The Crafty Maven Stash It Monday

Aloha!!! It is my personal goal to blog more this year. I am very happy that last year I really up’ed the amount of posts I did and how I was more consistent, even while I was moving. I have some fun ideas for how I think I want to change my posts up a little more. Some it is because of choices I have made this year, and thinking outside of the box to tell my stories better. I really love having a story driven blog and layouts.

Not that I don’t like fun fluff layouts. Because I do, I love taking photos and often there is n’t much of a story behind that image except that it is pretty. I think I have some ideas for those kinds of pictures this year too.

Now that I am completely of topic, let’s reign you back in…. I want to share a layout I made for The Crafty Maven Getaway yesterday. If you didn’t realize, I am the creator of that channel. I love that there is a place where you can expect to see something inspiring every day or just about everyday.

The mood board this week is this,


It was created by Sara Scraps. I love that The Crafty Maven can inspires my peers in the community to be even more creative in different ways!!

This piece really inspired me this week. I love the colors and how they pop. I wanted that for my layout too. I wanted a big POP on my page.

One way I did that was to use a Black and White photo. IMG_2055

I love the story behind this photo too. My oldest daughter was in love with bees this summer. She was hoping to get the bees to meet her on the Bee Express. It was really cute. I love this age of discovery in my kids.


On the bottom of the layout I layered some embellishments and papers to create some interest under the journaling.


I collected lots of my die cuts and stickers that were similar colors. This kind of layout is a great way to layer and get rid of pieces that have been in my stash for a while.


I added doodling along the whole layout in silver to match the silver in one of the branding strips I used on the layout. This helps tie things together.

Here is a look at the finished layout. I really love how it turned out.


You can also watch the process video for The Crafty Maven Getaway Youtube Channel here.


Hope you come back later this week for some more inspiration!!

Have an inspired Week!!


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