Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Little Bit of Jenni Bowlin Red, Black and Beige

I LOVE JENNI BOWLIN PAPERS.....and I don't always know quite how I am going to use them. So this layout was originally inspired by Shimelle, who had posted on her blog a layout with the little 4x4 papers. Well guess what????? Yep, I actually had some of those little papers lying around, and was determined to use them. The other thing that I love, is getting to use some of the product that I have purchased previously, and which has been sitting for a while. I have to say it is kind of cathartic to use up scrapbooking stuff, especially because we all have soooooo much.

For this layout I pulled out my box of red and black embellishments (all my embellishments are sorted in lovely ikea boxes, by colour), and got to use some little things just lying around, waiting to grace a page. That is also the beauty of sorting little goodies by get to see what you really have, and use up some of the older pieces that you may have forgotten about.
Lately I have been working very hard on finishing a quilt for my daughter, so I have not had much time to work on layouts. I am hoping to get some time to do that in the next couple of weeks. In fact, I have also been thinking of some of my scrapbooking goals for 2011. One of them being, is that I would like to do a monthly layout highlighting and documenting that month. Now, we all know finding time for creativity can be a little difficult, so I will settle then on doing it every couple of months....BUT, I will start it. The other thing that I hope to do is Ali Edwards big picture class on "one little word"for 2011. I love the idea that at the end of the year, I will have an entire book dedicated to that one little word, which I had picked for myself.
What about all of you? Do you have anything on your scrapbooking horizon? I would love to hear if you do.
To all who read my blog....I wish for you and your families a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season, and a year ahead filled with creativity and good things.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Mexico Mini Book

It is finally done.....needless to say that it was started about 18 months ago.
Last Summer Making Memories put out this little mini book, which I just loved and had to have. I knew that there would be pictures from a trip sometime in the future that would move themselves onto the pages. Well shortly thereafter, one of my fave (amongst many) bloggers, Shimelle, featured the same little mini book online. So I got it together and embellished all the tab pages that came within. Can't tell you how cute and tempting it looked after it was done. JUST RIGHT for some trip pictures.
Then last September, I went on a trip to Australia and even packed the mini book in my bag with me, thinking that I would kinda start it and gather souvenirs and goodies from the trip and start it then. Well, the mini book followed me home, still bare with tales to tell.....Went straight back on the book shelf.


Our family Summer vacation was booked for Mexico, so down came the mini book, and this time I was determined to fill the pages......So here are just a few of them to see, filled with lots of memories of a time and place.