Wednesday, March 31, 2021

03/31/21 - "Thursday 3 - 03/25/21"

For the current challenge over at the "Scrap YOUrself" blog

Copied and pasted from their blog:
This month's theme is "Tell us a little about YOU!" You can interpret the theme any way you like, just . . . please remember is to include a photo with YOU in the frame somewhere on your page!"

This fit in w/ my current challenge to myself...

But first some background information:
Thursday 3 (created by @rukristin on Instragram).
The concept is to take a selfie and list 3 things about yourself.
This is very popular on Instagram!

It's been a while since I participated in this, which is what led me to 
challenge myself this year to not only participate more, but actually document my posts in my Project Life album.
Here is "Thursday 3" for 03/25/21

6x8 Traditional Paper layout (photographed on a black BG):


I created the 4x6 photo/journaling collage on the Project Life App and printed it from my home printer.

Products = Mostly Freckled Fawn 

+ a super old EK Success tag punch that I haven't used in yearssss!

Monday, March 29, 2021

03/29/21 - "Sunflowers"

This week's challenge at the "Use Your Stuff" blog is a Mood Board:

I was inspired by the colors and the bee photo

The story behind this 12x12 Traditional Paper layout is, last year the wild birds we were feeding w/ our bird feeder dropped sunflower seeds on the ground. Those sunflower seeds became sunflowers.
It was really quite pretty!
I did scrap them last year as well, and you'll see that layout further down in this post.

This layout captures the fact that the sunflowers came back again this year, and this made me/us very happy!


The sunflower sticker and the bee stickers came from the Vicki Boutin "Wildflower and Honey" collection.
It was perfect for my layout!
Besides the obvious stamping of the leaves, I also stamped "Springtime" on the Pocket Page Card.
I love the font of the "Springtime" stamp (from Kelly Purkey)!


I may have went a little overboard with this layout but I have zero regrets!


Other Products:
Bo Bunny, Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, and Simple Stories


As mentioned, here is the layout I created last year.
This one shows the progression of the sunflowers:



Saturday, March 27, 2021

03/27/21 - "Connecting"

Introvert: just add Alcohol, LOL!

A 4x8 Traditional Traveler's Notebook page.



 



I'm so in love with this Paper Person Shop brewery stamp set! I'm going to get a lot of use out of them! 
A lot of people seem to love it as well; it's sold out!

Also, this is my first ever pre-printed Travelers Notebook; I usually just buy the blank paper notebooks. 
I like it! 
This one is from Studio Calico 

Other products = Elle's Studio and Freckled Fawn 

Monday, March 22, 2021

03/22/21 - Pigs of CTPR

Two different styles of layouts, same basic theme: Pigs of Central Texas Pig Rescue 

I mentioned in a previous post that I sponsor a Pig from CTPR, named Magnus.
In an earlier post, dated 12/09/19 , I shared that we visited CTPR the first (and so far only) time we went to Texas.

Today I'm sharing layouts documenting more of our visit to the Rescue.

First layout is a 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout all about my meeting Magnus:




Products: Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, and Studio Calico


The second layout is a Digital/Traditional Hybrid layout about meeting my husband's favorite pig of CTPR, Ludo:
Products: PL App, Elle's Studio, Studio Calico, and American Crafts 

I created the layout on the Project Life App and added some real-life embellishments: 1-3x4 Project Life Card trimmed to fit, stamping, stickers, and doodling.


So glad I finally got these documented; these pages make me happy!

Side Note: It's been a while since I created a digital Project Life layout and I truly enjoyed the experience, especially knowing I can dress it up once I get it in my hands.

Monday, March 15, 2021

03/15/21 - "Scratchies Please"

The current challenge at "Use Your Stuff" is: Enamel Dots

I love enamel dots!

I sprinkle them on just about every layout I create.
I even have a subscription to a monthly kit that includes a set of enamel shapes each month.

Here I used 3 sparkly emerald green enamel dots on my 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout documenting a moment of utter bliss for Hamlet; belly scratches!



The title came from what I thought he might say, though in retrospect, I don't think he'd say "please", LOL!

Products: Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, Kelly Purkey, Simple Stories, and Studio Calico.

Monday, March 8, 2021

03/08/21 - "Happy Birthday - Six"

12x12 Traditional Paper Layout

Hamlet turned 6 on March 1st, 2021, which is also National Pig Day.
So naturally he got to eat a whole slice of cake.
The only day a year he can indulge so heaviliy!

We had to place a towel on the floor because, from past experience, we know how bad Hamlet's table manners are, LOL



 Products: Carta Bella, Echo Park, Elle's Studio, Freckled Fawn, and Dear Lizzy

Thursday, March 4, 2021

03/04/21 - "Magnus February 2021"


Most people know that I have a pet Mini-Potbelly Pig named Hamlet.
What I haven't shared yet is that I virtually adopted another Mini-Potbelly Pig, from my favorite charity: Central Texas Pig Rescue.
Magnus is the name of the pig I virtually adopted.

6x8 two-page spread


The adoption fee is good for 1 year and allows CTPR to purchase items needed to take care of Magnus: food, water, shelter, medical, etc...

I received a "Welcome" package and I receive periodic e-mails that include photos and updates on how Magnus is doing.
This spread documents February's e-mail and photo.
I copied and pasted the e-mail onto a word document, sized it to fit, and then printed it out and adhered it to a 6x8 PP.

My plan is to create a 6x8 Book that documents Magnus.

Products are all Freckled Fawn, except for the "oink" and Emoji Stickers.