Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Woohoo! It's National Scrapbooking Day, but I personally think this wonderful hobby should be celebrated each and every day. Documenting our lives, taking photos and taking the time to relive our memories when we put them down on paper, sharing these moments with family and friends, all fun things to do. I feel incredibly grateful to be part of such an awesome community of creative storytellers who have a penchant for patterned papers and pretty embellishments. 

In celebration, I have a watercolor challenge going up on the Studio Calico blog at 5pm EST. Would love for you all to play along. I've created a free download that you can see being created in this video.

Download the free watercolor/washi tape background right here. You can resize it to 8x8 or 12x12 or whatever you prefer! If you make something with it, please share the link in the comments!


Have you heard of Mixbook? It's the easy and fun way to create photo books, cards and calendars. You aren't limited to just the pre-designed templates as their design software allows you the freedom to lay out and play designer. From the website: "We've dedicated ourselves to bringing you the best experience in creating photo products so that you can make keepsakes that truly reflect your vision."

One really cool feature about Mixbook photo books is that you can upload your own digital stickers and backgrounds. It's a great way to use all of your digital scrapbooking designs to customize your own book!

And we've teamed up with them to do a giveaway! Go to my Instagram post with this photo for all of the details and your chance to enter to win a $50 gift card!

mixbook NSD giveaway