A Buncha Scrappy Stuff...and then some more scrappy stuff!
Yep, after not doing ANY sort of scrapbooking for weeks, I finally sat down some last night and today and worked on several projects. My thinking was this...Christmas is in, what?, 19 days? In less than three weeks, I will have a BIG ole pile of Christmas pictures to do something with. I need to get those photos that have been piling up for two months in my scrap area out of their piles and onto some pages and into some albums. So, I caught up on some Halloween and Thanksgiving pictures, and also did a few mini projects.
You all know how much I love to do scrapbook challenges. I hadn't done any of them in forever, though; so I used a few of my Thanksgiving photos for the latest challenge over at the One Little Word blog. The word this time around was "Live" and when I took these pics out of my Costco envelope, I knew I had to do something with them. They are two of my favorites from Thanksgiving at my parents'; the light was just right (the sun was warm and shining on our faces) and Sydney was just being a doll. And then I spotted some papers I wanted to dig out and use and it just worked out!
So, here is my "Live" page: "As long as I live...I will love you." Love that girl!
I had fallen behind on the OLW words, and I wanted to get caught up. So, I did another Thanksgiving page using the word "Full." My page and the photos show that the yummy Thanksgiving food makes me literally "full," but that the love and thankfulness I feel for my family really makes me "SO full."
I did just those two pages for Thanksgiving and put the rest of my photos in the little mini album I made a few weeks ago (remember me sharing it with you?).It has my pictures and also the sheets of paper where Gary, McKenna, Delaney, Sydney, and I all wrote down the things we were thankful for this year. It's a good memento of the season!
Then, I have a TON of gorgeous pictures of Delaney from her middle school pageant a few weeks ago. I'm in the process of doing a mini album with all the pictures (right now I am just LOVING mini-albums; I just think they are such a cool way to capture a specific event or emotion and they also are easy to put together), but I wanted to do at least one page to put in my larger, chronological scrapbook of the year. So, this is what I came up with and I really, REALLY like how it turned out. She really was a beauty that night!
Then, with Christmas almost here, I figured it was about time to do something with my Halloween pictures. (LOL) So, I put together another little mini album. This one just takes some of my favorite pictures over the years of the girls in costume.
(you can spot McKenna's first Halloween as a bunny, and Sydney's first as a bumblebee. And there at the front is this year's. My, how time flies!)
And then I did a two-page spread with a ton of pictures from this year. This was the first page of it; I just loved how funky and retro-looking the colors of our costumes were this year, so I wanted to create the same feeling on the page (and I just love those cool, puffy stickers I found at the dollar store!).
And then...finally...I finished up a little mini album dedicated to Delaney's Spring and Summer season with the Thunderbolts (yes, we've already been through another Fall season so I definitely was behind in doing this!). I really like how it turned out; it's cute, but more importantly, it's a great way for Delaney to sit down and look at her memories from this softball season.
(I'm anticipating already doing a similar book dedicated to McKenna's Color Guard season this year. Just too fun to do these things!)
(I am actually going to spending most of tonight and tomorrow doing a similar mini book for Delaney's coach. Her team is havings its team holiday party this Saturday and Gary wanted me to make one for her coach. I hope I can get it done!)
Well...that's enough for now (sorry to you non-scrappy blog friends!). I hope all of you are having a wonderful Thursday!
(and oh, by the way, I LOVED all of your comments about my teaching McKenna to drive. It's very reassuring to know that so many of you have been through the exact same situation before--or are going through it alongside with me right now! lol)
So...have a great night! I'm off to catch up on my "Heroes" watching (I DVR-ed it on Monday and have yet to sit down and see it) and rustle up something for dinner.
See ya soon!