Tuesday, June 30, 2020

At 11 Layout

If you saw my "At 13" layout about my oldest, this is its counterpart. This is my youngest At 11 layout.

I used up what was left of my stash of My Mind's Eye Happy Camper paper for this layout. I still have a ton of embellishments left, so those may be popping up on a future layout.

Due to some health issues (that we have much more under control now), 11 was not the best year for this kiddo. I don't gloss over that on these layouts, but I do like to focus on who they are and what they love when I journal about who they are at a specific age.

He turned 12 recently, so it felt a bit cathartic to put 11 behind us "in the book" so to speak. We're thankful that 12 seems to be shaping up to be a much better year health wise.

These years are so important and I love seeing how their interest grow and change.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

2 Page Bridge Layout

I set myself the goal of having our Germany trip scrapped after a year...we'll I'm way behind on that, but I'm still plugging along a page at a time. Today it's actually a 2 page bridge layout, so I'm hoping that counts as 2 pages.

There's some pretty fantastic scenery in Germany, especially the Bavaria region.

I used Pinkfresh Studio Out and About papers and embellishments for this layout. The mountain topography paper was a great background for these photos taken in the mountains. Since the multi-color stripes are pretty bold, I offset them with the white script paper.

I finished up with a few clusters of embellishments like die cuts, tags, enamel dots, and 3D stickers to complete my 2 page bridge layout.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

At 13 Layout

Every year I take my boys' photos and then scrap one of the photos. I use that layout to tell all about who they are at that age. Today, I have my oldest's At 13 Layout.

I am continuing to try to work through my stash before I buy any new paper. I uncovered this older collection from My Mind's Eye called Happy Camper. I have my wall of paper in my craft room sorted a few different ways. What I had left of this collection was hiding out with a bunch of camping themed papers.

I love the different shades of blue, and thought they set the photo off nicely.

I cut a journaling card from a piece of wood grain paper in the collection. I used chipboard and diecut embellishments from the collection, and then did some stash diving for a few extra embellishments (like some of the word stickers and the arrow die cut framing the picture).

13 has been a pretty great age for this kid! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Star Scrapbooking Layout

It's June, which means there's a new kit over at the Scrapbooking Store. I'll be sharing a few layouts over on their social media this month, but I wanted to keep this one for my blog. To introduce you to this month's kit I have a Star Scrapbooking Layout.

June's kit features papers from 2 different Authentique collections. The collections have a patriotic and nautical feel. The base kit includes 12 patterned papers and a full size matching sticker sheet.

For the embellishments on this layout, I used stickers from the base kit and die cuts and foil stars from the upgrade kit. There are glitter Thicker Stickers included in the upgrade kit as well that I didn't use on this layout.

Make sure to follow the Scrapbooking Store on Facebook for lots of layout and card inspiration using June's kit!

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store Design Team.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Great Times Layout

I did some stash diving for this Great Times layout.

I'm not going to lie, I have a lot of paper...like a lot. I've been trying really hard to use what I have in my stash and from my design team kits only.

When looking for paper to scrap these photos from our Germany trip, I found an old collection from Paper House called Capture Life. I had a few pieces from that collection and the whole sticker sheet.

I also found that piece of cloud paper from Bella Blvd. I thought it went well with the other papers and it looked great with my mountain top photos. I created my own journaling tag from another piece of ombre blue patterned paper that seemed to fit with the other papers as well.

How often do you do a deep dive into your paper stash for scrapping?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Rap Sign

Sometimes something you crate just makes you happy. This simple rap sign is like that for me.

This sign was super simple to create with some vinyl. I cut some fonts I had on my computer with my Silhouette Cameo and then added them to a Jillibean Soup Mix the Media frame.

The saying itself is a little bit serious and a little bit silly, so it fit my personality well. Like I said at the beginning, the sign just makes me happy. I smile when I see it.

I hope you have a good day as well!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sister-In-Law Layout

The May kit from the Scapbooking Store celebrates families. I have the best sisters-in-lay, so I thought it would be fun to use the May kit to celebrate that relationship with this silly sister-in-law layout.

The kit features papers and a sticker sheet from Simple Stories So Happy Together. The colors and prints in this collection are very much my style, and I love that the kit celebrates all kinds of family (including friends who become family).

There is also an optional upgrade which includes many of the word stickers and the blue gems you see on the layout.

I snapped this silly photo when we were out to eat with our husbands a few months ago. We laugh a lot when we're together, but we also support each other. I am so blessed to have these ladies in my life!

I wrote this post while participating on the Scrapbooking Store Design Team.