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Halloween and Apple Picking

The start of school, the end of Summer, and the start of Autumn always finds me with no time to really blog. I have to squeeze in scrapping in the spare moments. It is always an adjustment getting the kiddo back into the groove of school. We are also trying to squeeze every last drop of summer out. (Basically swimming every single possibly moment). Then comes Autumn. We love love love Halloween in our family. Nearly every weekend is packed with some fun activity.

I did manage to get some layouts done though. Here are a few of those:

Magic Moments: Not So Spooky Collection by Bella Gypsy
and Big Life Template by Miss Mel

Four Seasons 2 by Dagi's Temp-tations
GingerBread Ladies Monthly Mix: Here Comes Halloween

October 2017 Grab Bag - Halloween Bash
October 2017 Template Bundle
by Connie Prince

Wordless Wednesday Volume 12

Extraordinary by Bella Gypsy Designs (retired)
Extraordinary Add On by Bella Gypsy Designs (retired)
Fuss Free: Sporty Basketball by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs (retired)

Throwback Thursday | Vol. 2

Tantrum Bundle by Bright Ideas (retired)

Another layout from 2014. Feel for my dear husband. Isaiah and I are not morning people at all! The caption reads:

Since Isaiah has been around 3 years old, there is no denying that he is my little boy. He looks so much like his daddy. He is super silly like his daddy. He likes to make people happy, like his daddy. Then it is all mommy-tude! His little pet peeves are mine. Don't wake him up in the morning and expect him to be happy...me! There is so much more that is like me. These photos are morning Isaiah. Grumpy and not wanting ot get his phot taken. I cannot say that I blame him! 

End of Summer & Back to School Layouts

I was a bit on the quiet side last week. I just had one of those weeks. I did a fair bit of scrapping. I just didn't feel much like blogging about it. I am back this morning though to showcase some great new releases from the digital scrapbooking community. I am going to jump right into it.

Back at the start of August, my kiddo started back to school. I swear it seems like they start back earlier and earlier with each passing year. However in fact, he started back on the exact same date he did last year. I took the obligatory 1st day of school photo. That morning though, he seemed to look so much older than I remembered him looking...just the week prior! I dug up all the 1st Day of School photos. All the way back to Kindergarten. Lined them up....and I was not wrong. He looks SO much more mature from last year to this year.

credits: August 2017 Grab Bag - Schooled  and August 2017 Template Bundle both by Connie Prince

credits: School Rules Collection by Bella Gypsy and Be the Magic Template by Connie Prince

With school starting back, it brings an end to Summer. Well, Summer isn't really over until next month. We are actually still swealtering here in the south. and swimming as much as we can. It does signal the end of Summer though. Here are a few more Summertime digital scrapbooking layouts. All with new releases from this past week. 

credits: Photo Focus 2017 | August Papers and Elements by LJS Designs and Stand Out Vol. 1 | Templates by Meagan's Creations

Taste of Summer Kit and flowers by Keley Designs
Picture Perfect 142 by Aprilisa Designs

Magic Moments: Tomorrow Tales by Bella Gypsy 

Favorite minutes 5. by Tinci Designs
School of Wizardry by Magical Scraps Galore

Wordless Wednesday Vol. 11

Gone Hiking Bundle by Clever Monkey Graphics

Throwback Thursday | Vol. 1

Just A Boy - Kit and retired template by Aprilisa Designs

I thought it would be fun to showcase some older layouts of mine. We are back into 2014 with this one. Look how little my boy is!! This is also one of my all time favorite kits from Aprilisa. I saw this color scheme on the internet, and fell in love with it. I asked her if she could make a kit with it. This is that outcome. As of right now you can get this kit for less than $2!! Here is a closer look at it: 

Have you ever had one of those moments that you didn't know would be the start of something? However when you look back it is a marked point in your life that something started? That is what these photos are to me. The caption reads: 

August Buffet and Lolley Bags

Today's post is going to be image and link heavy. The first of the month always brings great deals with GingerScraps Buffet. This month's is no different. On top of that PickleBerry Pop is having their 11th birthday celebration. They celebrate with Lolly Bags!! So pull up a seat and get your favorite beverage. We are going to go on a ride of digiscrap deals and layouts! Here we go!!

GingerScraps August Buffet

First up is this month's buffet at GingerScraps. I will show you the items I have played with so far and their layouts; and will round it up with a look at them all. You can find all these products HERE

First up is this fun layout of my "too cool" for me kiddo. Notice the yellow! :-) I also went a bit off theme for this layout. It leans towards the girly side of things. Although I am not against scrapping my guys surrounded by pink and flowers. He might be a little miffed if I threw some pretty ponies on the layout. :-) I used: