Paper Secrets Guest Designer

Happy New Year!! Mine is totally off to a great start as I have the honor of being featured as a Guest Designer this month at Paper Secrets. You should really check out their site. There are super fun sketches and challenges throughout the month, and you can even shop for the latest products in their store.

Their first challenge of the year is to use the below sketch...and for a twist, the layout must have washi tape.

And here's my take on it:
As usual, I'm way behind on the photos I'm scrapping. These Christmas pictures of Paolina are from 2010, her first Christmas. It's fun to see how differently a 6 month old child opens gifts (eating all the wrapping paper & ribbons and playing with the empty boxes) from a 2-1/2 year old!

For this layout I used My Mind's Eye new Christmas collection All Is Bright, Maya Road trims, American Crafts Thickers, and Paper Secrets flowers. Most of the supplies used on this project can be found in the Paper Secrets store.


  1. Hi Janessa

    Your page was very beautiful ... I loved this photo ... so cute!

    Happy 2013 ... it is a year of many joys!


  2. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com