family, life and all things scrapbooking

Friday, July 11, 2014

Recent Layouts by Splendid Fiins!

Here are some yummies for you from Splendid Fiins - hopefully to inspire you!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

P&Co. Blog Post (July 5th) - Breaking From 'Weekly' Mode

Of course the biggest attraction to any type of 'Project Life', 365 daily is documenting each week/month of the year. But sometimes I find when I'm doing a weekly layout, I become stressed trying to cram the bigger moments in with the rest of the everyday. So that got me thinking, why not just showcase them on a separate page? After all, it's MY album, I don't have to follow any set rule on creating only  weekly pages.
Here is an example of a page I just finished - documenting a book signing of my favourite Author. I started off trying to fit it all into a 4x6 and 3x4 pocket and was so frustrated. I had an itch to add more and didn't want to stifle the memory. So if you get an itch to keep playing with your photos, feel free to expand on it!
PL Diana GJenP
I thought it was fun to add Audrey Neal's time stamps to represent the entire day. So I was excited to find a similar PL layout in the P&Co. Pocket Gallery documenting a day-in-the-life by GiadaR.
GiadaR-Day_in_the_life-May (1)
Another fun idea outside of your 'weekly' layouts could be focusing on everyday recurrences. My daughter draws all the time. Sometimes I add her doodles within a weekly layout, but occasionally they become overwhelming! So last year I dedicated a page to them all. This way I can remember them forever. :)
Pockets by Karla Dudley
Here I featured some of my favourite T.V. shows that I 'binge watched' this year (some for a second round! LOL).
PL tv JenP
Then there here are times I want a little extra breathing room, but don't need to commit to an entire page. Inserts are a fun way to add some flair to your album as well. Inserts can come in different sizes, but for my album I used a couple of 6x12 ones:
PL dad insert Jen P       PL quote insert_JenP
In traditional scrapbooking a pocket sleeve is used, however in a digital album (that is printed) it is done a little differently. When the album is printed, it will still print the entire page (showing in white). Cut along the edge of your insert (getting rid of the white space) and add a tab (such as washi tape!) to the side for easy flipping. Be sure to do another insert (in same size) for the page behind as well. I haven't actually finished my printed album to be able to show you this, but I did find an example of one from the blog 'Family Bees' (shown below):
family bees
courtesy of familybees.blogspot
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of inspiration! Remember to keep scrapping those weeks, but if you find some weeks are crazy and filled with too many memories, feel free to expand the week out a bit! I give you permission! :)
I had a lot of fun with my Binge-Watching layout. I made a little filler card for it and thought I'd share it with other fellow addicts like me who may want to document this as well (or just include it in your weekly layouts).
Binge Watching Cardblog
Just click the link to my blog Scrap Tales to download! Enjoy.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A PL Filler Card Freebie for you!

Hello fellow Scrappers!

For those who stopped by from my P&Co. blog post, welcome!

If you're like me, you may have an enjoyment (addiction?) towards watching t.v... especially series related shows. And usually when I'm able to watch an entire season, I tend to binge-watch it until the wee hours into the night!

I recently did a scrapbook page for my Project Life album about all the shows I binged on this year, and created a little filler card.

So I'm offering it to you, fellow scrappers in 3x4 size. I hope you have use for it! Download link below...

 Template by Sabrina's Creations. Elements by Mommyish. Currently card by Karla Dudley.
 Images courtesy Google 

For those who stumbled upon my blog and would like to see more ideas for non-weekly layouts for your PL album, visit the P&Co. blog post: Breaking Free from "Weekly" Mode for more tips and inspiration! NOTE: Link will be added when my blog post goes live on July 5th!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, June 23, 2014

More P&Co. Yummies!

Some fabulous stuff has been popping up all over P&Co... check out some of the layouts I created with it!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Trying to Catch Up! Jan-Feb P&Co. Yummies!

I've been slacking! I recently moved, and everything has taken a back-burner... my poor neglected blog. :)  Anyway, here are some layouts from P&Co. I did (sort of) recently! Please Note : some are missing as they are either from a previous blog post or PL layouts to be updated on different post. Please click for credits!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

P&Co. iNSD Sale and amazing CT Blog Hop!

iNSD Creative Team Bloghop

Not to be left out, the Creative Team has been hard at work creating goodies for you. They all used the gorgeous collab Bermuda Triangle, which you can snag for free through the Designer’s Bloghop.
Bermuda Triangle P&Co iNSD Freebie
We have lots going on so jump right into the Digi-Talk forum and join in on the fun and prizes!
And don’t forget:
  • We’ll be refunding one random order daily with our Big Payoff contest!
  • Our popular Dream Cart contest is underway.
  • We have 2 Speed Scraps on Saturday: Noon MDT and 8 PM MDT, so everyone can have a chance to play along!
To get us started,  Lisa, Suzie and Raquel have created these for your digi pleasure. Click each image to download your gifts.
Bermuda Triangle Freebie Bermuda Triangle Freebie Bermuda Triangle Freebie
Hop through the team’s blogs and Facebook pages to snag the rest of the freebies, then I’ll see you in the forum to wrap up the hop.
  1. Pixels & Company<–You are here!
  2. Lynnette
  3. Amy
  4. Jenn
  5. Linda
  6. Laura
  7. Barbara
  8. Anna
  9. Kelly
  10. Mandi
  11. Jen H
  12. Erin
  13. Jennifer E.
  14. Carey
  15. Kat
  16. Rachel
  17. Nettie
  18. Becca
  19. P&Co Forum

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Project Life Layouts for 2014

As promised, here are a couple more PL layouts for this year. Document Life templates are from Sabrina's Creations from P&Co. Click on images for additional credits.

Started with a fun cover page (template by Anita Designs)... I've also decided to do some 6 x 12 inserts as well! How fun!

For additional layout ideas: GO HERE

*note: Project Life is a daily/weekly/monthly document style of scrabooking originally created from Becky Higgins

More to come soon!
Happy Scrapping!