Friday, January 30, 2009

January Design Team Work - My Mind's Eye

This month's Scrapbooks-Plus Design Team kit created by Suzy Bentz was filled with glittery goodies that got us off to a sparkling start for the new year. The kit featured My Mind's Eye Laundry Line collection - glittery papers, rub ons, journalling cards, and a cool clear stamp. For my one-page layout, I created a photo collage of flamingoes - pictures I had taken last year on New Year's Day at West Palm Beach. Sort a whimsical layout with the journaling around the field of patterned glittered paper.

For my project, I scraplifted an idea from Carol Wingert used in one of her recent Creatologie Kits- repurposing a hard back novel. Hope she doesn't mind! I love her project of the month kits and have bought several recently (now if I could only find the time to finish them all!)

Since I use a lot of circle frames in my scrapbooks and received a bunch of Martha Stewart glitter in my stocking this Christmas, I couldn't wait to create a glittery frame for my two page layout submission. The full layout is featured on the Scrapbooks-Plus Design Team blog.
We have a break from DT for the month of February - maybe I can get caught up on some other projects I've been putting off!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Still Scrapping Christmas

I bought so many Christmas papers this year, I have felt compelled to get caught up on all my Christmas layouts, which I must admit, I am way far behind on. All of this in between Design Team work (which I was late on this time!), class design, work and kids....I did say work, right, because that is what has really been gobbling up my time.

Here's a Christmas layout using Little Yellow bicycle and all that Martha Stweart glitter I got for Christmas. I cut the ornament templates out of notebook paper much like you would a valentine - fold the paper in half and cut just one edge so when you open it, the one side is the mirror image of the other. Then I traced them onto colored cardstock. I used some metallic gift wrap cord I bought at Michaels on sale for 75 cents to "hang" the ornaments on the page.
It's not the most clever layout, but it's cute and gets the last page from Christmas 2007 finished!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

If you follow the Scrapbooks-Plus blog, you'll see that I am committing (once again) to the Photo-A-Day Challenge. This challenge requires that you must take at least one photograph each day for the entire year. I read about it on-line last year, bought a digital template to pull the photos together weekly and then fell behind and stopped in August. I think my problem became having to pull the photos together weekly into a digital page. I just didn't have the time (or discipline) each week - especially in the summer. And I personally don't find digital scrapping that much fun. This year I'm going traditional with a monthly two-page layout. I may not have all the clever journaling - but hey - I actually might finish it!!

Here a few samples from my attempt last year. The templates were very easy to use and the result was a nice single page 8 1/2 x 11 photo page straight out of my printer.

This year I've bought the Heidi Swapp Month clear stamps (or I could just use my Cricut to cut the titles). This way I can enjoy patterned papers that represent the season and add journaling where I feel like it - but not for every day because, let's face it, taking a photo a day is challenge enough! So take the challenge and use your camera to document everyday in 2009. What a great resolution for a brand new year!