Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Unforgettable Memo Board

I want to share what we are doing this month for our monthly workshop. We're using CTMH's Unforgettable paper pack, along with Aspiration stamp set and Baroque Alphabet stamp set. Colors are Sorbet, Juniper, Blush, Baby Pink.

If you like what you see, as my good friend, Bethany for Elegant Word Art would say...leave me some lovin!

Oh, btw, if Amy is reading this...thank you for visiting my blog. Your dad told me last evening when we spoke on the phone, you happened across my blog. If you're interested in any of the family history, check out the albums I have on picasa. Here's the link to the Archer pages,

Glad you found it. Say "hey" to all the girls in the dorm for me!
Until next time,
Happy Scrappin'
Inky Hugs,

Saturday, April 25, 2009

And the Beat Goes On

Happy Saturday to all of you!
I still have a few more layouts to share. At the beginning of the New Year, one of my resolutions was to get all the first year albums done of my children and grandchildren. Little did I know, that I was going to go into major burn out by April. But you know...as I have been compiling all my genealogy back into the computer, I come across a name and think...I have a picture of them...oh I should scrap that picture so I can include it.
You see, I am using Family Tree Maker program, and with each person, there is a place to make up a "scrapbook" for them. Well, I didn't want to just include a picture, I want to include a scrapbook page. After all, this is the reason why I started scrapbooking in the first place. So, you see, I may be burnt out, but the creative juices are still flowing. LOL

So, the layouts I am including today if for my son's Michael's album. This first one is of me, prego with Michael at 35 weeks. We had just moved into a new apartment and we were getting ready for our new arrival.

Papers I used were from CTMH's Boom Di Ada paper pack. The flourishes are from Maya Road. I cut the scalloped circles using my nestabilities. The words and numbers...35 and weeks were printed on transparency and glued to the page.
The flowers are from CTMH and Prima and the buttons are from http://www.just4funcrafts.com/.

This next layout is of our Michael when he was 10 days old. I have purchasing little boys embellishments, since I started scrapbooking. I keep thinking I'll use this on one of the boys pages. Well, I am finally putting them on the boy's pages. The title is so old, I don't know where or when I got it. It has a copyright on it of 2002. The giraffe is from Suzy's Zoo. The flourish felt ribbon is from Queen's Co. The pacifier is from the original CTMH My Creations Baby Boy pack. The ribbon at the bottom of the page came from the dollar bin at Target. And all the flowers and embellishments around the left side is all from my stash. Some are from CTMH, some are from www.just4funcrafts.com. Others are just from different places. The name at the top are rub-on letters I picked up at my LSS. Colors are Sweet Leaf and Lilac Mist.
Thanks for looking. If you like what you see, leaving me some lovin'!!
Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sweet Slumber

Hi again!

I have a couple more layouts to share with you today. When I sit down to create a layout, I usually go with the thought I have in my head. When I started with these layouts of the twins, I wanted to do a "Sweet Slumber" layout. Nothing more precious than a sleeping baby. So, this is what I came up with.

Papers used here are from CTMH, Lazy day of Summer paper packet. Colors are Lilac Mist, Crystal Blue, Garden Green and Sweet Leaf. I've had those bears for so long...I am not sure where they came from. Title was generated in my Wishblade and printed out on transparency film, as were the stars. And the ribbon came from www.reasonableribbon.com.

I still have a few more layouts to share, so hopefully, I'll be able to get to the computer tomorrow and post some more.

Thanks for looking. Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'


Thursday, April 23, 2009

I thought I would see what condition my condition was in.....

I am such a bad blogger!! I haven't posted anything in what seems like forever! Its not that I haven't wanted to post, its a time management thing. Also, alot of time, I don't know what to say. I have so much going on in my life...and I could post here and tell you all about it...but I really don't want to bore you to death. So please except my apologies, I can't say I won't do it again...'cause I can't guarantee it.

I've done a few layouts...but nothing like I was doing last year at this time. I feel I am going through a bit of burn out. I think after 10 years on non stop scrapbooking...I could be feeling a bit burnt out. I've also started back into my genealogy. I have attempted several times to take all the information I have and load it into my Family Tree Maker program. I have even saved it to disc. But the disc won't load and with the crash of September 08, I am back at the beginning loading all this information. Its a mighty chore when you have six 4" thick notebooks full of information on all those ancestors.

Did you know it was my genealogy to lead my to scrapbooking? I have so many pictures of relatives and ancestors, that I needed a way to share it with the rest of my family. You know know how blessed I feel, when my children and nieces and nephews write to me and ask me about our great great great grandfather. And to be able to put a picture with that name...what more could anyone else ask for?

So, I am taking a hiatus from scrapbooking for a while, and concentrate on compiling my family tree into the computer. I am still doing my monthly workshops, so I will be posting layouts for that. Check back if you're interested in genealogy and would like to compare notes. I'm not sure how I'm going to post, except tell the story of the branch I am working on at the moment. But in time, I am sure I'll find some creative way of posting.

Now I do have some layouts, I want to share. As my good friend, Bethany from Elegant Word Art would say, if you like what you see, leave me some lovin'!

The picture in this layout are of my three children, Michael, Kevin and Kelli. Kelli was about 9 weeks old here. She looks so grumpy is right before the picture was shot, we grabbed the pacifier out of her mouth. She wasn't too pleased about that! The paper I got from Sticker Planet. It was on sale and can't pass up a buy like that! I cut "Family" out with my wishblade along with some of the stars. I pulled alot out of my stash to use. And this is the first time I've used used "Say it with Crystals" bling. My good friend, Jenn sent them to me. They add alot to the page don't you think?

This layout is just a redo of one I had already done. I changed it a bit, but its basically the same layout. You know, when I have two in the picture I have to make a layout for each of their albums.

This is a two page layout of my granddaughter Deborah. She loves to play out doors. And what better way than to play in her Barbie jeep, telephone and all! I wonder where she learned to do that? Papers are from DCWV, Nana's Kids Slab. Title and journal squares I did on my Wishblade and the assortment of flowers and brads and buttons all came from my stash.

That's it for now...I still have more layouts to share. Hopefully, as I tire from entering names into the computer...I'll come back and post some more.
Thanks for looking...see ya next time.

Inky Hugs,