Leveling Up

By |December 10th, 2014|

I think it’s safe to say that 2014 has been the year of the most change for me as a memory keeper, and it’s also been one of my most fully documented years. My One Little Word for 2014 was focus and one of the class exercises in January included making a “more/less” type list of goals I had for the year.

Looking back I was better with some than others – but it’s a little […]

Birds of a Feather | February 2014

By |February 12th, 2014|

The One Little Bird gallery is overflowing with inspiration after the Month of Challenges in January. I wanted to share some of the ones that caught my eye when I was browsing over the weekend.

I love the pops of orange in rockstar by Toriloowho. This kit (Positive Spin) was a bright one for me, but this is how I envisioned all those bright bits being used as I was making it. Bold bursts of color […]

The Telephone Game

By |September 25th, 2013|

Remember the Telephone Game? One person whispers a message into another’s ear then the message gets passed on down the line – person to person, ear to ear – the message changing subtly as it makes its way to the end. Back in my creative team days we adapted the game for scrapbooking, and it was always one of my favorite challenges. It all begins with a single page passed on to the next person, […]

Telling Your Summer Stories

By |August 15th, 2013|

I have a 4 year old son who has recently been very into understanding the details of everything he can think to ask about.  One of his favorite topics currently has been seasons.  As the days became warmer this past spring he would ask me on a daily basis wither or not it was summer and we wound up in a lengthy discussion about how how it felt like summer because we could wear shorts […]

Birds of a Feather | Gallery Standouts

By |August 13th, 2013|

It’s always so much fun perusing through the One Little Bird gallery. I am always amazed by the abundance of talent showcased there. Here are a few layouts that I hope you love as much as I do.

WELCOME SUMMER | by lcpereyra

I just love this series of photos, the bright yellow background, the awesome journaling and title, the doodled borders. All in all just a fabulous, cheerful, layout.


Materials: Suncatcher Papers, Pedal Pusher, Meadowlark, and […]

A Letter To Your Younger Self

By |May 29th, 2013|

Most people know the old adage, “You live and learn.”  Today I would like to discuss how you can use this as a journaling prompt for documenting your stories.

Below, you can see I made a quick layout with advice to my younger self – the things that I wish I’d known then. Doing this layout was eye opening for me for a couple of reasons.

I can keep this valuable nugget of information and to pass it […]

Powerful Storytelling | Documenting the difficult times

By |April 15th, 2013|

Are you part of the majority that scrap only the good times? I was too, until this not-so-good thing happened in my life. Everyone has not-so-good times in their lives and it is up to you to decide if you want to scrapbook it or not.

Here are a few options on how to document your challenge:

Get it out. Get it all out. Tell what happened. Say it in your own voice, the way you would […]

Birds of a Feather | Gallery Standouts

By |March 25th, 2013|

It’s Christy here and I’m honored to again be bringing you the monthly gallery standouts.  I had so much fun going through the One Little Bird gallery and seeing the amazing layouts you all post there.  They were just beautiful this month and I had such a hard time narrowing it down so this post wouldn’t go on forever.  So here are five outstanding layouts I found and wanted to share with you!

Hello March | […]

Scrapbooking Trends | Take Your Title To New Lengths

By |March 14th, 2013|

One of the trends I’ve started to notice in both paper and digital scrapbooking is really long titles.  When I first noticed the trend, I pondered “Why. Why the long titles out there?” and then I said, “the heck with it,”  and thought it just looked really cool. I mean, isn’t that why trends start, because they look cool?

Scrapbookers everywhere are abandoning the 1-2 word title and making their title more like a journaling piece […]

Powerful Storytelling | 30 Days of Lists

By |February 27th, 2013|

I am  a big fan of challenges. I competed in (and completed!) the Lilypad’s 31 Challenges, but my favorite challenge from around the web actually starts on March 1st– 30 Days of Lists! 
It’s not just another quick journaling challenge. It is another opportunity to record YOUR STORY. But not everyone can make a mini scrapbook every week or an art journal page every night. 30 Days of Lists is an encouragement […]