Tag Archives: scrapbooking

Bowling and Birthdays

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I am pleased to have put together a couple scrapbook pages this weekend. First, my son finished his first bowling season and I was eager to document it.

I used Echo Park’s All About a Boy line, with a little bit of the Doodlebug Take Note paper. I also used Bazzill card stock and my Silhouette Cameo to cut the ball and pins.
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Also, since we’re celebrating my daughter’s 14th birthsay, I thought I should get her 13th birthday photos in an album. I added photos to the pages I created in Bella Blvd’s Lovin’ Life Layoutsmworkshop at scrapfest using their Engaged at Last and Love and Marriage lines. I also created a second page with a We Are Memory Keepers pocket page.

Future of Flight pages

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There hasn’t been much time for crafting this past month, and even less for blogging. I’ve been blessed to have plenty of work and have put on lots of miles driving kids to bowling and dance. We’ve also spent a couple relaxing weekends at the cabin. But now, I’m really looking forward to a little time in the craft room.

The last time I did have a block of time for scrap booking, I finished a couple more pages about our Seattle trip. My favorite of them is above. I used Bazzill Basics card stock and not much else– a single sticker from Simple Stories 24/7, LilyBee Design letter stickers, and my Silhouette.

Scrapbooking our 2012 vacation

As we prepared to leave for our 2013 summer vacation to Manitoba and Ontario, I felt compelled to finally get the photos from our 2012 vacation to Seattle in a scrapbook. I managed to complete a couple of pages before we left and have been working on the book since we returned four weeks ago (in occasional 30 minute work sessions, of course).

It’s coming along pretty nicely, I think. I’m about a third finished. I’m using photo sleeves by We R Memory Keepers and October Afternoon’s Boarding Pass and Simple Stories Urban Traveler papers and embellishments, and my Silhouette Cameo. Here are a couple of the pages I’ve completed so far.

AdventureAwaits

AllAboard

SeattleTitlePage

Clearly I need to spend a little time figuring out the best ways to photograph my pages. These are not very good. I’ll work on that– when I’m not scrapbooking.

Really, one more thing?

One more thing

I am a working mom. My husband of 20 years and I have two teenage children– a 13 year old dancer and a 16 year old gamer. I have a highly rewarding and very demanding job that I happily give almost 50 hours a week to. I make some attempt to keep order in my home, shop for a lot of groceries, prepare at least one meal a day, and occasionally call my mother.

My life is full and busy.

I don’t really need one more thing.

But, as I’ve grown as a crafter, as I’ve learned more techniques and find myself drawn to my craft room more often, as I’ve become an eavesdropping member of the paper crafts blog community, I find myself drawn to creating my own blog. I’m ready to share some of what I make. I want to be able to take on a challenge and comment on other crafter’s work.

So, here I am. With one more thing.