April 22, 2013

EcoScrapbooking eBook Launch Party

Danielle Hunter from EcoScrapbook has put together a very wonderful eBook that will help your scrapbooking and crafty projects be greener and more ecofriendly. This book is stuffed with lots of ecofriendly craft ideas and inspiration. I have shared some eco-friendly tips and tricks here and here. You definitely need to download the book to help you get a little greener in your scrapbook room. 

Here is the online book:  http://ecoscrapbook.pressbooks.com



There is a blog hop going today to help launch the book.
Please hop along to everyone's site to celebrate this fabulous book. 

Danielle Hunter | EcoScrapbook
 Zaira Sierra | Hacer Scrapbooks
Lisa Troch | The Cherry on Top
Cathy Sanders | What's up with Cathy
You are here -> Jules Hollis | Inspired Jules
Go here next -> Erin Bullock | Deeply Rooted Life
Stephanie Medley-Rath | Scrapworthy Lives
Renee Joy | Charms Buttons & Bows
Andrea Friebus | Lights C.a.m.era Action
Jody Spiegelhoff | SpiegelMom Scraps 



April 6, 2013

I won't give up | Canvas





I really love this song by Jason Mraz. I soulfully sing along every time it comes up on my shuffle list (when I am alone anyway). It really is a beautiful song. I have also wanted to use this quote ever since I first hear the song. I put together this pretty little canvas so that I can always heave the song displayed in my craft room.

The canvas itself is from Micheals. The pattern papers are from my Studio Calico Front Row Card Kit 6x6 paper pad. The grid card is one of Mrs. Becky Higgins' cards. I use my typewriter to type out the quote.

Even my canvases are clean and homespun. :)

I am linking up to the Paper Issues Current Issue - Up In The Clouds.

April 3, 2013

Together | Scrapbook Layout








I am so very thrilled to be a guest designer over at Life. Paper. Scrapbook. for their Sketch #3 Challenge. This is the layout that I made to generate scraps for my Happy Place layout.

Most of the supplies came from my Studio Calico Front Row Card kit. The wood veneer is from Freckled Fawn. The washi tape pieces are over at The Memory Nest. I used up some more of those lovely Thickers from Amy Tangerine.

I am really trying to like these enamel dots. They are pretty great for tucking in a tiny bit of color here and there. The black chevron paper on the back is actually a 6x6 piece from the card kit paper pad that I cut in half and then covered each half with vellum to tone it down just a tad.

I am linking up to the The Memory Nest's Whimsical Wednesday Party. Click the picture below to go party with us! See ya over there!!


April 1, 2013

New Monster Trucks | Scrapbook Layout





About a Boy has a new challenge up today. For the April 1st challenge, we want to see chevrons.

It took me a long time to get on board with the chevron trend, but I once I fell in love, I understood why they are so popular. :)  I started out using this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. I love using sketches!

The background yellow is from Basic Grey. The kraft paper is Neenah Desert Storm. I made the polka dot chevron by covering a sheet of Desert Storm with polka dot washi and then punching large squares out. Then, I cut the squares in half and made the chevron pattern using glue dots. Lastly, I sewed the edges down. I assembled the layout. The black letters are a new favorite font from American Crafts Amy Tangerine line. The red label is from Hello Forever and the swell wood word is from Freckled Fawn. The gray tag is from Office Depot.


P.S. I am not sure why the pictures of the boys are so blue in these pics. They are pretty Instagram pics in real life.

March 27, 2013

Quotable Wednesday | Fortune Cookie Wisdom



March 26, 2013

Car Pose | Scrapbook Layout





Today is the very first color challenge over at The Memory Nest. The design team (along with a fab guest) is sharing lots of inspiration too. Check out the challenge over here and come play with us.




March 19, 2013

Giant Slide | Layout for The Memory Nest






The Memory Nest Team is sharing another round of fabulous layouts today. This week we all worked with We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost line. It is a beautiful line to work with even on non-wintery layouts.

I used another sketch from the Studio Calico Bright Ideas class as a jumping off point. All of the patterned papers are from the WRMK Winter Frost line. The cardstock is Bazzill White and Jetstream.  The book paper is from a leftover page from my current 30 Lists album. The Thickers are really old Studio Calico/American Crafts letters in the Ali Font (still my very favorite). The little letter stickers are my favorite ever from October Afternoon Mini Market sheets (I am not going to admit just how many of those sheets that I own).

While you're browsing around The Memory Nest shop, be sure to check out the current specials (especially if you love washi tape).