Friday, April 1, 2016

MS Marathon Spreadsheet

Here is my cheat sheet to help keep me on track for the Mousescrappers Marathon.  I have the Excel spreadsheet link attached for those that want an editable spreadsheet and have Excel.  Otherwise, you can just print the page preview

Marathon Spreadsheet

I hope this helps you as it has helped me!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Marathon Prize Reveal!!


So exciting.  They just revealed all the individual prizes for the Mousescrappers Marathon this weekend.  The designers really do so much!  14 Speed Scraps, 14 individual Participation Prizes and then the chance to win the 2 Goody Bags (that are super secret)
Check it out!

Mousescrappers Marathon Speed Scrap Participation Prizes

Speed Scrap #200 - Natalie's Place Designs

Speed Scrap #201 - Melidy Designs

(preview coming soon!)

Speed Scrap #202 - Kellybell Designs

Speed Scrap #203 - Magical Scraps Galore

Speed Scrap #204 - Designs by Romajo

Speed Scrap #205 - Britt-ish Designs

Speed Scrap #206 - Arizona Girl

Speed Scrap #207 - Mad for the Mouse Designs

Speed Scrap #208 - Crossbone Cuts

Speed Scrap #209 - Melidy Designs
(preview coming soon!)

Speed Scrap #210 - Dear Friends Designs

Speed Scrap #211 - Mad for the Mouse Designs

Speed Scrap #212

Speed Scrap #213 - Neverland Scraps

So, excited to get scrapping and earn some prizes
For those that use a PC.  I have an excel spreadsheet with all the times of the Marathon, prizes and spots to fill in your layout, check off when done, etc.
Marathon Spreadsheet

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mousescrappers Marathon

Yay!  It is my favorite time of the year!  The Mousescrappers Marathon is here once again.  I am so excited.  My fav scrapping event EVER!!  They are lined up for a great weekend this weekend with 14 speed scraps hosting by designs and scrappers, each with their own participation prize if you finish in time.  Then, if you get 7 done by Monday, you get a goody bag . . .and if you do all 14, you get an even bigger goody bag!
For me, it is even more exciting.  I am actually hosting one of the Speed Scraps.  Mine will be on Sunday at 10 am pacific.  Please join us if you can.  I will be hosting for Dear Friends Designs Template.  Everyone that completes my SS in time, will receive a free template from DFD!

Here are some of their amazing templates.  I just love to use them for my Disney layouts!

Come check out the Marathon April 1st-3rd

Friday, February 26, 2016

February I Scrap It

It may be a short month, but I was busy scrapbooking this month!  I did over 20 layouts this month. That is almost 1 a day so far and the month still has 3 days left ;)
Here are some of my favorites!
Pixelily - Adorable Bundle Pack
Magical Scraps Galore - Mad Tea Party Kit -
Ponytails Designs - Shiny Happy People Alpha 2
Magical Scraps Galore: Mad Tea Party
*also uses Little Rad Trio Let the Adventure Begin template
Little Rad Trio - Love
Tinci Designs - A year in review
Trixie Scraps Ewe Loves Ya
Amy Stoffel - Be Mine
Dagi's Temp-tations - Winter Sparkle
Dagi's Temp-tations - Make It Five Vol. 1
*also uses - Connie Prince's Adventure Time
Just Because Studio's Leap of Faith Grungy Papers & Splatters
Boomer's Girl Nighty Night kit
Cathy K Designs - Down by the Pond Alpha Add-On
Little Rad Trio's Watch Me Build Bundle
Dagi's Temp-Tations - Make It Five vol 1
Albums to Remember - Dental and Braces
Dagi's Temp-Tations - Winter Sparkle

Cathy K - Sparkle & Shine Mini Kit Friends Designs - Big Memories V3
Blue Heart Scraps - Press Pause Grab Bag
Dear Friends Designs - Big Memories template
Dagi's Temp-tations - Reflections February
*also uses from my own stash - 
Cathy K Go Hiking Kit
North Meets South Studios Nature Boy

Well, I am off to get some more layouts done!  Must strike while the mojo is strong.  LOL

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Featured Designer - Inspired Designs

Since my life now revolves so much around scrapbooking, I thought it would be fun to do a monthly Featured Designer.  Every month, I will spot light a designer for you to check out.
This month, I am showing off Crystal of Inspired Designs.  The first time I came across her designs was when her kit Forever Yours came out.  With a monkey-lover in my house, I knew that I needed to buy it right away.  We had even just done a Sock Monkey Birthday Party.  I loved the kit so much that later, it was a $2 Tuesday special and I bought it again *blush!
I did a page of all the sock monkeys from the birthday and then couldn't decide and did another.  Which do you prefer?

For the most part, everything the same, but I have such a hard time with white space, I felt like I needed to fill it, so I added the big close-up.

The layouts used her kit and Little Rad Trio's template

Then, more recently, I scrapbooked an new layout with her kit - One of Kind.  Perfect for those of us with little boys to scrap about

Such a cute kit with lots of stars, signs and cute papers.

Another one that I did awhile back included her fun Right Here Right Now Today Pocket cards, that helped me put together a layout of my then recent tooth issue

So, go check out her shop!  

Thursday, January 7, 2016

#31DaysofJoy final

I just loved doing the 31 Days of Joy last month.  I really think that it helped to keep my focus on the Joy of the season!  I will definitely want to do it again next year.
For this year, I put together a double page spread of all 31 of my photos using the very awesome Dear Friends Designs. Not only are their templates so great, but Colleen & Katrina are the sweetest and coolest people! When I started my ‪#‎31DaysofJoy‬ last month and asked if they could maybe do templates for it, I was *sort of* kidding. Haha. They totally made these templates that capture a whole month of photos. They are perfect for a showing off a whole month, November's 30 Thankful Days, or P365. I used the December buffet items for my papers and elements. Dear Friends Designs - 31 Days of Joy
Aprilisa - Gingerbread Kit…
Ponytails Designs - Gingerbread Joy Designs - Gingerbread Cards…Aprilisa - Gingerbread Alpha…Pixelily - Countdown to Holiday

Spread Joy out there - no matter the month ;)


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Setting Goals for the new Year

Welcome to 2016!
New years are for new beginnings, right? At the start of a new year, everyone talks about making resolutions.  Some make a new one every year and I think the biggest downfall is how long before you loose track of your resolution.  Some make plans for their health, diet or exercise.  Some give up something.  For me - it is about scrapbooking, lol!  I don't go so far as to call it a resolution, but just a goal.
Last year, I joined a Mousescrappers group dedicated to help us achieve our goals.  We all set scrapbooking goals, held monthly speed scraps and chats to over support.  I sucked at keeping track all year.  We were supposed to updated our tracking thread each month.  I think I only made it to March.  What I did do great at was getting pages done towards my goals.  I didn't quite get any albums completed, but I did concentrate on those albums that needed doing.  I got really close to finishing my Disneyland 2008 album and did a ton of work on my 2012 album.  (Yes, I really am this behind!!)
So, my new goals -
Finish Disney 2008 This month
Finish Disney 2012- April, June, October, November
Finish Family 2012
Work on 2013-2016
Print Disney 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 albums

Here are my favorite pages that I completed this year:
Little Green Frog template, Chelle & Dream Big Designs Heros Fire kit

Connie Prince's Double Page Vol 3 & Seaside Kit & extra papers
Clever Monkey Graphics and Meagan's Creations On the Trail Bundle
Scrapping with Liz Photo Journal Template
Trixie Scraps Croaky Kisses

Dagi's Temp-tations Day by Day 5 template
also uses - North Meets South Studios Nature Boy (older kit) 
and coordinating embossed cardstock by Trixie Scraps 
left side includes Connie Prince's Razzle Dazzle (for sparkly elements) 
and Amanda Yi and Cornelia Designs Cloudy with a Chance of Happiness (alpha) 
LJS Designs - Wild at Heart 
CathyK Designs - Rustic Christmas
Dear Friends Designs - Chock Full Templates
Seatrout Scraps - See Right Through Me Set 2 - older set, retired?
Blue Heart Scraps - Get Kraken 
Gingerscraps Gingerbread Ladies collab - Lost At Sea 
JB Studio - Incredible Life Vol 4 Temp 3 
LJS Designs - Empty Nest 
Clever Monkey Graphics - Cluster Frames Vol 13 from 2015 DSD Cluster Frame Grab Bag *Also uses Clever Monkey Graphics - Swim Like A Fish (older)
Dagi's Temp-tations - Day By Day 12

These are just my favorite ones, but I loved *most* of the layouts that I did this year.  Check out my Gingerscraps Gallery or my Mousescrappers Gallery to see more.  I am amazed to see my Galleries fill up and I can't wait to fill them up even more.
So, what are your goals for this year??