Let’s get a little caught up, shall we?

I have actually scrapped a little, I just haven’t posted them here. It’s Digital Scrapbook Day so I’m going to get caught up!

Don’t Try to Fit In

You Are Worth It, Artistry 1, Gesso Stamps, Its My Journey Gesso, Captivating Basics Bundle 1 and bits from a few retired kits by Captivated Visions


Napping Duo

We Are the Dreamers by Amber Shaw, Brook Magee, Digilicious Design, Digital Scrapbook Ingredients, Studio Flergs and Red Ivy Designs

Elysse and Akira are napping buddies.


Good Stuff

Live a Little Papers, Elements and Journaling Cards and bits from Shutterbug all by One Little Bird


Fight Like a Girl

Girl Power Papers, Elements and Extras by Little Butterfly Wings

One of my good friends IS fighting like a girl and she will beat this!


Sloth Mode

Feeling PhiloSLOTHical by Amanda Yi and Autumn Artistry by Crystal Livesay

Alice… super sloth!


Shoshone Falls

We Are the Adventurers FWP at Sweet Shoppe from Grace Lee, Jady Day Studio, Krystal Hartley, Studio Basic Designs, Sugary Fancy and Two Tiny Turtles; Half Pack 199 from Cindy Schneider


Perfect Day

Every Moment Matters by Studio Basic Designs and bits from Artistry 1 by Captivated Visions

Two of my favorite somebodies got engaged!!


Good Things Come

One In Eight Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards by Amber Labau; My Tribe by Miss Fish Templates


Scrap Friends

Vintage Breeze Papers and Elements with the September 2017 BYOC Styles by Mommyish; Something Fun by Miss Fish Templates


Home Is Where the Heart Is

Trio Pack 50 – What Matters Most and Layered Cards Family Set 2 by Cindy Schneider; DIY Collection by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Shawna Clingerman


Inside My Purse

Inside Your Purse by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; Single 176 Obsessed by Cindy Schneider


Run and Play

Smile Often from Mommyish; Simply: Autumn from Miss Fish Templates

Obi playing in the newly fenced backyard



Moon Beam by Brook Magee and Studio Basic Designs; Take 8 by Cindy Schneider

The kids went with Daddy to see the Solar Eclipse.






Well… I’m still scrapping!

My attempts to try to MAKE time to scrap has been paying off. It seems to be that planning for an entire free evening is conducive to my getting something done. That, and having some new photos to scrap, apparently. If this holds up, I’ll create twice as many layouts in July as I did in June! (which isn’t all that impressive, unfortunately ūüėČ )

AFI at Plaza Live

Turn It Up by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Universal Album 5 by Cindy Schneider


A True Friend by Little Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic Designs; Piece by Piece v6 by Erica Zane

Livin’ the Life

Love This Life by River Rose Designs; April Champions Templates by Crystal Livesay

Lost My Heart to the Sea

Salt Water by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Make Your Mark 3 by Captivated Visions

Moments Like This

Grillin and Chillin Papers and Journal Cards from Little¬†Butterfly¬†Wings;¬†Life¬†In¬†Color¬†Papers¬†and¬†Elements from Etc. by¬†Danyale,¬†Staycation¬†Word¬†Art¬†and¬†the¬†July¬†2017¬†BYOC Styles from Mommyish; Plenty o’ Pics Templates from Miss Fish Templates

Stationery Queen

Stationery Addict Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards and the July 2017 Create Crate Monthly Styles all from Mommyish; Beach Life from Miss Fish Templates


A True Friend by Little Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic Designs; Creative Framing vol 1 by Digilicious Design

Tide Pools

Vacation Album by Miss Fish Templates; The Darkest and Deepest Ocean and bits from retired kits by Captivated Visions

Let’s update a little

Well… carving out more time to scrap hasn’t worked out like I planned. BUT, I’m having fun! You’ll notice a theme with all the engagement photos… Here’s what I’ve scrapped since May:

Brain Freeze

Sticky Sweet Summer Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards along with the MPM July 2017 Snapshots Styles all by Mommyish; Sunny Days by Miss Fish Templates

Deception Pass

World Travels – Sweet Shoppe Designs collab

Diagon Alley

NSD 2017 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay; I Solemnly Swear by Etc by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings

Seattle Story

Roadscape by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; Fun With Shapes v3 by Crystal Livesay

She Said Yes

Succulent and the June 2017 BYOC Styles by Mommyish; Around the Bend by Miss Fish Templates

Still Do

We Still Do by Mommyish

The Big Apple

New York State of Mind II Collection, Templated Trio 10 and Stylin’ #246 Felt Text Board Styles all by Mommyish


Leave Her Wild Bundle by Grace Lee and Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Out and About at the Fair Templates by Crystal Livesay


Trying something new!

I’m getting the itch to start PL again but I have to find a way to make it less complicated, less intensive, less work, less stress… just less. I know, I know, scrapbooking shouldn’t be stressful. But that’s how it gotten for me last year.

So it’s April and I’m starting to miss it, mulling things over in my mind. I signed up for Art of the Apps 2.0 at Scrapaneers to learn about app scrapping. I’ll be honest, I never even considered app scrapping up to this point. Not because I don’t love seeing the pages, more because I didn’t think I’d be able to let go of using lots of products on my own layouts. But the more I thought about it, my PL pages were mostly photos and words and lately the focus had been more on the words. So I thought I’d give it a whirl! Turns out I love it!

Here’s my 4th app page (the first 3 are of my DigiSis vacation last year). It’s a sort of title page for 2017’s PL.


Uses the Good Vibes collection Parts 1 & 2 from Amber Labau

So look for a more minimalist look from me for 2017.

A few more pages

Best Job – that wishlist journal card was my story for this page. I had already told the kids the one thing I’d love for Mother’s Day is to sleep in because Obi doesn’t let me do that anymore.

Mom Life Mini,  Story Templates no 2 and the MPM Fling Layer Styles all by Mommyish


Buzz- this kit made me think of all of Tommy’s Disney tshirt and jammies

Card Me 3 Templates from Miss Fish Templates; Believe In Magic Tomorrow World from Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs


You Me and the Sea – When I look at photos in my Lightroom catalog for beach, I get a lot of photos of Elysse and Jorge. Not surprising because she loves the beach!

Beachscape by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings


Halfway through April…

And I haven’t scrapped much… but I HAVE scrapped! More importantly, I’ve watched TV, played with the dog and read books all when I would have been sitting at my computer in the past. I feel like I have more of a life! And THAT is what I was trying to accomplish.

So here are the four pages I’ve made so far this month:

Craft Room – honestly my favorite room in the house, the one I spend nearly all my time in

Me Time by Studio Basic Designs and Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; Half Pack 184 Framed 13 by Cindy Schneider


Love the Yard – the little stinker absolutely LOVES the backyard! He could spend hours out there just laying in the sun and snoozing or digging in the mulch.

Feeling Fresh Bundle – Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards; April 2017 BYOC Styles all by Mommyish; Template from Amy Martin (retired)


Our New Home

Stacked House Templates, Pocket Stories 2 and On the Street We Live along with bits from Hodge Podge all from Etc by Danyale and some from Just My Type collab with Pink Reptile Designs and Now and Then collab with Little Butterfly Wings


View from Mt Phillips – those journal cards were calling my name!!

This Time of Year April and Journal Cards by Grace Lee; Half Pack 185 – Framed 14 by Cindy Schneider



It’s been a long time since I’ve posted

It’s been about a month and a half… I had a little epiphany during that time, I was spending all together too many hours blogging, promoting, social media scheduling and all-in-all talking about other people’s scrapbooking than I was actually doing what made me happy. So I made a few changes about how my free time is being spent. And trust me, there is less of it with the pupster around!

I also realized another thing, too – I missed storytelling! I used to be one who included more journaling than the average bear on a page but I’d gotten away from it because I usually had a small amount of time to GET something finished. I wasn’t telling stories, I was just scrapping with products. I’m trying to do that more intentionally now, with the focus on stories again.

So let me get caught up with the pages done since early February. You’ll notice where my inner storyteller gets her butt back in gear!


Aviator by Amber Labau and JennCK Designs; Simply Sweet Templates by Miss Fish Templates

Brightest Hues

Brighter Days Kit, Journal Cards and Paint Set and Pocket Stories 8 Templates from Etc by Danyale

Cutie – and he is!

Ladies Man by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Shawna Clingerman


Cityscape by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; Butterfly Basics DIY Edition Alphas by Little Butterfly Wings; Half Life Set 5 by Brook Magee

Flamingo – an all-about-me page realizing I’m adding more color to my life

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful by WendyP Designs

Less More

#socialaddiction by Studio Basic Designs and Just Jaimee

Lick the Bowl

Sweetest Thing Bundle by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; Crystal’s Layered Templates set 4 by Crystal Livesay

Me Right Now

Duly Noted Elements, Papers and Journaling Cards plus bits from Agenda, Around Here, Candid, Click and Daily Bulletin all from One Little Bird; Template from Amy Martin (retired)

Mommy’s Sweetheart

This Thing Called Love Templates, Pocket Cards and Word Art, This Thing Called Love – Create Crate Monthly Feb 17 Styles, Hole Foods Papers and Elements all by Mommyish

Practice Makes Perfect – working on Elysse’s ballet album for Project Scrap at Scrapaneers

Shutterbug from One Little Bird; Tall and Funky from Miss Fish Templates


He’s a Trooper by Amanda Yi and WendyP Designs

Senior Duet

Queen of the Beam by Misty Cato and Fun With Shapes: Waves by Crystal Livesay


She Persisted

You Are Fierce Bundle by Mommyish

Turned the Corner – about Obi

True Story by Blagovesta Gosheva, Captivated Visions and Grace Lee; Single 160 – Good Dog by Cindy Schneider and bits from Pawprints On My Heart by River Rose Designs

ZZZ – about Elysse’s never ending work and school schedule

Never Enough Hours by Captivated Visions and On a Whimsical Adventure; Layered Templates Set 5 by Crystal Livesay; Paperclip Alpha by On a Whimsical Adventure