Friday, March 15, 2013

I got in an afternoon of scrapping this week. I could have done more but I realized I only have 12 (single) pages worth of pictures left printed at the moment, and I don't want to get caught up too fast! LOL. I don't want to print more till I have a decent sized order. So I ended up organizing my stamps and some other stuff. I got a new big drawer set thing so I got to fill that up and now there's less clutter on my craft table! Woot woot!

Anyway, here's the 4 pages I did. Two double-page layouts. 
They're both from our October trip to Oregon. 
On the Take Aim layout, the papers I chose SO don't go with the pictures. For one, its fall and that polka dot paper screams spring. But the pictures were so colorless that I wanted to use colorful paper! Both papers are textured and glittery. The title is stickers. I hardly ever use stickers! My MIL gave me a bunch of scrappy stuff last year, and these felt stickers were in the pile, and they seemed perfect for the page! I really felt like I needed to add something to these pages, but I couldn't find the right thing. Flowers would have made it even more spring-looking than it already is, buttons just didn't seem right. So I left it as-is. I had forgotten how hard it is to stick things to that textured glittery paper though!! I guess there's a reason I don't usually buy that kind! LOL. OH well. The letters will probably come off and I'll have to glue them down. My good wet glue dried up after months of not using it, I don't think a Zig pen will do the trick!

This is more pictures from the same day. We went out shooting and exploring my mom's property and it was such a nice view so we made a little photo shoot out of it. The embellishments on these pages are ones I got in an embellie swap on my scrapbooking forum. It was great to finally get to use them! I always seem to foget that I have them! I kinda love polka dots right now if you couldn't tell! I thought about adding some bees somewhere on this page, but I guess I got lazy! :p
That's it for this week! Maybe I'll have something to share next week too! :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I'm back!

Well I was gonna update this with a bunch of stuff that I've done since I last posted (since its been for-ev-er!), but then I realized that it would take forever to attach that many pictures from a URL and they're not on my computer. So, I'll just say that I plan to start updating this regularly again, because I plan to start scrapping more regularly again! 

Reallly... I do. 

I've got a baby on the way now and want to be caught up by the time he comes.
Then once he comes I hope to find time to keep up with his scrapbook and my own, but I'm sure it'll take me a while to get into the swing of things while adjusting to my new life as a mommy! <3

Anyway, here's the page I did the other day. 
It's one I'm super proud of because its about my weight loss journey of 2011-12. 
I'm also gonna try to talk about my pages more. The content, the technique, whatever. I'm hoping to get inspired to get more creative. Looking back at my previous pages, I was trying new things more often, and embossing and stuff. Lately my pages have been pretty basic! So I went back to my scrapbooking forum and I'm sure they'll inspire me to do more and get more creative again!

Anyway, in the above page, I really branched out with mixing patterned papers. It looks better in person. But I don't normally mix two patterns like that, without anything separating them. I did ink around the edges of the strips to create a bit of a border. I outlined the lettering and the journal box. 

I hope to start scrapping and posting more!