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Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Series of Fortunate events

I can not multi-task (apparently no one really can) because I have quite a few layouts from February that, not only did I create, but I photographed and uploaded to the computer, but since I loaded them onto Flickr for the LOAD challenge, I forgot to put them on my blog as well.  Lately, I have been cranking out layouts, but haven't managed to photograph them, so they too have not made it onto my blog.  I can only handle one technology at a time, haha.  Oh well.  I have made progress on that front, so I guess I will just keep trying!

This layout was from the February LOAD challenge, which was to create a layout from a book title. My daughter actually helped with this one.  And although this is a very well know story among the family, it is not one that I had ever scrapbooked.  Love that this story (how my college roommate and I married brothers and live near each other and have kids that are cousins!) finally got a layout of its own.

I love using my kits from the Scrap Room ( ) because they always seem to combine papers that I like together.  Although I admit on this layout I cut strips and used both the front and backsides of the papers and mixed and matched them, so it may not really be recognizable - which is another reason I like the kits.  They can be used with the included recipe card or used as a starting point and everyone's layout is going to be completely different.

I hope a "series of fortunate events" occurs for you today!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Do-Over!

For some reason this layout gave me trouble.  I think I got stuck on wanting to use the paper, embellishments, and ticket stubs (ephemera - the "fancy" scrapbook term for all the memorabilia we collect on trips) and couldn't seem to get it all to balance.  I actually re-did one of the pages after I had decided it was done because it was just bothering me.  Not sure if it really made a difference, but it made me feel better.  So now it is officially done and I'm not changing it.

Can you spot the differences?

I added the teal background on the left hand page and added touches of it on the right side.  I felt like it "tightened" it up and balanced it better.   Probably not a big deal either way, but it made me feel better to "fix" it.

Hope you can be balanced today!


Monday, April 6, 2015


It's funny how once you start thinking about a word, it seems to pop up everywhere.  I've been thinking about connections and how it seems that we all have a drive and a need to make connections - with the past, with each other and maybe even future generations.

It's one of the reasons I enjoy scrapbooking.  I can connect with my own family and our stories, but I can also connect with other people and enjoy finding out their stories.

I'm taking (another) class from May Flaum on making vacation albums.  It's been a really great class which has sparked some fun ideas.  This is a layout which captured a lot of pictures from our day trip to Florence and came together pretty fast.  It's definitely inspired by one of May's layouts.

I was able to crop a lot of the photos without compromising the image and fit a ton of photos on the layout.  I'll probably add a little journaling along the bottom, but the title kind of says it all!

Hope you can make some connections today!