Thursday, April 20, 2017

Project Life | Let's Celebrate Disney Style.

Hi everybody !

I am here to share with you another Project Life spread. This one was from a day trip back in January. It has been sitting unfinished in my album until now.

We decided to celebrate our 15th Wedding anniversary with the kids down at Disneyland. It was a fabulous day and we had a blast together.

Here is what the whole thing ended up looking like.


I didn't really need a title card so I choose this card that says Celebrate in the background. The blue magic piece is an acrylic from Color Cast Designs. It is part of a Disney themed set. I added a star and a clear sticker to this title card.

I have lots of fun photos in this spread. In the middle of the photos I have a journaling card that I added a few embellishments on.


The color scheme was blue, red, and some pink for these pages. There was a lot of blue in the photos and hints of red and pink. We took a lot of silly and fun photos that day.


This was a fun photo. We kind of stumbled onto this little place and decided to have someone take a photo of us. I added a digital brush from Ali Edwards and then a chipboard underneath from the Up Story Kit.


The bottom right card has a little journaling about our 15 years together. I knew that I wanted to add the number 15 and then a added some stickers.


Here is a close up of this card. The photo was meant to mimic our 15 years together.


This journaling card was perfect for a little story of us making a video on the Mater's Jamboree ride.
I added a rubber piece to the photo of Patrick and I.


One last close up of this bottom corner. We snapped this family selfie in Cars Land.


One last thing I want to point out for this spread is that I used a Design G pocket page for this right side. On the other side of this pocket page is our beach day spread.

Thanks for coming everyone. As usual I have or will have a Youtube Process Video up on my channel. Have a great day.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Project Life Week 8 | Color Cast Designs

Hi everyone !

I am beyond excited to be sharing another PL week with you all today. I have week 8 for you today.
I started with the end in mind. Meaning I knew that I wanted to use the Days of the Week wood veneer pieces from Color Cast Designs. You'll see what I do with them as we go.


My title card looks like this.

I started out using this green acrylic piece. This piece is also included in the same pack as the days of the week pieces. I added my dates using my printer and also added that big number 8. The number eight was part of the numbers story kit. I felt that it needed a pop of color so I added some pink paper.


I really wanted to try and stay fairly simple for this spread. You can see most of the Monday wood piece that I added to the photo on the top right. I wanted to spread out those pieces amongst the photos and journaling cards.


Here is a better look.


On Tuesday I took the kids to get tacos at Del Taco because I was not feeling well and we wanted tacos. I added that circle embellishment to the photo and used my typewriter to add some words on to it.


I added this taco stamp from Kelly Purkey onto this journaling card and added the Tuesday wood piece underneath.


This next journaling card tells the story of Noah accidentally swallowing a penny. Yes, I am not going to go into details but just know that he is perfectly fine and I snapped a photo of him holding a penny to remember.


The color scheme for this spread is a pop of red, pink, and green. I used some red letters to spell out Penny. I am pretty sure that all of these journaling cards and supplies are from my Studio Calico Documenter kits. If you have any questions about anything please ask in the comments.


Let's move on to the other side. Thursdays photo ended up being this tractor that caused a traffic jam while we were driving home. I asked Maddie to get a photo of it because you know me and tractors. I love them and it is quite common to see them around our town. I added some simple journaling to the photo and then added the Thursday piece on top.


This journaling card with the flowers on it talks about the Father Daughter dance that was on Friday night. The photo next to is of Maddie and I doing her hair before the dance. I added a label stamp to the photo and then added the Friday piece and a heart. This right side did not have any real red colors in the photos and so I wanted to keep the red color theme onto the right side as well. I added pops of red here and there using my embellishments.


The next two journaling cards talk about Patrick working on Katelyn's bed until very late on Saturday. He finished putting it together in her room and she was so excited.


I added the letters PM to remember that it was a late night Friday.


That photo of him screwing her bed together I turned black and white and I love how it turned out. I added some octagon stickers and that Saturday piece.


Here is one last look at this right side. I had the kids take a photo of me when we went to the park on day. I added a stamp and then added that red geotag to the top.


I am so happy with how this one came together. Thanks for coming everyone.

I do have a Youtube Process Video over on my channel for this week. You can check it out here on my channel.

Have a great day everyone !

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Simple Stories Soccer SN@P Pages

Hey guys ! I am happy to be back with you today. I am going to be sharing some pocket pages in a new size.

This year on the Simple Stories team I will be using the 6x8 SN@P albums. So this year I will adding to my kids albums and other projects.

So let's get to the fun stuff shall we. Last Spring we signed Katelyn up for her first soccer season.
During the season I snapped some fun mini photo shoot type of photos. I used one of them here and made it a 6x8 size to start out her pages.


It turned out that I had a lot photos from the season that I wanted to try and include. These 2x2 Insta Pocket pages were perfect. They allowed me to add in more photos and also to have a little bit of fun with some of the patterned papers. I really didn't want or need all those pockets so I trimmed off the top row for a fun look. 

I knew that I wanted to include that word sticker that says Soccer somewhere. I decided to add it onto the outside of the page protector and add it right in the middle of the page protector. That got me thinking that I could use it and the clear page protector as a see thru element to the next page. I positioned my journaling just right so that the word soccer was on top of my photos journaling on the next page. Once I had that figured out I filled in the extra pockets with photos and patterened papers plus stickers. 



Here is what the other side looks like. I carried on with the photos plus simple embellishing with some patterned paper and some stickers from the sticker sheet. 


This right side of my spread talks about the practices a little. I thought that journaling card was perfect for it. One of the journaling card had these adorable stat boxes that I cut up and added in throughout my pages. I love how they turned out and I added in numbers into the boxes. 


I took this photo of katelyn at practice one night. It was late and the sun was going down. She is not in focus but I still love how it turned out. 


The next set of photos talk about game days and team photos. 


Even though the team photos were poor quality I am so happy that they even did team photos and wanted to add them in to the album. I added in a journaling card that I created with some of the stickers from the sticker sheet. I just love those colored arrows and used them all up. 



I created a custom journaling card here with some of the stickers. These arrows were my favorite. 


Here is a look at the last spread that I created. 


These pages were filled with some misc. photos and a few journaling cards. I made my own 4x6 journaling card using some of the stickers and strips of patterned paper. Those soccer ball stickers are so adorable and I was always saying " Go Katelyn" so it was perfect to use the soccer ball as a O in the word GO. 





Thanks so much for coming everybody !! Have a great day. 


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Project Life 2016 | Week 26 | Tori Bissell Bliss Collection

Hello everyone !

I am back on the blog today to share some Project Life pages that I created for the lovely Tori Bissell. She has a new collection that came out today called Bliss. It is very bright, summer/springy and so much  fun. I was asked to create something using the collection and I decided to knock out a week from 2016.

Here is what the whole spread looks like.


This particular week was when we had family visiting for a few days and we also celebrated Noah's 7th birthday.

In the collection there is this fun octagon shape as a cut file. I used that as a base for my title card.
They went perfectly with the stickers from a recent Studio Calico kit. I colored a few of them in photoshop before printing out the whole thing. I finished off my title card with that June cut out and date stamps.


I really loved this lemon card and thought that a piece of vellum would go great over the top to hold my journaling. Once I had it cut out and the bottom ripped I added some embellishments.

The photo is of Noah trying to make a seven with some sticks. It was his birthday and we were out at a church pioneer celebration.


I seriously love these cards that have pattern on the top and white space on the bottom. They are perfect for small 2x2 photos and some journaling on the bottom. We had gone to the library that week and Noah wanted me to read to him. The next photo is of a pretty sunset we had one evening. I added a Paislee Press brush over the photo.


Here is a closer look of the right side of my spread. I used a lot of the cards on this side. My favorite being that Tan saying card. It was perfect for this week, we spent a lot of time outside.


Another favorite was this triangle patterened card. I used one of the printables and added it onto my card. On the card I added a quote from the kids. " Mommy, come in with us, we are trying to catch tadpoles."


The top right photo was pretty typical. When there is water and children they can't keep out. Even if I told them not to get their clothes wet. Apparently Maddie accidentally fell in. Ummm sure you did.


This journaling card is simply gorgeous on its own. I decided to add some color to the flower pedals using photoshop.


One last look.


I am so happy to have more photos and memories in my Project Life album. Tori has a giveaway over on her blog today so make sure you check it out. Here is the link to the giveaway.

Thanks so much for coming today I will be back shortly. I have week 8 of my 2017 PL to share.