Sunday, August 30, 2015

Family Portraits

I scheduled a photoshoot with a friend a couple of weeks ago. I really wanted to get some good family photos before my son went off to college. It's not like I will never have an opportunity to get family photos again. I know that. But, in my mind at least, this is the last time before the family dynamic changes and he's more independent and moving into adulthood. (This of course is what we wish for him!) Well, he's settled into his new school and he seems happy (and busy). I'm very happy for him. That of course doesn't change the fact that I miss having him here at home with me. {Sigh!}

Yesterday my friend (She Captures Photography) dropped off a disk with about a zillion edited photos from our photoshoot. To say I was thrilled would be an understatement. I put together two pages of family photos to include in my Project Life album.

I am just so happy to have these photos!

1. papers: Just Jaimee - Storyteller Kenner
2. tape: Just Jaimee December 2014 Storyteller Washi Tape
3. heart:- Karla Dudley Clear Essentials
4. good day pin: Katie Pertiet Pinned Sentments
5. blessings word art Katie Pertiet Measured Words No. 1

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I Heart You - Feeling Misty

Just Jaimee: varying items from Color Me Happy, Siblings, Storyteller Raine, Storyteller Hunter, Storyteller Quinn

Sunday, August 9, 2015

This is me (apparently a bit of a dork) :)

Sharing my apparent dorky-ness. LOL! By posting this I'm officially saying, I'm perfectly comfortable being a bit of a dork when I'm at home. :)

Wishing Well Creations: These Moments Collection

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Happy - College Visit (Scrapaneers Scrap Lift a Peer Challenge)

Have you been participating in the challenges at Scrapaneers this weekend for their big Birthday Bash? It's fun and there are great prizes so you should pop over and check it out. I created this layout for the Day 3 challenge to scrap lift a Peer. It was fun! I lifted a LO by Rachel Alles Designs.

Credits: Karla Dudley Design - The Good Stuff; Karla Dudley - KD Notebook Medium font
FYI, y
ou can find out details about the Scraplift a Peer challenge


1. Echo Park Hybrids: Winter Park
2. Katie Pertiet: Capped Winter, All You Need No. 6 & Messy Stitched Squares

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Scrapaneers June Champions is here! (Roatan Bay Islands Honduras)

Scrapaneer's June Champions is here and it's got great tips on photo editing. Here's a page I made and that's included in the companion book. (I used the class kit by Sugarplum Paper to create my page.)

My photos were taken on a really sunny day and were somewhat underexposed and with our hats our faces were super shady. In the Companion Book (and in the Champions gallery) I described the steps I took in Lightroom to edit my photos and to reduce the shade over our faces. 





Friday, June 5, 2015

2015 Project Life | Week 21

Created with:
Creashens Miss Jemma papers, elements & flairs;
Amanda Yi Designs You Brighten My Day Journal Cards;
Wishing Well Creations Project 2015 Templates Vol. 2 and 3
Scotty Girl Designs 2015 Calendar Cards

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Spring Break Vacation | Happy Days

1. Flutterby Templates by Anna Aspnes Designs; 2. All You Need Overlays by Katie Pertiet Designs; 3. Page Blenz #5 by Katie Pertiet; 4. Storyteller Skylar papers by Just Jazmee; 5. Storyteller Raine paints by Just Jaimee; 6. Siblings washi by Just Jaimee; 7. Picture This (string) by Anita Designs; 8. Lil Bit Tags by Katie Pertiet Designs; 9. Wandelust (butto) by Anna Aspnes Designs; misc. 

Spring Break Vacation | Catamaran Sail and Snorkel

Ahhh ... what a fun excursion!

Credits: 1. Anna Aspnes Designs | Foto Inspired Template Pack 2A; 2. Just Jaimee | Storyteller Reed; 3. Gina Miller | Sandy Toes; 4. Karla Dudley | Good One (Life is Good); 5. Mommyish | Stylin #127 Beveled Leather; 6. Pink Paislee | Happy Now (Life is good tag)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spring Break Vacation | Roatan Bay Islands, Honduras

I'm really enjoying putting together this album!

Created using:

1. AnnaAspnes Designs | Wanderlust, Sky's the Limit, Artsy Cameras, etc.
2. Katie Pertiet Designs | Enveloped Frames & Watery Typecast Sentiments
3. miscellaneous this and that

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Spring Break Vacation | Ziplining & Cave Tubing in Belize

This 2 page layout is super busy but I had so much fun putting together. And you know how I mentioned how quick my last page went together. That was definitely not the case with these pages. I was tweaking these pages for hours. That was a lot of fun too! Good thing I love the process!

Credits Ziplining & Cave Tubing:
All Anna Aspnes Designs:
Find My Way Papers, Abstract Foto Blenz No. 1, Artsy Transfer Breakaway Sample, Wanderlust Transfers, Enroute Transfers, Globetrotter Transfers, Sky's the Limit Transfers & Find My Way Overays

Spring Break Vacation | Cozumel

I hope you aren't getting bored with me sharing so many vacation pages. Can you tell I'm working on my album?

This page, from Cozumel, went together super fast. My pages usually take me a long time to put together but for some reason this one took me less than a half hour. That's so odd. I love it though!

Credits Cozumel:
Materials used: Foto Inspired Template Pack 2A, Art Palette Find My Way No. 2 and Foto Blenz No. 1 by Anna Aspnes Designs tag from Just Jaimee's Storyteller Reed

Friday, May 29, 2015

Enjoy Life Now | 2015 Storyteller Reed Collection

I created this page a week or two ago when I first got to play with the Storyteller Reed collection. I scrapped it before my started my "artsy" spring break vacation album. Now that I look at the page I think it still fits the "artsy" style so I think I'll include this in my vacation album too. Yay! I was thinking I'd just use it in my family album, but I'm glad I can use it in both!