Friday, April 18, 2014

Catching up … ringing bells for the Salvation Army

It's been a busy scrapping couple of days! 

Materials used:

Stitched Down Vol. 1 by Laura Passage/Wishing Well Creations
Hipster Holiday by Mommyish
Rockin Retro Christmas by Mommyish (bell)
Everyday Life 2013 Library Card Date Stamps by Laura Passage/Wishing Well Creations

A Year in the Life | My 2013 album intro page!

I created an intro page to my 2013 family album. Do you know that that means?! That means I'm getting really REALLY close to completing a my 2013 Year in the Life Album. Yay me!

Gennifer Bursett released a gorgeous collab kit today (a collab with Jennifer Labre). Check it out at Pixels & Co. here!

Materials used for A Year in the Life
Simply Adore You collaboration by Gennifer Bursett & Jennifer Labre
Stitched Down Vol. 3 templates by Laura Passage/Wishing Well Creations
Noted alpha by Celeste Knight/Sweet Caroline Studios

My sweet daughter | new release from Anita Designs!

I wanted to share with you two pages I created Wednesday night highlighting my sweet daughter who is growing up before my very eyes! I sure do love this girl! She's pretty awesome!

For both of these pages I used a new template set from Anita Designs called Quick Scraps Vol. 5.

Materials used for Caribou Coffee page:
Quick Snaps vol. 5 by Anita Designs

Materials used for You Tube Video page:
Anita Designs: Quick Scraps Vol. 5
Anita Designs: Picture This
Anita Designs: Today
Anita Designs: Under the Mistletoe papers (brown wood paper)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life | Week 15

Is it possible that we'll actually have spring soon? We had some really beautiful days this week. Of course I wore a winter coat to work today because it was so cold, but spring is definitely coming! Optimism!

Materials used:
Photobooth by Paislee Press
Diptych Elements by Paislee Press
Dayplanner Journal Cards by Paislee Press
Check It Journal Cards by One Little Bird
Project life card (Julia Child quote) by Jennifer Hignite

365 June by Lauren Reid (number epoxy)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A monthly collection of random pics

I'm getting oh so close to finishing up 2013! I really enjoy using pocket scrapping for my monthly recap pages and Creashen's realistic looking pocket templates are just so fun!

Materials used:
Pocketful No. 1 by Creashens
Elemental Snippy Alpha by Gennifer Bursett
Life 365 Stamp Sheet by Karla Dudley
F Stop elements by Scotty Girl Design (#selfie)
The Good Stuff papers by Karla Dudley (white paper)
Geeked The Tapes by Karla Dudley
Life Recorded by Karla Dudley
Life Unscripted Journal Cards by Mye De Leon
Click by One Little Bird
Stay Tuned by One Little Bird
I Heart Coffee by Michelle Coleman

Friday, April 11, 2014

Always & Forever (Loving Great Grandma!) | New Release from Anita Designs

I created this page with a beautiful kit called Always that was released at Pixels & Co. today by Anita Designs. I scrapped some photos I took last week when we visited Great Grandma (my husband's Grandma). She's 96 years young - isn't she a beauty?!

They're super bright photos so I decided to desaturate them a bit so they fit with the gorgeous muted colors of the papers in the kit. Ahh, the joys of digi!

Always by Anita Designs
Filed Away Templates by Wishing Well Creations
In Stitches Neutral Basics by Robyn Meierotto
Froyo Elements by Scotty Girl Designs (file label tabs)

Noted Elements by Sweet Caroline Studio (coffee stains)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I almost forgot about Halloween!

Weird, as I was looking through the pages I've created for 2013 I realized I hadn't scrapped a single Halloween page. Hmmm … I certainly need to include Halloween in our 2013 family album, so, better late than never …

Materials used (all from Pixels & Co.):
No Tricks, Just Treats Kit by Gennifer Bursett
13 Frame Stamps by Karla Dudley Designs

13 Buttons by Karla Dudley Designs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Project Life | Week 14 + spring break vacation at Lutsen Mountain

We went on a spring break vacation this week so I've got some extra Project Life pages to share with you. Last year when we went on a vacation I included extra Project Life pages for the vacation so I could include more of the trip in my album. I really liked doing that so I'm going to continue with that practice this year. Enjoy!

I'll also share the individual 12x12 pages so you can see just how pretty it was at Lutsen! What a great view of Lake Superior!


Week 14 #1
Audacious Designs Competitive Spirit paper (blue paper)
Karla Dudley Life Stories March 2014 Glitter Styles
Anita Designs Under the Mistletoe (brown wood paper)
Mye De Leon Hopscotch Kit (red paper)
Becky Higgins Project Life Turquoise Edition (project life cards & elements)
CD Muckosky Puffy Arrows

Week 14#2 & #3
Audacious Designs Competitive Spirit paper (blue paper)
Becky Higgins Project Life Turquoise Edition (project life cards & elements)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Monthly Recap | September

Only 3 more monthly recap pages to go for December! I'm moving right along!

Materials used:
Mye De Leon: The Good Stuff This Year Collection
Creashens: Pocketful No. 1 Templates

Simply Tiffany Studios: Pocket Journal Card Templates Framed 3x4

A collection of monthly random pics

Here's a collection of monthly random pics that didn't make it to their own scrapbook page but that I still want included in my annual family album. I really like these photo collections.

Materials Used:
Mye De Leon | Unfold Collection (papers, solid papers, embellishments, rubber labels, alphas, 2x2 journal cards, 3x4 journal cards, wash tape)
Creashens | Pocketful No. 1 templates

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Place of Beauty | Heiligenhaus Germany

I scrapped this page together this morning (the last day of our spring break vacation) as I relaxed in a cabin watching the ice shift on Lake Superior. With such a beautiful view in front of me, it seemed like scrapping photos from a beautiful place would be a fitting activity!

Materials used:
Katie Pertiet Notebook Edge Masks No 5
Katie Pertiet Vintage Blendables
Katie Pertiet Botanical Postage Strip
Katie Pertiet Dictionary Blendable
Katie Pertiet Clipped Photo Stack
Katie Pertiet Vintage Word Strip
Katie Pertiet Vintage Photo Frames No. 15
Katie Pertiet Crocheted Flower
Katie Pertiet Page Pebble
Jodi Lee Junk Mail Overlays
Jodi Lee Junk Mail Brushes
Anna Aspnes Photo Mask & paper

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Best Mom Ever | Pixels & Co. Digi Morph

I made this page for a super fun Digi Morph over at Pixels & Co. What's a digi morph you ask? Well, it's kind of like playing telephone when you were a kid except it's changed up for the scrapbooking world. In this case we had a group of about 40 scrappers taking part in our morph. We were divided into three teams. Each team was given the same layout to "scraplift." The original layout was only shown to the first person on each team. That person could then use any part of the layout as inspiration for their page (the colors, the design, the photo treatment - the sky's the limit). After the first person on each team completed their layout they sent their page off to the next person on their team who then used the first person's page as inspiration … and so on and so on down the list. Super fun, right?!

Well … this morph has been going on for a few weeks. I just noticed that the "big reveal" came out today. Yay! I'll link you up to the reveal at the bottom of this post, but first I'll share my page … If you pop over to the reveal, you'll see I was almost at the bottom of the list for my team ….

If you'd like to see the results of the entire digi morph, you can click here.

Want to get involved in the next Pixels & Co. digi morph … just keep an eye on the forums. I'm sure there will be another one soon!

Karla Dudley | Sweet Pea
Creashens | Torn Bits 3 frames
Scotty Girl Design | Skinny Stitches Shapes
Scotty Girl Design | Skinny Stitches 
Scotty Girl Design | More Than Just Mom elements
Wishing Well Creations | Everyday Life 2013 Date Stamps

A random memory ...

A random memory from our trip to Germany this summer …

Childhood by Mye De Leon
Clipped Stacks 5 by Katie Pertiet
Template by Ali Edwards

Project Life | Week 13

Another installment of Project Life ... We had a brief glimpse of spring but it quickly went away. :( We're going to get another snowstorm this week. Spring really will be back again … at least I keep telling myself that!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time for a new Facebook Timeline Cover & Blogger Header

I just realized I haven't changed my Facebook Timeline Cover or my blogger header for a year. A year! It was time for some springy colors! Hello spring! You're out there somewhere, aren't you?!


Bubbly by Gennifer Bursett
Life 365 Buttons by Karla Dudley

Hello Life | Capturing a gleeful moment

I absolutely LOVE this photo of my daughter. I took it one day last summer when I took her and my nieces (and one of their friends) out to take graduation photos for my niece. I captured my daughter in such a gleeful moment. I love it!

All available at Pixels & Company
Karla Dudley

Wishing Well Creations

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

You Defined ... a Typography Portrait

This is a really different page for me - as you can probably tell! I took Amanda Taylor's amazing Art of Journaling class over at Scrapaneers and she taught this super cool Typography Portrait technique. I've seen this sort of thing in magazines but had no clue how to achieve the effect. It was fun to create so I wanted to share my page with you …

Click here if you'd like to check out Amanda's class over at Scrapaneers.

Project Life | Week 12

It's time for another week of Project Life pages. We're through Week 12 of 2014 already. Time is flying by!

I used Just Jaimee's April Storyteller Collection for this week's pages.

Monday, March 24, 2014

How to include videos on your scrapbook pages!

I love including videos on my scrapbook pages. I think it's a great addition to my pages.

I thought others might like to learn how to include videos on their pages as well so I blogged over at Scrapaneers today and gave step by step instructions telling you just how to do it. Check out my post here if you want to learn how!

Now my only challenge with videos is that I need to remember to TAKE videos. I'm definitely getting better at clicking the record button on my iPhone!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project Life | Week 11

I just ADORE Scott Girl Designs' This Year 2014: Spring collection so much! I used it for a two page monthly recap past last week and I simply HAD to use it again this week for my Project Life pages. There just so many fun goodies to play with!!

Scotty Girl Designs: This Year 2014: Spring 
Or you can get the Full Collection here.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Flippin Awesome : Hanging with the Cousins

My kids love hanging out with their cousins!

A fun page using a bunch of stuff from Pixels & Co.

Karla Dudley : Anywhere Buttons and Frame Brushes
Gennifer Bursett: Fly Away Paper Pack and Woodgrain Papers
Creashens : Griddy Frames
Mye De Leon : Paint Spatters from (Puzzled, Hello Summer, Felicity)
Mye De Leon : Date Stamps
Mye De Leon : A New Beginning Stitches
Deena Rutter : Raw Sugar Journal Cards
Scotty Girl Designs : Let's Go Journal Cards

July Random Snaps | Amazing new kit by Scotty Girl Design!

Scotty Girl Design is releasing an absolutely fantastic kit today! Check it out. I'm going to link you up to it later in my post! It was such a fun kit for my July Random Pics (monthly recap) pages!

Materials Used:

Scotty Girl Design : This Year 2014 Spring
Here's a link to the full kit