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. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Scrapbooking, Cat Nap


I'm a little late in getting this posted, but I have been insanely busy.  I've had bell concerts and lots of activities for my daughter.  I wouldn't mind having a nice nap like my little guy in this layout I made for the Memory Nest!  =)
His favorite color is purple, so I wanted to bring in a lot of purple in this layout. The purples and blues turned out to have a really nice dream like feel to them.
And here is a clip from my concert =)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Scrapbooking, Tulips 2016


Happy Monday!  Here is my latest layout for the Memory Nest.  I'm so happy with how this page turned out.  I've made a lot of tulip pages over the years and it is interesting to try to come up with some new pages (and titles).  I tried a new wooden stamp on my layout.  I had done a bunch of practice stamps with it, but of course it didn't print well on the one time I needed it to print!


I had lots of ideas for this sketch, but I remembered I had this frame paper and decided it worked well with what I was planning to do. I kept the little photos all black and white, to keep it a little less busy.  It was a lot more cutting than I was expecting. 


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Paper Crafts, Birthday Card for Opa


I just wanted to share this little birthday card that I made for my dad's birthday.  I've had these donut stamps on my desk for a long time and they have been screaming, "make a card using me!" lol.  So I did.  I just wish that I had better lighting when I took this, but if I waited for later in the day, then I would have missed the mailman.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Scrapbooking, The Hunt



Happy Monday!  Here is my latest layout for the Memory Nest. So, I knew I had this umbrella paper somewhere.  I was looking all over for it when I was making my little dude's layout.  Well, right after I finished his layout I found the paper!  So, I was determined to use that paper for my daughter's Easter layout now that I had found it. The umbrella paper has a lot going on, so I used half of it.  It also made the lines in the sketch more difficult to work with.  I had a bunch of ideas involving eggs, jelly beans, clouds and even a fence (that I spent way too much time cutting out for not using), but they all ended up too busy, so I stuck with just layers behind my photos.  The bunny and chick papers are ones that I stamped.  I don't often make my own pattern paper.  I forgot just how much fun it is to do!


Having the photos in the extreme corners really jumped out to me as the main part of this sketch.  It would be a fun sketch to try again.

And on one more completely random note that is semi related, I just realized that it might be really fun to draw a little egg resting in one of the umbrellas.  I think I'll have to go back and draw or even stamp one in!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Scrapbooking, Easter Sprinkles


Happy Monday!  I actually got around to scraping some Easter Photos of this year already!  It is a record.  I'm usually a year behind lol! Anyways, I hope you enjoy this page I made for the Memory Nest.  This is the first year in Seattle (for the six years I've lived here) where it has rained.  My kids still had a blast in the down poor finding eggs.  It really was just about the worst weather we possible could have here.  I think in the county below us they might have even had a tornado!  The Puget sound averages one tornado a year and it only lasts for a second or two and does practically no damage.  We rarely even get any thunder storms.

I hope you like my take on the sketch.  The strip down really spoke to me for turning it into rain.  I decided to sew some ombre rain drops.  Then I thought clouds would work well for the horizontal stripes in the sketch.  I was surprised just how many cloud embellishments I have.  In the end, I went with these dark blue transparent clouds.  I almost went with some yellow ones, but decided that they blended with the background too much.  Sorry my photo is a bit washed out.  My camera hates white backgrounds when I take them at night and I can only edit so much. My little helpers make it difficult to take the photos during the day.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

A little 50th anniversary card


A few weeks ago, my aunt and uncle celebrated their 50th anniversary.  I made this cute little card for them.  I snapped the photo real quick before sending it, so sorry it is focused more on the flower than the card! I have quite a few more aunts and uncles that are getting close to their 50th wedding anniversaries. It really is quite amazing!