Monday, September 30, 2013

Memory Keeping Monday

It's Monday again, and that means new Digital Project Life releases this morning! Oh my gosh there is just so much newness in the shop ... The Sunshine Edition for one. And if that is not enough, there is a whole big release of Seasons & Holidays Theme Packs.

I worked with three of the theme packs this past week.

First up is my Summer Theme layout. This kit is so adorable.


Creashens | Hello Flairs & Hello Elements
The Ardent Sparrow & Valerie Wibbens | Legacy Collab
Ali Edwards | Summer Rocks Handdrawn Brushes

Up next is the Spring Theme Pack:

One Little Bird | Rise & Shine
Sahlin Studio | Sweet Story (sparkles)
Ali Edwards | Go Outside Handdrawn Brushes
Creashens | Hello Elements

And the last one with Winter Theme Pack:


Cresheans | Wonderfall (sequins) 
Dani Mogstad | Schooldaze (bow)
Sugarplum | That's Life Label

Remember, all new releases are on sale this week. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Layouts with Templates

Today I have a bunch of layouts to share using some fabulous templates by Crystal Livesay. She's a designer over at Pixels & Co and her templates are really fun to work with.

This first page is filled with all the colors & paterns I am loving right now ... soft pinks & greens with pops of color and a bit of black ... and for the patterns ... watercolor, dots, chevrons and florals. So pretty.


Crystal Livesay | These Moments V2 Template
Maggie Holmes Collection
Maggie Holmes | Flea Market Digital Project Life Mini
Creashens | Wonderfall (stitches) 
The Ardent Sparrow | Savannah (buttons) 

The next layout is from our extended family summer vacation spent on Lake Ontario ... it's a picture of my daughter, nephew and SIL enjoying our day out on the boat. It's amazing how being out on the water can erase all your stress and worries ... could use a little of that right now.


Crystal Livesay | Effortless V2 Template
Dear Lizzy | Lucky Charm Collection
One Little Bird | Stargazer
Gennifer Bursett | Anchored Collection
2 am | Destination Adventure (paint)
Lou Cee Creations | Sailaway (pinwheel)
Angie Kovacs | Sailaway (wooden wheel)

This layout expresses my love-hate relationship with Fall. The mum photo is from our weekend's day trip to the Apple Orchard. This layout came together quickly using Crystal's template and just one kit, Wonderfall, by Creashens.


Crystal Livesay | These Moments V2 Template
Creashens | Wonderfall Kit

All three layouts were done is short amount of time ... that is the beauty of using well designed templates. Love that! 

And I have just one more layout to share today. These photos were taken in poor lighting with my iphone while my (too old to be riding tricycles) kids were goofing off in the department store & zooming up and down the aisles. But the memory was too good to not use the photos just bc they weren't perfect, so I scrapped them anyway. I used an adorable kit by Dani Mogstad to liven up the page and really accent the colors in the Instagram photos.



That's all for today. Thanks for looking.



Monday, September 23, 2013

Memory Keeping Monday

Good morning. Feeling a little slow this Monday as I try to get back into the swing of things. We had such a great weekend with the Grandparents ... good food, crew practice, a soccer game, some shopping, the Appalachian Trail, a gem & fossil show (for the boy's Science class), movie night, and a day trip to our favorite Apple Orchard across the Hudson river. Love weekends like that!

Still need to download all my photos ... I'm sure many will make their way into a scrapbook page very soon.

For now ... I have a few Project Life Layouts with the newest releases from Digital Project Life ... the themed mini kits. There are so, so many mini themed kits releasing today ... that it would be easier to just link you up with the website so you can see all the awesomeness for yourself! 

These are the three kits I couldn't wait to get my hands on:


Little Details | Ali Edwards: Game Time Brushes, Dani Mogstad: Play Ball Kit, Anna Aspnes: LoopDaLoop & Personal Best Word Transfers Patti Knox: Little Enamel Sports Balls




Little Details | Laurie Ann HGD: Baked with Love

That's all I have for today. But seriously, go check out all the Theme Packs while they are on sale! Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Latest Layouts . . . lots of them!

Just popping in to share the latest layouts (and there are quite a few ... with the kids back in school, I've been busy creating) with the newest product releases this week:

Up first is Designs by Dani's School House Kit. A darling back to school kit with an amazing color palette ... very old school!



Designs by Dani | Chalkboard Alpha
on the photo:
Amy Tangerine Brushes | Ready Set Go & Yes Please

I also created this page with The Ardent Sparrow's Sentimentality Journal Cards. Definitely not intended to be a back to school journal card theme, but the quotes and sayings on the cards were fitting for the pictures captured of my kid's after their first day back to school.



The next scrapbook layout I have to share with you is using The Ardent Sparrow's Watercolor Papers and Journal Cards ... every color of the rainbow in this collection, so it goes with everything! I loved how the soft blues, greens and greys complimented my summery, outdoor pictures.


Becky Higgins | Project Life Template U

Here's an adorable pair of collections Brand New Girl and Brand New Boy by The Ardent Sparrow. Perfect for baby girls and boys or older children as well.


 available at The Lily Pad
 The Ardent Sparrow | The Brand New Boy Collection
Amy Martin | Digi Scrap Parade Template
Jessica Sprague | Vintage Frames


available at The Lily Pad
Sara Gleason | That's Life Template

The last layout I have to share is using Design by Dani's She's Got Game collection, it's been around for a little while, but is perfect for all those fall sports shots.


available at Jessica Sprague
Designs by Dani | She's Got Game Collection

Before I leave you to enjoy your weekend I have a Project Life alert ... if you love the digital Project Life products, make sure you come back on Monday. Monday's gonna be huge! ;)

-jenn xoxo

Monday, September 16, 2013

Memory Keeping Monday with Project Life's Heritage Kit

Today, Digital Project Life has the new Heritage Edition on sale in the shop. It is elegant, with a neutral color scheme and simply beautiful ... it is a kit that will absolutely let your photos take center stage, whether true heritage photos, black and whites or even modern color photographs.

I choose to document some of my photos from our August extended family vacation. The island we visited was nothing short of amazing and the history associated with the island was fascinating. I converted most of my photographs to black and white for a timeless look and then added in just a few color photos to give the sense of the beauty of the island (something I did not want to forget when looking back). I am in love with the way this kit complemented my photos without taking away from the beauty of the images.

Here's the double spread:


available at digitalprojectlife.com
other little details:
Crystal Wilkerson: stitches, Katie Pertiet: In Stitches Wings No 1, Patti Knox: Pin it Pearls, Ali Edwards: Love You Circle Overlays

Here's a closer look at Page 1 (left side):



Here's a closer look at Page 1 (left side):



The girls on the Digital Project Life Creative Team have lots of amazing inspiration as well. Go check it out and while you are there pick up the kit while it's on sale!

 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Layouts

What a week. The first week of school for the kiddos is coming to an end, we are settling into the routine and looking ahead with some new experiences on the horizon ... the after school hours will sure be busy this year! Still trying to figure out how exactly we fit in a few weekly runs, with the kids, into the schedule with school, homework, and after school activities. Hopefully it all works out.

Today I have two pages to share with you. The Ardent Sparrow released a set of templates at the Lily Pad on Wednesday. These layouts are perfect for a clean layout, but can also be used to create a really layered & clustered look as well. So versatile.



I also have this page to share, made with Legacy, a gorgeous collaboration that is on sale now at The Lily Pad.



Have a wonderful weekend! 





Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Memory Keeping ... back to school!

Hey there! Today is the First Day of School for my kids ... both in Middle School again this year, one in 7th and one in 8th. I think this is the latest First Day of School for  us yet. So ... for me it was "time". For them ... not so much. They are never happy to see their carefree days of summer disappear. I don't blame them.


In September, I am always happy to get back into a routine again. I hope they settle in to their new routine over the course of the week as well. (It usually takes a few days ... but once they get into the swing of things & get to see their friends ... routine becomes the new normal rather quickly.) Can't wait to hear how their day went, later this afternoon!

This morning I have two digital project life style layouts to share with you. This one is about last week and preparation for going back to school ... I documented the little things like getting haircuts, back to school shopping and organization of supplies. I used the new Maggie Holmes Flea Market Mini kit (on sale this week!). It is darling and I can't wait to use it again & again!


other:
Dani Mogstad | School Daze Complete Kit available at JessicaSprague.com
Stitches by Crystal Wilkerson
Dear Lizzy | Lucky Charm Element Pack 2 (polka dot banner-recolored)

This next page features Amy Tan's new Digital Project Life kit, Cut & Paste. Also on sale this week. Feeling nastalgic about the summer ending, I used it to document highlights from June. Love the way this kit is so soft & muted, yet still so colorful! Awesome! 


other little details:
Amy Tan | Sketchbook Element Pack 2 (flowers and paper bits)
Dear Lizzy | Lucky Charm Element Pack 2 (polka dot banner flag)
The Ardent Sparrow | Better Together, Part 1 (buttons)
A. Pennington | Destination Adventure (gold banner flag and birds)
Stitches by Crystal Wilkerson 

Thanks for looking! 



Friday, September 6, 2013

Pretty kit for fall ...

The Ardent Sparrow is guesting with The Lilypad this month, and has just released a really pretty kit, perfect for autumn photos (and so much more!) ... I used this serene, late summer, lake photo with the kit ... love the colors! You can pick up the pieces of the kit on sale now!


available at The Lily Pad
The Ardent Sparrow

And the Seasons of Change border kit is new (and on sale) at Pixels & Co.


available at Pixels & Co.
The Ardent Sparrow

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One more layout ...

Digital Project Life released this adorable kit yesterday ... Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Mini Kit. It's full of feminine beauty and dreamy soft pastels. So very pretty!


background chevron paper: 
template by Scrapping with Liz and elements from The Ardent Sparrow | Beautiful Together Kit


Monday, September 2, 2013

Memory Keeping Monday ...

Here in the US, it is Labor Day, which usually marks an end of the summer and a return to school in NY. But this year the kids have a weird back to school schedule and will be home for another week. Today it is thundering, lightening and pouring rain ... my pooches are gathered at my feet, one on each side, waiting for the storm to pass. Since we are just getting back from vacation ... we opted for a quiet weekend at home, aside from Saturday's soccer tournament. It would be nice to go out for a run or a hike, together as a family, but the skies look angry today. I think it will be more of a family movie kinda day, than an outdoor adventure kinda day. And honestly ... that's ok by me!

I have a few layouts with photos of our vacation to share today ... I just joined The Ardent Sparrow's Creative Team. Seriously love Rebecca's beautiful designs! This first kit is so soft with pretty melons and greys ... perfect for that sunset view from the boat photo from our vacation!



This is a layout with Beach Party from Designs by Dani at Jessica Sprague. Such a fun kit perfect for any water themed photos. These were photos taken from the boat while cruising around Lake Ontario.


available at jessciasprague.com

And this page uses Dani's Imagination Kit with a photo of my little girl playing dressup, ten years ago. This kit is the featured kit for September and is just $1.99 this month!


available at jessciasprague.com
stitches by Anna Aspnes

So many soccer photos ... here's a page highlighting some of my favorite shots from last year using Dani's Play Ball Kit.


available at jessciasprague.com
frames and glows by Anna Aspnes

That's it for now. Thanks for looking.

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