Everyday Life with Janice

Posted on September 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hi everyone! Today I'm highlighting a few pictures that I included in my September Everyday Life kit layouts. These are 4 x 6 pictures that I wouldn't normally think to accessorize but I've done so because I continue to be challenged to think outside the box.

I've said before that my natural tendency is to keep things simple in order for the picture to remain the main focus.

With each kit, I've been able to step beyond my comfort zone and use frames and overlays that I probably wouldn't go out and buy. 

How are you challenged to think outside the box when it comes to scrapbooking?

Posted in Everyday Life Kit, Janice Matsunaga, September 2014 Kits

Good Times

Posted on September 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Ni Hao everyone! Jen here sharing a layout I made with September's Everyday Life kit. You know when you have a layout  in your head and for some reason the stars won't align and you just can't seem to get that layout to come together like you imagined. This was one of those layouts for me. Actually I did have the layout just how I wanted it but right at the last moment I spilt ink on it. Right in the middle of my favourite card from this month's kit, the "good times" card. Not thinking, I then tried to wipe it off... EPIC MESS!! So it was a make it work moment.  I do really love the end result but am still haunted by it's ghost of what I wanted it to be.

What do you do when your layout takes a turn you weren't planning? Do you often end up with happy accidents?

Posted in Jen Ritchie, September 2014 Kits

Go worth & stitch!

Posted on September 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hello everyone! Today I want to share some of the in-depth stitching I recently created on a layout. Usually I love the way that stitching can lend that finishing touch to a project. In this case it ups the ante a little and serves as more of a focal point. The subtle lines on this 8x8 patterned paper inspired me to stitch on each one and carry the criss-cross pattern onto the card stock background. If you use stitching in this way it creates a lovely texture that is not only visually interesting but also begs to be touched.

To achieve perfectly straight (or as close to perfect as I can) lines, I first use a ruler and trace very faint lines on the paper. These lines tend to keep me on track more easily than when I previously just used the guides on the sewing machine. Before trimming the extra string I go in and very gently erase any hint of pencil marks left behind. It's as easy as that! Go forth and stitch your hearts out!

Thank you for visiting the blog today!


Posted in Elizabeth Gardner, September 2014 Kits

October Sneak Peeks

Posted on September 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hi Paper Camellia friends, Ria on the blog today to share some sneak peeks from our October kits. Lots of new scrappy goodness coming your way with a fun mix of Mint Julep from My Mind's Eye, Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Nest by Webster's Pages and much more. Colors are brighter, accented with black...and of course there is gold! Look for the full reveal on October 1st.

October Main Kit Sneak Peek


October Everyday Life Kit Sneak Peek

October Add-on Kit Sneak Peek

A limited amount of subscriptions are available for October for both the Main Scrapbook and the Everyday Life kits. To subscribe and not miss out on any more kits visit our subscription page HERE.

Thank you for visiting today!

Posted in October 2014 Kits

Everyday Life with Janice

Posted on September 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hi friends, thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I want to share how I create a one page pocket page layout. Design A is my "go to" favorite and knowing this helps me as I take pictures. Balance is key to an eye catching layout. I keep in mind close ups, long shots, a person looking at the camera or not, group pictures, collages, and color or black & white, etc.

I try to have a change of perspective in the layout - not too much of the same point of view. Also, I usually have at least one card with journaling. If I label or embellish a picture, I keep it simple, to not take away from the picture.

With all of that in mind, I layout my pictures on the corners first and start shifting them around to try and achieve harmony and balance. I find it very therapeutic and I enjoy this process so very much. Thanks for dropping by.

Posted in Everyday Life Kit, Janice Matsunaga, September 2014 Kits


Posted on September 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hello! It's Jennifer here to share a layout I created using this month's Main Kit! All I can say is wow! I am in love with the colors of the papers and little tidbits included! And what about the American Craft Gold Glitter Thickers?!


I used one of the cute die cuts from the new Shimelle line as well as added a label sticker from October Afternoon's Public Library collection. Also included are My Mind's Eye "Just Sayin" enamel shapes. I love the gold triangles! 

In the Main Kit, you receive three of the Crate Paper Notes and Things Chipboard frames! I adhered patterned paper from the October Afternoon Public Library Journal cards followed by another die cut from Shimelle!

Here is another one of the cute Shimelle die cut! I paired it with a label sticker from October Afternoon and one of the gold glitter Thickers.

To accent, I added some paint splatter mixed in with more of the enamel shapes from My Mind's Eye!

Thank you for stopping by today! Check out this month's kit along with the Add-Ons by clicking here!

Have a great day!

Posted in Jennifer Haggerty, September 2014 Kits


Posted on September 09, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Hi everyone! Laurie here with a two-page spread made with the beautiful papers and embellishments in this month’s kit!


I used a neutral, light kraft cardstock from my stash as a base -- the vintage tones of the Shimelle glittered heart paper match so well! I cut butterflies on my Silhouette and several of the pieces from the Shimelle ephimera pack. I just love those Shimelle papers, don’t you?

I have to give credit to Allison Davis -- this spread is based on one of the sketches in her 6x6 paper pad class. It works great with the full size papers in this month’s kit, though! 

If you do any two-pagers with your kit, make sure you upload them to the gallery so I can see them! Happy crafting!

Posted in Laurie Danielle, September 2014 Kits

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