The Brightest Little Kindergartener

Her first day of school- we’re proud, she’s proud…everyone’s proud!

I had a lot of fun making this one!

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Creative Team 2015 :: Project: #mystorybythedecade : What’s Your Story?

🙂 Online class: My Story By The Decade: 1950-1999

https://retrohipmama.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/class-is-in-session-did-you-register/

And I’m on the Design Team!!

The My Story by the Decade workshop is in full effect today – did you register?

When you register, you get:

-Access to a private classroom
-6 days of inspiration from myself, kristy taylor, jessica upton, kelli rich and  cynthia sorci
-Over 25 exclusively designed 3×4 pocket cards to help guide your layouts
-An album full of your childhood memories!
-Cost is just $20!

You can make a few pages or several- all about you.

Another sneak peek from me above!

Decade cards made just for us by:

@retrohipmama and @kristymakes

I look forward to seeing you there!

A Selfie Challenge: Project: #myselfiescrapbook: The Last Prompt #5: Love Yourself :: 2015

Prompt #5: Love Yourself.

Sounds simple enough but I actually had to google it to see the definition. I never thought of how I love myself. You always hear that you need to love yourself before you can love anyone else but for me I don’t believe that to be true. In my life I have found that by loving others, particularly my children, husband, mom and dad, I have learned to love myself. My father left when I was 6 and died when I was 9 so loving myself…hmm. When you’re a child, that leads you to believe that if your own father leaves you, how could he love you, and then how can you love yourself. That was 43 years ago and while it took me a very long time to recover emotionally, I guess I can say that while I don’t think of ‘loving myself’ in that sense but maybe I take care of myself. Which I guess is loving myself. Can you see how I struggled with such a simple prompt? 🙂 But I did it. I faced it. I thought about it and then I made a page about it.

There was a free brush script to use on your #myselfiescrapbook layout and see the blog post about the prompt: Love Yourself:

http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/05/myselfiescrapbook-love-yourself.html

I love myself by decorating, no matter how small, for the season or holidays. Being a stay-at-home mom I’m home more than anyone else. So I need to make this a happy place for me. And them. But mostly for me. 🙂

The suggestion is to also sign your album. I think that’s a great idea! But this is going into a ‘special project’ album, so I’m signing the final page of #myselfiescrapbook

This great wood camera came from Take Ten Kits which you can find here: http://www.thestudio29design.com

And here’s the conclusion pocket:

Here he is! The one that caused me so much emotional turmoil! But I never stopped loving him. Ever. And he’ll always be 32 years old. The words say:  My Favorite: Accepting my childhood helps me love myself.

I’m so proud of that!!

And the final double 12×12 layout:

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Thank you Jennifer Lake for this lovely, thought provoking project.

Here is her last post for this project: http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/05/myselfiescrapbook-final-blog-hop.html

I LOVED it!!!

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You can find me:

Instagram: rx4cyn

Pinterest: cbsorci

My Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/blacksheepbetsy

See you next time!

A Selfie Challenge: Project: #myselfiescrapbook: Prompt #4: How I Thrive :: 2015

I am loving this project!

You can find this fabulous project here: Sunlight & Air blog: http://www.jenniferlake.com

Jennifer Lake of Sunlight & Air has a non-curable disease called Chiari Malformation she had to deal with as soon as possible in the middle of this project. It would be her THIRD neurosurgery in TEN months. I encourage you to read her blog about this and do something to help her with her medical costs here:

http://www.jenniferlake.com/search/label/chiari

This came up in the middle of this project and the How I Thrive prompt came about because of it.

She decided to add a prompt and this was it: How I Thrive

And she challenged each of us to think about what makes us thrive. That’s what I love about this project: It makes you think about a topic that maybe you wouldn’t necessarily think about on your own as you document your everyday life.

Sometimes how you thrive is simple like mine is: family, art and sweets. Sure other things make me thrive but basically that’s really all I need every day to make me happy. Well, I think a vacation would also make me thrive but that’s another blog post: http://blacksheepbetsy.com/2015/01/15/project-life-we-need-a-vacation-2015/

Prompt #4: How I Thrive

I really like these different blocks with letters.

And here are the left and right sides that face each other in my album.

Here is the post from Jennifer Lake’s blog: Sunlight & Air: How I Thrive

http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/04/myselfiescrapbook-how-i-thrive.html

Catch up with #myselfiescrapbook here: http://www.jenniferlake.com

and you can start anytime- just look on her blog!!

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You can find me:

Instagram: rx4cyn

Pinterest: cbsorci

Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/blacksheepbetsy

And here at my blog!

See you next time!

A Selfie Challenge: Project: #myselfiescrapbook :: Prompt #2: Let’s See Me/From Where I Stand + Prompt #3: One Look: 3 Ways :: 2015

This has been such great fun for me!

You can find this fabulous project here: Sunlight & Air blog:  www.jenniferlake.com

I’m using bright paper from Messy Box and a few other papers from my stash. I’m also brightening up my photos a little to match. I’m 52 so filters are important to me. hahaha. No, seriously.

I decided to put my #myselfiescrapbook pages in a Project Life album that I’m just putting projects in. I didn’t want to make a whole other 4×4 album. I’ve been scrapbooking for 15 years and my kids will have to deal with my scrapbooks at some point.

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This weeks page includes This week includes 2 parts of

Prompt #2: Let’s See Me/From Where I Stand

The first part is a photo revealing your whole self, not just hands, face, hair, shirt or whatever. Also somehow, I also have From Where I Stand on either side of the Let’s See Me photo- so it’s little mixed up but came out okay.

Also on this same page on the bottom row:

Prompt #3: One Look, 3 Ways

Top pockets: Prompt #2: Let’s See Me

I couldn’t resist using this wood frame that I stamped #selfie. Stamp is by Take Ten Kits. You can find them here: http://www.thestudio29design.com

Bottom pockets: Prompt #3: One look, 3 ways. I did 3 earrings with a dress but the jean jacket took over the photos. However, the earrings also matched the navy printed long dress.

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I used tiny alphas on clear squares on a label.

I’m having a lot of fun with this project. My Project Life albums are about what I like about life, not necessarily a photo journal of our family life. With one child away at college, and the other away in another city there aren’t much ‘family’ photos or events- but when there are, I catch them all!

Here are the left and right side facing pages: Prompts 1, 2 and 3 plus the tab I made.

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Here is Jennifer Lake’s Prompt #2: From Where I Stand: http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/04/myselfiescrapbook-from-where-i-stand.html

And here is her Prompt #3: One Look, 4 Ways (mine is 3 ways)

http://www.jenniferlake.com/2015/04/myselfiescrapbook-one-selfie-four-ways.html

You can start this project anytime- just look on her blog for her #myselfiescrapbook posts!

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You can find me:

Instagram: rx4cyn

Pinterest: cbsorci

Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/blacksheepbetsy

And here at my blog!

See you next time.

Project Life Album :: First Page of 2015!

I made an earlier blog post when I finished prepping the front page of my  2015 Project Life album. Here is the front page.

Before:

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After:

The camera stamp and the sequins are from Take Ten Kits!

http://www.thestudio29design.com

The wood stars are also from Take Ten Kits!

The puffy ‘This is my story’ and the puffy heart

are made exclusively for take Ten Kits by Pink Fresh Studio!

Love this card by Danielle Young Designs for Take Ten Kits!

http://www.thestudio29design.com

Love this wood arrow by Pink Fresh Studio!

The stamps from the December 2014 kit are made by Alyssa Lea Designs for Take Ten Kits!

The wood ABC/123’s are from a prior kit by Take Ten Kits!

Happy 2015!

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You can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Take10Kits/

They are also on Instagram and Pinterest!

And on their website where the kits are launched from:

http://www.thestudio29design.com

You can find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scrapbookyourlife

My Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/cbsorci/

My Instagram: http://instagram.com/rx4cyn/

Come back soon!!

Project Life :: Days of December: Last transparency :: 2014

My last transparency for my Days of December album pages.

It’s about a 6×6 piece with a 3×3 photo of my lovable old pug Neumann.

And then you flip it over and there I am. Wishing you a lovely 2015.

Happy New Year…one more time!