daytripping | mini book

Posted on September 14, 2015 by

This summer has been an absolute whirlwind.  The only thing missing was my husband.  He has been gone for training for several months since we moved to Virginia.  The one month he was able to be home with us (August) we spent as much time as we could out doing things together.  Boating, hiking, fishing...whatever we could find close to us.  I decided to use one of my blank Moleskines to document these adventures.  So far I only have the first trip in it but I will fill it up as I have time with the rest of the day trips.


Here is the stash of stuff I pulled from the awesome Main kit to use for this book.

 Just looking at all the pretty things in one place ready to be used makes me happy.  I couldn't wait to get started.

 All of the following images were taken as I was putting it together so you can see a bit of my process as well as the details.

 I wanted to keep this book fairly simple but pretty.  I think I managed that.  Now I have a good template to look back on as I finish the book out.


I originally just glued this down but after putting everything else in the book, I realized it wouldn't stay well so I sewed it on at the end.  The main photo shows that.  I used my sewing machine but you could easily hand sew it.

When placing the pretty paper border on, I made sure to leave a little room for the fold.  I didn't want the paper to tear as I opened and closed the book later on.

That is is so far.  I love how it is coming out.  This will be a lot of fun to thumb through over the next few years especially since we don't know how long we will be in Virginia.  I want to remember it all.


Posted in american crafts, Brenda Smith, crate paper, main kit, mini, mini book, September 15 Kits, summer


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