Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back to school!

No doubt everyone will be taking some pictures of the first day of school. Here is a digital/printable kit full of journaling cards, embellishments and labels to create super cute layouts, mini albums, and project life spreads! You can even use this to create gift tags for teacher and classmate gifts!

Get this kit now in my Etsy Shop or Meylah Shop!

Friday, July 12, 2013

New Printable 50 State Embellishment Set

This new set of printable embellishments is now available in my shop. It includes the 50 States + DC - one set in assorted colors and one in grey. How cute would these be in your travel journals or layouts? Each circle is sized at 2.25 inches. They are super easy to use - just print them out and cut with scissors or punch them out using a 2" circle punch! Use them in your personal projects as many times as you want!

Stay tuned for projects using these embellishments and some helpful hints for working with printables. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adjustable binding for a mini album

I wanted to create a mini album that had a lot of pockets so I thought a paper bag mini album would be appropriate. The problem was that I wasn't sure how many pages I would need. I didn't want to use binding rings because I really wanted something different. So, this is what I came up with - an adjustable binding using elastic and a swivel clasp. To see how I created this book, please check out the video tutorial. :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Project Life May 13-19

Here is my latest project life layout... I'm a little behind...  :) I used the Everyday Eclectic collection by Echo Park - definitely one of my all time favorites. I had a lot of large photos to work with this week so these page protectors worked out well. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Layout: You Rock!

Here is my latest completed layout. I really wanted to scrap this day but unfortunately, this was the only picture I took and it was HORRIBLE! To make the best of it, I used brightly colored paper and some die cut frames to enhance the picture as best I could. The video  below will show you how the layout went together and the story behind the photo. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

United States Journaling Cards

New set of printable journaling cards available. Available in grey or assorted colors, the set includes all 50 States plus D.C. A bonus geotag set is included as well. In the picture above, I used the cards in a mini album of a recent trip. The cards also work great on layouts or Project Life type spreads. Have fun documenting places you've lived, places you've visited, or places you want to see.

These sets are available in my Meylah or Etsy shops.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Memory Card Book SVG File

This is a recent project I worked on. It is super quick and fun - you could make several of these in a short amount of time. I'm calling it a Memory Card Book. It serves as a handmade greeting card and a mini book! Perfect for those times when you want something just a little more special than a greeting card. The front is embellished just like any greeting card and the inside is filled with sentiments and pictures. This would be a great gift for Mother's Day, graduations, Father's Day, birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day - just perfect for any occasion! The SVG file is available in my Etsy shop or Meylah shop.

For more information, check out this video:

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter - Free Printable!

Happy Easter to my wonderful blog readers out there! To say thanks, I have a free printable available for you in my Meylah shop! It is a set of 4 printable journaling cards for Spring!  You will receive a PDF, JPEG, and PNG files.

You can visit my Meylah shop, at the link below, to get your FREE download:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Resizing photos using an iPad or iPhone

This video demonstrates how I use my iPad or iPhone to resize my pictures for printing. I use smaller pictures in mini albums and in my Project Life spreads. I easily create small prints using my iOS device and Canon Selphy printer.

If the video does not play, click HERE to watch the video directly in YouTube.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Completed Hawaii Mini Album

This is a mini album that I made of a recent trip to Hawaii. I took the book, my photo printer, and a few supplies with me and completed most of it on the road.

Here is the video showing the book in its entirety:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tall File Folder Mini Album Tutorial

Here is a video tutorial on how I made these mini albums. They are tall and skinny so they are the perfect size to tuck in your bag as a travel mini book.

 And here is the tutorial:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Manila File Folder Mini Books

Here is a quick share of some mini books that I made out of manila file folders. They are a great size to put in a bag while you're traveling.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Love is in the air!

Use the coupon code LOVE2013 to get 10% off your purchase in my Etsy shop! Coupon is good through February 5 and excludes shipping and custom orders.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My 2013 approach to scrapbooking

I'm super excited to have completed my very first December daily album. When I first started the project I thought it was going to be a complete failure and I would not be able to keep up and that I would just quit halfway through the month. Two of the things that I believe helped me to keep on top of this project were one, printing my photos at home and two,having my embellishments and journaling cards ready before I sat down to scrap. I like printing my photos at home because sometimes the inspiration tends to leave me before I'm able to send my pictures out, get them printed and get them back home. Then they sit in the "to be scrapped" box for a indefinite period of time. Having my embellishments and journaling cards ready also saves me time because I'm not wandering around my craft room looking for embellishments and journaling spots to using my book.

That being said I'm now extremely inspired by my December daily book and would like to continue the process in 2013. To create these books, I followed this wonderful tutorial HERE. My plan is to scrap a picture a day in a journal or mini album type of book with just a journaling card and maybe a very simple embellishment to go along with it. For those days when I have more than one picture -like for some sort of event or occasion - my overflow pictures will go into the project life type of album. I'm excited for my updated scrapbooking process so stay tuned for updates and pictures!