be happy


beautiful summer morning to you my friends.
thank you all for stopping by and sharing in the One Little Word blog hop at the beginning of the weekend.
there is some amazing talent participating. the process has been so good to my soul.

Work In Progress' July gallery also went live over the weekend. The kit included a 6x6 mini from Pink Paislee. The canvas covered book was a welcome home to a few quotes I have had hiding in a file in my studio. They needed to be out and accessible to me. Especially since the topic was on happiness. I treated each page as it's own little canvas, and went to that the right word? It was play. Good soul searching play.

I found myself a little challenged by the cover. Especially since I knew it did not really 'flow' with what was going to be happening inside. So, I kept it very simple by wrapping the Darice hemp in a contrasting color of orange, and using the LilyBee letters to title the mini album on a mini shipping tag.

If you follow here at all you know how much I like things 'sticking out'. This books was calling for me to let the tags and borders peek out from behind each new page. Love the outcome.

A friend is letting me borrow her Cricut. The leaf die is where that comes from. The LilyBee paper had such great contrast. The album is made up mostly of the LilyBee Design Happily Lost 6x6 pad. Perfect size pattern for a smallish book like this.

This last quote is my favorite of this little collection. I have found it very true and necessary to indeed have a philosophy about where I am going on this journey called life. It indeed does help my happiness level, and allows for a guide when things get off kilter...which can be often.

I challenge you to put together a series of quotes and sayings and gather them in a pretty little book to help remind you of your journey, where you are going, and how you should act in the midst.



  1. you are sooooooooooooooo the queen of mini....this is just adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Is this ever beautiful and elegant? I love it!!

  3. What a wonderful idea! This mini is a perfect way to showcase those gorgeous papers and highlight some meaningful quotes and daily reminders! Beautiful Jamie!

  4. Okay. You killed it. LOVE--once again.

  5. Absolutely beautiful and so, so you! :D I love every aspect of this project Jamie!!!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Jamie! You make the best minis! Each page is just so beautifully embellished, and I love the stitched on tabs. So inspiring!

  7. My goodness, this has to be the most beautiful spot to store quotes that I have ever seen. You did an amazing job on this, Jamie! This is a little treasure that I would look through time and time again. :)

  8. What a fantastic book, from the concept to its execution! I simply love your design, embellies and quotes!

    Did you use carpet tape for the fabric cover?
    It's so reliable and clean looking...

    Thanks my Friend!

  9. Love this jaime!! I hope you apply for Rhonna's design team, your work is fab!