Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Celebrating family & friends | Christmas Cards

Yes. It is the end of April and you are seeing a Christmas page. You'll be seeing my last couple pages from 2013 popping up now!

Look closely ... if you sent us a Christmas card, you'll see it on our wall (unless of course you sent it after I snapped the photo!)! LOL!

Materials Used:

Schooled (tape)

Julia Makotinsky
Life in Color (stitching)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Documenting the Great Bathroom Remodel ...

Nothing fancy ... just telling the story of months of a bit of chaos & big changes on the home front ... 

and check it out ... in these images you can see three of the painted digital canvases I created recently! :)

Materials Used:

Lori Whitlock | Office Oriented Paper
Patti Knox | Home Sweet Home Epoxy
Celeste Knight | Noted Elements (Noted Epoxy)

Anita Designs | Picture This (Camera Expoxy)

You Are Loved | Inspired Images class by Jana Morton

I'm in the 2nd week of Jana Morton's 5 week Inspired Images class. OMG. It is so much fun!

Materials used:
Nancie Rowe Janitz - Mixed Media Backgrounds (paper)
Nancie Rowe Janitz - Mixed 3 Summer Afternoon (paper)
Jana Morton - Heart Strokes 1 Painted Clusters (You are Loved)
Cilenia Curtis - Follow Your Art January 2012 Stitches, Papers & Transfers
Katie Pertiet - Stacked Vintage Frame Hearts
Katie Pertiet - Ring Binder Botanicals Books No. 1
Gennifer Bursett - Indian Summer (flower)
Mye De Leon - Off We Go (beaded plant)
Anna Aspnes - Art Play Palette Snapshot Transfer
Erica Zwart - Mix of Masks No. 2
Jodie Lee - French Market Papers (blended overlay)

Carina Gardner - La Petite Paperie (tickets)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Project Life | Week 17 (Mye De Leon's Frolic Collection)

Have you checked out Mye De Leon's monthly "I Create Memories" collections? They are truly fabulous ... and absolutely HUGE! For this week's pages I used her Frolic collection.

Mye De Leon's ICM Frolic Collection
(patterned papers, solid papers, rubber alpha, embellishments, 2x2 project life cards, 4x4 project life cards, 4x6 project life cards, 3x4 project life cards, assorted tags, word art, rubber frames)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

November Monthly Recap | so close to done with my 2013 album!

Only one more monthly recap page left for my 2013 album!

Materials used:
Mye De Leon | The Good Stuff - Today
Creashens | Pocketful No. 1

You are my life | Inspired Images class by Jana Morton

I won a seat in Jana Morton's Inspired Images class over at Creative Passions. I thought I'd share the page I created for week 1. Jana's classes are such fun!

Materials Used:

Karla Dudley Design - The Good Stuff (wood paper)
Katie Pertiet - Art Class Frames
Julia Makotinsky - Life is Beautiful (wordart)
Karla Dudley Design - Instaluv Frames
Mye De Leon - Documented Elements (scribble)
Anna Aspnes - Sketchy Loop Da Loop
LivE Designs - Distressed Overlay inked edge
Splendid Fiins - Wishy Washi Tape
Karla Dudley Designs - Right Now Elements (Love pennant)

Karla Dudley Designs - Muse Elements (flower)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A couple busy months of science ...

I simply had to scrap these photos ... I want to remember all these little memories!

Materials used:
Imagination by Design by Dani
Scrappable #43 by Simply Tiffany Studios 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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 ... (Heiligenhaus, Germany)

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!