Meet The Sparklers!

I am beyond excited to announce that I have made the Spiegelmom Scraps Sparklers Design Team!  Whoo Hoo!!  I just love all of their products and feel truly blessed to work with these amazingly talented ladies.  I cannot wait to see all of their beautiful creations.  Make sure you check out their blogs today for lots & lots of inspiration!


I am addicted to the Spiegelmom Scraps sequins & cork embellishments.  They are simply gorgeous.  Here are a just a few of the products I received lately:


I thought I would share one of my favorite layouts of my son & his girlfriend with you today.  She doesn’t scrapbook but loves to take lots of photos…so I’m ecstatic over that!  I fell in love with these pictures & couldn’t wait to scrap them.

Here is a close-up of my page:


I also used some Shimmerz product that I received from the SMS shop.  I love the texture and dimension it gives to the layout; not to mention the beautiful color selection they have, as well.


I knew I wanted to also use some of the Oasis line by Crate Paper (not sold in the shop).  Angel loves purple so I thought it would reflect her personality & compliment the photos.  They both LOVED it & said they wanted it…so it is now framed in a shadow box and on its way to their house. 🙂


Below is a list of links to the SMS 2017-2018 Sparklers Design Team:

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog

Jody’s Blog…

Lisa Kingston…

Marie Friant…

Karla Yungwirth…

Hannah Lemieux…

Daisie Hanson

Khristina Sorge…

Sheryl Banares

Christine Beuzit…

Sara Scraps…

Dannielle Brown

Laura Rumble…

Mary Garcia

Rachel Stewart

Ali Scraps

Sarah King…

Suzanna Lee…

Christy Harriman…

I am hoping you will be able to hop along & leave a comment on each, for your chance to win a $20 store credit to the shop!  Also, don’t forget to check out the SMS YouTube channel for even more creative inspiration.

Until the next time, happy scrapping!




Feeling the #BROMANCE

Hi there my’s been a while since I’ve blogged here on my personal site (been busy with Clique Kits projects & blog posts).  Thought I’d stop by today, to share my most recent 12×12 layout with you guys.

I recently got the March Clique Kit, named “PLAY” & just couldn’t wait to start creating with it!  I had this photo of my son & his best friend sitting on my desk, that I’d been wanting to I went for it.  I think I literally squealed when I was done, I was sooo happy with the results!! 🙂

Here’s a few close-ups of my page:



I used a combination of Shimelle’s new line, Little By Little (featured in this month’s kit) & a few things from Amy Tangerine’s, On A Whim line.  They go so perfectly together & are just stinkin’ ADORABLE!  I decided to pull out one of my old Amy Tangerine stitch templates & do some hand-stitching on my page.  I really love the look & texture it gives to your layouts.

I thought it would be cool to just add random strips of the paper along the side as a design element.  I curled & roughed the edges with my fingers, so it would have a little dimension & texture, without needing to add pop dots.  And I couldn’t stop there, I just had to add a few of the cute resin stars that came in the kit, as well.

Here’s another close-up for you:


I used a cute journaling spot from the ephemera pack that came in the kit, to get a few of my thoughts on the layout..their friendship just warms my heart to pieces.  I am so grateful for the kind of influence he has had on my son’s life; well actually on mine too! 🙂

Finally, here’s a look at my completed layout:


I will have a YouTube video up on my channel sharing all the lovely products you get in this kit.  I would love it if you stopped by for a peak!

Thanks for poppin’ in..I hope I have inspired you to get your “CRAFT ON” and make something memorable today!


Sweet Friend


Hello there & welcome back!  I’m so glad you are joining us on our member blog share for the 2016 October Clique Kit, Sapphire.  I just love what all of these talented ladies have come up with using this kit.  It’s amazing all the different styles we all have, but are so exceptionally gorgeous in their own way.

Here’s the line-up for today’s blog hop.  Next on the hop is Sara Mishler.  Hopefully you can stop by & give each of them some encouragement:


Here’s a few close-ups of my layout using the 2016 October Clique Kits, Sapphire:



This layout is to document a special day I had recently with my friend Holly, whom I’ve known most of my life.  I wanted to make sure I put the story and photos in my scrapbook while it was still fresh in my memory.  I don’t know about you, but I tend to like the pages I scrap right after the event has occurred, as apposed to waiting several years, and then trying to remember my feelings of the day.


I know I have said this before, but I really do love this kit!  The colors are just beautiful and the Kit is jammed packed with so many wonderful goodies.  I find it makes it so easy to complete gorgeous layouts with very little effort because the kits are so well put together.


I really didn’t have a plan when I started this layout except that I knew I wanted to use the soft pink floral paper from Pink Fresh Studio as my background & some of the exclusive cards that come in the kit.  Of course, I had to add some of the Indigo Hills ephemera & wooden clips to my project to make it complete.  I simply love how it turned out!


Make sure you play along & leave a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win one of these BEAUTIFUL kits!! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today and I will be back again real soon.  Hope you will stop by the Clique Kits shop and check out this beautiful kit, along with some other amazing products sold in the Clique store.  Don’t forget to use my code, Danni10, to save 10% off!

Until next time..big crafty hugs! ~Dani

You’re Fantastic

Hello & welcome to the Clique Kits blog share of our 2016-2017 new design team.  I am beyond thrilled to be part of such an incredible group of creators!!  I feel so blessed because I’ve admired so many of them for years…still have to pinch myself to believe my work is being featured along with theirs!

Today I am working with the Fabulous, Here Comes The Sun line, by Pretty Little Studio.  Isn’t it just dreamy?!



I just love working with this line so much..its so soft & airy, with pops of bright colors.  The 8×8 papers were perfect for making lots of layers behind my photos.  I really like the look of the acrylic pieces from the line..such an adorable embellishment to add to any layout or card.  I also decided to get out my Cuttlebug & do some die-cutting.  I finished it off by adding some sequins from my stash & a couple of the rubber charms from Cute Girl, Crate Paper.

Here’s a look at my finished page:


I thought I would share some fun facts about me & my social media sites with you here.  I would love for you to stop by anytime & feel free to follow me! 🙂

Here are my social media accounts:

YouTube:  Dannielle Brown

Instagram:  Maamcraftsalot

Facebook:  Dannielle Brown

Pinterest:  Iheartpprcraftn

Blog:  danibscraps

Here is a few Fun Facts about me:

1. Favorite color ~ Teal or Mint Green
2. Favorite song (right now)~ Can’t Stop The Feeling, Justin Timberlake                                                                                                                                                    3. Who I find inspirational ~ Missy Whidden, Ashley Horton, & Irit Landgraf
4. Favorite Book ~Anything by J.K. Rowling
5. Favorite Movie~ Sweet Home Alabama
6. Favorite snack~ Puffy Cheetos
7. My favorite food~ Italian
8. Destination I would love to visit~ Greece..(or Spain, again!)
9. Who got me into scrapbooking~ My sister in law, Dee Dee.  She lived in Utah & there were scrapbook stores everywhere..I thought I died & went to Heaven!!
10. How long have I been scrapbooking~ Over 20 years
11. Favorite Manufacturer~ Crate Paper

Here is the list of contributors & design team members:

Maryam Perez-Chile

Audrey Yeager-New York

Caroli Schulz-Chile

Candace Perkins-

Nathalie DeSousa-Canada

Melissa Elsner-Washington

Magali Le Luc-Canada

Dani Brown-California

(*NEXT) Enza Gudor-Washington

Steph Gold-Arizona

Nicole Martel-Maryland

I hope you will stop by and leave them some love.  One lucky winner will be chosen to win a gift certificate to the Clique Kit Shop, so make sure to play along!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Big Hugs~Dani




Love To Skate!

Hey there, I’m back to share my most recent layout of me rollerskating with my oldest son, Anthony!!  It just happened to work out perfectly with the Paper Issues mood-board for the month of August…here’s a look at it:


I pretty much grew up going to the roller-skating rink.  I LOVED it immediately & wanted to go as much as humanly possible!! 🙂


I had traditional white skates most of my life…it wasn’t ’till I was much older that my boys, Anthony & Dominic, convinced me to get black!  My oldest took this photo of me the last time we went skating together in Ventura County. 🙂


I cannot even express how happy it makes me feel that he loves to skate, almost as much as ME!!!  Here are a few more close-ups, along with my journaling:



I just love combining a mixture of lines, don’t you!??  I used a combination of…Echo Park, Party Time; Illustrated Faith, Whatever Is Lovely: Sunshine & Happiness, Simple Stories; and Echo Park, Summer Party.  Hope you will stop by & check them out today!!

Here is my completed Layout!! 🙂


Thanks for stopping by & hope you don’t forget to use my code when you browse the PI store!  Just in case you forgot, its Dani20,  for 20% off your entire purchase!






Happiness & Sunshine by Simple Stories


Hi there & welcome back.  Its time for another product spotlight, & this time we are celebrating Simple Stories, Sunshine & Happiness.  I am absolutely in LOVE with this collection..can’t seem to put it down lately! 🙂  Here’s a few close-ups of my layout:


Isn’t this collection just gorgeous!?! Make sure to stop by the PI Blog today to see some other amazing projects using this incredible line! 🙂


Simple Stories simply make the BEST products out there!  You just cannot go wrong when making a layout with their products.  Here is my completed page..hope you like it half as much as I do!??


I know this was short and sweet…but hopefully enough for you to stop by the shop & pick up a few of these AMAZING products… Don’t forget to use my code, Dani20 to save 20% off your entire order!







Gleam Catchers

Well hello there!  I’m back & playing along with Paper Issues Friends & Fans on Facebook today.  This month’s topic is gleam catchers.  Each month Paper Issues brings you new challenges to spark your creativity.  For all the details you can check out the PI blog today!  You can also check out our first round & see more beautiful projects from Gleam Catchers here.

I decided to do a layout featuring America the Beautiful, by Pebbles.  Here are a few close-ups:


My friend Jenn was visiting me & we decided to go to the fair for the Fourth.  It was such a perfect day.  We ate everything in sight, watched monster trucks, saw tons of animals & exhibits.  But I’d have to say, the icing on the cake, was the amazing fireworks at the end of the night!  Absolutely Amazing!!


This line is so stinkin’ CUTE..I fell in love with it the second I saw it!  My page just flew together so easily.  You can never go wrong with Pebbles..they have the cutest lines ever & think of everything!


Aren’t these Thickers the BEST!??!  I decided to flip a couple of them upside down to add interest to the page. 🙂  To finish the layout, I added a few sprinkles of Heidi Swapp Color Shine & some bling.  Here’s a look at my completed layout:


I hope you will play along with us over on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today.  Share your page(s) and earn a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop!

If you would like any of these products, plus lots, lots more..just simply click here! Remember to use my code & save 20% off your entire order!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Big Hugs~Dani




Hi Y’All..back again to share my latest layout with you!  I was so inspired by the Paper Issues Mood Board this month.  Isn’t it just GORGEOUS!?!


I used a lot of Happy Glamper, by Photo Play.  Sandra found this little GEM hidden along the coast, after Laguna Beach, before reaching Anaheim (Yes, we were on our way to the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland!).  It is called Crystal Cove State Park & is absolutely breathtaking!!


My niece, Wisdom, helped me come up with the title.  Of course, its from a recent pop song, and was just so genius…no wonder why they named her Wisdom! 🙂


I had a blast painting the wood veneer with my Dylusions Paint by Ranger.  Dyan Reaveley “knocked it out of the park” with this product..absolutely LOVE it!!


I decided to make a pocket behind my layout for some hidden journaling.  I attached a Tye-died seam binding ribbon, so you can easily pull it out & read it!


I think this may be one of my favorite layouts I’ve done in a long time…just love everything about it!!  Here’s my completed page-hope you like it as much as I do?!


Please make sure to check out the PI Blog today & play along with us.  I truly love seeing all of your amazing creations…you give me SO MUCH inspiration!!

Don’t forget to use my code, if you decide you just have to have some of these awesome products!  You can shop today by simply clicking here!

Till next time, happy scrapping everyone!  XO~Dani


Hooray for Popsicles

Hi guys, I’m back, playing along with another Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge!!  I love doing the monthly challenges..they’re so fun & really keep me inspired from week to week.  This time, I decided to scrap a few photos of my nephew Tanner, enjoying one of his Summer favorites..POPSICLES!!! 🙂IMG_0668

These are the 5 I chose: The color blue; alpha letters; patterned paper; a star; and stripes.  Here’s a few more close-ups…


I had recently bought some of the new Elle’s Studio, Sunny Days collection, so of course I couldn’t wait to dive into it for this layout.  I used some of the 3×4 cards for layering…I’m super happy with the way it turned out!


I fell in love with the wood veneer.  I mean, I just couldn’t resit, that adorable Popsicle –  it was absolutely perfect for this page!  Here’s a look at my completed layout:


I hope you will hop over to the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group & play along too!!  I would LOVE to see what you create! 🙂

For all of these products & more stop by the Shop…& don’t forget to use my code to save 20% off  your entire order!IMG_8260


Hello Sunshine!


Today’s featured product is all about Lawn Fawn.  I have been a huge fan of their stamps & dies for years.  They are probably my most favorite stamp company of all time!! 🙂  If you would like to see more layouts & cards using Lawn Fawn products, please check out the PI Blog today.  You will be amazed at their creations..they’re just gorgeous!

Here are some of the products I pulled to make this page:


Today I wanted to share this adorable layout I made using mostly Lawn Fawn products.  It features my niece & nephew having a FUN day at the water park.  As u can see, they had an amazing time!  🙂

Here’s a few close-ups…


So much CUTENESS on one page should be illegal..Right?!! LOL!


The cute Flamingo paper is from Sunny, by Imaginisce and the Flamingo chipboard piece at the bottom of the page is from You Are Here, by Simple Stories.


Here’s a look at my completed layout.  I am over the moon excited with how it turned out!  Their products are just so darn adorable & make every project I do using them, so much more FUN to create!!


I hope you will share your layouts & cards with us…be sure to post them over at the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook group today!!  If you would like to purchase any of these awesome products, stop by the shop & use my code to save 20%!

Until next time, happy scrapping!  XO~DaniIMG_8260