Six Month Review

At the beginning of the year I had made a couple goals for my scrapping. The first was to scrap all my 2006 photos by the end of June. The second was a tentative goal to scrap a page a day to help me reach my first goal. Well, 182 days have passed and I still have a 2 inch stack of photos for 2006 left to scrap, but I have done 187 pages to date! Here are the pages I did today that caught me up (I was only 2 behind but I thought I was 5 behind).

This is my favorite layout of the bunch, mostly just because of the colors. They are so vibrant and just make me happy looking at them. This pattern paper was a scrap from the next layout.

Here was the layout I started making. I tried to match the colors in the pattern paper to the closest possible cardstock colors I had. In the above layout I didn't worry about perfect matching and I think it came out cuter ^_~. Hodge Podge and Extreme Alphas used for the title. Anyway, these were done using the Reflections book. Quick, Simple, and a lot of pictures!

And this was the quickie card I made from the scrap of pattern paper and the glistening snow stamp set. The added plus is it's flat so no extra postage when I mail it! My goal this year for Christmas cards is to make flat ones so they will mail out and not get destroyed.

This is another lotsa pictures layout. I used a page maps layout for this one but had to alter the picture sizes to fit better. Plus the sketch posts for 10 pics and I only had 9. These papers seemed to just go so perfectly with that costume dress Caitlyn had. Boomdiada Creative basics papers and a small bit of the Boomdiada paper pack paper used for this layout. Homestead Alphas and From Me to You used for the title.

A Bella card I made from some Boomdiada scraps. She's also flat and mailable as well ^_~

Here's my life delights paper layout. I think if I can do at least one layout a day that uses up my old papers I should be doing good. As it is all these layouts used some of my older papers! This one used another pagemaps layout.

I made this card from the last scrap of this stripedy paper. I finally used the piggies in the nursery bash set! I love this stamp set which is funny since I don't use it too often. The animals are just adorable though!

And this is my last layout. I'm not ecstatic about this one but I think it's just because the colors are pastels and everything else I worked on today was rich and bright. They match the photos perfectly so I have no complaints. I even love the little lady bugs and buttons! So that's what I did today... a ton, lol! Luckily for me the girls were content to stamp with their own stuff during some of the layouts.

Lastly, here is my bella card for the #35 sketch challenge this week. Simple lil' cakeabella and a scrap of cutie pie paper. Thanks for dropping in ^_~


Anonymous said...

Hey girlie...I love all of the layouts! You've been busy! And I love how you use your scraps to make the cards. Here's my Color Challenge card before I leave to go out of town! Have a great week my dear!


Marcia said...

Wow, you have been a busy lady!!! I'm so impressed with your efforts, I definately take my hat off to you!!!!!

Stacy said...

You have to stop! :-)
You've been on such a roll lately. I am so jealous! Seriously, these are really great. You're very inspiring.

Jenn said...

Wow!!! You've been super busy!!! I am loving all your layouts and so jealous that your using up all your old paper! I have tons of paper that I need to start doing the same. Your cards are fab too, I love cakeabella!!! :D Hope you have a great day! :D

leanne said...

I love visiting your blog and seeing all your great work. Those layouts are wonderful. The cards are super nice too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laurel said...

Wowza! I absolutely love everything! I am jealous of all the scrapping you are getting done! I love the Christmas card, the colors are fabulous!

Janelle said...

I really love your blog. Visit it all the time. You make the cutest cards! I have one of your Bella cards from a recent swap. Love it too!

Jena said...

Wow, congrats on how much you have achieved, even though you haven't finished 2006. I completed my 2008 goal at the beginning of June, so I'm pretty proud of myself, and thought I'd get pretty far the rest of the year, but so far I haven't done much more. How do you do so much with kids? I'm impressed and a little jealous ;-) Great work, as always!

Lori said...

Love your layouts. You have been a busy girl. I am so far behind on my scrapbooking...you are inspiring me to get started.

Tiffany Johnson said...

Hey! Do you just use our white daisy cardstock? Does it not peel on you? Thanks! I just bought some markers and can't wait to use them!

Kariberry said...

WOW you have been busy! I love your work! I have something for you on my blog if you want to check it out. :)

Stacy said...

Me again!
I have something for you on my blog! Visit me. :-)

Suzanne said...

Goodness you have been busy! Everything looks so good. I love seeing layouts that use a ton of photos.

catt871 said...

WOW!! All of the layouts are great, the colours you chose are awesome!! You are so good at that!!! YOur cards are great too...as always!!!

Seleise said...

Congrats on getting 187 layouts done. They're all fabulous too, I'm sure, because everything you've posted has been beautiful. Love your work! And your photos are adorable! Good luck with the next 6 months!