Thursday, December 17, 2015

December 2015 Highlights

Hello everybody ! 

Is it really almost Christmas ? Yikeees. I have been busily doing this and that around here. 

I wanted to share some pages I put together for my last Project Life Creative Team assignments. Where did this year go ?  I am very sad that my time is ending but am so very thankful for this wonderful opportunity. 

Every year I make a December Daily album to document the month of December. To go along with that I usually make a couple regular Project Life pages. This year will be no different. I've already done a few using mostly the new Heidi Swapp value kit called Oh What Fun Christmas. I tried to look for it locally here but couldn't find it so I printed it out from the digital version. 

Here is what both pages look like. I love the simpleness of it with a hint of gold here and there. 

I combined some of my favorite moments from the early part of the month. 

This title card is from the Heidi Swapp Oh What Fun Christmas kit. I added the 2015 for the year, the star, and the stamp at the top. 

I recently stopped in to Starbucks to get one of their pastry bags to use in my December Daily album. They have these cute snowman cookies so I had to get one. 

The journaling card summarized what these pages are about. I wanted to add a touch of gold to match the title card. I used the silkscreen from Ali Edwards Story kit and it turned out perfect.  

Here is the bottom part of the first page. A friend and I went out for some shopping and one of the stores had an amazing Christmas window display. I wanted to move in. 

Another look. A photo of the three kids from our family photo shoot. 

We went to have breakfast with Santa the first week of December. I added the believe stamp to the bottom of this journaling card.

Moving on to the second page. Filled with twinkle lights, and more photos from our photo shoot. 

I had some fun during our photo shoot. I added the word merry from the digital kit. I love how it helps tie in the gold theme. 

I added in this big journaling card to help bring the whole story together. It tells some fun details about how we are celebrating this December.  I added some more of the gold specks from the silkscreen I talked about above. 

Our elf Harry is such a fun part of our December that I wanted to make sure that I included him in our families story. He is helping Katelyn with her math homework. 

I love this christmas tree journaling card. I believe it is from the Stampin Up Seasons snapshot 2015 kit. I added the magic phrase from Ali Edwards magic story kit and a star on the top to finish it off. 

I added a fun filler card and a picture of me getting the twinkle lights out. 

There you have it. Thanks for coming everyone ! I have to finish up a quick assignment then I plan to get back to my December Daily album. I will be sharing that here soon with you as I tackle that. Take care and Happy Holidays. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December Daily 2014 | Days 22 - 24

Hello everybody !

Wow, I bet you thought that I had forgotten or abandoned the old blog huh ! Sorry about that. I will slowly be making my way back here to share with you over the next couple of months. December will mostly or might be all about December Daily.

Today I wanted to share some pages from my DD 2014 album. I created them for a Simple Stories assignment and I only have 2 more days to finish up and then it's done. I don't know why some years are harder to finish than others. Oh well.

Supplies are Simple Stories Claus & Co. The album is also Simple Stores 6x8 kraft and red.

Here is a look at Day 23.

Noah loves to take baths in my tub. So I said yes to his never ending requests and we had a great conversation while I folded laundry next door. I added in my favorite quote on the bottom card.

This next page or shall I say pages are all about our Elf Harry.

The right side is a 2x2 pocket page protector that I cut off the last 2 rows. I added in smaller photos, filler cards and a few see thru pockets.

Last year Harry got into a lot of trouble and had lots of fun while he was visiting our home. I wanted to document some of this because the kids sure do love Harry and seeing what he has been up to each night.

I blew up a picture of Harry about to get run over by the train. I cut it up and added to two pockets. I stapled the word believe onto the page protector with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Love that thing. That way it can be on both of the pictures.

The other side has more photos of Harry and more filler cards.

The next page I used one of the SN@P Journaling Pages and hand wrote what Harry had done for each day. I also added a few fun things here and there.

On the back of the Harry page I added a flip up picture. I really wanted to have a fun interactive page so I created this flip up.

This page was all about us making Santa cookies. I want to point out the red Dec 24 card. Simple Stories has a set of cards with numbers 1 - 25 on them which are so cool for December Daily.  Another thing I love are the chipboard stickers. I used the two stickers all about cookies. Couldn't have been more perfect.

The flip up page was real easy. I printed out my picture, then cut the patterned paper it was going on the same width. I measured it with a ruler and then used the ruler to fold it down so I could add the photo ontop.  I should have taken a photo of it, next time I will.

Here is what the inside looks like. Simple but done. Sometimes that is all you need.

That is it for me today. I only 2 more pages to finish up for my 2014 album. I have started 2015 and if my printer would stop running out of ink I could get some of that done too. ( It is time for a new printer ) I will share when I have some pages done.

Until then. I hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday season so far.

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.