Friday, June 19, 2015

May & June Busy-ness

Somehow May got away from me!  It is like I blink and months go by.  Does that happen to you?  While I am still super busy, I am happy that the kids are out of school now.  For us the month of May includes so very many end of school activities, that my head is spinning.  We had multiple field trips, award ceremonies, graduations, field days, creating end of year teacher presents and more! Finally May ended and we took a family trip to Disneyland.  Yay!

With all of that, you would think that I had no time to scrapbook - but no way, of course I fit in time for that!

To start, I had to highlight what has become my favorite treat - caramel apples.  I used this kit from LJS Designs called Silly Willy Nilly and a template from Dear Friends Designs called Pile It On
Since it almost State Fair time again, Next, here is a double page of previous Fair trip using Ponytails County Fair Carnival  and her template Double Double
Because I have been working to recover some old photos, I have running across these old pictures from when my little guy was born and just can't resist creating some loveliness with them using LJS Sweet Child of Mine and JB Studio's Incredible Life template
One of our favorite trips every year, is to visit Yosemite.  We love to raft down the Merced River, hike, visit the Indian Village and just hang out.  Dagi's Temp-tations comes out with these wonderful Day by Day templates that make getting a ton of photos onto a page.  I used Nature Boy by North Meets South Designs which was a free daily download from Gingerscraps!  You can buy it now, but every month you can download a new kit if you check the blog every day!
Next, one of my favorite animals at the zoo - the Red Panda!!  I just love this.  I had to do a double page using Magical Scraps Galore's Panda-monium and Dear Friends Chock Full (psst, Chock Full is on sale for $1 until June 30th)

Another fun event each month at Gingerscraps, is the Buffet.  They one color palette and the designers all create pieces that coordinate together.  It is a great way to get multiple kits that can work  together.  It is amazing to see.  Here I used Connie Prince's Adventuretime, Leap of Faith papers and splatters and Dear Friends Never Too Many .  This page is when I first took my son to Yosemite at 2 weeks old.
This month, LJS came out with a fun Around the fire kit, which of course means another Yosemite layout ;)  I am so ready to go again!! For the template, I used this free template from Dear Friends.  It is part of the Template Challenge at Gingerscraps.  There are 2 free templates every month that you can download and create with!  Check it out.

For April and May, I was the Guest Creative Team Member for Hat of Bunny over at Scrap Orchard.  Her kits are so bright and fun.  For many of them, I "see" my Riley.  She is so full of life that it is hard not to think of her.
Hat of Bunny is the featured designer for June and all of these pieces are free at different events.  It is called Stranger Than Fiction

This is part of her Life's Little Moments June series.  It is so full of fun items.  I just love how this bright page turned out!

For the beginning of May, Scrap Orchard hosted it's Farmer's Market when hundreds of items (new and old) are only $1.  Of course, now, this fun Pajama Party kit is more, but still tons of fun.

Life's Little Moments - May is perfect for End of School Year fun

Life's Little Moments March is practically Riley's theme kit!

So, you see - I have been busy!  The best part is that I feel like my scrapbook style is improving and really coming together.  I have learned so much this year.  I am loving my pages and am proud to show them all off!  I hope you are all staying busy and having a great summer.  I hope to be back soon with more fun.

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