Confessions of a Scrapbook Kit Hoarder…#3

Organizing to work on first LO.

Organizing to work on first LO.

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to my new blog series, “Confessions of a Scrapbook Kit Hoarder“. If you haven’t already, please read The Intervention so you can understand the inspiration for this craft project.

This challenge is proven to be so much fun. I don’t know why I didn’t do this a long time ago. Then I might not have such a large collection of kits and goodies invading my craft room.

Well my friend April is keeping me on my toes by requesting that I use my supplies now to make a layout. As I told you all before, I haven’t created a traditional scrapbook layout in a few years so I admit I was quite intimidated when I started to work on it.

Made accent with letter stickers and part of a 3x4 card.

Made accent with letter stickers and part of a 3×4 card.

I am an avid football fan and set up my little portable table infront of the television yesterday and brought all my supplies and photos.  I grabbed the latest, “Scrapbook & Cards today” magazine to get a feel for the current trends. I had my old problem of too many photos and I had to narrow it down. I cut out the conversation box from one of the 3×4 cards in the kit and used letter stickers to create the title.

I created this accent by cutting a piece out of  a photo.

I created this accent by cutting a piece out of a photo.

I incorporated the Goosebumps from the kit in the title. I realized journaling would be a problem since I didn’t narrow the photo selections down far enough so I grabbed an old library card pocket and tucked it behind the photos before I adhered them and used another 3×4 card from the kit to write my journaling.

We all sampled an apple while filing up our bags!!

We all sampled an apple while filing up our bags!!

Oh one cool thing I want to share is that the circular accent above the title that says Russell Orchards is actually cut from a picture I took of Apollo standing on a truck at the Orchard.  That was the logo on the side. So I cut it out and then put a piece of it on the top an the bottom of it is below the bottom right photo. So I used a photo and made an accent.

My first LO using supplies from the kit.

My first LO using supplies from the kit.

Layout ingredients:

  • Navy Cardstock
  • Echo Park “Beautiful Life” (Rulers)
  • Carta Bella “Hello Again” (B side of Hello Floral)
  • Simple Stories 3×4 card
  • Photo Freedom Volume II element stickers
  • wooden arrow (my stash)
  • My Minds Eye ‘Honey One of a Kind’ Label Stickers (my stash)
  • Basic Grey photo frame ‘Capture’
  • Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps
  • Sn@p Sticker (my stash)

Well I will be back again this week with another project using the September kit.

Thanks for keeping me moving forward on this craft adventure. Let me know what you think.




Apple picking time!!

First apple picking of the season.

Apple cheers!!!

Last year, I somehow managed to miss a good opportunity to take the boys apple picking.  So this year, I wasn’t playing around, we had to work it in to our schedule. With Nicholas’ birthday party on Sunday we had to squeeze it in on Saturday after Apollo’s soccer practice. It wasn’t the most ideal time but Apollo took a nap on the drive up to Russell’s Orchard in Ipswich.

It wasn’t a crisp fall like feel to the weather but the sun wasn’t too bad either.  We picked Gala, Macoun and Ginger Gold apples.  This was my first time eating the Ginger Gold and they are delicious.  After picking apples the boys stopped by the shop for ice cream and Leao and I some donuts of course!

Then we headed over to Crane Beach to catch some fresh air. I will spare you the picture Leao took of my snoozing!

Have a blessed day!



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