Relieve Stress by Coloring: Using Dual-Tip Pens with Black & White

Did you know that coloring can relieve stress? According to a recent article in The Huffington Post, “The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.” I’m not sure about you, but when I first saw the Black & White Paper Pack and Stickers, I immediately thought of coloring! This collection just makes me want to pull out my Dual-Tip Pens and start doodling… and that is exactly what I did.

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Create a Scrapbook Layout by Mixing Patterns with the Textile Collection


Hi, everyone! Have you seen the Cloth, Timber and Stone papers? WOW, the patterns are gorgeous! It really was hard selecting only a few patterns on my layout because I wanted to use them all. Keep reading to find out what patterns I decided on!

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Make a Mini Scrapbook Photo Album Using Full Bloom


Hi creators! I must admit, I haven’t been making as many mini albums lately. My mom reminds me often that she hasn’t received any minis in awhile. She loves it when I give her little mini scrapbook albums. I didn’t realize how much they meant to her until one night, she said, I look at your albums when I am feeling sad; they make me happy. How sweet! You just never know how doing the littlest thing can help someone…

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Scrapbooking “10 Things” Using the Full Bloom Collection


Hello! I am having a hard time with the fact that Edward is now 8 years old! Those eight years have flown! Just a few moments ago, I was just sitting here thinking about the things I love about him… and then I jotted them down on paper so I would not forget them! He is such a good kid with a lot of good qualities. I just love him.

For this 10 things scrapbooking layout, I decided to use the gorgeous Full Bloom collection. I love the gorgeous colors and patterns in this collection. It’s so very different and pretty… and the stickers are even prettier in person.

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Loving the Bee Mine Collection

Hi everyone. I am back with another layout featuring the Bee Mine collection. For those of you who do not know me, I LOVE patterned paper. Often at times, I have a difficult time throwing my scraps away for this reason. For this layout, I decided to play with all of the patterns in the Bee Mine collection.

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Bee Mine Valentine Scrapbook Layout


Valentine’s Day is coming and Creative Memories has the cutest collection to document those lovey dovey or not so lovey dovey moments! Have you seen the Bee Mine collection? Oh, my goodness, it is the cutest collection ever and I am so excited I got to play with it. I really like the tiny print patterns on a few of the papers so I selected a few of those sheets for my layout. And the stickers and layered embellishments are gorgeous! A girl can never have too many embellishments. Those frames were calling my name the moment I saw them! I couldn’t wait to use them. Can you hear the excitement in my words? Seriously, I love it.

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Archiver’s™ Happy 80th Birthday Mini Album


Hi everyone! My family and I just celebrated my grandmother’s 80th birthday and since she loves mini albums, I decided to make one for her. The party was somewhat a surprise. We just told her we were going to celebrate her birthday at my sister’s, but she had no idea that there would be family members traveling from New York, Kentucky and Virginia to celebrate her big day! She was truly touched that so many people cared about her. She made us all cry when she walked through the front door and I am sad that I did not get the photo!

The newest Archiver’s collection is perfect for the mini 2×3 Pocket Album! I love the patterns, color palette and laser die cuts in this gorgeous collection. Ah, it’s so pretty! I just love the rose patterned paper!

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Memories to Treasure

Good morning everyone! I am here to share a project I created using the beautiful Creative Memories Archiver’s™ collection. I love this heritage scrapbook collection so much that I asked my 80-year-old grandmother to send me some photos to scrapbook using it. It is amazing how much a great photo can do for a layout… and how much vintage-themed scrapbook supplies can do to accent those photos and tell a story! Here, take a look…

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Holiday Moments with the Imagine Collection


Hello everyone. Today, I am back with another layout using the Imagine Collection. I can’t get enough of this collection. It’s such a fun collection and I just love the colors and all the stickers!

A few weeks ago, Edward begged me to put the tree up. I was tired so I told him he was totally decorating the tree. All I did was pull the ornaments out for him and he went to town! I really thought he’d get tired of decorating the tree after a few ornaments, but he surprised me… He decorated the entire tree! It was a nice break for me! Ha.

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Love This Place

Good morning everyone! I am excited to share my first layout with you using the Imagine Collection! Ah, I just love, love, love, this collection. When I first received this collection, I thought it would work beautifully for a birthday layout since I haven’t scrapbooked Edward’s 7th birthday party!

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