Jewelry fun & craftiness!

Rebecca is super into jewelry and accessories – so this week I took my scrapbooking time and made her some jewelry instead!

These pieces are all inspired by Disney characters and all are just simple single strand beading. I love crafting things the girls can use or wear – super fun! They’ve been on break all week and I’ve been soaking up quality time with them. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

ScanNCut: Fancy mask card

Inspired by Mardi Gras colors and by the mask design I found built in my ScanNCutDX I created a very glittery card and I love how it turned out!

Disclaimer as always – I am a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas and opinions are my own. The ScanNCut is a machine I use and love, and enjoy tremendously!

For a card like mine you’ll need cardstock, art fibers, glitter, glue, foam adhesive, and of a charm or other embellishment if you like. I did a double glitter on this – meaning I glittered it, then sealed with glossy adhesive and added a bit more glitter to really make it shine, but also make extra sure the glitter sticks!

If you would like to watch the how to video, it is posted to my YouTube channel here.

My favorite part of this is how that glitter pops and shines! I just love this mask design too – what else could I make with it? I’m not sure, but I’d love to try something else with it!

In my Scrapbook…

This week, it’s a peek at the everyday pocket page style VERY simple pages I’m working on, since I’m about 2 years behind!

I do not worry about fancy or anything – photo + word + fill the space and go. Now I don’t always do this with my older pages nor do I skip traditional pages. But this is one way I process a LOT of photos and get those stories told quickly and between other projects.

I don’t ever expect to think of myself “caught up” on scrapbooking, but I would like 10-12 stories a year told in a timely fashion at minimum, and I’ve been playing catch up on that. No the most exciting update – but it’s keeping things real and I’m all about that!

ScanNCutDX: Toy Story top

What could be more fun than galloping off on vacation? Having a new custom shirt, of course! Finding themed shirts for the girls isn’t always easy now that they’re older and so tall – so I enlisted my ScanNCut to give my cowgirl Elizabeth a new look!

Disclaimer: I am a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas and opinions are my own. The ScanNCut is a machine I use and enjoy, and I love coming up and sharing ideas with you!

For this project you’ll need a white Tshirt, red thread, brown glitter vinyl (iron-on), yellow binding tape or folded fabric, and an iron in addition to a sewing machine and ScanNCut. You could skip the stitching or do it by hand – it just adds a lot of fun detail that I enjoy.

The process for my project can be found on YouTube for the ScanNCutDX exact instructions. To make a project like this:

  1. Purchase the Toy Story designs (available through Brother Dealers) and activate in Canvas Workspace. Then ‘grab’ the design you want there and transfer to your machine.
  2. Place your vinyl material (transfer sheet side down!) on your mat, and fire up that ScanNCut! I am working with a DX, but any model can cut vinyl!
  3. Select your pattern, follow prompts to cut – and if using a DX make sure to take advantage of “1/2 cut” so that just the vinyl cuts. This feature is so fun!!
  4. Weed your design and iron it on.

Now is where you get into the sewing if you would like. I put red thread in my Brother SE1900 machine (here’s an amazon affiliate link to that machine) I set a zig-zag stitch and added a decorative stitch around the sleeves. Then I put down some yellow double folded bias tape along the neck and stitched that as well. These are optional steps of course, but I like what it added to my shirt.

The best part? My daughter LOVES the shirt and can’t wait to head out on vacation wearing it!

This week in my Scrapbook: Dragons!

I didn’t miss making last week’s page, but I got so busy that I forgot to post it! Ha! I created a lot of fun with some new goodies from (Affiliate links used below) by Shimelle. Loving these colors and dragons!

I don’t do a lot of “page about nothing” kind of random photos in my scrapbooks anymore, but this one had to be documented because this was a truly cherished moment of total sister bliss and togetherness, genuine smiles, and no fussing of any kind!

My girls are wonderful don’t get me wrong – but have mercy they can brawl! It’s just all part of the age, and my favorite moments are when I catch them being the best of friends, in a sisterly moment of togetherness. My page didn’t really feel complete so I added in some die cut flowers – note these were leftover from a previous project. I’m telling you I love having basic shapes and colors around cut for stuff like this!

I mentioned before – the supplies are mostly Shimelle’s line which can be found at   I’m such a fan of these colors and patterns not to mention the dragons!

I also used some random 28 Lilac Lane embellishments, puffy stickers, and a few other bits. I’m a big fan of looking around my desk and seeing “ok what is out that I can use?”

Hope you enjoyed this simple happy page – I’ve got some lofty goals that I’m nowhere near reaching but I will keep at it one page at a time!