Goodbye Summer | Layout Roundup

There’s something magical about the end of summer.  These last weeks of August have a golden glow- not as bright and happy as those first days of summer. But filtered with a nostalgic feel.  It’s like we are already looking back on summer days, even before they are over.  Maybe it’s because the next chapter […]

Summer Wind-down

We are at the midpoint of August- and September feels like it is a blink away.  I don’t want to say goodbye to these lazy summer day- but at the same time- I love the “-ber” months ahead.  September through December are truly my most favorite times of year. You may have noticed I took […]

Unboxing the July CREATE CRATE!

oooh!!! ahhh!!  July just lights up the skies with all things red White and Blue- summer is in full swing and Old Glory can be found everywhere!  So,  this month’s Create Crate is packed full of goodies perfect for capturing the star spangled moments and stories of July –The kit contains: 29 patterned papers, 10 solid papers, 1 full […]

Do you like (to scrap with) Pina Coladas?

Here’s how I see it- yes- friends and family- awesome eats, jammin’ soundtracks, fun decorations and a few cocktails all help for setting the stage for a great time- but truly, all you really need to make a party is a happy attitude!  PINA COLADA celebrates that happy mood- and was designed to bring the party to whatever stories […]

AHOY! *FIRST MATE* is new for June BYOC!

  Around here, June brings to mind summer days on the water , days filled with games of make-believe and of course Father’s Day.  How to capture that in one design? Well, I think FIRST MATE does a pretty good job! FIRST MATE  celebrates those little adventures we love- and is filled with retro feel papers and pretties […]

Summertime is BERRY Good!

June is just a few days away- and that means Summer is in the air! It’s a perfect time to celebrate and get ready to document those summer memories with a BIG sale on all things sunny! So- the entire ForeverJoy Summer shop , including this weekend’s new release is on sale at 25% off today through Monday […]

Simplifying December with Traveler’s Notebooks

Especially this time of year, when there are so many stories to be captured- I wanted to make it a point to scrap more often- to tell more stories- but in a simpler way. I love Project Life- and I am a big fan of mini books. It’s only natural then that my attention has […]

Crafting a Joyful Thanksgiving

I recently read a terrific article about the joy of anticipation.  It brought to mind a wisdom I try to live by- the joy of the ride is just as important as the thrill of the destination. It struck me that this month, November, is a journey and a destination all wrapped in one beautiful, […]

Stroll down CHESTNUT LANE

Halloween is behind us- and there is no doubt the the Holiday season is in the air.  But if you have been following me for awhile- you know I am one who likes to slow it down a little and enjoy the autumn goodness that November has to offer.  The cozy at home vibes inside […]

Layout Lookback | October

It is almost time to turn the page on October and welcome a new month! Each month it seems like there is a trend of what joy we put in focus.  October was a month of family moments, days on the game field,  celebrations- and of course, Halloween! Here are a few layouts I wanted […]

craft the joy of WEEKEND VIBES

These days my thoughts have been turning more to the comforts of home-and that comfy vibe worked it’s way onto the drawing board in my new design-WEEKEND VIBES!  It’s filled with all the cozy joys of being indoorsy on the weekend- books, warm cups of goodness, bagels to brunch on, a fireplace to cuddle by and […]

craft the joy of HOWL-O-WEEN

Who said Halloween is just for kids? It’s one of my favorite holidays because of the sheer fun of it all! I love the weather, the pumpkins everywhere- spooky movie marathons- and seeing all the kiddos in their costumes! And of course- all that candy!  And you know who else loves Halloween? The four legged […]