Thursday, May 1, 2014

Heritage Scrap iNSD Sale



iNSD Sale!


My little corner of Heritage Scrap will be on sale for inter National Scrapbook Day.  Hope everyone has fun shopping and joining in all the games and fun all over the web or at a crop!  Happy Scrapping!

Marmee: New Kit For Mother's Day


Growing up, Mother's Day was always a special occasion where my mother's family gathered at Grandma Hopkins' house for a big meal and an afternoon of fellowship. We made a lot of happy memories on those days. Now I'm a Mom and I live 850 miles away from family and I miss those times.  Marmee was created to document the special mother's day gatherings or other occasions that honor your Moms, Grandmas, Aunts or other special ladies.  Naturally I love vintage and heritage styles, but I also wanted this to be a touch modern too so that it would adapt well to current photos as well as those from the past.  And since I love doing Project Life, I've included some 3x4 and 4x6 journaling cards as well. Of course I didn't leave my heritage roots. There are 2 pedigree charts - one is four generation and the other five - just in case you want to add a little genealogy to your family photos. Here is the description from the store listing:

Marmee is a digital scrapbook kit designed to honor our Moms and Grandmothers whether we call them Marmee or "just plain 'ol Mom". Bright spring and summer colors are perfect for scrapbooking your photos of Mother's Day or other events honoring the ladies in your life.  Included are 18 gold titles and two pieces of word art about mothers, as well as two gold pedigree charts if you want to include a little family history. The 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards are perfect for those doing pocket scrapbooking projects as well as for getting all the details down about your matriarch. Elements included have a garden and bird theme.  Happy scrapbooking! Thank you for looking.
 
31 300 dpi Papers
24 12x12 Background Papers
  7 12x12 Card Stock Papers
 
86 Elements
1 Beadspill
1 Bird
1 Lacy Border
3 Bows
1 Braid
1 Button
1 Charm
1 Lace
1 Fern
3 Leaves
8 Flowers (1 Recolored)
1 Doily
3 Ribbons
2 Ribbon Banners
2 Rosettes (1 Recolored)
1 Tag Cluster
1 Twine
2 Pedigree Charts  (4 & 5 Generation)
2 Autograph Books
9 Frames
1 Journal Note
1 Tab
6 3x4 Journal Cards
6 4x6 Journal Cards
3 Labels (2 Recolored)
2 Post Cards
1 Tag
18 Titles
2 Word Art









Thanks for taking time to stop by and see my new kit. I hope you like it! Happy Scrapping!



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Project Life Tuesday: 2014 Week 6 and a Calendar Card


Because of the weather, I had to take my photos inside this week, so they aren't so great.  However, I am not going to complain because we have been in drought and we need the blessing of this rain!


Here is the full two page spread.  It was a blue week!


This was a week mostly spent around the house, but it was also a week where a lot of things were accomplished, so there was a lot to write about.


Because the photos weren't very good I took a close up shot of the right side.  All the fruit trees bloomed early and they have been lovely.


 
And I decided to put in a small calendar each month.  I have the digital version of the Rain Core Kit and was able to choose one of the cards that is meant to be for the opening page.  Then I used a commercial use perpetual calendar template from one of my favorite designers, Miss Tiina. After flattening the image, I had it printed at Costco with the rest of my Project Life photos and I am pleased with the result. It was fun to add that.
 
All in all,I have loved doing this. It's so relaxing on Sunday or Monday to sit down with my prints and work on my layout - almost like a reward! My pages aren't overly exciting as far as technique and art, but they are DONE! And that is the exciting part to me and my family.
 
Don't forget to check other Project Life bloggers on the link up at The Mom Creative.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Project Life Tuesday: 2014 Week 5


Welcome back to my Project Life Adventure.  This week I am connecting up with Project Life Tuesday at The Mom Creative.  She has a great FAQ post this week. Be sure to check out the bottom of her post for those who have linked up.

 
I'm still working on getting better pictures - it's a work in progress. I don't have good light inside and the weather wasn't cooperating outside!  You win some and you lose some. If you are new here - I am just doing a very simple Project Life focusing on photos and journaling. I love the look of the pages with embellishments and pretty things, but at this point in my life, there just isn't enough time or finances to do that.  Primarily I am a heritage scrapbooker and I do that digitally as well as creating digital designs.  Project Life is my way of satisfying both my love of being the family historian and my love for hands on scrapbooking. I may add more as I go along though.  For now I am content using the Rain core kit from Becky Higgins, which I purchased at HSN. You can see my previous posts under the label Project Life.
 
 
 
My pages are just day to day life - nothing too exciting.  I focused on the weather since we are in drought and the little guy who is staying with us. We've also been having glorious sunrises this winter. The "snipping tool" in Windows has been my friend to grab graphics to document what is happening in the world.



This week I had so many pictures that there aren't many of the decorative card fillers to add to the design. We are excited to see seeds coming up and I caught the odometer as it hit 128k miles!

Thank you for dropping by to see what's going on in my Project Life Adventure!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Project Life Tuesday: Week 4


Yesterday it sure was a treat to get my new pictures and sit down and steal an hour of time to work on my pages for week 4!


I was glad to get my cover finished as well. In my stash I found some number letter stickers that I have had for about 10 years. I thought they worked perfect.  We added a picture of Hubby and the kids in front of our house. The garden is pretty brown and barren this time of year and it will be interesting to see what it looks like a little later in the year.  My son took a photo of Hubby and I as well.  It's not my favorite but I have made a commitment to include photos of myself in my scrapbooking so that my children will have memories of me as well.  The horrid thing is that hours after these photos, we began falling like dominoes with nasty Noro virus!


I'm still working on how to take better photos of layouts.  I'm not there yet!  Here is the two page spread of our week.

 
 
We had a busy MLK Jr three day weekend which began with extra guests. Hubby and I worked in the garden and my daughter sprained her wrist!
 
 
 
 
I've included information about our drought, the little guy who is staying with us and our Hebrew lessons.  The sunrises have been so beautiful lately that I had to include another one.
 
 
I'd love to hear about your Project Life!





Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Project Life Tuesday: 2 Weeks


Last night I had fun catching up on Project Life. The pages I completed were for weeks 2 and 3, though I am questioning whether or not I am counting correctly.  The first week of the year was a half week, so maybe I will always be one week ahead in numbering?  I apologize ahead of time for the sub standard photographs. I need to plan ahead so that I can take them in natural light and with my dSLR.

 
Week 2 was cold and broke cold records in some parts of the states, even though our state was unusually warm and in a state of drought. I included captures from the web regarding the weather to document this. 
 
 
Also during this week, we found my 7th grade picture taken at the same age that my son is now. It's hard to see here but we do look quite a bit alike, much to my son's chagrin. Our family likes to watch series through Netflix and I took a photo of our TV of our latest viewing interest.
 
 
I have been enjoying the winter sunrises seen through the bare 100 year old black walnut tree.  The two photos were taken on the same day - sunrise and just before sunset.  Upper left is a photo of my youngest who was given a dress up Little House on the Prairie dress. It was hanging off of her a year ago, it was so big and now it almost fits.  She would wear it every day if I let her.  My son used some of his own money to buy the cat themed kit for Project Life. The photo with the 'moose' is my mantle. I finally got a print of my Mommy as a toddler with her Daddy's moose. It fits perfectly in the frame.

 
Week three started with a wonderful visit from an out of state friend.  A lot of things happened, so this is actually the first two page spread of two spreads.
 


The cats have loved the fact that we are recovering from illness and have sat around a lot. They like to "help"!  My daughter loves pink and she saw this Smart Car while we were shopping and asked me to take a picture to put in our Project Life.

 
This layout features our friends and the kids around home.  You can see I have not added any embellishments. I am using the Rain core kit from Project Life and Becky Higgins' Project Life pens for journaling.  So far I am just trying to get into the rhythm of everything.  Yes, it could be "prettier" to do more embellishment, however, my goal is to keep it simple and get it done!
 


Here is the second spread from our week, which involved a lot of social interaction and work around home.

 
We made applesauce. did reading and the kids had a "sleepover" in the girls room when our friends came to stay for a couple weeks.
 

 

We also enjoyed a Skype session with out of town friends and our little friend who is visiting enjoyed steak dinner on Friday night.  The girls had their orthodontist check and we began learning the Hebrew aleph bet.

All in all I am enjoying this project more and more. How about you?