It’s been a long time since I’ve posted

It’s been about a month and a half… I had a little epiphany during that time, I was spending all together too many hours blogging, promoting, social media scheduling and all-in-all talking about other people’s scrapbooking than I was actually doing what made me happy. So I made a few changes about how my free time is being spent. And trust me, there is less of it with the pupster around!

I also realized another thing, too – I missed storytelling! I used to be one who included more journaling than the average bear on a page but I’d gotten away from it because I usually had a small amount of time to GET something finished. I wasn’t telling stories, I was just scrapping with products. I’m trying to do that more intentionally now, with the focus on stories again.

So let me get caught up with the pages done since early February. You’ll notice where my inner storyteller gets her butt back in gear!


Aviator by Amber Labau and JennCK Designs; Simply Sweet Templates by Miss Fish Templates

Brightest Hues

Brighter Days Kit, Journal Cards and Paint Set and Pocket Stories 8 Templates from Etc by Danyale

Cutie – and he is!

Ladies Man by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Shawna Clingerman


Cityscape by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; Butterfly Basics DIY Edition Alphas by Little Butterfly Wings; Half Life Set 5 by Brook Magee

Flamingo – an all-about-me page realizing I’m adding more color to my life

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by WendyP Designs

Less More

#socialaddiction by Studio Basic Designs and Just Jaimee

Lick the Bowl

Sweetest Thing Bundle by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; Crystal’s Layered Templates set 4 by Crystal Livesay

Me Right Now

Duly Noted Elements, Papers and Journaling Cards plus bits from Agenda, Around Here, Candid, Click and Daily Bulletin all from One Little Bird; Template from Amy Martin (retired)

Mommy’s Sweetheart

This Thing Called Love Templates, Pocket Cards and Word Art, This Thing Called Love – Create Crate Monthly Feb 17 Styles, Hole Foods Papers and Elements all by Mommyish

Practice Makes Perfect – working on Elysse’s ballet album for Project Scrap at Scrapaneers

Shutterbug from One Little Bird; Tall and Funky from Miss Fish Templates


He’s a Trooper by Amanda Yi and WendyP Designs

Senior Duet

Queen of the Beam by Misty Cato and Fun With Shapes: Waves by Crystal Livesay


She Persisted

You Are Fierce Bundle by Mommyish

Turned the Corner – about Obi

True Story by Blagovesta Gosheva, Captivated Visions and Grace Lee; Single 160 – Good Dog by Cindy Schneider and bits from Pawprints On My Heart by River Rose Designs

ZZZ – about Elysse’s never ending work and school schedule

Never Enough Hours by Captivated Visions and On a Whimsical Adventure; Layered Templates Set 5 by Crystal Livesay; Paperclip Alpha by On a Whimsical Adventure


Not creating a whole lot anymore…

Not enough free time in the day right now. But over the last month I have managed to scrap a little bit.

Cozy in Your Bed

Snuggle Up Elements, Papers and Journal Cards, It’s Not About You Borders and Flairs all by Little Butterfly Wings; Square Dance by Miss Fish Templates

Dec 07 Nutcracker

MPM: Magic by Allison Pennington, Amber LaBau, Paislee Press, Sahlin Studio, Sara Gleason and Valorie Wibbens; Story Grids v6 by Amber LaBau

Drone Captured

#SoBasic Bundle by Mommyish; Goes Around by Miss Fish Templates

I’m in Love

Love Note Kit and Pocket Cards, MPM: Crush Layer Styles and Templated Trio no9 all by Mommyish

My Constant

X’s and O’s by Mommyish and Sabrina’s Creations; Sectional Templates by Miss Fish Templates

NYD Football 2017

Document All The Things: Bundle by Amanda Yi, Digilicious Design and Two Tiny Turtles; 1st and 10 and Stitched Grids 2 by Traci Reed

Simple Pleasures

Life’s Little Pleasures – a Sweet Shoppe Designs collab; Half Pack 146 I Heart U 10 by Cindy Schneider

The Sass Is Strong

A Little Bit Sassy and A Little Bit Sweet Bundle by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 2 by Traci Reed

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Some for Sweet Shoppe Designs

Baldy Week 1

#Moments – Adventure Collection by Amber Shaw; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 1 by Traci Reed; Font – DJB Project Storyteller by Darcy Baldwin

Beach Please

Template Set 202 by Cindy Schneider; Beach Life by Studio Flergs; Custom Font


Sing Like Nobody Is Listening by Studio Basic Designs and Pink Reptile Designs; Sanded Photo Masks by Misty Cato; Custom Font

Make Yourself Happy

Be Happy Bundle by Studio Basic and Shawna Clingerman; EZ Albums 10 Rounded and coordinating stitching by Erica Zane; Custom Font

Neale and Ryan

Country Charm Collection by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Half Pack 131: Page Fillers 10 by Cindy Schneider; Font: DJB June Script by Darcy Baldwin

See the World

All Year Round: Destinations by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 4 by Traci Reed; Custom Font

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Sweet Shoppe Designs… on a Friday?

Yes, that’s right!

Ballet Celebration – I am bound and determined to get her ballet album done sometime before she’s 30!

Coraline by Zoliofrope; Bric A Brac by Zoliofrope; A Happy Family: Celebrating Us and coordinating Journal Cards by Traci Reed and Shawna Clingerman;  Font: DJB PROJECT STORYTELLER print by Darcy Baldwin

Love You to Pieces – It’s been tough to look through photos of Aladdin, but I did this week. And I have some amazing photos of him! Where he looks healthy. It was nice to look at him that way again.

Bric A Brac by Zoliofrope; December Joys – Countdown by Sugarplum Paperie; Heart Art: Love You Madly by Sugarplum Paperie; Heart Art: Love You to Pieces by Sugarplum Paperie; Flowers After The Rain by Sugarplum Paperie and Wishing Well Creations; Life, In Real Color: Essentials by Sugarplum Paperie; Every Day of the Year by Sugarplum Paperie; Treasured Moments Freebie by Sugarplum Paperie;  Font: DJB CHRISTINE’s script

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A few for The Lilypad

Ghost Tour – another at my DigiSis weekend trip, our ghost walk there in St Augustine

One of Each by Amy Martin; Bold Geometry by Kim Jensen; Perfect Amount of Mess v4 by Amy Martin; Stringbats 7 – Arrows by Kim Jensen; Big Rumpled Alpha by Kim Jensen; Brown Bag Bliss by Kim Jensen; Capricious Alphas by Kim Jensen; Bloomin’ Crumpled by Kim Jensen; Into the Dark by One Story Down; Worded Big by Amy Martin; Corn Maze by One Little Bird, Paislee Press and Emily Merritt Collab; Then and Now by Kaye Winiecki and Studio Basic Designs; Twenty Four Seven by Little Butterfly Wings; Click by One Little Bird; Any Way by Amy Martin;  Font: The Wolff by Heather Joyce

Never Miss a Chance to Dance – Just Jaimee’s BYOC kit with a dance theme just screamed out for me to scrap some of Elysse’s dance photos

One of Each by Amy Martin; Dance Your Dance Papers by Just Jaimee; Dance Your Dance Elements by Just Jaimee; Dance Your Dance Alpha by Just Jaimee; Stuck on You Elements by One Little Bird;  Font: The Velvet Vixen by Heather Joyce

Stuck On You – This one is about my dad and stepmom, Sharon. I am so glad they met!

Stuck on You Elements by One Little Bird; Stuck on You Papers by One Little Bird; Stuck on You Journal Cards by One Little Bird; In The Loop by One Little Bird; Cut Through v3 – Diamonds by Amy Martin; Happygram Elements by One Little Bird;  Font: The Everyday by Heather Joyce

Sweet – the macarons on our DigiSis trip

Sweetness Papers by One Little Bird; Sweetness Page Accents by One Little Bird; Template Freebie Feb 2014 by Amy Martin;  In The Loop by One Little Bird;  Font: The Velvet Vixen by Heather Joyce

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Two for Scrap Stacks for August

My first two using the August 2013 Scrap Pack from Scrap Stacks

Hello Dolly – back to some of Elysse’s ballet photos. These feathers just screamed out for a feather boa!

Fuss Free: Very Favorite by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Hey Girl by Tracy Martin;  Fonts: The Katie M by Heather Joyce

Key to Happiness – an old photo of me, from my to-be-scrapped pile

Key to Happiness by Kim Jensen; Font: Carly Sue Got Married by Darcy Baldwin

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Two new layouts – First One

I’ve been working on one of Sara Gleason’s April Papyrus prompts, one that talked about mementos, things that remind us of an earlier time. Sometimes things just strike you!  I was putting something away in my daughter’s room and looked at the dangling bundle of old pointe shoes that she has on one wall. THIS inspired me!  I found several pictures, then spent an hour or so working on one to go in the middle of this layout, with a red and yellow theme.  I just wasn’t feelin’ it.  This layout looks SO much different than what I started with.  But I do love the way it turned out.  I’m surprised that it is now mostly yellow.  But finding that paper with the aqua was perfect.

TLP Things That Matter Most and Summer Lovin Collab
Jenn Barrette Chin Up Buttercup and Something Good
Amy Jaz All Around Town
Sahlin Studio Journal Graph Cards, Key to my Heart
Sahlin Studio and Sugarplum Paperie Collab Treasured Moment
Lauren Reid Summer Stories
Amy Wolff Zoey
Captivated Visions Everyone Has a Story
Font DJB I Love me some Laura
Also, Ballet Brushes by Jesse Edwards and ViVa Artistry Dance Movement