Pockets, notebooks, and miscellaney

First off- I wanted to share my great news with you guys! Last week I showed an album here that I made for a contest at Lily Bee Designs.

I found out last night that it won! First place!!!! Can I tell you that I was a good bit shocked and over the moon excited to see that email pop up in my inbox?!!!!

I am so honored and delighted that they chose me. Seriously, seriously awesome. :) A big thank you to the team at Lily Bee goes out from me!


Onto other scrappy stuff:

I saw this great tutorial for this lovely little "diaper fold origami pocket" on someone's blog, and I immediately wanted to try it! They were using it to package party favors, but I knew I had a little mini album that would fit perfectly in one.

I made the actual pocket in about 1 minute. It is super fast & easy to make- you don't even need adhesive!
I made it with supplies from the Noel Mignon Nightingale kit (there are still a couple of these left if you're interested in one!), plus I added one of these Prima flowers (they are my FAVORITE right now!), and some seam binding & ribbon from my stash.
How great would these be for all sorts of things?! An envelope for a card, a treat container for a friend, even a pocket on a layout for some hidden journaling or extra photos!

The other thing I have to share with you is a notebook I made from the Noel Mignon Penny Arcade kit. If you have the Penny Arcade kit, it goes perfectly with the Nightingale kit!The idea for this came as partial inspiration from one of my favorite home decorating blogs, The Nesting Place. There are often times I will be doing something around the house and think, "I need to grab a new lamp for over there," or "Man, I need some new dishtowels!" This is going to be my place to jot down all those ideas.

I used binding rings from an old notebook of mine that I was about to toss out. I clipped them to 5 rings each and punched holes in my cardstock & covers with my Crop-A-Dile. I love doing little projects like this!

The cover is made with cardstock & patterned paper from the Penny Arcade kit, and then layered with some Hambly from the Nightingale kit to add durability. I want to be able to toss this in my purse any time I'm out shopping and need to reference what items I need for my home!
I die cut (with the AccuCut) some of the grungeboard to make the little house, then painted it with acrylic paint. Some sanded Thickers and a pearl make the perfect trim for the house!Inside, each room of our house has a section, divided by stamped cardstock with little half circle tabs I punched and attached.


That's all from me tonight. Looking forward to doing some scrapping this weekend- I got my refills for my ATG gun today (that's adhesive to all you non-scrappers- not a weapon!) and have some fun new summer pics to print out tomorrow. I'm all set!

Hope you have a beautiful weekend!


  1. Oh, I'm so glad you won the contest, your mini album was just adorable!!! Congrats!

  2. I LOVE that notebook! Such a great idea...I'm doing that all the time too and then forget the stuff when I'm out and about...gonna have to make one of those!

  3. wow congrats on winning! you deserved it - your album was awesome. love the envelope and book - you are too darn smart for your own good. well, not really - but i'm certainly jealous!!

  4. Virginia! That is so Awesome! I loved your album, it truly rocked! So glad they agreed! Congrats, great accomplishment! :)

  5. Wow! congrats, how fun!!! And of course, non of the rest of us are surprised!!!

  6. Go Virginia! That was a REALLY great album and so glad you won! You deserve it! Before long, you will be really famous, because you certainly have the talent!!!!!

  7. big congrats- the album is amazing- it is so beautiful & honest (& oh so inspiring) i just love it!

  8. No surprises on being the winner with that cute little mini book! Congrats!!! Love you new Nesting book, too!

  9. I knew it!! That's awesome! Loved the album as I do all of your work! Congratulations!

  10. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

  11. Congrats on winning the contest! I've always loved your style. :)
    Love the nesting notebook also!!

  12. Great stuff :) And congrats on Lily Bee!!!!


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