Monday, January 8, 2018

Cats, the Musical

Sharing my love of theater with my daughter is one of my favorite things and the fact that she also has grown to love it brings me more joy than I can say.

Taking her to see Cats, back in 2014, was extra special as it was one of my earliest theater memories. She loved it and the music still brings her joy as she often is listening to it with her headphones.

I found a great file of the show logo and used it to create the top card for this filler page in our 2014 album. I even tried to keep the measurements correct when placing the pieces so that it would be the right distance apart like on the posters.

I have really grown to love the idea of cutting photos to fit into my pocket pages and it gives sort of a cool effect when looking at the pages.

Thanks for stopping by.  I love hearing your thoughts as I get back into sharing my projects here on my blog again. 

- Project Life - Sunshine Edition black & white card
- Heidi Swapp - date stamper
- png file for Cats logo

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Science Adventure Sketch

2018 is here and I have spent way too much time away form my crafting space. I was super happy to get back into it this afternoon and went right for one of my favorite challenges, Die Cuttin' Divas, to get the juices flowing.  They always start the month with a sketch challenge so I went looking for a space in my albums that could use a great title card.
I made this fun title card for a trip we took to Nashville back in 2013.  The sketch was perfect and ready to be flipped for the final spread.
I had already placed all my photos and cards (I'll admit I did that a long while ago) so adding the touches of journaling and the title card were simple steps to finish the spread and jump back into craft time.
I hope to spend much more time playing and capturing my memories like this during 2018. It felt good to jump in with such a fun challenge. (Love those Die Cuttin' Divas)

Project Life - Kiwi Edition
Science Atom - Nifty 50's Cricut Image
Sketch - Georgia at Carson's Creations.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!! I hope these holidays bring you joy and that as we look forward to the New Year we all have peace, kindness and love!! (And crafting time)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sing Along Down Main Street

A drive down Main Street at Walt Disney world is always a wonderful thing to experience. A drive down Main Street with a Legacy cast member super special.
We were lucky enough to get a ride from the castle to the train station with Barbara. She sang holiday tunes the whole way and had everyone in our path singing along with her. What a fun touch to this holiday memory.
I used cuts from 2 Cricut Cartridge collections and some Project Life cards to create this fun scrapbook page to add to my Holiday album. 

- Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge- music notes
- My World Cricut Cartridge - car cuts
- Project Life     

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Give Thanks: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. This year I am giving thanks for so many things: my new job, new friends and right now getting my crafting mojo back. I have been back in the craft room creating fun projects to share for the last 2 days (love having time off). I love this cute turkey cut so I had to play with him.
I used nothing but scraps and twine I never remember to use to make this card (the first I have made since July) and had fun playing with patterned paper I had in my scraps bin.

Have a wonderful day all.

I am adding this to a few challenges going on right now:
Always Fun Challenges #33 - Thanksgiving
Dare 2B ArtZy November Challenge - Gratitude. 
Use Your Stuff #289 - Thankful

- Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - Turkey
- Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge - Give Thanks
- 5x7 dots embossing

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Been Awhile...Now What?

It has been a while since I last posted on my blog and seeing as this is a place I get to express myself...
I know some of it has been a shift in jobs.  I recently got my dream job and spent the summer preparing for the new school year as a full time Drama teacher.  I get to teach drama to all 6th, 7th & 8th graders in my building and I love it everyday. The time to plan over the summer was very needed and enjoyed as I got to take some fun summer classes.  The work I put in took me away from my memory making & crafting time.
My daughter has started middle school and has had some struggles adjusting and getting settled in. Any parent with a child who has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan for those who might not know) knows this can be a concern at times.  It also has taken away some time.
The last thing was a lack of inspiration and desire tobe in my crafting space. I finished up working with Design Cuttin' Divas (who I love and say go see their weekly challenge it is a blast) and did not seem inspired to create things. I would sit at my desk and not know what to make - even with stacks and stacks of photos to work with.
I had the crafting blahs...BUT...
I am starting to make my way back into my crafting space and eager to work with the memories I have captured on film. I know many of my followers may not stop by for awhile, but I want to say thanks to anyone who does and let you know I so enjoy visiting different blogs and seeing all the wonderful love put into creating projects

 As I know in the end that is the main reason most of us choose to create and share.