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May 29, 2013

May Page Review Time

I scrapped a few pages during the month of May. Some of these were scrapped late in April but I'm counting them for May since I haven't shared them with you yet.

Most of them, actually all of them except for the first one, are part of Lydia's album. I'm so close to being done with our pictures from China but I still want to scrap some special moments of her first year with us to include in her album. I would really like to finish up this album by the end of this year. I'm afraid to say that my 2012 and 2013 album have fallen to the wayside. I really do love my other children and want to scrap photos of them too but the other girls all have baby scrapbooks and I want Lydia to have one too. So that is on the top of my scrapping priority list right now. Thankfully I'm keeping up with my instagram album so I'll still have a pretty good 2013 family album at the end of the year. I just keep telling myself I'll have lots of time to scrap when my children are older!

Here goes.....

I made this page for my May Template Challenge. I took a really old template and revamped it. I think it turned out really fun! My kids love to "sew" and Emmie made that apron for Lydia. :)
May Template Challenge by Scrapping with Liz  and Hafta Craft by Bella Gypsy Designs
Here are pics of my first Mother's Day with Lydia. I have a lot more pictures to scrap from that day. :)
Yin and Yang Template Collab by Scrapping with Liz and Fiddle Dee Dee Designs and Girl Basics by Bella Gypsy Designs
And here is the start of more pages from China, in no particular order. I just get in the mood to scrap certain parts of our trip. I'm not scrapping them in any particular order. As you can see I used a lot of my Simple Journal Card Templates. They are great for really getting some pages scrapped!

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz and I Heart Mom Bundle by Amanda Heimann and Dream Big Designs
Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz and My Happy Place by Sugary Fancy Designs

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz and My Happy Place by Sugary Fancy Designs

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz and Because He Lives Bundle by Tracie Stroud and mle Card Designs.

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz and  My Happy Place by Sugary Fancy Designs

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz and  My Happy Place by Sugary Fancy Designs

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz and Chinese Takeout by mle Card Designs

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz and Capture Life June by Tracie Stroud Designs

Simple Journal Card Inspired Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz and Love Grows by Chelle's Creations

Journal Card Inspired Templates 1 by Scrapping with Liz and You Rock by Kristin Aagard Designs

Double Monthly Challenge Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz and Big Sibling Adoption Add-on and Word Bits by mle Card Designs.


That's it for this month! Come back tomorrow and I'll show you my Week 21 Instagram Page.
-Liz

May 15, 2013

Mini My Publisher



A while ago I made a photo album with My Publisher and I also ordered one of these mini-books (finally getting around to sharing it). I really loved the cute little size....and the price! They are a perfect size for carrying around in my purse. It was super easy to upload my pictures and just have them placed right into the pages.


I pretty much got what I expected for $2.99. It's not super amazing quality but it's just fine for that price.


Here's a side shot.


I wasn't expecting the back page to have their logo on it but for $2.99 I'm okay with that.

My book sits in my purse and my two year old loves pulling it out and flipping through it and naming everyone in her family. :)

-Liz

May 8, 2013

Arranging Alphas on Your Page - Video Tutorial

I'm all about adding quick titles to your pages. I wrote a blog post about it a few weeks ago and I also posted a video tutorial showing you a quick way to make your own digital scrapbook title.

Well, I'm back today to show you a quick and easy way to arrange, align and shadow your digital scrapbooking alphas on your page! I'm using Photoshop CS3 but I believe these techniques can be accomplished in most versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.


I hope this helps you add quicker titles to your pages!
-Liz

P.S. Here's a link to Tracie Stroud's alpha that I used in my tutorial.

May 1, 2013

Some of My April Pages

It's that time of the month where I show you what I've scrapped the past month. Most of these I scrapped in April. A few of them I did scrap towards the end of February but I couldn't show them until April because the templates weren't released yet. This is not all I've scrapped this month either! I've also scrapped a few more pages for some releases I have coming out in May. I just can't wait to show them to you yet!

Most of these are pages of pictures from our trip to pick up Lydia. That has been my focus this year and I'm almost done. :)

2 in 1 Templates by Scrapping with Liz and Moments Like This by Sugary Fancy Design

Using the SO April Blog Template and Chinese Takeout by mle Card Designs

Using my SO April Blog Challenge Template and  Leavin' on a Jet Plane by Laura Banasiak and Jenn Barrette and  Chinese Takeout by mle Card Designs

Double Monthly Challenge Templates 3 by Scrapping with Liz and Little Miss Sunshine Bundle by Megan Turnidge and   Tickled Pink Studio.

Double Monthly Challenge Templates 3 and Leavin' On a Jet Plane by Laura Banasiak and Jenn Barrette and Great Escape Bundle and Journal Bits by WMSquared.

These next four were inspired the whole Art Journal thing. Sometimes I like to try something a little bit different and I actually had a lot of fun making these.

These first two were inspired by songs.
Artsy Journal Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz and Life is a Dance Floor by Laura Banasiak and Juliana Kneipp.

Artsy Journal Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz and Cloud 9 Artisan Bundle by Tracie Stroud Designs.
 This page has a lot of meaning to me. What a moment!
Artsy Journal Templates 2 by Scrapping with Liz and Cloud 9 Artisan Bundle by Tracie Stroud Designs.
 A Bible Verse that has spoke to me over the last several years.
Artsy Journal Templates 2 and Because He Lives Bundle by Tracie Stroud and mle Card Designs.
That's it for this month Not too shabby if you include my Instagram Pages and the few others that I can't show you yet. ;)

-Liz


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