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

 

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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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…

Adding a new puppy to the family certainly places a few new constraints on my free time. I’ve learned to tiptoe around a napping “toddler” again to try to get a few things done. He certainly is pretty darn sweet though… when he’s not nipping our toes or ankles ūüėČ

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Go and Live Your Dream Bundle from Studio Basic Designs; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids from Traci Reed; Font: Andes

A December to Remember – our new baby

Krafty Christmas from Mommyish; Oh My Stacks from Miss Fish Templates; Font: Roble

Christmasing with Friends – scrapping a few of last year’s holiday photos

Oh What Fun It Is Papers and Elements, December Defined Cards, December Defined Stamps, Story Seeds 3 and Hyacinth all by Sara Gleason

Happy Smiles

City Sidewalks kit and Pocket Cards, Story Grids v7 by Amber LaBau;  DYD 2016 Layer Styles by Mommyish; Font: Channel

Jurassic Park at Universal – we love us some Jurassic Park in this house!

Explore Dinosaur Bundle and Pocket Addict 1 by WendyP Designs

 

Santa Baby – some of the many gorgeous and treasured photos of Jedi last Christmas

Holiday Cheer Elements + Cards, Papers and Word Art, DYD Date Bits and DYD 2016 Layer Styles all by Mommyish; Fun Times Templates from Miss Fish Templates; Fonts: Andes and Master of Break

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