Thursday, November 27, 2014

Merry Christmas! (Yes ... Thanksgiving is officially over so Christmas is beginning!) ;)

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving today! The "official" U.S. Thanksgiving Turkey Day is over so it's time to get the Christmas card going! OK ... to clarify ... Thanksgiving is not over for my family because we've got another big German-themed Thanksgiving celebration to look forward to on Saturday! :)

I like to get my Christmas card going early when I can (in part because I want to be able to pick my cards up before the incredibly long crazy lines start at the photo center at Costco) so I sat down for a while this morning before the rest of the family got up and made our Christmas cards. It's early but it's still time to share ...

I used Mye De Leon's I Collect Memories Merriment Collection. This Collection is just so darn cute! I've used it several times already in the short week I've had the kit!

Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Project Life | Week 47

I used my friend Mye De Leon's gorgeous new I Collect Memories Merriment Collection to make this week's Project Life pages. The entire collection is on sale for only $10 through tomorrow at Snap Click Supply Co. in case you want to check out an awesome deal!

It seems like the focus this week was on driving. My daughter got her drivers permit ... she is positively thrilled! Also, my son got into a fender bender at a parking lot this week.  No one was hurt so really - the fact that no one was hurt is all that really matters. Other than that, it was quite an expensive lesson, but we are so proud of how he handled himself. He left a note on the car he hit and has been taking responsibility. Scott was out of town the beginning of the week so Grant did all the talking with the other car owner earlier the week. This kid is growing up. What a great kid! Yes, I'm going to call him a kid. He's not 18 for another week so I get to say kid for a few more days, right? 

Materials used:

I Collect Memories Merriment Collection by Mye De Leon (+ twig from Peppermint Winter)

My sister and me back in 1965! (I couldn't resist the old photo!)

I'm pretty caught up on my recent photos. Yay - and weird! When that happens I think it's fun to go back and scrap some really old photos. Here's a photo of my middle sister, Karen, and me taken circa 1965. I love this picture!

Materials used:
(paper and edging) Sugarplum Paperie's Heart Art Open Book Papers and Heart on the Edge
(pink floral paper): Pink Paislee's Sweetness Paper Pack
Tender Moments LT Template (altered) by Katie Pertiet
(smears) Mye De Leon's Happiness Lies Within Smears
(viewfinder) Lori Whitlock's Office Oriented Frames
(lace Trim) Gennifer Bursett's Simply Adore You

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Feeling Nostalgic this morning (my kiddos - 12 years ago!!!)

Feeling nostalgic ... 

Journaling reads:
As I write this, Grant is just days shy of being 18 years old and Lauren is 15 years old and went driving for the first time yesterday. WOW! I ran across these photos and they made me smile. Geez ... I sure do love the adorable kidlets they were back then and the awesome young adults they are now!

Created using:
Everyday Flair, Hello Stitches and Watercolor No. 1 Journal Cards by Creashens

Lift from Jan Sowder

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Love. Love. Love.

For some reason I don't get a lot of photos of both of my kids and me. I loved these photos of the kids and me when we were on vacation this summer and of course wanted to scrap it! Love these kids!

Materials used:
Gennifer Bursett: Blueprint No. 9, Simply Adore You kit; Made of Awesome papers (chalkboard paper), Indian Summer (pink flower), Toolbox Mists Vol. 7

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Accepted! (Michigan Tech)

A happy, fun page to share tonight! This page started out entirely different. Darker. Vintage-y. Different. I showed my page in progress to my daughter and she and I decided with the bright playful design of the "READ ME" book that the page needed to be more fun. Well I think I accomplished that. I really like Just Jaimee's super fun storyteller kits! They're so full of paint and colors and playful stuff. Plain and simple ... fun stuff!

Materials used:
Border Line frame brushes by Splendid Fiins

Delight in the little things

The hubby has been traveling his week so I've been catching up on scrapping. Love making pages and being productive!

Materials used:
Layer Works No 231 by Studio DD
Vintage Findings papers by Jen Allison

Floral Overlays by Jodi Lee Designs

Living Stations of the Cross

This past Easter my daughter volunteered to help out presenting the Living Stations of the Cross at our church. We were so proud of her. It took a lot of time, but she really enjoys helping out at church etc. We sure are proud of this girl!

Materials used:
In Other Words Kit (papers) by Taylor Made Designs
Coffee Stains by Agnes Biro
Photo Clusters No. 7, Taped Together Overlays No. 1, Linen Buttons, Hey There Kit (doily) and Spot Dot Brushes by Katie Pertiet
Bermuda Triangle (tag) by Pixels & Co.
Paint Mist by Splendid Fiins
Blush (stitches) by Mye De Leon

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sharing a couple pages ... sweet memories

Last Friday was a girls night. My husband was traveling and my son was working for my daughter an I went out shopping to get new UGG boots, had dinner at Panera and then we came home and she baked to her heart's content. It was a fun evening!

Materials used for Making Sweet Memories page:
Confectionary kit by Gennifer Bursett
stitches by Robyn Meierotto

It's a lovely day! (Celebrating a 97th - 15th & 16th birthday!)

Have you ever had a chance to scrap with any of Mye De Leon's beautiful smears from her kits? (The smears are the gorgeous pieces of brushwork art behind the photos.) I've gotta tell you ... I absolutely ADORE them! They're just so pretty!

Materials used:

Stamped n Framed LT No. 27 by Katie Pertiet

Monday, November 17, 2014

Project Life | Week 46

Can you believe we're up to Week 46 already? WOW!

I looked through my stash of kits by Mye De Leon and decided on her I Collect Memories Unscripted Collection for this week's pages. I also threw in one of Cathy Zielske's Privacy Circles because my kids would kill me if I included a sleeping picture of them! I TOTALLY get it and respect that. My daughter was so cute sleeping with the dog though so I couldn't cover up the pup! LOL!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A family celebration | my niece's confirmation

I snapped lots of photos at my niece's confirmation a couple of weeks ago.  I definitely needed a two-page spread to get it all in! I love big family celebrations!

Materials used:

Mye De Leon Frolic 3x4 Journal Cards (good day card)

Wishing Well Creations Library Card Date Stamps

Design by Dani Mistletoe Magic (string tie)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Remind you of anyone?

Just scrapping a random funny moment ... some comics I run across on FB really strike me as hilarious! How about you? Do you screenshot online comics you see for use on your scrapbook and Project Life pages?

Materials used all by Splendid Fiins:
BYOB Layered Template, Eclectic Mix Paper Pack, Evidence Paper Pack, Teen Add Ons Papers Pack, Fauxlaroids, Wishi Washi Tape and Make a Mess Spatter Overlays Vol. 2 by Splendid Fiins

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Emotional much?

I'm taking a Digi Scrap School Guide to Brushwork class at Scrapaneers. I love digi classes!

Created for Tiffany Tillman's Guide to Brushwork at Scrapaneers
Materials used:
Peekaboo Templates Set 1 and Barely There Brushes by Simply Tiffany Studio, Happiness Lies Within Kit by Mye De Leon; Creasers Vol. 1 by LivE Designs; Hey There Kit (wood stars) by Katie Pertiet Designs; Presslines 2 Wordart (you and me) by Paislee Press

Girls Night Out

A night out with the girls ... definitely needs a page, right?!

Materials used:
Devoted and 006 a template collection by Karla Dudley Design; iCaptured (retro photographer button) a collab by Mommyish and Just Jaimee

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Project Life | Week 45 (a recap of a typical week)

Time for a weekly Project Life recap. I didn't take many photos this week so I threw in some screenshots and Facebook posts and I also enlarged some photos to fill out (and fully document) the week! Its all good. Project Life is a little different every week.


Materials used all from Mye De Leon including The Good Stuff this Week, Unscripted, and Piazza

Monday, November 10, 2014

Random Stuff ... Braces off and Halloween

Scrapping and watching tv with the kids ... it's a good night!

Materials used on braces page:
Leathers Katy (awesome) by Gennifer Bursett
Keen (hanging tag) by Creashens
Lucy Elements (washi tape) by Pink Trike Design
InstaFrames's Drop Shadow by Audacious Designs
eenage Dreams by Pink Dahlia Design
Dream On (flower) by Mye De Leon

Materials used on Halloween page:
Happy Haunting Collab by Sugarplum Paperie and Mari Koegelenberg
Lay Out Your Day Templates Vol. 4 by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Tricked Out Photo Frames by Katie Pertiet

Celebrating of season of high school volleyball

Since the high school volleyball season is now over and my daughter is starting her next season of volleyball (that will extend until June sometime), I thought it'd be the perfect time to scrap some high school volleyball photos! We spend a lot of time watching volleyball. Good thing it's such a fun sport to watch!

Materials used:
Classic Album 12x12, Super Element Set 1 (frame), Make a Mess Spatter Overlay Set 1, Too Cool for School (grid paper), Super Mega Paper Pack (black paper); Mixed Bag Elements (thought balloon) by Splendid Fiins

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cousins make great friends!

This is kind of a crazy page, but it was fun to make! 

We had a great time hanging with my nieces in Duluth! We love when we have a chance to hang out with the cousins (my nieces!)! They're all getting so old ... and FUN! What great girls! (Correction ... young women!)

Materials used:

Photo Clusters 34 by Katie Pertiet
CAH Paper by Nancie Rowe Janitz
The Good Stuff Today elements (clock charm) by Mye De Leon
Thankful (clock) by Wishing Well Creations

Sweet Vintage Add On (remember wordart) by Crystal Wilkerson

Friday, November 7, 2014

New Release Friday at Pixels & Co.! (My awesome Mom & Man's Best Friend)

Happy Friday everyone! 

I've got two pages  I wanted to share with you that I made this week using product that's available over at Pixels & Co. starting today. It's new release Friday ... all new releases are 30% off!

Have a great day!

Credits for You are Amazing page:
Materials used all from Pixels & Co.:
Thankful templates and The Little Things kit by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients
Watercolor Overlays by Sweet Caroline Studios
Hey There Journal Cards by Robyn Meierotto
This Year 2014 Elements (lace) by Scotty Girl Design
Hipster Holiday (stitches) by Mommyish
Hello Stitches (stitched circle frame) by Creashens

Credits for Man's Best Friend page:
Materials used all from Pixels & Co.:
You and Me Template and Puppy Love Collection by Scotty Girl Design
Essential Styles (epoxy) by Mommyish

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Autumn Bike Ride | 20th anniversary

It sure has been a beautiful fall! I LOVE it! Two weekends ago my husband and I spent the weekend in Minneapolis to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The weather was absolutely PERFECT on Saturday so we rented bikes and biked around the city. What a great time! We definitely want to do that again next summer. Great idea Scott BTW! (I get no credit for the idea.)

Materials used:
Bits and pieces from Studio DD's Layered Works No. 249 and 277
Portions from Studio DD Layered Works No. 249
Spot Dot Olympics paper by Katie Pertiet
Antiques paper by Michelle Coleman
Wanderlust Elements (bike) by Wild Blueberry Ink
Fall Color Paper Set by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Gratitude Elements by Leora Sanford

Happy Fall Alpha by Design by Dani

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What the ...? My husband's unexpected surgery ...

Discrete enough for you? LOL!

Materials used:
Documented by Mye De Leon
Flagged Sentiments No. 1 by Katie Pertiet
For the Record (typewriter) by Echo Park Hybrid
Library Card Date Stamps by Wishing Well Creations
Felicity Smear by Mye De Leon
Scholastic (typewriter flair) by Mye De Leon
grungy grid overlay by LivE Designs

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Project Life Week 44 | Halloween & family time in Duluth (Mye De Leon's Outdoors Collection)

It's been a busy week. Halloween, family time. You know ... a busy fall week. With a day spent with family in Duluth on Saturday and lots of iPhone pics I scrapped 4 pages again this week! This week I used Mye De Leon's (she's at Snap Click Supply Co.) gorgeous ICM Outdoors November collection. It's such a pretty kit!

Materials used Duluth page:

Materials used standard Week 44 page: