A Halloween Story Layout

My plans for documenting has changed many times over throughout the years. But I think after almost three years of indecision, I finally have something solid to work with.

My plan is for 9×12 Project Life based pocket pages, layouts, and inserts that are more time specific or just photo features and everyday life based. My more story focused layouts will go into my 6×8 albums. I have one for me, one for my son, and one for the family.

Although that’s my overall plan, there are times where they may cross over. And this was one of those moments. I knew I wanted to tell the story of this moment my son ran with arms wide open toward his dad, full of giggles of excitement. It could have gone in my son’s album or the family album, but I was really motivated to make this a full 9×12 layout, so into Project Life as a time based layout it goes!

Here is the layout using elements from the October 2018 Digital Stories by The Month kit by Ali Edwards and printed digital papers from the Wicked kit by Little Lamm Paper Co.

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My plan is for this to back up a full page photo of my son in his costume and the full insert to be placed in between the two page pocket spread for October. I am enjoying the ease of using pocket pages while also still getting my creative fix with full layouts in between! I foresee this full size photo/layout insert becoming a regular pattern in my album making future!

Felicity Jane Creative Team Layout – Hip Hip Hooray Birthday!

One of my projects for the Felicity Jane Creative team was a birthday layout that I plan to insert into my 9×12 Project Life album. You can read the full blog post about my process here

What I loved most about this layout is the hidden journaling! It’s not something I do often, but I love how it turned out.

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But most of all, I love that I have documented this story about my son and his best friend.

Here is the full layout where the journaling is hidden behind the photo.

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I had a lot of fun making this one and feel the bug to start making more 8.5×11 and 9×12 layouts now.

My Favorite Sahin Designs Creations

I set a goal at the beginning of 2018 to be more active on social media in order to up my chances of making another scrapbook design team in 2019. Little did I know how much sooner than 2019 that goal would happen. It seemed like within a few weeks of each other, I made the Sahin Designs Creative Team and was also asked to guest design for Paislee Press, Kellie Stamps, and Ali Edwards. I have to say that due to some of these opportunities, 2018 ended up being my most productively creative year yet!

I was not so good at keeping up with my blog, though, so I wanted to post a recap of some of my favorite layouts that I made while part of the Sahin Designs team.

Using the Blue Skies Collection

sd-blueskies-lynne1Using the Mermaid Dreams Collection


Using the Unwind Collection


And using the Getaway Collection





Guest Digital Designer – Kellie Stamps

Along with my other guest creative team spots, I was honored with a guest spot for Kellie Stamps and asked to work with a few of her digital stamp releases.  We had just had a camping trip and a family vacation, so the two sets I worked with were perfect timing for documenting those adventures.

My first layout is using the Go, See, Do Set – an awesome combo of travel and adventure stamps that allowed me to document my son and my nephew’s first trip to see tide pools.


My second layout uses the Camp Life Set. Camping and the shenanigans that come with it. Again a first trip for my son!


These were so fun to work with, I couldn’t help but order some physical sets too!