Sunday, September 07, 2008

Scrapbook pages
(yes, I SCRAPBOOKED!)..
the Bama game...
and a really great weekend!


I'm in the middle of an exceptional weekend so far (great fun with Delaney yesterday at the Bama game, outstanding church service this morning!) and wanted to get online real quick and post some of the scrapbook pages I finished up on Friday.

If you all will remember, just a week or so ago I got over 700 photos in the mail from my online developing (I used dotphoto); but I can't leave all those pictures sitting in their envelopes! I spent some time last week organizing my photos, labeling them in appropriate envelopes, and coming up with a plan to scrapbook them. My plan? To scrapbook them as easily and quickly as possible, while still getting to utilize my creativity.

I'm progressing pretty well so far! I finished one mini album (I have to more minis planned; mini books are great when you have so many pictures to scrap!), worked on several scrapbook pages, and got all of my scrapbook pages through May put into an album.

This first page I did is of Sydney in her dance recital costume (this was back in May, so I'm not TOO far behind).

The next ones are from Sydney's and McKenna's birthday gathering (okay, those were back in March...but I'm getting there!).


These pages went into an album of all my 2008 pictures from the beginning of the year to the beginning of the Summer. A while back, I realized that I didn't want to feel like all my pages had to be traditional 12 x 12 pages, so I decided to start using 3-ring binder scrapbooks. Then, I can put 12 x 12 pages and 8.5 x 11 pages in the same book. So, the pages look something like this when they're in the album...


And then I finished up a real quick mini album of pictures from McKenna's winter guard season last winter and spring.

This was SUPER-easy. I just used a little 4 x 6 album from the dollar store, mounted photos on cardstock, put the pictures in the slots, and then added a few embellishments. I like how it turned out...






This week, I can focus on getting my pictures from the Summer (our Maryland beach trip, the world series, summer birthdays, and all sorts of other great random moments!) put into albums. I have got a really GREAT idea for organizing all those photos, and will share that with you as I get more done this week.

And now let me leave you with a picture of Delaney on the way to the Bama game yesterday...

We had SO much fun (my girls are all big sports fans; I'm so proud!!! lol), even though we didn't dominate the game like we should have. But it was a great time, nonetheless! (To see a few more pictures from the day, check out my TideChick blog!)

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. My plans for the rest of the day include...washing clothes, then lying on the couch to watch my Dallas Cowboys in their opening game.

Talk to you all soon!!

17 comments:

Adrienne said...

Great pages!!! I especially love the first one!

Auburn Kat said...

Where do you find the time to be able to scrapbook those amazing pages?

Leah said...

Yea for scrapbooking time! Love seeing all of it!

Cheryl Wray said...

Adrienne--Thanks!

Kat--I don't really have much time. :-( But I LOVE doing it when I can find the time!

Leah--Yay!!!

Kingcover said...

I think that's the first time I've ever heard a church service being described as "outstanding". What happened? Did the minister do a break dance routine in the middle of it??? Hehe ;-)

Anonymous said...

Great pages, and that is so cute of Delaney.

Marg

Monogram Queen said...

I think you are doing a great job! I cracked up at you and the girls being "anti-Hooters". That's okay - to each his/her own. My sister went BALLISTIC that we took Madison there. I had to patiently explain that while it is a tad exploitative, those girls choose to work there knowing full well and it's NOT a strip club - no nudity.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Wow! Those are great photos of your scrapbook pages.. I'm sorry I haven't been around much. Have been super busy..I will try to do better.. Bunches of hugs!
and Go ALABAMA!..lol

~Kammie~ said...

great LOs--nice to see your work! in between your crazy schedule :O)

and now....
TAG, you're it! go to my blog and see what I got you for! :O)

hippochick said...

These are gorgeous. You make it look so easy. Great post. I love Sydney's dance page.

~hippo hugs~

Pam

Marjolein said...

I had a long day, my first day at my new job!!!! But wanted to stop by....... and I love all the layouts and other things you showed! Wonder when I have time to scrap again:-)

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Love the pages and the book!

Kari

Cheryl Wray said...

Kingc--Hee hee!! Actually, it as an "all music" service yesterday morning (which is always good, in my book!) :-)

Marg-- I loved the pic of Delaney too!

Queen--Ha ha!! I just had to comment about Hooter's from your blog. That was too funny!

Songbird--I have missed you being around!! Glad to see you back! (I hope you guys survived the last hurricane okay!)

Kammie--Yay!!! Coming to check out my tag!

Cheryl Wray said...

Pam--Thanks!!

Marjolein--I know how you feel!! I have had hardly any time toscrap lately. It felt good to finally do a few pages.

Kari--Thanks!!

Sheila said...

Awesome Layouts and always amazed at the creativity. I pull out my scrapbooking paraphernalia and everything goes blank...lol

Cheeky said...

Oh those pages are GREAT!! I haven't scraped since the bottom fell out of my world. I am supposed to go to Scrapfest at MOA this weekend - hopefully that will get my mojo working again

~Telah said...

Awesome layouts! And Roll Tide too!