Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Hi everyone! Jen here with my very first post to the Layout-A-Week blog.  I am super excited to have been asked to join the design team here and hope you enjoy what I have in store for you.

This month we were asked to go with an Easter theme or pastel colours (yes, colours, I am from Canada! haha).  I was thinking on this theme when I saw this gift card at Starbucks.  I immediately took out my phone and snapped a photo of it as I thought it would be the perfect inspiration for my layout.

I really loved the bright colours and how the white egg shapes contrasted with them.  I even loved the gold writing and font!  So I took this idea and decided to use strips of patterned paper to mimic the colours and a flowery design cut on my Silhouette to frame the page.

Here is my layout:

I also did a process video of this for you:

I hope you enjoy and find some scrappy inspiration around you too. I'd love to see what you do so please link up and share your layouts too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply List:
White cardstock
Patterned paper: Wildflower by Carta Bella
Alphas: Thickers, Fitzgerald and Charm
Stickers: Wildflower collection by Carta Bella
Mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold
Ink: ColorBox Pigment, black
Date Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Die Cut: The Cut Shoppe, Rosey Posey
Other: Ribbon
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Who doesn’t love spring!  Spring is here!  It is my favorite time of the year.  I love the smell of the fresh flowers blooming, the wonderful beautiful colors of spring, and just the over all feeling of knowing that spring has sprung.  Gardens are in full bloom and there are gardens all over California that I just love visiting.  In San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park is a garden that blooms every year around March and April.  It is spring in its awesomeness and my husband and I visit there each year.  This is also the time of the year when the California poppy, the state flower, blooms in many different colors. 

In this layout are the many colors of the California poppy at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Although the rose is my favorite flower, I just could not resist taking this photo and capturing the many greens, reds, yellows, and pinks of this absolutely gorgeous flower.  Oh, and I threw in a picture of some red tulips just because they looked just as beautiful. 

Do you have a garden?  What is your favorite flower?  Spring has sprung, so take a photo of your favorite flower, your garden, or a blooming flower while they are in full bloom and then use the photo in your layout.  The flowers and colors will last forever.

Pattern paper – Scraptastic exclusive, Straight Away and Hooray.
American Craft -  pastel colors cardstock
Flair badge – Scraptastic  exclusive
Banner – Websters pages (mini messages)
Letter stickers – Crate Paper (Craft market)
Spring word – wood veneer
Sequence – stash

Marvy 4 inch circle punch
Marvy ½ inch circle punch
Fiskars 2-inch circle punch and 1- inch circle punch

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


When I started this layout the end result was much different in my mind.  But that is ok because I love the way it came out.  I had these papers and this photo set aside for quite some time but just wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go with it.  Did I want to focus on what we were doing that day and why I snapped the picture or just use it to focus on them only.  In the end I did just that, I used it to focus on them and a message I want them to remember for all their life.  ALWAYS BE THANKFUL.  

I cut up some of the papers and the cards and glued them down.  This was part of my original plan, so I was pretty sure that is where I wanted it all to go.  The rest was more of a progression as I played with things and moved them around.  

I decided the big empty space needed something big as well and I really wanted to use that vellum &.  So with matching alphabet stickers I added the kids names. The rest of the space still felt so blank to me.  

I thought the left side seemed a little blah as well, so I cut down some thin strips and glued those down to help balance out that empty side.  

Sometimes I have to walk away from a layout to actually figure out what I want to do to it.  So that is what I did.  I walked away for a few hours and when I came back to it , it evolved into exactly what it ended up being.  

Next I added the journaling which really brought it to life.  I just printed it right on my patterned paper from my printer.

I then added the vellum leaves and the circles over the leaves.  
It still was missing one small thing to me, and that is when I knew it needed these wood veneer hearts.  PERFECT.  I just used a little liquid adhesive to attatch those to the layout and done.  

I think since the layout is kind of in a grid type format, the hearts really tie each part together.  The colors of the layout are muted so it isn't to girly or too boyish for a photo of all the kids together.

The last final thing I decided to do was sign love, mom on the bottom of the journaling.  I can't wait to add this to the album now.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Hello!  Sarah here with your first layout for the month of April.  For April, we decided to do a green layout inspired by Earth Day, or to use an Easter color pallet on our layouts.  I have decided to go GREEN in celebration of Earth Day coming up this month.  We are challenging you to use the color green on your layout or to use something recycled or upcycled on your layouts!  I chose to use the color green and I gave my layout some earthtone colors.  Please check out the video for my process! 

Supplies used:
Green Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages by Brandin O'Neill, Webster's Pages by Adrienne Looman, Heidi Swapp
Alphas: Thickers (Elf), Kelly Purkey
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye
Mist: Heidi Swapp Gold
Other supplies: lace ribbon, buttons, twine

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'd love to see what you come up with.  Leave a comment with a link where I can see your layouts!  And please come stop by my blog...I'd love to see you over there!  Have a great week!