Monday, July 14, 2014

Scrapbooking, Cut the Cake

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Wow is it really Monday already?  It doesn't feel like it should be Monday at all.  My husband spent all weekend riding his bike from Seattle to Portland.  It was a crazy hot weekend for the crazy STP ride thing.  So it was the munchkins and me all weekend long and boy did it feel long.  
Anyways, I wanted to share the page I made for The Memory Nest.  It turns out I still had one more rainbow page in me.  I felt this sketch would work really well with these photos I had sitting around from my wedding that still needed to make their way onto a page.  I'm loving how the soft rainbow watercolor strips turned out.  I was a bit hesitant to cut into that paper, but it worked out.  Unfortunately, I can't say the same for my family room walls (actually just one wall that I wanted to test out before I did all the others) that I tried to paint gray this weekend.  It turned out looking periwinkle!  Not sure what I'm going to do about that!

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Project Life, Week 7

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I am oh so very behind on my project life.  I knew it was going to happen, but I was hoping it wasn't going to happen so soon lol.  Oh well, I shall try to catch up.  I have discovered so far that I do prefer my normal 12x12 layout scrapbooking than project life.  It could be I just need to figure out a few layouts of the cards that work best and stick to them so I can make the cards quicker.  I do know though that I will appreciate making the project life stuff a few years down the road.  So we shall see if it will become something I'll do again next year.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Scrapbooking, Melt My Heart

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I've got one more rainbow inspired layout to share. This time I played along with Scrap Our Stash. I used the following five items up from the list.
1. Stripe Paper (I may have a rainbow stripe addiction when it comes to paper)
2. Paper Clip (the orange arrow at the top)
3. Wood Veneer (the cute arrow)
4. Flair (I've got two.  The circle heart from Amy Tangerine and the square sunshine from a Freckled Fawn Kit)
5. Enamel Dots (I've got a few green in one corner and a few orange in another)

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I used a bunch of pop dots on this layout to keep some of the corners up and to give the clouds some layering.  I kind of forgotten just how handy those little things can be in giving depth to a page.
I also decided to keep my journaling hidden since this page has so much going on pattern wise with no good breaks.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Scrapbooking, Watch Your Mind Grow

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Happy Monday!  I just wanted to share the page I made for the Memory Nest's Make it Monday . It's bright and bold and not a page for those who like soft gentle pages.  It really looks less crazy in person.  The background paper is from Heidi Swapp and I choose it because the rainbow circles reminded me of the rainbow pegs from the photo.  I also added some machine stitching and some ribbons for some nice texture.  Hope this provides some more fun rainbow inspiration!  Now go create!
 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Scrapbooking, Toddler Fashion

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When I noticed SWAT's drill for happy feet I knew I had to try and get a layout done.  I have had this photo of my daughter's mismatched shoes printed out for a long time and it has been waiting to be scraped.  As you can see, I'm still very much in my rainbow kick.  The embellishments are fairly minimal because the background paper is really busy.  It's kind of a crazy page, but so is my daughter's outfits most days!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Scrapbooking, A Dashin in the Bassline

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I've totally been on a rainbow kick lately.  I made this page for the SWAT selfie challenge and for Lasting Memories challenge.  Selfie challenges are everywhere!  It isn't very often I make a page for myself.  This time I got all messy with gelatos and mist.  I'm really glad I'm able to keep my sewing machine out all the time now at our new house.  It's nice to be able to quickly get a few stiches on a page.  I'm betting I'm going to have a lot more stitching on my pages now.
 
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Scrapbooking, Make a Wish

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The past two months (actually more like three) have really been a whirl wind.  I can't remember what I've blogged about so here is the short version.  In March we found out our landlords wanted to sell the house we rented.  We looked at renting and buying.  Then we ended up buying our first house about two months ago.  We had to redo all the floors so it took two weeks before we could move in.  About a week after we moved in we had to fly to New York to throw a surprise 50th wedding anniversary for my parents.  It was a huge success.  We flew back and unpacked house for a few days before we flew again.  This time to Michigan for a wedding my daughter and I were in.  The little guy got sick.  We flew back and went to the dr.  Little guy is better.  Now I can finally enjoy my house and work on unpacking and getting some quality scrapbooking time in!  Woot!
 
Now, I finally am able to work on some challenges.  I made this supper bright and happy page for The Paper Girls Rub-ons challenge.  I love rub-ons but never end up using them.  I used four on this layout!

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Two of the rub-ons were from some Heidi Grace fairy ones I've had for a long time.  I have had a hard time using them because they are just too cute.  I also used a relatively new heart geo tag one from Amy Tangerine.  I was actually really disappointed with how difficult it was to get that one to rub onto my page.  It definitely did not transfer well at all.  Major bummer.
 
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The last rub-on is the little ladybug in the lower right corner.  I wish I had a thousand more of those little guys that I could sneak onto ever single page I make!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Scrapbooking, Memories

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Happy Tuesday!  I'm just about to fly back to Seattle from Michigan.  My little family and I were in a wedding.  We had lots of fun, but also got a ton of mosquito bites!  I certainly do not miss those buggers!  Anyways, I wanted to share the layouts I made for the Memory Nest just before I flew around the country with the new to me Memories kit! 
 
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The hues are not normal colors I work with, but they have a beautiful soft charm.  They look fabulous with black and white photos.  And there is plenty of papers that you can cut into fun bits and pieces.  I love papers with lots of versatility.  I feel like I get lots of bang for my buck this way!
 
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The paper with all the colorful squares was probably my favorite piece out of the bunch.  It was so easy to cut them out.  It made it super easy and quick to put embellishments in each one.  This definitely was my favorite page I have made in a while!

 
Of course they look great with color photos too!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Recap

I haven't even been home 24 hours yet since my surprise flying (which it has become clear that I have poor luck with flying) in for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary but I just wanted to share a bunch of layouts I have so far this year for The Memory Nest since it is Leslie's Birthday.  Boy I have made a lot!
 
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BigSisLovin
LibraryBooks
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HoldHands1
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SunshinyOllie
SunShinyMolly
SunShinyLife
 
Don't forget to use the Saskia code!
 
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Project Life, Week 5

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Here is week 5.  This turned out to be such a bright happy layout and I just love the top left card.  So many more weeks to do!