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!

Aviation

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

Downtown

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

Scouting

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

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Not creating a whole lot anymore…

Not enough free time in the day right now. But over the last month I have managed to scrap a little bit.

Cozy in Your Bed

Snuggle Up Elements, Papers and Journal Cards, It’s Not About You Borders and Flairs all by Little Butterfly Wings; Square Dance by Miss Fish Templates

Dec 07 Nutcracker

MPM: Magic by Allison Pennington, Amber LaBau, Paislee Press, Sahlin Studio, Sara Gleason and Valorie Wibbens; Story Grids v6 by Amber LaBau

Drone Captured

#SoBasic Bundle by Mommyish; Goes Around by Miss Fish Templates

I’m in Love

Love Note Kit and Pocket Cards, MPM: Crush Layer Styles and Templated Trio no9 all by Mommyish

My Constant

X’s and O’s by Mommyish and Sabrina’s Creations; Sectional Templates by Miss Fish Templates

NYD Football 2017

Document All The Things: Bundle by Amanda Yi, Digilicious Design and Two Tiny Turtles; 1st and 10 and Stitched Grids 2 by Traci Reed

Simple Pleasures

Life’s Little Pleasures – a Sweet Shoppe Designs collab; Half Pack 146 I Heart U 10 by Cindy Schneider

The Sass Is Strong

A Little Bit Sassy and A Little Bit Sweet Bundle by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 2 by Traci Reed

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A new member of my family

First up, I DID make a scrapbook layout this week in and amongst making the house all ready for our new addition.

I’ve diligently kept all of our “thankfuls” from 2015 in one place, some of them have already been scrapbooked, others haven’t yet. This one is from Jorge from last November. I thought the kit was just perfect for it!

Make Me Happy

This Is Home by Amanda Yi, Brook Magee and Captivated Visions; Square Dance by Miss Fish Templates; Font: Hello Lucky

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And now onto the cuteness! This, ladies and gentleman is Obi-Wan! He’s the latest addition to our family, a Shetland Sheepdog puppy. Those who know me aren’t surprised because Shelties are my favorite.

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I’d probably anticipate seeing a lot of this little sweetie in my scrapbook pages!

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 ūüėČ 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

Lighthearted

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

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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)

Breathe

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

ConGRADulations

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

Shine

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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A few new pages

Cruise to Mexico – Elysse’s last cruise

Destinations: Vol 3 –¬†Bundle¬†from Studio Flergs and Studio Basic Designs; It’s My Life no 5 by Two Tiny Turtles; Font: Special Elite

For Sale – officially on the market

A New Day by Two Tiny Turtles; It’s a Plan Collab from the Sweet Shoppe Designers

Reach for the Stars – Tommy’s college graduation

Outer Limits Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards along with Story Grid Freebie 2 all by Amber LaBau; Font: Special Elite

This Day in History – kind of the highlights of Tommy’s graduation day

Per Diem Papers, Elements and Cards from Sara Gleason; Pocket Stories 6 from Etc by Danyale; bits from Archetype and Why from Sara Gleason; Font: Special Elite

What a Day – Tommy’s last day of college

It’s a Good Day Bundle by Amanda Yi and Sugary Fancy; Catch the Stars by Two Tiny Turtles; Font: Special Elite

Wonderful Ordinary Day – more gorgeous photos of Elysse and Jorge

The Magic of Everyday Bundle from Blagovesta Gosheva and Pieces of My Heart from Erica Zane; Font: Hello Lucky

You Do You – Tommy’s graduation

Character Study Elements, Papers and Journal Cards by One Little Bird; iNSD Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay; bits and pieces from Daily Bulletin, How It Began, Just the Beginning, Per Diem, Positive Spin, Silver Linings, Stargazer, Story Unfolds and This Magic Moment all by One Little Bird; Font: Special Elite

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Let’s catch up a little…

Shall we?

Bold and Beautiful

Bold and Beautiful Bundle by Brook Magee and Studio Basic Designs

Fought to Become Her

#iloveme by Meghan Mullens and Studio Basic Designs; So Sketchy: Single 1 by Captivated Visions; Fonts: Hello Sunshine by Nicky Laatz

Moments Together

Don’t Waste Your Minutes by Captivated Visions and Studio Basic Designs; Mood Board Template no 1 by Studio Basic Designs

My New Job

Different – Not Less by Amanda Yi and Traci Reed and matching journal cards by Traci Reed; Trio Pack 21 – Circle Crazy 2 by Cindy Schneider

Season of Gratitude

Abundance by Misty Cato; Layered Cards November Edition by Cindy Schneider; EZ Albums 13 and coordinating stitching by Erica Zane

Whidby Island Cover

Such a Trip by Mommyish; Template: DSD Grab Bag 2014 by Sara Gleason; Font: Peaches and Cream
Map image credits –¬†By Pfly – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,¬†https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29143629

 

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