Picture Day

It only took 11 years to complete, but I finally have my baby girl’s Kindergarten pictures scrapbooked.  This is a double page layout that includes her school and class picture. 
Once again, I found my inspiration on Pinterest.  The inspiration page I used is on my scraplifted board. This is so much easier for me to keep track of what I’m working on and what I have already used.

  

I raided my stash to complete this layout, which I am in desperate need of using up.  I started by finding the pattern papers that spoke to me.  Colorbok Baby Girl kit was easily it. I chose the patterned papers I wanted for the banners and accents, cut them out, distressed the edges and glued them down. I then used glitter tape to edge a boarder accent.  On the far left side I layered embellishment die cuts that came in the kit, buttons from my great-grandmother’s stash, twine decorate finish off the buttons from American crafts, the yellow tag cut from framing mats (not sure where it came from), the arrow from Me&my big ideas pocket pages paper stickers, and the details journal spot from Sn@p sticker labels.  

  
The center tying the two pages together include a few more elements.  First I cut out a photo frame with a Sizzix die with scrap cardstock.  Then I backed it with patterned paper from the kit and cut small banners from left over paper too. The frame is embellished with cheveron washi from We R Memory Keepers, and cut out accent with scrap paper and popped it out with Stampin’ Demensionals from Stamping Up. Under the photo frame is a Mini  Craft Sack from the Paper Studio. Buttons, twine, and die cut embellishments carried over from the left hand side of the page.  The final touches include a Smiles sticker from me&my Big ideas pocket pages and pink glitter washi. 

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A day of sledding 

The first of many snow play pages to finish off 2005. Yes I am that far behind. And, no it does not bother me in the least. I enjoy scrapbooking and I refuse to let “staying caught up” even factor into my process. I have many other priorities that are higher up on the list, I get sidetracked extremely easy with other projects, and sometimes my health doesn’t cooperate with this love.  Nevertheless, I will always love scrapbooking. So, on to today’s project…

For starters, I always have to have a two page layout.  There is just something more pleasing to my eye to have consistency from one page to the next.  I love to look over my Pinterest boards for inspiration or scraplifting.  I also have many blogs and challenge sites I love to use. I will always try to give credit, where credit is due and we all love inspiration from many places.   Today’s layout was inspired from Pinterest, the layout is from www.danakessler.com.  Be sure to check out her beautiful work. Here is the inspiration for my scraplifting. 
 

I started with background paper from My Minds Eye, O Christmas Tree stack. Next it is off to raiding the scrap stash. I took a 12×12 plain white card stock and cut it in half. Then I found cream plain, aqua textured, brown distressed, and sea foam (greenish blue) glitter cardstock scraps.  I am not sure what brands these are, I have so much in my crafting hoard it can be hard to keep track at times. 


On my on my white card stock, I used a brown Sharpie and my Paper Pizazz Easy Stitches from Hot Off the Press to make stitch pattern.  I prefer the look of actual stitching, but am far to lazy to set up my sewing machine to get this look at this point in life.  I cut out the banner pieces, cut the pictures down to size, cut the boarders a forth in bigger and glued it all down, I love my Glue Glide Pro for this.   I made the pattern for the journaling spot on the right and cut it out. Finally, I added the title from my many letter scraps, I believe these were hand me downs from the sis-in-law. The final touches were the mirror and silver snowflakes from Hobby lobby Christmas Crafts line.