Friday Faves – June 7, 2013

Welcome to my very first Friday Faves!

I’m glad you stopped by, each Friday I plan to share with you some of my favorite things. I thought it might be nice to take a day to round up a list of favorite layouts, kits, designers, websites and what-not. Sounds fun right?

Today I’m excited to share with you five of my digital layouts that I’ve made recently! I’d like you to not that these are not in a ranked order, it’s just a total of five layouts. Anyway, it seems like a lot of people I talk to scrap in either a “traditional” style or in the “pocket page” style. I don’t come across many who continue to do both. Maybe it’s just the people I talk to, but I still like making both “traditional” and “pocket” pages.

First up is one of the first Project Life pages I made this year. It’s not incredibly fancy, but it’s part of the set that really got me excited about photography and scrapbooking again! I’d been looking at Becky Higgins’ Project Life off and on for about a year before I finally jumped in and bought my first digital kit. I’ve been hooked ever since but it also brought me back to the “traditional” scrapbooking style both digitally and with paper. Because of all these factors, the first layout on my list is my Project Life page for week three of this year:

Project Life 2013, Week 3
Template and Clementine Kit by Becky Higgins Project Life
Elements from: Scissors from Mini Kit by Forever Joy, buttons from various designer kits

Next on my favorites list is a layout using the Clementine Kit by Becky Higgins Project Life but instead of using the kit in the “pocket” style, I used a “traditional” template for my layout. I just loved this picture, it shows my littlest with his stuffy cold face. The poor kid was so stuffed up that his nose was running constantly, he was sneezing almost continuously and his eyes were watering so much you’d have thought he was crying. All he wanted to do way lay on the couch with me and watch Curious George and you know what? That’s exactly what we did! This layout will always remind me of how pitiful he looked that day and I’m so glad I was able to capture those memories. Take a look at layout two:

“Tears & Sniffles”
Template: Template Revisited 8 by Scrapping with Liz
Kit: Clementine by Becky Higgins Project Life

Don’t laugh but this next layout also uses a Becky Higgins Project Life kit! This time it’s the Kraft kit that was released digitally this past March. This is another “traditional” layout I made to showcase just one photograph. This one showcases a fun picture of my oldest son and his quirky personality. The Kraft kit’s vibrant feel fit well with the photo and I used a template from Scrapping with Liz. I just love her templates! Here’s layout three:

“fab-u-lous”
Template: SO October Blog Template by Scrapping with Liz
Kit: Kraft by Becky Higgins Project Life

The fourth layout on my list features my oldest son. Do you see a theme here? I really enjoy scrapping photos of my children! This photo highlights how much my son loves dressing up in his pirate costume! This day was the “Pirate’s League” day which is where he gets his pirate makeup done, takes a pirate oath, receives a special sword and sash, then they go into the “secret room” where they receive a special treasure medallion. I can’t tell you how many people stop and stare at him when he’s all dressed up. He really gets into the pirate role, running around sword fighting imaginary bad guys and pretend sword fighting with other little kids on stage while waiting for the Captain Jack show across the way from “The Pirate’s League”. I thought this kit was perfect for this picture as there were plenty of elements that played on the “I’m a rockstar” theme:

“Pirate’s League”
Template: Sample Pack 9 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Believe In Me by Angie Kovacs

It was really, really hard to pick only five layout. It’s like trying to pick a favorite child but I did it. Pick five layouts, not a favorite child! The last layout to go on the list for today is one that I made just a week ago! I think the reason this one falls into my favorite category is the pictures. I’m drawn to black and white photographs right now and this layout is full of them. It shows my kids playing together in the rain. I’m excited that I could capture some pictures of them spending time together, happily! The large picture on the top left is my favorite of the layout, it just captures your attention! They are both amazingly expressive for only being two and five years old! Just look at those faces:

“Singin’ in the Rain”
Template: A Photo A Day 2-1 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Loverly by ChrissyW Digital

Well, that concludes this weeks Friday Faves! I hope you enjoyed your time here, I know I’ve really enjoyed everyone stopping by this week. I can’t wait to see you all again soon!BeeTreeSig-web

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