Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nuts About Sketches | week 236

this is my take on the sketch this week at Nuts About Sketches. Go check out the other Design Team members at .

Friday, October 12, 2012

Recommendations | School & Sports Pages

ok so you want to get all your school & sport pictures in a scrapbook but you aren't sure what supplies are out there to use. well here is what i would recommend and/or have used to create school & sport pages. I will be posting some of the sports & school pages that i've done in the next few days, so stay tuned!:)

1. School/Team Colors - look for papers that have your school/team colors in them. Plus its always nice to have some neutrals on hand, like these from American Crafts that you can order from Two Peas in a Bucket.

Kraft Smooth 12X12 Cardstock by American Crafts

Concrete 12X12 Textured Cardstock by American Crafts
Take Note 12X12 Seen & Noted Paper by Pebbles
Lockers/Grey Text 12X12 Makin The Grade Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle
Yearbook 12X12 Collection Pack by Studio Calico
Alphabet Junction 12X12 Collection Kits by Carta Bella

 2. the 411 - you gotta document the "who, what, when, where and why" and instead of listing all together i like to add this info with embellishments! you can tuck dates, locations, stories and names & ages on different embellishments and spread it around the page.
Midway Doo-Dads by October Afternoon

Midway Journaling Cards by October Afternoon

Makin The Grade Tear Out Ticket & Journaling Card Book by Little Yellow Bicycle

Daily Flashback Washi Tape by KI Memories
3. Stickers - i'm currently building up my Alpha Sticker collection. i like to use them as a title. on school pictures i would use alpha stickers for the grade or year. on sports, the team name or year. they come in almost any color and size you can think of. i'd get different sizes, you never know what you might need.

Charcoal Sotheby's Printed Chipboard Classic Calico 3 Thicker Stickers by Studio Calico
Label Stickers are also a good thing to have in your stash . . .
Today Hexies 4X8 Stickers by Jillibean Soup
Midway Word Stickers by October Afternoon

4. then comes my favorite. . . STAMPS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE STAMPS! why? because you can use them over & over & over and change the colors to match whatever you are working on! I've been adding to my rubber stamp collection for many years and some of the ones i bought early on i don't use that much, but there are a few that very versatile that i still use! right now with project life being so big in the scrapbooking world you can find LOTS of "documenting life" stamps.
Click Click Flashback Clear Stamps by KI Memories
Portfolio 4X6 Clear Stamps by Pink Paislee
Months By Ali Edwards Clear Stamps by Technique Tuesday
Weekdays Clear Stamp Co Branded With Studio Calico by Hero Arts
I Love School By Ali Edwards Clear Stamps by Technique Tuesday
Football Clear Stamps by Technique Tuesday
Storyteller Flashback Clear Stamps by KI Memories

5. Cricut -  if you have a Cricut you can have all kinds of fun scrapbooking with it. This cartridge has great cuts for sports!
Cricut Cartridge: Sports Mania
Sports Mania

Hopefully this post didn't over whelm you, but give some ideas to the products that are out there to help us document our lives for the next generation to enjoy! Please feel free to leave a comment or question!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Project Life | Week 38

what a colorful week! I love all the bright colors, to me, its very young and energetic! We played out side quite a bit, the weather has been SO nice that it's hard to stay inside. So, after school is done and Abby Jo wakes up from her afternoon nap we've been going out to play for a few hours each night. The girls are still loving the chalkboard! i try to clean it off each morning so its ready for them when they wake up. i like to leave it at night so that keith can see what they did. i'm trying to remember to use the timer on my camera so that i can get in some shots. keith and i got to have a mini date night! i got to watch him bowl so i took a picture to include it in this weeks layout, because thats part of his life right now. i hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

project life | week 37

the major thing going on this week was the war with the markers! abby jo kept finding markers but i couldn't! so i finally had enough and put the ALL up!    Reagan started watching how-to-draw youtube videos (yay!) the rest is pretty much normal stuff.
i kept the design really simple, i like that the only pattern paper used was chevron. lots of fun!