Well, I haven’t totally forgotten

how to scrapbook, so I’m pretty darn pleased about that. I’ve completed 7 pages since my last post and I can share 6 of them now.

On an exciting note, I got two PL spreads done! I’m trying the “stay current and then work backwards approach” that a lot of people suggest when you get behind. I have found that a little bit of hindsight isn’t a bad thing when doing these weekly pocket spreads because you know what comes next. But the memory just isn’t so perfect on all those little details anymore. And my photo catalog isn’t helping. So many times the date imports as today and not when that photo was taken and then I have to spend time figuring out where to move it.

2016 Week 18 – back in time to the week of Tommy’s graduation and Mother’s Day

Believe in Magic Love Adventure Collection with Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs; It’s My Life 2016 #5 by Two Tiny Turtles; Font: Andes

2016 Week 38 – a current week

Now and Then Collab Bundle from Etc by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings; Project Temps no 2 by Amanda Yi; Font: Andes

Burn In Hell Patches – a story Tommy brought home from Philmont along with a bowtie😉 because you can’t NOT scrapbook a story about setting a stuffed bear on fire

Real Life in Pockets: Say What ?! by Mommyish and Just Jaimee; Photo Frenzy October from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Roble


DSD 2016 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason & Crystal Livesay; Blithe Papers and Elements by Sara Gleason; Font: True North



Let’s see if I remember how to do this…

To say I’m in a scrapping drought would be an understatement. So let’s get caught up on what I’ve made for the last couple of weeks.

I’d love to say I’m going to scrap more… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see

Best Is Yet To Come

2017 Calendar Bundle from Studio Basic Designs and Two Tiny Turtles and Dream Big Little One by Two Tiny Turtles

Good Friends & Great Adventures

Moments: Adventure Collection from Amber Shaw; Among the Stacks from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Bohemian Typewriter

I Must Go

Moments: Adventure Collection from Amber Shaw; Journal Card Focus 3 from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Bohemian Typewriter

Lulu Pants

Diamonds Up by Miss Fish Templates; Bright and Bold by Sugary Fancy

Pecan Pie

Special Ingredient: Love Collection by Studio Basic Designs and Mommyish; Photo Frenzy Harvest by Miss Fish Templates

Thanksgiving 2015 Top Five

Gather by Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Brook Magee and Studio Basic Designs; List It by Miss Fish Templates; Fonts: Channel and Roble



Sit down…

I actually scrapbooked yesterday {gasp}. It’s been weeks! And that used to be uncommon.

I’m sure it has something to do with:

a. For a solid month I packed to move

b. LuLaRoe shopping

c. Then I unpacked

d. I do a lot of social media for sites and designers

But, I made TWO whole pages yesterday at Scrap Day with my friends. One I won’t be able to post until next weekend because it uses something new but the other I can share now.

This makes my little scrapbooking heart proud! Jorge (Elysse’s boyfriend) made a conscious effort to take a photo of something important because he knew she would like it and I would, too. One of his best friends for YEARS is going into the service this week. His buddies met for lunch as a sort of farewell and he documented the moment. This scrapbook thing has kind of permeated the family, methinks.

You Got This – And you totally do, Bryant! You’re going to be amazing!

Templated Trio #12 and Stylin’ 206 Realistic Shadow Styles for CC by Mommyish; Real Life in Pockets: iCaptured, Make it Happen and Real Life in Pockets: Besties by Mommyish and Just Jaimee



Let’s catch up a bit

Archery Lesson

Let the Games Begin by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Libby Pritchett; Photostrips by Miss Fish Templates (coming soon)

Just the Beginning

Everyday Flair, Block Party and matching Pocket Cards all by Amber LaBau; word art bits from MPM Grow, Bloom, Chapter, Composition, Mosaic, Viewpoint and Status

Last Days of Summer

This Month Captured August 2016 by Mommyish; Template: Layered Up 4 Pack by Miss Fish Templates (coming soon); Font: True North

Paniq Room

Hide and Seek Elements, Papers and Story Grids vol 3 from Amber LaBau; Memory Pockets Monthly: Discover from Amber LaBau, Allison Pennington, Paislee Press, Sahlin Studio, Sara Gleason and Valorie Wibbens

Pokemon Go

Catch ‘Em All by Traci Reed and Studio Flergs; EZ Albums v12 by Erica Zane

Storage Units

What A Mess Elements, Papers and Journal Cards from Little Butterfly Wings; Half n Half Templates from Miss Fish Templates (coming soon): Font: Roble

Taste the World

Roam Papers, Elements and Journal Cards from One Little Bird; Journal Card Focus 3-4 Pack from Miss Fish Templates (coming soon); Font: Roble

Wild Beautiful Place

Desert Drifter Bundle by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Brook Magee; Template: Miss Fish Templates Friday Freebie 072916 available on FB; Font: New Girl in Town by Darcy Baldwin

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Wow! It’s been over a month…

and I had a really good reason for not posting for such a long time. I’ve been packing up my entire house to sell it. With the help of family and friends we managed to get it all packed into boxes and then into storage units.

I actually haven’t even scrapbooked in two weeks which is a very long time for me! But today, I closed on my old house and I scrapped! But before I post those, first I better post the few that I haven’t included on the blog as of yet.

Balance from Chaos

Make Your Mark 7 by Captivated Visions; Harmony by Heather Roselli; Font: Peaches and Cream

Big Plans

I Am Papers and Pocket Cards and Story Grid 2 Freebie by Amber LaBau; Memory Pockets Monthly: Bold by Amber LaBau, Allison Pennington, Paislee Press, Sara Gleason, Sahlin Studio & Valorie Wibbens

Dragon Boat

So Knotty Papers and Elements & Alpha, July 2016 BYOC Styles and Templated Trio #10 all by Mommyish; Fonts: Oswald Stencil and Andes

Make My Heart Smile

I Adore You by Studio Basic Designs and Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; Make Your Mark 3 by Captivated Visions


H2O Collection by Blagovesta Gosheva and Studio Flergs; EZ Albums v 11 and matching stitching by Erica Zane

Zoey at 1

Make your Mark 1, My Heart is Full and bits from A Little Birdie Told Me, Enjoy the Little Things and a couple of retired kits all from Captivated Visions; Font: 2Peas Piano Recital



And a couple of weeks of PL too!

2016 Week 14

Life in Black & White Bundle from Libby Pritchett and Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; 365 Unscripted Stitched Grids 1 and 7 from Traci Reed; Font: Andes

2016 Week 15

Memory Pockets Monthly: Bloom from Amber LaBau, Allison Pennington, Paislee Press, Sara Gleason, Sahlin Studio and Valorie Wibbens; Story Grids v2  and Counting the Weeks vol 2 from Amber LaBau; a few bits from MPM: Status; Font: Andes

2016 Week 16

Real Life In Pockets: Summer Madness by Mommyish and Just Jaimee; Templated Trio 5 by Mommyish; bits from RLIP: I Love you Harder and Summer Camp by Mommyish and Just Jaimee; Font: Andes

2016 Week 17

This Month Captured June 2016 from Mommyish; Templates: Storyteller December 2013 by Just Jaimee; Font: Andes

2016 Week 18 Insert

Leaving the Nest: Graduation Day Collection by Traci Reed; EZ Albums v12 and matching stitching by Erica Zane; Font: Andes

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Well, how the heck did I get THIS FAR behind…

Time to catch posting some layouts here:

Boys and Their Toys – his airsoft hobby

Hello Handsome by Little Butterfly Wings; Template from Miss Fish Templates (coming soon)


Peace and Love kit and matching Paint, Shades of White Papers both from Etc by Danyale; Round and Round by Miss Fish Templates (see her FB, coming soon); Font: Heartwell


Butterfly Basics – Celebration Edition Bundle by Little Butterfly Wings; Template: Photo Frenzy Blocked by Miss Fish Templates (coming soon); Font: Monday

Fun Weekend in Miami

#Weekend: Bundle by Amanda Yi, Studio Basic Designs and Two Tiny Turtles; Template from Miss Fish Templates (coming soon); Font: Special Elite

Note to Self

Note to Self Collection by Studio Basic Designs


Think Hippie Thoughts by Amanda Yi and Studio Basic Designs; Here Comes the Sun by Two Tiny Turtles; Font: Heart and Soul

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