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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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

 

A few more pages

Best Job – that wishlist journal card was my story for this page. I had already told the kids the one thing I’d love for Mother’s Day is to sleep in because Obi doesn’t let me do that anymore.

Mom Life Mini,  Story Templates no 2 and the MPM Fling Layer Styles all by Mommyish

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Buzz- this kit made me think of all of Tommy’s Disney tshirt and jammies

Card Me 3 Templates from Miss Fish Templates; Believe In Magic Tomorrow World from Amber Shaw and Studio Flergs

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You Me and the Sea – When I look at photos in my Lightroom catalog for beach, I get a lot of photos of Elysse and Jorge. Not surprising because she loves the beach!

Beachscape by Studio Basic Designs and Little Butterfly Wings

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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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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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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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