Monday, December 1, 2014

Marion Smith Posh Mini Album

Happy Tuesday! Party Time Tuesday is having another Anything Goes Challenge with a fabulous prize up for grabs. For my contribution, I would like to share a mini album I made using the Marion Smith Posh Scrap Kit available at Here are a few pics of the outside and a video to share the inside.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Marion Smith Romance Novel Scrap Kit

Hello! Today I would like to share with you all a mini album I  ahve created using the Romance Scrap Kit available at Scrapbook Maven! I have used this tutorial to make the base of my album with it's interactive pages. I hope to share another mini using the New Posh Kit with you all very soon, too!

Marion Smith Designs Romance Novel Ch. 2 Scrap Kit available at
Marion Smith Designs Romance Novel Chapter 2 Kit at Mini Album Marion Smith Designs Romance Novel Chapter 2 Mini Album Kit at

Marion Smith Designs Romance Novel Chapter 2 Kit at Mini Album

Marion Smith Designs Romance Novel Chapter 2 Kit at Mini Album

Romance Novel Chapter 2 Kit at Mini Album

Vintage Interactive Pocket page albumMarion Smith Designs Romance Novel Chapter 2 Kit at Vintage Mini Album
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wee Stamps Shelley- PTT Challenge

I have a new card to share for Party Time Tuesdays new Anything Goes Challenge! I have used a Wee Stamp called Shelley. She is adorable! I used distress inks to color the background layer and embossed the swirls over top with white embossing powder.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. I colored her a while ago so can't remember exactly what I used but it was my usual suspects. I miss coloring and hope I can find more time to do it more often!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scrapbook Maven: New Marion Smith Papers are In Stock!

Marion Smith Design's New Collections: Romance Novel Chapter 2 and Posh are now In Stock as Scrapbook Maven! They are available as packs which include 2 each of the 8 double-sided design papers for a total of 16 papers per pack!
In a few weeks, I expect to have the coordinating Ephemera Pack and Journaling Tags to both Collections! Stay tuned for for sneak peeks of those. But, for now here are some pics of the New Collections. Here is a video sharing the papers:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stitched Baseball Card

Hello! I forgot to schedule this post! Yikes! Here is a card I made for one of my son's friends. They play baseball together, so I thought this was the perfect card. The birthday boy's mom loved it which is always nice!

baseball birthday card for a boy for Scrapbook Maven

I used glossy accents on the stamped sentiment and Copic mulit-liner for the faux stitching. I hand stitched the baseball stitching. I thought it was a fun change and perfect for a boy!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Quick and Easy Beach Mini Album using Prima's Seashore Collection

Hello, friends! I have a Mini I would like to share using Prima's Seashore Collection. I was so happy to offer this as a class and the ladies really enjoyed making their albums and were so pleased with the final product! For anyone interested, I have a few Kits left for sale at Scrapbook Maven. With the holiday season coming up I thought it would make a wonderful gift to make to give non scrappers an album to put summer vacation pictures or any beachy memories. I have made a video to walk you through the album. If for some reason you cannot view the video on this blog, you can also find it on my YouTube Channel, Scrapbook Maven.

Scrapbook Maven Mini album Kit using Prima Seashore for a quick and easy album

Prima Seashore Mini Album for Scrapbook Maven

Scrapbook Maven Mini album Kit using Prima Seashore for a quick and easy album

Scrapbook Maven Mini album Kit using Prima Seashore for a quick and easy album

Scrapbook Maven Mini album Kit using Prima Seashore for a quick and easy album

Scrapbook Maven Mini album Kit using Prima Seashore for a quick and easy album

Scrapbook Maven Mini album Kit using Prima Seashore for a quick and easy album

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Hello! I'm back to share another mini album I have made. This time I have used Graphic 45's new Collection, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. For this one I used the 12x12 Paper Pad, which provided plenty of paper and fussy cutting opportunities! I have made a video for easy viewing of the whole album with its flaps and pockets which you can click on after the photos. :-)

Scrapbook Maven mini album inspiration using Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Paper CollectionMini Album using Graphic 45's Twas the Night Before Christmas paper from

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Mini Album

Hello! I am so excited to share with you all a mini album I created using Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale 12x12 Paper Pad. I challenged myself to only use one sheet of each of the 12 designed papers. The flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid Craft. And the rest are all fussy cuts from the Graphic 45 papers. I would have saved a whole lot of time using the gorgeous chipboard pieces that go along with the Collection, but I set myself a challenge to use just the 12 papers  and cardstock and I am really pleased with how it turned out. Below are a few photos, but to see the whole album, with its flaps and pockets, I have made a video for you all to enjoy!

Halloween Fall Mini Album using Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale for Scrapbook MavenHalloween and Fall Autumn mini Album using Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper Pad from Scrapbook Maven

Halloween and Fall Autumn mini Album using Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12 paper Pad from Scrapbook Maven

Halloween and Fall Autumn mini Album using Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale 12x12 Paper Pad from Scrapbook Maven

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Prima Princess ATC Mini Album and Video Tutorial

Hello, all! I am back with another little album to share. I have used Prima's Princess Collection. The pages are made using the 4x6 ATC Pad, making it super fast and simple to put together. With a few Princess Collection embellishments, I was done! At the end of the video I share a simple tutorial on how to assemble the mini album. A Kit for this mini is available at!!
Prima Princess Mini Album using ATC cards. Kit available at Scrapbook Maven
Princess ATC Mini Album Kit available at

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Prima Princess Mini Album

Hello! Today I am sharing a video that I posted on Scrapbook Maven's YouTube channel. It is my very first, so keep that in mind as you watch it, LOL! It is of a mini album I made using Prima's Princess Collection 6x6 paper pad. I've also used the wood icons, brads, flowers and leaves from the Collection. I hope you like my album! :-)

Prima Princess 6x6 Mini Album for

Saturday, August 16, 2014

It's Birthday Time!

Hello!! It's been a long time since I've blogged and I am so happy to be back with a card to share. I went out of my comfort zone and tried a style I have been admiring lately. I made it for a soccer loving birthday boy. I hope he likes it!

A masculine sports birthday card using Prima Allstar paper, wood icon, and brads for Scrapbook Maven

I'm still trying to decide if I like it :-/  I have used Prima's Allstar 6x6. It's great paper for the sports players in your life. I have also used the coordinating wood icons and brads. Oh, and a ticket from the Tickets and Tags. I fussy cut the soccer players from the paper to give the card more soccer vibes. Yes, I went a little crazy with the mists. Still trying to figure out the pressure and distance needed.
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Swinging Miss Daisy

Hello! Happy 4th to those of you in the U.S.A! I am back to share a tag using an image called, Daisy. It seems that Miss Daisy is a very popular girl as I am the third Mo DT to share a creation using her in a row! It is a perfect summer/spring image!

Here is my tag using this carefree image from Mo's Digital Pencil!
Scrapbook Maven card using Daisy from Mo's Digital Pencil, Copic markers, pearl pen, distress ink and mulberry paper flowers

I have used Maja paper and some new Spellbinders dies for the tag shape- Decorative Labels 28. I've added some WOC flowers and a few that I have from LLC. The butterfly is a cut off from a Whimsy Butterfly Border Die. Oh, and the leaf flourishes come from another new to me Spellbinders die- Sprigs! Some Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Viva Pearl Pen finish up the embellishments!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Punk!

Hello! I have a super quick and fun birthday card to share using Little Punk from Mo's Digital Pencil.
It comes with a cute sentiment of which I have used half. using Mo's Digital Pencil Little Punk CAS card Birthday
I love how easy it is to make a handmade card for someone using just a fabulous Mo image and, Voila!,your done! Now there's no excuses not to whip up a last minute card!
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

In the Wood for Whimsy

Hello! I have a Whimsy Stamps card to share! I have used In the Wood by Cathy Delanssay. I thought it would make a lovely winter time card and, frankly, it's never too early to make Christmas-y cards!
Christmas winter card using Whimsy's Cathy Delanssay In the Wood stamp with Maja Vintage Spring Basics paper for Scrapbook Maven
I decided to used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color. The green is Evergreen Bough which I think is very appropriate for this sweet In the Wood stamp.
I used some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers that were generously gifted to me and the Whimsy DT, as well as the Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 stamp for the beautiful stamped frame around my sentiment.
The gorgeous papers are the Vintage Spring Basics paper from Maja Designs
Have a wonderful day!
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Challenges I'd like t enter:
Stempelgarten-Floral Dreams
Natalie and Amy's- Four legged Friends
Crafty Hazelnuts- Anything Christmas

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mo's Monthly Blog Hop!

Yay! It's time for a fun blog hop of creativity and inspiration with a chance at some prizes!! Our wnderful host this month is Julie and our challenge theme is summer colors!

You should have come from Anneke's blog if you are already hopping. If this is your first stop then you'll want to start at Julie's blog. Be sure to leave comments along the way to be eligible for a prize!

For my card I have used To School, so I could make a thank you card to my son's teacher for the wonderful job she has done as all three of my boys' kindergarten teacher. Hopefully, my daughter will be lucky enough to be in her class in a year! Yes, my kids are still in school. I feel like we are the last district to still be going!

Back to School thank you card using To School by Mo Manning using Prima School Memories from Scrapbook Maven

The image reminds me of my youngest son as if he is ready and confident to go off to first grade! 
I love the paper! It's Prima's School Memories. It has so many fun elements to cut out and embellish with.
Everything but the button and paper clip are from the paper.
 Your next stop is Kaly! Happy hopping!
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Friday, June 13, 2014

It's Always Tea Time!

Hello! It's Danielle, here, to share another card I have created using Tea for Three, which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil for download. I love this set as you can use one girl, two or or all three and even change up their props! So cute!! I decided to make a scene with two of the girls and the tea set.
Mo's Digital Pencil, Tea for Three card using Marion Smith Mad Tea Party for Scrapbook Maven

The sentiment isn't really clear, but it says "It's always tea time". I have used the 6x6 Pad of Marion Smith's Mad Tea Party for the background paper and cut outs. I love all the images in her papers that allow for fussy cutting!
Until next time, have a wonderful weekend!

Challenges I'd Like to Enter
A Creative Romance- Anything Goes
Craftitude -Flowers and/or lace
The Stamping Boutique- Flower Embellishment
4 Krafty Girlz- Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- Punches and Die Cuts