Sunday, April 18, 2010

Invitations & Observations

While I haven't gotten to do a lot of "scrapbooking" lately, I still have found a few moments to be creative. Most recently by making bridal shower invitations for my sister's shower.

I have a couple of upcoming projects on the horizon and hope that making the time to complete them will allow me to continue making time to scrapbook on a more regular basis. When I look back on all that I accomplished last year, I am amazed. I had always thought that as the kids got older, I would have increasing ability to scrapbook but this year has been just the opposite.

In order to get out of my "rut", here are some observations of the things I would like to change...

1- I have only been to 1 crop since August. Now, I was never much of a "crop scrapbooker" to begin with, however in early 2009 I started going to them about every 6 weeks or so. And in the process of preparing for a crop, I would make page kits and print photos, so even after the crop I was prepared to finish pages at home pretty quickly.

2- I have been letting the kids use my scrapbook space for coloring & crafts With my youngest taking an interest in markers, we had to find a 'safe place' for him to do that and for some reason, my scrapbook table was cleared for that purpose. I recently needed the table for something else and took it down. The kids' stuff has managed to be relocated, freeing up my scrapbooking space again.

3- I have not uploaded photos to Kodak Gallery since last summer Yikes! When I started using Facebook to share photos, I got away from uploading albums to Kodak Gallery. I used to do this on a regular basis to share them with my family - and it made it very easy to print them when I was preparing to scrapbook. I have nearly 9 months to catch up on, but started doing it again in March after my daughter's birthday.

4- I have not planned specific projects to work on Last year, in the height of getting things done, I scheduled time to complete specific projects. Whether it was a week to make a mini-book for the teachers, a weekend to make layouts for a class or just a few hours one evening to make a page to submit to a magazine call, I had it on my calendar.

So there are at least 4 of the contributing factors to decreased production. Next up - changing the pattern!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Great Outdoors

I think spring is here. Well, it isn't quite official yet, and we will probably still get one more snowfall, but after a week of 50+ degree weather it sure feels like spring. I have been getting ready for the nice weather by pulling out the summer clothes and shopping for the items needing replacing. And I have been getting out some of the summer picture from 2009 and getting them scrapped. To see what I have been creating, check out my guest post at Right at Home Scrapbooking.

Next on my to do list are bridal shower invitations, but after that I plan to start posting goals and challenges to get cracking on the major backlog that has been piling up!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm Back!

I know, I have been a bit delinquent. Not just about posting, but scrapbooking in general. I guess I was a little burnt out after making the end of they year teacher and coach gifts. Combine that with a new school schedule in September which left very little creative time and I barely picked up a pair of scissors for the last 4 months of 2009.

Not to worry though, my creative juices are flowing again! In January, I cleaned out my scrapping stash and sold a bunch of the things that were cluttering my creative process at a scrapbooking yard sale. I had a great crop night at the end of January, completing 8 pages - yay!

Then at the end of February, I was asked to do some design work for a local scrapbook store. Boom! Instant creative burst of energy. I am back in the swing of things and looking forward to sharing some of my latest projects. Hooray!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby Album Class

Join me for a Little Sprout album class where we'll create an album in just a few short hours that will include a year's worth of memories. We'll be working with Crate Paper's Little Sprout line of double sided patterned papers, glitter diecuts and borders, alphabets, buttons, brads, ribbons and trims...and lots of fun extras that you're sure to love, almost as much as your own little sprout! Perfect for you own kids or as a gift for a mommy-to-be.

Saturday, September 12 - 2:00pm
Right at Home Scrapbooking- North Attleboro

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summer Class

At the end of the month I will be teaching another class at Times to Treasure in W. Boylston

Water Fun/Patriotic Layouts - Wednesday, July 29th @ 9:30am & 7pm
Complete two summer layouts with some of the newest papers from Bo Bunny & Best Creation. In class you will also get the sketches & sketch variations to inspire future creations. Class fee is $20.

I hope you can come!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

May Challenge: Results

Okay, so I didn't quite get to my June Challenge yet, but last month was plenty challenging as it was. I have only been mildly motivated since my marathon week of teacher & coaches gifts. I got a lot done that week but got minimal sleep, so it took a little while to recover!

During June I did finally cross out a couple layouts on my "To Do" List though. I created two birthday layouts for a class, which was my May Challenge. I still can't say I am caught up on birthdays, as Cameron just celebrated his 2nd in June, but I am getting closer!

"Birthday Girl" - Daniela turns 2

"Four" - Daniela's 4th Birthday

Layouts created with papers from Collage Press & letters by Pink Paislee, all from Right at Home Scrapbooking.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Is it Summer Yet?

I have to say, with all of this rain it hasn't really felt like summer lately! Here is my summer "anti-rain" dance, scrapbooking style...

Two projects for weather warm enough to swim in...

[From my April Design Team Assignment from the Scrapbook Cupboard, featuring the Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Line.]

And one for a dry Fourth of July (Daniela is running her second road race - 2.5 miles)...

And one more in anticipation of our July trip to Story Land, which I hope will be dry again this year...

[more Cosmo Cricket :)]