Collab with Lina Monaco – Be the You!

I am so happy to have the opportunity to team up with the talented Lina Monaco from Sweet Nothings Paper Co! I first heard about Lina on YouTube and immediately fell in love with her scrapbooking style! We became quick fast friends via Facebook and YouTube and decided that we had to collaborate on a scrappy project!

Here’s our inspiration photo from Pinterest. Oh Pinterest, we love you!


I guess Lina and I were thinking of the same concept because we both created layouts using a bit of mixed media products and of course pictures of our little munchkins!

Be The You

Lina’s Awesome Layout!


My Layout…Still on the fence about this!

To be honest, I struggle with using mixed. I am a very linear scrapbooker and enjoy clean lines and simple designs. However, there is something that draws me into a layout that is messy with lots of colors and textures. I know somewhere in my Type A brain is a mixed media goddess!

I think she’s on an extended vacation!

But, I gave it a try and this is what became of my attempt…





Not too bad I guess. This is turning out to be an academic exercise for me! But as I often say, practice makes “almost” perfect. I will continue to play with mixed media products because its fun and at some point I will develop my own individual mixed media style.

Products Used:

  • Amy Tan  Plus One Collection (papers, embellishments)
  • Basic Grey Highline Die Cuts
  • Studio Calico Star Rub-ons
  • Kaiser Craft Collectables – Shine Bright Die Cuts
  • Dylusions Funky Fuchsia (mist)
  • Dylusions Vibrant (mist)
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Black Velvet
  • Enamel dots from my stash

And here’s the process video for this layout! Enjoy!

A big thanks to Lina for the collab! This was fun!!! Love ya girl!




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