Monday, October 26, 2015

Digitally Challenged

I haven't posted any digital pages in about a year because I upgraded my software right before I started my new job, and I never really found time to learn how to use it. Recently, I've started going through some of the older classes that I purchased on Jessica Sprague's site so I can figure out what I'm doing. It's taken me a while, but I'm proud to say that I've managed to create a digital layout!

Jordan and Brandon were invited to a special fishing trip for kids who play in the Miracle League. We got to go on a chartered trip with a super nice captain who helped us catch five redfish and four sheepheads. The kids were super happy. The picture on this project came from their pose with the fish that they caught. It was a great day!

All of the supplies on my page came from The Lily Pad's Ultimate Vacation collaboration kit. I even used a template from the kit. I've got to get back in to scrapping digitally slowly and designing with a template definitely helped.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Meeting @ Epcot: Disney 2014

Multi-tasking is my middle name now that I'm homeschooling. Currently, I'm cooking lunches for the week while listening to the girls arguing over peeling potatoes. They're working together, but they are fussing over who is the fastest potato peeler. I don't really care who is faster, I am just glad I don't have to peel them myself. That means I get a five minute break so I can blog! 

Today I'm sharing a layout that features pictures of the above mentioned girls with Goofy and Minnie. On that particular day of our trip, Ronnie had to bring Brandon back to the hotel because he got overwhelmed and needed a break. The girls and I wandered around and happened upon a character greeting spot. We went in and had a great time goofing around with the characters.

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I used Crate Paper's Open Road collection to scrap this page. I decided to go with a bit of a retro feel because all of the backgrounds were retro Disney graphics at the character spot. You can't really tell in the photos, but it helps me remember. Goodness knows I need all of the help I can get with remembering! It's time for me to get back to cooking now. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Living With The Land: Disney 2014

The kids had never been on Epcot's Living With The Land ride, so we had to remedy that on our last trip because it's one of my father-in-law's favorite rides. I find it quite interesting as well, but I don't think the kids were as impressed. Still, they love their Paw Paw so they oohed and aahed at all the right spots and looked appropriately entertained. And for that... I thank them! (What I don't thank them for is for making me go on the Soarin' ride, but that's a whole different story. Me + Fear Of Heights + Simulated Flying = NO FUN! I get nauseated just thinking about it. Never, ever again. Like EVER.)

This layout was created with Crate Paper's Open Road collection. The papers that I re-ordered were slightly wrinkled when they came in, but I used them anyway because they're getting hard to find. Hopefully they will flatten out a bit more when I put them into the page protectors!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Trip Memories: Disney 2014

We bought the PhotoPass+ card on our last trip to Disney, and there were a few really good photos. Unfortunately, I was disappointed to find out that the majority of the pictures needed a lot of editing. (Many of them were too dark, and I even had a few that were so bad I couldn't use them.) It's sad to think about when you pay so much money for the CD. I understand that they have a bunch of different people to photograph, but just a few checks to make sure everything came out okay would do wonders. I don't know if I'll buy it next time, but if I don't I'll definitely miss all of the big shots with our whole family.

Anyway, time to step down from my soap box. The photo on the layout below is one of the better images that I received. We always make sure to have our family photos done in front of the iconic features in each park. It's a neat way to see how much the kids have grown in between trips! (Let's not talk about the appearance of aging on the older crowd. Ha!)

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As you can see, I broke down and bought more of Crate Paper's Open Road line. It really worked so well with my pictures, and I had a ton of embellishments left from my kit. Plus, my friend gave me the leftover embellishments in her kit. I ordered coordinating paper so I could make a few more pages with it.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Incredibles: Disney 2014

Brandon didn't have much to do with the characters during our last Disney trip. He wore his headphones, and he stayed back while the girls greeted everyone and got their autographs. I guess most of the characters could tell something was up, so they didn't approach him. 

When we met the Incredibles, Frozone gestured toward Brandon to ask me if he could talk to him. I nodded, so he went over and lightly touched his hand. Of course, Brandon ran behind me frantically and hid but I really appreciated that Frozone tried. That wasn't the end of his kindness either... He actually helped me get Jordan back in her wheelchair. It was really sweet of him, and I have yet another Disney memory that I'll never forget!

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I used Pink Paislee's Hey Kid line to create this layout. I thought the doodles, ties, and glasses were fun for the theme. I'm very happy with my decision to use a dark background because it makes the colors pop!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cool Kid: Disney 2014

It's been a while, but I'm back to share another layout! I loved this paper from the Pink Paislee "Hey Kid" collection, but I didn't want to cover up the super circles. I ended up using an x-acto knife to cut one of them out so I could back it with a photo. This was a great page to embellish with fun little pieces.

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I can't even imagine how many Lego bricks went into making some of the cool displays that we got to see at the Lego Store. Brandon really liked the huge Hulk figure, but my favorite was the boat outside. We love assembling Lego sets, but I don't think he and I could get through something that big!