories Fa La La line – glitter stickers. “A married little” was cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge. Vine, tree, and reindeer were all cut using the Joys of the Season cartridge. White scallop cut using Mini Monograms.