Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Productive Weekend

I was lucky enough to be able to attend a scrapbooking retreat this past weekend. It is at a camp and it was a wonderful weekend away. It was the first time in several years I was able to attend as a guest and not a host. You are just beginning to feel the fall in the air here so it is the perfect time to be inside cozy and working away. Here are some of the pages I was able to finish this weekend.

The products are mostly Creative Memories, some very old and some from the last campaign. It was nice to use up some of the older product and fun to use the new products too.
Enjoy! Chris

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Project Life-page one!

This will not be a long post but I promised to come back with some pictures from my first ever week of Project Life. I will say it is not the fastest layout I have ever put together  but I assume that is all a learning process. Trying something new is always a challenge. (or maybe that is just me!)

 It was fun! I am really happy with how it turned out. All of papers are from Bella Blvd. along with lots of the embellishments. I didn't have any of there washi tapes so I added in some others for a fun element. Here is a close up of each side of the page.

I have to say I am almost out of all the Bella Blvd paper I ordered! Maybe time to refill!
Enjoy! Chris


Monday, September 9, 2013

Quick gift idea with Bella Blvd

Every year my anniversary seems to sneak up on me! You would think as it is always the same day I would be more prepared. But it is right in the middle of the back to school craziness, hockey try outs and the beginning of dance classes. So here we are another and I had no gift? I had an idea so this weekend I set to work. I grabbed a  99cent Tolsby frame from Ikea. (Yes I said 99 cents-just don't tell my husband!) And set to work. I collect my new Bella Blvd papers and embellishments.
This is what my desk looked like before-

I set to work with an idea in my head and I am quite happy with how the whole thing turned out.
This is a shot of the individual pages. I picked a couple of different lengths and added some tabs on the side with the border stickers to vary the shapes.
And this is the whole think put together.
He loved it and it is proudly sitting on his desk today.
Enjoy! Chris

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First attempt at Project Life

So I am dipping my toe in and trying something new! Project Life- if you are curious to read about Becky Higgins' revolution in the scrapbook market- there is a little description here on her blog.
I have decided to start slow I picked up a set of page dividers I thought I would like to work with the most and a new corner rounder, and set out to give it a try.
And here is a shot of my first page.
I will post more when it is all finished. I am enjoying the process so far. Messy but I think my desk is always like that when I am scrapbooking.
Enjoy! Chris