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May 30, 2015

3 More Pages

April SO Blog Template by Scrapping with Liz
Beautiful Days Elements by LaBelle Vie Designs
Beautiful Days Papers by LaBelle Vie Designs
Beautiful Days Solids by LaBelle Vie Designs

I took a little time to scrap last weekend. I started 5 pages on Matthew's Album and finished up three of them. I still have two to go. Maybe I'll work on those this weekend. I actually joined in on some challenges over at Scrap Orchard to give me a little creative push to get these done. It was a lot of fun.


In Quotes Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Check it Out by Bella Gypsy

Pajama Party Templates - Previous Freebie that will be released in the store soon!
Imperial Palace by Dream Big Designs
Hopefully I'll be back next week with more pages to show you.
-Liz

May 29, 2015

Week 20: Go Play Outside

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
This week was filled with a lot of outdoor adventure...along with the daily grind of school work, music practice and daily chores.

Take a closer look below.
My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
I also scrapped the May page in the 2016 calendar I am making for my mom. I seriously can't wait to print this album and give it to her. If you haven't joined in on the challenge there's still time, and you'll have a 2016 album ready to print at the end of the year!

2016 Calendar Template 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
-Liz

May 22, 2015

2015 Week 19: THE Week

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
Week 19 might have just been one of the most exciting weeks of 2015 so far. We've anxiously waited since last November, when we decided to go the cochlear implant route with Matthew, for his activation day. That came this past week. While activation day might have been a little confusing for him (you can view it on the QR code), he has made HUGE strides this past week with it. It's amazing. I feel like I'm watching a miracle unfold right in front of my eyes. God is good. I'll be sharing more, I'm sure, with my weekly pages and blog posts on how things are going if you are interested.

Not only did Matthew have his CI activation, but we also watched the crew pour the foundation for our new house, there was a piano recital and the hubby and I got to go to a concert ALL BY OURSELVES! It was definitely memorable week.

Take a closer look if you want to. 

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs

-Liz

May 20, 2015

Don' Forget These 3 Things {FREEBIE to Help YOU!}


I'm no expert, but these are three things you probably will regret not including on your digital scrapbook page: date, people and place. And obviously pictures. Unless, of course, you're going for a photo-less page, and then that's just a whole new ball game. But we aren't talking about a ball game here, so let's get back to this list.

Always stick the date on there. Just type it up in the corner, doodle it around a picture, add it in with the journaling. Just somewhere. If you don't you'll be guessing what month or year that piano recital was. Believe me, I know!

Don't forget the names of people (I'm bad about this one).  You might know the person's name, but maybe your kids will want to know who it is, and you might not be around to tell them. Maybe you are scrapping their childhood friends or teachers, and you want them to remember those names through the years.

You probably also want to include the place. Where were you? Was it a special place, a favorite park, a friend's house? You'll especially want to include the specific place if you are on a road trip or vacation. It's amazing how many names of people and places you can forget over the years...or is that just me?

Here are a few freebies to help you make sure you can easily add the date, people and place to your page. Download and enjoy!


-Liz

May 15, 2015

2015 Week 18

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
It was an exhausting week so instead of chattering today I'm just going to share my pages from Week 18. Hope that's okay!

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 5 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life May Bundle by Juno Designs
-Liz

May 9, 2015

Just a Couple More Pages

In Quotes Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Imperial Palace by Dream Big Designs

Like I said, I participated in a couple of challenges this weekend. One page was for a fun challenge that Tiff hosted (the page above) and the other challenge was the MIS that Kimberley hosted. Both were a ton of fun, and thy helped me get a few more pages done for Matthew's album. If you haven't tried doing a scrapping challenge yet you should try it. It gets the creative juice flowing. You can find them in the Scrap Orchard forum, in my SwL Facebook Group and here on the blog every month.

In Quotes Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Imperial Palace by Dream Big Designs
Hoping to have some more pages to share with you next week.
-Liz

May 8, 2015

Week 17: It almost didn't get done.

My Life Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life April Bundle by Juno Designs
Everyday Life March Alpha by Juno Designs
So, I always set aside Saturday night to do my weekly pages. Since it was iNSD this past weekend I decided to participate in some challenges going on at Scrap Orchard, and then I joined in on a chat at 10:00 to play Pictionary with my digi-friends. Before you knew it I was falling asleep at my computer. No problem. I'll scrap it on Sunday afternoon (my back up plan when I can't scrap on Saturday nights). Sunday afternoon rolls around, and It was so beautiful outside we just couldn't stay inside so we went on a family hike.  Got on my computer Sunday night and managed to place my pictures in my template, but I was so tired I had to go to bed  as soon as that was done (no more falling asleep at my computer). I got on my computer Monday night to finish up my page, and I realized I used some pictures from the wrong week. How does that even happen? Sleep deprivation. That's how. I managed to replace my pictures, add minimal elements and journaling and call it a page.

The page is done. But barely, I almost gave up.

My Life Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life April Bundle by Juno Designs
Everyday Life March Alpha by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life April Bundle by Juno Designs
Everyday Life March Alpha by Juno Designs
-Liz

May 6, 2015

Template-Trim-In-Half Technique

During iNSD one of my very creative team members, Tiff, came up with an awesome challenge that she hosted in my SwL Facebook group (you might want to join the group!). In fact, I thought it was so fun and unique that I wanted to share it with you here. It's a fun thing you can try any time.



She took a template and moved the background layer up somewhere into the middle of the template. You can see the template examples above. The left side is the whole template and the right side is with the background layer moved to a different spot. See how it just changes the whole template, but it still looks great.

Here's Tiffany's example. She used that bottom template on the example page above.
Recyclables 30 (the third example for the Template-Trim-In-Half)
Other digital products from Creashens (including Ombre Papers, Bloomers No. 3, Bare Necessities Stitches, Pillow Talk Kit, Early Morning Kit) and Karla Dudley (Giddy Cut Files 1)
Here's what I made with the same technique:
In Quotes Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Imperial Palace by Dream Big Designs

I used the template on the top left.

I love how this technique can really stretch your stash and make it go even further.
Give it a try and share your page with me here or join the facebook group and share there.
-Liz

May 2, 2015

Finally Scrapping Matthew's Album Again!

Is this page too girly for a boy album? I don't know, but I like it.

Photo Mat Full Templates by Scrapping with Liz
 I Was Here by La Belle Vie Designs

It's been way too long. Between selling the house, moving into the rental house, and Matthew's surgery I've had to put scrapping Matthew's album aside. But now that we are settled into the rental and Matthew's surgery is behind us I feel like I'm getting back to normal. Sort of. I set aside some time this past weekend just to scrap. I found that I had already started these three pages. Remember my scrapping fast tips? Well, I had already placed all my photos on the pages. All I needed to do was add some paper, elements and journaling. They came together pretty quickly. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things and get his album done soon.

I flipped this template on the side since my pictures were all vertical. It was perfect.

Photo Mat Full Templates by Scrapping with Liz
Alpha From 
 I Was Here by La Belle Vie Designs
Medic by Dream Big Designs
I started this pages with just my Photo Mats and felt like I needed a little something more so I added my Edge Templates and it was perfect.

Photo Mats by Scrapping with Liz
Edge Templates by Scrapping with Liz
At the Park by Chelle's Creations

-Liz

May 1, 2015

2015 Week 16: Back to Normal

My Life Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life April Bundle by Juno Designs
Everyday Life March Alpha by Juno Designs
Week 16. We are getting back in the swing of things over here after Matthew's surgery.  School work (although I didn't take any pictures of that), game playing, running, hiking, laundry, eating....

Just take a closer look below.

My Life Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life April Bundle by Juno Designs
Everyday Life March Alpha by Juno Designs

My Life Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life April Bundle by Juno Designs
Everyday Life March Alpha by Juno Designs
-Liz

P.S. Don't forget about the awesome sale going on at Scrap Orchard this weekend. I have over 25 products that you can snatch up for just $1.00 each.



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