Letting the Color Fly

IMG_1517Back in January  I ran my first 5k and just a few weeks later I joined a bunch of my friends and ran my second 5k – a color run!

It was super fun going from white t-shirt and clean hair to full of color and glitter and having accomplished something with friends. I wanted to make sure I documented this fun run and will likely put together a sister page to this layout because I have a ton of fun photos but here is what I’m starting with.

I wanted to use the full 4×6 photos and I started with a photo of us all clean, and then paired that with our fully colored selves. I added colorful circles of pattern paper, circles of glitter paper and naturally enamel dots cause you know how much I love those!! And then I splattered a bunch of color shine.

IMG_1520I had a lot of fun with this page. I didn’t take it too seriously and knowing that I am going to pair it with another page I didn’t get crazy with journaling, just the who and the what and the when. I’ll fill in the blanks when I do the next one.

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You know I love my color shine so I just picked three of my favorite colors and went a little crazy and these are some of my absolute favorite splatters to date.

It is so nice reliving these great memories. And I look forward to sharing more pages and running adventures with all of you. What adventures would you like to see documented by your Scrapper on the Street?

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Sharing the Magic!

IMG_0559Goodness this has been a super busy, filled with magic week! Tamy and I spent the weekend at Disney’s Ft Wilderness resort so you can bet your bottom dollar there will be pictures and pages showing off what a great time we had. This week we are gearing up to head to Ohio to visit my parents – dad is FINALLY home from the hospital so it will be great to visit with him in the comfort of home.
In the midst of all this craziness I was super delighted to not only be invited but to spend an hour chatting about one of my absolutely favorite topics (Disney!) with the totally awesome Tracie Claiborne, the genius behind Magic Memory Keepers! I could have seriously talked to Tracie for days on end but in the hour we covered topics like going on photo tours of parks, capturing moments of magic, and how to still make pages special even if you visit the parks often.  We chatted about this layout showcasing the great movie ride and many others so head here and listen!

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I would absolutely love to hear what you guys think and as always tell me what you would like to see! And make sure you visit Magic Memory Keepers often – I have listened to every episode and have gotten so many great ideas!

See you real soon!!

The Bad Times Make Us Strong

IMG_1509Every memory isn’t sunshine and daisies. Every day can’t be Disney World right? But these less then happy memories are still important. They shape who we are, they tell the stories of our lives, so as scrapbookers we owe it to ourselves and future generations to document the not so good times too.
IMG_1511Many of you know I was off the grid for the month of April, it was important to me and to my family to capture why. It was very hard for me to get this layout just right. Actually the first version got torn into pieces because I wasn’t happy with how it looked. It took me forever to get this journaling right and I filled pages of a notebook before getting it the way I wanted it.

The trouble with the hard times is that it’s usually such a bigger story, so much harder to tell. So I left a lot of room for the journaling so I could get it all out and down. After my dad turned the corner and started to get better I snapped this photo of the CCU waiting room. Me and my mom knew we would want to remember this room, and these chairs that we spent so much time in. It was important to capture. This room, this hospital, this story is a huge part of our story as a family.

IMG_1514I kept it simple, added texture with some denim washi tape, added interest with wood veneer arrows and added the wood veneer person to represent my dad. I’m certain there will be more stories to tell about this time in our life but this was a good start to get some of it out, some of my story told. I know it’s not easy but I absolutely suggest you document some of those tough times, the hospital visits, the fights, the tears, the hardships. They all shape who we are and they are a part of our story. Treat them with respect and hang on to the lessons you learn from each rough patch.

 

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My Year in Disney – New Year, New Title Page

IMG_1499Ok so it’s already May, already 5 months into 2015 but as I get creating and adding pages to My Year in Disney album I realized I needed some kind of page separating last year’s magic from this year’s. And so I created this page!

I may also add some sort of tab or tag situation so that the 2015 section is easy to find when the book is closed but I’ll post more on that once I get it sorted out.

reflectionFor now here is what I created – I took this photo at Epcot recently and I loved capturing the reflection of the monorail in the water, there was a tad bit of patience that went into this photo as I had to wait for the monorail to hit just the right spot.

Since the photo was taken specifically just get a cool shot I thought this was a good photo to use for a title page. I layered some floral pages, used the view master reel from the Say Cheese Collection II as well as those gold numbers. The journaling is more of a theme I hope to carry out for this next section of My Year in Disney.

IMG_1505I played with some gold baker’s twine, which is not something I do very often but I thought the page needed something. I attached most of it with Tim Holtz’s Tiny Attacher with just a few dabs of adhesive to keep in place. It was fun to play, it added a nice whimsical touch.

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I look forward to adding more to this year of Disney, which isn’t to say there won’t be more pages filling 2014 as well. I hope you will join me for another great adventure!

 

 

 

What magical moments would you like to see?

 

My Year in Disney – Capturing Firsts

IMG_1492Do you ever take a photo that just inspires you to create? Boy I love when that happens and boy did I need it to happen now!

After not being in my scrap space for a month I really needed to get in there and feel that magic again.

IMG_4017This photo of one of my best friend’s little girl was just the kick in the creative pants I needed. And a great reminder of what it is like to visit the parks and experience the magic through the eyes of a child.

And of course because I was so happy to create something I’m proud of I also put together this little video giving you a closer look and some fun ideas for capturing firsts:

IMG_1495It was so fun sharing this special day with the girls – stay tuned for more photos of this day and more ideas for enjoying every bit of the magic Disney has to offer whether you are young or young at heart!

Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing insight into where I’ve been for the last month and will create some non-Disney pages!

My Year in Disney – An Album Review

myyearindisneyI’m really feeling super Disney lately (I know that’s not much of a difference from usual is it?) There were a couple of photo orders that arrived in my mailbox and they were filled with Disney photos.

As I continue documenting my year(s) in Disney and all of my magical adventures I realized that not everyone has been with me since the start of this project so I thought before I pressed on I would put together a video reviewing my album as it is today. Take a look:

If you are interested in visiting each My Year in Disney post click here. Now tell me what Disney adventures you hope to see next?

Latte Love – Playing With New Products

IMG_1370Do you ever feel a product was made specifically for you? That you had to have it because you have a bazillion projects in mind for it?

That is exactly how I felt about the Tim Holtz coffee cup die. I mean you know I love my coffee so I had to have this die to add a bit of coffee love to projects and pages and cards and gifts.

When my package from Scrapbooks.com arrived I was itching to bust out my new die and create! And create I did – I have tons of photos with me holding a coffee cup so I picked a recent one and just played.

IMG_1372Along with the Tim Holtz die I picked up some items from Prima’s Coffee Break line. I grabbed the 6×6 paper pad and cork stickers.

It was fun playing with these items. Creating a page, being playful, adding ink and coffee stains and just making a cute layout.

There isn’t any journaling, there doesn’t need to be the story is in the photos and the papers and the embellishments – PLUS I’ve created so many pages about my love of coffee so not all of them need to be filled with words.

IMG_1374I have so many ideas for ways to use these cool items. I have absolutely no doubt that you will be seeing this die over and over and over again!

What is your favorite product? Do you have a new recent favorite? What would you like to see me create with this new die?

 

 

 

My Year In Disney – First Time Tips – Part 1

myyearindisneyAre you heading to a Disney park for the time and are overwhelmed at the thought of what to capture?

Never fear your Scrapper on the Street is here! I’m going to share some tips and tricks for capturing a first visit to the parks and as always I’ll be documenting my year in Disney with pages and projects capturing the magic

Take a look at this video for some starter tips:

This is just the beginning let me know what other magical adventures you hope to see!

LOAD25 – Day 28 – Remember

IMG_1350Here we are the last day of LOAD215! Can you believe we made it to the end of the month?

This prompt was super interesting to me and I really liked using a photo that contributed to the story without being a photo of the book or the author or that inspired the story.

Take a look at today’s video for more:

And now as we end LOAD215 and move into a new month, tell me what new adventures you’d like to see here on Scrapper on the Street – what projects would you like to see? How can I inspire you? Share in the comments below and come back and visit soon!

LOAD215 – Day 27

IMG_1345Isn’t it fun to go a little crazy on your pages and have fun with colors and embellishments? That’s what I did today and I’m so glad cause I really love how this turned out!!!

Take a look at today’s video to see all the fun I had:

Ok now that we’re wrapping up LOAD215 – What would YOU like to see from Scrapper on the Street in March??