Wednesday, January 29, 2014

College Tours | NDSU

Where has the time gone? It's really time for college tours. Wow!

Glad to be a Grad by Lisa Sisneros

An oldie but a goodie!

I ran across this old photo on my laptop the other day. It put a smile on my face so of course I had to put it on a page! I love looking through older photos! How about you?

April and May Storyteller  by Just Jaimee
Artclass Frames by Katie Pertiet
Digi Essentials stitches by Karla Dudley

2014 Project Life | Week 4

Stay warm everyone! Can you believe how cold it's been? Crazy!

Splendid Fiins: December Kit paper pack & journal cards; 2014 Calendars; Fauxlaroids; TTV Cards
Mye De Leon: Life Unscripted Alphas

Karla Dudley: Today; Life Recorded

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stay Tuned! Guess who finally got cable?!

Kind of a silly thing to scrap a page about … but getting cable was a huge deal in our house! And still with cable we watch Criminal Minds or other favorites 900 times a week; one of the things we got cable so we wouldn't do anymore. LOL!

Stay Tuned by One Little Bird Designs

Just for fun, here's another page I made a while back using this same kit … it was a page I scrapped about my son a month prior to getting cable and his frustration over the fact that we DIDN'T have cable! LOL!

Art of Photographs

Did I mention before that I'm taking Amanda Taylor's Art of Photographs Outside the Box class at Scrapaneers? The class finished up this week. It was fabulous. Amanda taught some really fun techniques! I'll share with you all the pages I've made the last couple of weeks that were inspired by this class. (I shared three earlier, but I'll share them with you again since they were all class inspired.)

I Know a Girl She Puts Color in My World

Dream Big

I created this page using a photo displacement map technique I learned in class. So cool!

And here's one more Christmas page (not class inspired - just for fun)! My sister and her husband had an ugly sweater contest on Christmas Eve (I won for the women - yay!). Everyone looked so great in their ugly sweaters I just had to do a couple pages of ugly sweater photos!

Oh, I said I'd share all the pages I created for class. I already posted the next three pages, but I'll share them again so you can see some of the other techniques taught in class. (FYI, there were a couple more techniques that I haven't had a chance to play around with yet. Soon!)

Credits | I KNOW A GIRL:
Inspired by Art of Photographs Outside the Box Class by Amanda Taylor at Scrapaneers
April and May Storyteller elements by Just Jaimee
Fierce Wordart by Robyn Meierotto
Artclass Frames by Katie Pertiet

Beauties of Nature (paper) by Julia Makotinsky)

Credits | DREAM BIG:
Colored Cardboard by Gina Miller
Subway Art by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Artistic Photo Masks Set 4 (painted hearts) by Simply Tiffany Studios
I Thee Wed (I Love U) by Nancie Rowe Janitz

Hipster Holiday by Mommyish
In Stitches Blocked by Robyn Meierotto
Bare Necessities Tapes No. 1 (tape) by Creashens

Monday, January 20, 2014

Project Life | Week 3

It was a quiet week. Not much going on, but I love the ordinary-ness of our weeks!

Diptych elements, papers and journal cards by Paislee Press
Picture This elements by Taylor Made Designs
Unscripted alphas by Mye De Leon
I Am Thankful elements by Paislee Press
Click elements by One Little Bird

Sunday, January 19, 2014

You make me happy | Art of Photographs Outside the Box class at Scrapaneers | Kneeboarding

This layout was inspired by Amanda Taylor's (Taylor Made Design) Art of Photographs Outside the Box class offered at Scrapaneers. If you're not taking it, it's a great class. I recommend it!

Inspired by Art of Photographs Outside the Box class by Amanda Taylor at Scrapaneers
"You" clipping mask by Amanda Taylor (Taylor Made Designs)
Leathers Katy (heart) by Gennifer Bursett
Today (date stamp) by Karla Dudley
Lemonaide Stand (ribbon tie) by Paislee Press
Click (photoshoot wordart) by LivE Designs
Shiny (paper) by Jackie Eckles
Carousel (stitched heart) by Shabby Princess

And one more page … it's freezing cold here where I live. It was fun looking through summer water photos!

Credits (all at Pixels & Co.):
Stitched Down Vol. 1 by Wishing Well Creations
Water Color Overlays by Sweet Caroline Studios
Sweet Life papers vol. 1 and vol. 2 by Robyn Meierotto

Friday, January 17, 2014

A couple of Pixels & Co. layouts (January Dollar Days)

Here are a couple of layouts I created for Pixels and Co. new releases. FYI … it's Dollar Days all month at Pixels & Co. … all of these kits are only a buck this month. LOVE THAT!

(I'll include the credits at the end.)

Here's my May "Random Snapshots" page. FYI, these pages look a bit like Project Life pages, but they're not. They're actually filler-type pages for my annual family album. Once I determine that I've scrapped all the pages I plan to for a particular month I then go through all my photos for the month and look for "gems" - photos that I really like but that didn't make it to a page. Those are my monthly "Random Snaps."

Good Stuff:
Clean and Simple No. 19 by Sabrina's Creations
The Good Stuff by Karla Dudley

May Random Snaps:
Creashens Clearly Alphabet
This Year 2014 Journal Cards; Washi Tape; Papers; Add On Papers; Cardstock; Flairs; Brushes & Elements by Scotty Girl Designs
Fastenating by Scotty Girl Designs
Pocketful No. 1 by Creashens

Project Life | Week 2

Check out this awesome kit by Mye De Leon. It's full of awesomeness! Right now you can purchase at a huge discount when you sign up for Mye's newsletter here.

 Mye De Leon | Unscripted | papers, embellishments, 4x6 journal cards, 3x5 journal cards, smears, stamps & brushes, labels, wood chips, alpha

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hipster Holiday - Tree Decorating

I saw this super fun "Hipster Holiday" Christmas kit by Mommyish and I knew I had to use it to scrap my goofy tree decorating photos!

Credits (all at Pixels & Co.):
Hipster Holiday by Mommish
Stitched Down Templates Vol. 2 by Wishing Well Creations

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I Heart This | It's still Dollar Days @ Pixels & Co!

Remember … it's Dollar Days at Pixels and Company all month. There's so much awesomeness to choose from. At the end of the month there'll be 52 kits to choose from. Awesome! I made this using Scotty Girl Design's This year 2014 kit (among a couple other things)!

Scotty Girl Design | This Year 2014 papers, add on papers, cardstock, elements, flairs, journal cards, brushes
Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage | Stitched Down Vol. 2
Paislee Press | Pressline No. 2

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Various Layouts | Behind the Lens | Rothenburg ob der Tauber | Wing Master | Together Jalapeño Poppers

I've got a couple of pages to share with you … all four pages went together pretty quickly (which is really unusual for me!) and I like 'em a lot!

Behind the Lens | Making Memories Everyday

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

The Wing Master

Together | Mother/Son Tradition (making Jalapeño Poppers)

Credits | Rothenburg ob der Tauber:
Anita Designs - Travel Time

Credits | Behind the Lens:
Katie Pertiet - Behind The Lens LT No. 2, Winged Notes, Vintage Library Paperie, Loosely Labeled No. 6
Karla Dudley - Life Recorded, Remarkable, Ashbee, Everyday Life | Sentiments
LivE Designs - Click

Credits | Wing Master:
Mye De Leon:
About a Boy
June 2013 P&Co Template Freebie
Count Your Blessings Alpha
Felicity elements
The Good Stuff Today elements

Gennifer Bursett - Tool Box Mists vol. 7

Credits | Together - Mother/Son Tradition:
Scotty Girl Designs - Paper Stacks Templates No 1This Year kit & This Year 2014 Flairs
Karla Dudley Designs - Stamp Sheet Boy & Jumbo Sentiment Collection
Gennifer Bursett -  Made of Awesome Elements;
Creashens - Bare Necessities Tapes No. 1

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wondering what to do with all those wonderful Christmas photos & cards you get?

Are you looking for something to do with all those wonderful Christmas photos, cards and letters you get every year? I've got and idea for you! For the last several years I've created a simple book for the cards. I design a cover, adhere it to thin cardboard (I use the cardboard I get back from Costco when I order scrapbook pages), then punch holes in the cover and the cards/photos and bind it all together with jump rings. That's it. Super simple (and kinda cute!), right?

And if you wonder what to do with the Christmas letters you get, I include that in the book too. Those papers are too big and too thin to punch so I fold them up and put them in an envelope, then I punch holes in the bottom of the envelope and include that too.

This is the third year I've done this and I love it. All my cards are together by year and I can easily page through them and look at the photos. It's fun to leave out during the holidays so people can page through it!

Rockin' Retro Christmas by Mommyish at Pixels & Co.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Dollar Days at Pixels & Co! (New Years Eve family pic)

It's Dollar Days at Pixels & Company for the whole month of January. I've made a bunch of pages in the last few days from some of these kits. I made this page from a Hipster Holiday - New Years from Mommyish.

Click here to see the Dollar Days kits at Pixels & Co.

Scotty Girl Designs - Frame It Up Templates

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wander | Borken, Germany (Also … Gallery Standout!)

I've got another painted-type page to share with you…

Also … I had a nice surprise yesterday. I got a Gallery Standout for my Homecoming page that I posted Tuesday. Here's a link. It made my day! Also, here's the page that got the GSO:

Credits | Wander | Borken, Germany:

Citrus Tea rubons by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Collage Overlays by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Vintage Storyboard Frames No. 3 by Katie Pertiet
Defining Words No. 4 by Katie Pertiet

Credits | Homecoming
This Year 2014 Brushes, Elements, Flairs, Journal Cards, Chevron Paper, Papers & Cardstock By Scotty Girl Design
Skinny Stitches by Scotty Girl Design
Insta.Luv Frames by Karla Dudley Designs
Torn Bits #3 by Creashens

Monday, January 6, 2014

A bitterly cold day … time to scrap! (Art of Photographs at Scrapaneers)

It is an absolutely bitterly cold day here in Minnesota. Schools are closed. (And it turns out they're closed tomorrow now too!) It's -18 degrees but feels like -50 degrees. Seems like a good day to stay inside! I hung out with the kids and of course did a little scrapping as well! Here's what I made today when I had time to play! (See below for credits.)

NOTE (after posting) … I got a Gallery Standout on this Homecoming page. I was super excited! You can see the GSO here.

I made this page for an Art of Photographs Outside the Box class I'm taking at Scrapaneers taught by Amanda Taylor. It's going to be a great class! If you want to check out the class, you can find it here.

Here's another page I made for the Art of Photographs Outside the Box class.

Credits for Homecoming page:
This Year 2014 (brushes, elements, flairs, journal cards, chevron papers, papers, cardstock by Scotty Girl Design
Skinny Stitches by Scotty Girl Design
Insta.Luv Frames by Karla Dudley
Torn Bits #3 by Creashens

Credits for Your Smile page:
Art of Photographs Class by Amanda Taylor @Scrapaneers using: 
Taylor Made Designs Picture This and Expression Plate No. 3

Credits for Delight page:
Art of Photographs Class by Amanda Taylor @Scrapaneers using: 
Taylor Made Designs Picture This and Expression Plate No. 4

2014 Project Life | Week 1

Ahh … it's fun to be starting a project with a blank slate! I had fun putting together my first page of my 2014 Project Life book. I really liked the format I used last year but I wanted to change it up in some way. I decided to go with straight corners instead of rounded corners. Earth shattering, right?! LOL! I also saw people using square spots on their Project Life pages for those Instagram shots, etc. so I decided I'd give include that too. It's little changes, but I like it! FYI, I'm sticking with my bright colors and busy pages.  I thought about simplifying my pages, but I like the busy-ness of my pages!

I included a bunch of Facebook posts on this page. How about you … do you use Facebook posts on your pages?

FYI … I used Scotty Girl Designs' This Year 2014 kit for this weeks' pages. I absolutely love that kit. There are so many goodies to choose from!

Credits (all at Pixels & Co, all Scotty Girl Designs):
Scotty Girl Designs
This Year 2014 - Brushes, Journal Cards, Labels, Chevron Papers, Cardstock, Elements, Papers, Add on Papers

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Digi Project Life | Week 53 | 2013 is officially documented!

I'm doing a happy dance. 2013 is now officially fully documented (with Project Life - I'm still creating "regular" digi scrapbook pages for 2013). I've scrapped a full year using Project Life and I absolutely love it. This is actually my 4th full year of documenting our life day-to-day. My first three years I did a more graphic "photo a day" book (and loved it). This year I jumped on the Project Life band wagon and I'm definitely not looking back. What fun!

So … without further ado, here are my final pages for 2013.

For fun I'll share my first ever project life page I created exactly one year ago today too!

and … this is the image that will be printed on my album cover (I'm having my book printed at Blurb) as well as be my intro page to the book …

and this is is the image that will be printed on the back cover of the album …

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to a great 2014!

Credits for my Week 53 page:
Splendid Fiins:
Teeny Frames
See Above for Details photo frames
Life in a Nutshell Hey Baby cards

Picture This by Audacious Designs (camera epoxy)