Monday, July 6, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - week 16

Welcome to another week of the Trio Challenge! If you're in the US I hope you had a great time with family and friends celebrating July 4th!

In honor of Independence Day, we thought it would be fun to use stars on our pages this week. That doesn't mean you have to do a patriotic themed page - we'll leave the creativity up to you. :)

My page is patriotic, but that's because we just got back from a vacation to Williamsburg, VA and I want to document everything before I forget.

I used the Americana themed cards in the PL App, but there are tons of cards in other kits that can be used in a red, white and blue theme. 

This weekly challenge has been so fun and motivational for me - I hope it is for you too! Make sure to visit Cori and Holly's blogs to see their pages and then post your own in our Facebook group

Monday, June 29, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - week 15

Hi everyone! It's great to start another week and another challenge!

This week we'd love to see you use a calendar on your page. Here's mine:

Originally I thought I would try to find a card or a graphic in Rhonna Designs with a calendar and then I remembered that I'd used a picture of a calendar to announce that we're expecting and I thought it would be perfect. I created the calendar in MDS which was a piece of cake. It took me longer to decide on fonts than it did to actually put the calendar together. ;)

For this page I used the SU kit Love Story and the Desktop edition in the PL app. Hopefully they'll release some of the new SU editions in the PL app soon! 

Holly and Cori have amazing pages to share with us this week so don't forget to stop by their blogs! You can also post your pages on our Facebook page - we love to see them! 

Thanks for stopping by :) 

Monday, June 22, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - week 14

Welcome to another week of the Trio Challenge! This time around we'd love to see you combine two of our past challenges. I think it'll be so fun to see what you each come up with!

For my page, I chose to combine stripes and b&w photos. As usual, I created the page in the PL app and then opened it in the Rhonna Designs app to add some extra text and graphics.

I love the simplicity of this page and the way the photos stand out. I think it really helps to tell the story. I used cards from the Kiwi and Seafoam editions and the Cathy Zielske kit. 

Here's a list of our past challenges: 

1) 3/23 - Use one photo in multiple pockets
2) 3/30 - Use a list
3) 4/6 - Stamp on a photo
4) 4/13 - Use arrows
5) 4/20 - Banner/Flags
6) 4/27 - Selfie
7) 5/4 - Sketch
8) 5/11 - Create a Card
9) 5/18 - What are you working on?
10) 5/25 - Black & White photo
11) 6/1 - Use Memorabilia
12) 6/8 - Use stripes
13) 6/15 - About Dad

We can't wait to see your pages this week! Make sure to post them to our FB page and stop by Cori and Holly's sites for more inspiration!

Monday, June 15, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - week 13

Alright, week 13 of the Trio Challenge! This time we're focusing on Dads - in honor of Father's Day of course - so we'd love to see what stories you have to tell about the fathers in your life.

I had a cute picture of Chris with our boys that I had to scrap. I love the end result and the kids were excited to add some journaling of their own!

I used the Rad Dad mini kit in the PL app for this page. 

Make sure to check out Cori and Holly's pages too - you'll love them! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - Week 12

12 weeks! That's 3 months! Can you believe it? The time has flown by and I've had so much fun doing this weekly challenge with all of you. Thanks so much for playing along each week :)

For our challenge this week we wanted to keep things simple so we decided to create layouts using stripes. What is it about stripes that are so fun? Love them. There are a ton of great cards in the PL app and I had a hard time deciding what to use. I finally chose from the Project 52 Edition, Strawberry Edition, Kiwi Edition and Teen Boy Themed Cards. I love combining different kits together!

I used the Rhonna Designs app once again to add a graphic and text onto this cute card. I love doing that - it's super easy and is a great way to personalize my pages. 

We really love seeing what you come up with each week so don't forget to post your page(s)! And be sure to check out Cori and Holly's blogs for more inspiration! 

Monday, June 1, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - week 11

Wahoo - it's June 1st! I love summer so I'm pretty excited about that :)

This week our challenge is to use some type of memorabilia on your pages. The Trio all used ticket stubs, but you can use anything else that comes to mind.

When we decided on the challenge I remembered some pictures I'd taken when we were on vacation in FL a few years ago. Yep - a few years ago and I still haven't scrapped those pictures. I'd say it's about time to get on that, wouldn't you?

I haven't finished all of the pictures from this day, but here are just a few pages from our tour with the dolphins at Sea World. It was worth every. single. penny. Truly - it was an amazing experience that I'll never forget!

When I first started scrapbooking, I kept every single scrap of paper and when I met my husband he was totally confused when I asked him if I could have our movie ticket stubs. He's teased me ever since about keeping all those little scraps of paper that "I might want to scrapbook". Once I started doing digital pages, I decided that I didn't want to bother with scanning in all my tickets so I just took pictures of them instead. And I have to say, I like this so much better. I don't have lots of clutter to sort through and I can take a cute picture near the event, like this one where you can see the dolphin nursery in the background. Win Win, am I right?

I used the PL app, the Cathy Zielske kit and the Kiwi Edition. 

I'm so excited to see the pages that you create this week. Isn't it awesome that we're all getting so much work done on our albums? Make sure to check out Holly and Cori's pages too - they had some super cute ideas! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - week 10

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Whatever your plans may be for the day, I hope you're having a great time :)

This week we're challenging you to use black and white photos in your layouts. Here's mine:

What I really love about scrapbooking with b&w photos is the freedom it gives you in choosing cards and embellishments. The photos I chose for this layout had a lot of different colors in them and distracting elements in the background. Taking the color out simplified everything and really brought the focus back to the subject of the picture. And, as an added bonus, I was able to use whatever PL cards I wanted without the colors clashing with my pictures. Win Win, right?

I can't wait to see what you each come up with this week - it's so inspiring to see what you're each working on and it's fun to get a little insight into your personalities :)

You'll definitely want to see what Cori and Holly's pages, so make sure to stop by their blogs as well. See you next week!

Monday, May 18, 2015

PLxSU Trio Challenge - week 9

Hello there! I hope you're excited for another week of Project Life inspiration. We really love this group and are always so wowed by the pages you post on our FB page each week. Thank you so much for making this challenge group such a fun one!

This week is a "What We're Working On" challenge. So the door is wide open - show us whatever you've been doing with PL lately!

Personally, I'm trying to catch up on documenting all the pictures on my phone. I won't even tell you how many there are! The PL app makes it really easy to scrap anywhere, anytime. So if I'm sitting in the Kiss 'n Ride waiting for my kids, I can pull out my phone and get a couple of pages done super quick. Such a time saver!

Here are a few pages from our visit to the International Spy Museum. Andrew really wanted to go for his birthday and we had a blast. If you're ever in D.C. make sure to add it to your "must see" list!

I used a few different kits for these pages. I love to mix and match, so I don't usually stick with one kit for a project. I used the Seafoam Edition, Road Trip Themed Cards, the Just Add Color Edition, Midnight Edition, and the Kiwi Edition. 

Cori and Holly have been working on some really cute pages, so make sure to stop by their blogs and take a look! See you next week :)