DSD Sprint – Evan’s 4th Year Pages

Well, I went back and bought a few more things last night. I need to stay out of the gallery because those amazing layouts from all the members at SSD make me want *all the pretty things*. I seem to be on a boy kick right now though, I have a plethora of girly, sweet kits because I had girls for 10 years before I got my boys, so pardon me while I bask in the glorious blues, greens, and reds.

Anyways, here’s my other snags:

I’ve scrapped so few of Evan’s 4th year of life that I’ve decided to go ahead and do his book with those 8.5 x 11 templates. Sometimes a change in pace is good to keep the creative juices flowing, right? I’ve never done a book in this size so we will see how it goes. I do like the idea of it being a traditional type of book, not a square. Side note: These 1st 3 pages are from 2 days. As you can see, my boy loves costumes.

And just because I love it so much, here is a closeup of the above. It was actually my oldest daughter’s idea for me to do a cut-out of him against the background. Clever girl! Evan LOVED it when he saw it.

And this page I made before those. Not sure where I’m going to print it and stick it, but it’s cute, none the less.

I did a few more which I will share in a later post. I was more productive yesterday in the scrap realm than I’ve been all year, ha!

My DSD Haul

Hello, fellow scrappers!!

Guess who was up at 5:16am this morning – on a SATURDAY – from pure excitement for Digital Scrapbooking Day (Weekend!)? Uh, yah – THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE!!

Coffee in hand & my Jesus music on low. It’s a good morning to have a great morning.

I may be on my 2nd cup of coffee already. I was so excited about this french vanilla Dunkin coffee I got on sale yesterday that I opened it upside down. Or, maybe that was pure exhaustion that caused that. We’ll stick with excited. Doesn’t matter, they’ll get transferred to the K-Cup drawer anyways, ha!

And, because who doesn’t love photos of sweet, sleeping children – here’s a close up of those 2 baby boys from the first photo.

Ok, on to what you’re really here for. DSD haul. *womp womp womp*!! Here’s what I have snatched up so far. May not seem like a lot to some, I know ladies who save up for this event and spend hundreds. WOAH! But, I tend to stick to my favorite store of all time, Sweet Shoppe Designs, and I’m attempting to only spend on things I intend to use relatively soon.

(Just a note – I am not affiliated with SSD nor am I on any creative teams at the moment, I’m simply sharing!)

Is this kit not the CUTEST!!?? I’m going to have to dig up some old Halloween photos to put this one to use with today. I adore it!
My little girls (ages 7 & 8) are on a unicorn loving kick right now. I love the soft colors in this kit, they actually match a unicorn dress one of them got for her birthday. *cue the photoshoot*
My middle schooler loved this template when she saw it last week. She is actually learning the periodic table elements right now in her science class.
I don’t have anyone in band but my Makayla girl is in orchestra, and she is going to love the violin in this kit.
Not sure I will use this for back to school, but I have a couple other ideas in mind for it.
Evan went through a “PJ Mask” phase. I guess he is sort of still in it, he still watches it. I’m gonna have to dig up some pictures of him in his PJ Mask pajamas.
I adore Cindy’s templates. I mean, seriously – what’s not to love about these? *swoon*

I might be the most excited about this template set. I love the clean look and the idea of being able to easily finish a photo book of an event. Not sure which even I will start on first that I haven’t scrapped (the possibilities are endless).

And then I got the next 3 items free with $25 purchase – score!

Did you grab some goodies yet, or plan to? Are there any other stores you think I need to check out? Some things I would be interested in are more orchestra/violin related kits, and project life/pocket style templates.

School Scrappin’

I’m terribly behind on school scrapbooks. Surely I’m not the only one, right? Please confirm.

Attempting to knock out some of this school years’ pages for my girls. With 4 of them it’s tough to keep up! I have a new system where I am *trying* to take one photo a week of them before or after school, and I am also saving any photos their teachers share via social media or Seesaw. I also have gotten them to put their papers every week that they bring home in a certain folder in my desk, so even if I don’t have time to scan things at that moment, I at least have what I need in one place when I do have time.

Another thing I am doing is using the same templates for each girl but just changing a few things to make the pages unique. Saves me tons of time in creating a whole new page.

These pages were created by using mainly “Girly Geek” by Meghan Mullens, along with some miscellaneous papers from various other kits, and the template is Singleton 22 by Brook Magee.

Do you have any school layouts to share for inspiration? Feel free to leave your link below!

A Fresh Start

Hello, readers! It’s been quite awhile, I know, I know. If you are new here – thank you for stopping by. If you are an old reader, thank you for coming back! You’ll see that there is minimal content here at the moment. That is because, despite having this blog for years, and years – well, life. Life got to me, I missed emails warning of my hosting expiring, and well, now I am almost a year after that happened – starting fresh – ha.

Much has changed in the last couple of years. I imperfectly try to balance working full time and keeping my half-dozen kidlets alive and in good health. In doing so, I’ve come to realize I have put myself on the back-burner, as I know my fellow mothers can relate. I’m revamping my little blog in hopes of giving myself somewhere to have a creative outlet again, get the juices flowing, and bring myself a little intentional happiness.

In time I will get a few of my old, more popular freebies added back here. So if you found this site from a pinterest link or looking for something specific, feel free to use the contact form to get in touch with me and I’ll see what I can do about adding it back up. I also plan to add my many prints and invitations, and digiscrap supplies. That will be an ongoing work in progress, though. So bare with me!

I look forward to diving back in and recreating my little “home on the web” here. Please take a moment to say hello, and if you have a blog – feel free to leave your link – I’d love to take a look and find some fellow bloggers/digital scrapbookers/memory keepers to mingle with.

The layouts shown in this post are my older layouts, I hope you have enjoyed them. I plan to be back weekly to share new layouts and projects.