welcome to front street pier // print and play kit by stephanie adams designs


okay, let’s get one thing straight right now…THIS KIT KNOCKED MY FLIP FLOPS OFF!

i mean seriously, look at all that! this is the physical kit and the digital kit together and the two just work flawlessly together. betcha can’t tell which is which.

okay okay, here are the two kits: so the d.kit you can get now. like right now! it’s $10 and you can print and cut as many times as you like. to get your hands on the p.kit, you’ve got to sign up to subscribe. so again, go do that! you do not want to miss out on this kit!


so now that you’ve seen what you get, see what you can make with these gorgeous kits:

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can you imagine all the gorgeous summer layouts you can make with this kit? i’m still dreaming of those little taffy embellishments!

happy scrapping,


creative team reveal + video // july take ten kit

the excitement to share this kit with you is overflowing today! i was so honored when colie from asked me to be a guest designer for her july take ten kit so naturally, a layout and video was in order!

here is the full layout i did to commemorate our family getting a trampoline. and yes, we made a big deal of it!


watch the video here that goes through each item in the kit and then shows how i put the layout together.


all the details are here too!

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take ten kits are $10.00 only for subscribers! kits left over after all of the subscribers have made their purchases will go up for sale for $12.00 (non-subscriber price).  this method allows for an easy opt-out, no commitment subscription service.

thanks again to colie for letting me work with this gorgeous kit! she made it so easy to use darn near everything as well as combine it with other supplies.

if you want a kit, check out the facebook page and get yourself on the waiting list!

happy scrapping,
andrea :)



project life update 2014 // week 20

hello friends and happy mid-week!

today i’m sharing week 20 with you. i might say this about all my pages, but this is one of my favorites. when i laid out my photos, the colors that stood out to me were turquoise, hot pink and yellow. so that’s what i ran with.

i dug into my supplies and pulled items with variations of those 3 main colors. i did not attempt to stay within one style or kit. on purpose, my selections were based solely on color and how they fit. using vintage styles and graphic punches of color together made me feel super rebellious…and i liked it! A LOT!



come check out the deets up close:

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the weekend of week 20 was pretty sweet. marsh and i visited my parents in our old hometown and did some shopping, frog finding, ice cream enjoying, horseshoe throwing, country road driving and mexican food eating.

for this layout, i stuck to mostly deena rutter’s coral kit with other embellishments.

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thanks for sticking around! so do you usually stick to one kit on a layout or do you like to play with multiple styles and designs?
happy scrapping!




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pocket scrapbooking tips // all the right tools

happy almost weekend! are you planning on gettin’ yo’ craft on this weekend? i certainly am!

and as i was preparing a page the other day, it occurred to me that i have never done a post or video about my tools. and lately i have been getting several questions about this very topic.

so, as marshall was enjoying himself in the bathtub (you can hear him in the video, sorry!) and matt was editing and gibson was at a swim party, i sat in front of the camera and talked about my essential and very normal scrapbooking tools. nothing too fancy here, i keep it simple.




scrapbooking should be easy and inexpensive. you don’t need fancy punches or magical adhesive. if you’ve got these basics and some paper and embellishments, you can get straight to it! GO DOCUMENT YOUR MEMORIES! :-)


i’ve also linked all of the tools i could find so you can grab them for yourself if you need to.


happy scrapping!


project life update 2014 // week 19

week nineteen is an incredibly full week. it’s a total of 4 spreads! 3 i will show you here and the 4th i’ve already shown you and it’s here if you want to check it out again, or for the first time.

the layouts were actually done backwards for this week. the sunday layout, which i did for stephanie adams designs, was done first to coordinate with the release of hello summer.

then, i planned to do my day in the life spread with 4×4 page protectors, so i had to figure out what photos would come before it and which would come after it because they had to be able to work within the 4×4 format.

once i figured that out, i was able to get it all coordinated and had a blast with this week.

you ready to take a peek? oh, before i forget, i am now an affiliate with so i have linked up the supplies i use at the end of the post and if you follow the link, i get a little kick back. this is more of a convenience for you than it is a profit for me. i just want to be able to give you guys access to the supplies i use. and if i get a little cash in return, well that’s certainly cool too!

okay, let’s get started, shall we?


for some reason, the beginning of the week had no photos so i made this spread just for the photos i had, which all just happened to be friday. so, some might freak out over this, but as i always say, in 40 years, no one will care about the order of things when they look at these books, but this layout comes before thursday in my book. i’m just all kinds of rebellious over here!



all that’s added to this card is the alpha stickers.



this card cracks me up! the “this is my jam” stamp is from a  music lovers collection. but since it actually IS my jam in the sandwich, i thought the stamp was perfect!



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sometimes, my favorite cards are the ones i don’t have to do anything to.



since the other side of this layout is my day in the life spread, and i had no more photos, i challenged myself with a photoless layout. it was suuuuuper fun! just a bunch of color matching and rearranging and BAM!



thursday’s day in the life. i used the phonto app to add the times to all my photos and then cropped them all to 4×4.

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i used my silhouette to make the title here.

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skipping straight to saturday… i finally got to use my new kit from simple stories called GOOD DAY SUNSHINE and i am IN LOVE with it. the colors are right up my alley and i love the woodgrain and vintage look. making the small amount of photos work with the 4×4 layout was such a fun change from my normal 4×6 cards. 

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i remember looking at the boys on sunday evening and realizing they both had on jeans and white tee shirts. so basically i bribed them into taking a few photos for me. and i got to use another new kit i picked up by lori whitlock for echo park called THAT’S MY BOY.

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i hope you’ve found something you like here and are now super motivated and inspired to go create your own memories or document the ones you’ve already made.

happy scrapping!
andrea :)




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take ten // have you heard the news?

who’s up for some exciting news? news that i’ve been waiting weeks to mention!

colie from has asked me to be the guest design team for july’s take ten kit!!!!! she announced it on facebook last friday and i was amazed by the response. everyone seemed to be as excited as i was! WOOHOO!



yay, right!?!?!

i have been a subscriber to the kit for only 2 months and was a fan from the start. the best part about the kits is that they are only $10 and you do not have to commit to any length of time. being on the wait list is so tough, but it’s worth it when you finally get that coveted invoice.

so i’m super excited to get the july kit in the mail, which will be arriving this week! and the anticipation is thick on the take ten facebook page! everyone is clamoring for sneaks and tidbits as we impatiently await the july 13th reveal.

but don’t think you’ll get any pre-reveal nuggets from me. uh-uh. this girl is like a steel trap when it comes to reveals. you’ll have to wait like everyone else. ;) trust me though, i will be just as anxious to share it with you!

if you’re curious about the take ten kits, here is june’s kit. tell me that’s NOT all kinds of delish!


be on the lookout mid-july for a reveal/process video and be prepared to fall in love!

happy scrappin’ y’all!


project life update 2014 // weeks 17+18

hi friends!

i am so happy to share more project life layouts with you. the weeks that i’m sharing are some of my favorites.
the colors.
the simplicity.
the confidence that ‘enough is enough’.

so let’s check out weeks 17 and 18.


week 17 
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week 18 (i need to go back and fix this card…it’s week 18, but i must have gotten mixed up and wrote week seventeen again.)
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week 18 (friday and saturday)
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when i have a few extra pictures that just NEED to be in my album, but i didn’t find room on my mail layouts, i use a smaller page protector and do smaller layouts in between the spread. this is also a great way to use up some extra card inserts or for ephemera like receipts or used gift cards.

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a few more weeks in the books! so do you eliminate photos that don’t fit in one layout or how do you find a place for them if you just HAVE to include them? let me know!

happy scrapping!