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


THREE weeks done!

2015 Week 49

Captured: Life, Captured: Love and Captured: Memories with Cutsie Kraft Alpha and Ampersand Craze all by Shawna Clingerman; It’s My Life 2016 Templates from Two Tiny Turtles; #believeinmagic: Galaxy Wars Collection by Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs

2015 Week 50

Storyteller Riley: Collection; Stacked Pocket Cards 28 6×4 Add-on; Quick Frames 10 – Riley Add-on; Templates from the Storyteller 2016 Welcome Bag all by Just Jaimee

2015 Week 51

Memory Pockets Monthly: Magic by Amber LaBau, Allison Pennington, Paislee Press, Sahlin Studio, Sara Gleason and Valorie Wibbens; Story Grids v2 and St. Nicholas by Amber LaBau; Bits from Hoppy Birthday – Lilypad Collab and Golden, My Tribe, My Wish for You and The Good Stuff all by Amber LaBau

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Layouts for Black Friday

Getting ready for the Black Friday sales means a lot of new layouts created.

All Dressed Up for Xmas

Celebrate Christmas: All Dressed Up by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Universal Album 5 by Cindy Schneider; Font: Loveton

Build the Life You Love

Build the Life You Love by Shawna Clingerman and Captivated Visions; Half Pack 142 – Photo Focus 70 by Cindy Schneider


Shine Bright: Bundle by Captivated Visions and Studio Basic Designs; Artified: This Is It by Captivated Visions

Xmas Morning 2014

Pocket Life ’15: Holiday Collection by Traci Reed; EZ Albums 11 by Erica Zane

You Are My Santa

Krafty Santa, Alphabet Soup – Worn and Winter Tradition Paint all from Etc by Danyale; Font: Loveton

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A bunch for Sweet Shoppe

Adventure Awaits – you put mountains in a kit, you ARE my favorite!!

The Great Outdoors and coordinating Journal Cards by Melissa Bennett; Trio Pack 17 and Layered Cards – July Edition by Cindy Schneider; Custom Font

Leaking Awesome – awesome kit about working out/exercising AND it matches all those fun workout clothes 😉

Get It Girl and 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 2 by Traci Reed; Custom Font

Perfect Kind of Day – from Elysse’s recent cruise

Hello Beautiful World and Journal Cards by Studio Basic Designs; Custom Font

Whole Heart – I have so many gorgeous wedding photos to scrap and this gold screamed out to be used with them

All You Need Bundle by Shawna Clingerman; Duo 23 – Pecky Pack by Brook Magee; Font: DJB My Teacher’s Font by Darcy Baldwin

You’ll Be Okay – made for a friend

You Can Do Anything by Lauren Grier; Mixed Media Mashups 9 by Krystal Hartley (LOVE these mixed media mashups!)

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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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