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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June Pep Rally!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Clique Kits June Pep Rally! You should be arriving from Marcia's blog. 

Today, I have a two-pager. It's been a loong time since I have made one of those. But it is not entirely unheard of. I wanted to scrap some photos I took on Mother's Day. It's the one day a year where I can take as many pictures as I want, and no one is allowed to complain. That is my Mother's Day gift. 

For this layout, I printed out a photo collage for one page, and on the other page, I followed the same design mixing photos, the title, and papers.

I love all the bits and pieces in this kit for adding a little something to all the photos. I hope  you enjoy them too!

Here is the full line-up for today's hop:

Aliza (that's me!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Clique Kits April Pep Rally

Welcome everyone to the Clique Kits pep rally! You should be coming from the fabulous Justyna's blog, but should you get lost, there is a full lineup at the bottom of this post.

This month, rather than sharing a layout, I will share my Day in the Life pages. This was my first time participating in, and actually completing this project, and the key to making that happen was keeping it simple. Like, really simple. I added the pages for this project right into my Project Life album. This is also my first year making any progress with Project Life, so all around, 2016 is a good year for pocket scrapbooking and me.

Before I got into my photos I created a title/introductory spread. I cut apart the 3x4 cards from the Simple Stories collection featured in this month's kit. And I used one card from Ali Edwards. I then made a full page with the transparency, just because I think it's cute, and I like the layered look.

The next page contains all of my journaling. Again, for the sake of simplicity, I found it easier to write everything in one place than to design many different spaces for my words. I am pretty sure that if I had not done it this way, I would not have completed this project.

 I also had a little theme in mind when I began this day. I wanted to capture all of our comings and goings throughout the day. All the moments where we separate and join together. I think it reflects what life feels like right now. Hectic. Rushed. In and out of our home. But, at the end of the day, we end up together.

The rest of the pages are just photos and an occasional sticker to add a little something, something.

This, to me, is far from perfect. I stopped taking pictures in the early evening, so I did not even record the whole day. But, in a year or two, I will be happy to have the photos I did take, so I am happy to have my imperfect DITL album. 

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Next stop is Kat's blog. 

Here is the full line up for today's hop:
Aliza-that's me!
​*Leigh Ann Odynksi 
Mariah Hechler 
Sarah King

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February Clique Kits Pep Rally


Hello and welcome to Clique Kits February Blog share! If you are following along, you should be coming from Leigh Ann's blog. 

 This is my sixth layout that I have made with this kit! Not bad, if I do say so myself. I loved working with this kit! This layout is about this past weekend when I was home alone for two whole days. I thought it would feel like heaven on earth, but it was not all that I imagined. Turns out, as much as I adore some time alone, I need my people around me. 

Thanks for stopping by here. You can head on over to Elisabetta's blog.

And here is the full blog line-up, should you need it:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Clique Kits and Just Nick!

Welcome to the Clique Kits and Just Nick blog hop!

This may be the simplest layout I have ever made, and I love it so much.

First of all, I have had one of these trailer watching photos on my desk since the summer. But the colors in the photo were kind of blah, and I just couldn't start the project. Furthermore, I knew I had some similar photos which I thought might work together in a group. But it took me a little while to find them on my computer, (They were actually in a folder entitled "watching movie trailers." Go, me.) and then I wasn't sure how to make them all look decent together.

Enter the black and white photo, and the photo grid. That pulled all the photos together. I then started playing around with some of the patterned paper from the kit until I said, "Oh, let me just see how it looks matted on black cardstock." After that, there was no turning back. I fell in love with the black, white, and kraft color combination. That dab of patterned paper and the Just Nick heart  on the lower right of the grid popped right off the page.

I kept wanting to add more, but I resisted the temptation simply because this composition looked best to me.

Here is the full blog hop line up. Leave a comment at these blogs for a chance to win a fabulous prize!
Clique Kits
Heather Leopard
Melissa Vining
Suzanna Lee
Leigh Ann Odynski
Melissa Elsner
Carolina Shulz
Jaclyn Rench
Aliza Deutsch (That's me!)
Diana Waite
JustNick Blog

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Clique Kits Pep Rally!

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first Clique Kits blog share of 2016! If you're following along in order, you should be coming from  Leigh Ann's blog.

I worked on this layout during my winter vacation, though it tells a story from our summer vacation. Clearly, I am not big on chronological scrapbooking. 

In the summer we embarked on a two and a half week road trip, from New York city to Orlando, and then back again. There were many fun times, and we saw many great sights. Some sights, however, were less exciting to our children. One of the phrases that was oft repeated, and it soon became a running joke was, "Why don't you stop and take pictures for twenty minutes." That was their charming way of letting us know that they were not impressed.

I just adored the colors in this kit, especially the red and black. Seriously, I just love the color black.

I made another road trip layout with Alegria. It is also based on the antics of those same two teenage boys spending dozens of hours together in a car. It's a little embarrassing, and seems a little un-classy for the scrapbooking world. But, I am probably not the only mother of teenage boys out there. So, I'm just going to go ahead and share it.

Don't judge me.

Here is the rest of the lineup for today's hop:
Leigh Ann
Aliza-c'est moi

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November Pep Rally

Hi and welcome to the November Clique Kits Pep Rally! You should be coming here from Caroli's blog.

With this month's kit, I made 4 layouts. Three of those four were about our new love, Chipper. We adopted him in September, and the whole Deutsch family is head over heels in love. As I wrote in the journaling, it's not like we were very serious before, but with Chipper in our lives, there is a lot more giggling in our home. It is not a sound one generally associates with teenage boys, but we get to hear it.

And, in case you missed some of the other Chipper layouts.

I even have one that I made with the October kit, too. This one is about the day we took him home.

I should probably remember to scrapbook about my children at some point.

For the record, if you have a child who is a senior in high school, and you are feeling sad about his impending departure from your home, a dog is a great surrogate for all your love and affection, and a wonderful distraction from your pain. 

Thanks for stopping by! Next stop on the blog hop is Janet Zeppa's blog.

Here is the whole line up for today's hop:


Monday, November 2, 2015

Write.Click.Scrapbook November Gallery

Hungry Anyone?

That is the theme for this month's gallery at Write.Click.Scrapbook. I love using the gallery themes to get layouts done. I had some photos from this summer's road trip that I wanted to scrap. Nothing terribly exciting, but photos that captured a little moment about how we prepared for Shabbat (the Sabbath) while spending the weekend in South Carolina.

Traveling while keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath require a bit of planning. Dave mapped out which cities on our route had Kosher meat available, and we made sure to stop there. Sometimes there were several hours of driving before we had access to some hot food. Often our meals consisted of yogurt, cereal, and crackers, Just writing about it makes me hungry.

Anyway, I turned the above two photos into this layout. It was enough for me here simply to record where we got out food. A small detail that I want to remember.

Thanks for stopping by!