Sunday, October 16, 2016

Scrapbooking, Love Today

Happy Monday!  We survived a big storm this weekend.  The storm actually fizzled out tremendously.  Now all the leaves are off the trees!  I just wanted to share my layout for the Memory Nest.  This is the third background I made for this sketch.  My first attempt used gesso and glitter and makes for a fabulous winter page, but not so much for fall.  My second attempt I used different paper and when I went to water color on it, I got a big streaky mess.  So this is try number three!  Actually, the page looked really cool when I fist made it.  It was kind of like an abstract path going through the fall mountains.  I almost wanted to just keep it that way, but I didn't want to make a fourth background.
I did put a real leaf on this layout.  I used this super stinky spray stuff that I use for my charcoal drawings to seal the leaf and hopefully preserve it.  If it ends up falling apart, then I'll have to find some fake leaf to replace it.  I gave this page a lot of dimension to help give the leaf space so it doesn't get crushed.  We shall see how it holds up.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Scrapbooking, Morning Walks

Every morning I walk my daughter to school.  We go to a walking only school, but live right on the boundary, so we have a long walk.  It's 1.1 miles to be precise in one direction.  It wouldn't be so bad if it was a flat walk, but there is a nice valley in-between.  So it literally is uphill both directions!  Really, it's my pregnant belly that makes the walk less enjoyable.  Anyways, the walk is always a time where my daughter displays her energy and her quirky sense of style.  I really do like the walks.

This is my layout for the Memory Nest.  I just love the fall colors of it!  I had one of those fabulous moments that makes you fear the layout might become a disaster with this layout.  Five minutes before I was about to take a picture of my layout, my ever so adorable son took a purple marker and colored on it.  Luckally, he colored on the wood embellishment only and it was a washable marker, so I could clean it all off!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Scrapbooking, Lovely Molly

How was my daughter ever so small?  Where did that little toddler face go?  I've had this photo sitting on my desk for years in a pile.  It's my pile of photos I want to scrap, but for some reason didn't scrap them and never put them away properly.  Well, I finally got to this one.
I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch for the Memory Nest.  I'm not huge into pink and teal, but I actually really like how it worked on this layout. One of my favorite parts is the wooden lovely coming down on the upper right.  I have a bunch of wooden words and I love them so much that I tend not to want to use them.  I do find, that if I don't use them, then they end up breaking.  They are very fragile things.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Scrapbooking, Jump

Happy Monday! In all the chaos of school starting and what not, I totally forgot to hit publish for this post. Whoops, sorry!
Here is my latest page for the memory nest.  I've taken a bunch of swimming photos this summer and have lots of water layouts to make. This time I used my Lawn Fawn mermaid stamps.  I've used them for cards lots, but not a layout yet.  I tried to use the fish stamps to make a chevron like in the sketch, but it kind of ended up going a bit big and you can't really tell.  The coloring of all the fishes was very therapeutic though.

I also have exciting news, we are expecting #3 in January! And we found out it is going to be a boy!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Scrapbooking, Mermaid Kisses

Happy Monday!  I'm actually out camping in the Adirondacks for the week.  I'm not much of a camper.  The idea is always nice, but after about three days I run out of steam.  I love kayaking and eating campfire pizzas and grilled cheese, but it just isn't relaxing to me at all.  I have to constantly chase after my kidos, there are lots of bugs, the bathroom is always too far away, and I'm a night owl and it gets rather boring once it is dark out. 

Here is my layout for the Memory Nest.  My daughter has really gotten into swimming this year and I'm glad I can use all my water paper.  I have picked up a lot of mermaid and fishy paper.  It's all so cute!  I just love the little whales.  I have a lot of mermaid embellishments in my stash, but they all seemed so big, so I didn't use any of them.  I really don't like my pages to be too themey.   

Monday, August 1, 2016

Scrapbooking, Joy of Being Three

Wow summer is going by so fast.  My little guy just turned 3.  Sniffles!  I do hope it brings a little less tantruming, better sleeping, and less picky eating.  I can at least hope, right?
Anyways, this is my page for the Memory Nest. I decided to make a page celebrating what three things my son loves since he is now a big three year old.  I wonder what will change and what might not.  I have a feeling he is going to keep on liking purple for a long time, but his love for firetrucks will probably change by next year.  It's hard to say though! 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Scrapbooking, Ballet Joy

It seems to be hard to find time to scrapbook when there are all these pokemon to catch! hehehe.  My daughter was just starting to get into pokemon cards when this pokemon go stuff appeared. We definitely have been going on adventures trying to get them.
Well, I hope you enjoy my layout for the Memory Nest.  I really love all the papers I used.  They were all scraps and it's nice to use them all up. Well, it's time to get more Pok√©mon!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Scrapbooking, kitty pool

Happy 4th of July!  It was a weird fourth for us, because our area became incorporated and now we can't shoot of fireworks or even sparklers anymore.  Without the fireworks, it doesn't feel very festive.  If we could at least have sparklers, then that would be a little bit more fun.  We had a little fire going, but it still wasn't the same.  We could go to a big display, but I don't feel like dealing with the hundreds of thousands of people or the traffic it all creates so late at night.  It is realistic to say that 15 minutes of fireworks followed with sitting in traffic for 2 hours just isn't worth it.

Here is my layout for the Memory Nest.  My son calls the kiddy pool a kitty pool and now is convinced that is what it is called.  He wants to bring his stuff cat to it all the time and has some amazing melt downs when he isn't allowed to bring it. I had a lot of fun turning the arrows into fishes instead. I always have these fun idea of stitching onto my page.  I start poking all the holes and realize just how long it is going to take me to make a page.  I love the look and texture it creates, but the time kills me.  Yet, week after week I  keeping adding it to my layouts! 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Scrapbooking, Little Star

Wow we have had a busy weekend at our house!  Saturday, my daughter had her dance recital.  She did such a great job dancing and smiling at the same time.  She loves the stage so much!  Then today, she had her piano recital and gave some more adorable smiles and a big sigh with tongue sticking out between songs.  She is such a goof!

So here is my layout for the Memory Nest. A few weeks ago, my daughter made these fabulous poses and I just had to print them out.  With all these recitals in my head, I decided to make a layout about her being my little star.  The background is supposed to be the leo constellation since she is my lion.  Actually, my little guy is also a leo. I didn't really notice that before. Ha! Well, they certainly act like a couple of lion cubs.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Scrapbooking, Colorful

I'm having so much trouble getting this page to post! My post keeps not saving!  Gerrrrr! One of these days, I'll have a lot more time to actually type a lot more about my layouts, but for now you'll just have to enjoy my big title layout for the Memory Nest with out much jibber jabber because I'm not typing everything up again.