Happy Monday guys!
I have to say...I am so glad I have a lot of hobbies.
When I don't have mojo for one thing, I can easily go on to the next. I haven't sewn since I went to North Carolina and that was at the beginning of November. I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT IS DECEMBER 1st!!!
I am using my scrapbooking, painting (getting ready to go again lol) and knitting mojo!! Ok...on to some more LO's.....
I get messy when I scrap lol
But I HAVE to clean up before I can start a new project lol
(Is sisterly a word??? LOL)
and a few close ups...
This is a really old picture. I used the MM Mini letters to add the date to this cute little polka dot tab. I put some tacky glue on top to keep the stickers from peeling off.
I really wanted butterflies on this LO...I don't know why but I did. I used my stickles to outline each butterfly...STICKLES TAKE FOREVER TO DRY.... Can you see all my smudges?!?!? lol
I know you all remember this thing...kinda made me want to emboss something lol. I used it to speed up the drying process of the butterflies. It worked but I burned the shit out of my hand!
All PP is Fancy Pants
K& CO Wild Saffron Adhesive Paper Ribbon
Martha Stewart's Infamous Butterfly Punch
Cotton Candy Stickles
Jeni Bowlin Rubons
HS: Bling and mailbox letters
MM: Velvet letters and words
MM: Mini Numbers
Colorbox Chalk Ink
FancyPants die cut shapes
I really had fun with this LO, but I have fun almost every time I scrap lol
I have had these coin closures FOREVER....loving old product...
I didn't really like this Jenni Bowlin School House paper, but I had to use it soooo I took some hambly and put it on top of it to kinda take away from it. You can still see it but it's not standing out.
HS Chipboard Letters
MM: Journaling Page , Mini letters and Metal word
PP: Pink Paisley and Jenni Bowlin
7 Gypsies Tape
EK Success Nostalgiques Tie up coins
Stacey and Fergie asked how I stored my LO's when I finished....well here ya go lol. Now, most of the LO's that you guys see are for the scrapbook store I design for Scrap Etc. Once I finish them, they go to the store to be put on display.
When I get them back they go into this HUGE stack of layouts that seriously need to be put into albums.
I use We R memory keeper albums and they are my FAVORITE ALBUM IN THE WORLD!! I have used a ton other ones but these are the bomb. WHY? They are durable AND true 12x12.
I keep refills for my albums right next to them so I can see when I'm running low. I always buy them when they are half off. This is what they look like.
This album is a post bound album. You can unscrew these to add more pages to your album. I THINK each album comes with 20 page protectors so you can get ABOUT 40 single layouts in them...or 20 double page layouts in them.
This is how it looks when you open it...
The layout slides down into the page protector and it keeps the embellishments on your pages from rubbing against the other pages and falling off. (which is why I need to put that stack of layouts in albums....asap)
Each child has an album, we have a family album, and I have an album. It is one of my goals to have an album for Tony next year. I want the kids to know who he is as an individual. Not just Tony the dad and Tony the husband....if that makes ANY sense at all lol.
If you all don't scrapbook...try it. Some people say they don't have kids yet and don't have anything to scrapbook...so not true. Scrapbook what you do now. Your kids will LOVE to see what you did and will love to know what type of person you were and the things you were interested in before they were born. It's not hard and it's easy to get started.
You don't have a lot of room or time?? Try digital scrapbooking. I don't do a whole lot of digital stuff but I incorporate digital elements on my pages... I could go on and on lol... just a thought :-)
And there you have it!
That is it for me. Hope you all have a fab day!