I have been eyeing layouts from the whole “Project Life” trend for a few months. I am really drawn to the clean layout style that most of them present, along with the ability to add multiple photos to a layout that aren’t from the same event. I have such a hodge podge of photos from different days/events that I don’t want to necessarily create individual pages for, so after pinning several layouts that inspire me to Pinterest, I decided to jump in and make a layout for myself.
Credits: Kit used is Amy Jaz Design’s “All Around Town,” Arrow from Jady Day Studio’s “Silly Silly Bo Billy” kit.
Honestly, these pages took me all afternoon to make. But that is partly my own fault since I decided to make my layouts from scratch rather than using one of the templates out there. And I tend to be pretty nit-picky about making things line up just right. But I am very pleased with the result. These have a lot more journaling than I originally thought I’d be able to include, thanks to my old Facebook status updates and blog posts. And even better – these are the first layouts I have scrapped in months! I hope the creativity continues.
I think I will do some more layouts like these in the future. As mentioned before, I love that I include so many pictures and pieces of our lives on one page that normally wouldn’t warrant their own scrapbook layout.
Have you tried your hand at making a Project Life layout? What do you think of this latest scrapbooking fad?
One of the benefits of homeschooling – impromptu field trips!
Scraplift of a layout by AnyaL, Kit is Zoe Pearn’s “Isn’t She Lovely”
When spring hits, especially when we have these mild Colorado days, we really struggle with Spring fever and the desire to be outside. Yet I keep looking at the calendar and comparing it with the number of lessons we have yet to do. Guess we’d better not play hooky for too many days.
Do you ever want to scrapbook but feel uninspired and out of ideas when you actually go to scrap your photos? Yeah, me too. Then I find myself perusing the galleries and the layouts I have pinned to Pinterest, which usually helps tremendously.
Another thing that often helps get me going is to scraplift myself. This is my most recent scraplift. It is from a template I created a few months ago so it was pretty easy to throw together. (I did change a couple of the photo box sizes.)
Credits: Kit used was Ellie Lash’s Aiobheals Garden
If you haven’t grabbed the free template yet, it is still available. Just click on the image below to be brought to my Digital Scrapbook Freebies page to download.
Also, the kit I used for the new layout above is a freebie by Ellie Lash. I just checked and as of today, it is still available for free download on her site.
We have gotten a couple of nice snowstorms already this winter, much to my 6yo daughter’s delight. My just-turned-two year old isn’t so impressed (yet). What a contrast these cold, snowy pages are to our mild 65 degree weather today though! I even have the windows open – such a delight!
The day after the girls played in the snow in the above layout, my daughter wrote a little story about it at her homeschool co-op “Fun with Language” class. I will have to include this in our scrapbook, as it is a lot cuter than my own journaling!
“I love my mom because she let me play in the snow. It’s my sister’s first day in the snow. My sister did not touch the snow.”
Both digital scrapbook layouts were created from FREE digital templates that I found online. The locations of both are linked up for you in the credits of each page so you can download them too.
I created a template from a recent layout while watching The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring with my husband this evening. I’ve seen this movie many times yet it still hasn’t lost its magic for me. Beautiful story, scenery and soundtrack.
You can click on the layout preview below to be taken to my page full of free downloads.
Here is the original layout I used to create the template. This was my daughter’s Kindergarten graduation last spring. I cannot believe I have a first grader already!
We are getting our first snowstorm tonight. Hope the weather is good where you are!
I am participating in the DST blog train again. This time, I made a couple of templates instead of a kit.
The first template is a 24×12 (2 page) template that can fit up to 10 photos. It also has plenty of room for journaling.
The second template is 12×12 and can fit up to 4 photos. It also has plenty of room for journaling.
You can click on either preview image above to be taken to my page containing all of my digital scrapbook freebies available for download.
If you found this post from the DST Blog Train, then you may arrived here from The Urban Fairy.
Your next stop on the blog train is Created by Jill Scraps.
If you want to see a list of all participating designers, you can visit the Blog Train blog.
Thank you for stopping by.
I have a free two page template available for you all to download that can accommodate up to 16 photos. But first, would you take just a few moments to read about a little girl named Anne? That would mean a lot to me – thanks!
Anne is a happy, calm and inquisitive girl. She is friendly and smart. She is sociable with people that she knows well, but takes some time to warm up to new people. Anne has good cognitive abilities. She plays well with her peers and the older children. She learns quickly and loves to help in the group.
I’d like to raise awareness regarding the overwhelming need for adoption and special-needs adoption, to help Anne’s forever family find her and to also help fund her adoption grant so that money will not be an issue holding someone back from adopting this sweet little girl. Would you consider donating a little to Anne’s adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow? It is tax-deductible and would be a very feasible way to help one of “the least of these.” If you are not in a place to donate, I encourage you to visit the Reece’s Rainbow site and learn a little bit more about what they do and how they are helping the word get out about these precious children.
One of my layouts (shown below) was posted at the Daily Digi. Woohoo! Granted, I did submit it to them, but it is still exciting to see it over at their website.
Credits: Kit is “Reach for the Sky” by Lyndsay Riches
And here is a free two-pager I created from my layout. Hope you enjoy it!
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I’ve been sick for the past week. Yuck. The youngest daughter was kind enough to share her stomach bug with me and then, just as I was feeling better, the oldest daughter shared her bad cold. Sharing can be overrated.
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Happy New Year everyone! I have a little Digital Scrapbook Quick Page to share with you all.
Have you ever come across a quick page that you really liked, but you wished that perhaps it had room for one more photo? (This is me all.the.time!) Or maybe you wanted to change out one of the papers or embellishments to make a place for journaling or a different paper or embellishment? Welcome to LAYERED Quick Pages.
Although Layered Quick Pages have been around for awhile, I haven’t run across too many. I hope they gain in popularity soon, as I love the extra flexibility they give me. You can use the different layers as clipping masks, much like a template, should you desire to change out the paper layers with other papers or even additional photos. You can also hide layers that may not work with the photos you plan on using.
In your download file, I am including the normal PNG file and I will also be including the layered PSD file for you to play with, should you so desire.
If you have never played with a Layered Quick Page before, there is a tutorial at The Daily Digi.
You can click on the preview above to be taken to my full list of freebies available for download. No waiting, no 4shared.
Here is the layout that I used to create your quick page.
Don’t forget to pick up the free Sweet Child of Mine Scrapbook kit while you are at it, if you haven’t already done so.
I just finished a two-page layout of our trip to the pumpkin patch this year.
This is a scrapbook layout of our first science experiment as a part of our homeschooling.
In science this week, we have been discussing the atmosphere and air. We found an easy little science
experiment where we could create carbon dioxide using baking soda and vinegar and have the gas that is created blow up a balloon.
First, we filled up a bottle with vinegar. Next, we made a funnel so that we could pour baking soda into the balloon. Then we fitted the balloon on the bottle and let the baking soda fall in to meet with the vinegar and create the gas, carbon dioxide, which blew into and inflated the balloon.
After we finished with our experiment, Adrianna named the blue balloon “Bluey” and the pink balloon “Pinky” and drew faces on them and enjoyed playing with them for a few days.
Hello world. Or hello to the one or two readers I have left after my long periods between updates this year.
I’ve got another freebie template for you. It is a two-pager with room for up to 8 photos.
Here is my layout that I used to create the template.
Credits: Kit used is Sweet and Simple #10 by Gina Marie Huff
My daughter and I making cards together. She is so creative!
My daughter’s first Barbie doll.
This past week marked my daughter’s first day of Kindergarten and also our first week of homeschooling. Two very big firsts for our family!
Credits: Kit is “A New Day” by Sweet Shoppe Designs, the lined paper is from Misty Cato‘s “School Girl” kit, ABC border is from Quirky Twerp’s “Little Classroom Borders” (FREE), Template is by ChrissyW.
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