I had President's Day off and decided to do a little hybrid scrapping... I found a set of journal cards that inspired me, downloaded, printed, chose some photos I liked and then put it all together.
You can find the cards here: Faves by Paislee Press
And details are here:
So fun to step outside my box and do something different!
Seriously loving being crafty and playing with physical product. It makes me happy and happy is what I'm all about right now.
Photos are from 2008 and taken in my hometown. We never visit there anymore, so I'm glad I took a lot of photos there when we had the time. Girls are mine and my sisters, which makes them cousins. I seriously love Bella Blvd's alphabet stickers. Any title looks adorable using them. This is the Bella Blvd Summer Squeeze collection. If you can find it, grab it because it's adorable.
And some details...
See.. adorable! Happy scrapping!
I had a long weekend a couple of weeks ago and I loved all the time it gave me to craft. I would do a project and before I left my craft table, I'd pull out a planner or pictures and start putting paper with whatever I was working on. Then as I walked by for the next few hours, I'd glance at it and let the ideas kind of simmer.
That's how I do a lot of things. My memory planner? The idea had been kicking around in my head since the release of the horizontal planner in June but I didn't get it figured out and going until October. Same with my scrappy planner... I'd found the printable inserts back in October but didn't figure out what I wanted to do with them until late December.
Anyway, this is the one that bubbled out of me during my crafty weekend.
Created using Color Chaos by Bella Blvd.
The pictures on this layout are from 2008. I had all my photos from 2008 printed a few months ago and I'm loving going back through them and pulling some out to create a page when I'm in the mood. (I'm simultaneously working on putting 2015 vacation photos and 2008 photos in albums.)
And the details...
That photo is my inspiration. I was so healthy back then.
Gah. Baby Chesney.
I love working with all the bright colors and this one is so my current favorite... until I do another.
For the last year I've been kicking around this idea of creating an album about me. It hasn't gone much further than getting a bunch of selfies printed in 2x2" size. Yup, that's all I've done with it in a year. Until MLK weekend. I was sitting at my craft desk, had seen the photos tucked away with my photo storage, grabbed my Day in the Life album and started putting things together.
And then the back of my title page:
This one uses the #selfie collection from Echo Park.
And some details:
So excited to see where this project takes me this year!
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout I did for my 2015 vacation album. I used Bella Blvd's Rover line for this layout and I love how it came together!
I took these photos last May when we'd had Jake... oh, approximately 2 weeks and we took him on vacation with us to Branson. It was a crazy thing to do, but we had a great time.
And details are always my favorite:
I so love pocket scrapbooking and I'm happy to be getting in a good groove with it again!
I've had a lot of creative projects this year so when I saw Paper Issues was doing a blog hop of the top 15 layouts of the past year, I had to participate. I spent a Saturday morning going through all my blog posts, and here are my top 15... chosen by me, of course.
I love Ali Edward's Story Kits. I've seriously slacked on them since school started but hoping to get caught up over the holidays.
Fill in the Blanks for Digital Project Life
Project Life week 23 (love me some Cathy Zielske value kit!)
And there you have it... my top 15 for 2015. What were your favorites? Keep on blog hopping along to see more yummy inspiration.
I've been hanging out on the Paper Issues Facebook page lately and they're doing a Remember December project. I can't commit to a daily project of any kind, but I did want to put some photos on paper and use the super fun Claus and Co SN@P Pack I'd picked up. I decided to make it the second page in my Carpe Diem art journal and this is what I did with it:
Gah. I had so much fun with this. Had the first season of Serial on the bluetooth speaker and just got messy.
And that's what I've got. For now, my plan is to do this whenever I have event photos I want to scrap. So excited to have fun with it!
I preordered a Carpe Diem planner almost as soon as they were available and it arrived a few weeks ago. I hadn't opened it up yet because my plan was to punch an Erin Condren vertical planner and put it in the binder to carry with me on the go but I didn't want to do that until the first of the year. So it sat in the box until I took a personal day last week and decided to get it out and look at it. When I got it out, I saw it as a blank canvas that was sort of telling me to fill it.
I grabbed all my supplies, pulled out the daily inserts, printed out some photos from the concert we'd attended the night before, found the ticket I'd tucked away for safe keeping and....
For a girl who spent her scrapbooking life very clean and simple, this is so messy.
And I love it.
I love this groove I'm in by following what makes me happy and gives me joy.
And some details:
I love this idea. I love this project. I can't wait to record more memories this way.