Monday, April 16, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #14

Hi Friends!  Oops... I kind of forgot to post last week which probably tells you how busy things were. For my Project 52 page for Week #14, I used the Project 12 April Kit from the App.  Super cute cards in this kit.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Marching Band Cover Pages

I am THRILLED to say that as of yesterday I am completely caught up on my son's final band album!  There will be a few more events happening before the end of the school year, but I have plans laid out for those pages too.  

This is a pretty significant project because I have made 8 very full 12x12 band albums over the last 7 years ~ 4 each for Megan & Matt with a year overlap. I wanted the start of each yearly album to look the same, so I made similar pages using the formal band photos. After that I documented the full marching band season from band camp all the way to State Finals using a variety of supplies, kits & digital products. The marching band section of the album is a significant portion of each year, but I continued each book with the rest of the band events through the end of the school year.

I still have to photograph all of Matt's senior year pages; however, I thought I'd share the cover pages for each of his albums.  My oh my has he grown up...

A nice timeline page which shows how much he has changed in four years.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

{Embrace} ~ One Little Word March Prompt

Hello Crafty Peeps!  Today I wanted to share with you my completed pages for the One Little Word March Prompt.  The prompt was to come up with something related to your word that you could complete each day.  One of the goals with my word is to embrace the changes happening in my world this year. In order to embrace these changes, I need to trust and have faith that God is leading me every step of the way. This means I need to be reading my bible daily.  My sister introduced me to this awesome App that I pulled up on my tablet each day called First 15. I was very pleased that I completed this devotional each day for the month! 

Here's how I documented the month...

Have a Blessed Day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #13

Hi There Friends!  I'm back with another page from my Project 52 album. I used the Project Life App kit called Rad along with a photo overlay from the Explorer Edition.  This week is "Spring" Break in Northern Indiana and we are experiencing anything BUT spring... today it is snowing. I AM OVER WINTER!

Have a Lovely Day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dear Matt...

Hi Friends!  I just finished a page directly from my heart. This past marching band season was a special time for me watching my son grow and mature. He is an outstanding young man and I couldn't be more proud of him. So, I decided to write him a letter about some of the things I observed this season and included one of my favorite things... watching him conduct Part 3. 

For this page, I used lots of bits and pieces from various Felicity Jane kits ~ Caroline, Mila, Summer and Alexis. I recently split up my kits, which is why I don't stick to just one kit per page. I love how all the kits coordinate so well together.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #12

Another week is done in my Project 52 album.  The weeks just seem to fly by and this had both some "thank goodness it's over moments & some "Awww... it's a senior year last time" moment.  I don't do this often, but I decided to blur my journaling for "the details" card. It felt a bit more personal then I wanted to post publicly.  I used the Project 52 Fresh edition & Fresh Add-On kits in the Project Life App for this page.  I also used the collage feature on 3 of the slots and brought them in as photos to my page.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #11

Hello There Friends!  Today I'm sharing my Project 52 page for week #11. It's a super simple page using cards from the March Project 12 kit in the app. I didn't even use any overlays or the collage feature this week... just clean and simple.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ali Edwards Story Kits ~ Junior Year Band

 Hello Friends!  Over the last 4 months, I've been working hard to finish up my son's band albums for Junior and Senior year. I've also been very intentional about using products I have... especially my Ali Edwards Story Kits. In addition to the Story Kits, I have lots of Ali's digital cards, so I printed lots of those as well.  Here are a few of the pages I made with these kits to finish up his junior year.

This page features the Time Story Kit along with my favorite little black sticker letters.

 This page features the Details Story Kit and the title card is from the This & That digital kit.

This page features cards I printed form the Digital package called Great Story with chipboard embellishments from the Best and Lost & Found Story Kits.

And the cards from this last page features cards & chipboard embellishments from the Best & Lens Story Kits.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #10

Hello Friends!  I can't believe it's Monday again... last week really flew by with my collage girl home.  For my Project 52 page this week, I used the Rad Edition kit, Rad Overlays, and Rad Calendar Overlays for all the cards.  I also used the collage feature for the top right photo to add a few more pictures and journaling.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #9

Happy Monday Everyone ~ I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I'm back today with my latest Project 52 page using the Project Life App.  For this week's page, I used the Currently Edition Kit. It's one of my favorite kits in the App. 

Have a Spectacular Day!

Friday, March 2, 2018

AE Story Kits ~ Today's Details!

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!  Since I've been so hit and miss with posting lately, I thought I'd load up this blog post with several pages from my son's junior year 2016 marching band season.  I'm so happy that I was able to finish up all of his junior year & have now started on his senior year.

For my first page, I used several items from the Ali Edwards Details Story Kit & Story Stamp, as well as one of the cards from All the Love kit & embellishments from the Time Story kit. 

This next page features Ali Edwards digital journaling cards from the Best, Drive & the Go Story Kits.  I changed the colors in Photoshop Elements to match my page.  I also used embellishments I had left from the Week in the Life & December Daily projects.

The next double page spread features items from the Surprise Story Kit along with some embellishments from the Bond & Give kits.

And my last page for today features products from the Fun Story kit & some really old sticker letters I had in my stash.

Enjoy Your Day!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #8

Hey There Friends!  I've kind of been out of the scrapbooking groove the last few weeks because my schedule hasn't allowed. However, I still have a page to share for my Project 52 album. My page for Week #8 is jam packed with both photos and journaling because there was so much going on last week both with our family & in our community.

I used the Project 52 Rad Edition, Project 42 Rad Calendars, and the Personal Yearbook Overlays kits for this page. I also used the collage feature of the Project Life App for the photo cards in the top row. For my daughter's photo, I needed to have it in a landscape orientation and for the flood photos, I wanted to add several pictures along with some additional journaling. Using the collage feature works perfectly for both of these types of issues. Once I finished the collage photo, I just saved it to my gallery and then pulled it into my page as a photo.

Enjoy Your Day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #7

Welcome back!  I hope you've been having a good week so far. It is incredibly soggy in northern Indiana.  Today I'm sharing my Project 52 page from last week.  I used the new Project 12 - February kit along with overlays from High Five, Explorer, and Just Add Color.  For the "Hope + Dreams + Hard Work" card, it didn't have any colors added, so I downloaded it using the collage feature in the Project Life App and added the colors in Photoshop Elements. 

Have a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #6

Hi Friends!  Today I have another Project 52 page to share using the Project Life App. I used the Currently Kit ~ an older one but still one of my favorites. I also added some overlays from the Project 12 -February kit and the Project 52 Overlays.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

{Embrace} One Little Word ~ February Prompt

Today I worked on the One Little Word prompt for February. This month's activity involved making a vision board for our word. Once again this year, I decided to put the page right in my album rather than make a larger canvas for my wall. I'm trying to live my word more this year, but document it a bit less then last year.

I found a new-to-me magazine at the store a few weeks ago and the gorgeous pink flowers on the cover really spoke to me so I flipped through it. It is called Life:Beautiful and it is a really nice publication ~ and at $5.99, it didn't break the bank either.  I also used a few phrases from an Ulta store advertisement as well as the February card & phrase stickers from the Ali Edwards One Little Word kit.

Enjoy You Day & Embrace the Journey!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ali Edwards Story Kit ~ Celebrate Together

Hello Friends!  I've been working like crazy to get my son's junior year band album done so I can get started on senior year.  Well ... GUESS WHAT?  Over the weekend I finished his last few pages.  I'm super excited!!  I do a full album (like 100 layouts) for each school year.  I stated this madness when my daughter was a freshman and I'm determined to finish before my son graduates ~ that is a total of 8 super full albums!  

Today it was actually sunny outside, so I took some pictures using natural light. To be honest, I'm not really sure it is any better then the light box I have set up in my basement.  These pocket pages are incredibly time consuming to photograph, so I'm not even going to try taking photos in the light box to see if they are better.

So anyway.... I wanted to share a few pages I made using the Ali Edwards Story Kit called For the Love.  It is a fun kit with lots of great journaling cards and embellishments.   I also added some coordinating supplies from older Story Kits here and there.

I love having the digital versions of the Story Kits because I can add my journaling in Photoshop Elements and then print them out like I did on the top left card on the page below.

Have A Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week 5

Hello Friends! 

I promise I've been busy working on pages to share & will post some too.  The real problem is the gray and gloomy weather and the amount of time it takes to photograph those darn physical project life pages.  Plus... last week was super busy and I was out of town for three days.  So anyway, I'll share my latest Project Life App page.  I used the Project 12 - January and February kits for this page and included a bit of extra journaling this week. 

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Felicity Jane Kits ~ Remember Today

Hello There!  The other day I was looking for some photos from the end of the marching band season. I knew that a friend of mine had posted some, so I went searching. I found this gem of my son right after his last evening practice was over.  It is a bittersweet photo that made me tear up when I saw it.  His face showed so many emotions of accomplishment and satisfaction, and yet a bit of sadness too because his Concord Marching Band days were coming to a close.  Years down the road, I hope when he looks back on his years in band, he has this same look on his face.

For my layout, I selected products from several different Felicity Jane Kits ~ Reagan, Mila, and Willow that I can recall. I love how all of the products fit so beautifully together from kit to kit.

Enjoy Your Day!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #4

Welcome to Wednesday and another weekly page from my Project 52 Album.  This week my son was the "Star" of the show!  😊 He was awarded a contract to march with the Blue Stars brass line this summer & he's pretty darn excited about it!  For my page, I used the new Project 12 - January kit along with a card from the Teen Boy kit.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ali Edwards Story Kits ~ Marching Band Events

Welcome to a new week!  I didn't get a chance to get a blog post done yesterday, so I'll share 2 layouts with you today. I decided for both of these double layouts, that I wanted to go a bit minimal on the embellishments.  I had lots of photos from both Regionals and Semi-State, and wanted to include as many of them as I could.

For this first layout, I used journaling cards from the Ali Edwards Details Story Kit & digital stamps from the Drive Story Stamp. For the "Heart of the Matter" card, I changed the color of the letters to red, to coordinate with all the red in the photos and the theme of the show {Defence.les/Heart}.  On the Story Details card, I added journaling under the photo and added a pull tab.

For my Semi-State page, I again had tons of photos and wanted to include so many.  I used the grey tear-apart phrases from the 2017 Week in the Life kit with stars from the Best Story Kit.  I also used a journaling card from the digital version of the Best Story Kit.  Using Photoshop Elements, I changed the color of the star on the card to purple to match the title card & the background color to white from cream.

Thanks for Stopping By Today!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Ali Edwards Fun Story Kit ~ Grand Opening

As you can tell from my blog posts this week, I've been working on my son's band book quite a bit. I decided to pull out all of my Ali Edwards Story Kits and get them used up. I am making a huge dent in them and having a blast!

For this page, I used the Fun & Best Story Kits. In addition to the physical kits, I also have the digital version. Often times, I'll use the digital jounaling cards to add text, but for this page, I changed the colors on some of the cards in Photoshop Elements. I changed some of the colors of the stars to red so it would match my page and I changed the Awesome card to red as well. 

Have A Great Weekend!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ali Edwards Story Kit Pages ~ Fun, Lens, and Time

Hello My Friends! 

Yup ~ I have 3 more marching band pages today all featuring different Story Kits from Ali Edwards. My first page uses the Fun Story Kit & features pictures from Cedar Point.

For the Formal Picture page, I used the Lens Story Kit.

And for this band practice page, I used the Time Story Kit.

Thanks for Stopping By Today!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Project 52 ~ Week #3

As you can see, I've been mixing it up quite a bit with the types of projects I've been making. While admit that using the App isn't my favorite way to scrapbook, I do love this project and I know it's the only way I would getting any weekly documenting done. If I could manage doing weekly spreads with physical products, I probably would, but I know that isn't realistic for me & I don't need one more unfinished project.

For my page this week, I used cards from the Copper Mountain & Planetarium Card Collections. No overlays today... just straightforward cards, pictures and journaling. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ali Edwards Best Story Kit ~ Parent Preview

Today I am continuing on with my son's junior year marching band album and sharing a page using the Ali Edwards Story Kit called Best. All of the cards and some embellishments are from the Best kit.  Then I looked in my stash and found some other great embellishments from the Lost & Found and Bond story kits.  I also added several Taylored Expressions die, cork embellishments from Studio Calico & sticker letters Simple Stories on this page. I have so many wonderful products in my stash & I'm making it a goal to use them. 

I still prefer adding typed journaling to my pages, so I typed this on my computer and then added it to the journal card.  Sometimes I cut it out and add it & other times I type the journaling directly to the digital version of the card & print it out on my photo printer.  NOTE: When you subscribe to both the Ali Edwards Story Kit & the Story Stamp, you get the digital version free.  This is called Hybrid Scrapbooking & I love it.

Hope you have an AMAZING day!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Marching Band Pages ~ Junior Year Begins!

Happy Monday Friends!

I posted a few of the beginning pages for my son's junior year marching band album last week & now I'm excited to share a few more. I like to prepare & present these pages in chronological order because it tells the whole story and progression of the season. So first up is Drum Major camp... we were so blessed that first our daughter and then our son were named as drum majors for our amazing band. On this first very simple page, I used the teal and black cardstock and chipboard letters to match the photos.  My goal for this page was just to get the story documented.

I went on a scrapbooking retreat in November and my goal was to use supplies from my building stack of unused Ali Edwards Story kits. I love using them, but had at least 8 or 10 kits still in packages because of a very busy spring through fall.  I thought it would be a great challenge to try and work with primarily these Story Kits, Story Stamps and maybe few added alphabets or embellishments.  I used the Fun Story Kit/Story Stamp on the following pages & love how they turned out.   

Again, I used the Fun Story Kit on this page and added the title using a Thickers chipboard alphabet for the title.

I'll be back with more pages tomorrow!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Felicity Jane ~ Love This Boy

Happy Friday! 

Today I have another page to share using my Felicity Jane Reagan Kit. This is such a fun kit to create lots of different looks on projects.  I posted a Prom page last week with the same kit {click here to view}... just look at the versatility of these products!

For this page, I wanted to journal some of the things I love about my son.  This has been a fun year with him & documenting my favorite things about him at this age is so important to me.

Have an Amazing Weekend!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Marching Band ~ Junior Year

Hi There Friends!  I've been working hard on my son's marching band book over the last few months and have a good portion of his junior year done ~ which is a good thing since he is a senior now and finished his final marching season in November!  We finally had a sunny day so I was able to get some photos & wanted to share the opening pages for the junior album.  For each of the 7 albums I've made so far for my son & daughter, I have started out with similar layouts.  I like the consistency of having each one starting this way & it's a great launching point for my creativity. 

The large group photo below is 11x17, so it doesn't fit on one page and I added the marching band show title on this page.  It was super scary and hurt my heart a little bit to cut that big picture the first time I did this, but I love the results.

Note: I found some 12x12 page protectors that are flush bound (the two are connected) so you don't see the binder rings.  Sadly, these page protectors from We R Memory Keepers have been discontinued.

For the Concord pattern paper on the page above and below, it was special ordered by our local scrapbook store.  We only really have one or two stores left locally which is so sad ~ I love shopping in stores when I can actually see, touch and feel products. 

I have a bunch of pages finished for this album that I will share very soon!  I can't wait to show you how I've used my Ali Edwards Story Kits & Story Stamps in these albums!
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