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layout shares.

We’re back at Friday again. Yippee! The weekend is finally here! As far as plans for this weekend, I’m not sure if we’re going to stay close to home where I can scrap, or if we’re taking a fun road trip somewhere. Either way, I’m just glad it’s the weekend.

On another note, I’ve been cranking out layouts. Perhaps, it’s because the inspiration from the gals over at The Sampler Kit Club have been spreading their mojo my way. As a matter of fact, I shared a layout over there this morning. Here’s a little sneak of what I posted today on their blog:

To see this layout in its entirety, make sure to visit today’s post!

Earlier this week, the Sampler also posted a sketch for inspiration. I thought it was a pretty nifty one, so I played along. Here’s the sketch that Holly drew up:

If you feel inspired, head on over to their blog and play along. I believe there are prizes up for grabs to those who play along. Here’s my interpretation of the sketch, using pictures of Maui’s pupcake from her birthday earlier this month:

Aside from the recent layouts I have created for the Sampler, I’ve been busy making other layouts.

Happy Friday, everyone!



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just a sampling.

It’s been such a long, long time since the last time I played along with a challenge or followed a sketch. It’s probably been over a year or so since I took a stab at it. Anyway,  my friend, Holly, came up to the shop for a visit and inspired me. She convinced me to use the sketch from her kit club,  The Sampler.

Here’s the sketch:

…and here’s my interpretation of it:

I was surprised at how quickly I created this 8.5×11 layout. Perhaps it’s a sign I should get back into actually scrapbooking for fun, huh? *Oh, how I miss that life.* Alas, c’est la vie. If you’re stuck and find yourself with no mojo, check out this link and use the above sketch. I’m sure you’ll come up with something exciting – promise!


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the sampler blog hop (GIVEAWAY), bella GDT, and STORE!

I’m surprised that whole title even fit on that line, but that’s besides the point. I’ve been swamped like you wouldn’t believe… or maybe you believe me, haha!

…so today is The Sampler blog hop.

…and guess what?! My project today is based on the December kit, which is filled with goodies galore. Yes, it’s filled with some fun holiday stuff, but it also works for other projects. Here’s the sketch that Holly created:

…and here’s my take using the December kit:

Wanna know my favorite part about this kit?! It’s get TWO sets of letters. Not one, but TWO! Now that’s a rockin’ kit.

Okay, so I think you are at the end of the blog hop… but make sure to head on over to The Sampler blog because there are some awesome prizes going to be given away to FIFTEEN winners (three of which will be from my blog).

Leave a comment to this blog telling me what you plan on eating on Thanksgiving, and we’ll pick three winners as soon as possible!

I have more fun news for everyone. Stephanie from Bella Blvd was so sweet to pick me as a guest designer for Bella! I absolutely LOVE their stuff, so getting the chance to design with their products was tons of fun. If you want to see what kind of cute stuff I came up with, head on over to the Bella blog. In the meantime, here’s one of the layouts that I created for Bella:

Pretty, pretty stuff… both to my face and to the Bella stuff, haha! 😉

As for Our Paper Place, it’s going GREAT! I’ve had some smiling faces stop by the store to peek in, and it’s been fun chatting with all of you. Seriously, the response has been UH-MAZING!

Today, I ran out of flyers again. They are literally “fly”in’ out of the bin at the front of the store. I plan on bringing more today, so if you happen to be in the area and want to check out the latest classes and events going on over at Our Paper Place, swing by this weekend to pick up your flyer. 😉 If you find something you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to call or email with questions!

Here are some random pictures around the place:

Hope all is well with everyone! When life becomes more “normal”, I’ve got my fingers crossed I can post more regularly.

PS: I’ve got less than a week to get everything in order! YIPES!!! Wish me luck because I’m gonna need it. …and who’s gonna stop by the store on Black Friday?! Hopefully, I’ll be able to see some of your pretty faces!


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getting down and dirty.

I have not been this busy since I was in college trying to study for five different finals in the same week. …so if I’m not posting entries all the time, there’s a good reason for it. Trust me… I’ve been getting down and dirty. 😉

On another note, I thought I would share some of my latest creations.

Have you seen The Sampler‘s October kit?! It’s loaded with vibrant colors and tons of fun products to use. Here are a couple of layouts that I created with this month’s kit:

I especially love the Doggles layout just for those adorable pictures of Hilo. Every time I see these photos, I can’t help but smile. My dogs totally melt my heart. 🙂

Oh, and did I ever share my Little Yellow Bicycle layout that won a contest over at Two Peas!? Well, it was picked as one of the winning projects, and I was so surprised when I found out. Here it is:

…and here’s one of my very own sketches that I used to create the above layout:

Check out the post and all the details on that contest here.

Oh, and one more thing… my friend, Holly, wanted me to let you all know that she is doing some awesome giveaways over at her blog. Click here to check it out!

PS: Thanks to all those who left me encouraging words about my challenge. I really appreciate all of the support. 😉 I will definitely keep all of you posted on the continuous progress.


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october imaginisce sketch.

Do you need some inspiration to get started with your latest Imaginisce goodies?! No worries because it’s time for a new sketch! Check out this month’s current challenge:

I decided to flip the sketch horizontally. Here’s what I came up with:

A simple and clean layout – just the way I like it! …and don’t you just love that I used the Dino Roar collection?! These papers work great for those outdoor photos!

Remember to leave a comment to this post for your chance to enter into an awesome Imaginisce giveaway. Then, make sure to head on over to the Imaginisce blog and the rest of the designers’ blogs to increase your chances of winning!

Today is going to be a BUSY, BUSY Friday. Be back soon!


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