Guest Designer | Melanie Blackburn, Part 2

Oh boy, oh boy! More goodness from our guest designer, Melanie Blackburn is happenin' here today. Have I said yet how much I love her travelers notebook spreads? ;)     [ Designs | Travelers Pack: Splendid.  Stamps | Oh Yeah + By The Numbers ]   This page is just fantastic! I looove the super large date. Big numbers on a page has always been a favorite of mine! I can remember picking up a ginormous 3 and a 9 diecut from a trade show to put on a page (when I was 39)--before the days of a Silhouette. [...]

May 18th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|1 Comment

Guest Designer | Melanie Blackburn

I'm so excited to have an amazing guest designer this week! Everyone say hello to Melanie Blackburn! Melanie first caught my eye with her wonderful traveler's notebooks on Instagram. I'm so glad we connected because when I saw what she did with a bit of  KBS goodies? gasp! I was in total awe! Check it out.       [ Designs | Travelers Pack: Splendid.  Stamps | Oh Yeah + By The Numbers ] I looooove the By The Numbers stamped background! I'm gonna have to do that someday. And the combination of all the little word stamps combined with words [...]

May 17th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|Comments Off on Guest Designer | Melanie Blackburn

New Stamps | Long Story Short

Sometimes you don't need a lot of words to sum up a story. That's where the Long Story Short stamps can help you! A group of simply-stated stamps to add flair to your documenting.   I can't help but think of the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious--how when you don't have a lot to say you can say that word. But with Long Story short, you can be a little more concise. :) And on a side note, thanks to Cathy Zielske, The Enabler, I'm now a proud owner of a Misti and used it for the first time. Pretty cool! Especially when [...]

May 15th, 2017|stamps|Comments Off on New Stamps | Long Story Short

Pretty In Pink…And Gold!

Did you happen to catch the new Hey Mama! kit on social media yesterday? It's here just in time for your Mother's Day. I decided to have a little fun with them last night and whipped up these cards in swift fashion and Minc'd away!   You turn anything shiny and it doubles the pretty factor, right? :) Want to make some of your own? It's super easy. Get the Hey Mama! kit (haha). Download both black borders here. These come from and the original color versions can be found here and here. I modified it a little and [...]

May 11th, 2017|cards|Comments Off on Pretty In Pink…And Gold!

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Time is fa-lyin' folks! Can you believe Mother's Day is this Sunday? I've been excited for the warmer weather, spending time with my family outdoors and going on adventures, but my goodness, come this weekend we'll be at the middle of May already! What plans do you have for Mother's Day? What do you give your mothers, mothers-in-law or the special women in your life? Have you ever thought about a framed layout? Perhaps something like this from Laura?     [ Designs | Background Basics #3 (floral), Grateful (happy life) ] gasp! Right? That is so pretty and such a [...]

May 9th, 2017|cuttables, pages, projects|Comments Off on Mother’s Day Gift Idea

And the winner is….

...but   I just hate posting without a photo. And since Sunday kind of got away from me for announcing a winner, I thought I'd share a little of what distracted me during the day. So this was actually morning, but Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day! It started off by looking out my window to see the gorgeous morning light and shadows on the neighbor's snowball bush--that happens to hang over onto our side of the fence. ;) Add a little class prep for church, church, making BBQ chicken sandwiches (these turned out really good) and cabbage (ramen) [...]

May 8th, 2017|everyday|Comments Off on And the winner is….

A Giveaway for (i)NSD!

For our final (inter)National Scrapbook Day hurrah, we're giving away a $25 gift card for you and a friend! To enter, leave a comment with your friends name and tell us what you're doing on this celebrated day of memory keeping!  Winners will be chosen tomorrow! And be sure to check out Facebook and Instagram too (wink wink)!

May 6th, 2017|everyday life|27 Comments

Life Well Traveled | Go With Your Gut

  Today, it's my turn! It's been a long time since I've added to my Life Well Traveled album with everything that's been going on the past several months. But that's not to say I haven't been writing down thoughts as they come to me. But I actually had a more recent encounter that made me want to get something in my album while it was really fresh in my mind--and that is to go with your gut, or your inner voice, or on the church-ee side of things...promptings from above. While I have had many situations that support my personal [...]

May 5th, 2017|life well traveled, travelers notebook|Comments Off on Life Well Traveled | Go With Your Gut


There's nothing funny about creator's block. The agony of it all. All you want to do is pop something out and your mind is just...blank. What do you do for creator's block? Pinterest? Shopping? Browsing blogs? Read? Our sweet Paige found herself in this very predicament. Her solution? Playtime. And holy cannoli, this is what comes from her creator's block? Talk about gorgeous.     [ Stamps | Kramer Outline ]   Here's what Paige has to say: I have been in major scrapbooking rut this week. I had a requirement to make four layouts for a big project and after [...]

May 4th, 2017|stamps|1 Comment

What To Watch

Our week of inspiration for (i)NSD continues with something very entertaining from Miss Laura!               [ Designs | Travelers Templates / Travelers Templates #2 / Travelers Pack: Splendid (days of week paper) / The History Project Class (television).  Stamps | A Big Day, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Etc. ]   Oh. My. Heck! I loooooove the tv paper she made using a design from The History Project Class Extras!  (Only available to purchase for limited times throughout the year.) And I love the idea of documenting shows! What a slice of life! My current television primetime lineup consists of only [...]

May 3rd, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments