Monday, October 11, 2010

School days...

I haven't had much time to scrapbook lately what with all the travel and house hunting.  I am so ready to get re-settled and back into the craft room.  I do have a layout to share although it is one I did several weeks ago.  I was finishing up the photos of my son's preschool year and wanted one page to sum up some of the things he learned during the year.  I scraplifted (yes, I do scraplift all the time) the sketch from Scrapbooks etc. but used the color scheme I used for all the preschool pages. 

It feels good to have finished all the pages for his first year of preschool.  On to the next project!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My sweet boy...

I spent last weekend at Scrapfest at the Mall of America!   Scrapfest is definitely one of the perks of living in Minneapolis, and I thoroughly enjoyed it again this year.  I took six different classes from vendors like American Crafts, KI Memories, Pink Paislee, Bazzill Basics, and Hero Arts.  I came home inspired and with bags of new goodies to work with.  Once I finish some of the projects (we never have enough time in class), I will post some pictures of them.  For now I wanted to share a couple of projects I was working on before Scrapfest.  I am trying to finish scrapping my sons baby pictures, now that he is almost five.  So this is a simple but sweet layout of my sweet boy.

I also re-worked this simple frame I found in the Target one spot.  All I used was a sheet of paper (OK 2 sheets of paper since I printed the first one upside-down ) and some adhesive.  I printed the sentiment on the paper, adhered it to the frame, and then cut out the extra paper in the photo window. 

I love the way it turned out!  It is simple and classic and I will enjoy having it in my scrap room to enjoy.  I am thinking of making another one for my husband's office.  I guess I had better get to Target before they are all gone.  Have a good week everyone!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day two..

When we moved to Minnesota, we bought a new home which brought new challenges that I didn't expect.  I had get window treatments for the whole house asap.   As a result, I kept lots of loose papers with measurements and paint samples in my purse.  Eventually, I got a notebook to keep it all in but I found myself taking the notebook out because it was too large.  So when I saw this little paper mache book at Joann's the other day I knew it would be the perfect size (3" x 5").  Of course it needed some sproucing up, so I used SEI's Black Orchid line to personalize it.

Don't you just love that paper?  I bought this line because I fell in love with the bright colors and graphic florals.  I don't get to use a lot of florals since I mostly create boy pages, so I was looking forward to using it for this project.
I also made a mini card the other day.  I don't make a lot of cards, but I do like to send a simple homemade card when I can.  I even got all fancy in this case and made a matching lined envelope since they can be hard to find for mini cards.  I am happy with the way it turned out, simple, classic, and hopefully elegant.  So who should I send it too?  Any takers?

I have been feeling the urge to work with some girlie supplies so I dug into my old photos and am working on a couple of layouts of my nieces when they were little so stay tuned...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The next step...

I have been scrapbooking for several years (my husband actually got me started) but it wasn't until the last couple of years that I have truly become a scrapbooker.  Two years ago we moved to Minnesota and bought a house with a laundry/craft room.  Wow, did that make all the difference.  Having a space set aside specifically to create coupled with attending my first Scrapfest and living near an Archivers store has made me a bonafide scrapper.  So it seems that the next step is creating a scrapping blog to share my creations with anyone who will listen and look.  I figured I'd start by adding a few pictures of some of my work so that you can get a sense of who I am and my scrapbooking style.  So here goes...

This is my family, although it isn't a very recent shot.  I don't have too many pages with pictures of me which is something I need to remedy.

A couple of Halloween layouts.  This golfer costume is the cutest thing ever and I wish my son could wear it every year.  He of course has other ideas, not to mention the fact that he has grown several inches since these photos were taken.

Here are two different layouts using the same sketch. 

A sweet baby layout.  Aww... the memories!  Could it possibly be almost five years ago?

Here are a couple of two page layouts.

And last but not least...

Hopefully these pages offer a quick introduction to me and my style.  I am looking forward to getting to know more of you through this blog and sharing my passion for this "hobby" with anyone and everyone!