Thursday, December 31, 2009

fanny's album pages.

i think i made more than what goes into the album:)
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what is left:)

my 8.5x11 cardstock, smaller pieces of pattern paper and scraps.

my pattern paper. all mice and contained in ONE SPOT!!!!
all my alphas:) it is a happy day indeed!
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and with these pages:)

i have finished the christmas day pictures! WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!

credits: template, papers tags and staples designer digitals
elements from various freebie sites.

cardstock and notebook paper: designer digitals
puppy elements: twisted summertime designs
template: get it scrapped.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

at titi's:)

another template free page:) LOL!
papers: digi-designs
alpha and staples: designer digitals
tree: summer driggs

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Love you:)

i am finally venturing out of the template world and trying my hand at making my pages more me...if that makes any sense.
papers, staples and jewelry tage by Designer Digitals
alpha by Natalie Batan
i am inching my way thru this digital steps!
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the face of JOY:)

ok...this is supposed to be a FUNNY PAGE:) LOL
papers from: golden girls (freebie from the net)
kraft paper, tag and chipboard alpha from designer digitals
template: freebie from the net.

Monday, December 28, 2009

a very simple christmas.

this year my goal is to simplify my way of scrapbooking and getting as many pictures done as possible.
let's face it...i am no spring chicken and the econmomy i have to make use of as much space and materials as i can.
i am also not trying to be Ari Super Photographer anymore. this christmas i really kicked back and just snapped a few pictures...most of them were blurry and crappy, but that's ok:)
i could have sworn i edited these pictures for color...but i didn;t and that's ok too!
all i used on this page was template, designer digitals kraft (my new favorite), DD staples and some labels from a kit that i downloaded for free.
as of now i have about $100.00 worth of pages to print. and i am broke. and that's ok too!!! LOL

Friday, December 25, 2009

a few Christmas pages.

i give up trying to give credit for all the frrebie stuff i pick up on the 'net:)

it's all out there though! and it all ROCKS!!!!!

More epcot:)

because we are FINALLY relaxing after the holidays! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

epcot on Christmas Eve:)

getting some pages done while i wait for the laundry!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

the new minimal me:)

this is my little teeny tiny desk. even when i had a big desk i worked on a tiny spot, so this is ok:) plus i am scrapping standing up. and no more 12x12's.

most of my stuff is in this bookshelf. the rest in in under bed pullout boxes. i have downsized a LOT. like major:)

doing a book for fanny of the kids wedding.

simple, easy pages using 6 or more pictures per spread. i still have a bazillion pictures though:)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

bullet point list for today:) or this week?

today i am going to:

  1. clean up the kitchen
  2. finish putting away the scrap stuff
  3. go thru my computer files
  4. wait for the cable guy
  5. start fanny's book
  6. sit and breathe
yesterday i made 3 batches of white chocolate popcorn, 1 batch of brownies, 3 batches of chocolate chip cookies, bagged them for the kids in school, made dinner and washed dishes. i was tried of the kitchen. i never want to see another chocolate chip again.
i also finished my xmas shopping, wrapped the presents, unwrapped one ( the girls TV so they can put the dvr on it) and feed the dog. it was a LONG friggin day yesterday:)

i am embracing my inner minimalist. YUP. it is my new mantra:)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Moving Up:)

since i have drastically downsized my stash, i have decided to move up my stuff upstairs...AGAIN.
it is just cold, cold, cold and i am just NOT feeling the basement....even though it is heated. i would rather be in my bedroom where i can watch tv. i am not doing big pages either so i need less space to spread out.
i am all caught up with my pictures from the last few months using digital. just need to print them out.

i am feeling really good about where i am going in my scrapping journey.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays

paper and elements from summer driggs
title from miss tina
template from somewhere:)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

is it possible to scrap without:

spending any $ except for the bare basics?
2010 is going to be the year i REALLY find out. i have made a pledge to stop spending $$ on anything that is not essential.
this means that my scrapbudget will be strictly for printing pictures and pages, buying adhesives and nothing else.
i have enough cardstock to last me forever. same with pattern papers and embellishments. i want to minimize the amount of space that my books take up, so i will be looking for new album storage.
i went off scrapstuff cold turkey, but once i started digi-scrapping i began getting weak:) but i have will power:)


these pictures were all on 2 page 12x12 layouts. i condensed them into a 2 page 5.5x8.5 pager/ YEAH ME! and these are all scraps and old sticker letters.

using up the SU paper. i also used my cricut with some white chipboard.

more SU paper with stamps and OLD OLD OLD pictures. i WAS going to scan them, but decided against it. they have survived more than 35 years all on their own:)

a close up of one of the pages. i had the bestest hair in the 70's:)
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i LOVE all the paper, templates and kits from oscraps...especially the paisley press and three paper peonies.
all papers from threepaperpeonies,
stitching from denali
my goal for this coming year is to use ALL the freebies available on the web. i really believe that it IS possible to make beautiful. awesome pages without spending a ton of money:)
and i am the person to do!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

december daily 9

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december day 8

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december daily 7

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papers: designerdigitals
elements: designer digitals
title: summer driggs
overlay: little dreamer
font: pharmacy
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

another day at the mall:)

papers by designer digitals
wordart by karenika
template from simple scrappers

the state of the scrap:)

i discovered digital and it is so much more than i ever thought. i like it. i like learning new things and seeing how far i can take things. it is such a sense of accomplishment!
The reality is that i have thousands of pictures left to scrap. and a LOT of paper materials even with my last purge a few weeks ago. i have many many albums in funky sizes. i figured they take up space anyway so why not use them?
so i am on a journey. digital, paper and everything in between. it is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

this is me:)

all elements from designerdigitals
title brush from karla dudley
template from pencil-lines
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paper by TaylorMade
stitches by natalidesigns
wordart by Jbreisbois
template by feifei

Friday, December 11, 2009


paper and elements from Summer Driggs December Believe kit.
template from fei-fei:)
AHHHHHHHHHHHH simple is so much better!!!!

Cutie Pie Dog:)

danielle young spring breeze kit
text circle from karenika
template from getitscrapped
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poochy in the car:)

graph paper, tag, staples and cardstock from designer digitals
template from fei-fei
inked overlay from karenika
brushes for title: unknown

December Daily update:)

i am actually keeping up with it:) WOOOHOOOOO!!!