Friday, December 30, 2016

Big Picture Classes: 5 Easy Art Ideas for Traveler's Notebooks

Brand new class starting on January 2, 2017!!!
So excited that my first class is 
a Traveler's Notebook Class!! 

If you want to join in, head over to my class that starts Monday! I have five process videos, one for each lesson of the class, included! Let me know what you think and I can't wait to have you join in! 

There is information on the class page about the class and what you can learn!

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Friday, December 2, 2016

DECEMBER Mini Album 2016

I will be using the
my December Countdown Album this year!
Super simple to fill in as the book is hardcover and already bound for you! 
I love the vellum pages and alternating card stock pages! 
They are available at Michael's Arts and Crafts Store.

I chose to follow along with the prompts from Citrus Twist Kits and use the Christmas Daily Kits #1 and #2 for this project. Stamps are from Feed Your Craft

Prompt #1 from the CTK Facebook Fan Page: Make a shaker pocket.

I used my Fuse tool to heat seal a trimmed to size page protector. I cut it to the same size as my photo, 4x5. Filled it with interesting textures like sequin snowflakes, acrylic snowflakes, patterned paper, and wood veneer. Most supplies from CTK( Citrus Twist Kits).

The shaker pocket was adhered with strong tape, like Scor-tape, under the snowflake washi.

You can see the aqua ink I used to stamp the Feed Your Craft word "December". Love that font! 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your December memories!  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Kellie Stamps Design Team Projects

The November release from Kellie Stamps is amazing guys!
So many stamp sets! 
I made two projects with mine, and this is the second one.

I used my laser printer and the Minc Machine to gold foil the tree from "Grinch Moment" digital stamp set. The "Merry" title is from the digital "Merry Joy" set. 

Ah, the gold foil! So easy to do with digital stamps! This is based on the very latest Studio Calico Sketch from the Studio Calico Blog. Using the Lollipop Guild Scrapbook Kit from Studio Calico. Inspired by the lovely Anna Maria Wolniak here .

 Love those vellum embellishments from the Lollipop Guild Kit, and just stapled them with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

to see all the great sets she released this month!!! 


Friday, September 30, 2016

#ProjectLifeCT2016 September Share

It is already September!
That means I only have a few months left as a member of the 
2016 Project Life® Creative Team! 

Savoring every last moment, and the way PL helps me tell the story of our family life together!

 Happy Place Edition, Fine and Dandy Edition, Design A pockets, Currently flair

Head over to to see all the rest of the Creative Team inspiration for this month, and more info about Project Life® !

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Clique Kits September 2016 Blog Share

This will be my last post as a Clique Kits Design Team member.
 I loved being on the team, learning, and growing. 
Congrats to the new 2017 Design Team! 
Thank you to Clique Kits for selecting me and sending me
so many amazing goodies every month!

Love the exclusive cut files from Clique Kits in the monthly downloads section here! They have great exclusive cut files that are designed to coordinate with each month's kits! 

Our Pep Rally challenge from our Design Team Leader, Nicole, was to scrap about someone we love to the moon and back.  I took lots of the exclusive pocket cards and layered them behind the photo, and added arrows and hearts. You can get past Kits on sale, from the Clique Kits Store 
right now! What an amazing deal! Next blog on this hop is Sandy Gonzalez .

Monday, September 26, 2016

#ProjectLifeCT2016 Week 18 share

Loving the graphics and design of the Dear Lizzy Project Life® Core Kits
(Happy Place and Fine and Dandy).
I used them on this Week 18 layout,
and they are super happy and colorful!

Love that the more you photograph, and create pages with Project Life® the better your photos and stories become! I sure have learned a lot and grown this year being on the Project Life® Creative Team!

If you would like more info on an easy and simplified, yet gorgeous, way to get your memories recorded, click on the Becky Higgins LLC website logo below!

This post contains affiliate links, which do not change your price, but give me a small percentage to run this blog and make creative projects, thank you!

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 2016 Guest Designer At Bella Blvd.

I am super excited to share the secret that I was asked to guest design at 

Sharing a sneak peek here, but you can see the process, inspiration, and full page photos for all four layouts at
Big, thanks to Bella Blvd!

I loved working with the Bella Blvd products  for this post, and encourage you to check out their latest lines! They were so easy to work with, and inspired me immensely!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Shimelle DT 2016 Layout 6: Lots of Layers

Welcome to the Shimelle Weekly Challenge layout
for "Lots of Layers" and the theme for this week: vehicles. 

I love this challenge! I'll be honest. At first I was having a hard time with the vehicles part of the challenge. I mean, I could only find about four photos of our cars from the last 20 years! Then it hit me. Look at what story you want to tell. That began with a question. 

"What memories are centered around our cars?"

We bring babies and groceries home in them, travel on family road trips, go out on dates, and to church on Sunday, and hop in them to start our lives together after the wedding with streamers flailing and cans rattling! After I found the 1950 photo of my Grandma and Papa, holding my Mom, I realized I could tell the story of our family cars over the last 66 years! OF course you don't need to span that broad of a timeframe. Brainstorm all the memories associated with your vehicles, and see how your story unfolds.

I really loved the mod feel of the 1950 photo, so I went with a 1950's inspired color scheme. The Starshine "Juno" paper had the perfect motif! The repeating diamonds on the left side of the layout utilize the tone on tone patterns from Shimelle's lines. Love the subtle effect! So thankful to my Grandma for being the faith leader in our family, and for so many wonderful years of kindness, gentleness, love, peace, joy, patience, goodness, and inspiration! Two hand squeezes means "I love you", and is something she taught me that I have passed down to my kids!

To keep the layout clean, I wanted to house all six color photos in the glassine bag with the journaling. I hand cut random size tags from the True Stories 6x6 pad. The crochet thread allows you to easily pull the tags out of the bag to read and view. 

Lots of layers were used figuratively and literally, in the layers of time represented, and the tons of paper strips used behind the focal point photo. I also added more layers with True Stories word stickers, die cuts, and an epoxy paper clip from Starshine. 

In the end, this page took me a lot longer than usual to create, but it was so worth it! I can't believe I have never realized how substantial the family vehicle is in our lives! Think about your life and the story you want to tell for future generations, and maybe even find a story you didn't know was there!

View the Process Video here

Thank you so much to Shimelle, for coming up with these challenges! If not for this challenge, I would not have this page that I cherish so much, and I am so thankful!l   

I would love to see your take on this week's challenge! Share your link at the Facebook Group "Scrapbook Like A Superhero" or at and happy creating!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kellie Stamps August 2016 New Release Reveal!

It's August 2016 New Release Day!!
The new stamp for this month is titled
"Eat More Cake"!
You can find it in digital and clear at

Full Project: Traveler's Notebook spread on two pages, using the digital version of "Eat More Cake" to create my own patterned paper in Adobe Photoshop. Printed on copy paper on my home printer to create the "Happy" background. Also printed the "Birthday" banner on the right with this digital set. The three photos on the left all go in the craft sack pocket.

Supplies: Midori Traveler's Notebook (02 Grid), Kellie Stamps"Eat More Cake" , DailyLike banana leaf washi tape, Studio Calico wood patterned paper,  craft sack from Hobby Lobby, We R Memory Keepers Nesting Star Dies. 

Love that these versatile stamps can be used for all kinds of everyday and event photos, as you can see from the rest of the Kellie Stamps Creative Team posts! Look for Kellie Stamps on Instagram and follow to see the Creative Team projects.

You can see here I took the colors for this layout from the photo on the right. Got that 70's retro vibe going! 

Thank you for visiting here today and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clique Kits August 2016 Pep Rally

Hello friends!
I am the last stop on the hop, so congrats if you made it this far! 
You should arrive from Donna's blog.

Featuring exclusive cut files available at

I got four layouts and two process videos from this month's versatile Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, featuring Fancy Pants Designs "Millie and June", and Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Colour Me Happy" .

Blog Line-up
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Kat Benjamin
*Marcia Dehn-Nix
Kim Allen
*Maryam Perez
*Caroli Schulz
*Melissa Vining
*Leeann Pearce
Sara Mishler
Donna Espiritu
Leigh Ann Odynski **********YOU ARE HERE

Thank you for hopping with us!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps Hop

You should arrive from the Clique Kits Blog, but I have the hop list below to help you.
So, stamping is still one of my fave techniques!
These Precious Remembrance Stamps are so versatile!

 Supplies: Clique Kits August 2016 Kit, Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps ("Totally" set)

Got stamps? Then, you can make your own patterned paper! Just repeat stamp until you have covered enough area, and then apply any color ink that coordinates with your layout. I used the Hero Arts Ombre Ink to stamp and the Ranger Distress Ink to blend with an Ink Blending Tool.

Then, hand cut your chevron, arrow quill shapes using the first one as a template.

Add a combination of straight and zig zag stitching, and lift up the edges of each shape for more dimension. Notice, there are three rows of shapes and four rows of stamping. That comes out to seven, since our eyes crave odd numbers in design.

Close up of the title and photo area. Love how the "Totally" title looks when stamped! Like it has been brush lettered! I used the Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Next stop on the hop is the talented Kim! Have fun, and review the list below if you get lost!

Join Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop for an amazing blog hop filled with inspiration and maybe some prizes!! We will be sharing projects using the August Clique Kit and some Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps! It all starts at the Clique Kits blog at 10:00am CST Get ready to be inspired!!

Clique Kits

Leigh Odynski **********YOU ARE HERE*********

Kim Oedekoven

Lisa Elton

Candace Perkinds /

Melissa Chipperfield

Sandra Gonzalez

Judy Marino

Deidre Payne

Marcia DehnNix

Sue Lelli

Precious Remembrance Shop

 Thanks for visiting us today!

Friday, August 12, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY Lesson 6: Summer's End

Here we are at Lesson 6 already!
Let's look at Summer's End.

 Lesson 6 Supplies: Kellie Stamps, American Crafts rotary date stamp, Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, Target (washi tape), Fiskars (Star punch), Shimelle Laine (American Crafts camera stamp), Midori (grid notebook)

 Close up bottom left to show the layering of the camera stamp and punched stars.

 Love this "Slim Jim" alphabet from Kellie Stamps for the title!

Close up of the Instax photo and journaling. A simple couple of pages using just a few items!

 I have literally loved this class from Little Paper Projects!! #LittleSummerJOY has really made me take a look at and savor the moments that are special to summer! We have enjoyed this summer and traveled and seized the day! More so than any other year I think due to the lessons in this class!

If you want to take this class, it is there with all the info and videos!! Link here:


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Inspiration Weekend at

Tons of inspiration at for her 
Inspiration Weekend!! 

SUPPLIES: American Crafts Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine collections and Studio Calico title sticker, crochet thread for hand stitching.

Head on over to for more info and tips on how to take an inspiration piece and make it your own. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Inspiration Weekend at

Tons of inspiration at for her 
Inspiration Weekend!! 

SUPPLIES: American Crafts Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine collections and Studio Calico title sticker, crochet thread for hand stitching.

Head on over to for more info and tips on how to take an inspiration piece and make it your own. 

Thank you for stopping by,