Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Live for Adventure

I was inspired yesterday to scrapbook a traditional page for the first time in a LONG time!  It's hard for me to find the time these days but in the world of papercrafting it was my first love.  I love Project Life for it's simplicity and memory keeping but there is just something about the creative process of making a traditional layout that I love.  I used the sketch from Unity's Be Inspired Challenge and turned it on it's side to suit my picture and scrapbook paper.

My kids were playing dress-up last week and I snapped this picture of my son who NEVER poses for photos and I was feeling very inspired to scrap it.  He'll be 3 next month and the last time I did a layout of him he was 14months, about time for a new one!

The PP is from Glitz Designs Color Me Happy collection.  The stamps are all Unity Stamp Company.

Unity sets used:
All About the Journey (compass)
Sail Away (sailboat)
Pirate Madness (treasure map)
Aug 2013 SMAK (imagination & you can do anything)
Jan 2014 SMAK (adventure & go see explore)

I gold embossed most of the images (embossing on glossy photo paper didn't work out so well).  I used Staz-on ink to stamp onto the washi tape.  The cute camera charm was a freebie I got with a Unity order.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Brave, Strong and Courageous

I hope you are all having a happy Valentine's Day!  The best part of  mine was a sweet cuddle nap with my 8 month old.  Those are getting more and more infrequent and I cherish them SO much!
I haven't had much time to craft lately but I threw together a couple of super simple Valentines cards last night with Unity's Everything Love set (which is currently ON SALE)!

This next card is one I made when I was still recovering from skin cancer and reconstructive surgery on my nose and cheek under my eye.  I love creating, it feels therapeutic to me and making this made me feel better.  Wednesday I gave it to someone who needed it more than me.  My son has a great Speech Therapist/teacher and she had the same surgery/complications as I did shortly before I went through it.  Today she is having a second round of reconstructive surgery to help fix some of the problems she is still experiencing.

I used the Strength and Dignity KOTM which is one of my all time faves (also on sale now)!  The inside sentiment is an Itty Bitty.
Can't wait to look through all of the Friends With Flair entries this week, you ladies are all so creative and inspiring!