Layout Share – 2012

Hello again!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m slowly picking away at my updates and ideas for my blog here.  I wanted to share some layouts from 2012 HERE I’m organizing my layouts under the “Memory Keeping” tab rather than under a separate “Layouts” tab, thought I could keep all things about documenting memories under one tab…What do you think?  Come take a look!


Have a great day everyone!

LOAD-212: Day Four!

Today, the girls took their pre-test for their Junior Black Belts in karate!  They have worked so hard toward this goal and today was the first step in the process, and I think they passed with flying colors.  Unfortunately in all the craziness of the early day, I totally forgot to get a photo of the three girls (lily, gwen and their friend marielle) before their test.  What I did photograph was the wait.

The wait for the test to be over.  Liz and I with our knitting in a cafe waiting.  And of course, in honor of the layout a day challenge this month…I scrapbooked it!

Load-212-Day Threeeee!

Day three … and a layout done before lunchtime  (along with phone calls, laundry and tidying up!)  The prompt today was a layout about yourself.  Charlie recently found a cache of old (old) photos of mine and in that treasure trove of late 70’s and early 80’s goodness was a photo of me at the summit of Pike’s Peak in 1979 so that dear reader, along with a Basic Grey kit, inspired this page:

I have a stash of Basic Grey kits that I collected over two years that I have pledged to break out and use (instead of letting them age like fine wine) which is fun because some of them are not things I would normally pick.   It makes it a challenge within a challenge to make a kit work with other things in my stash (in this case the metal tag on the left and thickers stickers for the title).

All in all I am pleased with it and am loving loving loving not scrapping chronologically anymore!!

LOAD212 – days one and two

Yes!  Two days down, 27 more to go!  Starting strong!!  Hope I can keep up the momentum…everyone starts out strong in this but as the month progresses, people fall off the bandwagon.  Totally understandable, waaaay too many other things going on but I”m happy that I am 2 for 2 !

Day One

Paper page with real paper!  and ribbon! and photos!  and I actually found everything!  small victory!

Day one’s prompt had to do with food. Since I couldn’t lay my mitts on my photos from Border Cafe, I made a page featuring one of our current favorite family stories!  Gwen ordering a full adult portion of Cioppino at Felicia’s restaurant!

Day Two

Today’s page was all digital, my biggest challenge with digital scrapbooking is the organization (or not) of the files, something I need to continue to work on!  Deciding on a “system” and working it through before I acquired hundreds of files would have been most helpful!

I have been wanting to do something with this photo for a long time…the prompt for today was “favorite photo” and this is definitely one of my all-time faves, glad I was able to finally have an excuse to use it!