Friday, September 26, 2008


In a previous post I asked what inspires of the things that inspires me is other layouts. I am a HUGE "scrap-lifter." I see an idea and I tweak it. I don't think my layouts have ever looked exactly like the inspiration (this one is REALLY close, though), and sometimes you can hardly tell that they are related.

I just saw a GREAT layout on the Bo Bunny blog. Erica has her first sleep over tonight, and I was going to use this idea for that layout...instead I tweaked it a bit and made a leaf instead of a heart. This is a pix from our hike out to Thunderbird Falls last weekend. She's such a ham. It's part of a 2-pg layout, but this is the main page. Enjoy!

I encourage you to accept the Bo Bunny challenge by Oct 3rd to be placed in a drawing. I just love challenges!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Are you up to date on your scrapping?'s been a while since my last post, sorry! What a hectic time with school starting, the Labor Day holiday, and month end reporting at work for me (I do project accounting). Labor Day marks the end of the summer for most Alaskans. And that means I have more time to scrap (YEAH!). How about you? Did you have a busy summer? Do you have TONS of pictures to scrap like I do? How up to date are you on your scrapping?

I just got an electronic news letter from Creating Keepsakes (you can sign up to receive the newsletter here and then click on the link to sign up in the upper right corner). It had a GREAT article about not worrying about being behind on scrapping...I wanted to share it with you (this is a quoted excerpt from the newsletter...I'm sorry, I don't have a direct link or an author to attribute it to):

Here are some helpful tips to help ease the stress:
  • Start with today - If you have gotten behind like most of us, don’t begin with Billy’s graduation from 1985. Start with pictures from today that are fresh off the camera and your memory. Working on current pictures helps you to feel more on top of scrapping!
  • Work on one event at a time - There is nothing more overwhelming then seeing piles of pictures that have built up over the years.
  • Pick your favorites - Keep in mind that you don’t have to scrap every picture. Pick your favorite ones that make the best lasting memories.
  • It’s okay! - Remember, it is okay to fall behind! Don’t let it keep you from enjoying the hobby you love.