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

8 1/2 x 11: Love This

Love This Scrapbook Layout

I’m a little embarrassed to admit how long some of these pieces have been in my scrap stash.  I’ve made it my goal to pull out at least one old item from my stash every time I create!  For this particular layout I started with these Crate Paper Oh Darling Acetate Letters.  I have had these in my stash for as long as I can remember.  I think they are the cutest thing ever; however, I’ve found that they are really hard to read any words I might create with them.  For that reason I never seemed to leave them on any project, so today I decided I would create a pretty background with them all! What better photos to add to it then these gems with my little and his grandma!  I just love these photos!

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After arranging them I added a little stitching to each letter to add some interest.  I just love how it turned out!  The magenta, oranges, and yellows really give this colorful layout an even bigger punch; moreover, after a drab winter, I could certainly use a punch of color!  I think I managed to stash bust with every designer haha; There’s a little Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper, Simples Stories, Maggie Holmes, and Amy Tangerine.

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Crate Paper Oh Darling Acetate Letters & Numbers, Maggie Holmes Paper Pads (Shine, Open Book, Confetti), Amy Tangerine On A Whim Phrase Thickers, Heidi Swapp Favorite Things PL Cards, Simple Stories Enamel Dots, Heidi Swapp Color Shine

8 1/2 x 11: My Handsome Boys

Handsome Boys Scrapbook Layout Using Bella Blvd Dad Style

I spent this entire weekend scrapping, and my how I have missed it!  Between having pneumonia and my little one being sick, it feels like I haven’t sat down at my desk for at least a couple weeks.  That is far too long!!!

dadstyleFor this layout I pulled out all my Bella Blvd Dad Style goodies!  To be honest I have no issue scrapping my boys with all the pinks and blues and yellows, so this color scheme was a little outside my comfort zone.  It didn’t matter though because if Bella Blvd is known for one thing, it’s that all their collections are so cohesive and easy to scrap with!  I hope all of you were able to create this weekend!

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