Sometimes you just have to stay HAPPY

Life isn’t always sunshine and roses. The good thing is that often times the difficult pieces and the shiny pretty parts can happen so close together.

I have had one of “those weeks.”

Instead of letting the yucko part keep me down, I chose to focus much more on the positive part.


I’ve been seeing these wonderful typography pages, and used that to inspire my layout.

Sometimes just finding a cool font inspires me to create, as with these famous fonts you might recognize. Grabbing more fonts always brings a little sunshine to my day!

friends title 2


And how perfect is this?!?! Pursue your Happiness Color challenge on The Digital Press!  I think that might just be the ticket to a bit of mojo I need right now.


Whether your winter is just stretching on too long, or maybe something not so great has you down right now, find a bit of happiness wherever you can.

Have a good week!



New Release: Enjoy Today (Continued)

Hi there! I hope you’re ready for this week’s new releases from Amanda Yi Designs. Let me  introduce you to some more parts of the Enjoy Today collection.

This week’s releases include another mini kit:


Some word art bits:


A pack of nifty ways to mark the days of the week:


And a collection of washi tape and flairs:


The CT created some beautiful pages with these packs. Take a look:














These packs are on sale at Amanda Yi Designs for only $1 each. get them now before they go back to the full price at the end of the month.

Stretching your stash

Is it Monday again already? I need more time. Just like I need more digi supplies right? Well, actually, I know I really don’t NEED more digi supplies.  90GB of templates and 572GB of digikits should honesty last me forever and ever. But hey, designers keep coming out with cool new stuff! Still, there are lots of ways we might not have thought about to maximize our goodies.

Even when I KNOW I have plenty of ‘stuff’ there seem to be times when I wish there were just, something, to make that page really pop. It turns out if I think about what I DO have in a bigger way, I already have everything I need! Check these out:

Snickerdoodles wrote a great article on using premade borders in 6 different ways. SIX! Some of these hadn’t even occurred to me, and now I have more ways to play!



And then there are multiple ways to add titles, including this FANTASTIC and incredible one by Karen Grunberg, in this article,

10 Ways To Put a Title on Your Scrapbook Page

It has me drooling!



And here is what I use as a mantra when I’m making clusters – number 1 here in Julie Southern’s blog post

The Devil’s in the Details – 5 Simple Ways to Take Your Scrapping to New Levels.


Sherwood Studio Digital Designs by Julie Southern



Open a kit you love, use it, and then find new ways to use pieces of it, making it look like there are even more goodies in there! I’d love to see what you create – you can feel free to add links to your layouts in the comments!

Now, if I could just find more time as easily…..


Happy Scrapping!


NEW FREEBIE – Coordinating with my Pennysaver Dollar Deal releases!

Hey guys! Today was the beginning of my Dollar Deal releases! And if you read my recent blog post about the Pennysaver sale then you will know that my releases will ALL COORDINATE and result in a pretty sweet collection! Today, my Enjoy Today | Mini No. 1 and Alphas released which you will be able to grab for just $1 each ALL MONTH LONG. Well I thought I would provide a nice pack of coordinating solid papers to go with all the awesome stuff I am releasing this month! So here it is!

You can download Enjoy Today | Solids >>>> HERE or click on the preview below 🙂


Enjoy! And keep a look out for all the other fun Enjoy Today pieces coming to TDP this month!


New Release: Enjoy Today

Welcome to my favourite day of the week! I love Fridays, because that’s the day I get to share Amanda Yi Designs‘ newest creations with you. This week’s new releases are part of the Pennysaver promotion at The Digital Press.


Enjoy Today mini kit


Enjoy Today alpha

Take a look at how versatile these goodies can be:









Hurry up and pick up these beauties from Amanda Yi Designs. They are on sale for only $1 each!