Colleen is Creative

2014 Album Update

I’ve had a little bit of time to scrap over the past week. Basically, if I finish my homework for my graduate class quickly, I’ll try to scrap something. I even participated in a speed scrap, which is something I hadn’t done before. It was cool; following all of the prompts and seeing how everyone’s page differed just a little bit.

Here are a couple of the pages that I’ve finished recently:

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This was a page I made using some pictures of my family that were taken a few days before my husband deployed to Kuwait. He was packing his bags and boxes, and when my eldest son came home, he tried on some of my husband’s gear! That stuff is really heavy! I was surprised at my son’s ability to stand while wearing it.

The layout was made using a couple of kits from Leaving a Legacy Designs: “Cheeky Monkey” and “Commando.” The template is by Gina Cabrera/Digital Design Essentials.

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This is another page in my “Tank the Deployment Elf” book, depicting a cute little story from Christmas Eve. It was made with Leaving a Legacy Design’s kit “Up to No Good” and I got the layout ideas from a speed scrap at Scraps N Pieces.

There are actually a couple of other pages that I’ve finished, but I can’t show them to you until they go live on the Leaving a Legacy Designs’ blog first. Once they do though, I’ll be sure to post them here as well!

2014 Album: Fort Riley’s Sesame Street/USO Show

Whew, January was quite the blur. Now that February is here, I’m hoping things will quiet down a bit so I can get some pages done. I’ve joined in on Pixel Scrapper’s Winter Layout Challenge, and I’ve challenged myself to ten pages this month. Some people are looking to get a page done a day, and to that I say… Must be nice! I certainly don’t have that kind of time, haha. I did manage to finish a page already though, but I started working on it yesterday! One page a day…I can’t imagine that!

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This is another page from my 2014 album, about the Sesame Street/USO Show we went to in June. The Munchkin and I had seen this show when we lived on Fort Drum back in 2012, (2011?) but he loved it as though he’d never seen it before. He danced and danced! It was pretty cute. The Bean had a good time too, and it was adorable to see the look of awe on both boy’s faces.

This page was made using a layout by Cindy Schneider and uses papers, elements, and the alphabet found in the “Commando” kit by Leaving a Legacy Designs.

One page down, nine to go!

Leaving a Legacy Designs Creative Team Member

You guys! I finally made it onto a creative team! For those of you who don’t know what that is, let me explain. Some digital scrapbook designers have creative teams working with them that consist of scrapbookers who get copies of their kits in exchange for layouts made to promote these products. The layouts are used on the designer’s own blog, and at various scrapbooking communities around the web, as well as on the layout creator’s blog, if they have one. I applied for a few teams last year, and was picked to join the Leaving a Legacy team!

I’ve already made a handful of layouts:

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This is a page for my Kansas/2014 album that talks about a day when we were living in the hotel where it finally warmed up enough that we were able to play outside on the playground. It was made using Leaving a Legacy’s Tutus and Dirt + Frostbitten collections. The template is by Tickled Pink Studio.

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I don’t know if you guys have heard, but I’m pregnant again and the baby is a girl! This page will serve as the cover page for her baby book, and was made with Leaving a Legacy’s Tutus and Dirt collections.

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This page is another in my Kansas/2014 album that talks about all of the snow we experienced when we moved to Kansas. We’d only lived in South Carolina for a few months (less than a year!) but it was enough to completely wipe our memory of what it was like to live someplace cold! Made with Leaving a Legacy’s Frostbitten bundle. Template by Megan Turnidge.

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I plan on making a whole book of Tank’s adventures, and this is one of the pages. It uses Leaving a Legacy’s Up to No Good kit, and features a layout that was inspired by a quick page freebie on Coop’s Custom Creations’ blog.

While I’m talking about Leaving a Legacy Designs, I should mention that they’re having a WINTER SALE this weekend. Grab all Winter/Christmas/New Years and P52/P365/P12 products for 50% off this weekend only.


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