November 2016 Project Life *Freckled Fawn*


I have my Project Life spread for the month of November to share with you all today...

I used the stunning December 2016 Embellishment Kit from Freckled Fawn for my spread this month and I just think it looks awesome! The colors in the kit are perfect for winter-themed projects, don't you think?

I also used the December 2016 Journaling Cards from FF that are available here. I layered the embellishments from the December Kit to fancy them up...I think the felt flowers and the deer paper clips are my favortite! 

I also really love the gold foil acetate flowers and the flair buttons, too! It's all just too lovely to pick a favorite! 

And here's the full spread for November 2016...

Don't forget to check out the End Of Year Sale that's on now at Freckled Fawn!

And on a bittersweet note, I decided to step down from Freckled Fawn for personal reasons so this will be my last project for them :(  Freckled Fawn was the first design team that I was ever on and I've been with them the longest so I'm really sad that I had to choose to step down, although I know I will always be one of their biggest fans and will continue to enjoy using their amazing products! I just want to tell Aesalina and Janna thank you again for having me and we will always be in touch!



Hello, You. *Hip Kit Club*

Hello everyone! 

I hope you had a very wonderful and blessed Christmas! I will have my completed December Documented for 2016 up here on the blog later this week so stay tuned...

As for today, I have a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club blog last Friday to share with you!

I created this page using only the December 2016 Main Kit! I started by fussy-cutting the adorable windows out of the Pink Paislee patterned paper from the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans and layering them horizontally around my photo.

I added several of the lovely Take Me Away collection ephemera pieces to my page, creating added dimension by adhering them using foam adhesive dots. I really love how the bright colors of the windows look against the wood grain HKC Exclusive patterned paper, don't you?!

I stuck a few of the mini tassels from Crate Paper under the banner ephemera piece using some tiny glue dots. I love how much texture they give my layout! 

I completed my design by journaling on one of the ephemera pieces from the Take Me Away collection and by placing several of the Birthday Bash sequins around my page for a little extra bling. 

Like I said, I used the December 2016 Main Kit only which you can purchase here. Also, be sure and check out my process video for this layout! 


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day! 


Snowflakes Are Falling *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello everyone!

Today I have a winter-themed layout to share with you that I shared on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday...

I started by choosing some tree-shaped die cuts that I had previously cut out using some charcoal gray cardstock and my Silhouette. I loved the dark gray color of the paper, but I wanted to alter it a bit so that it fit better with the photo of the lovely snow scene that I had captured a few years ago so I used some "Frosty's Buns" Inklingz to add some shimmer and dimension to my trees.

I simply added a little bit a water directly to the tub of Inklingz and swirled it around for a few moments using my watercolor brush. After the ink's consistency was to my liking, I used my watercolor brush to lightly swipe it across the tree die cuts.

Next, I used my watercolor brush again and dipped it into some lovely "Golden Wheat" Shimmerz and made small brush strokes around some of the trees' edges to enhance the overall color scheme of my layout. I love using non-traditional color schemes for winter photos, don't you?

To complete my page, I sprinkled a few drops of the Shimmeringz spray, "Heavy Metal" around my layout for added shimmer and a little bit of sparkle.

Shimmerz Paints Used: Inklingz - Frosty's Buns; Shimmerz - Golden Wheat; Shimmeringz - Heavy Metal

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope you have a wonderful day!


So Very Happy *Hip Kit Club*

Happy Monday, crafty friends! 

I shared this layout on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page this past Friday...

My prompt or challenge was to use cut files so I decided I would use one of the November 2016 cut files (available here and free to registered customers!) as part of my background for my layout.

I used the lovely November 2016 Hip Kits for this page, along with a few items from the December Documented 2016 Kit.

I layered several of the HKC Exclusive journaling cards next to my photo and embellished them using flair buttons, die cuts, and a rubber charm from the Snow and Cocoa Collection by Crate Paper.

I used lots of the lovely transparent star stickers (also an HKC exclusive!) to enhance the star cluster cut file and added my title to the right of my page using a few of the die cut words from the 'Tis The Season Collection by Kim Watson.

You can check out my process video below for even more details about how this layout came together!


I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by!


Fall Faves Mini Album *Freckled Fawn*

Hello crafty friends!

I have a mini album that I created using the November 2016 Embellishment Kit, "Hello Autumn", from Freckled Fawn to share with you today!

I haven't made a mini in ages and I really wanted to document one of my family's most favorite season's so this kit was PERFECT for doing just that!

I used many of the embellishments from the November kit, as well as some older FF products and a few items from my stash for this album. 

I sized my mini at 3x4 and used the lovely November 2016 journaling cards as my base. I printed my photos off at 2x3 so they fit nicely on top of the journaling cards, leaving just enough space for a few embellishments.

I used a hole punch and a couple of gold book rings to bind it all together.

And as a bonus, I have a process video showing how my "Fall Fave" mini came together so I hope you enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by today and be sure and subscribe to my YouTube channel for lots of crafty inspiration!


Sweet Girl *Freckled Fawn*

Happy Saturday, everyone!

The countdown is on until Christmas so I thought I'd share a layout I created using the gorgeous December 2016 Embellishment Kit from Freckled Fawn with you today.

What I love most about the December Kit is that it's not just for holiday scrapping! I chose two photos of my daughter when she was a few years younger (taken during the summer) and layered two of the December journaling cards underneath them. 

Next, I added lots of the gorgeous foil transparency flowers around it and a few of the felt flowers as well.  

I used the cork alphas for my title and placed a couple of the chipboard stickers next to it. I love how beautiful the colors of the embellishments look with my photos and the patterned paper I chose to use from Crate Paper. 

These kits are currently sold out, but you can grab the embellishments individually here. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for joining me today!


Wishing For Cold and Snow and Completed December Documented Pages *Hip Kit Club*

Hi, everyone! 

I hope you had a wonderful week and got to squeeze in some holiday crafting! I'm in full crafty mode right now since the holidays are getting so close to being here. There's always so much to do, but I love every bit of it! I especially love challenging myself a bit to keep things fresh, so today I have a layout to share with you that I created using a diagonal design.

Using the lovely November 2016 Hip Kits, I started by choosing the fun bright pink and white striped patterned paper that's an HKC Exclusive and is available in the December Documented 2016 Kit for my background. I love the diagonal lines and how easy it is to follow along with their design.

Next, I used the Echo Park Candy Stripe stencil and the Shimmerz Foiled Again Dazzlerz Texture Paste from the November 2016 Color Kit to give my background a little extra dimension. After the paste dried, I layered two photos of my daughter, Avery, posing in her new winter hat on top and fussy-cut a few houses out of the Snow and Cocoa patterned paper (available in the November 2016 Paper Kit) to use as extra embellishments on my page.

I layered a few strips of patterned paper from the Snow and Cocoa Collection by Crate Paper (available in the November 2016 Main Kit) behind my photos and used some of the HKC Exclusive 'Tis The Season ephemera pieces to embellish around my photos. I kept my embellishments, title, and design in line with the diagonal stripes on the paper to create my angle.

I used a black marker to color the wood veneer pieces from Crate Paper and used the "Well Blue Me Down" Coloringz Mist from Shimmerz to paint the white snowflakes from the 'Tis The Season ephemera to coordinate with my color scheme.

As an added bonus, I also have some completed December Documented pages to share with you today!

I shared my foundation pages in a previous post so I am really excited to be filling them up with photos and journaling from our December adventures! I used items from the December Documented 2016 Kit, as well as products from the November 2016 Hip Kits for my album.

Day 1 and 2 - We took a road trip to Kansas City last weekend so I had some great photos and treasures from our trip to include!

Day 3 and 4 - We spent our KC trip ice skating, holiday shopping, and swimming at Great Wolf Lodge. I included several photos on this spread, printing them off of my home computer at 3x3, 2x3, and 2x2 so they fit nicely inside the pockets and still left room to journal and embellish around.

Day 5 and 6 - I spent the next couple of days at home tidying up from our trip and getting back into the routine for the week. The kids made final decisions about their Christmas lists and I enjoyed some peace and quiet around the house.

Day 7 and 8 - I included some elf documentation and embellished one of the journaling cards using some of the HKC Exclusive items from the November kits.

I hope I've given you lots of inspiration for your holiday scrapping plans! Thanks so much for joining me and be sure and check out my process video below showcasing my layout "Wishing For Cold and Snow"!


I hope you have a great day...thanks for stopping by!