Double Project Share with Technique Tuesday

Hi crafty friends! It’s been quite a while since I’ve popped on here to share some craftiness with you, but I am excited to be back to share not one – but TWO awesome projects today!

I am joining Technique Tuesday today in their Birthday Promo! I love sharing these projects with you all because I get the opportunity to share some fun discount codes on top of some pretty awesome scrappy inspiration.

Today I am featuring two different stamp and die bundles – each one unique and simply beautiful in their own way, with some birthday themes. These are some of my favorite kinds of stamps because you can use them over and over again during the year to celebrate your friends and family.


Monochromatic Lavender Card

First I would like to share with you the first bundle I got to work with. This one was the Lovely Lavender Stamp Set with Matching Dies pictured below.

As you can see, you get a beautiful floral stamp with a matching die. The you have four stamping sentiments to go with it, so you have options that go for many occasions. The die set also has a sweet sentiment that says “love you” which gives you an option to create at least 5 different types of cards. Isn’t that a great deal?

I made a card with this stamp and die set using the birthday sentiment. I decided to create a monochromatic card and stuck to the lavender/purple tones.

Here is a closeup of the card below. I used some of my watercolors to add color to the stamped lavenders, and I used the matching die to easily cut it out.

Here is a Pro Tip: when creating a card that uses coloring, sometimes, your stamped ink might smudge. I would recommend you use a stamping tool like the Misty, or I used the WRMK Stamping Platform, because this allows for you to keep control of where your stamp will land without any guessing between the layers. I like to use this stamping tool to add a top layer to my lavender stamp — all without loosing my place and keeping your image looking crisp!

You can find this stamp and bundle set on the Technique Tuesday website here. Don’t forget to take advantage of the current sale with the code below:

The coupon code is HBDAY21, and the offer is 20% off everything for 5 Days to Celebrate, May 16th – 20th.



12×12 Birthday Layout

For my second project I have a super fun 12×12 layout using a second set of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday.

This set is called Scrapbook Birthday Stamp Set and Large Happy Birthday Crafting Dies Bundle, and it is fabulous!

I was challenged to create a memory keeping project with this stamp and die set so I worked up a fun 12×12 layout using both the stamps and dies.

I used a very feminine theme to document my daughters 2nd birthday. I used some of my favorite stamps to add an extra pattern to my top and bottom borders atop of the patterned papers.

I also die cut the “happy birthday” die six times to use around my floral cluster. I added lots of fun elements to the cluster including a background with glitter paste using a stencil, a folded accordion using some matching paper, and lots of colorful gems.

I love all of the layers, stamping, and colors of this layout! I hope you are feeling inspired to create your very own birthday themed projects using these stamps.

You can find this second stamp and bundle set on the Technique Tuesday website here.

Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the current sale with the code below:

The coupon code is HBDAY21, and the offer is 20% off everything for 5 Days to Celebrate, May 16th – 20th.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed these stamp and die birthday projects.

Find all of these stamps and more inspiration from more talented crafters here!

See you next time, crafty friends, xo.


Technique Tuesday Love Promo Layout

Hello friends, welcome back. Today I am sharing with you a fun layout using some love themed stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday.

I have the privilege to join them this month on their Love Promotion and I’m here to share the project I created with the gorgeous stamps and dies they have sent me.

Check out the details below, and the check out the process video at the end of this post.

This month at Technique Tuesday there is a great promotion for all of their love themed products. I had the opportunity to play with these two sets:

Long Love Crafting Dies and the Love Grows Here Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies Bundle

The stamp set was filled with so many sweet quotes that you can add to any card or layout and the die sets were filled with so many sweet dainty cuts.

I decided to create an 8 1/2×11 layout featuring a silly photo strip of me and my sweet girl.

I was really inspired by the stamp set and dies to create a dainty colorful layout. The stamps helped create a background on my page, and the die cut pieces worked as my ephemera pieces. To the stamped background I also added some ink splatters.

I used some foam adhesive to add some dimension to a few of the pieces. Check out that fun dimension in the photo above.

The final touch was my title. For that I used some cute and colorful shipboard alphas. I then ran my layout through my sewing machine and added some stitched texture to the border of my page.

As promised, I have recorded a process video for you to enjoy and you can check it out at the end of this post. By first check out the Technique Tuesday promotion:

· 10% off all Love-themed stamp and die bundles

· No coupon code needed

· Starts Sunday, 1/10

· Ends Monday, 1/24 at midnight.

Check out the full process video by clicking the image above.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this project. I would love if you leave me a quick like or comment below letting me know what you enjoyed about this project.

What The Heck 2020

Well, hello! Welcome to this blog post. (Finally!) I am so happy if you are stopping by to read today. I have definitely abandoned this little blog here of mine this year. It’s not because I wanted to drop the ball, but man this year has been tough!

I mean, can we talk about it?? I had a wonderful start to the year with my babies and husbands birthdays in January and February. Things were really looking up.

Come March, I was getting ready to celebrate my birthday that month with a few different events. First of all, I had a fabulous boss babe meetup with my friend Samantha and her business group of ladies. Luckily I still managed to make it to this on the second weekend of March. It was so much fun! I’ll have to talk all about these meetups on another post.

Back to March, later that month before my birthday, my husband and I had some plans to spend my birthday weekend in San Diego, just the two of us. Then finally the first week of April I had purchased tickets to the 2020 Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, California and I was gonna spend a night in a hotel room all to myself and was gonna join the all-day crop. It was gonna be soooo much fun!

Well…… I got a big WOMP! WOMP!

So did everyone else and their Spring 2020 plans. We all know why. The COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ugh. Is all I gotta say!

However, despite everything that has transpired in the last 7 months of this year, I have come to a realization that this has all be a blessing in disguise. I know, I know so much is at stake. There is so much uncertainty.

But if you think about it, so much good has come out of this. At least in my life it has.

What about yours?

For one, our world has woken up and risen together to try to make a change for ourselves, our neighbors and our own families. I’d like to think that everyone is more gentle hearted now. We are also making daily selfless choices to care for others by wearing a mask. It’s so simple. But what a choice of love!

Also, the dynamics at home has changed for so many. For the first 3 months of the pandemic, my whole household was home. This was frustrating at times, but it also allowed me to enjoy the time together we had, while we had it. We have spent some amazing bonding times these last few months. So many memories have been made. To keep up with my memory keeping adventures you can catch me on Instagram on my Crafty account and my Personal account.

Fortunately, my husband is back at work and now I’m home with my children daily. Is it a challenge? Yes, of course! We still find new challenges every day.

But I am blessed. So, so blessed. To be healthy. To have a home. A steady income. And my loving family.

Covid might have taken a large part of our freedom. But it has also opened my eyes to what I am blessed with. Covid has not taken away the love or hope in my heart. It hasn’t taken my craft, or my routine, or my sunshine! lol

Part of that, too, is this blog here. I haven’t felt like writing in a long, long time. But the words are calling me to come out and be shared with you, here.

I have a few plans for this blog. I know I’ve come on here a few time in the past and had big plans, but again, I drop the ball.

This time it’s different. This time I really want to take the time to write my heart out. To share ALL the real Neffyness. I want to include more motherhood into this blog, I want to continue to share my love for crafts and scrapbooking, and my life.

I want to use this as my platform to share love, light, and positivity to the world.

I have some exciting this coming including…… (drumrollll) a SHOP!!! Yes, you’re the first to read it here!

So, get out of my way you 2020, you!

I’m here.

I hope, also, that you all stay healthy for yourselves and others. May we continue to spread love around the world, because that is what we all need right now.

Now it’s your turn, I want to hear from you…. what blessings have come out of these past 6 months for you? What are some things you are now used to, that felt almost impossible in March?

Leave me a comment below and let’s chat!

A 2019 Yearbook

Hello scrappy friends, and hello 2020!

I thought I would take some time to come on here and wish you all a happy New Hear and happy new decade!

I wanted to take a stroll down 2019 memory lane and share some of the layouts I made, share the teams I worked with, and what my favorite parts of the year were. I hope you enjoy this fabulous look back at my 2019 crafty creations as I am truly proud of all my work and I want to share!

P.S. I will also be linking below TWO videos where I share a flip thru of all these projects! So read thru to the end to find the videos.

I think it’s amazing to be alive today in celebration of the second decade of this Millenium!

Here are my babies and I celebrating 2020!

Here’s a rundown of what my crafty 2019 looked like….

  • I was very honored to have started the year off with Citrus Twist Kits for the Fall/Winter 2018 Team. My term ended in February 2019 and boy do I miss those beautiful kits.
  • I also stayed on Emma’s Paperie through the year. I am delighted to work for this awesome online scrapbooking shop. This was my 3rd year already!
  • In the Spring, Summer and Fall I played with the gorgeous dies and stamps from Technique Tuesday. These challenged me in the best way… I created many layouts using ONLY stamps!
  • In the Fall I also made it onto the Ink Road Stamps Design Team. I couldn’t stay during the whole term, due to personal issues, but I can’t say enough good things about Lara and her amazingly SASSY stamps! I also pushed myself to make projects using only stamps and it was sooo fun.
  • Finally, in September I guest designed for The Wild Hare Kits. I received the most beautiful kit curated just for me! It was amazing to play with items I was surprised to open and see. For the projects I was assigned as a Guest Designer, I made sure I went all out.
  • On a personal note, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at the beginning of 2019 via VBAC. She is beautiful, kind, and so silly. I slowed my crafting down a bit after she was born, but I couldn’t stay away for long.
  • I rearranged my crafty space to perfection during the last few weeks of my pregnancy, if I do say so myself lol the nesting was strong and I LOVED my crafty space…

So, I want to share with you all the layouts that I created in 2019.

I hope you enjoy!!

That’s probably not all of them!

But just to make sure, I am sharing the FLIP THRU video of all the 2019 12×12 Layouts I made. Just click the image below!

And here, I am sharing all the 2019 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts I made. Click the image below to watch!

Well, friends, thanks for coming here and reading thru this lengthy post. I am excited to continue on this crafty journey this year.

I’ve got big things planned and I can’t wait to share them with you all!

Cheers to a wonderful year! Xoxo

Technique Tuesday Grandma Blessing Layout

Happy Sunday beautiful crafty friends! I am happy to be back today to share with you another project I made using the gorgeous stamps from Technique Tuesday. This month I was sent two beautiful stamp and die sets and I’m here today to share the first one.

I was sent this beautiful set called Grandmother Blessings along with matching dies.

My own momma became the star of this page. You can see above how gorgeous the stamp is with different quotes and phrases and beautiful icons fit for a grandmother.

I used the stamps to create the entirety of my page. Including the embellishments!

To color in my floral pieces I used a mix of markers and colored pencils. I tried to keep this very fresh and light so I didn’t add too many splatters or extra things to my background.

I used this sweet quote as the title of my page. It’s such a sweet sentiment that makes me think how amazing Grammy’s really are!

I used the hear stamp to create some 3D hearts. To make them I simply stamped the heart image five times, folded the heart in the center, and pasted them together using wet glue.

Once placed on my page, they created a super fun 3D fanned out effect.

Finally I came in with the stamped flowers and vines to add some extra touch of color around my photograph and page. Here is my final page, all finished…

You can find this stamp and die set on the Technique Tuesday stamps and dies in the Scrapbooking Collection.
Now that you’re inspired and ready to scraplift some of those amazing layouts, here’s some more good news. You can choose your own set of free stamps. Here’s how to claim your FREEBIE!
  1. Go to our website and put $30 of products in your cart. (The Scrapbooking section is a good place to start.)
  2. Click the button below and add your free stamp set to your cart. 
  3. When you check out, enter the coupon code Free-Flair. The charges for your free stamp set will be removed from your order.
  4. BONUS: if you spend more than $75, you’ll get FREE shipping too!
Don’t wait… this offer ends on Thursday, 9/19! Don’t Miss Your Chance to Pick a FREE Stamp Set!
Learn more about how to make your own Scrapbook Embellishments on this Technique Tuesday post!
Thanks for coming by today, I always love having my readers here. Xo

Emma’s Paperie | May 2019 Project Share

Hi there! I took a break of sorts last week but I am excited to share some fun projects I made for the Emma’s Paperie shop for the month of May.

As always, we had four fun Inspiration points for each one.

We always have a Color Inspiration Project, a sketch, a company product spotlight, and then one random chosen challenge this month being Fussy Cutting (my fave!).


May Color Inspiration Layout

We had a fabulous image to inspire our creativity this month, here it is.

It. Is. Gorgeous!

I love all the soft neutral colors and all the natural elements you see everywhere, the black and white, the soft beige and blush….

All in all, I was obsessed and I made THIS:

“Hopes + Dreams” Layout by Neftali Zambrano for Emma’s Paperie

For this layout I used a mix of the Crate Paper Sunny Days and All Heart collections. I did tons of layering and paper tearing to add all that 3D chunky goodness to an already chunky mama in that photo 😂.

Okay, okay, I digress. BUT I was 37 weeks so you know, obviously… chunky.

To be honest, I don’t even remember if I’ve already scrapped this exact photo, but it’s another addition to my pregnancy album.

The soft color of the photograph also went really well with the color inspiration, which is the main reason why I chose it.

Here are some closeups:


May Sketch Layout

This month’s sketch was chosen by one of the lovely ladies from our design team and it was quite a fun one to work with:

To be honest, I was a little intimidated by it because of all the details on it. However, when it came to it I had a blast creating this layout:

“Summer Mode” Layout by Neftali Zambrano for Emma’s Paperie

I was feeling the blues found in the Crate Paper Sunny Days collection and I created a blue monochromatic page.

I added a beach photo to match my feels.


May Fussy Cutting Challenge

Like I mentioned earlier, there’s always one random scrappy challenge for the month and this month it was all about fussy cutting.

All that means is cutting the elements off a page and use them on your page. You can Fussy cut flowers, icons, words, etc.

For this particular layout I used, can you guess??

Yep! More Crate Paper Sunny Days!

I fussy cut the awesome paper that had all the circles on it and the one with all the fun beach icons to create this layout:

“Sun & Sand” Layout by Neftali Zambrano for Emma’s Paperie

This he was tons of fun to work on. It was super easy to cut the circles.

I loved incorporating tiny stickers all throughout and even more fussy cut beach balls.

I’ve got tons of closeups for this layout, hope you enjoy…

You guys have to get your hands on this collection. I’ve loved using it with all of my summer memories.


May Company SpotlightSimple Stories

This month we focused on playing with the amazing Simple Stories!

You NEED to check out this company if you haven’t done so yet. They have about a million (….maybe less) collections that you are sure to find one, or two, or ten (!), that will fancy your crafty!

So, I decided to use up what I already had in my stash. I did this on purpose because I have hoarded one of my favorite SS collections and I normally bring it out when there’s a spotlight.

Here is my layout:

“On A Journey” Layout by Neftali Zambrano for Emma’s Paperie

The collection I used was the I Am 2 Collection.

This collection is all for you and who you are. It is filled with quotes, adjectives that describe you and definitely empowering.

Which is why I brought it out to capture the first few moments captured of my second pregnancy at 8 weeks.

Here are some closeups:

Luckily, there’s still plenty of this collection in the shop for you to play with, too!


Well, friends that’s it for my May Emma’s Paperie projects!

I hope you are feeling inspired to go create something beautiful with your crafty supplies.

If you have any questions and comments, I’d love to hear them! Leave me a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by!

#myselfloveletters | A Letter to My Heart

#myselfloveletters | A Letter to My Smile

#myselfloveletters | A Love Letter to my Eyes

#myselfloveletters Challenge | An Introduction

I was scrolling along Instagram last week when I ran into a post by Serena Bee Creative, a crafty YouTuber and fellow Instagram Scrapbooker.

Her post was a challenge inviting other ladies to join in for the month of June on writing a love note to yourself EVERY DAY.

I was intrigued! You say “self love” and I’m there, people!

She thought of the amazing idea to write yourself a love letter each day.

She even created the list of topics to follow, hashtags, and a Facebook Group!

I was so delighted to have joined and I have been writing myself some pretty awesome love notes this whole week.

I am excited to be sharing some pretty awesome but personal letters this month following along with the creator of this amazing challenge.

Why?

I have previously and presently dealt with insecurities of my physical self, comparisons in life and on social media, and simply just dealing with trauma and depression.

I have been striving soooo hard this year to come out of my shell of depression and start living a more intentional and HAPPY life.

Let me tell you, it takes work!

But it is truly worth all the hard work.

Looking back at this year I have seen myself push through bouts of depression, my traumas, and have opened my heart to many new things like reading, therapy, THINKING positive, accepting, forgiving, and literally anything that makes me feel like myself.

My goal is to keep being a better and happier version of myself and I know that I have the power inside of me to do all of that.

That is why, wholeheartedly, I have taken on this challenge for myself and will be sharing each and every one of the 30 love letters I write to myself this month on my Instagram and blog on a daily basis.

I hope that in my sharing such personal notes, you can find something that will make you feel positive about yourself….

I hope that you know you are not alone in your struggles.

I also hope that you see the beauty in loving yourself and the amazing feeling you will feel when you write love notes to your whole being as it is RIGHT NOW.

I will be sharing all of the notes on a daily basis on my Instagram. Go check it out, I already 6 published letters!! I will be coming here daily to post the most recent ones, too.

My goal, as I have mentioned before, is to have this blog to share ALL the neffyness!

The scrappy life, mommy life, and even the personal more intimate life.

So hope you enjoy this series of #myselfloveletters and join the #selflove movement yourself!

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