How to Make a Baby Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today, sharing a fun and easy baby layout using my Foil Quill Pen.

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill is perfect to create backgrounds for your layouts and add small accents! You can also use the USB drives to foil hundreds of images.

For this layout, I used the Holiday drive and chose this cute cloud that I thought coordinated perfectly with the designs from the Peek-a-boo You line from Pebbles.

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On my Silhouette Studio Software, I ungrouped the elements and erased the raindrops. Next, I hit the “Release Compound Path” button to erase a few faces from the clouds.

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Using the Emboss/Deboss menu,  I created a few patterns to fill my clouds. Simply select the image you want and then the pattern. I choose the line and modified the spacing and angle. Remember to hit the “Release Emboss” otherwise you are not going to be able to sketch it.

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Next, I wrote a sentiment with the Alpha Tool and weld the letters together. I also filled these letters with a pattern, but this time, I used the concentric pattern and adjust the spacing to 0,5.

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I wanted to cut my phrase so I added a cut line with the “Offset” tool. I did this with some clouds also.

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Now it is time to Foil and Cut! If you are just foiling I recommend you use the magnetic mat, it is amazing! I wanted to Foil and Cut so I used my regular mat and secure the foil with the Foil Quill Tape.

When you hit the send button all your images are going to be red, that means that all the lines are going to be cut or sketched by the machine. If you have a machine with two tools you can select all the foil lines with Tool 1 and all the cut lines (the phrase and clouds borders) with Tool 2.

I have a machine with just one tool so I selected the cut lines and hit “No Sketch”. I sent everything to my machine, removed the foil (without unloading the mat) and then selected those 4 border lines and cut them.

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To foil my images I used the 12×12 Foil Sheets in gold and the medium tip. The results were beautiful! Even on textured paper the foil transferred perfectly.

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The foil looks gorgeous when you move the page and I love that with one design you can achieve different looks!

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

My title also came out great, remember to adjust the spacing of the filling pattern so you don’t have any gaps in the middle!

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The Foil Quill is definitely a game changer! Simple, fast and gorgeous results every time! What do you want to foil next?

Baby Scrapbook Page by Eva Pizarro featuring the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today and have a great day!




Foil Quill kit

Foil Quill 12 x12 foil

Peek-a-boo You line from Pebbles Inc.

Creativation 2019 New Releases

It’s that time of year again friends! The Creativation trade show begins tomorrow in sunny Phoeninx, AZ and we couldn’t be more excited! Today we’re sharing the new releases that will be featured in our booth at the show, and that you can look forward to seeing in stores and online over the next several months. Let’s get started!

Foil Quill

Create beautiful foil projects with your own electronic cutting machine and the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers! Simply insert one of the Foil Quill tips into your cutting machine, choose a design, and let your machine do the work!We R Memory Keepers Foil QuillWe R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Attachments are available for most popular diecutting machines, and foil sheets come in a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit your style. We’ve even put our favorite designs from some of our best collections on design drives so you can easily add fun shapes and phrases to any project. Check out the Foil Quill in action below!

Washi Tape Runner

Easily apply your favorite washi tape to your craft projects with the new Washi Tape Runner! Washi rolls are easy to insert and remove. Fits rolls from 1-1.25 inches in diameter and has a retractable blade for easy cutting.

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Runner

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Runner

We’re also releasing several new patterns of washi tape for use with the Washi Runner. Check out how cute they are! Shipping to retailers in Feb 2019.

New We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape for use with the Washi Tape Runner

Mini Evolution

Cutting and embossing just got a little easier with the Mini Evolution! It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting and for small craft spaces. Add custom shapes and texture to your project without the cost of larger machines. Shipping to retailers in Feb 2019.

Mini Bloom Storage

For the love of all things mini, introducing the new Mini Bloom Storage! Easily expand all 11 compartments with a single twist so you can view all your goodies at one time.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Bloom Storage

It’s ideal for limited desk space. Size when open: 12 x 12 x 4 inches; size when closed: 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 inches. Starts shipping to retailers in March 2019.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Bloom Storage

Mini Laser Square

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for small scale projects and for crafting on-the-go! The sliding laser guide makes aligning stamps, handwriting, and embellishments quick and easy. It’s perfect for card making, hand lettering, and so much more. The working space is 6 x 6.5 inches, it has measurements in inches and metric, and is battery operated. Starts shipping to retailers in March of 2019.

Mini Laser Square

A La Cart

This sturdy metal cart with durable multidirectional wheels has three shelves for convenient storage, and is available in two different colors–Burnt Ash and Emerald Green. It’s perfect for craft supplies, kitchenware, tools, office supplies, gardening supplies and so much more!

We R Memory Keepers A La Cart

Customize your cart to fit your needs with our line of A La Cart accessories sold separately. From pockets, to hooks, to bins, to dividers and more, we’ve got everything you need to keep your craft (and other) supplies organized and easily accessible. Shipping to retailers in the spring of 2019.

Plastic Storage

Introducing four new storage solutions for your craft room: Craft Caddy, 3-Tier Snap Box, Divider Box, & Craft Tool Box. Clear plastic storage makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Keep your craft embellishments, office supplies, or other small items secure and safe in our new Plastic Storage. Starts shipping in the summer of 2019.

Spin It

Make your own customized tumblers at home with the Spin It tool and accessories! Easily personalize tumblers, cups, and more! Rotating arm allows for evenly dried coats
of epoxy. Adjustable motor speed, and adjustable grip fits most cup diameters. Coming to US retailers in the fall of 2019.

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Tumbler Maker

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Tumbler Maker

Phew! That’s a lot of exciting new releases to look forward to! Thanks for stopping by for the exciting announcement. Be sure to share the news with your crafty friends. Which new release are you most looking forward to?


Card Week: Guest Designer Betsy Veldman

Happy Friday friends! We’re closing off Card Week with a special guest designer, Betsy Veldman! Betsy is a wife, a SAHM to three super kids and is addicted to her paper and scissors. She loves scrapbooking and papercrafting of all kinds and is an expert cardmaker and stamper. We’re thrilled to have her!

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Betsy had the chance to play around with the Frame Punch Board and some elements from the Pebbles Girl Squad collection. Check out the beautiful card she created. We love all the yummy layers!

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s what Betsy has to say about her card:

“The Girl Squad collection is filled with my favorite colors…it’s so fun and happy!  The Frame Punch board is an amazing (yet simple!) tool.  I was impressed with how quick and easy it was to make frames of all sizes.  I cut three frames from the Girl Squad patterned papers, starting with the same overall rectangle size, and just changing the width of the frame.  I also cut the same size frames from plain cardstock — two of each size, then layered everything to create lots of dimension!  I sandwiched some diecuts between the layers, and used one of the sentiment diecuts inside the smallest frame.  For a fun finishing touch, I used the awesome striped washi tape from the Girl Squad collection around the edges of my stack of frames!”

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us for Card Week! We hope you enjoy World Card Making Day tomorrow, and that you get the chance to create some beautiful cards.

Precision Press Valentine Cards

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro today on the blog showing you some Valentine’s Cards made with the Rose Layered Stamps and my Precision Press

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Precision Press is perfect for beginner stampers, you can stamp two or three times without risking to move your design. For this cards I created a background with my stamp, my Precision Press worked perfectly because you can see exactly where you are stamping!

Create a  heart mask with lightweight paper and put some white cardstock underneath. Hold everything with some washi tape.


Place your stamp over your paper, close the Precision Press and stamp all 3 layers of your design.


Once you are done move your stamp repeat the process.


Fill your design with flowers and remove the card.


Use your Typecast Typewriter to add a sentiment and a sewing machine to make some borders for your heart shape.


I did two different cards. For the first one, I cut my design and adhere it to a folded piece of patterned paper. I did a zig zag stich all around my heart shape and used papers from the My Funny Valentine collection by Pebbles Inc.

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For the other card I stitched all around my heart to make the heart stand out and then layered some patterned papers on the back.

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love how these cards turned out! Now you can create your own patterns with different colors and stamps! The Precision Press is going to make everything easier!

Precision Press Valentine Cards by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers





Precision Press
Typecast Typewriter
Layered Stamp
My Funny Valentine Paper Pad


Guest Designer: Gina Lideros

Hello, and happy Friday friends! Today we’re lucky to have guest designer Gina Lideros with us. Get to know a little more about her, and then scroll down to check out the lovely Christmas Goodie Bags she made with our Scallop Goodie Bag Guide and Christmas Glassine Papers.

I started scrapbooking back in 1996 when supplies were limited. Back then it was mostly stickers, decorative scissors and colored cardstock. It has been so fun to watch this industry change and grow over the years and grow with it. I am passionate about scrapbooking and photography and I love sharing it with others. I have been fortunate enough to study photography and work with Canon as a Special Projects Representative to train store employees in digital photography. I currently enjoying being on a few design teams while I share my love for scrapbooking and photography with others.
Favorite We R product:   I love the original crop-a-dile tool.  It is always a favorite go-to and must need in my tool supplies.  I’ve had my crop-a-dile for over 5 years and it is still going strong!
Favorite scrapbooking/papercraft tip:  My favorite scrapbooking/papercrafting tip is to keep your supplies organized.  This way they are always easy to find and access for that last minute
Christmas Goodie Bags
Hello everyone!  Gina Lideros here, and I am so excited to be the guest designer this month.  I was invited to create a couple of treat bags using the Scalloped Oh Goodie Bag Guide tool as well as the glassine papers and accessories.
The Oh Goodie Collection has everything that you need to make easy treat bags.  I used the scalloped tool guide along with the Oh Goodie Christmas themed glassine papers to make holiday treat bags for family and friends.
The tool cuts the glassine paper so easily, the possibilities are endless.  After using the tool on the tops and bottoms of my bag I then folded the sides over and used my Sticky Thumb adhesive roller to glue the sides shut.
I filled my treat bags with candy, confetti and gift cards for loved ones.
I just love how these treat bags came out.  So festive and much more personable then just gifting a gift card.  Have you tried making your own treat bags for friends and family?

Guest Designer Ida Rosberg

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! We hope our U.S. friends had a great Thanksgiving holiday yesterday, and that you all enjoy your weekend. Today we’re thrilled to have guest designer Ida Rosberg join us with an adorable mini album she made with the High Five collection and the Photo Sleeve Fuse!


I’m so excited to be a guest designer on the blog and I will share a mini album I created using the High Five collection and the fantastic Fuse tool! The High Five collection was a perfect match to my photos from a trip me and my daughter made this summer. It was a typical Swedish summer… cold and rainy!


The album is a mix between regular pages and pocket pages. Here is one example of a regular page. I just love the mix of the yellow and the blue.



I made a lot of different pocket pages for my mini. Some for just one 4*6 inch photo and some for two photos. I also added some flip pockets to add interest! The tabs on the side of the pockets to show where there is more to see!

The holes are punched with the crop-a-dile. Easy peasy!





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My name Ida Rosberg and I’m from Sweden. I live outside of Stockholm with my husband, dog and three year old daughter. For as long as I can remember I have been crafting and about ten years ago I started to make cards for Christmas and birthdays. Then I found scrapbooking and loved it. I started with a few albums… but wanted more photos per page. Project life was perfect! Today I mix project life with traditional layouts. The main reason I like scrapbooking is because it calms me down and makes me peaceful. It makes me focus and forget about everything around me… Another big reason is because it focuses on the positive sides of life! I often scrap happy moments and photos of people I love… and also, it’s great to have so many memories documented!


Favorite We R Product:

The fuse tool (of course)!


Favorite Paper-crafting tip:

Take time to look back at your old albums and layouts (or cards)! The thing about documenting your memories is to help you remember. And layouts you weren’t happy about when you made them often looks better some months (years) later. It can also be good to show someone else, family or friend. Family and friends are often less critical than you are about your work!

Thanksgiving Project Roundup

Happy Friday friends! For Throwback Thursday today we’ve got a roundup of past Thanksgiving project ideas that we’ve shared here on the blog. If you need some creative inspiration for your weekend craft time, we’ve got you covered! So sit back, relax, and grab and cup of something warm to drink.


Thankful Card & Layout



Last year we enjoyed having guest designer Daniela Dobson share these beautiful Thankful projects with us that she made with the Wildflower collection. We just love her beautiful layout about her family’s favorite Thanksgiving, and nothing says “thank you” like a lovely handmade card. CLICK HERE for the original blog post.

Folded Leaf Garland


This beautiful 3D fall garland is the perfect decor piece to show from September through Thanksgiving at the end of November. Folded paper shapes are a fun technique you can use on lots of different paper craft projects, and our Trim and Score Board makes scoring and folding so easy. Visit the blog post HERE for full instructions.

Thanks Banner



Our current design team member, Kimberly Crawford, visited us last year as a guest designer and shared this simply gorgeous Thanks Banner using the Wildflower collection and the Banner Punch Board. CLICK HERE to learn how to make this easy decor piece for your Thanksgiving feast next week.

Paper Weaving Give Thanks Card


If you’ll be a guest at Thanksgiving dinner this year, make a beautiful woven paper card to express your thanks to the evening’s host. Learn how to duplicate this pretty woven paper technique on our blog HERE.

DIY Teepee Kit


Give the kids something fun to do while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to start with our DIY Teepee Kit. It’s easy to assemble, and your can customize it with the included embellishments, paints, and foam stamps, or you can add your own accents and extras. CLICK HERE for more details about this 1950’s Peter Pan Inspired Teepee.

Well, we hope these projects have inspired your thankful crafting friends! If you create a gratitude themed project this weekend, be sure to share it on our Facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with!


Trim and Score Board
Banner Punch Board
DIY Teepee Kit
Wildflower Collection

Guest Designer Melissa Phillips

Happy Friday We R fans! In honor of World Cardmaking Day tomorrow, we’re thrilled to welcome guest designer Melissa Phillips, cardmaking and stamping expert. Check out her beautiful projects below, and then scroll down to get to know a bit more about her.

Hello everyone!  Melissa Phillips here, and I am so excited to get to celebrate World Cardmaking day with you.  I was invited to create a couple of cards using the darling, new Urban Chic collection as well as the Frame Punch Board (what a fun tool!).

The frame for my first card was created using the Frame Punch Board.  I selected patterned paper from the Urban Chic collection and in a matter of seconds had created a frame where I nestled my focal point.


I added a few cardstock stickers such as the heart tab in the upper left corner and the tiny lips, and then stacked a few die cut shapes to finish.


The Woodland Thickers are my favorite elements from this collection, so I used one of the symbols from the set to tie in with the current trends of today and to top off my tiny stack of die cuts.


I had to use the sweet donuts from the Urban Chic collection somehow on my second card.


I love spotting these trendy little items popping up in the paper-crafting world.


I simply hand-cut three donuts from the Street Vendor patterned paper sheet, added a bit of glitter to highlight the sprinkles, and then arranged them with Woodland Thickers to create my x’s and o’s.


Enjoy a creative weekend!



Melissa was born and raised in American Fork, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she and her husband moved to Southern Nevada where they currently live with their little girl. After the birth of her daughter, Melissa wanted to make handmade Thank You notes to send out and became hooked immediately on card making. It all spiraled from there and has become a wonderful and rewarding part of Melissa’s life. “I love creating things for other people, and I enjoy the process of working with my hands to turn ordinary paper into something heartfelt. My loves are card making and altering anything that sparks my interest. I enjoy every minute of it and I love to share my creations with those I love.”

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Favorite We R Product:

Love Notes We R Instagram Kit

Favorite Paper-crafting tip:

Stay true to your style and love what you create.  Don’t feel like you have to create like everyone else in order for your style to be special, what matters is it’s uniquely you.  What you create will be special to others and the joy you feel as you create, naturally comes through in what you create.

Guest Designer: Gail Lindner

Hello We R Memory Keepers Fans! My name is Gail and I’m from Brisbane, Australia! I’m a busy mum to 3 young kids ages 8, 5 and 2 and in between all the daily mummy duties such as making sandwiches, never-ending laundry and driving to school and kindergarten, I try to make time to do something creative every day!


I’m truly passionate about memory keeping and have been scrapbooking for 16+ years. You’ll find me regularly sharing my creative work on the American Crafts, Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd design team blogs.


Favorite We R Product: 1-2-3 Punch Board! Such a versatile tool!


Urban Chic Projects

I’m so excited to be a guest designer on the blog today and share a couple of projects I created using the Urban Chic collection! I was so happy to work with this collection! Including some of my fave colors: pink, teal, black and white and don’t forget GOLD, it was absolutely perfect for photos of my 8 year old daughter.

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I created a layout with photos of my daughter on her eighth birthday. Although a lot of the patterns and colors are quite bold, I pulled out a few of the softer colors to focus on.

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Using a white cardstock background, I added interest with layers of patterned paper down either side. As there is stitching on some of the Layered Tags, I also added stitching to my layout including a hand-stitched heart on the background, framing my photos.

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I layered up my photos with some more white cardstock, a couple of die cuts and embellished with the gorgeous stickers! A few splatters of gold mist and I love the result!

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For my second project, I decided to create a mini album, but I wanted it to be “freestanding” so my daughter could display it proudly on her shelf! I constructed the pages from chipboard covered in some of my favourite patterns.

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I knew I wanted this project to be dedicated to my daughter’s love of dancing so Urban Chic with all it’s very girly patterns, phrases and icons was perfect! I embellished each page simply with patterned paper, stickers, frames and die cuts.

I found a gorgeous teal fabric flower in my stash that I added to the front cover!

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On each page also, I added a letter representing the type of dance (ballet, jazz, tap) which I made using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

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I can see so many projects in my future with the Urban Chic collection! Thank you so much We R Memory Keepers for the opportunity to play with such gorgeous product!


Thank you for sharing such beautiful projects with us today Gail! So glad you were able to guest design for us. We hope you all enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!

Guest Designer: Lindsay Bateman

We’re thrilled to welcome the talented and lovely Lindsay Bateman on the blog today as our guest designer! Take a look at her gorgeous projects, and then scroll down to learn a little bit more about Lindsay. Enjoy!


Hello everybody!

It’s Lindsay Bateman here, and I am SO very excited to be sharing with you all a couple of projects I recently made using the BRAND NEW We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board in celebration of Alpha Week here over on the We R blog. Yes…you heard me right…MINI!

It is exactly the same version and concept of the original Alphabet Punch Board….except this one now makes smaller letters…1 1/2” x 2 1/2” inch alphas to be exact. They are the cutest! I used the Flower Girl collection to create both projects, one being a layout and the other a fun pennant banner.

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First, let’s have a close up look at my ‘CELEBRATE’ banner.

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I love having the option of the Mini Alphabet Punch Board because it is such a great way to create ‘smaller’ banners with long words.  Especially if one does not have a lot of extra space or room to create a huge banner with large letters.

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To create this banner, I cut out my banner pieces from a 12×12 sheet of Flower Girl patterned paper.  I then used a different pattern paper from the same collection to create my alphas.  Following the booklet guide that comes with the punch, I punched out each individual letter. I then adhered onto my banner, embellishing with ephemera also from the Flower Girl collection.  I used my sewing machine to stitch my banners altogether to create a fun mini ‘celebrate’ decor piece.

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Next up, a traditional 12×12 page.

To be honest, I could NOT wait to create a traditional scrapbook page using the Mini Alphabet Punch.  I adore adding titles and using alphas on all of my projects, so the very fact that I could customize my own title using whatever patterns and papers my heart desired made me SO very happy.

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Using the Flower Girl collection, I decided to create a large title/phrase as the base of my page “love you sweet girl”.

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I varied up the patterns, and I also substituted photos in for a few of the letters.

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You can see just how small the letters are this punch creates, as my photos were punched using a 2” circle punch. I absolutely adore the end result.

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For a finishing touch I added a few more embellishments from the collection onto my page.  Thanks for stopping by!


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Hello everybody! I’m Lindsay Bateman. I live in Lac La Biche, Alberta Canada where I reside with my husband, Matthew and our 2 year old son Madix. Scrapbooking and paper crafting has been a part of my life ever since I can remember.  I am obsessed with stationary, photography and everything/anything related to documenting life!  It truly is my happy place.  Currently I am an active member on Heidi Swapp’s Media/Design Team and loving every minute!  If you would like to see more of my creative work or what is currently inspiring me, you can find me on Instagram, Pinterest and my own personal blog. Hugs!







Favorite We R Product:

I would definitely have to say that my favourite We R Product is the Alphabet Punch Board (both mini and large size).  Having ONE tool with the ability to create every letter of the alphabet in literal seconds has been such a huge game changer for me.  Never has it been SO easy to create gorgeous customized alphas in every colour and pattern of paper out there. Plus it is such an amazing tool to get using up those pieces of scrap paper!  It is the best.


Favorite Scrapbooking/Paper Crafting Tip:

One of my favourite scrapbooking/paper crafting tips has to be organized storage.  With life being SO busy, I never want to waste my precious time that I do get to scrapbook looking and organizing my stash.  Keeping a drawer filled with my essentials (adhesive, trimmer, stamping ink, stickers) helps keep me productive, focused and more efficient when it comes to completing projects and making the most of what free time I do get to have in my day for me!


Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects and a little bit about yourself with us today Lindsay! We hope you all have an awesome weekend, and take lots of photos!