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

Halfway through April…

And I haven’t scrapped much… but I HAVE scrapped! More importantly, I’ve watched TV, played with the dog and read books all when I would have been sitting at my computer in the past. I feel like I have more of a life! And THAT is what I was trying to accomplish.

So here are the four pages I’ve made so far this month:

Craft Room – honestly my favorite room in the house, the one I spend nearly all my time in

Me Time by Studio Basic Designs and Digital Scrapbook Ingredients; Half Pack 184 Framed 13 by Cindy Schneider

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Love the Yard – the little stinker absolutely LOVES the backyard! He could spend hours out there just laying in the sun and snoozing or digging in the mulch.

Feeling Fresh Bundle – Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards; April 2017 BYOC Styles all by Mommyish; Template from Amy Martin (retired)

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Our New Home

Stacked House Templates, Pocket Stories 2 and On the Street We Live along with bits from Hodge Podge all from Etc by Danyale and some from Just My Type collab with Pink Reptile Designs and Now and Then collab with Little Butterfly Wings

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View from Mt Phillips – those journal cards were calling my name!!

This Time of Year April and Journal Cards by Grace Lee; Half Pack 185 – Framed 14 by Cindy Schneider

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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…

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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Two weeks of layouts

2015 Week 3

Story Grids vol 7 and Counting the Weeks vol 2 by Amber LaBau; Memory Pockets Monthly: Adore and Chapter by Amber LaBau, Allison Pennington, Paislee Press, Sahlin Studio, Sara Gleason and Valorie Wibbens; Font: Andes Regular

All You Need – It’s a week for scrapping Jedi

Half Pack 146: i heart u 10 by Cindy Schneider; Bow Wow Bundle by Digilicious Design

History of Ever – Elysse and Jorge had some gorgeous shots from their most recent cruise

Chéri Elements, Papers and Journaling Cards by One Little Bird; February 2016 Template Challenge by Little Butterfly Wings

My Person – another cruise photo

Just the Way You Are Bundle by Studio Basic Designs

Sick Baby – Jedi, my baby

Medic: Bundle by Dream Big Designs; 365 Unscripted: Stitched Grids 1 by Traci Reed

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