Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Fun Day Scrapbook Layout

Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a layout I made using Freckled Fawn's July 2017 embellishment kit. I also used the June 2017 embellishment kit. This month's kit is full of adorable embellishments and it's perfect for documenting your Summer stories. 

My wedding anniversary was on July 20 so I just had to document the day. The boys and I decided to visit John while he was at work. There's a restaurant nearby that he loves so it was the perfect opportunity to buy him a gift card there as a wedding anniversary gift. Since the area is "new" to us, the boys and I decided to go for a walk and explore all of the shops. 

I loved combining both the June and July kits. Both of these kits are Summer themed and coordinate very well. The chipboard word phrases and the pearl stickers are from the June 2017 kit. The rest of the embellishments are from this month's kit. 

I don't normally use rubber embellishments, but I am loving the doodle phrase rubber shapes. I may just have to order an extra pack of the rubber embellishments. I love this month's washi tape. It has several phrases and the font is so cute. I chose four phrases and added them below my photo. Then I added some of the pearl stickers on each end of the washi tape. The transparency alpha stickers are so awesome. I really think that the font that was chosen for the stickers and washi tape is so cool. I knew I would have a hard time using the chipboard stickers from July's kit, but I just had to use the banner sticker on this layout. 

This layout was so much fun to make and is now one of my favorite layouts. I can't wait to continue to document my Summer adventures and stories.

How are you documenting your Summer?

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Having Fun Together Scrapbook Layout

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing my take on Freckled Fawn's July Sketch Challenge. I was so inspired by how Megan used her frames so I decided to use the frames as well. I had been struggling to find a way to use up the frames that came in a previous kit.

I decided to document our day at Six Flags. I tend to take lots of photos of my boys and husband so a lot of times I am not in the pictures. A really nice employee offered to take a couple of photos of us with Daffy Duck so I knew that I had to use the photo in a layout.

I picked a few of the frames and adhered them together onto the cardstock. Then I added my photo. Once my photo was in place, I added the chipboard letters that spells out "Together" and then added my journaling. Then I just simply added the rest of the embellishments.

I don't normally use rubber embellishments in my projects, but I am loving the new rubber shape embellishments that came in this month's kit.

I really loved using the sketch because I was able to quickly put this layout together. I think sketches are also great when you have no idea how to use a specific product or when you're suffering from "creative block". 

Supplies Used:
  • Freckled Fawn pearl stickers
  • Ruler

Do you use sketches when creating?  

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.

Watching: I'm still annoyed that Still Star-Crossed has been cancelled. I also watched Ouija: Origin of Evil. I love supernatural horror films so I was a bit excited to watch this. I also have to catch up on Game of Thrones and Attack on Titan.

Reading: I caught up on some blog posts and emails. I also plan to finish reading my book this month.

Listening: I love this song. Hopefully Christina Perri makes more music because her songs are amazing.

Making: I just finished making blog posts for this month. I also finished my 100 Day Project. I made my last card on Saturday. Even though I did miss a few days here and there, I am so happy to say that I finished this project.

Feeling: I find it amusing when people post articles based on the title or a caption without reading the article. For the past few days, I have noticed that my Facebook timeline has been filled with people sharing articles and being angry simply because of the title. They didn't even bother to read the article and if they did they would have known that it was a satirical article.

Planning: I really want to get a bunch of blog posts written in advance for August. I've been wanting to share more personal stories for a really long time, but always end up getting afraid. I've been really inspired by Holl & Lane Magazine and love all of the personal stories that people share. Seriously finding out about this magazine really came at the perfect time.

Loving: Old Navy has the best lounge pants ever. Unfortunately, Old Navy does not sell the ones that I have anymore, but they do have some other ones that looks comfy.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Nerd Nest Challenge -- Repeat a Shape

Happy Monday! Today I'm over at The Nerd Nest with my take on this month's challenge. This month's challenge is to repeat a shape. You can check out my entire take on the challenge over here.

Are you participating in this month's challenge?

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Friday, July 21, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsayChrissy for their weekly link up.

1. Scrapbooking

2. Happy Mail

3. Maybelline VoxBox

4. Six Flags

5. Family day at White Water

6. Peanut M&Ms

7. Awesome sales

8. Iced Caramel Macchiatto

9. Cold Reese's peanut butter cups

10. Makeup

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Project Life with Studio Calico

Last month, I mentioned that I planned to start a new Project Life album in July. I was really afraid to start a new album since I never did finish my old one. I felt so pressured to make a layout every week and eventually fell behind. This time, I decided that I would take it easy and just make a layout whenever I felt like it. 

For this month, I decided to use Studio Calico's Fairground Project Life kit. This is an older kit that I barely used. Using a kit is extremely helpful because I didn't have to worry about going through my stash to find the right embellishments or cards. I also used a Currently List for my first layout. Currently cards are such a great way to document your day, week, or month.

This chipboard piece is so cute, but I did have a hard time trying to figure out how to use it in my layout. I ended up adhering some different patterned papers to the chipboard and then adhered it to a blank Project Life card. I wrote down the year and made a couple of doodles.

This is one of my favorite layouts. I love the "Dear Summer" card and decided to use the colors in the words as my palette. I chose two other cards that matched the colors as well as the coordinating alpha stickers.

This is also one of my favorite layouts. Since this was a Fourth of July layout, I decided to stick with a red, white, and blue color palette. I adhered my photo onto a blank Project Life card and then embellished it with a blue and red star as well as used a phrase sticker as a sentiment. Below is a closeup of the layout.

So far I am loving how this album is turning out. I'm not sure if I will only document my Summer, but I can't wait to see how this album looks at the end of the month.

Have you started any new projects?

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.

Watching: This is a really interesting anime series. It's an adaption of the Japanese manga series Attack on Titan. I've been watching season 2, but plan on watching season 1 soon. The show isn't really scary, but it is a bit gory.

Reading: I was finally able to catch up on some blogs. I've also been reading some articles on Holl & Lane Magazine's blog. I'm so glad that I found out about this magazine and plan on subscribing soon.

Listening: This song has been stuck in my head for days now. I like the original version way better.

Making: I'm still making cards for my 100 Day Project as well as some new cards for my shop.

Feeling: July is always a busy, but exciting month for my family. I am so excited because my wedding anniversary is just a few days away! I'm not sure what we are going to do to celebrate, but I know it's going to be fun. I'm also excited because so many of my favorite shows are going to premiere on July 30th.

Planning: I have so many projects that I have to (and want to) work on and I really need to get organized.

Loving: Game of Thrones premiered on Sunday and it was such a great episode. I'm so excited for this season, but am really nervous about who may end up getting killed off the show. If you watch this show then you know that anyone can die. Seriously do not get attached to the characters.

What are you currently up to?

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