Well… I’m still scrapping!

My attempts to try to MAKE time to scrap has been paying off. It seems to be that planning for an entire free evening is conducive to my getting something done. That, and having some new photos to scrap, apparently. If this holds up, I’ll create twice as many layouts in July as I did in June! (which isn’t all that impressive, unfortunately ūüėČ )

AFI at Plaza Live

Turn It Up by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Universal Album 5 by Cindy Schneider

BFF’s

A True Friend by Little Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic Designs; Piece by Piece v6 by Erica Zane

Livin’ the Life

Love This Life by River Rose Designs; April Champions Templates by Crystal Livesay

Lost My Heart to the Sea

Salt Water by Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Make Your Mark 3 by Captivated Visions

Moments Like This

Grillin and Chillin Papers and Journal Cards from Little¬†Butterfly¬†Wings;¬†Life¬†In¬†Color¬†Papers¬†and¬†Elements from Etc. by¬†Danyale,¬†Staycation¬†Word¬†Art¬†and¬†the¬†July¬†2017¬†BYOC Styles from Mommyish; Plenty o’ Pics Templates from Miss Fish Templates

Stationery Queen

Stationery Addict Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards and the July 2017 Create Crate Monthly Styles all from Mommyish; Beach Life from Miss Fish Templates

T BFF’s

A True Friend by Little Butterfly Wings and Studio Basic Designs; Creative Framing vol 1 by Digilicious Design

Tide Pools

Vacation Album by Miss Fish Templates; The Darkest and Deepest Ocean and bits from retired kits by Captivated Visions

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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

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!

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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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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Let’s catch up, shall we?

It’s been two weeks… tax season is always busy for me. All kinds of things running through my mind and across my calendar.

Better in Miami – photos of gorgeous Miami to use? Check!

Trifecta 24 – Rambler by Brook Magee; Miami, Florida: Collection by Jady Day Studio and Amanda Yi; Font: Roble

Getting it Ready – getting our house ready to sell

Around the House Bundle by Studio Basic Designs; EZ Albums 11 and coordinating stitching by Erica Zane

I Am a Mama – this story has been rambling around in my head since we lost Jedi. I had to get it out and on paper. Turns out the story fit EXACTLY into the space provided… it was meant to be.

Set 210 Just for Journaling 13 by Cindy Schneider; I Woof You and a few bits from A Purrfect Day and A Happy House all by Sugary Fancy; Fonts: Andes and Loveton

Our Tech – this kit made me want to scrap about the phones we have right now and how we use them. I figure this will be fun to look back on in 10 years!

Techno-Babble Kit and matching Pocket Cards by Amber LaBau; Memory Pockets Monthly: Status by Amber LaBau, Allison Pennington, Paislee Press, Sahlin Studio, Sara Gleason and Valorie Wibbens; Font: Andes

Reflecting in Progress – Rachel makes the most beautiful artsy products, such a unique style.

Abstract Fillers 1 and Bubblegum Pop both by Captivated Visions; EZ Albums 12 and matching stitching by Erica Zane; Alphabitties 5 by Traci Reed

Take the Long Way Home – a kit has mountains in it… I’ve got the photos for it!!

Adventure and Adventure: Cards by Heather Roselli; Mood Board Template #2 by Studio Basic Designs; Font: True North

We Belong Together – perfect for photos of Elysse and Jorge

Together We So Rock! Kit, Alphas and Extras by Little Butterfly Wings; Photo frames from Dynamic Shading Bits #1 by Mommyish

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