Sunday, 26 August 2012

Color Magic Classes

The first class was making 3 different cards using the color magic papers. I was most successful with template #2. Heidi's example is on the left, and the other two are my variations:

Of course the piece de resistance was the template for a magic memory folder with a great "mini book" insert:


And this is the sweet spot of scrapping - when the intended audience loves the "album" and wants to know if thre is going to be room for his new TKD pictures.


Hopefully I will get some samples of Class#3 - Color Magic Pages - complete and up soon. An awesome way to end the summer.

Color Magic Live Class and Last week of summer

Summer at an end?
But not without a scrapbooking bang...
I was fortunate enough to get into Heidi Swapp's online class and it was so informative and inspiring that I could almost burst with excitement. The classmates were so kind and inviting as well. This I know from my new addiction to Instagram and hash tags 😜! I will put the pics up later today. (have to change to the stationary device)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Summer - Week 2
Renew, Reconnect, Record, Reduce, Remember
Reduce- it was a super hot week a heat wave- and no cooler time to walk during the day (I guess I'm not hard core yet)- 10.5 km
Record-No project life I need to print some pictures

I'm going through last summer's pictures and trying to finish off some old projects.

Can I just say one more time I love the memory folder idea. I have used "lapbooks" (file folders with pockets and fold outs ) for school projects, but it never occurred to me to use them for memory keeping.  I love that it the folders work for one story with several pictures like a birthday or an event that have more than one story.

(the kids all had fun except for an overwhelmed Nicky- his story is in the cut down folder.)
The folders are also great for stories being "curated" in the Library of Memories system.

A series of road trip candids from the last 4 years.

The memory folders also work for when I have the "us" candids that don't fit into the trip story but too important to just college for an album page:

(two folders "sewn" together and one flip open)
I combined the products from my two fav designers- Rhonna Farrer and Heidi Swapp.

Back to more creating.

Friday, 13 July 2012

It's summertime...

It's summertime which means I get my "scrap" on. I do see a cycle developing -scrap all Spring Break summer and Christmas. These are the times when I get the most put together. I really need to keep my idea list handy and up to date during school time. Although if I do spend a couple hours on Sunday finding and prinitng photos for Project life, then I don't fall too far behind in my weeks.

So here is the recap of week 1 of summer and my intentions with my 2012 little words:
Reconnect with family  (- thinking about one on one fun outings with kids and hubbie)
Project Life- caught up on 4 weeks

regular "pages"-

Totally getting into the memory files.

Reduce- challenging clutter- Our walk-in closet cleaned up
            -challenging the weight- walked 18 km
Remember to live each day fully- will find some cool blog or feed to inspire me to do something  tiny and special daily

Week 2 is coming to an end and I'll update soon..

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Project Life: I jumped on board

I seriously was not going to join the bandwagon because I was (still am) already participating in Stacy Julian's '12' course at Big Picture Classes. I was listening to Paperclipping Roundtable #97 and something that Ali Edwards and Kristen Rutten said just made it click for me...
paraphrase...[if your interested in capturing the everyday] Project Life is easier than designing and creating a 12x12 layout and the little stories are getting done and take less room than 10 layouts that you don't do...

I waited a little bit, started looking at the websites and all the blogs of the Project Life creative team and decided to jump on board. I am using the Clementine digital set from Jessica Sprague's site and printing those at home. I am using the AC 6 (4x6) pocket pages and will mix in different sizes because I think it looks cool. If I ordered pages from Project Life, I would probably use A and F and G. I printed more 3x4 pictures than I thought I would.
So here we go...
I had to include New Year's Eve and then begin Jan 1-7 side 1
 Jan 1-7 side 2
 January 8- 14 side 1
Jan 8-14 side 2 is a layout about the 12th for my 12 class and has a big story which I haven't finished yet. It is going into a 6x12 page.
Still figuring out the best way to print my iphone pictures (without resizing them in photoshop).
I am going to try this because record and remember are part of my focus this year.

One Little Word 2012

In November I began trying out new words in preparation for January. Nothing really spoke to me or stuck to me. When Ali Edwards posted the 2012 list, 'renew' stood out. This led to my collection of words with the prefix "re" much like my prior two years with "be" (ie. believe). Here is the resulting layout. I may add pictures/images if any further inspiration arrives. The five words I chose: renew, reconnect, record, reduce, remember.

Journal Your Christmas Favorites

I am very please with my December Album based on Shimelle laine's Journal Your Christmas class.
Here are the results:
Used my One little Word as the title:
Making cards:

 Talking about new traditions and using little boxes instead of actual stockings:
 Envelope pocket in use with kids lists tucked inside:

A nice layout with pictures from when kids were little:

The class had great content and I am very happy with the results in my album.