Hello!! I snuck away for a bit from blogging - we were busy celebrating someone turning two . . .
AND I have been working on 2 HUGE scrapbooks for Ryan's teacher & assistant teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day - with 2 albums, 29 kids, and a 2 page spread for each - that's a lot of scrapping!! It is actually more of a memory book, than album - each student created artwork, wrote something about their teacher, and then another mother snapped pics of the kiddos to include. I have 1 week left to pull it all together :)
Oh & I have been squeezing in some scrapping here too!!! I am super excited to share my 2 most recent layouts for Noel Mignon using the Soda Shoppe kit. Such a fun kit!!!
First up - a page about me??? I know, doesn't happen too often but I am working on an 8 1/2" x 11" album - it's a bit about me as well as quotes I love. Sort of a self journal, but also memory book . . . not sure exactly what you'd call it. Anyways, here goes . . .
I kind of LOVE this smaller sized page - it just seems easier to balance all the elements for some reason. No worries though, I'm not jumping ship from the 12" x 12" world. All the kid's albums are in this format & I can't see changing it now :) Here are some close-ups of the journaling . . .
Did you see those die-cut clouds above?? They are from my Silhouette - LOVIN' that thing these days!!! I doodled the black border around each with pen :)
Now - if you are looking for a sketch challenge - I've got one!!! My new challenge is up on the Noel Mignon blog. I'm looking for LOTS of participants this month so please join us :)
Here is my take on it using the Soda Shoppe kit . . .
This was a special layout for me - we had such a difficult time with Ryan & swimming. We had a HORRIBLE experience with an instructor, but we stuck it out. In the end, I wasn't really sure if I had made the right decision. After that we took a break & started up again with a different instructor & pool. He has done awesome & just amazes me with how much talent he has for swimming!!
Off to clean up - I will be back tomorrow to share 2 more layouts I did & to answer a question from "30 on Life" in my comments. Also - if there are any questions from anyone out there, I'd be happy to try & answer - just post a comment :) Happy Sunday!!