Trombone Music Time

My son started playing in the band this year. It’s a fight to get him to practice piano, but he loves trombone music time!

DSC_0053

Inspiration Files2 copy

  • 5749d396c7628090eafd46c8f5baee440c998afe_originalDesign Inspiration: In Cari Orellana’s class Bold Backgrounds at Big Picture Classes we were challenged to use patterned backgrounds. I loved getting to use papers that have been sitting in my stash for years!
  • Color Inspiration: I was looking through my stash for bold pattern papers and came across this red, white and blue piece. It seemed perfect for documenting my son’s love of trombone music.

DSC_0056

To give the layout a bit more of a musical flair I added some sheet music washi tape. This addition made my background even more bold, and I loved that!

DSC_0054

I didn’t have enough lower case letters so I used a mix of upper and lower case to create the title.  I also used a stack of paper scraps to back the photo. With so much color on the background, I felt like a black and white photo would work the best. Plus once it’s black and white you don’t notice as much of the mess in the background and you can focus more on my son and his trombone.

Who knows how long the trombone phase will last, so I’m glad I got it documented while I can!

For a weekly dose of scrapbooking inspiration and ideas sign up for inspiration in your inbox!

Monica Signature
Posted in Layouts, Things We Do | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Having Fun at Jr Camp

My boys love going to church camp. When my oldest was 9 years old he went away for a full week, without Mom or Dad. We missed him terribly, but he loved every minute of Jr Camp!

My boys love going to church camp. When my oldest was 9 years old he went away for a full week, without Mom or Dad. We missed him terribly, but he loved every minute of Jr Camp! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

Inspiration Files2 copy
be6399212a4f991aa71741b9018a68956feec289_original
  • Design Inspiration: In my BPC class Scrapbooking Outside the Pocket I talk about pairing 4×6 photos with 3×4 journaling cards. I used that same design principle on this layout as well. So simple!
  • Color Inspiration: Several of the photos had grey and green so I used that to inspire my color choices.

My boys love going to church camp. When my oldest was 9 years old he went away for a full week, without Mom or Dad. We missed him terribly, but he loved every minute of Jr Camp! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

I was only able to snap a couple of photos before my son was shoving me out the door. 🙂 So grateful for social media, and having friends at camp that would send me pics of my kid! As I frequently do I used a full size 4×6 photo along with a photo collage. (If you want to make your own follow my simple photo collage tutorial)

My boys love going to church camp. When my oldest was 9 years old he went away for a full week, without Mom or Dad. We missed him terribly, but he loved every minute of Jr Camp! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

For my journaling I created a list about what my son loved about camp and what I loved. I alternated ink colors to differentiate between the two.

I actually created this layout just after he returned from camp…2 summers ago!! I’m so glad I have this story documented because I never would have remembered these little moments if I hadn’t written them down at the time!

My boys love going to church camp. When my oldest was 9 years old he went away for a full week, without Mom or Dad. We missed him terribly, but he loved every minute of Jr Camp! #scrapbooking #scrapbook

In the bottom corner I added a word sticker, some washi tape and a few enamel dots. This layout came together in no time, and is a wonderful way to remember my son’s first week away at camp!

For a weekly dose of scrapbooking inspiration and ideas sign up for inspiration in your inbox!

Monica Signature
Posted in Layouts, Things We Do | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week in the Life 2016 {Friday}

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I’m getting. I can’t wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks!

Friday, May 14 2016:

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl Extra photos to add in Friday’s spread:

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

Somebody is so done with me taking pictures. This one came as He was sticking his hands in front of my camera and I was swipping at his arms trying to get a shot of his face. Haha!

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

Daddy stayed home long enough to walk the boys to the bus stop. They love having him around in the morning.

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to work he goes! I’ve made more of an effort to be sure my husband is in the photos this go around. So much of the day is me and the kids, I want to be sure I capture him too!

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

And they are home! It just started to rain as they got off the bus, which is where I got the rainbow shot that is the cover photo for today.

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

Bringing in the trash cans are a part of our Friday.
Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

Two cans means two boys each have a job!

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

In our house there are no screens during the week, so Fridays are their first chance to bust out the phones for a bit of down time.

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

Somebody’s allergies are bothering him and he’s letting me know he doesn’t feel good.

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

A rained out baseball game means an evening with Nana so that Mommy and Daddy can go out. Love impromptu babysitting!

Still hanging in there with Week in the Life 2016! And still loving all the everyday life photos I'm getting. I can't wait to use these pictures in my scrapbooks! #scrapbooking #witl

One of my good friends is turning 40. For her birthday her husband arranged a concert in their home. And we actually got to go. So glad our evening turned out the way it did! Good music, good food and good friends!

Take a look at all of my Week in the Life posts!

Monica Signature
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in Week in the Life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment
  • FREE Scrapbooking Inspiration PDF

  • Headshot Sidebar