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!!!

 

 

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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.

What I told My Daughters

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?

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share I promised!

Happy Weekend world!!

I promised you a layout Thursday to go along with the adorable photo I had of my mom as a little girl…so without further ado…

 

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The Facebook Freebie kit from Little Feet Digital Designs is available now on the Facebook page so if you’re a digi-scrapper…go now and pick it up!  This freebie is also an add-on kit for a gorgeous collab collection that Janet contributed to called “Oh Snap” that is on special for  iDSD  at Gingersnaps.  For the above layout, I used only items that were in the freebie mini-kit.  Proving that you don’t need a 75 piece scrapbook kit to make a gorgeous page.  BUT it is fun to have ;-).  I’ll be busy this morning spearheading a big clean-out day at church and then (of course) there is a soccer game happening but I will definitely be making time to check out the iDSD sales at my favorite online shops !

Have a lovely weekend!

and happy scrapping!!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Mom & a little photo restoring…

I don’t know about where y’all live but here in New England….I think it may be finally thinking about starting to be fall!  It’s definitely cooler, it’s actually been damp and chilly yesterday and today.  After a summer with almost no rain it was a bit of a relief I will say.  Time to dig out fuzzy socks and fleece over here.

Fall, closely followed by Winter means more inside crafting time around here.  There is still lovely outdoor time to be had in October but I’m definitely feeling the tug to come inside and make stuff!

Today would have been my Mom’s 83rd birthday.  (she’d kill me if she knew I said how old she was)  I was looking through some family scrapbooks and came across this photo of mom with her doll carriage at around 2 1/2 years old.  Love it.  In complete opposition to my usual scan it and make it perfect routine, I snapped a quick photo with my iPhone and tweaked it in PicTapGo (my go to phone editing app).  Here’s the before and after…

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I used probably about 4-5 different filters and heavily used the slider to get just the right adjustment.  My objective was really to up the contrast and bring out the details of the photo.  Since I’m working with a purely digital image, I love the flexibility to play around with all the options…

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Pic Tap Go Filters: Auto Contrast +Fade to Autumn (appropriate yes?) + Equalize (just a touch)

Pic Tap Go Filters: Auto Contrast +Metropolitan

Pic Tap Go Filters: Auto Contrast +Metropolitan

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Pic Tap Go Filters: Auto Contrast +Sweet Tooth+Crispity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can go on all day with this.  So I’d better stop, eventually the people I live with will want to eat dinner ;-).  You get the idea.

Most of the photos in the albums are faded out, which isn’t surprising considering…they’re 83years old.  A number of them are even older.  Fortunately, they were stored in albums that were laid flat and did not really see the light of day too much.  The were also not stored in an attic or (even worse) a basement.  Several of the albums even zip shut, which is pretty cool and help keep the images away from sunlight.  So I’d say we’re doing pretty well all in all on antique photos.   I have stacks of albums and a big box of slides to scan and work with ….hello winter project!  I’ll share my progress with the project (and another new big project I have up my [long] sleeve) here as I go!

I have a sweet layout all ready for it’s unveiling using this photo… but it will have to wait until Saturday which is iDSD  (international Digital Scrapbook Day…. didn’t know there was one did ya!).  I’m using a freebie kit from Little Feet Digital Design which will release on her FB page on Saturday morning!  This freebie will also coordinate with a lovely collaboration kit at Gingerscraps which will be having all sorts of amazing sales on Saturday so if you’re a digital scrapbooker, you’ll want to stay tuned for that!

Check back Saturday morning for the layout!  Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day!!

 

*working out blog-kinks so hoping the photo formatting doesn’t look too wonky on your end!

Memory Keeping:: Layout Share

Happy Playoff Sunday!  AS of the last minute of the 4th quarter, the Patriots are not looking so good 😦

The upside is I’ve been doing some digi-scrapping and wanted to share with all of you!

As you all may (or may not) know, I am on the Creative Team for Little Feet Digital Designs.  This year, Janet has started a kit / prompt series called “52 Narratives”  more info to come but wanted to share the first few layouts I’ve done using the kits and prompts.  All are available at Janet’s shop at PickleBerryPop

I am thinking of having a photo book made with all of these layouts at the end of the year, we’ll see but I think it would be neat to have something in a bound book (I usually have my layouts printed then put them in page protectors in scrapbook albums along with my paper layouts)

Cover:

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(uses 3 kits:  New Year Narratives,  52 Narratives – January – Week 1,  52 Narratives – January – Week 2)

Week 1:

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(kit:  52 Narratives – January – Week 1)

Week 2:

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(kit:  52 Narratives – January – Week 2)

And a bonus layout not related to the above project…. I had this photo I took at Squam Art Workshops this fall and I’ve been waiting for the right way to scrap it… think I found it.

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aaand still working on my December Daily book, working on finishing up a few Project Life albums aaand starting work on PL 2016.  I’m excited about finishing up projects  !!!

What did you work on this weekend?  I have a few more layouts up my sleeve and some digital supply organization before Downton Abbey later tonite!

Happy Sunday!