Sunday, September 20, 2009

Are you ready for a little Old School Scrapbooking?

I hope so, 'cuz here it is!!
I started scrapbooking when I was 13 or 14. I was introduced to it by my friend and her mom....who are now my Sister-in-law and Mother-in-law. Funny how that all worked out. :)
Anyway, needless to say I have been doing this for a while and it is crazy to see how, not only my style, but also scrapbooking in general has evolved in the last 10+ years!
The coolest thing about it, though, is that while styles have changed drastically, I still enjoy looking through these books and relieving all the memories from years ago. My kids got quite the kick out of it too!
The only quiestion I have is why, WHY, did I cut nearly all of the pictures into stars, hearts, and circles?!? That was totally the "cool" thing to do back then - all the stores sold the shape templates and the photo pencils for tracing shapes onto your photos - but looking at them now it drives me a little crazy!
Oh well, on to the pictures.
Try not to laugh too hard, okay? :)

Hahahaha...that is quality stuff there!
Maybe it is a good thing my style has changed A LOT since the beginning! :)
Also, I've been on a bit of a card kick lately, so here are a couple I've made:

The first one is made with an old CTMH kit that I still love - an oldie but a goody in my book!
This next one uses some Making Memories paper and CTMH stamp set "Baby Miracles." I can't resist those cute, chubby, little babies!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

A little scrappin' time

Remarkably, I've had quite a lot of time to scrapbook this week, which I am, of course, not complaining about! :)
Here are a couple of favorites:

This last one I did using the sketch by Becky Fleck of Page Maps for the Back Porch Memories Guest Design team call. I tried to enter it, but I couldn't get my picture to upload - BOO!
Better luck next month, I guess!

I also found my old scrapbooks when I was unpacking a box last week. That was sure fun! I started scrapbooking when I was 13 or 14, so I've been at it for a good long time now, and some of those early pages are pretty "cute"!! I took pictures of a few of my favorites so I will post them in the next couple of days. I'm sure you could all use a good laugh!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Playing with Photoshop

I finally found some instructions for using the filters on Photoshop, so I've been playing around.
I really like the "artistic" touch it adds to my pictures!
I'm sure there is room for improvement, but it is fun to play around with.
You know, just one more thing to keep me up late at night when I should be sleeping! ;)
My kids are getting too BIG!!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back in the Saddle again!

We are finally moved in, back from vacations, and settled enough that I could get a little scrapbooking done - YAY!!
Here are some of the layouts I've worked on.
Not the best pictures of them, but it was a cloudy day outside and I just wanted to get them taken.
This first one uses last week's sketch from 52 weeks 52 sketches. This was the first one I had been able to do in months!

This is Grace when she was a baby. Bryan used to call her our "Pink Baby"!
And this was just a quick fun one of the kids puddle jumping.
Every kid has to do that now and again, don't you think?!
I love how this layout turned out!

And this is a picture that my husband took of the kids and I the other night. Looks like we live quite the idyllic life these days, doesn't it? :) Just thought it was too cute not to share!

Have a good day! :)