Location Scout

For years and years I've been wanting to scout out other parts of the country for a potential place to relocate to.  I finally did a scouting trip to North Carolina and I liked it a lot.  Definitely high on the list!  I will add pictures to this layout as soon as I get them printed out.  Althought I almost don't want to add anything because I love all the patterns together.

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Just my Type

I've done cards with this theme before, but I can't help myself from doing it again. I just think it's so cute with the typewriter!  Anyway, I've been so pleased with how versatile the 24/7 line at the Scrapbooking Studio. The colors are perfect if you want to do masculine layouts or cards.  The line includes so many cute stickers and FOUR alphas!!  See below for pictures of the sticker sheet.  I may have to add some yellow pom-pon trim to this at some point.  I think that would finish it off nicely.


Be Brave Little Hobbit!!

This is my favorite project completed with the 24/7 line from Simple Stories.  Just before doing this page, I had watched The Hobbit and I couldn't help but think how much like a hobbit I am. 

If you don't know anything about hobbits, they like to stay safe at home and aren't big risk takers. Well I tend to be a homebody and I usually do the safe, practical thing.  But just like Bilbo was brave, I need to be too. I need to get out into the world and go on adventures.


Make Today Ridiculously Amazing!

For my May design team assignment at the Scrapbooking Studio, I got the awesome 24/7 line from Simple Stories.  For my altered project, I decided to frame one of the sayings and surround the saying with a ridiculous number of flowers!  Definitely need to put this in a prominent place to remind myself that everyday can be amazing, if I choose to make it that way.


Softer side

After my last two kind of bold and buzy layouts, I thought I'd share some of the more feminine projects I did with the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm from my Scrapbooking Studio design team assignment.
This first layout is a rare foray into misting. (I like the look of misting, I just rarely ever do it.)  The photograph on this layout is of bluebells out at Parkland Nature Preserve.  They are just barely budding out and I have never seen them this tiny.  They are hesitant to come out into the cold spring we've been having.  
Next, we have a little child's sundress. They've had these cute hangers at the store for a while, and I've always wanted to get one, but wasn't sure what I'd do with them.  When I saw some of the patterns of the Dear Lizzy line, it just made me think of a sundress.  So I made a dress.
I crumpled and crinkled the paper to make it look softer, like fabric.  Then I added some trim, a belt, and a little bow from the chipboard packet.  I also put glitter glue on some of the flowers.  I tried to get that in the 2nd detail picture, but I'm not sure if you can see it or not.


Where am I?

A couple weeks ago, I was on a crazy business trip where I was in Atlanta, Chicago, and LA all in a 3 day span.  That's 5 flights in 4 days.  Whew!  This is my record of the trip.  It's a little busier than I normally make layouts, but I wanted to capture the crazy, frenetic feel of the trip.
This is also from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm line. When I am through sharing all my projects you will see how versatile this line is.  I also added a sticker from some new Jillibean Soup sticker sheets.  And my go-to Jillibean Soup alpha letters and the Studio Calico clouds that I seem to find a way to sneak into every other layout (I'm really into clouds right now).
I had a lot of fun making the next layout.  This is a little stuffed lion that I've had since I was a kid.  It plays "You Are My Sunshine".  A lot of scrapbook companies have been using this phrase in their die cuts and stickers and I've been thinking of making a page about my little lion.  I had saved a few die cuts from an Authentique line along this theme. And I used some of the same new Jillibean soup word stickers I mentioned above.  Otherwise everything else is from the Lucky Charm line from The Scrapbooking Studio.




Whenever I go shopping at the fun youthful jewelry store at the mall, I always see a plaque that says "Never let anyone take away your sparkle."  When I saw the beautiful glittery gold letter stickers from American Crafts, I immediately thought to scrapbook that quote.  Super fun! It goes great with the bold red and pink polka dot paper from Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm line.  Also added some more of those eclectic chipboard shapes I mentioned in the last post.  Eiffel tower =  sparkle!  All at The Scrapbooking Studio (of course)!!