Thursday, February 21, 2013

My 3 Favorite layouts of 2012

Today I took some time and looked through all of my albums.  My oh my has my style changed over the years!   From basic cut and pasting of pictures to die cuts and embellishments.  Here are my favorite three right of 2012. Unfortunately I don't remember all the paper lines or cuts used.

Baby Cakes - This was Bailey's 1st birthday cake.  I used an Echo Park mini kit for all the paper and my Cricut for the embellishments.  I love the bright pops of color against the white.

I love this one.  It is from our first trip to Disney.  I love that it doesn't scream Disney.  Yes it screams with that bright yellow, but it is another side of Disney without all the characters. 

 The embellishments were just a mixture of things from my stash - some generic Disney flair, ric rac, bling and mickey heads.  Simple.

This is a very recent layout - last Fall.  My daughter just started high school and decided to join the swim team.  She loved it so much, she is now on the year round team.  I used my Cameo to cut the title and the lane ropes with files from the Silhouette store.  The other embellishments are from my stash that I have probably had for years.

These are some of the first pictures I took with my new camera.  It has a sports mode that lets me take 5 shots in a row.  Awesome.  It was so cool to review the pictures with my daughter and let her see the progression of her dive.

Just a few simple embellishments and the page is done.  The twine in the lane ropes makes it look so realistic!

Well I hope you have enjoyed a look at my favorite layouts of 2012.  Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Challenge Blog coming soon

WooHoo!  I was excited to hear about a new challenge blog for scrapbooking.  It is called Scrap Your Story and will begin on March 1st.  The challenges will be weekly with a top 3 posted.  At the end of the month, a random winner will be drawn for a prize.    Awesome!
I really haven't been making cards lately.  I have been on a layout roll trying to get caught up on my daughters' lives.  So this will definitely be a challenge blog that I participate in.  Go check them out...