Monday, October 16, 2017

Scrapbooking, Got The Beat


Happy Monday!  I've got my latest Memory Nest layout here.  My littlest guy loves to wack on drums, and when we went to the play place at the zoo we found a couple of drums  He had such a blast.  He gives me some of the best smiles. 
I didn't really have too many musical embellishments when making this layout, so I painted some notes and used some musical paper to make a little frame.  The sequence circle ended up reminding me of drums.  It's fun when something works out like that!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Scrapbooking, Hats


Happy Monday!  I just love this happy layout. I found some fun rainbow strips of paper I had laying around and I knew they were perfect for my  Memory Nest layout.  I've been looking at a bunch of my past layouts and I realize that black and white combined with rainbows tends to make some of my most favorite layouts.  It sure is hard to get a lot of layouts done lately.  My little Benji bunny likes to keep me up lots, so I've been functioning on very little sleep.  It's hard to scrapbook when all you want to do is take a nap



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Scrapbooking, 123 Sleep


So it might look like three layouts, but really it's only one Memory Nest layout that I have for you.  My layout features a pull tab that slides the photo to be three different ones of my littlest one falling asleep. I'm really glad this worked out so well.  It's been forever since I've done an interactive page.  I hope you enjoy my take!


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Scrapbooking, Wookiee Hug


Happy Monday!  Here is my layout for the Memory Nest.  We just got back from our trip to Walt Disney World.  We weren't going to do any character things, but my daughter put this wookiee shirt on when we went to Hollywood Studios.  There isn't a ton for little kids to do there and the line was short to see Chewbacca.  He was so much fun and was one of our favorite experiences from our trip.  The layout is simple, but looks cool in person.  I didn't want to over do the layout since it had so much stitching on it, but I might go back and to a little boarder around it.



Scrapbooking, Biggest Smiles


Hey, I'm really late in posting this.  It was my layout last month for the Memory Nest.  I was back east visiting my family and ment to post this while I was there, but my mom ended up having a stroke and that ocupid my mind.  Thankfully, my mom is doing really well.  It even took longer for me to post, because we went to Flordia (Disney World) right after that and finally are home.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Scrapbooking, Make A Wish 2017


Happy Monday!  It has been a busy time at my house.  Lots of birthdays in the summer for us!  My daughter just had her party this weekend.  Few, I'm glad it is done.  It was chaos!  A lot of smoke has been coming down from fires in Canada and we haven't been able to spend much time outside because of the poor air quality.  It's also been in the 90s almost every day and most of Seattle has no air conditioning.  Being stuck in a hot house that can't have the windows open is no fun.  

Anyways, here is my memory nest layout.  My husband had to fly to Toronto for work on my son's birthday, so we went to the zoo the day before and did things we don't normally get to to like feed animals and ride the carousel there.  I still wanted to do something on his birthday, so we gathered the neighborhood kids and had a mini celebration on our driveway.  It was cute, fun, and easy.  These are the photos I took.  I had a bunch, and this layout made it easy to get a lot on.  Also, I got that frame maker from we r memory keepers....I made the rainbow frame with it.  Since I use so many frames on my layouts, I thought it would be worth getting it. It works well and I'm glad I bought that tool.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Scrapbooking, Bridging Ceremony


Happy Monday!  Here is my layout for the Memory Nest.  I must say, that I thought I would get a lot more scrapbooking done this summer, but it seems to be difficult to find the time.  I guess the nice weather has been calling me outside too much.  My daughter recently bridged from being a Daisy to a Brownie in Girl Scouts.  It was really cute, but the lighting was horrible.  I tried to make the best of the poor photo quality.  I spent a ton of time on the background of this layout, and you can't see most of it.  I first used my markers to make this circle of dots.  Then I painted more bigger circles.  Finally I used this glaze stuff to make four different textured regions.  You can see the triangles in the upper right best.  I was going to watercolor so the textures pop out more, but decided that it might make the page too busy.  I already have a lot going on and it is a bit tricky to read the title.



Monday, July 3, 2017

Scrapbooking, Unbearbaly Cute


Here is my Memory Nest layout for this week.  My layout is a cute one of my little guy.  I love the outfits with little ears.  They are my weakness.  I recently got a button maker for my daughter's birthday and I made that little panda button using it.  It took a couple of attempts, but I'm starting to get the hang of it.  I see lots and lots of buttons in my future.   Buttons are one of my favorite embellishments for scrapbooking.





Sunday, June 11, 2017

Scrapbooking, Little Blue Bird


Wow it's monday.  We had such a busy week!  There was pony riding with girl scouts, ballet recital, hand chime playing, and a gymnastics show.  I'm exhausted from it all.  Anyways, here it my latest Memory Nest layout.  The photos are from when my daughter recieved her ballet costume and tried it on.  She was a little blue bird.  She loves the outfit because it has feathers instead of sparkles.  Feathers are soft compaired to sequence that gets itchy and scratchy!   It has been a while since I edited photos, but I really wanted to make the blue of her tutu stand out.  The alpha stickers I used on my layout are not my favorite, but it turns out I don't have to many blue options. The l and the u in blue look the weirdest.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Scrapbooking, Rig-A-Palooza


Wow, how can it be monday already?  Time is going by much to fast!  Here is my latest layout for the Memory Nest.  The background is supposed to look like tire tracks...it might have worked a bit better if I used black paint instead of white.  Oh well.  This was a fun layout to do.  This is my first real boy layout out of what I can only imagine will be many.  I've never scraped trucks before!  I discovered that I don't have too many boy geared embellishments with the exception of monsters.  I have a lot of  *cute* monsters.  With the lack of manly embellishments, I actually tried to make a big dump truck for the background.  It didn't go to well.  My truck making needs a lot of work. HAHAHA!


I decided to make my photos be the angle shape.  This let me have a bunch more photos.  I still have a ton of extra truck photos though.  It was a fun event.  So many types of trucks!  The bomb squad truck with the robot was one of the coolest! It also was interesting to hear the search and rescue driver as they own their own vehicles since they are all volunteers.