Racing to Capture the Moments

IMG_2101I’ve taken up this running thing and I’m probably more surprised than anyone that I’m moving forward, training, completing runs and signing up for more!

IMG_2103Now as I complete races and obviously document them I have to find the stories that make each run unique. What are the moments I want to remember? What are the details that stand out?

In late October I participated in a Disney Cast Member run and thankfully my friend Patty ran with me and stayed with me the whole time. The photo in this layout shows the silly, bright eyed and race ready runners getting ready to go. But the journaling talks about a friend who helped push me across a finish line during a hot and humid race that I struggled with. These are memories and moments that I definitely want to remember so I made sure they had a home in my scrapbooks. I kept the paper fun, girly, using Heidi Swapp papers and loving the arrows and flag like patterns to add to the theme. I played with sun burst wood veneers and naturally some enamel dots and color shine splatters.

IMG_2106In the second layout I put together about the same race I focused more on my own surprise that I’m running and talk about even though the race was tough I’m proud of my accomplishments.

I used the professional race photos that were taken along the course. I’m powering through but you can’t mistake the expression on my face. I needed to use these photos, even if they aren’t the most flattering they are me doing something I have really come to enjoy.

IMG_2109I wanted this page to coordinate with the other page because I knew I would put them side by side in an album so I used the same Heidi Swapp papers and added some glitter letters for the title, a chipboard word to drive home how finishing a race feels and then left lots of room to journal and made sure I added some color shine splatter.


The details of each race I run is important, there is a lesson, a story in friendship or perseverance and a timeline of the progress I’m making. I will continue documenting my races and sharing them here with you.

What activities should you document?



Celebrate the Season – Getting Organized

IMG_2097It’s starting! Christmas time is starting! I know it’s arriving earlier and earlier every year but I love Christmas so I can’t help but jump right on that bandwagon.

I am starting to get everything together for my annual Celebrate the Season album. This is my take on December Daily combined with Journal Your Christmas. I start early and document all of the moments that make for an epic holiday season.

I put together this video showing how my album is set up this year and some of the thoughts and ideas of what I’m going to capture:

How will you document your holiday season?

Fall Favorite: Food & Wine!

IMG_2008Pumpkin picking, apple picking, baking, Thanksgiving, Halloween, raking leaves – these are all favorite Fall activities. My favorite Fall activity is Epcot’s Food & Wine festival!

It is just my favorite time of year to wonder around the parks trying new foods, listening to different performers, taking pictures and having fun with friends. It feels celebratory and a great way to kick off the holiday season. So of course I had to capture this even in 12×12 form – and this will not be the last layout from this year’s event, I have so many other ideas and photos dancing around waiting to be brought to life.

In the meantime take a look at today’s short video giving a deeper look into this layout:


IMG_2010I can’t help but feel grateful that I get to spend so much time enjoying the Food & Wine festival and that Tamy doesn’t mind being dragged out there week after week. What is your favorite Fall activity? Have you documented it??


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More Fall Mini Pages

IMG_2013I love that I’m able to share my favorite Fall beverage and my Halloween party memories in one book!

It will take time for me to get 12×12 layouts of all these memories created and truly sometimes a mini page is all that’s needed to capture a moment or memory.

Take a look at this quick video:

IMG_2018I absolutely recommend setting up a photo booth area for your next gathering – people really got into it and I now have great photos of each party guest – I took these photos both on my phone and using my Instax camera, I’ve not decided what I’m going to do with the Instax photos but they will make there way into or onto some sort of memory keeping project – right now they are on my coffee table so I can look at them all the time!

Me and my mom are also talking about setting up a Christmas photo booth area when we are all home for Christmas!

IMG_2023I also fully stand behind the idea of taking before photos – that’s the time you can get the food, the hosts before they get crazed, the decorations. You also get that anticipation captured.

What stories would you like to tell from your next holiday gathering?



Pumpkin Cupcake Page

IMG_1982Playing with details on a page are super fun for me, placing enamel dots and layering stickers in fun ways – those things really add to the detail of a page and story.

Check out this short video as I go into the details of this page and talk a little about my morning creating process:

IMG_1983There is no story too small for your Scrapbooking pages – because they are YOUR stories. I encourage you to scrap the little moments, the fun moments, the food moments, tell your story and focus on the details that inspire you!


Fall Food & Fun Pages

IMG_1961I am so glad I re-started this Fall book! I have been adding pages and creating a highlight reel of the fun we’re having this Fall!

No topic is too small to be considered part of the highlight reel – I love documenting the little moments as well as the big events and sharing why each of those are special during this Fall season.

Take a look at this short video going deeper into my latest Fall pages:

IMG_1971What Fall dish would you scrapbook about? How about a fun challenge? Share your Fall foods, pages, photos, recipes either here in the comments or over on the Facebook pageĀ  and there might just be a Fall treat in it for you!


Crafting Up Fall Fun!

IMG_1948Do you scrapbook crafting and craft projects? Do you create fabulous pages, projects and decorations for the holidays? Be sure to capture the process, document the stories and experience and have fun!

I created this mini page to go into my Fall album – it is an important story to document even though this page isn’t full of journaling it captures a moment. Take a look at this quick video as we take a deeper look into this page:


I had fun documenting this fun photo. I played with older products and mixed them with my new favorites. I used an Instagram photo and captured this new tradition of crafting together for the season.

IMG_1950I had fun with details, I let the photo do the talking, this page will be a great reminder for years to come of starting a new crafty tradition! What craft projects have you documented? What traditions have you started that you want to document?



Spooky Fall Fun!

IMG_1939My fabulous friend Dana invited us over for a Halloween decorating afternoon. She has this incredible haunted village that moves and makes noises and plays music. We kicked Halloween decorating into high gear as we laughed, ate yummy food and drank champagne all while setting up this village – it was an incredible afternoon so of course it had to be included in my Fall Snap! album.

IMG_1940I layered some Halloween papers, added some spooky stars and then cut out more tags from a sheet of Tim Holtz Halloween paper for a fun layout. The centerpiece is the photo collage that I created to post on Instagram.

I have a feeling that this little decorating party will be a new tradition so I’m glad I captured the first annual spooky village set up party! What new traditions are you starting? Are you capturing these??

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Scaring Up Some Fall Pages

IMG_1935Sometimes you just have to let your evil side shine right? During this spooky season it’s so fun to embrace that and play with pages that are a little more haunting.

I love Halloween – this year we attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom, now this is usually one of my favorite events but this year the night we went Mother Nature decided it would rain for the majority of the night. But I did get my cool new poison apple cup and which meant this photo op!

IMG_1937I added this page to my Fall Snap! album. I had fun with the mini page using Halloween papers, glitter letters, tons of color shine in black and purple and some enamel dots (of course right!)

I knew I wanted lots of journaling so I used a lined page as a base, inked some edges so I didn’t have anything to stark white and I have one of my favorite mini album pages create! I honestly can’t wait to take more photos with my fun cup and though the party night was a bit of a bust we managed to take some magic home! Have you had an event our outing that didn’t quite go as planned? You should absolutely tell those stories too!!


Latte Love for Fall!

IMG_1929Fall is absolutely my favorite season. I love the change in the weather, even though the change in Florida is slight. I love the pumpkin everything and the colors and oh Halloween and Thanksgiving! I always feel an extra boost in creativity during the Fall as well. So I created this layout using fabulous papers and goodies from the Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection – was perfect for this layout about Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

IMG_1932I used layers of paper that I cut in circles, I added some stickers and bits and pieces and a few word strips to drive home the theme of the page. I had fun playing with this collection, I had fun making the circles and placing them just so.

IMG_1933I added some enamel dots for good measure – you know I love those. And now I have a perfectly fun Fall page. Yep I have tons of coffee pages, I have tons of coffee photos but that doesn’t stop me from creating new pages with these photos and telling different versions of the coffee story. When people look back on my pages they will see how much I love coffee sure, but they will also see who I love sharing coffee with, where I like to get my coffee, what I like to get, this picture shows my finger nails, my hairstyle, what I’m wearing and the vehicle I’m riding in. It doesn’t matter how many times you tell a story there are always new details and versions in it. I can’t wait to see the stories you have to share!