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!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Good Fortune

I took a break from scrapping Disney photos because I wanted to finish the Pink Paislee Hey Kid kit that I was using. I already scrapped all of the vacation pictures that matched it, so I grabbed a few black and white Instagrams that I had on my desk to create this project.

Post Surgery Scrapbook Page_Cerebral Palsy
Jordan had major leg surgery over a year ago, and she got this fortune a day or two after she got home. It was perfect because she was just beginning to learn how to walk again. I had to take a picture and scrap it! I was inspired by Creative Scrappers sketch 217.

I also have a card to share today. I made it for a contest, but I didn't win so I get to share it here now. I used some scraps from Crate Paper's Close Knit line and a few die cuts from my Silhouette. (I love that thing!)

Feminine Soft_Thank You_Card_Heather Landry
That's all for today. I'm gearing up for not one but TWO Thanksgiving celebrations, planning a major home renovation, and I'm homeschooling as usual. Is it any wonder that I have a laundry couch? Do you have a laundry couch? I can't be the only one.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digitally Challenged

I haven't posted any digital pages in about a year because I upgraded my software right before I started my new job, and I never really found time to learn how to use it. Recently, I've started going through some of the older classes that I purchased on Jessica Sprague's site so I can figure out what I'm doing. It's taken me a while, but I'm proud to say that I've managed to create a digital layout!

Jordan and Brandon were invited to a special fishing trip for kids who play in the Miracle League. We got to go on a chartered trip with a super nice captain who helped us catch five redfish and four sheepheads. The kids were super happy. The picture on this project came from their pose with the fish that they caught. It was a great day!

All of the supplies on my page came from The Lily Pad's Ultimate Vacation collaboration kit. I even used a template from the kit. I've got to get back in to scrapping digitally slowly and designing with a template definitely helped.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Meeting @ Epcot: Disney 2014

Multi-tasking is my middle name now that I'm homeschooling. Currently, I'm cooking lunches for the week while listening to the girls arguing over peeling potatoes. They're working together, but they are fussing over who is the fastest potato peeler. I don't really care who is faster, I am just glad I don't have to peel them myself. That means I get a five minute break so I can blog! 

Today I'm sharing a layout that features pictures of the above mentioned girls with Goofy and Minnie. On that particular day of our trip, Ronnie had to bring Brandon back to the hotel because he got overwhelmed and needed a break. The girls and I wandered around and happened upon a character greeting spot. We went in and had a great time goofing around with the characters.

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I used Crate Paper's Open Road collection to scrap this page. I decided to go with a bit of a retro feel because all of the backgrounds were retro Disney graphics at the character spot. You can't really tell in the photos, but it helps me remember. Goodness knows I need all of the help I can get with remembering! It's time for me to get back to cooking now. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Living With The Land: Disney 2014

The kids had never been on Epcot's Living With The Land ride, so we had to remedy that on our last trip because it's one of my father-in-law's favorite rides. I find it quite interesting as well, but I don't think the kids were as impressed. Still, they love their Paw Paw so they oohed and aahed at all the right spots and looked appropriately entertained. And for that... I thank them! (What I don't thank them for is for making me go on the Soarin' ride, but that's a whole different story. Me + Fear Of Heights + Simulated Flying = NO FUN! I get nauseated just thinking about it. Never, ever again. Like EVER.)

This layout was created with Crate Paper's Open Road collection. The papers that I re-ordered were slightly wrinkled when they came in, but I used them anyway because they're getting hard to find. Hopefully they will flatten out a bit more when I put them into the page protectors!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Trip Memories: Disney 2014

We bought the PhotoPass+ card on our last trip to Disney, and there were a few really good photos. Unfortunately, I was disappointed to find out that the majority of the pictures needed a lot of editing. (Many of them were too dark, and I even had a few that were so bad I couldn't use them.) It's sad to think about when you pay so much money for the CD. I understand that they have a bunch of different people to photograph, but just a few checks to make sure everything came out okay would do wonders. I don't know if I'll buy it next time, but if I don't I'll definitely miss all of the big shots with our whole family.

Anyway, time to step down from my soap box. The photo on the layout below is one of the better images that I received. We always make sure to have our family photos done in front of the iconic features in each park. It's a neat way to see how much the kids have grown in between trips! (Let's not talk about the appearance of aging on the older crowd. Ha!)

Epcot_Crate Paper_Family_Disney World_Scrapbook

As you can see, I broke down and bought more of Crate Paper's Open Road line. It really worked so well with my pictures, and I had a ton of embellishments left from my kit. Plus, my friend gave me the leftover embellishments in her kit. I ordered coordinating paper so I could make a few more pages with it.