5 products | write.click.scrapbook. july gallery

Have you ever limited yourself to just 5 products when designing a layout? Or card? That's what the team at write.click.scrapbook. did for this month's Gallery. Hop on over to check out all the amazing interpretations of 5 products in a variety of styles and projects. Galleries are always full of inspiration from each and every designer and so very "PINteresting" as well!

Not that this is technically a layout, but here is my contribution to this month's assignment. My thought, as I began designing was that  it would be a fun piece of art, especially for Summer! So, I went with that. This could easily be transformed into six skinny photos or adding small photos where the tissue paper flowers are if you want to make it into a layout.

My 5 products are:
kraft cardstock
{just 10 for $1 in the I Love It All shop}
washi tape
letter stickers
{used 7 layers of yellow tissue paper and a MS medallion punch secured with a brad}

Still in the process of spray painting a frame so I can display my little piece of homemade art. Once I get it all gussied up, I'll share. Oh, and here's the Gallery so you can see what the other write.click.scrapbook. teammates created.

the twinery & cas-ual fridays | card challenge

Circles, circles everywhere. Two circles to be exact. Well, I guess you could technically say four. The metal-rimmed key tag, the pink cardstock punched circle added to the top of the tag, the Pink Sorbet baker's twine from The Twinery wound into a circle and...

...then, there's the 2" circle I punched into the card front to showcase my circle embellished element placed inside my card.
Be sure to join The Twinery as this week's sponsor at CAS-ual Fridays and enter your own card creation for a chance at the lovely prize provided by The Twinery!

52Photos | nature

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Even the creatures of the wild watch after their young with a watchful eye, it's just a Mama's nature to do so. Even though I carefully opened our kitchen door, the two Mama turkeys sensed "a disturbance in the force" and quickly began running in the other direction. They did eventually head back toward the house and then Scout {our border collie pup} saw them. He ran the other way, not sure what to think of these creatures. The turkeys seemed to know that he would not bother them, so they continued along the creek bed. I had to watch them through the dining room window, which would have given me a better photograph if I had opened the window, but I didn't want to scare them away again.

We see lots of turkeys here, but I think this is the first time in 14 years that I saw turkey babies that young, which was a treat for all the Wright girls.

next week's theme


the wrap-up

Can you believe it's only 180 days until Christmas?

favorite memories of us | page details

When I made this Smash style mini book for our Anniversary, as my card to Gordon, I wasn't quite sure how he would react. Is he tired of me spilling my guts about how I feel about him inside cute little albums?

Let me just say that it appears the tradition should continue. It was a hit! As promised in my guest blogger post at Big Picture Classes last week, I'll share some pages with you.

blogaversary celebration | the winners

I'm so excited to finally be able to choose and announce the winners of the weeklong celebration here at I Love It All! It made me smile for so many of you to take the time to leave comments for the giveaways, to take the time to follow the blog, like the I Love It All Facebook page, to favorite the Etsy shop, pin items to Pinterest and to just share your excitement with me.

Thanks for sharing your ideas about new prints you'd like to see in the shop and your mini book comments as well. I read each and every comment and checked out your Pinterest boards, too!

And the winners are...


BIG PICTURE CLASSES $50 Gift Certificate


Winner of THE TWINERY | MLS blog hop to be announced on the respective blogs.


Turquoise House & Family Rules Subway Art Print

Red House & Family Rules Subway Art Print


Summer Fun Mini Book - this post had the most comments


Crafting Kit

Okay WINNERS, contact me with your mailing information and I'll have your goodies packaged and ready to ship to you this week. If I don't hear from the winners, I'll draw new winners with random.org.


And one last little goody...use the coupon code CELEBRATE at checkout in the I Love It All Etsy shop and receive 15% off your entire order.

so happy together

Full Disclosure...this layout was created, photographed and uploaded in 20 minutes. I say that for a few reasons. One, it can be done. Two, it helps if you begin with the thought that this must happen quickly. And three, I used a printable I designed so you can do this, too!

I designed a printable that could be used in so many different ways. In Project Life, as a gift bag tag, on a card, in a mini book. I have a feeling these tags will be used in quite a few more projects in the next little bit. And I also finally used a sheet of paper that I had been hoarding for YEARS. Why do we do that? At one time, ledger paper was the hottest thing going but I was afraid to use it. Well, it just seemed perfect for this.

I've had this photo on my memo board in my craft space since Easter 2011. Since I had just minutes to create a layout, I decided to finally scrap this photo. Won't our kids and grandkids {if we're so lucky} think we're crazy to photograph our feet? Guess what, I would love to have photos of my Grandparents and their favorite shoes of the moment. I still love those ballet slippers, by the way.

See where the embellishments are all clustered? It's because when I took the photo, there was a whole lot of Gordon's legs overtaking the photo. By clustering everything in that spot, it kind of puts the focus back on our shoes.

I used my scallop punch for "the perfect pair" and a bit of the green was still showing, so I trimmed it off and used it anyway, but the round tags are sized so that you can use your 2" round punch.

Download your so happy together printable manila shipping tags and create your own 20-minute layout. 

blogaversary celebration | crafting kits from iloveitall.etsy.com

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about all you DIY fans out there. Not everyone has room for subway wall art, or has time for an online class, or feels the need to document their Summer.

The Giveaway of the Day 

This giveaway is now closed!

One lucky winner will receive all three of the following shop items to help them create their own creative projects.

and to finish off your gifts:

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Leave a separate comment for each item!

 FAVORITE the I Love It All shop on Etsy, just click on the Favorite button under the header:

+  Leave a COMMENT sharing with me what country you live in or what state you live in if
    you're in the USA.

Comments for this and every giveaway, except Tuesday's blog hop with The Twinery, will remain open until 8pm Saturday, June 23, 2012 when the winners of each day's giveaways will be posted at one time.

blogaversary celebration | summer fun mini book giveaway

Any mini book fans out there? Any Summer Fun mini book fans out there? Any one want to win a Summer Fun mini book out there? If so, today's your lucky day!

The Giveaway of the Day

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This mini book is your giveaway of the day for the I Love It All blogaversary celebration. There are just a few left, so if you don't win you might still be able to snag one!

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+  LIKE the I Love It All on Facebook page - if you already LIKE I Love It All on Facebook, just tell 
    me that you have in your comment.
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+  PIN your favorite I Love It All mini book to Pinterest and leave the link in your comment...each 
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+  SHARE your mini book ideas with me.

Comments for this and every giveaway, except Tuesday's blog hop with The Twinery, will remain open until 8pm Saturday, June 23, 2012 when the winners of each day's giveaways will be posted at one time.

52Photos | red

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Yesterday was a big day for the Wright girls! It was Oma day and then DaDa met us at the Bike Shop, where Papa's nephew works, so that Isabella and Victoria could be fitted for bicycles. Isabella had simply outgrown her bicycle and it was time for a new one and Victoria was promised a new bike if she could learn to ride without training wheels. Well, she accomplished that feat in just a week, much quicker than we thought it would happen. So in two weeks, Victoria has gone from riding a 12" bike with training wheels to a 20" big girl bike that has 7 speeds and hand brakes. And Isabella went from an 18" bike to a 24" bike with 21 speeds and hand brakes and in just under an hour on the driveway, Isabella is riding with confidence and agility and pride.

These three bike enthusiasts and family members, wearing red, proudly pose with the new pink bikes.

P.S. Don't Papa and his nephew look so much alike!

next week's theme


the wrap-up

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blogaversary celebration | house and family rules giveaway

The Giveaways of the Day

This Giveaway is now closed.

When designing prints for the shop, I generally begin by creating art that I would like to display in our own home. The House and Family Rules art prints began with just that thought. I didn't even jot thoughts down on paper, I just began typing up rules we follow in our own family. I am still blown away by how wildy popular these Rules Subway Art prints remain. They're now available in 8x10, 11x14, 13x19 and even the 16x20 poster size. As I work to perfect them, I occasionally have oddball prints. Still perfectly acceptable in quality and color, just not a standard size. The reason I tell you this is this...these are your giveaway prizes today. Not standard sizes, but still perfectly charming!

actual size of print | 10.25" x 14"
color | turquoise


actual size of print | 9.75" x 14.25"
color | coral red

These and other prints for your home or to gift friends and family for weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays or as a housewarming gift can be found for family & home, love & marriage,  children and even custom & personalized designs are available in the shop in a multitude of pleasing colors.

Enter to Win

+  PIN your favorite I Love It All shop item to Pinterest and leave the link in your comment...each item listing has a PIN button in the right hand sidebar as in the graphic below.

+  LIKE your favorite I Love It All shop item to Facebook and tell me which item you liked...each Etsy item listing has a Like button in the right hand sidebar like you see in the graphic above.

+  SHARE your ideas for new prints you'd like to see in the I Love It All shop.

Comments for this and every giveaway, except Tuesday's blog hop, will remain open until 8pm Saturday, June 23, 2012 when the winners of each day's giveaways will be posted at one time.

the twinery & my little shoebox | blog hop

Hello Crafty Friends, Welcome to the Blog Hop featuring the design teams from


You should have arrived here from the blog of the lovely Liz Chidester. To make sure you don't miss a stop, begin at The Twinery blog for the full lineup. 

NOTE: This giveaway is now closed.

I'm so pleased to be sharing with you my project today. While I was out shopping yesterday, I used a coupon to purchase this Sizzix mini book die. Love it! I had to quickly scramble to begin creating, finish the project and photograph them in time for the hop. I actually made two...one for each of my girls. They're really beginning to get into photography, telling stories and ask me to make them journals and mini albums all the time. 

See that cute paper flower? I used this tutorial, but when I saw the book print paper from My Little Shoebox, I just knew that I needed to find a way to incorporate twine into this paper flower idea. 

I punched six scalloped shapes and in the center of the flower, punched two 1/16" holes. I strung Lemondrop baker's twine {instead of using a brad} up through the first hole, wrapped my needle with twine five times and then threaded the needle back through the second hole. In effect, I made a french knot with baker's twine. You'll be rewarded with an adorable handcrafted paper flower! 

DESIGN TIP: Threading baker's twine is much easier using floral wire. 

The cover of my mini books incorporates Blossom, Maraschino and Lemondrop baker's twine and papers from the Happy Go Lucky collection. These albums are so perfect for my precious and energetic girls to fill with their drawings of the wildflowers we see everyday and photos of our new puppy and accomplishments they've made this Summer...swimming without water wings, riding a bicycle without training wheels and...

Just a touch of Stone baker's twine here. 

And what project for young girls is complete without Blossom?

Punched some 1/16" holes and sewed a trimmed journaling spot to the page with Honeydew and used the Mini Alphabet Sticker from My Little Shoebox in Red Lipstick.

After adhering two glue dots to the base of this paper clip, I wound Cantaloupe twine into a swirl! The shipping tag uses Mandarin tied into a bow. I fussy cut the clouds from the Happy Go Lucky collection, On Cloud 9. 

And I had to add some Denim for my youngest who adores all things blue. It's tied to a tag I made and inserted into the pocket made from a journaling spot machine-stitched to my page.

Did you see how I used a bit of baker's twine on each and every page of the mini book? Love, love, love The Twinery twine and just adore all the fun and sweet papers and journaling spots and alpha stickers from My Little Shoebox, it was a joy to create with them. Your next stop on the hop is with the lovely Monique Liedtke. But wait...

when you hop along with us all week long, 
you could win four spools of baker's twine in your choice of colors


two fabulous collections from My Little Shoebox

All you have to do to be eligible to win is visit the participating blogs on the hop each day and leave a comment. Deadline to leave comments to win in 11:59 pm EDT, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Winners will be announced on The Twinery and My Little Shoebox blogs.

NOTE | This giveaway is now closed.