Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Last Layout for LOAD

This layout marks my 31st for the month of January...I did it. The Lay Out A Day challenge over at Big Picture Scrapbooking has been very fun. I am so excited, I'm getting closer to getting 2007 scrapbooked and then can get my book printed! This layout was also a Wednesday challenge for the class I'm taking with Jessica Sprague. The papers I used were from a FREE kit over at Shabby Princess called Harvest Spice.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lesson #2

So I don't keep you waiting any longer,'s a new layout for you. And Kathy, and anyone else wondering about the mini-album, click on this link for the template download. (you'll have to scroll down until you see the mini album) Jessica published it in the November issue of Creating Keepsakes. It is a 4x6 album, using chipboard on the front and back covers and the pages are cardstock with the photos mounted on it.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

30 Minute Challenge

This was my "assignment" today. I had to take a photo today and then make a layout in less than 30 minutes. So, this morning I took my photo and this afternoon while we were all laying low/napping I took 30 minutes to do this, and I actually did it under 30 minutes.
This was Thursdays mini-project. It was a template that Jessica had and we just had to download it, fill in the text, edit our photos and then assemble.
In other news, any of my local friends that want canvas, Treasury of Memories got a truckload (and I mean TRUCKLOAD)of it in and it's fairly reasonably priced (I think it's better than Michael's prices.) and for the next week you can get 1 at 40% off. I picked up a huge one, I think it's 28x48. Now to create something on it. :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

In Class

I'm taking this awesome on-line class right now from Jessica Sprague. This layout is not my usual style but was so much fun to do. I am learning lots of fun techniques and new ways to do some things. I love this kind of class! :)

Here's one more variation I did tonight.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Still going....

I have been keeping up with 1 layout a day, these are just a few of the recent ones.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

January Project

Does anyone need a project this January? Need something new for your walls? Here's an easy one. You will need
-12x12 canvas (or any size that you want for that matter)
-black and white photo (I cropped mine in Photoshop to a 12x12 and uploaded the image to Costco. You can choose the square photo option, they have 8x8 and 12x12)
-black paint
-Mod Podge (or any other heavy glue stick or adhesive)
Paint the edges of your canvas black, apply a good layer of adhesive and then apply the photo. I cropped a little off my photo so a tiny edge of black shows on the edge of the photos.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fun Stuff!

I have been playing Bunko for almost 10 years, I think. It's been mostly the same girls (some have move, like Angela) and we always have a good time. But when it your turn to host it you can tend to run out of fun ideas for prizes. Until I found Karlees Kreations, thanks to Becky Higgins blog. She had awesome stuff, adorable fabric and amazing prices. I contacted her about creating 12 items for Bunko prizes and they came last week and are great. She is super easy to work with. There is a link on the side bar of my blog to her web site. She has some things there but more in her Etsy shop (she has a link on her site) Thanks, Karlee, for making my turn this year with Bunko a breeze! (the little things in the front are coin purses and they are awesome...I think that is one of my favorite things, and the long skinny things on the far left are headbands)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Still rollin' on my layouts

Here's a few more!Going digital has meant a lot less "material" and just using Photoshop and the elements within the program. There are a lot of scrapbook paper and embellishments available to download but simple and clean are good right now.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


I'm not big on New Years resolutions but here's one I'm going to try to do. Now that my Christmas projects are finished I'm going to try to get some scrapbooking done. I'm going to try to do 31 scrapbook layouts this month (hopefully 1 a day) and the motivation is coming from Big Picture Scrapbooking. We'll see how I do. I did get two done today!