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
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
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!
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!
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:
Slides scanned at 600 dpi, and imported into their own “family history” catalog in Lightroom for further sorting, tagging etc…
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)
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.
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!!
Not bad for a few days work! I’m excited to make more layouts with this kit and get more of our family stories told!
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.
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 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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!!