Sunday, January 22, 2012

More LOAD layouts

Been a few weeks since I posted but I swear, it has been one illness after another around here, kind of frustrating but I guess it is cold and flu season. It has been a good time to get some scrapping done around here though. = )

My niece sent a flat version of herself to Raleigh, NC for a visit. Flat Maggie is based on the children's series of Flat Stanley books. Anyway, we had to send Flat Maggie back home last week but not before making a scrapbook documenting her visit. I pulled the pages out of the scrapbook because the page protectors were causing a glare. So here are 20 pages for the Let's Scrap LOAD challenge.

We loved having Flat Maggie here and sure do miss her, and now my daughter has decided she wants to make a Flat version of herself!

Now I'm off to watch the 49ers-Giants game. I'm really hoping that the 49ers win because the Giants beat my son's favorite team last weekend, the Packers. Hopefully next year my Panthers will be in the playoffs!

Monday, January 2, 2012

LOAD Challenge

While I'm debating whether to go see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tonight, I figured I should go ahead and post my LOAD Challenge layouts from yesterday and today, yay! This first one I did yesterday, it's a couple of pictures of Catherine I took last summer when we were visiting family in Kansas City. She decided she would get Grandma Pam's strainer and play with it, then she said "Look Grandma, I can make mountains." It was just the cutest thing to say I had to scrapbook it.

(Products used: Patterned Paper--Bo Bunny; Chipboard and cardstock stickers--Fancy Pants; Letters--American Crafts and October Afternoon; sketch from Allison Davis)

This second layout I threw together today when my sweet husband took the kids to the park so I could have a couple of hours to myself. I can't even begin to tell you how much that helped my sanity, lol! Anyway, these pictures are of Matthew and my hubby enjoying the 1 1/2 inches of snow we got over Thanksgiving in 2009 when we were visiting family in St. Louis. Unfortunately you can't see my journaling because all of my white pens have dried up (oops!) Hmmm, that means I may just have to make a visit to Archivers tomorrow for a little shopping. I apologize for that darn flash!

(Products used: Patterned Paper and Cardstock stickers--Bo Bunny; Snowman rubon--Moxxie; Journaling circle--Cloud 9 Design; misc. snowflakes and gemstones)

Well now it's time to get the kiddos in bed. They are (finally) going back to school tomorrow after 2+ weeks of Christmas break. I have a feeling there's going to be some slow moving peeps in this household tomorrow--me included! Hey, I may just make my movie this evening!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I am not usually one who makes resolutions, but I have made a couple this year that I hope to keep. My biggest one is to try to get better at blogging. And to help me with that I'm participating in the LOAD (Layout a Day) Challenge at Let's Scrap. I'm going to post my layouts here so that should help me to actually blog (I know my family would like me to so they can see pics of the kids!) I've already finished a layout but will wait until tomorrow to post it because it's pretty late here so there's no natural light. So wish me luck, and don't forget to check out Let's Scrap . It's a great source of inspiration!