Albums Made Easy Monday: Creating your own pockets

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello friends. 
I'm thrilled to be sharing another Albums Made Easy Monday with you! 
I have officially switched to the 4x4 Instagram pages for my Albums Made Easy pages. I take most of my photos using my iPhone and love using the Rhonna Designs app for journaling. 
Then I print them out using my Canon Selphy 

 It's a perfect combination!

 Today I wanted to share a super quick and easy way to create your own pockets for your pages to hold tags, journaling, memorabilia and more!

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 I added a journal card made with Teresa Collins Hello Life Page kit, a few of the stickers in the kit and finished with a button and twine.

Here's my finished AME page

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I am really enjoying the week by week format. I find it easy and faster to print my photos and assemble the page with the 9 4x4 inserts.

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I prefer to use 4x4 photos but you could add several 2x2 images to the 4x4 inserts as well. I like to use for cropping my photos to 4x4 and 2x2 sizes. It's a free site.

That's it for this week's Albums Made Easy Monday! I'd love to see what you are creating so leave me a link to your pocket page projects!

Have a creative day!


Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hello friends! It's another Unity Stamp of the Week Sunday Reveal!
One Single Wish
Here's my sample with this week's image
Supplies: Glitz 6x6 paper pad, twine, misc button, Eyelet Outlet enamel dots and sequins.
 I colored in my image with Copic markers and added Martha Stewart's iridescent glitter to the cupcake frosting. I also added a # into the balloon as a fun way to celebrate the year.
For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. 

Hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!


Have a great day!



SMAK Saturday!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hello friends! I'm creating with Unity's June SMAK kit
for SMAK Saturday on the Unity blog.

Here's a look at the June kit

{This Right Here}

I used the Unity {be Inpired} challenge colors and sketch for my pocket page inspiration.

Some pics from my recent trip to Arlington TX for GASC.

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I use my iPhone for pictures daily and I love that Instagram saves them in the 4x4 format. The Rhonna Designs app helps me add journaling right onto my photos and my Cannon Selphy printer makes it easy to print, trim and slide them in these Instagram Page protectors from We R Memory Keepers.

 Here's a look at the inserts I created with my SMAK images

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Creating my own inserts from Amy Tangerine's Plus One collection is easy. I just cut the cardstock from my 6x6 pad to 4x4 and stamped the SMAK images in grey and black ink. I look at each square as a mini layout and embellish them in my own personal style.

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Easy peasy!

 Here's a look at the newest Unity SMAK kit for July!


This kit will not be found in stores! It is a special kit offered for the SMAK (Scrapbooking, Mixed-Media, Altered art, Kit) Membership Program. All stamps are deeply etched, red rubber, mounted on cling foam and are perfectly pre-cut! The overall size of the kit is an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of rubber.

Super fun right?

Thank you for your visit today!

Have a creative day!

Anna Griffin

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hello Friday! So glad it's the weekend aren't you? Today I am sharing some projects I created with Anna Griffin's Metallic Layers. 

What I love about this cardstock is how embossing it transforms it into sheer elegance.

 Take a look.

 Paired with Anna's dies, your cards are transformed to elegant keepsakes.

I love creating with Anna Griffin products. I always feel confident that anyone I send these cards to will never throw them away.

Anna has another big show coming up on HSN in July!

Crafting with Anna Griffin on HSN 

July 23rd at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST

You can check out her sneak peeks on her blog each week and have a chance to win 

everything she shows for that week.

Have a creative day!


Unity Thursday

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hello friends!

 It's another fabulous Unity Thursday and another wonderful day of new releases at Unity Stamp Company! The hop begins at the Unity Blog here.

There is so much eye candy today, you will want it me!

Let's start with this

and this


This beautiful new release created by Angie Blom

A fabulous celebration of Friendship with a Co-release with Gina K Stamps.

I am so excited about this! I have met Gina and she is the sweeeetest lady.

Just look at all the beautiful images.

Which is a perfect set for my Pocket Page scrapbooking Obsession!

My friend Robyn is one of my besties! I {puffy} heart this girl so much. I love that this set celebrates the beauty of friendship between women.

In case you missed anyone today, here's the Hop order.

Albums Made Easy Monday: Thank you Texas friends!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello friends. It's been a week since I got back from teaching at this year's Great American Scrapbook Convention. I had such an amazing trip this year.

 I really enjoyed getting into Dallas a few days early to spend some time with my dear friend Robyn Schaub.

The show this year was amazing! So many great classes and crafters! I really enjoyed bringing the Albums Made Easy System to my students. 

My pages included a variety of techniques from creating with the new Sew Easy templates, stamping, using misting inks, utilizing dies and paper punches and more! Here's a look at my class featuring Teresa Collins Snapshot collection.

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I love using this system of scrapbooking and I am very passionate about We R Memory Keepers products and quality. I am sure many of you have heard about American Crafts recent purchase of We R Memory Keepers. I too was surprised about this news. As a long time design team member, I have enjoyed creating monthly assignments, Product Scoops, samples for CHA and HSN as well as teaching classes and helping promote the We R Memory Keepers brand. 

At this point I don't know if I'll be asked to continue designing with We R's products but I can assure you that my Albums Made Easy Monday's will continue.
I love sharing ideas with you for getting the most out of your Albums Made Easy collections!

Thank you for taking my classes featuring We R Memory Keepers products these past 3 years at The Great American Scrapbook Conventions as well as stopping by for my Albums Made Easy Mondays!

I appreciate your support and comments each week!

Have a creative day!


Registration opens today for Super Stash Busters!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hey friends! My sweet and talented friend Aly Dosdall has a fabulous new class and registration opens today at the Big Picture Classes site!

Super Stashbusters
Achieve total stash domination with 16 creative scrapbooking challenges
Create scrapbook pages faster than a speeding bullet! Leap over piles of patterned paper and washi tape in a single bound! Turn into a super scrapbooker in as little as 4 weeks!*
Aly Dosdall's Stashbusters Anonymous has already helped hundreds of memory keepers turn from "product collecting to productive scrapbooking." Now Aly is back with a NEW super-charged workshop that will help you:
  • Rediscover and use products you love from your own scrapbook stash
  • Complete up to 16 great scrapbook pages without spending a dime
  • Learn to use inspiration (sketches, challenges, templates) in a way that works for you
    **This is just a snippet of the class description. Click this link to find out more and sign up:

I'm so excited to share that I was asked to be a contributor to this class. Here's a peek at my project.

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If you hoard your supplies like I do, this is a great class to help you get them out of your bins and onto your layouts and projects!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Just a few more days...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello friends! I can hardly believe that it's just a few short days until the Great American Scrapbook Convention

Hopefully you are registered for my Instagram Albums Made Easy class.There are still a few seats left so make sure to check the same day registration list for this class.

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I can't wait for you all to learn the stitching technique we'll be doing in class using the Sew Easy Script template. I promise once you try this, you'll want to use it on all of your projects!

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Super fun and super cute! The new Sew Easy templates are fun and easy to use. I typically stitch my projects while my husband and I watch t.v. together at night. I love using them on AME inserts and the variety of thread colors that We R Memory Keepers has.

Here's a quick video for my Arlington students on how easy it is to use the templates. 

I can't wait to share this fun technique with you all. See you this Friday and Saturday!

Have a creative day!


Albums Made Easy Monday: Letter Dies

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share an Albums Made Easy 4x6 insert I created using some of the letter dies that We R Memory Keepers has available.

I started with a 4x6 insert and layered a 3x4 insert. Then I layered in orange cardstock the notepage die from the Pocket Scrap Dies: Hello set. Then I added a few stickers from the Noteworthy sticker sheet and cut a flag and adhered with the tiny attacher. I finished it with a bow created from twine and a button and sequin.

I used the High Rise Alphabet to create my Great Day title. I love that you roll the die thru any cutting machine and get everything that you see here.

I hope you'll give these dies a try on your Albums Made Easy pages! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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