Friday, January 30, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
And baby makes four...
Title Page...yummy baby!
These are in reverse sequence, but yeah, waiting for the c-section
And finally, my imagination station which is more like Distraction Attraction but there ya have it.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This is my interpretation of the SS sketch challenge. It was for 12x12 pages and I adapted it to my 8x8 2008 December Daily album.
It was kind of hard to work on anything else since I was inspired by my Valentine's Inspiration Station.
wins the race, right? At least that's always been my approach when it comes to scrapbooking.
Last night I spent 4 or 5 hours putting together 35 pages for the retreat next week - finding a sketch and picking the papers. I have a feeling I'm not going to like my last few pages since I was in the just get it done mode. 35 is the most pages I've completed at a retreat so I'm hoping I can rock these out.
As I was laying all of these out I noticed a trend in my picture taking and printing. I tend to print 2-3 photos for each event, one horizontal and one vertical. Usually they can't be trimmed down much so it is hard to think up new page ideas.
On the retreat front I'm trying to decide if I really want to take some of my alternate projects with. And if I do which one? The Olympic album, December Daily, card stuff?
So many options. I think I'm going to leave out the cards since that means a lot of stamping stuff. The Olympic album maybe, it's contained into one box and just needs some solid cardstock backgrounds. The December Daily is one I really want to get done - all of my 08 Christmas photos are going in this album. Only thing is this is in 3 different boxes and requires stamps.
Since I like to pack small lighter weight bags I'm hoping to limit myself to 3 or 4 bags, along with a suitcase and a bag for treats. =)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I love this idea, I did the same thing at Christmas when I was working on my December Daily album. It made my process so much easier. I didn't have the cute container and I wasn't able to keep them on my desk.
To have them on my desk to look at and be inspired by would be awesome.
Off to contimplate how I could do this and I'll post a picture if I come up with something.....inspiring. ;)
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I used the Rock Star paper as my title and cut out one of the metallic guitars for an embellishment - HL even has sticker 50% off this week.
To be honest when I emailed Martha I was whining. I love the sketch challenges but I tend to only have 3 or 4 pics for an event. Since going mostly digital I order my prints online and only pick the best ones. So I can't easily go back to resize the pics and print them specifically for the layout.
Here are the other pages I did today.
the end of an era - my office when I was working at home and pics from my last week working there.
more winter pictures - and I finally used most of one of my favorite CM packs.
Karen greeted me this morning with an email, noting what a challenge this week's SS sketch was. I admit, I'd only glanced at it. But, figured no time like the present to work on getting it done. That's the beauty of having a "pacing partner"...her email motivated me to jump in and give this a try. Otherwise, I'm thinking I would have just spent the morning surfing.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I used to really struggle with title pages. Remember when "the thing" was to use seasonal stickers and die cuts to create the idea of an"all year long" title page for your album? And how exciting it was to get new stickers because otherwise your title page would look the same as the year before? If you've been scrapbooking for at least 5 years you hopefully know what I"m talking about. If not, I'll try to dig back through my finished albums and show you what I"m talking about.
I figured out my paper layout (CTMH Game On) and then went to take the picture. Ended up printing them as Antique and I love how they blend with the papers and the yellow on the letters stands out a bit.
There's hidden journaling under the tab that says football. Talks about my addiction to football. How in the fall we have football on from 10 AM Sat through 10 PM Sunday evening and then again Monday night.
Looking at the completed layout I'm wishing I would've left off the touchdown stamp, or stamped it on paper and overlapped the photo a bit. But again it's done. =)
Last night I was lamenting about how I didn't really care for the sketch on this week's SS challenge. (for those curious, it's from BH Book Vol. 2, page 75/76). And then I remembered this stack of garden pictures that I printed who knows when. I figured these would work perfect for a sketch that had me just "giving it a shot".
Friday, January 16, 2009
It worked rather well for me to put my challenge up here so I'm doing the same with my weekend plans. nah, I won't put the grocery list or the chore list here...but as for crafty stuff, let's see
- Complete Wk2 SS sketch challenge: though I admit, the design itself does little for me but in the past, when I've been picky about "eh, I don't like THAT sketch", then soon I forget all about the sketches and fall into bad habits. So this year, I'm giving them all a try.. while the page might not become my favorite layout but it will be a completed layout.
- Work on at least 2 pages for the nephew's baby album. I was able to order pictures and do my version of a power sort, so I need to get started on that. Two pages, 8x8, should be easy, right?
- make a Thank you card for Thing Two's teacher. Going to cheat and use the same design I used earlier in the month, just change up the colors a bit. Why re-invent the wheel.
I also want to sneak out and watch Slumdog Millionaire. I hear it is a must see movie and I'm in the mood to just take off by myself and watch a great movie.
So, tell me...what are your plans for the weekend?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The title is whale eyes - I wish the font was thicker but it's the only small letters I could make with my little cricut. Didn't feel like pulling out the sizzix and messing with all of that - maybe another day.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I switched the columns in the second page to put a solid column with the title on the outer edge.
This was a fun and relaxing weekend at home - I wish it could have last for a few more hours.
Cost per page $.11
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This is my favorite layout of the day
I was shocked when Boyd told me I could make a Diva page for Buddie. He was stylin in the little girl scarf I made last winter.
Buddie loves popcorn so much that he drools while watching us eat.
This is my second favorite layout. Buddie intently watched the movie Snow Buddies with us. (this is some of the paper I bought last night)
And finally I did a page on the Packers for Boyd.
Cost per page $.12
Friday, January 9, 2009
So while I made a purchase I'm happy that I kept it at $2 - it could have been so much more. =)
No big plans for the weekend so I'm hoping to get a lot of scrapping/card making/projects completed.
Pages = 10
Purchases = 2
Cost = .20 per page
Cards = 1
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Here's my favorite of the night.
Total pages 10
Total cost 0
to make some cards.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I've cleaned up my space, put away most of my toys and thought I"d post this last layout before I call it a night. It's my favorite thus far. And maybe a bit too much CTMH in style. You know, all the colors, doo-dads and what nots...but hey, scrapbooking boy stuff all the time gets old, ya know! I used a sketch from the Imagine book called Dialogue and just sort of took off from there.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Not weird that I was motivated to scrapbook because I've been gearing myself up for that all week...but to look through the stuff I already have and decide from those things how I wanted to finish the layout.