Monday, March 29, 2010

Finding the Fun

I really love scrapping. And not just scrapping, but being a part of the online community. I love making friends in the forums and both leaving love and receiving love in the galleries. I love being able to create for awesome designers. This past weekend, there was a bit of a scandal in the scrapbook community which really rattled me and I had a hard time scrapping after I found out the news.

Last night, or perhaps the wee hours of this morning, I was able to find some fun in scrapping again. The color challenge at Stuff to Scrap had some of the most adorable mini kits to download. The bright colors totally lifted my spirits.

Kit: A little fishy, from Scraps by Andrea

Made from several of the color challenge kits, including parts by Scrappin Serenity, Designs by Ashlee, and Digi-Designs by Nicole.

The last one I did for the speed scrap at Stuff to Scrap tonight. The template is one they provided, I'm not sure who the credit goes to for it.

Kit: Fabulous Fall by Kimberly Schlehahn Designs

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Nap -- Scrapped

I finally posted these pictures on my family blog, so I thought I should post the pages I scrapped with them too.

Made from the kit Eclectic Simplicity by Kimberly Schlehahn Designs.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Easter of '07

Because I'm the kind of mother that takes a two week old baby and sticks him in an Easter basket filled with fake grass and plastic eggs, and then takes a hundred pictures of the whole thing.

Kit: Bunny Hop

Kit: a mixture of kits from the blog trains Hoppit and Easter Morning
Template: by Leenie Lou Designs

Kit: a mixture from the blog train Hoppit

Kit: It is my Birthday by Rainbow

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sweet Girl

Because she's just so cute, I thought I'd scrap a few pages of my sweet niece.

I used the kit Sweet Magnolia by Mels World

Template by Marni Designs

Template by Happy Scrap Girl.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


To answer a few questions that you guys have asked me...I use photoshop elements to make my pages (because I don't have photoshop on my computer, only elements -- but if you're an amateur photographer like me, you really don't need anything fancier than photoshop elements). Sometimes I use templates, which gives you the basic look of the layout and then you add in all your own photos, papers and elements. Other times, I don't use templates and just drag everything to where I want it (like with these ones today). If you're wanting to get started, don't be intimidated, it's really rather easy. And you can't do it wrong, because the only person who has to like your finished page is you. So if you've been thinking about it, try downloading a free kit off one of the millions of scrapbooking sites online and just start playing with it.

Here are some layouts I made using the kit "Missionary Memories Elder" by Down This Road Designs. The first one is a really old photo that I thought worked well with the kit, and the other three are from our trip to Palmyra last summer.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Baby Book pages 6-11

More pages for the baby book. These cover from once we were home from the hospital through the first two weeks of Caleb's life.

From the collaborative kit Shine On.

Template by Janice.

And close ups of the two page spread:

Template by Janice.

And close ups of the two page spread:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Puppy Love

These two cuties absolutely love each other. They are always so excited to see each other and play exceptionally well together considering they are still both two years old.

Made from the kit "Funny Valentine" by Kimberly Schlehahn Designs.

Baby Book pages 1-5

Here are the first five pages (in order, starting at the top) of the baby book I am making for my son. The kit I'm using is a huge collaborative called Shine On.

Template by Marni Designs

Template by Janice

Template by Janice

Template by Janice

Template by Janice