Project Life Weeks 37 & 38 Featuring Gossamer Blue Kits

Ok wow, I really am not sure where October went! My goal is to bring you a video each month showing my Gossamer Blue kits in a Project Life spread, and today is literally the last day of October so I better get on it for this month! Every month I receive the Main Scrapbooking Kit and the Life Pages Kit and I love them, I love all the fun products they send, and I love the stamp sets that come with both. They always do a fantastic job putting collections together and I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten some of the products in a collection that sold out. You know what I’m talking about – the best product in the most popular collections always sell out so quick, but subscribing to GB will always get you those special items!

So here is this month’s Gossamer Blue process video:

As always, I like to show still photos of the full layout, so you can see how it turned out:

Project Life Weeks 37 38 Full Spread

Here is Side A, or Week 37, and notice I did not create a date card for this side. That is ok, I really wanted to highlight the fact that is was our third anniversary!


You will notice I did something different on Week 38, where I used almost a full sheet of patterned paper in those pockets. I absolutely love that paper from My Mind’s Eye My Story collection, and I wanted to use it in a bigger section than just one pocket. So I decided to cut two-thirds of that paper and layer the photos and embellishments over top of it.

Project Life Wk 37 38

I have to admit that I have been missing using some of those larger patterns in my Project Life, and while I was working on this layout I did some thinking about next year’s album. I am about ready to wind down this year’s album, with December Daily coming upon us, and that means a new year and a new memory keeping strategy. So I think I might start doing something similar to what I did here, using the larger patterned papers and layering photos and embellishments over top. I have a little tweaking to do, but I really like that method.

Project Life Wk 37 Date Card
Project Life Wk 37 Gossamer Blue Kits
Project Life Week 38
Project Life Wk 38

Here are the sources and collections for the products used in this week’s layout:

Gossamer Blue Main Scrapbooking Kit and Life Pages Kit October 2015

October’s kits included products from the following collections:

Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

My Mind’s Eye

Dear Lizzy Documentary

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Project Life video! I’ll see you again soon!


***Project Life is a memory-keeping concept designed by Becky Higgins and marketed by American Crafts. I am not affiliated with either of them, but I do love using their products and love inspiring others to use their products as well! To find out more about Project Life and to connect with other talented scrapbookers, please visit Becky Higgins’ website.


December Album 2015 Walk-Thru Video

Hello and welcome back! I’m so happy to share a beautiful video today that I made showing the foundation pages of my December Daily album for this holiday season. I hope you enjoy!



Alright, so that is my album for the month of December, ready to be filled with photos and stories of our Christmas 2015. I still have a few blog posts planned before December starts because I would like to post all the before photos of the album, and I would like to show you how I organize all my December supplies and papers! I hope you will check back in and be sure to Subscribe so you can get the newest posts in your inbox.

Here is a list of most of the products that can be seen in my foundation pages (I will be posting complete sources as I post each layout during December, and also feel free to shoot me a message if I missed something!)

December Album 2015 Cover Process Video

Hello, welcome back!  I am practically giddy with excitement for this year’s December Album, also known as December Daily, and I’m so excited to post my process video today showing how I created my cover.  I posted some sneak photos of the album a few days ago and so appreciate all of you who stopped in to take a look!  So without further ado, here is the process video.


So I’m going to tell you that this was not the album I started with!  I have mentioned before that my jumping off point for this year’s album was a series of subway numbers I found at a local vintage shop, named Vintage Jane.  These numbers were 5 1/2″ wide x 5″ tall.  So I created an album that was suitable for that size – and then went to put all the pages into it and realized only about 18 days would fit in it!

Anyway, in the next few days I will show you what I did with the album that was almost December Daily – so stay tuned for that!  Also I am working hard on finishing up the foundation pages and a walk-thru video of my December album and I hope you will Subscribe down below to get all the goodies in your inbox.

As always, here is a list of products you have seen in the video:

Simple Stories Teal Chevron Snap! Album 

Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit

Liquitex Basics Gesso

Thanks so much for checking out my December album and my process video!  I hope you are inspired to go, do, create!


See you soon,


***December Daily is a concept of creating an album and capturing one memory per day throughout the month of December. This concept was developed by scrapbooking genius and creative super power Ali Edwards.  More on the project, her process, and her available products can be found here.  I am not affiliated with Ali Edwards, but I do love to use her products and hope you enjoy seeing them being used.  Most importantly, I hope I inspire you, as Ali has inspired me, to create awesome memories and then document those memories in a way that excites you and reminds you of all that is good in life.

Project Life Week 36 Process Video

Hi there, I’m back today with a video of my Project Life process for Week 36, which was September 5-11, 2015.

 My last video can be seen here; Weeks 35 and 36 are together in my album so they sort of go together. I’ve used the same products: Crate Paper Wonder collection and Ali Edwards journaling cards, washi tape, and Stories stamp set.  I will link to those products at the end of the blog post!


I hope you enjoyed today’s video and are inspired to create your own! As always, I like to post some of the photos of the layout here so you can see how it turned out:

 PL Week 36 by itself PL Week 36 by itself PL Weeks 35 & 36 together as they are in the album PL Weeks 35 & 36 together as they are in the album

 I love this 4 x 6 card layered on top of Crate Paper’s floral pattern. I am making an effort to get some of the larger patterned papers into my Project Life spreads, and this makes me happy!

 Floral Card close up Floral Card close up

  This journaling card is one of my favorites, and the main reason why I chose to use the Wonder collection in both of these spreads: Ali has used that apricot color along with red and turquoise and that palette is one of my favorites!

 Dream journaling card Dream journaling card

Those turquoise alphabets from Simple Stories worked out great – I love the contrast between them and the gold stripe. Also, the white and orange journaling card was originally a 4×6 size, and I cut it down vertically to fit in this pocket. Don’t be afraid to cut your elements down and try them in a different orientation!

 Date card for Week 36 Date card for Week 36

 I hope you have enjoyed this simple, easy Project Life layout today! I’ll be back soon to continue the journey through my Project Life album this year! And because they are so cute, here are more shots of the kittens.

 Zoe close up Zoe close up Yep, they're so cute (the products, yes, the products!) Yep, they’re so cute (the products, yes, the products!)

 These are the products I have used in this layout (I am not affiliated with any of these companies, I am just a happy customer who loves to use their products!):

Crate Paper Wonder collection

Ali Edwards, Hello Happy journaling cards, and mini washi tape

Simple Stories Summer Vibes alphabet stickers I think in my video I mistakenly referenced We Are Family, forgive me!)

Becky Higgins page protectors Design F

See you again soon!


Welcome and December Album 2015 Sneak Peek!!!!!

 December Album 2015 | Album spine
December Album 2015 | Album spine

Hi there and welcome to  our new home right here! I’m so excited to be starting in a fresh place and I hope you enjoy the new look. 

All my previous posts are still available at, and can be found here.   Feel free to browse around at my previous December albums and Project Life layouts!  Also in the future I will be uploading my December albums from previous years into the gallery here.  

 December Album 2015 | Album cover plus kits from Ali Edwards and One Little Bird
December Album 2015 | Album cover plus kits from Ali Edwards and One Little Bird


I have been working almost obsessively (ok, really obsessively!) on my foundation pages for December Daily.  This is a yearly tradition that I follow to document our December memories, a tradition created and inspired by Ali Edwards.  I have been doing this project for about seven years now, and the albums I have created definitely rank as favorites in our house.

 December Album 2015 | Album cover
December Album 2015 | Album cover


A big part of this project involves assembling and completing the foundation pages in advance, so that during the month of December you only have to add photos and journaling.  This year my album was created using a set of subway numbers I found at a local shop. 

 December Album 2015 Day 20 | Subway numbers have been cut down and made into sequin pockets; pockets are then sealed with washi tape.
December Album 2015 Day 20 | Subway numbers have been cut down and made into sequin pockets; pockets are then sealed with washi tape.

The size of these subway numbers presented a few challenges in creating this album.  Their size was awkward: 5 1/2″ wide by 5″ tall.  Certainly not typical scrapbook sizes!  I will share more on that journey later, but suffice to say this is actually my second album I’ve created and the first one did not work out (not to worry, it is being re-purposed and will be another project I will post for you soon!).  But at any rate, I decided in the end that these numbers could be cut down to fit in ordinary pocket pages and so be it.

 December Album 2015 | Days 1 and 2 layout
December Album 2015 | Days 1 and 2 layout

I’m so happy with how these foundation pages turned out and cannot wait for December to get here already!  I completely love the kits and products I have chosen.  The album itself is from Simple Stories.  I am working on the video that shows how I treated that album to create what you see in these photos!

 December Album 2015 | Day 16 using Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit and One Little Bird Mini Kit
December Album 2015 | Day 16 using Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit and One Little Bird Mini Kit

The products and kits I have chosen to use (mostly!) are as follows:

Ali Edwards December Daily Main Kit

One Little Bird December Daily Mini Kit by Peppermint Jones

Simple Stories Teal Chevron Burlap 6×8 Snap! Album

October Afternoon Under the Tree Collection

 December Album 2015 | Embellishment card using Ali Edwards and One Little Bird kits
December Album 2015 | Embellishment card using Ali Edwards and One Little Bird kits

I hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks into my December album as it is right now.  Stay tuned for so much more fun to come – videos, how-to’s, and of course photos that I hope will inspire you to create your own!  As always, please feel free to share your own December album in the Comments section.  And I hope you will Subscribe via the button below so you can follow along in my creative journey.

See you soon!