Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Project Life, Week 10

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This is a page that definitely reflected the week color wise.  It rained and rained and rained this week.  But all that rain didn't stop us!  This is also one of the pages I used to submit to Freckled Fawn's creative team call.  It would be cool if they picked me, but I bet they got hundreds of amazing submissions so I don't want to get any hopes up.  I had to try though!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Project Life, Week 9

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Ok, please don't laugh.  I know I'm posting week nine and it's October.  I'm also realizing that I never even posted week 8!  I'll have to do that later.  Anyways, this page documented a week that was a bit stressful.  It's when we found out our landlord wanted to sell their house and gave us a very short time to move out.  It's just taken me some time to get over the bitterness.  Of course a lot of good happened this week as well.

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It's a week that I took lots of photos, so I added a half page to get them all in.  I even had to make a little pull out to include a few more photos.  I used up a lot of old stuff so that made me excited.  That was my goal when I started this.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Scrapbooking, Pumpkin Patch 2014

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This was the layout that was supposed to be for this sketch challenge on the Memory Nest.  Sometimes things just get a little mixed up.  It's a cute page so that's all that matters in the end!
 
I love making fall pages.  They are my favorite to scrap.  I always get such wonderful photos this time of year. It's so tempting to use orange paper or other fall colors, but I decided to try and go for a different color scheme this year.  I'm really loving the blue and purple with the orange.  The biggest challenge was finding purple.  I don't have much purple paper and couldn't find any embellishments other than some confetti and sequence!  I definitely need to build up my purple stash!
 
 
 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Scrapbooking, Wild Thing

Ok, I think I might be losing my mind.  I have so many projects to work on and things to do.  I need more hours in a day!  It doesn't help that I gave up and just went to bed at 9:30 and slept till 8am!  That NEVER happens.  Nobody woke me up in the middle of the night and I had no crazy dreams or anything!   It was a solid long night of sleep and boy did I need it.  Hopefully, I will have the energy to finish making birthday presents and can get a start on Halloween costumes.  I already caved in and just bought some curtains for our house instead of making some.  
 
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I have managed to get a little bit of scrapbooking in.  Here is my make it Monday layout for the Memory Nest.   My little guy is becoming such a character.  He LOVES those tigers in the photo.  He crawls all over the house with them.  Somehow, they always find their way under my feet.  The painted lines behind the photo are supposed to be tiger stripes.  At first I made them a bit to short, so you couldn't see them when I started layering stuff on top, so I had to go back and re paint them. I took this photo in the early morning.  The sun was just bursting into our house.  The fall brings lots of morning fog out here in Seattle, so sunny mornings are a rare treat this time of year.
 
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Here is the sketch so you can play along too!
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scrapbook, Cotton Candy

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I love when I can make a page that doesn't necessarily need a lot of explanation to get the story across.  I feel like the pictures captured everything just right.  I wish that happened more often! I was expecting my daughter to love the cotton candy, but was so shocked when she didn't like it!  I think it was the texture.
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I made this page using this sketch for the memory nest.  It's a fun layout challenge.  Simple sketches have so much room for creativity.  I just wish I had more time to scrapbook.  I feel like I have so much to do that I never have time to scrap.  Hopefully the weather will cool and I can find more time.  Plus, having a little guy who is getting into EVERYTHING doesn't help.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Scrapbooking, Just Enough Freedom

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I totally didn't realize that today is Monday.  Labor day has really thrown my weekend thinking off.  Anyways, here is my layout for the Memory Nest for the make it monday.  There is a twist to.  You had to use up some old stash.  The "&" paper and the orange paper was left over from some kit thing I had gotten once a year or so ago and never really used much of it, because the were 8x8 in size, so it was a good chance to use it up. 
 
It's a really funny photo that I wanted to scrap for a long time ago.  I never thought I would use "one of those leash things" on my kids, but right as I had turned into a huge waddling pregnant woman my daughter hit the I'm going to do nothing but run away from you phase.  That bumble bee backpack became my best friend for a few critical weeks. 
 
There is some cute stitching around the clouds that was a pain to do, but ended up as a cute detail.  I tried to do some painting thing, but it wasn't exactly what I was going for.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Scrapbooking , Blanket Obsession

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Ah it's Monday and not only am I sharing this layout that I made for the Memory Nest, but today I get to go to the dentist and have for the second time in my life a very small cavity filled and I am horribly nervous.  My deathly fear of needles is making my stomach turn in hundreds of knots.  I couldn't sleep at all last night thinking about it.  Oh I can't wait for it to be done!
 

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As you can see, I ended up making a page that is fairly far from the sketch.  I started with one photo of my little guy and then ended up wanting to put a bunch on, so I had to move from the sketch quite a bit.  I did keep the spirit of the sketching by keeping the weight of the page being on the left side.  And I'll be honest, I'm not really in the mood to blog right now as the stupid dentist is taking over my mind!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Guest Posting

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I just wanted to let everyone know I'm doing a guest post over at Punk Projects today.  It is about my tips for working with crazy background papers.  It's the first time I've ever done a guest post before, so I'm really excited!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Scrapbooking, Mid Kiss

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It's make it Monday again over at the Memory Nest.  I decided to use this photo of my daughter who is about to give a big kiss towards her brother from the day he was born, because my little guy just had his first birthday. Crazy! I've made a few layouts for his book, but none for my daughter's with her perspective of his entry into the world.
 
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And I just realized I was going to stitch a big heart in the background and I completely forgot.  Anyways, we have had a stream of guests staying with us.  Lots of visiting time and running around doing touristy things and not so much crafty time.
 
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And I just had to share this collage of my little guy growing over the past 12 months....sniff.  Every month I've been taking a photo of him with my juggling clubs.  I did it with my daughter and always enjoyed the little photo sessions.  Can't wait to get these photos on some layouts!
 
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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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