воскресенье, 25 апреля 2010 г.

Week in the Life update

I really enjoy this journey called "A Week in a Life". Wanted to share just a few pictures that make up our life. Pictures that otherwise would've not happened if it wasn't for this project.

Pretty much every morning starts with this cup for me. Contents in it vary.

Kids leaving for school:

Bus stop in the morning.

This table is always occupied by something or someone, no matter how hard we try to keep it free of clutter.

This is what I found on a camera after my kids left for school. My daughter was so proud that she was able to take that cool picture like mom likes to do (with blurry background):

Laundry. This is a picture after laundry was done. (didn't want to document before):

Cousins watching their favorite Russian movie "Ny pogodi":

"Count every moment together as a gift" - just heard that phrase on the radio. And this is so true.

четверг, 22 апреля 2010 г.

Camera problems

Could there be a "better" week to have your flash go dead then the week you are trying to capture your everyday life? Great.

No, I didn't give up, even though it makes things so much more complicated. I literally could not take any pictures inside of the house for three evenings, and not much came out today since it wasn't very bright outside. I didn't want to take camera back it to get fixed, because then I would be left without camera at all. Arrr...

On the brighter side, I have to agree with Ali, that during this time when we make ourselves grab a camera and take just another picture we might get across something like this:

...the connection between these two is incredible. Liana (the baby) will choose her older sister over me any time. This is one of those moments that I wanted to scrapbook about but didn't have picture. Now I do.

понедельник, 19 апреля 2010 г.

New layout

I did this one few weeks ago. Gathered images of our hometown from different sited, since I did'nt have any of my own and made collage. Turned them all black and white (originally was planning on mixing with my old photos of us...) I had this nostalgia about Krivoy Rog, school, childhood... for a while. And working on this layout helped a little. I do have another one on my desk almost done also childhood related. Will be back to share more.

суббота, 17 апреля 2010 г.

Week in the Life

I am so excited to participate in project called "A week in the Life". I've read all the links referring that subject on Alis' blog. Today I was working on basic design and other little details for it. So far I have decided on:

- making it a 5.5 x 8.5 in size (made December Daily in a similar size and loved working with that canvas size)

- choosing blue as an accent color

- having a transparency for each day instead of devided page protectors (will adhere pictures on both sides, which will have simmilar effect)

-geting it bound at an office store, instead of rings this time (A.C Moore doesn't sell them anymore... made me mad.)

For my design inspiration I used one of the pages from Ali Edwards photo book on Shutterfly and worked it out so that my project will look similar. It was my favorite page in her book. By the way, I'm working on one of those photo albums to give it to my parents as a gift.

I want to keep it very simple. Would love to work with white pages for a change. Hope to share a little bit more soon. Can't wait to get started.

среда, 14 апреля 2010 г.

Just a card.

This is a card I did a while ago. Just thought I would share it here. I had to cover wedding gift in scrapbooking paper (I know!) to match the card.


Wedding colors were also pink and brown.

вторник, 13 апреля 2010 г.

Page makeover

I have more pictures and memories to scrapbook then I'll ever have time to do it, and yet I go ahead and redo a page a did long ago. It was a 12x12 two page spread with lots of dark blue colors.

Here I tried to use more lighter and happier colors to reflect happy kids at their favorite place in the world. All the papers are from Scenic Route.

I used a sketch for this page and got it done pretty quickly since it didn't require a lot of thinking on design. Ahh, I just realize it's still missing a title.

суббота, 10 апреля 2010 г.

Liliya's visit

Back with another page. I wanted to make a layout about my best friend of school years for a while. I found a couple of pictures from back then and a few more recent ones... Then I decided to make two pages and give one copy to her.

Last week I invited Lilya for a cup of tea and a walk around our neighbourhood, and I gave this LO to her. Now I have to finish mine. Will probably keep picture arrangement the same (since pictures are all prepared in that size, and ready to be printed), would only change papers and colors.


Love my circle punches. It's probably one of my favorite tools right now. This is the fourth page where I used these punched rings. I hope I don't overdue it here... :)

See you soon!

пятница, 9 апреля 2010 г.

I'm back...

Hi, I'm back. I know I was missing for a while, but that doesn't mean I wasn't scrapping. In fact, there have been some new layouts done and yesterday we had a crop night with my kids and nieces. In one hour everyone made a LO (even though it felt like I did four in one hour).

One layout I wanted to share with you today. When I was making this page I had a camera on my desk, and just for fun I was snapping some pictures along the way. Thought it would be fun to watch how page evolves.

Starting with background papers...


Adding a circle - to have sun effect behind a photo...

First - main picture...

Two more little ones to support a big one...

Adding hand cut title to match colors...

and journal strips around pictures.

And here is a finished page.

I shared this layout at TwoPeas on Monday. Their gallery was overflowing with great pages that day! Wow! So many talented ladies.

Have a great day!