Friday, August 31, 2012

Ready Set Grow | Digital Scrapbook Page

Reagan enjoys hanging out with Papa, especially going places with him . . . even if its just to the garden! Reagan got to pick some radishes and lettuces. 
I used the "Garden Variety" collection from Cosmo Cricket, its an older collection but i still love it! leave a comment or question, id love to hear from you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Starting a Tradition | Traditional Scrapbook Page

this is a traditional page that i did this week of my dad and reagan at the County Fair. they are "starting a tradition" of riding the Merry-Go-Round each year, they have done it every year since 2009! 
i used the summertime collection from echo park for most of the layout, there is some creative memories and i think dcwv.
 i used the "life is good" & "life is celebration. life is right here and now." from two different Studio AE monthly stamp sets from technique tuesday. and the "snap shot" is from Heyday by Studio calico & hero arts. i LOVE all those stamps! i use them alot when scrapbooking!!

 i used "oh happy day" stamp set for the years and i stamped it in Eggplant elegance ink from Stampin' Up! and i used my big shot to cut out the tabs using this die from Paper Trey Ink. also use that alot when scrapbooking. 

 for all the die cuts i use country fair cricut cartridge to cut out different things that reagan loves to get at the fair. I love how overall bright and energetic the page is. it took several sketches to get it to look the way i wanted but patience won in the end because i LOVE this page!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

project life: week 27 | digital scrapbook page

so ive not posted all my layouts for Project Life this year, so i will be posted some every now and then. this is for week 27. i LOVE the left hand side with all the instagram pix. i found most of the elements for this layout on pinterest. have a great day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

family traditions | digital scrapbook page

i'm back this morning with another digital layout! i worked most of the weekend in my new craft space getting it all set up! im hoping to start filming some of my layouts and see what everyone thinks about that. so anyway back to todays layout! I used this sketch from Nuts About Sketches, i started out with 14 images from this event. every year, my husbands family & extended family gets together on Memorial Day to have dinner. so these pictures are from that. His grandma is in the red shirt, this was not too long after she found out she had breast cancer, after several rounds of chemo, she is cancer free at this time!!! Praise God for answering prayers and healing her!
One of my mother-in-law's cousins found these pink Dora cowboy boots & a dora backpack that she had to get for reagan! Although she has out grown the boots we still use the backpack. reagan absolutely loved it all!!

i was able to narrow the images  down to 11. here is the sketch...


i used this kit from Christine Smith Digital Design. i love the woodgrain and the color combos are bright modern colors but they have a vintagy feel - really awesome! you get several "papers" plus lots of embellishments!! I'm looking forward to using it on some more pages!
hope you enjoyed todays post! please leave a comment and let me know if there is any theme you'd like to see a layout on and i will do my best to put one together for you! and ill be back tomorrow with another layout! have a GREAT monday!!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

moving my space!

ive not forgotten about you! im moving my craft space into another room!! once i get all set up i hope to make some videos and show ya around my space! i put my desk on concrete blocks to raise it up and now the girls "have a clubhouse" to play in!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mommy's little Helper | Digital Scrapbook Page

 this was are really fast layout, once i gathered all my papers. i took the colors from reagan's pjs. i thought i'd keep it really simple and use mostly solid papers. i could have very easily kicked it up a notch by adding some layers under the images and adding more to the clusters, but i wanted something very clean and simple.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Winney the Pooh & Reagan too! | Digital Scrapbook Page

Hello Monday! Here is a bright page to start the week off with. I love using bright colors on a white background, the colors just pop! it makes me happy! this page came together super fast, i had to alter every "paper" (except the yellow one) to match the colors i wanted to use. i kept the cluster in the top right corner but just put some dots in the bottom left corner. since my picture is bigger than a 4x6 i didn't think it needed the big cluster. hope this inspires you to use a white background and throw some bright colors on it!!!! Have a great week! Please feel free to comment! :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

the warriors | traditional scrapbook page

today we have a traditional page, sorry the picture isn't better. i photograph them in my living room on my coffee table because my living room has 3 big windows. on sunny days i dont have problems but today was cloudy. anywho. .  . here is what i did & used
the background 12x12 is from a sport stack it has a messy grid and some grungy black marks on it. the green at the top is from that same stack it has white sports word on it like "player, VIP, ect", i used a black pen and outlined the green just to give it a bit of definition. I matted the photos on some white cardstock and stuck them down then put two strips of black & white polka dot washi tape from the SMASH line of K&Co. i use that tape alot! then i used sports mania cricut cartridge to cut the glove, ball and bats. then i used boys will be boys cartridge to cut his name. (fyi: both cartridges are on sale at Custom Crops thats where i get alot of my cartridges from) i used my SMASH label maker to add "and the warriors" under his name, the label has adhesive on it but i cant get it to stick very well, so i used my tiny attacher to make sure it stays put! :) then i added three little pieces of paper at the top and rounded the corners and outlined them.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

hello | card

since i missed posting on Wednesday i thought i should post twice today to make up for it. so here is a card, its kinda a weird size, its 4x8 (business size envelope). I found this stamp set while we were on vacation in florida, it was on major sale at michael's.

the sentiment is from an Alpha set. the clouds are a punch and i free handed the "talking bubble". the rest is all from the one stamp set. I paper pieced the house, using Stampin' Up! paper. Here is the colors i used.

 Pacific Point • Lucky Limeade (my favorite) • Rich Razzleberry • Crushed Curry (retired)

i'll be back tomorrow with another post! please feel free to leave a question or comment!

workspace wednesday - - on thursday?

ok so yesterday was a crazy day for me. this was reagan's first week back at preschool and i ended up working 2 days back to back at work, which isn't normal for me, plus i had a headache. so thats why i wasnt able to post a workspace photo yesterday - i took the picture - just couldn't get the time to upload it. so here ya go! 

check out how clean it is! yeah - thats clean for me! I'm working on a 12x12 "fiesta" layout, so the supplies are laying around for that. the cricut handbook for the Autumn Celebration cartridge (i cut the word "fiesta" & the pinata) and the Gypsy with the cricut right behind it. little pile of scraps from the cuts here and there. plus i just picked up a Zig 2 way glue pen (LOVE IT) for little cuts, I'm not sure how i survived without one for so long! And then just some random stamp sets that im playing with. 

I'm planning to relocate my scrap space this weekend. right now its in a corner of our bedroom and its gonna move into a guest/storage room. it will be closer to where the girls play during the day. im so excited! i will post updates as we get moving on this!!!! please feel free to leave comments or questions!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

just like daddy | digital scrapbooking page

i knew i wanted to go with bright colors (whats new?) with this picture. not only is r wearing a rainbow shirt the band hat (im not sure if it has an official name, im sure keith will let me know when he reads this!) is solid purple & gold. i though this sketch would be fun to make the elements on the right be in rainbow colors, so that really why i selected this sketch! i only changed the photo to vertical and the shape of the one of the papers, i just love the top note shape! hope you enjoyed and leave a comment!

Monday, August 13, 2012

where did reagan go? | digital scrapbook page

somehow these images were saved in a very low resolution. so i knew i needed a sketch where they would be small. i flipped the images in this sketch but other than that i kept to it. i used everything, except the alphas, from one kit called "Happy Go Lucky" from Shabby Princess. The main color in the pictures is Reagan's purple outfit, so that is what i was looking for. then i found this kit and the warm orangey-yellow colors went really well with color of my cabinets. this was a very fast layout, everything just kinda came together. i had fun with this one! thanks for looking & please feel free to leave a comment!

Friday, August 10, 2012

every child is an artist | digital scrapbook page

i had so much fun working with old pictures that i pulled out some from 2009. this was reagan's first time to "do art". once i decided on a sketch and was looking through the kits i got so excited when i found the crayons - i knew how i wanted to use them! i needed 2 vertical spaces on the right but the sketch had 2 horizontal. so i rotated them which gave me space to add the "little artist" cluster.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

cold snowy day | digital scrapbook page

its been such a hot summer i thought id take a break from the heat and work with some snow pictures from a few years ago. i used a sketch for 9 images from Nuts About Sketches, i ended up with this one and then i decide to only use 8 images. i changed the right side at the top, instead of 3 images i did 2 and made the larger. and i made the image on the bottom right a circle instead of a vertical image. the digital kit i used was called "winter wonderland" that i downloaded from two peas in a bucket several years ago. i changed some of the colors in the kit to match my images better. thats the fun part of digital! :) i also changed the alpha i used to match better.

Love of Books | Digital Scrapbook Page

here is a layout of the girls' first trip to the library. i used a sketch from Nuts About Sketches, i did modify the sketch just a bit. i changed the largest image from a horizontal image to a vertical and instead of having all the smaller images square, i made them whatever shape they needed to be to fit the image. I added a white border to all the images, i really like the look of this, it also helps to define each from the others when you overlap them. I added the date at the bottom in a rather bold way, normally i just put the month & year somewhere inconspicuous, but i thought it needed something a more at the bottom. im not very good at titles, im trying to work on that. i love how mercytiara (also check her out on youtube) does her titles! since thats not my strong area i look to quotes for titles. this one is from Jackie Kennedy, but i will also use movie quotes or song lyrics. at the bottom there was space to add a subtitle but since my image was horizontal i didnt have the space, so i added it under 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Proejct life - week 30

week 30 of Project Life - we were getting ready to go to Florida! it looks like i was busier than i thought because i didn't take many pictures!