Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2nd Trimester and the Start of Our Vacation

So I did these pages a couple weeks ago and am just getting around to posting them...

This one obviously goes with the Its A Boy page I posted last time. 2nd Trimester belly progression! 
Its been a little while so I don't remember my inspiration or anything... I know it was for one of the challenges on my scrappy site but I can't remember what thechallenge was now. LOL Oh well..

This next one is the beginning of our vacation to San Francisco! Also page one of a new album so it won't have a "sister page" so to speak. This one was based off of a sketch. The flowers were ones I'd made forever ago and I chose my color scheme based on them. It was a pretty quick page but I like the way it came out. Lacking a title though.. whoops!

And that'll be it for a while! I'm on bed rest now and won't be able to scrap till sometime after the baby comes. I've already been missing my scrappy time! Hopefully I can fit it into new mommy life! :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Christmas & Baby News

I've got some pages to share!

Sunday after work and after dinner I decided to get some more scrappy time in! 
And next in my pile was my pregnancy announcement!!

I had no idea what I wanted to do with this page. I wanted to do something a little special, a little different. 
So somehow I decided on a circle of buttons! 
The "First Trimester" page goes with it, of course.

I started with the background paper and the brown... and of course the buttons! Ohhh the buttons. That was a lot of hot glue. And I learned how much it hurts when you try to hot glue a button to your thumb nail. 
The blue I used for journaling and photo borders was chosen because it matched some of the buttons, and think ink that I used around the brown paper. I wish I had thought to use it on the first page though, to border the pictures rather than just doing the little photo corners (which I added after it was all glued down). I should have got both pages laid out before I started to glue. 
Oh well. I do feel like the first page needs a little more something.. but don't know what. And overall I like the pages. And I like that I used a ton of buttons. 
Painful as it was, it was kinda fun!

Then yesterday afternoon I was feeling physically drained and needed some relax time, so I spent the rest of the day scrapping!
Christmas 2012

Nooooot my favorite page. I tried to do a sketch. But I didn't have enough of the strips and I didn't want to cut into new paper just to make a few strips, so this is what I came up with, and it just looks too empty to me. But... good enough!

And finally...
Again I didn't know what to do with this page! But this layout came easily to me, and once I saw the striped paper (which is glittery and shiny), and it was in a pack with coordinating colors, I knew I had to use it! The blue background and the orange are both lightly patterened. The yellow/orange wasn't part of the pack, just one I had that matched pretty well.There will be a page that goes with this one about the second trimester, but I didn't get to it last night. I should have time to do it next week! 

I also made a little trip to Hobby Lobby this week! I really didn't buy a ton of scrappy stuff. Just some albums and sleeves (50% off!), a big tube of mixed flowers and leaves and some Stickles. 
I think that's it. 
But one of the albums I got, of course, is for Zane's first scrapbook. So excited to start that!
Kinda afraid I'll scrap every little moment and he'll end up with 300 albums by the time he's 18.. LOL

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Christmas Pictures 2012

I got one double page layout done last night. This is our Christmas pictures from last year, taken by my great friend Jenn of Jennifer Rice Photography!

It took me forever to figure out what to do with this page! I don't normally have so many vertical pictures so I knew I wanted to do them in a line like that. Since there were five I knew it would look best to split one between both pages, but I've never done that before and I was so scared to do it! LOL But I did it and I think it worked out. The hearts... I had a sketch saved that had a line of pictures like that with a big heart at the end, so I kinda ran with that idea. I should have made the border around the big heart bigger so it would stand out more. I think the little heart came out great. Then I felt like it needed a little more. I was gonna do Stickles (glitter glue) somewhere but then I thought of buttons. I do like how I used the buttons around the circle pic and the big heart. 
This page was very out of my comfort zone, just with the big pattern on the background paper, the split picture, the big hearts. But overall I think it came out nice and goes well with the pictures (I'm always pulling the colors from the pictures when choosing my paper)! Looking at it now, I feel like I should have had a strip at the top of the pictures as well, or maybe just corners for the pictures on the ends. But still I think it looks good! I'm glad I got to do a kinda girly page... having a boy will make those much less frequent! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fall 2012

Well no one is gonna read my blog if I don't update more often.. Sigh. 
Anyway I have got a little bit done since my last update! 
It may be more, but that room has been used as storage quite a few times since I cleaned it out last time. We had a bunch of baby stuff in there and I couldn't do much till I got that all sorted out. It's pretty well sorted now and should stay that way, so hopefully I'm out of excuses!
It is doubling as a guest room, but we don't have a guest right now so that shouldn't matter!

Anyway, here's more, kinda random, pictures from our Oregot vaation. I am so not in love with this page. But the flowers are a new tool that was given to me. I think its called a "petal punch"... basically its a punch and you put them together like that to make little flowers. I inked the edges. I forgot that I have two types of petals and it would have looked better if I had usd them both. Ohhh well. 
I always have to have pictures of the dogs! :)
Before leaving, I had to get some group family pictures. Yes I was annoying and made everyone pose for my tripod! But we don't see my family enough, and the last time we got a group picture of the four of us was at my wedding (2009) so it was long overdue. Hopefully someday we'll have my brother and his family in one too! And my little Zane of course! :D
Anyway I didn't do anything too exciting with this page... maybe an odd color combo but I think it works. The title is stickers..I think they're glittery. 
And now its Halloween. I spent it with my besties and we spent an evening at the bars. It was a fun night! Oh of course we dressed up! This was also the night I told them that I'm expecting! :) It was a good night!
But again I was pretty plain with the page. All the fancy stuff is part of the paper, I just added the purple strips. 
Now this is the arrival of one of my best friends little girls! I put those crown stickers over some info to protect their privacy. I used to blur things out, but I can't figure out how to do that anymore!
Anyway, I already had one of those flowers made, so I decided to make another and spruce it up a bit. Then I got real creative with the Stickles. I never freehand like that. I realize its just a little swirl, but still! I think it came out nice and gave the page what it needed!
And here's the two I did last night. Thanksgiving 2012. I wish I could take credit for that cute little turkey on this page, but it was from a swap I did a while ago. I did add the googly eyes! 
I did make the pumpkin on this page... a long time ago, but still! Other than that, nothing special about this page! See I really need to start getting creative again!

That's all for now! I hope to do more this weekend though! I did print a bunch more pictures and I'm not worried about getting caught up too fast at this point! In fact I don't think I'll be caught up by the time Zane comes, but then you never know! If I get all his stuff ready by the time I stop working (4 weeks!), and he doesn't come early, I could get a lot done next month!