Sunday, June 13, 2010

Joy of Scrapbooking - Moments of Laughter

I presented Lenny with our 2009 album this weekend.  We looked through all the pages together and laughed at some of the funny little things that happened.  One of the greatest joys of scrapbooking is you see a photo or read some journaling and laugh at something you otherwise might have forgotten forever.

This layout is the title page.  I organized the book into three sections:  Little stuff around the house, Travel, and Family Time.   The first section was chronological.  The tree above has limbs for winter, spring with the flowering trees, summer and autumn.  I'm not sure what season of our lives we are in, doesn't matter.  They are all good.

Project Notes: 
  • I cut the tree with the Cricut and SCAL software.  I already had a tree I'd imported before and to keep from having to redo it, I copied, resized and paper pieced a little of it.  Some of the piecing is hidden behind the green strip on the bottom.
  • The notches in the date tag are made with a circle punch.
  • The pearls are regular ones I've had forever.  They are not flat on the back so I sewed them onto the flowers - why my tree isn't a big bloomer :-)
  • I love that background paper from Stampin' Up!  The built in scallop design kind of looks like clouds.  I guess the color is supposed to be a light turquoise but it looks like Baja.  Do you think perhaps someone knew Baja Breeze would be coming back when they designed the Sweet Pea pack?  Whatever, I love that color!
  • Punching out all those little leaves is much easier from DSP rather than cardstock.

Now that 2009 is done, I can get back to 2010.  I think I'm up to the wedding and May which is really good for me.  Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Sweet Pea and a few others by by Stampin' Up!
Font:  Lucida Calligraphy

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