Christmas Mini Album

This darling little mini album was made using only ONE 12×12 sheet of patterned paper from the new Cozy Prints that will be in Holiday Trends Catalog that goes live August 1 and the NEW Journey Scoring Board (which I am totally in love with already). I’m a scrapbooker at heart and I LOVE making mini albums to gift to family and friends.  I am still celebrating Christmas in July and want to make a ton of these cuties to add to close family’s Christmas gifts this year.  It will be my baby girl Sadie’s 13th birthday on 12/22/2018 so we will be celebrating the whole month of December PLUS it will be my sweet grandbaby’s first Christmas. I can’t wait for all the baby smiles and pictures. I did use a fantastic youtube video to follow along with the construction of this album to which I will link up at the end of this post.  Hope you enjoy!

The pages are accordion fold and about 4″x3″.  I used the Snow Blooms dies and the CUTE new Bloom Benefit die called Bunch of Hearts. I didn’t do any stamping but probably will when I add the journaling and pictures.

I will be adding pictures in the empty pocket and journaling on the tags.

The possibilities are endless with the designs and I LOVE the 2 sided designed paper that showcases the patterns beautifully.

Here are some of the GORGEOUS Fun Stampers Journey products that I used.

Link to the tutorial.

Hope you have a blessed day!

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The Most Wonderful Scrapbook Layout

As soon as I got these 2 stamp sets from the Holiday Trends catalog, I already had this layout envisioned in my head.  I wasn’t expecting to accent with black so much but when I stamped the trees, creativity took hold and off I went! I plan to use both of these sets quite a bit so make sure to keep a check on my blog for more inspiration!  I already have a mini album in the works that will be posted soon. Celebrating Christmas in July!!

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Isn’t my daughter lovely? We don’t get a lot of snow here in NC but when we do, it’s glorious!  This picture was taken as she was going for a snowball to get her brother with. Oh to be a teenager with those bright eyes and beautiful white, soft skin! I had so much fun scrapping this layout with Fun Stampers Journey products from the NEW big catalog and some of the un-released Christmas stamps from the Holiday Mini Trends which goes live August 1, 2018.

The background is sprayed with Blue Lagoon and using the negative to the Snow Blooms dies, sponged on Beach Breeze Fusion Ink.

That adorable deer from the Merry Everything Stamp Set SS-0585 $19.95 (available 8/1/18) is white embossed onto Blue Lagoon cardstock and then fussy cut.  The trees are stamped onto Whip Cream Cardstock with Black Licorce Ink and then fussy cut and layered onto black twine.

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The title to this beautiful page is stamped with the main, HUGE sentiment from Most Wonderful SS-0592 $19.95 (available 8/1/18) and white embossed onto Blue Lagoon cardstock.  I took whip cream ink and sponged over top to make it more snowy looking. The snow flakes are from the Snow Blooms die cut from Whip Cream Cardstock and stacked with black twine and black buttons.

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I hope you enjoy this project and please check out my store to see what other gorgeous products from FSJ you can use to create beautiful scrapbook and memory pages!

Next month I will be hosting an online Facebook event for Back to School with a scrapbook page, card and gift tag for teachers! Make sure to visit my business Facebook and check out the event (there will be a prize drawn from the names listed attendees). www.facebook.com/byrdsblessings

Hope to see you there!

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FSJ Live Holiday Trends Edition!

HEY crafty friends!!! I’m so excited to be bringing this post to you today showcasing the GORGEOUS cards that I made following along with the FSJ Live Event for the upcoming Holiday Trends Mini (sneak peek of the cover below :).  This is the first ever Live that I’ve been able to participate in and I’m SO glad that I got to this time!! The only regret I have is not purchasing it in time to get Early Bird Pricing and I really wish I had gotten the plus bundle with the dies included!!  The bundle I bought included 3 stamp sets (2 Christmas and 1 Fall set), 4 pre-cut/kitted card kits, a Holiday Mini Catalog (which goes live on 8/1/2018) and a NEW Christmas Printed Paper Pack called Cozy Prints that I can’t wait to chop into!

This the box I received (paper is hidden on the bottom). Isn’t that deer stamp amazing!  The little envelope on top is a special gift that had instructions NOT to open until the day of the Live and only when instructed! I admit, I peeked and I was SO thrilled with the gift, it is so cute!!

Each attendee receives 2 PRIVATE youtube links prior to the Live event, on the night before the link was sent out with the step by step instructions on completing the make n take projects!  I got 2 of them done on Saturday morning before the LIVE and the other 2 I finished on Sunday afternoon.  The link for the make n take will be available forever so if I want to recreate the cards again I can!  The second link was for the actual Live event which took place eastern standard time for me from 1PM until 5PM.  I was completely off limits to the fam (but they understood LOL).

This adorable card was made using the new stamp set Thankful Friends

SS-0581 $19.95

Using the adorable sets Most Wonderful SS-0592 $19.95 (background)

Merry Everything SS-0585 $19.95 (sentiment) and the GORGEOUS Branch & Cone Die Set

DI-0470 $16.95 which was included with the plus set and I MUST have this die set!

I’m so loving this HUGE sentiment set called Most Wonderful SS-0592 $19.95

and this Merry Everything SS-0585 $19.95 set is probably one of my favorite Christmas sets in the catty!

This absolutely CUTE clip set is the free gift we got in our box and I’m dying over the camper RV. I want one soooooo bad LOL. The flamino with the scarf is adorable too! On the Road Holiday Clips AC-0366 $5.95

My FAVORITE part of the FSJ Live events is all the stunning and creative projects using the upcoming products and how to’s that are showcased throughout the day.  Attendees have the opportunity to buy product bundles (at a deep discount) for a few days after the Live.  I bought 2 bundles including one that has a stinkin cute set with Christmas Gnomes.  It’s supposed to arrive Saturday and I will be doing a haul video so make sure to tune in on Saturday for that unboxing!!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and I will definitely be participating in the NEXT FSJ Live and I hope you join me!  Be on the look out for some fun projects using these and some more using these cute sets!

Have a blessed day!

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Sweeter Than Honey CAS card

Such a sweet clean and simple card for when you want to make someone smile!  I need that sometimes with such a high stress job and I love to make my coworkers smile!  I designed this card for a friend at work who is having a rough time between work and ailing family.

Don’t forget this month’s GORGEOUS Bloom Box which can be ordered as a one time purchase OR you can subscribe for 6 months and get a discount (plus a free catalog from me 🙂  Details and to place your order  HERE.
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Hoping you have a BLESSED day!