Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Break recap

Last week was Spring Break for us and a very activity filled one!

Monday -  Soccer practice and lunch at Chic-fil-a

Tuesday - trip to the zoo. Saw 1 yr old clouded leopards being given goats milk (a treat) for good behavior with the keepers.

Wednesday - lunch with daddy, naps and swim lessons.
Thursday - A day at the Rodeo

 A super fun way to wash your hands. Aiden is using the dryer. 

Loved the rides 
 and tried cotton candy for the first time. I don't think Aiden was a big fan after a few bites. 

Friday - We had lunch at home with daddy before he went off golfing and then after naps went to the outlet mall and then Lows to get a few flowers to plant. 

 Yeah for back to school. :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

An album reorganization and plans to finish in 30 days.

A few days after reading  Noell's  Paperclipping Play Along  post on completing a scrapbook album in less than 30 days and having Melissa's album post on my mind for the last while, I thought it was time that I did something about my albums. I have been using the LOM approach but something was just not working right with my albums so I pulled my Things We Do and Celebrations albums to put back together in a loose chronological order. I also pulled some layouts from other albums that didn't fit well there.

I had a big mess on the floor for the afternoon and evening but am really happy with the result especially for most of the pre LOM layouts (before 2009).  Those just didn't fit the themes well.  

So to play along and finish an album, I pulled the earliest album which has 2005-2007 along with some 2004 in it.

I am pulling all the 2004 layouts to put in the 2004 album I have (no idea why they weren't in there some really old stuff!) 

I pulled  what pictures I have printed from 2005 and 2006 and went through those years to see where I had gaps and what stories I wanted to add. Focusing on 2005, I have 5 open pages/stories and have finished 2 of the layouts. 

There are only a few anniversaries that I have documented in our early years so I'm glad to have the pictures even if I can't remember much of the details.

a simple page to fill in a gap 

It will be great to pull these years from my storage binders and be done, I need to empty it out anyway to have space for new pictures. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Double page layouts

I've had these pictures with a few papers pulled aside to have to work on at a crop but never got to them at the last couple so put them on my table one night before going to bed. The next morning I got my blog post updates in my email and was inspired by one of Melissa's cruise layouts. I believe it is one of the sketches from the Double Take class at BPC.

 The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and had strips of different patterns. I got all but one of the strips on this. I added a little stamping and a tag under the title.

Thinking about the Double Take class reminded me that I never worked on this layout that I started during the class. I had to print a couple more pictures so it got moved to the side.  I pulled it out and used some very old product on it except for the Thickers and washi tape. Just had to get some washi tape on it.

Thinking washi tape...I just got a few more rolls from Michael's...had a 50% off sale.
Lots of crafting happiness going on here!!