Exciting news…


Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news to share today!

I’ve been asked to return for a second term with Let’s Capture Our Memories!

That’s right!! I’ll be on the design team for another 6 months!! How great is that?? I really enjoy working with all the girls over there and with the talented sketch designers.

Here’s some of my layouts I’ve created for Let’s Capture Our Memories during my first term:

So, if you’re looking for a really great blog to follow, head on over and sign up to follow us by email!! Then you’ll get notified of every new, inspiring post!!

Oh, and did I mention they have an on-line store?? ;-)

Happy scrapping!


Featuring Gossamer Blue…


Hello everyone!

A few weeks ago while wandering around the Paper Issues store, I came across a collection from Gossamer Blue.  I have never bought anything from this company before, but I absolutely fell in love with their “On My Desk” collection and had to have it!

This weekend I had the chance to play with it and here’s the layout I created!  I was inspired by the name of the collection and decided I would scrapbook a layout of what was on my desk!!



I used a few stickers from Heidi Swapp and MAMBI, wooden triangles from Creative Embellishments and my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Chevron, but everything else is from Gossamer Blue.


I’m also submitting this project over at Paper Issues for their current linky party, “Woodn’t You Know, It’s Fall”.  I used some wood embellishments on my layout which is one of the criteria!

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Check out the Paper Issues store when you get a moment.  They have lots of great new items and you might even want to pick up some Gossamer Blue!!

Happy scrapping!



A DT application…


Hello everyone!

I’ve decided to apply for a spot on the Tombow USA Design Team.

I have been using their products since I stated scrapbooking 11 years ago and their Tombow Mono Multi is my absolute favourite glue!  And seeing I’m on the Epiphany Crafts design team, I’m making tons of projects that have embellishments that need to be glued down! LOL!!

I was asked to post photos of some of my favourite projects that best reflect my style.  Here’s what I came up with.

(I have used Tombow Mono Multi on ALL these projects!!)

Wish me luck!

Happy scrapping!


Alice in Wonderland…


Hi there!

There’s a new challenge going on over at Child’s Play Challenges.  The inspiration this time around is “Alice in Wonderland”.

I decided to scrapbook some photos from my husband’s 40th birthday celebration seeing our inspiration photo was of a tea party!!


I combined 3 different Bella Blvd. collections for this layout – Christmas Cheer, Halloween Magic and Sprinkles! Love love how they all work together!

I also followed this sketch from Creative Scrappers!

Creative Scrappers 279

To make this little cake embellishment, I used washi tape from Hazel & Ruby and a Bella Blvd. border sticker.


So head on over and see what the rest of the design team came up with! Then make sure you play along!!

Happy scrapping!


p.s. I’m also submitting this layout for the new linky party happening right now at Paper Issues – “Woodn’t you know, it’s Fall”!

Creating with Sketches V3 Sketchbook…


Hey everyone!

I’m thrilled to announce I have a layout in the “Creating With Sketches V3 Sketchbook” by Creative Scrappers!

The ebook is now available in the store and if you use the coupon code “V3Diana” you’ll get 10% off the purchase price! But don’t wait because this offer is only good until November 1st.

BUT if you prefer a printed copy, you can order that here!

Here are some close ups of my layout that appears in the book:


The letters and stickers I used are from Bella Blvd. and Basic Grey.  That cool backpack flair is Creative Embellishments.


The enamel dots are October Afternoon and the rhinestone stars are from Doodlebug Designs.  The patterned papers are from 3 different manufacturers – Fancy Pants Designs, October Afternoon and Basic Grey!

And here’s the entire layout!


This sketchbook is PACKED with fantastic sketches and inspiration! So whether you buy the download or the printed book, just make sure you get a copy!

Happy scrapping!


Let’s Capture those memories…


Good morning everyone!

Let’s Capture Our Memories has a new sketch up on the blog today.  It was created by the talented Ana Castro.

Here’s the sketch the design team was asked to work with:

Oct. 5, 2014

And here’s my layout:


I used patterned paper from Basic Grey I bought in the Let’s Capture Our Memories store along with products from so many different companies.  I adhered all the chipboard and flair down with Tombow Mono.  It was really fun to dig through my stash and mix and match.  I also broke out my WeR Crop-A-Dile that I haven’t used in ages to add eyelets to my tags.



So why don’t you take a moment and head over to the blog and check out what the rest of the DT created?

I’m sure you’re going to be inspired!! :-D

Happy scrapping!



Sketch party…


Hey everyone!

Did you know that Paper Issues now has a sketch challenge one Saturday of every month?

This past Saturday was their very first sketch and it’s a great one!  It was designed by the talented Jennifer Chapin!

Paper Issues Oct Sketch

I loved the sketch and of course wanted to play along.

Here’s what I created for the sketch challenge!


The “Hey Girl” and “Hey You” collections from Basic Grey were absolutely perfect for this layout having a bit of a retro feel.  On this layout I only used patterned paper, some vellum, letters from Doodlebug and a few pearls.  I embellished the page with a ton of fussy cut flowers popping a few up.


Here is a close up of the flower at the top of the layout because you can’t really see the dimension in the first photo.  I created a ribbon with a piece of paper, folding it on both sides so it popped up and then placed my flower on top.


I really hope that you decide to play along with this sketch.  All entries are due by October 10th! Oh, and in case you needed a bit more incentive, there is a $10 gift card to the Paper Issues store up for grabs!!!

Happy scrapping!