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Archive for the ‘CREATE’ Category

Nana’s Garden

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Nanas Garden color



I really branched out on this layout. I used GOLD! As inspired by the color challenge in November 2014’s CREATE Magazine. I showcased photos of my mother’s famous Christmas tree garden.  It makes it’s appearance under the massively tall Christmas tree each year.

Products used: Paper: Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye, Basic Grey, SEI, Crate Paper, Recollections, DCWV; Embellishments: Adorn it, Making Memories. Martha Stewart, American Crafts, K&Company; Letters: We R Memory Keepers, Pressed Petals; Tools: Cricut Cuttin’ Up cartridge

Moths of Maine

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

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I used October 2014’s CREATE magazine sketch to crack out my 6×6 paper pads. I paired those papers with these “cute” photos of the different moths we encountered in Maine last summer while camping and exploring.

Products used: Paper: Studio Calico; Accessories: My Mind’s Eye, SEI, Jillibean Soup; Tools: Cricut Ashlyn’s Alphabet cartridge

Bride to Be

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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Ali’s bridal shower! I had a lot of fun preparing crafts and decorating for this special event to celebrate a close friend. And I used the CREATE magazine’s cheery color challenge to complete this layout for the September 2014 issue.

Products used: Paper: The Paper Studio, SEI, Kaisercraft, jillibean soup; Letters: American Crafts; Embellishments: Recollections; Tools: Cricut Ashlyn’s Alphabet cartridge; Sketch: Scrapbook Generation

Tobin’s Chalk Art

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Tobins Chalk Art color adjust

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Last summer, Tobin was starting to get interested in drawing. He spent a lot of time outside on the driveway drawing with chalk.  I wanted to capture some of his first art, so I got up on a ladder to snap some shots.  This Scrapbook Generation sketch was the perfect way to incorporate the artwork photos as well as Tobin in process.  See what more designers did with the same sketch in the August 2014 issue of CREATE magazine!

Products used: Papers: My Mind’s Eye, Recollections, The Paper Studio, SEI, Crate Paper; Title: Cricut Opposites Attract, Studio Calico, Lilybee Design; Embellishments: Heidi Grace, Simple Stories

Love, love, love

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015




Some of Nana and Tobin’s first snuggles.  Love this color scheme?  There’s more inspiration in the July 2014 issue of CREATE magazine!

Products used: Papers: Little Yellow Bicycle, American Crafts, Creative Imaginations; Letters: American Crafts, Authentique, Lily Bee Design; Tools: Silhouette, Sarah Baileys designs; Sketch: Scrapbook Generation

Splashing Around the Pool

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015


Splashing Around the Pool




Taking Tobin for a swim when his Grandpa was visiting. See more inspiration created with the same sketch in the June 2014 issues of CREATE!

Products used: Papers: sei, Basic Grey, October Afternoon, American Crafts, BoBunny; Embellishments: Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle, sei; Letter stickers: Glitz & Glitter, American Crafts, Lily Bee Design


Friday, May 1st, 2015




Walking through our neighborhood and watching the ducks that live in the fountains.  A favorite activity. This layout was part of the awesome CREATE magazine May 2014 issue.
Products used: Papers: Bella Blvd, Recollections, Creative Imaginations, The Paper Studio; Letter: Glitz & Glitter; Embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle, Hambly Studios; Sketch: Scrapbook Generation
I loved using this combination of blues.  It was fun to layer them in the foundation of my layout. And it was super easy to find photos to use with this color combination – it’s very versatile.

Freshly Picked

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Freshly Picked

What’s cuter than a baby in a pumpkin?

And… this layout is featured in the March issue of CREATE.  Please go take a look!

Products used: Paper: Kaiser Craft, Dena Designs, We R Memory Keepers, Bo Bunny, Little Yellow Bicycle, Basic Grey; Title: Cricut Opposites Attract cartridge, American Crafts; Embellishments: Echo Park; Silhouette Designs: Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings, Michelle Renee; Sketch: Scrapbook Generation

My Knights in Shining Armor

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

My Knighs in Shining Armor

Knights detail

Just having fun with the boys and a color in cardboard fort.

And this layout is part of the February issue of CREATE magazine.  Go check it out!

Products used: Paper: My Mind’s Eye, jillibean soup (stripe), DCWV (glitter); Letters: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; Stickers: Heidi Grace; Tools: Silhouette, Miss Kate Cuttables and Jennifer Wambach shapes; Sketch: Scrapbook Generation

The Abominable Snowbaby

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

The Abominable Snowbaby

Featured in the January 2014 issues of CREATE, here is Tobin all dressed up and ready for sledding in Lake Tahoe.

Products used: Paper: American Crafts (heart), October Afternoon (dots), sei (blue swirls), echo park (words strip), pink paislee (mittens); Stickers: American Crafts (“the”), Heidi grace (words and snowflakes), Close to My Heart (rhinestone swirl), Making Memories (pennants); Tools: Cricut Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge (“Snowbaby”); Sketch: Sketch Support