Sunday, January 29, 2012

Layout a Day!

Wow! Joy Tracey over at "Obsessed with Scrapbooking" recommended an awesome challenge that I just couldn't resist!  It's Lain Ehmann's Layout A Day (or LOAD, for short).

Throughout the month of February, Lain will challenge scrappers to complete a layout each day based on the prompt she provides.  February's theme is "Past Perfect: Looking Back to Look Forward", so we'll be working on pages, themes, and events from our recent or distant past.

I really needed a kick in the seat to get going on my scrapbooking again.  All these long months of working on Boy Scout pages and being to busy to scrap at all have left me woefully behind on all my scrapbooks.  I'm so far behind, I don't even know where to start!  So I figured this would be a great way to get the creative juices going and to get me in the habit of working on my scrapbooks at least a little each day.  Who knows, maybe it will inspire me to get a lot MORE done than just 29 layouts?

If you'd care to join me, I'd love to hear about it!  The cost is $30 and includes your daily prompt, daily videos, interviews with guest artists, a private message board and private photo gallery, inspiration, fun, and even prizes!  I'll be sharing some of my favorite pages right here on this blog!  You can find out more about this awesome challenge here:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trying to Be a Better Blogger

I know, I know.... The idea of a scrapbooking blog is that I should *frequently* post some kind of article or entry about scrapbooking.  Ideally, that would be at least once per week or something.  And yet, as I was just reviewing my post history, I see that I didn't make a single post in the months of October *or* December!  Wow.  Can I say that I was busy?

While I was poking around, I noticed that I didn't post all that many ideas or samples last year, either.  Many of my posts lately have been articles or editorials about scrapbooking or the craft industry in general.  I's supposed to be a scrapbooking blog.  I really *should* have some scrapbooking samples and ideas, right?

So to make it up to you, I thought I'd share some of the projects we have been doing in our 3rd Wednesday Card/Stamp Club.  As you may know, we work on different projects each month (and usually at least one card), so with Sharon's permission, and without further ado, here are some awesome project samples for your enjoyment!

Click on the picture for more card and project ideas!

Friday, January 13, 2012

5th Annual Scrapbooking Cruise

That's right!  Registration is now open for our 5th Annual Scrapbooking cruise.  Join us for 5 nights cruising the Western Caribbean including the ports of Progreso and Cozumel, Mexico!  Departing from Galveston, Texas aboard the Carnival Triumph, September 15-20, 2012.  See our website for details!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I {Heart} Words!

We are very close to posting the dates for our next scrapbooking cruise! Maybe even later today!  In the mean time, I saw this post on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea!  I can't wait to implement it.  I'm thinking I might use this technique to do a page for my wedding album!  I've had supplies to start it for years, but have never been inspired enough to do anything about it (and more than a little afraid to mess it up!)  But seeing this made me envision a photo of my wedding singer along with the words to the song she sang.  I'll post the results when I'm done, but for now, here's the inspiration!

And here are the instructions on how to do it from fellow blogger, Maggie at
Black and White {Side by Side}.

What other uses can you think of for this great trick?