Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Graduation Layout

This is a fun layout we did in a class at Scrapbook Castle today.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Baby's Feet

First of all, happy Mother's Day to all my mommy friends out there.

I was cleaning my daughter's room this morning when I came across the lid to this basket. The basket was given to me by my mom and, at birth, the nurses had my daughter's footprints stamped with black ink on the inside of the lid.

A few weeks later I was looking at the lid and ran my fingers across the footprints and "aaahhhh!" they smeared. I was devastated. I thought, how in the world am I going to make these things stay forever. Voila! Out come my scrapbook supplies. I put a coat of diamond glaze over the top and now they are set forever.

Lately, I've been thinking of selling off some of my scrapbook supplies since I'm going mostly digital. Then I think of all the projects (school, home, work) that I have done with those supplies. You just never know when you might need a stapler with colored staples, a heat gun, glitter, ink of various colors, stamps galore, or even diamond glaze....

I think I'll keep it all. :)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Spring 2007 Album

This is my daughter's Spring 2007 album. I am almost finished with this album. It has four months in it (as do all of her albums). This one is for February, March, April, & May. Then, starting in June, I'm going mostly digital for her albums. I'm sure I will throw a few traditional scrapbooking pages in there, but it's just too expensive to keep scrapbooking all of her pictures the traditional way. And I really like the way the digital pages look. I feel like they have a professional feel. I'm excited about the transition.

This is one of those plain albums from American Crafts. I painted it in white then sponged pink paint over that. I used some Making Memories stamps for the swirls and the letters are Heidi Swapp stamps. I topped it off with two different colors of Stickles (glitter glue) and added a ribbon. I've seen lots of cute things done with these albums with lumpy and bumpy stuff, but I know this will be on the shelf with other albums and I don't want it to get torn up when it's moved around so I kept the cover mostly flat.