Toil & Trouble: BOO!

Growing up I have to admit Halloween was not my favourite time of year, but after having children that has changed!  I love helping them figure out their costumes, carving pumpkins and decorating for Halloween.  We usually try to be creative and make our costumes ourselves.  Who knew I would actually be sad that I have only one Trick or Treater left in the house now!

The fall is my favourite time of year for photos as I love the oranges, reds and yellows of the season.  So creating Halloween pages is fun for me because I have lots of photos to choose from and Toil & Trouble to play design with!

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Back To The Books

Getting back to school is not my favourite time of year as I love having the children around the house without the busy school schedules, but once they are back we work into the schedule quickly.  I do love taking back to school photos though!

I few years ago I started taking a photo on the first day of school and the last day of school on the front step to show the difference in the children throughout their school year.  They always mature quite a bit through the school year, but the biggest difference is their growth.  I love the Bookworm digital kit with all of the school related embellishments, but what I really love is the colours as they are muted primary colours.

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Our Life At The Lake

Summer is my favourite time of the year and I seem to wish the days away all spring to get to the cottage again!  Morning coffee on the deck,  lazy afternoons on the beach, snacks and refreshments on the boat and smores by the campfire are a few of the things we love.  Oh yeah… and taking photos of all of these wonderful memories!

Slice of Summer Digital Kit is perfect for our memories at the lake!  The colours and the embellishments work fantastic!

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Digital – Mix & Match Layouts

I am a traditional scrapbooker  as well as a digital designer and two of my favourite embellishments are flowers and gems when I am scrapping traditionally.  So… you can only imagine my delight when the Mix & Match Digital Kits were introduced…and in so many beautiful colours!!!

I love layering different flower combinations along with the gems and the HUGE benefit when scrapping digitally is you never run out of your favourites because the supply is endless!  I am going to share a few pages I designed to show you different colour combinations and ways to decorate your pages with these “little gems”.

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Make a Splash with the Slice of Summer Collection

Right now it is a mere 98 degrees here in Minnesota.  It’s not always cold here.  We do get the heat occasionally, and with that comes the humidity, and then the “feels like” temperature goes up even more.

With there being 10,000 lakes here usually the place to cool off is in the lake.  However, for Advisor Beth Thomander and her family of Nova Scotia Canada, cooling off means a jump in the pool.  That just sounds refreshing right about now.

How do you beat the heat?

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Celebrate Canada with Digital Layouts

Celebrate Canada Paper Pack doesn’t have to just be used for Canada Day and the papers don’t just have to be used in Canada!  This versatile paper paper pack can be used for so many different layouts and occasions.  There are so many great designs included.  I wanted to share a few of the pages that I have done, but I have so many more pages I can envision using these gorgeous papers with my photos!

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Pawsitively Adorable Pet Layouts

Oh how we love our pets and they deserve scrapbook pages too!  Fur Buddies Digital Kit is perfect for designing pages with pet photos.  We never want to forget how much love and comfort they bring to our lives and capturing those memories is so important.  Sometimes we don’t have our pets very long so these are treasured photos.

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Challenge 2: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Hi Everyone!  Glad you are able to join us on the eve of National Scrapbook Day!

Did you get a chance to check out the first challenge and learn how to incorporate “doodling” onto your scrapbook pages?

We hope to inspire you with our projects, and can’t wait to see what you create and share with us!

Make sure that you are following us on the Facebook Event Page—so you don’t miss a beat!

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Welcome to the National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop: Challenge 1

WELCOME!

We are so glad that you have joined us for our National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop!

If you haven’t already, you will want to join us right on our Facebook Event Page!

If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

Here are some tips to best prepare for this event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, get comfy clothes (or jammies) on, and crop the afternoon and evening today,  and all day tomorrow- away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the next day and a half from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you (all Central Time): 3pm, 7pm, and tomorrow at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

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Top 5 Crazy Creative Things My Siblings & I Did Together: National Siblings Day 2017

There was rarely a dull moment in my household growing up. There were four of us kids in the family—my older brother, me, and my two younger sisters—and my parents had a strict family rule that we couldn’t watch more than 30 minutes of TV a day. While we all had hobbies and activities that we liked doing on our own during the week, we often ended up creating innovative games and activities together on weekends. Given that today is National Siblings Day 2017, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share my list of the top 5 crazy creative things I did with my siblings growing up (and don’t judge!).

***Sibling Day Idea: Create a digital layout for your sibs! Mix and match digital papers and elements for a look that is uniquely you. This layout features digitals from Forever Yours, Cap & Gown and Cool Serenity.***

 

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