Thursday, March 28, 2013

Project Life - Week 1



Using my Silhouette to introduce each week.  I plan on adding a different patterned paper behind each week and a different number of some sort.  I'm using my scraps for this since I seem to waste a lot of paper.  I added a felt heart and a "Happy New Year" sticker.

Here's the full spread:


And the left page:


Now for the right page:


I have given in to using my own handwriting.  I NEVER do this!  I am all about computer generated journaling and have always been.  I just decided that I would like my son to look back and see what my writing at least looked like.  This does NOT mean that I won't be typing a lot of journaling, but it is a start toward being a little more personal.  I just really don't like my handwriting very much.



This is my first attempt at Project Life, and I am hoping to get better and more creative as I go.  I have many ideas....just no so much time!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Project Life 2013 - Cover page

I finally decided to take the plunge and do Project Life this year.  I tossed the idea around for such a long, long time.  It was well into February before I actually made the commitment.  So, as you will see....It is Week 12, and I am just posting my cover page!  Ha Ha!  The good thing is that I have been taking pictures just in case....some weeks more than others, but more than usual.  This is a good thing since I sort of fell off the "picture-taking" wagon.  I have been making an effort to take more pictures with my iPhone since it is usually more convenient than carrying around my huge camera.  So, I will "try" my best to post my Project Life stuff here.  Without further ado...my cover page:


I used my Silhouette to do some cutting....I almost forgot how to use it!  It has been that long.



 Here are a couple more close-up shots.



Working on taking pictures of the rest of the weeks that I have done.  I'm pretty far behind, but that's okay.  I refuse to pressure myself.  This is supposed to be fun.  I have been jotting down my memories of each week, and I will get them done as I can.  Thanks for stopping by...enjoy!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Let Freedom Ring


One of the last layouts I created before I took my several year long break from scrapbooking.  I'm trying to get back into scrapbooking, taking pictures, and documenting life.  It has not been easy to reorganize my world, but I think it is time to get back on the train and ride once again.  I miss it.  I'm sad that I stopped.  I wish I never did, but personal issues took over.  Now, I need to find my style once again!


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Fancy Pants - Rough & Tough and more!

Got a little distracted and forgot to post the last layout that I did for Fancy Pants for CHA Summer. This fun line is all about boys and is so fun! It's called Rough & Tough. Lots of great colors and designs here! Here's a quick preview of the line.

Here's my layout:
You can see all of the great creations by the Fancy Pants design team by dropping by the Fancy Pants blog.

There are 2 other lines that Fancy Pants is releasing, but I haven't had a chance to use them yet. I can't wait, though, because they are so gorgeous. Here's Little Sprout:

I love the soft colors and the tone on tone designs of Little Sprout...and it's not just for babies, either. Check out some of the DTs designs here.

And last, but not least, is a beautiful Christmas collection, Christmas Magic.

Deep colors and festive designs with this collection. More DT work here.

I hope to get creative this week with these last two lines. Keep your eyes peeled! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Fancy Pants Dancing Girl!

Once again, I can share another one of my pages from the new Fancy Pants Summer CHA release. Since I am the mom of a boy, I don't often pull toward girly papers. I like deeper colors and more boyish designs. I do love the new Dancing Girl line from Fancy Pants, though. It is so fun and happy! Here's a little peek of the awesome-ness!

I like the colors of the tone on tone papers, and I think the doodley papers are adorable, too. Throw in some sweet rub-ons and notebook journal papers...and you've got a hit! I pulled out some pictures of my nieces for the page that I created.
This page turned out to be one of my most favorite that I have created recently. I used an acrylic page from one of FP's Mixed Media books as a home for all of my page elements. And, of course....I added my all time favorite buttons! It doesn't get any better than that!

Stop by the Fancy Pants blog for more pages and some giveaways! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Fancy Pants Trick or Treat!

I am so excited that I can finally share one of my Fancy Pants projects with you guys. I have never been one for Halloween stuff...I have probably only created 2 or 3 Halloween pages in my life. I think it has to do with the unconventional costumes that Ryan chooses...they never seem to go with any Halloween papers and embellishments. However, the new Trick or Treat line by Fancy Pants is so awesome, and I was thrilled to work with it! Here's a preview of the line:

It is just so fun, that I am actually looking forward to scrapping last year's Halloween pictures. I did get to create a very cute Halloween sign with the collection, and I love how it turned out. I originally wanted to give it to my friend because she is a big Halloween decorator, but now I just want to keep it for myself!
This was a shadow box that I picked up at A.C. Moore one time. I really never had any plans for it, but I am so glad that I got it. I drilled holes in the sides to add the ribbon for hanging. Here are a few close up pictures:







I will be back soon with more stuff from the new Fancy Pants collections, and you can check out their blog for awesome work from the other DT girls and some fun giveaways!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another Page Already???

Crazy, huh? I guess I was just feeling motivated and creative. I have to say that my main motivation for this page came right from the picture. My niece, Brianne, shared the picture on her Facebook, and I fell in love with it immediately. I knew that once my mojo came back that it would be one of the first pictures that I turned to!
The colors are a bit off in my scan, but the lumpiness of the page made it tough to scan at all. I got to use the new Kraft Kuts Girl line from Fancy Pants for this page. FP introduced some new letter stickers last release, and I was thrilled! I love the basic font that they chose. You can see them on my page---they're the letters in "this is." Like I mentioned the other day, Fancy Pants has 5 new lines coming out this summer, so keep your eyes open here and on their blog for some new scrappy goodness! I got my goodie box in the mail the other day, and I have been on cloud 9...you're going to love what Fancy Pants has for you this time around!