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February 12, 2018

Make a Page Monday | Week 6

Happy Valentines week! I hope everyone has a week filled with love. To celebrate I am sharing a page I made documenting 7 years with my special valentine. We recently celebrated our 7 year anniversary and I thought it would be fun to go back and pull out a photo from each year of us being together. Big moments, like our engagement (yes we are going to get married...someday!), and buying our house together. And the little everyday moments in between, these are the ones that truly hold a special place in my heart. I am so lucky to have this guy in my life! 


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February 10, 2018

Project life 2018 | Week 3

We got over 9 inches of snow here yesterday so I took a snow day and stayed home with my boys. It was pretty magical, we stayed in our PJ's, watched youtube together, relaxed a lot & had hot chocolate after shoveling. It was "a perfect day" as Drew called it at 10pm. My perfect day involved some time on the computer doing some digital scrapbooking and working on week 3 of our 2018 Project Life album. For this weeks spread I used Sahlin Studio Pure Happiness kit & Journal Cards, as well as some brushes/word art from Karla Noel.  My weekly title cards are inspired by Sahlin Studio 2018 Calendar Cards.


Thanks for taking a peek! See you on Monday with a new layout for MAPM :D


February 5, 2018

Make a Page Monday | Week 5

Happy Monday and Hello February! 1 month is already gone this year and in that first month I created 31 scrapbook pages, thanks to MOC6 at The Lilypad! I also created a few more layouts for new releases at The Digital Press. One of those pages is the one I am sharing today. A page with a fun new kit by Dawn by Designs. My one little word this year is Connect. This year I am participating in Ali Edwards One Little Word workshop and making my word "connect" a priority. I have a few pages created for my album, and will share more about that soon! This page is another one I will add to that album and use as inspiration to spend more one on one time with each of my boys to connect with them throughout the year!


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January 29, 2018

Make a Page Monday | Week 4

Happy Monday! We are almost at the end of January and I can't even believe how fast this month has gone by! We suffered through a few weeks of sickness and winter blahs here, but nothing has helped me get through the winter better than bright colors, happy photos and playing with paper (in digital format of course!) For this weeks layout I am sharing another page created for MOC6 at The Lilypad! This was for day 12's throwback photo challenge. These photos of Drew were taken 7 years ago. I'm not entirely sure how that happened...I can remember this day like it was yesterday!  


January 22, 2018

Make a Page Monday | Week 3

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing one of my recent favorite layouts. This page was created for day 19 of MOC6. The challenge was to clip a photo to an alpha or font. I recently picked up the most amazing velum alpha by Just Jaimee and I just knew it would be perfect for this challenge! I used the January 2018 free blog challenge template by Sahlin Studio for my design and her Pause digital kit. Added in some recent photos I took of my boy while playing around with my camera and voila...


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January 15, 2018

Make a Page Monday | Week 2

Welcome to another week of MPM and today I am sharing a multi photo layout that I created for another challenge this month at The Lilypad! I love going through months of photos and pulling them all together. For this page, I went through ALL of Dylans football photos from the fall of 2017. I have yet to do much with them, so this page makes me incredibly happy. A place to showcase some of my very favorite moments I captured throughout the season!


embellishments & arrows - like a boss digital kit by Sahlin Studio
template - years gone by by Jennifer Hignite

Project Life Album | 2018

Hello 2018 and another year of documenting our lives with Project Life. This year I am taking my album back to where it all started = Digital!! I am using digital kits that I LOVE to put together my pages each week. For my title page I used Memory-Pockets-Monthly-SPARKLE from The Lilypad. I am in love with the bright happy colors and all the cards and elements that came in this kit!


I loved it so much that I used the same kit for week 1:


For week 2 I used Happy at Home Cards & Happy at Home Elements by Sahin Designs:


and with that you can see where I am right now. Ready to document our daily lives and be creative in the process!

January 8, 2018

Make a Page Monday | Week 1

Hello and welcome to the 2018 edition of Make a page Monday! The place I will be sharing a look at what I am working on each week digitally. This first week is a page I created for day 3 of the MOC6 at The Lilypad.  The challenge was to create a mood board and then use that board to inspire your scrapbook page. Here is a look at the mood board I created from some of my favorite photos from pinterest:



And here is my completed layout. Here in Michigan in the dead of winter scrapbooking some of my favorite vacation photos made for a happy day :D


supplies:
paper & buttons- http://the-lilypad.com/store/This-Is-Paradise.html
tags & staples- http://the-lilypad.com/store/Memory-Pockets-Monthly-OBSERVATIONS.html
word art & heart flair- http://the-lilypad.com/store/Currently-Mini-Kit.html

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Until next Monday, happy scrapping!

January 2, 2018

Hello 2018!

2017 you were a blur! As my boys get older the days just get busier, and I find things like blogging go by the wayside. I still had a productive year scrapbooking and I will continue my love of this hobby and have set some scrappy goals for 2018!

I still like having this home to share my pages and creative endevors so I am giving this a go again :D Sharing pages weekly with my Make a page Monday posts, updating pages with year long and monthly projects as they come together, and sharing more of my little shop! I am determined to make 2018 a more creative one!!  Cheers to new beginnings and resolutions to be the best we can be for 2018!!

To wrap up 2017 I created my annual year in review layout:



To put the layout together, I used my year in review template (available here in my etsy shop) as well as a few different patterned papers.



https://www.etsy.com/listing/229477457/year-in-review-template?ref=shop_home_active_1

I have been doing this project yearly for over 10 years now! It is so awesome to look back at all of the memories from each and every year. It is truly amazing how fast time goes and children grow up before your eyes...














You can read more about each year in review layout here: 2016 | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 and 2008-2004 where I share how I went about creating this layout as a paper scrapper :)

May 1, 2017

Make a page Monday | Week 17

Happy Monday & Happy May! Today I am sharing a non-photo layout I created for myself last month, to motivate me to push through the madness that the next 6-8 weeks become with our daily lives. Spring is our busiest time of the year, between my work and the boys sports schedules. As they get older the business just gets crazier. Some years i don't know how we survive...but we do! I used Renew - the April Memory Pockets Monthly to put this page together :D


April 24, 2017

Make a page Monday | Week 16

Spring is finally here in Michigan and it is the most wonderful time of the year when everything starts to turn the green and come alive! In February we have to visit one of our fav write greenhouses to see that much green and of course the crazy plant lady in me takes a lot of photos! I got them documented with this months Monthly-Chronicles available at The Digital Press Co.


April 17, 2017

Make a Page Monday | Week 15

Happy Monday I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter yesterday.  We had wonderful warm weather and it was a beautiful day to spend together with family. The egg hunt is always the highlight of the day and one of the few times I remember to pull out the camera. This page documents some of our egg hunt photos from last year :)


April 10, 2017

Make a page Monday | Week 14

This layout was a fun filled run down memory lane! I pulled out some oldie but goodie photos of my boys from Easter 2011! Amazing how much they have grown and changed in 6 short years!

April 3, 2017

Make a page Monday | Week 13

Hello week 13! Lucky number 13! Maybe I should take it as a sign to not start this project :P

Tomorrow starts the 100 Day Project and if you do anything creative on instagram I am sure you have heard of this project. Creatives have been doing it for a while and I attempted to participate last year with 100 days of photographs and made it about 20 days in. This year my goal is to create 100 scrapbook pages. One per day for 100 days. Wish me luck! I am pumped to give it a shot and have rekindled my love of digital scrapbooking as well as my love of the project life app and scrapbooking on my phone!

This is my first layout for day 1 documenting my goals and plans to tackle this huge but exciting project. I will be sharing all of my layouts daily on my instagram if you want to follow along. I will also continue to share my favorites here on my blog every monday!
Cheers to being creative and pushing oneself to an end goal! Wish me luck!

March 27, 2017

Make a page Monday | Week 12

This weeks layout uses color!!! Lots of fun bright color to showcase some of Aidens 1st grade art work! This month I have spent some of my down time going through ALL of the boys school supplies, sorting, organizing and purging papers to get it into albums! I had grand plans when they were little to keep up with all of their school albums, but now that Dylan is in high school I have faced the fact that I will not. It is a goal of mine to at least get basic pages done and photos in albums so they at least have a few things documented from each year. Maybe one day I will get caught up...maybe...for now I am super excited to have this layout to add to Aidens 1st grade year :D


March 20, 2017

Make a page Monday | Week 11

Here it is another week,  and I have scrapped some more of those same photos I took last spring documenting our week in the life. I guess I keep scrapbooking them because spring is right around the corner and I know it will again be time to document a week in our life and I want to have some of the photos from last year into our albums! Also neutral is my jam lately...must. use. more. color... ;)

March 13, 2017

Make a page Monday | Week 10


Hello week 10! Today I am sharing one of my most favorite layouts I have created in a long time! This layout was made for one of this months challenges at The Digital Press, the Ransom Note ChallengeThe challenge required me to include at least 50+ words' worth of journaling on the layout, but also a mix of various alphas and word strips into the text. It was so fun to go through digital kits a piece all of the journaling together like this!


Again I used a large photo as my background and scrapped some of my favorite vacation photos right over top! I used a template and then typed up my journaling. Once it was completed I went through all of the journaling strips in my digital collection and pieced them into the journaling :D A daunting challenge, but so worth it in the end :D



March 6, 2017

Make a Page Monday | Week 9

This weeks layout was another one created with a large photo as the focus! I loved the rainy day journaling card in this kit and decided to make that my title along with a large photo of our home on a rainy day. There is seriously something so magical about spring rainy days :D


February 27, 2017

Make a Page Monday | Week 8

Hello February and all things love and valentines day! This layout was a simple but fun one to put together using a favorite new digital kit of mine by Meg Designs. It reminds me of some older SEI papers from way back in my paper scrapbooking days in the early 2000's! 


February 20, 2017

Make a Page Monday | Week 7


This weeks page uses some of the photos I took in spring of 2016 documenting our Week in the Life. I have yet to actually complete a week in the life album (maybe someday!) but the photos always make for great day in the life pages for our family album! The focus of this layout was on our daily morning routine and showcases some of my favorite photos of that particular day:


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