Project Life pages created in September 2016

I just love to scrapbook is using the Project Life App by Becky Higgins. It's the quickest way to put together scrapbook pages and I just love being able to document our lives on the go using my iPhone or iPad.

If you want to read more about how I use Project Life, be sure to check out my bio feature page on Becky's blog. I'm having so much fun as a Project Life creative team member for 2016. Yay!

I've been sharing some of these layouts on Instagram & Facebook throughout the month and some have also been featured on Becky's blog. I thought it would be fun to share them all in one post here on my blog each month so you can find all of them in one place with the credits.

Layout by Katie Nelson using Currently Edition and Squared Away 7 in the Project Life App. 

Layout by Katie Nelson using Currently Edition and Squared Away 7 in the Project Life App. 

I had so many food photos from the year 2014 that I decided to do a 2 page spread to feature my favorites. Yes, I'm one of THOSE people who love to take pictures of food! 

Layout by Katie Nelson using Currently Edition and Squared Away 7 in the Projedt Life App. 

Layout by Katie Nelson using Currently Edition and Squared Away 7 in the Projedt Life App. 

It was a delicious year! 

Layout by Katie Nelson using the Playful Edition and Design L in the Project Life App. 

Layout by Katie Nelson using the Playful Edition and Design L in the Project Life App. 

I love celebrating my daughter's creativity and I know she will be happy about this page! 

Layout by Katie Nelson using Capture Life theme cards and Design P in the Project Life App. 

Layout by Katie Nelson using Capture Life theme cards and Design P in the Project Life App. 

A simple but fun page about our toy shopping in Chicago. 

All of these pages were created in the Project Life app. If you want to learn more about using this app, I've linked to a bunch of official tutorials in this blog post. It's so easy though that all you need to do is open it up and get scrapping!

Happy Birthday to my 20 year old daughter!

Seriously. This girl is 20 years old today!

For the first time in her life, I won't be with her on her birthday. She's currently in Iowa serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons). I don't get to call her and wish her a "Happy Birthday" but I did send her a fun package + a few new clothes.

I know this will be one of the most memorable birthdays of her life. I'm so proud of her and what she is doing. It isn't easy, but she has a great attitude and loves serving the people she meets. Love her so much!

Happy Birthday sweetie!

Becky, gift wrap, and the good wolf

Becky Higgins is in Salt Lake City right now and she invited the local Project Life creative team members to come and hang out with her for a few hours yesterday and also help her with a fun gift wrapping project. It was a busy day for me, but I'm so glad I could squeeze some time in to go and visit with these lovely ladies!

It's a terrible picture of me (I know I always say that) but you can tell by the smile on my face that I had fun. And that stack of striped gifts? We used the new Becky Higgins Home gift wrap and I'll tell you honestly that it's really amazing. I don't generally get all that excited by gift wrap, but the quality is really outstanding. It feels very different than regular wrapping paper and it cuts perfectly. It was fun to work with!

While I'm on the subject of Becky Higgins, this is a good time to tell you that I had the wonderful opportunity to write a guest post for her "Cultivate a Good Life" blog series. It's all about making sure your life is filled with positive influences. You can read it right here and my long-time blog readers will be familiar with how much "feeding the good wolf" means to me and my family!

It has just been an incredible experience to be part of the Project Life creative team this year!

Digital Scrapbook Day is coming...

I'm so glad my awesome friend Steph pointed out this announcement to me or I might have missed it! Digital Scrapbooking Day is usually the first Saturday in November but it has now been moved up to the first Saturday in October.

Here's the post from the official Facebook page:

At the request of multiple members of the digital scrapbooking community, we have decided to move Digital Scrapbooking Day up to the first Saturday in October, rather than the first Saturday in November, as in previous years. That's in just over two weeks!!

Moving the day up a month will allow digital designers and shop owners to offer better resources and celebration opportunities, which makes the day more fun for everyone! The countdown to DSD 2016, October 1st, is on! Spread the word!

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Personally, I think it's a great move! As a designer, it was always tough to have DSD just a few weeks before Black Friday and have customers hoping for new releases and sales for each event. I love the change and feel like it really coincides with when people are digging in on scrapbook projects as they settle back into school year routines and also prepare for upcoming holiday gifts.

What do you think? I'd love to know!

Mixed Media - Memories

Just playing around with some more digital mixed media and having a great time doing that! I'm sure it's pretty obvious that some of the things that make me happy are my family, making memories, and traveling. It was so wonderful to find supplies that express all of those things!

This page will go in my album where I store all my mixed media and art journaling creations. This is the one album that is really all for me. I love to scrap to preserve my family's memories, but it's also fun to have a place to just be creative!