Cardstock Starting Point

Posted on September 18, 2015 by

Hello there! Elizabeth here to share my September projects with you. This month I found myself grabbing a sheet on plain white cardstock for every page. It serves as a great starting point and opens up the design possibilities. Mixing and matching lovely papers from the kits is one of the best parts of the process, in my opinion. Here's what I came up with...

Thanks for letting me share my work. Post up in the gallery with your pages and I'll take a peek at what you've been making. You all inspire me!


Posted in 12x12, american crafts, crate paper, design team, Elizabeth Gardner, Layout, main kit, Paper Camellia, Scrapbooking layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit, Scrapbooking Main Kit only, September 15 Kits, Simple Stories


Posted on June 11, 2015 by

Is it just me or does summer already seem to be fleeting? It's crazy that we wait so long for it to get here (at least in Iowa we do) and then it just sneaks by so fast! Good news is, I have been staying busy with the June Kit fom Paper Camellia! 

These boys of mine are so funny sometimes! If you see him don't tell him you saw this photo! I was obviously shopping for sunglasses and a handbag when this was taken. He asked me to turn around and when I did, this is what I saw! He's still in his soccer uniform, too! 

I LOVE the lines that are in this kit this month. I always love the kits, but this lush Citrus Bliss line from Pink Paislee is just so fun to work with. 

As always, please visit us here on the blog and on Facebook and make sure to upload your projects and layouts so we can see how you are using the Paper Camellia Kits! We'd LOVE to see your work! 

Have a great day!

Posted in 12x12, design team, Design Team 2015, Fancy, June 2015 kits, layout, Paper Camellia, Pink Paislee, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit, Stephanie Strader, summer


Posted on June 09, 2015 by

Good morning Paper Camellia followers.  I have a bright colorful layout to brighten your day.  If your sitting there, drinking your coffee, perusing the web, stop here for just a second.  I want to show you  how you can incorporate circles into a layout with curved titles, and boys with pink embellishments.  I really loved the Pink Paislee piece of paper and started with that as my base and my layout just morphed from there.
I focused in on the three different clumpings on my layout for you too see closer.  All of the embellishments that you see are from the Scrapbooking Main Kit only with a few drops of Stickles for color.  
Keep checking back, you will be completely inspired the entire month with the different designers using the same kit in various ways.

Posted in Circles, design team, Design Team 2015, June 2015 kits, Mary-Ann Maldonado, Paper Camellia, Pink Paislee, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit


Posted on June 08, 2015 by

One thing I LOVE about Paper Camellia kits is the embellishments. It's fun to cluster them together on one layout... golden, wooden, glittery, chipboard.. Every last bit coordinates, making your pages look just plain fancy. See what I mean..

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday, hope you make some time to get fancy this week!

Posted in design team, Design Team 2015, Elizabeth Gardner, June 2015 kits, Paper Camellia, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts

Hip to be Square

Posted on May 25, 2015 by

I am in major love with squares right now. Wether it's piecing papers or scrapping Instagram after Instagram, they're something that can be spotted on every page I make. Check out the two layouts below and see what I mean!

How about you, are you digging the square look? 

Posted in design team, Elizabeth Gardner, main kit, may 2015, May 2015 Kits, Paper Camellia, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit

Lovely Love Love You

Posted on April 04, 2015 by

Hello there everyone. I hope you're enjoying the beginning of Spring as much as I am! Elizabeth here today to share a quick and easy layout I made using the Main Scrapbook Kit and Add-on..

I love the way it looks to repeat the same word but with different elements. It creates variation in font and texture, which creates visual interest. I've also been springing to longer titles and less journaling lately.. which is awesome if you want to make something quick like this. The page took 30 minutes, start to finish.

How great are the add-ons this month? What kind of pages do you have planned? I can't wait to see more of what everyone is making in the gallery! Hop on over and join in the fun!

Posted in Add-on, American Crafts, April 2015 Kits, Crate Paper, design team, Design Team 2015, Elizabeth Gardner, Paper Camellia, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts

Design on the Grid

Posted on March 26, 2015 by

If you're looking for a quick way to get pages done, designing on a grid is where it's at. Just choose whatever shapes and sizes you want and think about the grid placement. I put mine off to the side to switch things up a bit (I tend to go for a more centered look, typically.) . Pair printed Instagrams with cut up patterned paper squares and you have your self a layout!

Well, almost. You may want to add a title, journaling, and some embellishments. Then, bam! Done!

Try it! You may be surprised at how easily these projects come together... and then you just may enjoy living on the grid for awhile! 

Posted in design team, Elizabeth Gardner, layout, main kit, March 2015 Kits, March Kit, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts, Simple Stories