Scrapbook Process: “You and Me”

Hello friends! I am back with my first layout of 2016 using some goodies from my stash!


Last summer my family and I took a quick staycation to Austin, TX. I absolutely love Austin! This photo was taken at the Thinkery, a children’s science museum. I recently came across this selfie of me and my little munchkin girl, cuddling a bit while taking a break from our many adventures.


I scrapbook a lot about my relationship with my daughter for several reasons. She is an only child (we will not have any more children) and I want her to have a rich history of her childhood. And I might sound biased by saying this but…she is a super cool kid! Truly and honestly…she is a lovely little girl who has an infectious smile and a hardy sense of humor. She’s quite the cheeky little sprite with so much energy! As she gets older and matures, our relationship becomes that much stronger. I really hope that she will always know that I am her soft place to land…no judgements, only love and support.

I am going to stop now…my eyes are leaking!


Okay, on to the layout. I used the Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers Collection from American Crafts. I LOVE me some Amy and this collection is perfect for documenting summer memories. Amy has such a cool California vibe and it certainly shows her design aesthetic. Be sure to check her out (as if you haven’t already, duh!).


I wanted to keep this layout light and free flowing! I was inspired by the style and colors of this kit…as if I was walking along the beach in L.A., soaking in the sun! West Coast living is so relaxed and that really comes across in this collection.


I love how the photo is so crisp against the colors in the collection. I had no rhyme or reason for the placement of the embellishments and washi tape. I just went with the flow.

The collection includes an awesome pack of printed card stock and acetate pieces that are perfect embellishments. I used the various patterned washi tapes to add more interest to the layout. The coordinating Thickers fonts worked perfectly with my overall design and add the right finishing touch to this layout.


Materials Used: 

  • Heave White Card Stock – The Paper Studio
  • Wood Veneer hearts and arrow – Do It Yourself by American Crafts
  • Printed Card Stock and Acetate Shapes – Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers
  • Washi Tape – Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers
  • Thickers “Today” – Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers
  • Thickers “Goodness” – Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers
  • Run On Transfers – Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers
  • Star Acetate Sheet – from my stash
  • Journaling – Zig Millennium Pen (0.01)

Check out the process video here!

Have a fantastic day and happy scrappin’!


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