watercolor mother’s day card // a process video

Happy monday friends! How did everyone enjoy iNSD? I did accomplish some scrapbooking, but felt compelled to do a little something else.

Mother’s Day is coming up and I need to send a little something to my mama. We both love watercoloring and when we get together, it’s something we like to do together.

I found a beautiful watercolor card by Yao Cheng for The Alison Show on pinterest and really wanted to attempt to recreate something similar. I used her design as a guide to freehand a Mother’s Day card for my mom.

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It’s funny, when I see other artist’s watercolor flowers, I always think to myself how amazingly realistic each blob of color looks. The dimension and shading. And when I create my own flowers, I think how it just looks like a pretty blob of color that looks similar to a flower petal if you squint just right. :)



So here is my attempt and honestly, I really love watercolor and the freedom it gives me! Watch the process video here:

I hope she likes it! :)




2015 pocket pages // weeks 10 – 14

hey scrappy friends!

our weekends lately have been open and free for me to get my scrap on! it’s been a blessing because it’s what i am really craving these days. i’m not sure i’ve been this current in a long while, either. i don’t feel particularly comfortable being this caught up because i am afraid that i’ll eventually run out of stuff to scrap.

thankfully i always have my personal album to fall back on when the family album isn’t inspiring me or i don’t have all the photos i need. and oh, i have done some updating in that album and will post a video flip thru soon!

but back to weeks 10-14 – i have so much to share!
new techniques. lots of full page layouts. super colorful pages.

take a gander at that if you like and then scroll for detailed pics of each layout.

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well thanks for hanging out with me and my album. the weeks of 2015 are flying by, right? how are you doing on your album(s)? do you keep more than one?

hope you get a chance to get crafty this week!

:) andrea


pocket starts by tickled pink studio // EXPLORE

EXPLORE. what a perfect action word! do you like to explore and see new places?

i’m a creature of habit and tend to not stray too far from my comfort zone. but last month, i took my 13 year old son on a trip from california to arizona to visit my parents. we had a super fun time riding ATVs in the desert and visiting cool towns and seeing all kinds of different scenery. along with that came a hundred and one photos that needed to be scrapped.

i pondered how to approach the week in my album and then Tickled Pink Studio announced to use on the DT the next theme of the Pocket Starts series was going to be EXPLORE and i was convinced she designed this kit specifically for my trip. LOL! she didn’t, obviously, but it was just so perfect.

Pocket Starts: Explore Edition Complete Collection by Tickled Pink Studio

the new kit released on friday and i’m here to show you my finished projects. and guess what? i did a quick flip-thru of the final pages. please excuse my rushed flow, i had a puppy staring at me from the door and my little dude was on his way home from a fun day with grama.

but please enjoy the following video and see detailed photos below. you know the drill.









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thanks for reading and watching!

hope you find something to explore and that you get it in your album! :)



2015 pocket pages // weeks 4 – 9

hello you! so much has happened since we last hung out! 6 weeks of project life pages are complete and ready to share!

a flip-thru is first and then detailed photos below. welcome to lots of squares and the occasional out-of-pocket experience!


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i do hope you’ve found something you can take with you.

happy scrapping! :)

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pocket starts by tickled pink studio // FLOURISH

say hello to FLOURISH: a brand new pocket starts kit by Tickled Pink Studio. available now at Sweet Shoppe Designs!

are you a digi/hybrid pro or a little nervous about what to do with a digi kit?


a digital kit can be turned into physical product like magic. you just need a printer (or a local print shop). an electronic cutting machine (like a silhouette) is handy, but not necessary at all.


the flourish collection is all about growth and personal reflection. it’s an opportunity to document you and those people and things you love.

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this is such a small sampling of what is offered in the full collection! check out the entire bundle and then grab it yourself while it’s 50% off! i mean, look at all those goodies!

Pocket Starts: Flourish Edition Collection

happy scrapping!


2015 pocket pages // weeks 1 – 3

well hello there friends! weeks 1-3 of 2015 are complete and in the books. i even have a flip-thru video to share of my new out-of-the-pocket style.

the detailed photos are below if you’d like to see anything up close. :)

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hope you’ve enjoyed some new pages. what will you be scrapping this week?