Sunday, January 30, 2011

The One with a Few Updates and The Much Anticipated Snow Layout

Hi there. Is this thing on? Is anyone still reading? :) I hope so....sorry for the little hiatus. Things got a little crazy at my day job and I need to step away from the computer for awhile and relax when I got home each night. Sometimes we all just need to unplug a little bit.

I promised I'd share a fun layout I did of some snow pictures I took of the kids last season. And boy have I had a lot of inspiration lately. We've had one of the snowiest winters on record here in Ohio.
I had so many great pictures to work with for this layout that I didn't want to leave any out. So I tried something a little different. I did a traditional double page layout. {Because I am the queen of double layouts...must do more single pagers in 2011...}

And then I created a couple of 6 x 12 layouts to highlight some favorite photos and journaling. I love them! They were so much fun to work on-I can't wait to do it again. Totally got my creative juices flowing and got me thinking about other things I want to do in this size. All in all I have 20 photos and 2 really rich paragraphs of journaling on this layout spread-love this.

I used a bunch of Heidi Swapp Ghost shapes that have been sitting in my stash waiting for the perfect project. I am going to make a big dent in my stash this year-no more waiting for the perfect project to come along!

The other thing I wanted to update you on was some fun scrapbook room decor. I am still working on getting some art and other fun stuff on my walls. We are actually in the midst of redecorating quite few rooms in the house {slowly but surely and as the budget allows it}. It's tough because I'm FAR from an  interior decorator but I know that I like classic, modern decor. Nothing too crazy but nice clean lines. I really struggle with making the right choices for my walls and such.
But I have started small and with my scrapbook room.

My first two pieces are originals. One is from my dear friend, Monika. I love her art. Just love it. She gifted me this "Have Fun" piece and I spray painted a frame that I loved and framed it. The other piece is by, ummm...me. Yup, I made that i Scrap piece. I love that Cosmo Cricket Snorkel line and I just needed to have it hanging up in my scrap space because it inspires me and makes me happy. So I created this piece of art around it. They'll hang side by side next to my desk as soon as my Dad comes over to help me line them up. {I'm hopeless at hanging pictures...hopeless!}

That's my update. Did a lot of scrapping this weekend. I'm doing my own version of  Project Life and I put the framework of that together this weekend and did my weekly goal of 2 layouts...so far so good. Hopefully I'll share both later this week and maybe even a {giveaway}! Stay tuned!

6 comments:

  1. love your layout! i am soo tired of this snow and today they are calling for ice tonight and tomorrow--yuck!

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  2. Cute layouts! The wall art you made looks great.

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  3. Great snow layouts! It looks like they are having fun! Thanks for sharing the wall art too! They look really cool!

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  4. These are so cute! I love Monika's prints, too!

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  5. christina,
    i gave you a blog award today! stop by my blog and to get your award!

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  6. Great layouts, I love those ghost snowflakes! I am doing the Project Life too, and haven't completely figured out how I am going to use it, just knowing that I will start in March and use my wedding as a kick off date! It will be fun to see how you are doing yours! I love the 6x12 pages you made too!

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