Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Project Life | Week 39

I'm working project life pages a little out of order here. I didn't take many photos last week so I decided I'd scrap Week 39 before I made Week 38. 

I used Mye's gorgeous ICM Fleeting collection for this week's pages. I'm going to use it for Week 38 too when I get it started. I also found some freebie Privacy Circles from Cathy Zielske's blog. They're perfect for those times I want to use a photo but people don't want the photo shared online. I'll link you up here to Cathy Zielske's blog post where she gave them away.

Materials used:

Fleeting (I Collect Memories) by Mye De Leon (You can find Mye at Snap Click Supply now!)

Here's a link to the entire Fleeting collection if you want to check out the whole shebang. Otherwise I'll also link you to the portions I used: 4x6 journal cards, 4x6 title cards, 4x4 journal cards, 3x4 journal cardsalpha, stamps, tags, week stamps, solid papers, patterned papers

Privacy Circles by CZ Designs (freebie)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I've just finished my East Coast Vacation Album!

I don't know what happened but somehow I completely forgot to make a book for our family trip this summer! OK, we've been back for less than 3 months but for me this is really late! I've finished my book now and I want to share it with you. 

FYI, once I decide on a style for a vacation album I typically create them pretty quickly. I decided for this book that I wanted a coffee-table style book with clean and simple straight lines. I'm pretty excited about it! You won't find a single shadow or blending in this entire book. That's unusual for me! It's just about the photos and words. 

I used a white background paper with a light grid pattern and I used three fonts throughout. FYI, I used Stringfellows (my new favorite font) for the titles, Minion Pro for the journaling and Homestead for the subtitles. Tonight I'll import my pages into Lightroom, assemble the book in the LR Book Module, upload the project to Blurb and send it off to print! And then, since I'll already have it assembled in the Book Module I'll also make a PDF book as well. I'll share photos of the printed book once I get it back from Blurb!

FYI, the photos might look a little funny in the post. They've got a white background and my blog background is white. For the majority of the pages (except the full photo pages), there's a 1 inch border around the edges.



NOTE ... if you want to see this book on my FB Page, here's a link.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Another reason to use a QR code and include a video on my page. I love that!

Materials used (from Pixels & Co.):
Stitched Grid Templates by Scotty Girl Design
Summer Memories Kit - a collab between Kelleigh Ratzlaff and Mari Koegelenberg

Project Life | Week 37

Happy fall everyone! I used Scotty Girl Design's new This Year 2014 Fall kit that's being released at Pixels & Co. tomorrow. Don't you love the colors in this kit?!

Materials used:
This Year Fall 2014 Kit by Scotty Girl Design:

University of Minnesota College Tour

Just one more college tour page ... embracing this new phase of life!

Materials used:
Katie Pertiet: Clipped Stacks No. 4, Library Card Collection, Safety Tags No. 2
Celeste Knight: Noted elements and papers
CIlenia Curtis: Follow Your Art January 2012 torn paper

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

15! Happy birthday to my sweet daughter!

My baby is 15 today. She's such a sweet girl! In honor of her birthday I'm sharing her "number" page.

For my kids' birthdays I always create a "number" page for them and I decorate the house with a bunch of these pages. I hope they enjoy it. I know I enjoy looking at all the photos of them over the years. They're growing up so fast!

Anyway ... Happy birthday Lauren. I love you Sweetie!!

Materials used:
Leathers Katy by Gennifer Bursett
Sup Sentiments (add on pack 2) by Karla Dudley Design
Happy Birthday (bead scatter) by MScraps

fifteen paper overlay created by me

Friday, September 12, 2014

LAUGH LOL! (Teenage boys are entertaining!)

I thought I was done scrapping photos of my senior photo shoot with the boys but then I remembered a funny thing they said and I just had to scrap it so I'd remember. Teenage boys can certainly be entertaining!

Materials used:
Walter Collection by Karla Dudley Design
Template Inspiration 111911, Tab Words Fall No. 1, Creased Cardstock No. 1, and Denim Challenge (recolored denim paper) by Katie Pertiet
Carefree Elements (Laugh paint spatter) by Mye De Leon
Say What Stickers (thought balloon) and Make a Mess Mask (paint spatter) by Splendid Fiins

Playground Collection (smile button) by Crystal Wilkerson

Thursday, September 11, 2014

End of Summer Celebrations - Cedar Point Resort

Last night I posted a page of the kiddos swimming up north & swinging from a rope into the lake. Tonight I made a facing page with other photos from that same weekend. The pages don't coordinate, except I did use the same background paper. 

If you took a peek at my printed books you'd see that each page is different. No coordinating going on here!

Materials Used:

Katie Pertiet:
Messy Stitches Squares No. 1
Messy Stitches Rectangles No. 1
LeMarche Kit
Banner Safety Tags
Loosely Labeled No. 6
Touch Up Paint No. 2
Flagged Numbers

Echo Park Hybrid: Fall Fever Papers
Jen Alison: Vintage Findings Antique Prints
Pink Trike Design (Robyn Meierotto) Chipper Painted Alpha
Karla Dudley Designs: Clear Essentials (staple)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hot, Sunny Days. Time Off. Summer - Playing at Caribou Lake

I picked up my first set of Lightroom presets today and was absolutely dying to try them out! In case you want to check it out, I used a soft vintage Lightroom preset by Adrienna Looman (Snap Click Scrap) for the photo treatment on the tall photos. It's on sale for $1 for a couple more hours today if you want to check it out.

Materials used:

Echo Park Hybrid:
(wood paper) Fall Fever papers
Katie Pertiet:
(hot sunny days) Fine Lines Borders No.5
Hinge Pack
Adrienne Looman:
Soft Vintage Lightroom Preset
Karla Dudley Design:
staples) Clear Essentials 

Font: Stringfellows

The Building Crew - The making of a raised herb garden

I love that my husband is teaching the kids to be handy and to be able to build things! It'll be a great skill for them to have.  What a great dad!

I'm loving this awesome template design by Wishing Well Creations and the Geared Up Kit by Scotty Girl Design was perfect for this building theme! 

Materials used (all from Pixels& Co.):
Recycled Vol. 1 by Laura Passage of Wishing Well Creations
Geared Up kit and (grid paper) Noteworthy papers by Scotty Girl Design
(frame) Picture This Elements by Anita Designs

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Graduation photo shoot with the guys!

I had a great time taking senior graduation photos of my son and my nephew. These good looking guys warranted six pages in the family album! I wanted to scrap my favorite photos of each of the guys but I loved some of the photos of them together too ... looking good and also being goofy so I wanted to add some of those too! I sure do love these guys! 

I decided to keep the pages super simple because I wanted to keep the entire focus on the photos!

Materials used:
Life 365 Papers by Karla Dudley
(word tags) In the Making Elements by Sabrina's Creations
(camera button) Click by One Little Bird
Puzzled Crosswords by Mista Cato
(senior) Book Worm by Gina Miller
(photo shoot click wordart) Click by LivE Designs
(photoshoot acrylic) F Stop by Scotty Girl Design