Monday, March 7, 2011

capturing memories in new ways...

Despite the sick bug in my house for weeks...I finally had a surge of creative motivation and got busy in my much abandoned Scrap-book room YAY!

For Christmas last yr, I received a "scrapbooking" 2011 calendar from my Aunt. It is really because of her that I found out about this fun new hobby over a decade ago. I had already made a digital calendar to hang in the kitchen w/ pictures from our most recent trip to Walt Disney World, but still wanted to find a use for this new calendar and have a fun ongoing project.

I generally like to keep track each month on what crafty endeavors I manage to create, not just for the BLOG but for my goal list to keep motivated. I decided this year I will use the calendar to write in on the date spaces when I get something done or even work on a scrapbooking or craft project w/ my children. (plus other highlights of things going on)

The picture space for each month has a "pre-fab" scrapbook page done w/ spaces to add your own pictures. A great way to capture some of the highlights of our year together. It should become a fun memory book of sorts to see what we have been up to in 2011.

Today I did the calendar pages for January and February. It really was quite easy! I picked out pictures that represented things that happened and just added some little embellishments and journal notes.

Jan 2011 calandar pg

Feb 2011 calendar pg

Another project I am planning to be doing throughout 2011 is the Pay It Forward Challenge I joined via Facebook. I completed a special photo collage and mounted it on a 12 x 12 scrapbook page that could be turned around and used in a scrapbook or even framed! I made this page for one of my friends that I went w/ to WDW in January.

Jess 2011 pay it forward

all that is left to do is mail it out for her to enjoy :)

Lastly I'd like to share these custom covers I made for my trip organizers for my two upcoming trips to WDW in October-an anniversary trip for my husband and I

Oct 2011 trip cover

and in January 2012-a quick family get away to our happy place.

Jan 2012 trip cover

I just trimmed an 8 x 11 piece of cardstock and added some various embellishments made on my Cricut and other stickers. This is fun and personal way to dress up a plain black binder.

Hope you enjoyed this items.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March on Scrappers and Creaters...

Ok so February went WAY to fast...and between illness and some crazy weeks dealing w/ personal stuff I sort of lost 2 weeks there...and my not so lofty goals went caput ALL my Feb goals have been pushed off onto March.

so let's hope some sunshine and Spring on the horizon will give me that much needed pep in my spirit to get scrappin...usally once I get back in the grrove I do pretty well.

Please stay tuned! Thanks