Berry Bright Collection | Giveaway

Happy giveaway weekend!
I love the way this collection turned out.
So bright, cheery and again, so happy!
It is packed with 3 full alphas, bright colored washi tapes, balloons (just because), lots of word strips, and over 30 journal cards in chevrons, slashes and solids.

It could be yours....
Simply leave me a comment. Just say Hi! Easy, right?
Comments will be open all weekend until 10PM CST Sunday night.

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I'll use the random generator and choose a winner and announce who the lucky person is Monday morning.

Good Luck!
Have a great weekend.

Lunch a the park + ducks

Sometimes the best thing to do is run away to the park with a little McDonalds.
A time to relax and take in all the stillness.
And quacking of the ducks as they run around the picnic table desperately seeking french fries.

Digital Project Life | Week Twenty-Four

Welcome to the Week of: 
June 10 - 16
Canon Dslr (6) iPhone (4) instagram (3)
Complete Digital Album Spread:
Rodney turned fifteen. 
Fathers Day.
Winning baseball games.
Scoring A's on finals.
Family night at the movies.
A catcher jumped to catch the ball and landed on top Ruger. (see photo on right side) He wasn't injured, just a good ole' catchers knee pad to the side of the face, that's all. I hate that this happened, but I love the photo. If you look closely you can see his eyes squinting.
Left Side:
Photoshop Tips & Tricks:
I removed the background from three photos.
I adjusted the baseball and mitt to a 50% opacity and placed them under the journaling.
The card to the right I warped the text to give a bit of dimension on the card.
Right Side:
Photoshop Tips & Tricks:
The Dad Fest photo was taken at our Church.  
The photo of Jeff was taken with my phone while he was driving.  Sometimes that's all I can get. 
The Man of Steel image is the official poster of the movie.
I removed the background from the photo of Raeleen at Hobby Lobby.
Enjoy: this list is loaded with free downloads
1. baseball elements are from my for the love of the game kit free blog download | 2. 4x6 photo templates are my insta frames brand new | 3. man of steel image from the internet | 4. digital open album design by me 2013 | 5. my 52 weeks in chipboard free blog download | 6. red scribble alpha | 7. balloon elements made by me for this page | 8. berry bright collection blog giveaway this weekend june 29-30 look for the post saturday at midnight cst 9. dad free download by seal from a long time ago, i couldn't find a website, sorry | 10. for the record journal card seafoam collection | 11. bring on the sun ali edwards 

Tech Stuff:

is a memory keeping system developed by Becky Higgins.  I contributed to her Project Life e-book available here. You can find traditional supplies here and here. The digital aspect of this system is available at AC Digitals.

Digital Project Life | Week Twenty-Three + A Freebie

I want to thank all of you for the well wishes and thoughts about my aunt who recently passed. I have slowly been completing the weeks I have skipped that hold photos of my aunt.  I will be finishing those project life pages, they will be displayed in the completed 2013 album only. No details will be shared in a blog post on its own. I hope you will understand how I must respect my families privacy during those weeks. 
You can read my first post about my aunt here,  a few more here, here, here, and here
Welcome to Digital Project Life, week twenty-three. 
I am thrilled to be on top of this project once again.
Week of: June 3-9.
Photos: Most taken with my Canon dSLR and a few with my iPhone.
Complete Digital Album Spread:
(click on image for a clearer view)
Highlights: Baseball. Family Renunion.
Lowlights: My Uncle Busters funeral.
I had more photos to use this week.  For the baseball photos I used one of my templates that holds 12 - 3x4 photos. Just photos, that's all I choose to have. I'm a believer in allowing the photos to tell the story.  
The main journaling is on the 4x12 insert. I used my Tabbed Days journal cards right on the 4x6 inserts, sized down to fit 2 on each space. Rather than the normal 3x4 space where I used for photos. 
Below, you see where I talked about baseball that took place on Monday. 
Sunday was our family reunion. 
Friday I mentioned my Uncles funeral. 
Saturday I journaled a bit about my cousins get together at the park.
(click on image for a clearer view)
Right Side: 
I created a 4x6 collage 4 spot of Jeff.  Added the "heart" you by Ali , one of her old free downloads.
Love the photo of my older boys with the overlay hello brother.
The week 23 title, I added directly to the sky photo.
The photo in the top right was taken at our family reunion, I added the word art 'family is forever'.  The orange rose I am holding while on the way home after my Uncles funeral.  My favorite snapshot taken with my phone while laying on my front porch looking up under my hanging basket.  The bottom left photo is of my Dad with Raeleen.
Insert Back Side: 
I simply filled the template with some of the seafoam filler cards. Then added a couple of collages of random snapshots. 
Here's your free download...
click on image above to go to my facebook page, click on the freebies box, after you like my page you can click directly on the image and the link will automatically download. Enjoy!

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1. chevron paper from the seafoam kit ac digitals
2. NEW facebook freebie tabbed days journal cards melanie britt
3. blue striped paper from the seafoam kit ac digitals
4. hello family overlays melanie britt
5. digital project life becky higgins not a digital memory keeper? find the traditional project life editions here.
6. 52 weeks in chipboard melanie britt
7. NEW digital album and 12x12 templates melanie britt
8. NEW digital album insert templates melanie britt
9. seafoam digital project life edition ac digitals
Wanna know more about Project Life? start here. 

a glimpse. around here.

capturing sunsets.
cooking in my double oven.
front porch sitting.
cloud watching.
taking time to catch my older boys in moments like this.
on my desk.

Digital Project Life | Week Twenty-Two

Welcome to week twenty-two.
My favorite thing about this week was the 3x4 card I made from the popular "pray for oklahoma" graphic circulating the web.  My heart goes out to all my fellow okies during this time.
Moving on:
The entire spread. Click on image for a clearer view.
Left side.
Close-up of left side.
Right side.

Supplies: Digital Project Life  templates, Open Album Design, Weeks in Chipboard, Cardboard Journal Card  Melanie Britt | Digital Project Life Editions  Becky Higgins Not a Digital Memory Keeper? Find the Traditional Project Life Editions Here |  Digital Plastics (altered for album) Traci Reed | Wanna know more about Project Life? Start here.  Follow me on Twitter @Melanie_Britt Instagram @melaniebritt as well as the hashtag  #digitalprojectlife.

Roses. Coffee. Book. Home. Baseball

Jeff returned home from a week long work trip with these roses in hand. A man after my own heart indeed. *love him so much.
Seriously enjoying coffee made in my coffee press. 
Currently reading "anything" by Jennie Allen.
Brand new light fixtures.
Brand new flooring.
The Mom "really" smile.
Sweet girl in kitchen. Enough said.
Three boys. Baseball 24/7.