Friday, April 30, 2010

Girl's Escape 2009

During my trip last week, I decided I had to scrap last year's trip before I came home with hundreds more photos from this year's trip!  All of the 4x6 photos flip open and my journaling is hidden under there too.  We went to the same restaurant and had the same meal as last year... except this year was NOT a good experience!  Nevertheless, we had a great time and the view was awesome of course... how could we complain sitting on the dock watching the sunset?!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just a taste!

I am back from my annual amazing Girls Getaway... somehow we talked our hubbies into 6 days this year and they all did a great job of holding down the forts while we were away!  I am photographing and processing the layouts as quick as I can, but I think I have a cold coming on so I am taking it easy.  I will share one of my layouts now and hopefully get the rest up as the week goes on.    Our layout count this year was 39 completed layouts (a mix of single and doubles) and granny did 18 base layouts (just missing the photos)!  Most of the 39 were done by Jodi who managed to crank out 14 two-page layouts and 9 single pagers!!!  Wow!

I have to say a huge Thank You to Granny and Papa for hosting (that's my Mom & Dad).  They had the house all staged for cropping with stations for the Cricut, sewing machine, Quickutz, and Accucut.  We each got our own bedroom (for the little sleeping we did), and they planned most of our meals!  They are amazing!  Papa made us dinner & dessert every night (except our Birthday Dinner night) and made us lunch quite a few times as well!  

Here is the first of my 9 layouts...

This one was the quickest layout of just about all time!  Start to finish was about an hour, maybe two... seeing as it was about 3am I couldn't really read tell time, lol!   I hand cut the trees and bus out of one of the patterned papers.  Wheels was punched out using my newest Quickutz font Strawberry, which I am sooo in love with! And BUS was punched out of one of granny's fonts using chipboard then painted it, I think it was a Sizzix Bigz font?  The buttons are CTMH Craft buttons.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

She started it!

Well, I have obviously been neglecting my blog. I have been scrapping though, just haven't had time to photo and post the layouts. My mom recently did a post... about me... to my surprise! Actually, it's more about my scrap room. So, I thought it would be good to dust off the blog and share my scrap space with all of you, too.

This is my little scrap closet... And I do mean LITTLE! My desk measures 24x40 and there is j-u-s-t enough room for a chair, so I can close the door if I want/need solitude. It is supposed to be my hall closet, but my dear hubby decided I needed a place of my own and we could find a home for "normal closet stuff". {I actually think he could foresee me using the dining room table for the rest of our lives and never eating on it again :o) }

So, I designed on paper what I wanted on each shelf, measuring along the way and he custom built the shelves. My dad made me the wooden boxes that house all of my 12x12 paper. If you have ever met me, or maybe just read here occassionally, you know I am a little ocd about color... I love ROY-G-BIV! I love having everything in the order of the rainbow, it makes for a bright happy feeling when I need something!

If you click on the photos they will enlarge so you can look closer, if you feel the need. And feel free to comment or email if you have any questions about organization or any products you see. After helping friends get organized over the years, we all come to say the same thing... once you find a home for everything it really helps you be more productive and surprisingly helps you spend less because you know what you have and whether you have room for it if you buy it, lol! Hope this helps someone out there! ;o)
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