Around Here

Just a little glimpse at life around here.  Our days have been full, but wonderful.  We even managed to sneak a mini beach vacation into the mix mid-week which was so much fun!  Hope your days have been full of love, laughter and hugs!


Document your days with me!

I am so excited to share my next class at Big Picture Classes with you!  It's called Photo-A-Day | 01 and it's full of photo ideas, tips, camera settings and editing advice!!  If you are looking for a little creative nudge as we finish out this year, this is it!!  Grab your cameras and join me in the classroom! It's going to be an amazing time!!  

In addition to 30 photo prompts (which you could totally use as starting points for document your December), I also am including TWO projects that I made with this photos.  One is a traditional scrapbooking layout (with an interactive element, of course), as well as one "non-traditional" photo book!  

I so hope to see you in class!!  I can't wait to see your photos and memories captured and recorded!


Video: Altering Page Protectors for Interactive Layouts

I get a lot of questions about how I incorporate my interactive layouts into my albums, so I thought I would put together a quick little video showing how easy it is to alter your page protectors to add these fun layouts!

Hope you enjoy this short video! If you are interested in seeing more awesome interactive ideas, check out my class over at Big Picture Classes!!  There are LOTS of interactive and inspiring ideas!  Let me know if you have any questions!



I keep coming back to a grid design.  I think it's because it's just easy to do, but can vary so much with different sized photos, papers, embellishments, etc...

For this layout, I started with a 4x6 photo of my son and then built the grid around the photo.  It's fun to cut and paste and really create without any set parameters.

This page came together SO easily, which just reaffirms my love for a grid or collage.

I broke up the papers and patterns a little by adding in a leaf embellishment from the Studio Calico Canyonland Scrapbook main kit and also added in a little wood veneer alpha for texture along the bottom strip of paper.  I've said it a zillion times before, but it's the simple embellishments that add so much impact to me!


Remembering those Little Moments

It's the little moments that make life so BIG and this week, I'm over on Maggie Holmes' blog sharing a layout I created all about those little moments of our life.  Using one of my favorite papers from the Shine collection, I created an interactive layout of photos, journaling and embellishments.  I just love a good interactive layout!  

Stop on by here blog to see more and read about how I created this page! And for more of my ideas on interactive pages, be sure to join me in my Big Picture Classes class, Interactive Elements - there's lots of good ideas there!!  Oh, and tons of videos and tutorials!