Saturday, September 27, 2014

Four Layouts and a Sneak

September has sure slipped away from me. We have been busy with school, ukelele lessons, Homecoming Week, two birthdays, and a fish fry. It has been lots of fun, but I'm looking forward to a few relaxing Fall weekends now that the weather has cooled a bit. Before the month is completely gone, I wanted to share the rest of my September Project Life layouts. As usual, all of these pages were created with my Project Life and Flavors of the Month Kits from The ScrapRoom.

A Good Start

This page is a collection of photos from our first month of school in 2013.  Ethan got Star Student, got better at doing his homework independently, and started making his own lunch. Jonathan had a great time participating in the Junior High Band and organized his new desk for homework time. The boys' independence made me smile.

Laser Tag Party

Jonathan celebrated his 13th birthday with a pack of boys at Buhlow Recreation Area playing laser tag games. We rented the equipment and created an obstacle course of sorts. They played Capture the Flag, Army, and Free Shoot. Even though it was crazy hot, they had a good time and were super sweet to include Ethan.

 Ti Gators

Wild & Free

We love this trail at Red Dirt. We try to go there at least a couple of times a year. This time we brought the boys' sling shots that they got for Christmas. It was the perfect place to shoot rocks.

The September kits are sold out, but the October kits are previewing now. I just finished making my October pages, and let me tell you -- the kits are awesome. Here's a sneak peek for ya. Shh . . . don't tell Tammy. See you soon with the full reveal!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Project Disney: Star Tours

School is in full swing. Has been for two weeks now. I was SO thankful for the day off yesterday to recuperate and get caught up on school work. Great way to spend Labor Day, huh?

Today, I have a new Project Disney page to share. All the papers came in my September kits from The ScrapRoom. For this particular layout, I used the We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer cards, papers, and stickers and the Studio Calico chipboard Woodgrain Geotags.

Star Tours

This month I didn't have as much time to edit my pictures, so I just printed them all at 4" by 6" size.  This left me with a lot of portrait photos, so I had to change up the page protectors. The left side is the traditional Becky Higgins Design A, and the right side is by Simply Stories. You can't even tell the difference between these two brands.  LOVE that!  The third one is a 6" by 12" by Becky Higgins, Design H. 

These pictures are from our first trip to Disney.  As you can see the boys (all three of them -- ha ha) loved Star Tours.  We took our time going through the ride and the play area outside.  Both kids made a light saber, too. My favorite is the picture of all three of them in the 3D glasses. I love those nerds!

For the title card, I got super complicated with a sticker strip and some Thickers. Ha ha! I don't know if you can see it, but the Thickers are grey with white lines on them.  I thought they were a perfect match.  More stash used!

I kept the embellishing to a minimum on this layout. The journaling pocket and date card are about as fancy as it gets. I added a little washi tape and a sticker to the kraft pocket that came in the kit. The journaling tag is a trimmed down card that I didn't use. And for the date card, I added some old Jillibean Soup alphabet stickers from my stash and one of the super cute Studio Calico Geotags to indicate the approximate date.

Well, that's all I have to share today. I have several more layouts to share using this month's kits from The ScrapRoom.  See you real soon with some of those!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Project Life: August Sketches

Hi friends! I had so much fun creating new title card designs last month that I decided to challenge myself to a repeat performance for August. After all, school is about to start and I won't have nearly as much free time, so I thought I would create a couple of more sketches to make scrapping fast and easy during the school year. That's what I'd like to share with you today: two more Project Life sketches.

August Sketch #1

For this sketch, I was inspired by the banner die cuts and the library card journal card from the October Afternoon Public Library collection.  Adding a 3x4 to my 4x6 title card with a few other embellishments is a quick and easy solution when you don't have any 4x6 cards.

August Sketch #2

For this card, I really wanted to showcase the wooden circle embellishments by Elle's Studio. I backed them with some scrap pieces to really help them stand out. For the gray card, I cut out one of the polaroid shapes from one of the papers in the kit and turned it sideways.  We often have polaroid style die cuts in our kits, so this sketch can be reused for a variety of pages.

I hope that your Project Life sketch collection is growing and making it easier for you to "Get More Pages Done!" Thanks for stopping by and see you next month.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Project Life: Love This

Hi there! Today I wanna share the last layout that I made with my August kits from The ScrapRoom. These are some random pics from my breakfast room mini makeover and my Raskog cart. The papers are Echo Park's Capure Life.

Love This

Since there were so many different patterns on the title card, I decided to keep it pretty simple and just add a 3x4 card and flair button (from my stash). For the 3x4 journal card below, I added an arrow paper clip that I cut up. I really wasn't sure how to add it as a clip, so I used my wire cutters to remove the back part.  

That's the last of my pages, but I do have a couple of sketches to share. See you soon with those!