Sunday, February 22, 2015

Layout: Evolution

It's that time again ... Simple Scrapper's March 2015 materials will be coming soon and I'm having a great time playing with them. I know that I say it every month but I think the membership is well worth the cost and I definitely recommend you check it out here. Anyway, on to the layout - this month's Story Starters focus on social media and technology so I decided to document my Smart Phone evolution. I believe this will be a layout that I'll love to look back on in the future!



Credits:
Tender Little Moments kit by Dawn by Design
Say What by KimB Designs
Used a Story Starter and Template from the Simple Scrapper Membership materials 
(SS for March 2015, Template from May 2011)


Sunday, February 08, 2015

New Layout: Pearl Harbor

One of the pages that I've been meaning to do for my family heritage album is about Pearl Harbor and the impact of the attack by the Japanese in 1941 has had on my family. My maternal grandfather was stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and there was incredible downstream impact for our family. This seemed like an important story to tell ... I used goodies from The Digital Press and found this photo via Google's image search function!



Credits:
Heart Art: Moody Blues by Sugarplum Paperie
Surprised Elements by Dawn By Design
Photo found online via google image search




Sunday, February 01, 2015

New Layout: Legendary Love

Keeping my promise to myself that I'd scrap more heritage photos this year, I couldn't resist scrapping this photo of my paternal great-grandparents when I saw the new collab (Hello, I Love You) over at The Digital Press - it's PERFECT to tell their love story. I intentionally wanted to scrap this photo with more bold colors and embellishments and I love how it turned out! This layout demonstrates that you can always scrap older heritage photos using bolder colors and motifs!




Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Layout: Mighty Mile

This layout tells the story of Meighan's first race ... The Mighty Mile at Reston Town Center. This was intended to give her a sense of what a race was like since she had her 5K coming up! She has worked so hard in Running Club and did so well! I am so happy with how this layout ended up!  I used a Story Starter and Template from the Simple Scrapper Membership materials. They make creating fantastic pages so easy!  I can't recommend the membership more enthusiastically! It's a fantastic value!

Credits:
Story Starter & Template (Feb 2015)  from Simple Scrapper Membership Materials
Currently Part 1 and 2 by the Lilypad Designers
We Are Storytellers collab by the Lilypad Designers
Oh So Alpha by Mari Koegelenburg




Monday, January 26, 2015

Layout: Best Days

The February 2015 Simple Scrapper Story Starters are so inspiring! I love how the Story Starters help me tell stories that might otherwise not be told. This layout tells a great story about some of the best days in my life through 2005. It was so much fun to go through my photos and memories to pick out what my best days were ...





Sunday, January 25, 2015

New Layout - Be Bold

When I saw this kit by Amanda Yi Designs and Studio Flergs, I knew that this would be perfect for a layout that I've been meaning to do about Meighan who is definitely BOLD! And I love how it turned out - seeing those photos together is amazing to me! I love our girl!





Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Layout

One of the things I love about working with Anita Design's kits as a part of the Digital Press Creative Team is how perfect her work is for heritage pages. Since one of my priorities this year is to create more pages about my family history and my own childhood, I am LOVING her kits.

Here is one using her newest kit, Timeless ... this is Minnie Phillips who is my maternal great grandmother. Her son Jack is my mother's father. I love this photo of her with her bird and I thought this kit was perfect for showcasing it ...





Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Layouts to Share

Two new layouts to share - one of my childhood pages and one of my favorite photos from my trip to Scotland with my Dad and Nina. I'm so happy with both of them! They are also layouts I made for the Month of Challenges over at The Lilypad!







Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Layouts

Here are a few recent layouts to share - all using goodies from The Digital Press.









Saturday, January 10, 2015

Layout Share: You Are My Sunshine

I made this very simple layout using Valorie Wibben's goodies from the January BYOC at The Lilypad for the site's Month of Challenges. And I love it! This photo of Alex and me was taken tonight when he and I went on a 'date' and took a selfie! This photo really showed me how much Alex resembles me! LOVE it!