Thursday, June 29, 2017

Project Life Update

Happy Thursday! I have been slacking off with Project Life. I haven't made any Project Life layouts since early January, but you may have noticed that I have been making a lot of 8.5x11 scrapbook layouts. I plan to start a new Project Life album starting in July, but I'm going to try to keep it simple. My goal for this project is to just document my Summer rather than making it a year long project.

Normally, I use 12x12 Project Life albums, but I am going to use a 6x8 album. I also plan to use my Freckled Fawn embellishment kits. I still have a lot of kits to use up so this will be a great chance to try and use up some of the embellishments. I'm also going to use an old Studio Calico Project Life kit that I bought during one of their sales.

These are just a few of the kits that I plan to use. I'm very happy to say that I have made a lot of progress with using my kits on various projects. I just finished using 3 kits in just a couple of weeks. The only thing that remained from the kits are the washi tapes. 

These are the items that I received in the Studio Calico kit. As you can see I have already used some of the items, but I still have a bunch left. I'm hoping to use the entire kit in July. I can't wait to see how this album turns out.

Are you going to work on any projects in July? If so, what do you plan to do or make?

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

When I Was Young...

Happy Wednesday! So not too long ago, I had a conversation with my younger sister about what it's like being an adult and all the responsibilities that comes with being an adult. She's a teenager so she's at that age where kids think they know everything. During our conversation, I told her about how my views had changed over the years and I also mentioned some random facts about me that she may not know or remember. I definitely think she's starting to change her views since we had our conversation. Today I'm going to share just a few thoughts that I had when I was younger.

When I was young, I thought I would live in New York City for the rest of my life.

When I was young, I said I was going to be a bachelorette forever and that I didn't think I would ever have children. My mami would laugh whenever I told her that.

When I was young, I couldn't wait to be a grown up. I'm pretty sure every kid goes through that phase where they can't wait to grow up and do whatever they want.

When I was young, Hey Arnold and Rugrats were the best cartoons ever!

When I was young, the first movie that made me cry was Saving Private Ryan. The first cartoon that made me cry was Rugrats. I cried during the episode about Chucky's mom. Just thinking about that episode makes me want to cry.

When I was young, I thought that my mami was just old school. I never really asked her for any advice. Now that I'm older, I realize that she was right about so many things and I go to her for advice.

When I was young, I wanted to be a doctor, a zoo keeper, a scientist, a paleontologist, a librarian, and a writer.

When I was young, I thought watching the news was for old people. Now that I'm older, I watch the news everyday.

How have your views changed over the years?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.

Watching: You guys have no idea how excited I am that the second season of Preacher finally premiered on Sunday. When I watched the show for the first time ever, I didn't know how to feel about it. I didn't hate or love the show, but I was so intrigued that I just had to keep watching. I also have been catching up on La Querida del Centauro. I am so behind on this show that I have been trying to watch a couple of episodes everyday.

Reading: As usual, I have been catching up on some blogs. I also really need to finish reading The Handmaid's Tale. Hopefully I can finish reading the book by the end of this week.

Listening: I love listening to my boys sing. Gabriel loves to sing and I think it's so cute when he makes up his own songs.

Making: I've been making blog posts for the rest of this week and have started drafting a few posts for next month.

Feeling: I definitely did not get enough sleep last night, but I'm feeling so awake and energized.

Planning: I have to start meal planning again. I also need to find new recipes to try so if you guys have any recommendations, please let me know.

Loving: It rained for almost an entire week so I am loving all the sunshine. Don't get me wrong, I love the rain, but a week of just rain is annoying.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Sale

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fun weekend! I have some new cards in my shop. Starting today, you can get 20% off your order in my shop with the code SUMMER. The code is valid until July 7, 2017.

Happy Shopping!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Sweet Life Layout

Happy Saturday! Today I want to share a layout I made of some fruit cups that I bought from Edible Arrangements. It was my first time going to Edible Arrangements so I just had to document my first trip there.

To make this layout, I adhered my photo and a cut apart from an Amy Tangerine paper pad onto my cardstock. I used some transparency die cuts from my Freckled Fawn kit and adhered them using my Tombow Xtreme Adhesive tape runner. Once I had my die cuts in place, I added a resin grapefruit and a sticky note tab. I used my ruler to add some journaling lines and then added my journaling. I decided to add a wood veneer square to balance the layout. Since the middle of the square wood veneer has a star, I knew that I wanted to add either washi tape or patterned paper to the center. I ended up using the washi tape that is included in the kit. I simply put some washi tape on some scrap photo paper and then adhered it to my wood square. Then I glued the square to the cardstock.

The journaling says "I wanted to get a smoothie from Edible Arrangements since they were having a sale for National Smoothie Day. Unfortunately my local store doesn't sell them so instead I bought 4 fruit cups for $2.00 each. I will definitely have to go back and try some other fruits! Definitely a fan now!"

Supplies Used:

  • Tombow Xtreme Adhesive tape runner
  • Ruler
  • Pen
Did you celebrate National Smoothie Day?

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Friday, June 23, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Chrissy for their weekly link up.

1. Edible Arrangements fruit salads

2. The Mist (TV Show)

3. Summer

4. Family Day

5. Captain Underpants movie

6. Crafting and Scrapbooking supplies

7. Stormy skies

8. Staying up late

9. Movie theatre popcorn

10. New ideas for my shop

What made you happy this week?

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Bucket List

Happy Thursday! Yesterday was the first day of Summer and I'm so excited that the season has officially changed. Even though we have had Summertime weather already, I still thought it would be fun to make a Summer bucket list. Check out my list below.

  • Try new recipes
  • Go to the Farmer's Market twice a month
  • Explore new (to me) places in my city
  • Go for lots of walks
  • Make homemade popsicles
  • Eat lots of popsicles and ice cream
  • Buy lemonade
  • Go to the pool
  • Watch fireworks
  • Have a BBQ
  • Visit amusement and water parks
  • Relax
  • Read 4 books
  • Find a shop that sells soft serve ice-cream 
  • Wear more dresses and rompers
  • Have a picnic
  • Eat lots of fruits

What is on your Summer bucket list?

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