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.

Title-Page-2017

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

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

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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

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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Let’s catch up a little…

Adding a new puppy to the family certainly places a few new constraints on my free time. I’ve learned to tiptoe around a napping “toddler” again to try to get a few things done. He certainly is pretty darn sweet though… when he’s not nipping our toes or ankles 😉

2016 Week 20

Go and Live Your Dream Bundle from Studio Basic Designs; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids from Traci Reed; Font: Andes

A December to Remember – our new baby

Krafty Christmas from Mommyish; Oh My Stacks from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Roble

Christmasing with Friends – scrapping a few of last year’s holiday photos

Oh What Fun It Is Papers and Elements, December Defined Cards, December Defined Stamps, Story Seeds 3 and Hyacinth all by Sara Gleason

Happy Smiles

City Sidewalks kit and Pocket Cards, Story Grids v7 by Amber LaBau;  DYD 2016 Layer Styles by Mommyish; Font: Channel

Jurassic Park at Universal – we love us some Jurassic Park in this house!

Explore Dinosaur Bundle and Pocket Addict 1 by WendyP Designs

 

Santa Baby – some of the many gorgeous and treasured photos of Jedi last Christmas

Holiday Cheer Elements + Cards, Papers and Word Art, DYD Date Bits and DYD 2016 Layer Styles all by Mommyish; Fun Times Templates from Miss Fish Templates; Fonts: Andes and Master of Break

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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

Tubing

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

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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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