Thursday, March 25, 2010

I FINALLY found time...

to scrapbook at Maple Memories!! Funny how when you own a retreat designed to help women find TIME to get away, you find yourself with less of it! HA! :) I really DO love my "job" and all the wonderful women that enter our doors. We are so blessed by each of you.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to spend a wonderful weekend at the house with some of my friends. I got more than my "normal" number of layouts completed and had lots of fun, so it was a success!! My friend, Jodi, got 66 pages done...WOW!! Here are a few of mine that I thought I would share with you.

I often receive comments about how "beautiful" my youngest daughter is, which makes me beam because I know that she is just as beautiful on the inside! This layout is my way of telling her exactly that and hopefully it will serve as a reminder as she gets older.


more than just a pretty face.

Scrapbooking tip: I used letters in coordinating prints. They blended in a little to much, making it difficult to read, so I outlined each letter in a brown pen. They now stand out much more. Also, I leave journal boxes, but don't typically journal at crops or retreats. I save that for later, at home, when I don't need to get all of my stuff out...just a marker!

I had fun finding paper that tied in the many colors of the tornado slide. Take a look at the picture on the far left, where my daughter is coming down the slide. The blue paint is chipped and worn. I loved how the patterned paper on the right carried that same effect on the edges.

I'm a color matcher. I get giddy when I find paper that matches the kids clothing! Or even, like only a scrapbooking addict like me would understand, when I find CLOTHING that matches that cute paper I've had tucked away for so long! HA!!

I used a chipboard snowflake and covered it in stickles. Carried the shiny effect onto the 2nd page by adding some blingy swirls!! I LOVE THOSE SWIRLS!! So pretty.

i love you.

The lettering says, "I want to remember (on the left page) the way we felt about each other on this day (on the right)." Like most siblings, my kids fight...ALOT. I wish they didn't, but it's life. Sometimes, I even forget that there are times that they don't fight. This is why I am so grateful to have pictures...PROOF that they really DO love each other!!!

I have 3 kids. I do albums for each of them. Crazy, I know. But, I do. Every once in a while, I "copy" a layout. The picture on the right is my "girl" version and the one on the right is the "boy" layout. Hers has more texture, flowers, bling. His uses more "earthy, boy-like" colors AND it compares him to a SUPER HERO...what more could a big brother ask for!!??

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