Friday, July 19, 2013

goodbye blogger.

Blogger has been reallllly good to me, but it was time for something new. I LOVE blogging, but I fell a bit behind, life just became a little bit crazy. As I was rethinking WHERE I wanted to go with my writing, my projects, and working on a brand I decided a new space with a fresh start is just what I needed & wanted. The freedom to use my graphic designs skills as I learn at school to make my blog my own. Bear with me as I find my way in my new place, I cannot wait to share with all of you what amazing projects I've been working on! If you'd like to keep an eye on all the things I'm doing, feel free to follow me, and leave me a link below to YOUR blog, so I can come check it out! To get this NEW party started, I'm having a giveaway at the new site, so make sure you head on over to check it out! Once you've followed my new blog -- leave me a comment on my first post, with how YOU found my blog, instagram, what message board, previous follower, Find Your Voice, and you'll be entered to win! Winner will be announced next Friday, so spread the word! Thank you for all your support here on my blog, I look forward to sharing & creating with all of you at the new site! xoxo

Monday, June 24, 2013

Find Your Voice: Blog Hop

The Find Your Voice Summer Storytelling Workshop kicked off today and to celebrate we're having a blog hop with lots of giveaways! We're going to have a blast this summer and we really hope you play along! I adore Kristin and everything she does and I am thrilled to be contributing to another one of her amazing workshops!

This workshop is about finding your storytelling voice. You are an awesome person with amazing stories, so this summer we're going to work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell those stories.

This workshop is for everyone! You definitely don't need to be a scrapbooker or paper-crafter to play along. We'll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone. 

As paper crafters, some of us struggle with the balance of photos, pretty paper & words-- we have a need to not only showour creativity, but getting our important thoughts & memoriesdown on paper. I LOVE to write, I really enjoy typography & combining heartfelt journaling with a page or project I'm working on can really MAKE a project. I wanted to be involved with this workshop to remind myself how important those words can be, and hopefully encourage others to do MORE writing, journaling & storytelling. I cannot wait to see the great projects I know will come from these lessons!

Today each of us are telling you just how important Find Your Voice is to us, make sure you hop along, there's even a great giveaway [find out more on Kristin's blog!] Here's all the participants today:

rukristin papercrafts:
Veronica Milan:
Michelle Wear:
Laura Kate Is Crafty:
Shay Tibbs:    <<<< me
DeeDee Catron:
Megan Anderson:
Margrethe Aas Johnsen:

I hope you'll all join us for this amazing workshop, feel free to ask me any questions about it!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Paislee Press GC WINNER.

The winner for this month's Social [Media] Butterflies blog hop was announced today, was it you????

Head on over to the SMB homepage to see if you were the lucky winner of a $25 gift certificate to Paislee Press designs by Liz Tamanaha. Thanks for all the love on our projects, I am SO lucky to get to work with such beautiful, talented ladies each month! Check back next month on June 29th for more inspiration!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#SMBiGbloghop with Liz Tamanaha

Hello ladies! I'm still here, trying to get caught up with work enough to start blogging regularly again! Thankfully I have the SMB ladies to keep me accountable for at least a few projects a month ;]

Today we're sharing our first venture into the digital world of scrapbooking, featuring the amazing Liz Tamanaha, who designs beautiful projects and templates under her brand, Paisless Press. I have been a longtime fan, and was SO stoked when she announced that she was designing the Midnight edition of Project Life-- had to have it in my hands asap, and very happy to have found one already! If you aren't familiar with her or her shop, please check it out at you will fall in love!

Here's what I created for this month's hop:

I totally adore her minimalist style, and wanted to use her Is It Friday Yet cards, available here. I made the focus for this layout how excited I am for summer! I feel like I have been so crazy busy, that it's something I need to take more time & enjoy! Here's some detail shots:

Next up on the hop is Ellie, I know you'll love her digital designs! Thanks for stopping by today, make sure you leave lots of love for these talented ladies for your chance to win a $25 store credit to the Paislee Press shop-- winner will be announced, Monday, June 3rd on the Social [Media] Butterflies homepage!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

there's an app for that.

Last week, on Twitter, Alt Summit linked up to Vivint, the Neighborhood with a chance to win a ticket to their conference in NY, which I'm dying to go to. I was quickly distracted as I perused their incredible blog [check it out here] and found SO many amazing posts.

I am now a follower, and even more excited about an app I found on THIS  post.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE going to garage sales. & this app is seriously life changing. Thanks to Vivint, I downloaded this amazing app & it found ALL the sales going on in my area, by address & looking for items I was looking for! Plus, it made me a route so I didn't miss any, AMAZING!

Here's the route it gave me:

There were QUITE a few around, the weather here is perfect for garage sales, but we only stopped at a few due to having to be at work. It was SO conveniebt though, & cannot wait to try it again soon! Here's my score of the trip:

Just FOUR dollars for the perfect home for all my envelopes & card bases! Already up on my desk waiting to be filled all the way up ;)

Thanks again Vivint & good luck ladies & gents on trying to win a ticket to Alt Summit, fingers crossed here ;)

Alt Summit is a blogging conference focused on the needs of design & lifestyle bloggers, helping bloggers like me or you meet in real life. For more information, check out their website!

Monday, May 6, 2013

home from Nashville.

This week, I was lucky enough to be flown to Nashville by Archiver's, for my management training! While traveling alone isn't the most fun, I really enjoyed the trip & getting to visit & learn from another store [hi #46!]

It is NO secret that it is ALL about the country music there & I loved it! From the minute I stepped off my plane to the music I happily blasted all week from my rental car, this girl fit right in!

Did I mention I was there for WORK?!
Thank you Archiver's fod a fun training store & staff, and giving me time to sightsee as well. I'd only managed to make it down to Nashville one other time & it was just a quick pit stop, & I'm glad I got more time to explore a bit.

Beautiful weather, fun co-workers && thanks to my layover buddy, Andrew, tons of recommendations for amazing food & upgraded seats ;) Here's a few highlights of the trip:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy NSD.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I love that each year, this season flies by-- SO many great, fun holidays all together! Derby Day, National Comic Book Day, May the 4th be with you, Cinqo de Mayo && a day JUST for paper-crafting?! What's not to love?! Of course I like to celebrate them all!

This year I was thrilled to be OFF for the festivities this weekend, since it meant I got to play with some goodies, join in on the challenges & chat! It's been incredible seeing all the inspiration on instagram & in the message boards! I finished up a few pages, which I shared in my SC gallery, HERE, but here's a few sneaks:

I apologize for the iphone pics, but I think they turned out pretty good! What are YOU working on this NSD?! Link me up, tell me about it, I'd love to check it out!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

LIVE: Fold It In

Many of you have seen the sneaks on instagram, and heard a little bit about it, but Fold It In is open for registration today! It is a brand new workshop from rukristin papercrafts!

In this class, you will have learn how to make your own mini-book in minutes with an amazingly versatile accordion album. Learn this technique once and use it to make dozens of unique mini-albums. With over 80 pages of inspiration from 10 different contributors there is an style for everyone and a theme for every occasion-- && I am one of those lucky contributors!

Workshop Cost: $12
What's included:
A 30+ page workshop with Step-by-Step instructions for creating an accordion album from start to finish. A supplementary .pdf with albums from 10 amazing contributors, each with a different perspective and unique style. Tips & Tricks for using your stash to complete an entire album from several contributors. A private facebook group for questions, community, and a place for participants to share their albums.

Click Here to Purchase the Workshop >>> HERE
[This is an affiliate link, support ME by signing up with the link above-- which lets Kristin know I sent you ;]
You can also pick up the limited edition Fold It In Kit with awesome products from Dear Lizzy, Freckled Fawn, and more. Details here:
If you have any questions about the workshop or the kit; please contact
I cannot wait to see what you think of this class, let me know below if you sign up, or if you have any questions that I might be able to answer, SO excited, and unbelievably lucky to be part of such an amazing group of ladies! Look for more sneaks with the hashtag #FoldItIn

Monday, April 29, 2013


This month the Social [Media] Butterflies have teamed up with Chic Tags for a BLOGAPALOOZA-- full of inspiration, freebies & TONS of prizes along the way! Each of the Butterflies & every member of the Chic Tags Design Team will be using the Road Trip collection, which is definitely one of my favorites!

ummm.. opps.. Hi there...Jen R here, highjacking Shays blog... It seems something has gone wrong with Shay's scheduled post for our blog hop and since she is currently 1,000's of feet in the air flying to Nashville she is unable to fix it at the moment. For the time being while we wait for Shay to land, you can continue on with the hop over to the wonderful Stephanies blog here.

Hi girls, me here! Isn't Jen SO sweet?! She was my lifesaver while I was on my flight, takin care of things for me! I have an hour layover, so I want to take the time to apologize! I don't know WHAT Bloggers doing, but I hope you can see my pics now!

I made a mini to bring on a future road trip with me, & shared what I travel with. I ALWAYS carry a little canvas bag of scrap essentials when I travel! I know many of you would LOVE to do something like this, and it is absolutely perfect for road trips especially!

&& I'm giving away a $35 gift certificate to Chic Tags! Comment below & let me know what YOUR favorite Road Trip ever was :) Get an extra entry by following me on instagram @sbookinshay29 & leave another comment letting me know you did!

Head on over to Stephanie's blog, thanks for hopping along with us!

Friday, April 26, 2013

perfect timing.

I am always a busy girl, but definitely just took it to another level this week. As many of you know, I've been a little more MIA lately, but with good reason-- I am happy to announce I am now a Manager at the Mason, Ohio location of Archiver's!

As if going back to school, focusing on designing for myself and moving weren't enough to kick start my goals this year, this job came at THE perfect time for me! I am thrilled to have been given such an amazing opportunity, doing something I LOVE!

What's great is I don't have to give up myself at all-- I will still run the Social [Media] Butterflies, travel for events and share my work here! I hope any of you close enough to come visit will do so, and I'm definitely looking forward to meeting new scrappy faces on my new journey!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Project Life: Tips & Tricks

For my project life post this week, I wanted to share a little bit of HOW I do my project life, and what works for me-- in case it would help you!

I am VERY OCD, and a little organization can help you out big time when it comes to a weekly project. Personally, I'm of the opinion that ALL worthwhile tasks begin with a great notebook:

For me, I like taking notes during the week, of what happens, life events that happen. It helps me try to get an idea of what my spread has room for, possibly a color scheme/line of products I may want to use and which page protector I may want the second side to have. Here's what the week looks like as I draw it out:

When I have time throughout the week, I even start on my week, for example, here's this past week, Week 15 in progress:

I use post-its in co-ordinating color to mark photos, type, style, size. Right now, I'm using yellow for Persnickety Prints polaroids, my absolute favorite way to get prints in a unique way. Orange tabs are for full pocket pictures, pink is what week the protector goes to. I write on the tab post-its WHAT it is, which makes it SO easy when I go to plug them in after printing.

How do you organize to get ready for your own weeks? Do any of you organize throughout the week? Work as the week goes on, or just commit a a few hours on a certain day? I'd LOVE to hear how you all do Project Life!

Friday, April 19, 2013

hello spring.

Yesterday was GORGEOUS.

After lots of snow & icky weather, rain and wind, we finally had a day worthy of wearing shorts & celebrating the sunshine. The are starting to occur more often, normally followed by a bout of not so great weather, but it's getting closer & closer to SUMMER.

Being so busy with scrappy projects, moving, job stuffs [more on that subject soon!!] and life, today we took a break and just enjoyed a few minutes.

Cheers to sunshine.

To upcoming road trips.

To spending our nights at the drive in.

Hello late night bonfires.

To endless amounts of ice cream.

Non-stop baseball games.

Shoes? Overrated.

Oh, it's so close I can feel it.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fold It In

If you've never taken a self-paced class, you'll want to start with this one. Kristin Tweedale, better known as rukristin in the scrappy world, is an incredibly unique, talented gal who I have had the pleasure of being friends with.

I am contributing in her new class, Fold It In, that will be available on May 1st-- check out more on her blog, here, and be on the lookout for sneaks, giveaways and more information. Look for the hashtag #FoldItIn and head on over and sign up for Kristin's newsletter, with class happenings, discounts & goings-on! I cannot wait to share more about this project, and look forward to sharing with you!

Throwback Thursday

We're back for our second edition of our new feature, Throwback Thursday! In case you missed the first one, Trisha & I will be hosting a bi-weekly post where we both share a layout with older pics we've never gotten the chance to scrap, or old product from our stash mixed with new-- a little encouragement for you to get those older photos on a page!

Here's what I have for you today:

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you jump over to Trisha's blog and see her layout as well! I hope we inspired you to get out some of those older pictures you've been meaning to scrap, and get them on a page! If you DO join in, link up, I'd love to come leave you some love on your blog!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Project Life Blog Hop

Today I am linking up with a wonderful group of ladies who are celebrating 2013 being a quarter over! Time really does fly, and this year has been amazing so far, and I am so glad to have my Project Life welllll on track! This project is definitely something I make sure to give time to, as I find it incredibly rewarding for myself, my little guy and everything in our lives.

I could not WAIT for this year to start, and it is really turning out to be an incredible year, making documenting it that much more important to me. For the hop, I want to share some peeks at my favorite moments of the year so far, some that I have shared & some I haven't----


What I love most about this project, aside from getting our memories into these albums, is that it is such a individually unique way of memory-keeping. It can be as simple or complex as you want, and is PERFECT for trying out those new techniques you've see popping up everywhere. I use it as a way to test out those watercolors, mists & layers on a small canvas to see how I like it! If you would like to see more of my Project Life, check back every Sunday, when I share a spread each week! 

To find even more inspiration and tips, tricks and other people's take on this project, make sure you hop along and see all the ladies blogs today. From here, you will head on over to  Rebekah's blog, and if you get lost along the way, you start back at Margie's blog-- the co-ordinator of today's event! Here's the hop order so you can see ALL the Project Life inspo we have for you today:
Shay <<<< you are here!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the hop, can't wait to see what the other ladies have come up with myself!

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Such an amazing multi-media trend right now, that I am just all about, I love it. I have been so inspired to use watercolors from amazing designers lately, and could not have been more excited when Chic Tags posted it as their Sunday Challenge, I got to work right away!

I know this quote stems from John Mayer's Daughters, but this line ALWAYS makes me think of munchkin, and school age kids and how much they truly bring color to the world. It turned out amazing, I am so happy with this layout, and it is now on display on my new scrap rack ;] Make sure you join in on the fun and make your own project with watercolors, and link up to the Chic Tags blog, here, for your chance to win a $20 gift card to the Chic Tags shop! file://localhost/Users/treshaylatibbs/Downloads/Digital.Downloads/SCThisIsMe/This%20Is%20Me%20Cut%20Files/Cut%20Files/Triangles/Triangle%20Elements.png

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday.

Many of us are socially addicted to instagram as scrappers, I know I am. What I love most about instagram is being able to quickly see and share all of our fun everyday photos, and all the prompts-- #throwbackthursday is one of my faves. Old fun photos are just amazing and especially lately, mean quite a lot to me.

Trisha & I decided we wanted to start a feature together on our blogs, so we've come up with Throwback Thursdays with Trisha & Shay-- we'll be bringing you inspiration to jump start your creativity and get you to pull out those old photos & get them scrapped!

Here's my layout:

Isn't he SUCH a chubbers?! It's so funny to look at pics from when he was little & see those cheeks. LOVE this photo & that we get bunnies in our backyard every year!

Now head on over to Trisha's blog, to check out what she came up with! Join us every other Thursday for a fun throwback project, and feel free to join in on our fun ;]

Friday, March 29, 2013

March #SMBiGbloghop : Glitz Design

Hello again ladies! This month we are bringing you inspiration along with one of my favorite companies, Glitz Design. I was lucky enough to meet and get to spend some quality CHA time with Laura, Ginger and Erin at Summer CHA last year, and they are just wonderful ladies. Gorgeous & glam, just like their fun paper products, I love everything they come up with and this release, Uncharted Waters, has got to be my favorite.

Here is my layout for today, a throwback to the most amazing Spring Break I've ever been on. The colors were PERFECT & just make me want to sing I'm on a Boat-- which came out during that week and just makes me giggle. I love how it turned out, and the sewn waves were my favorite little detail, and the whale paper clip just ties in great ;]

Next up on the hop is Corinne, head on over there & see her ammmmazing layout with watercolors! 

Need to get your hands on this collection? Some of the hard to find, sold out everywhere items are available in my shop Forever Young & Crafty, use the code GLITZ20 to get 20% off your entire order!