This Way To The Beach

Hello everybody! Summer is starting to wind down a bit in my household. We have been spending less time at the beach and more time gathering things needed for the new school year, new clothes, shoes etc. Soon, soccer practice will begin and nights fighting with Edward to do his homework at the kitchen table will surely drive me a little crazy, but I am looking forward to it!

Last week, I managed to pull Edward off his computer so we could spend the day at the beach. It was during the week which was great because it was just the two of us. The weather was perfect and Edward was perfectly content and relaxed, playing in the sand. I love watching him enjoy the simpler things in life. I try to take lots of photos to savor the moments I love best.

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Make it a Happy Day– With Slice of Summer

Why is it that summer comes and goes SO FAST?

One of my all time favorite things about summer is enjoying a nice big slice of watermelon!  It just speaks SUMMER!  And, every single child loves to indulge in it as well. So, before the summer ends, we had to make sure to capture these precious moments.

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A Little Note

A little note….is all it will take to put a smile on someone’s face.

Create this card, and the daisies will dance right off of it– and you are guaranteed smiles!

It doesn’t have to be for any special occasion, just a random act.

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The Brainiac with Bookworm

How exciting!!!  A collection for all of your school memories.

As you may remember, I am new to the scrapbooking part of papercrafting.  I have a pile of my kids’ school memories that need to get into books.  I am not overwhelmed by the process. I figure I will let the paper “speak” to me.  That is exactly what this Bookworm Collection did to me.  It spoke to me when picking a photo.  My daughter spoke to me as well!  When I showed her the picture that I decided on she said, “really Mom, you couldn’t have picked another picture that made me look less dorky?”.

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Fall in love with Origami Hearts

I was playing around with the Mix & Match Cranberry Paper line again!  I am a huge fan!

I have made origami hearts before scrapbooking but I knew I had to try to incorporate them in a layout.  My love of different is apparent in my layouts.

Cover

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Go for the Grid with Go! Fight! Win!

It’s almost time for Friday Night Lights!  I have to say–I honestly miss sitting on the bleachers each and every Friday night.  It was a ritual, and each and every week I took my camera along with me.  You just never know what shot or accomplishment you might miss if you don’t have it.  If you are like me, you take hundreds of photos of your kids playing sports.

Sports photos tend to get a little busy, with a lot going on in them.  I was trying to find a way to showcase the many photos on my layout, but not making it a clustered mess.  Then it dawned on me—CLEAN lines.  So, I went with the grid concept.

Not only is this grid layout great for sports, but any other occasion that you have many photos from.  A family event, perhaps?  We would love to see your grid layout on social media by using #creativememories.

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Where does time go?

It is so hard to believe that we are talking about sending the littles (or bigs in my case) back to school already.  Where does the summer go?

Make sure you capture all of the special moments when you are sending them back to learn.  Their grade, the books they like to read, their teacher, their shoe size, their favorite color, etc.

The Bookworm Collection is a fabulous pairing to any layout related to school.

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Love Bug Mix & Match Layout

Who is your love bug?  Maybe it might be your husband, your child, your niece or nephew, your grandchild….. whoever it is, this is the perfect layout to add their photos to.

Document the reasons why they are your “Love Bug”.  Trust me, it will make them feel loved beyond measure!

Creating a simple, yet embellished layout does not have to be a lot of work.  Cut several strips of paper the same length and width, and then a few flowers at the end of each and you are golden.

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Love Mix & Match Border

Love is…..Love.

I love to drink my coffee first thing in the morning.  I love my sons humor.  I love spending my spare time scrapbooking.  I love meatballs and mashed potatoes.  I love smelling the scent of ocean air.  We can LOVE just about anything.

However, what I really LOVE about this scrapbooking border is that I was able to use the Jumbo Jet Border Maker Cartridge in a very non-traditional way.  In fact, I bet when you look at this border, you didn’t even know the Jumbo Jet cartridge was used.  And, better yet—you can use this on just about any layout about many forms of LOVE!

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Summer Loving!

I love summer!!  Who doesn’t love summer? This paper just screams summer fun!

There always seems to be something happening during the summer months.  Every year, our beautiful city of Kamloops hosts a rib fest, and every year our family goes and samples four of the amazing ribs they offer!  I am prepared to scrapbook this messy day with this double page layout using the Slice of Summer Designer Paper Pack, Slice of Summer Mat Pack and the Slice of Summer Stickers.

Slice of Summer double page layout

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