Bookmark Tutorial

Last month I made some really cute magnetic bookmarks, using digital scrapbooking products from I have had a few requests asking how I made them, so I made a little tutorial with the instructions. Click on the image below to download, and enjoy! :)

Bookmark Tutorial Download

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Scrapbooking in September

Well, September has come to a close, and fall is here to stay! Time to catch up on what I scrapbooked this month!

I have a bit of a smorgasbord of layouts this month. I have a halloween layout using Echo Parks awesome apothecary line, a layout of my niece Chelsea using products from Cosmo Cricket, a layout of my niece Cadison using products from The Queen of Quirk and some fun hybrid bookmarks made using supplies from several of the designers over at It was a fun scrapbooking month!

Halloween Scrapbook LO

Scrapbook LO using Cosmo Cricket Product

Scrapbook LO using Queen of Quirk products

Magnetic Bookmarks

What Happened to Summer?

Mr. SquirrelSummer went by so fast and I feel like we got gypped in the sunshine department. Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain, but I wish that the sun could have stayed around just a little longer. Well, summer was still fun, despite the lack of sun. I haven’t been very good at blogging over the summer… so here is a little summary of my summer events:

First… I went camping with my family and, as is the case every year, had a blast. It is always fun to be able to catch up with everyone while sitting around the campfire and eating good food. I am already looking forward to next years camping trip. I still haven’t uploaded and edited all of the pictures that I took at camping… but I did edit some of a cute little squirrel as well as some of my nieces.

Here is layout I did with the squirrel photos:

Happy Camper LO

Cute squirrelly right?? He is eating a piece of watermelon… who knew that squirrels ate watermelon? Crazy! I am just glad he let me get close enough to get some good pictures.

At the end of camping my niece Darbi asked me to help her with a little photo project for a contest her dentist is holding. Here is the result:

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I think it turned out pretty cute :)

When I got home from camping I did several photo shoots and got my photography website ( up and running, as well as my design portfolio ( I still need to add more photos to my photography site, but I am happy with how they have turned out.

Last, but not least, this summer I took a digital design class focused on creating products for digital scrapbooking. For the class I created a camping kit… here are a few previews of the kit:

Roughin' It Elements

Roughin' It - Patterned Papers

Roughin' It - Solid Paper


It was a really fun class, and I am glad that I took it. All in all, summer was great, hopefully fall will be just as great!