I've now looked through all the photos I took in March 2014 and decided I've scrapped all the stories I want to tell for my family album for that month. (Nope ... I don't look at my months in any particular order ... I jump around!) Once I've made that decision I go through the month's photos and find photos that I like but that I haven't scrapped in a page of their own. These photos make up my "Random Snapshots" pages. I was so glad when I decided to make these random snapshots pages ... I feel like it makes my book so much more comprehensive. Not all stories are big stories that need their own pages. Sometimes just looking at random snapshots tells a story all it's own don't you think?!
I'm getting close to finishing up my 2014 family album! I'm at the point now where I'm going back and looking through my photos for the year and figuring what stories I still want to tell in my album. It's a fun process ... and still I'm anxious to finish it up so I can print my album and look through all my pages for the year!
OMG ... Erin W and Kimberlee G have created some AMAZING stacked pocket cards to coordinate with Just Jaimee's Storyteller 2015 Quinn Collection. I haven't used pre-made stacked cards before ... but let me tell you ... I DEFINITELY will from now on. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They may just be my new favorite thing for creating PL pages!
FYI ... these stacked cards are 50% off at the Lilypad today!
Have you taken Amanda Taylor's Photoshop Power Tools class at Scrapaneers? It's an awesome class! I played with techniques I used in that class to make the extraction of my hubby. I love learning new techniques!
Created with a bunch of goodies from Just Jaimee including mostly Storyteller 2015 Hunter but also bits and pieces from 2015 Storyteller Quinn, March, May and June 2014 Storyteller, Eye Candy, Candid, Owl and also iCaptured collab by Mommyish and Just Jaimee
Have you been checking out the Pennysaver deals at The Digital Press this month? They have a TON (and I mean a TON!) of kits available for only $1. It's a great time to stock up! Just Jaimee (one of my all time favorite designers) released two more Pennysaver kits today. One is called Son and the other Daughter. Guess what, I loved them and I have a son and daughter so of course I made a page for each of my awesome kiddos! I couldn't pass up using the word art she created!
Jaime's got more kits for only $1. You might want to check them out too. On both pages I used her Doodled Borders No. 2 pack. Love them!
Have you got a $1 to spare? Just Jaimee released an awesome set of 4 "Photo Collage Cover Page Templates" at The Digital Press. today as part of the Penneysaver deals. The one I chose to play with last night was perfect to include photos of my entire family! Love it!
I wanted to share another page I created because of inspiration from Scrapaneers! I created this page after watching Judie Barger's Coffee Break Episode 11. Judie is a master at clustering and after watching her Coffee Break episode I simply HAD to play! I don't typically use such heavy element clusters on my pages ... but after watching Judie in action that might just change! This was fun!!
Page created primarily with Gennifer Bursett's Indian Summer kit at Pixels and Co. as well as the "beloved" title which came from Katie Petitet Designs' Defining Words No. 5. I also used a ton of "this and that" from various other kits from all over digi land.
Have you checked out (and hopefully signed up for!) the new Champions subscription at Scrapaneers? It started today and I've checked out the companion e-Book and videos and it's fabulous! Check out this link to read all about Champions - and watch the video too!
Here's a page I created for this month's subscription. You can read about one of the techniques I used on my page described on page 18 of the e-Book. I created my page using this month's Champions kit called "This is Love" created by my friend Mye De Leon as well as one of this month's templates created by Tiffany Tillman Emanuel. It's all great stuff!
I ran across this photo when I was scanning photos the other day. It's from way back in 2003 when my kids were 4 and almost 6. I was overwhelmed by how sweet and cute they were. How did they grow up so fast?!