Wednesday, July 29, 2015


This kid rates high in the sass department.  I kinda love it, since most of the time she is a serious, business first kind of girl.  She places high expectations on herself when it comes to school and dance.  She's a rule follower, and a very loyal friend.  But every once in a while we get to see her sassy side; whether it's a smirk on her face with a half wink, or a full out "too cool for school" pose like this one, she knows how to work it when she wants to.
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I used Pink Paislee's Citrus Bliss collection for this layout, mixing and matching different coordinating patterns in strip and pennant shapes to create the background.

You can still get your hands on much of this collection in the Paper Issues store here.  Use my code at check out and save yourself 20% off.
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunny Days

Meet Wilson, this guy stole our hearts the moment we laid eyes on him.
In a house teeming with females, my husband is happy that he is not the only male in the house, even if his partner is covered in hair and eats from a dish on the floor.

For someone who never thought she would own a pet, I sure like this little guy, and he has managed to make his way onto a number of pages in the family scrapbooks over the past 6 years.  Here, I used the fabulous boy themed Making Waves Collection (available in the Paper Issues store) to showcase this hilarious photo of him looking too cool for school in the shades. I'm all about spending more time creating and less time coordinating, and just love that Fancy Pants Designs collections come loaded with all my favourite things to use on a layout.  I never have to go digging through my stash to find journaling cards, buttons, or flair.

That fun cut file background was designed by our Fancy Pants Designs friend Ashley Horton, and can be found in the Cut Shoppe store.  I found that filling all the holes with coordinating patterned paper from the Making Waves collection took away from the main focus of my layout, and therefore chose to fill only a few along the left side of the layout.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Vacation Faces

Summer Vacation could not have some soon enough for my girls.  The end of the school year is always such a whirlwind with the last Dance Competition of the year, and the Kickit Dance Recital following closing behind, all while final exams and projects are being written and presented.
 These two had fun the first day off hanging out, and walking to the corner store to get slushies.  Of course where you have slushies, you have coloured tongues.  And that equals a little photo op.

 I created this layout in 2 steps, first the background using Pink Paislee Atlas Collection.

I then created a photo cluster to place on top.  Here I've layered 2 cards from the Insta Kit pack.  I've set the acetate globe card directly over top of the navy card to use as my base.  Everything else including that fabulous cork, with gold fleck sentiment is layered on top of that.

I tucked a my shipping tag, filled with journaling behind my photo cluster and used this great chipboard piece to create a second cluster to balance out my layout.

Would you like to try your hand at replicating this layout?  Hop over to the Pink Paislee blog to see all the DT layouts shared during our month long Summer Series sessions.  You can find mine here.

Still looking to get your hands on this great collection.  Have a peek in the Paper Issues store.  Use code:SHERRI and you'll save 20% off at the same time.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Planning it out

I have been enjoying documenting life with my Heidi Swapp planner.
Rather than using my planner only to pre-plan however, I have been using it to document what has already happened also.  It's a great way to keep track of the events I need to remember and the memories of said event too.

My planner is more like a mini version of my Project Life style moments in between album that I haven't touched in quite some time.  Everything is just on a smaller scale, with fewer photos.
Each month has 2 inserts like the one you see above.  So 4 photos to keep at the beginning of the month or stick into whichever week you'd like.  Now that I seem to have less photos on my camera roll, this actually works just fine for me.

I have really fallen in love with adding bits of embellishments to my planner.  It creates a little more bulk than probably is best, but I figure I will deal with it when that time comes.  The sentiments you see here are all from the Heidi Swapp Hello Beautiful collection.

If I have more photos that I would like to add I simply insert them into the date portion of the week, or even print them a little larger and fill the opposite box on the page.
As you can see I am not following any strict set of rules, simply flying by the seat of my pants.  Some days are pre-planned, and others are simply filled in after the fact.  The particular week was filled in the Sunday following the first Sunday of the week.   The one thing that has remained consistent thus far is that I choose one paper collection to use on 2 pages, sometimes I go for two weeks using the same collection as I have here, and other times I only use one collection for one week.  It pretty much only depends on if I am working ahead or going backwards.  If I already have it all out I am more inclined to keep going.

Pretty much everything I have used in my planner is available in the paper Issues store.  If you're looking to pick up a few supplies for your planner, or other scrappy needs feel free to use my code at check out to save 20% off everything in your cart.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

A card for the Graduate

I wanted to share a quick card I created a couple of weeks ago for the first little girl to steal my heart.

I cannot believe Miss Maddy has graduated.  I tried to create a card that reflected how beautiful she is; inside and out.  This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.
I used some Crate Paper goodness along with some Simple Stories.

I couldn't be more proud of this intelligent, quirky, kind, compassionate, funny, adorable girl if she were my own.  I love you Miss Maddy, and can't wait to see the adventure your dreams will take you on, as you follow the will of God for your life.  Australia is not even going to know what hit it when you arrive!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A little Thank You

Popping in to share a little last minute thank you card I created for someone special recently.

The Simple Stories I Am Collection is still one of my favourites.  The theme the colours, the classic Vintage feel of all Simple Stories lines.  A simple frame, ephemera, a couple of enamel dots and some alphabet stickers, and voila an easy peasy card to express my thanks.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Framed Memories

This week I put my love of scrapping to use in the home d├ęcor department, and created a couple of pieces to hang in my baby girl's room, in memory of her fun little birthday party photoshoot with friends.

I grabbed a few items from the new Fancy Pants Designs Summer Sun Collection, and set to work.
Items I used include:
2 - inexpensive black frames
Wood Veneer
Insta Pack
Ephemera Pack
Alphabet and Numbers Pack

Using one of the tags I layered bits and pieces onto it documenting the year of the photo, and using some Zing to emboss the largest "girlfriends" cut in the package.  I love that the wood veneer sentiments come in both large and small sizes.  This larger one, made more of a statement on this over sized project.

I chose a different tag and repeated the same process for my second picture frame, this time adding a piece of flair to the cluster.

These frames look great on Eden's wall, and were so easy to create, I'm sure next year we will swap them out for new photos and an updated Fancy Pants Designs collection.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Vibes

There have been so many great summer collections released this season.  
The Simple Stories Summer Vibes Collection is the perfect blend of vintage and summer fun. 
A few of the Paper Issues Design Team joined me in showing it off today.

My layout was a 20 minute easy peasy project.
Once I chose the 12x12 fundamentals stickers to use as my main source of embellishments everything came together pretty quickly.

Have you been using this great new Summer collection?
We would love to see what you've been creating, link us up in the comments and we'll leave you some love.  
The store is also carrying the newest Simple Stories collections So Rad, and So Fancy.  Both are fabulous gender themed collections, great colours and great embellishments.  See all the new recently added shop items right here.  Remember to use code:SHERRI at checkout to save 20% off everything in your cart.

Happy scrapping friends!

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Scraplift Sunday

Crate Paper Poolside and Craft Market are perfectly matched.  These collections make for quick and easy layouts.

This one was created for Paper Issues Scrapbook Lift Sunday last week.  

I was so happy to have had a chance to play along.  Jennifer's original layout was so inspiring, it made it easy to pull this together in about an hour.  Here is her gorgeous layout.

Go ahead and lift it yourself if you're inspired, and link it up with us over on the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page here.  We have a new Scraplift Sunday Layout every week, that means there's a brand new one today.  
Join in on the fun here.

And if you're more in the mood for some shopping, check out the brand new Simple Stories Collections just loaded into the Paper Issues shop.  I love the girlie one, and with I had more boys in my life to use the boy line.

Use code: SHERRI at checkout to save 20% off everything in your cart.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

My Greatest Adventure

I shared this layout on the Pink Paislee blog earlier this week.

If you're paying attention you'll notice a nod to my American friends this Independance Day using mostly Red, White, and Blue in their honour.

Isn't that foil board paper by Bazzill Basics just awesome?  It cut like a buttah through my Silhouette Cameo too.  You can find the file I used by searching for ID #51187 in the Silhouette shop.

Went a little old school adding some red Zing to the chipboard "adventure" piece.

It's been awhile since I've used these supplies.  It's like riding a bicycle though, it all came back to me.

Layered chipboard and acetate pieces make for awesome clusters on a page.

You can see more fantastic creations using the latest and greatest Pink Paislee products on the blog here.

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