My Year In Disney – Saying Goodbye Page

IMG_0678I am so happy to be creating again and creating in my new space – though not finished and not fully unpacked it is great getting in there and working, and making something!

Last week I posted the My Year in Disney video where I said goodbye to The Maelstrom Norway attraction and Epcot. I wanted to create a special layout saying goodbye to this long loved attraction.

IMG_0674I used Simple Stories papers and embellishments using pops of color with enamel dots and a splash of red paper.

I had fun with layers and I made sure I had a ton of room for journaling because frankly I had a lot to say. I didn’t want to say goodbye to this ride – this ride I grew up with, this ride I sat next to many friends and family members to enjoy. And though I didn’t want to say goodbye, this attraction may not have had such a cherished spot in my album otherwise.

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And I’ll once again remind you – capture your cherished places and people because you never know when you are saying goodbye.

Stay tuned – more fun coming your way!!

Time to Create!

As many of you know your Scrapper on the Street has been through a lot of change this year. The most recent change was moving to a new place – this means a new, bigger space to create! That is great news! But it also meant having to pack up all of my scrapbooking supplies and get them settled in the new location. This re-settling has been a slow process but we are getting there and I’m excited to dive back into my supplies and create, create, create!

October is my favorite time of year and I don’t want to miss all the fun projects we can be creating. Stay tuned as I plug along getting Insta-Fall together, we’ll have a load of fun documenting Fall favorites and holidays and food won’t we?

October is also one of the three times a year I’m usually doing Layout a Day run by Lain Ehmann. The October LOAD is for her ScrapHappy members and run by two of my amazingly talented ScrapHappy sisters. Though I have been reading the prompts I haven’t been participating daily like I used to – this is hard for me as I’ve completed over a dozen of these LOAD challenges and for more than half of these I documented each day with a video. Due to some professional changes I will no longer be filming the videos for Layout a Day – but you know there will still be plenty of videos for you fabulous followers here at Scrapperonthestreet.com.

Thanks to LOAD and my supplies being packed I have been able to create a couple of  digital layouts. Digi layouts aren’t really my thing, I like getting messy and touching the papers and photos but in a pinch, a digi layout is great!

sugarmoon_dadrocks_dkgreyThis layout was created in Photoshop using bits and pieces of kits I’ve collected over time. I tried to use all of the same elements I would in a paper layout so that my style didn’t look so drastically different. I do like the ease of adding journaling right to the page but not sure where this layout will end up.

For the layout I snapped a photo of my gym bag – not something you would think to photograph, but this gym bag was not part of my daily life until recently and to me, it tells a big part of my story. Just another way for me to encourage you to document the little things in life and discover the bigger stories they have to tell!!

Do you have every day items that tell bigger stories? Capture them and be sure to head to the Flickr Group and share your stories, pages and photos!

 

 

My Year in Disney – Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbyeIt isn’t easy saying goodbye to a cherished friend and it’s a great reminder to capture the memories and moments thrown your way.

In today’s My Year in Disney video we visit a beloved attraction for the last time. It acts as a marvelous reminder to remember the places you love. I will always be glad I took this last voyage on the Maelstrom – just like I’ll always be glad I took photos inside of Archiver’s or in every apartment or home I’ve ever lived in. You never know when it will be your last time.

I encourage you to head out and document important places today! You won’t be sorry you did and you will have those memories documented forever in your scrapbooks. Stay tuned I’ll be sharing pages saying goodbye soon!

My Year in Disney – Using Instagram Photos

IMG_0592As I continuing documenting my year in Disney I am realizing I have a ton of Instagram photos documenting my adventures. I can’t leave these photos out of my album right?

Thank goodness Simple Stories created pocket pages to accommodate 4×4 prints! Now I have a great home for my Instgram photos!

Take a look at this little video showing off some of the fun I’m having creating with my favorite Instagram photos from Disneyland:

Have you created with your Instagram photos? What is your favorite way to use them? Head over to the Scrapper on the Street Flickr Group or Facebook page and share your thoughts and creations!

Insta-Summer Mini Album Update

IMG_0608After a Summer full of fun, I finally got down to business and started catching up on pages in my Insta-Summer mini Instagram album! I had so much fun creating these pages and love having a cute little place to house my Summer Instagram photos.

Take a look at today’s video for a peek into my book and process:

Have you been documenting your Summer? Head on over and share your creations on the Scrapper on the Street Flickr Group! What would you like to see next? Your Scrapper on the Street is ready to create for you!!

Favorite Product Friday – Wood Veneers!

IMG_0611If you’ve been following the Scrapper on the Street for any amount of time you know I love love love wood veneers!

These containers are the tip of the iceberg of the wood veneers I have one hand – they were the ones sitting out waiting to be used.

I really feel they had the right amount of dimension and they are versatile – you can ink them, cover them with washi, paint them, layer them etc etc etc!

IMG_0089IMG_0881I may have only used 2 wood veneer feathers in this layout but I really played with colors and inking and it really fit the topic!

 

 

 

Wood veneers even come in cool words and thought bubbles so they make super fun additions to your pages.

 

 

 

IMG_1685My favorite wood veneers are probably the cameras – I think with all the photos I take and all the story telling I do the cameras add a great touch to a lot of different layouts!

What find things have you done with wood veneers? Love them or hate them? Can’t wait to hear!

 

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Favorite Product Friday – White Pens

 

 

So lately I’ve been asked about my favorite white pen and hands down my favorite white pen is the Sakura GellyRoll pen!! I us this pen when I’m journaling on dark cardstocks but I also use it to journal right on photos! Fun right?

 

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In this layout I used the white pen to journal and also match the pre-printed white lettering on the page. This pen writes super smooth, I’ve tried others and just couldn’t get behind them the way I can this one!

 

 

I IMG_9580know this will sound silly but I also feel my handwriting is neater and straighter with this pen. Maybe it’s mind over matter but I enjoy writing with it and often use it for those longer stories.

Do you have a favorite white pen? Let me know maybe I haven’t tried it yet! Have you tried the GellyRoll pen? Let me know what you think!!

Insta-Summer: Road Trippin’

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Here we are – the 7th and final week of Inst-Summer and we are focusing on the fun we have in the car during road trips whether it’s a cross country trip or just a few minutes down to the beach what goes on when you’re packing up the crew and traveling by car?

In this photo I’m enjoying a fancy coffee while traveling somewhere fun – fancy coffees in the car are a staple for me what’s your car traveling staple?

You can download your free PDF here: Insta-Summer Day 7

Want to head over to the Flickr Group and share your creations? Head here!

Now I want to hear from you! What did you think of Insta-Summer? As I frantically work on Insta-Fall I want to hear what you would like to see!!! Share your thoughts and ideas with me I’m open to anything!!!!

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Pop Culture Pages

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As scrapbookers we capture a lot of moments and stories right? We capture birthday parties, holidays, strong feelings, emotions and family bonds – and all of those things are certainly important. BUT do we capture our every day? Our current obsessions? The foods we’re eating, the shows we are binge watching on Netflix.

Today I’m sharing a layout created about my favorite binge worthy obsession – Orange is the New Black. Once my sister and cousin talked me into watching this show I was OBSESSED! I couldn’t stop, I watched season 1 twice in two weeks and counted the days for season 2. I read the book, and follow 90% of the cast on Instagram. Since this show has become such a part of my current life isn’t it important I tell that story in my scrapbooks?

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I made sure to capture how I became addicted to the show and snapped a photo of the tv to capture a moment of the show for my pages. I also made sure to have a lot of fun creating with the orange and black color combo and used fun bits and pieces to make sure this layout wasn’t too serious.

It is important that we capture the things going on in our life right now. To get the pop culture items documented for posterity. We will love looking back on these pages later on and future generations will be interested to see what we were into in 2014.

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Don’t you think you should give it a try. I challenge you to look at the world around you and document a pop culture item from your everyday life right now! Pick a tv show, pick a song you’re really into but remember these seemingly small details of your life will be big memories for you later!! Once you take on the challenge head on over to the Flickr Group and share what you create! I can’t what to see what you are all into right now!!

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My Year in Disney – Hooraay For Hollywood!

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Remember when I took those dual purpose photos at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Need a refresher? Click here!

I was so excited about these photos and finally getting some old, cherished memories onto the page that I just couldn’t wait to create with them!

Here’s a little video showing what I did – and also gives some fun ideas for using current photos to tell old stories:

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What do you think? Ready to start capturing your memories in fun new ways?