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Monday, January 3, 2011

Scrappy Resolutions

Happy New Year!!! Anyone have any Scrappy Resolutions out there? I have one… not spending as much on scrapbooking supplies! I’m sure a lot of you can relate :). Aside from running out of adhesive or my inks going dry I’m confident that I have enough supplies to scrap for the next 5 years… at least. Not that I would ever attempt to do that. I just want to have some self control and not buy EVERY new item that I love. One of the ways I’m going to do this is I’m not allowing myself to buy any patterned paper until after the scrapbooking retreat I’m going on in early March. Another is that I’ve joined Scrapbook Circle Kit Club. How you may ask is paying for a kit each month saving on buying scrapbooking stuff. Well, I typically spend more each month than what a kit costs. And this way each month I get a wonderful box of paper and embellies that all coordinate and hopefully this is enough of a fix of goodies that I won’t feel the need to buy too much more. You see, I’m just trying to be realistic!


Have you seen January’s challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous yet? This month’s challenge is to use at least 17 buttons from your stash on one layout. It’s actually pretty easy, 17 buttons isn’t really that many. Here is my layout. I never did a final count on the number of buttons but it’s more than 17. The thing I like about this challenge is that I don’t think I would have otherwise considered framing the photo with buttons. And I LOVE how it turned out!!! So dig into those buttons and come join us over at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!  The paper in this layout is BoBunny Petal Pushers.  Sooooo LOVE this line!!!

This next layout is for Sketchy Thursdays Facebook sketch challenge. This is actually a picture I took last month after I came home from a late night of cropping. Both kids were still fully clothed and in our bed.  But they looked so cute that I had to take a picture before I moved them to their own beds. This was a fun  layout. The owl is from Amanda’s Etsy Shop. She was kind enough last year to let me pick out one of her felt creations for free just for commenting on her blog! It was so hard to pick but I loved the colors in this owl! Go check it out right HERE!  You know… maybe I’ll allow myself to buy from one Etsy shop bi-monthly (or maybe monthly :)) for my scrappy resolution as well. There are so many unique embellishments in the Etsy Shops!!!  Okay back to the layout, the patterned paper is Sassafrass Lass, the brads are Making Memories, and the alphas are Sassafrass Lass and American Crafts.

Okay one last thing to post. Let’s Scrap is having a DT call so I thought I’d give it a try. Here is what I created with their sketch. It’s kind of a hodge podge of stuff with colors that don’t exactly match but I like the look of them together. Overall I love how this layout turned out!!! The paper is SEI and October Afternoon, the frame is Making Memories,the alpha’s are Cosmo Cricket and American Crafts, the doily flowerers are Maya Road.

12 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous LO's . Love all the buttons,so bright and cheery. Good luck with the DT call,the layout you've done for it is stunning. The colours are gorgeous !!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hey Lea... Happy New Year.... love all the beautiful layouts... the 1st one is so darn cute... bright and happy LO...omg i heart the owl on the 2nd layout... and of course you nail the DT call layout...fingers crossed....TFS...I love em all...xoxo

Theresa said...

Hi Friend. Spectacular layouts. I love them. You have such a way with mixing and matching things. I forgot you were going to use those cute MR kraft doilies. so cute. Only 8 weeks and 3 days till our Crop retreat. I can't wait. =)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Great layouts - love how you used the buttons as a photo frame. I also re-joined an online kit club, hoping it would give me a monthly fix and help me refrain from even more spending. We'll see that works out!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these!!!! I am hoping to play along with SA this month!! I am going to CHA... so hoping I can do it before I leave! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that little owl on your ST lo!! Thanks for playing with us!! And GOOD LUCK on the DT call!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Yara said...

How good you are taking time to scrap again! Love all your layouts! The first one with the buttons is too cute!! Love TSC!!! I am just waiting to finish one of my kit subscription, so I can try their kits! Like very much your take on the sketches!! WTG! for the Let's Scrap DT! This is a great community!!

Debbie said...

Three great layouts! I love the button frame on the first one! Such a colorful layout! Good luck on the DT call at Let's Scrap, you submitted a great layout!

yyam said...

Such happy layouts! Love your use of colours! Good luck on the DT call! You've a wonderful style!:)

jennifer said...

Great layouts, the photos on them all are so sweet and you've embellished them all perfectly! I really love the pics on the 'who needs clothes' layout, they look so darn cute! Good luck with the DT call! xx

mandysea said...

Love what you have created... specially love the frame!!

tiffany said...

wow- gorgeous layouts! and thanks for sharing that link to etsy, that owl is adorable...think I'm going to go do some shopping!

jannekevanveen said...

beautiful i love it