Want to See What a Finished Album Looks Like?

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Happy Saturday everyone!

I am so excited to share this with you. A finished scrapbook album!

Say what?!

I know, it’s a mythological creature for sure (at least it is in my house) but I swear to you they actually exist. And I have the proof right here in this video!

I promised photos of the previously unshared pages and links to ones I’d already shared. Well, as it turns out, I didn’t share too many! So here are all the pages in the order they appear in the album. Enjoy! Continue reading »

Making Progress with a Pocket Page

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Happy Saturday Crafters!

What are you working on this weekend? I thought we had a “free” day – you know, one of those rares day with no field hockey, soccer, or birthday parties to attend – but it turns out the girls and I are heading to watch their best friends’ dance show. Not a hardship, I assure you! I’ll take dance over soccer any day! And the hubs is happy too. He gets to stay home and watch World Cup (or whatever competition is currently going on in France at the moment) in peace and quiet!

Before that happens though, since everyone is home for most of the day and clearly will be looking for things to do … it’s time to tackle some neglected chores.


I may sneak into my Scrap Cave in between chores though. I’ve got a bug in my bonnet to get my youngest daughter’s First Year Album finished! Last night I worked on it and got a few more layouts completed. I’ll share them in the coming weeks but for today I’ve got an update on a previous post. I made the 6×12″ pocket page I talked about in the video. I don’t make pocket pages very often and making this one reminded me why. Some people find them faster to put together than a traditional 12×12″ layout but for me, they take WAY longer. Not sure why. I think I get bogged down in trying to make each pocket a thing of beauty. I need to get better at embracing the “stick it in a pocket and go” philosophy! Continue reading »

Maintaining Continuity When a Project Drags On

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Happy Saturday everyone!

It’s the weekend … finally! I’m not sure what that signifies in your house, but around here it means chores, birthday parties, field hockey, soccer, more field hockey, and hopefully, some crafty me-time. I’m lucky that I can get into my Scrap Cave whenever I want during the week as I am home with the kids right now. I am working strictly from my stash though as the budget doesn’t allow new purchases. This can create different challenges and today I’d like to share one solution to prevent burn out.

This post is also about how to keep things interesting and feeling fresh when you’re working on a project over a significant length of time.

These two challenges came together recently as I was working on my youngest daughter’s First Year album. I explain what I mean by that pretty well in my video introduction so let’s get right to it.

Here is my completed layout. Continue reading »

LOAD213 – Day 6 Do It Now!

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What page have you been putting off? Your wedding? Your child’s 1st birthday? Your own birthday – maybe a big one like your 30th or 40th?
That was the prompt that Lain gave me for today’s LOAD213 page.

At first I wasn’t sure that I had been putting off any pages. I’ve been pretty good at scrapping current photos lately as well as digging into that pile of “memories to be scrapped”. But … there’s always a ‘but’ isn’t there? … I have yet to start Christine’s baby album so that’s where this prompt led me.

And I came up with this.

My sister-in-law Christine threw me a surprise baby shower. What do you get a 3rd time Mom who knows she’s expecting her 3rd girl and therefore already has everything? Frozen meals!! I’m telling you, this was THE BEST gift anyone could have given me!!
I have used these papers in Marley and Paige’s baby albums so am keeping consistent and using them on Christine’s album too. Here are some detail shots.

Found some old Dear Lizzy chipboard stickers in my stash that were perfect for this soft colour palette.

Like the colour of an embellishment but the wording is wrong? No sweat! Just change it!!

Added this one to show you how some of the elements have been attached with pop dots.
Thanks for stopping by. If you’re participating in LOAD213 then I’ll see you on the message boards!