Paperless Post Experience

February 28, 2018

Paperless Post

Hello everyone! I am here to talk to you about an amazing service called Paperless Post*
Paperless Post allows you to send e-cards for all occasions as well as invitations. You can pick from many, many beautiful designs and customize the inside. 
They have so many amazing designers available like Rifle Paper Co, Red Cap Cards, Kate Spade, Hannah Bergman, and so many more. They have cards for birthdays, thank you, just because, wedding and baby shower invites and a few other events. 

Once you pick a card or invitation, you are able to customize it. For some designs, you are able to customize the front, mostly with invitations but some cards have this feature as well. Most of the cards are customized “inside” where you can write a message to the recipient. Many of them also come with an envelope that has a customizable liner where you are able to choose from many different designs from floral, to confetti, to stripes.

Now that I’ve told you about Paperless Post, let’s go onto my experience. 
The app and website are very well made and it’s easy to find your way around. On the main page, there are different categories of cards but you can also search by artist or topic. Every part of this experience was very visually appealing and easy to understand. 
For my first card, I decided to send a birthday card to my mom. She got it right away and loved it. I also love that you get a copy of the card so you can see how the final result they way the recipient does. This is the card I sent, I just love it!
I think this is a especially a great way to send gorgeous cards to friends or family who may live in another country! Most of my family lives in Scotland so sending a card can take quite a while and if you are sending a lot, it can be quite expensive. 

Overall, I highly recommend Paperless Post! The other e-card companies I’ve tried are filled with cards that aren’t nice looking and it takes so long to find one you like. With Paperless Post, it’s the opposite. It takes forever to pick from all of the beautiful cards! 
If you try this service, please let me know! I’d love to hear your experience! 
Talk soon!

*This post was created in partnership with Paperless Post.

Fundraiser and Update

January 23, 2017

Hey everyone. I know I don't post on my blog anymore but this update was too long for instagram. 

SpiegelMom Scraps - Sequin Saturday Blog Hop

September 03, 2016

Hey everyone! I am so excited to be guest designing for SpiegelMom Scraps as well as participating in the Sequin Saturday blog hop! This is part of a three day hop, each filled with wonderful participants and projects!
You should have come here from Missy Whidden's blog, who is someone I especially admire.
Here is the entire lineup for today and I hope you check out everyone's posts!

1. SMS Blog
2. Missy Widden
3. You are here ;)
4. Laura Rumble
5. Lisa Kingston
6. Khristina Sorge
7. Sarah McClellan
8. Evi Cortes
9. Karla Yungwirth

Since today's blog hop is all about sequins, I really wanted to let them shine, so I created a shaker scrapbook page! I love creating shaker cards and thought it would be a lot of fun to do for a scrapbook.

I created this heart cut file in the Procreate app and then transferred it into my silhouette software and cut it out. It was definitely tedious to get the foam behind the thin lines of the hearts but it was worth it! I love how this turned out!

To let the sequins really be the star of the show, I keep embellishments simple, as well as the title. A thin wood veneer and stamp, in my opinion, were the perfect title for this page. I love the "perfectly imperfect" stamp.

Since the page was very center focused, I added a small piece of washi tape and chipboard sticker to add a little something extra to the page.

In these last two photos, you can really see how gorgeous these sequins are! I love the colors and while I used three different packs, they all work together so well! I'm not going to lie, it was hard to use so many sequins on one page since I am a sequin hoarder, but I think the end product made it worth it. I couldn't be happier with this page!

A simple blue striped boarder and this page is all finished! I hope you love this as much as I do! 

You can also enter for the chance to win a $10.00 shop credit by simply leaving a comment on on the blogs! You have until September 6th to enter. Sharing on social media will also give you an extra entry so be sure to do that and just leave another comment down below to let us know where you shared the blog hop event. 

Now you will be heading over to Laura Rumble! Enjoy!

Flashback Friday #1 - Let's Go

August 24, 2016

Hey everyone! I have quite a few scrapbook/Project Life pages that have never made it to my blog whether it may have been because they were posted on another blog or just because I never got around to photographing them, so I have decided to create a series on my blog called Flashback Friday. Every other Friday, I will be sharing a project that I made a while ago that I've never posted on my blog. I am very excited to share these projects with you!

For my first Flashback Friday, I will be sharing this scrapbook page which was actually the first time I did mixed media. I remember not really liking it when I first created it but now, I love it!

The photo is from when I was in Charleston, August last year, and this was the view from the pier. It was a gorgeous pier with beautiful views of the water! I have great memories on this pier and so many wonderful photos, especially at sun set.

Puffy stickers are probably my second favorite embellishments and this "let's go" cloud just fit so well with the photo! Of course I had to add some enamel dots for some interest and this was my first time using glitter enamel dots and I really love how they look on this page. 

My number one favorite embellishments are flairs. They are just so gorgeous and add great dimension  to everything.
 I don't often use frames but I do like how this frame worked with the photo. The text on the frame didn't really go with the photo so I decided covered it up with a wood veneer star and I love how it looks. 

Here you can see some of that watercoloring I did as well as splatters. I wasn't quite sure what I was doing but I think it actually turned out quite nicely!

That is all for my first Flashback Friday! I hope you liked it and I can't wait to share more projects with you in the future!

Saying Goodbye To Gus

July 26, 2016

Today's scrapbook page is one with a lot of meaning. On the 16th, we had to put our cat, Gus, down which was very hard. He was 16 years old and had only recently gotten sick. He had diabetes but earlier this month he started having a lot of trouble breathing, so the vet treated him for an upper respiratory infection but it only got worse. When they did X-Rays they saw that his heart was enlarged and he had fluid in his lungs. At that point, we knew the right thing to do was to put him down.

12x12 Scrapbook Pages

July 10, 2016

Hey everyone, I'm so sorry for being so absent on my blog. My health has kind of been all over the place but I think things are finally looking up. 

So today I am sharing two 12x12 scrapbook pages I've created. Usually when I create traditional pages, they are 8.5x11 or 9x12 so doing this size was a little intimidating but I love how both of these pages turned out!

This scrapbook page was created for a challenge by Felicity Jane on National Scrapbook Day and I love it! I do feel like I could have added some more embellishments but apart form that, I love everything. 

The tag that is sticking out has some journaling on it. Hidden journaling is definitely my favorite because I'm not the biggest fan of my handwriting. 
When going through embellishments, I found enamel dots that had the perfect colors for this layout and I think they look great in this little cluster. 

At the bottom of the page, I used a Felicity Jane stamp as well as some more hexagon cut outs and enamel dots. I think it filled in that blank space nicely. 

This scrapbook page is probably my favorite one I've created. I love the bright colors and florals, it all just screams "Alex". This photo is from 2014 when I had a photoshoot done by Flashes Of Hope. They do free photoshoots for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults. I had also gotten a photoshoot by them the year before. They are amazing and make you feel so comfortable.

Here is a little close up and you can see some of the smaller details. I love the title "smile & laugh" and although that wasn't what I intended to title this page, it just came together so well. 
All of the papers I used are by Felicity Jane and most of the embellishments are by Crate Paper, another one of my favorite brands! 

On the bottom left of this layout, I used some washi tape from my stash and layered a little tag which came from a cut-apart sheet from Felicity Jane. The stamped phrase is also from a Felicity Jane stamp set.

I added some more floral pieces at the top as well as some "+" signs from a Crate Paper sticker set. The colors matched this layout so well and just added a little more interest to the page.

That is all for my 12x12 scrapbook pages and I hope you enjoyed them! I will be posting more often now that I am feeling more like myself. I can't wait to share some more projects!

Health Update

May 29, 2016

Hey everyone! I'm sure you have all noticed how absent I've been on my blog and how I haven't been posting much on Instagram. I thought it would be a good idea to give you all an update.