Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I've been scrapping...

I received a Prima boxed set with chipboard letters, buttons, ribbon, and flowers in fall colors as a Christmas gift. Instead of putting it away, I decided to pull out products I had that would match the colors. I was able to make 7 layouts with it.

The first page I made was for Blake. I used photos from Thanksgiving this year. I had Jenni Bowlin papers that worked well with the letters. Using more Jenni Bowlin papers, I made a page for Kevin's album with some not-so-great photos. However, since it's rare to find Kevin and his cousin Dane getting along so well, I had to scrap them!
I mixed several misc./leftover items for this page of the boys goofing off with Dane on Thanksgiving. I didn't have a "g" for goofy, so I used a "9".
I lifted this "thanksgiving xo" LO from a magazine, but forgot to note which one. I used the September '07 kit from Personal Scrapper.
Here's another LO using the Sept. '07 PS kit.
I lifted a LO in the January issue of Scrapbook Trends to make this "let's talk @ 7" page for Kevin. I also used the Sept. '07 PS kit.
Here is a final page with the Sept. '07 PS kit adn the remaining Prima chipboard letters.
I went through some of my chipboard letter sets that were getting slim and made up words with the leftovers. I have had "quiz" setting on my desk for months with a plan to make a page about Kevin's spelling tests (something new this quarter). When he brought home his latest spelling test last week, I decided to go ahead and make this page. The photo is just a goofy random shot.
I had some papers I won as a prize at Personal Scrapper that I pulled out to make this page of our niece and nephews on Tom's side. I've had that large "w" (actually a whole alphabet set!) for quite a while. I backed it with Pink Paislee grid paper and used it for my journaling. The rest of the layouts used the Basic Grey Offbeat line. I won several papers from that line during the Croptoberfest challenges at Personal Scrapper. I picked up some coordinating embellishments on sale at Archiver's and also pulled some things from my stash.
This first page tells a crazy story about Kevin (I could write a book!). I lifted a Doris Sander LO.
I added Fancy Pants felt to this page for Blake.
There are a couple of funny stories about "Safety First." Seriously, this is how Kevin looked when he helped me vacuum. He's one of a kind! On a scrap-related note. When I first photographed this page, I noticed I spelled "safety" without an "e". Oops. I went back to fix it only to find that I still had the chipboard "e" stuck to my desk mat. I had just forgot to add it.

"I Made This" was inspired by a Laura Vegas LO in the N/D SBE.
I liked my title for Kevin's bowling page. Keep in mind, I usually scrap late at night!
I also did a page for Blake about the Cub Scout bowling event.
I've been scrapping this past week a lot more than usual, but I've been inspired by the photos I've recently (FINALLY) organized and also some supplies I've "found" while straightening up my area. That always boosts my creativity.
I have some scraps left from my January Personal Scrapper kit. When I use them up, I'll post all of the layouts I've made with the kit at once.

1 comment:

Lynette said...

You are a busy little bee my friend. Great layouts.