Short On Time?

You can still scrap if you are short on time. I am all about getting my layouts done quickly and easily. As much as I love the project life concept I still love my 12×12 layouts. I had some photos from Easter last year that I found and decided to make a layout right away. Sometimes the mood just hits me and lucky for me the baby was napping so I could start my layout.

Something that I have learned is to take advantage of my time! So if i have a few minutes to myself I might pick the photos, then the next chance I get I will pick the paper, I keep doing this until I have all the products together that I want to use. Next I will lay everything out on the paper and if I have the chance I will start sticking it down, if I don’t have the chance at least I already know how I want the layout to look. My embellishments always come last because to me they are the least important part of the layout.

How do you get layouts done when you are short on time?





Digital Scrapbooking Day!

November is here how did this happen so fast. I truly can’t believe that October is over and that it is November 1st. With that being said it is also digital scrapbooking day. I don’t generally scrap digitally but when I do I use photoshop elements. This little software helps me get my layouts done. I struggled for sometime with photoshop but since I have taken courses from Melissa over at Digital Scrapbooking HQ I struggle no more. Seriously if you have ever thought about scrapping digitally with photoshop then you are going to want to take some of Melissa’s classes.

Today is the first day for you to grab Melissa’s brand new class over at Creative Passions. What is the class all about? It’s about teaching you how to scrap digitally and is perfect for beginners and even for people who taught themselves how to use photoshop. This is what the class is all about.

Digital-Scrapbooking-for-Absolute-Beginners-Salespage-graphicInside Digital Scrapbooking for Absolute Beginners:

  • Learn to navigate around the Photoshop Elements workspace – find the tools and commands you need, when you need
  • Videos and a full step-by-step pdf – watch as Melissa demonstrates tips and techniques that will help you become a digital scrapbooker
  • A gorgeous designer kit from Studio Flergs – access to the same product Melissa uses in videos makes it easier to work through the materials
  • Master adding text to a page – after all, the difference between a scrapbook and a photo album is the story
  • Learn how to save your page for printing online – so your pages look the best they can

You can grab this amazing class by clicking the link here and you can check out Melissa’s site Digital Scrapbooking HQ here, where she has classes and tutorials for everyone.


14novackermanfreeNow if digital scrapbooking isn’t your thing then you should definitely check out some of the classes that Lain Ehman has over at Layout A Day. I have taken some wonderful classes and have learned so much. Some of the best classes that I have taken were even FREE. Speaking of FREE their is a great FREE class coming up by Stephanie Ackerman and you won’t want to miss out on this. Stephanie is sharing how to turn text into inspiring faith filled words of heart and let me tell you this is going to be a great scrapinar.  I follow Stephanie on Instagram and let me tell you her stuff is just so inspiring and beautiful. I am really looking forward to this class. You can sign up for the class here and if you can’t make it don’t worry you can watch the replay for a limited time.



Can I just say I am super excited about this class that will be happening over at Big Picture Classes as well. I do a December Daily. I just started in 2012 but it is one of my favorite projects and every year I take a class of some kind to get me jump started or more inspired then I already am. This is what the class is all about.

12 Days of Christmas: December Duos: Document Your Holiday in a Delightfully Fun and New Way

Taught by Stacy Julian, Amy Tan, Elise Blaha Cripe, Aly Dosdall, Kelly Purkey, Tami Morrison, Elizabeth Dillow, May Flaum, Angie Gutshall, Rebecca Cooper, Jennifer Wilson, Tammy Tutterow

2-week guided workshop • Starts December 12, 2014

Capture Christmas as it happens! A dozen instructors are here to help you photograph this year’s holiday memories in real time—and display them in a delightfully simple album that will warm your heart for years to come.

The “December Duos” concept is easy, stress-free, and inspiring. Every day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day, two of our twelve instructors will share a scrapbook layout, video message, and a page prompt in the form of a duo (“warm & cold,” “give & receive,” “near & far”). That’s a total of two-dozen inspiring ideas!

You can follow the instructor’s lead or march in your own direction as you snap your photos for the day. Then, after printing our fabulously free journaling cards and title cards, you’ll either slip the cards and your photos into a Project Life mini album from American Crafts or use them on a traditional (or digital) scrapbook page.

You can grab this awesome class by clicking here.

Well their you have it this is what I will be looking forward to. Do you take any scrapbooking classes. Let us know in the comments so we can all find new classes to take.




Tiny Feet and Ten Toes

Baby layouts are just so fun to make, actually any layout that has something to do with my kids I enjoy making. Any who I had a hard time carrying baby #3 and then he  joined us I had some health issues as well. Needless to say some things were forgotten like the scrapbook paper that was needed to get his foot prints done by the nurses.

I remembered to bring the scrapbook paper to the hospital but completely forgot to bring it to the delivery room. This means that his infant footprints never made it on to my paper and when I asked the nurses if they could do it later the answer was no. One wonderful nurse did bring me the ink to do his footprints myself but for some reason I never did it while in the hospital or even when I got home. I decided that six months was long enough and I was going to get this baby’s footprints on to some scrapbook paper no matter what and that is exactly what I did.

I wanted to scrap it right away so I broke out my Selphy and put it to work. I printed my photos and went through my paper. I have a decent amount of paper but I have realized that I have way to much girly paper if you know what I mean. I chose to cut down the paper with his footprints on it to 10×10 and grabbed some paper from the Close To My Heart Timberline which is now retired. I distressed the edges of the white paper with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink because the white just looked to stark against the patterned paper. I then laid out my photos grabbed a few embellies and journaled my heart away. Before I knew it my layout was done and I scrapped my babies adorable little feet!

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