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
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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