Thursday, February 20, 2014

Third Thursday Scrapbook Stories: February 2014

It is that time again and Katie is here for Third Thursday Scrapbook Stories.  If you are new around these parts, Katie doesn't just scrapbook....she does all kinds of crafty goodness...and then sometimes scraps about it too!  I truly consider it a blessing to have her here each and every month sharing her talent and passion for scrapbooking!  If you love what you see, make sure to drop by Katie Stories, and tell her I sent ya!

Happy Thursday!

This month just seems to be flying by. Maybe its because its the shortest month of the year, or maybe its the craziness of moving into a new house. Or maybe its just because we are getting closer to the end of the school year and I'm counting down the days!

But no matter what it is, it is flying by.

This month, I wanted to share a layout about crafts. Specifically, wedding crafts. We (and by we, I mean my mom and I...not AJ and I!) made almost everything for the wedding. From the table numbers to the banners to the guest book, centerpieces, menus, invitations...the list goes on and on.

And most of it we did in one weekend last January!

So you know it had to get its whole own layout :)

I really wanted to keep this one simple, so the crafts could stand out on their own. All I used was a fall-themed 12x12 piece of paper, some Recollections (I think) alphas and a journaling card from the Project Life Wedding kit that Julie so awesomely gave me in September. Because she rocks! Thank you Julie :)

I'm really glad that I have this layout and these pictures from our craft weekend. Even though my photographer did get shots of all of my crafts, its nice to remember everything that went into making them as well!

Do you ever scrap about any of the projects you made, or any of your other hobbies?

Another fun layout from Katie and I am so glad that she is putting her Wedding Kit to good use.  I have a feeling when she gets started on that wedding album, we will see a lot more of those cards pop up!

Things seem to be moving at lightening speed lately, and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.  I am trying to get my groove back, but quite honestly I am having a hard time.  It must just not be me, because I have seen a few VERY regular bloggers, announce that they are taking a "length to be determined" hiatus....maybe it is something in the water.  Anyway, a lot has been going on, but it just seems kind of weird to post things that have happened weeks ago...I don't know, maybe that is just me.  As some of you know I attended an all day crop last Saturday, and I managed to all but finish my main Disney album - 8+ years after the  I have some finishing touches to add to it and then I will definitely be sharing it here.  I really love it and am so happy that I made it a priority to get it documented for Zach.  Lots of good memories!  

I am attending the Scrapbook Expo on Saturday with a fellow scrapbooker from work.  I am really excited about that and can't wait to see all the goodies.  I am only taking a set amount to spend and will not go over my limit, so I have to choose very wisely!  I hope that I will come out with a few new items to add to my stash and a lot of great inspiration.  

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. Katie's layout and photos are wonderful as usual!! I loved all of the wedding crafts they made! How special and personal!
    I've been in a bit of blog slump myself..also trying to get back in the groove! I can't wait to see your Disney album and hear about the Expo!

  2. Love the layout & the photos -
    Love Kaites blog - got here from there -
    But i must admit I have your blog booked marked as well because when I very first visited it -
    I loved your Photos
    They have great composure & always look professional .
    They seam classic & Classy
    if that makes sense ...
    Keep up the great work ladies ...

  3. PS we wanna see that Disney Album ...

  4. Love that Katie made a layout about her wedding crafts! So cute :) I've been lucky to post once a week. Not sure what my deal is. We've been busy, I don't have a lot of material to post, when I do make something I fail to take pics or they're crappy pics :( Bottom line... I'm pretty lazy. Ha! I really do have the best intentions. Just crummy follow through.

  5. Great layout Katie :)
    Good for you and your mom for making everything for your wedding…wow.
    Jules, it is never to late to post things to your blog…we would love to see what you are working on :)

  6. I love your page, Katie! I am so impressed that you made so many items yourself!
    And Julie, this winter has just been tough period. Don't feel like doing a whole lot and looking forward to Spring!
    I want to see the rest of your Disney album, too!
    I am going to my annual weekend crop a week from Saturday and I am hoping to finish that Florida trip album (from 7 years ago!) that I had started at last year's crop!

  7. You're definitely a crafty lady, and going to expos for this stuff proves it. I have also seen some bloggers take breaks. Maybe it's the winter doldrums, or some are too busy. Nothing wrong with a break.

  8. I can't wait to see your Disney album!

    I totally understand wanting to take a break. I usually end up taking one in the summer, because when school is out I just can't get into a routine. They kind of just happen, so I take a break and wait for the "I want to blog this" feeling to come back. Except for the wedding, I don't think I've ever planned one!

    Hope you had an awesome time at your crop!!!


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