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

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I got a Gallery Standout!

OOOH … I just got a happy email. I got a Gallery Standout for my Dusseldorf Wheel of Vision ferris wheel page I created last night. I'm so stinking excited!

Just for fun, here's a link to the GSO!

The Photographer & The Viewer (Wheel of Vision - Dusseldorf)

What a fun (and quick) page to put together! I loved using Jennifer Valencia's retro photo actions for the photos!

Another thing I love … when I'm able to blow up and use iPhone photos for full page backgrounds! How'd we survive without our iPhones before?

Materials used (all from Pixels & Co.)
Jennifer Valencia Photography : Photo Quotes Word Art Set 2
Jennifer Valencia Photography : Retro Postcard Action
Creshens : Torn Bits 3 (torn frames)
Mommyish : Hipster Holiday (vintage frame)
Mye De Leon : Happiness Lies Within (tickets)
Celeste Knight : Noted (envelope)
Mye De Leon : Unscripted Embellishments (wood arrow)
Mye De Leon : Off We Go Embellishments (ticket)
Karla Dudley : Walter papers (burlap paper)
Mommyish : Alina's Flair
Mye De Leon: Puzzled Embellishments (fabric flower)
Creashens : Hello (paper masked to white frame)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Laugh | This kid makes me laugh every single day!

My son makes me laugh every day!

I made this page as part of an Art of Journaling Outside of the Box class I'm taking from Amanda Taylor over at Scrapaneers. Look for some pretty cool pages next week!

Materials used:
TaylorMade Designs Expression Plate No. 1 and In Other Words kit

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Awesome Life | Teenage Selfies!

I had a ball putting this page together tonight. I love that my daughter has so many fun selfies I could choose from to make this page!

Materials used:
Splendid Fiins 
: Eclectic Mix Paper Pack
: Eclectic Mix Card Set 2
: Framed (the miniatures)
: Teen Add Ons
: Tween Add Ons

Project Life | Week 10

Time for another installment of Project Life. I used all digi goodness from Pixels & Co. for my week. A couple things to note …

1. I always love Karla Dudley's Life 365 kit. It's a "go to" kind of kit for me.

2. This is the first time I've used Simply Tiffany's pocket journal card templates. I.LOVE.THEM! Seriously. I can't tell you enough how awesome I think they are! I'll definitely use them a lot!

3. Mye De Leon's Scripted Journal Cards (with the brushwork Be In Love With Your Life and Just Be You cards) are so dang cool!

Materials used:
Mye De Leon : Scripted Journal Cards
Simply Tiffany Studios : Pocket Journal Card Templates (originals & noteworthy)
Mye De Leon : Unscripted Wire Alpha

Celeste Knight : Noted Journalers & Kit (chalkboard paper & card)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

June | Random Snapshots

I'm working on my monthly random snapshots pages. As I decide I'm done scrapping pages for a particular month I put together "random snapshots" pages with photos I didn't scrap. I like that I've added these pages to my albums!

Materials Used:

Mye DeLeon | Hopscotch Collection

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I'm almost done scrapping Christmas 2013. I think all I've got left is our gift opening the day before Christmas. Yay! Christmas is my favorite holiday, yet for some reason I don't enjoy scrapping the pages from the actual holiday. I love scrapping events leading up to it, but the holiday itself is always difficult for me. My thought is that it's because I have so many photos of so many people from the holiday that I really want to include on my pages that I not only have multi-photo layouts … I have multi-multi-multi photo layouts. For me they're harder pages to scrap. I do like these pages though. I went for a more graphic feel.  

Materials used:

Mye De Leon | Peppermint Winter kit, journal cards, smears

And I think I might just "cheat" for Christmas Eve. I scrapped 2 pages for Project Life using a bunch of Christmas Eve photos so I just swapped out the ugly sweater photos (because I already did an ugly sweater page) and that was it. Pretty quick!

Winter Wonderland | Sledding fun with the family

I've been scrapping kinda artsy, grungy, blended pages for the last couple of days so I thought that tonight I'd make a page with a more graphic feel to change it up a bit. I had a ton of family photos from this fun day of sledding so it was fun to look through the photos and put the page put together!

Memories of a time when we WEREN'T tired of winter yet …

Materials used:

Splendid Fiins : Winter Wonderland
Katie Pertiet : All You Need Overlays No. 6 (Winter)
Mye De Leon : The Good Stuff This Year (camera)
One Little Bird : Click (I Love This WA)
Karla Dudley : Ashbee (favorites & captured)
Karla Dudley: Remarkable (favorite photos)
Katie Pertiet : Buttoned Up

Paislee Press : Diptych (these photos)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Jousting in Trier, Germany | I love my funny uncles!

I used some awesome designs from Splendid Fiins to create this page of my totally entertaining uncles jousting at the Roman Ampitheater in Trier. I even included a video on my page! I love using QR codes!

Materials Used:
Splendid Fiins : Make a Mess Masks Vol. 1
Splendid Fiins: Snail Mail

It all started with a boy and a street performer (Munich, Germany)

This is just one of our many wonderful memories of our family vacation to Germany this past summer.

This was an encounter we had with a street performer in Munich. What fun!

Katie Pertiet : Postage Frame Cluster No. 1
LivE Designs : Creasers

Nancie Rowe Janitz : paper

Monday, March 3, 2014

Project Life | Week 9 (I'm loving Mye De Leon's digi designs!)

I loved using Mye De Leon's super fun Hopscotch kit for this week's pages!

Mye De Leon | Hopscotch Collection
Mye De Leon | Unscripted (alpha)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Days Gone By | Pixels & Co.'s March Company Stash

I've always loved this photo of my mother-in-law and her mom shopping back in 1943. It's such an awesome photo!

Pixels & Company's March Company Stash kits (that are releasing and on sale today!) were perfect for this photo!

Materials Used:

Alina's Closet Kits - Pixels & Co. March Company Stash

Kim Broedelet : Alina's Closet Masks
Kim Broedelet : Alina's Closet Blooms
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Design : Alina's Vintage Papers
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Design : Alina's Buttons & Blooms
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Design : Alina's Pearls
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Design : Alina's Vintage Tags
Mommyish : Alina's Flairs