Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I love it when you capture those awesome shots of the ones you love.  For this one, it happened to be Nathan's First Communion and my family was all dressed up.

Everyone happened to be all smiles too because it was an exciting day.  I created a heartfelt page about how blessed I feel.


I used the Strawberry Fields collection from Webster's Pages to make this page.  I love the grid design on one of the sheets of paper and simply cut along the edge to make a large border.  I grounded the page with the You Make My Heart Smile card.

I journaled my thoughts and added in some details.
It was a quick and fun page to make!  Still loving Webster's after all these years!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Monday!

A couple of weeks ago I got a box in the mail full of new Webster's Pages goodies!  I jumped in and started creating.  I love looking at the journaling cards from each collection because they serve as my muse.  Often times a sentiment or phrase will spark an idea.  T

The idea of Dream in Color made me think of my kids and the message I want to send them.  I want them to believe that they can do anything.  They talk a lot now about what they want to be when they grow up.  I knew my profession by age 8.  I want them to dream big and see where that dream takes them.

I grabbed that journaling card and made it a focal point on this page.  I also used the bold black oval to draw attention to that side of the page.  I hand cut the scalloped border on the top and added  bunch of goodies from Webster's all around the page. 

I wrote directly to my kiddos, letting them know that they should dream big.  I included what they often talk about because it will be fun to see 10, 20, 30  years from now.  Will they become any of those things or will life take them in another direction?

I can't wait to see.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Inside the Art: Everything Here

I caught these really cool shots the night of the Father/Daughter dance at Ella's school.  She takes this event very seriously.  We have to shop for a new outfit, do her hair and put on some lip gloss.  Daddy is not allowed to see her dress until the big moment when she walks down the stairs.
Makes me imagine what her wedding day will be like...I can burst when I think about that.
I decided to scrap these photos to fit the Soft and Strong theme this month at Inside Out.  I mixed lots of patterns on this page.
Those letters actually spell out, Soft and Strong, but the glare on the gold killed it!  I have everything I need.  These two plus Nathan fill me up with love and contentment.  They are my soft, strong and my sense. 
I wrote this word in cursive and then hand cut it!  It is a solution for me when I am too lazy to pull out a cutting machine!
I love this pretty kit!  Be sure to check it out!  The club is also looking for guest designers!  It is really a great experience to explore through art.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Documenting the Happy

I have held onto this photo for a long time.  It is one of my favorites because it really captures a moment between three cousins.  I decided to use it on a page once I opened my box of Webster's Pages.  I loved the Happy collection by Allison Kreft.  I am a big fan of her Webster's work and gravitate right to her stuff.

I mixed some patterns on the page, but kept the rest simple with that gorgeous string lights paper.  I decided to place my photo right next to those mason jars.  I added some hand cut elements and stickers.

The hash tag statement got me!  I wanted to use a couple of pops of bright, but keep the rest pretty neutral.  I love all of the cute elements on the journaling cards and cut many of them out to use on the page.

I love the new Webster's collections!  I am loving my new Color Crush Planner and use it every day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Month, New Kit

April 1st and we have a new kit from Inside Out Visual Journaling.  This month we are focusing on Soft & Strong.  It is a cool new way of looking at the theme of the month.  I scrapped about what, or more importantly, who has made me both soft and strong.

My kids have soften me so much over the years.  Parenthood is this cool thing...you meet this cool little people and they just teach you about unconditional love.  Any hurt or habits you had before sort of melt away.  It is amazing.

They are my reasons why.  I had to make changes because I want them to know the best me.  That is the strength part.  Conquering your demons is hard, but when you have this type of motivation, it is worth it.

The kit has loads of fun goodies and I enjoyed working with it!  Be sure to check it out!


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