A Gem of a Layout – using Gemstone Patterns

A gem is a precious or unique stone which can be used in jewelry.

In this case, it is precious and can be used on your scrapbooking layouts.

The way I see it, scrapbooking layouts equate to jewelry.  Each unique in their own way.

Not sure about you, but there are times when I am creating that things just fall together. This is one of those times.  When I looked at the diamond shaped Custom Cutting System pattern I was trying to envision a flower.  So, I just cut out several of the shapes until it all came together.

I do have to say that creating this layout will require Repositionable Adhesive.  You will want your diamond shapes to be flexible until you have them placed exactly where you want them.  Once you have the entire flower shape created, you will adhere it to the layout using your Tape Runner.

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Out Of The Blue – It’s a Mystery!

It’s a mystery!  But, some things are for certain……

Have you seen the Mystery Bundle Promotion that we are offering right now?

If you purchase $150 in product before Tuesday, July 25 @ 3pm CT or while supplies last, you will receive $47.50 in products absolutely FREE!

Who doesn’t LOVE a free gift?

I fell in love with the Out Of The Blue Paper Pack and Stickers that you get FREE with this promotion.  Blue is always a safe color.  For boys or girls.  Family or Friends.  Sports or  School Days.  It works with everything!

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Doodling on Your Scrapbooking Layouts

Hello everybody! Today, I am sharing a layout using the Royal Blue and Cranberry Mix & Match Designer Paper and Flower Embellishments. I know that the 4th of July has come and gone, but I love this photo too much to not scrap it.

The morning of the 4th of July, Edward and I arrived to my sister Jamie’s house to help her set up since she was hosting the 4th of July party. Naturally, she and I took a selfie as we poured ourselves a glass of Mimosa.

My sister texts Jamie after she see’s the selfie and was like, “what is she wearing!” (that would be me). We bought the same shirt at Target to wear and it totally wasn’t planned. She showed up an hour later with a different version of my shirt. Well, our shirt. LOL, she took a pair of scissors to make herself a v-neck and trimmed the edges of her sleeves. I am not sure why she just didn’t cut the shirt in half across the middle while she was at it, but we had a good laugh!

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Digital – Mix & Match Layouts

I am a traditional scrapbooker  as well as a digital designer and two of my favourite embellishments are flowers and gems when I am scrapping traditionally.  So… you can only imagine my delight when the Mix & Match Digital Kits were introduced…and in so many beautiful colours!!!

I love layering different flower combinations along with the gems and the HUGE benefit when scrapping digitally is you never run out of your favourites because the supply is endless!  I am going to share a few pages I designed to show you different colour combinations and ways to decorate your pages with these “little gems”.

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Slice of Summer at the Lake

Hello scrappers! I am so excited to be here today. When I first saw the Slice of Summer Papers and stickers, I wanted them right away! I love the color pallet and fun stickers and I had just the right photos in mind for the adorable paddle board and paddle.

A few summers ago, my family and I went away on vacation. One morning, Matt and the girls wanted to give paddle boarding a try. I was thinking about it, but once we got there and I saw it first hand, I had no interest to do that to myself. LOL, I think they didn’t realize how much work it would involve.

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Traditionally Non-traditional with Mix & Match

I feel the need to give you a little history of me.  I love to create cards and mini albums but I had a mental block with scrapbooking I could not get rid of.  I wanted to scrapbook the numerous photos I have at home but I always felt like I would do it wrong.  I was afraid of someone pointing out everything that I shouldn’t do on a layout.  Not sure how I broke the mental block but it is gone forever!! I realized the pages I create are for me and my family to enjoy, it’s not like I am publishing them for the world to see…oh wait!  I am!!  I believe my style of scrapbooking is far from traditional but I am always happy with the result.  I hope you enjoy the layout I made of my great nephew Bannon.

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Make a Splash with the Slice of Summer Collection

Right now it is a mere 98 degrees here in Minnesota.  It’s not always cold here.  We do get the heat occasionally, and with that comes the humidity, and then the “feels like” temperature goes up even more.

With there being 10,000 lakes here usually the place to cool off is in the lake.  However, for Advisor Beth Thomander and her family of Nova Scotia Canada, cooling off means a jump in the pool.  That just sounds refreshing right about now.

How do you beat the heat?

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Four for the Fourth

Four.

July Fourth.  A Day of Independence. How do you spend your day celebrating the independence of your country?

I wanted to create a layout capturing the tradition that our family has each year–taking in the fireworks show on the river.  It is breathtaking, and I just love to hear the oooh’s and aaah’s of those around us.  My favorite is watching the faces of the little ones— the sheer magical joy in their eyes.

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Mixin’ It Up with Mix & Match

There are SO many fun ways to play with the Mix & Match Collection!

These papers and embellishments are endlessly versatile and will make your page layouts and projects come to life when you just need that certain pop of color.

Try these borders out, check out the variations that follow, and then see what you come up with!

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Create Cards with a Japanese Art Flair

This Japonism Bundle of products is absolutely stunning.  It was inspired by Japanese Art.  It has a soft pastel hue to it, and can be used to create projects for baby, family, a picnic at the park, flowers, outdoors, etc.

Let’s create a couple of cards using these Limited Edition products from our friends in Japan.

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