Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Project Life Week 44 | 2014

Well Hello November ! How did that happen ?

With Halloween over and the Holidays right around the corner I would love to try and get some Project Life catch up done. We shall see how it goes though. How about you guys ? Any scrappy things happening ?

During the month of Oct. I had Halloween on the brain. So naturally I wanted to scrapbook Halloween pics and stories. That is exactly what I did. I went back and worked on Halloween week from 2014.

Here is a look at both pages.

Lets talk about the title card. I had saved the orange 4x6 card from the SC kit from last year. I loved the circle and the large 2014. The whole card was orange and I thought that it was too much orange. I cut out the circle and put it onto a piece of cardstock.

I included the week # and the date.

As I look back on last year at this time Rain seems to be a trend. ( Last year and this year) Because it has been raining for the past 2 days. But my kids still love to play in the rain and actually were out in the cold and rain for a few hours yesterday.

I added an Ali Edwards brush and then added some white letters to spell RAIN.

Also on this page were a few pictures of Noah and I from his Kindergarten class. I went every Thursday and volunteered in his class. The smaller one is of Noah riding the bikes on the playground. I used the fun puffy diamond embellishments from the SC kit.

This first journaling card was all about deciding to submit my pages for the Becky Higgins Creative Team. I thought that the saying NO, YES, MAYBE was perfect. It was the exact feelings that I was going through.

I really loved this card with lots of dates on it. I left it simple and only added a puffy heart sticker.

Let's move on to the second page.

I included a photo of Katelyn making an obstacle course for her Paw Patrol pups.

This first journaling card is all about Maddie's Halloween costume. Noah was super excited to get all his pumpkin "guts" out all by himself.

Some more journaling cards.

So I have to admit that last year I did not get any photos of the kids in their costumes. * GASP * I know right ?!! It was an epic fail. But I included these few photos from Halloween down on the bottom of my page 2.

I used this card to journal about our Halloween. I added a rub on in the left corner and added a fun cluster on an angle on the right to balance it all out.

It feels great to have Halloween 2014 all done and documented.

Now I am off to do some more scrapbooking. Christmas is all over my desk right now ?!!!! Yippeeee.
Take care everybody.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Highlights 2013

Hi guys !

I wanted to check in and share some pages that were shared on the Becky Higgins Creative Team blog post yesterday. They are part of the Creative Team October blog post. If you haven't checked it out yet please do, I am constantly amazed at the talent that the team produces every month. Here is the link.

With Halloween right around the corner I have been inspired to do some Halloween pages. I have already completed Halloween week from 2013 but there were some photos that I had not scrapped yet.

For these pages I used the Becky Higgins Halloween Themed cards. I downloaded them digitally and then printed them out. Purchasing digital cards is a great option if you don't have access to the physical cards but want to use them right away. I love it and do this often.

This is my title card. I started out with the digital card, adding some number stickers, a rub on from my stash and a stamp. I love when I can use up my stash.

Back in 2013 we had a neighborhood/friend Halloween party. The kids still talk about it and ask to do another one each Halloween. We made some fun treats, played Halloween bingo, musical chairs, ect.
The first journaling card talks about our party. The next photo is some of our new Halloween decorations. Although they might not be to exciting, we are slowly building our stash.

The Halloween Themed cards have lots of cute cards. Lots of filler cards like the black polka dot card here.

Another close up.

Here are some photos of the second page.

One photo of the punch bowl. The kids were very specific on what kind of treats they wanted. They helped plan everything.

This particular year I managed to get some photos of the kids in their costumes. Last year, not so much. Mental note this week : TAKE THE KIDS OUT TO GET SOME PHOTOS IN THEIR COSTUMES.

Isn't this the cutest Minion ever ?!!!

We also had a cute kitty cat and a Sofia The First princess.

I used this pumpkin journaling card and added some wooden arrows. I love how they point to both side, because I love both of these pictures.

 I needed to add some more journaling. So I added a 4x6 Journaling card in. I left it simple with just a few rub ons and embellishments.

One last journaling card. This one was one of my favorites out of the pack. I added some journaling
at the bottom and a simple chipboard piece to the top. 

And just like that Halloween 2013 is in the books. Thanks for coming everybody. Check back later this week. I have another Halloween week to share with you. See I told you I have been inspired by all things Halloween.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Project Life Week 11

Hello everyone. I know it's been a while. How is everyone and how are your albums coming
together ?

As always I have been busy with life, the kids, the house cleaning, and of course creating Project Life pages.

I took some time these past few days to get Week 11 done. It has been patiently waiting for me to work on it. The whole week is almost done but I am going to share the first page with you today.

Here is what the whole page looks like.

I used a combination of Studio Calico kits and Ali Edwards Story AM/PM kit. This title card has a fun pink overlay. I cut out the "Story" digital brush and glued it to the top of the overlay. The sun acrylic is also from the story kit.

I am really loving these story kits. I had to put a hold on them right now, because I didn't have time to use them. I told myself that I needed to use the ones I have then I can subscribe again ! Hows that for incentive to get to work.  You should all check them out.

The card in the corner is from the Story Kit. I added some journaling, a heart rub on, a stamp, and a star.

Here is a fun photo of Noah being a puppy and eating the trail of fruit loops around the kitchen. I think this card was from a Studio Calico kit, but it is a Ali Edwards card.

Do you guys remember the Ice Bucket Challenge ? Well we were out doing yard work one weekend and the kids were complaining that they were soooo hot. It's March guys, its not hot. But they wanted to do the ice bucket challenge to cool off. Okay guys, here you go.

Here is a funny picture of Maddie while they were running through the sprinklers. Yes, apparently googles are a required eye wear.

One last one. This week we celebrated Pie Die. When it is March 14 th.  It is a fun little holiday where we eat pizza and pie. I used the card with the big 3 on it and added the .14 to make sure we knew it was for pie day.

Well that is it for me today. I have to finish one last card on the rest of week 11 and then I will share as well. I also have a small insert just about done to show you as well.

Thanks for coming everybody. Happy Scrapping.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Project Life Week 7 | Take 2

Hi everybody !

I have been slowly chipping away at the first part of my 2015 Project Life album. Crossing the dots, and dotting the I's so to speak. All the while working on the empty spaces.

*** Disclaimer *** Ha Ha. Yes, yes, I know that it is Oct. and nobody wants to see Valentine's Day stuff right now. So I am sorry. **

The start of the year if I had an event that I wanted to scrap I would plan ahead and add in a page protector. Now is the time that I am going back and filling in those pockets. So Fun !!

Recently I was working on a beach trip and I had to re arrange my Week 7. Originally I did week 7 for a Design Team assignment. Since then I needed to rearrange things and my plans changed.

Let's get to the sharing shall we.

Most of the supplies that I used for this one was from misc Studio Calico kits.

Shoe shopping and Katelyn's birthday. The white card was from a SC kit but it is from one of my favs Ali Edwards. Was anybody else soooo excited to see her cards and such in the SC kit ?!!

More regular life. Katelyn's birthday cake on her actual birthday.

Long live legos.  I added this digital brush from Ali Edwards.

Moving onto the second page. For the second page I used the BH Design G page protector. One of my favorites. It is so versatile.

On the way down to the beach we made a few stops. The first one was to pick up my Valentine's Day present. A 50 mm lens ! As you can imagine, I had to test it out the whole way down. We also stopped for lunch and then at the fruit stand. Always a must.

My son came home with the photo on the right side from school for Valentine's Day !! Adorable right ? This was the main reason for using this particular page protector. Love it !

Fresh Oranges. Yummmm.

I did end up adding in one of my favorite pictures from our play at the beach. I also did a whole spread full of beach photos. So stay tuned for that.

This one was rather simple but seriously I love how it turned out. I really would love to get some more pages/photos/stories documented very soon. With that being said I might do more "simple" spreads. We shall see. Cause you all know that I LOVE to play, embellish, use STUFF, ect.

Thanks for coming everybody !

Have a wonderful week and weekend. I will see if I can pop back in soon and share more.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Project Life Week 37

Happy Monday everybody !

I am here with you today to share my Project Life Week 37. I worked on it last week and finished it up yesterday. I went with more of a simple approach this time and I am totally okay with that. It is done, documented and now in the album. All in all, I LOVE the stories that are in this week.

Here is a look at both pages.

I combined the August and September Studio Calico kits for most of this week.

I added the blue star and the letters to spell out SEPT to the title card from the Studio Calico kit. I also added the dates and a few enamel dots also from the kit.

I seem to spend a lot of time typing these days. Or at least at the computer. I am not complaining at all, I love it. I decided to take a photo to remember.

I added an Ali Edwards brush to the top of the keyboard. You can find it here in her digital shop.

Here is a look at a journaling card about making some extra pages for a PL creative team assignment. Also a photo of Noah writing his spelling words on the patio.

The yellow journaling card is from one of the SC kits. I added a few embellishments and a fun title to the card. This is one of my favorite things to do on my journaling cards. It adds that little bit of personal touch and also helps to remember what that particular story is all about.

Speaking of stories. Week 37, which was last week, I decided to have all the kids write their spelling words out on the patio with chalk for a little change of scenery. It worked and the kids loved it.

I have been binge watching season 8 ( I am almost done) of Supernatural on Netflix while I scrapbook, fold laundry, ect. It has been fun and I am trying to get caught up so I can watch the new season. Which is season 11 I believe.

I found a photo from online and printed it out.

A fun photo of Noah spelling his words out.

Let's move on to the second page. I did not take a ton of photos in week 37. So I used a Design F page protector and sliced off the last row.

The top photo was taken one night while we were outside enjoying the cooler temperatures. I layered two different digital brushes from the AM/PM set from Ali Edwards. You can find it here.  I used the PM Routine card from Ali Edwards Story Kit, the AM/PM kit.

I journaled about our newly PM routine as it has been evolving. It involves ice cream cones, a round of tag, swimming, swinging on the swing set, and catching the sunsets together.

Here are a few close ups.

One last close up.

Katelyn has been asking for an ice cream cone every night after dinner. I took a bunch of photos of Katelyn with her ice cream cone but this one was my favorite. A non typical non smiling photo.

The last two journaling card are both from the SC PL kits. I added a few embellishments to them and a few stamps and called it good.

One of them talks about not feeling the excitement of the new school season. The other one has a few High Fives from the week.

That is a wrap for week 37. Have a great day everyone !

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Let's Hit The Road

Hello everyone !!

I'm back with you today sharing a few pages that were part of the Becky Higgins Creative Team inspiration for August. You can find all of the Creative Teams pages and inspiration on Becky's Blog Post Here.

Let's get started shall we.

Back in August, right before me and the kids went on vacation, I booked us a hotel room down by the beach in Ventura. It was kind of a last minute let's go for the weekend kind of a thing ! I love those kind don't you.

Here is a look at both sides.

I decided to stay simple. The title card is from the Midnight edition. Most of the other cards are from the September Skies edition.

The first day we drove down to the beach, parked the car and then started walking down to the water. The skies were not looking so inspiring at the time but we thought we would be safe. Well, on our way down to the water it started sprinkling, then a total downpour. We all got drenched ! Thank goodness for hotel laundry is all I can say.

After getting all wet we drove over to the hotel to check in. The rain continued all afternoon and we hung out in the hotel room. Eventually the rain did settle down and I took the kids down to the pool for a swim.

The next day was beautiful. The sun came out to say hi, and we were so grateful.

While down by the beach we happened upon some family sized bicycles for rent. We rented one for an hour. We had a whole ton of family fun, making memories. That is what it's all about. All the kids
took a turn driving and it was sure a great workout.

I printed out this 4x6 journaling card from the Stampin Up Moments Like These collection.

Here are a few close ups. This card is from the September Skies collection.

Noah thought he was super cool in the drivers seat.

A few fun filler cards also from the September Skies collection and a picture from the beach.

On our drive down we stopped on the side of the road to check directions. It happened to be across the road from an orange orchard. What's a girl to do ?!  Well you get your big camera out and go snap a few pictures of course.

I used Design A and Design G page protectors for this project. I am so happy that I got the chance to get these memories documented using Project Life.