Saturday, September 29, 2012

31 Today!!!!!

Hi Friends!
Today is my 31st birthday and I am fairing well. Scrapping, blog hopping, resting, and visiting with family later. I have a few layout shares and a sneak peek for you today. :) The DT gallery is up at Freckled Fawn and I am always amazed at what the team brings for inspiration. My first layout plays with the Studio Calico "Elmwood Park" kit and new Freckled fawn tapes eek!
 The bigger the little one gets the more interactive the play with his big brother and the bigger the splash!
My big boy is in scouts this year...all $217 dollars later he is registered, outfitted, and dues are paid....but he is happy and excited and already learning so much. My favorite part is being with him and working on merits together. This week we learned five new knots and got involved with his pop pop (my dad) who was 2 merits away from eagle scouts as a young man. This weeks take home project was to complete a scrapbook page and you should have seen this boys eyes light up and a squeal  He boasted my mom is a professional scrapbook designer (awww shucks). We worked together to create what boy scouts means to him. He was asked at the last den meeting what was important about America to him and he replied "the People". He is also very excited about being involved in his community and is learning about citizenship. Here is our collaborative effort for his book at scouts ;).

 I wanted his writing on the page so when he gets older and the group gets together they can remember the 9 year old them.
Of course I took a hidden journal opportunity so that he could remember how proud I am of him.

and now for a sneak peek.

Well I am off to enjoy my day!
Cheers!
Bran

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September Color Challenge at FF!

Hello Friends!
How have you been? Busy over here learning how to tie knots with my bear scout. I have a page for you today and a sneak! Have you been by Freckled Fawn's blog. I have created some inspiration for you with my little one. Here is the color palette such wonderful colors!
Submit a link to your layout for a chance to win a prize pack! Here is my page for you!

I love this Teal bottle cap courtesy of a trip to Hobby Lobby with my mom...over in the jewelry section :). I also used the Style Guide add-on from Studio Calico. The colors were a perfect fit for this project.

Sneak Peek! I spy new FF washi tape designed by Shanna! Keep posted!
I am off to do my managerial finance homework!
Cheers!
Bran

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sneak Peek and a layout...

Hello friends!
Another busy day done here at our home and I am winding down my evening. I managed to work on several projects today. I have a sneak peek and a layout to share with you. Just a fun little layout of my little guy smiling...he is so full of expression that when he smiles he makes me laugh as he makes the faces to get there. Hope you have a great day!
Using SC September add-on style guide


sneak peek!
Cheers!
Bran

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pinterest Challenge at Freckled Fawn

Hey Friends!
Over at Freckled Fawn they are having another challenge! A pinterest challenge which encourages us to go through our pins and create something from them. I chose a quote idea. I have wanted to use a quote on my pages for a while and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity.
Visit the site here

For my page I incorporated one of my favorite quotes about photography. "When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes when you photograph people in B&W you photograph their souls" -Ted Grant.
Head on over to Freckled Fawn to see all of the other DT inspiration and the Challenge details!
Cheers!
Bran

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Layout and Musings...

Ready for that layout? I has a lovely time using this months SC kit Central High and pieces from my ohDEERme kit from August! I am enjoying the creativity as of late and life seems to be maintainable right now. Here is the layout ;) This layout is featured in the DT gallery post along with other fabulous layouts from the team, check out their layouts here



I have been taking the Pop of the Page class over at SC and really utilizing those layers and creating more detail on my pages that still incorporate my style. My style came quickly to me in my transition from digital pages to physical. I must say that my digital pages have become so much better as I now understand how things layer on the page. I really want to create digital book and am starting it from the most recent months.

I also created some cards using the card kit available for subscription at SC. I love how closely the kits work with each other and I love the products that were in this kit. I have several birthdays and events coming up so I am glad I subscribed. Here are two of my most recent cards :).




I have come to this serene place in my life. I treated myself to a massage from a co-worker who is a professional massage therapist outside of work. I had a great chance to really introspect and evaluate my life. Who am I, where am I going, what will I do. Everything is unfolding as it should and things are getting better with each passing day. Thanks for hanging in there while I transitioned into my new chapter.
Cheers!
Bran

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A little Sneak Peek

Good Morning Friends,

I got my SC kit Monday night and had enough time before my 8pm bedtime to peek at everything. I have decided to join the card kit subscription as well :). There is always so much inspiration and I set down yesterday evening to work on a page :). For now I have some peeks :) 


I can't wait to show you the whole page! I also signed up for a pre-order of the December daily and I am very excited as I missed out on the past few years as I was in the digital world of scrapping. I hope you a have an outstanding day!!
Cheers!
Bran

Sunday, September 9, 2012

What's That? A sketch Challenge?

That is right my friends! Head on over to Freckled Fawn and check out the September Sketch Challenge and details on how to win a FF prize pack! I love the journal page inspiration from Anna-Maria...I love the lines and shapes. Here is my take on the challenge...

I incorporated so many goodies on this page. Always wanting to learn something new, I joined Jen J's Pop of the Page class at SC. Layering was a fantastic option and a great way to incorporate Anna-Maria's rectangles and subtle layers. I used my August SC Summer of 69 kit, pieces of my August ohDEERme kit, and lots of FF goodness!!! Enjoy and be inspired!
Cheers!
Bran

Friday, September 7, 2012

Yay! It is Friday!

How did you all fair this week? I had a great week and discovered that I have many things going my way. This month I will be 31, I am on the Freckled Fawn DT, I registered my photography business, I am looking at opportunities at work, and I have a sneak peek for you. The only flip side is the on-going battle with the leaking roof which should be fixed today...just waiting around for some heavy rain to test the roofers handy work ;).  Enjoy your weekend!
Cheers!
Bran

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Captured By Bran LLC: Registration Today!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Super Exciting News!!!!!!

Hi friends! The news is out today! I will be one of the design team members over at Freckled Fawn! I am over the moon and so excited! I had the greatest opportunity of being a guest for August. I look forward to sharing my washi tape addiction and projects with everyone! Also Caz Hancock will be returning with her fantastic and sweet layouts and we will be joined by the lovely Adrienne Alvis. Stay tuned all week as some pretty fantastic news will pop up! Read all about it here.
Here are some layouts hiding up my sleeves :) (Pretty big sleeves huh)


Cheers!
Bran