#DITL/ June 2015

a day in the life…. When I did the Ali Edwards day in the life in May I had so much fun, that I decided to do on every month. So I randomly picked June 23. And when I say randomly I mean I woke up that day and said- today I’ll take lots of pictures and have my day in the life today! 

For this mini album I use a 6×8 Becky Higgins Faux Leather that I got from Michaels when they were on sale last year and I stock piled them 😃

   Cards for this are mainly ones from Stampin Up’s Sale-a-Bration promo earlier this year. Alphas are from studio calico and the wood veneer is from random
  The wood veneer on this page is from Color Cast Designs. I love her foodie set! I may need another one soon. I didn’t have a currently card that I could find so I made my own. My thought is that I’ll include a currently card for each month. The stamp set is from studio calico- but not sure which month.  Stamps are studio calico and card is Stampin Up!. I used Stazon and whisper white Stampin up inks to stamp with on the pictures.
  On the menu veneer is a Color Cast designs and alpha is Studio Calico.   Top right 3×4 card is from The Teal Lime Press. It’s a digital card and I love it! It’s like a currently for weather. The washi tape on the Yello Stampin Up card is from close to my Heart.

  The acrylics are from Paper Camellia and the snipets are from The Teal Lime Press Yellow Sun kit. The washi is from freckled Fawn.  I love these cute little bunny cards! And they are from the Studio Calico Galileo PL kit.  

Thanks for checking this blog post out! 

you can view the process video below:

Happy Scrapbooking!



Project life// week 24/2015

This week’s project life spread was my first using The Teal Lime Press’ digital cards. I was really excited to use them as I love the colors and the designs.


Above is the full 2 page layout. I used Design Q on the left side and Design A on the right side. I had a question as to why I mainly use Design A, and so wanted to answer it here. When I started PL in 2014 I went a “little” overboard with buying… and one of those purchases was a variety pack of page protectors. The one with 10 of 6 different layouts. And I still have 1/2 of that variety pack left. I found that there were quite a few I just didn’t use very often. And when I print pictures I find I use either the 4×6 landscape or do 2 on a 4×6, so the design A works best for me for that. I am still trying to use up the ones that I have left, but I really have to plan when I use a non- design A layout. And this year my goal was to streamline as best I could for consistency and using mainly Design A was how I chose to do that.  BUT- that being said- I really like how the Design Q looks and am really liking the look of the 4×4 cards. SO I may be using this one more in the future.


Close up of left side.


“hello” is from Color Cast Designs in the Caribbean. If I haven’t mentioned it before… I LOVE Color Cast Designs! The label is one that I printed off a while ago (found on my pinterest board under printables) and the washi is from Close to my Heart. I love, love, love the simplicity of this card. And the stripes… I’m addicted to stripes!


I used the paintpaperstudio app to create the “nothing can beat this #teatime” writing on the card. Its  free app with paid in app purchases. This is from the set by Kellie Winnell of Give A Girl A Blog and Kellie Stamps.

My most favorite card of this page is this 4×4. I love the card (TLP) and it took me a while to find the perfect placement for it in my layout this week. But I am so happy with it and how it turned out! The family is a wood veneer I colored black with my stazon ink pad and the enamel dots are from Close to my Heart. The document label is a sticker from my May Gossamer Blue PL kit.


On my June Studio Calico order I added another Cirque PL kit. I really liked the embellishments in this kit, and it was $10 so I thought, why not? I wanted to use this wood veneer, and played with a few ways of using it. In the end I colored it with 3 different ink pads from Stampin’ Up! (pear pizazz, pool party and pistachio parade) and then found some random stamps from my stash and stamped them with Stazon. Again, the card is from TLP in the Lemon Yellow Sun kit.


Close up of right side


My title card is from TLP and I used the black alpha stickers from Studio Calico’s Carolina Moon PL kit, white alpha stickers from Studio Calico’s Galileo PL kit for the numbers and then I outlined them. The “sun”, “fun” and hearts are from Paper Camellia.


This card is 2 3×4’s attached. (Both from the Lemon Yellow Sun TLP kit). I love the right circle card, and also had trouble finding the best spot for it, but I knew I wanted to use one of my Color Cast Designs wood veneer with it. I finally settled on attaching it to the striped card as both the 2 do actually go together. The enamel dots are again from Close to my Heart.

And, if you want to see how this weeks spread came together, the process video is below. I hope that you will subscribe to my You Tube channel as well!

Happy Scrapping!



I am very excited to announce that I am part of The Teal Lime Press (TLP) creative team! I am just getting everything ready to go and will have something for the end of this week to share with you as my first creative team sharing.

I will be posting my designs for TLP here and on Instagram, and will also be including the designs in my process videos on You Tube. You can find TLP on Etsy and you can use my code TaraR to receive 20% off your order.


This is the first kit I will be designing with, Lemon Yellow Sun and I just LOVE the colors! I am a big fan of black/white base and adding color  and I am able to do that with this kit. And that black and white stripe? Swoon! I am in love! This is going to be the start of my summer album.Lemon Yellow Sun No. 2 Snippets and Diecuts_Layout_Smaller

I also love labels, and as I was cutting everything out today I kept thinking of the pictures I would need to take to use these labels 🙂 The “swim ice cream repeat” is going to be the mantra of my kids and I this summer I’m pretty sure.

Thanks for reading! Happy Scrapping!


Project life// week 23/2015

Hi everyone!

I have week 23 (last week) ready to go, and I have a process video for you! And this is a complete start to finish video this week. I finally figured out how to use my phones recorder to properly take videos… the WHOLE time! What a thing to learn 🙂 Just to note though- I have a hard time talking in my videos- so this one is just the sped up process to music. (Feel free to turn the sound off!) The reason why? I tend to watch videos while I’m feeding my littlest, so I don’t have the sound on at night; I just watch. Next week I will do a talking one as I know some like that.

Last week was really busy for my family and me. I feel like I have forgotten a bunch of stuff, even though I added a 6×12 page front and back in the layout. So I did Sunday to Thursday on one and then when you flip it over its Friday and Saturday. I went to visit my friend Kristie (you know her as Sweet Girl Designs) and so we had a pretty busy day.


Im not sure what is with me lately. I don’t really like yellow very much, but it seems to have been my go to color this week and last week I used it as my POP of color. And when you watch the video (below) you see that yellow was the only color I had at the beginning, and I changed it to add in some seafoam/aqua. Who knows, maybe the color is growing on me?! Above is the Sunday to Thursday part of the layout. I was very happy with how my pictures turned out this week! And I just love that title card. Its from the Studio Calico Galileo PL kit. The other one from that kit is the top right, Boat Fun card. IMG_4547 The other 3 cards are from studio calico as well. The middle and right ones are from the Cirque kit (from Feb) and I’m not sure what the left one is from. The striped heart over lay is from one of the Stampin Up! PL kits from last year. Im not sure what the kit is called anymore. Of course I used my FAVORITE Baxter collection vellum hearts (swoon… still the best!) and then some labels I had cut out last week and the Crate Paper labels. The white “23” on the summer title card is from the SC PL kit and the black “wk” is from the SC Scrapbook kit for June. They are vinyl so they were really hard to place! The little adventure ephemera is also from the Galileo kits for June.IMG_4545

And then on the Boat Fun card I used more from the SC kits from June. The U R Perfect card is from the Cirque kit as well as the heart and the label is from a printable you can find on my pinterest page. The “be silly” flair is one that I found on Scrapbookandmore.com. If you haven’t visited this site and you love flair badges you need to check it out as they have a bunch of guest designers who design their own flair collection and they make them. And they are a really good price as you can just buy 1 if you want.


I again used the seafoam/aqua and yellow colors. And lots of pictures for this one. I wanted to keep the pictures free of too much “stuff” so chose to do more stamping on them and used a few stickers. IMG_4551My absolute most favorite card this layout is the road trip one. All I had planned when I picked the 4×6 card from my Galileo paper pack was that I was going to use a geo tag veneer. That was all I was originally going to do. Then I thought I would maybe put Calgary… and then in needed some color… and then some more color… and then my car veneer. But I just love how it turned out. I’m also in love with the bottom 4×4. I have been wanting to use this bliss card since last week- its been making it into my beginning layouts and then it just hasn’t been right. Until now! I finally found the place for it that I’m happy. I also like to do a lot of journaling, as this is a documentation of our life, but didn’t want to take up the room for it. So I find the compromise is to make a little tag and stick the journaling behind another card. This layout I put it behind the yellow and white 4×4. And that last 4×3 is from the Amy Tangerine plus one mini kit. I colored the potty people with Stampin Up! inks (and as you can see the ink wasn’t completely dry when I adhered it…. yeah… I wasn’t real happy). So- lesson is to be patient!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and have a few minutes to watch the video! You can find more process videos on my YouTube Channel! Subscribe so you don’t miss any.

Happy scrapping!


Project Life // sweetgirldesigns Week 45

Hello! I just want to start by saying… no you’re not really far behind! It’s only Week 45 in my Project Life world as I’m using PL to document my daughter’s first year.  As these week numbers get higher and higher, I get sadder and sadder.  My little girl is almost one!! Why can’t we freeze our babies in time? 

Anyways!  Here is my Week 45 layout completed.  

My color inspiration came from an attraction map from our visit to Heritage Park (Calgary, AB).  I used the map for two cards – my title card and filler card.   



I don’t usually pick such muted colors but the map led me to choose reds and yellows.  I played around with some other colors as well but finally decided on just the two.  I painted the chipboard and wood veneer piece with red acrylic paint. Added some yellow twine from Studio Calico and some yellow acrylic hearts from Gossamer Blue.  

I have found a new love!  Tiny word stickers!  The stickers I used in this layout are from Maggie Holmes and they are so amazing.  I love all the sentiments.  I find sometimes that the sentiments aren’t really applicable or they are too specific.  But not these ones! They ere perfection and I sprinkled them all around my layout.   

If you would like to see more of my layout and process in creating this layout or any of my more recent layouts please check me out on YouTube by searching sweet girl designs.  Here is a link to my latest video: Week 45 

Left hand side of the layout: 

Right hand side of layout: 


Thanks for visiting! 

xoxo Kristie 

Project life// week 22/2015

I subscribe to Studio Calico’s project life kit, and have since last May. I went into it not being sure if it would be the right fit for my crafting style, but after a year I think I can safely say that it’s only helped to improve my style. I love that it’s a bunch of items I wouldn’t normally buy myself, and that it’s always a challenge to look at everything and say “how am I going to use this with my style?”. 

On Monday I received my June Galileo kit (video to come of the unboxing of it!) and was so excited that I started  getting my cards laid out immediately. 

As you can see below the biggest card that called to me was this Green June 4×6– and it’s not even part of the 4×6 cards for the actual kit. It’s just the card that has information about the kit on the back. I really hope, though, that Studio Calico continues to keep their information card looking like this. 

I wanted to keep this card really simple, and so used it as my weekly title card and used white and black. Very basic! But I find it pops so much because of how basic it is.  

  Using the green June card really challenged me to step outside the box with my color choices this week. I’m not usually a fan of yellow, but I just love the size of the alphas that came in the kit this month, and so used the white and yellow ones to give some more color interest for my cards. This Snow White one is one of my favorites! I like how I mixed the stamps and the stickers. The background 4×6 is from the Galileo paper pack and the 3×4 on top is from a gossamer blue kit (not sure which one). And then some fun ephemera (Galileo kit), washi (arrow One is Close to my Heart), yellow washi and arrow clip are both freckled fawn.   

This card is the top of a flip up card (underneath are just photos) that I used my fuse to adhere it to the page protector. At first I stamped the “love” on the plastic page protector, but it started to wear off so I ended up stamping it on the picture. The alpha stickers are on the page protector though.   

I LOVE this soft peach card that came in one of my first SC kits last year (I can’t remember which one) and I’ve been saving it for a while. The happy wood veneer is colored with a Stampin up! Ink and the heart with “this” is from the Galileo kit.

  I have stamped the white with my whisper white from Stampin Up! I had been looking for a white staz-on at Michaels my last few trips, but they never had any so I decided to try this ink and it seems to work. I just had to let it dry a bit longer than normal because it’s a craft ink. last week I was busy looking for labels on Pinterest and found this set that I love! It took me a while to cut them all out, but I am very pleased with them so it was worth it. You can find the link for them here  I love gold! And so i was excited to see this card with gold foil on it! The sequins are from Close to my Heart and I was super excited to find them because they are already backed with glue dots! So putting them on is super easy.

   This is another top of a layered pocket page that I adhered with my fuse. Again I just LOVE those alphas!   I picked up another Cirque PL Kit from studio calico for $10 at the end of May and these lovely sequins and stars came with it! Just a small shaker card as I wanted them to stay at the bottom of the card and not travel up. And again those lovely labels I cut out! 

And here are the finished pages:


How is your project life going this week? 

Happy crafting!


Live and Breathe Project Life // sweetgirldesigns 

I feel like I fill my days with Project Life in anticipation of the next opportunity I’ll have to be creative myself.  I’ll watch Process Videos on YouTube, scan Instagram for inspiration, chat with scrappy friends through Facebook groups and most recently I’ve been listening to podcasts.  

I’ve never been into podcasts before but they’re perfect for listening to while eating breakfast or running errands.  I had heard of Jess Forster’s podcast series Pocket Talk before, but had never thought to give them a listen.  Until recently when I felt like I had watched every process video known to man on YouTube and needed something new and different to pass the time.  

The series, Pocket Talk, has ten episodes and gives a look into how ten crafty ladies approach Project Life.  It’s definitely interesting hearing how they got started, where they get their products and how their style has evolved.  It’s neat too because a lot of the ladies featured are regulars on my Instagram feed and a few of them even have YouTube videos.  So it’s just another peak into their lives and approach to Project Life.  

So if you’re looking for some more inspiration or just don’t know how to get started with your Project Life album, give Pocket Talk a listen.  The podcast is completely free and each episode is around 20 minutes.  

xoxo Kristie