пятница, 5 марта 2010 г.


Hi. I have a confession to make.

I used to think that
- all of my pages had to be done the same size
- they all needed to be either one page layouts or two pagers
- all had to be 12x12 or all 8.5x11
- I thought they needed to share the same style
- have chronological connection withing the album
- and even somehow match color wise...
Not funny, but that's what was holding me back.

Now, I love the freedom of choice and options. I pick a story to tell, decide on paper size and go with whatever feels right at the moment. Ali Edwards played a big part in this changed thinking for me. I love to work on 12x12 canvas, but when I found these adorable 8.5x11 scrapbooks at Kohl's (3 ring binders), this is my new favorite.

Here is a simple layout I made about my mom. I love those old pictures. I don't have too many and that's why they are so valuable to me. I like to turn photos to black and white, especially when originals don't match with each other and to do so here I used Picasa. So easy to use. Actually I love my Picasa more every day. Also used it to fix some cracks on these pictures.

I love simple but I don't remember the last time I could do a page so quickly. Here, I used just a few pictures from Borders. Yes, I learned that I don't have to scrapbook all of them. Just picked the ones I thought will help me tell the story and kept the rest on DVD.

Originally I had a little different design in my mind, but as a part of my scrapbooking process I like to play and rearrange items on the page just before gluing everything down to see other options, and decided to go with this one. Didn't want to put "Borders" for the title, since the big Borders letters are on the photo. Thought that a letter "B" will be just enough.

I do have a couple more pages that still need a journaling for or a title. I will share them later. And here is a sneak peek of what I'm working on right now, almost finished.

Will be back soon.

6 комментариев:


    У тебя сегодня день рождения
    Желаем счастья и добра
    И вечной юности цветенья
    Улыбок, солнца и тепла
    Будь молодой, всегда красивой,
    Желанной, доброй и простой,
    Всегда приветливой и милой
    Всегда любимой, дорогой
    В жизни твоей пусть не будет печали,
    Счастье тебя пусть повсюду встречает,
    Пусть радость спутником твоим останется навек,
    И рядом будет навсегда любимый человек
    Пусть солнце светит ярко-ярко
    У белых ласковых берез,
    Удач желаем и успехов,
    Здоровья, бодрости всегда,
    Благополучия на все грядущие года.
    В душе пусть песнь не умолкает,
    Звучит аккордами любви.
    Пусть сердце Бога восхваляет
    Средь бурь на жизненном пути....

  2. I love your pages!

    ......the page about MOM, ...just wow... Would I think "pink", by looking at black and white pictures? no, not really... BUT IT LOOKS SOOO GOOD! I LOVE IT!!

  3. I am happy, that I am not alone...

    ...I got up this morning, but haven't yet dressed
    My dishes aren't done, and the house is a mess
    Have not done my work, or fed the cat
    Just on line for a second, and popped into BLOG!

    Theres so much to say, so much crafting TO SHARE!
    I'm sitting here now with glitter, scissors and glue
    But O'dear me, i'm finding it hard
    When all I need is to make my next card.....

    I know tomorrow, I'll make a fresh start...........
    Just You wait till you see My New Work of Art!!!!!!

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  5. For some reason I feel related...

    Once I discovered Scrapbooking I forgot how to cook!

    Warning: Scrapbooking can be hazardous to your wealth!

    "I'm having a CRAFT moment"Can't Remember A Flippin' Thing...

    Crafts forever - housework ........... whenever!!

    As a new-ish card maker I wonder- if there are any rules as to the thickness of dust I should let accumulate before I stop crafting and start cleaning?

    Dust is a "Protective Cover for Furniture" Under no circumstances should you remove it.....

    I start to dust when the cats start to sneeze. But do kids need to have diner every day?

  6. ...will be back later, have to cook something this week:)