Hello everyone! It’s a beautiful and sunny Saturday here in Georgia. Atlanta is playing host to Super Bowl LIII and our week has been filled with festivities leading up to the big game. We’ll actually be watching the Super Bowl from home, but it has been a lot of fun to take part in some of the activities going on around the city.
Today I am excited to be participating in the ALFLT Blog Train for the very first time. ALFLT stands for A Love for Layout Templates and I will be the first to admit that I definitely love to create templates!
While I worked to complete my portion of the blog train for this month, my daughter and I watched the Kid’s Baking Championship on Food Network together. Have you watched this show before? The kids on this show are ridiculously impressive. I enjoy baking quite a lot, but they put any skills I have to shame! This past week, the task was to create animal print cheesecake. It seemed rather appropriate that I was designing papers for the “Walk on the Wild Side” blog train at the same time!
Both the theme and color palette this month are fantastic.
Is it just me or is this year flying by? I can hardly believe that it is already February! This is such a busy month for my family and I am looking forward to all of the adventures that this short month holds.
I am so excited that it is also time for another PixelScrapper Blog Train. I really love the theme this month. It makes me think of visits to Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World and that never fails to bring a smile to my face.
EDIT FEBRUARY 1- Hello everyone! I apologize in advance for being vague… but due to circumstances beyond my control, my store at Scrappy Sisters will not be opening. Don’t worry because an Extra Sprinkle store will be coming elsewhere in the next few weeks. More details will follow. Thank you for your support.
Hello everyone! I am here on this Monday morning because I have some very exciting news to share with you.
Starting this Friday, I will be a resident designer at Scrappy Sisters. I will be joining the group of amazing designers there and opening a shop to sell my scrapbooking designs.
I have been working hard behind the scenes and will have a lot of fun goodies available for you. Friday cannot come soon enough!
I have been working on an album to remember our April 2017 trip to Walt Disney World for what seems like forever. This trip was full of highlights including Easter, our first dinner at Be Our Guest, days in the park with friends, and the Star Wars Dark Side races. Needless to say, I have a plethora of memories I want to preserve and I have a feeling that this album is going to wind up becoming enormous.
I am determined to complete this book and this week I got one page closer to finishing.
I didn’t begin my digital scrapbooking journey until Raileigh was 8 years old. That leaves me with years of pictures that have been sitting here, mostly undocumented. Slowly I am going back through these memories, documenting some of the pictures of Raileigh when she was younger. It makes me smile and breaks my heart all at the same time.
When Raileigh was first born, I had a point and shoot digital camera. I knew nothing of editing back then and frequently used the black and white setting on my camera. Fortunately, my love of black and white photography has only grown stronger over the years, so I don’t mind the plethora of black and white photos we have.
Maharajah Jungle Trek is one of my favorite areas within Animal Kingdom. This trek is a winding trail that is tucked in behind the entrance to Kali River Rapids. The entrance is rather unassuming and the trail itself usually isn’t crowded. However, the Maharajah Jungle Trek has so many incredible animals that cannot be seen anywhere else in the park.
While I love watching the tigers (especially the tiger cub twins), the aviary is my absolute favorite area of the trek. It is near the end and features a large variety of rather stunning birds. I love photographing the birds here because they are so different than the ones I see from day to day in my backyard. I always walk away from the Maharajah Jungle Trek with hundreds of pictures of the birds.
I will admit- when chevron first became popular, I was not excited. However, over time the geometric feel of chevrons has grown on me. While I am still not a fan of chevrons strips in large doses, a strategically placed chevron does appeal to me from time to time.
This page design grew from my desire to try and grow my acceptance of chevrons a bit more. Apparently it worked because I have used this design three times. By focusing the chevron pattern to one side of the page, it enables both the pattern papers and the photo to shine.
When I began digital scrapbooking, I began with one sole purpose- to document our Disney vacations. Because we live in relatively close proximity to the parks in Florida, we have been blessed to visit on numerous occasions. I have branched out since I began scrapbooking and now document other parts of our life as well. However, a vast majority of my scrapbooking time is still devoted to our Disney memories.
This page features a lot of circles, which you will find is a pretty common theme in my scrapbook layouts. I have created a cut-out circle mat that allows you plenty of room to showcase some beautiful scrapbooking paper. I also like to throw in some coordinating solids to allow for the perfect backdrop for some well-placed elements.
When I am creating a new digital scrapbooking layout, it isn’t unusual for me to use a lot of geometric shapes. The aesthetic is visually pleasing to my eye and fits my personal style perfectly. I feel that it enables me to showcase my photographs as well as the stunning scrapbooking supplies I am using.
Within this template, you will find circles in a wide variety of sizes. Some are cut from the background paper while others rest on top of it. The photo spot is a rectangle, allowing it to pop and stand out among all the circles.