Monday, November 12, 2012

WEEK 8: Organize Your Stuff (round 6): projects, unfinished pages and kits Updated

Good morning, everyone! It is a beautiful morning here.  I have been work on my unfinished pages on three of my kiddos. Here is my result:
On left is the bookshelf--only two layouts that requires sewing--no more pages of other two.  whoo. that feels great. On the right is waiting for photo which i have order this past weekend to come in then these pages will be complete.

Here is few more layouts with completed journals I wanted to shared.  the first six layouts are based on Allison's 6 x 6 sketch class--
 Sorry for bad pictures--took these last night and couldn't get the lighting right.

I didn't cut any into 2x2 inches square but i had this 8x8 pattern paper i just love and it fit into the design and I just use her basic sketch and add little of my take on it. I really love how this one turn out.
I had  one Halloween picture I did scrap when i first started and I wasn't really satisfy with it.
Here is before:
and here is after
I just love this so much better.

Here is another picture I had in my photo box itching to scrap--

I went little out of color trend for Halloween -

Before--I am using 8 x 8 circle pattern paper to bring in the blue with his mommy's outfit with red and using Elmo theme papers. and using various scraps. 
Here is the after:  I kept the size of circle pattern paper and just adapt to sketch. I just layer here and there. The title came from old rub on i had in my stash which went perfect for this guy's first time trick and treating.  the bat is sizzix which is a new purchase from a friend who is getting rid of some of her dies.  I'm planning to get more of her dies once I go thur my inventory of what i have.  I change out the Elmo picture to word Elmo and tuck it behind I really love how this turn out as well.

Here is another Halloween layout--Brian and I went trick n treating with the gang--I thought i only had these two pictures which i use her sketch and adapt it. since then, I have found two more pictures to add to. lol oh, well it will all work out.

Birthday layout of my little boy turning one last year--love how this turn out.  title is cupcake anyone? I went out of my comfort zone and left the middle pieces in the letters.  It is really different for me.


  my third boy's first layout for his album--yep bit behind in his album I really need to get started.  alot of layering and alot of stampings.  just love how this turn out. I can't remember if this came from sketch or not. it has been sitting in a pile for quite a while.
Hope you are enjoying my postings so far. Please leave a comment. i love them.  I'm trying to get back on blogging more. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Favorite Photo!

I was working on my photo editing and came across this picture taken by my daughter. She took alot random pictures without my knowledge but I just love this one.
Just an update--I'm still working on the unfinished pages.  I'm hoping to finish them tonight.  I'm still waiting on my sister for information. mmm I need to start writing them down when pictures happen not later.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

WEEK 7 and 8: Organize Your Stuff (round 6): Ideas, projects, unfinished pages and kits

Week 7 focus on ideas that provide inspiration for our layouts, altered items, or whatever we are creating.  There are all of kinds of inspiration we get from print and digital. It seems to be more digital now with all pinterest, blogs, and facebook as we are becoming more tech savy.  Currently, I store my inspiration in both place-print and digital.  I don't have a computer in my scraproom so I have to print it out if I'm using it for specific layout.  Right now, most of my inspiration are store on my laptop and pinterest board.  My plan is to print out all the inspiration onto 5x7 card and put in binder. this way I can flip thur if I'm in need of inspiration while in my scraproom.

the print such as magazines, idea books, and various others are store on bottom two shelves.  I have three binders--Pagemap, Allison's sketches including others, and third are various sketches from different blogs.  Currently I'm using Allison's sketches for alot of my layouts.  I have set a date for in February to go thur magazines and books if I haven't touch them then they will be either purge or sell to make room for new things.


this week 8 is all about projects, unfinished pages, and kits that accumulated in my room.  I have ton of projects that I need to finish: birthday albums that is two years old, two Dec daily of past two years, and current Dec daily for this year, and school project.  I also have alot of unfinished pages that need journals and/or pictures is also sitting there.  I don't scribe to any club kits right now as I have ton of papers that I just can't justify to scribe. So my goal is to counterfeit some kits to use those papers up so i can scribe to one kit club next year. All of those things are store on this small bookshelf I created.

Each shelf hold two specific project or pages:
first shelf--Amber and Caleb's pages
second shelf--Tyler's pages and yearly pages
third shelf--school album and birthday albums
fourth shelf--Dec daily 2010 and 2011
fourth shelf-- extra Christmas supplies and premade pages
My goal this week is to finish the three spots on the shelf--amber, Caleb and Tyler's pages

I'm finish up the pages on Caleb--here is a peek of currently layout sitting on table--

In this box is all the unfinished pages that just need journals and date--
I don't write late at night--tend to make mistakes alot when I'm tire so I'm hoping to do this on Saturday during the day to finish this up.