Monday, March 31, 2014

March Recapitulation

It has been a busy month over here at life, scrapbook, repeat. I have shared 10 posts this month; scrapbook layouts, cards, Project Life pages, a Crafty Organization Thursdays post, and some other fun things. I appreciate you being here and sharing all of this with me.

For those of you that have read this blog for awhile, you know that I love a bullet point list, and so of course, I am back with another one hi-lighting all of the March happenings.

March happenings at life, scrapbook, repeat
Another breakdown of life, scrapbook, repeat content for March (because why not?)
  • 1 giveaway winner announced
  • 7 Layouts completed
  • 2 cards completed 
  • 2 Project Life spreads completed
  • 1 Project Life spread in progress
  • 1 single Pocket page spread completed
  • 1 post on storing small paper pads
  • 1 Currently post
Some other Hi-lights this month that I want to mention
  • The Oscars on March 2nd was a truly fabulous show. Ellen Degeneres was a great host and managed to crash twitter within 15 minutes of tweeting a group selfie during the show.
  • I have now managed to watch 5/ 8 of the Oscar nominated movies I wanted to see. So far I have caught; American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity. Next up on the agenda; Her, Blue Jasmine, and August Osage County. 
  • I continued working on my curtains from last month, almost there.
  • Eric is now working at three different job sites for welding. One at the EPA and two are  at area prisons. We are thankful for all of the steady work and overtime.
  • F.U.N. has been making regular rotations around our house, both cd's. Eric and I are considering buying tickets for their Raleigh concert this September.
  • Elliot registered for High School classes for the fall. He starts school at the end of August as a (gasp) High School Freshman. How did he get that big?
  • Elliot also grew another 1-2" and is now 5' 9" and just a smudge taller than his momma  (so sad.)
  • Elliot found a new book series that he is addicted to; "Shark Wars."
  • Isabelle participated in World Thinking Day for Girl Scouts.
  • Isabelle performed in a large choir performance at a concert hall with her school choir. 
  • Isabelle (my brave girl) sang an entire song by herself in the school talent show. Her song selection; "Wagon Wheel" by Darrius Rucker.
  • Softball season has officially commenced and we couldn't be more excited!
  • I purchased some supplies to make letterpress cards and am now hooked. You will see some of that goodness next month on the blog.
  • I got together with friends twice this month to scrapbook and had a blast.
  • I drove to IKEA (three hours each way) while the kids were at school. It was an eventful trip and I purchased an entertainment center and a few other goodies.

  • I painted the family room and Eric constructed and built-in an entertainment center.

  • Mr. Selfridge and Call the Midwives started their new seasons on BBC America.
  • Our pets are all doing well, and I am now getting regular visits by Chipping Sparrows at the bird feeder. I am loving the abundance of bird species with spring.
  • Spring has arrived in Rolesville, North Carolina. Lots of 80+ degree days in the forecast for this week, time to get the shorts out!

Until next time,



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Paper Bakery Umbrella Rain Projects and Tutorial

Happy Sunday! The past week has been crazy busy around here. I have been working on some house projects, lots of painting, planning, and organizing. I have a blog post to share with you today showing you all 5 projects I made with the Paper Bakery Umbrella Rain Scrapbook and Project 365 Kits. I have a 30-minute layout tutorial at the end of the post as well, and I hope you find it helpful and like my projects.

I loved the bright colors in the kits this month, the exclusive stencils, flair buttons, and the chipboard clouds by October Afternoon. I also really enjoyed using the digital cut files that came with my subscription. Did you know that if you subscribe to Paper Bakery that you get either free cut files or printables every single month with membership? I loved the cut files this month, and really put the butterfly one to good use in the layout below.

Spring Love
I started this layout by using the butterfly cut file from my Paper Bakery membership and created a canvas using nine identically sized butterflies in my Silhouette software. I then cut them out onto white card stock using my Silhouette Cameo. I then adhered the cut out cardstock on top of the colorful patterned paper and stitched around the sides. I added journaling there as well, some mist drops, and some Elle’s Studio Everyday Moments Bits and Pieces from the Scrapbook Kit. I also included a doily, twine, and shipping tag from my stash. The salmon floral washi tape is from the Paper Bakery shop. I adhered this washi tape onto some scrap white cardstock and punched it out using a butterfly punch from my studio. The last finishing touch was to add the “Spring Love “flair button from the Scrapbook Kit.
Why Emily is my BFF
This layout put the October Afternoon chipboard clouds from the main Scrapbook Kit to great use. I started with taking two pieces of the patterned paper from the kit and stitching them together with my sewing machine. Next, I matted my photo using various pieces of patterned paper and adhered the exclusive wood veneer frame on top of the photo. I then used the clouds to document eight things my daughter loves about her best friend. I used the Multi Heart Epoxy Sticker Sheet from the shop (one for each cloud.) These are the cutest stickers ever! I also added in some hand stitching using some yellow embroidery floss from my stash.
Week 35: Pocket Page
This pocket page began by picking out two of my favorite cards from the Umbrella Rain Capture 365 Kit. These cards went really well with some photos of my kids from their first day of school in 2012. I then used the butterfly stencil in the scrapbook kit and a light yellow ink dauber from my stash to add yellow butterflies to some white cardstock from my stash. I really like how my custom stenciled cards coordinate with the colorful journal cards included in the kit. I used letter stickers from both the Capture 365 and Scrapbook Kit on this pocket page and the veneer stars from the Capture 365 Kit worked so well as bullet points within my journaling. The sequins, turtle paper clip, and epoxy heart sticker are from the Paper Bakery shop.
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor Card
This card was made using the gorgeous heart patterned paper from the Umbrella Rain Scrapbook Kit and THIS amazing exclusive stamp from the Paper Bakery shop. The cardstock and button are from my stash, but don’t they just go perfectly with that Elle’s Studio heart paper? I just love it so much and that sentiment makes me just want to read The Hunger Games series all over again. This card will be sent to a friend that loved the series almost as much as I did. Almost.
Thanks Card
This card uses the awesome arrow paper from Webster’s Pages as well as a Thank you cut file I found on the Silhouette Online library. I used a scallop punch and machine stitching on this layout as well. The sequins are from the Paper Bakery shop.
My last project to share with you today is a layout I made in under 30 minutes (about 27 to be exact and I even have a tutorial for you to show you how I did it.)
Hello High School layout and tutorial
1. I started with this awesome piece of Elle’s Studio paper from the Scrapbook Kit. I cut it down to j 8 inches x 10.5 inches and distressed the paper by wrinkling it up and adding brown distress ink to the edges. I adhered it to a piece of 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock from my stash.
2. Next, I stitched around the edges of the white patterned paper using my sewing machine.
3. I cut some of the other patterned papers from the kit into various sized rectangles and also used the Elle’s Studio journaling card from the Everyday Moments Bits and Pieces pack in the Capture 365 Kit. I inked the edges using distress ink and rearranged these layers until I liked how they looked. I cut out the bottom of the banners using my craft knife. I like how they hang over the photograph.
4. Next I adhered letter stickers from the Scrapbook Kit and a wood veneer arrow from the Cature 365 Kit directly to the photo. I also used some more journaling bits from the Elle’s Studio Everyday Moments Bits and Pieces. I used my date stamp and some ink on one of the journaling spots.
5. My finishing steps were to add some hand journaling, sequins, wood veneer, and a really funflair button to the layout. My very last touch was to sprinkle some gold mist across the layout in an overall diagonal fashion.
Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate you being here at life, scrapbook, repeat. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Layout Share: Let's Jumprope

Happy Monday! Today I have a layout to share with you today based on using one of my favorite ways to start a layout: Color! I am obsessed with color schemes and finding inspiration for layouts in colors around me. Today I am using a triadic color scheme. I have been learning a bunch of fun new things over at Studio Calico in their Color Theory class, and I thought I would share something I learned with you.

According to tiger, a triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. These color schemes tend to be quite vibrant, even if you use pale or unsaturated versions of your hues. *This link will give you all kinds of great information about many different color schemes, including; primary, secondary, tertiary, triadic, complementary, analogous, square, rectangle, and split-complementary.

Example of a Triadic Color Scheme

Two things I noticed when researching this type of color scheme. 
  1. I use the red, blue, yellow color scheme frequently, especially with boy pages.
  2. I don't use many other combos of triadic, so I pushed myself to try one that is really out of my "wheelhouse" so to speak. Here is what I came up with.

Let's Jumprope

This was a very fun layout to make. I enjoy trying new things, and this color scheme (purple, aqua, and orange/yellow) are definitely not a typical color scheme for me, but I really like the result.

Let's talk stepping outside of our comfort zone today. What kinds of crafty projects have you worked on lately that were out of the norm for you? Anyone else branching out of their wheelhouse lately? Is there anything new that you would love to try? Let' talk crafting, any kind of crafting will do, I would love to hear all about it.

I will be back tomorrow with some more Project Life to share. I hope to see you back then.

Until then,

Happy Scrappin'



Thursday, March 20, 2014

March, currently

Sipping coffee and breathing in the awesome aroma.
Planning out our week.
Listening to birds happily chirping outside.
Realizing that today is the first day of spring.
Anticipating the start of softball season with glee.
Looking at our new entertainment center.
Gearing up to fill it with books today.
Wishing the doors would hang themselves.
Painting our family room a soft grayish-neutral color.
Finishing up the last of the curtains downstairs.
Discovering that I still need to hem all of them.
Playing with letterpress and having way too much fun.
Wishing that it was more affordable to purchase more plates.
Thinking about future endeavors later this year.
Listing possibilities, ideas, sketches, and listing some more.
Narrowing it down is the hardest part.
Wanting to do everything.
Realizing that is not practical.
Believing that anything is possible.
Appreciating my husband's constant support.
Hugging the kids longer each day.
Wishing they would quit growing so much.
Discovering that the teenager is now taller than me.
Remembering a time when they were both so little
Flipping through old photographs and layouts of them as babies.
Thanking God for these wonderful kids.
Sleeping well and even with the windows open sometimes.
Eating oatmeal and fruit and lots of salads.
Drinking water like it's going out of style.
Walking and reaching 10,000 steps most days.
Loving that the Fitbit is very encouraging to me.
Creating and having a blast
Planning summer vacations and day trips for spring break.
Smiling often and thankful, so very thankful everyday.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 9 and Week 10 (in progress)

Happy Tuesday and it's time for another week of Project Life. I have week 9 to share with you today as well as where I am on week 10. I was unable to finish the rest of week 10 yesterday as I had planned, but I thought it might be fun to show you where I start and then next week you can see what the finished pages look like.

Last week I did one pocket page and one full page photo, you can find that HERE. For that reason, I had a full page this week to use up and I decided to include a large drawing my sweet girl made for me.  This week was super simple. Lots of black and white photos, one small 4 x 6 digital template, and some fun embellishments in green and hot pink.

Week 9:

I used a digital template for the Academy Award photo above. I made sure to include a link to the Twitter address where this photo can be found. It might be fun to look it up in the future.

Week 10:

Here is where I am at for week 10. I have my photos printed, a little bit of memorabilia pulled, 
and some possible journaling/ fun cards/ letter stickers pulled that I might use for this spread. 
I have a note opened up on my I-phone that has a little bit of information written down that coordinates with the photos. I will open this up and reference to this page when it is time 
for me to sit down and finish up this week.

Let's talk pocket page scrapbooking today or Project Life...are you enjoying the process? Any questions for me? What kind and style of page protectors do you use? Have you tried including a full page layout with a pocket page yet? I would love to see your take on this challenge? What do you do with large scale memorabilia? I would love to hear any and all scrappy news.

I am linking up these pages over at The Mom Creative. Jessica has switched from having a weekly Project Life share, to a monthly format. If you want to see all kinds of Project Life inspiration, you can find the March linkup HERE.

Have a great Wednesday and until next time,

Happy Scrappin'



Monday, March 17, 2014

Hybrid Layout Share: Rad Dude

Happy Monday! Today I have a fun hybrid layout to share with all of you. I wanted to make a scrapbook page about my son and how proud we are of him. He just registered for High School classes, which of course naturally lead right into a bunch of how did he grow up so fast conversations between my husband and I. Looking through older photographs of Elliot, I knew that for this layout I wanted to use a large variety of photos and quite a few circle embellishments. I decided to go digital (this seems to be the best way for me to get a lot of photos on one page, while still telling a story, and playing with some fun embellishments. I also really love the juxtaposition of a grid layout with lots of circles thrown in there.

For this layout, I used a Just Jaimee digital template from the February Storyteller Pocket Page. This template comes with two layouts that can be used a variety of ways and can be purchased at The Lilypad HERE. Below is what the digital layout looked like when I initially designed it and added in my photos and other digital elements. I used some of the brand new digital cardstock from the Studio Calico Office Hours Kit. I typed my journaling directly into Photoshop Elements, and also included a digital/printable journaling card element "epic" designed by Marcy Penner for Studio Calico.

Next I sized this square layout to 8 x 8 inches, placed it onto an 8.5 x 11 canvas in Photoshop Elements, and printed it out. I adhered this layout to an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of American Crafts Kraft cardstock and then I embellished using various circular elements, puffy stickers, stamping, enamel dots, punches, a corner rounder, embroidery floss, and die-cut letters.

I really like how this layout turned out. I think it might be one of my favorites and I love how it captures Elliot exactly as he is right now: Adorable, studious, lovable, and funny.

Let' talk digital templates today. Have you ever used a digital template? What are some of your favorites? Who are your favorite digital template designers? I have digital templates by Ali Edwards, Cathy Zielske, Catherine Davis, Shanna Noel, Studio Calico, and Just Jaimee. I have enjoyed using all of them. I probably only have a dozen or so templates at the moment, but I love that each template can be used a variety of ways. Take the template above that I used today. This digital template can be rotated four different ways to get completely contrasting looks. I really like that this template pack came with two square grid templates (so essentially 8 different possible layout arrangements, and I can make them any size I want and re-use them indefinitely.)

I am loving digital products lately, but fear not, I will not be giving up my love of pretty paper, or three-dimensional embellishments anytime soon. I guess you could call me the occasional hybrid scrapbooker, but I see myself doing much more of this in the future.

I linked this layout over at Paper Issues. Their latest issue is "Count Your Lucky Stars, " and I interpreted this challenge by using lots of star embellishments. I always love their challenges. Thanks for another great one Cassie Box and Paper Issues.

Thank you so much for stopping by life, scrapbook, repeat today, I appreciate you being here. I will be back tomorrow with two weeks of Project Life to share with you. I would love to see you back here.

Until next time,

Happy Scrappin'



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Crafty Organization Thursdays: Organizing Small Paper Pads

Good morning fellow crafters, it's Thursday, and you know what that means?  It's time for another Crafty Organization Thursdays post over here at life, scrapbook, repeat. My name is Toni From and I love to organize. Yes, you heard that correctly, I love to organize. Finding solutions for storage problems makes me thrilled beyond a normal level, and you could probably safely say that I am slightly obsessed with arranging anything (and everything) in ROY G BIV order.

I started writing this column last year, and have been blessed with such great responses lately that I am going to attempt to write it on a semi-weekly basis. In February, my two most recent organizational columns were posted. The first, discussed different ways of storing mists, you can find that HERE. The second column from last month, gave some insight into a variety of ways to organize cards, and that post can be found HERE. Since this column started as a way to help fellow crafters, I would really love to hear from my readers. If you have any crafty organization problems, or suggestions for future topics, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

Today I thought we would take a look at how we organize our smaller paper pads. I am specifically looking at solutions for 6 x 6 inch paper pads, but this could also apply to 8 x 8 inch paper pads, or loose patterned paper that is trimmed down to a smaller size.

First, I thought I would show you how I store my paper pads.

This wood box was purchased two years ago at TJ Maxx and I think I paid approximately $8 for it. It has a chalkboard front and measures about 8 inches wide by 14 inches deep by 6 inches tall. All of my small paper pads (or small papers that I have cut down to fit this container) are stored here. Yes, you heard that correctly, they are ALL stored here. Well I guess that isn't completely true, I keep two small boxes of Christmas supplies (including about four small holiday paper pads) in a closet. I only pull out those boxes from early November through the end of January or so. If I run out of room for more paper pads in this box, I cannot buy anymore. My rule is this: I have to use what I have or donate before I purchase more when I run out of room. This rule applies to all of my supplies. Right now this storage piece is close to being completely full, so I am getting ready to pull some paper pads out and make a big batch of cards.

I store this wood box on a large bookcase that my husband built. I wrote a post about the start of organizing my studio last May, you can find out more about that bookcase HERE if you are curious.

While searching the Internet I found many storage solutions for organizing small paper pads. I came up with three overall themes for these types of containers.

  1. Wicker, wood, or fabric storage baskets
  2. Plastic storage containers
  3. Lidded Storage Boxes

Wicker Baskets

There seems to be a growing trend of using storage solutions made from natural materials. Wicker baskets definitely fit this category and look really cute in a crafting space. They work very well for storing all kinds of things, and they are cute to look at as well. Here are some options I found:

This adorable lined rattan basket can be found at Target. I have also seen similar baskets at Michael's, A C Moore, Joanne Fabrics, Goodwill, TJ Maxx, Amazon, garage sales, and many other retail and consignment stores. You can find this basket online HERE.
This seagrass woven basket was also found at Target. You can find this online HERE.

There are many, many other options out there. I often look for baskets on clearance racks, garage sales, or consignment shops. I love that there are so many different textures, colors, and sizes to choose from. Really, the possibilities are endless with these adorable storage pieces.

Plastic Storage Containers

Plastic storage containers are another great option. One of the benefits in using plastic containers is that they often include a lid. This feature allows you to stack numerous bins on top of one another, plus it also prevents dust, glitter, and other fun crafting supplies from getting all over your pretty paper. There are many options out there, but it is important to make sure that the inside dimensions of any container you purchase are large enough for your paper to fit inside comfortably once closed. It might be a really good idea if you are shopping at your local store to actually bring a paper pad or two with you. I do this all the time. It really saves a lot of effort and money, plus as an added bonus, you can really visualize what it will look like in your space this way. It might seem silly, but I would rather bring the item to the store than come home and discover I purchased the wrong size. Nothing is more frustrating in my book.

I found this beauty by Art Bin online through Amazon. You can find that HERE. It is the Art Bin 6990Ab Super Satchel Double Deep Box with Removable Dividers. I think this could be a great storage solution for storing small paper pads, as well as a variety of other crafting needs.

My friend, Taniesa Vlasak recently made a video about how she uses Close to My Heart plastic storage containers to organize her 6 x 6 paper pads. She even sells Close to My Heart supplies and I should also mention that she uses this storage solution for washi tape and Thickers as well! You can find the link to her You Tube video HERE. She has a lot of really great organizational ideas. I highly recommend you watch this video. If you do watch her video, be sure to leave her a nice comment, I know she must have spent a lot of time putting that together.

Lidded Storage Boxes

Lidded boxes can really be found just about anywhere: The Dollar Tree, consignment stores, and you probably already have many in your home. One thing that I did discover while researching this topic is that most boxes designed for media, or to hold large photos is generally going to work for small paper pad storage as well. Take this one, the Semikolon Multimedia Box. This adorable box can be found at The Container Store HERE. They also come in a variety of fun spring colors, as well as neutrals if you prefer that look. If you do not have a Container Store near you, you can shop online through their website, or you can also find something similar in an office storage store near you.

I also really adore THIS lacquered box from The Container Store. The colors are so adorable and I love that it has a high gloss finish. How sexy is that? Well, if a craft storage piece can be sexy I guess.

I hope this installment of Crafty Organization Thursdays at life, scrapbook, repeat was helpful. I write these posts to inspire others to think of different ways to store their crafting supplies, and I hope you found something useful in this article.

Let's talk paper pad storage today. Anyone else finding they have quite a few? (sheepishly raising my hand) I sure do, but they also fit in my assigned storage. If you learn nothing else from reading these columns, remember my number one tip. When you come up with a storage system for a particular product that is working for you and that fits in your space, don't just keep adding more. If there is no more room, use up what you have, or get rid of some before you purchase more. If you follow this, you will never outgrow your space. 

If you have any other suggestions for small paper pad storage, please do not hesitate to list below in the comments. I would also love to see links of any great storage solutions you have found in your home, on a shopping trip, or via the Internet.

Happy Organizing,



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Layout Share: My Daisy Girl

Hello and Happy Wednesday. Thanks for popping in today, I have a layout to share with you based on some pretty incredible color inspiration I shared on Instagram a few weeks ago. The top photo below are stacks of fabrics at Joanne Fabrics. I just adore this combination of peach, red, radiant orchid, and pops of green, and the florals just scream spring. Please keep reading to find out how I used this Instagram photo to make a fun and spring-feeling layout.

After taking the photo, I used this photo as my guide when choosing the products below. I pulled out all kinds of things (probably 2-3 times more than I needed, ) but it is so much easier to create when it is all pulled together before hand. It was also super fun to take a photo of my procured supplies and just think about my project for a few days until I decided which way I wanted to go with it. If you have never tried gathering all of your supplies beforehand, I highly recommend it. It can also be highly inspirational just finding a fun way to photograph your supplies together. If you give it a try, I would love it if you link me to your combination. :-)
Next I made a collage out of a variety of photos of my beloved dog Daisy. I then followed a sketch posted at Studio Calico earlier this week, and 90 minutes later this is what I had.

Thank you so much for stopping by life, scrapbook, repeat today. I appreciate you being here. I also appreciate all of my new readers, followers, and commenters, along with my longtime followers. Thanks so much everyone!

This layout started with some layers of papers, a few tags, and then I just had fun embellishing, misting, stamping, and sewing buttons. Who doesn't love buttons? Seriously. I will never grow tired of them. I am also loving these floral rub-ons, and all of the great rub-ons available as of late. I sure missed those guys. Anyone else remember those awesome Heidi Swapp alphabet rub-ons from yesteryear? I sure miss them. I ran out about two years ago. Those were so much fun!

I linked this layout over at Paper Issues. Their latest issue is "Tip-toe Through the Tulips," and I interpreted this challenge by using lots of spring and floral elements. I always love their challenges. Thanks for another great one Cassie Box and Paper Issues.

I will be back tomorrow with another installment of Crafty Organization Thursday and this time we are looking at different ways to store all of our small paper pads. I sure hope to see you back. Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 8

Happy Tuesday and it's time for another week of Project Life. I had planned on sharing week 9 today (along with week 8, ) but my printer decided to randomly stop connecting to the Internet yesterday and of course I forgot the wifi password again. It drives me crazy that I can remember every other password, but never can seem to recall this one. I am sharing week 8 with you today and yes, I still love this project. Next week I will share weeks 9 and 10.

This is my fourth year doing Project Life, and sometimes I feel like mixing it up; for that reason, I tried a two different things this week. The first change I made was I decided to focus this week on just one individual in my family: Our thirteen-year old Elliot. He is an eighth-grade boy and just registered for his Freshman High School classes last Friday. I seriously do not know how all of that time went by. I am so thankful I documented so much of it, but man oh man, do I wish I had a smart phone and good digital camera when he was a baby.

The second difference is that I am using a full page photo again, but this time it is in a traditional 12 x 12 inch page protector. I use the We R Memory Keeper albums and page protectors (in case you were curious.) I am very happy with the craftsmanship of the albums and page protectors. I have purchased over 40 albums, and only had problems with one of them. I don't think I have ever received a bad batch of page protectors. I highly recommend their products for the quality alone! Onto some pages...

Week 8:

Let's talk pocket page scrapbooking today or Project Life...are you enjoying the process? Any questions for me? What kind and style of page protectors do you use? Any favorite tools or recent purchases that you are just dying to share? I would drove to hear any and all scrappy news.

I am linking up these pages over at The Mom Creative. Jessica has switched from having a weekly Project Life share, to a monthly format. If you want to see all kinds of Project Life inspiration, you can find the March linkup HERE.

Have a great Wednesday. I will be back tomorrow with another layout to share

Happy Scrappin'



Monday, March 10, 2014

Layout Share: Eighth

Happy Monday. I am back and ready for some serious crafting this week. I had some internet issues last week and some family stuff going on, but I sure missed you guys. I did manage to get some things accomplished last week, and I can't wait to share some of this goodness with y'all.

I have a layout to share today that uses some photos from August of 2013. I was going through my oldest child's Middle School years album a few weeks ago, and realized that I never scrapbooked his first day of eighth grade. I do not feel that you have to scrapbook everything, and in general I scrapbook more of the everyday photos, but I love back to school pictures. Just adore them. This was a fun layout to put together.

I used items from Simple Stories, October Afternoon, and this awesome striped 
Studio Calico paper from the Copper Mountain Scrapbook Kit. 

I will be back tomorrow with two weeks of Project Life to share. I sure hope to see you then.

Happy Scrappin'



Monday, March 3, 2014

Giveaway Winner for the I Heart My Readers Thickers Giveaway

I went through all of the comments and Instagram responses and drew a name last night for the giveaway. Thank you so much to everyone that played along........The winner is Ange. Congratulations! I look forward to hearing from you Ange. Please contact me via e-mail washingtontransplant (at) gmail (dot) com with your shipping information, and I will get these goodies out to you ASAP.

I really appreciate everyone that took the time to write down what they would like to see more of here at the blog. I am definitely planning on including all of these ideas in future blog posts, please stay tuned. I will be hosting another giveaway later this month, so make sure you continue to follow along here at life, scrapbook, repeat. I will be back tomorrow with two different pocket page layouts to share. Until then...

Happy Scrappin'