Wednesday, January 23, 2008

walker happy

I have to say the most fun part of working on pages of photos that are so old is you get to look at baby pictures of your children - total trip down memory lane. Lots of reflection as you stare into that sweet little face from so many years ago. The bad part is, of course, that some of the memories are slightly fuzzy. Like I can't remember exactly when I took these pictures. But really, in the long run, it doesn't make any difference. What does make a difference is that I have these photos now in a scrapbook, right? Right.
I used some of that Making Memories Boy paper and some cardstock. Used a punch by
StampinUp! that creates scallops - for the long borders on each side. The title block was scalloped using my Nestabilities. Hey - when you buy these pricey tools you gotta use 'em every chance you get! or make some opportunities right? I used Purple Onion alpha stamps and StampinUp! ink; also a StampinUp! marker to write in the rest of the titling. And looky at all those pictures I managed to fit onto 2 pages. 10 - countem - ten pictures. I wasn't going to edit a single photo. He was just too darn cute in all of them!

Monday, January 21, 2008


Well it's been a while. Happy New Year and all that!
I actually started this "Cutest" page before I went into my exile. And finally i had a chance to get back to it. Used some Purple Onion stamps and cardstock and that's it.
My big problem is that I cannot get over using every decent photo I have. So I'm always arranging and rearranging photos so they'll fit on a 2 page spread.

I've often thought I should take that Library of Memories class that Stacey Julian offers through Big Picture Scrapbooking. Since she came up with that class - what maybe 2 years ago - she also talks about her system in her book "Simple Scrapbooking" - I've thought about taking it but wish she'd just come out with a book detailing the system. Well - I read last week she is coming out with just that book! Yippee for me. It's called "Photo Freedom" and its due out February 1st. I'm not sure if it will finally convince me to not to scrapbook every photo but I'm willing to listen! I've loved Stacey Julian's other books so I'm going to give it a whirl. Even though I've stopped buying scrapbooking magazines and books - I'm not missing this one!