Hey You Scrapbook Layout


This week has been extra car is in the shop (getting new brakes), I have to seriously get moving to get our taxes done, Zoey is getting back into the swing of things regarding homeschooling after having a week off for spring break, Ethan gets home after 9pm every day this week which means meal planning for two dinners, etc. So with everything going on - of course I decided it was the perfect time for cleaning and rearranging the basement too! We are a bit worried about the possibility of getting water in the basement with all the warm weather we're supposed to have this week (we still have a ton of snow), so it got me thinking I should probably make sure all of my craft stuff is safe and off the floor. Well, that actually turned into my moving my entire craft room to a different area in the basement altogether so now I really don't have to worry about my things getting wrecked if we do end up with water issues.

After moving all of my stuff around I became reacquainted with some of my supplies which of course helped inspire me to dig right in and create something once my things were settled and back to the way that I wanted them. I had been seeing some awesome layouts being posted on the private online scrapbooking group Craft the Story with Ali Edwards for one of her recent classes - Hello Story 2 and I knew that I wanted to try my spin based on the grid design that they were centering around.

I incorporated bits from multiple StoryKits from Ali Edwards (papers, chipboard stickers, cork hears, fabric hearts, paper speech bubbles, plastic printed circles), some tags and papers from Crate Paper, Pink Fresh and Jillibean Soup. The round wood rimmed epoxy stickers are from Shimelle/American Crafts.

I added some sewing machine stitching just for a little added finished touch. I'm finding that sewing on my layouts is something that I like to do and tells me that whatever I'm working on is finished. Kind of funny, I know. I tend to go in streaks when it comes to things I like to do on my pages. I'm okay with that. Ebb and flow...totally.

Here is a little close-up of what is being housed in my's kind of fun breaking up space like this.

The sun was shining this afternoon so after I spent a little time being creative and Zoey finished up with her schoolwork, Zoey and I made a point to spend some time outdoors soaking up that vitamin d! We currently have about five or so snow men surrounding out house...these two were newly added into the mix today.

I think they are pretty cute! Definitely appreciating that my teenager still will build snowmen (or women) with me. So thankful for the time she chooses to spend with me.