Monday, September 30, 2013

Small Town & Exhausted- layouts

Two layouts for you from my NYC album. I'm not going in order, just whatever I feel like documenting for that day I'll just scrap it. This first one is a two page layout about our time in Little Italy. I'm really bad about getting journaling done right away, but I'll get it on there soon.
The second layout is about how Exhausted we were every night, but it was all worth it! This time I manager to get the journaling done! yay for me! I even add the key card from our room as a memorabilia. Hope you Enjoy. xoxo

Friday, September 27, 2013

Street food -layout

Here is the first layout I made for my NYC album. Its not a title page or anthing like that, just simple page. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 23, 2013

NYC album product picks

 Back in May I want to New York City with my Mother-in law, sister-in law and my mom. We had the best trip and NYC will always have a special place in our hearts! I did a little post about it HERE. I knew the whole time that I would make a whole album (maybe not WHOLE album) to document our fun trip. So here are most of the products that I have set aside to use.
Pretty much all my embellishment, photos, and letter stickers are kept in this box from Ikea (its an old one). Im really liking that everything that I would need is here and I dont have to go look for something that would work. Let take a closer look at whats inside. 

Here are some of the letter stickers I have pulled out for this collection. I must admit I have gone back to my stash and used other ones. But thats something I let myself do because I knew not all these would work for all the layouts and I would eventually run out of letters. 

This is what I call the "sticker" embellishments  its a mix of different company's and collections but they work well with the paper I have picked. It seems like a lot, but I noticed that I don't really use that many stickers, so I'm really hopping to make a dent in my stash and push myself to use what I have. 

This is what I call the "small" embellishments. Mostly brads and stamps, and cameras! I love the way has a repeating "theme" going through her travel album, and thats craft cardstock and cameras, even though all the papers are different. My papers are pretty much the same through out the album but I just LOVE all the camera motif out there right now and I wanted to take advantage and add it to my NYC album too. 

This is the washi Tape I'm hoping to add in my pages. I too many that i don't use and would love to add more of it in my pages. And Polaroid frames and some old Amy Tangerine product im hoping to use up.  

These are the large chip board and sticker sheets that came with the papers I'm using. I love everything about them! 

Along with the paper these I did not put in the Ikea-box-of-goodness I was worried that the cut-aparts would get lost or forgotten with the other fun embellishments I had pulled out so it has its own little tray.

Last but not least, the paper! The main paper I'm working with is Crate paper "story teller" collection. Then I added Simple stores called Urban traveler, and also pulled out an older collection by Basic grey but don't remember the name. 

And all that's left is my Photos and memorabilia, these live in the Ikea box.
Hope you come back soon and see what I'll be doing with all this pretty product! As of right now I have 12 layouts! Yay! I've been working hard and has so much fun! I'll be post more soon! 

Friday, September 20, 2013

I scream- layout

Just a fun layout to share with you this time. I scraplifted it, but im not sure where I've seen it. sorry. I used Crate Paper "the Pier". Its such a cute collection that I was a bit scared to use any of it. So I went looking for inspiration and Ideas, and came across this little page and thought 'isnt this just the best use of protect and a great way to get the brain going'. so here we are, looking at another scraplifed layout. I must by a scrap lifted Queen or something ;)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Triple wedding- layout

Im not sure if I've mentioned before but I've decided to make an album about my families past, Weddings, people, big events and important storys to tell. I want my kids to know about their great grandparents and aunts and uncles and the life they lived so that we could be thankful for what we have. This is one for the many pages I hope to make in the near future. This layout is about my Aunts and Uncle that decided to have a triple wedding. 2 of the uncles (my moms side) are twins, they married sisters, and the other couple is a sister to the twins. Its kinda crazy considering that they are christians, in the 80s, and in a communist country. I have to get more details from my mom but I just love the photos and think its something I want to tell my kids about.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Feb. S.C KIT.

Here is what I've made using the Studio Calico Kit for the month of Feb (and yes its WAY past Feb, its a late post). I believe I scap-lifted most of these layouts but tell you the truth I couldn't get into this kit! I had such a hard time working with it that I just recently finally took it apart and said i'm done! I hate doing that because I know if I really, really push my self I can get over that block and challenge myself in a different way. but every time I look at the all that I have left and I make a face and just have no desire to challenge myself with these products and colors. I think for me its mostly the color combo that drives me away and in the end I'm perfectly happy with what I've made and that now I don't have a burden on me to finish a kit or use up product i don't have any attraction to. some time its OK to just give up.