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Happy (inter) National Scrapbook Day!

Happy (inter) National Scrapbook Day! Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you are following along with the Simple Stories  blog hop Here for a chance to win some goodies! 
Here's a look at what I created.
For this layout, I used the Oh Happy Day collection.  I just love the bright colors and that it was great to document a picture  from our Colorado trip from two years ago. 

I used the Oh Happy Day collection kit and the coordinating
Simple Basics kit as my base.


For my main cluster I cut down three sheets of patterned paper to 4x6 and glued them down kinda wonky. From there I added my 3x4 photo and a 4x4 journaling card that I cut down to 3x4. I'm not a huge fan of my handwriting but I wanted to include a little journaling.

All of the adorable embellishments are from the 6x12 chipboard,
the combo sticker sheet, and the 4x6 stickers. 



 I did add a little foam to the word fabulous, the photo of all of us, and the one llama. Then I finished my layout off with a little cluster at…
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Paper Issues- Ad-spiration

Hey Y'all, Courtney here and today I am sharing the layout I created for the
Ad-spiration challenge that Paper Issues has going for the month of February.
Here's a look at the inspiration for my layout.
I was inspired in so many ways by this ad. First off, I am obsessed with the color yellow this year.   It has been my color of choice for the past few months. I was also inspired by the circles and just the overall vintage feel that I got from this add.
Here's what I created:
For this layout, I started with cutting circles with my Sizzix. I had planned to scatter them like they are in the add, but I needed more, so I went through all of the free cut files available in the shop.
 I finally settled on Going in Circles cut file.
I had so many ideas with so many different cut files, I may have to re-visit some more of them.
  I cut the file out at 10x10 so that I could back it on a 12x12 white paper. I wanted the white to come through everywhere that I didn't bac…

Put it on an Angle

Hey, Y'all Courtney here and today I'm up on the blog sharing my layout for the #putitonanangle challenge. For this layout, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew that I wanted to back that amazing Starburst die cut from Kaisercraft that Cassie including in the August kit. I thought it would be perfect to back it with some fun papers.

This might honestly be one of my all-time favorite layouts. I've been gravitating towards yellows a lot lately, and I am a huge fan of it with the mint and the black. All of the papers are from Simple Stories, most being from the Lil Dude collection. The only one that isn't Simple Stories is the mint hearts, it's from Crate Paper. I loved mixing white and the cream together, I love the element that it adds. The ephemera came from Simple Stories Lil Dude, Crate Papers Cool Kid, and the rhino is from Doodlebug.  The amazing gorgeous title is from Vicki Boutin, and it was included in the August kit as well. I think the pop of black m…

Mad for Monochrome

Hey, Y'all Courtney here, and today I'm sharing the layout that I created for the #madformonichromatic challenge. So for this challenge, I could use black, white, or other neutral colors along with the main color. So I chose green, it wasn't my first choice, but I love how it all came together. Here's a look t my layout. 

For this layout I primarily used the December Kit, Hard Candy Christmas. This kit is AMAZING! I decided to use the wood grain paper as my background, and layer strips of the green papers that are in the kit. I did use a few pieces of my hoarded ephemera to keep with the green, black, and white. I do have a few spots of red added in. I've been saving that car with the tree just for this layout. 
My title came from the alphas in the December kit and the August Kit. Most of the ephemera and the journaling card are from the CHRISTmas collection from Illustrated Faith that came out a few years ago. 
Thanks for stopping by, and I can't wait to see …

Remember December

Hey Y'all it's Courtney here, and today I am sharing my layout for Remember December. So I haven't fully decided on how I am going to house my layouts. I am thinking of punching holes and adding rings, I am definitely doing travelers notebook sizing. 


This is a double page spread that I created for day 14, its the day that my youngest turned six months old. For this spread I used the December Kit that Cassie created. This kit made it so easy to make these pages and it’s so perfect to go along with any of your stash or hoarded Christmas items. 


I did add a few things from my stash and most of it was from  Illustrated Faith. I hope you feel inspired and I can't wait to see what you post in the Facebook group! 




Wish Upon a Star

Hey, Y'all Courtney here and today I'm showing Y'all a look at a mini album that I created for the #makeawish challenge.  I decided to go with a mini album for this challenge.


There are several videos on YouTube that show you the dimensions and how to create it.  I just YouTubed folio the album and I tweaked it to what suited me. I absolutely love how this turned out!
When you first open the album it's a gate fold, and each page has a 4x6 flip out for a photo or journaling. I mixed Echo Park's Magical Adventure and Simple Stories' Say Cheese lines to complete this album. 

The front has two inside pockets that are perfect for 4x6 photos or extra keepsakes and the first page is great for journaling and a photo. The next few pages are set up an as good decoration or awesome places to add photos. This album is packed full of photo space. 

Under the right flip out you have an accordion pocket and the left of that you have the pocket pages for even more ph…

Scraplift Sunday week 3

Hey y'all, Courtney here, and it's my favorite day of the week! It's #scrapliftsunday and this week we are lifting the awesome Becky, and I'll have her layout below as well. Here is my layout, this lift was so fun to recreate.





For this layout I started with the background paper from the August Kit, its the Galaxy Quest paper from Echo Park. Then my additional papers are from the  Simple Stories Cabin Fever Collection, as well as all of the embellishments.  My title came from the amazing August kit as well, theVicki Boutin font was perfect for this layout. My little guy decided that I needed the enamel dots, and he added them for me.  I think he did a pretty awesome job!

 Here is the layout that I recreated that Becky made. Her layout was so fun, and it made it easy for me to lift. Can't wait to see what you create in the group!