One of my goals for 2009 is to scrap at least one layout a week.
My best time to scrap is Sunday afternoons. We get home around 3 pm, after lunch.
Mike takes a nap, Caroline is tuckered out and plays quietly & I have some ME time.
Love, love, love my Sunday afternoons.
My goal is to sketch the design out during the week, think about it, gather supplies.
Then when I do have time to scrap, I can sit down and knock it out.
It worked with this one! I had been thinking about it all week.
Once I actually sat down to scrap and pulled my cardstock out, I finished it in about an hour!
That might be a record for me. That includes printing the pictures and everything.
Here it is....I have to say it's one of my favorites I've made in a long time.
I knew I wanted to use my new "Swell Noel" embellishments from K&Co. (3 different packages of them!)
They are a lovely blue, pink and red color scheme. So I got them out and based the colors on them.
I was going to say "Christmas Gifts 2008" but I spotted this "for a good girl" and thought, "perfect!"
I snagged that AC ribbon at Michaels this weekend, it was from Christmas & only $1.
Oh and see that little pink tag on the left with the date? Cuttlebug! Tiny tags die.
Yesterday was gloomy and overcast, perfect for outside shots. It was warm too.
Mike asked me to take some pictures of him. He ended up not liking his hair in them but I like them.
Here they are....I left these on the computer for him to see this morning and he somehow overlooked the one I did to be funny. Figures!
I also got some fantastic shots of Caroline riding her bike in the driveway.
Some of my favorite pictures ever of her outside.
My next page will either be with those or these above of Mike.
One thing I have discovered about myself is that if I use current pics to scrap with, I feel more inspired.
Like I just took those Christmas pictures on purpose for the layout.
The hundreds of 4x6 pictures in my drawer are not inspiring me.
They're just sitting there.
I think if I had them on a cd and could print them any size I wanted, I'd be more apt to scrap them.
Of course I do have them all on cd, it would just be a matter of finding them!
How do you stay inspired to scrap?
Have you made any scrapping goals for the year?