Memory Keeping:: Layout Share – random cuteness

Another Day another layout share!  I really really need to start paper scrapping again and get caught up with Project Life, but seeing as how my work table is buried under 3 tons of the girls stuff while we paint Gwen’s room and clean out Lilys…paper will have to wait, digital it is!

Kit for both layouts:  “Land of Nod ” from Little Feet Digital Designs.   I love love love the beautiful colors in this kit, and when I saw the sheep paper…hello layout about lambie!

LFDD-Land-of-Nod-Lambie-Bear-Love-WEB  I’ve been looking around at the older photos on my hard drive and came across these cuties!!  Getting ready to do the big back to school/yesterday today post on Monday because the girls start HIGH SCHOOL !!!! I can’t believe where the time has gone, obviously it’s flown because wasn’t it just yesterday they were these cute little munchkins!?   OMG so cute.  I used another template from my Masterful Scrapbooking Design membership at Get it Scrapped.  Debbie has just re-vamped her site and re-organized what was already a super collection of classes and resources and now it’s even better if that’s possible!! Go and check it out!

To-Sleep-Perchance…WEBand as a bonus, since the girls have left on a camping trip for the weekend, I thought I’d play with some filters in PSE and the beautiful stamp and sparkles in the kit….and what better for a kit with a sleepy theme?  A layout about not sleeping!  I’m hoping its just a phase 😉  But I wanted to do something simple for this layout and I’m really pleased with how it came out!

Yes, I’m still working on Week in the Life but have been so busy, have not had time to post about it! Now off to paint Gwen’s room before she comes home!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by… More goodies in the works, what projects are you working on?

 

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share – bright and fun

I’ve been doing a LOT of digi-scrapping lately and I think these are the last two layouts I have to share from the backlog.

Kit for both layouts:  “Little Inner Minds ” from Little Feet Digital Designs.    I just love the fun bright colors of this kit and all those lovely embellishments!

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Template:  Vim & Vigor t3 by Jimbo Jambo designs

I loved this template as a way to showcase the beautiful patterned papers from the kit, without overwhelming the photo of Charlie and the girls sking this past winter.  The girls jackets go great with the papers!  (but really didn’t plan that at all hee hee)

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Template:  Vim & Vigor t2 by Jimbo Jambo designs

I love this template for all the circular elements.   It was perfect to showcase all the awesome journaling strips and (swoon) badges that come in this kit!  I don’t really make a lot of layouts just for fun, I’m usually trying to tell the story but I took this opportunity to just have fun with making something and I really like the way it came out!

 

More layouts to come, am trying to stay up to date with posting 😉    What are you working on in your corner of the world?

 

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share – using vintage photos

Since last fall, I’ve been on a mission to shape up our “family archives” (another topic for several more blog posts) I’ve been scanning and digitizing, and also doing a little scrapbooking along the way.  The interesting things about using vintage photos from the archives is, I don’t really know the story behind the photos, so it makes story telling challenging.  Or maybe we just let the photos tell the story.

Kit for both layouts:  “Stories of Dad ” from Little Feet Digital Designs.    Janet excels in creating beautiful vintage kits!

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This layout is destined to be the cover page for albums that my sister and I made up from photo albums of my dad as a little boy.  I don’t usually work in 8.5×11 format so it was fun to change it up a little.  No journaling, just the facts about the photos in the book.

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Perusing my digi-stash of photos I found this one of my Grandpa, Dad and Uncle.  This was taken before I was born so obviously I can’t write a contemporary account, so I really wrote about my impressions seeing the photo and the memories of each individual that it triggered.

The journaling reads:  “1961- Clover Hills Drive, Rochester NY Grandpa Triggs, Dad and Uncle Jimmy hamming it up for the camera. I have not really come across a photo of all three Triggs men together. Lord knows, there are enough photos floating around to pick from. I love this photo as everyone is smiling, and it typifies how I remember everyone. Grandpa in his dress shirt and slacks (I never saw him wear anything else, except maybe a short sleeve dress shirt if it got really hot, and always a solid color). Dad in a plaid shirt, and khaki pants (his uniform of choice today, except *gasp* now there just might be a pair of “dungarees” in the mix) no doubt making some pithy comment about the entire situation that has cracked the other two up (still does that to this day). Uncle Jimmy in his flight jacket, which always fascinated me (of course he flew little planes so he needed that warm jacket), I asked him once how I could get one just like it and he said he could get me one just like his, but it might have a little blood on it (typical Uncle Jimmy). Yes, Grandpa and his boys, in the driveway on a crisp autumn day”

I love this layout, I’m super happy with the way it came out.

Template:  One Little Bird Designs:  Flight Plan No 16

Thanks for stopping by… More goodies in the works, what projects are you working on?

 

may june and now july???

Yes, holy moly yes, it’s July4th!  Happy Birthday America!  My favorite holiday, and before we delve into BBQ preparations and finding the bug spray for the fireworks later tonight, I wanted to share a few of the layouts I’ve been working on during my  blog posting silence (which, you are all quite used to by now 😉 )

I’ve been working on layouts for Little Feet Digital Designs the last few days and wanted to share them with you all.  I love Janet’s vintage inspired designs, and there are always bits that make me say oooh!!!! love that! must do a layout!!!  I’m so thrilled for Janet that in addition to her Panstoria store for .page format kits, she will be part of Pickleberrypop very soon for all of us universal format scrappers!!! Yay Janet, so happy for her!!

Supplies for both of these layouts:  Kit:  Life’s Sweet Temptations / LFDD by Janet Carr  Design/ Template:  STR Designs

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Oh my gosh, if you ever go to Portland, OR you must go to Voodoo Donuts.  Best. Donuts. Ever.

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And the cupcake queens, Gwen and Marielle after their first “baking camp” at Cambridge Culinary Institute, can’t wait to see what they make this summer!

I’ve been working on the “Family Archives” project with my Dad since last October when we dragged slide trays, the projector and screen and boxes of stuff back to my house from Rochester.  I have plans to start a Family History Album and instead of continued dithering over what form that album should take, I decided to just make a couple of pages.  Fortunately, Grandpa Triggs had organized and annotated some family photos so we know who these people are…from over 100 years ago (!)

Kit for both layouts:  Rooted in the Past by Little Feet Digital Designs

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Template:  Flight Plan #2 / One Little Bird Designs

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Design/Template:  STR Designs

Thanks for stopping by!  And on to celebrating the 4th!!

layout – Grandpa Dease (WW2)

I will admit I have been procrastinating about starting work on a Family History Album.  Oh, who are we kidding, I’m sure it will end up being a series of albums.   Well, I was inspired this evening by one of my fellow Creative Team members who posted a lovely page with photos of her mom as a little girl.   I decided it was time to JUST START…so I did.

I kept my choices simple for this layout…

Templates:  Template Blends #1 by Little Feet Digital Designs,

Kit:  In the Headlines Today by Little Feet Digital Designs,

Font:  Remington Noiseless

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This is a digital layout of Charlie’s grandpa Dease who was in the Army during WWII.  The photos are from a DVD that Charlie’s uncle had made of photos that he’d scanned.  Now, I do not know any more details other than Grandpa didn’t go to Europe until after the war ended, I’ll have to get Charlie and his mom to fill in more information, and I’ll go back in and add the info as I get it.

I have no plans for a the structure of a Family History Album Series (other than this project is kicking up toward the top of my to-do pile) and quite frankly, that has kept me from making layouts because I didn’t have a plan.  I am trying to “begin with the end in mind” on big projects but now that I’m really starting to think about it… I may just start and see where it all leads!