Wednesday, November 30, 2011

a jacked up mess:)

even with all my scrapping i had a box full of pictures.
it looks something like this.

60 page protectors 

a repurposed title page

i dig the box design!

and some finished pages:

this is the pile i finished today

and this is the pile i have left.
it will be done by the start of 2012:)

i love karla dudley's kits:)

they really are timeless and classic:)
used a scrappingwithliz freebie template.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a few new pages:)

...and i am back to no new pictures to scrap:)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

another one bites the dust:)

just BREEZING thru the pictures!!!!

making project life work for me

earlier this year i purchased project life, fully expecting to do a 365 type album.
life got in the way.
i was able to stay on track until may and then i just fizzled out.
since then i have been using the elements of the kit on other projects and i still have TONS of paper tidbits left.
i just started this random memories book.

i had a pack of baseball card page protectors in my stash.

and this 1.5 stack of old printed pictures of family.

my library of memories storage

this is the rest of my printed pictures. thankfully they are all in one place. YAY ME!!

the process for this album is simple.
i cut down the cards and pictures to fit the page protector spaces

when i am finished filling up the spaces, i'll add journaling on the cards. it is really important for me to get this done.
these pictures have survived thru so much, especially the ones that are my husband's. i want to make sure that the memories are captured, however small.

isn't that what scrapbooking is all about?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

a little bit of hybrid:)

and yet another memory gets scrapped:)

QUINCE: transforming the dress:)

we are planning chloe's quince for june 2.
her birthday is actually on dec. 2, but the thought of a winter event was just not fun.
so we pushed it back to her 15.5
my mom sent me my little sister's formal dresses, including the one she had special made for her quince.
while i LOVE the theme of lord of the rings and the whole medieval thing, i thought it would make miss chloe look like an exact replica....which we did not want.
the top of the dress is a beautiful silver lace with rhinestones. that stays:)

the bottom of the dress had a v of silver corded lace to make it look medieval. that came off.
it is GORGEOUS so i plan to use it to make something else for the dress

the sleeves are coming off. i will leave the underpinning OF the chiffon on the sleeve so it does not itch,

i am also planning on a petticoat to make it a little fuller, plus i want to make the skirt sparkle, so i will be adding crystals.
i never had a quince and i want ALL my girls to have one.
chloe deserves a big huge party with all the trimmings, she is everything i could have ever wanted
in a daughter and i'll be damned if she doesn't get it ALL.

Monday, November 21, 2011

my niece got engaged:)

and u know how i LOVE ring shots:)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

a few recent pages:)

caught up in photos:)

since i went digital, the idea of finally becoming "caught up" with my pictures was a REAL thing. no longer abstract, i was at the end of the tunnel.
now i am left with the finally organized 2 storage boxes of printed pictures.
yesterday i went thru them with a fine tooth comb.
in truth these pictures are the leftovers from my photo album sort of 2011:) i bought a bunch of 3 up books from costco and put all the best pictures in those by subject: chloe, zoe devyn etc.
so what to do now?
i have so many "completed" albums that the house is about to burst (that is the reason why i went digital in the first place). my paper stash is REALLY minimal and honestly, the idea of making anymore mini-albums makes me want to pull my hair out....again a storage issue.
my plan and hope in life is to be able to make everything as minimal as possible, while still maintaining a full life.
where is that line?
i though that project life would fill the space, but honestly, just thinking of having to store another 12x12 album is just not in the plan.
what is a scrapper to do??

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I will be out for a few more days.making a lot of stuff plus preparing for Chloe's birthday party. This week has been full of appts. So hopefully things will be back to our kind of normal soon!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

today's pages:)

i love being able to download pictures from facebook and use them in my pages. 
our "people we love" album is more up to date than ever:)
scrapping is such good therapy. SERIOUSLY!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

quick pages are BOSS!

quick page by aichaku via mscraps blog train.
fast, fun and DONE!