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Beautiful Layered Florals

Seeing how other people mix and match the different papers together is always so fun for me! I definitely have my favorite combinations of papers, but it’s also great to be inspired by other people because they often combine papers I might not have put together! I’m loving how design team member, Jessy, combined some different floral papers on her scrapbook page. She cut the flower shapes out individually and then layered them in such a beautiful way! Read on…

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My Craft Room Tour Part 1

Hi friends! March is National Craft Month and you know I love all things handmade and crafty so I am super excited about celebrating something I am so passionate about!! I always say I am a creative person at heart and it’s because the art of creating really does seep into most everything I do! Whether it is working on my product line for Crate Paper, making scrapbook pages and mini albums, taking photos, planning a birthday party or designing…

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Think Happy!

As a mother of 4 boys, I am definitely always on the lookout for cute products for boy or masculine scrapbook pages. They can be harder to find and as you know, my collections with Crate Paper always have a lot of feminine things, like florals, pinks, etc. It’s really just who I am and we always feel like it’s important to remain true to my personal style and that they wouldn’t feel like “me” without all of those girly…

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Wedding Photo Booth Scrapbook Page

Today we have a really cute scrapbook page to share with you from design team member, Jessy! She’s always so great with her Silhouette and creates such fun and unique designs for her layouts with it! I also love the inspiration for using a lot of photos and for using the photo booth strips on a scrapbook page! These are things we save and tuck away but then they get forgotten or lost and we don’t look at them again.…

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Creating with Clear Embellishments

I know that sometimes it can be hard to know what to do with die cuts or ephemera when they are transparent and printed on vellum or acetate! We worry about how to adhere them without seeing the glue and also sometimes the simple fact that they are see-through is intimidating to people! But I’m here to help and take the fear out of it for you! Clear embellishments are super fun to use and they add such an interesting…

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Dream Big!

Hello! One of the things about being an artist is there is always a lot of trial and error and also creative practice! Sometimes we try an idea and it doesn’t work exactly how we envisioned. Or we try a new technique and it takes a while to get it down. But the great thing is, that none of it truly has to go to waste. If you save onto those scraps and “mistakes” they can often make their way…

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The Cutest DIY Notecards!

Hi friends! Hope you are doing well! Now that my designers all have the new Chasing Dreams collection I can’t wait to see what they create with it! It’s so rewarding for me to see how all of my favorite creative minds use each of the products! Today Amanda has a darling project for us that you can easily make with your kids too! I know my girls would LOVE to make these! In fact, one of their favorite things…

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FREE Valentine’s Day Printable & Clip Art!

Hi friends! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a time to share love and kindness with family and friends and let them know how much you care for them! What is not to love about that? I’m a huge fan of vintage clip art, especially to use for scrapbooking, card making and gift wrap! I’m not exactly sure why I love it so much but I always have and I think I always will! I wanted to…

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Chasing Dreams Now Available!

One of the biggest questions we get asked when we release a new collection is when will it be available? Well, Chasing Dreams is now!! I’ve seen it popping up in some of the kit clubs already. It’s also available online now (at the link below) and I wanted to give you a heads up! Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection  You can also call your local scrapbook store too and ask for it there. Most that I talked to at the…

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Pretty Packaging > Florals & Fringe Hearts

Can I just say how happy I am that DIY packaging, gift wrap and handmade cards are still popular!?? It’s not to say I don’t love the conveniences of the modern day and technology, but there are some things that are simply better with a handmade touch…. and packaging is one of those things for me… and for my design team! Even if you use cute premade wrapping paper and/or embellishments, the art of how you put it together becomes…

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