Traci Reed Hybrid DT | Dad Jokes TN Collection | Father’s Day Mini

I am so excited to be sharing a Mini Album after what seems like forever! This time around I’m sharing a mini I created for my husband for Father’s Day this past Sunday. I used the super hilarious revamped TN collection designed by Traci Reed, titled Dad Jokes.

Here’s a look at that collection which you can purchase at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

This collection, like all the other Traci Reed collections I’ve shared here, are completely digital and can be downloaded right at home and printed in your own personal printer. Not to mention, you can make as many copies as you’d like from now until forever!

With that being said, I printed this fun filled collection at home and decided that I wanted to create a special mini album to gift to my husband on Father’s Day with some of my favorite photos of him and our son.

It came together incredibly quickly and I loved that all of the journaling came directly from the puns and jokes through the embellishment pieces and journaling cards.

Here is a look inside the entire mini (enjoy!!):

To create the base pages I simply trimmed the TN papers to 4×6 and stitched them back to back so that each page had color and I had no white pages. Then, like I mentioned before, I only used the embellishments from the printables to decorate each page and photograph.

Sooo simple!

Gifting a mini or card with this collection will not turn off those macho men because it’s rugged and hilarious! Trust me, I’ve proved it: my hubby was laughing at each joke every time he flipped the pages. Score!

So, I hope that this mini has inspired you to not only pick up this super rad collection, but also make a quick mini album for your dad or partner in parenting.

That’s it from me today, I will be back with more scrappy inspiration very soon. I Until next time, stay crafty, cuties!

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Larkindesign Creative Team | April Release + TN Spread

Welcome back and happy Friday crafty lovers! I am here to share the April Release at Larkindesign that went live on the 1st of this month. I will be sharing with you today a fun and bright Traveler’s Notebook spread inside of my personal TN, and later this month, I will be on the Larkindesign Blog sharing a beautiful 8 1/2 by 11 layout showcasing the beautiful patterned papers.

This month’s collection is called “Sweet Chicks” and it is a bright collection full of bold orange’s, yellow’s, and the softest mint’s ever! Here is a quick look at the collection itself:

LARKINDESIGN APRIL RELEASE: SWEET CHICKS

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If you are loving this collection, you can find a fabulous freebie of a couple of patterned papers  and the full collection for purchase here.

Now, I want to get to the nitty-gritty and share with you one of the cutest spreads I’ve ever made inside of my personal Traveler’s Notebook.

(By personal I mean that I have a couple different books where each one is designated to different subjects. For example: my son, my selfies, photos of me and my husband, and my personal one which includes random things and photos that I like!)

So here is the spread I made using a mix of the 4×5 cards and cut-apart die cut shapes:

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This has to be one of the most fun and unique ways I have ever used orange! It’s got such a fun pop with the black and white 4×6 card that I used to back my photo.

This time around I decided to make things a little interesting by backing the left side of my spread with plain white cardstock and adding some really fun dimension using modeling paste and a stencil with those trendy plus signs.

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It made the plain white background pop with the white-on-white! I also used the cute floral die cuts, cause I can’t ever not use flowers in my layouts! This collection had a fun mix or orange and super soft pink flowers.

I balanced out the area around my photo by adding floral clusters on the left-bottom side of the spread and a matching orange label to which I added a small stamped quote.

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I finished off the balancing by then creating a second cluster on the top right-hand side of the spread.

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This one included one of the fussy cut tags from the collection, to which I added some cute black and white twine. And, of course, some more layered florals!

Then I made this whole spread pop with the brightest title ever!

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These orange alpha’s were from the last kit I ever received from Gossamer Blue last year. It felt to great to bring them out of hibernation to use it with Theresa’s gorgeous collection!!

I spelled out the word #PLANNERNERD because I was recording a photo I took of my set-up while playing inside of my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. Perfect!

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This collection is pretty much the perfect color combo! I just love playing with Theresa’s beautiful designs and color combinations every single month, but this month was a sweet treat!

I also hope you guys have liked this Traveler’s Notebook share. Getting crafty in my TN this month has totally brought back my mojo to keep playing inside these fun little books!

I hope you have enjoyed this project share for the Larkindesign Creative team. I will be back soon, as always, with much more crafty inspiration! Until next time, stay crafty.

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#the100dayproject | 100 Days of All About Me

It’s that time of the year again!! 

Yep, it’s time to start the annual 100 Day Project! Some of you might remember my post from last year and the project I failed miserably at, hahaha. I never really scrapped for 100 days straight. But this year I feel like I am starting this project more prepared than ever.

I am doing 100 Days of All About Me along with Rukristkin from The Awesome Ladies Project! 

What does this project consist of? 

Well, as the title suggests it, it’s gonna be 100 days about just MY. SELF. It sounds a little vain, but let me give you a couple of good reasons why I think this project will be amazing!

First of all, let me clear up that I will not spend 100 days just thinking of only myself (not at all). In fact, I’m starting by thinking of my family first. 

Why?

Well, because Rukristin’s project is based on 100 questions that make you dig deeper into yourself. I want to answer these questions as if I was answering them for my children to read 50 years from now.

Each day will have a new question that I will answer in this book. But I will not give just one sentence answers! I want to challenge myself to really dig deep and give myself the opportunity to be open to myself and give my heart to each question as I answer it.

Second, I feel like this will give me an amazing opportunity to let go of some things, and also grow through it all.

I want to embrace that!

I want to begin to embrace my 27 year old self. Every single aspect of me, even those I don’t like. 

So, if you can’t tell, I am feeling totally empowered as I step into this great project. 

I can thank Rukristin for this and her amazing community of powerful feminists who love to embrace themselves in all aspects of their lives. 

I’m ready!

And, in case you were wondering what kind of format this book will take, I have been sharing pics throughout this post. 

I have had this “smashbook” type album by Recollections in my stash for years now. I feel like this 6×8 book has the perfect foundation pages already in it. Its filled with journaling pages with pretty, bright, and colorful papers. I don’t even have to fuss around my stash to set up anything, so score!

I am also keeping some basic alpha stamps. These ones are from Amy Tangerine and I love the font and size to write out my questions every day.

I also found an unused set of acrylic stamps by Theresa Collins in my stash that had cute sentiments like “this is me” and “love this” and of course, florals and butterflies! 

So today is day 1/100 and I have been sharing my set-up and plans with you. I hope you you will come back through these next few months as I plan to share in weekly format what my #100daysofallaboutme Mini Album is looking like! I want to take the seriously so bad, haha.

Finally, for those of you that are participating,  I wish you all good luck on each of your projects. I have found so much inspiration through each of the ladies participating on Instagram, and I love reading each one of your own projects!

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll stay scrappy because we’re just getting started! 😉

Valentine’s Day Mini |Always Be Mine

As promised, today I am very happy to share with you a Valentine’s Day Mini Album to my best Valentine of all, my now 3 year old son! Yep, my little guy was born on Valentine’s Day and as a mom, I am pretty much obsessed with the idea! So I just wanted to bring that all into play as inspiration for this mini album. I hope you like it!
The supply list is pretty large because I didn’t just use one collection. I had a fun approach by simply using all my cute pink and red “valentine-y” stash. I did however, use my favorite Crate Paper Main Squeeze papers throughout the album. They are completely adorable and sweet and overall, this mini book is just full of Valentine’s Day feels.

And as mini albums normally go, I LOVE taking just about a million photos of all my favorite details. So, I’ve decided that I am just going to share it all with photos below. If you might have any questions about any supplies you see, please feel free to leave me your comments or questions below, I’d love to chat! 

So, here goes, a little Mini dedicated to my Valentine Baby! 

So, that’s it for this mini album. As you can see, it is filled with many Valentine’s day thoughts and sayings. I really had a blast incorporating all kinds of tools and techniques for this mini.

I hope you enjoyed looking through it! 

I will talk to you all on my next blog post. 

NSD + GB | DIY SHAKER POCKETS 

Hey Crafty girls! I hope your iNSD Saturday is getting messy with paper goodness. But I’ve honestly been stuck at my computer watching everyone’s amazing projects, haha. I’m giving myself all day tomorrow to Scrap my day away after soaking in all the goodness from today! 

 So I’m wanting to stop by and give you a closer look at how easily you can make yourself some fun shaker pockets to use for your Mini Albums. 


For this project I challenged you to create a set of matching shaker pockets to use as Main embelishmentsfor your Mini Album pages. 

They are super easy to make and you only need a few supplies:


You’ll need some page protectors. Any size will work. I use a 6×8 sheet that had two 4×6 pockets and cut one of them off. 

I cut it to my album size, which is 3×5, and then cut the left over scraps into two pieces, which I will fill and fuze, as well. The more you switch up the sizes, the cuter your album will be. Plus you’re not wasting anything, yay!


Now the best part, it’s time to fill the pockets!

 If you have two open sides on each side, fuse or sew one side so you may begin filling them. I love to add some tissue paper confetti I was gifted by my good scrappy friend, Mariana. Thanks, girl! 


You can now seal all around your pocket and start adding some embellishments on top.


 However, you can always include your embellishments on the inside and create a sort of grid appearance to your shaker pocket. 


Do what you want girl, there are no rules for making your shaker pockets! 

Be creative, use up your super cute stuff (it is iNSD today! Lol), and have fun making these super cute Mini Album embellishments!! 


Check out the rest of the fun on the Gossamer Blue Facebook Group and enter your Mini album challenge on the Challenge Post for a chance to win a $10 gift card to the Shop!

Xo