And back to the present!

I do enjoy this part of the Library of Memories experience – I was looking for something to scrap the other night and came up with Homecoming pictures from 2007.  Last Friday, Tommy hurt his ankle during a lacrosse game and I scrapped it on Saturday night.  I feel no guilt at all about skipping willy-nilly amongst my photos, finding something that truly inspires me to work with at whatever instant  it strikes me!  This is so much better than feeling like, okay I’m up to January 2006, I guess my birthday is next… where are those photos?…

Here is the layout that I came up with:

Template – Armina Designs, Papers – Robyn Meierotto The Blues, Crystal Wilkerson Sept 2009 (orange), Caged Bird – So Studious, Paper, ticket & Middie – September Blue LAX is Cool, Word art, flair & sticker – Anna Aspnes Emergency, Word strips & star – Katie Pertiet Cutups Sportsmanship, Pain word art – Elegant WordArt, Folder & paper – Cilenia Curtis School and Open books at Digital Designer Shop, Font – VT Portable Remington

I’ve collected and purchased so many templates, I can usually find something that is what I picture in my mind for an idea now. I picked up these blue papers during the Design House Digital February sale.  It was a big digi shopping weekend for me… Digichick, DHD, Digital Designer Shop… I didn’t get anything at Designer Digitals last weekend, now there’s a surprise!

Wonder what I’ll scrap next?  I think it will be something for the March Template or Layout Challenge at Digital Designer Shop!

Back to 2007…

I was enthused to use the new Creative Musings Feb 03 kit that is coming out this Friday, love the blues and purples in this kit!  I started scrolling through some older photos looking for inspiration. I found some of Elysse and her friends prior to the Homecoming Dance in 2007. Chelsea’s dress was the perfect blue! I had to text Elysse to try to find the name of one of the young ladies in the photos.  I’m really enjoying the artistic feel with all the brushes.

Template – Composition 1, Papers & elements – Creative Musings Feb 03, Stitches – Stitches 1 all by Cilenia Curtis at Digital Designer Shop, Fonts – CK Thick Brush and VT Portable Remington

More layouts

I am fairly up to date on my P365 now.  I used Cilenia’s new Creative Musings Feb02. It reminds me so much of spring! I’m digging all the new flowers and butterflies they are putting out at the Digital Designer Shop. I decided to use a new kit each time for P365 and to try to use a number of items from each kit so that I’m not hoarding all my “pretties” for the future. The bright yellow in this kit just called to me.

Templates – Wild Blueberry Ink and Joey Lynn Designs Project 365, Papers and elements – Cilenia Curtis Creative Musings Feb 02, Font – Fertigo Pro and Pea Kate

I also realize there is another 2 page spread I haven’t posted yet! I feel pretty darn current when I’ve actually scrapbooked my birthday party AND did it within 2 days! I wanted to use Honey Scraps new CU textures, that basket weave is REALLY pretty! I used the eyedropper to pull a color from my blouse and then applied the texture using soft light. Once I put the black butterfly on the page, I started pulling other black and white accessories. I just love a layout that makes me use so much of my stash!!

Paper made with CU Textures 01, Overlay – Scuffy Overlays 01 both by Honey Scraps

Template – QPT 35, Journaling block – Open Books, Tag – Deep Blue Sea, Fastener & S – ABC Project, Tab – Vintage Beach, 46 – uses Bulletin Board, Butterfly & wordart – Inspired, Pen – School Days all by Cilenia Curtis

Font – Pea Kate

More layouts

Apparently there were more of these than I thought that weren’t posted!

Papers – ABC Artsy, Creative Musings Jan and Embossed
Blue Lace Edgers
Frame and flowers – Winters Dream
Blending brush – Art Box 6
Tags – CP Yellow and Summers Edge
Staple – Staples Plus
Flowers – Kara’s Garden
Flower brush – Renew
Brush (pink) – gratitude
All by Cilenia Curtis and Honey Scraps at Digital Designer Shop 

Breast cancer ribbon – Scrap n Arts
Fonts – Myriad Pro and Pea Mee-Mee

Template Tiffany Tillman 25 Days of Dec 2010, Papers and elements – Paislee Press Serendipity, Word art – Sabrina’s Creations Ballerina, Font – Georgia

Back to work on Elysse’s ballet album. Love to finish it this year!

Template Yin Designs, Paper & elements – Holiday Kit and Days of December, F – ABC Alpha, Ribbon – Color Play 3-4, Staples – Staples Plus all by Cilenia Curtis, Snowflake – Xmas Snowflakes, Glitter Style – Days of December by Honey Scraps both at Digital Designer Shop, Fonts – Aurulent Sans and Fertigo Pro

This will be a layout post fest!

I’ve finished a BUNCH of new layouts recently and have posted everywhere… except here! I’m getting inspired recently, I’ll get an idea for journaling and sit and write it at lunch, I’ll get an idea for a layout and mentally pick out the papers or photos. There have been so many beautiful new releases at the Digital Designer Shop each week that I have to struggle to decide which to pick first!

First, the one I finished this morning:
Paper, wordart & elements – Anna Aspnes Art Play Palette Science, Template – LorieM Designs, Alpha – Jan Hosford Mix & Match, Font – The Emo Kid

All sparked by a conversation with Elysse this week.  I picked up this Anna Aspnes kit right after it came out. Because Elysse had picked a science major I just KNEW it would come in handy. She really liked it!

Template Tiffany Tillman 25 Days Holiday 2010, Papers & elements – Cilenia Curtis Spring Renewal, Paper & ribbon – Color Play 3, Paper – Basic Sets 1, Borders – Sheers 1, Pocket – Vellum Pockets all at Digital Designer Shop, Ghostbuster image –, Word art – Ali Edwards Celebrate Freedom, Font – Fertigo Pro, also scanned ephemera from the trip

I am bound and determined to finish my Holiday 2010 album!

Piled Sparks, Papers & Elements – Young Love and Vintage Love by Cilenia Curtis, Overlay – Winters Dream Scuffy Overlays by Honey Scraps both at Digital Designer Shop, Font – The Emo Kid by Heather Hess

Kind of introspective… but definitely conveys where I am right now!

Template – TDD 1, Papers & elements – Kraft Kit both by Teresa Digi Designs at Digital Designer Shop, Word art – Ali Edwards All about me, Essential Words Vol 2, Family, Clock – Katie Pertiet Clock Parts 5, Fonts – TXT Fancy Caps and CK Ali’s Hand

Uses the new Kraft Kit by Teresa Digi Designs at Digital Designer Shop. This kit really inspired me to break out some of my recently scanned heritage photos!

SAT registration

I’m amazed! Tommy asked to register for the SAT test tonight. We had to fill out the huge questionnaire, classes, majors, etc. He’s been really upset that he doesn’t already know what he wants to BE! I keep assuring him that it’s okay, that most people don’t know, but I think he keeps comparing to me who knew when I was 16. He mentions Elysse who knew, but she really didn’t narrow down til her senior year. I think it’s great to still have an open mind to all possibilities! We looked at some ideas and noticed natural resources as a choice. Maybe that’s how all his Scouting will take shape. We saw physical therapy and other related items because he’s mentioned wanting to “help people”. A choice suggested was Florida International University in Miami. So now he’s open to applying there. List is now FIU, FAU, UCF, USF and UNF.

On the homework front, I did algebra 2 homework tonight. I’m reminded of how glad I am that I don’t have to use that stuff on a daily basis. I think my sitting and asking questions and pointing out things did help him. He was able to see a few errors in his work and get the reasons for the necessary changes. I hope that helps. He goes camping this weekend, AGAIN! I think this is the 3rd weekend in a row for one scouting event or another.

I’m going to scrap this weekend! I finished my p365 for week 3 and 4 this week but haven’t posted yet. I want to work on a challenge at Lilypad and have a Valentine’s day layout rolling around in my head using one of Cilenia Curtis’ new Valentine’s kits. I’m really eyeing the young love kit with the torn edges and stitching. But the other kit is really pretty too, love the pink shades and all the elements. I’m excited to have a little me time!