Home Made Goodness

In an effort to ATTEMPT to spend my time creating more and consuming less (GoT excepted)… tonight I sat down and instead of scrolling FB endlessly…I made a scrapbook layout (!) gasp.  I know, I know.  We have actually been super busy in a good way this summer so lots going on but not a lot of sharing. In an effort to remedy that, may I present…

yep, Christmas baking layouts in August!  I had bought the cutest baking kit from Pink Reptile Designs and a template kit from Scrapping with Liz at The Lilypad (one of my fave digi-scrapping shops) and tonight was the night to use it.

Last night I spent my evening catching up with my 2016 photos in Lightroom, and I’m thrilled to say that I believe that 2016 is all done, edited, rated and tagged.  That is why I could find these photos about baking…from my “baking” keyword.  I have a lot of memory keeping to work on.  I have realized that I’ve been catching myself thinking 2 more first-days-of-school until the girls go to college, 2 more back-to-school shoppings until the girls go to college … you get the idea.   One layout to make a dent in the memory keeping list!

Once school starts and we are on a more normal schedule, maybe more posting  (?!)  best of intentions…. enjoy!

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Printing it out

I got a wonderful package to open BEFORE Christmas… yep, Christmas came early…

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57 layouts that I had printed through Persnickety Prints.  I love their quality and their customer service.  A few times a year, they sell print credits for different sizes so I can print a 12×12 layout for half price.  The credits are perfect because they never expire, they just sit in your account until you are ready to order so…In keeping with my “print it out” mantra, I went into my files and discovered that there were layouts from 2015 that were waiting to be printed (!) no time like the present so I uploaded everything and off they went to the printers.  A week or so later, back came a lovely stack of layouts…and of course there they sat in my studio for two weeks until I finally got a moment to open them…

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Yay for printed out layouts!  I’m so happy with how they all came out.  Now, the next thing?  Getting them all in an album….The thing after that?  Re-organizing my albums by year…because they are all completely random…half a dozen+albums crammed full of randomly filed layouts.  Put it on the to-do list for 2017!

On to more post-Christmas fun!!  Happy Wednesday everyone!

 

 

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share

Happy Friday everyone!

A quick departure from December Daily shares for… a Christmas layout!    Because as I look out my window right now, it looks a lot like the photo below…but 40 degrees colder!    Kit and template are from Joy to the World Bundle (buy the bundle, get the templates and the kit yippee!)  by Little Feet Digital Designs.

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I wonder what the weather gods will bring for us this year?!  Santa, can we have enough snow to look pretty but not enough to really have to work hard at shoveling?!

Happy weekend crafting!!!

 

 

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share

 

Happy post-turkey-coming-out-of-the-food-coma day!!  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here (insert post-election stress eating), and this weekend we are thankful for friends, family, home and the quiet hum of everyday life.  While the teenagers are sleeping until noon, I wanted to pop in and share some layouts I made for Janet’s CT 

First up:  Caught on Camera which uses Little Feet Digital Designs beautiful new kit Cornucopia of Thanks currently available at her Gingerscraps shop and at coming to her Forever shop on December 2, 2016.  I am working my way through scanned family slides and dug around until I found this one of mom circa 1963/64… love it  and I remember wearing that skirt years later for a school play.  Template from the Get it Scrapped Membership class Scrapbook Coach 21 “Top Heavy”.  Getting back in the swing of working on my scrapbooking classes as well.

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Next up … the layout I made from my post-election blog post “What I told my Daughters”     Kit:  Cast your Vote by Little Feet Digital Designs by Janet Carr currently available at Gingerscraps and Forever/Artisan.  Design is my own.  This layout may look a little odd sized, this is a 1 1/2 page layout…a 12×12 layout on the left and a 6×12 on the right.  These will be hinged together once they go in the page protectors with the 6×12 folding over the larger layout… Not sure what I’ll use for the back of the 6×12, I may go back in and design a 6×12 using other kit elements and papers for that side.

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That’s it for now… the rest of today will be dedicated to some more scrapping, some sewing and a run out to Jordan’s to purchase a new bigger bed for us !  Happy Post-Turkey Saturday everyone!!

What are you making this weekend?

Free Digi-kit giveaway!

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, my dear friend Janet at Little Feet Digital Designs has created a free kit and she is giving it away to all digi-scrappers !   Here’s Janet talking about her kit…

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I have created a FREE kit – Strength Is Pink – to honor, celebrate, support and remember the amazing women in our lives that have fought or are fighting this battle. I’m so excited to have teamed up with Laurie Callison on this project… she has created a gorgeous template to go with my kit. This FREE kit is available exclusively on my Facebook Fan Club Page.

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I hope this kit will serve as a reminder to do regular self-exams and get professionally screened. Supporting the fighter, admiring the survivor, honoring the taken and never giving up hope for a cure.

 

So Digi-Scrappers, pop on over to the LFDD Facebook Fan Page and download this kit for yourself.  Hybrid scrappers can print out the cards for pocket style layouts.  I’ll be sharing a page I made with this kit over the weekend.  Thanks for your support and happy friday!!