Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hang It Up!

In the new issue of Simple there's a few ideas for displaying finished layouts. Among them is the idea of hanging your finished pages from a curtain rod. Well guess who's been ahead of the game for the last six months then?

I manage to get around 12 layouts along this strip and now as I finish another layout then one has to come down and be put into one of my new Library albums.

I love the little shelf too. It's just wide enough to display cards and mini albums. It's like a mini gallery as you take the stairs down to the basemant and walk towards my scrapbook room at the end.

Oh look, there's that mini album I made the other day too. My room always manages to look clean and tidy just before guests come over. Any other time - it's a complete mess!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Play the Day Away

Have More Fun @ Big Picture is definately having an influence on me...I CAN just go and pick out some papers and put the pictures down with the story and BE DONE.

I originally posted these pictures on KAGSLife last summer - not long after we'd moved into our new house.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Having More fun

This mini - album was real quick and easy to make - I'm trying so hard to be all about the mini albums and photo album scrapbooking right now.
Stacy is a big believer in relieving the back log of photos by creating photo album scrapbooks and mini albums.
Did you get your copy of the Simple Scrapbooks Mini Albums in an Evening?

This one may have taken me a little longer than an evening - but not by much and only because I only really get 2 hours max to myself in an evening right now.
I am really pleased with the way it turned out.

What do you think?

I used the S from his name to prompt the tabbed sections. I will journal on the little pull outs about those topics.

Four girls came here Tuesday night and made one each. As always I love watching how each one turns out just a bit different as everyone puts their own twist on the original.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

All Summer Long - Fabulous

I seem to be on a girly trip this week. Here's another Miss Daisy layout, again, I pulled photo's from different times & places - from the category drawers I now use thanks to the LOM class.

I then created this one - in honor of the Daisy's first ever concert.
I'm currently signed up for Have More Fun at Big Picture - and the don't worry about it - just go and do it attitude of having more fun is just where I am right now. that's just what I did with this one - pulled a sheet from that Rock Star paper pack (is it DCWV?) and slapped the pictures down. Really, this only took half an hour - and I am really happy with it.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Call Me Kylie

Miss Nina has always been so proud of her pretty little derriere - and not afraid to shake it in the face of anyone close enough to appreciate it!

I managed to combine her special "talent" with the story of how I wanted to call her Daisy but wasn't allowed!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Crack Me Up

These here are more pictures taken on the same day as THESE .
Since participating in LOM earlier this year I haven't felt such a great need to put all the photo's from one event on the same layout.

In fact, with the pictures that I took that day, I have already created at least 3 layouts focusing on different things.

Anyhow, this layout, like the other one is also inspired by a Vicki Boutin layout that appeared in a spring edition of Scrapbooks etc.

I used three different paper packs from CTMH, loads of liquid glass and sparkley things (including my all time favourite - prisma glitter).

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ready to Use

What do you do with all those thin strips of cardstock?
You wanna know what I do?

Ready made journalling strips of course.
You know I love to use them and I love having them ready to go. White Daisy, Colonial White, Bamboo - I keep them all.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pool Party Anyone?

How about this for the perfect pool party invitation? I was inspired by these instructions on SplitcoastStampers.

I found that I didn't have too much that would assist me in making pool themed cards - so I came up with making a swim ring out of cardstock - thanks go to my trusty coluzzle circle cutter, cardstock in fresh pool colours and sponge daubers that do such a great job at adding depth to a project.

Following the swim ring idea the kids then got an inflatable each to take home - rather than a candy filled treat bag!