Insomnia Memory Keeping

(a fancy way of saying 'I couldn't sleep last night so I updated my scrapbook)

Every so often, I have trouble sleeping. Sometimes it is too much caffeine, sometimes it is too many worries. Anyone else? Last week I had two days where I had trouble shutting my brain down, one of the ways I deal with it is working on some kind of project in my office. Something mindless that I can relax and hopefully-shut down. I finished up these three layouts for my 2014 scrapbook and thought I would share them today!

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My niece Madison might be the sweetest baby ever. And her smile (which is so much like her brother Carson's) just gets me. I used some new Shimelle papers that I LOVE and bits and pieces from my stash (hello old acrylic letters)


 Oh, newborn pictures. This was Madison's first photo shoot! I love these pictures of my brother's family.Nothing complicated, just the pictures and a little documenting. And one of my favorite techniques-sewing around a large matted paper to make a frame. And coral paint, which might be my new favorite color = ). I got this wood look paper at Michael's, it's been a while since I've bought any patterned paper there. I always buy cardstock, because their prices are so great, but I was looking for something for a custom job and wow-they have really stepped up their game! I found a bunch of current, fun designs to add to my stash.

Look at Carson and Connor-they are getting so big! Watching them getting into the big brother role has been really fun this year. In particular, I have seen Connor really fall in love with Maddie and that just warms my heart. He is so proud of 'helping' her and cheering her on, it's awesome.

Products Used

{Hello Beautiful} American Crafts Shimelle patterned paper-this one and that one, Jillybean Soup-doilies, Shimelle-wood veneer, Elles Studio-'life is lovely' tag, random sequins and heart badge from my stash, Scotch-ATG adhesive

{Party of 5} Studio Calico kits- script paper and doily, wood letters, '5' cut on Silhouette, gold paper clip, Abandoned Coral distress ink and paint, Michael's-wood background paper, Scotch ATG gun-adhesive