Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tearing and distressing

Another layout from the same camping trip. For this I tore the paper and used distressing ink on all of the edges including around the center of the letter "O". I have just a few more pictures from this time frame and I'm going to work on journaling so that when this is passed on to children or grandchildren they will be able to read about this time in our lives. Isn't that what scrapbooking is all about, to remember times in your life and share those with future generations?

Saturday, December 23, 2006

I'm on a roll....

Another layout finished last night. This was brown cardstock and then I trimmed a 12X12 sheet of leaf pattern paper down so that the card stock was framing it. I printed the logo from the campground on vellum and I used my blue marker to add lines in the letters. I punched out the leaves from photo scraps and brown cardstock.

Friday, December 22, 2006

When you become a scrapbooker, I have to say that it changes a lot of the ways that you look at your life. Every movement that your child makes could eventually become a layout and so every photo that you take becomes a possible scrapbook page as well. For me it means that I have a camera constantly at the ready to capture that moment just in case I might want to turn it into a layout someday. Crazy? Maybe....but it sure is fun to drive the family out of their minds as I follow them around with the camera.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Another layout done, I'm on a roll lately...I really am enjoying the scrapbooking and the trip down memory lane...more old pictures of me and Jim when we first started going out together. These were taken in my apartment, where I lived with my roommate Susan at the time. Jim would eventually move in with us...hahaha..."Three's Company".

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The good old days

I started working on some of my old pictures from when Jim and I first met and started going out together. That winter there was a big snowstorm and these pictures just had to be saved and scrapped.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Here is a fun way to cut up a picture. I took a picture of Alex in the ocean and trimmed it into different circles and then added them back into the original photo. I used some of the cut pieces and added them to the top. I also added another oval cropped photo of the same area to the side and then I embellished with some 'splash' stickers. I create the wave borders with a wave cutting tool from Creative Memories which I finally ordered yesterday so I'm looking forward to getting that.

A cute snowman border

Just wanted to share a couple more things I did
yesterday at my crop. This was a border class
that she taught us and I just love the way it
turned out.

These little snowmen are made from white
square punches that are rounded at the
bottom with a corner rounder.

The hats are black square punches that are
cut into strips and glued to the top of the head.
Draw on the little eyes and noses and add some
cute stickers to decorate, add a little marker to
connect them and they are done!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Great afternoon of cropping

I went to a holiday open house at my CM consultant's house today and I had a wonderful time chatting, cropping and snacking. She did a border's class with us which I loved doing and I started working on my Hawaii pictures.

One of the photo techniques I was happy to use today was something I saw in a book a while ago on using photos in different ways. In this picture of Jim the background was blurry so I cut him out of the picture and added him to another beach photo of the same area we were at that day. I then matted it on a sandy colored background paper and I like the way it turned out.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Santa came early!

I am happy to say that Christmas came a little early for me and that's because of a great sale at AC Moore this weekend. Jim said I could go ahead and pick up the Cricut for my christmas present and not only was it marked down to only $179 but it also came with a really nice messenger bag!! =) I already used it last night to complete a layout I had been working on and I love the way it turned out!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

What great stuff I got in the mail yesterday. I've been getting some really good deals on Ebay and purchasing multiple items from one seller saves you on shipping costs, too. I got this cool new paper for Robert's deployment book.

I also got this great embellishment pack that I wasn't sure how I was going to use it or for what book or subject but check out the picture I took of Daisy this weekend. This stuff is going to be perfect for it!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Wow, what a great layout I saw on the Caroll Duvall show this morning, I had to print it out and I can't wait to try it!! I am really excited that my local HGTV is now carrying DIY Scrapbooking with Sandi Genovese at 10:30 each morning during the week, that is a great show that I have watched while visiting my mom and had my sister tape a bunch of episodes for me. Now I can actually watch it on my own tv at home!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Organizing my paper

So today I had a little block of time to spare and I decided that I better organize my paper so that I know more of what I have and might need for the projects I want to complete. I think I am pretty set in the military/patriotic paper department but I seem to always be looking for more. I wonder if it's all about the 'collecting'?? :-D

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Triangle fold technique

This was a lot of work but so worth the outcome, it really made the page special for me, this was the only good picture that was taken of my first son with my father. My dad passed away when my oldest son was just 14 months old, this picture was really precious to me so I scanned it and printed it in black and white for the layout.

First post

Hi, my name is Linda and I am a scrapbooking addict. I started scrapping when my son went to boot camp and I wanted to do a scrapbook for his Marine Corps career and I haven't looked back!