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

Let’s update a little

Well… carving out more time to scrap hasn’t worked out like I planned. BUT, I’m having fun! You’ll notice a theme with all the engagement photos… Here’s what I’ve scrapped since May:

Brain Freeze

Sticky Sweet Summer Papers, Elements and Pocket Cards along with the MPM July 2017 Snapshots Styles all by Mommyish; Sunny Days by Miss Fish Templates

Deception Pass

World Travels – Sweet Shoppe Designs collab

Diagon Alley

NSD 2017 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay; I Solemnly Swear by Etc by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings

Seattle Story

Roadscape by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings; Fun With Shapes v3 by Crystal Livesay

She Said Yes

Succulent and the June 2017 BYOC Styles by Mommyish; Around the Bend by Miss Fish Templates

Still Do

We Still Do by Mommyish

The Big Apple

New York State of Mind II Collection, Templated Trio 10 and Stylin’ #246 Felt Text Board Styles all by Mommyish

Wildflower

Leave Her Wild Bundle by Grace Lee and Kristin Cronin-Barrow; Out and About at the Fair Templates by Crystal Livesay

 

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

Well, I haven’t totally forgotten

how to scrapbook, so I’m pretty darn pleased about that. I’ve completed 7 pages since my last post and I can share 6 of them now.

On an exciting note, I got two PL spreads done! I’m trying the “stay current and then work backwards approach” that a lot of people suggest when you get behind. I have found that a little bit of hindsight isn’t a bad thing when doing these weekly pocket spreads because you know what comes next. But the memory just isn’t so perfect on all those little details anymore. And my photo catalog isn’t helping. So many times the date imports as today and not when that photo was taken and then I have to spend time figuring out where to move it.

2016 Week 18 – back in time to the week of Tommy’s graduation and Mother’s Day

Believe in Magic Love Adventure Collection with Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs; It’s My Life 2016 #5 by Two Tiny Turtles; Font: Andes

2016 Week 38 – a current week

Now and Then Collab Bundle from Etc by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings; Project Temps no 2 by Amanda Yi; Font: Andes

Burn In Hell Patches – a story Tommy brought home from Philmont along with a bowtie ūüėČ because you can’t NOT scrapbook a story about setting a stuffed bear on fire

Real Life in Pockets: Say What ?! by Mommyish and Just Jaimee; Photo Frenzy October from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Roble

Lighthearted

DSD 2016 Grab Bag by Sara Gleason & Crystal Livesay; Blithe Papers and Elements by Sara Gleason; Font: True North

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Well, how the heck did I get THIS FAR behind…

Time to catch posting some layouts here:

Boys and Their Toys – his airsoft hobby

Hello Handsome by Little Butterfly Wings; Template from Miss Fish Templates (coming soon)

Breathe

Peace and Love kit and matching Paint, Shades of White Papers both from Etc by Danyale; Round and Round by Miss Fish Templates (see her FB, coming soon); Font: Heartwell

ConGRADulations

Butterfly Basics – Celebration Edition Bundle by Little Butterfly Wings; Template: Photo Frenzy Blocked by Miss Fish Templates (coming soon); Font: Monday

Fun Weekend in Miami

#Weekend: Bundle by Amanda Yi, Studio Basic Designs and Two Tiny Turtles; Template from Miss Fish Templates (coming soon); Font: Special Elite

Note to Self

Note to Self Collection by Studio Basic Designs

Shine

Think Hippie Thoughts by Amanda Yi and Studio Basic Designs; Here Comes the Sun by Two Tiny Turtles; Font: Heart and Soul

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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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