Let’s Get Ready for LOAD215!

loadhopI don’t know how many LOADs (AKA Layout a Days) I have completed – it has been so many I lost track!

I took a little time off from LOAD to get my life in order but I’m happy to be back and get in the groove once again and I joined the gang for a little Blog Hop to share some of our best tips and tricks to survive the month with our craft rooms and sanity in tack!

Since I’ll be returning to LOAD with my daily Scrapper on the Street videos I thought I would share my tips n video form today – take a look:

Please feel free to ask any questions and let me know where you are struggling! HAVE FUN!

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My Year in Disney – Food & Wine 2014

myyearindisneyThis has been a very Disney week here on Scrapper on the Street but I have been very inspired by my Disney photos and thought I would do some catching up.

Today let’s take a look at pages I created using photos from one of my Food & Wine visits. You know that’s my favorite time of year at Epcot so I’m excited to share some of these good times in my album.

IMG_1012This first page includes photos of me and my friend Dana, being silly, drinking yummy drinks and enjoying a beautiful day at Epcot – I say as much in my journaling.

I layered some fun papers, adding colors and life and then I clustered the Simple Stories balloons with some wood veneers and acrylic dots because you know those are my favorite! I added the second cluster at the bottom of the page – I feel it added a nice balance, fun and whimsy to the page.

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Here is a closer look at the clusters and journaling!

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This next page is from the same day but not meant to be matchy matchy but I also didn’t want it to totally class either.

I used the same orange camera patterned paper, I cut the words and paper camera out of a 12×12 sheet of patterned paper, cup out a little journaling block and used washi tape, wood veneers and acrylic dots for more clusters. I love how this page turned out and I love how these two pages look together in my album.

IMG_1021Here is a closer look at the fussy cut pieces and the journaling.

What adventures are you going on? What adventures are you documenting? Be sure to share them with us!

 

My Year in Disney – An Instax Page

IMG_1029I am so in love with my new Fujifilm Instax Camera – I knew I had to have it but part of me did wonder if/when I was ever going to use it!

I’m happy to report that it’s maiden voyage out to the Magic Kingdom was a big success – though my photo of the castle was a bust, these character photos more than made up for it!

Take a look at today’s video as I go through my process in creating this page:

I had so much fun creating this page and I can’t wait to create with more Instax photos both Disney and otherwise!

Now it’s your turn to weigh in – any questions you have for me or things you would like to see me try in the future please let me know in the comments below!

My Year in Disney – Fun with Instax

Just a quick little teaser video for you as I kick off my 2015 Year in Disney!

Do you have an Instax? What do you capture with it?

Stay tuned as I’ll be back soon with a video capturing my process in creating an Instax photo layout!

Starting Off the Year!

IMG_0997I really feel as though 2015 will be my year – my year to create, to shine, to get fit, to have fun and to live!

I’m excited to kick off the year using one of Heidi Swapp’s Memory Planners. I’m also taking Heidi’s Capture 30 class and I’m getting so much out of it. I’m really determining how I see myself and what I want out of this year.

Take a look at this video as I take you into the first pages of my planner:

IMG_1000This page will be a work in progress as I will add bits and pieces of life and more notes and achievements. Stay tuned as I share more into this page and the planner as the year progresses.

How are you documenting your year? What is your game plan to make 2015 the best ever? I hope you will share your thoughts with me!

 

Celebrate the Season – Magical Places

celebrate2014Everyone has those special places they like to visit during the holidays don’t they? It could be grandma’s house or it could be the local park which is covered in lights! My happy place is Disney – no real surprise there.

I’ll be adding a few photos from Holiday Disney visits in my Celebrate the Season book and I’ll be sure to journal about why I find the place so magical at this time of year – the rest of the photos I took will find a home in My Year in Disney album – so stay tuned.

IMG_0967I used 4×6 photos for these two pages so I made sure to coordinate the pair of pages so they look nice side by side.

The page with just me I packed with a piece of gold patterned paper and added some circles and snowflakes and bling to make for a festive page.

IMG_0969On this page I knew I wanted to have a lot of space for journaling so I paired the patterned page with a lined page. I added a layer of green patterned paper – it’s the same pattern as the gold but in green. I also added the circles and snowflakes, a chipboard tree sticker, a gold pearl as a “star” and then I added my journaling and some inked stars and color shine splashes. I’m really pleased with how this pair of pages turned out. I will be adding another page with a picture of the Epcot tree – but I wanted a page where it can really shine, so stay tuned!!

IMG_0976I love how these pages pair together and I’m excited to fill my book with happy memories and magical places – where was your holiday magical place?

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Season 2014 – Puppy Love & Lights

celebrate2014Now that Christmas is officially over – something I have a hard time coping with – I’m glad I have the chance to relive the magic of the holidays by creating pages for my Celebrate the Season book.

Over the years I have done this in so many different ways but this year I’m enjoying being able to put these pages together after the fact so that the holidays are in essence extended. During the holidays I journaled every day so that I have a written document of what we did and how I felt and now I’m turning those all into scrapbook pages.

In today’s page I captured photos of Hooper playing with his holiday lights. This string of lights was purchased years ago out of the Target dollar bins and yet my dog still loves them and seems to know when it’s seasonally appropriate to play with them. So I knew I had to share these photos as part of the season.

IMG_0964I’m using a lot of Simple Stories items on these pages but I ordered myself the Tim Holtz retro gift box die set and knew I wanted to use them on this page. I feel they add a little bit of whimsy but don’t take away from my photos – and they were a nice place to add a little bit of journaling.

I love capturing this everyday moment. I don’t have human children, Hooper is my baby and it is important for me to get him in my book and to tell his stories too. What little holiday stories have you told this season?

I am in love with these gift boxes, so I’d expect to see more of them on upcoming pages in the Celebrate the Season book but I would also expect to see them on birthday projects over this year as well – stay tuned!!

 

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year my friends!

I am so excited to share another year with you and I have so much in store and I’m raring to go!

Take a look at this video and I go into some of it with you:

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Interested in signing up for LOAD215? Simply click here. Use coupon code READ until 1/10 to save $10!! Now tell me, how can I make 2015 your best year ever? How can I help you document all of your big and small moments? Comment below, find me on Facebook, holler for me on Flickr – however you contact me I will be very happy to know how we can turn up the creativity this year!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry ChristmasI hope all of my Scrapper on the Street friends and family have a wonderfully Merry Christmas and spend the day making memories and cherishing stories and moments with the ones you love!

Let’s gear up to create beautiful pages and projects with the photos we are taking today! Thank you all for your continued love, support and friendship – you are all among my greatest gifts this year!

 

Celebrate The Season – Christmas Magic

IMG_0803Christmas is full of magic but as adults we tend to push that magic aside and focus on only the things we have to get done and the to do lists, the cooking, the wrapping the shopping. We forget to have fun, we forget to wish, to believe and to be a part of the holiday.

This is the second year our Elf on the Shelf Star has come to visit – there are no children in this house just a very spoiled dog – but I love having this little elf as a reminder that Christmas isn’t just for children. That wishes and miracles can happen and that there is magic. We can still believe in Elves and Santa right?

I put together this page in my Celebrate the Season 2014 book. It’s a simple page with a photo of Star our elf – I embellished the photo with star bokeh effects – it added whimsy and just enough sparkle and magic. The Snow flakes have a perfect hint of glitter. I didn’t need a bunch of journaling on this page I just wanted a simple page to make me smile and remember the magic.

What magic will you capture on your pages today?