I was able to get into my craft room the other day and get some pages finished. Baby #3 is due in a few short weeks so I know I won't get much craft time in for a while after his arrival. I think I mentioned before that I keep an 8x10 picture frame on my kitchen counter with a page documenting this time last year and I didn't want that to fall behind when the baby was born, especially not during this time of year, when there are so many things going on...back to school, Halloween and great fall photos! So here is my back to school page:
I was also inspired by these photos from last summer with my girls and my older brother, Kevin. This 12x12 is framed and hanging in my craft room now as I really liked how it turned out!
So, just thought I'd share. Hoping to add the finishing touches to a couple more 8x10 pages tomorrow to have ready for the coming months.
So, I finally broke out of my funk a little here and pushed out some pages!! I really enjoyed it too! I broke myself back in with this page of some sweet pictures of DD#1 at 13 months. (Please forgive the bad photo quality--it has been storming all day! But I wanted to get a post up!!)
I love each of these pictures and had a nice stroll down memory lane when I dug them out of the box! I cannot believe she will be 7 this summer, it does not seem so long ago since she was my little baby!
Now, I think I was nervous to do these pages because I LOVE these photos and I was afraid of not doing them justice on a page! These pictures were taken by my Aunt Sue in her beautiful garden, then she added some touches in photoshop to soften them. My girls so enjoyed pretending to be in a 'secret fairy garden' for the photo shoot as well. I plan to frame these in my scrap room so I can enjoy them everyday!
I bought these Heidi Grace papers a couple of weeks ago and knew that it would be perfect for these pages! I think I'm going to leave out titles unless I can think of the perfect phrase. I stamped the each of my daughter's names along the side of their picture and I think that may be enough for now. We'll see...any suggestions? Anyone else do this (pages without titles)?
Hi fellow scrappers! Sorry I've been MIA lately (thanks for the lovely comment about that, scrappy cottage)....I seem to have lost my mojo :( I suspect it may have something to do with this pregnancy of mine--I'm just sooooo tired. Between keeping up with the house work and Ashley's homework and my night shifts at the hospital a couple nights a week, I'm just exhausted! But, there is hope! My sister is coming over this weekend and she wants to help me re-organize my scrap mess room, so maybe going through all my stuff will inspire me to use some of it, lol! I hope so, I miss scrapping!! I'll keep you posted if I do get inspired! Thanks for hanging in there with me!
My oldest daughter, Ashley, has a summer birthday. Fun for the party, but she misses out on celebrating with her friends at school. :( So this year, her teacher sent home a note encouraging Ashley to send a treat for her 1/2 birthday with the class! Needless to say, she was super excited and decided immediately that she wanted rice crispie treats. Well, those are easy to make, but leave little room for craftiness. So, I decided I could at least make some cute tags, right? Then I remembered that she has 25 classmates, so I decided to keep it simple, but she loved it!
Pretty cute, right? I printed the text out from the computer, cut it out with a circle punch and added it to a scalloped circle tag cut from the birthday bash cartridge. Then I tied the tag on with curling ribbon...easy peasy!
I feel like I accomplished so much this weekend! (After all, it was soooooo cold outside, all the more reason to lock myself up in my craft room!) I completed my Mom's 8x8 album (see previous posts for pics of some of those pages) and then last night I also finished my DD#2's baby album! I'm not sure how I'll continue to do albums, but I felt like each of my daughters' 1st year should be a 12x12 album all it's own (does that make sense?--I feel like their is a grammatical error in that sentence--oh well) So, I completed an album for each of them starting with the story about how we announced the pregnancies (I wrote a poem for each, so I included a copy of that on the first page of the album) thru their 1st birthdays. I didn't have a certain amount of pages that I felt I had to complete for each, but I scrapped my favorite pics-at least 1 page per month. Then I felt like they needed something to finish the book, so this is what I came up--a year in review type thing:
I used their professional photos, did a wallet strip at the bottom and a 5x7 at the top of their 1yr pic. This is Kayla's above...I totally scraplifted what I did for Ashley's right down to the title (I just finished hers this summer-- just in time for her 6th birthday party!) Here's Ashley's:
I'm so glad that's done and I really like how it came out! Hope you all had a great weekend as well!
Wow, how fun to open my blog today and see 8 new followers! Welcome!! Hope you like the projects I have posted and maybe I'll be more motivated to post more often now!! Thanks also for the kind comments you left for me! I promise to visit your blogs and do the same!
Well, I finished the book for my mom today! Or, at least it's up to date for now, I plan to add more pages as the years go on. I won't bore you with all the pages, but I will post some of my favorites! Hope you enjoy them and have a great weekend!
So, I have been trying to get this scrapbook finished for my mom...it was supposed to be a Christmas present, but the holidays snuck up on me, and well, it didn't get finished!! I barely finished wrapping my presents, let alone squeeze in time to be creative! Anyways, I finally gave her a partial book the other day when we got together with the promise that there was more to come!! Here are some of the pages:
It's an 8x8 album and all the pages focus around things my mom does with my girls in the kitchen. My mom is a baker, so she is always helping my kids decorate cookies and cupcakes, etc. so I thought it would be fun to make her a book of some of their special moments together! My mom LOVED it! Well, like I mentioned, it's not finished yet, but she loves what she has so far! I have about 6 more pages finished upstairs and I think just 1 more to go and I will be up to date...I'm so close to being finished!!! (I should really finish it up today and feel so accomplished!) I need to take pics of the newer pages still, and it's sunny today (for a change) so I need to do that today.
Oh, and did I mention, I made a title page? I have never done that before, but I thought since the focus of this book was special times between my girls and their Grandma with mostly baking involved, the first page of the book says: "Grammy and the girls; a recipe for fun!" isn't that a cute title? Too bad I forgot to take a picture of that...I ws rushed to get the book together for her that evening... oh well.
Hi! I'm mostly a SAHM of 2 little girls and a baby boy...I say mostly because I'm also an RN and work usually 1 12hr night shift per week. I married my best friend, Gary, in 1999. Together we have lived in several different states, but currently make our home in Northville, MI.