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Scrapbook Love

| craft life, crafty gal, paper craft, scrapbooking

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout I created for my youngest nice. I love scrapbooking memories and gifting memory gifts so this is the start of her album.

I absolutely love how dimensional this layout is and her pics are just so stinkin’ cute.

The paper collection I used was Sweet Girl by Lori Whitlock. I used some of the stickers that were included for embellishment. I just added them on top of white card stock, then fussy cut them out and pop dotted them for extra dimension.

This is also my layout for the Bows & Tassels Challenge for The Studio Challenges. You can still play along and can find the challenge blog here.

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I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!

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Instant Smile In A Cup: Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

| card making, Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, craft life, crafty gal, greeting cards

Happy Friday!

I have a fun project share for you today which is also my card for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.

The theme was Spring/Summer and although the lady in the image I used is wearing a sweater I am positive it’s probably because its cold inside the coffee shop.

I created a 6 x 6 card with a gorgeous image from Krista Smith. You may love Krista’s designs as much as I do and remember her designs as Saturated Canary. The image I used is the Once A Month Image April 2019. You can find it in her Etsy Shop: Shop Krista Smith here.

The paper collection I used is from my very own collection, Magic Bean and you can find that here.

I colored up the image with my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. I wanted the card to be dimensional so added a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and 5 x 5 layers on pop dots and then an oval cutout for the image with more pop dots.

The sentiment stamp I used “Instant Smile in a cup” is from the Greeting Farm, Mini-Remix Brewtiful.

Lastly, I embellished the card with some gold sequins and a tulle bow and brown cord bow.

I really enjoyed coloring up this image and making a card with less embellishments but more dimension with all the layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Diamond Fold Card & Tutorial

| card making, Christmas, crafty gal, greeting cards, Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today’s project share is a Diamond Fold card. I love sending unique Christmas cards and this one is at the top of my list and it is quick and easy to make.20161119_161453038_ios

I decorated the front of the card with some Christmas chipboard embellishments, sequins, a snowflake and bow.


The card extends out for space for a message and I added a pocket so you could add a tag and a gift card.

Here is the tutorial so you can make your own Diamond Fold Card.

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!



Christmas Mini Album & Tutorial

| Christmas, crafty gal, Mini Album, scrapbooking

Hi Everyone!

Today’s project share is a Christmas ┬ámini album. It is 4 1/2 x 6 inch when closed. I love this mini! There is so much room for tons of pictures and journaling spots but it folds up so nicely.


Here are some pics of the mini before I started embellishing.

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Here is the tutorial so you can make your own:

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!



It’s Good to be Queen Wall Decor

| craft your passion, crafty gal, Wall Decor

Hi Friends!

Today’s post is my Craft Your Passion Design Team Project and I am soo in love with it! Our sponsor this week was Rick St. Dennis and I think his images are fabulous. The image I used is Queen of Hearts Hat Digi.

I love this image so much I decided to create wall decor that i could put up in my craft room! I created my wall decor on 8 1/2 x 11 chipboard.


I layered Anna Griffin paper for my background and pop dotted the image for extra dimension. I added a black ribbon and tulle at the top so I could hang my project and also added a cluster of roses at the top.


I added tufts of black tulle and soft pink rosette trim at the bottom.


Instead of coloring up my image with my Copics and Spectrum Noirs, I decided to add color in Photoshop and then print my image. I love how it came out! I also added the sentiment at the bottom in Photoshop.

I know this project was a bit different for me but I hope you liked it!

You can still link up your project here and play along:


Thanks for stopping by!



Three Twist Pop Up Panel Mini Album

| card making, crafty gal, mini albums, paper craft, Twist Pop Up Panel

Hi Friends!

Today’s post is a project share & tutorial. If you are like me you are probably loving the Twist Panel Pop Up Panel Cards. Today’s project is actually a mini album with 3 Twist Panel Pop Ups!

The size of this mini is 4×6 and it has a Belly Band Closure. The stamp I used is from CTMH.


The paper I used is a 6×6 paper pad from Authentique called Classic Essentials.

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Do you want to make your own Three Twist Pop up Panel Mini Album! Here is the tutorial!

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!



Craft Your Passion Design Team Project- Beautiful Marsailles Card

| craft life, craft your passion, crafting, crafty gal, crafty mom, CTMH, Diamonds Are Forever Flair, Marsailles

Hi Everyone!

Today’s project is my design team project for Craft Your Passion.

Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis and the image I used was Marsailles.

I am absolutely in love with this image! I colored her up with my Spectrum Noirs and the only embellishment I added was a touch of matching sequins.

I created dimension by playing with my card layers and then I pop dotted the image.

The stamp I used is from CTMH and is the Diamonds are Forever Flair #C1629. This is one of my favorite stamp sets. 

Make sure to play along at Craft Your Passion. You can link up your project here:

You can pick up the Diamonds are Forever Flair Stamp here:

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!