Embossing Love

A couple months ago, I took the plunge and bought a manual die cutting machine. After considering the options (namely the Cuttlebug, which is smaller and less sturdy), I decided to get the Big Shot. My main motivation to buy it was to use it with wafer thin dies, but I also bought an embossing folder, just to try it out… and I have fallen in love with embossing!

I really love the results! Here are a few cards I made for my Project Life album.

Embossing folder: Amy Tangerine

Embossing folder: Tim Holtz


Embossing folder: We R Memory Keepers

Embossing folder: Cuttlebug (left)          Tim Holtz (right)

I have been playing with creating a faux letterpress look. I just used some Hero Arts shadow inks for this card.

This one is probably my favorite plate set! By We R Memory Keepers

Seriously.. embossing, where have you been all my life?? 😉

Heck Yeah

Yay for the weekend! And yay for the World Cup.. are you a soccer fan?? I sure am! 😉
Anyway, back to scrapbooking.. here’s a lovely new kit that I had fun playing with this week! I love the orange, teal, yellow and gray combination! Here’s the card I made with it.

Enjoy your weekend! I am alone this weekend so I’ll make sure to get my craft on, yay!

Why I Love Wednesdays

Hello and happy Wednesday! This is my favorite day of the working week, because it’s SOSN (Something Old, Something New) – 50% off selected products at The Lilypad. I love it because it’s the best way to grab some gorgeous products I missed when they first came out, and add some new ones too! Here’s what I made with today’s goodies.

The Roots fonts by Heather Joyce

Yes, I used a cleaning kit to make a page about a haircut. 😉

Mini Dot Alphas by Amy Martin
The Roots fonts by Heather Joyce

This gorgeous kit was from last July’s BYOC and I had not scrapped with it, I was so happy to do it now because it’s gorgeous!


I scrapped this week. Oh yes I scrapped. And I bet you will want to too, once you see the June BYOC at The Lilypad. :))

I really am not much for purple at all, but I’ve fallen in love with this BYOC!

Drift Away Elements by Sahlin Studio
Summer Days Badges by Stolen Moments Designs

Such a great mix of papers, elements, alphas and templates!

Painted Rounders v2 and Mended Around by Amy Martin
Summer Days Pocket Cards by Stolen Moments Designs

I also made a card for my MIL with the BYOC products by Sahlin Studio.


Next up, I have a page documenting a very special happening.

Timeline templates by Paislee Press
Sprinkles v24 by Valorie Wibbens
Dreams Do Come True Elements by Little Butterfly Wings

We have a robin nest on our deck, and we’ve been able to look at the progression. It’s just so sweet! The nest is quite high and we’ve only been able to sneak phone pictures there (sadly out of focus), but it was worth documenting! And this timeline template was just perfect!

OK.. last page now.

Sassy Pants Papers by Amy Wolff
Painted Rounders v2 and Mended Around by Amy Martin
A Bit Worn no. 7 and Sprinkles v24 by Valorie Wibbens
Dreams Do Come True Elements by Little Butterfly Wings
Summer Days Badges by Stolen Moments Designs
And for being someone who doesn’t like purple.. I am digging the purple on this page! 🙂

King of the Woods

Today is Wednesday – the middle of the week, and SOSN (Something Old, Something New) at The Lilypad. Select new and old products are 50% off today only. I picked one that is a classic, but for some reason I had never used it before.

This kit made me go and pull out this photo from three years ago, because it was a perfect match!


King of the Woods by Karah Fredricks and Anne DeJong
Font: The Serif’s Sister by Heather Hess

I love the pretty grass stamps included in the kit; I used them to create a border for the bottom of my page.