Thursday, May 12, 2011

Too many curvas

One of the challenges for this month's power crop over at Skrap 'n Chat was to scrap about a "Royal Pain", anything that didn't work out the way you thought it would, something that causes you some physical pain or just a mishap.  I decided to scrap about our drive up to the ski resort, Farellones, in Chile.  It was so pretty but there were so many sharp curves that I was feeling dizzy for most of the trip.  Ugh, the beginning of my lovely motion sickness (though I've never been sick, just really not feeling well).

I used the kit "Jazzy Jeans" for this layout.  Though, looking at it now, I think there are some changes I'll be making.  It seems like I've not been super happy with the last couple of layouts I've done - I wonder why.  Hmmm...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sketch It to Me Blog Hop coming up

I'm going to be participating in another blog hop organized by my friend, Amanda.  It will be happening at the beginning of June.  This time we've all been given the same sketch and we're going to be making two different projects based off that same sketch.  It'll be fun to see what everyone comes up with.  Hope you'll join us and play along!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


At both Skrap 'n Chat and Club CK, there's a challenge this week to scrapbook about your house.  Since it is at both places at the same time, I decided I needed to do the challenge.  So, here's my layout about our house in Kingston.

I used a Sketchy Thursdays sketch (for Scrapbook Circle) and Eva Kipler and Melissa Bennett's kit "Crazy Good"  and Libby Weifenbach's "Flower Templates" from Sweet Shoppe Designs.  Here's the sketch:

I'm not 100% convinced that I like the papers I used for it.  I'm going to sit on it for another couple days and see if it grows on me.  If not, I'll be using a different kit.  That's one of the beauties of digital scrapping - you can always change it if you don't like it!  

I redid it this morning and I think I like it better.  I don't know - what do you think?


After school today, we went over to one of K's friend's houses for a celebratory surprise for the ballet exam today.  Their mommy had gotten all the goodies to make ice cream sundaes, which neither of our kids had ever tried.  Well, it was a huge hit!  Both A and K were entranced by all the cool stuff that they were able to put on their ice cream and loved it!

Guess what will be the topic of a layout in the near future?  :D

Catching up

I've been MIA from here for a few days, not because I haven't been scrapping but because I haven't finished up a project!  lol

On Saturday, I celebrated (inter)National Scrapbooking Day with some new scrappy friends here in Jamaica.  I met Diana through Ella since she is an Ella Friend and this was the first time we actually scrapbooked together.  She has some friends that she scrapbooks with and after I suggested we do something for iNSD, a fantastic scrappy day came into being.  It was such a fun day spent with friendly and creative ladies and I had a great time.  I certainly hope we can do it again.  :)

Over the weekend, I took advantage of some of the iNSD sales for my digi scrapbooking.  Persnickety Prints was having a 25% off sale on 8x8, 8.5x11 and 12x12 prints so I took advantage of it by finally printing off my December Daily album and my Thankful album from last year.  I also bought a ton of print credits, which allowed me to get the sale prices and I can print off my pages once I have them all uploaded.  Awesome!!  I have to say that I am so very pleased with PP's customer service - Chari is always right there to answer any questions and help you out if you have any issues.  I recommend them wholeheartedly for your printing needs, whether it's digital scrapbook pages or just your 4x6 prints.  The quality is outstanding.  If you order 100+ photos from them, it's only $0.19 a print and you get professional quality print and very fast shipping.  I ordered my prints on Sunday, around 11:00 and by 2:00 that afternoon, they were shipped!

I also found a couple digi kits that were super cute from Sweet Shoppe Designs, my absolutely favourite digi scrapping store, so I picked them up.  I also found a template for a few different styles of banners.  I already had a template for one style but now I can use all kinds - woo hoo!

And I actually have been scrapping too.  On Saturday, I did five pages for A's baby album.  However, I still need to cut the titles out and print out the journalling for those pages.  I also have been working on a special project for D for our tenth anniversary.  I can't share any of those until later once I've given it to him.

Today was a big day for our little K Bear.  She has been preparing for the last few months for her exam for the Royal Academy of Dance.  She's been practicing a lot and has done really well with remembering her dances so I'm sure she did well.  She wasn't nervous at all and came out from the exam and was happy as a lark.  She said to me, "Mommy, I tried my best for everything!"  And that's all we ask of her.  We're so very proud of her.