Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December Daily

I've always been a huge fan of daily December albums probably because I love the holiday season so much. I love the music, the decorations, the tree, the lights, the baking, the colours, the smells, the movies, the feeling, the get together with friends and family. It's such a special time of year. I've always want to do a daily December album after seeing Ali Edward's. She is such an inspiration. Check out her album's here. Last year I was going to give it a go and I even got as far as making the cover but that was about it. See below. I ended up making a digital daily December album. It's still in the works and I hope to have it done by the end of the year. See below to view my completed pages. All products are from Designer Digitals. Click on my Gallery link to see all credits. This year I think I'm going to incorporate my daily December right into my Project Life since Project Life is all about recording special moments throughout the week. I will be including lots of extra bits n pieces like holiday cards, wrapping paper, digital scrapbook pages and extra inserts for photos and other memorabilia. It will be great to see it all come together. If you're looking for some great inspiration check out Pinterest. There are a lot of amazing albums out there to see. December 1st is this Saturday and I can't wait as we will be picking out this year's Christmas tree. It would be perfect if we had a little snow falling when we went and picked it out :) Just saying LOL! We have made it a tradition to go the first Saturday in December and we ask both sets of parents to come to share the moment with us and our kids. Looking forward to carrying this tradition on for years to come. A questions for my readers -  Do you have a fake tree or do you get a real one? What colours do you use on your tree? Do you change them up every year? Do you collect anything at the holidays? Can't wait to read your response. Have a great week! Til next time - Tara

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Project Life-Extra Inserts

Today I'm going to show you a few of my extra inserts that I have added to my Project Life. I LOVE adding extra inserts rather it's brochures, extra page protectors to hold more photos or even a Tim Horton's box. Adding inserts is a great way to have more room to add extra photos and memories without having to add a new 12 x 12 page protector or doing a whole new spread. As I've said before, some weeks I don't have enough stuff for a double page spread. I'm okay with having two weeks in one spread. These weeks I'm most likely adding in an extra insert. 

This is a Pinnacle Collection Card Page Protector that I got at Walmart. This extra insert shows the interests that Hubby and I were into at that time. I think this is going to be a cool thing to look back on not just for us but the kids as well.

The one on the left is a Martha Stewart 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" page protector. I try each month to complete the instagram challenge. I love that they are random photos capturing bits and pieces of life. On the right is the Pinnacle Collection Card page protector which I used again to put extra memories from Addison's Birthday Party.

This week I added the Martha Stewart 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" page protector to hold more photos from the week but I also included some brochures from the Butterfly Conservatory.

Since I'm a digital scrapbooker as well, once and awhile I like to include some of my digital pages. All digital supplies are from Designer Digitals. See credits HERE. This is also displayed in a 6x6 Making Memories page protector.

This week I included a brochure which I placed some of my journaling on. I also included a Tim Horton's Timbit box. I liked how Summery it looked. My goal was to store some extra photos in it. I haven't done it yet, but I might go back.

Thank you for checking in! Have a great Sunday Night! - Tara

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Designer Digital Sale & Fall Pages

A post on my blog is so overdue :) Today I'm going to share some of my fall digital pages plus a few of my Project Life pages. I'm LOVING how it's coming together. I LOVE all the little memories I've captured in 2012. If you are on the fence ... my advise is jump on in. You are going to LOVE it! Make your Project Life whatever you want it to be. It's up to you, you don't have to follow any set rules. Another happy note to all of you out there that buy digital products. Designer Digitals is having their quarterly sale starting today. Everything in store that is regular price is marked down to 30% OFF. Sale ends Tuesday morning. Don't miss out! All products used on my digital pages are all products from Designer Digitals. This first layout is one I finished this morning using one of Katie Pertiet's templates. I love taking templates and altering them and making them my own.  Enjoy the inspiration and I hope to do better on blog posting :) Click layouts for credits. Have a GREAT day.


Two Layouts from last year that I loved. The first one was a lift of Crystal Page. I knew as soon as I saw her's that  I had to lift it. Thanks again Crystal for the inspiration.

A few fall pages that have caught me eye.

KimR+: So Much to be Thankful For

LoriS: These 3 on Halloween

Mamabean: Cold November Days

My Project Life

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Gallery Inspirations

Are you up for some inspiration? I've been cruising the Designer Digitals gallery and have found 5 amazing pages to get your creative juices flowing. I've taken a little break from digital scrapbooking but after seeing these pages I've been craving some computer time so I can design a few pages. Let me know what you think. This first page is by Brittany a.k.a BrittanyLane. I love the bright colours against the grey background. The colours are so playful just like the elements she chose. I can't wait to get my hands on this kit. Click all layouts for credits.

This next one is by Sharon a.k.a. Shannamay. I love the monochromic feel and the layering of elements. I really like how she stapled down the ribbon tags.

This layout is by Georgina a.k.a. Georgeinci. What's not to like. I like the design, colours, brushwork, photos, monogram ..... yup I LOVE IT!

This next layout is by Jenelle a.k.a. js74. I love what she has done with Kayleigh's Layered Works template. The colours are perfect and I love that she tinted her photo to match the colours in her layout.

This layout is by Kim a.k.a. KimR+ LOVE LOVE LOVE! I so want to get my hands on Katie's Play Outside elements. I love Kim's design and all the COLOUR!

Check back soon for an all NEW Copy Cat Challenge.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Project Life-Extra Inserts

Good morning! Today I wanted to talk about extra inserts in my Project Life. I love adding extra inserts to my weeks, rather I include an extra page protector to hold extra pictures & journaling or include brochures and pamphlets from trips we took this summer. In January I included a baseball card page protector where I included 8 things that I was into and on the other side I included 8 things about my Hubby. I like this idea and hope to do it again later in the year. I can't wait to look back one day and see what we were interested in. Plus it's a great way for our girls to know what interested us at a certain time. So today I want to show you an extra insert I did using the baseball card page protector. I wanted to document the girl's rooms. How cool is this going to be in ten to twenty years? I plan on doing this every few years. On one side I did Addison's room and on the other I did Emily's. I took 7 to 8 photos capturing all the parts of their room from their bed and bookshelves to their closet and stuffed animals. I did a little journaling and I decorated it with paint chip cards to document their room color scheme. I took a small square punch and punched out a small square from each paint chip. I also included fabric from their quilts and a monogram so you knew who's page was who's. I love the way it turned out. I hope I've inspired you to document room's in your home. Please leave me a comment telling me what extra things you included in your Project Life. 


Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I'm so excited to share with you today that I've been published in Creating Keepsake magazine September/October issue. It's on news stands today. It's my first time being published in this magazine and I've been excited ever since I receive the email back in March saying they would like to use my layout for their Fresh Faces feature. I have attached a copy below. Look at the awesome lead in page for the feature. How cool is it to be rendered as a cartoon. I'm the top right girl ... the one that is waving. I'm off to go buy a copy. Take care and enjoy your day.


“Copyright 2012 by Creating Keepsakes magazine. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.” 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sharing More Project Life Pages

Hi everyone, today I thought I would share 3 of my favorite spreads from the summer so far. We have had a busy summer. Lots of splash pads, swimming, day trips and more. I've had so many photos I didn't know what to do with them, making it hard to pick some weeks. I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer with family and friends. Would love your input. Are you currently doing Project Life and if so what do you love most about it? If not doing it, are you thinking about doing it next year. Remember if you are thinking about doing it you don't have to wait until January to start. You can really start any time. I wish I knew about this project three years ago when I had Addison. I'm planning on starting a Project Life type binder for both Addison & Emily. In their own books would be all their hospital memorabilia. Hospital bracelets, bassinet card, birth announcement, cards etc. I'm also going to include their artwork, photos, swimming certificates, awards, cards, some digital layouts and maybe even an outfit. Its a book for them to take with them someday. Okay back to 3 layouts from this Summer. Of course I picked layouts that the colours coordinate for the whole week :)

The first spread on the left is the last page of our holidays. We took a week off in June and I ended up doing 2 1/2 spreads to document it. Love the colours. The other side of the spread covers week 26. In this spread I have included some extra inserts like a Martha Stewart  5 1/2"x 8 1/2" page protector which holds my Instagram Challenge photos for the month of June and on the other side I have pictures from the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. I included two brochures from that trip. 


Next is a spread that includes only one week. Week 27. This week Doug and I really noticed the bond forming between the girls so we really wanted to document this with words and photos. Also it was Hubby's birthday and I included a card about me (Mommy Right Now) On this card I have what I'm listening to, craving, watching, favorite outift and what I'm working on. I want to include this type of card once in a while throughout the year for Hubby and I. Love that the photo and elements flow together.

Week 30 I'm loving all the pink. This week Addison got her hair cut. I included a before and after shot plus I included some actual clippings of her hair. I also added a Martha Stewart 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" page protector to house my July Instagram Challenge and a snap shot of my Pinterest boards. I LOVE Pinterest. I would be lost with out it. It's definitely a site you could lose a lot of time with.

Click Pictures for Credits. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and look over my pages. I don't post often but if you would like to be notify when I do please follow me on the right. Have a GREAT evening.