#tbt Layout #1 // Spring

Spring DIY scrapbook layout with handmade embellishments; flowers, butterflies, butterfly, flower, washi tape, painted background and bling.

I thought I would start a new series: TBT Layouts. A series where I share layouts I made last year when I was trying to figure out scrapbooking.

This was my first ever layout, a 8.5×11. I had been doing mix media for about a year when I realized that I really wanted to try scrapbooking. My only problem was I didn’t own any scrapbooking supplies. I decided make what I could, starting with the background. I used a piece of card stock that I painted with a bright green acrylic paint.


DIY butterfly embellishment watercolor sticker

Then, I worked on embellishing my layout. Both of the images above are close ups of my homemade embellishments. The first photo is a cluster of deli paper flowers that were on an envelope I received in the mail. I fussy cut them out to use in the corner of the photo. The next DIY embellishment is the watercolor butterflies. Two butterflies with smiley faces are stickers I had bought at the dollar tree. I loved the faces but the wings were to big to work on the layout. I did a light pink wash over a piece of copy paper, that I hand cut out into shapes of butterflies. The last embellishment is also the title of the layout, the spring flower. The word spring is a sticker that someone sent me in happy mail. I cut a round shape out of the watercolor wash to use as the center. The petals of the flower are really two post-it flowers that I also hand cut to use.

I don’t feel this layout is the best looking but one that helped me start scrapbooking. Each item was made with love. I hope you enjoyed.


Scrapbook Layout #2 // Hello Love Vday 2016

Valentine's Day Scrapbook Layout Freckled Fawn Hello Love

This layout was inspired by a sketch by Sketches In Thyme. I love getting an email with all their sketches and ideas. When I saw the sketch back in February, I knew the sketch would work well for Valentine’s Day. Then I saw the background paper with the printed banner, and the layout just came together.


I wasn’t actually sure how Valentine’s Day was going to go this year. With my illness, winter is the worst for me so I am usually in bed about 80% of the months. Luckily, this year was a mild winter so I was able to have more good days. James and I decided to have a casual holiday by renting Redbox movies and eating a ton of Publix Cupcakes. I know totally bad but so yummy. I love how the second photos is a shot into our lives, eating cupcakes in the parking. Which we couldn’t wait to eat.

Scrapbook Layout #1 // Easter 2016

codydollartist Cody Doll Scrapbook Layout Easter Candy

This layout was one that just fell together nicely. I was really inspired by  The Crafty Maven Getaway, Sketches In Thyme, and the elements I pulled for the layout. Both the Crafty Maven and Sketches In Thyme had inspirational pieces that involved circles. I really liked the idea but I’m not a big person on circles or dots. When I realized that I had an Easter layout to make and could use the eggs instead of circles, then the layout just fit together.