Learn & Grow

Posted on March 24, 2015 by

Hi Paper Camellia friends. Sandrine here today to share a bright spread made with the March Everyday Life Kit. What is fun with this kit is that you can do different styles, either soft and pastel layouts or bright ones.

I created this spread for Zoé's birthday. She turned 7 last month so I tried to make it joyful. I chose the stuff with yellow ang gold touch.

I cutted a frame to create a new embellishment on two cards.

How beautiful is this feather!

Love these tiny tabs.

Have a great day.

Posted in everyday life, Everyday Life Kit, Everyday Life Pocket Page, March 2015 Kits, March Kits, Sandrine van Effenterre

I Am Mini Book

Posted on March 18, 2015 by

Hello everyone! Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini album I created using this month's
Embellishment Add-On  kit!  I used one of the accordion files in the I Am Interactive Elements and cut it into three pages. 
 I then adhered one of the small interactive tags to the front of my book. I added a doily from my stash and a cute chipboard flower from the My Mind's Eye On Trend 12x12 Chipboard sheet.
 I used the "I Am" Sentiment stickers for each page with a favorite scripture. I wanted to make a little book to remind myself to see me as God does. 
 I used the cover of the matchbook Interactive Element to create a flap and added a cute gold heart chipboard piece from On Trend.
Loving the gold stickers from I Am, as well as the little flowers.  I also added another chipboard piece from the 12x12 On Trend sheet.  
Here are a few more close ups of my page!   
 Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the Add-on Kits for this month, as well as sneaks of April's kit!  Have a great day!

Posted in Jennifer Haggerty, March 2015 Kits, March Kits, mini, Mini Album, My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories

March Guest Designer

Posted on March 14, 2015 by

Hey everyone, I am thrilled to share this month's guest designer with you.  As you know, our March kit was filled with the amazing I Am line from Simple Stories, and she created some amazing projects with our kit!  Please welcome Suzanna Lee to the Paper Camellia blog!

Here's a little bit about Suzanna:

Hey! I am Suzanna Lee, wife to Michael and Mummy to Nikolas and Mia. These 3 are not only my life but the subjects all things crafty. Scrapbooking is not only my creative outlet but a means to preserving my insanity (and memories)! When not with my family or scrapbooking, I work part time as a Physical Therapist. Somebody has to support this addiction! LOL!! Currently, I design for Simple Stories, Imaginisce, Craftwell, 17turtles (cut files) and Scrapbook Generations' CREATE magazine. I am honored to be the guest designer here at Paper Camellia this month and can't wait to share my work with you! More of my work can be found on my blog www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com.

Now let's look at her amazing projects!

Fabulous, right?? Thank you so much, Suzanna, for sharing your talent with us!!


Posted in Guest Designer, March Kits, Simple Stories

Our Summer Thing

Posted on March 12, 2015 by

There is so much to love about the fabulous new I AM collection by Simple Stories, and the sprinkling of Pebbles goodies make is so fun to work with.  Pulling elements form the Main and Add On kit makes for on ful layout.  Full of beautiful colours and textures.
I just love the colours and the textures of the chipboard elements.

I don't know about you, but I am still a sucker for banners, and this chipboard banner is no exception.  To prevent the adhesive from wanting to lift I added just a little machine stitching to the white portions of the pennants.
It was way to perfect a match to not add this gold doily from my stash to the chipboard cluster at the top of the page. And I kind of wish I had a lifetime supply of those perfect gold sparkly Heidi Swapp alphabets.  That way I could hoard some and use the rest.  I know you know what I'm talking about.
The March Add On Kits may be sold out, but there are still a few March Main Kits available in the store, you can get your hands on one right here.  
And did you recognize this design?  It's based on the March sketch by Kristine Davidson.
Linking up in the comments section of this post could earn you a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Camellia store.


Thanks for stopping by today friends!

Posted in March 2015 Kits, March Kits, Sherri Funk, Simple Stories

Doing My Best

Posted on March 09, 2015 by

Hi, Sandrine here to share a new Everyday Life spread. Every time I sit down at my desk, I'm surprised by all the embellishments included in the kit. With the March Everyday Life kit I have tons of ideas that come to my mind when looking at all the cards and die cuts. It's simple I want to include all of them in my album.


I'm sure you feel the same.

Posted in Everyday Life Kit, Everyday Life Pocket Page, March 2015 Kits, March Kits, Sandrine van Effenterre

I AM Loved

Posted on March 07, 2015 by

Where do I begin with this month's kit? It's perfect. It's lovely. Kind of like YOU, right?

I took a class at a scrapbooking convention about 15 years ago from Angie Pedersen. She wrote "The Book of Me" and I read that book from cover to cover and even took notes. I promptly started my "Book of Me."  It has a handful of pages that very accurately describe me at that time. I'll bet that most of it hasn't changed, but that's as far as I got.


Now, fast forward many years I am putting myself in my books more and more. This month's kit makes it so easy to find a starting point. The lines featured in this kit coordinate so well that it makes me want to sit down and take time to tell MY story, our story.  It's definitely feminine and full of gold and pastel accents, but it also has its' share of hard lines to offset the softness.  My boys make sure I know every day how much I am loved. I pulled these photos for this project and it all just came together beautifully and easily. 


Everyone has their own reasons why they memory keep. I believe in legacies. I believe in leaving pieces of me in my albums and photos for future generations. They need to know who they are and where they come from. I want them to know me and feel loved when they thumb through these pages. 

Now is as good a time as any, the BEST time really, and here at your fingertips is the perfect start to YOUR lovely "Book of Me."  

Get your hands on this kit before it's sold out!  

Posted in Add-on, Design Team, I Am, March 2015 Kits, March Kits, Pebbles, Scrapbooking, Simple Stories, Stephanie Strader

The Many Faces of Belle

Posted on March 06, 2015 by

I loved the way there were sheets of Simple Stories patterned paper that could be cut up into individual 2x3 cards in the March kit.  They make is easy to crete pocket pages, and or full layout pages alike.  

I cut apart 2 different squares for this design.  The patterned papers in the I Am collection are so gorgeous it was difficult to finally cut into one to create.  With both A and B sides worthy of any project, cutting them apart, brings a twinge of pain.

Here I layered a few pieces for the chipboard pieces in the kit.  I find you get the best adhesion when you add just a little double sided tape to the underside.  How cute is that little bird anyway?

I placed my journaling down the side as I ran out of room for it, in my original design. Initially, I had contemplated adding a thin black strip of paper down that same side to create balance, but I'm glad I didn't as the black ink balanced it out quite nicely.

See that chipboard pennant. I cleverly pulled through a piece of the seam binding ribbon to create a sweet little bow on top.  

So many great, and interchangeable elements in this month's kit, it was pretty much impossible to keep them separate.  I hope you're having fun with the March kits.  Don't forget to link up your creations to our gallery so we can all ooh and aww over them.

Posted in March Kits, multiple photos, Sherri Funk, Simple Stories