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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Four more pages!

Looks like I’m going to have a new subject for my layouts here soon. We are hoping to add a puppy to our family this next weekend. We got to meet him last weekend and he is a little cutie!

I’ve done four layouts here recently, with two of them coming from the missing months of my PL. I’ll get caught up, I love it too much not to!

 

2016 Week 19 – a week filled with house showings and a trip to Miami

Happiness Captured Bundle by Blagovesta Gosheva; 365 Unscripted: Stitched Grids by Traci Reed; Font: Andes

All Snuggled Up – the little cutie himself!

Warm and Cozy Kit and Story Temps 1 by Mommyish; Memory Pockets Monthly: Kindred from Allison Pennington, Mommyish, Paislee Press, Sahlin Studio, Sara Gleason and Valorie Wibbens; Fonts: Roble and Master of Break

Autumn Pies – I have to document all the family favorites so we’ll have the recipes down for ALL the kids

This Month Captured – October 2016 by Mommyish; Terrazo Templates by Miss Fish Templates

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Tommy spent several days with Elysse and Jorge, going to a Heat basketball game and trying out some of the local breweries and their craft beer selections. We’re still eating the Mother’s Day blueberries at this point, too!

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So very excited to bring this little guy home soon!

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Pumpkin and pecan pies, absolute staple for dessert at any and all of our holiday family gatherings.

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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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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Almost two weeks again

Busy, busy around here. Tax season has started which always brings a little more fun to the table 😉

Let’s get a few of my recent ones posted here on the old blog:

Connected – how much fun it is to be connected to the kids via texting

Be Connected Papers and Elements, March 2016 BYOC Styles, Templated Trio 4 all from Mommyish

Paradise – Elysse’s cruise

Destinations Vol 2 by Studio Basic Designs and Studio Flergs; Love You More Templates by Two Tiny Turtles

Peaceful and Perfect – some of Tommy’s Philmont photos from last summer

Elysian Elements and Papers, Flight Plan no 29 and bits from Click, How It Began, Per Diem, Still Life and This and That all from One Little Bird; Font: Roble

Smile Big – our family photo shoot in Wynwood

Laugh Often Bundle by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; EZ Albums 12 and matching stitching by Erica Zane; Font: Loveton

The Look – had to find a use for the silly photos we just took!

Duo 33 – It Is Well by Brook Magee; Mamarazzi by Blagovesta Gosheva and Two Tiny Turtles

Time to Go – about getting ready to sell the house

Block Party Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards and Story Grids v7 all by Amber LaBau; March 2016 BYOC Styles (for title) by Mommyish

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