Friday, August 30, 2019

08/30/19 - "One Photo"

My most recent, completed, project:
a 2 page Travelers Notebook spread for my "Miscellaneous" TN album.

You may wonder...
"How does she decide what goes in a Miscellaneous album?"
Whatever I can't make fit anywhere else, LOL
And add to that, the pages in this album are NOT in chronological order ::gasp::!

Actually, that's not too shocking.
Most of my TN Albums are not in chronological order.
"When my husband sends me an Instagramable photo, how could I not?! Our roses are blooming, and they are BEAUTIFUL!

As I was writing this I noticed a "typo" in my journaling ::doh!::
Luckily I can fix it (and I will)!

I created this w/ all Kelly Purkey products:
The Alphas
The 3 Stamps, came from her July "Snapshot" Stamp Set
 - "Photo Courtesy of my Instagram Husband"
 - "One Photo"
 -  The photo strips (printed on regular computer paper then cut out)
The BG paper, left-hand side, came from her  April "Grow" TN kit
The label (upper right)
Even the "torn and then layered label" idea is from her!

Click here to visit - >>> Kelly Purkey Shop

Only other products used were a sharpie, adhesive, Staz-on Ink (black), Ink (green), and the Tim Holtz tiny attacher.

As simple as it is, I really LOVE this layout!


Monday, August 26, 2019

08/26/19 - "Yikes... Oh Hell No!"

Did that title get your attention?! LOL!

For this layout I used up some more stash...along w/ some new stuff.

12x12 Traditional
This is also part of my Project Life, Week 11

"Left - David, Chad and Nicole on Hang Time
Right - David and Chad on Excelerator
Not Pictured - Me... on the ground!"

Yup, I hate roller coasters so I was happy to take photos while my husband and our friends rode them! 


Product Info:

- Crate Paper: BG paper
- Echo Park: Pink Polka Dot paper
- Simple Stories: Emoji
- Freckled Fawn: "date" arrow
- Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
- ATG Gun Pink: Adhesive
- Sharpies:  Blue and Black
- Elle's Studio: "Yikes" and "Oh Hell No!" Alphas
"This Is Happening", "Observations", and Camera die cuts
"Tuesday" chipboard sticker
"Just Having Fun" and Blue Stars pocket page cards
 green/white circle
 yellow puffy stars

Saturday, August 24, 2019

08/24/19 - Project Life Week #19

Project Life Week 19 (05/05/19 - 05/11/19)

12x12 Digital layout created in the Project Life App, including a majority of the journaling (including typos: "my David" 😅).
Embellished in real life.

>This week we watched "A Star is Born"
- as the (real life) journaling strips indicate: I liked it, David didn't
> I tried a new Protein Cookie
- if you've followed me long enough you know that I love to eat and I like to review and compare food as well. The journaling is my review of the Quest Cookie including how it compares, both taste and macro-wise, to Lenny & Larry's. BTW - Larry and Lenny's is Vegan, Quest's isn't.
> It was World Donkey day on 05/08 so I included a Selfie David took w/ Iris of CTPR* and another photo of David, and more donkeys, along w/ Dan the co-founder of CTPR.
> Hamlet's tush and a quote from the movie "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"

*CTPR - Central Texas Pig Rescue
If you have followed me long enough you know I follow/donate to the Central Texas Pig Rescue, a Sanctuary for Pigs (and other animals, but mostly pigs).
One of the stops during our trip to Texas was to visit the Sanctuary.
And it was amazing!
I know for sure I will be scrapping this aspect of our visit to Texas (stay tuned).
For now, enjoy the donkey photos ::wink::

This week was also when I received Hamlet's "no escape" harness.
A reminder of that layout is here (click): Here We Go

- PL App
- Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
- Sharpies: black and blue
- Elle's Studio: heart puffy stickers (3), circle puffy alphas, "love this snack" puffy sticker, star puffy sticker, "love this" sticker, green acrylic heart
- Citrus Twist: "today this is on the menu" stamp
- Kelly Purkey: "showtime" stamp

Monday, August 19, 2019

08/19/19 - "Use Your Stuff Challenge" #371

This week  "Use Your Stuff" brings you a Mood Board Challenge.
Here is the Mood Board:

The photos of the dogs on the wall, and the green color of the wall, inspired me to scrap these photos of Spotty frolicking outside, near the green grass.
These photos mean a lot to me because, as you may recall, Spotty lost the use of his back legs last March (2018)… but I'm happy to report, he regained use of them around Christmas time (2018), YAY!

The vet told us he would never "walk" again so I consider Spotty to be a "Miracle Dog". This is the first time I called attention to this "miracle" in my scrapbook.

"Miracle Dog" 

"My sweet old boy enjoying a little stroll. He's slow but still 'lapping everyone on the couch'. Go Spotty, Go!
Spotty recovered the use of his back legs around Christmas time last year and has been zipping around ever since!"

If you're not familiar w/ the term "lapping everyone on the couch" it's basically a motivational quote for those who don't go to the gym because they're embarrassed because they feel they're too weak, slow, or just plain not good enough...
Basically it means, as long as you are doing SOMETHING you are doing more than the person sitting on the couch and that's something to be proud of!

Product -
- Pinkfresh Studio
- Kaiser Craft
- Photo Play Paper
- Doodlebug
-  (Pink) ATG Gun 
- Black Sharpie

Sunday, August 18, 2019

08/18/19 - Project Life Weeks 17 and 18

Okay,  so I noticed I'm a little behind on Project Life.
Not only as far as actually completing pages, but sharing also.

So today I am sharing 2 spreads - Week 17 and Week 18.
Reminder you can tap/click on each page to enlarge

Week 17 -

I created a small simple layout on the back of my Hamlet "Can't Breaf layout":

I found this photo on Instagram.
All I did was glue it to the Simple Stories 6x8 page, add the "Let's Stay Home" sticker and the "For the Record" stamp and doodled around the entire edge of the layout.

Next comes my "Sharp Objects Pocket Page" that I've shared prior, so I don't need to say more about it. I included it so you can get an idea of how it looks as you flip through my album (though I added a blue back drop for less distraction), but since I have already shared it before w/ more detail I wasn't too concerned about the way the page itself photographed.

As I mentioned prior, I left the back of the Sharp Objects Pocket Page blank because it was a nice back drop for the "Can't Breaf" layout (seen here ).

Then comes my 12x12 Pocket Page layout for the week:

A brief summary of this week:
> Easter Sunday - David and I went to Lazy Dog for Brunch
> I caught Panini recovering from what looks like a wild night, LOL
Basically the story is, I walked into my room and saw her napping, surrounded by money and a receipt that David had thrown on the bed.
It looked like she passed out after a long night of partying so of course I had to take a photo, LOL
> A beautiful avocado from my tree...
Using my new Kelly Purkey "Healthy" stamp set: the avocado and the "healthy + tasty"
> I tried the new Hazelnut M&Ms, which I loved, and used my new Kellie Stamps "Chocolate" stamp set: the chocolate bar and the '#NotSharing"
I also used some Elle's Studio stamps and pocket page cards.
BTW this is one of my favorite PL pages this year because it's so colorful; the photo here does not do it justice!

Week 18 -

We went to Texas this week, crossing into Week 19.
But I didn't want to include "all things Texas" in my spread as I want to maybe, hopefully, create some separate Texas related layouts...but don't hold your breath, LOL!
So in this week's spread I just made sure to mention that we went to Texas.
The photo of "Texas" is a postcard image I found online.
The photo of the plane is a PL digital card that I found in the PL App. I also used the PL App to add journaling to the card; a brief summary of the main highlights of Texas.
This I printed on heavy white paper.

I included a postcard I bought in Texas and brochures of a couple of things we did in Texas: a Cavern Tour and a visit to the Dr. Pepper Museum.
All were hole punched and placed directly into the album

This week was also the end of April, beginning of May, so you know I had to include that Justin Timberlake "It's gonna be May" meme, bahahahahaha!
The top left is a new one I found this year and the bottom left popped up on my Insta Stories "Memory Feed", reminding me that I posted it last year, so I used both on this layout cuz a spread w/ JT in it is always a good idea ::wink::

I finished watching "The Act" a Hulu Original story based on the true life story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Though I found the true story to be interesting, the show wasn't all that.
It was good as far as learning more about the case, but the story-telling was way too cheesy, in my opinion, so I gave it a "Meh" rating.
If you never heard this story, check it out: Gypsy Rose

Finally, I also enjoyed a yummy breakfast of Pumpkin Spice Mini-Wheats that I wanted to document. Yes, Pumpkin Spice in May, cuz that's how I roll!
BTW - Peep that pumpkin stamp from the Kelly Purkey "Healthy" Stamp Set.

I really enjoyed creating these pages, though they took me for-ever!
I do have a few more pages finished but sometimes it feels like photographing and sharing the pages takes as much time as making them!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

08/10/19 - Maine

Today's layout was inspired by a favorite Scrapbooking blog, but in a different way.
If you recall I used to frequently play along w/ a blog called the "Counterfeit Kit Challenge" blog.
Though I have wanted to play along, I just haven't found the time to this year.
I don't have time to create and photograph a kit, nor do I have time to put all the unused items from my kit neatly back into my stash.
But the other day I was inspired by another way to play.
This was copied and pasted from a recent post of theirs:
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the idea of a big kit this month?Perhaps you just want to pull together a few products to get those creative juices flowing again.

Maybe a mini kit is the answer!
A mini kit can be a smaller version of the main kit, or a small kit specifically curated for use as a page kit, card-making, a mini album, pocket scrapbooking or planning. Whatever works best for you! We are all about using up our supplies so whatever fits into your schedule - you can use the mini kit option at any time you like!

Susan decided to try something a little different this month - she looked to the mood board, released as a "sneak peek" just before the beginning of each month, as inspiration for her August mini kit.  Here's the mood board:
A smaller kit and the mood board is what motivated me to finally scrap some photos from my Boston/Maine vacation last year.
Hey, only 1 year behind? Not bad, LOL
- If you don't know I love taking photos of my vacations but hate scrapping photos of my vacations... too many photos! #Overwhelmed
My kit included:
- The Maine BG paper
- The Kelley Purkey "Best Coast" Stamp Set
I used 4 stamps: the anchor, "East Coast", "Fresh Seafood", and "Coastal Views"
- A StazOn Jet Black ink pad
- Bits and pieces from some old Elle Studio kits
- White scrap paper for matting and accents
- Sharpies (black and red)
- Project Life App for journaling
I selected a digital journaling card, typed my journaling, and printed on heavy white paper
- 2 Circle Punches
"Maine - Remember Today"
Here's a close up of the journaling:
I feel good finally getting this into my (2018) Project Life album!

Monday, August 5, 2019

08/05/19 - "Use Your Stuff Challenge" #369

This week's challenge over at the "Use Your Stuff" blog is: Inspired by Disney

I'm not much of a Disney fan.
I do have a favorite Princess: Jasmine
A favorite Disney Movie: "Aladdin"
and I have a Tinkerbell tattoo* on my left calf, but...
otherwise... Disney? Meh
*I know what you're thinking... bahahahahaha!

My son is a HUGE fan though!
And I just recently came across this photo that I stole from his Insta-Stories.
It's a photo of him and his then fiancee, now husband, getting ready to watch "Incredibles 2".

This was taken/posted last year so it was great timing that I recently stumbled across it when I needed something Disney-related to scrap.
To be technical, "Incredibles 2" is a Pixar movie but Disney owns Pixar, so... it works!

A traditional 2 Page TN Spread -

"Disney Date Night" 
Products -
Ella and Viv Paper Company
Elle's Studio
Echo Park
Queen and Company
Pinkfresh Studio
Tim Holtz
Scotch Pink ATG
Glue Dots

Saturday, August 3, 2019

08/03/19 - "Here We Go"

12x12 Traditional Layout
Part of Project Life Week 19

Not an original design, by any means...
but when you're telling your story, sometimes you have to forgo originality in order to get 'er done!
That's not to say I don't like this layout, in fact I love it!

The journaling was created on the PL App:
I used one of their 4x6 templates, this one was already divided in 2, and placed a 2x3 photo and 2x3 Journaling card (from the app) and printed it on photo paper.
Fun Fact: the digital journaling card I chose comes from the same Amy Tangerine traditional paper line that the "Here We Go" and "Love This Dude" cut-a-parts came from!

"Hamlet has a new harness/leash and I love it!
It's an escape-proof leash that's easy to put on and adjustable. I bought him the Medium/Large which fits from 40-170 lbs. He's currently at 125lbs* and will probably stay around that size, give or take a few pounds. Pigs generally stop growing at about 5 years old and he just turned 4 in March but his growth rate has slowed down considerably.

I'm excited to hopefully go on more adventures with him now, though truthfully just finally finding a harness/leash combo that works for him and allows us to take simple neighborhood walks thrills me!
I included a screenshot of the leash, in a different color, from Amazon.
As you can see, great reviews; peep those stars!

*BTW - reminder Hamlet is a Mini-Pig. Mini-Pigs do not stay "small" unless you realize that he IS small compared to a farm pig, which is why pigs like Hamlet get their "Mini-Pig" label.

And yes, I'm outside in my jammies... cuz that's how I roll!"

- Amy Tangerine for American Crafts
- Glitz Design (The BG paper is from their Dapper Dan line that I have had in my stash For-EVER)
- Scrapbook Customs
- Elle's Studio