Friday, August 29, 2014

First day of school - 2013! (Oops, I forgot!) (A new collection by Mommyish)

My kids first day of school is next week and I completely forgot to make a first day of school page for LAST year. I have really simple 8x8 albums for each of the kids for their first day of school pages. I kept the pages pretty simple throughout so that I'd be sure to keep up. I was a paper scrapper when I started so it's fun seeing the progression/difference in the pages. One year my daughter even wanted to make her own page. I LOVE that and think it might be my favorite page!




Materials used: Scholastic Collection by Mommyish

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A College Tour at Michigan Tech

My son is a senior this year so this summer we went on a number of college tours. It's an interesting process. I had fun this morning creating this page for one of the college tours he went on.





Materials used:
Taped Overlays No. 1 by Katie Pertiet
(fabric tag) Loosely Labeled Dates by Katie Pertiet
(date strip) Date Strip Stamps No. 2 by Katie Pertiet
(notebook paper) Notebook Journaler Frames No. 4 by Katie Pertiet
(papers) Follow your Art January 2012 by Cilenia Curtis
(The Time Is Now) Don't Wait Clusters by Cilenia Curtis
(paint texture) by Cilenia Curtis
(paper) On This Day papers by Paislee Press
(I Hope That) Journal Challenge 28Sept2008 by Anna Aspnes
(grid overlay) EZPZ6 Overlay by LivE Designs
(clock) Scrapartist Muse 0409

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Project Life | Week 34 + The Great Minnesota Get Together

Hi all! I've got 4 pages to share with you this week. On Saturday we went to the Minnesota State Fair (the Great Minnesota Get Together) with family. It was a great time! When I've got an event when the family gets together I like to make some extra pages. So ... here are my pages for the week!









Materials used:

Regular PL pages:
Life in Real Color Collection by Sugarplum Paperie at Pixels and Company

The Great Minnesota Get Together pages:
Everyday Eclectic by Echo Park Hybrid

Monday, August 25, 2014

Minnesota State Fair | A crazy ride! (The Stinger!)

We went to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday and my son and niece were the only ones in our group crazy enough to ride this ride. Of course I had to scrap a page! I even got it all on video and included a QR code for good measure!

FYI, when I was getting the link for the kit to include in this blog post I noticed that it's on sale at Snap Click Supply Co. (formerly Jessica Sprague) for only $1.99! I don't know how long it's for sale, but if you like it, it's on sale now!


Materials used:
County Fair by Design by Dani

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Love This Place | Cedar Point Resort, Marcell, MN

As summer comes to a close I thought I'd scrap a page of scenes from Cedar Point Resort - a resort owned by my sister and her husband. Cedar Point is a place where we've made lots of awesome summer memories over many years. (My parents owned the resort before my sister so it's been a LONG time! We're very lucky!)



Materials Used:
1. Transparency Clusters No. 1 (frames), Creased Cardstock No. 2, Loosely Labeled No. 6, Assorted Tapes No. 2, Linen Buttons Winter Woods, Hey There (doily & wood stars), Cantana (compass brush) by Katie Pertiet
2. The Good Stuff This Year (wood camera) by Mye De Leon
3. Indian Summer (doily) by Gennifer Bursett
4. Lets Go Mini (This Place extraction) by Robyn Meierotto of Pink Trike Design
5. Fonts: Tiza & Traveling Typewriter

Inspired by Layout by Linda Roos (InTheMakingDesign)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Life is good!

It's new release Friday at Pixels & Co. I used Wishing Well Creations' Status Update kit to scrap this fun photo of my son and me. I love scrapping these random photos!


Materials used:

1. Status Update by Wishing Well Creations
2. Blueprint No. 12 by Gennifer Bursett

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Totally Random Comment: "I Still Like You Guys"

... a great totally random and deadpan comment from my son at dinner the other day when we'd just gotten back from vacation  ... "You know, even though we've spent pretty much every minute together this past week, I still like you guys." 

I of course had to get it on a page! LOL!



Materials used:
1. Dandelion Wishes papers & smears by Mye De Leon
2. Blush Flairs by Mye De Leon
3. Remarkable (frames) by Karla Dudley Design
4. My Wonderful Adventure (ric rac & scatter) by Katie Pertiet

Scrapaneers Peer Interview - EEEK, that's me!



This is really weird for me, but if anyone wants to check it out, I've got an interview on the Scrapaneers blog today. Every month one of the Scrapaneers Peers is interviewed. I've been a Peer since the very beginning and this is my month. Yikes! To be honest it freaked me out just a bit so I put my interview off for a whole year. Silly, right?! What am I - a self-conscious teenager? Get over it, right! LOL! It's super easy for me to share my scrapbook pages, but not so easy to talk about myself. If you want read a little bit about me and see some of my favorite scrapbook pages, click HERE.

Also … Scrapaneers truly is an awesome site. If you haven't had a chance to visit (or if you haven't been there lately), Scrapaneers offers really top-notch workshops on a whole host of dig topics. There's sure to be something that interests you. Click here to read a description of their workshops.

Until next time … happy scrapping!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Digi Project Life | Week 33 (Mye De Leon is guesting at MScraps)

My friend Mye De Leon is guesting at MScraps. This woman is crazy talented! Seriously!

I used Mye's What We Learn kit and What We Learn Journal Cards, available at MScraps, to scrap this week's Project Life pages as well as Mye's Childhood Alpha for my title card.




Sunday, August 17, 2014

Family Chronicles


As I sat outside on the patio this morning reading the paper it gave me an idea for a scrapbook page ...


(NOTE ... I wouldn't have posted this if there was actually anything real personal with the doctor visits ... if so my daughter would have been so annoyed with me - and I just wouldn't do that!)





Materials used:
newspaper paper from Dream On by Mye De Leon 
extraction from In The News Journaling cards by Audacious Designs
flourish stamp from Pari Stamps by Carina Gardner

Saturday, August 16, 2014

U 2 R Awesome | School is Cool kit by Sweet Caroline Studio

It's been a beautiful day. We got lots done and I still had some time tonight to scrap another quick page using Sweet Caroline Studio's new School is Cool kit. Now it's time to watch a Robin Williams movie. We're thinking Good Will Hunting.

Have a great night!


Materials used:
1. School is Cool kit by Celeste Knight of Sweet Caroline Studio
2. KD Life Font by Karla Dudley Design
3. D'Ink No. 1 Elements (doodled border) by Creashens

Home Office + a digi scrapping tip

It's a beautiful Saturday morning! I got up bright and early, grabbed a cup of coffee and sat outside on the patio and scrapped this page. What a great way to start the day!

On a scrappy note ... Celeste Knight recently released this awesome, doodled school kit. It's just so fun! I thought it would be perfect for this photo I wanted to scrap about my daughter's "home office"!

Scrappy tip ... have you checked out Karla Dudley's Washi Tape End Brushes? I use them on literally every single page I make that has tape on it. I love how realistic the end tears look. It even makes it super easy to make tape out of any paper you have in your stash. Just mask your paper to a rectangular shape, erase the ends with these end brushes, lower the transparency and voila, you're done!

Happy Saturday everyone!



Materials Used:
School is Cool Kit by Celeste Knight of Sweet Caroline Studio
Chalkboard Frames by Robyn Meierotto of Pink Trike Design
Sup The Add On Pack (Washi Tape) by Karla Dudley
Washi End Brushes by Karla Dudley

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Digi Project Life | Week 32 (Scotty Girl Design's Color My World Collection)

It was a quiet night so I put together my Project Life pages for this past week. I really liked how fun Scotty Girl Design's Color My World kit was when I used it to create the  car wash page I posted earlier today so I decided to use the entire Color My World Collection again for Project Life.

My favorite quote from the week: We got back from vacation bright and early Sunday morning. Sunday night my husband, son and I were having dinner (my daughter was at volleyball practice) and he casually told us: "You know, even though we spent pretty much every minute together this past week, I still like you guys." That's quite a compliment, don't you think?! LOL!

NOTE, I also used Mommyish's Essential Styles to make the brads. I find I use those styles all the time now!





Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Volleyball Car Wash)

I had some quiet time home alone when I got home this afternoon so of course I had to use it to scrap. I certainly didn't feel like cleaning the house. That just wouldn't fit the title of this page ... "Girls Just Want To Have Fun!" LOL!



Materials used:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Digi Project Life | Week 31 - Our Vacation to Boston/Cape Cod (8 daily layouts!)

I've completed the first step of documenting our family vacation to Boston/Cape Cod earlier this month. ... I've completed my Project Life pages. Happy dance! If you follow my blog, you know that for "regular" weeks, I create weekly Project Life spreads. I document vacation weeks differently. I create single or double page layouts for each day of the trip. Since this was an 8 day trip I created simple 2-page layouts outlining each day of the trip. I kept each layout pretty simple - focusing just on the photos and the story. The pages went together quickly because I used just one comprehensive kit and an amazing style from Pixels & Company: Scotty Girl Design's This Year 2014 Vacation Collection & Mommyish's Essential Styles (to create the wire words).

The next step for my vacation photos will either be creating the vacation album or creating random pages of memories for our family album. It will just depend on how the mood strikes! Stay tuned!











Friday, August 8, 2014

Celebrating the 4th of July at Cedar Point

Family fun at "the resort" ...

I love using Tiffany's Windows Systems templates when I've got lots of photos I want to showcase!





Credits:
Windows Systems Templates Vol. 7 by Simply Tiffany Studios; And the Pursuit of Happiness kit by Wishing Well Creations; Patriotic Journalers by Celeste Knight of Sweet Caroline Studios; Summer Fun the Frames by Karla Dudley

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Digital Project Life | Week 30

Mye De Leon's done it again. She's released another awesome I Collect Memories collection - this one is called Piazza. I love the fun colors and the selection of rubber bits, wood and fun elements and used it to create this week's pages.





Credits:
Mye De Leon's I Collect Memories - Piazza collection (including paper pack, solid paper pack, rubber bits, tags, week stamps, word bits, elements, 4x6 filler cards, 3x4 title cards, 3x4 journal cards, 4x4 journal cards, 4x6 title cards and 4x6 journal cards

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family TV Favorites

Scrapping is about documenting some of life's little details, right? This page is a lift from my talented digi friend Jennifer Papadimitriou using one of my favorite kits - Stay Tuned by One Little Bird and a digi staple, In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto and the "Total Binge Watching" was a freebie from Jen's Scraptales blog


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Evidence of a Teenage Boy

A complete "just for fun" page ... because I want to remember all the little details!


Materials used: Geared Up kit by ScottyGirl Design; Blueprint (no longer available) by Mye De Leon; Everyday Life 2013 Library Card Date Stamps by Wishing Well Creations


Monday, July 21, 2014

Digi Project Life | Week 29

I really enjoy putting together my weekly Project Life pages!





Created using a bunch of digi goodies, including:
Dandelion Wishes kit, The Good Stuff This Year alpha (cork alpha) and Childhood alpha (epoxy alpha) by Mye De Leon
Curiosity elements (lightbulb epoxy) a Pixels & Co. collaboration
Essential Styles (acrylic) by Mommyish
This Year 2014 Spring brushes (real life in photos), Game Night journal jards and F Stop brushes (smile for the camera) by Scotty Girl Design
September 2013 Storyteller elements (Tell Your Story Epoxy) by Just Jaimee

Berry Sweet (strawberry brush) by Jodie Lee

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Happy Day! (Scrapping a last day of school field trip!)

Scrapping a fun end of school memory! I can't believe my baby is going to be a high schooler next year!


Credits: B.Y.O.B. Chevron template by Splendid Fiins and Playground kit by Just Jaimee

The Path Less Traveled (Pixels & Co. Dollar Days)

I snapped this photo the other day on a walk around a local lake. I'm glad I had my iPhone with me! It was just too pretty to pass by.

FYI, the Wisdom Stamps and Heartsy Papers are all part of this month's Dollar Days Specials!



Full Credits:
(The Path Less Traveled) Wisdom Stamps by Sweet Caroline Studios (Celeste Knight)
Heartsy Papers - Tranquility by Kim B's Designs
(Just Breathe flair) Alina's Flair by Mommyish
(tape) This Year 2014 Washi by Scotty Girl Design
Alina's Pearls by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs

Friday, July 18, 2014

I love scrapping old heritage photos (Mye De Leon freebie)

Mye De Leon's got a template freebie up on her blog. I used it for this page. Check it out here!



Credits:
Mye De Leon July Template Freebie (available on her blog!); Hopscotch; Bits of Life Journaling Cards; Unscripted Elements (wood camera); Mommyish Essential Styles (epoxy)

Celebrating spring with an herb garden

My daughter enjoyed having a potted herb garden summer before last. Then last summer we were gone for a couple weeks early in the summer so we never got around to planting one. We definitely missed it! So, this summer my husband found some plans from a This Old House magazine and the two of them built a raised garden this summer. She's loving it! So am I!


Credits: Summer Breeze and Spring Awakenings by Julia Makotinsky; Stitched Flowers by Gennifer Bursett; This Year 2014 Spring Brushes by Scotty Girl Design; Vintage Brush Club by Jodie Lee

The Good Life

Everyday photos - happy family memories ... 

I created this page using all products from Pixels & Company: Hooray kit and Hooray Add On (the Add-On is FREE BTW!) by Sabrina's Creations; Sweet Caroline Studios (Celeste Knight) - Watercolor Overlays; template from P&Co Bermuda Triangle collaboration