Pattern Happy Spring Blog Hop

I am SUPER excited to be starting a brand new adventure today with a company that is quickly becoming one of my favorites! Raise your hand if you remember Ki Memories from the scrapbooking world of years ago?! Who else has a stash hoarded away because everything was just way too cute to use?! Well....the amazing creativity behind that company is back with a new one called Pattern Happy and let's just say they are knocking it out of the park! From adorable stamps and dies to the most fun and colorful 6x6 paper ever, I just know that you are gonna love them as much as I do! 


For today's blog hop, we are focusing on spring and when I think of spring, I think of fun, pretty patterns and bright colors so that led to the supplies that I decided to work with today. I decided to create with the All Heart Clear Stamps and All Heart Dies as well as the Geofetti 6x6 paper pad. 


I decided to create a whole bunch of hearts using both the dies and patterned paper as well as the stamp set. I grabbed a few coordinating ink colors and stamped some hearts and then got to work with my die cut machine to create loads more! After that, this impactful layout came together pretty quickly. I used a diagonal format and just started layering and clustering. I added some black spatters and a few phrase stickers along with my foam thicker title and voila! Super fun layout....These products coordinate so well and just make it so easy to create amazing looks! 


Don't you just adore when the colors, patterns, and details all just work together exactly how you imagined in your mind?! I know I sure do! This stamp set and die cut set are just perfection. 


Please stop by my You Tube channel and check out the process video for this layout as well! 

Last but not least, make sure to leave comments at each stop on the hop for a chance to win one of two Pattern Happy prize packs! Leave your comments before April 5th, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be contacted via email. I will be back soon with another fun Pattern Happy project. And now...on to your next stop to check out Kristine's amazing work. 




Coming Soon......A New Series and A Fantastic Giveaway!!

Have you ever happened to find a set of products that just made you smile? Do you go out into the world searching for those small, family owns businesses that offer a personal touch, amazing customer service, and something unique?

Well…Sara and I got to talking about some of our favorite small business (some new and some established) and had the same feeling of wanting to shout from the rooftops how amazing they are! So…on the 1st, 10th, and 20th of the month for the next couple of months, we decided to start a new series called Six Small Businesses That You Should Know so that we can highlight them and shout from the rooftops how much we love them! Each week, Sara and I will both post a blog post as well as a process video working with products from the focus business of that episode.

At the end of the Six Spotlights, we will be giving away a big prize pack of goodies including something from each one of the companies! We have some amazing small businesses to feature and hope that you will join us for all six episodes. See you soon for episode one on February 20th……



Scrapping Wonders & Accent Scrapbooking Blog Hop

I am super excited to see you here on Black Friday! We are collaborating with the amazing Accent Scrapbooking flair badges this month and I just loved using mine in my traveler's notebook. This notebook insert is one for my oldest son. I have these inserts for each of my kids where each spread is a letter from me to that kid about some part of their personality or life that I just love right now.


This particular one is about my son's love of science and all things outer space. The universe flair badges were absolutely perfect for this layout! I did try to make sure that they were arranged in a visual triangle but throughout the entire layout so that the bulk wasn't in the same place on the page. 


Pairing up these flair badges with some of my leftover Ali Edwards Story Kit pieces was just perfect for the feel that I wanted. I added a little pop of purple from the Summer Lights 6x6 paper pad that I had in my scrap bin. 


I hope that you are loving seeing all of the flair badge traveler's notebook projects today. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog so that you can be entered to win a $25 (Canadian) gift certificate from Accent Scrapbooking as well as a $10 gift certificate from Scrapping Wonders. And with that, you are off to visit Kareen at ( Happy Crafting!!

Shhhh......It's a Secret Scrap PAR-TY!!


October 21st and 22nd is our very first monthly online secret scrap party! These events are going to happen once a month in our secret Facebook group. They are full of exclusive content, live scrappy sessions, challenges, prizes, and loads of fun! They are only for members and all content will be in the FB group only. If you aren't a member yet, fill out your form and get started today so you don't miss our October Secret Scrap Party and the chance to be our Secret Superhero of the Month! 

Here's a little sneaky glimpse at what to expect this month...

--photo challenges

--speed challenges

--live scrapping sessions/challenges with some of my scrappy besties

--an amazing live, interactive mixed media tutorial

--an exclusive sketch from Heathers Crafty Life

--great prizes

--the first ever Secret Superhero of the Month Award 

--loads and loads of fun! 

What are you waiting for?!? Come on over and join the fun today!! You will not wanna miss this secret scrap party! 




September Kits

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who placed September orders and has been patient, kind, and supportive. I am finishing up the last few September kits and then it's a wrap on our first month of custom curated kits and we are on to our live one-on-one sessions and planning for October kits. The response has been OVERWHELMING with SO SO SO many people wanting to help create custom kits that fit you exactly. 

A few things that people are doing that you might be interested in hearing about as options...

 ---changing your focus with each kit...YES

 ---ordering special kits (i.e. December Daily or TN mini projects) in addition to monthly kits...YES

 ---ordering two mini kits to make up one larger monthly kit in order to get different colors or    themes...YES

 ---seeing and requesting specific items from other kits or collections you see...YES 

 ---the options are endless and totally customized TO YOU!    YES YES YES YES YES YES





International Shipping Update

Hey International ladies! 

I just wanna say that I love you all and the struggle that you have to get quality cool supplies is real. I have spent the last couple of weeks researching all of my options, making budget calculations, and working towards a solution. I am absolutely 100% committed to the fact that my international scrappy friends should have access to some amazing products delivered each month. So....instead of talking over all of the barriers (there are many!), we are taking charge. This is super top secret for The Secret Not Secret Kit Club members...SO....Shhhhhhhhhh

At this time, we are going to go with this plan. I am SO excited to announce that we are going to do $12.00 flat shipping for international kit friends. This is going to be the price for a typical monthly subscription box. If you order a super jumbo kit or a smaller embellishment only kit, we will totally have to reevaluate. BUT...if you want to be in and we are talking about a standard-ish sized monthly kit, $12.00 flat rate shipping. I am ALWAYS up for other creative shipping options...please don't let shipping hold you back. As shipping rates change, these rates may need to change BUT I will always keep you informed and involved. This is a HUGE priority for me (and for Sara moving forward with RYS as well). Much love to my international friends!!!'s a secret!!