First Shoes Layout

With my new teaching job its a wonder that I managed to find some time to scrap this week but I really had the itch to get some crafty time in the other day. I finished up my One Little Word prompt and created this adorable layout of the baby when we got him his first pair of shoes. I had some Close To My Heart paper that I have been hoarding because it is now retired. I absolutely love the wood grain look and this particular paper pack had come with a pretty teal cardstock which I thought was perfect for a little boy.

I planned my layout out in Design Space and you can grab the layout here. I planned it in Design Space because I knew that I wanted to make the title with my Cricut but then I saw the adorable baby shoes with the First Years cartridge and I thought they were perfect so I added them to my layout!

his first shoes layout

This is what the layout looks like in Design Space I know it doesn’t look like much but once the layout is created with paper it is whole other story. The blue boxes are just place holders and were never cut out but I needed them their so I could figure out how big I could go with my title. My photos were 3.5×4.5 and that is the sizes of the boxes so if you choose to use them as mats for your photos you will know what size you need them to be.

first shoes layout

Here is my layout, photos and paper really do make everything look better! I don’t put a lot of embellishments on my boy layouts so this is what I came up with of course you could always add more to it.

first shoes layout

Look how cute those little shoes are and of course I made them white because the shoes we bought him are white. Now don’t forget their own two days left to grab the Year Noted paper kit for only $5. You can grab the kit in my shop by clicking HERE. 

year noted paper kit


Exclusive Paper is Almost Gone!

I have shared with you before how much I love the Year Noted Paper Kit that is only available during this month in honor of Papercrafting Month. I wanted to share with you how I completed the rest of my prompt for January’s One Little Word using this gorgeous paper that I truly am in love with! I think it’s the colors of the paper and then you add in the gold foil stickers and I am in heaven.

I previously shared my title page HERE and this is how I finished up January’s prompt. The journaling cards came with Ali Edwards class which I printed out at home.

olw year noted ctmh paper

Front side of One Little Word

For the front I really didn’t do to much. I mounted my journaling cards onto the Year Noted paper, I added the gold foil heart stickers and a little sticker. I still feel that it is missing something but I am not quite sure what.

olw year noted ctmh paper

Back side of One Little Word

The back is where I got a little more creative. I did the same thing that I did on the front with my journaling cards but for my 4×6 I went a little crazy. I definitely did a whole lot more then I usually do and I did that intentionally as my word is CREATE! I started with the Thickers to spell out my word. I love these particular Thickers because they actually look like they are made out of fabric. Then my butterfly is the same butterfly that I used for my title page. I love this butterfly, she is from the Art Philiosophy cartridge. I actually had this butterfly sitting on my table for quite some time as I had cut her out a while ago and I didn’t use her for that particular project at the time. Then I added the words, which are areas of my life that I want to CREATE in and then I thought to myself I have all these sequins, maybe I should try using them for a change.

That’s it for the January prompt for my One Little Word class by Ali Edwards. You can grab this paper kit this month only which is over in 4 days in my SHOP!

Are you doing One Little Word this year? If so what is your word?


I’m All About That DIY!

Ok so as soon as I typed the title for this post this song totally popped into my head. I think it could be remade for a DIY song don’t you?

All joking aside and besides the fact that I love this song, I truly am all about the DIY. I mean why spend tons of money when you can make it yourself and not only get exactly what you want but spend less money doing it.

Here are just a few examples of previous posts that I have shared with you about DIY’ing something! Is that a word? I don’t know but I am going to go for it!

DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Project Life Cards

DIY Cricut Dust Cover

DIY Cookie Sheet Upgrades

These are just a few things that I have created myself over the years and they don’t even include some of the other things that I have done over the years, like crocheting American Girl Doll clothes! Yes, I am that mom that taught myself how to crochet specifically for that reason all through Craftsy which I have mentioned you can grab a free Crafsty course by grabbing this Ultimate DIY bundle among other bonuses that come along with the bundle. Did I mention that the bonuses alone are worth more then the Ultimate DIY bundle!

With the Ultimate DIY bundle there truly is something for everyone as the bundle has courses on:



These are just a few of the areas of DIY crafting goodness that are available through the bundle! After today the bundle will be long gone though! You can grab the Ultimate DIY Bundle by clicking HERE and if you aren’t satisfied you can always get your money back the with the money back guarantee that comes with the bundle. What are you waiting for grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle and get your craft on!

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