Hello dear Friends!! Happy Friday to you ~
We have a busy, but fun weekend planned ahead. Girls night out to the movies. Kiddos' sports. Church time, of course. And even more time to spend on my current projects!
Now that I'd gotten my office/crafting space all organized - I found MANY projects I had in the works. As well as all of my scrapbooking stuff I had been doing in the past. So this week I jumped in with abandon!! ;) I've been having fun tackling projects right and left. So for my 5 today I thought I'd give you just a peek at some of it.
Of course I had to begin work on some Valentine's projects - it is the season, right? So here's a peek at a necklace I was making. Soft and romantic & vintage looking. Love that. I'm so happy with how it turned out and I'll share soon!
I also may have been dabbling in some Valentine's Day card making. Just letting my beautiful soul shine (as the card says), right?
A big part of my week has been working on my scrapbooks. First, of course I had to go down memory lane and look at a few older albums and layouts. They spark ideas for new pages and help me remember my timelines and what I've done already. I love looking back at my kiddos - so young and so sweet. ;) Each year I do a page with our Christmas card from that year - it's fun to look back and see them all and how the kiddos change!!
I'm still about 4 years behind in most of my books - but it's amazing how I can knock out a whole year in one album if I work at it a bit each week! I have family albums (I'm up to volume 7!), a vacation/trip album, and my kiddos' school years albums. So, yep, quite a few books in the works.
I'm typically pretty good at finding materials I like for layouts I know I will have coming up & holding on to them for when I'm ready. But for this one (my daughter's birthday several years ago) I hadn't picked up any bowling stickers or papers. So what is one to do, but use some clip art off of the internet - print it up and embellish it a bit! Works for me so I didn't have to break stride with what I was working on at the moment. Lol
I'm currently working on a July 4th layout and I love how this one is shaping up! I often like to look at the group of photos I plan to scrapbook - and then pick out some papers & embellishments from there. Then I like to lay a "base" down - crop my photos, then fit them on the pages the way I like them. Then I journal dates and memories on the pages and lastly add further embellishments (like in this case I'll add some of these flowers as I used pretty flower ribbon on the pages). I also have a few cute fireworks stickers I'll probably throw in too.