Friday, January 22, 2010

Studio Calico Sunday Sketch

Here is the sketch from last Sunday...
and my layout. I pretty much followed the original completely this week! Not colors I'm used to or comfortable with so it got me out of my comfort zone. But that can be a good thing :0)
If you want to join along, there is a link to the Studio Calico blog on the right. They post a new sketch every week. And if you link a photo of your layout to the blog post by the following Saturday you have a chance to win a gift certificate to their store.

I'm going to an all day crop tomorrow, so hopefully I will have some more projects to post this week :0)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico

Here was the sketch put up on their blog Sunday, January 10th.
This is my take on it. My layout is 8 1/2 x 11 because most of the Ireland layouts are going to be in albums this size. And I say albums because I'm planning on doing one of just the trip. But then I am doing one just for me with my thoughts and feelings about the trip. This layout is going in my album :0)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scrapping in 2010

Just a few scrap projects I am looking forward to this year besides scrapping Ireland photos :0)
1) Project 12 is something I found out about at the Studio Calico site and am really looking forward to giving it a try. I did something similar last year with a monthly recap layout page for our 2009 family album.
Anyway you can see more about Project 12 Here if you are interested. What I like about this project is the use of sketches. I am really loving sketches right now as a jump off point for designing my layouts. It just makes the whole process faster, but I can still make it "my own"

2.) And speaking of sketches and Studio Calico, I am so happy they have started this
Sketch Sunday :0) I plan on trying to participate as often as time allows! I wouldn't mind the chance to win an SC gift card so that sweetens the deal :0)

3) Another favorite scrap site, Two Peas in a Bucket, is offering free on-line scrap classes in 2010. Check the list of offered classes out here I am really intrigued by the mini-album a month class they are offering.
I tried a few of the classes in 2009 - Year of You, Cards, and the Super sketch classes. All had a different idea or project each month. Truthfully, I only completed an "assignment" here or there. I think I did two months worth of the cards class, one month from year of you, but I did the most from Super Sketches.
These classes didn't require you to participate every month so I was pretty happy with what I accomplished. I finished several layouts for the Sketches class that I really loved, had six cards to give to friends and family. Plus the Year of You class layout in January was a layout I used several times for my monthly recap layouts in my 2009 family album. Completely worth checking out!

4. And last but not least! I found a scrapbook challenge site through a few other blogs and I think it looks like a lot of fun. It's called scrapping the music I love music and I love using lyrics for journaling and titles. So I think this will be a good challenge site for me even though I'm usually not big on challenges. This one might be different :0)

How about you? What projects are you looking forward to in 2010?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Nine in 2009! :0)

Here are nine of my favorite scrapbook projects I created in 2009 (in no particular order)
From a trip to the Magic House.
Erin's obsession with Snuggle Bunny on YouTube had to be documented :0)
As did her daily favorites :0) These are the kinds of photos and documentation I sometimes wished I would of had from my childhood. So I'm glad she will know :0)
Definitely a favorite!

A shadowbox I made to highlight a photo of my Nana. This was a gift for my mom on Mother's day.
One of my all time favorite layouts ever because I really am a lucky mom! most days ;0)
I loved using this graph style layout inspired by a free class I was taking over at Two Peas in a Bucket called "A Year of You". This was the only style layout I really liked personally from the class, so I used it as the format for a page representing each month.
That's my girl in a nutshell!

And this little ladybug I made for Erin was so much fun!

Here is an example of one of the pages.

And Stacy Julian had a great post on her blog brought to my attention by Susie. You can see it
here I did a post on this with my photos on my family blog and didn't feel like reposting here. But it was a lot of fun and reminded me of some truly great memories! I would definitely recommend trying it :0)