Cheap & Green, Organization & Storage, Scrapbooking, Techniques & Ideas

Scrapbooking Wheel of Goodies!

Have a scrappy stash? Ever realize that you’re regularly overlooking certain categories of your stash, but aren’t willing to purge those items? Kaleidoscope’s Inspiration Jar to the rescue! I have admired this idea from afar for a long time, and finally got around to making my own version today. There is a picture below, but here is the link, and if you click through, you can make your own, totally-customized-to-reflect-your-stash, version as well!

Counterfeit Kits, Kids, Scrapbooking, Single Page Layouts, Single Photo, Videos

Bevy of Beautiful Butterflies!

Hi! Time for Weekly Wrap-up #19, where I share what creative mess I’ve made this week. Today I have an in-progress layout from my mini May Counterfeit kit. What scrappy fun have you gotten into this week? Please share! ❤️ And if you enjoyed this video, please consider subscribing to my channel. Thanks for watching! :)

8 1/2 x 11 Sketches, Baby, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Scraps, Two Page Layouts, Videos

Double Page Scrapbooking Sketch

Ugh, sometimes I hate WordPress because it cuts off my images… Grrr. Anyway, hey! I’m here today with a free double 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbooking sketch. Measurements included on the pic, everything is a nice round number. :) Hope you can use it! Here is the video to go with it.

Month-In-Review, Organization & Storage, Scrappy Backgrounds, Videos

Weekly Wrap-Up #8

Good morning. :) Happy Friday! I’m in a much better headspace this week, and am sharing some old base pages and Month-in-Review layout kits in this week’s wrap-up. What are you up to?

Cheap & Green

Most Efficient Way to Cut 5″ x 7″ Mats for Scrapbooking & Cardmaking

Ever sailed into chopping up a piece of paper, and before you knew it, you’d cut only part of what you needed, but were out of usable pieces? I’ve done it so many times, and it is so frustrating to waste so much or, then, not have enough to complete a project. So today I’m sharing the best way to cut 5” x 7” pieces for your scrapbooking or cardmaking to save you money, time, and product! Instructions and free printable below the video!

  1. Mark sheet at 5” mark, rotate and repeat until you have marked all four sides at the 5” mark.
  2. Use a straight edge to draw down from the 5” mark 7”.  Repeat for all four sides.
  3. Cut on lines.
  4. Results:
    *Four 5” x 7” pieces
    *One 2” x 2” scrap
  1. Cut entire 8½” x 11” sheet at the 7” wide mark.
  2. Cut remaining 7” x 11” block at the 5” then 10” marks.
  3. Results: 
    *Two 5” x 7” pieces
    *One 1½” x 11” scrap
    *One 1” x 7” scrap
8 1/2 x 11 Sketches, Cheap & Green, Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Single Page Layouts, Videos

Rain, Rain, Go Away! 8 1/2 x 11 Layout & Sketch!

Hello, hello! Today I’m sharing an 8 1/2 x 11 process video, with an original sketch. The proportions would also work for a 9×12 or a4 sized scrapbook layout. There’s also a bit of a discussion in the video over 8 1/2 x 11 vs. 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts. Do you have a preferred canvas size? My reasons for choosing what I choose can be found below the sketch!

There’s a few different ways you can get the sketch. You can watch the video below and screenshot it–it appears near the beginning and again near the end. You can also pin it from here, right- or ctrl- click and download it, or print it.  

I have decided that when it makes sense, 8 1/2 x 11 will be my default canvas size! I think it will be easier for my kids to look at their books in this size. As it is now, I use 12 x 12 D Ring layouts, and they are so big and bulky that they have to get someone to help them pull out the book. I know they enjoy looking at their layouts, hearing the stories and seeing the pictures, so I just want to make it all more accessible to them.

I also know that I will use less paper, cardstock, adhesive, embellishments, etc. on a smaller canvas. Frugal and green!

However, if it doesn’t make sense, I will stick with 12 x 12. Let’s say I have 10 photos from an event. It’s going to make more sense to me to use those on a double page 12 x 12 spread.  I want to save space in my home, too, and multiple 8 1/2 x 11 pages would be more thick than a single 12 x 12, you know? However, if I have a single photo, it makes more sense to me to put that on an 8 1/2 x 11 single page. 

SO—I am not switching completely to 8 1/2 x 11—but I am definitely making more layouts this was moving forward!

Hope you enjoy this video and have a good week. :)

Counterfeit Kits, Double Page Layouts, Everyday, Kids, Multiphoto, Scrapbooking, Two Page Layouts, Videos

Stashbusting Labels Idea! Layout Process Video #15: Donut You Know…? 🍩

Hi, guys! Today I have an everyday-themed double-page 12×12 scrapbook layout featuring the use of lots and lots of labels! I love labels–precut labels, die cut labels, cutapart labels, label stickers, label stamps, all of them–and love finding new ways to use them in my scrapbooking. How do you like to use your labels?

My stashbusting idea is simple–pile up a bunch of labels and then write across them as your journaling. You can see it below at the 10:37 mark: