Echo Park papers

As we start another week in my household, I start to wonder if the rain is ever going to let up. We had such a wonderful, BEAUTIFUL weekend! Then this morning I woke up to rain. I hope it's not a sign of what's to come the rest of the week  :)
 Over the weekend I've kept myself very busy. First, I'm proud to say I have been very committed to POTD (picture of the day). Having my new compact printer by Epson (check out printer here) has helped a great deal in keeping my Project Life album up-to-date. Second, I was able to finish a few layouts. Take a look at another favorite layout of mine that I worked on this weekend.

I love this highlights layout. I created a collage print of some important moments from the past year and arranged them on this simple but awesome sketch #117 from Creative Scrappers. I used "A Walk In The Park" papers by Echo Park (check it out here) I love their paper packs. This pack is so bright & cheerful. It goes with everything. When looking for paper to use, for some reason I find myself always picking up one of there collection packs. If you haven't seen any of their papers IT"S A MUST! You'll love them.


Scrappin with "True Blue" by MME

  Hey, Hey all you scrappers/crafters. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Last night I spent all day at my favorite spot in town Sweet Memories. While I was there I did manage to squeeze in a little scrapbooking despite all the talking & giggling we did at our rowdie table. 

So by now everyone should know(cause I've only mentioned it a billion times in my blog- (hehe) My Minds Eye is one of my favorite lines to work with. I love the look of their papers. With so many papers to pick & choose from in a collection your creativity is endless.  Here's a layout I finished last night using My Minds Eye,Fine and Dandy- "True Blue":
Check out the whole collection "Fine and Dandy- True Blue"  here-My Minds Eye. This paper line is sweet and just so adorable. And their chipboard, oh so CUTE! Make sure you check out the girl collection "Tickled Pink" as well. The girl line, I'm sure, will make you very HAPPY!


"Working on ME"

I spend a lot of time scrapping about my family, vacations, and the little moments that happen in our family life. I've become so busy with these themes I forget one important thing to scrap, ME. So I pulled out some photos of me throughout the past year and made it a point to scrap about myself. After going through my photos I remembered I had some paper by Studio Calico that I love.
I mixed together "Home Front" & "Anthology" papers and threw together a great mix of alphabets in this layout. Last but not least, I placed this cute little flower embellishment near the title for the finishing touches.
** I used sketch #137 from Creative Scrappers.**


I'm very excited..

               ..and honored to have been asked to be a Guest Designer over at  Creative Scrappers. This week I was given the chance to work with a great sketch designed by Suzanne, one of Creative Scrappers sketch designers. With all the wonderful stars on this layout I thought it would be perfect for my son's 7th birthday pics. 
Here's my take on the design.
I took these pictures back in November on his birthday and been putting them off to scrap for months. I love playing with sketches for the main reason It does 50% of the work for you when scrapbooking. Come check out what Creative Scrappers creative team have come up with!  The inspiration is endless.

Hope you all have had a wonderful start to a wonderful week. 
Scrap Happy! 


"Mixing it up"

Hey, just wanted to stop in and share with you all a layout I put together earlier today.
 Four months later I've finally scrapped my daughters first day of preschool. I really mixed up this layout with a little bit of everything. I used echo park paper -A Walk In The Park collection kit, a splash of Bo Bunny - Sun Kissed papers, with a touch of CratePaper -School Spirit Collection, then embellished with adorable butterfly remarks dimensional stickers from Dear Lizzy & American Crafts.

"Take time and be creative & perverse memories that will last a lifetime."


Monday Scraps!

How did you spend your Monday? I pulled out some Fancy Pants papers and got a little crafty today. It was a nice break from all the holiday craziness that has been going on the past few months. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my madness Monday.
 I created this layout using these awesome papers, elements stickers from Fancy Pants, and this lovely sage Bloomer ribbon from Websters Pages. When I see this ribbon I want to use it on everything I scrap.
Of course, if I did that then I would run out of it in my stash.

Yeah, yeah, I'm one of those people. I buy all this scrap supplies then stash it away. What can I say, I love ribbon. A LOT! When I showed this layout to my husband, he was shocked to find the amount of ribbon on it (lol). He actually said to me, "You must have a lot of that ribbon! You used a great deal of it on this layout". I was speechless. Am I really that bad about not using things I buy? How could it be that my husband knows what I have in my stash? All I could say, "I didn't want it to sit there and collect a lot of dust now".

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and a fabulous Monday!