Scrapbook in a Planner

Hi everyone! I will be working on a small project over on Facebook Live on February 7th at 11:30 AM CST. If yo miss it live, you can watch the replay. I will be creating a planner sized layout for you with the following products:

Elizabeth Crafts Sidekick Essentials 2:

Elizabeth Crafts Sidekick Essentials 8:

Elizabeth Crafts Art Journal Stamp Set Words & Layers:

Distress Ink Cubes:

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat:

Heavy Stock Paper:

Dina Wakley Gloss Spray:

Tim Holtz Stencils:

Blending Brush:


Distress Sprayer:

Versafine Clair Inks:

Archival Inks:

Heat Tool:

Stamp Postioning Tool:

Studio Light Products:

Here is a link to my Facebook Page:

Hope to see you there!


Cart Review and MFT Stamps

Hi everyone! I have been wanting the Ideology Tim Holtz Utility Basket Cart since I saw it in Creativation videos last year. I finally decided to get it! I totally love it!

This cart has so many amazing features! I do a quick review of this cart and a small stamp haul here at this link:

Thanks so much for watching! Have a great day!


Honey Bee Stamps Love Letters Release

Hi friends, today is an exciting day! The brand new Love Letters release from Honey Bee Stamps goes live in the shop this evening! I had so much fun creating some samples with the new products that you are going to love!!

This is the first sample I created using the Honey Bunnies stamps and dies and the Whimsical Hearts Cover Plate

Honey Bunnies Stamp Set:

Honey Bunnies Dies:

Whimsical Hearts Cover Plate:

The next card is a slimline card that includes: Enjoy the Ride stamps and dies, the Slimline Sentiments/Stitched die, and the Paris Skyline Builder dies. How cute are those sweet bunnies!

Enjoy the Ride Stamp Set:

Enjoy the Ride Dies:

Slimline Sentiment/Stitched Dies:

Paris Skyline Builder Dies:

The last sample I have to share includes the Pretty Postage stamps and dies, the Lovely Layers Heart Vines dies and the Quilted Cover Plate.

Pretty Postage Stamps:

Pretty Postage Dies:

Lovely Layers Heart Vines:

Quilted Cover Plate:

You can find all of these products over at Honey Bee stamps where you will find the release live now!

Here is a link to the Honey Bee Shop:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!


Fun With Patterned Paper

Hi friends, I wanted to share a project I created for the Vicki Boutin Design Team using the gorgeous Storyteller collection from American Crafts and Vicki Boutin! The focus for the layout is, of course, the beautiful photo and the story; however, this patterned paper helps bring the focus to where it needs to be.

I used patterned paper and embellishments from Storyteller without using any mixed media at all. I love the result! The beautiful papers are corrdinated to accent the black and white photo! I love that the neutral photo allows for the patterned paper to shine, as well!

Be sure to check out the gorgeous Storyteller collection at this link:

*Vicki Boutin Storyteller Collection: []

*Vicki Boutin Storyteller Collection: [A Cherry on Top]

Have an amazing day!


What is Patreon?

Patreon is a crowd sharing platform where creators share their talents with subscribers. In some cases, subscribers are offered a variety of options regarding their subscription.

My Patreon is a place where I share all kinds of exclusive content including videos and products. I share videos where I am creating layouts, cards and hauls. I share information about products and give demonstrations to teach about the products. My Patrons have access to several mini classes. I also create mood boards and upload cut files to my platform. I also do giveaways periodically.

I offer a one price subscription on Patreon; for 3$ U.S. per month, my Patrons can access all of my content.

Think you might be interested? Here is a link:

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Cheer Release

Hi friends, welcome to my blog today! I wanted to let you all know that Honey Bee Stamps has an amazing new release for the holidays and you won’t want to miss it! Here is a link to the release:

Here are some projects I made using products from the release:

Make sure you check it out! It’s such a stunning release!

Thank you for stopping by today!


Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release is Live!

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon Release is now live in the Honey Bee shop! I have a video link below where I share the projects I made and links to the shop!

This is such a beautiful release! I am a huge fan of all things Honey Bee. This is an amazing company!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Have an amazing day!

Awesome Crafty Deals!!

Hi friends! There are so many great crafty deals out in the interwebs today! If you are looking for some deals, here are some links to check out:


**Blick Arts


**Tonic Studio

**A Cherry On Top

**Sunny Studio

**My Sweet Petunia

**Picket Fence Studio

**Erin Condren

**Elizabeth Crafts


**Concord and 9th

**Gina K Designs


**Studio Katia

**Sweet and Sassy Stamps

I hope you had fun shopping and found some great deals today! Thanks for checking out my links!!


I wanted to share with you some information on how my blog works. Please know that I only share what I love. Period.

I participate in several affiliate programs. That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here at this blog. (At NO additional cost to you.) This allows me to bring you videos on YouTube!  I receive some products from companies for free, but most products I use are purchased with my own money.

Thank you so much for supporting my blog!

Have an amazing day!!


Keeping it Simple

Yesterday I had a great Zoom chat with some of my Patreon Patrons. One topic of the chat was keeping it simple.

It’s super easy to craft with minimal supplies and still create beautiful projects.

I made this super simple card with an image printed on my computer, a bit of coloring, some ink blending, twine and white cardstock. I did not use one stamp or die.

If you would like to see more of what we do over on Patreon, here is a link to my site:

Have an amazing day!

xx Mari

Thank you for stopping by!

SCT Sampler Inspiration

Hi friends,

If you love to have new and fresh product to craft with each month, the SCT Delivered Sampler is a great way to accomplish that!  This is a sample of product that arrives in your mailbox every month that includes two different paper collection items as well as exclusive product.  If you subscribe for one year, this costs just $13 Canadian including shipping!



I created three projects that I am sharing today, and I will also include a link to the video here if you want to see how I made each of these projects!

I think the sampler is an amazing deal!  Be sure to check it out.  There are links to the sampler in the video description!


Have an amazing day!