August Idea Notebook

After a few months off over the summer, Gina Cabrera is back with a gorgeous collection! Check out the detailed images in the store:

And it’s such an amazing deal at only $3 that you cannot pass!! Here’s my page:

August Idea Notebook by Digital Design Essentials
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I cannot believe that August is already half gone. I have to say I have been really enjoying the cooler summer this year and wish we had more of it. I hope we’re in for a nice fall.

Little One

I love the new collection by Digital Design Essentials! And it’s such a steal at $5.99!

The theme is babies, but it’s such a versatile collection! I used it for two cards.

These are very simple one layer cards, printed on matte photo paper.
Here’s a closer look at each card.

Little One Collection Bundle by Digital Design Essentials
Diamond Template by Catherine Davis
Little One Collection Bundle by Digital Design Essentials
For those of you celebrating Memorial Day, I hope you are having a lovely day! I certainly enjoyed the unofficial start of summer!


Because I’m Happy

Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird sale on Digital Design Essentials’ new collection!

All this for $5.99? Yes please!!
I am crushing on kelly green lately, and I sure got my fix here! 🙂 And of course, you never go wrong with hot pink. 😉

Because I’m Happy by Digital Design Essentials
Font: The Velvet Vixen by Heather Joyce

Hybrid Tip!

I picked up a tip on instagram and I feel it will be a game changer for my Project Life. I tend to rarely include hybrid cards in my album because I don’t want to bother filling up a full 11×8.5 sheet of paper to print out.. So using a 6×4 sheet of paper is the perfect solution! Granted, it’s more expensive per journaling card than the larger paper, but totally worth it for me if it gets me to print more!
What brand of photo paper do I use? I go with Canon – I find it has excellent value. I use glossy 4×6 for photos, and matte 8.5×11 for hybrid projects. And now I will also use the matte 6×4 for Project Life cards.

April Already?

Hello and happy April! I am so happy to share the page I made for the April gallery.

Real Life collection bundle by Digital Design Essentials
Journal Junkie – Bright HeartGood HarvestDoodles-a-Fancy Borders and Blessed Beyond Belief by CD Muckosky
The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

I just love how it turned out! It also was scrap therapy for me, since I scrapped it at the low point of an awful week. I just love this hobby/creative outlet!


Not much time for crafting this weekend, but in addition to working on my Project Life album (feels good to be only 3 weeks behind!) I scrapped a page with the new goodies by Digital Design Essentials. I skipped the pink that is in the kit and stuck to white, black and gold for this page. 🙂


Fave kit and Hand Lettered Weeks 1-4 by Digital Design Essentials
The Golden Friends fonts by Heather Joyce

I hope you had a good weekend! Mine was nice, but over way too soon!

Real Life

There is a new collection in the store at Digital Design Essentials and it is so good!
Have you had a good weekend? My husband is felling much better and was even in the mood to take a couple pictures with me today.. can’t ask for much more! 😉 I had to scrap it right away. 🙂

Real Life collection bundle by Digital Design Essentials

I love the yellow+black combination!

February Idea Notebook

Do you know when a page just gets together in no time at all?? That’s what happened to me tonight using the gorgeous new February Idea Notebook by Digital Design Essentials (and free with purchase cards).

These gorgeous designs make it so easy to put a page together! Here’s the first page I made with this collection.. and there will be more because there are so many gorgeous products I haven’t touched yet!

February Idea Notebook and Besos vol II journaling cards by Digital Design Essentials

I’m so happy with how it turned out! 🙂 Best way to end a manic Monday for sure!

Christmas Idea Notebook

The new Christmas 2013 Idea Notebook is in the store at Digital Design Essentials, along with some gorgeous holiday products! Also, make sure you check out this awesome deal – it ends Dec. 31st!

Here is a page I made with the Christmas 2013 Idea Notebook and other goodies.


These pictures are from two days ago, and I am super bummed because all of that pretty snow is now gone, melted away! I’d really love to have a white Christmas..

What Does the Fox Say?

I’m back! I was out all week for a conference and it is so good to be home! After catching up on some much needed sleep, I scrapped! And today is the last day to grab this awesome bundle at Digital Design Essentials:

It is seriously a steal at only $3!! There’s a paper pack, a set of journaling cards, some adorable foxes and embellishments, a gorgeous set of word art, and a wood alpha. Here’s my page.

DSD 2013 Idea Notebook by Digital Design Essentials ** last day to grab this on sale!
The Royal Invites font by Heather Hess

That fox paper is just adorable!! OK.. I’m off to scrap some more now! 🙂