Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
I started with a Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Journal as my base. Great because I don't have to cover all the pages, only the front and back cover. Otherwise the lined and gridded insides and tabs and pocket are great for adding a layer or two of paper.
With the journal pages as a base I used papers from the 6x6 Authentique Festive paper pad and sticker sheet. I pulled a couple of other pieces as I needed for additional embellishments and used kraft or cream card stock to mat photos. I liked this to quiet down the pages with the riot of colors in the photos.
I've already included some photos since this mini isn't year specific. I've also left room to add photos as I take them. For example, my niece and I made the meatballs for Christmas this past weekend and I have some really fun pix to add. I can add additional pages if I want to expand this album since it is a ringed binder album.
I used the pocket page to create a place to tuck in the recipes for some of our family holiday favorites.
The tabs in the journal were perfect to divide my mini into three categories, people, food and tradition.
Hope your Holidays are full of love, joy and peace and the people you love. Enjoy!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Quick and easy. Lots of layers, lots of ink, but otherwise pretty simple.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I have been feeling less than organized lately. I function much better when I have a schedule, but if it is too tight I feel confined, if it is too loose I procrastinate. I have to find the perfect balance between the two. I have recently been working on a weekly schedule, along the lines of, if it is Monday I must be _____.
However I have no problem staying organized when it comes to meal planning and shopping, I have been doing this for years. About a million years ago when I was homeschooling my kids, it was imperative that I have a plan not just for dinner but breakfast, lunch and snacks as well. I learned to think once and then execute, execute, execute. That was a long time ago, and while I don't need to be so rigid in order to get everything done, I still practice meal planning to feed the men in my life. I have a few tricks to make it faster--Meatless Monday, Guy's Choice Thursday and my personal fave, Fast-Food Friday where I make my own version of take-out food. I'm currently loving Bobby Deen's Beer Battered Fish and Sweet Potato Chips. Yum. (Focus Jenn)
I have long used a spiral bound notebook for my meal planning and shopping. I got this idea a million years ago while homeschooling from I don't remember where or whom. Just want to give credit where credit is due. lol I open it up and on the left side I list the meals I plan to make for the week with any notes regarding location of the recipe(if it is new, cookbook, website, Pinterest), any additional baking or cooking I need to do, I've even used it to plan big events and small catering jobs. On the right side I list the ingredients I need to purchase for the recipes. This is my shopping list. Sure, there are always things I buy, replenish staples like fruit, veggies, hummus, eggs, milk, bread, etc and I add them to the list as needed. Once the notebook is filled it gets put away or thrown away, depending on my mood. This works for me for a few reasons: it is all in one spot; when I am blocked I can look back to previous plans and pull from there; when I am doing a big event or catering job I can look back at my old notes and tweak from there; and I can see how our needs have changed. So what does this have to do with scrapbooking? Well, the last time I replaced my spiral notebook, I jazzed up a little notebook using Memory Works Simple Stories Campout papers and embellies.
I went the extra mile and removed the spiral from this small notebook to cover the covers. Cover the covers, lol. Yes, that meant I had to re-punch each hole to re-twist in the spiral. For both the front and back. It was worth it to me to get the finish I wanted. I die cut the ovals and used the complimentary alphas to title the book. I did cover the words with Crystal Effects because I knew this book would get knocked around on the counter, in my bag, in the shopping cart, etc and I knew they'd be peeling off in no time so I wanted to reinforce them.
I covered the inside as well and lined the ugly, yellowish pocket with papers as well to tuck in coupons and receipts. I don't coupon a lot, only the few things I am brand-specific on. I tend to cook mostly from scratch with raw ingredients and I don't usually see coupons for meats, fruits and veggies. I do buy pre-made hummus. And lots of it. So I hunt down those Sabra coupons. lol Back to business. I like the little "This is how we roll" sticker because it is how we function best.
So go ahead and get organized and Enjoy!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Meanwhile, I'd like to share the cards I created for today's post. The sketch was actually posted on November 17th, last Saturday, which also happens to be my birthday.
I created both a Christmas card:
I've been going card crazy all month and have an amazing stack of Christmas cards all ready to send out.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Over on the Memory Works blog (http://www.memoryworksblog.blogspot.com/) the team is posting 30 Days of Cards. Each team member has chosen a sketch and has created a card based on that sketch. Consultants, other team members and anyone who views the blog is invited to play along and post their version of the sketch. While the intention is to post holiday cards, you are welcome to post any card based on the sketch.
Here is today's sketch by Lacey and her card:
She used Simple Stories Handmade Holidays for her card. I also used SS Handmade Holidays for my take on her sketch:
Friday, November 9, 2012
This wood piece is 8"x8" and perfect to showcase my cuties playing in the straw on our big pumpkin picking adventure,
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Memory Works fall catalog is ready and available, and full of the best scrappy goodness around! To celebrate, the Team Works girls have been playing with the new lines and have created this blog hop for you to check out the newest supplies, and to inspire you to get scrapping.
You should have arrived here from Jody's blog. She always inspires me. I hope you remembered to leave a comment on her blog as well as all the others for your chance to win a prize from the home office. I'll be picking a random comment here too for some blog candy, so be sure to leave your email with your comment for a chance to win. So, on with the show!
I chose to work with the Farmhouse Fair Skies collection. I love the colors and feel of the papers and the chipboard embellishments are grand! You get lots to work with, and they are so much fun to add to your layout.
I love the clouds and hot air balloons and suns and flowers and all the other pieces included in the chipboard pack. You get a great variety to work with.
This close up shows some of the chipboard embellishments I layered on. The kraft flag is from Jenni Bowlin, but pretty much everything else is right out of the chipboard pack.
My niece Jax is such a sweet girl, even at 16. It was so much fun attending her party and creating this layout to keep in the scrapbook as a memory of that day.
Your next stop is Lacey's blog. Lacey Igo http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com LillyBee Persnickety Remember to leave your comments for a chance to win. Happy Hopping!
Here is the entire list just in case you missed something.
1. Memory Works Blog- www.memoryworksblog.blogspot.com
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I had the My Mind's Eye Lime twist paper from last summer. I've been hoarding it actually, as I love the pinks, violets and greens in the paper. I made good use of the double sided paper and used a scrap of pink to mat the photo. The alphas are October Afternoon, another fave. The bling flower is ZVA and the butterflies and brads were leftovers from other projects.
I have tons more pics from the day, I just need to decide--a couple more layouts or a mini-album. Hmmm....
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I used Crate Paper's Storyteller paper for the background and Lily Bee's Double Dutch papers, 6"x6" pad and bits for layering and embellishing. The banner pieces came straight from the bits bag, and index card from the pack for journaling.
Reminder--Memory Works Birthday blog hop next week. There are lots of great birthday projects to inspire you.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The paper is from Lily Bee, the Buttercup line. It has soft yellows and blues and Lily Bee's standard small prints that can mixed into layouts using other lines. The papers are so versatile. I used two pieces from the 6x6 paper pad, the index card and little bits are also from this line. Sassafrass Lass alphas and Petaloo flowers finish off the layout nicely. It was fast and easy to put together, the way a good layout should be.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
So let’s get started with the projects I created using Teresa Collins’ Everyday Moments. First, I have to tell you how excited I was to find such a fun navy blue and yellow paper line. I’ve been looking for a couple of years for papers in these colors to use to make some wedding pages for my daughter’s 2010 wedding. Her wedding colors? Navy blue and yellow. The line is fun yet elegant, appropriate for the photos I wanted to scrap with. I found the mason jar chipboard album at Want to Scrap and bought several, as mason jars were featured heavily at the wedding as vases for centerpieces and drinking glasses. Well, you’ll see what I mean as you look through this mini:
Starting at the MW blog http://memoryworksblog.blogspot.com/
1. Sheri - Echo Park: Charming http://www.thedesperatescrapper.blogspot.com
2. Cathy - BoBunny: Weekend Market http://cathiehollins.blogspot.com/
3. Christy - Bella Blvd: Baby Boy http://christymusack.blogspot.com/
4. Kelly - SS Awesome http://kellyrholbrook.blogspot.com/
5. Kim - Fancy Pants Be You http://www.cafeanglais.wordpress.com/
6. Lacey -Amy Tangerine: Sketchbook Theme set http://laceybugcreations.blogspot.com/
7. Rosann - MME: Be Amazing http://brooklyngirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/
8. Jody - MME: Dolled Up http://spiegelmom.blogspot.com/
9. Christine - Dear Lizzy http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/
10. Jenn - Teresa Collins: Everyday Moments http://frommypapercraftstudio.blogspot.com/
11. Lynn - MME: Be Happy http://frommybungalow.blogspot.com/
12. Caroline - Lilly Bee Double Dutch http://carolinescraftiness.blogspot.com/
13. Jade - Three Bugs: One Fine Day http://www.thescrapyardrose.com/
14. Sharon - BG Plumeria http://ascrappersmemoir.blogspot.com/
15. Janey - MME: Howdy Doody http://nevadagal1.blogspot.com