Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Old Photo & New Layout

I'm going back through old photos, trying to scrap some of my favorites that I never got around to doing.  I started scrapbooking in 2001 but then stopped after a couple of years. I finally picked it back up in 2010 and I haven't looked back.  I love making pages.  I have tons of photos that I took before I started scrapping and from my break.  I don't think I will ever run out of things to scrapbook, at least I hope not.

This photo is of my oldest daughter Alexis, I took this photo back in 2008 she was 13 at the time and I just started getting into photography more. I used most of the March Studio Calico kit and some stamps from previous kits the flowers are from the embellishment grab bag that I scored.  The white dots are made with Mr. Huey's Calico White mist on a polka-dotted mask, then I just stamped sentiments in between the lines and used the Amy Tan thickers that came in the kit for a tone on tone look.

Thanks for looking...





Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Alexis - Class of 2013 - My daughter's senior pictures

I finally got to photograph my own daughter yesterday.  We managed to get some great photos using the bazillion outfits she wanted to use.  I will admit though they turned out wonderful and I am such proud mom. I just cannot believe she will be graduating this year.











Monday, March 11, 2013

Me - Layout Share

Looking at my layouts that I never blogged and I found this one. It was a self portrait I took at 12:12pm on 12-12-12.

My hair is not green, it's the photo I took with one of my apps, just in case anyone was wondering. lol






Sunday, March 10, 2013

Love It - Layout Share

Face it....I suck at blogging.  I do, I am not going to sugar coat it. I get busy I simply forget or run out of time to blog...there I said it, no reason to say any more....Let's keep it moving.

I do get to scrapbook I post way more on Instagram than I blog, it's just way more easier, I wish I could link my Instagram to my blog.  That would make it so much easier.

This is my first layout with my Feb kit from Studio Calico...I have so many layout that I need to post so with me being off for a few days from my real full-time job I can get around to posting them. We shall see....

A simple layout...I put two pieces of the ombre washi together and cut the title using my cameo, I really like the wood arrows that came in the kit too.





Sunday, February 17, 2013

The 2 of You Getting Along - Layout Share

I'm finally getting around to blogging some of my layouts, I hope I can keep it up.

This layout is using some various items from Studio Calico kits.  Most of it is from Block Party (Jan Kit) but some of it is from 34th Street (Dec Kit).

I found this picture in my daughter's instagram, I usually look for picture for project life, but I came across this picture that she took of herself and her brother.  They are always fighting but I found this was so cute that they actually liked each other for a few minutes and took some cute pictures.

Thanks for looking...





Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Year...New Outlook

With the new year I decided I wanted to be a healthier me...I am not doing this for nothing else but for me.  It's not a resolution because let's face it those are meant to be broken, it's more of an agreement I'm having with myself.

I plan to eat better and exercise more.  I am doing a mile a day no matter what...I do plan to do other exercises and workouts but at least a mile a day on my treadmill is a must.  No more sodas...and if you know me then you know I love soda.  I am really working hard and I am soda free as of one week so far. Go me!

So to celebrate my first week I completed this layout.  I actually plan to post it up in my craft area as my inspiration, my focus for motivation. lol

I designed the cut file using my cameo and I would love to share it if any of you want it.  I cut it first with cardstock and then I did the same cut with velum just for that extra added something. You can get the cut file HERE.

I mainly used my January Studio Calico kit for this layout.  But added the orange washi from Michaels and the small wooden letters are from Studio Calico as well.




Friday, January 4, 2013

Project Life Weekly Cards & Calendar Share

I'm in the middle of creating my 2013 Project Life title page but with everyone's schedule I haven't been able to pull it all together just yet.  I am really hoping to get it done this weekend.

In the meantime I was at home alone tonight so I thought I would be productive and get my January week cards out of the way.  I really don't put too much thought into them I just sort of let it happen.  I use a combination of my cameo, letter stickers, washi and stamps...just what ever I can.

I also use calendars on my week cards, I really like them more than the stamps, to me they just add a bit more interest.  I created two sets some that have the month written out and some that don't have the name of the month.  I had a few people ask me about them so I thought I would share them.  Now these are Mon-Sun, because that is the way I do my weeks.  If you want to use them feel free to down load them from here.

Here are a few of the ones I created tonight....