October Design Team Inspiration

Hi there friends! Happy Friday!!! It has been a crazy busy week at my house, so I am looking forward to a weekend that includes no real plans. What are you all up to?

I know, it has been a long time. I am so sorry for that. My blog was kind of abandoned. I am back and hoping to post at least a few times a month with Design Team inspiration and other little bits of goodness.

With that said, I am going to start today’s post with some amazing projects done by the Color Cast Designs Design Team with the October releases and follow up with a few projects from September’s release that I did not get to share.

October is a big month of releases as it includes; Halloween, Thanksgiving and December products (My Remember December collection). So, the Design Team had a lot of choices of what to play with for their first projects.

I hope that you enjoy this eye candy as much as I do. I have an amazing team and am so lucky to have them all!

The Wicked Awesome set.

by Mindi:2016-10-19-17-12-55

by Barbara:2016-10-19-17-13-30

by Kellie:      2016-10-19-17-14-39

by Becky:2016-10-19-17-15-15


by Diana:           2016-10-19-17-18-22

by Mary Ann    2016-10-20-02-21-16

October is my Favorite set

by Mary Ann:2016-10-19-17-18-15

I am going to group all layouts using the Remember December collection together as many of these projects have a mix of more than one set. I just really love them all!!

by Candace:2016-10-19-17-18-47







by Jen:2016-10-19-17-16-41


by Kellie:2016-10-19-17-14-07

by Barbara:2016-10-19-17-13-10

by Jana:2016-10-19-17-13-58


by Mindi:2016-10-19-17-13-39

And finally a few projects that carried over from the September release:

by Becky:2016-10-19-17-16-09


by Jen:2016-10-19-17-16-27


Gah, lots of gorgeousness to drool over, yes?!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!










Project Life Weeks 4 & 5

I got weeks 4 and 5 done over the past few days! This is just a quick with little words and just photos. Today was a new release for the shop, so I am a bit tired!

Here is week 4:



And here is Week 5




Supplies: Smitten from Paislee Press | Several sets from In a Creative Bubble | Embellishments from the Color Cast Designs shop



2016 Project Life//Week 2

I have week 2 of my 2016 Project Life to share with you today for Pocket Page Thursday. I’m hoping to fill in some of the missing gaps in my 2015 album this weekend and will share those next week.







And that is it for today! Are you sharing your pages? Tell me where in the comments so that I can see them!

Supplies: Shine Bright collection from Sahlin Studio | Stars and Wood Veneer from the Color Cast Designs shop


Kellie, from Give a Girl a Blog & Kellie Stamps, and I have both decided to have a goal of sharing our Project Life spreads every Thursday through out 2016 on our blogs. We are calling this “Pocket Page Thursday” and using #pocketpagethursday on social media if you want to join in and share.




Design Team Inspiration//January Releases

Hi Everyone, I have some gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team on this Thursday to go along with the new releases that came to the store today. These girls inspire me so much…I am so blessed to have them on my team.


Barbara’s projects:

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week 2 main crop

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Becky’s Project:


Jen’s Project:


And I used the “Adore You” heart on my Week 2 spread:


Have a wonderful day!



2016 Project Life//Week 1

Kellie, from Give a Girl a Blog & Kellie Stamps, and I have both decided to have a goal of sharing our Project Life spreads every Thursday through out 2016 on our blogs. We are calling this “Pocket Page Thursday” and using #pocketpagethursday on social media if you want to join in and share.

Week 1

Up this first Thursday of sharing for me is  Week 1 of my 2016 album. Next Thursday, I will have Weeks 2&3 up….hopefully, as that will have me on track to stay caught up this year.





Supplies: Acrylic snowflakes from the Color Cast Designs shop | Wood Veneer Week from the Color Cast Designs shop | Printables from In a Creative Bubble

Thank you for stopping by!





Project Life//Jessica’s Pages


Good Morning! I realized that it had been awhile since I have shared any of my Project Life® Pages on my Blog, so I thought that I would write up a quick blog post with just photos of some of my latest pages.

All of the spreads below were done using One Little Bird’s collections over at The Lilypad . I just can’t get enough of her awesome designs!


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Oh Happy Day


I’ll share some other pages next week! Don’t want to share too many at one time.

Have a great weekend!








Color Cast Designs Sponsor at Paper Issues!


There is a New Issue over at the Paper Issues Blog and Color Cast Designs is sponsoring it. I am so excited!!! So fun to see how some of the Paper Issues Design Team used some Color Cast Designs products on their pages.

Click here to find out more about the issue: Hey, Tech This Out! with Color Cast Designs and to see how you can enter to win Embellish Me Colorful


or Embellish Me Neutral!


Thank you so much to Paper Issues for asking me to be a sponsor!


Project Life//Week 22

Happy Wednesday! I am sorry about the blog hiatus. No other excuse than life has been super busy!

Today I am sharing week 22 of Project Life®. I am still all over the place on my Project Life. I started the year doing monthly and that wasn’t working so I switched back to weekly and I am not loving that now. I am really going to sit and think this thru. What is your approach? My 2015 album is going to be fun for future generations…it is going to be all over the place. And I am ok with that!

So here is week 22…I did this spread for the One Little Bird creative team with her new Frolic line. I adore it! Such beautiful colors and sayings.


I also used my fuse to make the upper right pocket with the 2 triangles and wood veneer stars. For me, the fuse is taking a bit to get down. I am either not letting it get hot enough or it is too hot. Practice makes perfect! I went thru 3 page protectors “practicing” on this spread. Opps!


I used a few bits from the Ali Edwards Story kits and some of my new Acrylic ABC’S on this side. And can I just point out that amazingly cute puppy (yes, I said puppy). That is my nephew doggie, Lincoln. He is one big ball of love!!!


That is all! I hope you enjoyed my spread. Have a great rest of your week!




#myselfiescrapbook//part 2

Happy Friday! Today I am going to share the next set of pages to my mini album #myselfiescrapbook. The entire class is happening on Jen’s blog and photos are being shared with the #myselfiescrapbook tag on Instagram. All of the contributor’s social media links can be found below!

The second week has been led by Kellie  and was titled, “From where I stand”. I have loved this prompt so much!  Below you will find my pages from where I stand a few others I worked on this week.

I just want to review an overview of all my supplies for the mini in case you missed my first post. I am using black, white and grey project life cards that can be found in Becky Higgins store here. I am also using the following: Kellie Stamps, #myselfiescrapbook album covers and embellishment kits, sequins and gold accents.


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My album is getting nice and fat! I love it. I need to get some bigger jump rings so I can keep adding to it!

I hope you have enjoyed and perhaps gotten some inspiration!

Pop on over to the other contributor’s blogs and see what everyone else has  accomplished with their albums!  I’m sure you will find so many great ideas to inspire for your own projects!

Jen | Blog | @sunlightandair
Julie | Blog | @julieloveg
Kellie | Blog | Shop | @giveaagirlablog
Mandy | Blog@recordlifeblog
Jessica | Blog | Shop | @colorcastdesigns
Jodie | Blog | Shop | @polkadotcreative

Lastly, you can link up YOUR project!  We would love to see what you’ve created.



The #myselfiescrapbook project is a month-long class created by Jennifer Lake and Julie Gagen. Full of prompts, free file downloads, and inspiration from contributors, the class is about self-love and documenting you as part of your family’s story. To join in making your own mini-album, check out all of the #myselfiescrapbook posts.

Color Cast Designs//April Releases

Happy Third Thursday of April! How is April half over already? It is new release day and I thought I would share all of the new releases on here with a quick photo of some of the Design Team’s projects. They will each be back with their own post’s and more details on their projects throughout the next month. I love every single project and am so excited to share them with you! All of the new releases can be found here on the home page of the store.

Starting at the top left: #hashtagit, #hashtagit confetti stars, and gold  ampersands. Starting at the bottom Left: Gotcha Day, Mother, OMG


The Foodie and Second Helpings (this set of 2 pieces comes in 6 different color options)


These spreads by Barbara are just gorgeous, don’t you think? Barbara is new this month and I am plain giddy over her projects. Just looking at them makes me smile. She has a beautiful family and it shows in her projects.

April 2015 adoption full April 2015 foodie full April 2015 hastag full

Oh my gosh, Becky nailed it with this amazingly cute photo of Jaxson on his Gotcha Day. Note: I do know that Becky’s version of the wood veneer is spelt incorrectly and I have fixed it since. No one will get a set with it misspelled…well, except Becky!

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Next are Jen’s page’s. I love when Jen scrapbooks. She is just so good at it. Not that I don’t love her Project Life, cause it is pretty awesome too! Her photography is also something that I adore about her: the coast, food photos, her awesome adventures with friends and her pets…all so good!

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The next couple of Project Life spreads are from Mandy! I love how she keeps the photography the focal point of her spreads. And, she loves good white space which is something that draws my eye right in. Isn’t her pup, Addie, just adorable?

  Images © M.J.Photography - Record Life. All Rights Reserved. Images © M.J.Photography - Record Life. All Rights Reserved.

And last, but not least is this awesome Project Life spread from Miriam. Hello gorgeousness! I love the colors, the photos and her embellishment placement. I love how there is plenty of white space, yet lots of color on this spread!

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I also wanted to let everyone know that I still have limited sets of the #myselfiescrapbook and album covers available here.


Ok, that is it for today! Watch the blog over the next couple of weeks for additional projects and detailed posts of these gorgeous spreads. My international Design Team girls, Kim and Kathleen, will also have several projects coming up! It takes a bit longer for their products to get to them.