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Layout: Create Your Own Dream

Urban Scrapbook September 2018 Design Team

I was thrilled and honoured when Nicole from the Urban Scrapbook asked me to join her design team. I’ve loved shopping at her store in Edmonton, AB, Canada for YEARS!!!

I told her that I’d never met a scrapbooking supply that I can’t appreciate, although there are a few things that aren’t really my style. I don’t buy a lot of Graphic 45, distressed papers, or paper with cream instead of white.

Nicole started laughing and told me that this month kit had Graphic 45 paper! 😉

This kit was basically full of things I normally wouldn’t purchase to scrap with.

Challenge accepted!

Here’s the kit:

  • 5 sheets of Graphic 45 Imagine collection papers
  • 1 sheet of black cardstock
  • 1 sheet of cream cardstock
  • 5 chipboard gears
  • some brown ribbon
  • some blue fibre

The rules of the game:

  1. Use some of everything in the kit.
  2. No adding extras except for mixed media supplies.
  3. Have fun!



It turns out that being restricted to using only the supplies in the kit was a lot of fun. It challenged me to get creative.

I really wanted this layout to be in my style, even if the products going into it were not. I was able to pull it off and create a page that I truly love to tell a story about the dream home we built.

Detail photos:

You can pick up a kit from the Urban Scrapbook in Edmonton or give them a call and they’ll mail it!

Have you ever used supplies that you didn’t consider your style and have a great result? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear about it!


I challenge you to try using a supply you normally wouldn’t and see if you can still create something in your own style.

Happy scrapping!



Washi Tape Storage – Deflecto

When I attended Creativation, formerly known as CHA, in January there was a LOT of buzz about the new washi tape storage unit from Deflecto. You can see it in the New Product Showcase video.

Unfortunately at the time you couldn’t actually GET it yet!

The good news is that it’s available now!

This 3 drawer clear acrylic storage cube is beautiful and functional. It’s designed to hold up to 150 rolls of washi tape, although it will depend on how wide the rolls are.

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Product Description:

Three-drawer storage cube for organizing standard size washi tape rolls, spools of thread, yarn and more.

Dimensions:  10″W x 7″H x 6.8″D

Color:  Clear


  • Transparent cube allows full visibility to quickly access what you need

  • Divided drawers keep tape neat and tidy

  • Compact, stackable design leaves plenty of room on your workspace

  • Can also hold ribbons, small supplies and tools

  • Non-skid pads on bottom protect work surfaces


How do you store your washi tape? I think my storage needs an upgrade (see photo below), what about you?


Happy scrapping!



Let’s Scrapbook August 24, 2018

Want to DO more scrapbooking? Join me for a live online scrapbook crop!

I’ll be scrapping with a kit from The Wild Hare Kits and I’ll be giving away a FREE kit during the live event!!! Yay!!!

Get on the Scrapbook Wonderland email list by subscribing HERE and let’s scrapbook together.

August 24, 2018 at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern.


Last Chance for LOAD Mini: Out of this World

Are you ready to dive back into scrapbooking?

LOAD Mini: Out of this World starts August 13 and we’ll be scrapping for a week with every day inspired by an “Out of this world” prompt.

We don’t scrapbook about outer space of course, the theme just leads us to tell some great stories from our life. Use them, or don’t!

Did I mention that it’s only $15!

Find out more at ScrapHappy.org/galaxy

Let’s DO some scrapbooking!



Scrapbook Live July 2018

Once a month I host a live online scrapbook crop… Scrapbook Live! I love getting together with friends to scrapbook.

I use a kit of scrapbook supplies 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 donates a Deluxe kit to give away during the live event… YAY!!!

Here are the layouts that I created…

Video Replay


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!