Monday, January 18, 2016

Scrapbooking, Favorite Snapshot


I feel like this is such an old photo of my daughter.  She was only two in this photo.  Her two year old self sure was a lot less moody than the current five!  lol.  I love the girl, but wow has she changed.  She went from being a quiet observer to a loud performer. 


Anyways, this is my layout for the Memory Nest.  I always really like single photo sketches.  They really let me focus on the photo.  I feel like I can be more artsy when they are single photos.  I've notice that the layouts I like to display are almost always the single photo ones.

I've been trying to use up the wood veneer words.  I love them, but they are hard to store and are very fragile.  I've had a few break on me.  Sniffles.  I've also done some more stitching on the page.  I think it's been a while since I made a page without stitching.  The little blue zipper pull came from my daughter's chap stick pouch.  She put it on my desk and it screamed, "Put me on this page!". Haha!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Scrapbooking, Busy Playing



Happy New Year!  I have a fun layout for the Memory Nest to share.  This is my Christmas, but not too Christmasy, layout.  My kids were playing so nicely together the other day, so I started to snap a few photos.  Then my daughter said, "Mommy we're too busy playing for pictures."  I just had to make a page about it.  Since it happened right before Christmas, I wanted to use red and green.  My red is a bit more pink and my green is more teal.  I did dig into some of my winter embellishments.  I was really excited to use that llama stamp.  I just seem to really like llamas right now for no particular reason.




I'm also excited to share my nicely organized paper.  My paper has been laying all over my house.  I had some in a drawer, some on my desk, some on a cabinet, a bunch on a shelf, and even a pile on the floor.  It was ridiculous!  I debated for a long time on how to organize it all.  I wanted to do one of those paper towers, but I don't have the room.  I never really thought I would like organizing the paper in these vertical paper holders.  I actually was really against it, but it was the best solution for my space.


I opted for organizing the paper by manufacturer.  Later,  I will go by color within each manufacturer, but I haven't gotten that far yet.  I might tweak it a bit, but for the most part this works for me.  It definitely is a lot better than looking through all the piles I had.  I rediscovered a lot of paper that I had plans for.  I feel inspired again!