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Friday Faves – July 5, 2013

Hey everyone! It’s Friday! So what things am I going to share with you today? Well, first off, let me say, I’m late writing this post today because I was busy playing with my littlest bug! The kids are visiting with family for most of the next few days but my little guy is too small to play in the ocean so he’s back home for awhile today. My point is that I usually don’t have a great deal of free time but when I do, I enjoy scrapbooking (I’m pretty sure that’s not a surprise to any of you by this point). With so little time and such a passion for scrapbooking, what does one use to capture and record all those wonderful memories?

I bet you know where I’m going with this! Yes, Project Life and all the other pocket page style scrapbook products out there! As you know, I also love to work both digitally and physically with paper, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone when I tell you that I have almost all of the “official” Project Life kits digitally and five (yes, FIVE) paper Project Life core kits! Why? Well, partly because I love the designs and I have a scrapbook hoarder personality! Mostly though it’s because I love the idea that if I’m pressed for time, I can drop my photos, a few cards and a little writing onto a page and it looks wonderful! Sometimes just doing that looks better then when I keep playing around with a page for days!

I really love that this way of scrapbooking has taken off. With any great idea you run into true copy cats but I think that many designers (both paper and digital) have really expanded on this concept and given us so many options! I’ve also got some SN@P products in my paper stash, I have other designers’ P365/Journal Card products in my digital files, and I’m excited to use it all! So today’s post is all about how much I love these products! Did you get through all that text? Okay, lets look at some fun pictures!

Here is a picture of my current “official” Project Life stash:

Albums, pocket pages and Project Life Core Kits
How I store my Project Life Kits

And there’s a picture of some of my SN@P products, these are for my oldest son’s Disney album that I hope to work on with him this summer:

SN@P! album and products

Lastly, here are some of my favorite digital products I like to use with my Project Life albums, I’m not including all of the “official” Project Life kits (which you can find at AC Digitals) because I really want to share some of the OTHER great products I use to supplement my “official” stash:

I’m pretty sure you knew I’d include M&M Designs’ Project Life Journal Card line! Since I’m on her Creative Team, I’m lucky enough to get to work with these great templates, this one was just released today! Take a look at the layout on the top right, that’s the one I made using this template and Inspiredbydominic’s “A New Day” kit and Corky V1 styles:

Project Life V7 by M&M Designs

Another product that I love, and a designer who’s team I’m not on, is Scrapping with Liz’s “Time Table Templates”. They are set up to record “Day in the Life” layouts but are flexible enough to be used for weekly layouts too:

Time Table Templates by Scrapping with Liz

I also love how some designers are creating 4″x6″ templates. It’s nice to have a template for one of my pictures pockets especially if I want to add multiple pictures to that spot. Scrapping with Liz also has some 4″x6″ templates but the ones I just saw from ChrissyW Digital (who’s team I’m also on) really gets me excited!

Something to Brag About – 4″x6″ Template by ChrissyW Digital

So, in honor of today’s Friday Fave, I’m going to enjoy my day, and most likely the weekend, working on my Project Life pages! I’ll make sure to share them with you all next week! Enjoy your weekend dear readers and as always…

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New Release Thursday – July 4, 2013

Hey everyone, today is “New Release Thursday” and guess what? There aren’t any new releases to share with you today! Can you believe that? What I do have are a few sale reminders!

Over at Gotta Pixel, M&M Designs and ChrissyW Digital are having a sale this week, click on the pictures to be taken to their products:

Paper Crazy 4 by M&M Designs
M&M Designs Independence Day Sale
ChrissyW Digital Grand Opening Sale

 

Also, over at Stuff to Scrap, Scraps by Missy’s store is 45% off through the end of the day! Her Build-a-Kit pieces are also on sale so those are actually 60% off right now with both sales combined! You don’t want to pass that up!

Scraps by Missy’s store is 45% off!

Lastly, don’t forget about Inspiredbydominic’s new Commercial Use store at CU Digitals! She’s having a Grand Opening sale there through July 7th, everything is 35% off!

Inspiredbydominic’s Grand Opening Sale

Okay! I think that’s it for today’s sales! One other thing that I’d like to remind you about is the post here where I told you about the fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity Canada, there is still a few days to help the team meet their fundraising goal by July 6th! You can also check out there page here:

Team Will-Ford HabiCache!

I’m also letting you know that I have a few fun things in the works for all my lovely readers, I hope to be able to make that announcement Monday! I’m excited! Until then, don’t forget that tomorrow is “Friday Faves” and Saturday I’ll be sharing my layout for This Scrapper’s Got Talent! Unfortunately, I was eliminated after last weeks round but I’m continuing to play along to stretch my creative muscles! Now go shop some sales today and everyone have a great 4th of July! As always…

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Special Post: HabiCache!

Hey everyone! I don’t normally post on Sunday’s but today is a special exception. I wanted to use every outlet I had to share a very unique way of raising money for Habitat For Humanity Canada. Now, I don’t live in Canada, and I usually post about wonderful crafty, artistic things. One of the designers I work for is “HabiCaching” with her family next weekend! If you don’t know much about Habitat For Humanity here is a quick summary:

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste Marie and Area has been busy building homes and building hope since 2004. Lives have been changed, families are thriving, and the support of our community continues to inspire us. The work that we do – offering a hand up to affordable home ownership and breaking the cycle of poverty is import, and continues to have a positive impact in our community. – Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste Marie

I personally think Habitat For Humanity sounds like a wonderful organization. I’m incredibly excited to hear how this weekend goes for their family and for the community as a whole! If anyone is interested in in donating to their team or would just like some more information, check out their team site (photo is linked):

Team Will-Ford – HabiCache!

TSGT Saturday – June 29, 2013

Welcome back to “This Scrapper’s Got Talent Saturday”! This week’s challenge was to use everything in the provided mini-kit, and only the mini-kit, to create a layout that included plenty of white space. To me, that’s a double challenge! Well you know what? Challenge accepted! Here’s what the mini kit looks like (it includes 4 papers and 8 elements):

Gone Fishing Mini by Crescent Moon Designs

Now, I don’t fish, my kids don’t fish, no one that I know fishes. What does one do in this situation? Use pictures of geese, ducks and a body of water obviously! Hey, they both have water themes, if you read last weeks post, you know I tend to wander close to the lines of rules. It should be no surprise then that I didn’t even attempt to incorporate fishing pictures! Without further ado, here is my layout:


“Duck Pond”
Template: Sample Pack 30 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Gone Fishing TSGT Mini by Crescent Moon Designs

I think I created a successful layout this week! There are eliminations this week so I’ll admit I’m a bit nervous. The other wonderful ladies I’m competing against created fantastic layouts too! All of the “This Scrapper’s Got Talent” layouts can be found at Stuff To Scrap’s Gallery page so go take a look! Hope you enjoyed today’s post and as always…

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New Release Thursday – June 20, 2013

It’s nice to see everyone again! Today is “New Release Thursday” and I have a few fun things to share with you today! I’ve got new releases from ChrissyW Digital and Scraps by Missy with layouts to show you and a small bit about a new release from M&M Designs! I also have a little something at the end to share so stick around!

First up are two releases from ChrissyW Digital, “Sample Pack 11” and “To The Left“. Both sets come in 12″x12″ and 8.5″x11” sizes and are on sale for 30% off through Sunday! This is a preview of “Sample Pack 11” and a layout I made with it:

Sample Pack 11 by ChrissyW Digital

“Disney Or Bust”
Template: Sample Pack 11 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: “Are We There Yet” by Scraps by Missy (Releases 6/21)

To The Left by ChrissyW Digital

I haven’t made a layout with this set yet but if you check out her Facebook page or the product description, you will see plenty of wonderful inspiration there! I’m sure I will be using one of these in the near future though, I really like the one with all the circles!

Next up is “Are We There Yet” from Scraps by Missy. This kit actually releases tomorrow at Stuff To Scrap but here’s a look at it:

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Are We There Yet by Scraps by Missy

Wait? Does that kit look familiar? Why yes, I used it on the layout above! Scroll back and check it out, I’ll wait… isn’t that an awesome kit? It worked perfectly to scrap my picture of the entrance to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. It was such a rainy day when we arrived, and it didn’t stop raining for three days! Try telling two little kids that they have to wait even longer to see Mickey Mouse, we almost had a mutiny on our hands!

The last release, “Paper Crazy V3” comes from M&M Designs. As usual, you get four templates in this set and it’s only $4! I don’t have a layout for this one either (since I’m on her Project Life team) but there are plenty of inspirational pictures up on her Facebook Page! Take a look:

Paper Crazy V3 by M&M Designs

M&M Designs also has “Project Life Journal Card V5” and “Paper Crazy V2” on sale for 50% off! That’s $2 a pack or $0.50 for each template, it’s a steal and it won’t last much longer!

That’s it for my digital new releases for today but if anyone’s still around, I wanted to share this “new release” picture with you:

My Project Life additions

I know this isn’t the best picture (inside, phone picture, etc) but I wanted to share some of the new Project Life Products I came home with yesterday! Want the run down of everything in the picture? What I picked up:

Project Life (check their website for where to order/stores)
Kraft Core
Honey Core
Kraft Album (blue/green)
Honey Album (multicolored chevron)
Big Variety Pack Photo Protectors
Grid 3×4 cards
Grid 4×6 cards

Thickers (from American Crafts)
Eric
Sparkling
Delight
Rainboots

K&Co Alpha (K&Company)
Handmade Doodle

Everything was picked up from my local Michael’s Craft Store (and of course coupons were used, they haven’t excluded Project Life… yet). These products aren’t even on their website yet! I have to admit, when I called them in the morning, the person I spoke with had no idea what Project Life was or if they had it in stock. So when I entered the store, I didn’t expect to find any products out yet… Lo and behold, I found this about five aisles down in the Scrapbooking section:

Project Life at my Michael’s Store

As you can see, they only have four core kits here right now (Honey, Midnight, Cinnamon, and Kraft) but I’m excited to be able to get my page protectors locally now! Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement with you! Keep watch here because I think some of the products I picked up will make an appearance here next Wednesday for “Project Life Wednesday”! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and as always…

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Template Tuesday – June 18, 2013

Welcome to Template Tuesday! I’m going to showing you the “how-to” of  working with a “Quick-Page” today. If you don’t know, a “Quick-Page” or “QP” is a layout that is almost completely done and all you need to do is add your pictures, title and journaling. It’s a great way to get pictures in a layout if you’re short on time or worried that your skills aren’t that good, and let me tell you, they are probably better then you give yourself credit for!

Typically it is a .PNG file with one layer, the graphics are “flattened”, and the pictures go behind and peek though the photo spots. Some come with “photo spot” shapes to clip your pictures to, especially if there are many pictures close together. The one I’m sharing today is by ChrissyW Digital, from her “Spring At Last” kit. Here is what the quick page looks like “straight out of the box”:

Spring At Last – Quick Page Empty

The first thing that I added was my picture. Since this quick page only has one photo spot, a clipping shape isn’t needed. I re-sized and moved around my picture on the layer under this one until I was happy with the placement. At this point I had this:

Quick page with photo added

Next I decided to create my title with the “Spring At Last – button alpha“. I pulled the button letters that I needed, lined them up and re-sized them so they fit on the lines made by the paper strips. Then I took the button stitch and added the middle stitch to every-single-button… It was a little over the top to add all the stitches since the page looked fine without them but I wanted to add a little more because I had started with an almost complete page.

The one thing to remember: be aware of the direction of the shadows already on the page! If the elements you add have a shadow in another direction, the page won’t look right. Most people won’t pick up on what’s wrong at first but they will know something’s not right. The goal most of the time with digital pages is to “fool” the eye into thinking the digital page is “real”. Shadows are key to this! On this page, most of the elements are not bulky so it’s a little difficult to tell the shadow direction by the paper. As you can see looking at the bow over the picture, the “light” is coming from around the upper left corner. I tend to look at the bulkiest element first to find my shadow direction.

Quick page with title

The last step when using quick pages is to add your journaling and date. Sometimes a page doesn’t need journaling to tell the story, this picture was a bit generic so I added a little information about out “Meet and Greet” with the Disney Fairies. And that’s it! You’re done with your page! Take a look at the finished page:

“meet and greet” – Quick Page
Spring At Last QP1 by ChrissyW Digital
Spring At Last Alpha by ChrissyW Digital

Hopefully you try out some quick pages, they really are a great, quick way to get photos scrapped without being overwhelmed by papers, elements and alphas! The focus is on the pictures and the story! If you use this or another quick page, feel free to share it! I love seeing the wonderful pages you all can come up with! As always…

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Friday Faves – June 14, 2013

Hey! You’re back in time for Friday Faves! This week I’m sharing (in no particular order) five of my current favorite templates. I know that I shared a template with you on Tuesday for Template Tuesday but that was mostly as a how-to of my creative process, today I’m focusing on the templates but I will show you a layout I made with each one to give you some ideas for using each template.

Now, you know I am on a few Creative Teams, there is one template here from a designer I CT for but I didn’t choose it to promote my designer (this time at least!), I chose it because, well, it would be one of my current favorites even if someone else had designed it! Lets jump right in!

I have a special space in my design spot for Sahlin Studio products. If you hadn’t noticed, many of the photos in my layouts are from Disney World. I just got back from a month trip there! Needless to say, I have a TON of photos to scrap! Sahlin Studios has a whole line devoted to Disney called “Project Mouse” that’s absolutely to-die-for! This template has nothing to do with that line other then it was created by the same designer, I just wanted to share…

Anyway, this template was a freebie from April off the Sahlin Studios’ blog (it’s still avalible today but I can’t guarantee how long it will be there). I like that this template continues off the page. It was a challenge sometimes to place pictures and elements because of this though. It challenged me a bit and I appreciate that! One thing that some people might find challenging is the lack of shadows on the template. Sometimes I enjoy having shadows already done but sometimes I end up changing all the shadows anyway so without any shadows, I can start fresh! Here is a picture of the template and the layout I made with it:

April 2013 Blog Freebie from Sahlin Studio


“Magical Mouse House”
Template: April 2013 Blog Freebie by Sahlin Studios
Kit: Various kits were used, all by Sahlin Studios

Next on my list is Template Revisited 11 by Scrapping with Liz. This template is all circles. I do squares, do you know how long it took me to complete this layout? Almost the entire month, I did a little bit here and there. I love how it turned out but it was certainly a challenge! I ended up choosing some beach photos, the Scrap Orchard iNSD Techno Geek kit and Down by the Shore by Scraps by Missy to complete this layout. I really like the uniqueness of having a template filled with circle layers! Here’s the template and the layout I ended up making with it:


“Beach Bum”
Template: Template Revisited 11 by Scrapping with Liz
Kit: iNSD TechnoGeek by Scrap Orchard Designers
Kit: Down by the Shore by Scraps By Missy

The third template that I want to share is from ChrissyW Digital’s Sample Pack 8. I originally created this as a CT layout but I’m sharing it because of what I did with the template. This template has a collection of squares, typically they would be used to clip paper and small photos to. I decided to go a different route and combine some of the square spaces to hold one larger picture. This put a creative spin on the layout and it came out looking great:

“Princess Birthday Kisses”
Template: Sample Pack 8 by ChrissyW Digital
Kit: Summer Meadow by ChrissyW Digital

This next template is very popular and very basic but it’s flexibility is what I love. This is Template A from Becky Higgins’ Project Life. I see this template used everywhere but what makes layouts made with this standout is how people adapt and change it to meet their layout needs. In this layout I combined card slots to place a larger picture while keeping the overall lines of the template. It’s an easy way to make a template your own. Take a look at the template and the changes I made to use it for my layout:

“Fort Wilderness”
Template: Template A by Becky Higgins Project Life
Kit: Various kits from Sahlin Studios

This last template is the new June freebie template from Angie Kovacs called Just Journal. I love the square collage area in the center. I think I gravitated toward this template because of it’s funky yet simple feel. I really enjoy templates with clean lines and open space. This template has both of those qualities, I was even able to use a paper that had a large graphic and it actually shows in the layout, I sometimes find that hard to accomplish with the other templates I use. I used Polka Dot Pixels kit “School Day” with a photo from our Disney World trip last month. Even though I took a lot of pictures, I’m glad there’s a large variety, there always seems to be a picture to use with whatever kit I choose! This template and kit go so well together:

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“The World”
Template: June Freebie Template by Angie Kovacs
Kit: School Day by Polka Dot Pixels

I hope you enjoyed the selection of templates and some ideas on how to use them. Just remember, a template is a starting point, don’t forget you can change them up to suit your needs! If you use any of these templates, leave me a link so that I can see what you created!

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New Release Thursday – June 13, 2013

Welcome back, it’s New Release Thursday! Today there are releases from ChrissyW Digital and Polka Dot Pixels that I want to share. In this post, the photos are linked to the products in TheDigiChick shop. First up are two sets of  4×12 Paper Cutter Strips from ChrissyW Digital:

4×12 Paper Cutter Strips/Mask – Set 1

I used the square strip mask and clipped 48 photos onto it! I wouldn’t have used any of them as “feature” photos but I liked the action shots. This way I can incorporate them in a fun way! Each small square will end up being about an inch square when this page is printed out in 12”x12” size, I think that’s a perfect size to show a little action to compliment the large black and white “feature” picture!

“Summer Fun”
Template: Paper Cutters – Tiles (freebie) by ChrissyW Digital
Papers: Cardstock Solids – Set #2 by ChrissyW Digital
Elements: Oh Boy by Scraps by Missy

4×12 Paper Cutter Strips/Masks – Set 2

In this layout, I used the cloud strip as an overlay on the blue polka dot paper. I used two layers of the cutter strip. The bottom layer I used a pastel effect to give the clouds a light blue and shaded look. On the top cloud layer I used a glass effect to give the look of dimension, almost like a dimensional sticker you find for paper scrapbook pages. It really adds character to the layout!

“Playtime”
Cutter Template: Paper Cutters – Cloud (Set 2)
Template: June Freebie Blog Template by Sahlin Studios
Kit: Down by the Shore by Scraps by Missy

The other new release I’d like to share is a kit by Polka Dot Pixels called “Classified”. It’s school themed which makes it perfect for end of the school year pictures! I love the vintage look of this kit, it really makes my layout feel special, take a look:

Classified by Polka Dot Pixels

I don’t have any “traditional school” pictures but I used some from a project we did to learn about rainbows.

“Love to Learn”
Template: Project Life Journal Cards V4 by M&M Designs
Kit: Classified by Polka Dot Pixels

I hope you like using these templates and kit as much as I do! Leave me a link if you use them,  I’d love to see what you make too!

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Template Tuesday – June 11, 2013

Welcome to Template Tuesday! Today we’re going to look at one of the templates that I wrote about yesterday, “Project Life Journal Cards V4” by M&M Designs. You can pick it up on sale for only $2 at Gotta Pixel!

Project Life Journal Card V4

I used the template on the bottom right for the layout I’m sharing today. I’m going to show you the process I typically use when making my Project Life style layouts. Kind of a “how to” if you will. Actually, this is pretty much my process for most pages I create regardless of format! Without further ado, here is my layout for the day:
“Tom Sawyer Island”
Template: Project Life Journal Card V4 by M&M Designs
Kit: Kraft by Becky Higgins
Elements: Cache Ya Later by ChrissyW Digital

Okay, the first step that I start with is picking my pictures. Sometimes that’s easy because I already know what I want to use in my layout. This was one of those times! It was out last night in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and I was trying to take my very last photos! I ended up using the “Sunset” setting on my camera and I love how these turned out, the only adjustment I made was “Unsharp Mask” to take the fog out. The pictures below haven’t been altered so you can compare them to the final layout photos that used this one adjustment.

Large photo, unaltered
For small square photo, unaltered
Second small square photo, unaltered

Then I take my photos, clip them into my layout and re-size as needed. I added a second, rounded corner background below the cards but above the original background. I re-sized the card spaces and the additional background so I had a double mat. I did this because I wanted more of the patterned paper to show around the cards. Here’s what I’m talking about:

Layout step one, pictures and re-seized template

Next I choose what papers or kit I want to use. This time I decided to use the Kraft Project Life kit by Becky Higgins. I chose the papers from this one because they were a similar tone and feel. I played around with which ones I wanted were and what cards I wanted to use. There are so many great choices in this kit that it was hard to choose just four cards and four papers!

Layout step 2, papers and cards placed

Next I decided that I wanted to add more then just some text. I wanted some elements, do-dads if you will. I chose to use “Cache Ya Later” by ChrissyW Digital. I typically pull all the elements into Photoshop Elements. This lets me see them in my photo bin and I don’t have to keep opening things! It might be lazy, but it helps me work quickly when I can see all my options at one time. I also add the title now. Right now I’m really liking outlined/matted titles. I decided to match the kit’s text on my title. I think it flows better that way, plus I love the text the kit had! Here is the layout with elements and title:

Layout step 3, elements and title

I realized that my far right card was very plain. I wasn’t sure what to use there and then inspiration struck! I duplicated my card, extracted out just the white and red circles and decided to make them “card flaps” to hold in a journaling card! I created a square shape and clipped on the same graph paper I used for the background. I added the rest of my text and voila! The very. very last thing that I do is make sure things are shadowed properly, especially if I change the shadow angles on a template. I also check that everything is placed where it should be and my text is spelled correctly. I am a terrible speller so the fact that PSE does NOT have a spell checker makes me super nervous sometimes! Here is a close up of my right 3×4 card:

Right 3×4 card close-up

That’s pretty much my work flow. At this point I make sure everything is saved and create my web sized image. I upload wherever I want then. I used to save my full resolution JPGs at the same time but I’m not printing them right now so I’ve decided to wait on creating those files until I decide to print a large batch.

This is also the same workflow I use when I create my paper Project Life pages. If you want to check those out, you can click over to my Photobucket album of those pages! If you have any questions leave me a comment or hop over to my Facebook page and you can leave a comment there too! I hope you enjoyed this post and that it might help you with your own layouts!

One last bit of housekeeping, this is the last day to get Gotta Pixel’s GGI packs. M&M Designs’ GGI packs are only $1 for each four template pack! How could you go wrong? Here are the links for “Walking on Sunshine 1” and “Walking on Sunshine 2“.

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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