Sunday, May 31, 2009
And I was so happy to have done something else for my little personal scrapbook until I remembered it's 8.5x11. :( Maybe I'll put it in one of those American Crafts books that can hold every size.
Paper and ribbon are from American Crafts. And that's my brother being a big goof, which he's very good at.
Now that the challenge is over, I'm going to try for the more sustainable goal of doing a layout a week. Maybe two. I've run myself out of my stash of photos to be scrapped, so I need to print more. I used up at least 72 yards of adhesive. I counted and I made a total of 39 individual pages this month. I'm not sure how much paper I used, but I have reduced my bulging blue folder to something that can be squished. And I've discovered that I have almost no red prints. So a good time was had by all.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The store's colors were black and kraft, so I decided to go along with that for my little memorial page. I have a nice group shot of all the employees who were there, but I want to put that on a longer page that lists all the fun stuff we did at the store. My kids were sad about it, too. They held craft days for the kids and all 3 of them have made teacher gifts or ornaments there. Now I'm going to have to plan them here at home.
I used Basic Grey paper, cut the stars on the Cricut machine and used CK Jessica font.
Friday, May 29, 2009
I used some brand new Doodlebug paper and the Tweed and Century Gothic fonts. The buttons are the same ones that were in their hair. My dad called home from work to suggest the page title, so I used his idea. It's funny how everyone's a little more interested in their pages when scrapping is done daily. Of course, the fact that I show them the finished pages first thing in the morning might have something to do with that. Hmm.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I found some cute birthday paper by Scenic Route. It conveniently included some fun little sayings stickers that worked well. With every evening's frantic search through my papers, I'm really getting to know what I have in my stash. It's nice to know what I have to work with. I think if I ever go scrap shopping again, I'll buy things with specific needs in mind.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
waiting for daylight,
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I think the page needs a little something, but none of the flowers that came with the pink journaling one were a good size. I'm sure something will come to me, but meanwhile, it's done and she can gloat over it. Of course, I can gloat, too. :)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Projects like this make me wish for a large-format color printer. The price of one makes me laugh and work out other solutions. Like these little Doodlebug rubons that I've been hoarding for years. They are so darned cute.
I actually tried to scrap this year's egg-dyeing pictures tonight. No luck. And I have an absolutely darling picture of my youngest that I worked on, too. Which leads me to repeat the phrase I've been saying every night of this challenge, "Maybe I'll have time to work on this during the day tomorrow." Fingers are crossed.
Friday, May 22, 2009
I printed these today. I love these photos of my son with his cousin. Babies are one of his obsessions, so it was neat when his cousin wanted to be held by Sam. Again, I glued the paper down before seeing who manufactured it, but it's several years old and probably not available any more. The letter stickers are from Doodlebug.
I went searching for a sketch so I wouldn't do a super plain page like the last few. I found this great one at Got Sketch's site. The original is more embellished, but I'm happy with the way this page turned out.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Main Entry: flagging
1 : languid, weak
2 : becoming progressively less : dwindling
Most of my photos are now falling into a few categories:
1. Already scrapped (This makes me happy.)
2. Don't have a clue how to make them work on a page
3. Need editing so people can see who's in the picture
I need to take a day and prep some photos for the rest of the month. Tomorrow might work, but I've been thinking that every day this week. The scrapbook date with my 7yo has been put off a couple of times, but her pictures are cropped to her specifications and printed, so we're practically ready to go. See you tomorrow!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Supplies for this page came from Kay Miller Designs. I love her papers and could easily buy everything she creates.
Last summer, I helped my niece and nephews make little 8x8 albums. I'm excited to scrap with a kid again. They do not sweat sticker placement ever!
Friday, May 15, 2009
The photos are in a free quick collage template from Scrapbooks Etc. magazine. If you haven't ever tried one of these, they are awesome! The paper is from a DCWV pack and the font is Century Gothic.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Papers are from KI Memories and the font is Cuttlebug Red Tag Sale.
I love the picture on the left. It was such a sweet moment. Here's the journaling:
It was Christmas morning with all the usual chaos. Megan had just gotten a beautiful purple scooter. It only took a couple of vrooms around the house before Rose wanted to try. Megan didn’t bat an eyelash; she shortened the handlebar and gave it to Rose. But the wheels were too speedy and Rose fell off. No biggie, Megan just helped her sister ride.
I can’t describe how happy it makes me that the kids are so good and kind to each other. This picture of them with their arms wrapped around each other makes my heart sing.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
So here's the page I did for today. The plan is to do one page/spread a day for the whole month of May. It works well for me since the kids are in school until June 5th. We won't start the whole swimming lessons, park visits, trips to visit distant relatives craziness until June and July.
I used papers from a Diecuts with a View pack and I'm pretty sure the little journaling card is from My Mind's Eye. My fantastic local scrapbook store sells them by the front registers and since they're decorated on both sides, there's no manufacturing information anywhere on the cards. I was lucky to find one of my CTMH inks that matched the card, so I used my extensive design knowledge (ha!) to tie the page together by inking the patterned paper in the same color. Truly, I live on the edge. For the non-scrappers out there, this is a technique that came into vogue about 6 years ago. I'm still happy that I put the idea to good use. I think it's cute here.