Sunday, January 27, 2013

Every little bit helps

My scrapping has evolved over the years but mostly due to time constraints.  Now that I work full time out of the home I don't have the time to devote to scrapbooking like I used to.  I have had to adapt.  One of the things that I have found helpful is using collage prints.  I loved the one about the Haunted Mansion and it came together so quickly.    It was fun using both Christmas and Halloween embellishments to try and capture Jack Skellington's take on Christmas.  Because when Jack takes on Christmas you might get a trick or a Halloween treat!   I love the Haunted Mansion at Christmas!
 All the kids got new ears this year and I loved the pics that I got when riding It's a Small World.  This is another quick LO. I kept the L0 pretty simple because the  pics are so bright and vibrant and tell the whole story!
I did have one dilemma with this LO though  and that was: should I include both pics of the kids and their ears.  The first one is clearly the strongest and I love it the most but the second included my other niece and it felt just wrong leaving her out of the LO. In the end  I went with memories over aesthetics.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy New Year?!

Happy New Year!  This year I hope to be a much better many times have I said that?   I just celebrated a milestone birthday.  40! Yep.  The big 4  0.  It was hard at first  but as soon as I decided that age is only a number and that I was going to spend my birthday at Disneyland, I quickly got over it!   
 I have been trying to use up my stash and one of my rules for this Disney album is that I will buy no new items and only utilize what I already have in my scrapbook room.    I have had having fun using items that I have had forever. I have been out of the scrapbook loop for so long that I am no longer aware of the latest fads or products anyway!  I am not  up on any must have items and frankly I am o.k. with that.  Last year, or the year before that (I can't remember), I pledged to get published.  Since that declaration I have submitted zero items for consideration.  I would try to create a LO for a submission and I would freeze creatively.  I have long given up the dream of publication, I just can't handle the stress of it all.  So instead: I will just enjoy, create and share in a much less pressure filled environment!
Everytime I see this LO I smile.  I love the picture of my little driver!