Welcome to “Use Your Scraps” Technique Blog Hop

If you are like me, you probably have a random pile of paper scraps that are calling out to be used on a project.  103132423_10157506368882934_5726353441318032680_oToday, we are going to show you some fun ways to use those scraps before you add to your pile.  If you have come here from Cat Nowak’s Blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished taking a look at my Perfect Summer Day layout, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.


Scraps are something most paper crafters collect. We have plans to use them, but often forget we have them in our stash. This past month, I have been working my way through a bin of scraps, mixing and matching paper collections to create some fun little creations. Here is one I recently completed using quite a few scraps in my collection. 

Most people might have chosen to use purples with these photos, but I wanted to focus on the people so I picked papers that would draw your eyes to the kids playing in the water.  

When you take a look at the papers around the photos you will see a sun pattern paper to match the summer theme and some blue florals to match the boys’ swim trunks.  I tied them together using some glacier cardstock and some summer vibes papers. 

The stripes on that Summer Vibes paper is full of bright colors and I felt like it was the best way to tie all the summer colors together in these photos.  Next to the striped paper is another scrap from that collection and it has a slight wave pattern – perfect for reflecting the water the kids were playing in. 

Once the paper scraps were down onto the background and stitched into place, I decided to embellish the page with some leftover stickers and die cuts.  When I think of using up “scraps”, I also think about all those little bits of ephemera that remain after completing other projects. 

On this title, I used up some of those scraps, too.  I added some remaining Summer Vibes stickers layered onto a cloud that I had leftover from my Happiest Place album project. 

The cloud in the corner and the little blue tab also came from those Happiest Place “scraps”.  Whenever I finish a project, I place the leftovers in an organizer by color. That tab was the perfect shade of blue to match this page. All I had to do was stamp the date using an alphabet stamp set

I have a second page to go with this layout which I am still working to complete.  I also used quite a few scraps on it, but I have a few more details to add before I post it here on my blog. 


I hope you enjoyed today’s Use Your Scraps project and you were inspired to try something new. Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s Blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas for using up those bits of paper scraps on your projects.  

Don’t forget, the products shown here will be retiring on August 31st. If you wish to recreate this design, stop by my website and grab yourself a few supplies before they are gone. 

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Kits for Scrapbooking Real Life

It’s been a week full of kits, here on my blog, and I hope that you are enjoying and inspired by each one them. As continue to catch-up on my Seasonal Expressions One kits and guides, I will have to admit that the So Much Happy papers through me for a bit of a loop with it’s bright colors and patterns.  I wanted to create kits that allow you to focus on your everyday life stories and this is what I ended up with.  This paper is now on my favorites list. MissCarriesCreations-SoMuchHappySBKits


This first layout is titled Tell Your Story and it is designed to keep the focus on your photos and the story with plenty of room for journaling.  The So Much Happy papers and images created a country-like feel that can be used for any of your photos. 

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This Celebrate Spring layout was so fun to create! The gardener in me couldn’t resist adding these twine wrapped carrots to the page. Doesn’t it just scream “spring”? There is plenty of room to record your memories under the “celebrate” tag, but you could also add an additional photo here if you like.

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You might not think spring when you look at this Real Life layout, but, in my state, we go from snow boots to flip-flops as soon as we are able – we can’t wait for the sun to actually stay around for more than a few hours. I would love to know what you plan to use this layout for.

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Each of my kits will be available for purchase at the Scrapbook All Day for SAVA Crop. I have a limited amount of kits available, so if you are wanting to pre-order any of these kits, please send me an email and I will set them aside for you.

Guides are available for purchase through my online store. Each guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, layout grids, Design Space™ file, and assembly instructions with full-color photos. You can purchase each one individually or receive all three of these workshop guides FREE with any $50.00 purchase from my website.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Adorr-rrable Scrapbook Layouts

Those who follow my blog know that I fell a little behind with my kits this past quarter, but, after a much needed rest, I am ready to share all of my completed layout kits & guides created using the current Seasonal Expressions papers. Today, I am going to start with the Something Fierce papers – bright, bold, adventurous, and full of fun.

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This first layout is titled You Are Awesome and it takes advantage of the bright colors in the Something Fierce paper packet.  Those bright blues, yellows, and greens play so well together making it perfect for your “awesome” memories.

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My Cute-A-Saurus layout is for your lover of reptile beasts.  I couldn’t resist using the the images from our new Cut-Apart papers.  Each one brings so much personality to this adorable layout.

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Speaking of personality, adding Cricut™ cuts to my What An Adventure♥ layout added personality and dimension. I always incorporate some type of image from our Cricut Collections™ into my layouts, and, even with the cut-apart images, I feel that  handmade embellishments add to the pages.

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Purchase Kit or Workshop Guide


Each of my kits will be available for purchase at the Scrapbook All Day for SAVA Crop. I have a limited amount of kits available, so if you are wanting to pre-order any of these kits, please send me an email and I will set them aside for you.

Guides are available for purchase through my online store. Each guide includes a supply list, cutting guide, layout grids, Design Space™ file, and assembly instructions will full-color photos. You can purchase each one individually online or receive all three of these workshop guides FREE with any $50.00 purchase from my website.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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