Monday, August 22, 2016

Project Life Week 27

Howdy everyone ! I am so glad to have you here on the blog today. We as a family had a fabulous summer. It was full of adventure, fun, and lots of great memories. Summer usually is busy and leaves less time to scrap and blog.

Today I am here to share with you my Project Life Week 27. I got hit with the PL bug the other day and I wanted to create something summery. I chose to create this week and I love the result.

In the beginning of creating this spread I wanted it to be semi simple. I am many, many weeks behind in my PL album and I really am trying to get some pages done. I think I stayed fairly simple and photo central this week. Especially for me, I love to add lots of fun things and embellishments. Okay moving on. Here is a look at the left side.

To start off I pulled out some cards and embellishments from a Studio Calico kit. I believe this one was mostly Pool Party. This is the title card. I kind of stacked everything up on the right side of the card on this one.

These little rubber embellishments that came in the kit are my favorite. I added this little drink one onto my journaling card on the bottom on top of the strip that says LOVING. This journaling card talks about how my friend that moved away last summer came to town and how we scrapped all afternoon. She even brought me a pink drink from Starbucks.

I love how the pink in my drink ties in with the rest of the pinks in my spread.

Even though I had to turn this top photo black and white I love it. We were playing in the grass one night and I laid down from being tired. Noah and Katelyn layed down and asked what I was doing.

This little filler card has a cute quote that I thought went really well with our laying in the grass photo.

Patrick had cooked some chorizo meat on the grill for tacos this week for dinner.

On Saturday we spent most of the late afternoon and evening outside. We swam, the kids made a waterslide with the hose, we had carry out pizza, ect. I added a digital brush from Studio Calico and added some letter stickers on top to spell out SAT.

Here is another look.

Let's move on the right side now. Here is what it looks like.

We have been washing the car ourselves this summer and the kids are serious fans. It's like their favorite chores in the history of ever.

This simple yellow journaling card is just that. Simple and lovely. I added the wood veneer camera and a word sticker on top of my journaling.

I typically don't like dark black card like this bottom one but I don't know. I love this one and I added a few cluster embellishments to add to it. I thought it was kind of plain by itself.

Even though I didn't get a photo of us playing Just Dance on the WII I got a photo of my hand holding the remote to add to the white card here. The journaling card next to it talks about how I won and got the highest score.

The girls have liked to wind down by playing or watching something on the ipad at night this summer. They will get all the pillows in the corner in the family room and sit there until its time for bed. I am so glad that I snapped a photo of it. I added the brush word from Ali Edwards to the photo along with the yellow star and some journaling.

Here is the last look that I want to share. I picked up some of these fun words from Heidi Swapp when I was in UT.

Thanks for coming and I hope that you are having a fabulous day. Until next time.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Day In The Life | March 2016

Did anyone participate in the last Day In The Life along with Ali Edwards back in March ?

I did. I loved it. I even bought the kit when she first announced that she was having the event. 

With another Day In The Life coming up tomorrow I wanted to share with you my completed project from my DITL back in March.

I decided to put it right into my Project Life album along with everything else and do it pocket style.

It turned out to be a full 12x12 spread and 4 separate 6x12 pages in the middle. This is what it looks like in my album. The full spread with the smaller inserts in between.

I purchased the kit from Ali and this Today card was perfect for my title card. I added a photo of the kids walking to the bus stop next to the title card. One of the items in the kit was the time stamp. I used the date stamp on the journaling card to record some of the things that happened that day.

I added a photo of me doing laundry on the bottom along with a journaling card.

Here is a journaling card and a photo of Maddie's bed. I went into her room and decided to count the number of stuffed animals on her bed. I added the number onto the photo.

I knew I wanted to add a big photo of some sort. I went with a 6x12 of reading time outside in the backyard. I added some tabs onto both of the inserts so that they can easily be turned.

Here's a close up. I added the day in the life digital brush with the date on the bottom. I had the photo printed through Persnickety Prints.

This is the other side of the big photo. I added a bigger photo of the kids playing outside on top of the 4x6 journaling card.

The other side I added in a 6x12 pocket page to hold more photos and such. Patrick came home way early and brought me a drink, Noah loves his new reading nook in his bedroom.

Here are a few close ups.


Moving onto the next page and the full 12x12 side.

I added a photo of me working in my scraproom, a journaling card from the kit and a photo of me at Hobby Lobby picking up some stuff for Katelyn's project. 

I really loved this fun journaling card that came with the kit. I added in two small photos and some journaling. I used lots of the time stamps through this whole project. So fun.

One last spread here to talk about. Lots of fun photos, another time stamped card, and a filler card.

Once of the things I loved about doing this project was to take the time to document the small everyday things that we do. I usually will sit down with the kids and ask them about their day and how school was. I had one of the other kids take a photo.

I wanted to try and capture my evening routine a little bit. It involves putting down all the blinds, straightening up the house, making sure lunches are made for the next day, ect.

I am glad that I took on this project last March and although I might not join in tomorrow ( July 30 ) I will be definately doing it again. Maybe when we return home from vacation.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Memorial Day Hike | Project Life Spread

Hello everyone ! It's me again checking in. How is everyone's summer ?

We as a family have wanted to start doing some hikes together. This past Memorial Day we made it happen. We drove up the canyon and were up the trail in no time.

I put together these pages using the New Kellie Stamps releases for July. Here is the link to her shop and the digital stamp set I used. Aren't they so much FUN ! I used a lot of them on my spread.

Here is what both pages look like.

Here is the title card. I started out with the Great Outdoors stamp from Kellie Stamps. I took the word  "the" from one of Ali Edwards brushes and added the gold star for a fun look. I used a few hints of gold throughout my spread for some consistency. The title card itself is from the Becky Higgins everyday collection.

 I had been saving this wood veneer piece for a project that we were all together and this one fit the bill. I added the letters MY to the card as well. One of the other colors I added in was green. There was lots of green in the photos and I wanted to make sure I had a little green here and there. I added the small green star onto the card as well.

I snuck in this photo of the rest of the family hiking up the steep trail. One thing I like to do lately is to leave a white border around my smaller photos to add more white space. It makes things look less busy in my opinion.

Before I printed out the picture I added the line of stars from the other set of digital stamp set released this month from Kellie Stamps.Underneath the stars I added another stamp from the set.

Here is a look at the left side. A few fun photos and journaling cards of course.

One of the digital stamps is the compass. I used photoshop to resize it to fit the space I needed for this first journaling card. I printed it out onto some vellum and cut around it to make a fun embellishment.

The other color in my spread that I wanted to use was this pretty blue. I used another filler card that I had and cut it so that I could use the corner. 

All the kids took their time finding the perfect climbing stick. During our hike Maddie kept wandering off to find ladybugs. I took a photo of her ladybug on her walking stick.

I used one of the digital stamps on the middle of the photo and added a few fun embellishments to the bottom. I positioned it right underneath the ladybug in hopes to draw your eye in to the ladybug. 

One more photo I want to mention about the left side. I loved this view that we had while we stopped for lunch. I added a digital brush and the pink and gold heart.

Let's move on to the right side now.

This top left photo was kind of great and kind of funny at the same time. Some of the kids were not in the mood to take photos. Trust me, I did not take that many. But I asked them to walk with me up the trail as I had set my remote on my phone. Well Katelyn purposely hid behind me and Maddie looks like a flamingo with only one leg down. Oh well. 

This fun wood veneer card I have had seriously forever. I finally put it to good use and made a filler card with it. I love seeing these flowers along the way. And don't get me started on the moss on the trees. SO COOL !

If I don't have enough photos or I need to add some more journaling into my spread I will add in a 4x6 journaling card. I made my own using some stickers, and this rubber word TODAY.

Another thing I like to do is to start out my journaling with a bold word or a word phrase. To draw your eye in so to speak, to add some more to the page.  I used the word " adventure" from the digital stamp set to start out my journaling.

These are the last cards from this spread I want to point out. I used another digital stamp onto the small 2x2 photo and made a cluster of embellishments. The other card I just love. I started with this fun circle digital stamp that I added in the small images on the top and bottom, adding in the year with letter stickers.

The pink flower is actually an overlay from the Heidi Swap September Skies Value Kit. I added a few embellishments onto the top of the overlay piece.

Here is one more look at the right side.

We sure had fun hiking and I look forward to doing it again. I also loved working with this digital stamp set from Kellie Stamps. Go check out her shop, lots of great things.

Thanks for coming everyone ! Take Care now.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Disneyland 2016 | Project Life Spread #2

Hello, hello everyone ! I am currently on vacation for the next several weeks but I'm going to be updating the blog while I'm here. Yippee right ?!!

I am going to be sharing another Disney layout. This is the second layout from our 4 day trip we took back in March. I mentioned that I have a plan to create 2 misc. spreads, 1 for Tomorrowland, and 1 for Carsland. This one one is the 2nd misc. spread. Here's what the whole thing looks like together.

Here is the left side. I started out using some supplies from the Say Cheese 2 line from Simple Stories. This line is full of great Disney themed products. I threw in a few other things from my stash and the Magic Story kit from Ali Edwards.

Since I didn't need a title card I created a journaling card instead. This card is from Simple Stories and I added the love stamp and the stars.

If we are in Disney for a birthday we always go to the Character breakfast. Maddie's Birthday was March 1 and so we went to breakfast that day. The two photos on the 3x4 are from that morning.

The next journaling card is one from Simple Stories again paired with the chipboard circle from the Magic kit. I added in some journaling and then some digital words on the bottom.

Here is a closer look.

One of our favorite rides is Pirates of the Caribbean. I snapped a photo of the sign while waiting in line.

This wish card came together so great. The background card is from an old SC kit. I cut out the black castle from a 3x4 journaling card and adhered it to the background card. I though the wood veneer wish piece was so fun and that it needed to be added in this spread. The washi tape on the bottom is from a recent SC kit.

This photo is of the top of Big Thunder Mountain. I added a digital brush from Ali Edwards and a few little embellishments.

I kind love how this card came together. Like really love. The mickey ears I cut out of a Simple Stories card and put onto the journaling card after I had printed on it. The blue chipboard piece is also from the Magic kit. I am so happy to be using that kit now that I have Disney photos. Yippee.

Let's talk about the other side now. This photo on the left is on Noah at the Redwood Forrest area. The kids could spent hours here. There are rope courses, zip lines, and slides galore.

This year was the first time that all 5 of us were able to ride a bunch of rides. Big Thunder Mountain being one of my favorites. The photo on the right is one of them.

This cute little photo of the girls on the rocket ride makes me smile every time. Their faces are full of joy and I always want to remember that.

Can I just say this sparkle card was perfect to hold a quote from Maddie. Love it.

Noah thought I was being silly when I was making a big fuss about going on the kid roller coaster in Toontown.

If you have ever been to Disney you know what I mean about Disney at night has this certain magic all in its own. I snapped a photo and added a digital brush.

Since we were not home to make or purchase a real cake we bought Maddie a carmeled apple for her birthday. We put the 9 candle on it and sang happy birthday to her at the hotel.

The last journaling card is the one about Big Thunder Mountain. I wanted to make a point that it is our favorite ride. Those stickers are from Simple Stories.

Well that is a wrap for my second Disney spread. I have so many more to do and I can't wait to get them done.

The colors for this spread came together rather well, I was surprised. You never know with busy and multiple photos you know. Anyway, I have to go now. Lots of fun to be had while we are on vacation.

Thanks for coming. Take care.