Friday, August 29, 2014

Call of the Wild - Bella Blvd

This layout was in the September issue of PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking

You can find the September issue: here

Or Purchase the Digital Issue: here

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Autumn - Simple Stories

I had the chance to play with the newest mini collection from Simple Stories, Sweater Weather.  I couldn't resist making a page of the one tree that lost its leaves here in FL this fall (January), pitiful, I know!

Did you catch the play on words?  The arrow says, count your blessings, ... and then I have even when they don't ... fall!  Couldn't resist.  I added in a few falling leaves to celebrate the season that I love.

You can see more details on the Simple Stories blog.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our Little Peanut - Simple Stories

Ever wonder how to get the sprinkled look with the enamel dots that are so popular?  Well, you will have to jump over to the Simple Stories blog to find out a neat trick I found for the perfect placement!  :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Live Your Dream - My Mind's Eye

I love to fussy cut so when I saw these words "Live Your" I knew instantly it needed to say dreams.  My layout was based on my title first and then I added a few pieces from my stash of Market Street to finish up the layout.  I wanted some splatters, but I splattered a little too much in my effort to keep my pictures covered.  When will I finally learn to splatter before gluing things down???  

After my title I used the sketch from My Mind's Eye to guide the placement of my papers.

Here are a few close-ups...

I also wanted to share that my friend Juliana from 17turtles, 
has just opened a etsy shop where you can find some lovely cut files that she has created!

You can find her at
BLOG: 17turtles
FACEBOOK: Juliana Michaels Designs
TWITTER: julianamichaels
INSTAGRAM: julianamichaels 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Week 52 - Bella Blvd

I completed a whole year of Project Life and it is all documented only 2 weeks after the actual date.

You can see detail shots and my steps for assembling a Project Life spread on the Bella Blvd blog.  

Rocky's dedication, computer death, and trouble at the beach...

Our favorite eats and a little boy celebrates 1!

1.  I will continue to do PL - I like having our album starting in August it marks the progress of our last little boy, so it makes it special and it keeps me from having another big project around Christmas.
2.  I am considering sticking with the same page protectors next year instead of using multiple, I think it would be easier.
3.  I will continue to make single pages that coordinate with the second page for flow.  I will use double page spreads only for special events.
4.  Try it, it really is a lot of fun and it doesn't have to be fancy.  It is amazing to look at your year minus the fluff and see that even there were moments you might rather forget, life has been good.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BE You - My Creative Scrapbook sketch challenge with Echo Park

Here is the last layout I created with the My Creative Scrapbook August Main kit.  This layout was made for the sketch challenge, which you can find here and the lovely prize offered!

and some details...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Week 50 & 51 - Pink Paislee

Another week of everyday, both big and small things.  I had a lot of blurry pictures for week 50, but they were events I didn't want to forget.  The beauty of Project Life is your pictures don't have to be stunning, they just need to be included.

Rocky pulled up and Gino started using the potty, huge milestones!

Playtime at Disney

Friday I will share the last pages of our Project Life for this year, I did it!