Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Clique Kits March Pep Rally 2016

It's time for another edition of the Pep Rally
from Clique Kits! You should arrive here from Mariah Hechler's blog,
 but no worries the whole hop list is below!

This layout was on the Clique Kits Blog on Feb. 20th

From the Feb.26th Blog post at Clique Kits. 

New layout created for this hop, using the lovely Seven Paper and Studio Calico "Goldie" collection by designer Ashley Goldberg! Love this patterned paper so much! Cut-a-parts, and labels by Pinkfresh Studio are exclusive to Clique Kits. Ran them through my printer to print directly on the labels. Stamps on the background "making something" by Kellie Stamps, using Aqua Mist ink from Papertrey Ink. 

Created the fringe circles with the add on silver and gold crepe paper in the Clique Kits Store, this month, and the washi tape, and paper clip are from a glassine bag in our kits this month. Inspired by a fellow Design Team Member to scrap our road trip to meet Heidi Swapp! YAY!

This week's Creative Team Planner spread using this March kit, stamps by Studio Calico and One Little Bird.

You can visit the shop at Clique Kits here, to get yourself this gorgeous kit.

Here is the entire hop lineup:
Clique Kits
Gia Lau
Erica Thompson
*Melissa Vining
*Leeann Pearce
*Carolina Schulz
*Kat Benjamin
*Marcia Dehn-Nix
*Maryam Perez Osorio
Elsie Robinson
Sandy Gonzalez
Taina Cortes (Evi)
Kim Allen
Hannah Lemieux
Charity Feit
Mariah Hechler
Leigh Ann Odynksi*******YOU ARE HERE

Friday, March 18, 2016

Kellie Stamps March Release Project Two

Kellie Stamps has extended the pre-order sale on the March sets 
to midnight of the 19th, Australian time!
These sets are so versatile for pocket or scrapbook layouts!

Supllies: Kellie Stamps (Am Pm set),  Shimelle (green chipboard sticker, green patterned paper), Studio Calico ( dot and gold PP, washi tapes) , Heidi Swapp ( Minc foils, machine, die cuts, floral PP and "Lovely" die), Silhouette Cameo ( My Favorite , and Love cut files made from Kellie Stamps digital stamps)

Simply bring your digital stamps into the Silhouette Studio program, and trace the outer edge of your chosen stamp. Here, you can see I used the fill page feature then grouped them and rotated them to where I wanted.

 Close up of the Heidi Swapp Minc Foiled Die Cuts, and the idea for washi and PP strips on the circles came from this Stephanie Bryan You-Tube Video! What a great page she made in that video!

Those two hot pink circle die cuts are foiled with the Heidi Swapp Minc machine as well, it's just not easy to photograph the reflective surface, but they are GORG! Got the idea for the page layout from the Shimelle Weekly Challenges at, and this week's challenge is to use letters on a scrapbook page.

Thanks for stopping by today;
 and hop over to Kellie Stamps for some great stamps to enhance your pocket pages and scrapbook layouts!  

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"Live Inspired" by Tracie Claiborne featuring Artful Leigh Creative

So Excited! In fact, excited is the understatement of the year, because 
I am the featured guest this week on the uber cool podcast,
Waving my hands in the air, jumping up and down, and grinning from ear to ear right now
because Tracie has interviewed tons of scrappy celebrities, whom I don't even belong in the same sentence with! 
I am honored to say the least. 

You can got to or click on the pink text above to link directly to her site. 
You can hear her previous "Live Inspired" series guests from her website, and also, she hosts three podcasts per week! Wow! The Scrap Gals podcast, Live Inspired, and Magic Memory Keepers!

If you need me, I will be crafting away today in my studio, and listening to the wealth of knowledge and sweet speaking and gorgeous singing voice of my new friend,
Tracie Claiborne!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, March 14, 2016

#ProjectLifeCT2016 Inspiration March: My Week 4

March 2016 Creative Team Inspiration is live on now,
and they shared my Week Four. 
Here are some closeups. 

Using the Currently Edition Core Kit, Paperclips, and Flair from Project Life®

Close up of the adorable paperclips from the Project Life® Currently Edition Paper Clip pack! Love the colors in this kit designed by Peppermint Granberg! 

visit for more inspiration!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Shimelle Online Scrapbooking Weekend March 5-6, 2016 has a super fun
online scrapbooking weekend for us on March 5-6, 2016!

Here is my challenge entry for the Map and Globe Challenge

 Supplies: PP from the Shimelle True Stories 6x6 paper pad, and 3 chipboard circles from Studio Calico (March 2015 Odyssey PL Kit) , tissue from Target, card stock  Studio Calico, Gold Thickers( Shimelle- Fitzgerald)  White Thickers(Amy Tangerine- American Crafts), stamps from Shimelle Starshine, and map stamp from Papertrey Ink.

Those little mini clothespins are from Target Dollar Spot

This layout was inspired by a beautiful layout by Emma_KW on IG, and here is a direct link to her lovely page:

The stamps are from Shimelle's new Starshine line from American Crafts. 

Thanks for stopping by, and visit for lots of inspiration and challenges this weekend. 
You have a full week to join in and add your entries to her blog with Inlinkz

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Kellie Stamps March 2016 New Release

March 5th is new release day at Kellie Stamps!
If you purchase both sets "AM PM' and "Go See Do", 
Win, win!

Made this with the digital set "AM, PM", love that with digital stamps you can simply bring them into your electronic cutting machine and turn them into a cut file! So versatile! Adding the sentiments inside the circles in this cut file from the Silhouette Store, gives you a cut file that says what you want, and I used the freebie, "Week Circle" set for the Tuesday at the top left.

Here, you can see how well the stamps cut, even reduced in size and placed inside the circles, using the weld feature inside the Silhouette Studio Software!

Used two pieces of white card stock so that I could raise the cut file up on dimensional foam, and leave some of the circles empty.

Can't get over how cute the Homebodies Papercrafting kit from Feed Your Craft is! Perfect for any story you wish to tell about your home, and what happens inside your home!  Even the black and white polka dot tissue paper they pack the kit with is perfect!! Used it behind some of the circles.

The "Homebodies Papercrafting Kit" and flair sets from Feed Your Craft
are adorable!

Am Pm set from Kellie Stamps

Go See Do set from Kellie Stamps

Also BIG NEWS- Kellie is offering clear stamps again! YAY!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, March 4, 2016

Shimelle Contributing Designer 2016 Layout #2 and Process Video

Loving all the inspiration and weekly challenges at 
Have you joined in yet?
This week's challenge is to be inspired by maps and globes.

For the my feature blog post and tutorial, please visit
and link up your creation there as well!
I love to see your comments on my post at!

Here is the process video, leave me some love,
and thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jot Magazine Issue 13 "22 Years Together" Layout Process Video

Using Clique Kits Feb. 2016 Kit
"Hot Mess" available here:

Read Jot on your mobile device/ tablet here:

You-tube Process video for this layout here

**Special Thanks to one of my very best friends on earth, Melanie Carroll, Love you Sis!

**Permission Granted from Musician Melanie Carroll Music for use of her song "I Believe" find her on I-Tunes at:

Thank you so much,