So after several days without being able to do much of anything, last night and today I was a scrapping machine. 😉
The first pages are from a trip I took to Turkey several years ago. My dad called me one day and asked if I would like a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, as he had one from frequent flyer miles that he couldn’t use. Um, would I!?!? Are you kidding!?! I had always wanted to go to Greece, so to Greece I went, but the ticket agent was only able to get me there by manipulating the route a little with a stopover in Istanbul. I decided I’d stay a couple days there, though I’d had no desire to go to Turkey, but I LOVED it and wished I’d stayed longer.
Kit: Along the Nile (collab with Nibbles Skribbles). Template 64 by Mandagirl.
Close up of the left side of the layout
Close up of right side of layout
The kit I used is a collab with Nibbles Skribbles called Along the Nile. It’s focused on Egypt and has some cool Egyptian-type elements, but it can be used for other things as well. I rather like some of the patterned papers, especially, and the deep colors kind of remind me of royalty. 🙂
This is Nibbles Skribbles' portion of the collab. There are two other designers who contributed as well.
I also used some templates that Nibbles Skribbles just released to make a couple pages. I really like templates because I feel like I can get pages done a lot quicker. There’s still a lot of freedom in them, too, though — often I will switch around the placement of photos, make things bigger or smaller, etc. But they definitely give me a good starting point — which is quite helpful because otherwise I will sometimes stare at the screen unsure of where to start. Plus, I figure I get MAYBE 1/2 hour at Judah’s naptime and a little time at night to scrap, so I want to get things done as quickly as I can!
Another wedding page! Our wedding party. Kit is Mr. and Mrs. from Nibbles Skribbles, and template is from her Pieced Template set.
I did the next page for several reasons: I was thinking about my best friend’s mom and all the things she’s gone through and how she tries to point to Christ anyway, and I have also been wanting to put together an album about me. I wanted to do a page about (and for) someone who’s influenced my walk with Christ, so I finally did it.
For Mrs. Nilsa, my best friend's mom, who has been my spiritual mentor. Kit is Snappy by Amy Dane Designs and template is from Nibbles Skribbles.
The templates I used are from this pack from Nibbles Skribbles. I'm not usually a huge fan of one-photo templates, but these work, I think. There's room to adjust as desired, and there's also plenty o' room for journaling.
…And believe it or not, I actually got MORE pages done. I’m telling you, scrapbooking roll! 😉 Of course, I have to save some for next time, so I shall wait to post them — but stay tuned for some pictures of a rather adorable little child rolling up his sleeves to bake with Daddy. 🙂