>yeah, another win

>I won again, this time over at apron strings 🙂 Well, I am now two layouts away from having all of Jan 2010 scrapped. I went ahead and ordered my Feb 2010 photos, all 250 of them!! Granted half are from my hubby’s promotion, so half will go in his military album 🙂 In the mean time I am going to work on my 2004 photos. After going through the pages I started I have Jan – April and Oct – Dec done, so that year is about half done. Doing these pictures is kind of wierd, being that Patrick is the age Jacob was. So as I see Jacob in these pictures I know which pieces of clothing I just folded or put on patrick. These are also hard photos, exspecially the ones before 20 Sept 2004. that is the day of Jacob’s accident. I have to remind myself that though his head was perfect before then, he is the same boy after. The day we came home from the hospital he climbed up to the peninsila and asked for a sandwhich like he always had. he is my miracle boy and success story. Ok, onto the pages I got done yesterday. Both are sketches from camp scrap over at Big Picture 🙂

this is the week 1 sketch 🙂 had just the right pictures to fit it perfectly.

and this is the week 3 sketch. I was short one picture, but the one of him by his board was the right way that once I put it on cardstock I could make it fit 🙂 And here is that little boy 6 years later 🙂

>I WON!!


My friend Lori at Apron Strings talked me into a camp scrap over at BigPicture.com. Well, there are a few social prizes where we just have to post something. I did not realize these prize contests were going on. Well the first one I participated in I won!! And it is another class that will help me get my layouts done!! I love a challange and that is what these classes and crops do for me!!

Below are layouts from both the crop at apron strings and the class at big picture.

Thurs night’s scrapping was a quick one and one that took me an hour and half, and it happened to be the one that I had Lori time me on, grr. tonight I got 2 done in an hour!! Lori and jennifer were not happy that I joined them by text 2 hours later and finished 2 layouts 🙂 I would have done one more, but my 8 year old wanted to make Elephant years with me for his daddy for our 10th anniversary tomorrow (we have dinner plans, so prob no scrapping tomorrow night).

Ok, onto the layouts.

Assignment 7 at apron strings was to take inspiration from one of our first layouts. This is my very first layout I did in Sept of 01, Alex was tdy for the first time, and I was pregant with Jacob. wonder if he regrets that tdy and the habit that grew from this first layout?

This is my updated layout, I took the triangles and the red and yellows. I also used the ribbon to mimic the straight red piece of card stock.

This is the layout that took me FOREVER. This was a preclass inspiration. We were to make a layout inspired by the colors in a hamburger, brown, yellow, green, red, and purple. There is very little purple and my red is pink, but here ya go 😉

Assignment 8 was to use some form of media book, movie, music, etc. I try to crop my pictures in order with the challanges. The next pictures in my stack were more of the craft room that I posted on here. so I thought of an hgtv show that I love and I have this book from it. So here is my inspiration…

the finished product!!

For my camp scrap layout tonight, the first Thurs the instructor emailed another big scrapper for inspiration about summer layouts. he suggested flourishes and fun embelishments. Well, these are not summer pictures (the whole scrap in order thing), but the idea worked because I had this awesome kit from apron strings with stickers and buttons and patterned paper that worked perfectly. I also had my trusty page map notebook and found this perfect layout.


>So, I just to upload the first two layouts last night, but after waiting an hour for the pictures to upload on here and nothing I gave up and went to bed. Uploaded them and a third in much less time tonight. Only got one layout done tonight, but with all the picturs and stars (that I had cut), I was done after it. I really like it though, and it was worth it. The first two are for the apron strings crop and the third is for an online class I signed up for at Big Picture.
For assignment 5, we were challanged to just use paper.

Assignment 6 was to use a circle sketch. This is very different for me, but I really like it all the same.

The long picture, I came out with the ideas, placement and what to use quickly, it was just the putting it together that took forever, ecspecially cutting out 11 stars by hand. Oh and having an adorable 8 month old interupt me constantly 🙂

>Happy 234th Birthday America

>First I want to say Happy 4th of July. We had a wonderful family day. We did not go see any fireworks, but we did get to watch the show on the Capital, NYC, Boston, and the local fireworks shows all on tv. Tonight I wish we had HD, that would have been cool to see. We did also get to see and hear the fireworks neighbors were setting off.

I also want to remind everyone to think about the families who are celebrated the 4th without their loved ones due to them serving our great country!! I know a lot of families going through this right. Saddly, Freedom is NOT Free!!

Onto my scrapping for the day. I was able to get two layouts done with interuptions and it still did not take me that long. The hardest part tonight was finding a sketch that would work. But once I did that it was smooth sailing.

Assignment number 3 was to use a tag sketch. My tag is not EXACTLY like the one on their blog, but it is very smilar, and the sketch def inspired all my choices on the tag I made. (By the way this is the organization happy land I made in the boys’ bathroom, if only the rest of the house were this organized!!).

Assignment 4 was to create a monochramatic layout using red, white, or blue. I chose white, because read and blue are only minor in the photos and well they are very busy pictures. I am sure they look familiar to followers. These are the pictures I took when I began the carft room clean up. Yes I scrap just about every picture I take (don’t scrap pics of scrap pages). I want my future generations to really know who I was, including, my needed a nice clean house and the process it took to get me there 🙂

>(page kits + sketches) 2 hours = production :)

>had a tough week getting into scrapping. I can’t really scrap until the boys are in bed, and I keep thinking that only an hour is not enough time to get anything done. tonight both of these pages took 30 minutes each. And the second one I had to scan a medal and look up meet information. This what page kits and sketchs can do for you, they make scrapping so much quicker and productive. My favorite page kit is having another cyber crop over at apronstringsdesigns.blogspot.com. The first two assignments are below 🙂 Will get the other two for this week done tomorrow night. Am hoping to get to scrap from 10 til bed each night, if I can manage to get two pages done, including getting children in bed and nursed, I will be pretty proud of myself and make some progress!!

Assignment one was to use a sketch that was posted. the sketch had a third picture, but since I did not have a third picture I created my own 🙂
Assignment 2 was to use three different fonts. i did not choose these pictures, I am scrapping chronologically, the event just fit the assignment. I scanned one of Jacob’s medals from the meet and then printed the meet logo and information about the child the meet is in dedication to. I then also used sticker letters, so actually have more than three fonts on the page 🙂