Monday, February 9, 2015

MCT.....Scrapping the Little Things {January Project Life}

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!
Welcome to "Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time
where we share Project Life, Smash book or Scrapbook LO's using MCT stamps and dies!

As I mentioned last month when I shared my February Page, I am planning on making a page for every month this year. I am so not a scrapbooker and have realized that as much as I want to do Project Life, I just can not take pictures that are worthy in my eyes to be shared. Well let me rephrase, I can take pictures that look nice when the sun is shining and we are outside. For the life of me I can not take a picture inside that turns out :( and since our wonderful weather here has been nothing but snow you will have to bear with me on today's post. I am working on that and hope to take at least a basic photography class sometime in the near future. So with that said, I apologize for the poor picture of my January page! 
***my frustrated picture taking rant is over...LOL***
My son Parker went ice skating with his buddy Tyler a couple of weeks ago. Tyler's mom snapped these pictures with her phone to send to me.  It was Parker's first time ever on ice skates and she got some great pictures of the boys. 
They have their own ice skating rink in their fun right? Alittle dusk time skate/hockey game :)
So I found these new Simple Stories PL pages. They have 2 larger 4x4 slots and then 4 smaller 2x2 slots. They work perfectly with the 4x4 Journal Die + More set from My Creative Time!!! Let's take a closer look at what I did for my page.

For this 2x2 square, I used the 4X4 Journal Die + More set to die cut the cute little square.  To make it more like a journal spot, I stamped the "paper" using one of the stamps from the Get Schooled stamp set. I stamped the lines in black and then added the red lines which is also part of that set. I knew this was going to be my "date" section so using the Type Calendar stamp set, I stamped the month and the year in blue Tim Holtz ink. To finish this off, I used the medium sized snow flake from the Winter Flake Dies set and then added a big silver sparkle enamel dot to the center.

 I just LOVE this picture! Parker is all ready to play some hockey (that is when he could stay up on his feet...LOL) For this part, I again used the 4x4 Journal Die + More for the picture and then used the adorable larger banner from the Stitched Decorative Banners set for the sentiment. I couldn't resist using this sentiment from Winter Cheer...its perfect for this picture! Another snowflake and enamel dot and this was done!

My final picture is of these adorable ice skates I used, again from the Winter Cheer set. I made them more like hockey skates, die cutting them in black rather than white. Then for some fun added detail, I used some silver thread and made a nest behind the skates.

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That is all I have for now.... I really hope you have enjoyed my PL page!
Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the DT made!
I know the inspiration is AWESOME!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!!


  1. Hi Jessica well girl I have to tell you your LO turned out awesome OMG I would never have ever guessed you weren't a scrapper. The pictures you were sent are awesome and you did a Funtabulous job scrapping them. I do love all of your clever and creative ideas for how you used Miss Emma's goodies. Hey girl just know there is not right or wrong way to scrap. I'm a die hard scrapper since 2004 and love it to pieces...and I love seeing how others scrap it's fun and love seeing how all their neat and clever and creative ideas and all the inspriation that comes with it...and YOU did a great job. I love your LO.
    YOU so ROCK!!

  2. Jessica ~ First of all this LO is FABULOUS! LOVE that you captured the boys playing hockey since you have nothing but snow! LOL! The skates are the PERFECT touch too! Is that a face plant you got?? Don't even get me started on pictures inside ~ outside ~ I too need to take a class! I think they turned out PERFECT! Awesome job as always!

  3. I love your layout. The photos are perfect. Thanks for sharing.
    I haven't scrapbooked in years. {shhh don't tell. lol.}
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  4. oh my this is too fun.. great pictures.. looks like fun

  5. WOW WHAT A SUPER CUTE PROJECT!!Cute little guys
    Thank you for the inspiration. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  6. Your PL page is absolutely fabulous, Jessica!! I love the pictures!! All of the details you added are just perfect!! I hope Parker had fun skating!! When I was young, my Dad built a skating rink in the back yard so my sister and I could skate all winter!! We even got a story about it in the paper...we felt like celebrities ;) Love this my brought back fun memories!! Have a wonderful week!! Hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. What an awesome page! Great pictures, looks like a lot of fun! My oldest grew up playing ice hockey (we live in so.Cal go figure) and this would've been his dream!
    Have a great day!

  8. Great job on your layout cards...what a fun way to capture a memory. The skates with the thread nest is a fun addition to your page.
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  9. Your PL page is fabulous Jessica! I love the cute snowflakes and fun skates! How fun for his buddy to share pic's! They look like they are having a blast! my kids loved hanging out on the ice~we had a small rink on our basketball court every year and they spent hours out there!
    So many fun memories! great pictures and awesome job on this!
    Happy Monday!
    Sherrie K

  10. This is Awesome!! You did a wonderful job on the LO!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  11. Fabulous project life page! Those little skates are adorable and adorable little snowflakes too! Looks like the boys had a blast!

  12. Oh how fun are those photos Jessica and the details are awesome!! TFS

  13. jessica, you layout is great! I love that the pictures are the focus!

  14. Fabulous page. Love the embellishments and the beautiful pics. What a great idea to do one each month.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  15. this is really sweet, Jessica. i love taking photos especially of my family, but i never seem to get them into books anymore. i love the PL idea and really need to jump on the wagon. i like how you have displaed your page, very cute way to share month to month. stay warm my friend...38 more days til spring.

  16. It is a fabulous page and memories are always great to keep. TFS

  17. Great layout and photos, I love those pockets!!