January 19, 2018

New State Series - Arizona, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin

Liz is responding to customer requests and designing a new series of State Cut Outs. These have the state names, abbreviations, and shapes in several different styles. I love the state outlines with the playful hand lettering filling the shapes. They are so cute! These are great for scrapping your home town, the places you've lived, or your travels. Liz will be releasing a few new sets each month. These first four are 20% off through January 21.

Here's some inspiration for you:

What state would you like to see next?

January 18, 2018

January MIS Challenge, Instructions and Inspiration

Last week (the first Saturday night of the month) Tracy hosted an MIS (Make it Snappy) over at TLP like she does on the first of every Saturday night. These are so much fun. They help you scrap a page quickly, they help you think outside of the box and they can be inspirational.

Even though the MIS is over I like posting the instructions here along with some inspiration in case anyone wants to practice or just scrap a page for fun!

Typically you try to scrap it in less than an hour but you have 24 hours to complete the challenge.

Here are the instructions from the latest MIS. I give full credit to Tracy for these fun instructions.


1. Even number of photos
2. Two titles; Main (@THE MOVIES) AND Sub-title (LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION)
3. Four or more uncommon elements, common elements are flowers, leaves, stars, hearts, and all fasteners (Popcorn Box, Soda Cup, Popcorn Scatter, Movie Ticket)
4. Two or more buttons; buttons as the center of a flower do not count towards this button count; you can use flowers with button centers. (two blue buttons on left of journal tag)
5. Stars; used in paper or elements.

And here's some fun pages I found from the challenge:

by Desi

by Jane

by Marilyn
If you make a page using the instruction above be sure to share in the comments! I love seeing them.


January 16, 2018

Finished and Printed 6x8 Document Your December Album

I am in love with this album! 

  • It was fun and easy to create. I scrapped a very simple page for every day in December leading up to Christmas.
  • It's just the right size for my little kids to carry around and look at.
  • It was cheap enough to print right away. 
  • There's room to add to it every year. I'll just divide the years with page dividers.

Here are some specifics on what I used for my Document Your December Album.

6x8 Falala Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Falala Cut Outs by Scrapping with Liz

Document Your Memories Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Document Your Memories Element Pack by Sabrina's Creations
December Kit by Sahlin Studio

6x8 Prints from Persnickety Prints

Album Supplies:

Here's a little peak at all of my pages. What fun memories and I can tell you that my kids have already look at the album several times!

I chose a ring binder album for a few reasons. 1. It's really easy for my kids to flip through, and with page protectors I don't have to worry about pages getting ruined. 2. There aren't many options out there for printing 6x8 portrait albums. 3. This wasn't really a reason but it's a BONUS! There's plenty of room for at least a few more years. I'll just add to it every year. Next year I'll just have to print the pages. 4. Another bonus that I didn't think about is that it's just the right size for my kids to carry around the house. The 12x12 size books are just too massive for the little ones to carry around.

This is me holding the album. It's just so cute.

And the main reason that I scrapbook. My kids. They love seeing how cherished they are and how our moments have meaning.

I hope this gives you inspiration to finish up those DYD albums or to consider making one next year.

January 15, 2018

Week 2, My January Calendar and More China Pages

Everyday Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly: Sparkle
Sparkle On Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Sparkle On Element Pack by Sabrina's Creations
I finished up this page yesterday. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen my "story" on how I was trying to scrapbook with 3 little ones climbing all over me. They get so excited when I scrapbook and they see their faces on my pages.

Last week was a pretty normal week. We are back into our school routine and slowly getting back to music lessons, hearing therapy, etc...
Everyday Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly: Sparkle
Sparkle On Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Sparkle On Element Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Not sure if I've shared what I'm doing with my new 2018 Calendar Planner series. It's all a blur over here lately. I'm documenting our days with these and then going to add these to the end of my Weekly album. I think it will be fun to look back to see what our schedule looked like over the year. I've finished the last two weeks. I'm filling them in at the end of each week. It literally takes me about 5 minutes to update it at the end of the week. So easy.

January 2018 Planner Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly: Sparkle
Sparkle On Paper Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Sparkle On Element Pack by Sabrina's Creations
Last weekend I scrapped a few more China pages.  I'm working on our last day in China! Woohoo. So close to get these printed. You'll have to click on the image to get full credits as I used WAY too many things on these pages which isn't my usual style, but sometimes it's fun to do something different.

Look at those cuties. They sure have changed in just over a year.

I miss China.

How did your weekend scrapping go?

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