Sunday, February 28, 2016

March 2016 Prompt Post and Layout

Welcome to my March 2016 prompt and layout.  This prompt is to document the "lucky" that you have...  My take on this prompt is not like the "love" list that was done as a February prompt.  This could be as simple as: lucky to have "quiet time", lucky to have someone bring dinner home and you don't have to cook, and/or someone doing a chore that you usually procrastinate.  Document the small acts of kindness that are BIG when someone does them for you!
You may have noticed that I have only documented 3 "lucky"s.  I'm sure by the time I place my layout into my album that I will come up with 1 more!  This "lucky" layout is all I have planned for March.   I do have a list of miscellaneous prompts to pick from if you would like an additional generic one for March.  I could do 2 a month, but I do not want to overwhelm you either... 


You could do an additional prompt in March for Easter traditions(I completed this prompt last year).  Easter traditions could describe what you do each Easter or you could document what, when, and where each of your Easter traditions came from.  Why do you still do the tradition? Do you want to create a new tradition?

Happy scrapping everyone...  


February 2016 "LEAP" Prompt Layout

Welcome to my February 2016 "LEAP" prompt layout.  This prompt was to document what you would do if you took a "leap" out into the world.  This can be interpreted in many ways.  It could mean going after and describing your dream job, move to a different city/state/country,  and/or something that you would like to happen that is out of your comfort zone.  It will be describing taking a "leap" of faith to fulfill a dream.

This layout is my "leap(s)" I would take if I had the courage.
It is a very simple layout.  I placed the words "as well" at the end behind "classes".   It sounds better to me, but may be bad grammar! Apologies if this is the case... 

Great to get the "leap" frogs used from my stash. ;) 

Thank you for looking at my progress in my monthly prompt series I created.  Please share your layouts if you decide to play along.

See you soon with the March 2016 prompt blog post.

February 2016 Prompt Layout

Welcome to my February 2016 prompt layout.  This prompt was to document the 14 things you love... in observance of Valentine's Day.
This layout was helpful in documenting my Loves, and using up some wooden hearts in my stash!  14 is Coke as in Coca-Cola.  One of my sons said that I should have written it that way...   I guess the generation gape is wider than I thought at my house.

Now moving onto my February 2016 LEAP prompt blog post.

January 2016 Prompt Layout

Welcome back scrappy friends!  

This is my layout of January 2016 prompt...  my 16 goals to complete in 2016. 

The actual list of goals are posted inside the file folder I  made.  (See below)  My goals are my own, and that is why I hid them when doing my layout.
I am inserting my monthly prompt layouts in my albums by the holiday date they were associated with.  My layouts are created in my perspective of my life so when/or if my sons read they can see how I viewed life and what I thought was important.

Thanks for stopping by....  moving onto my February 2016 prompt blog post.






Thursday, February 25, 2016

Documenting Me

Hello fellow scrappers...

2016 is going to be documenting "All About Me"!  My plan is to do prompts I've created that associate with each months holiday and a few added miscellaneous prompts mixed in.

January 2016 prompt is to list "16" goals that you want to accomplish this year!



February 2016 prompt is to list "14" things that you love...  in observation of Valentine's Day.
 
       This month I have an added prompt in observation of "Leap Year".  I will be documenting what I would do if I took a "leap" out into the world.  This can be interpreted in many ways.  It could mean going after and describing your dream job, move to a different city/state/country,  and/or something that you would like to happen that is out of your comfort zone.  It will be describing taking a "leap" of faith to fulfill a dream.

I hope to get these 3 layouts completed and posted here on my blog by the end of this weekend.  Please post your layouts if you decide to play along...

Happy scrapping everyone! 



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mini Kits

     Hello scrappy friends...  It has been a while!

     This post is an attempt to explain how I make "mini" kits.

     First I must explain my process in creating a scrapbook layout.
       
     I scrap by color so when looking at a photo(s) I try to come up with 3 colors that stand out the most to me.  Most generally it is a color that the focus person(s) is wearing.  My papers and embellishments are sorted by color so when I'm creating a layout I can take extra single colored items from these drawers to add to the layout. I do 12 x 12 layouts for each of my 3 sons who are in their late teens and early twenties.  I create 8.5 x 11 for myself.

     I struggle the most with titles for my layouts.  My solution is to use a project life card, large word embellishments from sticker sheets and/or wood veneer.

     Now onto my "mini" kits...   This is a photo of my spring/summer drawer.
     There are 2 baggies that I'm removing from the drawer and put with my "vacation" box.  They are ocean/sea and camping embellishments.  Since I live in the center of the US the only time I will get to the ocean/sea is when I'm on vacation.  My parents are in the process of selling their camper so we will no longer camp.  I need to document our 2014 camping vacation yet so hopefully I will use most of what I have left from that baggy on those layouts.

     My first step of creating the mini kits is to layout on my table all the project life cards and sticker words that I want to use for titles.
     The second step is to add a small sticky note of the 3 colors that I'm going to put into that pile.  I know this sounds silly for some of you, but for me I can go through the tin of embellishments that are spring/summer related quicker if I don't have to figure out what colors I'm focusing on each time.  Also, I put the piles with yellow and/or orange in the first rows and anything with red I put into the third row.  

     The third step is to sort out each embellishment left over and place onto a pile it color coordinates with.

      The fourth and last step is to put each pile into a small baggy. 








     I place the "mini" kits into a box similar to a recipe box until I get my photos printed.  When I have the photos back I sort them into envelopes with the dates on them, and add any notes made about the photo(s).  Then I try to add kits to the photos along with papers.

     This process helps me become familiar with what I have in my stash, and speeds up the assembly of my layouts.

     Now onto my other 2 projects...
          Project 1:  Get caught up to the current month with documenting my sons and I.  I need to choose the photos I want to print from 2015, have them printed, and then get to scrapping.

          Project 2:   I have been planning to scrap information about myself.  When I read Margareta's email today... I thought it ironic that it was about getting to know someone.  Now that I have returned to my blog I'm thinking about sharing my made-up prompts, and the layouts I create.  If you are interested in following along or participating with me please comment on the facebook post I made linking to this blog post. 

      Thank you for stopping by, and I hope this "mini" kit concept has motivated you to create a few of your own...  Please share if you do.

       Happy scrapping...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Picking on Mama

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I'm sharing a that was inspired by a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.
It is a layout about my middle son that likes to pick on me about getting my photo taken...  I prefer to be behind the camera. 

Supplies:  kraft cardstock background, pattern paper background is from a paper pad I purchased in fall 2013, the piece of red pattern paper behind photo is also from that paper pad, the navy photo mat and notebook punched strip is a Heidi Swapp September Skies collection - Midnight shadows, the grey triangles pattern paper is on the opposite side of navy, the plaid upside down banner is from the Fancy Pants Blissful Blizzard collection - Tartan, and everything else is from my scrap bin of embellishments.

You can find the sketch here.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a closer look of my layout...