Sunday, January 22, 2012


I had never visited the Challenge Central forum on Studio Calico's message board until this week. I'm so glad I checked it out! Ursala Schneider challenged us to create a layout with inspiration from Ania-Maria Wolniak. It helped me get a layout done, discover Ania-Maria's wonderful pages, and learn a new technique. Ania-Maria has a water color look to many of her pages. Thanks to the help of the Studio Calico message board, and Marcy Penner, I learned how to create the look of water color drips using Mr. Hueys. I used five colors and it was so much fun!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Love That Feeling

Do you know that great feeling you get when you finally complete something you've been meaning to do for a long time? I love that feeling! It can be about something big or small. In my case, it's just about a little something. I purchased one of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's chevron stencils back in September. I've been meaning to made a chevron background for a scrap page since then, and I finally did it! I think what I love best, is that it makes me want to do more of those things I've been meaning to do, and believe I will do them. Next on my list is to create a page with inspiration from one of my Pinterest boards. What's on your list?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Winter! Happy Scrapping!

It's winter weather here in Wisconsin where I live. One of the things I like about colder weather is that I get more done inside - like scrapbooking! So far in January I've completed five pages and that makes me happy! Above is one of the pages. I don't know the date yet, but I'd guess in was about 6 years ago. Our neighbor boys, Matthew and Andrew came over and played in a big snow pile with Kaylie and Olivia.

Have a cozy day, wherever you live!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pretend Sleepers

I thought it would be fun to peek into a file of photos from several years ago and see what I find. I take TONS of photos, so I could've spent a lot of time. Instead I grabbed this one quick. It makes me smile because my girls are so obviously faking it with being asleep. I don't know the story behind it, but I wish I knew. It's photos like these that remind me that one of the important reasons I scrapbook is to record those precious stories in the little moments of life. This year I'm working on doing better at recording the memories that wouldn't be obvious by just looking at the photo. What are some ways you make sure those stories are not forgotten?