As I was getting ready to create a layout for my Friday post at Noel Mignon - I realized how disorganized all my photos are :(  I use iphoto and have them in albums created automatically when they were imported.  However, I think I need to go in and label with dates and events.  Any suggestions on photo organizing??? Any programs that work really well for this??  I was super frustrated because in moving some files from an external drive to my hard drive - I lost all the dates & thousands of photos got lumped into one huge album.  I wanted to scrap some pics of Ryan at the boardwalk in Ocean City from a few years back, but for the life of me I had a time remembering exactly when they were from.  Hence the need to really get my pics organized!!  I don't want to go through this every time I scrap my old pics :(  Anyways - enough about my disorganization :)  Here is the layout I created from the pics I mentioned & the new Noel Mignon "Our Summer" kit.  Full of fun, bright colors - this kit was perfect for my pics and so much fun to work with!!!

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When I first laid everything out, I did not have the teal arrow diecut paper behind my photo - but I realized I needed some "pop" behind the photos.  I used an arrow background I found in the Silhouette store HERE.  I also decided to stitch around the photos.  There was a lot of white in the photos, so the machine stitching ended up being a great way to help them stand out :)

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For the title I combined those awesome cork looking Thickers from the kit, along with the "love" cut file from the Silhouette store.  HERE is a link to the file.  I journaled directly on one of the Jillibean Soup banner stickers.  Around the journaling I added some cute tags & stickers from the kit :)

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Hope you have a great Sunday!! Enjoy the last day of the weekend :)



Two days in a row?  What?  Maybe I will become a regular blogger again :) Every once in awhile, I get a pretty good phone shot I can blow up. Oftentimes I keep my phone pics smaller, to keep the resolution nice - but this one worked out pretty good at 6 x 10 :)  I wanted to journal on this one too, but I just couldn't decide where . . . I will have to add it in later, or maybe on the back.  This was Nicholas' first roller coaster without parents in tow.  Just him & Ryan & his cousins.  He's a little thrill-seeker already & couldn't get enough!!

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I used the Fancy Pants Designs Memories Captured collection for this.  LOTS of fun embellishments from their ephemera pack & stickers here!  I am really liking their new alphas - of course I dressed up my "o's" :)  A few of their chipboard button stars & a couple brads popped in the holes.

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I liked how some the embellishments had a chalkboard effect to them like this circle tag.  I clustered a few additional chipboard buttons and a cute little arrow sticker.  Oh & I couldn't help myself - I stitched around my photo :)

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Hope you have a great Thursday - who knows, I may be back tomorrow too :)