This Month at PageMaps

Bella Blvd 8 1/2 x 11 Layout using Wish Big Boy collection for PageMaps November 2018 Update - Lydia Cost

I was lucky enough to work with some of the new sketches over at PageMaps last month, and I had a blast!

This 8 1/2 x 11 layout came from this amazing sketch!


I knew that it would be perfect for documenting my son’s 2nd birthday at the zoo with his aunt Jamie.  I love the use of lots of patterned paper, which is actually outside my comfort zone somehow.


Make sure to jump over to the Bella Blvd blog to see all the details of this color chaos layout!


Bella Blvd Wish Big: Boy (Ephemera, “Cake Time” & “Dinotastic” 12×12 Papers, Sticky Mix), Bella Blvd Word Salad, IF Homespun Alpha Stickers, IF Cute Clip, Bella Blvd Wonky Alphas, American Crafts Glitter Thickers, Vicki Boutin Tag,  PinkFresh Studio Circle Stamp, Ranger Archival Ink

8 1/2 x 11: Butterflies

8 1/2 x 11 Scrapbook Layout using Maggie Holmes Gather and Scraps - Lydia Cost

I was so blessed to find myself with a little scrap-therapy time last week, and it felt so nice to scrap with some actual scraps.  Sometimes it is so nice to step away from design team work and scheduled projects, for a little scrapping that’s just for you.  I forget how amazing it feels to create with no idea of the end result.


I took this amazing photo of a monarch at a local wetlands area, and I knew I wanted to get messy and scrappy with it.  I worked out of a little hexagon box of scraps on my desk, and I even included a piece from our recent modem installation under my photo.


That day I felt like I would have made Suse Fish proud with all my scrap using!


I certainly have to remind myself that creating to simply create is so important for my well-being, and I was really happy with this messy little layout about a simple little butterfly!


Maggie Holmes Papers, Tim Holtz Floral Stencil, Brea Reese Modeling Paste, Brea Reese Glitter Ink, Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Chipboard Stickers & Rhinestone Embellishments, Carousel Stickers, Maggie Holmes Roller Stamp, Ranger Archival Ink