Breathe in the Ocean: Bullet Journal Scrapbooking

To put it simply I am the happiest at the Oregon Coast. The smell of salty air, the sound of crashing waves, and eating fish and chips made with freshly caught fish from the Pacific Ocean soothes my soul like nothing else. At recent trip to the Oregon coast I decided to immortalize the trip in a recent bullet journal scrapbook spread.

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Just like any trip I picked up as many souvenirs as I could. But instead of purchasing anything I relied on finding things that would be perfect for my bullet journal spread. I simply fell in love with with the coasters at the restraunt we had dinner at.

The restaurant was a recently renovated fish cannery that sat on the boardwalk. It had windows in the floors to see the majestic sea lions. While I enjoyed a salmon burger and a cup of chowder I saw myself staring off to the sea. Fishing boats and cargo ships slowly moved past. Shore birds fluttered around fighting against the ocean winds.

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After we ate a early dinner we drove around the historic town of Astoria, Oregon. It has beautiful victorian architecture as it was once a boom town in the 1880s. Wandering along the streets we saw beautifully preserved architecture that had somehow survived through the two great fires which burnt Astoria to the ground.

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Astoria is where the Lewis and Clark expedition ended. It is where the first post office west of the rockies was built. It is where wheat and corn is shipped off to far away lands.

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I picked up a couple of stickers from different businesses about entangled whales and how to make MAYDAY calls. After a long drive home I decided to create a journaling spread of my trip. Armed with Paper House Production paper and stickers, I created this spread. I loved how all the Paper House products worked so well together and helped me remember such a glorious day.

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I can’t wait to create more bullet journal scrapbooking spreads.

If you want to replicate this spread or create something similar here is a list of the Paper House Productions products that I used. Remember to use my code PHP19LIV to receive 20% off your order!

Feel free to check out my blog: https://longlivelivletters.blogspot.com/ or my instagram https://www.instagram.com/longliveliv/ for more crafty inspiration.

Football Layout

Hello! Samantha here today with a football layout. I don’t know about you, but in our house fall means lots of football; playing and cheering on our favorite teams. Until this year, my kids only played flag football. This year is my oldest son’s first year of tackle football, so I definitely needed to document his first game.

Supplies: All Star Paper Pad, Football 3D Stickers, Football Mixed Stickers, Football Cardstock Stickers, Football Faux Enamel Stickers

This is one of those layouts where the wide variety of stickers that Paper House carries really helps make the layout come together. Because I chose the big, all over football print as my base for this layout, I had to keep the rest of my paper choices pretty neutral. I went with a football turf green paper for one accent and a blue paper for my second accent (my son’s school colors are black, blue, and white).

To help add pizazz to this layout, I added quite a few stickers in different textures and finishes to tell the story. I layered flat alpha stickers over a card stock football sticker. I put a faux enamel arrow pointing to my son in the sea of Nighthawk football players, so I’ll always remember which one he was. I layered clear metallic stickers over the photo. I also added some 3D and chipboard stickers to add more texture.

Many of the football stickers and some of the patterned paper from All Star have touches of metallic gold or silver to them which really helps tie everything together into one cohesive layout.

Whether you’re cheering on a favorite team or a favorite player, Paper House has all the football stickers and papers you need to document your team spirit.

If you need to add some football papers and stickers to your stash, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.

Camping Nights in Pockets

Hi crafty friends! Natalie here with you on this last day of September sharing my favorite way to include numerous photos on a scrapbook page. I love to use pocket pages. They can house so many pictures without any hassle of figuring out how the layout will look.

I used the Camping Tags Double Sided paper as some of my pocket cards. I backed my smaller photos with papers from the travel paper collections.

Those adorable Great Outdoors Epoxy Stickers are the perfect tiny embellishment for a 3×4 pocket.

Using this Discover USA paper dictated the colors in my layout . I printed these 2×3 tiny photos 4 to a 4×6 photo collage & they work great for pocket pages.

My rules for pocket pages are typically to keep from putting two full 3×4 photos right next to one another, as well as break up the pattern paper with some solids.

I usually fit all of my journaling onto a specific journaling card, but sometimes I will add extra snippets with small photos on a tiny die cut tag.

Repeating this fun patterned Passport Stamps double sided page in another 3×4 pocket, along with the stripes of the same colors in the 4×6 pocket, helps tie in the rows.

I love how well these Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers are the best size for a 3×4 pocket!

I hope you’ve been inspired to create a pocket page – they’re such a great, easy, quick way to document some of your memories. I love to combine them with a 12×12 traditional layout!

You can find your own pocket page embellishments and cut apart sheets on the Paper House Productions website and use my code PH19NATALIE for 20% off your order!

Falling into Halloween Scrapbooking



Natalie here today to share a Halloween scrapbook page with you! I know it’s not October, but it’s officially fall, so I was ready for some Halloween scrapbooking!

I grabbed this awesomely festive pumpkin paper from PHP called Wicked good & used it to back the word RAWR! My boys were a tiger and a dino – so roaring was in order all night.

How cute are these Halloween puffy stickers?!

I could use them on 100 projects!

This double sided paper is very thick & holds up well on your paper projects. And this ghost is the cutest!

I used the small puffy stickers to hold in my journaling on this portion of the layout – a fun way to frame text!

A subtitle of puffy stickers is always a good idea.

You can find more fun Halloween goodies in the Paper House Productions store & get 20% off your order using the code PH19NATALIE. Grab some now for an entire month of holiday crafting!



Journey Book Planning Inspiration from our Creative Team

Our Creative Team uses their Journey Books in a variety of way from memory keeping to planning to bullet journaling. Here’s some examples of what they were up to with them last month!

First up is Kristal – using hers to document quotes that caught her attention. She broke her Journey Book into 8 blocks using one for each day and one to decorate.

Kristal is using our Creative Journaling Stickers along with Washi Tape and some Stargazer Stickers on this spread!
Kristal keeps her approach similar from week to week – so she knows right where to start! Then she fills in the details with Creative Journaling Stickers and Washi Tape!
Kristal makes this look so fun and easy and yet so very creative!

Next up we have Jenny who uses hers for planning and habit tracking!

Jenny manages to get a lot of stickers on there in combination with her drawing and writing.

This before the pen spread from Jenny has so many fun details. How about how she incorporated that pocket sticker!?!
Just like Kristal, you can see that Jenny keeps a similar format in hers. You can definitely see that she loves color and uses stickers with lots of color in them!

Now let’s take a look at Liz and how she is using hers!

Liz uses hers for a traditional planner but has blocks similar to what we saw from Kristal!
For this summery spread, Liz didn’t draw in blocks but there’s still a great separation between days thanks to the fun stickers she used!

Washi Tape Anyone?

Although we already highlighted some spreads from Jenny – we wanted to show you how she keeps track of her Washi Tape! This one has her Harry Potter Washi!
And this one showcases some of her other favorites! We agree with her! Give us all the Washi!

Supply List

You can find all of the Journey Books, Stickers, Washi Tape and more in our shop! Head there now to grab all the supplies!

Makes You Happy Foil Paper encouragement cards!

Hi Lisa here to share with you some quick and easy encouragement cards I made to keep in my purse using the Makes You Happy foiled paper from the Colorwashed collection. These cards do not open and on the back I like to add a piece of graph paper so I can hand write a personal note to the recipient. Here are my cards:

Supplies Used: Makes You Happy Foil Paper; Butterflies washi tape; Butterflies faux enamel stickers; Succulent Faux enamel stickers; Summer fun washi tape set, butterflies washi tape set; Llama washi tape set

These cut apart cards make even the novice paper crafter look like a pro!! You can go SUPER simple with these cards like I did with this one. This card was just cut apart from the larger paper sheet and then I added a strip of washi tape from the Butterflies washi tape set along the side of the card. To dress it up even more and to bring out the gold foil on the word “happy” I added an offset faux enamel butterfly sticker! This fun quote is sure to encourage someone and brighten their day!!

On my next card I stepped it up a bit and added a stamped quote on a piece of graph paper mounted on card stock. I then embellished my stamped quote by adding a doily under the top left corner of the quote. I added two faux enamel butterflies to this card of different sizes and at opposite corners to add visual interest and offset the larger doily. Nothing adds a finished look more easily then washi tape. I added two strips of washi tape from the butterflies washi tape set & the Llama washi tape set to balance out the card. This shows you how well the washi tape from different collections works so well together!!

The next card definitely took more time and was a bit more complex. For this card I layered two sizes of cards from the Makes You Happy foiled paper. I hand wrote my scripture and offset it using washi tape from the Summer fun washi tape set. I then added 2 adorable succulent faux enamel stickers to balance out my card and give it lots of sparkle and shine!

I hope these cards give you an idea of how you can make something look gorgeous with just a little bit of work. Remember many of the amazing Paper House products coordinate very well together to give your projects that stunning look of a a pro crafter who spent hours creating a special project! Why not create a few of these fun cards to keep on hand when your friends need a little pick me up??!! If you need to stock up on products to make your next project use my code PH19LISA to get 20% off your order!

Memory Keeping in a Planner!

Natalie here with you today! I’m using my new Mommy Lhey planner to memory keep with photos!

Here’s the month of July at a glance with small photos covering some days, combined with patterned paper and stickers.

I used the Summer planner sticker kit to add some festive goodness to my Independence day/week spread! I printed my photos 6×1.75ish to fit in the daily blanks.

For the days without photos, I journal or use patterned paper and stickers. This is a great way to use up those 6×6 paper pads, they’re the perfect size to slice into the daily columns.

I have started ensuring that I take photos that will easily be cropped into this size! It’s a fun, visual reminder of our everyday life that otherwise wouldn’t make it into the scrapbook.

The Mommy Lhey planner has some fabulous stickers in the back, to include months for easy tabbing.

I kept some of the spreads simple, but adding a few of the Lhey labels and stickers help add interest.

I busted into the Tropical June Sticker kit for this spread – I love some of the clear stickers!

Using stamps in the same color scheme is a good way to add subtle uniqueness to your spreads.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with my August monthly spread! I love how colorful it turned out. These planners lend so well to almost any color scheme you’d like!

Using die cuts is another way to create some unique spreads in your memory planner. I hope I’ve inspired you to use your planner in a different way today!

Make sure to use my code PH19NATALIE for 20% of your order at https://paperhouseproductions.com/ & thank you for looking today!

Harry Potter Card and Matching Envelope

Hello! Samantha here with you. In case you didn’t know, I am a full on lover of all things Harry Potter. However, even if you’re not a crazy fan like me, you probably have someone in your life who is. Today I’m sharing a Harry Potter card and matching envelope that you can create for that HP fan in your life.

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Supplies: Harry Potter™ Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper, Harry Potter™ Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper, Harry Potter™ Chibi Faux Enamel Stickers, Harry Potter™ Planner Stickers, Black Card Stock, Gold Card Stock, Dimensional Adhesive

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I really wanted these cute Chibi stickers to take front and center, so I framed them with the Harry Potter™ Gryffindor Tags Foil Paper and some gold card stock. It’s hard to do these awesome faux enamel stickers justice in a photo, but (as I hope you can see) these stickers are framed in gorgeous shiny gold. There are so many cute Harry Potter Chibi stickers that you could easily customize your card for the recipient by switching out the characters I chose for your recipients favorite characters.

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I used Harry Potter™ Hogwarts at Night Foil Paper for my background and layered it all on a black card stock base. I left a greeting off the outside of the card. This lends to the clean appearance and allows me to customize the greeting on the inside of the card to match the occasion. The final size of my Harry Potter card measures 6″ long by 3″ tall.

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To complete this set, I created a matching envelope for the card. You can send fun patterned paper envelopes like this through the mail as long as the address is clear. I used the Harry Potter™ Planner Stickers to create space for both send to and return address.

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This Harry Potter card and matching envelope may not be your Hogwarts letter, but it still should be a pretty fun piece of mail to receive!

If you need to get your hands on some of this fabulous Harry Potter collection, make sure to use code PH19SAMANTHA to get 20% off your entire purchase at Paper House.