September 28, 2015

Lift a Layout Challenge

I played along with the "Lift a Layout" challenge this past Friday night over at Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group as part of their Scrap and Chat crop. Here's my take on the challenge:

This one came together so quick and easy since I was lifting a layout :)

Happy Monday friends, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

September 23, 2015

Scrapbooking Life

I've always been one of those moms that saves my kids papers and artwork from school, but I am selective on what I save. The everyday math, spelling and same 'ol paperwork, nope, I don't save them. The cute drawings, funny things said, firsts, those are the things I do save, especially the elementary school papers. Sometimes I'll save a whole stack and work on them all at once, and then sometimes you forget about them and realize your daughter is now 2 grades older and you better get with it ;)

I love being able to look back and not only see how much her writing has changed since then, but also see that in those first days of Pre-K she was forgetting the "a" in her name.  I usually keep the layouts pretty simple since I do want the actual school work to stand out. Also, to keep track (for those time you let 2 school years go by lol) when I keep a paper to scrap later, I always add the date and grade on the back so I have the info when I am putting the layout together.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

September 15, 2015

It's All About the Music

Here's a new layout using the August swag bag from Paper Issues. I started my layout with the "as I see it" journaling card, and just started adding to it!

I did a bit of machine stitching along the bottom edge of the patterned papers, and then added a bit of white paint too.

This will be fun to look back on to remember the instruments he was playing at 13.
As always, thanks for stopping by!

September 9, 2015

Scrapbooking Tips and Ideas!

If you've been scrapbooking for more than a day, you already know that most manufacturers have bar code strips attached to the bottom of their patterned papers that you simply trim off. Some manufacturers even print a coordinating design on one or both sides of the strip. If you're like me, you cut the strip off, and add it to your stash. Recently I made a few layouts, and had tossed the bar code strips aside only to notice they all coordinated pretty nicely. They became the perfect start to my next layout.  **and even though this looks crooked and wonky, I promise in real life it is straight ;)

This was such a quick and simple layout. By layering the strips of paper along with my photo and just a few embellishments, I had a layout completed in about 15 minutes, including the journaling.

Oh how I wish every layout came together as fast as this one!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

September 3, 2015

Adventure & FUN at 9

I'm back with a new layout that I guess you could say is for Throwback Thursday ;)  It's me at age 9, and yes that is a fishing pole in my hand. I loved to fish when I was a kid.

I went with bright papers from my stash and some bits and pieces from the August swag bag by Paper Issues, I especially like that cute 9 flashcard and those huge gold sequins!! Oh, and of course that blue bow.

and...that's another layout complete for the family history album.
As always, thanks for stopping by!