Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Had so much to post, it took two!

Brandon and his cousins acting normal for them, which is GOOFY! Used SCAL. For Brandon's book: Thanksgiving. I almost never take pictures on Thanksgiving. We host dinner and I am usually too pooped, but this year was smaller and more relaxed. I designed the leaf border with DS and Stretch Your Imagination. I'm very happy with it! Family Book:
This picture (which is a terrible picture) has been on my Fridge for 2 1/2 years, I got a new fridge a couple of weeks ago, and decided it was time to scrap the picture. Used SCAL again. And a great punch I got from a great friend, for my Birthday, I didn't do a great job with it, but I love the punch (thanks again, Tammy!)>
Brandon's book:

More Christmas pages

Still working backwards for the most part.
Every year we get together with Clinton's family to make Christmas candy and cookies.
Brandon's book:
Randy's book:
Family book. I just love SCAL

Another for the family book.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What's on my mind

So, last week I came across a great contest on the pagemaps blog. You had to follow the sketch provided and the theme was "what's on my mind". The prize was a great collection from MME, which some of you know is by far my most favoritest paper ever! I knew I wanted to do this contest and I got started on it, but didn't have the time to finish it that day. I had every intention of finishing it by the deadline, which was Monday 4/13. Well, as always, somethings happened including and unexpected day with my husband, which was a good thing, and my refrigerator taking a dump in the middle of the night Sunday, which wasn't so good, but both contributed to me NOT finishing the contest layout in time to submit it, but, I was still determined to finish it, and I did just that a few minutes ago!
The theme was something that was driving me. My oldest, Randy, is now 14 and just about one month from his 8th grade graduation, which is actually a fairly big deal. Around here we do NOT have graduations for every grade, this will be his first, no preschool, no kindergarten, no 6th grade. Just 8th grade and of course, high school. Anyways, for the past several months, both Clinton and I have struggled with the reality of our boy growing up. And he is growing up into a wonderful person. Even if I miss my little boy, I truly love this kid right how he is right now, and I can imagine the wonderful man he will become. Thus, my journaling.
Here is a link to the sketch: http://www.pagemaps.com/blog.php
This was a little out of the ordinary for me; I used a black & white picture, the colors are pretty muted (but I do love them and they ARE from MME!), I sewed on the page, which I'm just learning how to do and I know I didn't do a very good job at that!
I also used both CDS and SCAL, which makes me very happy that I am using them!

I would really love your comments on this one. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Christmas layouts

Usually, I just scrap whatever I feel like scrapping, in no particular order. I guess I still do that to some degree, but, last year I decided I really wanted to get pages into books, not just done and really, for me to do that, it helps if they are somewhat in order, so I have been trying to at least get a whole year done each year (in 2008 I did 2007 pictures and this year I am working on 2008 for the most part). For some reason, it is easier for me to work backwards. This is a bit strange and quirky, I will admit, but, I've always been a bit strange and quirky! LOL!! When I was in school I would take tests starting on the BOTTOM of the LAST page and work my way up and forward.
All that to explain why I did Christmas layouts! Another funny thing about me, unlike most people, I do not take a lot of pictures of gifts at Christmas and even stranger, until last year, I had never really scrapped my Christmas pictures.
So, here is Christmas 2008 for the family book:
For Randy's book (how do you like his outfit?):
I realize now that this is a terrible picture of this layout, sorry about that
Brandon's book:

Patterned papers are from a great MME stack I got at M's. You can't really see it, but they are glittery. Which I don't really like all that well, but I do love the patterns!
Titles were cut with SCAL, finally!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 3, 2009

A girly 2 pager

A couple of days ago a good friend and I were talking about gallery's of scrapbook pages that we greatly admire, while looking through a couple of those galleries I was inspired! A lot of the pages that I loved had tons of flowers and swirls and well, I have boys! Even though a lot of the pages I saw had boys, I just can't do that to my boys, they wouldn't appreciate it at all! LOL! But, I do have one little neice that I tend to take quite a few pictures of, so once in awhile I can do a girly page with lots of flowers and swirls! So here is a 2 pager! It falls completely short of the layouts in the galleries I was admiring, but I mostly like how it turned out! I wish I would have stamped tone on tone on the green paper...

Even better, I used some great stuff from my stash, the patterned paper is all from K and Co. which I have had for a long time! I just HAD to have that box of paper, at least I've used some now! LOL... I've also had the flowers for quite awhile. I love to use flowers, but, I can only get away with so much, so I have a ton of flowers because I love buying them and don't get to use them... The punch is from Martha Stewart, flourishes from Cricut Accent Essentials, title Cricut Pooh Font, marker feature. And the cute little pearls were a birthday gift from a good friend! I would have never bought pearls, but I love them on this layout!

Click on picture for a larger view! Thaks for looking!

Time for a bloglift!

I really loved my bright background that I had on my blog, but I know it was almost too bright since it is a scrap blog and I post mostly pictures of projects. So, I decided to tone it down a bit! I still have my bright happy colors, but I think the white base really looks better!
I've been a bit under the weather, but I did work on a 2 page layout the other day. It's not quite done, but hopefully I will finish it today and get it posted!