Project Life Layout with Crate Paper Cute Girl


For this layout I finally dove into Crate Paper Cute Girl. It really lives up to the cute part of the name. Check it out here and remember to use code ‘odessa’ to get 20% off at The Ink Road store! I used lots of stickers and ephemera bits to layer and added in some Me and My Big Ideas washi, some Dear Lizzy stickers and thickers as well as some cut out squares from the Maggie Holmes Gather 12×12 transparent page.

I almost didn’t buy any of the stuff from Crate Paper Cute Girl because I mostly document my boys and family life, but that is not going to stop me from adding unicorns and hearts everywhere.

30 Days of Lists September 2016 video walkthrough


I just finished a super fun project – 30 Days of Lists! The premise is simple – each day, for 30 days, you get another list prompt to respond to however you want. It was so fun to work on a new list every day! I pulled out supplies I loved and just had so much fun with it. Lots of stamping and stickers and one day where I just used a pen because my desk was JUST clean and I did not want to make a mess quite yet.

In this video I made I talk a little bit about my album and how I put it together. I flip through each page and talk a little bit about each one and what I used. This was such a fun mini album to make. I started with my favourite 3×4 journal cards and went from there. One of my favourite parts of it was the private participant Facebook group. Seeing what everyone was doing and how different all of the lists were was so inspiring! I am so sad that this project is over, but can’t wait until the next one!

My supplies mostly came from:

Kellie Stamps

rukristin shop

Studio Calico

Ali Edwards

A Beautiful Mess

The Ink Road (use odessa20 to get 20% off)

Project Life Layout with Crate Paper Cool Kid and more


This layout is made with a whole bunch of recent favs from The Ink Road – as usual, use code ‘odessa20’ to get 20% off your order at The Ink Road!

This layout is full of pictures from when I took the boys to see the new Ghostbusters movie. It was so good! I used a few different things on this layout. Journal Cards from the My Minds Eye Yes, Please collection, Stickers from the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection and  Me and My Big Ideas Washi Tape, alpha and word stickers.


I featured the movie ticket stubs on a journal card and then worked around that with photos from going to see the movie and a picture of my childhood Ghostbusters backpack. In the middle I took a We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic cut out featuring the empire state building and used some alpha stickers to Ghostbusters it up!

Me Right Now Page with the September Kellie Stamps release!


I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this month’s Kellie Stamps release! Word stamps are a favourite of mine, they are just so versatile. I am going to use the ‘mega heart eyes’ one a tonne. Twenty tonnes! And word stickers too – this set is pretty amazing! Oh my. I used both of them in this layout which is some fun pictures for my summer Project Life album. I might have used every embellishment I touched on this layout, but that’s how I roll!


Here’s an in-progress pic before I added all the embellishments – I added a word strip and word stamp to each photograph. I like making words work for me and working within the limitations of a bunch of word stamps or stickers on a project. So much so I see it more as possibility than limitations, but that sounds kind of cheeseball. It’s just really fun to take a jumble of words and make magic with them on the page. I’m more of a visual storyteller than a wordy story teller and like to use word strips and stamps to help nudge the visual story along.


I just discovered these new Typecast strips from We R Memory Keepers and I am ALL ABOUT THEM. I can make all the word stickers now! I have a couple of Kellie Stamps word stamp sets and this makes them even easier to use!