I used to be one that only did mini albums. I did them for every occassion and gave them to countless relatives and friends as gifts. I rarely did scrapbook pages any longer. Once I realized that the online website was taking too much of my time and making me crazy, I realized that I needed to get back to my roots of why I do this. I have a lot of reasons why I do this. I really enjoy using photos of my family and friends and doing something with them. We take so many pictures and don't use them, they end up on a computer somewhere or online at a photo printing place. I love playing with all the fun products and getting excited when one "matches" my photos. How long did you carry around pictures of a certain event, and didn't scrap them because you didn't have the "perfect" paper? I do it so often. But thats the fun that this hobby affords us. Picking papers and embellishments for that perfect picture you have is FUN! Its great to experiment with different colors, layouts and then the final product. This hobby has changed so much in the 8 years I've been at it, and my style has changed and the end goal has changed! I LOVE teaching, inspiring others, and the friendships I have. I love taking pictures, knowing that I can't wait to scrap that! So, for today, I'm sharing some recent layouts. The ones of Bianca and her boyfriends were pictures I had carried around in my crop bag for over a month, waiting for those perfect papers to come out and whallla, Studio Calico came out with Atlantic! I LOVE this line. Its on trend, has fantastic embellishments to go with the paper and it matches these pictures perfectly! Also, I love the new Crate Paper "The Pier". I love to take off and go to amusement parks, and beach boardwalks, so I'm loving this line as well. I now know I need to do these layouts for my books and my crafty side, and I also LOVE doing mini albums and teaching, so I've found a happy medium. How about you? What do you like to work on? Come back on Monday to be a part of a GIVEAWAY! I'll be putting together an inspirational pack of goodies for someone! I'll post the giveaway on Monday!
I am so excited to spend the day at Scrapbook Territory on May 25th! Have you signed up for either of my upcoming classes? I have a fantastic Basic Grey Card Class! We'll make 16 cards (both boy and girl) and you'll have tons left over to make more! Then I'll be teaching the fantastic Teresa Collins Memories Binder Album! This is a day filled with crafty goodness that you'll love and go home with a bunch of finished scrappy things! Call the store to sign up at 510-559-9929.