Happy World Book Day!

Quote from The Room on Rue Amelie

My intention was to create an updated list of books that have changed my life, but as usual, there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes. Thankfully most of them are good, but many of them are taking up my time and energy leaving me with grand ideas to blog more, but I think that will happen more next month. Fingers crossed. 

For now, I am sharing a quote from my dear friend, Kristin Harmel's book, The Room on Rue Amelie. She sent me an advanced copy, which I finished earlier this year and loved. There are so many other quotes that resonated with me. I chose this one in particular because my word for this year is either "shine" or "light". Do you have a favorite quote from a book?

Violeta's Amy & Me Layout

Some years ago, I could attend to one of Amy Tangerine’s workshop. It was 2015, I could be in Barcelona with Amy Tangerine, and I had a wonderful time there.

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For this layout, I have used my favourite photo with Amy Tangerine, from the workshop back in Barcelona 2015. The photo has been printed as if it was a Polaroid, it is quite cool!

I have used a yellow paper with “&” in white as a base for the project. The color yellow is perfect! Moreover, I have glued a circle with flowers that I have cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

After that, I have added some different stickers with different designs and colors from some Amy Tangerine’s collections so I can decorate the layout with them.

For the title of the project I have used a thickers alphabet from an old collection of Amy Tangerine and I have glued the word “Yessss” from the “Sunshine & Good Times” collection from Amy Tangerine. What’s more, I have added different stickers with some sentences in gold. Gold color combines perfectly here!

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I have also put some puffy stickers from the collection “Sunshine & Good Times” as other decorative elements on this layout.

I love how colorful and fun that this layout is. It is, no doubt, one of my favorites.

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I am looking forward to going back to enjoy some of Amy’s workshops, I love her projects and her collections. In addition, she is a wonderful and funny person. Thanks Amy Tangerine for trusting in me to be a member of your design team. You are great!

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Supplies: Sunshine & Good Times - 12x12 Double Sided Paper - Be Happy (345702), Sunshine & Good Times - Sticker Book (344862), Sunshine & Good Times - Puffy Stickers (345712), Sunshine & Good Times - Thickers - Let´s Dance (345713)

Thanks for sharing this layout with us, Violeta! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop Sunshine and Good Times at your local retailer or online at Scrapbook.com 

Huffington Post UK!

Scrapbooking with Kids
Scrapbooking with Kids

It was a pleasure being interviewed for this piece in the Huffington Post UK on Scrapbooking With Kids: Why Taking Time To Get Creative Should Be a Family Activity. They even used a photo from the Kids Art Binder post. Hope you enjoy the read!

Craft a Life You Love is #1 New Release!

Ahhhh! You guys! My book launched today and is the #1 New Release in Creativity. So humbled and grateful for all of your amazing support. Thank you! We celebrated with a little event at the Pinterest Workshop. The amazing Zim Balloons created this wall to look like the cover. We gathered, played with watercolors and I can’t wait to share more of the Craft a Life You Love goodness 💕❤️🧡💛💚💙 📷: Lish Creative


Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Altenew Blog hop

So excited to be a part of the Altenew blog hop in celebration of their 4th Anniversary! There are some amazing and fun prizes, so be sure to enter below.

If you're coming from Raquel Bowman's blog and you've never been here before, welcome! I used some of the new products from Altenew to create a scrapbook page of our recent trip to Atlanta over Easter weekend. I used mostly elements from the Reflection and Our Family Scrapbook Collections.

This beautiful watercolor rainbow 12x12 paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection grabbed my attention and I immediately had to put it to use. I chose some of my favorite photos from my phone and printed them out with the Instax Share SP-3. Still loving the dotted washi tape and feel the need to put it on all my paper projects these days.


Loving this date stamp from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Finished it off with some journaling, and then it was complete.


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are also offering prizes. I'm throwing in two signed copies of Craft a Life You Love! Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs in the hop and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018. GOOD LUCK!

Altenew Blog hop

Let me know in the comments what your favorite thing is about Spring!