Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Remember this? Of course, NOT!

I barely remember it! I have been working on this album on and off for a year now. But last weekend I made good progress because I worked on it all day Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. I even used supplies I already had and can say that I only purchased one piece of paper for the pages I made that day! Wow! I need a front cover and a back cover, a few more photos and stories and it will be complete...into the Friday's Finish Line pile!

Here's a peek at a few of my favorite pages:
My favorites are the small sizes that were inserted in between pages...they were fun and really seem to tie it all together. I will post more as I finish them.

Any cover ideas?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sports Addict?

I had many sports photos gathered and decided that Saturday was the day to tackle them...not difficult to scrap but not really very exciting either. However, I had a productive day. I had taken a couple of previous complete sports layouts with me to use as samples....not much you can do with the same sets 1 horizonal 5x7 and 1 vertical 4x6. The previously completed layouts were ones I liked ... alot so why reinvent the wheel? It's a different kid and different sports, they won't be together in an album, maybe not even the same kid's album ... so why not? I was able to get a "start" on 9 pages or 6 layouts~ now they go into the Friday's Finish Line pile! ha!

Here's a sneak peek:
2 baseball, 2 volleyball, 1 basketball and 1 soccer!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday's Finish Line Jan. 27th

I didn't quite get this one finished by Friday, but by Saturday noon, so that's close! I had started this one at a crop the weekend before so the idea was all there but not stuck down. Added a few facts and precious few embellishments and done!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday's Finish Line

After LOAD in May of 2011, I wanted to set small goals to finish layouts and get them put away. I started a Flickr group called Finish It by Friday. My goal this week is to add dates to three layouts and get them put in albums. I added the who, what and when to this one! The left page is a collage of six more photos of the event, nothing fancy and contains many other children so I decided not to include it in the post.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

School's in Session

Field Trip.
4th Grade. Lots more photos can be found in We R Memory Keepers page protectors. Orchestra.
Freshmen. Lots more photos again in those famed page protectors. She and two friends have a tradition of taking photos together after each concert...they are beginning to all look the same!

Middle School.

8th Grade. Door decorating contest for the Christmas holiday. They had fun!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sports Fans

Up close...more layouts from the October crop at Maggie's.

A nice start to this layout but it needs to pack a little more punch so I will have to hunt for some embellishments before putting this one in an album. Ribbons? buttons? Soccer.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...and we still will play! Thankfully this day wasn't too bad, duh! or I would have left the camera at home! Short sleeves and shorts actually without stocking hats, gloves and coats!

Tomorrow's forecast...school's in session.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Go BIG Red!

I had photos that went great with Maggie's kit so after I completed the double page layout I kept going. I took the extra photos and cut them to 4x4 size and added them to a We R Memory Keepers page protector. Then I chose a few photos from the group to highlight in each of the kids' albums. These are the results.

The photos are not great. I have yet to master how to photograph layouts!

More tomorrow....

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hello Blog.

That was a long hiatus but I'm back. I'm gearing up for a weekend crop and to participate in LOAD 212 so I thought I'd better blow the dust off the blog and get ready to post.

Here's what I had intended to post after a crop in October of 2010. It doesn't look like much but it was productive and above all fun! Maggie offered a kit / class about the Huskers and it was just the "kick" I needed...it kind of became a theme! LOL!

Stay tuned for close ups in the days to follow!