Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 31

Welcome to my week 31. Still plugging along, still really enjoying documenting life this way. One thing I struggle with a bit is trying to balance photos with product, and having too much that I want to include. I'm pretty strict about sticking to just one spread per week, so there are many photos and other tidbits that don't make it into a spread. Trying to remind myself that it's ok if I don't include everything - the enjoyment is in having little snippets of real, everyday life to look back on and remember how life was at a given moment in time. Also, it's kind of a fun challenge to sift through things and decide what to include/how to include it. It's a nice process to sort though photos (and the thoughts that go with them) and take notice of things - that's always been one of my favorite things about scrapbooking.

Here's a look at my week 31 spread:

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created with August Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee; The 52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Laura Passage; BebasNeue and Just Realize fonts
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Hoping to start working on week 32 today! Until next time!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Disneyland Photo Book + A Special Feature

Last September, we took and epic week-long trip to Disneyland. I started scrapping our adventure as soon as we returned and I finally finished it up last month and now I have a beautiful book I can  hold in my hands. I absolutely love how it turned out.

I decided to scrap this trip chronologically for the most part. I was inspired by the Project Mouse line of products by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs, which is mostly what I used. The templates are Project Grids by Amy Martin. I had the book printed by Heritage Makers (I have a monthly subscription and I've stacked up a lot of points, so whenever I want to print a book I usually only have to pay shipping.)

While I post most of my layouts here, I didn't actually post any of my Disney pages when I was scrapping them. I decided to save them for one big post. Since I'm posting photos of the finished book, I won't bother to add the layouts here, but you can find them all at Scrap Stacks.  Also, today I'm being featured over at Capturing Magical Memories, and you can see more about me and my Disney pages over there.

Without further ado - here's a look at Disneyland 2013:

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 30

Today I'm sharing my Project Life spread for week 30.  I'm a week behind, but since I've been consistently a week behind for a while now, I'm ok with it.  A week behind is the new caught up :) For this week, I used products from the August BYOC at The Lilypad. I love that with the BYOC, I can mix and match any designers products and they all work well together.

A Bit of Earth papers and elements by Stolen Moments Design; Summer's End pocket cards and Summer's End titles by Just Jaimee; Flashback elements by Sahlin Studio; Everyday Live Templates vol. 1 by Laura Passage; Just Realize font

Here's a closer look at the right side:

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Once again, it's been too long since I've posted layouts! I've got a bundle today. So, picking up where I left off...

I was excited to use this new School is Cool kit - I LOVE the doodles and wordart! I could not resist using that background paper.

created with School is Cool kit and journalers by Celeste Knight aka Sweet Caroline Studio; AniTypewriter font

This kit is the free with purchase this month at Pixels & Company. Most of what I used is from part one (available until Aug 14 - part 2 is equally awesome and releases Aug 15 and runs through the end of the month). Perfect for a black and white photo of my growing boy.

created with Free Spirit collab kit by Pixels & Company designers; Elementary templates by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; Quick Type Condensed font

Ever since I took this pic I knew it was destined for a layout! I used it for the template challenge at MSA - grab the free template here.

created with Real Life in Pockets: iCaptured by Just Jaimee and Mommyish; Fuss Free: My Scrapbook Art 12 template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs; Old Newspaper Types font

I'm a little late on this one - last month at MSA, Kimberlee did a journaling challenge where you scrap "by the numbers". I thought this was such a clever idea, and a fresh way to document life! I used Just Jaimee's August Storyteller collection, and this layout was featured in the latest issue of Storytelling (vol. 5).

created with August Storyteller collection by Just Jaimee

Little artist? More like little stinker! 

created with Little Artist kit by Laurie Ann and Stolen Moments Design Pea Angedawn font

I loved this photo so much, I wanted to keep it simple and sweet. I used Stolen Moments contribution to the big We Are Storytellers collab (a piece is being given away free each day at The Lilypad).

created with We Are Storytellers contribution by Stolen Moments Design; TXT Longhand and Slab Tall X fonts

Big news around here is we now own a piano! My parents very kindly gave me their piano - the one I learned to play on. It was once my grandmother's, so it's been passed down a few generations and I'm so glad my boys get to learn on it. I used Deena Rutter's new Becoming kit - she was the featured designer at Digi Night Out earlier this month and this was the free kit. It was so fun to meet her in person - she's super sweet and an amazingly talented designer!

created with Becoming kit by Deena Rutter; Verdana and where starts shine the brightest fonts

Every year we grow veggies, and every year the peas are our favorites! I used Stolen Moments' A Bit of Earth kit to document the peas from planting to harvest.

created with A Bit of Earth elements and papers by Stolen Moments

I love these state cards from Digital Design Essentials! I thought about using them on a Project Life layout, but decided instead to document the different states we've lived in. I love using that stamping effect - you can find a tutorial here.

created with Notebook Essentials paper pack; Par Avion alpha; Par Avion journal cards; Vintage State Flash Cars vol. I & IV; and Wired: Travel all from Digital Design Essentials; Traveling Typewriter font

This was a layout I started a few months ago, and finally got around to finishing while I was at Digi Night Out. I always have a few of those unfinished pages in my "works in progress" folder! (Some have been there a few years... eek!)

created with Life is God kit by Studio Rosey Posey; 1942 Report font

This is a two page spread I did with the latest edition of Real Life in Pockets by Just Jaimee and Mommyish. I LOVE, love, LOVE this kit! It's my favorite camping kit ever! And I love pocket pages for scrapping big events that have tons of photos, like our recent camping trip/family reunion.

created with Real Life in Pockets: Summer Camp collab by Just Jaimee and Mommyish; Storyteller July 2014 Doodled Pocket Page Templates by Just Jaimee

I don't think I did this one for a challenge or creative team assignment or anything - just because. I really love everything about this one - the photo, the shadowing, the journaling, and the design.

created with Boardwalk kit by Laura Passage; Rockwell and Traveling Typewriter fonts

That's all for today! Thanks for taking a look :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

5 Things: Where to Start?


Earlier this week I shared 5 ways to jumpstart your scrapping when you're stuck in a rut. Check out the post over at My Scrapbook Art. Happy Scrapping!

Project Life 2014: Weeks 28 & 29

Hi all! I'm happily caught up with my Project Life layouts and I've got two new weeks to share today. I know I've mentioned Dollar Days before, but in case you missed it be sure to check out the sale at Pixels & Company running the whole month of July. TONS of items for just $1 each! For the last three weeks of my Project Life, almost all of the product I've used has been Dollar Days items. Go grab yourself some before the month is over!

Here's a look at week 28:

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created with Best Summer Ever kit by Mommyish; Insta-Foodie mobile ready font and stamp set by Laura Passage; Flora Life No. 1 by creashens; Everday Life templates vol. 1 by Laura Passage;52 Weeks by Heather Joyce; The Just Realize and Turner fonts

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Here's week 29:

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created with Summer-tastic papers and Summer-tastic elements by Sabrina\'s Creations; Bright Side journalers by Celeste Knight; Watercolor Creations - Days of the Week by Jen Allyson; Everyday Life Templates vol. 1 by Laura Passage; Bebas Neue and Just Realize fonts

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Thanks for having a look :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lots of Layouts!

Hi everyone - I've got a huge batch of layouts to share today. Here's what I've created this month so far!

created with Liberty kit by Chelle's Creations

for the Digi Morph fourm game - created with On The Bright Side part 1 and part 2 by the Pixels and Company designers

created with Feb 2014 BYOC items: Eternal Sunshine papers and elements by Paislee Press; Buttons by Pink Reptile designs; You & Me by Kaye Winiecki; Along The Path journaling paths by Down This Road Designs (retired); Fuss Free: My Scrapbook Art Template 11 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs; KB Scripting and Century Gothic fonts
created with Life Right Now collection by River~Rose

created with Happy bundle by Dunia Designs; Pockets no. 6 template by Valorie Wibbens

created with Sunkissed papers and elements by Just Jaimee; July challenge template freebie by Amy Martin; Rough Typewriter font

created for the 3 way Dollar Days Edition challenge:
created with Forever Friends paper pack and Forever Friends elements by Kelleigh Ratzlaff; Essential Styles by Mommyish;
Dancing Script font

created with Photo Quotes set 1 by Jennifer Valencia; Lucky Duck templates by Amber Morrison; Destination: Port of Call elements by Amber Shaw; Anchors Away papers by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; Kreon font

created with One Hawt Mama kit by Stolen Moments Designs; template by Cindy Schneider from That's Life collab; Quick Type Condensed II font

created with Sunkissed papers and elements by Stolen Moments design; July Freebie template by Stolen Moments design; LB Filler Up font

scraplift of bye bye tooth! by toriloowho: http://www.the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=151271&title=bye-bye-tooth&cat=500created with Summer Pop Shoppe kit by Just Jaimee and Scotty Girl Design; Rough Typewriter font

Thanks for taking a look!