Wednesday, July 1, 2009

And Our Winner is…

June_Julie Submitted by: Julie

Congratulations Julie!!

How often does pick the number 1!! Well it did this morning…

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-07-01 12:51:02 UTC

Julie, please email us – Brianna or Jamie – with your address and we will mail out your goodies.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a layout for the Boy oh Boy challenge. We loved looking at all your creations, we know others were inspired too.

Don’t forget to check back on Friday and see what your challenge is for July!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Only a few more days!!

That’s all you have to get in your submissions for the Boy oh Boy challenge this month! I don’t know about you, but June has flown by for us! Summer is in full swing and we are busy, busy, busy! We hope that you will have some time to sit down this weekend and scrapbook a boy layout. Then be sure to leave a comment with a link to your work. Remember you have until midnight on Tuesday, June 30th!

Here is a little peek at the prize in store for this month!

IMG_7211 A few things that should help you create some more fun boy layouts!

Need some inspiration? Head on over to the gallery to see the boy pages your fellow scrappers have submitted!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Warning: Enabler Alert!

Since our challenge this month is all about the boys, we wanted to share a few fun scrapbooking products that are out right now. I don’t know about you, but for these Real Life Girls it is a lot easier for us to buy girly products than it is the more masculine stuff - especially since we both had baby girls last year and we can finally justify putting pink on our pages now.  But don’t worry, there are plenty of cute items out there that will make you want to spend your entire scrapbooking budget on the guys in your life.  So without further ado, here are a few of the favorites that caught our eye…   

Warning:  There is a lot of pleasant eye candy coming up!!

PaperPosies_June Paper Posies - June Kit

ubugmepreview Bo Bunny - U Bug Me!
This is a popular one.  There have been several of these papers show up in our gallery this month.

greasemonkeypreviewBo Bunny - Grease Monkey

Creative Memories – Make Believe and Construction Zone
The best part about these kits is that they are available as paper or digital.

Here is a little inspiration for you with a layout that Jamie made from this digi kit…

My Little Hero

Ok, now back to drooling over all these fun products…

IndustrialParkmd   Elliotmd
Scrap Within Reach - Industrial Park and Elliot

Boymd1   MVPmd
Making Memories – Just Chillin Boy and  We R Memory Keeper – MVP

sharon_ann_boy_montage Little Yellow Bicycle – Boy Baby Safari

Don’t forget that with each paper collection there are a lot of cute embellishments that coordinate with each line.  Be sure to stop by your local scrapbook store and pick up some of these cute new collections and get working on our Boy oh Boy! challenge this month.   We cannot wait to see all your fun layouts!

Oh and if don’t have a good LSS close by, here are a few of our favorite places to shop online…

Happy Weekend!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Challenge #5 – Boy oh Boy!


Well, it is the 1st Friday of the month and you know what that means…  Time for a New Challenge!  This month it is all about the boys – whether it be your sweetheart, dad, grandpa, or perhaps even your favorite furry guy.  We want to see your layouts and scrappy projects showcasing all those boys in your life. 

Take a peek at a few of the “all boy” layouts that we created for this month’s challenge…



All Boy-1




Just a few details about the challenge: Feel free to submit any type of scrappy project or layout (paper, digital, or hybrid) of any size. It is all a personal preference and we want you to feel the most creative with what you are used too. You have until the last day of the month – June 30th- to submit your projects/layouts for this month’s challenge. Be sure to leave us a comment on this post with a link to your work. If you do not have a blog or online photo gallery, you can take a picture and email it to us – Brianna or Jamie – by the deadline. We will be posting all of your projects over in our gallery so please be sure to keep checking back in to see each other’s work. Feel free to submit more than once this month.  If you get inspired and want to create layouts for all the boys in your life, then by all means keep those projects coming. We will announce the winner on July 1st and of course there will be some fun scrappy prize involved!


Monday, June 1, 2009

And the Winner is…

Blessed Submitted by: Telah

Congratulations Telah!!

Thanks to everyone who submitted layouts for the Oh Baby challenge. We really loved looking at all those cute baby pages.

Be sure to check back on Friday to find out what your challenge is for June.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Need Some Inspiration?

Happy Friday, it’s Brianna again! Do you know you only have 2 more days to get your baby pages in? I have loved looking at all the baby layouts in the gallery and it has caused me to look back through Tyler’s first year album. I love to sit down and share these pages with him now that he is older. Here are a few of my favorites!

My SunshinesleeptightOn the MoveHandsome

I hope I have been able to spark an idea for you to complete a baby layout for the challenge this month! Remember you have till midnight on May 31st!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Real Life Weekend Project- The First Few Days


Hello everyone, Brianna here! Since we are talking babies this month I wanted to share an 8x8 mini album I made for my son, Tyler, about his first days with us. I think that this is be a project that you may be able to create in a weekend (or maybe this long Memorial weekend).

In order to make this album go more smoothly, make sure to have all your pictures printed and papers picked out before you start. I decided to go with the pictures we had from Tyler in the hospital. I had so many pictures since he was our first baby, the first grandchild on both sides, and we have a photographer in the family! I pared it down to just my favorites and ended up with 32 pictures. Then I stayed with a green/brown color scheme. I ended up using about 6 different patterned papers and 3 different colors of cardstock. Most of the papers I used came from My Mind’s Eye and We R Memory Keepers and I don’t think they are available anymore. I kept embellishments simple and printed out my journaling so it would be easier to read.


The first few pages I highlighted Mike and I becoming new parents.




Then for the next couple pages I showed pictures of the Grandparents that were there when we had Tyler.



And the new Aunts.


This next page is one of my favorites! I put in the picture of our doctor, and then added letter to Tyler with the story of his birth. It is one of those things that I want to remember, and I think the kids will enjoy reading one day.


Then I added another page of visitors he had in the hospital.


And a couple pictures from just before we left to take him home and his hospital bracelet.


going home

I really love this book and look at it all the time. I hope it will be something that Tyler will treasure in the future. I am planning on making one for my daughter, Kalen, soon!

I hope you have enjoyed this project. If you decide to make your own, please leave a comment below or email us – Brianna or Jamie – to show us your album. Or if there is another way you have showcased the photos from your child’s first days, we would love to see it.