Monday, January 31, 2011

Recent Layouts

Some layouts from the last month or so:

{papers & elements from "Grab Bag: COLLAB" by Flergs, SuzyQ Scraps, Laura Banasiak, and Ziggle Designs; alpha from "Laugh the Rainbow: Chocolate" alpha by SuzyQ Scraps; "Century Gothic" font}

{everything from "Sherbet Spring" mini kit & alpha pack by SuzyQ Scraps; "Pea Hannah Vanilla" font}

{template by Nanie's Designs; alpha from "Peppermint Stick Alpha" by SuzyQ Scraps; papers & elements from "Rainbow of Flavor" kit by SuzyQ Scraps; "Halo Handletter" font}

{everything from "Free to Be" kit by SuzyQ Scraps; "Pea Missy with a Marker" font}

{papers & elements from "Snowlicious Add-on" kit by SuzyQ Scraps; "Pea Times New Camelion" font}


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Zach's Baby Book

I started a baby album for Zach back in May of last year. At that time, I also started a post about it and would add to it each time I did a layout for it, thinking that would just publish it when I finished it. Well, today I did! But when I published the post it published it with the original date of May 2010, so it's not on the front page of the blog. Feel free to click below to check it out!

Zach's Baby Book

Hooray for finished projects!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Project: Love, Me - January's Layouts

These are the layouts I created this month for Project: Love, Me. These were all made using the iDream bundle, which includes a kit (papers + elements), templates, wordart, and clusters. All those goodies made it super quick and easy to get these done.

Week 1: Your dreams and hopes can tell us so much about who you are and what is important to you. Scrap a layout about your current dream(s). It can be anything- big or small. Tell us why it's your dream- is it because it will make your life easier and give you more time, it's something you always wanted to do or will help you be the person you want to be or just because it will fulfill you. What would be the benefits to you as a person by realizing your dream?

Week 2: Scrap a layout about your dream(s) when you were younger. What did you used to dream about- whether it came true or not. What was important to you when you were growing up? Where did you think your life would take you?

Week 3: Scrap a layout about dreams that you have had that for one reason or another will never come true. What was your dream, why won't it come true now, and how do you feel about that? What have you learned through the process of not realizing this dream?

Week 4: What dreams do you have for you loved ones? Do you have a message you'd want to share with them about pursuing dreams, re-visiting dreams or letting dreams go? What have you learned in your life about the role dreams can play in your life.


I'm Back

As you may (or may not) have noticed, it's been over a month since I've adding anything to this blog. That doesn't mean I haven't been scrapping and creating, it just means that I'm still trying to figure out how to "fit it all in" since adding a new baby to the mix. Although she is nearly six months old (already!) I guess I am still adjusting and figuring things out. Oh, and there were the busy holidays too. I'm totally in awe of these blogs I see where people make spectacular things, then photograph them beautifully, and post them to their blogs along with detailed instructions. How do they find the time? I guess I just haven't mastered the art of waking up before my kids... or whatever it is they do! LOL - but that's okay, I don't really care to.

Anyway, because of this I have been taking some time to really think about how I want to spend my time. Scrapbooking is a very important thing to me, but in the last little while I was feeling like I spending less time creating layouts and projects that I really wanted to make and more time trying to meet the requirements of the creative teams I was a part of. So in December I stepped down from two of my teams, and will be leaving another at the end of February. I will really miss working so closely with great designers and other fabulous scrapbookers, but I'm excited to spend more time focusing on other projects.

One team I will be sticking with is the Project: Love, Me team. I am so excited to be a part of this. We have had great participation so far and I absolutely love the weekly prompts and working with the fabulous kits that SuzyQ and Kami (of Ziggle Designs) are creating.

The rest of my scrapbooking time will be spent trying to finish up several albums including both my boys' first year albums and my Places in Philly album. I'm also planning a year in review type album for 2010 and of course just whatever other layouts I feel inspired to create at the time. I recently got a Digi Game subscription, so I am excited to branch out and use products from lots of different designers.

I have a bunch of layouts and even a fun little album I did to post here, hopefully I can get those on here soon!