Monday, August 31, 2015

Spring Break | Week 14

Hello everybody !!

Man, I bet you all thought I had forgotten about blogging right ?!! Well, you are half right. I really had good intentions.

Let's get to the sharing shall we. It might be short but here we go.

This is week 14. Also known as Spring Break.

I want to try and get some of the early weeks blogged soon.

My parents came down to spend the week with us. We had an amazing week.

I used the Project 52 Core kit for this week. This card is a speciality card that I printed from the digital kit. I added a few wood stars and called it done.

Here is a close up.

This week we worked on the pool, the weather was amazing.

I added a photo onto the 4x6 card and added the star overlay from the PL desktop kit. I journaled a little about Katelyn on this card.  She practically lived in her cat ears all week.

A few fun swimming photos from the week and a journaling card about getting the pool ready for swimming season.

Let's move on to the second page.

Grandma and the kids made chick cupcakes for Easter.

A lunch date with the hubby and some spring flowers.

More beautiful flowers. Tulips are my favorite.

An ice cream date with just us girls.  And a fun sign that we saw while eating dinner.

That is it for today. I've got more creating to do. Hopefully I can share some more soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Project Life Week 6

Hello everyone !!

While we are currently on vacation I am taking some down time today to get crafty and blog ! Yippee, right !

Week 6 | 2015

This one has been done for a while, waiting for me to finish up a small insert. No, the insert is not done but I am going to share the week with you.

Here is a look at the title card.

I started with a card from the BH Dazzle Mini Kit. I love it because of its little bit of gold accents. I added a few pink accents to go with the sunset photo and to tie in to the other side of the spread.

The girls had a birthday sleepover over the weekend. The boys camped out in the loft and had so much fun. They watched Star Wars ALL night and had popcorn. I got to scrapbook all night, listening to the sounds of light sabers.

Also I started to buy more fruits and vegetables. I snapped a photo at the grocery store and I love it.  Most of the cards and some of the embellishments are from the Studio Calico PL kit.

The last thing is the series of the sunset. We watched the sun go down and I took some photos. I added three photos down the right side. I also added numbers to show the progress of the sunset.

A close up of the journaling card.

Moving onto the second page. A fun photo of Noah at the grocery store. As the journaling says, I am sooooo going to miss this.

A look at the right side. The big photo is just about a daily ritual for the two of them. Katelyn can do her math homework by herself but I always have Patrick look it over and the two of them talk about it. I love that he can actually look at her homework and walk her through it. Me, not so much. I have to stare at it for about 30 minutes to figure it out ! Ha Ha.

A closer look at a photo and a journaling card.

One last close up.  Me and Maddie made daddy a love package and surprised him with it at work.

That's a wrap for week 6. Now I am off to get some scrapbooking done. Deadlines are coming ! Hopefully I can share another PL week with you soon while I am here on vacation.

Have a great rest of your weekend.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer Nights

Summer is in full swing around here. I can't believe we are in the middle of July already.

One of the things that I love about Summer are our family swim nights. They usually will take place on the weekends, but during the week is fair game as well. I have an insert to share with you today all about this topic. 

Typically my Project Life Spreads are weekly. Every once in a while I like to throw in an event or themed/story insert. It is definitely something that I enjoy. The matching of colors, the longer stories I can tell, the same themed pictures, ect. 

Here is the front side of the insert.

The Studio Calico Project Life kit is one that I have purchased monthly for many, many years now. I love the variety and lots of fun embellishments that I get to play with every month.

I chose to go with some yellow, blue, and you will see I threw a little bit of pink in the mix on the other side. I also added some gold accents here and there.

This summer card is from the SC kit and I added some gold paint using a silk screen from a Ali Edwards craft your story kit.

 I really wanted to stay simple with this one for a few reasons. One being time, I still have a few holes in my 2015 PL album to tackle. But in the end I am super happy how this turned out.

Another close up and a photo.

The "currently" acrylic piece came in the SC PL kit, and I have been thinking about how to use it until this project came up. How fun is it though, right ?!!

I added an Ali Edwards brush underneath it.

Let's move onto the second page. Sorry, this one didn't want to photograph real well.

I added a 4x6 journaling card to tell some more of the story. The " Story " word is part of the Ali Edwards silk screen.

I added two filler cards to this side of the insert.

The circle wood veneer is from Colorcast Designs. You can find all of her amazing stuff here on her website.

Here are a few photos

I added a brush from this newer brush from Ali Edwards.

One last close up before I wrap up.

Thanks for coming today everybody. I have to go now, I am off for a mini road trip down by the beach.

A few days later the kids and I are going for a long stay at my parents. I am excited for some exciting adventuring, summer style.

Until next time.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Love Day Photo Shoot

Happy Saturday everyone !

I thought I would pop in and update the blog with some love ! We are having a fun girls weekend while the boys are off camping. I stayed up WAY too late last night trying to play catch up on my 2015 Project Life album.

Today I wanted to share with you some pages about our Valentine's Day Photo Shoot that we did back in February.  I know, I know. It's June but I have a few layouts to finish in my PL album. Plus who doesn't love a good photo shoot photos to play with !

I have to say that it was super fun to create this layout, no rules, no specific products. I am happy to say that it is now done and I can move on to something else.

Here is a look at both pages.

Here are a few close ups of the first page.

I used a combination or products for this one. The gray card is from Amy Tangerine Plus One kit.
I used a lot of the Crate Paper stickers. The red LOVE acrylic is from ColorCast Designs.

A close up.

I used some of the cards from the BH Gold Kit and boy do I love them !

On this card I told the short story of my "Love Bug".

Lets move onto the second page. I used another card from the BH Gold Kit.

I asked the kids to do some funny walking down the tracks and I got a few great ones. These three are quite the characters.

This heart overlay is from the BH clear overlay card pack. I LOVE it and thought it went perfectly with this layout.

One more close up. The photo of these two only took about 15 tries.  Siblings, oooyyy !

That is it for me today. Thanks for coming everybody.

I am off to go paint some pretty girls toenails and then see what else we can find to do before the boys get home.

Have a fabulous weekend everybody.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Project Life Week 21

Hello Everybody !! 

Wow, has it really been that long since I have blogged ?!!! 

I am truly sorry about that. The end of the school year was jam packed and then summer came. 
I have definitely been more busy creating than blogging. But I hope to catch up slowly. 

I thought I would share my last week I have put together, week 21. 

I created this one using the NoelMignon kit for June called Happy Go Lucky. It was jam packed with lots of fun goodies. 

So let's go, I've got a movie date with the kiddos today !! Did I mention Summer is here. 

Here is a look at both pages together. When I was looking back over the photos from this week I noticed that I had a lot of fun photos out in the yard. I decided to go with a green color scheme with a few other colors thrown in. 

I just had to tell the story of how the kids call Dr. Pepper "Mommy Juice". Now let me say that yes I drink a glass here and there, but I certainly do not drink a ton !! But my kids try and steal a sip or two. 

I added that story on to the first journaling card with the arrow on the bottom. 

I kind of went with a simpler style for this layout. I just love how all my photos turned out and wanted the focus to be on them instead. Cause you know I love me some good photos !! Lol. 

Moving on to the other items on this page. One of my favorite photos from the week was the small 3x4 photo. I was out taking photos of my blooming flowers and a humming bird came around and I managed to stand real still and get a shot ! If you look close you can see it. I added a digital brush to the photo from Ali Edwards and puffy triangle sticker. 

The bottom photos are of my growing squash plant. Here is the link to the brush.

The next photo is a scene that happened a lot towards the end of school. Noah requested me to bring his scooter to the bus stop. So I would leave it on the other side of the gate for him, he would see me and run to the gate and off he would go !!

Let's move on to the other side. 

I took some fun photos with my 50 mm lens that week and I love how they turned out. 

Next is Bob the minion. Is it safe to say that I might have a little soft spot for these little yellow guys ?!!! They are so cute. They came out to Build A Bear and it didn't take much convincing for me to agree to let the kids get one. Plus it was their good grades present. 

The journaling card that has the hearts on the top tells the Minion story. The picture next to it is how Noah keeps Bob's clothing in his room. He kills me !! Love it. 

The last story was about how Katelyn was awarded with being on the Principal's List. She kept a 4.0 all year and was awarded her certificate at an Ice Cream Social at school. The photo of us next to it was from that day. So, so proud of that girl. 

Well that is the end of week 21 folks. Thanks for coming. I hope to catch you all up on all of my pages here soon. 

If your interested here is my Instagram link -  

I share a lot on there. 

Have a Great Day. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Project Life Catch Up | NoelMignon kits

Happy Wednesday everybody !! We are half way through this week. How is everybody ?

Well I know I kinda slacked off this past week or so, and for that I am sorry. I had "life" stuff that needed to be caught up on and dealt with.

To make up for my lack of posts I have decided to share 2 weeks with you today. Both of which are using the Noel Mignon kits. Lots of Project Life goodness. And hopefully more to come this week. Our family has a fun and crazy weekend ahead. The boys are going camping with our church group and us girls are having a fun filled girls weekend. So we shall see !!

Let me start out with Weeks 20 and 21 of 2014. As you know I am not caught up on 2014.

I cut up a piece of paper that came in the kit from NoelMignon to start out my title card. I decided to stay simple and added a few stickers and the dates. Done and Done !

As I was looking through my pictures from last May I realized that I didn't have enough pictures to fill up 2 full weeks. So I simply but both weeks together and I am okay with that. 

One of the things that I love about pocket pages is that there are no rules. I have the option to combine weeks if I want. Or to skip weeks. I could even do it monthly if I wanted to. There are so many options.

I also decided to stay simpler for these pages as well. Of course I added things here and there but I wanted to try and get it done. But you know, I am totally happy with the way it came out. So don't be afraid to both be simple with your pages or go crazy and have fun !! 

A little info about the photos on this page. All the kids were super into having their faces painted. That was the week that I started decorating the laundry room. Lastly was Noah with a fresh new haircut. He loves to get his haircut because he gets a sucker. 

Moving on to the second page. This one is a little bit of Noah's Tball action. 

Lots more fun cards on this page. Photos are of Noah practicing hitting at Tball practice, his precious medal and Maddie being her typical self (which is a goof ball while brushing her teeth). Oh also Saturday chores with an Ali Edwards brush. 

A close up. 

That is all for those pages. Lets move on to this weeks pages that I shared on the NoelMignon blog yesterday.

This months kit was all about Travel. I was so excited about this because last summer was almost ALL travel.

I decided to start at the beginning of our summer travel. Last year the kids got out of school and we spent a whole week at home just chilling and then packing to hit the road. We headed out to spend a few weeks at my moms house.

Here is week 24 of 2014.

Here is the title card. I added the week brush from One Little Bird.

This particular week we drove to my parents house, threw Noah a birthday party with family, went on several hikes which we got rained out, ect. Lots of fun.

During our trip we took several hikes with my dad and the kids. I have lots of memories of hikes with my brother and my dad. So it was so awesome to go hiking with my own kids and my dad. 

Here is a close up of some of the cards. In the kit there are these great My Minds Eye cards. The hello die cut card was one of my favorites. I added some patterned paper behind it for a fun look. To make it stand out I used a pen around the hello bubble. I added the white letters to abbreviate UTAH.

The photo with Noah is at the farm where we did his birthday party. I wanted to try to break up my photos with some white space. It was a perfect combination.

The second page of week 24. I just loved this 4x6 filler card.

Here are the journaling cards for this page. The "hike" brush can be found from Ali Edwards here.

Before the birthday party guests arrived we had a mini photo session with Noah at the farm. I was fun ! The next journaling card I printed onto vellum and cut it into a tag before I added to the card.

Okay everybody ! That is all I have for now. Hopefully I can get back here soon and share a spread that I made for this months Becky Higgins CT.

Have a great day everybody.