Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sweet Memories: Disney 2014

We had a super surprise when we visited the Contemporary for breakfast at Chef Mickey's. I had forgotten to put deodorant on before we left our hotel, so I went to search for a gift shop. I rounded a corner and saw a huge Frozen themed gingerbread castle! I quickly bought what I needed and rushed back to grab the kids so I could show them. We were all super impressed with it. You can tell how big the entire thing is when you look at how tiny the lady in the upper right photo appears.

I used Echo Park's Happy Holidays mini kit and a few buttons from my stash. I was able to complete this project quickly because I used a pocket page protector. I love those things!

Jordan was super excited to meet Sofia the First on our last trip. It was the only thing she really asked to do, so we had breakfast at Hollywood & Vine to meet Sofia at a character breakfast. Then we headed to the character meet up line to see Sofia AGAIN. We were glad to be able to make her so happy.

I used Lily Bee's Picket Fence collection to create this page. The flowers are from Lily Bee and Petaloo. The purple velvet letters are from Making Memories, and the white sticker is from Heidi Swapp. I also used a blingy rub on from Basic Grey to add a little sparkle to the clusters of flowers.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Adventure Awaits You: Disney 2014

I still have Disney layouts to share, but I'm finally finished scrapping every Disney photo I wanted to get on a page. I can't tell you all how super excited I am about that! Today, I have two projects to share. The first one includes pictures of the kids trying to pull the sword from the stone in the Magic Kingdom. They didn't have any luck, but they definitely had a good time trying! 

I used My Mind's Eye's Ashbury Heights collection to make this layout, and I really love the rich colors. The washi tape set had the most beautiful patterns, so I used it throughout the design. I was inspired by a sketch from My Creative Scrapbook.

The next project was done in a pocket page protector, and you really can't beat those for getting some quick scrapping done. Ronnie took Brandon back to the hotel on the last day of our trip because he was just completely overwhelmed. The girls weren't ready to go back, so we stayed in Epcot to ride Soarin'. We also met Mickey! It was neat to spend some time with my girlies.

I used Basic Grey's Fresh Cut collection to make this layout. I had three sheets of paper and a sticker accent sheets from a Basic Grey Warehouse box that I purchased a while ago. I love how it all came together. The only other embellishments were buttons that I pulled from my stash.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Let's Go!: Disney 2014

It made me so sad to hear that Disney planned to tear down the sorcerer's hat in Hollywood Studios. We made it a priority to take our photo in front of it on our last trip. I know that change is inevitable, but we will miss it!

I used Basic Grey's Second City line to create this page. I loved the unique color combination that worked so well with many of my vacation pictures. This layout came together quickly with a few scraps and some cardstock from my stash.

I also had enough pieces left over to make two cards! I love it when I finish an entire collection. It just makes me happy. These will be a great addition to the set of cards that I keep on hand for emergency card situations. (Doesn't everyone have those?)

This last project features Lily Bee's Picket Fence collection. Brandon was totally unimpressed with the Hollywood & Vine breakfast on our last trip. He didn't want to talk to the characters at all. When I asked everyone to pose for a photo in front of a backdrop, he wasn't having it!

The title says "Please Smile For Me" because that's what I was begging him to do. Ronnie even got in the picture with him, but he wasn't interested in smiling at all. It makes a funny page in the end. We won't make him go to Hollywood & Vine again. He just wanted to eat his breakfast in peace!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Enjoy The Drive

I have a pile of layouts that I've completed, but I haven't been able to find time to share them on my blog. If I have limited time and I have to decide if I want to scrap or blog, scrapping usually wins!  I have a little bit of extra time on my hands tonight, so here goes... 

The first page I'm posting features pictures of Jordan at her first NASCAR race. She was very excited to make the trip with her Daddy, but she thought the cars were way too loud. Her sensory issues made it hard to tolerate, and they had to leave early. We were super proud of her for trying! 

I also have a digital scrapbook page to share today! It includes photos of my super fantastic grandparents from our last fishing trip. Aren't they the cutest? I used Bella Gypsy's Naturally Cute kit and Scrappin' With Liz's Template 41 to create this design.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, and I'm wishing each of you a wonderfully blessed New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2015


I have been struggling with the fact that my kids are growing up entirely too fast lately. It seems like I blinked and they got significantly older overnight. I am not a fan! I tried to convince them to stop growing, but it's not working at all. They're mean! Alexis turned 14 today. Sigh. I decided to make a scrapbook page about it all because that is how I process things sometimes. (Not surprised are you? LOL)

I used Mommyish's Daily Newsletter kit and her Template 5 freebie. I loved the clean, graphic look of her collections. They fit very well with my scrappy style!

The next layout I have to share today is a pocket page, and I used some of the journaling cards I had left from Crate Paper's Open Road collection. These pictures are from a day trip to the lakefront years ago. You can see how much they've grown just in this blog post! Excuse me while I sniffle a bit... Sheesh.

Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for reading my blog this year.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Eyes Closed

I'm writing my first post on my new laptop, and I'm trying to figure out an entirely different operating system. If anything doesn't look right please let me know! Today I'd like to post two projects that share the same page protector. I love the pocket page scrapping style because it's easy to use scraps and the whole design goes very quickly.

The first layout features photos of Brandon at a sleepover with my Mom. He kept telling us that he wasn't sleepy and he wouldn't let me take his picture because he's a little stinker. 

On the back of the same protector, there are photos of my kids with their cousins. My Mom brought them up to our house for a sleepover, and Ronnie decided to bring them to the park. They were all so little, and I can't believe how fast they've all grown up. 

I used Crate Paper's Open Road collection to scrap these projects. I had too many embellishments left over to toss the paper scraps, and I'm glad I didn't. I love how I was able to utilize so many tiny leftover pieces.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Let's Go!

I'm still on a break from scrapping Disney photos because I'm a bit burnt out. I'm sure I'll get back to them soon, but in the mean time I'll share some other pages that I'm working on. I found these adorable pictures of Brandon shoved in a kit, so I decided to scrap them. When Brandon was little, he used to run outside to get in his little toy car when I would open the door to walk the dog in the morning. I love these photos of my tiny escapee outside in his pajamas.

I used Crate Paper's Open Road collection on this project. I know, I said I was finished with it, but I had so many embellishments left over that I had to figure out how to use the remaining scraps with lots of embellies. 

I also have a digital layout to share today. I'm still working on learning my way around the new software, but I'm getting there. This is a companion page to the last project I did about our Miracle League fishing trip. It features pictures of Jordan with my brother. I thought they looked so cute while they were chatting. I found out later that she was asking him if she could go for a swim since she was wearing a life jacket. Uh... no?

Once again, I used The Lily Pad's Ultimate Vacation kit. It's about time that I start using all of the digital supplies that I've accumulated. I'm looking forward to it.

I'm wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving filled with family and love. Have a great holiday!