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Welcome to my window on the world. A snapshot of my life and experiences. I'm a photography junkie and a scrapbook addict. I capture it all here, and share my journey down this amazing road called LIFE with you!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

9 Layouts at the Crop Last Night

I made 9 layouts at the crop I attended last night. Yes, it is much easier to crop at home than to have to cart my stuff up to the scrapbook store, but I have learned that if I stick with one theme at the crop, I significantly cut the junk I bring with me in 1/2! Now I just have to cut that in 1/2, and I will be fine!

Monday, February 05, 2007

More layouts...222 to go!!!

Here are the layouts I did over the weekend. I only did 4, but now I am up to a total of 50 lo's completed this year. That means I have 222 to go towards my goal of 272! Not bad. I'll be at a weekend crop this weekend so I know I will be under the 200 mark by the end of the weekend. I'm secretly trying to get them all done in the first half of the year, then anything else I do is gravy! Not that it's about just getting them done, but I'm very goal oriented and this method is really motivating me. If you are not goal oriented, then having a goal will not work for you!

I did some scraplifting on all of these except one. I'm really on a scraplifting jones right now. Not sure why, but it is working so why fight it!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

A new way to plan layouts

Well, I'm tickled pink. I've been picked again to have a layout published in Scrapstreet's online mag in March 2007. I'll definitely have a link to it here in case anyone wants to see it. It was a scraplift called A Boy's Fun, which I had posted on here and had to remove since it is going to be PUBLISHED. WOOHOOOOOOOO! That is just so satisfying.

I went through a stack of pictures and followed some layout planning advice I had read somewhere. It said take your pictures and match your embellies first, then match your paper because it is easier to match paper to embellies than embellies to paper. I'm not sure why, but I did it. I'm not wild about the lo I made today, but it used stuff from my stash so that is always a plus for me! However, I will say this method does work, although I only have matched one set of stuff with paper. I'm a bit under the weather, and I think my inspiration is flagging. It's kind of a busy layout, but let's face it, it's done!