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Get It Scrapped ~ Humans Of New York Layout Inspiration

Hello scrappers! I have a super fun layout for you today! You can head on over to the Get It Scrapped blog to see my supply list, as well as the other team members who were inspired by this assignment.

If you’ve never heard of Humans Of New York (HONY) you can read more about it here. Basically, this photographer started photographing people on the streets of New York City. It has evolved into a world wide project where he tells the stories of the people he photographs. Our assignment was to make a layout based on the Humans Of New York photography project. I contemplated on what I wanted to do for this layout assignment for a long time. I eventually landed on making a layout about my middle son, Brynnan. I often feel like being the middle child he gets neglected, I don’t know what it is about the middle kid, but I really thing they don’t get as much attention. I decided to talk to him about doing a layout of him and seeing what story he wanted me to tell.

Well, his FAVORITE TV show right now is ‘Lego Ninjago’. He literally watches it every day for hours, if I let him. And he watches the same episodes over and over because Netflix only has a couple seasons available. Haha!

So, I took some photos of him playing with his little Lego Ninjago toys and had so much fun scrapping them.


This is my finished layout. I wanted to do some mixed media on the background behind the photos. I used Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Coral Me Crazy and Texturez Teal Me No Lies (I buy from the SpiegelMom scraps store, I’m on here design team).


I love this top cluster! I wanted to put Brynnan’s name on the layout, along with his age and this cluster helped ground that information.


I also used the 2 Cool 4 U sequin mix from the SMS shop.


I used a lot of rub-ons on this layout and it was so fun! I’m not really big on using them so it was a little bit out of my comfort zone.


I really love these cute little ephemera pieces from the December Clique Kits kit.


Instead of me doing the writing I had Brynnan write on a project life card. He doesn’t have the greatest handwriting and I didn’t want that to take away from the design of the layout so I decided to make a little pocket behind the photo to put the journaling card in. I stapled a little black polka dotted tag to the top and  I really love how it looks!



Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head on over to Get It Scrapped to check out the post highlighting all the layouts the creative team made. You can also watch my process video below:

I hope you are having a great week! If you didn’t know, I am hosting the annual Calvinball challenger in the Get It Scrapped forum. It’s not too late to sign up and have some fun with us! Come check it out here.


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Get It Scrapped Sketch #119



Hello scrappy friends! I am up on the GIS blog today with a sketch layout. I really love how this one turned out! You can find the post here with the other layouts the creative team members made as well as mine.


This is the sketch, made by Debbie Hodge for Get It Scrapped. If you’ve never visited her website, you should come on over! I really love all the classes and everything she has to offer with her membership.


This is the layout I made with the sketch. I decided to only use 5 photos and the rest of the spots I filled with paper and journaling.


I used an old Pink Paislee Christmas/Winter themed collection, which was perfect for these photos. For the title I used ‘Marquee’ thickers from American crafts.


I had a lot to say in the journaling spot so it kind of spilled over more than I had wanted it too, but I’m glad that I wold the whole story.


I kept my embellishing to a minimum so you can focus on the photos as you look around the layout.


I really love that I decided to layer more than one pattern paper behind the main photo on the left. I love that they bring your eye to that photo first and then the title.


I really love capturing these fun winter memories of my boys!

You can watch the process video below and the blog post is over on Get It Scrapped here.

Thanks for stopping by!!




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Scrap the Decade for Get It Scrapped


Hello and welcome back to my blog! I am up over on the Get it Scrapped blog today with some of the other fabulous Creative Team Members. Our assignement was to pick a decade and be inspired to scrap a page. I picked the 1980’s because, well, that was the decade I was born in.

I had also actually been thinking about a specific memory from that time, when I was about 2 or 3. Some of you might remember the Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls and how huge they were in the early to mid 80’s. My parents gave my sister and me a doll each and I vividly remember when my sister opened hers and what my dad said. Isn’t that crazy how there are little moments in life that stand out like that? I mean, I was 2 years old!!

Ok, so let’s move onto my layout:


When I first got this assignment I had immediately thought of the Wonder Collection, that’s a year or two years old. I had bought some of the papers and the alpha, but hadn’t used them yet. I was so excited to pull them out for this layout.


I found the photo in the top left in a pile of old photos my mom had sent me a few years ago. It was a Christmas picture, but not from the specific year we got the dolls. I was really excited to use it on this layout though because it does portray that it’s Christmas.


I then went to google, my trusty companion a lot of the time, and looked for images of Cabbage Patch Kids. I found the logo and this blonde haired doll and they were perfect!


I first started thinking I would title the layout something like ‘the 80’s’ or ‘a 1980’s Christmas’, but the more and more I thought about it I just really didn’t like them. I took to the internet to ask my scrappy friends and between two friends I came out with this title and I just love it!! ‘Proud Member of the Cabbage Patch Fad’, it’s so perfect!

You can view the other layouts made by creative members here and you can watch my process video for this layout below:

Thanks for stopping by!



Get It Scrapped Sketch #117

Hello my friends!! I am up on the Get it Scrapped blog today with a sketch layout. This one was taken from the Scrapbook Coach Class called Top Heavy. Come on over to the blog and get more inspiration from the creative team.

This is the sketch we used:


Here’s a closer look at my layout below:


I used my summer kits from Citrus Twist Kit Club for this layout.


I have been wondering how I would ever use this house ephemera piece and it worked perfect on this layout about my sisters and I hanging out in my grandma’s backyard playing by the swing.


I used the Amy Tangerine ‘Alyx’ chipboard alpha and I LOVE how it looks on this layout!


I love the simple look these tags give my date and journaling and that little cloud is just adorable!! octobersketch1

You can watch my process video below:

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Get It Scrapped Layout Using Crayons in an Interesting Way

Hello Hello my friends! I am back with a Get It Scrapped layout today. I kept this layout really simple because I wanted the crayons to be the main focus, besides the photo.

For this assignment I was supposed to use Crayons on my layout in an interesting way. Immediately upon getting this assignment I thought of using the newish Tim Holtz Distress Crayons! I have heard so many things about them and have wanted to try them out, but just haven’t put an effort into buying them. I decided to do so finally and I absolutely LOVE them!! They’re so fun to play with! There are so many things you can do with them and I can’t wait to start using them more in my layouts.

Ok, let’s jump into the layout!


I decided to used the crayons as exactly that! I colored on the background paper directly behind my photos and that was good! I really love the texture it gives the layout.


I really liked this frame so I used it around the photo to bring your eye in to the photo first. The flowers in each of the corners help bring more interest to the layout.


I put more flowers in the bottom right corner of the picture as well.


And the title went in the bottom right corner. Mainly because I had a little mishap, which you can see what that was if you watch my process video below:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to come on over to the Get It Scrapped blog today too to see what else I have to say about my layout!




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Scrapbook Page Design Inspired by Board Games: We Love Pretend Chess

Hello my lovely followers! I hope you’re having a great day today! I am up on the Get It Scrapped blog today with a new layout. For this assignment we were challenged to use a board game as our inspiration. We didn’t necessarily have to have photos that went along with it, but it worked out that the photos I picked to use were from me playing a board game with Tinian, my 6 year old.


This is the layout I ended up making. Come on over to the Get It scrapped blog post to read more about the choices I made on the layout.


I also have a process video for you of how I made this layout. You can find that below or on my YouTube channel:

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you’re having a great Tuesday!



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Get It Scrapped Sketch Layout: Happy Fun in the Sun

Hello again and happy Hump Day!! I hope you’re having a great week so far! As you know, mine has been crazy and I feel this week is just going to be crazier. SIGH!

Today I have another Get it Scrapped layout for you. This one is a sketch by Amy Kingsford in the Rule Play class over at Get It Scrapped. Come on over and check out the blog post and get a membership while you’re there too!! I absolutely love all the classes and audio webinars available!


I had so much fun playing around with this sketch and making this layout!! I love the flow and design of the page and the papers and ephemera I used make it even more fun!


You can find my process video for this layout below! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a great rest of your week!!


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How to use Arrows in Scrapbooking: A Get It Scrapped Layout

Hello hello my scrapbooking friends!! I hope you’re having a good week so far. It’s only Tuesday and I am stressed beyond belief, but I guess that’s what happens when you’re in the throes of selling your house and buying a new one. Eeeek!

Anyway, let’s jump into today’s layout!! I am one of the designers up on the Get It Scrapped blog today talking about Arrows and how I use them in my scrapbooking. Here’s a little sneak peek of my layout:



Come on over to the Get It Scrapped blog to see the full layout.

You can also watch the process video on my YouTube channel:

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great Tuesday!


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Exciting news & An Americana Style Layout for Get It Scrapped

Hello my scrappy friends!! I am here with some exciting news and a new layout to share with you.

First off, lets start with the exciting news!! I was contacted by Amy Kingsford, the Get it Scrapped Creative Team Coordinator, and asked if I would like to be a Creative Team member for them. I have been a member of their membership website for just over a year now and I was so extremely excited that they contacted me and asked me to join them!! I have really enjoyed the classes that Debbie Hodge offers through her membership and all of the great resources she has!!

So, needless to say, I was seriously floating on a cloud for a few weeks! For my first assignment I was asked to make a layout with an Americana Style/Theme. It was a lot of fun to pick out photos and think about how I wanted my layout to work. You can find the blog post here on the Get it Scrapped blog. Here’s a little sneak peak of my layout:


Head on over to the Get it Scrapped blog post to read all about my layout and my thoughts behind creating it.

I also have a YouTube process video you can watch to see how I made the layout:

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I’ll be back next month with 2 more layouts I make for GIS. If you aren’t already a member you can come check it out here. It’s a really great deal for all the classes, webinars and interviews you get each month!

I hope you enjoy watching my layout come together!



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