Friday, October 24, 2014

Amazing new releases from Mommyish at Pixels & Co.

I've got a couple of new layouts to share with you. Leah (Mommyish) released some A*M*A*Z*I*N*G new templates and I simply HAD to play with them. They are just so incredibly fun.

This first layout is an intro page to my daughter's 7th - 8th grade album. (I'm getting my kids' albums organized and making intro pages!):


Here's another one. This layout was a bit more complicated, but still super fun and easy to use!



Materials used:

7th-8th Grade Album Intro:
Templated Trio #3 by Mommyish
Sup? Collection, Sup Add On Pack and Sup Add On Pack 2 by Karla Dudley Designs

Simply Adore You by Gennifer Bursett

Strawberry Picking:
Templated Trio #3 by Mommyish
Essential Styles (epoxy) by Mommyish
Everyday Flair kit by Creashens

KD Notebook font by Karla Dudley Design

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I see you

I came across this photo of my daughter last night and I loved the beautiful photo of her and that there's a reflection of me taking her picture in her sunglasses and I just had to play with it (and the other photo of her with me in the reflection)! I love making the occasional page with a full-page photo! They're my fave!

NOTE ... I just realized that I scrapped this photo already. I completely forgot. LOL! Oh well ... this page is completely different so that's ok. I just think it's funny that I forgot. Have a great day!!


Materials used: 

Clipped Stacks No. 4, Twisted Stitches No. 2, Letterbox Overlays, Grungy Lace Brushes No. 1, Haunted Woodlands kit (lace), Lemarche Kit (hanging tag) Striping Grunge Ledgers No. 2 by Katie Pertiet
Textured Inked Overlay by House of Three

Unfold Smears by Mye De Leon

Homespun (linen texture) by Homespun Digitals

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Digi Project Life | Week 42 (digi goodness by Mye De Leon)

I knew I loved my friend Mye De Leon's beautiful digi collections, but I just realized that I've used her I Collect Memories Fleeting Collection (October 2014) three times this month already. I usually use a different kit every week ... guess I love this kit!

Week 42 ... only 10 weeks left this year!





All materials by Mye De Leon:
Felicity Elements (wood arrow)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Remember - Gloucester, Massachusetts Lighthouse

Hey ... not trying to overwhelm you anyone but I've been playing tonight and I wanted to share. :) I saw a gorgeous page that Jen created for a Pixels & Co. October photography challenge and I just had to play! Here's a a link to Jen's gorgeous page! I used a ton of miscellaneous stuff so I'll include the credits in the comments.



Materials used:
In The Making Add Ons (photography wordart) by Sabrina's Creations
Everyday Life Wire Sentiments (Remember) by Karla Dudley Designs
Time Travel Elements (compass) by Anita Designs
Beat the Heat Papers (white wood paper) by Mye De LeonFit It (metal fasteners) by Bohemian Art
Flea Market Frames by Splendid Fiins
Little Bit Black Alpha by Jennifer Labre
Organic Elements (white paint spatter) by Splendid Fiins
July 2009 Neutrals Paper Pack (wood paper) by Crystal Wilkerson

Family Vacation ... October Template Challenge at Pixels & Co.

Oh my gosh! This page went together so quickly. Samantha Bellarose is giving away this FREEBIE template over at Pixels & Co. for the October template challenge. Seriously ... I made this page in like 45 minutes. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Here's a link to the October forum thread. You can read all about the challenge and get a link there to the template!


Materials used (All Pixels & Co.): 
October Template Challenge freebie by Samantha Bellarose at Pixels & Co.
Seaside Serenity by Anita Designs
Anywhere Frames (Explore, Discover, Getaway, Capture) by Karla Dudley Designs
2014 Vacation Wordart by Scotty Girl Design

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pixels & Co. Digi Morph - By the Sea

Have you heard of a digi morph? (Each person sees the person before them's page, takes inspiration from some part of the page and designs their own page. Once they get their page scrapped they send it off to the next person on the list and the morph goes on.) Here's the page I made for the most recent digi morph at Pixels & Co. If you want to see just how a digi morph works, check out the linked forum thread. Look down 


Materials used:
Seaside Sernity by Anita Designs of Pixels & Co.

Hanging out at Grandma & Grandpa's

Multi-photo, 2-page spreads can be challenging for me sometimes. I thought it'd be fun to see what a chalkboard-type page would turn out like. It it turned out kinda fun! 







Materials used:
Made of Awesome (chalkboard paper) by Gennifer Bursett
Chalkboard Elements (lots!) by Sweet Caroline Studios
Chalkboard Star Brushes & Stamps No. 2 by Katie Pertiet
Homemade (wood paper) by Echo Park Hybrid
June 2014 Storyteller Cards (extraction) by Just Jaimee
Chalked Cards (Memories Start Here) by Dunia Designs
FONTS: KG Makes You Stronger, Peach Sundress, Hooverville

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A forgotten birthday page! (blast from our past)

Here's a blast from my past. I was looking through old photos and my son's scrapbooks and realized I had never scrapped a page about my son's 14th birthday - so of course I wanted to do that now! I also realized that I've got lots of memories I haven't scrapped from a few years ago that I may want to go back to some day. Ahh ... there's always something to scrap!





Materials used:
Celebrate by Designs by Amber Shaw
Window Systems Templates Vol. 1 and Vol. 7 by Simply Tiffany

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Success! Oma's surgery

My mom had major surgery on her spine about a month ago and she spent three weeks with me and my family at our house to begin her recovery. She amazes me! I hope I'm that I'm half as strong as her when I'm 77! Way to go Mom!


Materials used all available at Pixels & Co.:
This is My Story by Wishing Well Creations
Torn Bits 2 by Creashens
Fall Colors templates by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Travel Time Elements (stitching) by Anita Designs
The Good Stuff Elements (photo corner) by Karla Dudley Design

Digi supplies ... not just for scrapbook pages! (Facebook timeline covers perhaps?)

Gorgeous digi supplies ... they're not just for scrapbook pages. I made a quick new timeline cover for my Facebook page last night and thought I'd share it with you. 


And since it's digi ... I made a couple of quick changes and changed it up a bit for my Facebook Design page as wee. FYI, my Facebook design page is Barbara's Digital Designs if you want to come by and "Like" my page.


Materials used:

Wishing Well Creations "This is my Story" kit at Pixels & Co. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Summer Memories: My daughter's church mission trip

Who else things 2 pages spreads can be a little difficult to create sometimes?




Materials used:
Summer Memories by Kelleigh Ratzlaff and Mari Koegelenberg; Stitched Down Vol 5 by Wishing Well Creations at Pixels & Co.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Digi Project Life | Week 41

Sharing another week of Project Life. It was fun to include family photos from my niece's confirmation!





Supplies used:

My Blurb vacation album arrived!

I'm super excited! The vacation album I made for our trip to the East coast this summer arrived from Blurb last week. As always ... I'm very impressed with the quality of Blurb's books! Getting a book in the mail is like Christmas for me! I snapped photos of a couple of the pages and thought I'd share them with you.

FYI, I created my book using pretty much just Photoshop and three different fonts. I wanted it to look like a coffee table picture book and I think I achieved that look. Yay! I didn't begin with premade templates or anything ... I just created the pages as I went along for the particular photos I had in mind for the pages. It's quite a change for me not to us any embellishment or shadows, etc. but I love it! What do you think?







Friday, October 10, 2014

Treasured Mother-Daughter Moments

I'm sitting here waiting for my hubby to get home from the airport from a business trip so I thought I'd use the time to finish up a page! Productive, right?! It's after midnight so it also means I'm going to be tired in the morning!



Materials used:
Vintage Blendable, Dictionary Blendable, KP Worth Repeating Fall, and Lots of Love (page pebble) by Katie Pertiet
Miss Molly (linen/wood paper, twig, flower & flower scatter) by Gennifer Bursett
La Bella Vie (elements) (Beautiful Life file label) by One Little Bird
Moments of Wonderful Mini Kit (brown paper) by Vinnie Pearce


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Another birthday celebration!

One last birthday celebration page for my daughter!


Materials used:
Another 365 Days Collection and Stitched Down Vol. 6 by Wishing Well Creations
(ribbon tie - recolored) Bubbly Elements by Gennifer Bursett

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 Project Life | Week 40

It's Week 40 already. Time is seriously flying by this year!




Materials used:

Sweet Caroline Studio and Amanda Yi Collaboration at Pixels & Co.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A birthday celebration!

I love birthday pages!


Materials used:
Another 365 Days Collection and Stitched Down Vol. 6 by Wishing Well Creations

Vikings football!

I had some quiet time this morning so I used it to scrap a quick page!


Materials used:
Title Lines Shadows 1 by Katie Pertiet
Very Krafty Paper (purple paper, recolored) by Splendid Fiins;
Stay Tuned papers (stripes - altered) by One Little Bird
Digi Essentials (zig zag stitching and staple) by Karla Dudley Designs
Vikings logo image from Vikings.com

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Love Life - The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

I feel like I haven't scrapped in a while. OK. I'll be honest. I did scrap my Project Life pages this week and I absolutely LOVE that, but last night I was in the mood (and was finally not so tired that I'd go to bed early) to scrap a page for my family album. Ahhh ... I loved it!

NOTE ... My sweet girl finds joy in the littlest things. It’s one of the five hundred million things I love about her.



Materials used:
Clipped Stacks No. 2 frames, Stacked Vintage Frames No. 6, Stamped Years No. 1, My Family Genealogy Records Papers by Katie Pertiet
@ the Office Graph Brushes by Splendid Fiins
Life 365 Word Stickers (Heart Life punch label), Life 365 Punch Labels (heart punch label, Digi Essentials (circle brushes) by Karla Dudley Designs
Spring Sweetness (stitching) by Just Jaimee
Mixed Media 2 Autumnal (grunge overlay) by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Art Play Palette Reflections (paper) by Anna Aspnes
Junk Mail Brushes (text brush), Floral Beauty Brushes (bird brush) by Jodie Lee

Fonts: Stringfellows and Courier

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Project Life | Week 38

Another week of Project Life! Yup. I'm a just little out of order. Did you know Mye De Leon has moved her shop to Snap Click Supply Company? You can find her gorgeous designs there now. I used her I Collect Memories Fleeting Collection for this week's pages again. (I used it for the last Project Life pages I created too.)





Materials used:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Project Life | Week 39

I'm working project life pages a little out of order here. I didn't take many photos last week so I decided I'd scrap Week 39 before I made Week 38. 

I used Mye's gorgeous ICM Fleeting collection for this week's pages. I'm going to use it for Week 38 too when I get it started. I also found some freebie Privacy Circles from Cathy Zielske's blog. They're perfect for those times I want to use a photo but people don't want the photo shared online. I'll link you up here to Cathy Zielske's blog post where she gave them away.




Materials used:

Fleeting (I Collect Memories) by Mye De Leon (You can find Mye at Snap Click Supply now!)

Here's a link to the entire Fleeting collection if you want to check out the whole shebang. Otherwise I'll also link you to the portions I used: 4x6 journal cards, 4x6 title cards, 4x4 journal cards, 3x4 journal cardsalpha, stamps, tags, week stamps, solid papers, patterned papers


Privacy Circles by CZ Designs (freebie)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I've just finished my East Coast Vacation Album!

I don't know what happened but somehow I completely forgot to make a book for our family trip this summer! OK, we've been back for less than 3 months but for me this is really late! I've finished my book now and I want to share it with you. 

FYI, once I decide on a style for a vacation album I typically create them pretty quickly. I decided for this book that I wanted a coffee-table style book with clean and simple straight lines. I'm pretty excited about it! You won't find a single shadow or blending in this entire book. That's unusual for me! It's just about the photos and words. 

I used a white background paper with a light grid pattern and I used three fonts throughout. FYI, I used Stringfellows (my new favorite font) for the titles, Minion Pro for the journaling and Homestead for the subtitles. Tonight I'll import my pages into Lightroom, assemble the book in the LR Book Module, upload the project to Blurb and send it off to print! And then, since I'll already have it assembled in the Book Module I'll also make a PDF book as well. I'll share photos of the printed book once I get it back from Blurb!

FYI, the photos might look a little funny in the post. They've got a white background and my blog background is white. For the majority of the pages (except the full photo pages), there's a 1 inch border around the edges.

TFL! 

Barbara

NOTE ... if you want to see this book on my FB Page, here's a link.