Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
And next on the agenda is this cute little layout... my first ROUND one! I used the new Creative Memories girl patterned paper- it is so soft and sweet! The colors in it reminded me instantly of this photo I took of katelynne when she was about 3 months old.
I used lullaby pink thickers, pink prima say it in studs, handmade crepe paper trim, prima flowers, and a bo bunny clear acrylic charm for the scroll square, plus some odds and ends from my stash! I just love all the soft colors in this layout!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- take care of the kids, cook for them, play with them, watch them grow and learn new things
- share my day with JD
- take time to appreciate the little things & the beauty around me
- clean something! I can't stand a messy house
- AVOID putting away laundry, eating junk food, and losing my patience
- My day wouldn't be complete without these things!
It was really fun doing all the different scallops and distressing on this page, some of the scallops are die cut, some are made using my trimmer, some are made using a stencil then hand cut!
Monday, May 25, 2009
But more importantly this layout is very special because I used the ACTUAL fabric, trim, tulle, ribbon, and chenille that I used to handmake my daughter's dress for her first birthday! When I look at this page I feel like it really represents what I feel scrapbooking means to me- it captures the special feel of her first birthday, has journaling about the day, and has keepsakes incorporated into the page! I know she won't remember her party or wearing the dress or anything, but someday she look back on these photos and see what an absolutely beautiful baby she was on her birthday!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I used nearly a whole bottle of stickles underneath and around the buttons to make them look like they are on a fluffy white sparkly cloud- ya'll know how much I like glitter ;) The clouds and sun are handcut and I drew the face on the sun too.
We have been spending a ton of time outdoors taking care of our garden and making our yard look much nicer than it usually does ;) You can bet there's going to be some layouts of flowers and gardening this summer! I cannot wait!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
I used the same photo on this layout 7 times LOL! My journaling is about the saying "a picture is worth a 1000 words" and picked the words that are the best to describe my little Katelynne- sweet, happy, sassy, and beautiful- stress on sassy LOL! Her favorite word is no ;)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
*note* these photos are too big to show up properly on my blog- please click on any one of them to view them in photobucket art gallery! The password for my album is "decorativememories"!
This is my newest mini book! I created it with the Lily Bee contest on their blog in mind- to make an album around the theme "just be me". This really was a challenge for me because I am almost always scrapping photos of my family or my kids and it's not usually an in depth thing about ME and what makes me tick! I focused on the main things that I feel like make me who I am in this book and I hope that someday my friends and family will be able to look back on it and see who I was and how I felt about my life (so far!).
I used a Bo Bunny Edgy album for this one and it was soooo much fun!!! When I bought it I just knew that the decorative edges were right up my alley ;) If you would like to see more photos and products I used in this book please take a look at it on 2 peas HERE!
I have been stalking my mailman waiting on my May Life Preserver's kit... it didn't come today but I am almost 99% sure that it will be here tomorrow!!! Ohhhh the anticipation!
Monday, May 11, 2009
I have joined two scrap contests right now and I am determined to stay in them- one is the Scrap Off at The Scrapbook Nook and the other is the Vintage Plum Star Search. I've tried doing these contests that span over several weeks before and it always seems like I get too busy and don't keep up with the challenges- so now that I have admitted all that to you guys I hope it will be more motivation to KEEP GOING this time!!!
Here's one of my first layouts for the challenges I used some "fussy cuts" and cut out the flowers/bugs from patterned paper, I know it's really popular to do this right not- but I normally don't take the time to do it. I really love the end result here!! I used some of the lovely Lilly Bee papers on this layout along with my cut outs! I can't get enough of this piece of paper from Lily Bee that looks like notebook paper!
This layout was made using the April alternate kit from Life Preserver's Club. I added some black cardstock from my stash to accent the patterned paper and used some doodling stencils to make the flourishes. I really like the idea of what this page is about, I took some everyday photos and made them about something totally different than the literal subject of the photos- the page is about how much I love being a mom that stays home with my children. It's a big part of who I am and I hope that someday my family will see this page and remember this about me!