My Scrapbook Resume

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Clique Kits Blog Share

Hi Clique Kits world. I am here with my last post as part of the Clique Kits design team. It has been an honor to work for this company and to be included in an amazing group of designers. I don't really feel worthy, but hey, I am glad the Clique Kit ladies let me along for this ride.

At the beginning of this month, my older son, left home. He has graduated high school, and is studying in Israel. It was tough at first, but he is happy, and now I am happy, and thank the good Lord for cell phones and What's App. I thought I would scrap and write a lot about this moment. The story of Max leaving home has been popping up in my pages for the last year or two. Now that it has finally arrived, it actually feels too big to put it all into words. So I have a simple layout with just a small amount of journaling. Perhaps one day I will be ready to write more, or maybe this will just have to be a part of life that lives mostly in my heart and not on a layout. That is just fine my me.

Here is the full lineup for the blog share. Thanks for stopping by!
Aliza (that's me!)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Clique Kits and Stuck Sketches Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Clique Kits and Stuck?! Sketches blog hop as part of Stuck Sketches month long anniversary celebration.  To add to the fun, Clique Kits will be giving away one of their September kits!

In my life as a scrapbooker, both sketches and being a kit club subscriber have been amazing tools for pushing my creativity and productivity.

Here is the sketch. Together with the September Clique Kit, this layout came together in a flash.

Thanks for stopping by! You can head on over to Janice Daquilla-Pardo's blog next!

Here is the full blog hop line up. Have fun!

Aliza Deutsch (that's me!)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Clique Kits Blog Share

Hello, and welcome to the July Pep Rally! You should be coming from Elisabetta's blog, but there's a full lineup below, in case you lost your way.

This kit was awesome to work with, and I am glad that I still have some more left, because I really love it. You know what else I love? Hamilton. My son introduced me to the musical and the movement and I fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. Although this Hamilton story is not about me.

While this layout was about NOT seeing Hamilton, as I write this, my son is at the show! But that is a story for another layout. So without further ado, you should head on over to Candace's blog.

As promised, here is the full blog line up. There is a lot of inspiration out there, so go on and check it out.

Aliza (That's me!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Documenting Summer with Clique Kits

Hi, everyone!

Have you seen Clique's Kits limited edition summer kit? If not, here is a glimpse. Pretty... pretty sweet, no?

I have used this kit to simplify my summer scrapping, by creating a mini album that can be filled in as summer memories get made. I had some 4x6 chipboard pages in my stash, and I painted those white. When all the pages are added, I will bind it all together with that lovely twine and that adorable tassel that come with the kit.

Here is the cover.

I then created "sections" for my summer stories. 

There is one for summer adventures, for when we go out and about. 

Of course, a lot of time is just being spent at home. Summer is a time where we watch more shows together as a family, and  we take care of things around our home. It's less exciting, but it is part of our summer.

Then there are the tastes of summer; the foods and drinks and special dinners, that usually only happen in the summer time. Those stories will go in  the "Summer Treats" section of the mini.

Stay tuned for more of this mini!

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!