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
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
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
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.
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!