Hello everybody! Summer is starting to wind down a bit in my household. We have been spending less time at the beach and more time gathering things needed for the new school year, new clothes, shoes etc. Soon, soccer practice will begin and nights fighting with Edward to do his homework at the kitchen table will surely drive me a little crazy, but I am looking forward to it!
Last week, I managed to pull Edward off his computer so we could spend the day at the beach. It was during the week which was great because it was just the two of us. The weather was perfect and Edward was perfectly content and relaxed, playing in the sand. I love watching him enjoy the simpler things in life. I try to take lots of photos to savor the moments I love best.
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Why is it that summer comes and goes SO FAST?
One of my all time favorite things about summer is enjoying a nice big slice of watermelon! It just speaks SUMMER! And, every single child loves to indulge in it as well. So, before the summer ends, we had to make sure to capture these precious moments.
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One of my favourite things to do when Creative Memories launches a new Border Maker Cartridge is to punch out a whole pile of the new border and just play! I like to see how it can be layered, stacked, positioned on a page, etc. I just love spending some time being creative! I also love seeing which other Border Maker Cartridges coordinate nicely with it.
Today I want to share with you what came out of my playing and experimenting with the new Dancing Daisies Border Maker Cartridge. I chose to punch a pile of white border strips as a starting point and then used the Mix and Match Paper Pack and Embellishments to complete some borders.
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So many sports featured all in one collection! Go Fight Win is perfect with all of the sports that are played in our home! I can use almost all of them with my three children’s activities! I have used baseball and golf in this post to share some ideas.
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How exciting!!! A collection for all of your school memories.
As you may remember, I am new to the scrapbooking part of papercrafting. I have a pile of my kids’ school memories that need to get into books. I am not overwhelmed by the process. I figure I will let the paper “speak” to me. That is exactly what this Bookworm Collection did to me. It spoke to me when picking a photo. My daughter spoke to me as well! When I showed her the picture that I decided on she said, “really Mom, you couldn’t have picked another picture that made me look less dorky?”.
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I was playing around with the Mix & Match Cranberry Paper line again! I am a huge fan!
I have made origami hearts before scrapbooking but I knew I had to try to incorporate them in a layout. My love of different is apparent in my layouts.
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Liven up the pages of your favorite student’s album with the new Bookworm Collection! Here, I’ve made a few border pairs. You can use them to decorate both the top and bottom of your page or to spread the design across a two-page layout.
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Hi everybody! It’s almost that time of year when the little man starts up soccer again. I just received an email reminder to register him and I am getting excited! I love watching him play with his friends out on the field. It is such a joy to see him having such a great time playing outside and not on the computer.
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It’s almost time for Friday Night Lights! I have to say–I honestly miss sitting on the bleachers each and every Friday night. It was a ritual, and each and every week I took my camera along with me. You just never know what shot or accomplishment you might miss if you don’t have it. If you are like me, you take hundreds of photos of your kids playing sports.
Sports photos tend to get a little busy, with a lot going on in them. I was trying to find a way to showcase the many photos on my layout, but not making it a clustered mess. Then it dawned on me—CLEAN lines. So, I went with the grid concept.
Not only is this grid layout great for sports, but any other occasion that you have many photos from. A family event, perhaps? We would love to see your grid layout on social media by using #creativememories.
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Summer is my favourite time of the year and I seem to wish the days away all spring to get to the cottage again! Morning coffee on the deck, lazy afternoons on the beach, snacks and refreshments on the boat and smores by the campfire are a few of the things we love. Oh yeah… and taking photos of all of these wonderful memories!
Slice of Summer Digital Kit is perfect for our memories at the lake! The colours and the embellishments work fantastic!
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