Monday, March 24, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 12

Spring! St. Patrick's Day! Family! Those seem to be the major themes for this week. I was a bit stumped on what product to use - and when that happens, I turn to Just Jaimee.  Her Storyteller collections are ginormous and I can always find plenty of stuff to use that already matches. For this week's spread I used the March Storyteller collection. I especially love the "currently" card, which helped me record some fun details I might not have otherwise added.

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created with Everyday Life templates vol. 1 by Laura Passage; March Storyteller Collection by Just Jaimee; The Weeks by Heather Joyce; Deming, QuickType Condensed II, and Just Realize fonts

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 21, 2014

More March Layouts

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted any layouts. Here's what I've been creating.

Last month, my husband bought our oldest a rocket for his birthday. The first time we went out it didn't work because the battery we put in it was dead :( We went out a few days later and that thing was GONE. Come to find out my husband bought the most powerful engine for it!  We ended up buying a new rocket (the launch pad was just fine) and some smaller engines and we love to go to the big field at the park to shoot it off. It's been a really fun thing for Dad and his boys to do together. We usually have a few neighborhood kids tagging along too :)

created with Universal kit by Audacious Designs;
Blueprint no. 13 by Gennifer Bursett

I wanted to record that fact that I've been cooking more consistently (pat on the back) and trying new recipes. This kit was perfect for it - I still hate cleaning up my mess though.

created with Domesticated | Real Life in Pockets by Just Jaimee and Mommyish

Spring is here! This is what spring often looks like around here. This photo was taken just last week, and thankfully the snow is long gone.

created with For The Love Of mini kit and Singled Out templates by Scotty Girl Designs

This was also a recent series of photos - I loved the little story I captured here and was excited to get it scrapbooked.  Silly boy.

created with All About Him collab kit by Just Jaimee and Studio Basic; March challenge template by Amy Martin

You  might have noticed I love "roundup" pages - a mix of photos with the same theme (in this case my baby boy) over an extended period of time. These were photos I instagrammed of my youngest during 2013. I fell in love with this template and this was a great way to use it.

created with Good Day mini kit and In Stitches Layered Template 8 by Robyn Meierotto

Thanks for stopping by :)

Project Life 2014: Week 11

One thing I've enjoyed doing for my weekly spreads is to choose a kit from my stash that I like, but haven't found a use for yet. This collection was one of the free collab kits from Sweet Shoppe Designs, a facebook hop I think. I reminded me of spring which was perfect for this past week.  Here's a look at my week 11:

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created with You Are My Happy collab kit by the Sweet Shoppe designers; Everyday Life vol. 1 templates by Wishing Well Creations; Just Realize font

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 10

I had this finished up on Monday, but for some reason didn't get around to posting it all week.  Then when I sat down this morning to do it I decided to change a few things. LOL So here's my revised and final version of week 10:

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created with Dance Your Dance kit by Just Jaimee; Eternal Sunshine papers and journal cards by Paislee Press; ampersand from You&Me elements by Kaye Winiecki; Lovely elements and journal cards by Splendid Fiins; number strip from That's Life by Krystal Hartley; Chipboard Alphabet Soup by Kim Jensen; selfie wordart freebie from Digital Design Essentials; 'Sup by CD Muckosky; butterfly stamp by Rachel Young from Jump for Joy collab kit; "watch this video" wordart freebie by Britt-ish Designs;
Just Realize and Bebas Neue font

Although I'm enjoying this project far more than I did in 2012, it's beginning to feel a bit "forced".  I'm not exactly sure why. I think I have trouble balancing the photos/stories with the use of product.  I'm still trying to figure out how to achieve a look I'm really happy with - something that will probably only come as I keep at it. So I will press on! :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Layouts | March 1-9

Hi there! Here's what Photoshop & I have been up to over that past week or so.

This was created using the the free template for the March template challenge at My Scrapbook Art:

created for the MSA March template challenge with Fuss Free My Scrapbook Art Template 7 by Fiddle Dee Dee designs; A Bit of This kit by Amy Wolff; Blackout, Pacifico, and QuickType Condensed fonts

This page was created with Jacque Larsen products and was posted as part of her feature at My Scrapbook Art. Check it out for a fun interview and a 40% off coupon!

created with Launch Pads Vol. 7, Dazzled cards, Cirque Alpha, Black Tie Affair Alpha, and Color Tags all by Jacque Larsen

The March BYOC (build your own collab) was released this weekend, and here's what I created using a few of the products.  This is for the BYOC Challenge.

created with Hello Sunshine by Jacque Larsen; Pure Happiness elements by Sahlin Studio; Inspired Papers and So Messed Up by Just Jaimee; Postage Frames 4x6 by Amy Martin

And finally, I created this one for last months' Digi Night OutSuzyQ Scraps was our featured designer, and it was so fun to work with her products! I was on her team a few years ago, and I've always loved her designs.

created with Make Lemonade collection by SuzyQ Scraps

That's it for now, thanks for looking!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 9

Hi friends, Happy March! We're usually stuck in the middle of winter still, but this past week has felt positively spring like. I'm certain we'll have another snow storm or two before we're officially done with winter, but for now I'm enjoying the rain & warmer temps! This week's spread is brought to you by the GORGEOUS free-with-purchase kit available at Pixels & Company this month.

Split into two parts, Kate & Co will be available for free with a $10 purchase- part 1 for the first half of the month, part 2 for the second half.  Or you can just purchase the whole thing now.  I had so much fun playing with it for this weeks' PL spread! Take a look:

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created with Everyday Life Templates Vol 1 by Laura Passage; Kate & Co Part 1 & 2 by the Pixels & Company Desigers; Libby Heavy and Just Realize fonts

I hope to use this kit on a traditional layout as well - there are just so many pretty things here! Thanks for stopping by.