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On the Scrap Gals Podcast: Creativation 2018

I was excited to chat with Tiffany and Tracie about the fun new products and trends I saw at Creativation 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Listen to the “Creativation Report 2018” podcast episode:

Here are the bloopers I mentioned:

And my Top 10 Picks:

What trends are you excited to scrap with this year?


Happy scrapping!



Shimelle Creativation 2018

Shimelle’s new Box of Crayons collection brings all of the fun and vibrancy of the rainbow to your scrapbooks. Inspired by the whole box of crayons this is a very colourful collection. With fun images like: pencil crayons, a toucan, ice cream sundaes, strawberries, and an adorable chameleon you’ll find the perfect embellishment for your layouts.

The phrases include sentiments that represent “real life” and a mix of aspirational phrases you’ll be able to add the right words/thoughts to your layouts.

There are lots of fun elements in this collection like navy blue sparkle word Thickers, lots of options for colourful letters, shaker stickers, puffy stickers, photo corners, and of course cameras. Shimelle makes sure there are cameras in every one of her collections.

Are you ready to add some Box of Crayons to your scrappy stash? I’d be so grateful if you’d use these links! (Just click the images below!) *affiliate links

Here are some of the products I can’t wait to get:

The 12×12 Project Pad that Shimelle shows in the video, it includes specialty paper and some stickers and cardtstock. I REALLY, REALLY want that chameleon paper… ooh!!!

American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - 12 x 12 Project Pad with Foil Accents

Here’s the gorgeous vellum foiled paper.

American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - 12 x 12 Vellum Paper with Foil Accents

The 6×8 Paper Pad
American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - 6 x 8 Paper Pad

Alpha Thickers
American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - Thickers - Chipboard - Alpha - Crayon Box

Navy Word Glitter Thickers
American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - Thickers - Glitter Foam - Phrase - Hope and Dream

Alpha Sticker Folder
American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - Alpha Sticker Folder

Glitter Enamel Shapes
American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - Enamel Dots with Glitter Accents

Glitter Shaker Stickers
American Crafts - Box of Crayons Collection - Glitter Shaker Stickers

There are so many fun things I want to use in my own scrapbooking from this Box of Crayons collection. What are you the most excited for?

Happy scrapping!




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Scrapbook Live January 2018

I love getting together with friends to scrapbook. I miss the days of going down to my LSS (local scrapbook store) for crop nights.

Unfortunately there aren’t that many crops available anymore. That’s why I created Scrapbook Live! Now I can get together with online friends from around the world and we can chat and enjoy scrapbooking together.

This month I was using my kit from The Wild Hare Kits. These kits are custom curated. You fill out a style profile and your kit will contain items that reflect your scrappy style.

I get the Deluxe kit so there’s a ton of scrappy goodness for me to play with! The owner of The Wild Hare Kits also donated a Deluxe kit to give away during the live event… YAY!!!

This month my kit included lots of pink, teal and yellow… some of my favourite colours. There were sequins, glittery alphas and geometric patterns with bright coloured papers. There was even an exclusive cut file… which I proceeded to use right away!

Here are the layouts that I created…

Video Replay

12×12 Layout

I was excited to hang out with my gals from high school on New Year’s Day so I printed this photo rather large, it’s 5×7 as a starting point for this layout.

I used the cut file page from The Wild Hare kit, I loved that the kit included the positive and the negative, so I could use either one.

I filled in some patterned papers behind the numbers, I loved being able to add a few more patterns to this layout. (Don’t you love the paper airplanes? So cute!)

I added some baker’s twine that was sitting on my desk.

I liked the ‘Hello Sunshine’ from the Dear Lizzy Magical Thickers, and I was thrilled that it looked like I had made the perfect spot just for it! Happy accident!

Pocket Page Spread Left

For my pocket page spread I focused on my recent trip to Creativation! (Did you see the videos? Here’s the PLAYLIST on YouTube.)

My husband came with me to be my camera man and he was a trooper, we filmed around 45 videos in 2 days!

One funny thing that happened… he had downloaded some movies on Netflix to watch on the plane, but the ones he wanted to watch had expired. The only ones still available were the Twilight movies he’d downloaded for me. (Of course I had to take a picture of him! Lol!) 😉

Pocket Page Spread Right

On the right hand page I featured the selfies I’d taken at the booths.

Did you see that I accidentally included Heidi Swapp twice! Oops!

I created a shaker flap with adorable sequins from my kit (they’re from Spiegelmom Scraps). The little confetti acrylic pieces are from Color Cast Designs. I love that my kits from The Wild Hare kits include such fun embellishments!

I also included the acrylic weekend (it has cute holes that look like marquee lights, what a fun detail) and the wood veneers that showed the days we were in Phoenix.

Journaling is included under the flap.

As well as a photo of me with my new friend Sheri!

I’m so happy that I was able to scrap some of the details from my trip to Creativation.

Have you tried a kit from The Wild Hare kits? I always enjoy the products in mine, that’s why I keep ordering new kits! If you’re ready for something fun give it a try. There’s no monthly commitment.

Would you like to join me for Scrapbook Live next month? Sign up for emails by filling out the pink and blue box.

Happy scrapping!



Vicki Boutin Creativation 2018

I was delighted to tour Vicki Boutin’s booth at Creativation 2018. Vicki makes mixed media products for scrapbookers. She makes getting crafty so easy and approachable. Take a look at her new products and then watch her DEMO video to see how easy it really is!

Booth Tour Video

Which products are you most excited for?

Does getting artsy make you a little nervous? Vicki makes it easy and a lot of fun. Don’t miss the demo video below and let’s get our craft on!

Demo Video

Happy scrapping!



Webster’s Pages Creativation 2018

Laura Graff from Webster's Pages shows Alice the new paper collections 'My Happy Place' and 'The Good Life' and the beautiful planners, composition notebooks, traveler's notebooks and the new pocket size TN's at Creativation 2018. ***hidden Easter Egg*** For the Layout A Day (LOAD) Challenge go to: http://scraphappy.org/load218 use code "YOUTUBE15" to save $15 before January 31, 2018 #websterspages #travelersnotebooks #thegoodlife #myhappyplace #buffaloplaidplanner #compositionnotebook #layoutaday #LOAD #hiddeneasteregg #fauxsuedeplanner #planner #TN #pocketTN

Laura Graff from Webster’s Pages showed me the new paper collections ‘My Happy Place’ and ‘The Good Life’ and the beautiful planners, composition notebooks, traveler’s notebooks and the new pocket size TN’s at Creativation 2018.

***hidden Easter Egg***
For the Layout A Day (LOAD) Challenge go to ScrapHappy use code “YOUTUBE15” to save $15 before January 31, 2018

I personally use a Webster’s Pages regular sized planner (I have the White Diamond) AND I use the Composition Notebook (light teal). The white one keeps track of my life and the teal one I use for coming up with ideas, brainstorming and taking notes, and the larger size is great for that!

Click image to shop. (*affiliate link)

Websters Pages - Color Crush Collection - A5 Planner Kit - White Diamond Stitching - Undated

Websters Pages - Color Crush Collection - Composition Planner - Light Teal


What kind of planner are you using? Is yours pretty or functional? Or, have you found the perfect balance between beauty and function? I’d love to know!

Happy scrapping!