Sunday, August 09, 2015

Layouts to Share

It's been awhile since I posted but I have few layouts to share. I'm working on getting  more consistent schedule here on the blog but I'm not quite there yet. More to come!

This one is about my paternal great-grandmother who I never met. I love that I have these photos and stories that my grandmother told me about her!

Here is another one for our Alaska scrapbook - this one about what the kids and my mom were up to while we were away!

I'm still working on getting my 2015 Favorites layouts completed ... here is March!

And here is April ...

And one of Alex's brief but fantastic baseball career!

And I'm working on Meighan's Girl Scout pages so here's one of her bridging to Brownies!

And last, but certainly not least, a page about my girl and our epic drives listening to Taylor Swift!

That is it for now! More to come soon!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Layout: Once Upon A Time

One of my favorite things this summer has been bingeing on the show Once Upon a Time with Meighan via Netflix.We cuddle up in my bed and escape into the world created by the show! It's been a great time for us to talk and find new ways to connect! And it's reminded me how few 10 year old appropriate TV shows there are these days! Any others you'd suggest we check out next?

Happily Ever After by Scotty Girl Designs

Friday, July 10, 2015

New Layouts

I have several  new layouts to share ... I've been busy scrapping and feeling quite inspired to get our stories told so I've got more than usual to share today! Several of them are for our Alaskan cruise album but I'm struggling with how to go about that album since I've now got 12x12 AND 8.5x11 layouts for the album. I was going to do a photobook but now I'm second guessing myself. Do you have any suggestions? If so, leave a comment! Thanks!

Using items from The Digital Press' Special Edition items from July including Wanderlust alpha, Sentiment stamps and brushes, word strips, pattern papers, Flair & enamel dots, washi tape,  by Little Lamm & Co.
Using Story Starter and template from the Simple Scrapper membership materials.

Christmas In July Collab Kit by The Digital Press
Template from the Simple Scrapper membership materials (Sept 2014)

Happy Camper:  The Elements, The Papers, Distressed Papers, and The Stamps by Mari Koegelenberg
Templated Duo No. 2 by Mommyish Designs

Templated Duo V. 2 by Mommyish Designs
Around the World Alpha, Elements, Word Art and Papers by Sahin Designs
(all part of The Digital Press Special Edition for July)

Game On: Soccer by Inside Pixels by Lisa Bell
Oh so alpha set by Mari Koegelenberg
Template from Get It Scrapped membership template library

Limited Edition by Valorie Wibbens and Lauren Reid

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Layout: Ice Cream Please

When I saw this kit over at The Digital Press, I knew exactly what page I needed to create! Meighan asks for ice cream EVERY single time she has a soccer game. No matter what happens, that is the first thing she asks about after her game is over! I love how this one tells a small story about our life right now that I'd probably forget over the years!

All You Need Is Ice Cream by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients and Jenn Barrette
Stitched Down Vol. 6 by Wishing Well Creations by Laura Passage

Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Layout: Musical Moments

This month's Simple Scrapper materials really have helped me create a layout that I wouldn't have created otherwise - the story starters that come with the membership always inspire me and I end up creating pages that I never knew I needed to do! This one is about my relationship with music over my life ...

Using template and story starter from the Simple Scrapper membership materials.
From Where I Stand papers and elements by Valorie Wibbens
Typo: Viewpoint Alpha by Valorie Wibbens
Viewpoint - the MPM kit from The Lilypad
Photography brushes by Ali Edwards

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Layout to Share

I've been meaning to ensure this story is in our scrapbooks but just kept forgetting about it ... so it was time to get this one documented. Looking at this 5 year old photo amazes me. She's grown up SO much in five years. It meant a lot to me to be with her when she got this piercing done.

I LOVE the material from July's Simple Scrapper membership materials! I used one of the templates for this layout (all of the templates rock this month). I know I say it over and over but I am so thankful to be a part of the Simple Scrapper community!

Story Starter and Template from the Simple Scrapper membership materials
Typo: Create by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles v. 35, v. 34 and v. 33 by Valorie Wibbens
The Way I Am papers by Valorie Wibbens

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Layout to Share

Another layout for our May 2014 Alaskan cruise album. This kit by Kim B (Anchor My Heart) was PERFECT for this page. And the template set by Anita Designs had so many options that will be perfect for this option! Enjoy!

Anchor My Heart Collection by Kim B Designs
A Story Captured Vol 10 by Anita Designs

Friday, June 12, 2015

New Layout - Currently Loving in January 2015

In 2015, I'm working on creating a monthly layout that talks about the things that I love that month. I think this will be a great thing to look back on and will tell me (and my children) quite a lot about me and my life right now. So, I'm late getting started but here is the first layout for January 2015. When I saw this kit by Sabrina's Creations, I knew I had the right kit to get started with!

Currently by Sabrina's Creations at The Digital Press

Monday, June 01, 2015

Layout Share: You and Me

One more quick layout to share about Meighan's relationship with her best friend ... Thanks for looking!

Heart Art: Out of the Darkness papers by Sugarplum Paperie
Heart Art: She Speaks Truth by Sugarplum Paperie
You and Me Just Click kit by Sugarplum Paperie and Studio Basic

Sunday, May 31, 2015

New Layouts to Share

Hi all! Sorry it's taken me awhile to update the blog. The last few weeks have been crazy with getting ready for our 9 day cruise in the Caribbean! We just got back last night ... and had a BLAST! But, I have created a few layouts that I did want to be sure to share here ...

Meighan and her cousin, Jenna, are so much alike so I had to create this layout using a photo that I was able to get of them together at Easter! I love how this one came together!

Fave kit by Digital Design Essentials
Live Colorfully Word Art by Digital Design Essentials
Clueless layered templates by Anita Designs

Real Life kit by Digital Design Essentials (May guest at The Digital Press)

I have been working (slowly but surely) on our 2014 Alaska Cruise vacation album and the template/story starter in this month's Simple Scrapper membership materials (learn more here) were perfect for what I was hoping to do, especially with the first couple of pages! I need to keep working on this one so I can get started on the 2015 cruise album! HAHA!

Template and Story Starter from the Simple Scrapper membership materials
A Daring Adventure by Amber LaBau Designs and Sara Gleason
Daytrippers by One Little Bird
Across The Miles by Amber LaBau Designs
Acetate Alphas No. 3 by Heather Joyce


Story Starter and template from the Simple Scrapper membership materials 
Typo: Grow by Valorie Wibbens 
Hello Pretty by Valorie Wibbens 
Drama Queen No. 3 by Valorie Wibbens

Monday, May 11, 2015

Two New Layouts

Here are my two layouts using the Simple Scrapper membership materials for May 2015. I always find myself tellin stories that I don't think I would have without the Simple Scrapper Story Starters. Those alone are worth the membership fee and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

This layout explores my journey with faith ... this is something that I definitely needed to document but had struggled with the best way to do so. The Simple Scrapper story starter was just what I needed to get this layout done!

Pluviophile by Valorie Wibbens
Pluviophile Journaling Cards by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkles v. 34 by Valorie Wibbens
Typo: Folio by Valorie Wibbens
Template from the May 2015 Simple Scrapper membership materials
Story Starter from the April 2015 Simple Scrapper membership materials

This layout explores my favorite hobbies; another layout I don't know that I'd have made without Simple Scrapper  ...

For Like Ever Papers by Valorie Wibbens
Sprinkes v. 33 by Valorie Wibbens
Chunkies Neutrals Alpha by AH Designs
Template and Story Starter from the Simple Scrapper membership materials

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Layout: Picnic Adventures

Another page for my childhood album. I love this photo and couldn't wait to document this memory. It's funny how childhood memories can surprise us sometimes! I'm really loving capturing the stories from my childhood in these pages!

Stripped Down Vol 1 templates by Wishing Well Designs
Days of the Week: Friday by Sugar Plum Paperie and Mari Koegelenburg
Oh So ... Alphas by Mari Koegelenburg

Friday, May 01, 2015

Two New Layouts and National Scrapbook Day!

Hi everyone ... I have two new layouts to share as well as some news about the NSD fun over at The Digital Press!

Here is the first layout which uses the new store collab over at TDP - Go Play - which is just $4 & such a steal -

This month's Special Edition products are out and they are so fantastic! Everything is just $1 right now and you can't beat that price! You can find all of the pieces here but I used a couple of items by the site's May guest, Jennifer Barrette!

And so ... this weekend is National Scrapbook Day and TDP has an amazing group of events ... go over and check it out! I am also hosting a fun mood board challenge here and would love to see you participate!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New Layout

Here is a page that I created about the project I'm leading at work ... I want to be sure to remember these details so I can look back one day and remember what it was like to work on this project!

Stitched Down V. 6 by Wishing Well Creations
On My Desk by Sugarplum Paperie

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Layout: Breathe Easier

Credits: Just Be Happy by Digital Scrapbook Ingredients and Mari Koegelenberg

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Layout - Boxer Bandit Soccer

Using the April 2015 Simple Scrapper materials, I created a new page about Meighan's first season of soccer. This particular two-page sketch/template is perfect for layouts like this with lots of photos!

Boxer Bandit Soccer

Alive & Kicking by Karah Fredericks
Template from the April 2015 Simple Scrapper membership materials

Friday, March 13, 2015

New Layout: You Are My Rock

When I saw the March Memory Pockets Monthly kit and Valorie Wibbens' MPM extras, I knew that I had to scrap about my husband and how much I love him! He's amazing and I'm lucky to have loved him for 27 years. He's my heart, my soul, my love ... my always!

Pocket Typography No. 2 by Valorie Wibbens
Never Lose Your Sparkle papers by Valorie Wibbens
Fabric button alpha by Valorie Wibbens
Memory Pockets Monthly March kit - Charmed by TLP