Sunday, July 27, 2014

Simple Stories Road Trip Layout

Why hello there !

How is everyone ?

I'm so sorry that it has been so long in between blog posts.

This summer has been jam packed with road trip, plane trips, more road trips, lots of home projects, swim days( we bought a big pool), ect. I can't believe how time has flown by this summer. We only have 3 more weeks left and then my kids head back to school. EEEKKK. Summer, please slow down.

I did want to pop in and quickly share a project with you that I did for Simple Stories. I used their "Good Day Sunshine" collection, that is full of wonderful, fun, bright colors.

Here is a look at both pages

Left Side.

I used a photo for my title card and added this brush.  I also added where we went and the date. 

 I had fun with some of the journaling cards on this layout. I added the great ampersand to the top, adding some fun text to the bottom.

For this particular layout I wanted to use all of our photos from our 2 day road trip down to Paso Robles and the Beach. Patrick was working the first day and I wanted to highlight the 2 reasons we were all there. Work and Play. 

I decided to get out the kids watercolors and made my own journaling card. 

Right Side. 

This flip flop card from Simple Stories is one of my favorites. Here in California we wear flip flops almost year round so it was perfect. 

The second card is part of the SN@P cuts that I added patterned paper to the back. I added a few simple embellishments to it. 

Here are a few close ups. 

I wanted to add something fun to this photo. I started with a vellum tag and then added some washi tape, the fun arrow and word from Simple Stories.

I knew I wanted to fold over this great chevron striped card and put some journaling underneath. The backside of the card wasn't what I wanted to show. So I added another card to the backside with some adhesive so that the color I wanted to see was on the backside of the wood grained chevron card. 

That is it for this layout. I have been slowly working on my 2014 PL and have several layouts to share soon. I am hoping once school starts that things will slow down and I can post more regularly. 

I hope everyone has a great rest of their summer. Take care. 

Until next time. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Week 25 of 2013 | Simple Stories

Hello everyone !!

I wanted to take a moment and share another Simple Stories project. This particular 2 page layout was included in the Good Day Sunshine Simple Inspiration ebook put out by Simple Stories. It is awesome and chalk full of wonderful summer inspiration. So be sure to check it out.
You can get your free download here.

I have been slowly working on finishing my 2013 Project Life Album. Since summer hadn't happened yet in 2014, I chose week 25 from 2013 for this project.

This line is new from Simple Stories. It is called Good Day Sunshine. It's AMAZING !! The colors are bright and colorful. I fell in love the moment I saw it.

Let's get started. Here is a look at both pages.

The left side.

The title card. I love the Simple Stories Sn@p Cuts. But I decided to cut this one down and put it onto some white paper to give it a cleaner, brighter look. One of my favorite things to do with these Cuts is to put patterned paper behind them. Love the look that it gives.

Journaling card.

I created this 2 pocket journaling card because I needed more room for journaling and I didn't want to eliminate a photo. This one talks about our Summer Bucket List.

This one was fun to do. I used the hello cut out from the bits and pieces set and added the white summer piece. Punched out a heart from vellum behind it all.

I used another Sn@p Cuts again. I decorated it with patterned paper, enamel dots, ect.

 The right side.

This is a classic Noah face !!

Fun filler card. Adding an Ali Edwards brush and other embellishments.

Added this cute photo onto the ampersand wood grained card.

Journaling cards.

More journaling cards.

Another week is done from my 2013 album thanks to the fun products from the Good Day Sunshine collection.

Look for more of these colorful products to pop up this summer !! So much fun.

P.S. I can't believe that summer is here again !! I feel like this past year flew by.

Stay tuned to more PL layouts hopefully soon. I've been busy creating, but haven't shared them yet.

I wish a very happy start to the summer to everyone. My kids are out of school and this week marks the first official week of summer.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Project Life Week 8

Hello everyone !!

I'm back with you all today. Hooray !

Week 8 has been finished for a while now. I have been super busy lately and am now just getting around to sharing. 

Here is a look at both pages.

A closer look at the left side.

This particular week was jammed packed with "stuff". So I decided to use a photo as my title card. I turned the photo black and white because it didn't come out so well from my iphone.

I used the week brush from Ali Edwards and you can find it here. Love these. I also added the wood veneer car. Love those little cars from Studio Calico.

I loved this card that has the circles on the side. I believe it is from the BH Mayfield Mini Kit. The circles were fun to embellish.

As I mentioned above, week 8 was really busy. I planned, started, and finished my chevron wall in my small laundry room. It turned out great and I love it !!

Here is a closer look at my journaling card and another photo talking about my chevron wall. I watched lots of online tutorials, make a sketch on paper, and then got started. The photo is the sketch I used as a visual guide when I was taping and painting my wall.

The hello now arrow is part of a PDF freebie courtesy of Studio Calico. You can find it here. I changed the color to match my color scheme for the week and also added the word hello to the top. I believe that one is from Ali Edwards from my stash.  

This next photo was taken of Katelyn making some homemade clay/play dough. She researched how to make it on her own and mixed up a batch to play with.

I started off with using an overlay. This particular one is a 5x7 that I cut down. It is part of package from Teresa Collins that I picked up at a scrapbook store in UT. They are brand new and I want them all !! 

Here is a look at some journaling cards.

The second page. Lots of Frozen and Birthday stuff.

Noah and Patrick building grow boxes.

Katelyn wanted a Frozen cake this year.

Make a wish.


Journaling cards.

That's the rest of Week 8. 

Thanks for coming. I really am enjoying putting my 2014 Project Life album together. How's your album coming along ?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Valentine's Day Photo Shoot Layout

Hello everyone !

How is everyone today ?  Are you all ready for National Scrapbook Day this weekend ? May 3 for those of you who do not know.

I plan on doing at least a little scrapbooking, around my housework, yard work, Tball, ect.

Today I want to share a layout with you all about my Valentine's Day photo shoot. This year was really casual, very low key, and full of lots of red and pink.

Here is a look at both sides. I really need to work on my photography skills when it come to layouts lately. I am struggling, and needing to find a good spot in the new house to photograph them. Oh well.

Prior to this photo shoot I had gathered a few props and bought all the kids new outfits. I chose to take them out the railroad tracks for a fun back drop and they loved it !

The first page close up.

The title card. I started out with the full red title card that comes in the Jade Core Kit. I wasn't quite working out for me so I cut it way down and added some photos and embellishments. The old sewing machine came out of the closet as well. I also planned on adding some heart rubons on the bottom, but as you can see them did not want to come off !! Those darn hearts were determined to not come off, so I just left it like that and moved on. As my girls say "Let it Go "!!

Journaling cards. The word "you" is a brush that you can find here. The card and embellishments are from a SC kit.

Some of the photos.

I started out with a 4x6 sheet of vellum to go over the top of this photo of Maddie. I cut a 3 inch hole to show her face in the circle, like a frame. To finish it off I added some hearts and the word MINE.

Brush from I heart stories brush.

The second page.

More photos.

When I was at the scrapbook store I picked up some Teressa Collins overlays and used some on them on this page. The one of Katelyn by herself has a simple flourish that's hard to see in the photo. 

For this one I added some text to the photo and then added the word on the photo.

I used another overlay for this photo. I also added the small stamped words on the bottom.

Used my sewing machine again. Also some embellishments from the SC kit. Used this brush on the photo.

That is all for my V day layout. Thanks for looking.

Have a great rest of the week everyone !!