More memorykeeping goodness

Really, I have been loads of other things besides digi-scrapping but they are just so much easier to share !    Heading off to a girlfriend adventure this week but wanted to share the latest layouts I did for my buddy Janet from Little Feet Digital Designs.  So much fun working with her beautiful kits!

Solar Eclipse 2017

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I will admit we were kind of eclipse slackers but it was still worth commemorating the event if nothing else than to use the gorgeous images from NASA!  Kit:  Total Eclipse of the Heart  

Teenage Privacy?

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I have to admit when the suggestion was made to use the kit Land of dreams, the Whitie Tightie papers AND the A Little Privacy Please embellishments I did kind of pause and think how I was going to pull this all together…then I was scrolling thru my photos in Lightroom and found this photo of Lily from a photo shoot the girls did and bingo… ladies and gentleman we have a moment in time documented!

Beautiful Fall

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At what point will the girls not want to go pumpkin fetching with me?  We’ll see next week but I thought it would be a fun thing to document from a few years ago… Template:  Clean and Simple Templates:  Fall Beauty   Kit:  Summer Fades

Texas

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love Texas!  It was heartbreaking to see the devastation from the hurricane.  Janet designed a Texas Strong kit with templates from her partner Dagi’s Digital Designs and is donating all proceeds to hurricane relief.  We also donated to the United Methodist Committee on Relief Fund for hurricane relief as well as Undies for Everyone… because everyone needs clean new underwear.

Hope everyone enjoys the bonus Monday off…it’s rainy here which is great for much needed rain!

 

 

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Family History Strategizing & digi scrapping goodness

For the past several years, I’ve been working on “The Triggs Family Archives”.  Really what this looks like is a giant pile of boxes and slide trays behind the living room couch.  We have a mix of printed photos, lots and lots of slides and a box of super 8 movie reels which honestly makes me queasy just thinking about it.    I have been picking away at scanning for the last year or two and it is a slow process.

As I’ve been scanning, I’ve been thinking carefully about the end product of all this work and Ive been formulating a plan that looks something like this:

  1.  Slides scanned at 600 dpi, and imported into their own “family history” catalog in Lightroom for further sorting, tagging etc…
  2.  Certain groups of slides will be made into photo books for gifts (ie. my Dad’s Marine Corps slides were made into a book and given to him for his birthday)
  3. Other various Family slides will be part of digital scrapbook pages, some simple, some more elaborate.  I have already printed a number of these pages out and put them in page protectors in my giant mishmash of scrapbook layout albums.  I had considered photo books for these photos but the random nature of these photos means I don’t know if I’ll ever feel “done” enough to print out a complete book… so printed layouts for now.
  4. Physical photos that we have come across are slipped into 3-up photo albums and as much information as we know written on the space next the photo sleeve.  Multiple photos of the same event are tucked into the same pocket, this way they are safe and secure while I figure out what to do with them.

Did I mention this is only one half of my family???  There are “The Kilmer Family Archives” that I need to work on as well…different set of parameters for that group of items!

A few years ago, I scanned a page of family photos all taken at the same time / day in 1961 at my Grandparents house in Rochester NY.    I made a layout a few years ago with one of the photos and my friend Janet’s “Rooted in the Past” kit from her company, Little Feet Digital Designs.  Last month she re-issued the kit and it’s HUGE !!!  Honestly I could scrap for months.  This iteration also contains Templates from Dagi’s Templates and the whole bundle of wonderfulness is wrapped up under their joint brand:  Partners in Crime Digital Designs.  I went on a little bit of a digi page making tear this weekend and managed to finish up working with all of the photos from that series!  whew!  So without further ado…. a completed set of layouts!!

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

 

 

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Week in the Life 2017…done and done!

I just realized that my last post on my (poor neglected) blog was my beginning the Week in the Life project….so I guess it’s fitting that the next post is the album reveal ??!   So in lieu of taking a bazillion photos …I did a quick and dirty video on my iPhone, holding the phone in one hand and turning pages with the other…we’ll see how it turns out.  First time for everything and putting it out there right?!

I did end up following my sketched out plan and the only thing I pulled in extra from what I described last post were some chipboard numbers I had leftover from the December Daily kit.  Put them to good use here.

So since I just discovered that my version of WordPress doesn’t support embedding video, and I don’t want to spend the $$ to upgrade (!)  You can follow this link to my YouTube Channel and view the whole video.  Be kind, first slapdash video LOL

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

 

 

 

Memory keeping: December Daily – Day 6

Happy Friday…again!!  Banner morning for making stuff, cleaning up and doing laundry (I guess that’s what happens when you get up at 4:30 am!  I’ll be napping soon….)  The story of the 6th is the story of an early Christmas present for Charlie !!   I’m trying to catch up and keep things simple so here we go….

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Double spread today, you get my messy desk and attempts at caffeination as a bonus!

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Left side close up…That card was perfect!  mixing elements from Ali’s main kit and the Authentique Classic Christmas line… I inked the back of the circle from the 5th green and added paper and a sticker, see through snowflakes from the 5th and made up a card and the santa head from Ali’s shop

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Right side close up… Charlie enjoying his early Christmas gift!  I used the overlay on top of the photo and changed the color to better coordinate w the layout, added a sticker from Authentique sheet.  Journaling on a card I made up from Ali’s 4×6 Templates vol. 3, changed the color to coordinate w the layout, typed up the journaling, printed it out on yardstick I’d trimmed to 4×6 before running thru printer… added sticker tag w some bakers twine… Done!

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Here’s how the see-through elements from day 5 worked with the day 6 layout… I think they work together pretty well!     OK off to get ready for work and do more laundry!  Catching up slowly but surely!

Happy weekending!

 

December Daily is a memory keeping project by Ali Edwards, click on the link for more information from her website.

Happy December Documenting everyone!

 

Memory keeping: December Daily – Day 5

Well it’s now the 8th and I’m a few days behind on DD….honestly I am not sure what happened and why it’s Thursday because wasn’t it just Tuesday???  Yikes…better start Christmas shopping or it will be xmas eve and I’ll be madly clicking on Amazon!

I knew the story of Day 5 was going to be the story of the first snow of the season.  The girls were SO excited when they went out to the bus and it was snowing… as evidenced by the blown-up SnapChat screen grab I made from Lily ;-).  So the story was there it has just taken 2 days to sit down and pull it together!

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I knew I was going to use the snapchat photo, plus another photo Charlie sent as well as the “five things” card from the Main AE Dec. Daily Kit.  The rest up in the air… I ended up finding the PERFECT piece of transparent overlay when I was looking in a box for something else….as a bonus, when I took the protective plastic off I realized the little branches were blue! yay…   Found old snowflake stamp and stamped paper as a background for the snapchat photo which is on the left, then used it for the “5” that went on the overlay along with a “let it snow” banner from who knows when???   I went with a 4 pocket page protector and put in Charlie’s photo of the backyard along with the “5 Things” card, the “celebrate this” round backed in a bit of blue paper and then hand-trimmed, and some wood snowflakes from last year (?) with some shiny sparkly enamel dots.

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Used Ali Edwards Gold Makers ink for stamping, beautiful metallic finish!  I also added in some mini wood veneer snowflakes that I’ve had forever here and there on the layout.

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Journaling by hand…is it perfectly straight?  No.  Was it the pen that I wanted to use to  write? No…somewhere is my lt grey sharpie pen and I know not where it has disappeared to hmmm… BUT I just got on with it and got it done.  Repeat with me…done is better than perfect.

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Close-up of the transparency overlaid over the page… I slipped a sheet of white paper under for clarity until I figure out what is going on the back for Day 6.  I love playing with transparencies and the hide and seek of what’s underneath!

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And Day 5 is in the book!  On to Day 6 and I’m sure I will finish catching up tomorrow! (ha ha)

December Daily is a memory keeping project by Ali Edwards, click on the link for more information from her website.

Happy December Documenting everyone!