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Sunday, June 3, 2012

#1 & #2

I have projects to share- yay!  Yep, I had some time (well, made some time) for scrapbooking some of those photos that are packed tightly into a very full box!!  I should take a picture of the box- it's quite impressive!  Especially when you stop to consider that about 3 years ago I considered myself "caught up" with my scrapbooking... then I realized that you don't really catch up, you just get behind in your photo printing :)

So, I have this wonderful friend who actually listens to me- even when I think she's not.  A few weeks ago it was my birthday and she brought me a present.  It was a bag full of Christmas themed scrapbook paper- and I was thrilled!!  I had mentioned in passing a few months previous that I had a lot of Christmas photos to scrapbook and not much paper that fit the occasion.  And she remembered that comment and got me some.  Super nice, right?  So the first two projects for my 100 are Christmas layouts.  Here they are:

#1- "Christmas Cookies"
True to form, I had to use a few Kiwi Lane templates (they just add so much without a lot of bulk or effort!) and all the patterned paper and die cuts were part of the gift from my friend.

Supplies- KLD Scallops 2A and 3A, cardstock (core'dinations); patterned paper and die cut border strips, letters and circles (Crate Paper); letter stickers (SEI); spiral notebook paper (Making Memories); baker's twine (Divine Twine); buttons (craft supply); ink (Ranger); pen (Staedtler)

#2- "My Mom's Christmas Tree Collection"
Can I just say that photos do not do this layout justice?  There is so much texture and sparkle!  I love it!!  I used KLD templates for the trees and added some texture with some embossing, paper flowers and gems for the green one and a paper garland, stickles, layered paper flowers and gems for the small one.  The (super long!) title was done in an assortment of alphabet stickers in an array of textures and finishes- chipboard, flocking, glitter and smooth.  Oh, and I have added journaling to the stamped journaling lines :)

Supplies- patterned paper and die cut border and tags (Crate Paper); card stock (Core'dinations); paper flowers (Prima and Doodlebug); stamp (Autumn Leaves); ink (American Crafts and Ranger); gems (Doodlebug and craft supply); alphabet stickers (Making Memories {glitter}, My Mind's Eye {chipboard} and SEI {green}); glitter glue (Stickles by Ranger); KLD templates Celebrate 6 and Tiny Nature 3T)

I forgot how much fun it is to get to scrapbook with your own photos!  I'm usually making layouts that are photo-ready.  I hope to be able to get a few more done this week and I'll share what I come up with.  Right now I have 24 Christmas photos from a few years ago that I would like to squeeze onto a two page layout.  We'll see... :/  Also, next on my list of projects is the guest book for my brother and future sister-in-law's wedding.  And an 8x8 album for their wedding gift.  Hmmm... sounds like I'm a busy bee!! Better get going!

Happy scrapping!

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