Thursday, November 20, 2014

Project Life - High School

Today is another Blog Hop with my talented MDS friends!  Last time we focused on Project Life.  Today we are sharing what we've been working on in My Digital Studio. Well guess what??  I'm still working on Project Life - I'm hooked!!

My oldest son started high school (gasp) this year.  I wanted to make a scrapbook of his high school years to give to him when he graduates.  I decided to do it in MDS - Project Life style.  I'm not going week by week, but just documenting events throughout the school year as they happen.  Here are the first couple of pages that I created:

I've used the Happiness Is Project Life Cards Digital Download to start off his album. I'm still so excited that Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins to bring us these exclusive Project Life products!  I have both the digital and the traditional versions and I just can't get enough!!  I decided to do the digital version for his album in hopes it will be easy for me to keep up over the next four years!!  Here are a few more pages I've completed:

I LOVE being able to include so many photos in these layouts.  I also love how in MDS I can add journaling & text over the photos.  I want to make sure to include lots of journaling in this special album!  (The font I used for journaling is Tahoma.)

You might have noticed that I used three different layouts for these pages.  I made templates in MDS that coordinate with the Project Life Page Protectors.  I added some stitching around the "pockets" for a fun effect.

I'm having so much fun with this album that I had to share -- even though I'm trying to keep it a secret from him over the next four years! :)   

I'm glad you stopped by and we hope you'll follow along on our Blog Hop!  Next up is Beth Rush!  I always look forward to her creations!!  Click the button below to see what she's been up to in MDS:

Have a great day!!


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Laugh Out Loud

Yesterday I had a chance to scrapbook with Cindy & Monika's Virtual Crop.  Cindy posted a fun sketch that I used as inspiration for this layout:

I was going through my photos the other day and knew I wanted to scrapbook these silly pictures!

Don't you love the background on this layout?  It's from the Natural Composition Overlays.  The depth is so great!

Time to get my kiddos off to school.  Have a fabulous Thursday!


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gratitude Journal - SC91

Hi there!  It's time for another sketch challenge over at Stampin' Celebration!  I STILL don't have my craft room unpacked so I used MDS again - which you know I love!  I created a gratitude journal  (that I can't wait to get printed!!)  Here's the front cover:

 And this is the back cover:

I plan on getting this printed with the spiral binding.  I've done those in the past and I think they're easier to write in.  :)

The papers used in my journal are from the Wonderfall Kit.  It's one of the weekly deals on sale for only $4.77!!  Check it out HERE!

We'd love for you to play along with Stampin' Celebration!  Here's the sketch to use as your inspiration:

You have two weeks to play along!  Link your project to the Stampin' Celebration Blog by 9 pm (EST) on Nov. 21st.  Make sure and check out the other Designers' creations as well!  

Thanks for visiting!


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Friday, November 7, 2014

Mesmerized by Mickey

I'm on a digi scrapping roll this week!  I've created 8 pages and have an all day crop to go to tomorrow!  Whoop, whoop!!  Today I found this fun sketch over at MDS Monday and had to play along!  I scrapped a couple of cute Disney photos from years ago!

Seriously, could his face (and those cheeks) be any cuter?!  It's so sad how quickly they grow up!!  Our Disney vacations are definitely some great times to look back on!

Here's Anita's sketch that I used for my inspiration:

I love this sketch (almost as much as I love Anita's work!).  It came together quickly and enabled me to use lots of different paper.  Very fun sketch!  I used the sequins in place of the splatters and recolored them to Basic Gray.  I love how they look silver. :) 

Looking forward to getting some more scrap time in this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!!


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Digital Project Life with Stampin' Up!

Happy Hop Day!  Our MDS crew is back at it again and this week it's all about Project Life!  This is the time of year when I always scramble and scrap last year's Christmas photos!  I have to get them done before it's Christmastime again!  The thing I LOVE about Project Life is that you can get so many photos scrapped on a double page layout!  Here's my first double page spread:

I always take so many pictures at Christmas.  We celebrate with my side of the family Christmas Eve, just the four of us Christmas morning and then my hubby's side of the family Christmas evening.  So… lots of photo ops for sure!  It's nice to fit THIRTEEN photos on double page layout!!  Plus journaling and cute embellies!  Whoop!

I was on a roll and wanted to scrap the rest of our Christmas day with another double page Project Life layout:

I used the same ("page protector") layout for both of these.  I found most of my photos went horizontal so this design worked best!  To make it easy, I created a photo layout template:

I added photo boxes where I wanted them, rounded the corners to 20, and saved the page as a photo layout.  Now, whenever I want to create a PL page using this template, I can insert this saved layout. It really speeds things up!  :)

I can't wait to see what the other ladies are doing with Project Life!  We have a guest designer this month - Monika Davis!  So make sure and follow our Blog Hop all the way through to see what she created!  Click the button below to hop over to Beth's blog:

And don't forget to check out the new MDS downloads just released!!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!!


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Saturday, November 1, 2014

SC90 - Bridal Shower

Happy Thursday!  It's been a long, long time since I've joined the fun over at Stampin' Celebration!  We moved last month but we are finally getting settled.  As a matter of fact, my hubby is installing the cabinets in my craft room as I type this!  Oh, how I've missed it!  It's been almost 10 weeks since it's been in boxes… so sad!  But, I was able to use the inspiration photos to create a layout in MDS!

Here is the inspiration piece from Stampin' Celebration:

I used the wood, the flowers and the colors as my inspiration. :)

Products Used:
MDS - Soft Blooms, Fancy Frames, Downtown Grunge, Be Yourself (background paper), Season Snapshot Project Life (woodgrain stamp)

Make sure and check out the other Design Team creations over on the Stampin' Celebration Blog!  We'd love for you to play along and use the linky tool to show us your projects!  You have until Friday, November 7th at 9 pm (EST) to join us!

Thanks for visiting!!


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