A Simple Way To Record Your Summer Holidays

Schools out! Canadian kids are trading the classroom for the park, backyard, lazy days (aka summer vacation)

One question that comes up every now and then is “How do you record your vacations, trips and holidays?”

Personally, I include most things in our family’s annual album. However, there have been a few exceptions.

Family Holiday - Trinidad and Tobago

Our month long trip to Trinidad and Tobago.
Being immersed in the culture of Rumilio’s birthplace and homeland
with our little family for a month warranted it’s own album for sure!
(I used the OLIVE Edition album and core kit – still a few available in the Canadian shop)

Family Holiday - Disney World

Our trip to Disney World (got it’s own album before the days of Project Life)

Generally though, I simply add the photos, journalling and memorabilia directly into the pages incorporating them into our family album.

Family Holiday - Alaska Cruise

Our Alaskan cruise
(I used the Project Life Signature Album in Black - still a few available in both shops;
and the journal cards are from the Amber Edition Core Kit -sold out)

 

Family Holiday - Hawaii

Our trip to Hawaii, celebrating my parents 40th wedding anniversary
(I used the Cherry Edition core kit and album – sold out)

One of my dear customers and readers, KATIE J. shared this idea from their recent holiday:

“I took a load of the cards on holiday with me in a ziplock bag and wrote the journalling for my pages in the evenings once my children were in bed.  It will make scrapping my holiday so much quicker once I get the photos printed, and the stories were written while they were fresh!”

Family Holiday - record your story

These cards are from the Project Life MIDNIGHT Edition

Isn’t that awesome!

What are some of the ways you plan to record your summer fun? Please share!

 

 

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Introducing “Studio Gold”

The wait is finally over.

I am excited to introduce to you “Studio Gold” by Teresa Collins. Once again Teresa has partnered up with WRMK to create this stunning collection for Albums Made Easy.

Studio Gold by Teresa Collins

Most of the products have already arrived to both warehouses, so that means you don’t even have to pre-order. They are shipping now!!

Along with this new collection comes the release of pocket scrapbooking for two new album sizes.

8.5×11

8x5x11 WRMK Classic Faux Leather Albums

6×12

6x12 Albums

Over the years I have had many requests for 8.5×11 albums. Most comments were… “They fit on my shelves better” … “They are lighter and easier to handle when full”

Well, I am pleased to announce they are also in stock in a variety of colours, along with photo sleeves that keep your memory keeping simple.

Happy Shopping

 

Have a super weekend!

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Unplugged = Rejuvenate

Earlier this month, Rumilio and I had the luxury of 4 days jetted away and unplugged.

Last year Rumilio had earned this trip through work. We had to chuckle, as he did just what he always does every day, provided exemplary customer service to his customers. However, it was appreciated that his boss recognized his daily effort in this manner.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

We jetted off to Las Vegas, Nevada for 4 days of sun (and oh boy was there SUN). We spent 3 days golfing in 30° + temperatures – crazy I know. Only one day was I not able to finish 18 holes as it was reaching 40° and clearly I was not prepared. One word – Dehydration. Seriously, this Canadian body did not know what to do with that kind of heat.

Oh, but we had fun despite the crazy heat. We did catch a show. Of course, we are in Vegas, so you gotta catch a show. We walked the strip. Rumilio had never been to Vegas before, so we walked from MGM to Caesar’s Palace. Saw the fountain at the Bellagio. Got lost in Caesar’s Palace. We ate some great food. I recommend Gallagher’s in New York New York for a great steak and Rumilio loved the lamb.

Our last day was spent doing a bit of shopping.

It was wonderful to unplug from our technology and spend some truly uninterrupted time together.

REJUVENATION

Just what we needed.

Golfing in VegasPhoto taken just inside the Royal Links Golf Club clubhouse.

 

 

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“Thank You” to Two Incredible Men

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday!

I want to recognize two of the most important men in my life. They have helped shape me, encouraged me and nurtured my spirit.

They are incredible.

Not only have they impacted my life, they are excellent examples to our wonderful boys who have grown into incredible men themselves.

MenAtWork-2014

working hard

My heart is full of joy!

Thank you to my hubby (Rumilio) and my Dad (Norm) – you two are truly amazing. I am grateful each and everyday.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

I love you!

 

Two Incredible Men

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Q & A ~ Aqua Edition… This or That

I had a great question come in this week regarding the brand new Project Life AQUA Edition.

Sample of Project Life AQUA Edition

Stephanie asked: “I am thinking of buying the new Aqua Edition, do you know which of the 4×6 textured cardstocks from other editions will coordinate?”

As you know the Aqua Edition was kept super simple – a Core Kit and Album. However if you are looking to add a bit more, here are my recommendations…

Azure, Rain, Honey or Kraft Textured Cardstocks in 3×4 and 4×6 would work best with the Aqua Edition

Project Life Textured Cardstocks

 

PS – all are available in both Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle shops

Have a super weekend!

 

 

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Sweet Baby Quilts

Baby Quilts

This past winter I had an opportunity to make a couple baby quilts as gifts.

My mom and sister helped me out, which made whipping these up quick and easy.

I use free-motion quilting to add cute little owls randomly over both quilts

Free-Motion quilting - Owl

 

Sweet lil Owl on "Tangerine" baby quilt

 

"Tangerine" Baby Quilt

“Tangerine” Baby Quilt – 2014

 

"Pink" Baby Quilt

“Pink” Baby Quilt – 2014

 

Here is sweet little Miss A in her pink quilt (being held by super proud big brother)

Sweet Lil Miss A

photo by ©Tracy Quantz

 

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Quilt Details:

Finished Size: 36″x48″
Design: Our own version of a Crazy Disappearing Nine Patch
Batting: bamboo
Backing: flannel
Quilt top: 100% Cotton

 

The ‘Projects’ segments at Scrapbooker’s Inner Circle feature non scrapbooking (but definitely scrapbook worthy) crafts created by Scrapbook Coach, Tammy Morales.

“A few times a year I feature other hobbies I enjoy and hope you find them inspiring. Remember to pursue the passions that make you happy.” Tammy Morales

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