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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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!

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

 

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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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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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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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