Thursday, January 29, 2015

His First Field Trip

I wanted to pop in and share a few Project Life pages that I created for a Creative Team assignment.

Back in October the Kindergarteners went on their first field trip to the pumpkin patch and corn maze. I was so happy to be joining them and so was Noah. Before the big day came he kept asking if it was field trip day !!

Here is a look at both pages.

Left side. Right side.

I used the Midnight Core Kit for this project and also some misc. Studio Calico PL kit items.

A very simple title card. Sometimes that is all you need.

I used a digital overlay from the Just Add Color kit. Although they have a physical kit available as well.

Noah wanted to hold my hand the whole trip. I was not complaining !!

Picking out his pumpkin to take home.

Inside the corn maze. We got lost, for reals !!

I liked this little banner that was on one of the photo overlays in the pack. But it was on the wrong side on the overlay. Meaning it was located on the left side and I needed it for the right side. I fixed that, simply by cutting it out and glueing to my photo where I wanted it.  Don't be afraid to customize products to fit your needs.

A few close ups from the first page.

I LOVE to enlarge photos for a bold impact. I cropped this photo of Noah and his pumpkin to a 12 x 8 size.

My Journaling card.

An instagram shot. Of us waiting in the corn maze while the teachers figured out how to get us out !

That is it for me today. Thanks for coming !

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This Sweet Life | Week 41 of 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone !!

I am so fortunate to be working with 3 great companies this year.  With that comes sharing the projects that I have made with their products. Yipeee, right ?!!

Today I want to share a layout that I did using the kits. They have one regular scrapbooking kit and one geared towards pocket pages. And naturally that is the one I get to work with every month. It is called the Daily Diary.

I shared my pages over on their blog today. Click here to check it out and to check out their shop !

The kit that I was working with this month was called Hey Girl. So let me get to the sharing part now shall I !

One of my goals this year is to try and get some pages done and get caught up to the current time. I was looking through my 2012 album and noticed that I have a couple months missing.

It sure was fun to be looking through older photos. Especially of my kids, because they have grown up so much since then. It was really fun to go back, print some of these photos and re live some of these fun moments.

This layout is from 2012 and week 41. October 8 - 14th.

Here is the first page.

I decided to enlarge this photo of the kids riding down the sidewalk. It is always fun to have a bigger photo and I added the week # and date to the picture on the right where there was a blank space.

I cropped it to 4x12 and printed it out as two separate 4x6 photos. I wanted to try and keep the illusion of the two pockets being one photo and so I added the small strip of patterned paper onto both photos.

Journaling about Maddie and Skippy that she got to bring home from Kindergarten. 

Maddie and Skippy. 

A fun photo that I cut in half to fit into the small 3x4 pockets. 

Here is the right side. I used a Design J from Becky Higgins. 

Katelyn was very interested in bow and arrows since the movie Brave came out. She made her very own bow and arrow. 

A photo of the kids and some thoughts that I had written down at that time. 

A fun filler card and a photo of Katelyn's treasures she found on our walk that week. 

That is a wrap on week 41. Another week in the books. Another week documented. Feels really good. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Project Life Week 41 | 2014

Hello everyone ! Happy Monday !

I want to say hello to any newcomers to the blog. Welcome and I am glad to have you here.

Today over on the Becky Higgins blog she shared the first 2015 Creative Team post. It is an honor and a privilege to have my pages on her site.

You can click here to check out the whole post if you haven't already.

I wanted to share some more details about my pages today.

Here is what both pages look like.

This page was made with the Aqua Core Kit cards. I also used the Overlays Value Pack. A must have in my opinion, one of my favorites.

I chose to go back to 2014 and do some catch up.

I snapped this photo with my iphone at the grocery store. Loved all the colors. There were signs of fall everywhere that week. I chose to get a photo of the pumpkins.

Noah wanted his face painted like a tiger !

A journaling card about Noah wanting to dance with me. And not the best photo of us dancing, but I had my daughter take it with my iphone. I will take it !

I used one of my favorite filler cards from the Aqua Core Kit.  Paired with a photo from the park.

I printed some journaling onto one of the card and then sliced it down and put it onto the photo.

Play Do Fun.

Walking daddy to his truck as he leaves for an out of town work adventure.

I used one of the 3x4 overlays and put it over my grid journaling card. Noah passed off his first set of sight words and earned a sticker. He was pretty excited to show it to me when he got home from school.

I used one of the bi fold cards for a recap of our week. I added one of the pieces of chipboard from the overlay value kit.

That is it for Week 41.

Have a great day folks !! See you next time !

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Week 17 of 2014 using the Hey Girl Daily Diary Kit

It's no secret that I am behind in my 2014 album. Last year had its up and downs. Not a lot of scrapbooking happened. But this year I am back in the game.

I got a good start to 2015 and am almost done with week 1. My Studio Calico Kit came !! Once I get a moment, I will go back to that and get that one done.

 I took some time went back and picked a fun week to work on. I'm sharing it with you today.

This is what Week 17 looks like. Again, from 2014. I am still loving the Hey Girl Daily Diary Kit from

Here is what week 17 looks like. As I look back over this week, I used lots of fun colors that are all throughout the kit. And I'm okay with that.

I went with a simple title card this time. I felt like there was lots going on throughout the spread and this was just want was needed.  I added the week digital brush to a sheet of patterned paper. Finished it off with a few embellishments and added the date with the always fun Shimelle date stamp. I have to say how much I like the date stamp. It has a little bigger font than others and I love it !! 

This is a journaling card about having my husband back from a 2 week training session. I put the pink love sticker on the bottom and used some of the fun word stickers on top. Also added a photo of Katelyn in her cowboy outfit. It was pioneer week at school. At least I think it was, or something like that.

The first card talks about the scene of the three kids begging like dogs for the cracker that was shaped like a dog bone. 

We bought a blueberry bush that week. Katelyn was soooo excited. I printed out the photo and then added the heart overlay on top. I wanted to jazz up the overlay a bit so I added some patterned paper behind two of the hearts.

I used this overlay to be a border for a recap of the week.

Here is the second page of my spread. 

I added a slanted strip of journaling to the bottom of my photo. This is so easy to do. Start by cutting your journaling down to the size you want. Position it as slanted as you want and then glue it to your photo. Then cut off the sides and your done !! Ta Da. 

The second card talks about Noah's first tball game. 

Katelyns diorama from her school project. And then some journaling about getting the telescope out to look at the stars/moon/ect. 

Before printing out my photo I added a white circle in photoshop to make a frame around the star gazers. I used the letter stickers around the edge for a fun effect.

That is it for me today. Have a great day everyone !!

Supplies used :

Ali Edwards Weekly Lines
Pictures + words no. 5

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Week 2 of Project Life Using the Hey Girl Daily Diary Kit

Hey everybody !!

I'm checking in today with a fun and new PL spread using my first NoelMignon kit. Do you remember me posting that I was asked to be on their Design Team. Well, I got to play around and create with my first kit !!

It is called Hey Girl and I believe that there are a few still available. You can check it here. Along with all the details of the kit. I also shared a blog post over on their blog as well. You can find it here.

Now lets get to the good stuff.

My plan from here on out is to start my 2015 PL album while continuing to catch up on my 2014 album. With that in mind I give you week 2 of 2015. *I am still waiting for my SC kit to come so I can do the last week of December and week 1 of 2015. I'm getting a little worried that it got lost. I hope it comes soon.

Lots of fun, everyday stuff and plenty of stories. Oh and our 13th Wedding Anniversary.

Here is closer look of the first page.

Here is my Week 2 title card. I started out with this colorful striped paper. Don't you just love this paper ?!!! I wanted it everywhere. It's from Heidi Swapp September Skies.

The Monday after I got back I had the clean/organize/purge bug REAL BAD. So I got to work and even did some carpet cleaning with my favorite partner in crime, my bissell. And yes, I was in my pajama pants. Cause that is how I roll when I clean. 

Trying to be healthier in 2015. We shall see if I can pull it off.

In the kit were these 3x3 square die cuts. I cut off the edges and then had this fun hey word left over. I added it to the corner of this photo. I wanted to tell a little story about Maddie and her wearing nothing but skirts. Yes, still. It's been so long that I don't even remember when it began.

A journaling card and a photo about saying goodbye to Christmas.

Another journaling card and a filler/photo card.

Here is a closer look at the right side of the layout.

One of the things that I love to do, especially when I have a packed week, is to add journaling to my photo. That way I can get more "life" into my spread. This photo was perfect to add my journaling to the bottom of it. The little black boxes are perfect spots for some fun embellishments.

This photo is what usually happens around 10 am at our place. It's just me and Noah at home right before we walk him to the bus stop for Kindergarten. Usually I make his lunch and we sit together and do some sort of learning. Today was reading his book that came home with him from school the day before.  I love this time of the day.

I truly love to document these types of stories. This is the stuff of life, the stuff I want to remember.

This is another example of using a photo and journaling in the same 4x6 slot. I added a photo that I had snapped with my phone and printed it out. I then printed my journaling onto the card and added the photo. I added two puffy stickers to the top of my journaling, adding patterned paper behind them first.

This was the journaling card that goes with the above photo of me and Noah.

This card originally was a 4x6 size. I thought I would put it into 2 of the 3x4 slots and it worked out great. I spaced it all out and then printed out my journaling as a 4x6. Then I cut it up and slipped it into the page protector. I used the Sunday arrow sticker to show off my flower photo. I printed out a photo of my Anniversary flowers onto vellum for the see through effect and I loved the result. I added the small love sticker to my photo, which was the perfect touch.

In the kit were these great kraft die cut circles. I adhered it to the blue flower journaling card and added the diamond to the top. It went along with my Anniversary story real well.

That is all I have for you today everyone. Thanks for coming.  I have been super, super busy working on this and that. I am having lots of fun and can't wait to share more with you as time goes on.