Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun and Fast Summer Acrylic Album featuring Good Day Sunshine from Simple Stories

If you are like me, then you are in the thick of summer. June just flew by and before I knew it we were at barbecues and "blowing stuff up" (as my kids like to call it)  for the 4th of July. All those fun memories and summer is half over.  This new Summer Acrylic Album exclusively from This kit comes with the acrylic album, color page copies, embellishments, ribbon, and features Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine paper and stickers. It is super cute, super FUN, and best of all super FAST.  This album will help you quickly catch the fast moving memories of summer. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pink Paislee Solstice has the new line from Pink Paislee. Solstice is perfect for summer. This line has so many unique, fun gold elements that they make any layout really special. The colors in this line are perfect for everyday pictures and special occasion. I can't wait to start creating with this line. Check out these cute layouts we found at Pink Paislee. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline.

I love the Gold!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Patriotic Blocks with Doodlebug Paper

With many children running around my house. I love simple fun ideas for decorating. I love letters on blocks and Doodlebug Stars and Stripes and Patriotic Parade is the perfect companion to compliment my vinyl letters on my wood blocks.  It is fun festive and of course Patriotic. When I decorate my home for the 4th of July my kids see how important this holiday is to me and how much I love this country. Now is the perfect time to make decor for next year. Many times I make crafts after the holiday, because I get supplies at great close out deals at I make up all my projects so they are ready to go next year. I hope that you have some time over the summer to enjoy making your own craft projects. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

The Winner of our Sea to Shining Sea Collection Kit is...

Congratulations to Lisa Lawrence the winner of our contest.  You have won a Simple Stories Sea to Shining Sea Collection Kit. Please email your name, address, phone number, and email to Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments. We at love to hear all of your family traditions and the fun things that you do for the 4th of July. Thank you for sharing. Check out all the other wonderful Simple Stories projects available at!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Make Scrapbooks without a Fuss–Buy Wholesale Scrapbooking Supplies

Before you start pasting photos up, you’ll need to do some preparation and planning. You can start by buying excellent wholesale scrapbooking supplies from trusted online retailers like The basic materials you’ll need are albums, sheet protectors, adhesive, paper, embellishments, and the pictures or knick-knacks you’ll want to put in.

Next, you’ll need to organize a little. Decide on a title, intro, and a table of contents for your scrapbook. This lets you identify what you’ll put in it and where exactly.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Reliable Online Scrapbook Stores: Supporting a Longstanding Hobby

Making your own scrapbook should be an easy experience, especially if you start simple. What you need to start with is a purpose. Will the scrapbook be aimed at typical milestones and events? Will it focus on a certain person? Is it going to be a gift? Deciding on the purpose of your scrapbook can make it easier to identify the materials you’ll need to purchase from a dependable online scrapbook store like

When you already know the purpose of your scrapbook, gather all of the photos you think you might need. Additional bric-a-brac may also be added to a scrapbook like tickets, important certificates, and others. However, you may want to use copies instead of originals for what you want to paste onto a scrapbook, such as in the case of birth certificates and other legal documents.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hottest Scrapbooking Trends for 2014

In another blog post, the return of predominantly classic design elements like bright colors, natural textures, and iconic shapes were discussed. In this post, we talk about the most innovative, and sometimes, quirky trends for this year.

Gold – No, not the precious metal, only its hue. Pops of gold are virtually anywhere, and can be seen in several lines offered by numerous paper crafting material manufacturers. However, while they may be hot enough to be a topic this spring, they’re still being used in moderation and the designs they put out rarely overwhelm observers. They are perfect for people who like mixing, matching, and pulling out stuff from a stash, as a little gold accent can make anything look classy.

Burlap and wood – This year’s hottest texture seems to be burlap, which already made an appearance the previous year and is full of steam heading into this year. Sheets of it are available from numerous scrapbooking material dealers throughout the globe. On the other hand, wood finishes are also practically everywhere—a lot of commercial product lines have them, which makes DIY aficionados want them even more.

Pocket pages – This has been fairly popular for a few years now, but it’s still going strong, and it’s not hard to see why. For this year, the newest thing about pocket pages is that almost every scrapbook product manufacturer is trying to help people include their Instagram photos in their scrapbooks. The 4x4 inch and 2x2 inch square pockets are the most common. 

Scrapbooking Ideas for Summer Vacations

What can make your summer vacation even more fun and exciting? How about immortalizing it by creating a scrapbook around everything that you did? Here are some simple tips in making the best scrapbook to commemorate summer fun.

Take Photos

Don’t just snap a few shots of the beach and your family or friends and call it a day. Instead, go crazy with your camera. Bring enough digital storage and take as many photos as you can of just about any event you deem picture-perfect. The more choices you have, the easier it will be for you to craft your scrapbook.

Themed D├ęcor

Look for a good online scrapbook supply store and find the best accessories, paper, bindings, and decorations that best suits your summer theme. Grab anything from seashells to things like sand, palm leaves, and starfish. Summer colors should be light and vibrant, enough to show just how energetic the season is for you.

Pictures First

Before you lay the embellishments though, be sure to arrange the pictures properly first. You can arrange it by day, or by activities you love, or any other layout you want your scrapbook to embody. Only after you’ve set up the photos should you decorate, so your output won’t end up looking messy with too much adjustments.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July Acrylic Album

Check out the all new 4th of July Acrylic Album Kit now on sale at This album has everything that you need to create your own 4th of July Album. You just need to add your own pictures. It even has a fun free printable from Pinterest. Check out our Pinterest page for other great 4th of July ideas. Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4th of July Fun with Clear Tubes

I like to give small gifts of appreciation or thanks to let someone know that I am thinking about them. I really like the clear tubes and containers that are now available in the Party Supplies at They are so fun a festive and really show off gum balls, sixlets, and M&M's. These are just in time for the 4th of July. I love it!!! Happy Crafting!!! Jacqueline