Always smile everyday

Hi and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Pretty Little Studio blog hop! Get ready for two days of beautiful vintage inspiration! You probably came here from Monique Liedtke but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) Pretty Little Studio (On Saturday) to start!


It was fun using these products. The colors were great for boy or girl project. In the layout above I used three of the tags as layers underneath the title. I balance the layout with the  journaling strips and the stars. For the stars I scatter them and adhered them with aqua liquid glue. I then added some ink drips to bring in a tiny touch of black.

Products used:

Tombow Mono Aqua liquid glue

NEW Tombow foam tape

Tombow Mono permanent adhesive

Nature Walk paper pack

Shipping tags

Starry Night confetti

Here are some detailed shots.

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I also created this fun little book. Here’s a photo tutorial for you.

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To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 14 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 15 2015.

The Tombow USA prize includes:

NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots

NEW Tombow Foam Tape

Sold on Amazon Items. Tombow Xtreme Adhesive and Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Click photos below to buy.




The Pretty Little Studio Prize includes:

3 Clear 4×6 Transparencies (Jade) (Arrow, Words, Heart Polka)

6 Die-Cuts You & Me

Tabs You & Me

Mini Shipping Tags You & Me

Best Friends PL 3×4 Cards You & Me

Convo Hearts You & Me

Arrow Flair Gold Mine

Gold Note Flags (Die-Cut)

You & Me Clouds.

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Pretty Little Studio on Facebook.

Here is the line up in case you get lost.

Friday, April 10:

Tombow USA Blog

Aimee Maddern

Beth Watson

Agnieska Piskorz

Daniella Hayes

Carole House

Jennie Garcia

Jeanne Jachna

Pretty Little Studio Blog 

Saturday, April 11:

Pretty Little Studio Blog

Jennie Garcia

Lisa Spiegel

Jennifer Priest

Monique Liedtke

Latrice Murphy (Hey there you’re here!)

Tessa Buys

Tombow USABlog 

Tons of inspiration huh? Have fun hopping along. Don’t forget to find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well.




  1. Silvana Rizzo says:

    OMG I love the mini album!!!! It is beautiful!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!! Thank you and Tombow for the opportunity to win these fabulous products!

  2. Laurie Black says:

    Nice layout, what an adorable child. Love the book tutorial, thanks for sharing.

  3. Aw, this is so sweet Latrice! Love the sweet layout of your son. Nice tutorial too!

  4. I love the mini book! Great projects. Thanks.

  5. Regina Furman says:

    Love your projects! The layout is sweet! I really like the little book! Looks so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Terrific layout for your sweetie! Love your fab mini book!!

  7. Mary Holshouser says:

    You layout is so pretty. Love to see the happy little boy.
    thanks for the idea of the little book. This would be fun and fast to make as favors for a party.

  8. love your projects–thanks for the info on how to make the album…and that is the cutest smile ever!

  9. Carla Hundley says:

    Love the stars and sequins
    on your layout. Cute book
    also, loving the cute owl!
    Carla from Utah

  10. Such a wonderful LO for your handsome young man!!!
    Love the little book tutorial, too. Fabulous!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  11. Robin B. says:

    What an adorable layout! I love the journaling, stitching and stars. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Beautful layout, and I have to try this little book tutorial. Looks like fun 🙂

  13. Janet Cobb says:

    Lovely layout and the little book is darling!

  14. love your page – simple but with lots of detail – loving the neutrals. Cute mini book too

  15. love the journaling, great Lo & phototutorial!

  16. Laura Turcotte says:

    That is such a great layout—and that mini is awesome!

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