Sunday, June 21, 2015

Week 25 | This and That

Heres whats happening around here this week!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone had a great week!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bike riding

Hello, sharing my 6x8 pages for my "All about me scrapbook" form the bike ride that we took last weekend. We had a great morning and the weather was beautiful for a ride. I had a few mishaps on my bike and by the end of the ride knew that I needed to start getting on the treadmill and building up my endurance, lol! The City of Richardson has ALOT of trails for biking and walking and Duck Creek happens to be one of our favorites. 

I have linked my project up to the Stories of Me group at The Pocket Source and also for the #hashtagthisweekprompt My Town on the Turquoise Ave blog. I used the free Outdoor digital kit provide by Artful Leigh Creative  and you can still grab this kit and the Indoor kit here!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Weekend bike ride

Hello, sharing a project I did for the June theme "Outdoors" for the Stories of Me group at The Pocket Source. My pages are about a biking adventure my Husband and I took last weekend.
We have ALOT of bike trails in our city and Duck Creek is one of our favorite places to go! I bought myself a new bike this year, and this was the first time that I finally got to ride it! We didnt leave our house until 9:00 am and really lucked out with an overcast sky and the temps staying in the high 70's. It was beautiful morning for a ride, and I was happy to do something out doors that did not involve chores

I used the free Outdoor kit that was provided by Artful Leigh Creative and you can still download it in this post here. For me, it was perfect for scrapbooking my pages. I like Leighs style and the color theme that she used. Of course it helps that it matches my bike!

What theme did you pick? We would love to see your projects! Please share them with us in the group gallery or on Instagram using #storiesofme. Thanks for reading my post  today!
I also linked up my project on the blog Day to Day Drummonds Project Life link up

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Week 24 | This and That

Im still trying to find my 'groove" with posting whats happening around here each week. I started 2 weeks ago but missed last week. For scrapbooking I run my weeks from Monday to Sunday and last weekend we were at Baseball tournaments all day both days, so I did not get my post done. 
But this week, I am back on track, although not much happened around here. I am still trying to figure out what kind of content to share and in what format. Im kinda liking putting the picture and the journaling into a 4x6 template. 

I hope everyone had a great week!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Gems and Jewels

I had the honor of hosting the #hashtagthisweek prompt on Mandys blog Turquoise Ave!
I love these prompts each week as they have giving me the initiative to get some stories told! 
The story that I based the prompt on was from a visit back home in January of 2014. It meant the world to me that my Mother let us rummage thru her jewelry box and let each of us girls pick out a couple of pieces to take home!

I used the Paper Hearts and Loving Words digital kit by Artful Leigh Creative and printed the cards out and cut some of them up to use pieces for embellishments. Got some stitching done on this layout and I have missed doing that since lately I have mainly been doing digital layouts.

There is a new prompt every Sunday, but the links stay open so you can participate when ever you are able to get your project done. I hope you are able to play along and head on over to Mandys blog to see how to join in.
I am also linking up my project on the Project Life linkup at the Day to Day Drummonds blog

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stories of Me June theme

The June theme in the Stories of Me group at The Pocket Source has been posted.
Come check out the theme and play along! You can create any kind and size of scrapbook page(s).
There are also 2 free kits to download for this theme and they were provided by
  Artful Leigh Creative. You dont have to be a digital scrapbooker to use them as Leigh also 
included 8.5x11 pdf files in each one for easy printing. 
Heres a look at the two free kits!

Monday, June 1, 2015

1000 Word Story

I love this new monthly challenge that Megan from Marmalade Mementos is starting this month. It was just the incentive I needed to get MORE journaling on my page and a great opportunity to include more of the "facts and feelings" type journaling that I have been trying to do this year.

My project is about my oldest Grandson, Kyler turning 12 years old this week. I wanted to share with him a lot of the reflections that I have every year on his day. At first I though it was gonna be hard to come up with a 1000 words, but once I got to writing, more and more just kept coming. In the end I wound up with 1038 words, and I love that! I have no intention of doing this for every layout, but its great to do these every now and again!

My layout is 8.5x11 and I used the May "Little Things" digital Story kit by Ali Edwards.

Our picture is outside the Iron Chef restaurant in Mesquite TX. This is one of Kylers favorite places to go, so that's where he chose to have his Birthday dinner at.  

I did all of my journaling in Word first and then saved it as a PDF file, because Word keeps track of the number of words in your document.

Click the image below to head on over to Megan's blog to get all the details and see even more inspiration!