I have been participating (or trying to anyway) in Stacey Julian’s Twelve class over at Big Picture Classes all year. I was really good up to about May and then I sort of fell off the wagon. I was still creating layouts (as evidenced on my blogs and galleries) but I was forgetting to use my designated Twelve embellishments (we all pulled out minimum 144 different embellishments in 12 colours and keep them stored in a muffin tin to be added one to each layout completed) and I was definitely not thinking about what I was creating or why. Anyway, I just finished the first layout of the year using a piece of Inspiration from Stacey herself. At the beginning of every month Stacey posts 12 new Triggers on the class site. They are designed to inspire us to create, think or just for our viewing enjoyment. As soon as I saw the triggers this month I jumped up to create this …
Well, I did it again.
I signed up for Lain Ehman’s LayOut A Day Challenge … LOAD for short. Last time (i.e. February) I didn’t post each layout on my blog but this time, I think I’ll try. We are going to Disneyland with the kids and their Grandparents on Saturday so LOADing will be a challenge … but that is what digital scrapbooking is for and I’m going to try it out. Stampin’ Up! sells a digital design software which I have purchased but had problems installing so never used. Now I will be forced to call Tech Support and get it dealt with once and for all.
But I digress … DAY1 … the prompt was to take a self portrait. Yuck! Lain also gave some additional ideas of how to interpret the prompt and one of them was to take a picture of a body part. Hmm .. I figured that was doable. I set up my trusty tripod (thanks Grandpa Day!) by my drafting table and …
A couple days ago I created the following layout for a “new to me” blog – C’est Magnifique. Here is the sketch they gave and my interpretation of it.
Today I have some fun pictures for you. First off, this is what I made for the girls this years.
Sorry everyone, I’ve been neglecting this blog and visiting other people’s blogs in favour of crafting my little butt off! What have I been crafting? Well, I’m still working on my Twelve layouts, as well, I had two Stampin’ Up! group meeting this week in which we swap cards so I had to come up with two different designs and then make a total of 25 cards over 2 days. (‘Cus you know I tend to do these things last minute!) What else … LOAD has started (see blinkie in my side bar to find out what that is) and I am actually caught up. In fact, I’m sort of ahead of the game … keep reading to have that one explained!
Here are quick pictures about my most recent layouts. For more detailed info please visit my Flickr Gallery. Thanks. Oh and to those of you who don’t give a you-know-what about my scrapping … I will endeavour to do better about taking regular life pictures and posting them too. I was looking through my January pictures and was appalled at how few I had taken of life last month! Pathetic!!!
But I’m digressing … back to the layout pictures …
I’m determined to enter at least one (preferably more) scrapbook challenges each week. Today I have a layout to show you that I did using a sketch from Get Picky.
Here’s the sketch and my take on it.
I’m not going to bombard you with a ton of angles of these layouts or even my thought/design processes, if you want that please visit my Flickr gallery. Quickly, here are the last two layouts I’ve completed this month. If you’re keeping track, I’m up to 8 so far. Woo hoo!! Only 4 more to go to reach my Twelve goal of … wait for it … 12!!
Okay, this one is of Paige’s first taste of “solid” food.