Friday, January 27, 2012

A Great Combination!

This week I combined the newest digital paper pack 'Chocolate Sky' from Kindred Creations (KC) with two-page sketch #22 from Alison Davis' Sketch Support Blog. I just love how well it worked out for me!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love, Love, Love Simple Stories!

I'm not loving most of the new releases I've seen for CHA which is good for my pocket book. LOL The one exception is Simple Stories . I am loving everything I have seen from them. My absolute favourite is this stamp set from their 'Documented' line. I must have it!

I also really love their 6x8 journal/scrapbook pages from the same line.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's Time to Get Those Hockey Photos Caught Up!

I must be at least 3 years behind on my son's hockey photos. He's not playing this year, so I figure it's my chance to get caught up. I picked up the We 'R Memeory Keepers 'MVP' stack and I am pairing it up with my collection of Allison Davis sketches. I am going to put together a stack of 2 page layouts and once I have 10 or 15 layouts, I'll start adding the photos and embellies. So far I have 3 layouts done with just the cardstock and pp. I got most of Allsion's sketches free from her Sketch Support blog. I also have her Sketches for Scrapbooking : One Page Sketches
book #1 that I won from the Sketch Support Facebook page. The paper stack I picked up at Winners for just $10.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

One Little Word : Create

So far so good. Since I chose CREATE for my OLW I have been using it in my life nearly every day. So far I have been working on creating order out of the chaos in my scraproom. I have created a new look for myself by getting my hair permed and yesterday I created my first altered canvas. Since it is my first I kept it very simple. I love the calm shades of blue I painted the canvas and the swirl design I stamped on it and dressed up with aqua pearls. I wish I had covered my alphas with pretty paper instead of painting them because they warped a little. Oh well, lesson learned.

Now I have visual reminder of my word to put in my scraproom.

If you want to learn more about One Little Word (OLW) see Ali Edwards blog.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scraproom Reorganization

The response has been great at KC to my OLW challenge. And so many of us mentioned needing to tackle our scraprooms that Will has posted a challenge to help us do just that. This is just what I needed and I've already made a start.

Here is my before pic so you can see just how bad it was. LOL

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year! A New Word!

It has been almost 5 months since I've posted here. Yikes! I have to apologize. I was in the hospital for a couple of weeks in August and I've had health issues to deal with since then which have totally disrupted my life. I have taken care of one of the issues I was dealing with and while I have a couple more to fix, they are not as serious and I feel like I am finally getting my life back on track. Which means I can finally get back to the things I enjoy like scrapbooking. I am currently taking Alison Davis' 'Sketch Support' class and loving it although I am woefully behind between my surgery at the end of November and then Christmas craziness. LOL The kids will be back to school this week while I have 2 more weeks off before I go back to work and I intend to take advantage of that quiet time to create.

CREATE, that is my new word for this year. One Little Word (OLW) is a concept created by Ali Edwards to take a word and use it as inspiration in your life all year long. I have been picking words for the last couple of years and while I haven't been completely successful with it, I am going to keep on trying until I get it right. The word create is perfect for me because not only do I want to create more scrapbook pages, but I also want to create order out of the chaos in my craftroom and I want to create more time for family activities like snowball fights in the winter and camping in the summer. Not to mention creating time to keep my blog up to date. LOL To keep myself accountable I am running a year long OLW challenge at Kindred Creations and I would love to have you join me there. The January post can be found here.