Friday, February 20, 2015

Sunday Prepping! (ScrapbookSteals Sketch)

While the subject of this layout isn't exciting, or interesting, or even beautiful, it's what happens on a weekly basis. I try to keep organized. It's the thought that counts, right? I simplified this layout, layering all of the extra patterns, and made sure to pull colors that were located in the set of my favorite markers. All of the paper and embellishments are from my October Shop Your Stash kit that I created. 
I totally changed this sketch up, but I'm really pleased with the results. The sketch is the Gardenia #7 from
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hooray For Sweaters, Boots & Pumpkins

There are some things that make me smile. My warm boots on a crisp fall day is one of these things. I really loved this Instagram picture of my Uggs and a couple of pumpkins that we carved for Halloween. I really loved how the orange pops against the grey of my house steps. I started with this wonderful stitched heart in the Silhouette Online Store. I stretched out the heart so that it would span the entire 12x12 space, and used a ton of bright and fabulous patterns paired with a simplistic background.
The wonderful title is actually the Happy Harvest Printable from Life Love Paper I also added a few alphas for some extra pop, and pulled in the orange in a wonderful triangle of interest. LOVE! Pin It

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It Hurts... Photographing and Scrapbooking Unhappy Events

How do you photograph a situation that you really don't want to? Photograph a beautiful detail. One small, probably insignificant element that can sum up the entire story without oversharing. I really feel that this photo, with the journaling does just that. Papers and elements are from my October Shop Your Stash kit.
I altered the PageMaps November 2014 sketch HERE and changed up a few things. I really wanted to focus on the one photograph, print the journaling with my Silhouette, and then really play with a few Silhouette cuts.
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Return to Bloggerland...

I'll admit, I've been a horrible blogger. I haven't shared much since the year started. Sorry! Life has gotten in the way. I actually have been creating, but have been doing so in kind of a vacuum.  I just haven't been sharing. So, I've actually snapped pics of the ten (so far!) layouts that I have created since last November/December... And I'm going to share them about three or four a week. Once they are all shared, I'm going to go through my stash and do a giveaway. Just for fun. So, here's my return to sharing once again. For this first project, I used my November Shop Your Stash Kit (list of contents on the original post).
This was actually a really great sketch by my friend Brenda Smith for ScrapbookSteals' Mid-Week Mojo's. She's pretty fantastic. You should really check her out. I kind of love this picture. It's my classroom on the last day of school. I had actually vowed not to return until September started... And for once in my life, actually kept that vow. I really needed summer. So did my girls. Here's the sketch if you'd like. Enjoy!

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