Friday, February 27, 2015

a clean space

Spent about an hour cleaning in my scrapbook room. Had to take a picture to record the clean work surface. Lol. I even windexed the glass top and dusted. Now to get in there and mess it up again!  I think I even have things cleaned enough to invite a friend over to scrap a little. Hopefully I will have a new layout to share soon! Have a great weekend and have fun creating.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Back in the Saddle Again

Time to get serious about this blog again and reconnect. There was a time when I had my finger on the pulse of the scrapbooking world. Sadly, those days are long gone. Most days,  I am lucky to get a few hours a week to devote to my hobby. I no longer check the message boards daily or study the galleries. Well, last night I revisited some of my issues of Creating Keepsakes. Remember when scrapbooking magazines were a plenty and the inspiration could be found all over the newsstand.  Yep, sadly, those days are gone but it was fun to revisit past issues, read the articles and just enjoy the layouts. 
I wanted to share a couple new layouts. Nothing flashy just straight forward pages. I guess that's what I feel most comfortable with. I realize that I can get in a creative rut and I have really isolated myself. I know that there are still scrapbookers out there. Communities where people get together and share their passion for pictures, paper and pretty add ons but we are rarer than we used to be. Perhaps this realization made me want to try this blog thing a little more whole heatedly. How many of you feel the same way? I want to reconnect and reignite. I am not promising anything crazy...just one decent post a week and the occasional mobile post. But here it goes!
 Here is a close up of the left side of the layout. The patterned paper is Pink Paislee "Noel", the brads are MME, stickers from HSN, clear definition stickers are MM and I think that the vellum snow flake paper is from Karen Foster.
 Another look.
 Closer still.
 This Halloween layout was so fun to do. Everything is from MME. Love it all!!

Have a wonderful week. I would love to hear from you if anything from this posts resonates with you. have fun creating and enjoy the journey!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Good Times

Happy Saturday.  Here is a little layout I did the other day. Love the crochet flower from recollections, it matched little B's hat almost perfectly.  Love putting odds and ends together to make a layout.  Enjoy the journey and create beauty. Sometimes it's just the little things that make the biggest differences. As I watch these kids grow up I continue to cherish every day.