Try New Things PML Layout

Good morning, friends! 

This is the first time all week there hasn’t been something planned or on the go. I’m elated I have the chance to spend a few minutes with you and share another project!

This layout sure makes me pine for frost- free days! I created this layout to mimic a PML (Picture My Life) or Project Life layout, without using the proper page protector for it. So, you’ll notice the page is divided equally into your sections- three along the top and three along the bottom.  In the first column on the farthest left of the page, I used PML journaling cards to embellish, title, and create a spot for the eye to rest from the bright and vivid colors in the pictures. 

I added another (third) journaling card to the top far right on the page for some journaling. (Also, because the top most photo was cut to a 3×4 inch size.)

Lastly, to complete the page, I cut a trio of hearts using my cricut and adhered them to the centre of the page.

Hurray For You Card

Hello! What a miserable afternoon it is! There are weather advisories for my area…hubs is headed outside of town at 2 am tomorrow morning, and I worry it’s going to be slick with all the snow and freezing rain there is around me. If any of you’s have to go out, be extra careful!

For a change, here’s a card I made awhile back to beef up my birthday card stash. I was running low and needed more. This card is super simple to make and is a fantabulous way to use up scrap papers. 

Begin by trimming your papers to 0.5 inches wide. Arrange them how you like, then glue them down. Stamp yoyr message on scrap cardstock, trim to size and punch the corners. Add stars (die cut or ephemera), and you’re done! Quick, easy and super cute, to boot!

This birthday card I found on Pinterest inspired my set of cards. (I made a total of 5).

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends! It was a fabulous holiday weekend here, but I’m so glad that we’ve returned to a normal schedule. It was kind of tough getting going this morning, but now that I’m back at it, I feel good!

I have last weeks’ planner spread to share with you. Are you ready for it?!

I kept it simple- added some scrap patterned paper squares to each day view, alternating it’s placement, then stamped and added ephemera to decorate it some. You’ll even see some rub- ons! 

Play Layout

Good morning! Are you enjoying your weekend so far?

It’s looking like another day to play inside, unlike the day we spent with Oma in the picture above. Any day spent with our grandparents is a blast!

My inspiration came from this sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy. I cut the file folders with my cricut (two of them), then layered them slightly askew. Next, I added 3×4 inch scraps if paper to the inside of the top file folder, adding my photo ontop lastly. 

I finished my page with a few other odds die cuts and stickers.

Oh, Hey Card

Hi everyone! When you’re reading this, I’ll be heading into Edmonton…again…to run more errands with my husband. It’ll be another whirlwind trip. Wish us luck! Lol

Instead of a layout, I have a card to share with you. I made it three months ago, but I’m just now getting around to sharing it.

I used a mixture of washi tapes to create the background, layering it ontop of a white cardstock mat before adhering it to the polka dot green base. I stamped the sentiment, then dovetailed each side to create the pennant. The ink and stamped image are both from CTMH  (Close to My Heart). 

I may not drop in tomorrow- it depends on how today goes in the city! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends! 

I’m finally just getting my post up now. Groceries, then a massive migraine that’s still insisting on hanging around, sidelined me today. But, it’s better late than not at all!

Some big things happened last week- namely attending the gymnastics annual general meeting and applying for (and being accepted) as the secretary for the club! Pretty exciting stuff. We also spent the weekend in Edmonton, and began our Christmas shopping (somewhat). “Camping” actually turned into “glamping”- at my parents lol. 

Make it Monday

Happy Monday, dear friends!

As promised, I have my Grilled Tuna Melt to share with you. If you’re tired of your usual, run of the mill grilled cheese sandwich, then give this recipe a try. It’s great to eat on days you don’t particularly feel like cooking or days that are miserable and cold.  Like yesterday lol. Last night, it dropped to 0° C overnight. Summer is most definitely gone from here!

Instead of typing out the entire recipe here, I’ll just include the Pinterest link to this delicious sandwich. 

Next week, I’ll share a new, tasty and healthy recipe that you and your kids are sure to love snacking on! Mine do- and it has flax seed in it. (I wasn’t sure I was a fan until I tried this recipe). 

Stay tuned for my next Make it Monday post!

Scrapbook Labels Idea

Good morning, friends!

I came across this idea a few weeks ago on Pinterest, and I’m so excited about it, I had to share it with the rest of you!

I’ve been looking for a way to mark the dates on my scrapbooks albums that correspond to the dates on the pages inside the album. Nothing really jumped out at me until I saw these adorable little tags hanging over the spine of the albums on Pinterest.  

Hello! Why have I not thought of this before?! It’s so simple! I used my Dymo label maker to create the dates, then adhered it to the centre of the tag. I hung the tag over the top rung in my d-ring scrapbook albums, ensuring the tag was visible along the spine of my albums. 

There’s my duh moment of the month, lol. I bought the labels at Walmart. 

How do you label your scrapbook albums? Do you include dates on your layouts?  

Shoestring Planner Tuesday…

(…four days late.)

Hi everyone. 

My daughter is sick today, so we’re just taking it easy and relaxing in and around the trailer. It’s a good thing it’s our last day here. I think we played too hard in the heat, and now it’s catching up with us. 

Since she’s feeling lousy, I thought I’d drop in and share last weeks’ planner pages that I missed sharing on Tuesday. (I have no snail mail to share because I’m not at home and obviously haven’t checked my mail in a week). 

I was already in a “campy” frame of mind, so chose woodland creature stickers (I stole them from my kids. Shhh, it’s our little secret!) I also chose stickers that are reminiscent of traveling. You’ll see that next weeks’ spread is full of travel- inspired chipboard stickers from Carta Bella. They work great in my planner. Stay tuned for it!

Since my spread this week is travel-themed, I also used my CTMH arrow washi tape to decorate my pages further.

Thanks for joining me. I hope you enjoyed my planner pages today! 

CTMH Monday

Welcome to another edition of CTMH Monday! Here are my latest projects made using CTMH; I hope you enjoy! This post is relatively picture heavy, so without further adieu, here they are!

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These last two pictures are one of the twins’ teachers’ thank you gifts. She is having a baby in October, and I thought this would be a nice way to thank her and congratulate her. (I shared the second photo to show what’s sealed inside the jar.) Everything to create this was bought from the Dollarama (yay!)- including the jar- and cost less than $10. (I had the kleenex on hand, as well as the clothes pins.)

I made the tag on my computer, and used some CTMH stamps to decorate it. I also tied the tag on with Lagoon twine. The white mesh ribbon came from the dollarama.