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I finally got around to taking some photos of the scrap layouts I’ve done recently. You can always see my huge collection of layouts here. Here are a few of my recent favorites:

(Hambly paper, Sassafrass paper, Prima flowers, Making Memories label, American Crafts Flair, American Crafts ribbon)

This layout has photos from our third wedding anniversary. I scraplifted a layout by Gayle Martin that was in the Spring 2010 Somerset Memories magazine. I love this magazine! This is the first issue I’ve ever purchased. I picked it up at Borders with some of my birthday money.

The following two I used sketches for and stuck pretty close to them. They are photos we took when we went to Como Zoo with my in-laws and our nephew Milton.

(Basic Grey papers, American Crafts Thickers, Fancy Pants stamps)

(American Crafts paper, Prima flowers, Maya Road chipboard, Target $1 alphas)

The following two layouts I made last night! I used photos that we took in Sheboygan on Lake Michigan Memorial Day weekend 2008. As you can tell from these layouts, this is the spring cousin Jen gave me my lomo fisheye camera. 🙂 The second one I just used the photos as my inspiration. The first one I actually used a magazine ad as my inspiration. Here is the ad:

(Basic Grey paper, everything else is from the Colorbök Woodhaven collection)

(Basic Grey paper, K & Co. paper, American Crafts Thickers, Basic Grey stickers, Hambly bird stickers, Fancy Pants stamps)

That’s it for now. Thanks for looking!

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Books and plants.

This week has absolutely flown by! We did some yardwork, and I did some cooking, reading, scrapbooking, cleaning, organizing, dog walking, etc. I actually had this week off from choir because of the insanely busy past couple of months.

I used some of my birthday money to get a couple of things from amazon, and they arrived this week. First of all, I had seen this notebook at Patina and I had to have it!

It’s all pages of photos of interesting walls.  There’s plenty of blank space so you can use it as a notebook and it sort of is like you are adding graffiti to the walls. I’m not sure if I will just use it for a journal or for some specific purpose.  I have another notebook I recently got for free from snapfish that I could use my own photos for the cover so I did garden shots from last year and am using it as my gardening notebook. I’m keeping track of what I’ve planted and where, as well as making wish lists and plotting out what and where I am planting.

The other book that I got was this one:

I read through the whole book the day I got it, and I am looking forward to doing the challenges! I love Elizabeth Kartchner’s style and I just love her layouts! A few others contributed to the book, including Amanda Johnson, and they are all beautiful pages.

I did get a few pages done this week but I haven’t taking pictures of or scanned them in yet. I’ll have to do that today!

Anyway, back to the yard work- there is so much to do! We raked up the leaves and pinecones in our yard. There are so many needles everywhere. It really drives me nuts. I pulled away all the dead plants from the raingarden, the front beds, the side beds, and the one by the back door, as well as weeded where was needed. I am waiting to plant anything new for a couple more weeks. I know it may still get too cold at night for new ones. I have some bulbs that I purchased waiting to be planted and I still need to decide where I am going to plant them. We have a lot of places all over our yard that need some love! I am hoping to keep on with what I was doing last year and buying plants on sale and getting some from other people getting rid of them. We also need to do some work on the front and side yards where we removed our old fence from last summer. It needs to be re-graded and grass planted. I might move some hostas over to the side if I can’t get anymore cheaply.

Here are some photos I’ve taken this month.

Here are the ferns when they first started to come up. I took this photo on April 6th. I noticed about a week later that they had grown a TON. I was in total shock. I finally got around to taking another photo of them a couple days ago:

We got these ferns from my bro-in-law’s neighbors. When we planted them last year they looked nice for a few days but then looked pretty sad after that. I was really hoping they would look good this year and so far I am really happy! This is much better than the dirty river rock that was there!

Here are some of the hostas starting to come up. When they first appear they look like alien tentacles to me!

This is what it looked like when I transplanted some of the yarrow last summer to the side of the house, sort of on the corner:

And here’s what it looks like already this year:

And it will look a lot prettier when the white flowers appear.

Last but not least, here is what the garden by the back door looked like a few days ago before I removed the dead plants and weeded it:

Yeah. I was sort of dreading cleaning it up.

Here is what it looked like an hour and a half later:

There are still a couple of plants in there that I think might be weeds. Haha. I thought I’d give them a little bit before I decide. Once it is nice enough I will also plant some annuals on the border like I did last year. This is where I planted lilies, salvia, black-eyed susans, aster, and lambs ear.

Now I’m going to figure out my coupons and do some shopping. Happy weekend everyone!

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How fun is this?

Today I was mentioned over on the Colorbok blog.

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So many photos

I’ve been getting some scrapbooking done lately. Things don’t always look right when I scan them, and I never remember to take pictures during the day in good light, so I just took some photos tonight. I very rarely scrap during the day. I almost always feel the most creative in the evening. I am still working on photos from 2008 and continue to work on being more selective with the photos I print and scrap. I’ve been printing less and less from each event or day, but every year I take more and more photos! It seems like every year we have more going on than the last (although amazingly this summer isn’t already all scheduled for us like the last two were).

Here are some of the layouts I’ve done in the past couple of weeks:

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From one page to another

It’s late and I’m listening to albums on lala.com- First I listened to Them Crooked Vultures and now I’m listening to the latest Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach. It’s all been great music for a late Friday night after having a fun night out with friends.

Here are a couple of the layouts I did this week. These are photos from the weekend in 2008 that Trev and I flew to Vegas and met up with my cousin Jen and her husband Matt, who drove from Phoenix. It was a great time together. I made a photobook of our weekend through Shutterfly, so I only did 2 pages for my scrapbook.

This first page I just grabbed some scraps and did.

I have been collecting magazine ads and color combo ideas from magazines for a long time to help with inspiration for my pages. I don’t use them often enough! I decided to make a page inspired by a magazine page and here is what I came up with. It didn’t turn out quite how I imagined, but it’s something a little different I guess, and helped me use more scraps.

The magazine:

The page:

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Maybe it’s the weather

After not scrapbooking since January, I finally got some layouts done yesterday! I keep thinking about the next pages I want to do, so I think I got the creative bug again. 🙂 These are some of the pages I did, using photos from 2008.

I don’t loooove this layout, but it was good to use some old stuff I had on it, like the foam flower stickers I bought from the Target dollar spot a couple years ago! The photo is from when we hosted Easter at our house and celebrated with the Tungseths. The paper is American Crafts. The journaling spot is from Kayla Aimee.

The photos from these two pages are from my uncle Bill’s 80th birthday party in Madison, March 2008. Bill is married to my dad’s sister Lucille. I have a fabulous aunt and uncle that are like grandparents to me and I haven’t seen them much at all the past couple of years. It’s really sad! We were supposed to go to their house when we were home in WI for Christmas, but both Trev and I got sick and were stuck at my parents.

I used K & Company Tim Coffey paper, the rocking chair card is Sassafrass, and then pretty much everything else is Making Memories Vintage Findings.

The day after Uncle Bill’s party, my family went out to lunch to celebrate my 28th birthday. The paper is Kaiser Craft, the cards are more Sassafrass, and the rest of it was random stuff from my stash.

Thanks for looking! I’m excited to get some more pages done, and plan on doing at least a page a day this week, as inspired by Kara. It will help to do something creative and keep me less stressed out from the job search I am doing as well, as usual.

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Still working in picture order

While the guys were on their guys weekend on the North Shore, I went to Becca’s on Saturday and hung out with Becca, Melissa, and Esther. It was a really nice and relaxing day! I even got some scrapbook pages done while I was there. I didn’t bring a ton with me, and I ended up using a lot from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love & The Boyfriend paper pad. Love these papers! I’m currently scrapping photos from 2008. I’m thinking about maybe skipping to doing current photos and working my way back, but not sure about it. Anyone have thoughts on what works for them?

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