Monday, September 26, 2011

From Blog Post to Layout. . .

I finally did a layout about Josh's amazing perseverance in Cross Country running last fall!  I wanted to use the text of my blog post, because I felt  like it really represented how I felt ( and still feel!) about how he inspires me.  It was tough to use that much text on a layout, but I am pretty happy with the result!

It has really inspired me to use more writing on my pages, and to utilize other writing I do ( blog, journals) on my pages!  Do you like journaling?  Or is it more of a chore?  I would love to hear how you use your writing to enhance your photo stories!!!

Happy Day everyone!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Class Coming Up!

Hi everyone!

It has been a super busy week ( welcomed 2 beautiful babes into the world!) - so not much scrappy time!

I did want to let everyone know that I will be back teaching a class a Scrapbook Parade  - and I am excited to be using the fall line Autumn Splendor from We R Memory Keepers!

This paper is so pretty - perfect for those photos of pumpkin patches, family gatherings and playing in the leaves!  The class will have us creating a double page layout, a single page layout, and a couple of thank you cards!  I just picked up this bundle of scrappy goodness, but I will have samples available at the OPEN HOUSE at Scrapbook Parade next Sunday! ( Click the link for all the details of the Open House!)  Hope you will be able to join me!!

Happy Day Everyone!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Multiphoto madness!

So I took another 1000 photos this summer - it really is ridiculous how many photos I take!!! So I am determined to use lots of photos on some double page layouts this fall, in an attempt to get through the literally thousands of photos I have!

I started with a double page layout using 8 photos  ( all wallet sized) from our (gasp) Spring Break trip to Cathedral Grove, BC.  It is a pretty amazing place - an old growth forest with enormous trees that have been there for hundreds of years! 

I used another great line from Authentique - this one called Splendid :

I haven't been doing a lot of double layouts, but my goal this fall is to do more and to use a lot of photos on each one - we will see how long that lasts!

Are you a single photo or multi photo scrapper?  Do you prefer single or double pages?  Whatever your preference, why not step outside your box and try something new?

Happy Day everyone!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Back to Class - 2011

It is hard to believe it is September and the first week of school is behind us!!  It is always a bittersweet time for me - I miss the kids when they are at school, after having them home for a fun filled summer!  But I also love getting back in to the routine that September brings, and the feeling of a fresh start that comes from the September "New Year"!

My kids still consented to one picture for the first day of school ( actually I threatened and bribed them, but hey. . . I got my photo!)  And I managed to get down to work and actually get the photo scrapped!

Using Pink Paislee's Old School line from 2010, here is my layout:

I am so glad they agreed to this photo - as they continue to get bigger, the opportunities for these special photos become fewer - so thanks to my kiddos - you make your mom proud!

Happy Day, everyone!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

From a Sketch!

The lovely weather of late has convinced me to be outdoors rather than scrapping, but I have managed to get a couple of layouts done in the past few days!  These I did using sketches from WeScrap - each week they have a great sketch on Sketchy Saturday! 

Check them out for some great inspiration - and PRIZES - I won this great kit for doing their August Challenges!

Happy Day everyone!