Friday, May 29, 2015

MDS Monday - Downtown Grunge

Yep, this is my 3rd post this week for MDS Monday.  Obnoxious.  And a tad embarrassing.  But I had to make a few pages with another one of my favorite downloads.  This one I use all of the time.  Downtown Grunge.  My go to frames and background paper.  Love it.  And once again, I cheated and used the templates!!  This first page made me cry as I wrote the journaling.  My son just finished his freshman year.  How did that happen?!

And these next two made me giggle:

I'm still creating away using as many photobook template pages as I can!  I think I currently have 34 pages ready to print!  Woot!!

Thanks again to the MDS Monday gals for the inspiration!  Have a great weekend!

Signature - Tree

Thursday, May 28, 2015

MDS Monday - Round 2

Ok, I'm back with another post for this week's challenge over at MDS Monday.  It's the last week so I'm getting my money's worth… lol.  I mentioned yesterday that I have several favorite MDS downloads and have been using all three this week.  Here, I'm sharing a 2 page layout using The Best Year Photobook Template.  I love this download to create layouts to sum up each month!  It's fun to use it for the random photos that don't always warrant a whole page - but helps document the little things that I really don't want to forget. :)

Once again, I feel like I'm cheating when I use these templates.  But, I sure do love getting so many photos scrapped!!  For the bottom right picture, I took a photo of my son's artwork - too cute!  I sure wish this was around when my kids were in preschool - would've made my life a lot easier! 


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Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Signature - Tree

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MDS Monday - Favorites

So this week is the last challenge over at MDS Monday.  I've enjoyed playing along with their sketches and truly love all things MDS.  This week, the challenge is to create a layout using your favorite download.  I have several -- Downtown Grunge (I think I use those frames on almost every layout), The Best Year (so great for quick monthly pages) and the Game Day Photobook Template.

I've been working on several pages so I can get them printed through Stampin' Up! before their print services are gone for good.  (sniff, sniff)  I've used template pages from the above downloads to get them done quickly!  It's pretty amazing how you can change a few elements and colors and it looks completely different!  Here, are some pages I did using the Game Day Photobook Template download.

I kind of feel like I'm cheating when I use the template pages -- but I'm always so happy with the results!!  I changed colors, added some different stamps and journaling and then the pages are perfect for my photos!! Love it!  I recently purchased several other downloads that have photobook templates while they're on sale. I can't wait to get these pages printed!

I'll post some layouts later this week using my other two favorite downloads. Thanks to the ladies over at MDS Monday for the inspiration.  :) 

Have a great day!

Signature - Tree

Monday, May 25, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge #10 - B&W Photo

Woot - double digits!  We are on week #10 of the PLxSU Trio Challenge!  I'm so enjoying getting caught up with Project Life pages!  This week, the challenge is to use a black and white photo(s) on your page.  I had a hard time finding photos to use in black & white for this challenge.  Maybe it's because I don't have babies, or girls, or fancy family photos…?  So, baseball it is!

I added a little pop of color - in our team colors, of course.

Products Used:
Happiness Is Project Life Digital Download
Essential Wooden Elements
Mini Flag Banner
Staples & Stitching

We'd love to see your Project Life pages using black and white photos.  You can upload them on our PLxSU Trio Challenge Facebook Page.  And don't forget to stop by Holly and Amber's blogs to see what they've created this week!

Have a wonderful day!!

Signature - Tree

Monday, May 18, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge #9

This week for the PLxSU Trio Challenge we decided to have a - "show us what you're working on" challenge.  We know this is a crazy time of year as Summer approaches and the end of school year hustle.  So, no rules for the challenge this week - just show us those Project Life pages!!  I've been working on pictures from our Spring Break cruise and I'm almost finished thanks to Project Life!  Here is another 2-page spread I created:

I just love these photos!!  Take me baaaacccckkkk……!!

Products Used:
Let's Get Away Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up!
Let's Get Away Project Life Accessory Pack by Stampin' Up!

This layout was so quick to put together!  Let's Get Away is one of my favorite collections!  So fun!

Show us what Project Life pages you're working on this week by uploading them to our PLxSU Trio Challenge Facebook Page.  We're looking forward to lots of inspiration!  Don't forget to stop by Amber and Holly's blogs to see what they've been up to!

Have a great week!

Signature - Tree

Monday, May 11, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge #8

Wow!  I can't believe we're already on week #8 of the PLxSU Trio Challenge.  Our hope is that you're finding inspiration on our Facebook page to get those precious photos into albums!  This week, our challenge is a little different.  Instead of completing an entire page, the Trio challenges you to create a WOW card to use on a page later. (Or if you're feeling ambitious… go ahead and use it and show us that too!)  It doesn't matter how many or what size Project Life card you create, if it's traditional or digital - just have fun!

I created two digital cards that I have in mind for an upcoming page in my oldest son's high school album.

My son went to the Sadie Hawkins dance this year as a freshman. I have some really cute photos from that night that I can't wait to scrapbook!  Usually, I make pretty boring title cards so I'm excited to have these done ahead of time - lol!  I used cards from the Everyday Adventure set as the starting point and added some other embellishments and stamps from other downloads.  

We can't wait to see what you create this week!  Post your Project Life cards on our PLxSU Trio Challenge Facebook page!  And don't forget to check out Amber and Holly's blogs to see what they've created!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Signature - Tree

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MDS Monday Sketch Challenge

Hi there!  There's another new sketch this week over at MDS Monday that I wanted to play along with!  Anita's sketch has a place for one special photo so I chose a picture of my mom and me.

I don't get to use girly elements very often so this was a fun page to create. And I love this photo.  I took my mom to see Jersey Boys at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta for her birthday.  We had a great day together and snapped this selfie of ourselves. :)

Products Used:
Sweet Sorbet Download
Love Story Project Life 
Grateful Pocket Cards

Thanks for stopping by!

Signature - Tree

Monday, May 4, 2015

PLxSU Week # 7 Sketch Challenge

Wow, we had so many entries last week for our PLxSU Trio Challenge.  It was so fun to see everyone's selfies!  This week we're mixing it up with a sketch challenge for your Project Life page.  Are you ready?  Here it is:

And here is the page I created with this:

Products Used:
Playground Project Life Card Collection 
Playground Project Life Accessory Pack
Stampin' Rite Marker
Bermuda Bay Cardstock

I'm plugging away on our spring break photos.  This sketch was perfect to showcase these gorgeous photos. Take me baaaacckkkkk!!  :)

We hope you'll play along this week!  Post your pages on our PLxSU Trio Challenge Facebook Page.  There is always a lot of inspiration over there so come check it out!

And don't forget to pop on over to Holly and Amber's blogs to see how they used this sketch!

Have a super week!

Signature - Tree