Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kellie Stamps June 2016; Santa Barbara Layout

Welcome to my second project with the new releases 

Using the Kellie Stamps "Obsessed" new June release, I filled the page in the Silhouette Studio Design Software, just because it lines everything up faster for me, and printed out the background paper on my home printer. Voila! You have your own patterned paper! 

Then I layered one of the "Funky Florals" cut files, from The Cut Shoppe, because it reflects the flowers and ceramic tiles on the buildings in Santa Barbara. Placed them in a grid to repeat the shapes found in this beautiful city, and used the positive and negative from the cuts to layer. I hand lettered the title and fussy cut it with detail scissors.

Here you can see the Pink Paislee Fancy Free line by Paige Evans paper and puffy stickers used to create more dimension. LOVE this line!

Stitching around all the floral tiles.

More New Releases from Kellie Stamps, and dude! Planner Stamps!

More new June release items, top is "Slim Jim", and bottom are packs of stickers!!! 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

#ProjectLifeCreativeTeam2016 May

The May 2016 Project Life® Physical Creative Team pages are live at

Here are my contributions for Week 14, using the Heidi Swapp Prismatic and Heidi Swapp September Skies Value Kits and Design A Pocket Pages.

Mixing both the kits allowed me to feature the aqua and navy together on one spread, and I LOVE the woodgrain and floral together. Love the Heidi Swapp designs in these two kits from 
American Crafts and Becky Higgins Project Life®.

Find more info on Project Life® and more inspiration at


Monday, June 6, 2016

Guest Designer at The Cut Shoppe

I am thankful to be a guest designer at The Cut Shoppe today and 
just so inspired by the cut files Ashley Horton shared with me!!

You can see the whole post at with lots more details and close ups!

Cut Files: Stuck On You and Let's Talk Summer available at 

Thank you to Ashley for her kind words, and sharing her amazing cut files with me,
I am thankful!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Project Life® and Ikea: How to Organize and Simplify Your Desk Inexpensively

So Ikea opened in town, and hubby and I spent our 22nd Wedding Anniversary there!

With just four Ikea desk organizers,
I was able to declutter, simplify, and organize my kitchen desk! 

Here's how you can do it too!

View of the whole desk! Gray storage ottoman from Target. The only new purchases are the white metal Ikea Desk organizers, called KVISSLE. The box with lid set of four, desk organizer, letter tray, and magazine file set of two. The white vase holding fresh roses is from Ikea as well.

Project Life® is a part of everyday life around here. I love to document our family, and it is a simple and easy way to get that done. Part of paring down, simplifying and decluttering this desk was to only bring back absolutely necessary items into the space. One Project Life® album, the light pink Sugar Paper LA planner as my Project Life® planner, and the Websters Pages Color Crush Planner for Family Planning. You can see details on how I use the Project Life® planner here at . You can cover the Ikea magazine file with your choice of scrapbook paper. Here, I used the Heidi Swapp new Marquee Love paper on a roll, and the Pink Paislee Fancy Free scrapbook paper designed by Paige Evans on the left. 

One pair of scissors, one black American Crafts journaling pen,  We R Memory Keepers Confetti Punch, pencils and a ball point pen. The succulent and planter came from West Elm, purchased last April. 

All the white frames were in my craft room upstairs so they were free right? :) They are from Michael's Arts and Crafts Store Studio Decor line. Had the pegboard from a previous project, so cut it down quickly with a jigsaw to fit inside the white frame. The four box set from Ikea holds post it notes, bill paying essentials and stamps, and rubber bands. 

The letter sorter from Ikea will hold one tray of incoming papers for each family member, and this makes it easy to add ephemera to our Project Life® albums. Think movie tickets and such. The bottom shelf holds the Currently Edition Project Life® Kit!

American Crafts Details gold paperclip magnetic tin fits right there on the side of the letter sorter. Candle from Papersource. It smells like lemon gelato!

These Heidi Swapp Marquee letters are for my name Artful Leigh! Used the new Pink Paislee line by Paige Taylor Evans called Fancy Free!!! Yay!

This itty bitty 8x10 pegboard holds just the essentials! Project Life Currently line flair can be found at

Threw in some foam core board and the adhesive backed cork to make a cheap cork board and the gold washi holds some inspirational Project Life® cards from the Currently Line.

Learn more about simplifying your memory keeping at
and thank you for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Clique Kits May 2016 Pep Rally

Hello, and welcome  to the May Clique Kits Pep Rally!
You should arrive here after Kim Allen's blog.

 Sketch Challenge from the May National Scrapbook Day FB Crop using May add-ons from the Clique Kits Store, Amy Tangerine Better Together Collection.

National Scrapbook Day You-tube Hop Layout featuring the May 2016 Clique Kits called Northern Lights.  Featuring exclusive cut files,  and the Fancy Pants Designs Atwell Collection.

 Sketch for the NSD FB Crop 9am Sketch challenge.

Second Layout for the NSD FB 9am Sketch Challenge, showing 12x12 variation and the Basic Grey  Urban Luxe collection May Clique Kits and Add-ons.

My Clique Kits Scrap Your Heart Out NSD You-tube Hop Video

Made these midori style notebooks for my TN with Amy Tangerine Better Together Collection papers from the Clique Kits Shop ( hint: scroll down and click on page two to find the Amy Tangerine products)

June Kit REVEAL is today!!!! La Dolce Vita!!!
Thank you for hopping along today!
Next up in the hop is Stephanie

and the whole hop line up is here:
Clique Kits
Erica Thompson
*Donna Espiritu
*Justyna Skowron
*Maryam Perez
*Melissa Vining
*Kim Oedekoven
Sandy Gonzalez
Janet Perafan-Babar
Kim Allen
*Leigh Ann Odynksi
Stephanie Kisewetter
Renee Aslette
Sara Mishler
Janet Zeppa
Jennie Garcia

Monday, May 23, 2016

New Elle's Studio "From Sketch To Finish" Class Available Now!

The brand new "From Sketch To Finish" Class is available now with 
so many talented scrapbook page designers contributing for the class.
You get 50 pages of content within this class,
for all types of projects; from cards to pocket pages, and scrapbook pages!

Link to the class here:

There are a limited number of Little Moments Bundles available for purchase at a special price, so go get yours! 
Link here:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Kellie Stamps Creative Team May Projects

Love the New May Release stamps from Kellie Stamps!! 
They are so versatile!

May 5th Project using the My Fave stamp set to create the text paper, and pink happy happy label.

May 10th Instagram Hop Layout, using the  May"Label That" set as a digital stamp to create the label printed on the white card stock.

May 19th layout using the May "My Fave" clear stamp set and different ink colors to create the text covered stars. Love! Also love that these two had a blast, and were great sports even in the rain! (You can see it sparking on their clothes in the above photo!) Using the November Studio Calico Canyonlands Scrapbook Kit:) 

Thank you for stopping by today!