Monday, September 24, 2012

No Picture Needed

Every once in a blue moon, I don't have the right picture for a layout. I sift through all my pictures on file and still nothing seems to fit the topic I want to convey. So I decide to just skip it and to not use a picture at all.

I will be the first to admit that it feels really weird to scrap a layout without a picture but it is also very refreshing at the same time. This allows my journaling to be the main star of the layout. In this case, it allows my journaling to voice what it needs to without a picture to distract the viewer.

(Layout created with the Innocence kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.) 

So don't be afraid. Take the challenge and scrap a layout without a picture. I bet you will feel just as refreshed as I did when I created mine.

Happy creating!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Already?

I am looking forward to Saturday. It is the first official day of Fall! I am going to celebrate by baking a couple of pies and sharing it with friends and family. I am already looking forward to Thanksgiving and all the food! Some of the Turkey day items are only made once a year so I am really looking forward to those. So far this year has been a good one. In a few short months it will be 2013. To me it feels like we just ventured into 2012. Why is it when you become an adult, time flies by but as a kid it just crawls at a snail's pace? Oh how I would love to have time slow down again!

Over at Webster's Pages, we got to do something fun this month. We got to lift another design team member. I was inspired by Julie Walton and her use of clustering. Here is my take on clustering.


Here is a fun little embellishment I made. I layered a doily from In Love, trim from Once Upon a Halloween, and the star is from one of the Royal Christmas papers.




Happy creating!
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Royal Christmas

In 3 months Christmas will be upon us. Every year I tell myself I am going to shop early for presents and I am going to stick with it this year by golly! It is no fun having to scramble at the last minute to get the coveted gift that my kids want. To get ahead of the game this year, I have started to keep a list of the toys and things my kids have oh'd and ah'd over. I am on a mission and I WILL accomplish it!

Speaking of Christmas, have you stopped by the Webster's Pages blog this week? If not, you should! They are sharing some projects with the new Royal Christmas line that is shipping soon! Here is my layout about one of Aryanna's first handmade ornaments.


I just love these new flowers!



Happy Creating!
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Perfect Match

I am loving the cooler weather we've had over the past week. It has been so nice to go outside and have a cool breeze instead of a hot sweltering one! Pretty soon I will be spending lots of my time in the kitchen baking all sorts of yummy goodies. Of course, that also means I will need to start exercising again so I can partake of said goodies.

Speaking of goodies, I played with some of my older Lily Bee papers and some of the new Webster's Pages papers. I love how the two companies blend so well together! This page came together in no time!


Make sure to stop by the Scrapbooking from the Inside Out blog. I have a post up today. You can see it here.

Lots of fun things planned this weekend like scrapping and a road trip. Normally I would be glad for the rain, but I just hope it stays away this weekend so that we can go to the State Fair.

 Happy Creating!
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Innocence

I can't believe it's September already! You know what that means... The new Scrapbooking from the Inside Out kit is for sale!

This month's theme is Innocence. This was a hard topic for me to explore, but I am happy to have some of these thoughts on paper. One of my favorite layouts I did with this kit was this one.


It is a very simple layout but my goal was to have the photos and journaling be the start. In this layout I talk about how I don't want my girls to lose their innocent ways any time soon. In today's age, kids grow up way too fast don't you agree?


Happy creating!
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