Sunday, July 31, 2011

Matilda the "scrap lifted" owl

A couple months back I saw the most adorable mini in a Scrapbook Trends Mini Album magazine.  Jennifer Beason made a precious owl out of a maya road album.  I saved the photo and hoped I would one day have a chance to scrap-lift Jennifer's cute idea.  I was in my LSS today and found the Fancy Pants Artist Edition chipboard banners and the shape of one reminded me of the owl.  Here is my version...different papers and embellishments than the published original, but SO fun to create and every time I look at "Matilda" (a co-worker decided we needed to name her) I have to smile.  So funny....

Monday, July 25, 2011

Boy Scrapbook Page Layouts

What's a girl to do when she can't sleep?  Scrapbook, of course.  So I created some pages with a very cute line (Fine and Dandy True Blue) from My Mind's Eye ... one of my very favorite companies.  Their papers and embellishments are always great and make creating fun pages and minis so easy.  
My boys are now 17 and 20 years old and I have TONS of photos that I have not scrapped of them!  TONS!  And here's why...I don't scrapbook chronologically.  If I did, I would get stressed out about order and time-lines and miss the best part of scrapping for me -- which is ... I scrapbook whatever I'm in the mood to create. Today I felt like toddler pages and a card. If I had to go in order I would get bored. That's me.  
This is my 17 year old son when he was absolutely huggable.  Not that he isn't huggable now...but hugging mom no longer ranks at the top of his "to do" list.  This was his first day of preschool. 
He was 2 years old and I was working full-time.  I was so afraid he would cry when I dropped him off.  Oh there were tears alright ... but they were mommy's!  I just drove off to work thinking "this could not be right ... his lunch box is almost bigger than he is!"  Fifteen years later and I had fun scrapping this page about my amazing, artistic, smart, not so huggable boy.

And here is one of Jordy when he was one years old at the park with a friend. Love the banner stickers that come with this collection!

Not sure why I decided to do a card.  I am not usually a card person but when I looked at my left-over paper and embellishments, something just said card...who knows. Anyway, it had to turn out cute because the owl is so stinkin' cute!

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~ Traci

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Under construction

I apologize for the current lack of content on the blog. I am updating the site and all of my pages and albums will be added back very soon. Thanks for stopping by!