Friday, April 13, 2012

Navy Blue Free Scrapbook Paper Download - Frugal Friday

Today I was working on a baby boy scrapbook spread and I though I would create some Navy Blue Paper! This is a free scrapbook paper download. Here are three varieties of the same color tones. Just click on the links to download and print!

Please share with me what you create with this free paper :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vinyl Calendar Giveaway

Say it with Style Vinyl Designs is giving a Free custom calendar!
Enter by the April 15th to be eligible.
Don't miss out and Good luck!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Baby Onsie Cards - Frugal Friday

So I was sending a baby gift off to my cousin and I thought I'd make her a card with the leftover scrapbook supplies that I had. I Align Centerdid a little searching online for ideas and I happened upon the best baby cards EVER! They are SO CUTE!!!

It's a blog called "My little sketch blook" by Liz Qualman

She has tons of ideas and samples and I'm so happy I found this blog!

Here is the image of Liz' cards:

She uses recommends using materials from

Both have REALLY cute papers and embellishments which I'm eager to try.

I, however, just used stuff I already had.
I didn't have a lot of the stuff available to use her cool techniques,
but I want to get them and try them out. I'll let you know when I do.

I also made mine smaller because I already have some 5x5 in
envelopes that I wanted to use with them.

Here are my cards:

Girl Card Materials

Heidi Grace - Dimesional Glitter Stickers - Baby
Kaisercrafts - Basics - Rhinestones

So what are you waiting for! Check out Liz' Blog and

get some supplies!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

FREE Easter Scrapbook Paper - Frugal Friday

Using this Free Easter Scrapbooking Paper I'm going to create a festive Easter scrapbook spread using a combination of these 4 papers. I love to layer paper!

To download this Free Easter Paper, just click the link above the image of the paper you would like. Keep in mind that when you print them, You'll need to print them on paper bigger than 12x12, so that there won't be a white boarder around the edges. You can also print 8x8 paper from these files. Call or visit your local Alphagraphics and they can help you out. Thats where I do all my printing and they're really awesome.

I'd love to see your creations with my paper, so please feel free to send me a picture of what you create!

Free Easter Egg Download - Frugal Friday

I wanted to make some easy Easter cards that you can download as a free easter gift! I made an Easter Egg Template that you can download for free to use for your Easter Cards.

Here is a sample of a finished card! It's a 5x5 folding card.

Step 1: Cut a 5 x 10 inch piece of card stock paper and fold a crease in the center.
Step 2: Cut a 4.5 x 4.5 inch piece of paper and paste it to the front of the card.

Step 3: Take a 2 x 4.5 inch piece of green paper and trip alternating divots to create a grass pattern.
Step 4: Print out the Free Easter Egg Template PDF onto 8.5 x 11 inch paper (I used a patterned 12x12in and just cut it down)

Step 5: Place the Grass and the Egg onto the front of the card according to your preference and knock yourself out with any embellishments you want!

And there you have it! A cute homemade and inexpensive Easter Card!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Birthday Invitations - Little Girl

My sister came to me and wanted a couple birthday invitations for her little girl. She was having a butterfly and flower themed birthday party. I looked at my supplies and lo and behold I had some scrapbook paper and embellishments that were perfect!

They took me just a few minutes to make and I think they turned out really cute! I just cut out 4x5 inch rectangles and decorated them to my hearts content :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Template Tuesday - My Vacation 12x12 Spread

This scrapbook page design is great for event photos. The template displays 9 photos and still gives plenty of space for journaling sections, embellishments, etc. That's why I used it as a vacation spread.

I'll take you through a 3 step process where we look at the scrapbook sketch, the scrapbook layout, and then the final page.

You'll need to get a circle cutter if you don't already have one, and you'll also want to pay close attention of the boarder sizes.

all of the boarders are .25 inches (so the 3x3 boarder square is 3.5 x 3.5 inches)
EXCEPT for the 4x6. That is smaller so cut it 4.25 x 6.25 inches
The 2.5 x 3.5 photo and the 5x5 circle both have double boarders (also .25 in)
The strips underneath the squares are 4x12 inches