3 The good thing about having so much free time lately is that I have been able to spend that time doing things that I love to do. I have been doing a lot of family history research and have spent a lot of time in my craft room; catching up on my scrapbooking and restocking my stash of handmade cards.
I completed this page to put in my 2014 scrapbook album, and the purpose of the page is to document the completion of my son's 1st grade year. At the time we lived in Denton, Texas. He was so small and super cute. I find it hard to believe that now he is 10 and about to be finished with the 4th grade.
I have always loved stars and they tend to be a reoccurring theme in all my scrapbooks. On this layout, I wanted the focus to be on the pictures of my son, so I picked a more neutral, tan and cream base with white and navy blue accents to match the background in the pictures. I love how it turned out!
Stars and arrows - Heidi Swapp (They are on a thick acetate, and a little hard to see in the pictures, but really fun in person)
Journaling Cards - Captured Moments collection by KaiserCraft
Cricut - Type Candy Font
Pause Dream Enjoy
May 6, 2018 - I was chosen as a Top 3 Pick for this layout on the Pause Dream Enjoy Site!
I am trying to do better updating my blog, so I wanted to share this great Fourth of July scrapbook page with you. This is actually from July 4, 2014, but I am just now getting around to finishing it and getting it posted. I know, I know, I'm a little behind, but hey we all are, right?
I really wanted to use my Lawn Fawn, Wish you were here stamp and die set, but it just wasn't enough. So, I cut out the starts, the firework and the eagle using my cricut (Independence Day and Artbooking cartridges). Then I used my Cricut Explore and the font "Stars From Our Eyes" to cut out the title. I found the font on DaFont.com. I really love that site, now that I have an explore. I really love how this page turned out and I feel that the black and white picture of my son and I really pops off the page.
Paper: DCWV The Nantucket Stack & Recollections Cardstock
Cricut: Independence Day & CTMH Artbooking
Lawn Fawn: Wish You Were Here stamp and die set
Font: Stars From Our Eyes
Spectrum Noir: TB9 & DR6
Other: Paper Flowers by Fabric Fancies, Heidi Swap Stars, Rhinestones, Washi Tap by Recollections, Foam Tape, & Wink of Stella glitter pen.
As You See It
Die Cuttin Divas
My job has been keeping me really busy the past year. Though I have loved working for TSHA, I am sad to say that my time there is over. The organization moved from Denton to Austin, and it was not a move that I was able to make. So, I am on the hunt for a new job. The good news is that over the past couple of weeks, I have had the time to catch up on some scrapbooking and card making.
I wanted to feature some of the best pictures of my son, at his age 7 photo shoot, which I took way back in October 2014. We went up to the Denton County Courthouse and I feel that we got some really great shots. I had recently got a Photo frame die from the Stamps of Life and was looking for a reason to use it. I also used 3 different pattern papers, the first is a text paper under the 3 images on the left hand side, then the other two are the same pattern, but in different colors. I love that it makes the whole page feel cohesive.
Paper: Everyday Moments pack by Recollections and Recollections Cardstock
Stamps of Life: Photo Frame Die
Lawn Fawn: Tag your it Die & Violet's ABCs stamps
American Crafts: Wood shapes & "Smile" Word Die
Spectrum Noir: CT2, CT4, & TB7 (To color the wood shapes)
Other: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Ribbon from stash
Cut it Up
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog