Friday, May 01, 2015

NSD 2015 Pink Paislee Blog Hop

Happy National Scrapbook Weekend!  The Pink Paislee team wants to wish you a fun and creative weekend! Whether you are at home or at a crop this weekend, we would like to share some inspiration with you along with what this holiday means to us! Start at Pink Paislee's blog and let's get this party started!

I have always been crafty, love stationery, planners, pens, paints, anything creative.  I love the creativity from scrapbooking, but I also love the documentation.  It is a way for the photos to be in my hands, in my daughter's hands.  Sharing either my thoughts, documenting an event, or letting the photo(s) speak for themselves.
I took this photo when my daughter was two.  It is framed and displayed in our home.  But when I looked at this photo with her now being 6, I instantly had a rush of emotions.  Are we going back to China for a heritage visit?  Is she prepared for the emotions of that trip?  She has always said yes. 
I added my typed journaling on an extra piece of white cardstock with my thoughts on this.  She is still too young and really not aware of what a trip like that would be like, but I have always been open to it.
The Atlas collection could not be more perfect in conveying my thoughts with this photo of her.  There is enough travel theme and classic patterns and colors to work with your photos and stories.
Thank you so much for joining us on the Pink Paislee NSD blog hop!  The amazing, talented Jamie Pate is your next stop for inspiration!  Make sure to also enter our National Scrapbook Weekend Facebook Giveaway!  Have a creative weekend!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Big Picture Class - Pocket Prompts | 03

Hello!  I am here!  Hope everyone has been doing well.  I've been busy but a good and exciting busy. My first class with Big Picture Classes is up...Pocket Prompts | 03!  5 Photo and journaling prompts for your Project Life/Pocket Pages, and a process video putting it all together.

I enjoyed putting this together so much and felt like I have found my niche.  If you haven't already, you can sign up for a month free trial, then it is $9.95 a month for ALL class!  I did it myself and it is well worth it.  Amazing classes, you can go through at your pace.

If you don't do Project Life/Pocket pages, Pocket Prompts | 03 is still worth going through.  The photo prompts help with any type of camera and any skill level.  Both the photo and journaling prompts are great inspiration for another project like a mini album or even a scrapbook layout.

I am really so excited about this opportunity and hope to see you in class!  I have another class finished and will be going up soon.  Yes, been busy, but a good busy.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

October Afternoon Treasure Map

Amy van Luijk is behind this interesting piece that I pinned and the inspiration behind my layout on the October Afternoon blog last week using the brand new Treasure Map collection!!!  So excited about this collection  
I absolutely LOVE this collection!  It was so worth the wait.  And it was perfect with the photos of us strawberry picking during Spring Break.

My amazing, beautiful and talented friend Suz, used the inspiration for a card and I think my jaw dropped.  Check out the blog post here to see what she did.

And see the collection here.  You will literally want to dive into it!

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Maggie Holmes Guest | Process Video

I was so thrilled to be a guest on Maggie Holmes' blog.  I pulled out some of the Confetti papers from the March Hip Kit and bits leftover from kits from Cocoa Daisy.   I cannot tell you how much I loved putting this layout together.  Everything just flowed and it was a really quick, and meaningful layout.

Here's a process video of how the layout came together.  Thank you to Maggie Holmes for having me!

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Pink Paislee Atlas Collection and Process Video

Pink Paislee keeps knocking out some amazing products.  This new collection is called Atlas.  Full of great color and patterns.  VERY usable and so easy to work together.  I don't normally do 2-page spread, but I had this idea in mind.  I don't think this layout went over big, but it is a favorite of mine.

I had to re-do this layout...I literally got overwhelmed with which products to was all so good. You can see my process in this video.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hip Kit March Kit Work

Spring Break for us this week.  Hoping to get in lots of fun and quality time with my girl.  Always a hard balance, but worth it.

I love the freshness of the March kits from Hip Kit Club.  I got all the kits this month.  Haven't used the pocket page yet...will put my monthly spread together though this week or next.

Here is what I have done with the kits so far.  Using the Color Kit in all of this.
This is not a favorite layout of mine.  But I had to let it go and go with it.  Emma and I had fun using the props for St. Patrick's Day.

I got creative with just cardstock and the color kit.  Using the stencil as a mask and then as a stamp.  I love simple cards like these.

I love that Dear Lizzy pattern paper and had to cut it up to form my title on this next layout.

The kits are so packed with amazing products that I would have bought on their own.  So the kits are so well worth it to get a great variety of hot products.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope everyone is having a great week!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's Not Always Rainbows and Unicorns | October Afternoon

My amazing, talented friend, Emily, challenged me on the October Afternoon blog to scrap about "it's not easy being green."
Emily' layout blew me away, so stop by to see how she interpreted her own challenge on the October Afternoon blog.  I made this layout about struggles, but made it positive with the rainbow colors, but realistic with the journaling and the title.

Have a process video to share for this one.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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