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Scrapbooking, Soccer

I can't believe how much scrapbooking I've been doing lately. I love the colors of this page.  It reminds me of a cool summer day.  I did some sewing on the background to add texture.  I wanted to add some Gel Medium with the stencils, but it was all dried up!  And because of the strange times we are in, I wasn't going to be able to drive down (it's a literal down because I live on a plateau and Michaels is at the bottom lol) to the store to get some.  I did order some online, but who knows how long it will take to get here.  Anyways, I used some white gouache paint instead.  It's not as shiny and opaque looking as I wanted, but it works.

Scrapbooking, Let's Party On

I just made this fun and bright double page layout.  It uses a lot of rainbow and birthday themed paper from Bella Blvd, Pebbles, American Crafts, and Recollections.  My daughter's jazz dance was party themed.  The costumes were so bright and colorful, so I had to use as much bright paper as possible.  But because the papers were all so crazy, I had to go really easy on the embellishments.  There is just a little bling, a few buttons, a couple of stickers, and one die cut on this page.

Scrapbooking, Wild Lights

I think I have already made more layouts this year then I did all of last year.  I have found that I can work on a page in the morning while my kids are doing some work on the computer, that is if my littlest guy isn't asking me for snacks, to get a toy out and set up, or to help him in the bathroom!
This bold layout has a little tab that pulls out to show the ticket we used to get into the zoo.  The tickets bright green color helped me choose the paper for the layout.  If you look carefully, you can find a toucan, a polar bear, and a flamingo on my layout.  We didn't see many animals.  We just saw a lot of lights.  This was one of the few activities we could do, because of his brother's concussion he got on Christmas day while running through the house.  No running in the house has become a completely valid rule.

Scrapbooking, Stand Up

Wow, what a year this has become.  I'm so bummed that my daughter only got to dance at one competition this year.  Thinking about all the money spent for dance costumes that only got to be worn once is rather depressing.  Then recital probably will not happen and we already bought all the costumes for that too!  So many things being cancelled is very overwhelming.  Then the homeschooling stuff has been a small disaster.  All three of my kids need my attention all the time.  I don't know how I even managed to get this layout done.  It's a simple layout so that helps.