Monday, August 04, 2014

Working on Project Life Week 25

This week, I am working on Week 25 of my 2014 Project Life album.  This is the week that school officially ended for Ryan.  Of course, he was exempt from all of his finals, so he was actually done with school the week before this.  I had in-service until Wednesday the 18th.  It is a very short Summer this year.  We go back on the 21st of August while the kids begin on the 25th.

As I am putting the week together, I wanted to add a filler card documenting the beginning of our Summer vacation.  I couldn't find one that I liked, so I decide to make one of my own. Since I really appreciate the freebies that I find online, I am sharing my card here with you.  So, if you are in need of a simple, but cute card, you can download it below.

Yes Summer 3x4 Project Life Card

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Project Life Brushes

I'm in my second year doing project life, and I have spent a ton of money on digital brushes for Photoshop Elements.  I'm not complaining because I absolutely LOVE brushes.  However, in the interest of not breaking the bank, I have started to create some of my own brushes to use.  Don't get me wrong...I will still buy brushes, but not nearly as many as in the past.

I had no idea where to even start, so I enlisted the help of Google and my ipad.  I think my first attempt turned out okay.

I know that I will get better as I go, but I am pretty proud of myself.  I'm no professional, but I'm excited that I was even able to succeed at this.  So, I would like to share my success with anyone who likes brushes. In comes my next to share?  Back to Google!  Well, I have downloaded a lot of freebies through Dropbox, so I was wondering if I could also upload from there.  I guess I can give it a try:

Love Brushes by Denine Zielinski

I am hoping this works.  If not, then I guess I'll have to employ Plan B (which I don't really have yet...LOL). Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

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 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!