Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 2015 Calendar Pages

August 2015 Digital Layouts

I was inspired by this page made as a hybrid by Kelly Noel for One Little Bird Designs and recreated it digitally.

Paper: One Little Bird Chapters Collection;  Book Art: Scraptastic Go My Way Collection; Library Card: Sahlin Studio Project Mouse Fantasy Collection; Reading Wordart: Ali Edwards
Once again I made two layouts with small differences to personalize for their album.  This is the last page in their physical school albums!  Woohoo!  Progress!

I realized I had a ton of beach club pictures, so I incorporated them into a Project Life digital layout.  This is definitely the easiest way to get a lot of pictures into one layout.

The word art is from Paislee Press.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

July 2015 Hybrid Layouts

I only had one layout for July, but because I put one in each of my kids albums, I made two copies.  They vary just slightly as I do not always have two of everything.

This is the first time I've tried stitching on my page, and I loved it.  It was quick and easy because I once again employed my silhouette machine.

I followed this tutorial at to get the holes wrapped around each letter.
Here is a closer look at the first page:
I used Echo Park's Summer Party patterned paper for the left page.  The stickers are from Simple Stories I {heart} Summer collection, and the enamel dots are from the Paper Studio.

All of the cards on these pocket pages are from Elle's Studio July kit.
The acrylic and wood veneer pieces are from Elle's Studio as well.  I fell in love with those popsicles and knew I had to include them in a little "shaker" pocket.

I didn't have a 9x12 pocket page, so I cut one I had from Becky Higgins design F and then fused the first 4x6 pocket in half.  This size is becoming increasingly popular, and I wish she'd release this size.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Disney World 6x8 Mini Travel Album - part iii | Epcot

part i - Disney Springs and the B Hotel
part ii - Hollywood Studios
part iii - Epcot
part iv - Magic Kingdom
part v - Animal Kingdom

Here is a look at the Epcot portion of my scrapbook.  I really hope that I can fit all I need to in this album (I still have MK and AK to put in it!)

I cut the dream on glitter paper with my silhouette.  It is from the Project Mouse Hand Drawn Words.  I made the Top Ten insert myself.

The back of the insert has some word stickers from PM SouvenEARS Collection and the cards on the right are from PixieSprite.

This die cut was from a PM freebie from Sahlin Studio blog that I cut with my silhouette on silver glitter paper.  I kept it transparent so that it would show through on both sides.

The cards on the left are from PixieSprite and I made the Mission Space one from internet clipart.  I used Paislee Press' 4x6 template and added some PM Tomorrow word bits to it.

The left 3x4 template is from Paislee Press and the Test Track card is PixieSprite.  I added PM Cars wordart to my photo before I printed it.
I tried to keep all of my World Showcase Countries consistent.  Each page has a flag tag I made and I folded them over on the Paislee Press 3x4 templates with a greeting in the language of the country.  I then used Paislee Press' 4x6 templates to make a collage of pictures.  All journaling cards with the Country name and art are from PixieSprite. Each country is the same so I won't repeat the links.

The lunch insert has a tag I made myself.  The template is from Paislee Press.

The Phineas and Ferb Agent P Adventure image I pulled off the internet.

I got the Duffy tag from my Disney World Scrapbook kit I picked up at Amazon.

The Duffy card is from PixieSprite and I added the PM At Night word art directly to my photo before printing.
There you have it!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 2015 Digital Layouts

I've decided to switch up the way I post things.  Generally I attack each month's photos in the same manner:
  1. Decide which events have so many photos they get a full page spread.  Create them digitally and include them in my printed book at the end of the year.
  2. Make my bi-monthly calendar pages of the random leftover photos.  These I also create digitally to include in my printed book.
  3. Pull any school related or special pictures out from that month that have a special story that I want to include in the kids scrapbook albums.  I choose to create these either digitally or with paper and stickers, but I always include them in their yearly albums.  If it's a digital layout, I just print it out at 12x12.
Because of this process, I am finding that I am not posting blog entries until each month is done, and sometimes the posts have lots of layouts.  I think from now on I will post more frequently -- as I get pages don -- and will blog them in the following categories:

  1. Monthly digital 2-page layouts
  2. Monthly calendar pages
  3. Hybrid (or traditional) pages and/or digital pages
Elements from Memory Pockets Monthly BOLD kit

Digital elements from Pink Paislee Solstice Collection

Some elements from Scraptastic, but mostly made by me.

Friday, July 22, 2016

June 2015 Layouts

One.  That's how many scrapbook pages I made on my vacation to Utah.

I had grand plans to do a bunch of scrapbooking, but what was I thinking??  I attended two weddings, three family reunions, one baby shower, visited two national parks, and spent a couple days sick in bed.  I've added over 1000 photos to my camera roll, and life keeps coming! It was an exhausting but fun vacation, but I'm happy to be at home swimming in all my photos.

Let's get to it!  Here are my pages from June LAST YEAR. 

This is the one page I got done on vacation.  I am loving the digital version of Pink Paislee's Summer Solstice collection that is now available at

Book paper from Echo Park Teacher's Pet line, Puffy stickers from MAMBI, and book card, pocket, and label from old KOTM from Creating Keepsakes.

All paper and stickers are from PinkFresh's Life Noted Collection with the exception of the tooth chart, which is from Simple As That's Loose Tooth Collection.