Hello everyone and welcome to September! I just sent my two youngest off for their first day back at school so it seems a perfect time to write a quick post. I’m not entirely sure where August went. Anyone else feel like that? I took a look at my last post and see it was almost a month ago! Yikes! September always feels like a new beginning for me so I’m determined to get back on track with regular posts here. Hold me to it, okay?
When I last posted I’d just opened up my August card kit from Simon Says Stamp and made a couple of cards with it. Today I’d like to share the other cards I made with this kit and then make a confession.
First up, Card #3 – a birthday card for a dear Aunt.
Welcome to a new week here on my blog. This is the last week of school for my younger two children (my eldest finished last Thursday) so I am sure it will be busy with end of year assemblies, field trips and other fun activities at the school. I’ve been working on my thank you cards for the teachers – be sure to come back on Wednesday to see those.
Today though I am sharing another layout for my Harry Potter album. This one follows on the heels of Saturday’s layout and completes the story of the Platform 9 3/4 and Hogwarts Express section of the tour. Here’s the process video.
Seriously, we have nothing on the books for today. Say what?! What is this weirdness? LOL!
I guess I have permission to hide all day in my Scrap Cave, right?
No matter what happens, I hope to carve some time to continue with my Harry Potter Studio Tour upgrade albums. I was inspired by my recent layout reorganization and album revisiting to return to these books. I had so much fun in February creating layout after layout documenting our wonderful day at the Warner Bros Studios outside London last summer (see all my February LOAD videos here and layout photos here) but the albums have languished since then as I moved onto other projects. It felt good to dust off the supplies and photos and scrapbook a little magic!
I am so pleased to be participating in a video scrapbooking series hosted by an old DT friend of mine, Audrey Yeager. She put a call out into one of my Facebook groups and I was more than happy to help her.
She is posting 21 layouts over the course of June, July and August. That’s 21 inspirational ideas to help you scrap your summertime photos! And that’s just from her. She’s got special guests helping her each day so that makes 42 inspirational ideas! But wait, there’s more! Some days (like today) she’s got a couple special guests. Now how many inspirational ideas are there?
Hey! Welcome to Monday! Thought it was time to revive my Make it Monday posts. Did you miss them? I did so … time to bring them back!
Today I am showing you how I am using my June 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It’s got loads of gorgeous papers in it! If you missed my reveal video it’s over on my YouTube channel here.
I’ve already made 3 cards with this kit – you can see them on my Instagram page and I do show you them briefly at the beginning of today’s video. Speaking of, I explain a lot in the intro so why don’t I just get to it?
Wondering what I’ve been up to this month? The blog has been quiet, I know, but I promise I have been creating.
LOAD518 was going on and while I did not achieve a layout every single day, I did do quite a few. And filmed them too. You can take a look at all my layouts in my Flickr gallery here and my YouTube videos on my channel in this playlist.
And then there’s been all the card making …
Do you follow me on Instagram? If so, you’ve no doubt noticed a lot of cards lately. That’s because I took up The 100 Day Project and decided to make a card a day for 100 days. I’ve missed a couple of days here and there but I’ve got 55 days of cards so far and I’m not stopping. Technically, with the 6 cards I made for this post, I’m all caught up and even ahead of the game a bit but … that’s not really the point of the exercise, is it?
Which brings me to the point of this post … finishing my May 2018 card kit from Simon Says Stamp.