Free Fall Layout

Hello on this blizzardy and treacherous Friday! The snow seems to have stopped falling for now, but my husband is still out there working, and I’m worried about him! Well…worried about him driving in these poor conditions. No one should be out there, for any reason.

This was what my street looked like before I got out there to shovel. It’s deceiving- it’s wet and heavy snow, and it’s made driving conditions in the north part of the province very tricky!

This is my last airshow layout! I was able to snap a few pictures of the airplanes doing their thing during the show. It was impressive to watch!

I used a mixture of CTMH and Recollections papers to create my layout, and you’ll notice I even snuck in a bit of washi tape for a cute little border! I haven’t used my washi in quite awhile. It felt good!

Lastly, I used a Carta Bella journal card and Echo Park (I think?!) balloon sticker for embellishing the top left corner. I raided my button stash, and added some of my grandma Murray’s old buttons for a small cluster also on the left page.

On the right page, I adhered a couple more journal cards, a button and a cricut die cut to complete it. 

This sketch inspired today’s layout spread.

Love Layout

Hello friends. It’s a holiday weekend here in Canada- we’re celebrating Thanksgiving on Monday. I’m cooking dinner for my family, my FIL and one of my husbands’ buddy’s. You won’t see me here Sunday or Monday, but I’ll catch up with you again on Tuesday!

Since it’s a holiday weekend, it also means my kids get an extra long weekend. Today is a PD day for the teachers. Yay for extra long weekends!

I hope my kids will let me play for a bit today! Maybe they’ll come for a walk with me too! (A mom can dream!)

I began with this sketch, using a stamp to create the grid in the background. (The ink is CTMH). 

I layered strips of scrap patterned papers to create two focal points- one to mat my photo and the other as an embellishment cluster. 

The title was cut with my cricut, and I completed my page using various stickers and ephemera.  

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!


Hello friends. Wednesday already. Crazy how fast time flies!

I was talking on the phone with my husband yesterday, and I was astonished to learn I’ve had my current car for a whopping 4 years already. I had just begun looking at September, 2012 pictures as we talked, and the proof was in the first picture in my queue. I had to ask him if that was true! So, yes, time does fly. You’ll see a layout about Sassy (my car) in the near future- and who she replaced (Yuki, in case you were wondering).

Today’s layout is a blast from the past, too. Miss A was two years old in the picture above; before we headed out to the Airshow, I caught this snapshot of her. (Hence the title, lol).

I began by watercoloring the background and layering scrap patterned papers on top once it was dry. My heat tool helped speed up the drying process. 

I matted the picture onto more scrap paper, then added some washi and a bit of twine for a bit more flair. 

The title was cut with my cricut, and adhered on its side using my CTMH Liquid Glass. 

To complete this layout, I used random bits and pieces from Jillibean Soup and stamped and stamped and fussy cut everything else. 

I was inspired by this sketch.


Good morning friends! 

It’s another cool day, with more rain (possibly) forecasted, so the twinlets and I are laying low and just vegging today. 

This layout is a companion to yesterday’s layout- in that it continues telling the story of putting the finishing touches on our bedroom- mainly, converting my husbands watered frame to fit our current non-waterbed mattress and box spring. Before the bed was reassembled, I hung curtains in our room too- which hadn’t been there before. 

I began this page with some blue water colors, then spritzed ink over circles that were randomly placed around the paper. Once it was dry, I stamped the hounds tooth background and layered matted photos over top. 

I cut the title with my cricut, and stamped then fussy cut some of the embellishments around the page. (Some elements were just stamped directly to the page). 

Lastly, I added some washi, puffy stickers, enamel dots and a couple wood veneer embellies to complete the page. 

I was inspired by this sketch by the Memory Nest.


Good morning, dear friends! The weekend is finally here, and with it came my husband, and soon to be my parents, and maybe- Just maybe- the chance to actually scrapbook for a bit. I’m really, seriously, desperately hoping to scrap for a bit. Still, my schedule has not allowed it. If this weekend won’t allow for it, I’ll neglect some chore next week to indulge myself.  I deserve it!

The layout I’m sharing today was made using a mixture of CTMH paper collections. I also used an ancient cling stamp to create the stitching in the top right corner, and added stamped then fussy cut images to various places around the page to embellish it. 

The title and palm tree were created and cut using my cricut and scrap cardstock from my stash. I also punched a couple pieces of cardstock strips with a border punch. 

I was inspired by this sketch. 

As you can see, I turned and flipped the page; the original orientation of the pictures didn’t feel right to me. After moving them around a number of times, I finally settled for what you see above. 

The Plan

Good morning, friends!

I’m dropping in today to quickly share this patchwork layout I created; my husband came home last night, and I really want to make the best of our day together. Who knows when they’ll ship him off again, and for how long.

I was inspired by this sketch that I found originally at You can find it saved to my Pinterest, if you find it inspiring, too!

I wanted to include some glitter in this page, so used some CTMH glimmer tape in Teal. I think it’s so pretty! 

To create the large circle at the top of the page, I first cut the shape using my cricut, then adhered the scallop border underneath the circle. The color of the inner portion was created by brushing watered down acrylic paint to a previously white cardstock circle. 

I embellished using some stamps (which are all CTMH), and the odd chippy sticker. The squares were all cut from scrap patterned papers. One was embellished with strips of Teal glimmer tape. 

Puppy Love

Happy Sunday, dear friends! I have another layout to share today!

I love the colors I chose here- the pop of Thistle (purple) against the Teal is gorgeous! I used a CTMH embossing folder for the background, then layered some washi tape and cricut die cuts on top. And, for good measure, I added some stamping and fussy cutting, as well.

I was inspired by Creative Scrapbookers’ June sketch challenge.

Snail Mail Saturday

Hello friends! I have more smail goodness for you today. 

I am desperate to get back into a routine where more quiet time allows me some freedom, but until that happens, some of my pictures will be taken when the light is poor. 

These gals are quickly becoming good friends and I look forward to every letter I receive from them. They’re full of sweet words, stickers and washi tape! (Which, you all know, is my fave!) I’m also loving the cute stationery too!

Shoestring Planner Tuesday

Hi everyone!

It’s another Tuesday, which means it’s planner day on my blog!

I was a bit better at embellishing last weeks’ spread- here’s the proof:

With fall in the air, I’ve had a hankering to start some baking. I made an Apple Crumble in my crock pot, and now I’m thinking about making my pumpkin Loaf. I need more pumpkin puree- I came across a pumpkin smoothie recipe recently, too! Yum!

(I mention this to explain the baking day entry on Saturdays day view). 

The adorbs little hippo you see is CTMH; I stamped her in permanent ink then colored her in with my Shin Han markers (after the permanent ink dried). She originally was intended for another project, but I wasn’t sure I liked how dark her skin was (at the time). Now, I think she’s simply adorable! After coloring her in, I fussy cut the image out, then adhered it in my planner.

Also, the patterned paper squares were also scraps that were leftover from a previous project. You’ll likely see more of that particular paper in the near future (in my planner and elsewhere). 😉