Apr 6, 2011

Scrappin' again...

Well, I have started to do some scrapbooking again. The hubby found a job that may only hopefully be temporary, but it pays more than unemployment. So, with my once again found alone time, I've started to get to work on getting my son's scrapbook pages done for his high school graduation. It actually feels good to dig back into all the pictures and all that old product that I've had piling up for yeeeeears. I will NEVER put a mild dent in it, but progress is progress, no matter how large or small it may be. I've also been working somewhat simultaneously on my daughter's pages too. When you come across pictures that fit in both of their books, you might as well do them both & be done with those pictures for good, right? right. Dog pictures fit into that category.

Now, I mentioned digging into some of my old product...see that tooth die cut? That is sooooo old, it came from Creative Memories probably before my son even lost his first tooth!!! seriously.

Now, these pages are incredibly simple in design because I really need to start pumping some pages out, & since the majority of these pages are going to be for my son, simple is best. I've started on the dog page for him, but need a picture that I don't have made before I can finish it to MY liking. ;-)

But, I did get a dog page done for Brooke. Now, for this page of my daughter & new puppy, that scalloped die cut paper was all the rage about 3-4 years ago, before I ever knew anything about a machine called the Cricut & border punches were big, but you couldn't do corners with them. The title sticker & other matching embellies are as old as the time we first got the dog 2 1/2 years ago. The little lacey scalloped heart was a leftover from some Valentine bookmarks I made for Brooke's class this year. I just hate to waste anything. I still want to cut a little banner with my Cricut that tells the date & age, but I might get that done today. We'll see.

Before I got started on scrapping again, I did start working on cleaning up my scrap areas, but only got about 1/3 of the way through, but it was still a huge improvement because I found some of my floor! I still need to clean off my tables better so I can use them to work at instead of the floor {picture rolling eyes here}. What inspired me to clean the room, you ask? We were having people coming in to give us estimates of our roof & the last time, one of them wanted to see the attic for damage & the access to that is guess where? In my scraproom. Needless to say, that was a tad embarrassing! I thought I could just keep the door close to hide all my hoarding sins, but I was soooo busted! And guess what? No one asked to look there this time! Ugh! Oh well, it needed to get cleaned even though it was still looks a total mess in there, I can at least say it's Organized Chaos.

I do also want to mention that I have been creating before this, but I submitted things to magazine in hopes of getting published more, but since I haven't heard anything in a month on the Cricut & Cards calls, I'm guessing nothing of mine was chosen. bummer. The only thing I can say about that is, I haven't heard of anyone else getting the notifications either. Two Peas says that they post it when the notifications come out, but I can't find where that is. I'm not a 2Peas regular. I love the inspiration there, but I'm not a fan of many of their forum posters. not. nice. "ladies". That's all I gotta say bout that.

So, I need to get back to work on more stuff & I think there's a pile of laundry that's about ready to walk itself into the washer. Gee...wouldn't that be great?

Oh, before I forget....if you want an opportunity to win a really cool looking scrapping kit, check out my friend Monique's blog. She's an awesome designer on FOUR design teams & she's giving away a pretty cool looking kit on her blog. Just click on this link to go see it & check out how you can get a chance to win it for yourself. While you're at it, check out her amazing work too.
Creating {Non}Sense by Monique

PS: I have been having some issues with blogger, so I hope you can see my pics. I reloaded them, so I hope they're there.

God Bless & have a great day!


Monique said...

Yay about the (temp) job for your hubby!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed he'll find something he loves though!
Can't see the pics you posted (I see an "x") but just admired them in the CA gallery... LOVE them! especially that photo of your dd with the dog!!
Btw, did you see the give-away on my blog??? Here's the link: http://moniquesscrapbook.blogspot.com/2011/03/100-followers-nook-kit-give-away.html

Have a great day!

Tracy said...

Cute layouts!!!
It doesn't matter how old your products are, its how you use it that makes the page.
I enjoy 2peas, but I dont' go on the NSBR, those ladies scare me ;)
i agree with you there.

Andrea Amu said...

Super nice pages!
Cracks me up about you sayin' that tooth diecut is older than when your son lost his first tooth though! Even so, I know it feels great to use up that stash. I mean there was a reason we all bought this stuff in the first place, so we might as well use the stuff even if it is older stuff! I've been trying to make a dent into some of my older favorites too lately.

And about the Cricut publications, I haven't heard anything either on my latest submissions. I was a bit disappointed to not have gotten anything picked up for the August issue since I have for everything else, but I suppose I should at least be thankful for that! I haven't heard of anyone else getting anything picked up either though, so everyone is keeping it hush hush this time around I guess. Kind of surprising!

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