Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Scrapbooking Chronologically?

One of the things that I love about scrapbooking is that you can do it any way you want, and everyone's scrapbooks are completely different! I know several people who love to scrapbook chronologically and hate to do things out of order. Not me! I have scrapbooked pictures the day I took them, and then I will work on a layout with pictures from several years ago. I have to scrapbook when and what I'm in the mood to do. Sometimes I go find the perfect paper for pictures that I want to scrapbook, and then sometimes I make a layout and then go find the pictures later. The latter is what I did today.

The pictures on this layout are from when my daughter was one week old, so they're almost 2.5 years old. I actually started working on this layout yesterday and had the paper cut before I had any idea what pictures I was going to use. I know that would drive some people crazy, but it works for me! I don't always scrapbook that way, but it's fun sometimes to build a layout without a set plan in place. Here's what I came up with:

The paper I used is retired Close To My Heart paper, Sweetheart, and the layout design comes from the how-to book Magic. When I bought this paper, I knew I would be doing a lot of layouts of my daughter with it! I used the Giggle Caps and Lowercase alphabets, and I also used the Affection stamp set. Even though this paper was retired before our baker's twine came out, I think they work beautifully together, and I really like how this layout turned out!

If you want to get some of those old (or new) pictures scrapbooked, you're invited to my house this Friday night (from 6:00 to ???) for a free scrapbooking night. Bring your supplies, I'll have my stamps available, and we'll get some work done and have fun!


Friday, June 22, 2012

Mojo Monday #246 - Sweetheart

I know it's Friday, but better late than never, right?! Here's my Mojo Monday card for this week. Since there were so many people in my family celebrating anniversaries this month, I thought I'd do a love card. I really like how it turned out!

Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday!

I've decided to have a day of scrapbooking and card making this Saturday, June 23rd. Come over anytime after 1:00 and stay as long as you like! You can bring your own supplies and projects, and I'll also have a few projects for us to work on. If you want to order pizza for dinner, we can do that too! So come on over and have some fun!

Please RSVP by Friday so I know how many people to expect. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mojo Monday #245 - Dotty for You

Even though this paper is now gone, I still love using it! The colors are beautiful, and all the patterns work so well with each other.

This card was really simple to put together thanks to this great sketch from Julee Tilman. I hope you try it for yourself!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Playing with scraps

I love the retired Twitterpated paper pack, but now I'm trying to use up the scraps that I have leftover after making several scrapbooking layouts. The Mojo Monday sketch from this past Monday got me started, and then I just played around with the pieces I had until I found a few ideas that I liked.

My second card based off the Mojo Monday #244 sketch:

Here are some other cards I made with my scraps:

Maybe these cards will give you some inspiration to use up your scraps!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mojo Monday 244 - Twitterpated

I'm finally back to posting a card for Mojo Monday. It's Thursday, but at least I got one done this week! I've been trying to use up some of my old paper packs, so I've been working with Twitterpated lately. I just love this little hedgehog!

Enjoy! I hope you're having a creative day!