Sketch Fun : 8.5 x 11

Posted on November 20, 2014 by


Hi everyone!  Laurie here today with my interpretation of the awesome November sketch.  I've been playing around a lot with 8.5 x 11 scrapping this month, and decided to interpret the sketch in that size with my layout.  I think it turned out pretty cute!



I made my notched banner details with gold paint pend and black zig marker, then cut smaller flags out of patterned paper scraps and tucked them in behind that super cute camera paper.  I am loving those embossed gold stickers.  I'm loving the entire Open Book collection, honestly.  I love that so many pieces came in the kit this month.  So cute!



I tied some bakers twine to the top of the exclamation point paper clip to make a little tassel clip instead.  I like the challenge of using supplies in unexpected ways, and that clip was calling to be transformed.  And, of course, every pages needs a little bit of doodling on it!  Stars and gold dots are just perfect here.  


If you haven't entered the sketch challenge, there is still time.  It's a great sketch and I know you'll have fun with it.  I sure did!  


Posted in Laurie Danielle, Monthly Sketch, November 2014 Kits, November kits, Paper Camellia, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts, Sketch Challenge

Filofax Friday with Paper Camellia

Posted on November 14, 2014 by


Hi everyone!  Laurie here with another Filofax Friday, this time using November's kits.  I just love using scrapbooking supplies in my planner, and planners are really catching on in the scrapbooking world.  Several manufactures are introducing planner lines in their upcoming releases.  I'm really excited to see what else is in store.  Most of all, though, I love making things for my planner by hand.  And the scraps of my monthly kit always provide ample inspiration!



The little clips included in this month's kit are a perfect way to mark your current page.  And you know I love to include a pocket page card in my planner to fill out when the mood strikes.  I love putting them in my week in review!




Here are a few close ups of my divider page for this month.  I kept it clean and simple.


I'm mad about metallic!



Hope you're having a great week and having a blast with your kit!  And, as always, if you have a planner page you'd like to show us, upload it to the member gallery -- I'd love to see it!


Posted in Laurie Danielle, November 2014 Kits, November kits, Paper Camellia, Scrapbooking

Filofax Friday

Posted on October 10, 2014 by

Laurie here again with a peek into my Filofax this month using my scraps from the October kits!

Here is this week, along with the front of this month's tabbed divider.  I loved that gold dotted cardstock and wanted to enjoy it everyday!

And the gold ampersand paper -- well, I loved it too!  So I used it as well.  But are you ready for the best part of this divider?

It's also a pocket!  I cut two pieces of scrap into dividers, and stitched them together to make this awesome little pocket that I'm using to stash a few Everyday Life journaling cards for when I want to record something on the go.  


I'm loving the rich reds and golds in this month's kit -- it is a great combination as Autumn starts to set in.  I hope you enjoyed this peek into my planner this month.  Maybe you can try sewing a pocket folder too - it's so easy and super handy, too!

Posted in Laurie Danielle, October 2014 Kits, October kits

Ephemera + Kit

Posted on October 07, 2014 by

Hi Everyone!  It's Laurie here today sharing a layout and some thoughts on using ephemera on your scrapbooking layouts.  Last month my little girl was creating some toddler art with big stickers on a canvas and I wanted to capture the memory and save a little bit of her art, too.

I pulled one of the giant stickers off of the canvas and used it as a layering piece in this layout.  Luckily for me, the colors matched the Webster's Pages paper perfectly!  And now, even though I didn't save the entire canvas, I have a little piece of it tucked away in my scrapbooks.  

I love the little detailed pieces included in this month's kit, don't you?  I just need to stamp the date on this little tab and the layout will be ready to get tucked into this year's album.

I love to include bits of everyday life in my layouts, do you?  

Posted in Laurie Danielle, October 2014 Kits


Posted on September 09, 2014 by

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

Filofax Friday

Posted on September 05, 2014 by

Hi Everyone! Laurie here today with a post I’m calling “Filofax Friday”. Old fashioned pen and paper planners are SUPER popular right now, and as much as I’d like to think that I’m trendy, I just never felt comfortable with my life in iCal. But I figured trendy or not, I can totally give my trusty wallet/Filofax a fun Paper Camellia make-over. I’ll create one of these each month with my kit leftovers. Here is what I put together this month.


I made a tabbed divider to help me find my current place in my calendar. I stuck a little pocket on the divider and stuck one of the Shimelle ephemera cards in there, but I can use it to tuck in receipts or other miscellany that I want to save throughout the week.

 This is the back of the divider and I LOVE how it turned out. The great thing about working in your filofax is you get to see both sides of paper. I thought for sure the gold triangles were my favorite, but now I think I might love that awesome pink sunburst pattern even more.

A little washi tape and a sticker help important events stand out. I also punched one of the cute cut apart cards from the October Afternoon sheet to stick in -- who doesn’t need a to-do list, right?

Here’s the back of my to-do list. I’ll pick a day and fill it in along with the date, and when the week is over, tuck it in my Everyday Life album.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my planner -- if you do any planner pages, upload them to the user gallery, I would love to see them!

Posted in Laurie Danielle, September 2014 Kits