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

Hey Sunshine!

Posted on May 18, 2015 by

Hello friends! Stephanie here with my final post for the month of May! Where has this year gone already? The design team had a great time with this May kit! We hope you did, too! Make sure to share your work in the forum so we can all see what you've been up to!

This super cute layout features a few of my favorite things! This beautiful Cienna paper line by Elle's Studio, those Amy Tan tags, and of course my best friend, Julie. It came together with ease after the layering was finished! I simply situated my embellies and added those gold Thickers with a little splash of Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine. 

Just a friendly reminder to run, don't walk as soon as those June kit's are released! A little birdie told me they are perfect for summer and won't stick around for long! 

Happy Monday!


Posted in Cienna, Color Shine, Design Team 2015, Elle's Studio, may 2015, May 2015 Kits, Paper Camellia, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking, Stephanie Strader

I Love You So

Posted on May 13, 2015 by

Being the mom of boys, it is sometimes really hard to incorporate some of the color palettes I love into my layouts.. In this case, grabbing these old photos from 2003 was a great idea! They have a little fade and the colors work well with the colors in this month's kit.

This photo of my oldest who at that time was my only, was taken at a local conservation center that we visit religiously ever summer.  We used to make it a picnic day with my Grandmother and all the cousins. When she passed, we kept the tradition, but it's usually just the three of us. 

I love that this month's kit features so many elements from big to small that work well on any page. The feathers and the lined paper made this layout come together so effortlessly. I might be in love, just a little with those Amy Tan Remarks letters, too!  Such lovely colors! I've started putting my handwriting on my pages more, but I'm still struggling to find a pen that doesn't skip, writes smoothly, and doesn't bleed. 

I'd love if you shared the traditions you scrapbook about! 

Thanks for visiting and remember next month's kit is always just around the corner and a little birdie told me you're going to LOVE it!!

Posted in Elle's Studio, may 2015, May 2015 Kits, Scrapbook, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit, Stephanie Strader

Hello Toes

Posted on May 07, 2015 by

Hey folks! It's Stephanie here. I'm sharing my latest layout using the May main kit and embellishment kit.  

I'm more often than not the "Queen of Simplicity" and this layout is no exception. I literally tore it apart and redid it 3 times and the first time looked nothing like this. Heck it wasn't even on THIS paper! The original layout I did was too busy and I lost the photo. So, I fixed that by starting over on a fresh sheet of paper (Ria gives you plenty!!) and I'm happy. It's simple, but so is the image. I really wanted to keep the focus on the 10 tiny toes. They grow up far too fast! 

Did you snag any of the May kits? Be sure and share in the gallery so we can see what you've been up to! 

Happy Crafting! 


Posted in American Crafts, Amy Tangerine, Elle's Studio, May 2015 Kits, Pebbles, Scrapbook, Scrapbooking layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit, Stephanie Strader

Love You

Posted on April 02, 2015 by

Hey Friends, Stephanie here sharing one of the layouts I have created with the April main kit. I love when faux wood paper shows up at my doorstep in one of Ria's kits.  I had this super sweet photo of my 2 boys with their 3 little cousins taken at my parents' farm and thought I'd work with it. 

Everything featured here comes in the main kit! Those letters and numbers are part of a Thicker's chipboard pack! I know, right! I LOVE Thickers and these especially because they coordinated so well with everything else.  I layered paper strips and trim strips from the sheets that come in the kit and added embellishments.  I finished it off with gold paint and black mist. 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Make sure to snag yourself a kit while you are here - they'll be gone before you know it!

Happy Crafting!

Posted in American Crafts, April 2015 Kits, Crate Paper, Design Team 2015, Layout, main kit, My Mind's Eye, Paper Camellia, Scrapbook Layouts, scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts, Stephanie Strader

I AM Happy

Posted on March 25, 2015 by

Happy Wednesday! How much are you LOVING this I AM line? I love that the kits coordinate so well together. Kind of takes the guesswork out of the process!

Normally, I start the foundation of my work on textured white cardstock, but I decided to go with black for this one. I LOVE how it turned out. It's unexpected, but the gold elements really come to the forefront! 

I decided I wanted all the little bits in the kit on the layout somewhere and after I clustered them I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. 

I hope you had fast fingers and were able to get your hands on this kit. 

Be ready, April's kit is right around the corner!

Posted in i am, kit, layout, March 2015 Kits, March Kit, monthly, scrapbooking, Simple Stories, stephanie strader

I AM * A Fearless Warrior

Posted on March 17, 2015 by

I hope you are LOVING all of the I AM kit projects from the Design Team because I sure am!

I feel like this photo deserved something special and I was so happy when I pulled it out and used it for this layout/line. My best friend and I had just completed the Warrior Dash Obstacle Course/Mud Run and it was definitely an experience for the books!


This page has a ton of gold elements worked into it and everything that you see is in the kit aside from the Gold HS Shimmer. 

The kits from Paper Camellia have really simplified the process for me. It's so easy to sit down and finish a few layouts in one sitting because everything is coordinated. Make it easy on yourself! April kits are just around the corner and will have MORE embellishment and add-on kits than EVER!! 

Be sure to have your fast fingers ready to get yourself one of each!!  You'll be happy you did!

Happy Scrapping! 


Posted in Add-on, Design Team 2015, i am, kit, layout, March 2015 Kits, monthly, scrapbooking, Simple Stories, stephanie strader