Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What was 2011 for me?

2011 was a milestone year for me in terms of scrapbooking (well, at least the first half).  I did 281 pages!  That is incredible for me!  Most of them were digi and most were our monthly "summaries" but they're still pages and they're still recording memories.  I was doing so great until we left Jamaica in June.

I tried many different products, techniques and just branched out so much.  I also joined a new scrappy message board, Skrap 'n Chat, where I met a fabulous group of ladies and where I continue to be inspired.  With the challenges going on there and at Club CK, I had so many neat ideas to work with.  I also started this scrappy blog to share my projects with fellow scrappers.  Along with that, I became more involved in blogs of other scrapbookers and realized how much of an inspiration they are!

July to December was a period where I did nothing creative and just tried to get myself settled in our new life in Canada.  Going back to teaching was a huge shocker in terms of how much work I have to bring home, which meant no free time.  And any free time I had during the day was spent enjoying my kiddos!

All in all, 2011 was a year of learning for me in many different ways, both creatively and just in terms of life.  Here's to 2012 being a year of peace and balance!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Another new baby layout!  I've been going in order since restarting so it's all about when A was brand new. lol

I started this layout for an SNC challenge to do everything on the skinny - thin and small embellies, trimming down the photos.  It started off fine but with the number of photos I wanted to include, it just didn't look right so I had to add in some bigger embellies.  However, the weekly issue challenge is to use pink in a different way than usual so I went with that!  I put a few different touches of pink on this layout - the pink middle border, the pink gems, the pink letter in the title.  And I really like it!!