Sunday, September 26, 2010

You Can Swim!

Just finished this page of my husband snorkeling.  It was one of those pictures you snap without thinking but actually turn out really well.

He's not a very good swimmer and is actually wearing a life jacket in this picture.  He might not like having a page that focuses on this little weakness but he can always be swayed by pictures of himself.  I love that man...almost as much as he loves himself.

Happy Saturday!  And be sure to check out my blog candy.

Friday, September 24, 2010

October "My Mind's Eye" Giveaway!!!

Here it is!!!  My first giveaway lot!  This is a collection of items from My Mind's Eye.  I picked them for there vintage and personal feel.  I think this collection would be great from any scrapper.  I'm definitely sad I have to give them away.

Items included:
1) One Life's Story kit/pad blue
2) Four Dream clock die cuts
3) Four Don't Forget die cuts and flowers
4) Two Love You cards
5) Two Touched My Heart cards

So here's how it works.  To be entered to win you must do the following.
1) Become a Follower of my blog (if you aren't already).
2) Write a comment on this blog post.

Write a post with a link on your own blog and be entered for a second chance to win!  Make sure to put a link to your posting with your comment. 

The winner will be announced on October 29th!  Have fun scrappers!!!

Mexico Title Page

Last night I completed the title page for our Honeymoon Album.  I have the first and the last page; now I need everything in between other than the couple layouts I posted yesterday.

I am excited about this album and plan on focusing on it till its complete.  I have a tendency to be unfocused when it comes to scrapbooking.  I often do whatever layouts I feel like and have serval albums from years ago that are only half full.

Making the memory albums and guestbook for my wedding forced me to learn the get pages done even when I'm not feeling particularly inspired.  Hopefully this lesson will transfer over and allow me to finish my Mexico album instead of leaving it half done for the next two years.

I based this page on a sketch I had created earlier.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Honeymoon Layouts

Poolside Pictures
These are just a couple layouts for my Mexico scrapbook that I am currently working on.  The first is a collection of photos we took by the pool at our resort.

Cozumel Island
The second is a day we spent zipping around Cozumel Island on a scooter.

This Friday is "Crop Night" at our local store so there is more to come soon!

Two Page Spreads

Here are a few page sketches to help inspire you.  Take a look and think about how you can use them with your own photos.

If you use one or have made a similar layout be sure to post a link.

Monday, September 20, 2010

SKETCH: Feed the Fish

I used this page sketch to create a page of my husband and I on the last day of our honeymoon.  We fed the fish outside our resort. I love it because it uses a lot of pictures and is a layout style I haven't used before.

Page Sketches

Here are some simple page sketches to help jog you creativity.  I love looking at page sketches to help me get out of my creative box.  It's a great way to see someone's perspectives and ideas, and make them your own.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All Dressed Up for Snowboarding

This is a wedding card a I made for some close friends of ours.  They're avid snowboards and wear very similar colors to this (plus purple are green were their wedding colors).  Quick, easy, and cute thanks to my Cricut and my "All Dressed Up Cartridge".

I love it cause its personal to them.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Great Deals on Name Brands!

I can't help but love this website.  It takes some searching but you can find awesome deals on brand name scrapbooking items and have them shipped to you for a flat shipping rate.  Whats not to love.  I just recieved an order from them in the mail.  I bought some stuff as a birthday present to myself and can't believe how little I paid for the amount I received.  Check out Scrap Buck's online store.