Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Daily 2014: Week 2

Time to share week two of my December Daily...and a couple pages of week three. I wanted to work ahead a bit because I won't be able to touch the album again until the week of the 29th since we are headed out of town for the holiday tomorrow. So here's the next several pages!

Day 8.

Day 9.

Day 10.

Day 11.

Day 12.

Day 13.

Day 14.

Day 15.

Day 16.

I'll be back to share more pages after the holiday! Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 19, 2014

"All In The Family" Challenge at Frosted Designs!

Hello all! I'm here today here with my last Frosted Designs Friday challenge for you. :(

Thanksgiving was just three weeks ago, Hanukkah started this past Tuesday and Christmas is only six days away! Then we all have the New Year's celebrations to enjoy. With all these holidays upon us, it makes me think of my favorite part of the holiday season - spending quality time with family.

So today's challenge is titled "All In The Family." Your project (layout, card, art journal page, mixed media piece, etc) must focus on family and include a quote about family somewhere on it.

Here is my example featuring a beautiful quote from Maya Angelou. I first printed the quote onto a sheet of letter size paper, then took a 3x4 journaling card and taped it onto the paper over the text so when I ran the same sheet of paper through my printer again, it printed the text exactly where I wanted on the journaling card.
Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Paper Pad
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Acrylic Words
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Flair
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Puffy Glitter Stickers
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Clear Stickers
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Acrylic Stars
IDenti-Pen Permanent

And here are some more creations that the fabulous design team made for this challenge...
We would like to also welcome back Scrapmatts as this challenge's sponsor! Scrapmatts is offering up a prize pack valued at over $30.00!

You have until noon (CST) Wednesday, December 31st to link up your project to the Frosted Designs Blog for your chance to win this awesome prize!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 14 (using Frosted Designs Store goodies!)

I am months behind in my Project Life album...yep, months. With the pregnancy, the move and now the holidays, I can barely find the time to scrap. But, that's what I love about Project Life. It's such a quick, easy and fun way to preserve your memories. And, no matter how far behind I fall, I still can jump right back into the project easily at any point because I write a weekly journal entry on my blog to include and organize my photos each week as well! So, no matter if it's the next week or the next year before I get around to scrapping a Project Life spread, I don't forget anything and the project remains stress free. I also turn to easy-to-use products that seem to "scrap themselves," such as all the awesome Elle's Studio products found in the Frosted Designs store. Their products are not only fabulous for Project Life but traditional layouts and other paper crafting projects as well!

Here is my Week 14 2014 spread using my Project Life core kit and some fun goodies from the Frosted Designs store. I'm sure you can tell from this spread that I love wood veneers. They are the perfect relatively flat embellishment for pocket pages and I don't think I have yet to scrap a Project Life spread without them. This spread is very photo heavy, so I relied on simple embellishing as to not make things too busy; not only are the wood veneers great for this purpose, but die-cuts as well.

Here's a closer look at the left side of the page. I gotta say, I really love the mini placemats from Jillibean Soup because they make great filler cards. Love this sentiment one here that I backed with light green cardstock and accented with orange sequins.

Now here's a better look at the right side. Both the photo of Liam and my mother-in-law vacuuming and the photo of Liam with my sister-in-law in the lower left are on Elle's Studio die-cuts. I totally love how the Everyday Moments die-cuts blend seamlessly with my Jade Edition Core Kit!

Finally, here are a couple close-ups of my spread...

This is my last post as a member of the Frosted Designs Design Team. I am stepping down in the new year to focus on Baby #2 coming in the Spring of 2015. I have loved being a part of this team and am looking forward to seeing what Barb and the rest of these talented ladies have in store for us all in the new year!

Products used from the Frosted Designs Store:

Monday, December 8, 2014

December Daily 2014: Week 1

Week one of December is gone and I completed the first week of my December Daily yesterday! Like last year, I am using the Simple Stories snap scrapbooking system with the 6x8 album and insert and their current Christmas line, Cozy Christmas. This year, I am not assembling any pages ahead of time. I found that with the Simple Stories system, pre-assembly really wasn't necessary because everything comes together so quickly. And last year, when I did try to plan ahead, I just ended up moving journaling cards around anyways. The one pre-planning thing I did do this year was make a list of the photos I want to take each day and also included a handful of "spare idea" photos just in case my original plan for any particular day doesn't happen for some reason. 

So now it's time to share the first week! And, I will start with my cover. I chose to use the gorgeous tan and red chevron burlap album this year and I didn't want to muck it up too much. I decided to keep it simple and also coordinate it with last year's album, which can be seen here, by just putting a simple embellishment in the lower right corner.  And like last year, I just added the year to the bookplate on the spine.

And here is my title page. I absolutely loved this tree made of sentiments and knew right away I wanted it for my title page. I added the year to the strip of tape printed on the side, highlighted some of the sentiments with liquid pearls, added some wood veneer stars and finished with gold stickles on the star topper and the wood veneer stars.

Day 1.
(I am using these number tags from Creativity Prompt to label each of my days this year.)

Day 2.

Day 3.
Day 4.

Day 5.

Day 6.

Day 7.

And that's week one! Check in next week for week two!