Adventure Starts Here (6×8 Layout Process)


Studio Calico recently released a new line of washi tapes and labels that I’m so excited about!  My rainbow loving heart is seriously doing flips over these fun new staple products, and I kind of felt the need to share this goodness :)

A7C11007-4BB6-4628-9A2D-561877DAB70E.jpgI’m all about a basic pattern when it comes to washi tape so I was thrilled to see a fun variety of polka dots, grid, and squiggly patters in all of the fun colors! I know I’m going to get so much use out of these, from reinforcing the holes on my planner pages to making fun background designs on layouts/notebook pages.  Its fun to think of all the possibilities!

44035B96-2CAB-4AA3-9AF6-4E332CEAD63D.jpgThe label stickers are equally as awesome.  I think I’ll always have a special place in my heart for those cut apart labels that used to come in just about every kit, but stickers just make things so much more convenient.  Plus, these ones are great to stamp on (a necessity in my book!)  There’s zero smudging on these labels so they are perfect for adding a date (or any stamped sentiment) on your projects.

4A575987-53C8-4AC9-AC12-E2B931920927.jpgIf you’d like to check these out or purchase your own set you can visit the links below, and if you’d like to see how I put them to the test while creating this fun 6×8 layout then check out the video below :)


The full range of the new Color Theory Washi Tapes and Labels can be found here:

Here are the multi-colored packs that I used in this video:
Washi 12-pack:
Labels 12-pack:

Dream Come True


For the love of traveler’s notebooks! Currently I have two TNs in rotation to document Felicity’s first year.  The first is her 4-6 month TN to document what’s currently going on, while the other is going back in time to when she was first born (this notebook will cover birth to two months).  It’s pretty fun going back and forth between the two and seeing  how much she has grown!

064479CF-B9F9-485B-B4E0-4E29A526B425.jpgToday’s page highlights the first photo we sent out to family and friends after she was born.  Its definitely a very special page, and it opens her first TN insert!

A4341051-C1FA-46CE-B11F-4DAA6090127C.jpgIf you’d like to see how this video came together you can check out the video below! :)


These Are My People


Anyone else out there have a box full of unused photos?  Okay, maybe several boxes?  If you just answered “yes” let me reassure you that I totally understand.  I too have photos of every size stashed away in my closet.  Photos from High School, College, from my childhood, wedding . . . you name it and its probably in there.  This box has slowly expanded from times when I’d print duplicates, end up using an alternate photo on a project, take a photo down from somewhere- whatever the circumstance, if the photo doesn’t have a home it goes into the box.  Well, I’ve been meaning to do something with these photos for the longest time and I’m finally getting to it!

I’ve decided to start a 6×8 binder to hold mini layouts for all of my old photos.  I love that the 6×8 size is manageable and the layouts come together super quickly, plus I have so many 6×8 binders that I’ve been wanting to use, so this is the perfect opportunity!

89EA5C4C-B29A-4226-832D-6244D5817034.jpgThese layouts won’t be done in chronological order by any means.  In fact, so many photos aren’t even dated that I may not be able to put that information on my scrapbook page.  The main goal for this project is to just get those old photos into an album, and have some scrapbooking fun along the way (of course!)

AD7E763C-E679-4D47-B997-4B8177A5CFD0.jpgToday I’m working with a photo from my wedding.  This photo is so special because it has four of my favorite people in it- my sister and three of my very best friends (since Middle School!)

This page came together pretty quickly (once I figured out how to cover up a giant mistake I made pretty early on :).

63AF29BD-44B0-4D94-A036-72EB8E5B31EA.jpgIf you’d like to see the full process of how this layout came together, there’s a video below!


All the Heart Eyes


How is this little one already 4 months old?!  At this stage Felicity is just the smiliest, happy baby.  She has started laughing a lot and loves having little conversations with just about everyone.   She’s getting more and more curious about her surroundings and I can see those little wheels turning as she figures new things out every day.

A2A52BBF-DD2E-4C73-A314-DE9723F994CF.jpg4 months also marks the start of a new Traveler’s Notebook coming into rotation as I continue to document her first year in this format.  For this layout I decided to use a full page photo with a foldout.  It’s super simple, but I’m so happy with how it turned out!

414A72CF-15F7-4BB9-B734-0C87EB0D4568.jpgIf you’d like to see how it came together, feel free to check out the video below :)

June 2018 TN Flipthrough

394F6964-1DC6-4D32-9EEA-1051FCEB51A1 (1).jpgHappy Friday!

Today I’m excited to share a little flipthrough of my latest TN insert that I recorded all of my June memories in.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been using the Studio Calico Traveler’s Notebook (along with the monthly subscription kit) to record personal stories or things that don’t end up in my project life album (things like what I’m loving, reading, gratitudes, etc.)

It was so fun filling this notebook up last month!

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Studio Calico TN kit, you can find it here.

Tastes Like Summer


What are your favorite stories to document?  I’d say that aside from documenting my daughter, food and travel always rank incredibly high on the list.  There’s just something about food and travel photos that inspires my creativity in a special way, and I’m always eager to get crafty so I can get those stories into my notebook or onto my scrapbook page!ABF3F64F-032F-4709-A135-3EB39E25A900.jpg

Today’s layout is all about food, but more specifically our first BBQ of the summer.  I always love when O grills something up, but I feel like steaks and hamburgers are his specialty.  This burger was a treat so I knew I needed to get it into my notebook.

272AA3B9-4315-4E8B-8DBE-786C5824FF3B.jpgIf you’d like to see a process video of how this page came together, just click below!

Traveler’s Notebook Process| Jurassic World


I have so many happy memories of going to see big blockbuster movies in the summer when I was younger.  It was always fun to escape the heat for a couple of hours and get wrapped up in some big, epic story.  It felt like summer really wasn’t complete without waiting in line to see at least one big film.  Is anyone with me on this?

62C5B006-7F91-471D-AC2A-084543D06B1E.jpgLast month when Omar and I went to see Jurassic World, it felt just like that . . . like we were taking part in some special summer tradition, and I definitely wanted to get it documented in my traveler’s notebook! :)

22BAF7E7-A06E-4B6B-8555-4235172C029A.jpgFor this page I used my July Studio Calico traveler’s notebook, which already had this jungle looking pattern paper inside.  After fussy cutting out a title to adhere on the left side I created a cluster of embellishments around the photo on the right.  This page was so fun to work on and I definitely think I’ll be using movie poster photos for some inspiration on future layouts!

4B02E64C-1E36-4C01-B9B6-71BF6465B2DC.jpgIf you’d like to see the whole process behind this page there is video for it below!

Products used:

(note: only products that are currently available are linked below):

> Studio Calico July 2018 TN

> Studio Calico max outlined alpha stamp

> Kelly Purkey movie stamp

> Feed Your Craft Pattern Play Stamp

> Ticket ephemera (from the July 2018 Citrus Twist Pocket Life kit)

> Thumbs up Epoxy Sticker (from the July 2018 Citrus Twist Embellishment kit).

Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission for anything purchased through those links.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for your continued support! 

Studio Calico Great Escape TN Pages

Hi, friends!

Today I’m back to share the Traveler’s Notebook pages I put together using the July 2018 Great Escape kits by Studio Calico.  This month was the launch of their Traveler’s Notebook kit (hooray!!) and it is seriously SO good.SZ_TN1.jpg.

In this kit you get a custom traveler’s notebook that has lots of fun patterned papers inside and you also get plenty of embellishments to play around with too!  You can see the full kit here.

SZ_TN2.jpgI’ve been using this notebook for the last few weeks now as a personal journal/notebook.  I’ve been recording things like current favorites, goals, and other bits and pieces of my daily life that don’t make it into my Project Life album.

SZ_TN2_Detail.jpgOne of the best things about this kit is the notebook itself.  Since there are patterned papers already inside it makes the whole documenting process so easy.  You can simply add your photo, do some journaling, spice it up with some stickers, and you’re good to go!  Or, if you’re like me you can also get inky with some stamps (did I mention that there’s a cute stamp set that comes in the kit too?!).

SZ_TN3.jpgAside from just how pretty the notebook is, I was super impressed with the quality of the papers too.  The pages are thick enough that I didn’t have any bleed through from stamping or writing, which is a major win in my book!  I also changed my mind several times after adhering things down and when I pulled things up, the patterned paper stayed perfectly intact!

SZ_TN3_Detail.jpgAlright, so I think you can tell why I’m such a huge fan of this kit :)  If you want to pick one up for yourself, you can find it here.

Disclaimer: Please note that the links above are affiliate links, which means that I will earn a small commission for any products purchased through the links.  All opinions are my own :).  Thank you for your support!