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, 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 far so good. Hopefully I'll share both later this week and maybe even a {giveaway}! Stay tuned!


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

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

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

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

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

  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!