Category Archives: Scrapbooking

twinkle twinkle

Among the most treasured of times in my life, are those when each of my children were young. Babies bring such joy and hope, remind us of the preciousness of life and each is a gift from God.
While all my babies are growing up and couple are adults now, I wanted to create this little baby album for one of my boys. It’s a wonderful way to reminisce and create a tiny album for my child to treasure in the years to come.

If you’ve been reading my ramblings for any length of time, you’ll know just how much I love working with canvas. It’s just feels so wonderful and I love altering it. This little star album fits in the palm of my hand and has been stamped, inked and misted.

Today I’m sharing this album on the Maya Road blog. Please join me for more photos and details on this album.


Have a creative day!

Folded Chevrons Technique: the tutorial

Today I’m super excited to be able to share my new Folded Chevrons Technique with you.

edited to add…thanks for joining me!

This tutorial can not be found here: Folded Chevrons Video Tutorial at



What is happiness? I don’t think we ever arrive at a point in life where we say…this is happiness. Nothing is ever perfect or if it seems to be, well, it’s not for long. There are so many distractions in life.

I think that happiness is found in the little things. It’s found in being grateful. It’s found in the peace of knowing that you’re doing the right thing even when it’s hard. It’s found in a selfless attitude. In helping others. In a heart of praise.

Today’s project is a layout about my youngest. He makes me happy. He is exuberant and it makes me smile.

I’m excited about this layout as it uses a new technique I dreamed up and finally found the time to test it out.  It worked just like a thought it would first try. Love that!

What is it? Well chevrons are so popular these days but they can be difficult to cut out without a template. I decided it would be fun to come up with a folded chevron technique that uses a 2″x12″ strip of paper. The folded edges look so pretty and the cuts and folds were super easy to do.

Today I’m on the Lily Bee Blog sharing this layout and more details. I hope you’ll join me here.

I’m also hoping to work on a new video tutorial for you today sharing how I made these chevrons. Stay tuned as I hope to be back tomorrow with it. Fingers crossed!

Edited to add: Video Tutorial can now be found here.


Have a happy, happy day!

beach baby

Oh baby…we LOVE the beach! The new Lily Bee line Buttercup, with it’s beautiful blues and sunshiney yellows just begs for summer pages in my mind.

This is another one of my CHA layouts for the Lily Bee booth. I was really excited with how the background turned out. I loved the turned up corners highlighting the back side of the designs. It’s super easy to do and kind of reminds me of a pieced quilt when put together.

The little flower accents are created with Buttercup patterned paper and the Sizzix 3D flower die.


Have a fabulous weekend!

follow your dreams

Today’s an exciting day as I’m finally seeing Victoria Park hit some stores.It’s always a dream come true to see my product designs hitting the shelves. Dreams are important you know. I’m always trying to encourage my children to follow theirs.

Today’s project is a scrapbook layout I created of my daughter for the Lily Bee CHA booth display. There’s lots of great prints and colors in this line and I hope you’ll enjoy mix and matching them as much as I did.

One of my favorite products is the Lily Bee Index Cards. They make great accents for both cards and layouts.


Happy creating!

Introducing…Victoria Park

A beautiful mix of timeless prints and fresh vibrant color.

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my latest line…Victoria Park.

Inspired by the nature outside your door and the beauty of home and simple pleasures, I think you’ll find it a line with many possibilities.

Above you get a peek at the colors and prints in the tiny tablet and below a look at my coordinating stamp set.

Want to see how it all works together? This layout of my daughter was created for the Lily Bee catalogue and is a fun mix of stamps, the 12×12 papers and Mixed cardstock Stickers.

There’s lots more to this line so please, stop by the Lily Bee Blog today and take a peek. You’ll be glad you did as there is a great giveaway you won’t want to miss.

Happy creating!

baby love

There is just nothing sweeter than a baby, is there? Those precious days go by so quickly.

Recently I’ve been enjoying going back and reliving some of those moments while I created this sweet baby mini album as a gift for my daughter. If I’m honest, I think that it was mostly a gift to me. The time to enjoy a sweet look back and some creative exploration made me so very happy.

This 4″ canvas album is from Maya Road and you’ll notice from the photos that it’s jam-packed with all kinds of wonderful goodies. The little Vintage Heart Tart Tin is so darling and holds all my embellishments together easily.

As you can see, I just had a blast adding all sorts of wonderful things inside. Want a peek?

Here’s one of the chipboard pages. In this album there are three chipboard pages and three canvas pages. The canvas pages especially were so fun to create with. Paint, ink, die-cutting and stamping were just a few of the techniques.

Today I’m sharing this little album on the Maya Road blog. I hope you’ll stop by for some more peeks into my album.

Happy creating!