Little Mr. Adventure

I had a couple of days off of work for the school’s fall break this week. I totally planned to utilize some of the time to prep and pack for Story Camp, which is already NEXT WEEK!!! (OMG! I am so freaking excited!!!)

But while prepping some of my photos, I just couldn’t seem to tear myself away form my scrap table! And here is the result of my procrastination!

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I made this double 6×8 layouts using the Ali Edwards Go Story Kit and some word art from her free passport series she ran this summer. I love that I get the Digital Story kits for free with my Story Kit and Story Stamp subscriptions. It allows me to do projects like this where I recolored a card to make a better match for my color scheme and I can place the word art directly on my photos. And I am learning so much about myself and process as I am doing these. I am a digital planner. I like to lay everything out digitally and see how it will look, the print and put it together with elements and finishing touches. This works for me. It allows me to put pages like this together in no time!

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So loving scrapbooking right now and SOOOOO looking forward to Story Camp next week!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I LOOOOVVVEEE the fall and really love when October rolls around because that means the beginning of the holiday season.  The December Daily Project has been something I look forward to every year. And this year is no different! The release of the new Ali Edwards December Daily products got me excited to finish up my 2016 album so I have printed all my photos and gathered all the product I intend to use and now…. just need to sit down and do it!

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I also decided to revisit my 2015 December Daily album which is still one of my favorites!

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I am so excited to get started this year!

App Scrapping Meets Hybrid Scrapping

When I started scrapping with the Project Life App last year, I loved the simplicity of getting my layouts done but always intended to go back some day and embellish to add some dimension. I was perfectly ok without doing any embellishing but I figured if the mood struck me, I would add a few things here and there. During a three day scrap retreat in July, I got that chance. I was able to add a few fun embellishments to almost half my album in just a few hours. As a sample, here is my October Project Life Creative Team layout with the final embellishments.

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I added a 6×12 insert because there were SOOO many photos from our trip to Disneyland, but I was able to narrow it down to my favorite few.

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And some close ups of the added embellishments

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I am really happy with these added elements. I think I will definitely make it a goal to embellish the rest of the album at some point.

 

 

You…

This last year has been such a fun and challenging age in our son’s life all at the same time. It’s those fun times that make it all worth it! I knew I wanted to hold on to a snapshot of all the little things he says and is into at this age and make a layout about it. So this is what I ended up coming up with. My second 6×8 layout from my scrapbook retreat in July. This uses all Felicity Jane Papers and some embellishments from FJ as well as well Ali Edwards.

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I cut the blue YOU words out using an Ali Edwards digital stamp on my Silhouette and then cut the script words to fit over those. This just makes me smile!

October Project Life Creative Team Layout

The October Project Life Digital and App Creative Team layouts have been posted on Becky’s Blog here.

I am always excited when the posts come out to see which of my layouts is featured. It still surprises me to scroll through and see my stuff featured even after 10 months of doing this. I am sad the year is coming to a close but excited about what the future holds and what doors this opportunity might open for me.

But in the meantime, I can still soak up all this inspiration and joy I find from creating for the Team.

But I digress. Back to the topic at hand. This layout features the Magic Memories Themed Cards and Design A  and Design W Templates.

This was the perfect kit for a quick snapshot of some of my favorite photos from my son’s first trip to Disneyland last year. I have many more photos and plan to make a mini album some day but I was glad I got this story down while it was still fairly fresh.

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100 Days of All About Me

When I heard about the 100 Days of All About Me project hosted by rukristin at The Awesome Ladies Project, I knew I wanted to participate. A daily prompt is sent out in order to get you writing down the answer. So much of what we scrap about contains stories of our kids or loved ones and often does not contain our story, so I figured this was a good way to get some of that started. I decided to follow the inspiration of @shannanpages who was creating a super simple 4×4 album with journaling on one side and a photo on the facing page. Keeping it simple and easy has really helped me get stuff accomplished recently. Here are a few pages that I have completed. I added some digital stamped word art at a low opacity for a little bit of flair, but otherwise, I am keeping it simple.

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I kept up and have everything printed through about Day 30. I have a log where I am keeping the prompts and try to keep up with the writing, and then site down after a week or two and fill it into a template I created or printing. I am having trouble finding photos that fit a few of the prompts, but I am thankful to still have the words printed, even I never do find a photo to go with it.

I love projects like this. It not only challenges me to actually create, but to get MY story told as well. I am so excited to see how this project comes together once it is done and have it as a lovely edition to my growing album collection.