Welcome Back to my Blog!

As I mentioned in my post from Easter, I am excited to get back into blogging, especially right now when so much is going on in our world. I want to bring a little distraction to all that news and get back into crafting and photographing and sharing it all. Created by Jen Blog

As a little re-introduction, I am Jen, and I have been a scrapbooker since 2006. I joined the online scrapbooking world in 2008, and I was so excited to find others like me who love photos and paper!

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I started my decorative planning journey in 2015. Again, what a great community the planning community is as well! That’s what this blog is all about. I hope you enjoy your time here with me!

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New Summer Scrapbook Pages

I have a few new scrapbook pages to share today! I am trying to get back into a scrapbooking mood, and I like how these layouts turned out!

On each of these layouts, I used repurposed dashboards from an old Happy Planner that I didn’t use for planning. These floral dashboards are gorgeous!

This layout features me!Β  πŸ™‚Summer Scrapbook PagesThis is my pretty girl Athena…Summer Scrapbook PagesCurrent picture of my craft room…Summer Scrapbook Pagesheart_jen

A Few Christmas Scrapbook Layouts

Hello! I hope you’re not tired of holiday-related posts yet, because I have more to share! πŸ˜…

I made a few layouts at the end of the holiday season, and I love how they turned out, so I’m sharing them with you today! For the first three layouts, I used the Sugarblush paper pad from Michaels. I love the pinks and golds in these papers.

First up is a a look at my scrap room, all decked out. I love to record how all our rooms looked during the season.Christmas Scrapbook Layouts | Created by Jen BlogNext is my baby girl in her new robe. We find a lot of cute doggy outfits out there, and if they’re small enough, Athena gets something new for her wardrobe, lol. She’s a snuggler, so this pink robe my mom found is perfect for her!IMG_9445Here’s a family portrait from Christmas. It’s a challenge getting all four birds to behave together at once, but they did great!Christmas Scrapbook Layouts | Created by Jen BlogFor my last layout, I used this Grinch die cut that I bought at a previous Scrapbook Expo. My mom loves the Grinch, so I thought I would use it and a cute pic of her together!Christmas Scrapbook Layouts | Created by Jen BlogThat’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by!heart_jen

Craft Room Evolution

Hello! I thought it would be fun to walk down memory lane and share how my craft space has evolved over the past decade.

My crafty storage space actually began in a vintage trunk. I outgrew that very quickly. So then, I moved down to the basement, in around 2006. There was a table and desk down there, and I made my crafty home down there for about a year or two. Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen Blog

Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogI then had the brainy idea to turn our spare bedroom into a crafty paradise in 2008. I actually called it Scrap Land for several years. I used the same desk that was in the basement (and was my grandparents’). I remember I had a lot of fun shopping for new storage units. I have never stopped loving that.Β  πŸ™‚Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogMy mom painted the desk white, and I still love it to this day. The trunk on the left of this photo is the one I started out with for my scrapbooking storage!Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogI loved having these paper racks!Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogThen, in 2010, we got new carpet all throughout the house. My hardwood floor wasn’t actually too bad looking. Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogHere’s a look after the very bright carpet was laid and my room was put back together.Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogI have switched up my desk and other things in my room over the years. It keeps the room fresh.Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogLast fall, we repainted most of the house and I had dreamed about having a brick wall in my space. I found the perfect wallpaper!Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogAnd, after the painting and papering were complete, my desk moved again- surprise!Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogI love my two big bookcases, and I have tried to pare down my collection of stuff so they look nice, and not just jam-packed, lol.Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogI added the small cabinet earlier this summer. It’s perfect for my small planners and photo albums.Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen BlogOne last look…this is how my room looks currently!Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen Blog

Craft Room Evolution | Created by Jen Blog

I love, love, love my space and I enjoy reworking it (often) to fit my current crafty obsessions.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of my crafty space!

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Early Summer Around Here…

Hello! Today I just wanted to do a round-up of some of my favorite photos from early summer so far. It’s just a look at life around here lately! Enjoy!

This peony is a new addition to our garden…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Bloghappy daisies…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen BlogHappy Planner time…IMG_5376Love this planner download from Fox & Pip in memory of Kate Spade…IMG_5289Love, Charmaine sticker order…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogme & my floral crown…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogsome mini books…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogmy little cutie Moe…IMG_5048my fave corner in my scrap room…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogmetal discs…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blognew washi from Hobby Lobby…IMG_5460summer planter from Walmart…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen BlogJune’s promise, the yellow rose…IMG_5330Happy Planner sticker books…IMG_5422#alltheflowers for a future scrappy project…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogsummer colors…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Bloglove my new chair from Home Goods…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogon my desk…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogmy sweet Maxx…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen Blogpatriotic decor…Early Summer in Photos | Created by Jen BlogThanks for stopping by today!heart_jen

Craft Room Summer Refresh

Hello!I don’t know about you, but it’s time for a new season, I love to freshen up my space. When I stir things up, it seems to renew my creativity as well. Here’s a look at my craft space, all ready for summer crafting!Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogI recently added (stole, he he) this cute three-shelf bookcase with doors from my mom! She bought a new piece of furniture, so I got to thinking that it would make a beautiful display case for some of my planners & albums. This piece is almost twenty years old, but it really looks like new! It’s the perfect size for this corner of my room, and I’m crazy about how it looks in here!Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogHere’s a look inside the bookcase…Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogI am loving all things acrylic these days! This is a cute tray from Target on top of one of my washi containers from Michael’s.Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogWhen it comes to my bookcases, I struggle between loading them up (as space is limited for all my supplies), and creating cute vignettes. I think I am reaching a happy medium with this display.Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogThe tassel garland adds just enough sparkle & color!Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogMy favorite shelfΒ  πŸ™‚Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen Blog

Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogMy Planner Society wall display…Craft Room Summer Refresh | Created by Jen BlogHope you enjoyed a look at my craft space! Thanks for stopping by!heart_jen