My Scrapbook Resume

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Other One

Sam's Bar Mitzvah is fast approaching, which means he is getting a lot of press in my scrapbook, blog, and Instagram world. I find that that happens a lot. There will be periods where every layout seems to be about one of my children, and not the other. I used to worry about this, but have come to accept it as the natural ebb and flow of life.

Before the mad Bar Mitzvah rush, though, Max had a big event of his own- performing in his high school musical. He performed last year too, though this time he had a larger role, which required him to work even harder at the singing and the dancing. Any time my children work hard at something, and they get to enjoy the rewards of their labor, I am a happy camper.

We all enjoyed the performance of 13 The Musical, and we have been listening and singing to the music ever since. It's pretty catchy.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Clique Kits January Kit; Tailor Made

I am on vacation now, which means it is scrapbooking and blogging catch-up time.

So let's get's started.

I have two layouts to share with this month's Clique Kit.

I love this kit to pieces. Amy Tangerine's papers, those large scripted words, lovely stickers that remind me of colorforms of the days of yore, and more acetate script words from Chic Tags. I've been whipping out layouts a thing that makes lots of layouts.

Here is numero uno, in which I document my love for coffee mugs, and the cozy images they create.

And, on a more momentous note,  next is the layout where I capture Sam's first day of wearing Tefillin. This is a big deal for a boy (and his family) about to become a Bar Mitzvah. He will wear those Tefillin each morning suring morning prayers. Which also means, that he will now pray each morning. He seemed excited by this new part of his day, and I think he was pleasantly surprised that everyone at school seemed happy and excited for him too.

It also means, that the big Bar Mitzvah day is coming up soon:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Thanksgiving Layout- Clique Kits challenge

At the beginning of December I had my parent-teacher conferences (me being the teacher part of that phrase), so the weeks before hand were not crafty weeks. And, we are 5 weeks away from Sam's Bar Mitzvah. So also, less crafting. 

I feel behind in all things scrapbooking, but sometimes that is just the way it goes. 

I will attempt to catch up here with a layout for the Clique Kits December challenge.  

The challenge, as it usually is, is anything goes with a twist. The twist (which is optional) being "something mini." I used some "mini" 6x6 papers from my Hanukkah Kit, and some Evalicious stickers from my stash and from the December add on.

While the rest of the world is all about Christmas right now, and a bit of Chanukah too, I am working on scrapbooking Thanksgiving.

This month's sponsor is Creative Retreat and they are giving away to our randomly selected winner their November Kit and coordinating digital journaling cards design by Danielle Young Designs.

There is lots more information and inspiration here!
I hope you join in and link up!