Sunday, April 13, 2008

Some of my Work

I am by no means a great scrapbooker. But I thought you might like to see some of my work. It's nice to know your store owner actually does what she loves and sells. Many of these will not contain product that I have in my store. These are pages I did back in December 2007 and January of 08 for my 2007 year. I don't do a lot of special albums. I love to scrap what we do everyday. I did find however in doing this that I had huge books and I got burned out. So I decided to try and scrap no more than a two page layout for each event, with a summary page at the end of the month for single pics of an event or just something silly the kids did. Hope you enjoy.

I got injured by my dog. He stopped and I went over the handle bars. Anyway this is the layout I came up with for it. Layering was my theme. I layered paper and flowers.

One page of this layout was bought at a scrapbooking store that was going out of business. I liked the idea of the squares so I dug through my left overs and found papers to match to the best of my ability and copied it for the second page of this. It is about our super bowl activities.

This was a challenge in one of my scrapbooking groups. I don't normally do one picture layouts but this is for my daughters photo book. For me that means all there studio shots. I do a book for each of my kids with these in them. They are usually one picture layouts. This is paper from K & Company. They came out with a girl set and a boy set and I bought a set for each of my three children.

This page came from an idea book by Lisa Bearnson. I took two different one page layouts and put them together. I used an 8 x 10 of my friends yard on the left side of the layout. Her yard is just beautiful in the spring and to use a small picture would have just been an injustice. I again cut and pasted the pictures on the other side to give that panoramic look. This gave me the ability to get a picture of every person that was at the egg hunt that day. Also I painted the title egg hunt with acrylic paint.

This page came from an idea book by Lisa Bearnson. I loved how many pictures she used and I had a ton. So to keep my two page layout minimum I cut and layed the pictures together like they were one big panoramic picture. I also inserted some pictures into the pocket and made and interactive fold out on the right side of the layout. There I was able to put seven pictures. I will go back and cover the back of each picture and add some journaling. I think I was able to get around 20 to 25 pictures on this two page layout! Beats just one doesn't it? This was about all the baby sitting I had been doing for the month of February and March. One day I had around 7 kids!

These pages were done with a kit I got in a swap. It is american craft paper and heidi swapp paint. I also used Heidi Swapp's ghost letters. I've really gotten into layouts with enlarged pictures. This has a 5x7 on the left side of the layout.

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Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me