It’s almost 3am. I am going to SO regret this!
I have been scrapbooking- thought I’d share… I love doing 9x9 pages.
They are short and sweet.. and all about fun and finishing. I finished 4 layouts tonight. did one for each kid.
While I scrapbook I like to watch the same movies OVER and OVER. I get that from my dad. But I don’t really watch them. more just listen. I totally have all the soundtracks memorized! So tonight I started with “Italian Job” went right into “Orange County” and then just finished with “Raise your Voice”- it’s a Hilary Duff movie… and it’s so good! It’s a great flick, my kids love it too… every single time I watch it I totally cry like 3 different times. And usually I HATE movies that make me cry and I refuse to watch any ‘crier’ more than once. But I love this one for some reason.. so that is my recommendation of the week.
I was on a fuzzy rub-ons kick tonight. I love the fuzzys- and it had been awhile.
This one of quincy learning to ride the bike has my favorite one- that hot pink damask.
give them a chance… they are tricky to get used to, and require just a little patience, but then when you get the hang- they are fun. Keep in mind:
1. they are sticky, so keep the protective film over until use-I never even open them. I cut right through the packaging when I want to use them.
2. you have to cut out what you want to use, and you can’t see where the image is, so you will get good at visualizing where you need to position it.
3. I like to use my little distressing too to do the actuall rubbing.
4. Rub aggressively, and when you feel like you have got it all, lift slowly to check…if its not done, lay it back down and rub more.
5. When cutting out an image, cut from the side, and leave a section of that straight edge for referance.
And well, I couldn’t go an entire evening of scrapbooking without the glitter, so here it’s on a little plastic alpha Q.
‘the boys baseball’
more fuzzy on this one (stars and “the boys”). This one was quick, and I haven’t scrapbooked on black forever. I used the journaling spots w/ the days of the week (all spelled correctly LOL) i used a sharpie to write directly on the photo..it's a recent 'kick' i'm into.
and I liked the black background so much, that I did it again on this layout. I got a little carried away with the fuzzy and jewels and the butterfly tags…
cory is so cute about the surfing stuff…I used my fav boy color combo on this one: orange and brown. Lots of tape made this page SO fast…chipboard frame is from a frame kit, and cut down- new rub ons on that... you'll notice i like to use sandpaper around all the edges of the photos... saves a step in 'matting' all the photos.. you know me-if i like it,i overkill on it.
‘she’s a star’
I am posting this even tho I already did a first day page . I like how it turned out. amother black layout. (em is probably totally laughing since i just told her that i am out of every color cardstock that i like, and i found this huge stack of like 75 pieces of black cardstock when i was re-organizing some stuff...i guess you use what you have!)
I was having fun. I did another layout that I really liked last night, but I am going to post it with my class description for BPS (it’s my first DISNEYLAND layout in a LONG time)!
People are always asking me when I am coming out with an idea book…I would love to have the time to do that… hopefully I will find the time, but for now, maybe these little samples will inspire! I really did have fun. I love to scrapbook.
(i use a lot of journaling spots-don't know how i ever lived with out them! just to make sure you know--journaling spots are a package of little mini-note pads in different styles and colors, people often mistake them for like just pieces of chipboard. there are 10 little sheets in each pad. i love them so much. they look something like this:
there are lots of different kinds now)
Also tonight, eric decided to make ‘blintz’ from the Martha Stewart magazine..
So funny… I thought he was kidding when he told me what he was going to do… so he went to the store, got all the ingredients… and his creation was delicious. He made strawberry banana instead of blueberry. I got plenty of photos, so I have to do a page about it.
they turned out so yumm- not great for the diet attempt.
but i am still going to make cookies tomorrow. i have been fighting the craving all week. i am really pretty proud of my will-power.
Have a wonderful Sabbath!