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free insta livingYour Scrapper on the Street sure does aim to please – a few of you asked where you can go and share your layouts and creations based on Insta-Summer. So I set up a little Flickr Gallery where we can go, chat, and share creations!

Simply head to: https://www.flickr.com/groups/scrapperonthestreet/

LOAD29Here we can share layouts based on not only Insta-Summer but all the Scrapper on the Street challenges coming your way!! I’m excited to share a new part of this adventure with you!

Insta-Summer: Oh That Summer Weather

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Last week we had fun focusing on what we pack to head out on Summer trips, whether it’s a day trip, a short outing or a long family getaway. If you took pictures of your packed bags be sure to share them on Instagram – you can use the hashtag #instasummer and/or #scrapperonthestreet. You can also share a link to your blog or Flickr gallery in the comments below!

This week we are focusing on the weather. Summer weather can be a fickle thing, hot one minute, storming the next. Download this week’s PDF and get some ideas and start sharing your Summer weather photos and then you can start telling those Summer weather stories right? Download this week’s PDF here: Insta-Summer Day 2

Be sure to come back and visit, lots of fun stuff happening around here!!

My Year in Disney: Disneyland Edition

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It doesn’t feel like two months ago but that is how long it’s been since I made the magical journey to California and to Disneyland.

I finally got some of my pages put together – there will be many more but check out this first video and feel free to let me know what you think:

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It has been so much fun documenting all things Disney and super fun mixing and matching pocket pages with 12×12 pages! I love trying new techniques and way to capture memories – what Disney things are you hoping to see during this year?

Insta-Summer: Preparing for Adventure

Today we are kicking up the free Insta-Summer series! Let’s start off with a quick video:

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Now let’s get down to business! We are focusing on Summer travel and that’s whether you are traveling to an exotic location with the family or just a short car ride away to the beach. Bags have to be packed, plans have to be made and fun should be had. You can find today’s PDF right here: Insta-Summer Day 1 - Download this bad boy and go over how you can better document your travel plans for the Summer or what important things you pack to take with you to the beach or park this Summer – no story is too small, remember that!!

This layout is from last year’s Insta-Summer album that I created and it shows off some of those beach supplies! Can’t wait to see yours!

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FREE INSTA-SUMMER

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It’s Summer and it’s time for fun in the sun with family and friends! What better way to have fun and enjoy your Summer then  with a free class inspiring you to capture the details of your Summer, the big moments and those little moments that might ordinarily be forgotten!

Starting Monday we will be posting a PDF full of ideas, fun samples, some videos full of inspiration and lots of fun Summer pages and projects to put you on the right path to documenting your Summer. Are you ready?

Insta-Summer will run right here and will last 7 weeks! During these 7 weeks we will work together and document our fabulous Summer and at some point we will get together for a live event and chit chat away about Summer moments, and Summer crafting. I hope you will join us on this adventure! I can’t wait to see what everyone is up to this Summer!!!

See ya Monday and be sure to sign up for the Scrapper on the Street mailing list so you will be in the know for all the good times ahead!

 

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Creative Blog Tour

kelliWant to go on a tour with me? A creative blog tour that is! I am lucky to have some very cool and crafty friends and when my darling friend and wonderful Wonder Twin asked me to participate in this blog tour how could I refuse!! You can head to visit Kelli on her awesome blog here.

Whether you are new to the Scrapper on the Street world or have been visiting us for a while I’m going to take my turn on the tour and answer some questions and then introduce you to one of my friends and creative bloggers – ready for adventure? Let’s get started!

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1. What am I Working On? Oh goodness this is a question for the ages huh? Right now I’m busily working on My Year in Disney Project as well as my Summer in Instagram project! Both are a lot of fun for me and a lot of fun for me to share! I’m also working on getting my next Scrapper on the Street up and running – Insta-Summer anyone? We just wrapped up Insta-Food and I think that will be making a return down the line too (you heard it here first)

2. How Does My Work Differ From Others in the Genre? I really focus on the moments that usually get swept under the carpet, the stories that are often thought of as insignificant but when it comes down to it these are really the stories we want to remember and I put these photos and stories together in pages that are fun, inventive, playful. I push myself and all of you to find your style, to play with it, change it and reinvent it. Having fun and telling stories that’s what we are all about!!

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3. Why Do I Create What I Do? I create to tell stories, to have a wonderful creative outlet and I create to connect with people. I love photos, and paper and jotting down stories and I also love to get messy and just play and have fun.

4. How Does My Creative Process Work? I’m always inspired by something, product, photos, a story, I let that initial spark guide me. I choose photos, then paper that seems to fit the story and at times even enhance it. I work with layers and clusters a lot so I will set everything up and then move around until I feel it is visually appealing. When I have everything glued down I find a spot for my journaling, and before I call a page finished I usually ink edges or add splatters. My process is simple – if I like it and think it looks cool I make it happen!

Ready to meet one of my Creative Pals? I am pleased as punch to introduce you to Leslie! We met through the ScrapHappy Community and I was drawn to her wonderful caring spirit! I also love her style and zest for life and creating. You can visit Leslie here: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/

Leslie is also on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Design team and you can find that by clicking here.

I hope you enjoy meeting my super crafty friends and that you will head here to visit us often as I can promise you we have a lot going on!

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On Location – Cooking Up Something New!

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It’s Summer so try to have adventures, enjoy long days, great weather, and lots of fun! So I thought what better way to do that then to kick off a new project!

You may be following My Year in Disney – which is quickly turning into one of my favorite projects, in addition to that I thought I would take my brand new We R Memory Keepers 4×4 album and document my Summer life in Instagram photos! Also will use new amazing Summertime embellishments from Simple Stories and use a ton of enamel dots of course!!

I thought another great way to kick off this project was with an On Location video – it’s been a little while and I don’t know about you but I totally miss doing these so expect a lot more this Summer!

So are you ready to join me as we set Instagram on fire creating, sharing and having a super fabulous Summer? What are you most hoping to see and do this Summer?

My Year in Disney – Duffy Edition!

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I resisted the Duffy craze for as long as I could but now with a little help from my friends I’m on board with Duffy and his cuteness!

In these My Year in Disney pages I showcased our fun little photo shoot with Duffy and these pictures just make me smile! I use a lot of elements from the Charmed Life Collection from Simple Stories – it is quickly becoming a favorite collection, the colors just make me happy!

I once again paired the 12×12 page with a pocket page, I love the versatility of doing that – you can add so many more photos and so much more to the story!

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I just really allowed myself to be playful, let the bright papers and happy photos shine and then made sure to journal and talk about why these photos are so happy!

What colors do you like to use to show off happiness?

Catching Up on My Year In Disney

Yep it’s been pretty busy around here trying to juggle everything that is going on – but not to worry – I made sure to make time to create and start getting caught up on all my wonderful My Year in Disney photos.

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I printed a ton of photos from this Spring’s visit to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival – you can see more about the visit here.  Then I busted out Simple Stories Charmed Life Collection which I purchased just for such a project and I let my imagination run wild!

I paired a pocket page highlighting some of my favorite photos with a more traditional 12×12 page that dives deeper into the story.

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I had a lot of fun playing with these photos and playing with this new collection of papers and embellishments and just let myself relive this fun outing over as I created!

Do you find that creating helps you relive cherished memories?

I’ll be back soon so stay tuned!

My Year in Disney – A Magical Meeting

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I love how the Scrapbooking world has opened the door to some very cherished and treasured friendships. Some of these friendships have been online only – and until today Lynnette was one of those friends that I only knew on the internet.

Regardless of the fact that we had never met in person, this girl is a very special and very awesome friend. Supportive, caring, always knowing when I needed a pick me up or a smile! I am so very glad that I finally got to hug this gal in real life and super glad that she agreed to be a part of this new My Year in Disney video. Take a look:

Stay tuned because I will most definitely be creating with these photos very, very soon!!