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Thursday, November 21, 2013

WeR Memory Keepers Guest Spot

Don't miss my guest post on the WeR Memory Keepers Blog today. I love how my layout turned out! You can get to my post by clicking the link below.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Project Life

As I said last week I have started Project Life. I started back in July, the 14th to be exact. I have mostly been using the Honey Edition Core Kit, but I have used a few other things too. I included product links if I  could find one, but some stuff is no longer available so there was no link to be found. If there is something that you are really wondering about just let me know I will try and find it. So with out further introduction, my project life:

July 14-20: Honey Edition Core Kit, Sewing Pattern paper, & Purple Polka Dot Washi Tape

July 21-27: Honey Edition Core Kit, Yuletide Layered Chipboard Stickers, Generic Rhinestones, Studio Calico Roller Date Stamp #1, & some journal cards from a set I got on clearance at Michael's.  

July 28 - August 3: Honey Edition Core Kit, Black Fabric Thickers, Offray 7/8 inch Yellow with White Polka Dot Ribbon, Grey Chevron Washi Tape, Happy Birthday Epoxy Brads, Dear Lizzy Roller Date Stamp #1, & Stampin' Up Straight Up Alphabet & Numbers stamps.

This Week I got a little short on space since my husbands scout camp was in the mix so I made some washi tape hinges to to hide some pictures and journaling.

August 4-10: Honey Edition Core Kit, American Crafts Bakers Twine, Studio G "hello" stamp, Dear Lizzy Roller Date Stamp #1, & a journal card from a set I got on clearance at Michael's.  

August 11-17: Honey Edition Core Kit, Prima Flowers, generic yellow brad, A Perfect Summer Cardstock Stickers, & A Perfect Summer papers.

August 18-24: Honey Edition Core Kit, Stampin' Up Straight Up Alphabet & Numbers stamps, Teal Chevron Washi Tape, Gray Chevron Washi Tape, & American Crafts Bakers Twine.

August 18-24: Honey Edition Core KitRain Edition of Digital Project Life, Offray Self Adhesive Ribbon, Yellow Stripe Washi Tape, We R Memory Keepers Albums Made Easy Chalkboard Collection, Generic Rhinestones, The Daily Digi 2013 Scrapbook Day Freebie, & a journal card from a set I got on clearance at Michael's.  

August 18-24: Honey Edition Core Kit, A Perfect Summer Cardstock Stickers, A Perfect Summer papers, & Dear Lizzy Roller Date Stamp #1.
I really like how this album is going. I have 2 more weeks done and then I am currently 7 weeks behind. But mark my words I will be caught up before Thanksgiving! Keep me to that, ok? 

Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Life Update

Life has been busy. My Husband hasn't been working so we have been enjoying spending time together. We are trying to catch up on Doctor Who before the 50th Anniversary special on the 23rd. I have been crafting quite a bit and I plan to post about it soon. I started a weekly pocket page scrapbook back in July and I just started preparing my Holiday Memories album. I will be back soon with more pics, but for now please enjoy this peek at my Holiday album.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


So I finally finished my Holiday Memories Album. I have had the photos together for a long time and the guilt was starting to get to me so I sat down and wrote in all the journaling.  I feel so good now that it is finally done. I am so proud of how it turned out. Sure there are somethings that I would/are going to do different next time. I hope you enjoy seeing it all together in this little video. I have started new project and I will be back with details soon and I hope to see you then. Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.

If you want to see the individual photos for the pages you can find them in their own flickr set here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Memories Cover

I knew I would need a more substantial cover for my album so I got 2 pieces of chipboard and painted the red. I added a boarder sticker from a K&Company to the right side of the front cover and the hand and ornament sticker came from the same sticker sheet. The Holidays chipboard sticker is from WeR Memory Keepers. I love how the cover turned out.

For the inside of the covers I added a polka dot paper and some stickers from the same sticker sheet above.

And on the back another sticker! I love it! 

Cardstock stickers are amazing by the way. I had no idea!

I would love to see how you are documenting your Christmas Memories. Please leave a comment with a link to your scrapbook page, blog post, or photo album.

Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Memories 1 & 2

I finished my first few pages are done and I love how they turned out.

First is  my title page. I added a glitter snowflake sticker that I got at Michaels. I believe it was their recollections brand. I thought it really added! 

I started my Holiday Memories with Thanksgiving. We were with my husband's family this year. I made a 5x7 photo collage for the left side. For the right side I cut a 8.5x11 divided sheet protector down to 4 pockets instead of 9. I put in our place cards and a pics of some food coma nappers.

Next page is more thanksgiving. On the left is the back side of divided page protector from the previous page. Another place card and a few more pics form the day. On the right is my journaling for the day.

The left side of this page is one of my foundation pages and on the left is a pic of my Dad's Christmas Village   that I help him put up.

On the left here I have my journaling about my family Christmas Ornament exchange. On the right our group shot of all the girls at the ornament exchange and a pic of my precious new niece. She was only 5 days old here. And those pics are on top of another foundation page.

On left another pic of my cute little niece and on the right a pic I took of my sister's cute family.

I had so much fun putting this together. It has been a long time since I have worked with paper and glue when I scrapbooked. I can't wait to see how the rest of this book turns out.

So, are you doing a December or Holiday Album. It so I would really like to see it. Feel free to leave a link in the comments.

Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Did I mention . . .

Did I Mention that I am doing a December Daily Album!?

Well not exactly December Daily. I tried December Daily a couple of years ago and failed. Miserably! I made it half way to Christmas and got sick of doing a scrapbook page every day and finding a story to tell. I didn't do any foundation pages and that definitely contributed to my downfall.

This go round I am taking a very different approach. A couple of weeks ago I saw Nettio Designs' Holiday Favs album from last year and her templates for this year. I saw those templates and knew exactly the approach I was going to take. I bought them that day and download them as soon as I got the links. I made all of the foundation pages and had them printed within 5 days. I also decided to go with an approach that did not require me to have to tell a story every day. That was very overwhelming on the weekdays when we came home from work and just watched TV. Right now I have 13 pages devoted to journaling/story telling and I think I might have a hard time finding stories to fill all of them.

I will be back in a few days with the first few pages of my album! Until then enjoy looking at my foundation pages. You can find them in my flickr stream here.

Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Been Busy

Its been quite awhile since I have posted. I have been busy with a project. My cousin is getting married in about a month and today we are having a bridal shower today for his fiance. I have spent a good chunk of time in the last month making a cookbook for the bride. I have had fun and I didn't get many pictures before my camera battery died. I am really happy with how it turned out.

I ended up with 77 recipes from Grandma, Aunts, Cousins, and Cousin's Spouses. I scrapped the recipes onto 4x6 cards so that the recipes can be used in book form or taken out and used as individual cards. I also thought it would make it easier to add recipes later. I made the first card and then saved it as a template so that I didn't have to start from scratch every time. I did the same things with the divider pages.

I only used one kit for the entire book (Narrative by One Little Bird Designs).  The font on the dividers is Sketch Rockwell. The recipe names are in a font called Ballpark. The actually recipes are in Bohemian Typewriter.

Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Save Your Story: What are you watching?

I admit it, I am addicted to TV. I love watching a good show. My list of favorites have gotten a lot longer this fall. I love watching then new fall shows and watching my old fav's come back. So I thought I would write down my current watch list.

Returning favs

  1. Once Upon a Time
  2. How I Met Your Mother
  3. Switched at Birth
  4. Bones
  5. The New Girl
  6. Parenthood
  7. Law and Order: SVU
  8. The Big Bang Theory
  9. Community
  10. The Office
  11. Glee
  12. Person of Interest
  13. Parks and Recreation
  14. Grim
  15. Supernatural
  16. Hart of Dixie
  17. Supernatural
  18. Suburgatory
  19. Sons of Guns
  20. Franklin and Bash (TNT summer series)
  21. Downton Abbey (if you know how to get series 3 before the US airing in January let me know)
  22. Doctor Who (We are working through past seasons now. We are in the middle of season 3)
New favs
  1. The Mob Doctor
  2. Guys With Kids
  3. Go On
  4. Elementary
WOW! That is a really long list. Kind of pathetic, but I am okay with it. Sadly I feel like I am missing some on this list. 

So now I want to know what you are watching right now. Do we have any shows in common? I wish I had this list from last year. It would be really interesting to see how my tastes have evolved over the years. I am going to try and remember to write this list next year too. As always I would love to see your list. I encourage you to link up in the comments. 

Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Curating My Photos

A few week ago I signed up for Kayla Lamoreaux's Finding Photo Flow Class. I have been curating my photo library for the last few weeks and have tagged about 55% of my photos so far. I can't believe how well I have been doing. I learned so much about Lightroom. I had no idea half the stuff I am able to do in Lightroom. I will share my organizing system once I am finished tagging and rating. I am so excited to share.

While tagging my photos I found some pictures from a few years ago when I went to the air show with my husband and father-in-law. I just had to scrap them! It has been a while since I have scrapped. I missed it. I am going to schedule time for scrapping every week.

Thanks for joining me today. Tomorrow today will be the past, so start saving your story today.