Thursday, January 12, 2012

Another LOAD layout

I love scrapping my kids school photos. I also love putting information on the layout that describes what they like that year and who their teacher was. That way they will have the memories later on in life. The paper is from Simple Stories Elementary line. I fell in love with it when I saw it at the store. I used liquid pearls around the edge for my border. I love using them on my layouts.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tickle Patch

At the beginning of 2011 we took our son to see an eye specialist. We had noticed in the summer of 2010 that his left eye was starting to turn in. In Feb 2011 we found out he would require surgery on the muscles of his eyes. While we waited to have the surgery done he was to wear a patch on his good eye for 2 hours a day. The doctor called it a tickle patch whenever he had to wear one at his appointments. He always told them but it doesn't make me laugh. What a silly kid he is! He wasn't fond of wearing it at home each and every day but we kept telling him it was helping his eye get better. He no longer has to wear it and hopefully after 2 surgeries the problem will have been fixed. His most recent surgery was in Dec 2011. It will be a while until we find out if the 2nd one did the trick. This is one of the first layouts I have done for this important journey in his life. I am sure I will have many more to share with you over the next few months.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

True Beauty

As promised here is one of my layouts from the mini 2 week LOAD I am taking part in with APOS. This time around it is a sketch LOAD done by Vicki from A Pile of Sketches. I loved how this one turned out. I used on of my monthly kids that I get from my LSS - Scrapping Great Deals. I took the photo back in Oct when we attended a close family friends wedding. The kids were invited as well. My daughter loved getting dressed up and going to her very first wedding. She definitely has True Beauty both inside and out.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Wow! It's been a while since I have posted. It has also been a while since I scrapped. That is going to hopefully change. Now that the holidays are over I plan on sitting down and scrapping as much as I can. Things have slowed down at work (I work in retail) so that means less hours for me. I am good with that though since it means more time at home to get things done. To start off the new year I signed up for another LOAD with A Pile of Scrap. This time it is all being done through Facebook. It is a sketch one (I love using sketches!!) and each sketch is done by Vicki from A Pile of Sketches.

The other exciting thing going on here is for Christmas we surprised the kids with a vacation to DisneyWorld. We leave on January 21st and they can't wait! (neither can I). I am already imagining all of the photos I can take and all the layouts I will be doing. Yes you know you are a scrapper when you start dreaming of layouts. I was even excited to find a forum online dedicated to Disney layouts. It is called I have been checking it out and getting lots of ideas for photos I can take while there.

So for now I have no photos but be sure to come back as I start LOAD today and I will post some of my layouts for you all to see.

Happy New Year!!!!