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

december daily 2013 flip-thru

hi and hello!

last year when i worked on my december daily album, i posted the details here on my blog, but i wasn’t doing videos back then.

and since we’re all gearing up to start our 2014 december daily albums, i thought a little flip-thru of last year’s was appropriate.

making my own dd kit was so much fun and i have done the same thing this year! items i used to create my kit will be linked below the video.

hope you enjoy and find some christmas inspiration!

xo -andrea



2013 calendar: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107101297362305970/

daily journal cards (4×6): http://www.pinterest.com/pin/107101297362195051/

dashing through cards (3×4): http://ohsnapboutique.com/boutique/home.php?cat=64

heidi swapp believe paper pack: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175851560423321821/

photo/word collage tutorial: http://youtu.be/j7nEsThWvm8?list=UUOS-YXZ5YVtI-ezqnt8edzw

project life update 2014 // weeks 28-33

let’s not count the weeks since i’ve shared my pages with you on this almost forgotten space. let’s just enjoy the 6 weeks i’m sharing with you today!, shall we? according to my project life album, the kids are back in school!

as i’ve mentioned before, i will share the supplies i use below. some are affiliate links to amazon.com and if you buy using my link, i get a little kick back. so, if you choose to, thank you.

now, on to the goods!


we are in the thick of summer. my nails are bright, the sun is hot and there’s still a lot of trampoline time.
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WEEK 28 (weekend)
celebrating my nephew’s 6th birthday at a local pool!IMG_1573 IMG_1574 IMG_1575


family night at the movies, sunsets and everyday happenings.

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my last week at work before vacation. planning for busy summer schedules. weekend chill time at home with marshall is always on the menu.

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matt’s 20 year high school reunion was one of the funnest nights out in a long time. lots of friends and lots of alcohol.


WEEK 31 -32
lazy sunday after the reunion. movies at church for the middle schoolers and birthday preparations for gibson.


gibson’s birthday happened. he turned thirteen and it was epic.


WEEK 32 (continued)
letters to the boys, tucked into mini envelopes. 8th grade schedule pickup and fun new shoes.
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getting ready for school to start. i go back to work. friends come back from vacation. we lost a comedic legend.




first day of school!



first day of school ice cream. cupcake wars at church. gibson gets his bike serviced.


school supplies. matt’s team faces my team for pre-season thursday night football.



the summer ended and only the calendar says it’s fall.
i’ve been trying new styles and techniques and still love everything this process brings.

my hope is that you’ve been inspired to create and document your own memories.

as always, happy scrapping!
andrea =)


August Rush Digital Kit

fall into you // a kit by stephanie adams designs

good day to you and happy autumn! how’s the weather where you are?

here it’s still warm. northern california is confused and doesn’t realize fall started yesterday. we’re still in the high 80’s but at least it’s not the high 90’s anymore….sheeeesh. i am soooo over summer at this point!

so to get us all into the fall mood, stephanie adams designs released the september kit called fall into you. the colors and cards are so perfect for this time of year.


the p.kit is a physical kit that is filled to the brim with cards, alphas, embellishments and character! you can get it here.


the d.kit is a digital plethora of yummy goodness. cards, digital stamps and alphas. download yours here!



using a select few pieces from the d.kit, i made a little process video of a 6×8 layout i did to document a long and lovely friendship.


hope you liked everything you saw today! get a jumpstart on fall photos with these lovely autumn kits!

and may the fall weather be upon you and may your scrapbooks be full of memories!

xo: andrea

project life update 2014 // week 25 – 27 (includes a video)

hello there scrappy friends! today i have a few weeks worth of project life pages to share. i also have a fun process video for the last page so be sure to check it out at the end!

we are in the thick of summer in these pages and i’m enjoying using a bunch of random products that aren’t really meant to go together. i d hope you enjoy!

week 25 (lots of fun at home, just loving being together)
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week 26 (lots of summer activities and sunshine)
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week 27 (although the weekly title card says 26. gotta make sure i fix that)






weekend of week 27 (check out the process video below)

i hope you were able to spend some crafty time yourself or maybe you’ve got a project you’re working on. let me know what you’ve got going on this week!

happy scrapping!

whole 30 journey // a personal reflection continues

happy wednesday everyone!!

last week i posted about this new journey over at the Sweet Stamp Shop blog and how i am documenting it – pocket-layout style.



today i continue showing you the pages i’ve completed and how the reflections kit keeps on shining.

to get a quick refresher on this kit, check out this video:

to watch the process video for the above opening layout, check out this video:

so then let’s get on with more of the layouts i created with the supplies in the reflections kit.


i very much enjoy real food. about 6 months ago i began to eliminate simple carbs from my lunches and dinners so i began to get a true taste of the paleo life. but i constantly rewarded myself with undeserved treats. even with working out, i just wasn’t seeing the results. i want to be tone. i don’t want certain parts of me to jiggle. but as this Happiness card says; this struggle for balance, this something i need to get through; is all part of the big picture of a healthy and fit life going forward. IMG_5559


part of this program (and any change you’re making away from your normal bad habits) requires LOTS of prepping. foods need to be ready to eat or you’ll likely grab that quick bag of chips. so i dried some apples to make a sweet-ish treat. but what i didn’t realize was just how long it takes apples to dry in the oven. and oh my goodness, let me tell you, it’s worth the time it takes when the smell of that sweet apple scent floats around the kitchen for hours.IMG_5560


i hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this personal journey come to life in my album. may you find your path and may you feel comfortable documenting each and every step toward a change in your life.

to see a quick flip-thru of the entire project in my album, you can see it here:

and for links to the products i used in this album, see below.

happy scrapping!

Reflections Kit


This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy from certain links, I make a small commission. Thank you for your support.


on cherry street // reflections kit release // a kit by sweet stamp shop

good morning!

in case you don’t follow me on instagram, which, you totally should be, i announced that i would be designing for Sweet Stamp Shop once again. but only for a special release kit by On Cherry Street. and I’m super excited to show you what this kit can become.


this gorgeousness is called reflections and it’s a complete kit with PL sized cards, embellishments and character beyond words.

check out this quick reveal of all the kit contents.

and check out the process video i did for the first two pages.

recently, i began to expand my 6×8 ME album (which already includes my take on the march 2014 30 days of lists) to include stuff from my childhood, and different items that don’t really belong in our family album. one of the topics i want to document is the plethora of roles i play in this amazing life. my idea is for this to be something future generations can see and know exactly how much i loved all the peaks and valleys of my time here.

the reflections kit is a perfect way to capture some of these sentiments. and here’s how i used as much of the kit as humanly possible:

and introduction of sorts, to my kids, to tell them hello. to tell them that i may not always act as joyous as this photo reflects during our daily goings-on, but i want them to know how truly joyful my life is with them in it.

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there are dreams i’ve had that i hold back. these dreams are always in the very front of my heart and mind. documenting them makes the reality of them coming true even clearer. this kit brings out all of my hopes for making a plan, having clarity on not getting too far into the clouds and being confident in a new path.IMG_5325 IMG_5334 IMG_5303 IMG_5304 IMG_5308 IMG_5309 IMG_5337 IMG_5306


13 years is a long time to dedicate your life to others. especially when those others have peed on you, thrown up in your hand, pooped everywhere and made messes on your walls and furniture. but there is something profound about seeing a life grow in front of your eyes and then experiencing the fruits of your labor – literally and figuratively – when those little people act like responsible and mature human beings.
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so what’s your story? what can reflect on? what physical legacy do you want to leave behind?

try this kit and make a fun project out of documenting yourself! get your’s here! but if i haven’t convinced you, check out the sweet stamp shop blog to see how others used this kit!

happy scrapping!



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 cardstockoption.com 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 🙂


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!