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

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Digital learning

I mentioned that I attended Spraguefest last weekend. We had two full days of all kinds of crafting, both digital and paper. I had the perfect kit this week to document my trip.

DigiSis Oct 15 – this will not be my last layout of the trip, trust me!

Friends for Life Bundle by Sugary Fancy; Template Set 205 by Cindy Schneider

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Speaking of learning, I participated in October’s Scrapaneers. The focus this month is Fear Factor. We were all supposed to go outside of our comfort zone in our layout. I chose minimal, which is NOT my style, and used several filters to achieve this effect.

Magical Place

Autumn’s Magic by Valorie Wibbens; Other items used: Sanded Photo Masks by Misty Cato, Head in the Clouds by Valorie Wibbens and Paislee Press, Ribbon Snips, Sprinkles v3 and Sprinkles v4 by Valorie Wibbens

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New Champions over at Scrapaneers

I truly love each month’s Champions at Scrapaneers! It’s not just a kit and a set of templates, it’s like that, a class and an experience all rolled into one. And now there are even added clinics that add another level of detail.

No One Watching

Work In Progress by Mari Koegelenberg and August 2015 Templates by Simply Tiffany both part of the August 2015 Champions at Scrapaneers; Additional elements from Good One and Life Story by Karla Dudley, Snapshots and Memories by Sugarplum Paperie, This Is Love by Mye De Leon and Prism by The Digital Press; Styles: Leather (Stylin #34) and Blackboard II (Back to School Styles II) both by Mommyish; Fonts: Channel and a custom font

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One for Scrapaneers Champions

This is title work month at Scrapaneers. We worked with templates from Simply Tiffany and a kit from Wishing Well Creations.

A Moment Captured by Wishing Well Creations from the July 2015 Champions at Scrapaneers; July Champions Templates by Simply Tiffany Studios; Also elements from Good One by Karla Dudley (March 2015 Champions), Snapshots and Memories by Sugarplum Paperie (June 2015 Champions) and This Is Love by Mye De Leon (February 2015 Champions); Fonts – Heart and Soul by Nicky Laatz and a custom font

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Two more

Game On – Board game night for my son and his friends. I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what any of these games were about. They were swapping wheat… there was raunchy language… but they had a great time!

Nerdy by Nature by Traci Reed and Tickled Pink Studios; 365 Unscripted: Plastic Stitched Grids 2 by Traci Reed; Font – DJB Project Storyteller by Darcy Baldwin

You Two – done for the Scrapaneers Champions class for June. I worked with different photo treatments and doing a dimensional title.

Snapshots and Memories by Sugarplum Paperie; Template: June 2015 Champions by Simply Tiffany Studios; Wood veneer style – Storyteller September 2014 by Just Jaimee; Fonts: Channel and a Custom Font

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Now, I’m taking the Scrapaneers class, Title Express, to work more on creating interesting page titles.

New class at Scrapaneers

New class at Scrapaneers

For anyone who has ever wanted to learn about digital scrapbooking, there is a beginner class for you over at Scrapaneers.com. And it’s totally free! Tiffany, the owner there, has always wanted to encourage those who want to learn about scrapbooking digitally but don’t want to commit to a large budget for classes and supplies at first.

Of course, those of us that already scrap digitally KNOW you’re going to love it and stick with it once you learn a little. The class includes SEVERAL video lessons from a beginner’s viewpoint and a free class kit from one of my favorite digi shops, The Digital Press.

So if you are interested, please go and sign up. If you have questions, PLEASE post them in the forum and our Peers team will try to assist you in any way we can.

Here is the layout that I did with the class kit and template:

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Color My World

From the Digital Scrapbooking for Beginners Class at Scrapaneers – Layered Looks: Edition 1 by Simply Tiffany Studios; Prism Collab by The Digital Press;  Custom Font