Dreamin’ with Heart to Heart

I think this week I’ve made up for lost time in the Craft Coop.  I’ve managed to make cards and scrapbook memories.  Over at the Heart to Heart Challenge Blog the challenge is to Dream Big – although it’s left to interpretation I chose to use the Dreamin’ Big Scrapbook Workshop on the Go.

The fun thing about these scrapbook pages for me is that this trip is scrapbooked less than two weeks after it happened!  Now I will admit there was a little last minute push last night to get the photos on the pages before my class today because I wanted to show how fun the papers and layouts are.

The Dreamin’ Big Workshop had the perfect theme for our vacation “Adventure”.  I’ve been to a lot of places, but Arizona is one state that had escaped my radar.  We had a short 5 day trip that was jam-packed with activity including a Mariner’s Spring Training Game.

I know you’re going to say Baseball and Flowers and I’m going to say why not?  What I really hopes catch your attention is that zip strip with the words, explore, dream, discover, play, laugh.  We did all those things when we were in Arizona.

Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back tonight with more artwork for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you don’t want to miss any of my posts, why not click the follow button on the sidebar and you’ll get a notification each time I post something new.

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A Magical Memory 

I haven’t been so good at posting to my blog this month – a little holiday and a BIG family reunion kind of threw my schedule into a tizzy!  But I’m back today and sharing a layout I created for some Magical Memories.  I found a new Challenge Blog (Between the Folds) and the challenge this week is to use Magical papers.

As you know I’m a self proclaimed princess and a Disney fanatic!  My wildest dreams are to live in Cinderella’s castle at Disneyland, but since that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon I am going to settle by celebrating my 50th birthday next year at the Happiest Place on Earth and I’m getting a jump start on my scrapbook!  I have two packages of the Close to My Heart Magical Papers that should help me record all my Disney memories.  I LOVE these papers…I’ve used it for cards and scrapbook layouts!

The papers are so much more than just Disney – the bright colors are perfect for birthday celebrations along with a cheery hello to you card!  If you need a little inspiration pop over to Between the Folds their design team has done an amazing job!

Thanks for stopping by…I always appreciate and read every comment so if you like what you see…leave me some love!

 

 

Just Chillin’

My resolution in 2016 is to take control of the photos I take!  In my head, that means I better start scrapbooking more!  Most of my 1000’s of photos are taken on my iPhone and I wasn’t real sure how to get them from my phone to my computer to print them without a lengthy process until now!  I learned of a FREE app called FreePrints – there is a catch, they only print 4X6 photos free and only a total of 85 each month and there is a charge for shipping (which still works out less than what I’d pay for my photo processing at Costco) and it saves me a trip to the store!

So, here’s my first layout from our first activity in 2016!

   

Along with trying to scrapbook more photos means using up my extensive paper stash.  This retired Snowhaven paired with a pattern from the current La Vie En Rose made quick work of a pattern from the Cherish How To book.  I couldn’t resist including the “frustrated face” of my friend’s husband…she’s not a scrapbooker (gasp) and I seem to ALWAYS be sticking a camera in his face!  Now I need to add the journalling and get these pages into page protectors and into an album.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope I’ve inspired you to start getting your pictures scrapped.  If you’d like to get started join me on Tuesday from 10 – noon for two hours on uninterrupted scrapbooking at my BRING YOUR OWN PROJECT CLASS.  You MUST RSVP as space is limited.

 

 

A Special 1st

I’m back again with another layout from the Album Retreat that I attended in October 2013.  I’m finally getting the pages put together and am loving how they are turning out.

When I first saw this page it spoke “school” to me, but I had other things in mind.

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My ruler accent became an indicator for Miss H’s first birthday.  I’m going to recreate this layout for her sister’s first day of 4th grade that happened this past fall.  It just proves when you think outside the box there are all kinds of possibilities.

 

DSCN1819I couldn’t let the chance go by to not show a cute picture of this adorable little face covered in frosting.  What I really wish I had was a still shot of her other grandma also with a frosting covered face…oh well, the video will have to suffice.

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Thanks for stopping by…just a few more layouts to do and I’ll be on to new things!

 

Still Scrappin’

I decided that I was actually going to finish these layouts before moving on to another project…it’s killing me since I have brand new things to play with from Seasonal Expressions 2.  I also have taxes to get to the CPA by Friday, lunch with my mother-in-law today and a mani/pedi tomorrow!

This first layout from the Album Retreat is probably one of my favorites.  The colors are pretty non-traditional Christmas colors.  I love the Just Chillin’ title which was cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  Miss H is the only child I know that has never been afraid of Santa and we always have perfect pictures from the big visit.

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My final layout for today is a Real Life Story of Papa and Grandma taking a little girl for a week on the Oregon Coast and living to tell about it.  Seriously, it was an awesome trip and she was such a good traveler.  I love that this page will give me plenty of room to tell about it with it’s journalling area.

 

DSCN1816Thanks for stopping by today…I hope my glimpse of scrapbooking has inspired you to record some of your own memories.

 

Playing Catch Up

A year to the month after my mom died, Close to My Heart hosted an Album Retreat in Salt Lake City and I thought it was the perfect place to heal my heart.  I was wrong.  I spent a terrific 5 days exploring the surroundings of SLC, however my heart was not into scrapbooking.  Do I regret the trip…not one bit!  I came home with all the pieces to assemble a terrific album including full color instructions.

Fast forward 17 months…I’m putting those terrific pages together.

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I had plenty of time to look at the layouts, figure out what pictures I wanted to use and I’ve started.  These pages feature lots of cuts from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

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I love the detail that has gone into these pages and although I didn’t design them they still feel like my pages.  I’m sure that I will recreate the layouts using other images from the same cartridge.

Through the years my scrapbooking has evolved…I cringe when I look at some of the first pages I did in my son’s album 20 plus years ago, but then I look at the plain boring photo album that my mom put together for me – no journaling, no pretty paper, just photos in pockets.  Yes, pocket scrapbooking was apparently popular way back then too!

Thanks for stopping by…I’m heading back to the craft room so I have some more to share later this week.