Thursday, December 31, 2015

Exciting News!!! I'm joining my first Creative Team!

Wahoo! Exciting right!?!

For 2016, I will be on the Creative Team for the Pocket Your Year class taught by Megan Anderson from!  I will be sharing my take on the monthly assignments for each unit in the Pocket Your Year 2016 class.

The class will be hosted at so head over there to check out all of the class details. You can also go to to see the other awesome ladies on the Creative Team with me and while you are over there, sign up for The Nerd Nest Newsletter to be notified when registration opens for the class!  

It is going to be an awesome year!

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

As a Creative Team Member I am able to share my love for Memory Keeping with others.  I love to encourage others to document their lives and this class is a great place to start! Referral links have been used in this post.  When you shop through one of my affiliated links, you are supporting MyBeautyScraps.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Daily December 2015 Album: Week One with Process Videos

This post is a long one, but I wanted to share my Week One of my Daily December Album all in one post.  I have a few videos throughout the post, too.  There is a process video for my 2 page spread of days 3 & 4 and a process video for day 6.  At the end of the post there an Album flip through video for the whole week.  So you can scroll down to that or head over to My YouTube Channel to check that out.

I am using the Gossamer Blue December Memories Kit and the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Hello December 2015 bundle this year.   

I really like these Weekly Divider Planner pages from the Gossamer Blue kit.  I used 3 different Stampin' Up! stamp sets to decorate the pages and stamped everything in Mossy Meadow ink.  The stamp sets I used were Hello December 2015, Seasonal Snapshot 2015 and Among the Branches.  I also divided up the events of the day with a little strip of washi tape from the Hello December bundle.  I will have all of the Stampin' Up! products I used listed at the end of this post with links to my online store if you see anything you like.

Day One
I kept it super simple.  Everything was from the PL SU! Hello December bundle.  I'm still thinking about making the die cut pocket a shaker pocket, but we'll see.

Day Two
I really wanted to include the photo sequence of my Son building towers and knocking them down, so this turned into a 2 pager.  The December sticker on the journal card is from the Gossamer Blue kit but everything else was from the PL SU! Hello December bundle.

Day Three & Day Four
I did more embellishing on this spread, but still kept things pretty simple.  The washi tape and all of the cards I used were from the PL SU! Hello December bundle but I pulled in a lot of random bits from my stash, too.  You can see how it all came together while I ramble in the video above :)

Day Five
We went to a pancake breakfast with Santa at our church so we had lots of photos from today!  I had to narrow it down to my favorites for this album, but I will include many more in our family Project Life album.  
I wanted to include the instax photo of our family with Santa, but I didn't want to make it permanent, so I used some old school photo corners.  I embellished with Simple Stories stickers from the Gossamer Blue kit, but I put them on the outside of the pocket so nothing was stuck to my photo.  
In the pocket above that, I used the Rhonna Designs app on my phone to add the word 'Joy" to my photo.  I love that app!  I use it a lot, especially with my Christmas photos!

Day Six
This is my favorite layout of the week.  We took photos of my Son dressed up like Santa for our Christmas card and he was being so cute and silly.  I was hoping we would get one good shot and now I can't pick a favorite!  I used the Rhonna Designs app again to print 'Merry & Bright' right on my photo.  All of the cards are from the Gossamer Blue kit.  The red and white journal card is actually from last year's Gossamer Blue December memories kit.  I used one of the clear pockets from the PL SU! Hello December kit to create the shaker pocket.  You can see how I created it in the video above.

And, here is the video where I share a flip through of the whole week.  I love this project so much!  It totally rejuvenates my scrapping creativity and really gets me excited to start our new family album for 2016!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my album!  Please leave me a comment below telling me what you think and how your album is going!  I would love to hear from you!

Here is a list of all of the Stampin' Up! products I used this week with links to my online store.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin November 2015 Mistletoe and Holly Kit Reveal and Alternate Card Ideas

I am so excited to show you guys what came in my Paper Pumpkin kit this month!!! 

In this video I share everything included in this month's kit called Mistletoe and Holly and the cards I created.

This is the Mistletoe card that I created following the instructions that came in the kit.  The kit is designed to created 5 cards with this design and 5 cards with the Holly design, but I love to mix it up!  I love to come up with alternate designs and find ways to stretch my kit to create even more cards!

For this card I used the Mistletoe die cut sheet as a stencil and sponged Pear Pizazz ink with a sponge dauber.  I also used the red metallic baker's twine from the To You and Yours shaker card project kit instead of the twine that came in this month's kit.

I kept this little 3x3 note card simple.  I used a card and envelope that I had leftover from last month's Paper Pumpkin kit and I stenciled the Mistletoe again.  I love the red embellishments in this month's kit!  They are the perfect size!

This is the Holly card I created following the included instructions.

I used the negative space from the die cut sheet on this card.  Super simple and super easy!  I added a strip of washi, the stamps from the kit and more of those cute red dot embellishments.

And, this is another 3x3 note card.  I stamped the holly leaves all over in Pear Pizzaz.  I added a little scrap strip across the center and popped up the stamped Noel square.  I cut the holly die cut in half so I could place it behind the opposite corners of the square.  I think this cute little 3x3 card size will be perfect to use on some of my Christmas gifts instead of a gift tag.

That's all for now! If you would like to sign up to receive your own monthly Paper Pumpkin kit Click Here to sign up.  You can skip a month or cancel anytime.  Click the tab at the top of the page to learn all about the perks of signing up with me!

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