Monday, November 30, 2009

Another Layout

They are few and far between, but they are actually getting accomplished nonetheless. Here is the layout I created for the pumpkin patch visit we took in early October.

Scraplift from a sketch in Scrapbooks Etc Magazine. PP: Bo Bunny. White and Orange Cardstock: Bazzil. Stampin'Up scalloped border punch (for the small scallops, I hand cut the larger one). Brown Letter Stickers; Scenic Route (sigh - I'm sad to see them close their doors). Font: Angelina (for the journaling and the "patch" in the title, which was cut on my Wishblade).

It feels good to be creating again. Oh how I have missed you. I hope I don't let the chaos of the holiday season make me lose sight of that again.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

On a lighter note

Here are the other layouts I've finished so far for Ali's class:

The Cover Page

The template and words are by Ali Edwards, The papers are digital from Michelle Martin's Manchster kit at Designer Digitals, the tag is Making Memories,The outline is from a Jen Caputo template from Scrapbook Graphics

And this layout is about random Childhood Memories.

The template are the frame for the journaling blocks are by Ali Edwards. The ribbons are mostly Creative Imaginations and some others from my stash. The cardstock is Bazzil and I used is Calibri.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This was a tough one...

I have been multi-tasking my classes lately. One of them is the Ali Edwards class at BPS called Yesterday and Today. I have been so inspired by the class and am (for the most part) actually keeping up to date on the layout assignments. Well, she didn't take it easy on us. In week 4, she asked us to do a layout about a challenge in our life, because those are what makes who we are along with the good stuff.

I struggled with this one... I knew in the back of my head it's been almost two years since the foster kids left us and I still hadn't scrapped a single picture of them. They were all still hiding on my hard drive, waiting to tell their story. So I finally buckled down with this challenge and got up a couple Saturdays ago, sat at my computer, and started typing. Before I knew it, the words were flowing, and so were my tears. It was very difficult to get through, but quite therapeutic in the end.

So to go along with my blog class, Shimelle talked yesterday about posting layouts that maybe you don't want too much info out on. And of course, for legal purposes, I can't post photos or their names. So here is the edited result of my layout...

If you click on the image, it will enlarge it and you can read the journaling. It's rather lengthy, but once I got started, I couldn't stop! There was a lot more to tell in this story then I thought there was.

I am really glad I did this layout. Hopefully it'll help me bring a little closure to that chapter in my life.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Blogging fro the bloggily challenged

Ok, I know that's not a real term, and probably horrible grammer... but I must admit, my name is Lynne and I am blog challenged! I originally started this blog to document the every day. To use it as a tool to help with my scrapping since life gets really busy and I forget what happened this morning, let alone last month. But it's been a challenge to keep it updated.

I have been seeing it lately as a chore rather than a tool. So I joined a class called Blogging for Scrapbookers at and I have already learned a lot on Day 1. I can't believe how much time I was wasting surfing from blog to blog for updates when Google has a great tool to do it for you! Ahhh, Google Reader, where have you been all my life?

So my quandary lately is .. to December Daily or not to December Daily? I did an album last year, like so...

This turned out to be my most favorite project that I have ever created... but alas... I wonder if it will get boring if I do it every year. Not much has changed. Except my job... and Jonathan's job... and our nieces and nephews are bigger... and I'll probably be taking a lot more holiday photos for other families this year... hmmmm...Boring, boring me.