This week in my Scrapbook: New chapter

I am excited to bring you a new (most every week) blog series where I will share what scrapbook page I’ve made this week! My goal is to really share more of these, as well as the stories, techniques, and tips behind the page! This week I’m adding an exciting entry about our current horseback riding lessons routine, as well as the horse she’s currently learning on!

Things that went wrong:

  • none of my papers with red quite worked, they all took over too much, so I went to blue
  • I stuck down a journaling sticker (journaling written down already) and the entire paragraph SMEARED! So… the “hello” pocket and other embellishments on the right covered it up!

I like how this (4×6 photos) turned out! You’ll notice that I kept my embellishments and details fairly contained – while it seems random it really isn’t. I call my style carefully controlled chaos. I like to have fun, but never at the expense of the overall design!

Things that went right:

  • Simple design is always best when you want to add lots of bits and pieces
  • Don’t have lined journaling paper the size you want? Just add your own lines!
  • LOVE the clusters and how that looks
  • Used up a good morning sticker since it coordinated with the lesson time!

Most of the supplies I used are American Crafts, specifically Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper. (affiliate link) is where I get most of my A.C. brand goods as they tend to carry it all!

The horse show season is about to start up, so that means lessons won’t get to be as regular (her instructor travels a great deal) – so this layout is well timed to reflect the winter schedule. When I do a page like this I put it into my annual album as it shows chronologically things going on. Not that I complete pages in that order – but I store them that way so going back over the albums viewing makes a lot of sense and shows where we were at in those times.

Have any questions or future scrapbooking topic requests? Do share! I will be posting a new page (most) every week!

quick love card with Maggie Holmes embellishments

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I pulled out my Maggie Holmes embellishment jar (for cute… I just had to have one) to make this card.


A little stitching, some die cuts from another Crate Paper line (can’t find a link- sorry), a few drops of Heidi Swapp mist and boom! card is made.


I know it seems impossible… but February (and Valentine’s Day) are just over two weeks away. How did that happen?! I’m really not sure – but at least I have this lovely card to send out and not many more to make this year.

CHA 2015: Crate Paper

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In addition to the Maggie Holmes line, Crate Paper has two lovely new lines this show. First up, Craft Market.

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My favorite thing are these wood veneer hoops. HECK YES! It reminds me to get out my own actual hoops out, but I also really want these.

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Oh and yes, of course I’ll share here what I make! This should begin shipping next month – the line is cute it just has a lot of kraft + pinkĀ + gold…

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All things I approve of!

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LOVE the burlap and these stickers…

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Their other line hits on the trendy road trip/vintage trailer trend. “Journey” ships this spring and will be ready for the summer road trip season!

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Love the chipboard, as well as many of the patterned papers.

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Also in this line, great cork words, alphas, and all the usual embellishments you’d expect from Crate Paper.

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I really like the offerings from Crate, and I can’t wait to create with both of these lines.

CHA 2015: Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

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If you want to be transported to a place of loveliness, where life is a beautiful party full of soft colors and plenty of fun detail… you’ll want to check out the new Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper line Confetti.

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Filled with great scrapbooking elements like paper, stickers, and cool items like this wood heart frame – this can be a go-to for the cardmaker or scrapbooker.

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CHA Winter 2014: Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

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One of my favorite styled booths, as well as favorite lines of the show was Maggie Holmes Style Book for Crate Paper.

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This is her third line for Crate Paper, and the overall feel coordinates with the two previous releases beautifully while adding new patterns, motifs, and designs.

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