Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This Sweet Life

Hello everyone ! I'm back with you today to share a few more pages that I have created with the Hey Girl Daily Diary Kit.

I am playing catch up again. I was going through my albums just the other day and discovered that I have a few months left in my 2012 album left to finish. I have to say that it was so fun to go back a few years and re live some moments when my kids were smaller. This is sure a sweet life and I just loved using that ice cream card this week.

I got straight to work and created two pages for week 41 of 2012.

Here is what both pages look like.

Here is the first page.

I decided that I wanted to use a photo of my two kids on their bikes and enlarge it. I also wanted to use it to hold the week # and the dates.

I cropped it to 4x12 and printed it out as two separate 4x6 photos. I wanted to try and keep the illusion of the two pockets being one photo and so I added the small strip of patterned paper onto both photos.

I added some of the grey patterned paper behind the kraft circle die cut piece and used it on top of my journaling card.

My daughter was in Kindergarten at the time and they got to take home some fun things every once in a while. It was her night to take home the Skippy John Jones backpack. She was so excited to have Skippy home with her. He went everywhere with her that day.

I cut out the circle piece out of the 6x6 paper pack and added to the photo.

We had received this pumpkin from a friend that had a garden and it sat on our small front porch all month. It was sure a fun reminder that it was indeed fall even if the weather sure didn't feel like it.

I used the leftover black and white camera paper in the corner of this photo. I added a few embellishments as well.

For this one I had this photo of me sitting in my chair watching the kids ride their bikes. I simply stapled the photo and the journaling card together.

The "love" word was cut out from one of the journaling cards.

Here is the right side. I decided to switch it up a little and use a page protector that had 3x4 pockets and 4x4 pockets. It sure was fun to play with different sizes for a different look.

Katelyn was so into bow and arrows after Brave the movie came out. She went out and made one all by herself that week. I printed out my journaling onto vellum and added it onto the orange feather card and added the heart badge.

I added a small 3x4 photo with a journaling square for this one. The pink card was already 4x4 in size so that was perfect to print out my journaling and slip into the page.

I cut down this filler card to fit into the 3x4 pocket. It went perfectly with my photo of Katelyn and her collection she had found that day on one of our walks.

That is all I have for today. Have a great week everyone !

I'll be back next month with some pages using the new Love Life Daily Diary Kit. So go get yours today in the shop !!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Honestly, I Love You.

So guess who got their brand new 'Love Life' Daily Diary kit!? And guess who made a video of it!? Yep, yep! That's right! 

Picking up in July. Because that's where I'm at. I got really patchy with my album this year. I mean, when you get a good Christmas kit, delivered straight to your door, how do you stick with finishing July? I mean, you don't. You move right on to Christmas. And then catch up. In January. But only if you're super on top of things...


The Hey Girl Classic Kit is seriously adorable, and has been so great to fit into my album, and there are so many sweet little pieces that are perfect for pocket style scrapping, not just for pages. Because I can't stick to one format. Thought I could. Wrong.

LOVE the Thickers in this kit - the foam are the greatest for making titles. You can kinda squish them together so that they look welded together like they're one piece. Super nice.

I've always had a hard time putting rubons and stickers directly on the photo. I always think I can be minimalistic and cool and just let the photo speak for itself. But then I remember that in no way am I cool on any level, and add little bits here and there. Like the awesome watercolor rubons and the little stamp, stickers and cork sticker.

I used this adorable sheet of paper to create a 4x6 card. I LOVE the heart strip at the bottom. Love it. And with the ginormous pack of stamps included in the kit this month, I'm pretty sure I can make a bazillion different 4x6 cards. And I just might.

So that's it for me today! I hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, January 23, 2015

jobs for hire

No, this isn't a job posting :) I've been needing a new way for my kids to earn money around the house. Lately it seemed like my kids were always asking me what they could do to earn money (even though they knew what jobs they could do around the house). I remembered seeing something on Pinterest that sparked the idea to create this project. 

When I thought about how I wanted to tackle this project I decided to grab a clipboard I had and decorated it with some of the papers from the Hey Girl Classic Kit. 

I used elements from the classic kit and the daily diary kit for this project. 

I found these cute blue clothespins at Michaels which would work perfectly to hold my 'job postings'. I printed out a bunch of the jobs, punched them out, & used one of those cute envelopes to hold them. 

Weed mom's garden...that's definitely a job that I will pay out in the summer months!
The clothespins and envelope are both attached to the clipboard with magnets. At first I was going to glue them to the clipboard but then I worried that my son would 'accidentally' grab at it & rip it off. He was the kid, afterall, that broke the towel bar off the bathroom wall when his towel got 'stuck' and he yanked too hard! 
Boys... :)

Anyway, even though I used magnets that had adhesive on them I still glued the magnets to the board, clothespins, & envelope. I have to confess that I really dislike the magnets that you buy in a roll at the local craft stores because they're not very magnetic but it was all I had. My usual go-to magnets are ones like these (they are seriously super strong) but I was all out. I also added magnets to the back of the clipboard so I could hang this on my fridge. Be sure you use really good adhesive to hang this up...a glue gun probably won't do the job. I like using E6000 for crafts like this because it's super strong.

If you want to see some of the rules I've set up for our new jobs board you can head over to my blog. So far it's working out well and I'm hoping it will continue to encourage my kids that it's a good feeling to earn money for themselves!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

More 'Hey Girl' fun...

Hi again, I'm back with another share using the versatile Hey Girl Daily Diary kit.  

We recently spent a day at the coast for some beach and fishing fun and I ended up taking way too many photos to fit into my regular weekly spread so I decided to add an insert that will fit between my week one pages to document the day. 

The first half of the day was spent at the beach, and I love how the bright colors and fun elements from the kit helped me pull all the photos together.

I repeated some of the papers and accents I used in the weekly spread to help everything flow and used simple paper layers and stickers to create a custom title card.

I really liked the look of the die-cut frames over the top of my photos and dressed this one up with some hand stitching for a bit of extra detail.

 The second half of the day was spent fishing at a local lake where my boys caught a couple of good sized bream.

 I cut the photo of the fish a little smaller than the other photos so that I could add the fun camera cards underneath and finished it off with a couple of stickers. The filler card uses the same striped paper with a square of vellum beneath one of the cute cut-outs from the 6x6 papers.

Once again I used a little bit of hand stitching to add detail to this photo, and also to help it blend with the filler card I attached it to.

I still have heaps of goodies left from the kit and will be back next week with another spread.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Not one, not two, but THREE different looks with the Hey Girl kit!

 Good morning fellow scrappers! Over the long weekend, I had a bit more time to scrap, so I had the idea to show you three completely different looks with the Hey Girl kit!

The first layout is one I would say represents the kit as it appears: fun, bright, happy, girly. 

I had fun making this very playful layout and adding random bits here and there to it. 

The second layout I wanted to make a male version of the same feel... playful, happy, but with a boyish touch. I feel like I successfully pulled that off! 

I loved incorporating that stamp set into this title. To space it out right, I just laid the rubber stamp on the spot I wanted it to go and then arranged my stickers around it, and then stamped it after I was all done with the sticker placement. 

The last layout is a very feminine, but more serene one. I love how this one turned out because it feels very "me". 

I hope you are enjoying the Hey Girl kit as much as I am! We still have a couple of the Daily Diary kits available, so swing by the shop